Setting (and Limiting) Your Goals for the Year

What do you want to accomplish in the next 12 months? As we greet the new year and look forward to making the most of it, it’s important to take some time to identify—and limit—what we most want to do with it. Otherwise, we’re liable to get to the end of the year and have […]

A Conversation about Essentials

In this interview, Michele Cushatt, Michael Hyatt, and Greg McKeown discuss “essentialism,” or “the disciplined pursuit of less but better.” For more thoughts from Greg along these lines, take a look at his book Essentialism. For me, two points stand out in this discussion that aren’t brought out or aren’t brought out as clearly in […]

Inside “Yes” is “No”

We like to be able to say “yes,” whether it’s to a person, an organization, an activity, an object, or whatever. But, human experience works out such that inside any “yes” is also a “no.” Wall, black, graffiti and sign by Jon Tyson A bias toward “yes” isn’t inherently bad. It keeps us moving forward. […]

What Is Essential?

The beginning of the school year is a natural time to take stock of what lies ahead. Demands mount (or are about to). Seasonal free time from the summer diminishes. How can we stay afloat? How can we avoid dropping balls as challenges ramp up? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. But, a helpful question to […]