8 Elements Every Leader Needs to Optimize Team Efficiency

Leadership Lessons from a Ship's Captain

8 Elements Every Leader Needs

This is a guest post by “Captain D.”  At eighteen, when most young lads were fighting angry professors in college, Captain D was fighting the waves of the roaring North Atlantic. Learn more about his eventful life journey at his blog The Soul Creator, which details specific workable strategies to be a winner in life.

The deadline is looming. You have a big project to get done.

The team needs to work together.  There is a crucial job to complete and everyone is stressed.

However, you know “the buck stops here.” Sound familiar?

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Do Three Important Things Every Single Day

Make Sure You Are Completing Your Most Important Tasks

Do Three Important Things Every Single Day

As you get ready for your day, you are probably taking inventory of how many tasks you have to do, how many places you must go, and the people you need to see.

You todo list can seem a mile long, and your day can seem daunting even before it begins.

But, before you charge into your workday, and try to complete all of those things, ask yourself a tough question:

“Will you do anything important today?”

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4 Signs that Your Big Goal Isn’t a Priority in Your Life

Make Sure You Always Put Your Top Priority First

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You have a big goal. (Everyone does…)

You know what it is.

Chances are, others in your life know it too. After all, you talk about it often.

Yet, as much as you say it is your top priority, you don’t get to it.

You need to ask, “Am I truly putting my most important goal first in my life?”

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Stop Trying to Escape Your Life, and Live It!

Don't Wait for Tomorrow, Make the Most of Today

Too often I hear people say things like, “Things will be better when I…” or “Someday I am going to do…”

But, “some day” seldom arrives.

It stays in some imaginary future.

Instead of trying to escape your current existence, live it to fullest.

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21 Ways to Stop Rushing through Your Day

You Shouldn't Have to Hurry All the Time

21 Ways to Stop Rushing

Does every day seem to be a mad rush from the moment you jump out of bed to when you fall back in bed at night?

You’re not alone.

Many people say they are always in a hurry throughout their day.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could rush a little less through your day? 

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Is Your Time Management Garbage In, Garbage Out?

Why You Need Quality Input to Have Quality Output

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Garbage In, Garbage Out is a concept in computer science meaning the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input.

How many times have you seen a productivity tip, life hack or DIY video, found it amazing, but never used it.  We find these “cool” ideas, but rarely implement them, even when we “share” or “pin” them on our social media. Why?

When we “input” those ideas, they aren’t quality input. We don’t think about it, study it, or take action. Usually we glance at it, and keep scrolling. Because we have a non-quality input, our output (or the way we implement the tip) ends up being poor quality too.  We don’t use it.

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What Could You Accomplish in Six (and a Half) Years?

Six Years Accomplish

Six (and a half) years ago, I wrote my first blog post.

Six (and a half) years later, Time Management Ninja continues to grow.

This past year was the best year of TMN yet.

I am stunned by the readership, fans, and sponsors that TMN has gained.

In 2015, TMN stats included over 1.3 million readers in 229 countries. Yes, million… amazing! (Even more amazing, as there are only officially 196 countries by the United Nation’s standards.)

If you told me 6 (and a half) years ago that 1.3 million people would read my time management posts each year, I wouldn’t have believed it. I still remember when I was happy if TMN reached double digits in a day. (Yes, meaning 10 readers.)

So, today I ask, “Where could you get in six and half years?”

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