Past Results Are Not A Guarantee Of Future Performance

If you have seen commercials for financial advisors, there is usually a line that says “past results do not guarantee future performance.” This doesn’t just apply to the stock market. One of the most common habits that leads to terrib…

Don’t Stretch Yourself Too Thin

You are a superstar. Everyone knows it. You are the one to turn to when something needs to be done. This usually results in an abundance of requests for assistance. You want to help everyone, but saying yes to everyone isn’t helping them. Worst o…

Don’t Let Stress Lead to Bad Decisions

It’s hard to think clearly when you’re under stress. Your blood pressure and heart rate rise, adrenaline and cortisol flood your body, and your survival instincts kick in — all of which interfere with decision making. To avoid making bad decisions when…

Fiduciary Responsibility Isn’t Just For Finance

By law financial advisors are required to act with fiduciary responsibility. This means they are required to put the client’s best interests before there own. This is a concept that isn’t just for financial advisors, it should be applied in…

Look Outside Your Field

There is an old quote that has been attributed to numerous sources, “Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal.” When it comes to innovating, one of the best ways to develop innovations is to steal from other industries. What is standard, and …

Some People Will Never Buy

Recently online radio broadcast service Spotify went public. When it did, analysts discussed their business models. The service offers two services, ad-supported and paid. One analyst stated that Spotify could convert all of its ad supported users to p…

Stop Procrastinating By Breaking Down A Project

We all have tasks that we put off and put off, but actually accomplishing them is rarely as bad as we expect. Sometimes beating procrastination is about just getting over the initial hurdle. Instead of forcing yourself to tackle the entire task at once…

Establish An Evening Routine To Put the Workday Behind You

It can be tough to leave work behind when you go home for the day. With email, cell phones, etc. it seems we’re never away from work. However, it is crucial for your mental well-being and your productivity that you turn off and give yourself some…

Stay On Track

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track to meet goals. We get distracted by other priorities, interruptions, and project creep. Ask yourself the following questions to make sure what you’re doing is what you need to be doing. What are you doin…

Ask the Right Questions Before Using Productivity Apps

Many of us search for the latest, greatest app or the fancy new software that will finally help us manage our time. But even the most well-designed program won’t help you unless you have a workflow management process, or methodology, already in place. …