Category Archives for "Getting Things Done"

September 28, 2012

Your Brilliant Idea is Useless

People often pitch me on “great ideas”, they have a revolutionary new product idea, they’ve got an idea for a website/magazine/restaurant that “can’t fail”, some small company assures me that they have something that will make them into “the next Microsoft/Google/Apple”, etc. Brilliant ideas make my eyes glaze over. Why?

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December 6, 2011

Cultivate The Habit of Sticking To Plans

Brian Tracy often remarks that “only 3% of adults have written goals …and the rest of us work for them”. When people come to him for advice (“why is my life so hard? How come I can’t get ahead?”) he asks them “Show me your written goals”. If they don’t have any, he basically tells […]

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