There’s No Secret To Waking Up Motivated–But This Gets Me Close

“Motivation doesn’t last. Neither does a shower.” – Zig Ziglar 2 quick ways to kill motivation? Obligation and guilt. Do it because you care. Do it because you want to. That’s way more powerful. And it turns out, it’s way more sustainable. The only trick is that you’ll need to remind yourself that you care. […]

How To Get Out Of Your Non-Productive Rut

It’s 5 AM. I have to catch a flight in an hour. I’m tired, groggy, and I’m about to work a lot of hours over the next few days. I think to myself, “why am I here?” I want to make a difference in kids’ lives. I want to make this planet a better place. […]

How To Get It Done When It Feels Like “Someday, Maybe”

David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” method calls this the “Someday Maybe” list. The Agile framework refers to this as the “Icebox.” It doesn’t really matter what you call it, as long as you’ve gone one. It’s a list that has all of those projects you know you need to do at some point but either aren’t […]