Make Every Meeting Count

It’s the first Wednesday of 2015, and I’m heading to a “calendared event,” call it a meeting if you will… And, I’m writing specifically to invite you to join Get Momentum today. Can I tell you why? Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that there are 11 million meetings held every day in America. How many

Save information (logically) so it is easy to find thereafter

When it comes to having to save information so it’s easy (easier) to find later, It is absolutely critical that you spend some time “on the front side” identifying the kind of information you have to save.

Thank you, Four Seasons and Bali, for the life lessons

“Welcome to Bali,” she said as I bowed my head and received a lei made of plumeria flowers as we checked in that Four Seasons resort. And with that, last Monday, began a week of experiential learning on this amazingly beautiful and indescribably complex island. This trip had been “on the books” since last summer.

Three Ways To Clear Your Work Day Of Distractions

Distractions…the productivity killers! When you set your goal to make your best even better, one of the main questions you will face is: How do I improve my productivity? It All Starts With Your Focus Have you noticed that many times when you are focusing on your work, and you are approaching that momentum where

Unbelievable, Ashton Talks About Hard Work and Success

It took me three times listening to this speech by Ashton Kutcher to “get it.” In all transparency, the screaming teenie girls distracted me the first two times; but, I kept at it. Huh? Ashton Kutcher…really? There are insider secrets, Ashton begins to tell us. He shares/bares it all, and unveils some of the lessons

Three Steps to Successfully Implement your “So that…”

If you’ve been following the previous posts, it is likely that you have engaged in a lot of thinking and analyzing of your actions, purpose and mindset.  But sometimes it may be difficult to translate these thoughts into something that will have a positive effect on your day-to-day life.  So, how can you put all

Are you faking it?

Why do you want to be more productive? Really? I read an HBR update recently, a quick note about a study coordinated by Francesca Gino and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School and Dan Ariely of Duke University. For quite some time, they have looked at the psychological effects of what happens when people

{Video} Road Warrior tips – Don’t let it go to your waist!

It was August of 2000 that I took up a new career as the 4th employee of the newly formed David Allen Company. With David’s book Getting Things Done to be published in January 2001, I got ready for a life of trains, planes and automobiles. Subsequently, I departed from the public high school classroom,

3+ ways to get more done AWAY from the office.

Marisa Meyer, CEO of, has made some big changes lately: She’s requiring that more people come IN to to work at the office. This goes against a trend some of us who study productivity are following called ROWE (Results Only Work Environment). For some years, organizations have encouraged people work AWAY from the office.

To get started, all you need is to take the first step

Have you ever felt that your projects are so big or so complex that you don’t know where to start? It may be the design of your new website, the analysis of this year’s financial reports, or even the research of new prospect markets. Most likely you devote several hours a week to plan this