Try This Goal Setting Hack to Bring You Closer to Your Goals

Today I want to share with you one really simple, but also super effective goal setting hack to help you achieve your goals. This isn't something you're going to read about in a lot of places, because frankly, it goes a little deeper than most of the goal setting knowledge you're going to read out there. Achievements are hard, especially those that may be long-term and drawn out like most of our yearly goals are. There's a pretty common saying that one of my mentors, Brendon Burchard, says … [Read more...]

Goal Setting, This Magical Two Word Phrase Will Help You Achieve Any Goal

When you set goals and achieve them, you make progress in your life. There's no simpler way to describe the how to of personal development. Goal setting is awesome, but not every goal is met, and I want to help you with this today. In fact, according to a study done at the University of Scranton in 2014, only eight percent of New Year's Resolutions are actually achieved. It doesn't take a statistician to understand that this is a DISMAL number. Isn't it funny the difference between what … [Read more...]

Outsourcing Life – The One Critical Question You Must Ask Yourself Before You Begin

Before you can spend every day on the beach while you sit back and watch your money grow (you better believe that will happen) - at some point you're going to have to get a little bit of work done. You know by now that I'm all about challenging you to think differently, and this post is no different. In fact, even I struggle to think differently in this topic, but I'm actively making it a goal this year. So here's the deal. There's only one of you (hopefully), and you can only do so … [Read more...]

If It’s in Your Head, It’s Not Getting Done

Back in my early 20s, I totally sucked at getting things done. It wasn't until grad school when I was juggling a growing small business, a part-time MBA schedule, and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, that I really started to understand the value of note taking, lists, and how I managed my time. I used to never write anything down. My reasoning was that it would make my mind weaker because I would use it as a crutch. I wasn't doing myself any favors. Silly … [Read more...]

Getting Things Done… Faster. Six All Star Methods to Increase Your Output

Have you ever heard anyone say "Man, I just have way too much time. I mean I just don't know what to do with all of this free time." Yea, didn't think so... None of us do. In fact, "I just haven't had enough time" is by far the number one reason people give for not accomplishing more in their lives. I want you to think a high achieving individual who you aspire to be like (Hint: ideally me :)). Got one? Ok, so here is the interesting thing. That person you thought of has the exact … [Read more...]

Use This Simple Strategy to Guarantee You Become a “Finisher”

So a few weeks ago I was out in Denver, Colorado (beautiful in October by the way) attending a couple of Scrum Alliance training courses. If you're not familiar with the Scrum Alliance, it's a professional organization similar to the Project Management Institute, however Scrum is more focused towards software development. Anyway, I was learning all about Agile Scrum, which, in a nutshell, is a project management process geared towards increasing productivity among teams. While you … [Read more...]

Your top 8 personal productivity struggles solved + 3 busted excuses

A couple of days ago, I opened up registration for my new Output Overdrive high definition productivity video coaching program. It's been pretty crazy with all of the moving parts to this thing, but remember, we're all in this together. I appreciate your patience and please bare with me along the way. And don't worry. I'll make up for slamming you with emails over the past week. Since this is the first group of students and we're streaming HD video in the course, I do have to cap the … [Read more...]

Myth #3: High Achievers Are Extremely Disciplined

Over the last few days, I've heard from dozens of you who have shared your goals and dreams with me, which has been amazing. I sincerely thank all of you who have reached out. Now, you're about to learn about the third myth of highly productive people, and the final training post of this series. This myth is something that holds a lot of people back from striving forward to accomplish their goals, because they don't fully grasp the psychology behind accomplishing goals. Breaking Down the … [Read more...]

Myth #2: High Achievers Work 100 Hours a Week – And The Productivity Blueprint

Welcome back to the Myths of Personals Productivity series. On Tuesday, we talked about the myth of natural motivation. We discussed that motivation is not always a natural thing - in fact it rarely is. Often times it has to be manufactured and coaxed out of your daily life. You learned some ways to do this to make sure you're constantly motivated to do better things. If you missed that, you can check it out on the blog. In today's lesson, I want to talk about another myth of high … [Read more...]

Myth #1: High Achieving Individuals Are Naturally Motivated

Welcome to the rest of my story, and the first installment in the Myths of Personal Productivity series. Let's get started. There's a massive myth floating around that almost everyone I talk with on Academy Success struggles with. When each reader joins the community, I provide the opportunity to answer a survey which asks a few basic questions - one of which is "what are you currently struggling with?" More than 90% of respondents have answered the exact same thing - they struggle with … [Read more...]