No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Have you discovered Dan Kennedy’s books yet?  I’ve just started his “No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs.”  Here are some of his strategies to keep your meetings short and productive:

  1. Set the meetings for immediately before lunch or at the end of the day, so the vampires are eager to get it done and over with, turn into bats, and fly out of there.
  2. Don’t serve refreshments.
  3. Circulate a written agenda in advance.
  4. Have and communicate a clear, achievable objective for the meeting.

I highly recommend his book! Click the link below.

No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

The Slight Edge

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Here’s a book worth your time: The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson.  I’ve barely started chapter one, and I’m impressed!  Here are some of his thoughts (paraphrased):

  • “The things you do every single day, the things that don’t look dramatic, that don’t even looks like they matter, do matter. They not only make the difference, they makes all the difference.”
  • “Do the thing and you shall have the power.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson…
    …That’s pretty much what Nike said: “Just do it!”
  • Failure?  Of course it’s an option!  Otherwise, why try?  Successful people fail their way to the top; just look at Babe Ruth and Abraham Lincoln!

 

Fred? A refreshing approach to service….

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I’m reading an inspiring book called The Fred Factor (by Mark Sanborn).   Here are some excerpts:

  • Leaders succeed when the recognize their employees are human.
  • Technology succeeds whe it recognizes that its users and human.
  • Employees like Fred the Postman [and business owners!!] succeed when they recognize their work involves interacting with human beings.

Look for the book here: