The tools we use can’t replace simple hard work, but they can help us gain ground more quickly. Here are a few I’ve been using lately to help me stay inspired, connected, focused, and productive.
It’s human nature to seek greener pastures and new opportunities. Dissatisfaction with the status quo is often the beginning of growth and innovation, and is an essential part ofthe creative process. And, it can also mean an inability to fully appreciate the many gifts of your current situation.
It is challenging to argue against yourself. Once you’ve determined a course of action, it’s much easier to jump into execution mode and figure it out as you go. However, in the effort to “ship” we often fail to lay a sturdy foundation for our work, and the results can be disastrous. You need to ensure that you are respecting the work by giving it your best mental effort.
Have you ever had an idea burning inside of you that you knew could really take off, yet you just couldn’t stir up the courage to take the first steps? Unfortunately, many people choose to let those ideas die because they refuse to step outside of their comfort zone.
For many people, the idea of “study” died the moment that they graduated from school, but it shouldn’t have. In fact, most of the incredibly successful people I encounter in the marketplace have some form of study plan that they follow in order to help them spot patterns in their business, anticipate client needs, and simply spark new ideas and new categories of thought. Here’s how they do it.
Brilliant ideas often bubble up in the white space – the areas between our frenetic activity – and if you don’t take care to intentionally carve that white space, you might find that you’re active, but not productive.
Ever feel anxious about your work even though things are going really well? It might be because you are keeping score in ways that don’t even matter.
Controlling behavior never leads to results beyond your own grasp. However, when you are able to achieve influence, you multiply your efforts and reproduce your values and principles in the lives of others.
How to distill a set of principles that guide your best work.
Develop your voice, sharpen your vision, and master your days.
Louder Than Words is your playbook for taking your work to the next level. Don’t settle. Make echoes.