What’s the one habit wealthy people practice that you don’t?

Goethe, the author The Sorrows of Young Werther, was once asked how he’d achieved so much. I don’t play chess, he replied. Chess was the TV of its day. Or maybe social media. Or sports. You get the idea. According to a report from Business Insider, the main difference between rich and poor really boils […]

Give it to the Italians! Why Star Performers Can Undermine Your Team

In the comedy Kicking & Screaming, Will Ferrell, takes over a high school soccer team. With no experience or talent they get hammered game after game. But like all good managers, he doesn’t give up on his players. He encourages, motivates, and helps them all. Except they keep losing. Then, luck strikes. He finds two Italian […]

[Video] How to Create a Study Plan

Summary: Develop a study plan to set learning objectives, stay focused, and avoid deviations. This Klariti video tutorial will explain how to prepare a practical study plan that works for students, employees, and business owners — anyone struggling to learn a lot of information in a short time period. [Video] How to Create a Study […]

Video: How to Develop a Better Writing Routine

What’s the difference between a routine and a chore? I think the problem we have with routines is that they feel like a grind. They become a chore. You keep looking for ways to put them off, find loopholes, ways to get out. Here’s a video I put together about it. See if this helps. […]

12 ‘Warming up’ Writing Exercises

Summary: If you want to more develop a more efficient writing routine, use the following exercises to warm up and get started faster. Do you find it hard to get started with your writing? Here’s a suggested approach to get started, stay focused, and avoid writer’s block. Location – find a place to start. Like […]

How to Help Teenagers Plan For Exams

If you’re a parent reading this, maybe you’re thinking, wouldn’t it be great if that teenage son of mine could get himself organized for the next school year? I say son as girls seem to have the knack of managing their time much better. If you’re that son, maybe you’re thinking, wouldn’t it be nice […]

The Surprising Benefits of a Daily Action Plan

I’m not the type of person that likes to plan, but I do see the benefit. Taking f.a.t., for example. It’s really hard to get rid of. Try as I might it just won’t budge. Actually, that’s not totally true. If I create a goal, stick to it, and measure my success, the pounds do […]

Post your goals where you can see them or else…

Post your goals where you can see them! I learnt this from an Opera teacher in Sacramento. What would she know about GTD and Six Sigma you might ask? Well, she gave me a framework that’s helped me manage conflicting goals. Here’s how it works. How to post your goals where you can see them It’s all […]

How to teach 7 year-olds good financial habits

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin Money habits are formed by age seven I didn’t know how to write a check until I was nineteen. I didn’t get my first credit card until I was twenty-three. Some of my family never had had a credit card. We weren’t poor, it just wasn’t […]