Instant Gratification: How to Fight It

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 15, 2022
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Your brain is locked in a never-ending battle between now and later. This tug of war is why you eagerly tackle nonessential tasks instead of pressing ones. Its the battle of instant gratification. You might know that a deadline is looming, but it feels so good to remove something from your to-do list that low-hanging fruit lures you away from more urgent matters. Simply put, we’re all wired…

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 3, 2014

In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and he was trying to grind out some important work on his thesis. But there was a problem. His favorite coffee shop, which had previously been a quiet sanctuary where he could escape distraction and get work done, had just added a new and very dangerous feature. Wireless internet. Now Stutzman found himself constantly distracted by…

Yoda’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 22, 2013

I’m sure an audible gasp went through the theater the first time the great Jedi Master Yoda uttered the words, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Since then, we have muttered those words as we went about our day or yelled them when giving a pep talk to a friend who shared a crazy amazing idea with us. True to our human nature, we have uttered…

Don’t Avoid Change: How to Know When It’s Time to Move On

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 11, 2013

So, you know when you know. That is, you know when it’s time to move on to better things for your business, whether that means finding a stronger vendor, hiring a new employee (and letting go of the old one) or even firing a client (gulp!). But often we hang on far too long out of fear, worry and plain old procrastination. Today, I’ve got your back. Because…

6 Steps to Overcome Procrastination (So You Don’t Miss Out)

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 5, 2013

I once attended a business-training meeting in Honolulu with a CEO from out of town. After the training concluded, my wife and I were invited to accompany this man, his family, and a small group of friends on a chartered boat the following day. I was honored by the invitation and, admittedly, I was also excited for the wonderful opportunity it would be to get to know this…

7 Strategies to Improve Happiness & Overcome Procrastination

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 27, 2013

We often search for happiness, yet we stay stuck in our same routine wishing, hoping, and dreaming for success, change, and happiness.  I wanted to share seven proven strategies guaranteed to dramatically improve your happiness and help you in achieve success in any area of your life, if you apply them. 1. Wherever you are today is a result of what you’ve done in the past. Take responsibility…

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