Apple Profits Fall - First Time in a Decade -- I'm in London with the EO chapter (reminiscing about the
early days and Steve Jobs) and this
BBC headline starkly reminded me of Jobs passing. I still think Apple needs
to buy FourSquare so they "acquire" Dennis Crowley. Apple needs another Steve
Jobs and Dennis is the best guy for the job.
Crazy Busy -- (me too, so short insight today) this is the title of Dr. Ned Hallowell's book, subtitled Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life. He's an MD who taught at Harvard Medical School for 20 years who wrote the famous Harvard Business Review article entitled "Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform." To save you time, he helped us produce a 42 minute online presentation perfect for one of your monthly management meetings or to view on your own. You'll learn:
- The six habits you can start using today to multiply your productivity dramatically.
- How to identify your sweet spot - the work where you excel and advance your mission best - so you can minimize unproductive uses of your time.
- The art of prioritizing and setting boundaries at work.
- Ways to break from time-draining smart phone dependency and electronic addiction.
- Strategies for avoiding common time drains, from over commitment to people who suck away your time and energy like leeches.
-- Even if you have a full plate at work, you don't have to live in what Dr.
Hallowell calls the "F State:" Frantic, frenzied, frenetic, fearful, forgetful,
frustrated and furious. Instead, he explains how to get to the "C Stage" where
you will perform at your best. This is a state where you are creative, careful,
concentrated, curious and courteous. Setting up your life so that you live in
the C Stage will allow you to get a lot more done in less time, and live a more
satisfying, healthier life (where his MD training kicks in). It's a matter of
managing your life and not letting life manage you - techniques that align with
the Rockefeller Habits. Take
a look at his presentation - always money back guarantee.
Accountability Partner -- one of the keys to sticking to your priorities, which I've highlighted in previous insights, is to get an accountability partner. Take 3 minutes to scan this latest Fortune article written by Laura Vanderkam, a regular contributor to Fortune.com and the author of What the Most Successful People Do At Work, out April 23. Priced at just $2.99 (Kindle), this is the third mini ebook, following her bestselling mini-ebook What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, where she outlines how to take advantage of our often ignored morning hours to achieve our dreams; and the sequel, What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend, where she revealed why the key to a better week is a better weekend. All very quick reads.
May Workshops -- Rockefeller Habits workshops coming up in Oak Brook, IL; Baton Rouge, LA; Philadelphia, PA; Austin, TX; Santa Fe, NM; Portland, OR; Toronto, ONT; and Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney, Australia.