It’s time to start “requalifying” for your job each year

I was listening to the Tim Ferriss Show awhile back and on this episode, his guest was Harley Finkelstein, the President of Shopify. At some point during the interview, the idea of requalifying for your job each and every year came up. At Shopify, “particularly on the leadership team, [everyone] has to requalify for their… Continue reading It’s time to start “requalifying” for your job each year

Self Doubt

It’s always there, lurking in the background. Some days we are better at stuffing it down inside and ignoring it. Yet self doubt creeps up every so often…even if you are confident, successful, and living the life you want. Am I good enough? … Will this work? … Am I enjoying myself enough? … Can… Continue reading Self Doubt

Summer travel season is upon us, so use your damn PTO people!

Don’t work on vacation. Just don’t. As a former CEO, I am here today to give you permission to not only take your vacation, but remind you to not to work during your trip. Not only do I want you to use your entire vacation allotment, but I want you to actually enjoy it. Too… Continue reading Summer travel season is upon us, so use your damn PTO people!

The Time Log Spreadsheet: become more effective by tracking, optimizing, and focusing your time

Accidentally Retired - Time Log Yearly Overview

How to make the most of your time A few years ago about a year into my full-time role as CEO of my company, I realized that my time management was beginning to get out of my control. As part of a growing company within a larger public company, we had meetings, upon meetings —… Continue reading The Time Log Spreadsheet: become more effective by tracking, optimizing, and focusing your time