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Steps on becoming an Early Riser–Part 2

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Last Monday’s post Steps on becoming an Early Rise–Part 1 obviously struck a chord with many people. That post has generated more links than I can count, sending more new traffic to this site than any other post or article I’ve written. And the traffic logs indicate that the surge was decentralized (not attributable to…

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Guide to Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your Routine Days

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Many years ago an old friend and I were discussing the meaning of life.  He said, “I don’t think the point of life is to accomplish a certain level of external success.  I believe we’re actually here to acquire and enjoy experiences.” That conversation took place about 15 years ago, and this idea has remained…

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The need for more Entrepreneurs, not MBAs

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I am reading an article on my Inc magazine subscription from last year’s issue (catching up) about the need for more entrepreneurs more than MBAs. It says “New companies translate to new ideas, new approaches, products, vision, services, innovation, etc.” I couldn’t agree more. I have worked both with startups and gigantic enterprises and have…

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What is Polyphasic Sleep?

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A couple days ago, I saw a post about polyphasic sleep on LifeHack.org. Since then I’ve been emailed about this topic as well, probably because I’ve written previously about becoming an early riser. Polyphasic sleep involves taking multiple short sleep periods throughout the day instead of getting all your sleep in one long chunk. A…

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Online Business Plan Workbook at Inc

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I believe in careful and strong planning before executing my ideas. In business, a documented business plan is a guide for entrepreneurs to help them successfully deliver their vision. A number of business plan tools are available online and one of the better options is found at Inc.com. As described: The Business Plan Workbook is…

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30 day super-break-in period for self-improvement

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For years I’ve been recommending the 30-day trial as a way to install a new habit or replace a bad habit. Many people, myself included, have used this practice to successfully make behavioral changes — and have them stick. Now it’s time for the advanced version: The 30-Day Supertrial. [cue trumpets] A Quick Review When…

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