Speed Up by Slowing Down

Speed Up by Slowing Down

Speed up confusing, bogged-down tasks by slowing down your thinking. Sometimes, when there’s more work on your plate than ever, your output slows to a crawl. When this happens, you may feel you should just speed up. But that impulse is mistaken. To get moving...
Thinking Tip: Reset Your Counter

Thinking Tip: Reset Your Counter

Here’s an excellent piece of advice I got from small-business coach Mark LeBlanc: Whatever you are tracking–time spent during the day, exercise periods during the week, or sales during the month, make sure you reset your counter mentally at the end of the...
Three Reasons to Learn a Formula

Three Reasons to Learn a Formula

At a humor workshop I attended recently, Judy Carter taught us a formula for creating a joke around something mean that someone said to us. The steps were: 1. Remember exactly what words were used, plus the tone and body language, so you can act it out. 2. Backtrack:...