How Doing Nothing Can Sometimes Get More Done

Nov 21, 2016

Do you know that some of the most profound business ‘tools’ are not necessarily the ones getting the most air time or marketing time. In fact, they’re not tools at all really. More like ways of ‘being’ that don’t get the credit they deserve when it comes to being a happy and well rounded wahine and running a business from a place of meaning and conscious intent.
 
Now, I don’t wish to discount the power of a good sales funnel, launch plan or marketing calendar. Yes, I have used all those things in my business (plus many more besides) to great impact and I will do so again. We all, both tāne and wāhine, need those more masculine, planned and concrete tools to help us get out there and make things happen. And how much we use them is a matter of choice.
 
However, what is not spoken of as much is the power of doing…nothing. Or if not nothing – then not much at all. Now that may sound totally crazy and counter intuitive to...

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How To Become More Productive

Sep 20, 2016

Be honest. You’re distracted, right? In fact, that’s probably why you are reading this blog post instead of working on that project you should be working on now.
 
Maybe you’re like my friend, Hiria, who told me she was having real trouble making progress on completing her assignment. “The deadline is looming,” she admitted. “But I can’t seem to get focused.”
 
I know the feeling.
 
If that describes you, I have good news. Here are seven steps to getting unstuck. They are not that revolutionary on their own. In fact you may say they are common sense - and yes, they are. But I find that common sense doesn’t always translate into common practice. If you give these seven steps a shot, together, they will be like a defibrillator for your productivity:

  1. Create a to-do list for today. Many people keep lists, especially those who have been inspired by David Allen’s GTD method. They have scores—perhaps...
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Living By The 72 Hour Rule

Jan 18, 2016

So you've talked with your employees and consulted your customers, looked at your own activities,  established your sales and profit targets, reviewed your expenses, taken an aerial view of your company and your life within your business, spent time checking with your gut and have come up with a plan of action for 2016. After all that work, don't forget to take action and work that plan. And the sooner the better.

You may or may not have heard about the 72 hour rule, but if you are like most people, you are in need of enforcing it in some aspect of your life.  It’s all about preventing that devil of creativity and productivity: procrastination.  Simply put, the rule states that the longer you put something off, the less likely you are to do it, so you need to set a 72 hour window for yourself.
 
This applies to everything in our lives from fixing that leaky faucet to working up the nerve to ask that cute guy out, but it is particularly important in terms of...

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