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Stop Wasting Time: 7 Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 14, 2014

  After spending the last several years coaching people and corporations on how to create Success with Ease, I’ve realized that one of the biggest obstacles to success is the gap between perceived and actual productivity. People often think they are being productive, yet they are not actually moving the needle in the areas that matter most. Instead, many of us choose to complete the simple tasks to…

The One Thing That Stands Between You and Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 21, 2014

Success is something which rarely comes easily. If you examine the lives of some of our most successful CEOS and leaders, you’ll notice a common pattern. All of them, at some point in their personal and professional lives, have had to make sacrifices. This isn’t to say that the act of sacrifice is what differentiates unsuccessful and successful people. Some entrepreneurs may have sacrificed their home life in…

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 3, 2014

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. At least, this is how I approached my life until recently. I would set…

Staying Focused on Your Startup: How to Build Habits That Stick

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 20, 2013

Maybe we’re tired of the crusty baby-boomers’ business model, or maybe we just have more resources and technology available to us. Whatever the deciding factor, it’s a fact that an unprecedented amount of recent college grads and undergrad students are forming their own startup companies. But between classes, current jobs, student loans and that ever- important social life, staying focused on your startup can be challenging. The best…

Close Facebook & Get Back to Work: 4 Tips To Increase Productivity

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 29, 2013

Just don’t quit Under30CEO. Life gets busy. Really busy. For the past 3 months I have graduated from College, worked as a Marketing Intern at PepsiCo, and grown as co- founder of a social-networking startup called Hinow, with already a 1st place in a startup contest. Oh, and I got engaged (yes, she is the most beautiful woman in the world). For 3 months, I have been busy…

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work (Even When You’re On The Go)

by / ⠀Startup Advice Travel / April 20, 2013

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU STAY FOCUSED WHEN WORKING ON THE GO — IN AIRPORTS, CO-WORKING SPACES, STARBUCKS? TIME YOUR WORK SESSIONS “Set a timer for thirty minutes and commit to not doing anything else during that time. No phone, no email, no Facebook. Setting a timer frees your mind to focus on the single task at hand without distractions.” – Andy Drish | Founder, Referral Squirrel   TRY THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE “The…

13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule And Stay On Task

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 19, 2013

Question: How do you keep yourself on task/maintain productivity with a hectic work schedule?  TURN OFF THE DOPAMINE DRIP “Let’s face it — we’re all addicted to email. If you want to get stuff done, turn off your email. Close your social media feeds and web browser too. You’ll be amazed at what you get done without the biochemical surge of ping, tweet, ping!” – Michael Margolis | President, Get Storied…

The Art of Adherence

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 8, 2013

In business and in life, the game is usually won by those who can consistently execute a well-thought-out strategy. In other words, winners stick with it—they practice adherence. Adherence is the ability to consistently execute. Not coincidentally, the word “adherence” appears to have originated in the 1500s from the French word “adherer,” which means “to stick to.” Adherence is the critical link between strategy (knowing) and results (doing). Therefore,…

Focus Can Change the World

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 27, 2012

We all like control. We like to control the TV remote, our finances, and our businesses. I would like to control the outcome of football games. What’s nice is that we get to control what we pay attention to, where we put our focus. We forget sometimes with all the information available to us through media that we do not have to listen to it all or read…

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