The 5% Challenge

I am very intentional about my use of time, working from a schedule that I create weeks in advance.  But that does not mean that I work head down for 8 hours without taking a break.  I once worked with a high-level financial executive that told me for 26 years at his previous company he had worked “head down, pencil up.”  And he was dreadfully out of touch with currents trends and opportunities. Instead of working “head down” even 8 hours straight, I suggest you build in time for “head up.”  In Disciplined Dreaming, Josh Linkner outlines his 5% Challenge.  … Read More

Want to increase your productivity by 50%?

According to Robert Half International, the average employee works at about 50 percent of their capacity.  They say people spend 37 percent of their time in idle chit-chat with coworkers.  They waste another 13 percent of their time coming in late, leaving a few minutes early, taking extended lunch breaks, reading the newspaper, drinking coffee, and of course, surfing the Internet.  During the 50 percent of time actually dedicated to real work, they tend to get distracted toward low-priority tasks that they often fail to complete.  They procrastinate, delay, find excuses to wander and then complain about being overworked.  Years … Read More

How to find time to pursue your passion

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Terry Hadaway, a writer, speaker, and educator who uses his experience writing and teaching to help people discover their passions and live with intentionality. Terry developed Game Changer — an online learning environment — and created Write Now, a self-paced, interactive course for people who want to extend their reach or grow their businesses through writing. In his spare time, Terry roasts coffee and spends time with his wife. You can learn more about Terry and My Thinking Box at www.mythinkingbox.com. If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] Time … Read More

The 5% Challenge

I am very intentional about my use of time, working from a schedule that I create weeks in advance.  But that does not mean that I work head down for 8 hours without taking a break.  I once worked with a high-level financial executive that told me for 26 years at his previous company he had worked “head down, pencil up.”  And he was dreadfully out of touch with currents trends and opportunities. Instead of working “head down” even 8 hours straight, I suggest you build in time for “head up.”  In Disciplined Dreaming, Josh Linkner outlines his 5% Challenge.  … Read More