Category Archives: Mindset

How to Say “No” More Easily

If there’s one challenge most of us share, it’s saying no. Saying no to a client’s request for a fast turnaround. Saying no to a project fee that’s way too low. Saying no to a project we’re not …
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Delegating to Yourself

I delegate way too many tasks and projects. That might sound odd. After all, isn’t delegating a good thing? Yes, it is. But it also depends on what you’re delegating . . . and to whom. The problem …
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#272: The Upside of Saying No

Author and habit expert James Clear recently reminded me of a very powerful truth: “When you say no, you are only saying no to one option. When you say yes, you are saying no to every …
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If You Could Go Back…

People sometimes ask me: “If you could go back in time, what would you change about your life or business?” It’s the classic “time travel” question. And I understand why people ask. They want me to talk …
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#268: Master the Fundamentals

Every profession, hobby, sport or other worthwhile endeavor has its own set of fundamentals. Fundamentals we must master if we want to excel in that area. But fundamentals are often boring and difficult. So when we’re starting out—or …
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#266: Give Me 20

One of my favorite things is to tackle big challenges. Don’t get me wrong: I’d rather have things be easier than harder, given the choice. But there’s nothing like a big, complex challenge to get the creativity …
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