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If you want to achieve great things in your business or your personal life then make sure you surround yourself with the right people. By being selective about whom you spend time with, you can propel your business and career forward more quickly. You can check out my previous post on the value of saying “No” to people and commitments, so you can focus on the things that matter most to you.
If you made it to this point in business, you probably have some things that work well for you and you do them consistently. Having the right habits in place can take your venture to the next level, or even kickstart your entrepreneurial journey on the right path. As the comedian Steve Martin said about making a name for himself “It was easy to be great. What was hard was to be good, consistently good, night after night, no matter what the abominable circumstances.” I agree with him and believe that forming Continue reading
The internet makes the lifestyle of a digital nomad possible. So, if you want to, you can work from a laptop almost anywhere in the world. For three months this year, I am such a nomad. I’m working for 3 months from Southeast Asia as I travel and explore the region. Now, about a third of the way through my trip, I’ve gained a few insights that are helping me run and grow my business from my laptop in Asia. Even if you just want to take an extended vacation from Continue reading
A recent book is helping me take my business to a new level, and it might help you, as well. Several entrepreneurs I respect recommended reading Built to Sell by John Warrillow. This book has changed the way I think about my business.
Built to Sell a story of how a business owner revamped his service business to sell it. While I’m not ready to sell my business just yet, the powerful ideas in this book can be helpful to anyone contemplating building a business. The book explores the essence of what makes a Continue reading
In a previous post, I discussed how connectivity allows me to work and travel abroad. However, there are many benefits to unplugging and enjoying the journey; whether you’re traveling for an extended period of time, or just for a short vacation. Periodically disconnecting from the constant stream of information and the Internet can give you a world of insights and perspective that might be lost upon you if you’re always plugged in and working. For example, when Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012, New York City came to a halt. But the Continue reading
There are a vast number of tools that allow us to connect with each other 24/7…from wherever…
Personally, I’m grateful for them because they’re enabling me to run my start up venture while exploring countries a world away from my home base. I’m the founder of a fledgling venture, travelling on a limited budget — meaning, I’m not your corporate business traveler checking into the local Ritz Carlton or Sheraton on expense. With these tools, I’m able to work productively from far flung posts throughout Southeast Asia, often without all Continue reading
I recently came across an article that explored why seeing your employees always furiously working could be detrimental. The article, posted on Inc.com, discussed how “busyness” could kill creativity.
Taking it a step further, though, I think this “busyness-creativity suppression” dynamic applies to our own personal work, as well. Sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking we’re extremely productive while busily multitasking, but in reality we’re not delivering anything of real value.
Here are some things I’ve found helpful overcoming “busyness” so I can focus on being effective and unleashing my creativity.