Category: Time Management

12 strategies for freelance success

Someone asked me about my work history the other day, and I remembered that I haven't had a "real" job since 2002. And even that was a part-time job to supplement my freelancing. My business has gone through various versions over the years. At the beginning it was more articles and books, these days it's books and speaking (and a lot fewer articles - though sti… read more »

The calendar meeting

In any household of more than one person, there will be a lot of moving parts. There are things that have to happen, and then things that you might want to have happen, but need input on from other people. Everyone in my household is plunging into our "busy" time right now, with spring sports going, end-of-year concerts and the like beginning, and the conferen… read more »

How CEOs spend their days (Inc magazine) plus Friday miscellany

I always love seeing the time diary concept make its way into the wider world! Inc magazine's April cover story is called "The Way I Work," and features 24 hours in the lives of 8 high-profile business leaders. Specifically, they tracked November 29, 2016. Then Inc had me offer commentary on their schedules. The good news is that these people often had very rea… read more »

10 tiny tweaks that will change your life

When it comes to living a productive, healthy life, sometimes little things can make a big difference. Here are 10 of my favorite simple changes that take minimal effort, but can help establish those good habits we all want to have. 1. Get a real alarm clock. Many people now use their smart phones as their alarm clocks. There are several problems with this strat… read more »

Life on the LIRR

I gave two speeches near Syosset in Long Island yesterday. Since one was a breakfast speech, I came in the night before, and with Amtrak cancellations, it worked best to take a 3:25 p.m. Pennsylvanian from Philadelphia to NY's Penn Station, and then take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) out. With the connection I wound up on the 5:17 p.m. Port Jefferson line tra… read more »