Lots of activity doesn’t equal accomplishment. Agree?

Today is day 8 of the 30 Day Business Breakthrough Challenge I’m running inside our private Facebook group, and we’re talking productivity and high performance. I thought I’d share today’s tip publicly because the top comment I hear from colleagues and coaching clients is, “I need to be more productive.”

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If that’s you, give the 50/10 Productivity Strategy a go. It works because it removes distractions, forces you to single task, and then recharges your brain capacity.

Here’s how it works:

  1. 50 Minutes of Intense Focus: Set your timer for 50 minutes and give your full focus to your #1 task. Turn off ALL distractions: phone, Facebook, email… Tape a “Do Not Disturb” sign outside your door. Give that task your undivided attention.
  2. 10 Minutes to Recharge: When the timer goes off, set timer for 10 minutes. Get out of your chair and give your mind and body a boost. Stretch and move. Breathe. Drink some water.
  3. Repeat.

Both focus and recharging are key.

I’ve been known to sit in front of the computer for 8 hours, no food… no water… no bio breaks. Productivity suffers. Health suffers. Our best work suffers. Give 50/10 a try and see what you think.

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By the way, you can still join the challenge if you want to take your business to the next level in the next 30 days.


Millions of people set S.M.A.R.T. Goals every year (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound). Yet, studies show that over 65% of people abandon them in the first 60 days of the year.

Here’s a another sobering statistic from Dr. Travis Berry, founder of Talent Smart:

The sad truth is that nearly 80% of us will fall off the resolution bandwagon by Super Bowl Sunday; and by this time next year, a mere 5% of us will have succeeded in reaching our goals.

For years, this was my story and the story of hundreds of people I work with every year.

If you are among those who are setting S.M.A.R.T goals for the year, chances are they WON’T help you take off in 2016… unless they are properly fueled with D.U.M.B. Goal Fuel.

Join me for a FREE 90 minute teleworkshop. I’ll share what I’ve learned in 20 years of failed attempts to achieve my most ambitious goals. And why learning to start out with D.U.M.B. goal fuel was the breakthrough I needed.

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Do you ever get to the end of your day exhausted, not sure if all your busyness was meaningful or helpful to accomplish your most important goals? I have. It happens to the best of us. But when those kind of days turn into weeks, months, and even years, it’s time to pause and consider changes that can help us win the day.

I decided to write about winning the day because lately I’ve been getting one question—a lot—when friends and new acquaintances learn I finally finished and published my first book. It’s not the type of question new authors want to hear first, like “Where can I buy your book… today?

What they want to know is, “How long did it take you to write it? When I tell them it took 18 months, they follow up with, “Really! From beginning to end?” You have to be there to understand the sentiment behind the words. What they’re really thinking is Can I do this too?