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Three Commitments Time Blocking Requires

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Time blocking is critical to achieving your One Thing.  We’ve discussed Time Blocking in Live for Productivity – Time Blocking and Why Your First Time Block is Vacation – Your One Thing...

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Topics: One Thing, Scrum, Move from E to P, Path to Mastery

Multitasking Makes You Stupid – Yes STUPID!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

You’ve experienced it.  The person driving in front, beside you, way ahead or behind is driving erratically.  Maybe they’re driving too fast, encroaching in your lane, or just plodding along and then making adjustments that disrupt others around them.

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Topics: One Thing, Execution, Scrum, Multi-tasking

Until My ONE Thing Is Done—Everything Else Is A Distraction!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 8, 2016

In Chapter 15 Live for Productivity from The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Gary Keller offers the most effective thing he did when he first began to time block, was to put up a sheet of paper that said, “Until My ONE Thing Is Done—Everything Else Is A Distraction!”

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Topics: One Thing, productivity, Time Block, Scrum

Why Your First Time Block is Vacation – Your One Thing...

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 4, 2016

In The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Gary Keller shares the following story to emphasize the power of Time Blocking:

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, planning, meeting rhythms, time management, use of energy

One Thing – Live By Priority

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 25, 2016

In Purpose - The Dickens of Your One Thing, Ebenezer Scrooge discovered, life is driven by the purpose we give it. There’s a catch Scrooge confronted. Purpose shapes our lives only in direct proportion to the power of the priority you and I connect it to.

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Topics: One Thing, planning, Top Priority, priority, Willpower, Power in the Moment

Purpose - The Dickens of Your One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 18, 2016

My favorite Christmas Movie, and possibly my favorite movie of all time, stars Alistair Sims in Charles Dickens, Christmas Carol.”  Every Christmas Eve I make time to watch it.  It doesn’t seem like Christmas without it. 

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Topics: One Thing, Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose, Purpose

Extraordinary Results - Purpose, Priority, and Productivity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity

The Ultimate Success Habit: Good Question = Good Answers

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Ask a Great question - Receive a Great answer. 

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Topics: One Thing, Success, habits

Developing The Success Habit – Your One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 4, 2016

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” —F. M. Alexander

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, habits, The Power of Habit

Your First One Thing – The Focusing Question

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 31, 2015

How do you know what your first One Thing should be?

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Topics: One Thing, Top Priority, business coaching

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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