Welcome to 2016!
I purposely waited until today to publish this to show how unimportant any specific date is. I’m not completely against setting a resolution at the beginning of the year, as long as you don’t get expect the changing of years to be some sort of miraculous time of new beginnings.
January 1st really is just another day.
I get it, new year, new you. And that’s great, but too often we set lofty resolutions, and then get completely discouraged when we don’t perfectly act out our new goals. Then, a month after the resolution is set, it’s abandoned. But it shouldn’t be like that.
We all fail. All the time. And that’s great.
Here’s an awesome video to show you some easy common home repairs you can do yourself.
I’ve also included the infographic version if you’re not a fan of motion.
Christmas is a day away. That means that one person will be working overtime tonight.
Sure, he may only work one day a year, but he accomplished more in that one day than you or I accomplish in a decade.
This would be the perfect opportunity to go into this individual’s productivity methods, but he is very secretive about the productivity hacks and methods he uses. In a recent interview, he wouldn’t even disclose the current books he has been reading. I suppose he wants to eliminate the possibility of any competition.
Many believe he is a big supporter of David Allen’s Getting Things Done strategy, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
There are also rumors that he loved Jeff Sander’s new book, The 5 AM Miracle, but again, we’re still short on facts.
I hope to eventually get in to interview this man, but until then, all I have is an infographic about how dangerous his job is. So here you have it – the most dangerous job in the world – the job of Santa Claus.
“Dominate your day before breakfast” may sound intimidating, but it’s really not.
That’s been Jeff Sanders’ motto for his podcast, and now for his book.
The idea is that you can accomplish a lot with little effort, if you change a few habits.
I’ve been listening to Jeff’s show, The 5AM Miracle podcast, for a few years now. It made my top podcasts list and it continues to be one of the only podcasts that I listen to every time a new episode is available.
Jeff finally (I’ve been waiting!) put his expertise into words and released a book…an extremely awesome, useful, direct, practical and applicable book, if I do say so myself…and I do.
Here’s some insight into his book, The 5AM Miracle…
This is going to be extremely straight-forward.
I’m going to give you each step to get your finances in order.
At the end of one hour, you’re going to have a complete overview of your financial situation and be setting goals.
I love apps. I don’t use 100, I just use a few that work really well.
I always try to consolidate. If I can find one app to do the work of two, I’m sold.
This infographic shows 20 of the best apps out there…
If you’ve read some books on goal setting, you’ve probably read that only 3% of the population have written goals.
That statistic is often followed by something like “it doesn’t matter if this is true or not, the point is very few people write down their goals.” There is a need for that justification.
This “3%” comes from a study at Yale University in 1953.
The story goes, a Yale University class set goals. 3% of the class wrote them down, while the other 97% didn’t. Twenty years later, the researchers checked in on the classmates to find that the 3% with written goals had more wealth than the other 97% combined.
What an interesting study…the only issue is that it never actually happened.
Money isn’t what really matters.
Sure, you need money to accomplish some of your goals or to make your life better…or at least you think you do.
We all think we need more money, more stuff. But money is just money. Stuff is just stuff.
We all know material items aren’t what’s really important.
That’s easy to say, but how do you actually live it out? It’s hard to say “it’s just money” when your only car breaks down and you have to spend $2,000 on a new transmission. It’s hard to say “it’s just money” when you might not have quite enough for the rent this month. Likewise, it’s hard to say “it’s just stuff” when something valuable is stolen or when something you just bought gets messed up.
As I was preparing this article, an interesting thing happened that really challenged me on this…