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Focus Time!

We have an important tradition in our company: Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at our company is Focus Time. Focus Time is for all that work you’ve planned, to cross the things off your list, and have an extended-concentration/get into the zone period. Here are the rules: Your goal is to avoid interrupting (and interruptions […]

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As usual, Sam Parker has some great advice for us on how to focus. Here’s his plan: Focus hours: Twice each work day, I will hold focus hours. From 9 am – 11 am and from 2 pm – 4 pm, I will become unavailable to anything but true emergencies. My phones will be off […]

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The f&cking weather

Sometimes we don’t want all that information. Sometimes we just want the weather. That’s what gives us — and nothing else. Are you trying too hard to make your customers happy? How about doing LESS to make your customers happy? (Thanks for the tip Pete Fader)

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Let them try it. They’ll like it. Then they’ll pay.

It’s easier to show than to sell. Let your prospects really use your product — it’s faster, cheaper, and more effective than trying to talk them into buying it. I’m trying out new online task managers. Read a ton, tried some features. But you have to pay to use most of the good ones. But […]

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“Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog shit.”

Quote via – 9:41 AM Jun 28th We spend so much of our time responding to the haters, the critics, and the complainers. These are people who will never be good customers, will never help you, and will burn out your spirit. Every minute you waste on a negative troll is stolen from your […]

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Moses: The World’s First Management Consultant

I love this post from Steve Woodruff. Great advice for all CEOs. Moses was the leader. And everyone came to him with their problems, their disputes, their needs. Fortunately, a man named Jethro came along. Jethro was Moses’ father-in-law, but more than that, he was a wise and sensible fellow. A giver of good advice. […]

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