The programming began when you were young.
You’ve been manipulated.
Told to sacrifice.
Taught to avoid self-satisfaction.
Parents, teachers, bosses, spouses, and politicians have told you that what you want is wrong.
They’ve sold you on self-sacrifice to make you a more obedient servant of others.
In other words, they’ve conditioned you to be a damn good slave.
And when you’re obedient the system loves you. When you rebel, there are consequences. Continue reading
I walked out of the terminal with my backpack tightly clinched across my chest to ward off the criminals.
I read the travel guides. I saw Man on Fire. Kidnapping was my real fear.
That’s why I decided to skip Mexico City (pics). Instead I was heading to Cuernavaca, but to get there, I had to take a bus through the capital which had the second highest kidnapping statistic in Latin American.
But, Mexico City was not where it happened.
We pulled up to the bus stop and I re-read the warning from my travel guide:
“Do NOT take the green taxis. The yellow cabs are safe.”
That seemed simple enough — until I got off the bus at midnight and a line of green taxis was all that was waiting for me.
Time management is about power. It has nothing to do with iPhone apps or colored office labels.
It’s about ruthlessly controlling your time so you can accomplish more.
These ideas will offend some and inspire a few–but there’s a reason only the minority are successful.
Why do so many feel overwhelmed so much of the time?
Years ago, I was running ragged, trying to work a full-time job, running two business and juggling a family with a newborn. I couldn’t keep up. I had to slow down and figure out where my time was going or I was going to lose my mind.
When I reviewed my schedule, I realized I was “busy” most of the time, but I wasn’t accomplishing much.
Back then my days as a detective started out like the movie Groundhog Day. I got to my desk at 7:15 AM — not because I was productive then, but because my boss showed up at 7:30. As long as we beat him in, I was good.
I would fire up my computer and just stare at it like the scene in Office Space. When my boss walked in, we gathered around and talked about nothing for an hour. Seriously nothing, but my boss liked it, so we complied.
Great inspirational quotes capture the essence of our hopes, dreams and values in elegant, yet tidy prose.
I’ve always wanted a place to keep and share the great ones — now I have it.
This is a living document. If you share one that has a significant impact on me, I will happily add it to the list so…
…PLEASE share your favorite quotes in the comments below.
“Many are afraid of death. I fear missing life.” Chuck J. Rylant Continue reading
Your most valuable business asset is probably not what you think.
It’s not your equipment, building, employees or your training, credentials or experience.
All of those are important, but they do not generate income on demand.
Having a quality list is like owning the printing press whenever you need money.
If forced, you could replace your tools, equipment, and even employees overnight, but it takes time to generate a quality list of customers and prospects that know, like and trust you.
Let me show you how. Continue reading