habits

Make A Habit Of Tracking Your Habits

Maintaining great habits is hard. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As Michael Angier put it, “If you develop the habits of success, you’ll make success a habit.”  This means you have to choose the right habits and to improve your self-awareness requires new habits. For you to see personal growth, you have to choose the right habits, but how? …

DISC Communication

Learn A Language In One Hour

Your communication problem at home, in the workplace, with your mother-in-law, isn’t a communication problem, it’s a language problem. You aren’t speaking the same language. Can anyone identify with that? I’m sure all of us have thought or even said something along the lines of, “their not speaking my language.” If you traveled to a foreign country and they spoke …

personal values

Do You Have A List Of Personal Values?

Are personal values really that important to think about? I’ll let Gandhi answer that question, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” I also like what Roy Disney said, “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your …

3 Time Saving Apps All Entrepreneurs Need To Try

Are you someone that is constantly striving to be more productive, save time, and save money? If so, these time saving apps may be a great help to your business. After several months of running Gillette Solutions, these are the key apps that keep me sane. There are many apps that I use, but these tools are the ones that …

How Do I Grow My Confidence As A Leader?

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is looking to start a business soon. He works in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field and will likely have 4-5 employees helping him. We chatted about the company’s potential, his leadership, and bad approaches to leadership. One of the key items that came up was confidence. I made a suggestion that …

Which DISC Personalities Work The Best Together?

When it comes to DISC personalities, I would say it’s important to start first with the Platinum Rule. This rule is a twist on the Golden Rule. The Platinum Rule® (from Dr. Tony Alessandra) is to treat others the way they want and need to be treated. Simple rule, challenging (to say the least) to follow. If you have a …

connection

10-Minute Tuesdays

Several years ago, I worked for a men’s mentoring program called Alpha Academy. During my time there, I lived in a house with between 1 to 4 guys who were trying to get their lives on track. As a “house leader” there, I mentored the guys by working and living alongside them. One of the more challenging aspects of the …

productive

8 Ways You Can Massively Improve Productivity

You can start using these simple tricks, habits, and ideas to improve productivity starting today. Truly understand what results you are striving for. Set and write down goals, post them everywhere (mirrors, office desk, computer, by the toilet…wherever). Use Work Bursts. Work in 90-minute bursts 3-4 times a day. During this time you focus only on one task until that task …

What’s Your Leadership Score?

For this week’s post, I put together a Leadership Scorecard Survey. It’s full of questions to get you thinking about your leadership. The survey has 30 questions and looks at leadership from 6 areas. Self-Awareness in leadership. How you support your team. How well you empower your team. Your one-on-one leadership skills. How you handle team dynamics Leadership strategy. Take …