Monday, April 16, 2012


Well after almost 4 years, I've decided it was a good time to start writing again.

So, I am moving my blog to

I hope you take an opportunity to go check out my new blog.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Determine and ACT on important priorities

This is the third post of the "Daily Dozen", a series inspired by John Maxwell’s book Today Matters, on how I’ve applied the “Daily Dozen” to my daily routine. PDCA Cycle

 “Priorities: Determine and ACT on important priorities daily.”

I’m a fanatic GTD’er, and I have fallen off the wagon almost as often as I have gotten back on. This chapter completely reinforces the concepts my favorite productivity experts Stephen Covey, David Allen and, Sally McGhee.

During my weekly review, I place my “BIG ROCKS” on my calendar, limiting myself to only a few per day. “BIG ROCKS” are the major things you want to get done this week. Every morning I review what’s on my plate for the day, looking at my calendar, then my task list. Some days my eyes are bigger than my stomach, days I list twenty things that I need to accomplish for the day – setting myself up for failure. It’s sad that it took me a while to realize this! We cannot do everything.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Choosing Your Attitude Daily

This is the second post of the "Daily Dozen", a series inspired by John Maxwell’s book Today Matters, on how I’ve applied the “Daily Dozen” to my daily routine.

“Attitude: Choose and display the right attitude daily.” Overflowing Bucket

I completely agree that this should be 1st on the list! Too many times I have started the day off, on the wrong foot. Remember it’s a CHOICE, you ultimately decide – you’ll be contagious either way!

I have also incorporated suggestions from Tom Rath’s & Donald O. Clifton’s book How Full Is Your Bucket into this section. The authors state, “Everyone has an invisible bucket. We are at our best when our buckets are overflowing - and at worst when they are empty.” With this in mind, I try to have positive attitude, and avoid the vampires/dippers!

Five Strategies found in How Full Is Your Bucket for developing a better attitude.

1. Prevent bucket dipping - ask yourself whether you are adding to or taking from another bucket.

2. Shine a light on what is right - don't focus on the negative, spend time, energy and attention of what is right.

3. Make best friends - great relationships lead to increased satisfaction

4. Give unexpectedly - the gifts can be material, trust or respect, but given unexpectedly increases their bucket filling power

5. Reverse the Golden rule - "Do unto others as they would have you do unto them".

What whould you add to the list, to help one maintain a positive attitude?

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