‘A study done at the University of London found that constant emailing and text- messaging reduces mental capability by an average of ten points on an IQ test.’ (David Rock, Your Brain at Work)

Smart phones are rapidly becoming the norm and jokes are made about those who still have ‘dumb phones’.  But maybe those of us who have smart phones aren’t so smart after all.  Having 24/7 access to our emails and constant communication, through various apps, means we are ‘always on’.  But it is being discovered...

Recently a friend commented "oh you weren't at the seminar on Saturday, I guess you were busy."  I explained to my friend that I actually did have the time but not the energy.  Two days earlier I had returned from traveling for work and I knew I had an intense week ahead.  In order to restore and reserve my energy I had chosen not to attend the seminar.

Much is written about managing time, boundaries on time, the big rocks etc.  Many of these resources are important and very helpful.  But managing energy is a concept that has only come to my attention in the last few years.  For all of us energy is one of our biggest assets.  Managing...

'The number one indicator that I have found that reveals a person's character is oriented toward growth is the spending of two concrete resources: time and money.' (Henry Cloud, Integrity)

We may indeed have a desire to grow, but do we commit our time and resources to actually making it happen? Do our actions truly reflect a growth mindset? According to Henry Cloud, these two indicators are the litmus test!  Whether it be personally or in our business, the money we commit in our budget, and time set aside in our schedule, indicates the true reality of our growth mindset.

If growth really is a priority, then it will not wait until we are 'less busy' and have 'more time',...