The year goes by quickly. I’m sure you are seeing that now as you reflect on 2016 and prepare for 2017.
I took a little walk down the memory lane of this blog.
It was fun to look at all the posts, and I thought I’d share them here in a simple list because some of these may be helpful as you head into the new year.
See below for titles, links, and comments on each one.
Have a great new year!
The Game-Changing (and Simple) Secret to Your Best Year Ever – How you can open up more possibilities for yourself!
When Work Sucks, Get a Second Job – What you do with your “down time” matters a lot.
An Easy, No-Pressure and Super Powerful Way to Grow Your Professional Network – The tremendous power of the informational interview.
Why Your Idea Isn’t Good Enough (And How To Fix It) – You can do better. You can make things happen.
A Surprisingly Simple Recipe For Fueling Your Leadership Success – Got to be healthy if you want to be wealthy and wise (contains my secret shake formula!).
Book a Meeting with Yourself to Get Important Work Done – Everyone needs some alone time, especially leaders.
Make Space for Long-Term Goals – What should you work on next?
How to Improve Delegation Skills: A Simple Formula – Be specific and give a deadline!
The #1 Best Productivity App on Every Smartphone – Your phone definitely has this (works on Android, iPhone, and all others).
How To Relieve Stress AND Improve the Quality of Your Work – A powerful secret that I learned the hard way.
How to Be Productive: Lessons from Late-Night TV – When you take action, a little internal magic always happens.
How To Start Your Next Presentation – How (and why) to start strong.
Working Under the Influence – Inspired by the awesome Keith Richards documentary that came out this year.
Take Command of Your Personal Brand – You can’t not do this anymore.
Why A Little Uncertainty Can Be Good for Important Decisions – What is the real problem you are trying to solve?
What’s Your Story? – You gotta learn to tell your own story.
Delegate Responsibility Instead of Tasks – The best way to delegate!
How To Be Heard Clearly – Let them know the point, right up front.
Why You Should Take Notes From Yourself – You take notes from everybody else, don’t you?
A Simple Trick to Finding Creative Solutions – Find the non-obvious answers.
Why You Should Write Out Your Thoughts (Particularly for Difficult Problems) – More power of the written word…
To Be Descriptive (and Persuasive), Show Rather Than Tell – An old writing adage can serve you well.
Stress Relief – A way to be a little more relaxed and in control.
Be Intentional and Make Progress – Be less reactive and take more control with the right mindset.
How to Start Smart – Make sure everyone is on the same page.
2 Ways You Can Have Better Work Days – Focus on the positive and avoid the negative ninnies.
Keep It Simple, Keep It Memorable – Simple is clear, clear is easy to remember.
Are You Paying Attention to Body Language? – So much is said without words…
How To Get More Energy: The Mental Energy Secrets of High Achievers – I LOVE the image I found for this post!
Listening is More Important Than Talking – So true, so easy to forget.
Write It Twice to Make It Nice – There is no writing…only re-writing.
Even (and Especially) When You Disagree – When it might be time to leave your job…
The Best Time to Network is When You Don’t NEED To – Give to your network. Today.
What’s On Your Summer Reading List? – Three good books!
Reading the Room – Build your amazing powers of observation.
Quick, Easy, and Aweseomely Helpful Thought Experiments for the Summer – The many benefits of reading fiction.
I Don’t Give A Grasp! – Is this what you are saying to people?
Margin of Better – What happens when you push a little further?
Lessons from the Logpile – How to make a big project smaller and see it through.
Making the Most of Limited Resources – Are you gonna whine or are you gonna get ‘er done?
Blazing Saddles and Leaders You Want to Follow – Leadership lessons from cycling.
How Good is Your Production Quality? – Technical acumen matters these days.
2 Times When it’s Stupid to be Dumb – Insist on understanding, and don’t be a dumb ass.
Consider: Hairless Rats and Yogurt Covered Raisins – Things are not always what you think they will be.
Grow Your Skills by Giving Them Away – Do this PLEASE!
You Need a Productivity Cheat Day – Yep, you heard me right. This is important for the long term.
Get Out of Your Own Head – Because you can be your own worst enemy sometimes.
Productive Procrastination – A helpful little trick.
Why Prioritization is a Waste of Time – It might be time to clear the decks a bit. Inspired by a good book.
Tim Ferriss Gin and Juice Infused Communications Insights – Developing your communication skills is a game changer!
There is No Dumbing Down, Only Smartening Up – A crucial mindset shift.
Success Built from an Attitude of Gratitude and Acknowledgement – Being grateful helps in many ways.
All Politics is Local. All Leadership is Personal. – A little reflection at election time.
How to Get Unstuck and Build Momentum – Book Review: Get Momentum by Jason and Jodi Womack.
Making a Plan for Success in Your Life – Book Review: Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy.
Living Your Personal Legend – Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Growing Faster Than Your Job – Nothing should stop you from doing this.
Quitting Your Way Ahead – Why don’t you quit your job?
Leadership is a State of Mind – Find ways to help. Always.
You May Be Taking Your Job Too Seriously (And Your Work Not Seriously Enough) – Are you making this mistake?
How to Make a Great Plan for the New Year in 3 Easy Steps – A great way to ramp up for the new year!
Giving the Gift of Leadership – The gift that keeps on giving.
That’s it! Thanks for reading all the way down here to the end.
I hope you find some of the posts helpful. Have a great new year!