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Prioritize Do What Matters First

Prioritize: Do What Matters First

All too often I'm having conversations with people who have a difficult time prioritizing their day. The challenge is real. It's hard to do what matters when you have to wade through a sea of non-urgent items. "I'll get to that in a…
Become a Time Warrior

Become A Time Warrior

How often are you thinking about the concept of Time in what you do? Sure, you know what time the office opens. There is a scheduled call with a customer at 10:00. If you are really good about time, you might know how long it takes to expose…
How to Give Up Control

How to Give Up Control

Deep inside we are all control freaks. I know I am. Personally, I am very picky and like things handled a certain way. That's the ENTJ-Commander in me. "It's my way or the highway." Have you ever said that? Or my personal favorite…
Your Best Employee Probably Won't Be A Good Manager

Your Best Employee Probably Won't Be A Good Manager

One benefit that comes from speaking with decorated apparel industry business owners on a constant basis is that you get to hear their challenges. They are all looking for a solution to their problems, and a good number of them shoot these…
Garlic for the Energy Vampire

Garlic for the Energy Vampire

For a lot of us in the decorated apparel industry, there is an overwhelming avalanche of work to do every day. You complete one task, and in a matter of mere minutes, four or five more are added to the pile. You know what I'm talking about. It…
You Can't Boil the Ocean - Marshall Atkinson

You Can't Boil The Ocean

  Have you ever heard this phrase, "You Can't Boil the Ocean"? I stumbled upon it a few months ago somewhere and jotted it down in my journal.  (Yes, I started journaling last year to improve my writing and idea flow). Can you…