It’s All About That Process

If you want to do something, anything well, you need to put effort into it. This much, you probably heard from your parents time and time again.

But figuring out how to exert the effort needed, well, that’s a harder one. And unless your parents were psychologists, they probably didn’t have a great answer for you. Of course plenty of time, the effort (and progress) come easily. But it obviously becomes easy to struggle when you hit a rough spot no matter how excited you are about something. We’ve all hit those roadblocks on any long-term goal.

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Five Steps to Improve Your Career

If you are trying to get ahead in your career, you know it takes persistence. Work can often feel like a grind. Five days a week. Eight, nine, ten hours a day. Meetings, calls, reports, and more. But “just showing up” isn’t any way to get ahead.

More importantly, you can’t count on moments of high performance to get ahead; a career is a marathon not a sprint. So sticking with things through the inevitable highs and lows is critical. And there’s no better way to do that than to keep track of the steps you want to take that will lead you to success.

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Make Your Goals Into Weekly Ones!

Throughout building a goal tracking platform, one question among many was “what timeframe(s) should we support?” Our initial bias was to include all of them: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and custom. This seemed like a good idea at the start: people obviously want to do some things every day and other things are New Year Resolutions.

While it is true that the timeframes can differ, we’ve discovered a clear winner when it comes to what timeframe gives you the best chance of sticking with a goal: weekly!

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The Jim Collins Life Improvement Technique You Can Try Right Now

Recently, acclaimed management expert Jim Collins appeared on Tim Ferriss’s podcast. Jim’s the author of Good to Great and several other books that focus on the study of how companies grow and ultimately what factors lead to them succeeding or failing.

Jim Collins | Source: jimcollins.com

Not surprisingly, Jim is a bit of a “tracker.” He described how he tracked his sleep data for the better part of 10 years as a way to learn how to get the rest he needed. As he admits, that might not be for everyone. But one thing that he does recommend is a daily three-part tracking routine that is easy for anyone to utilize.

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