Productive Environment-Culture

May 19, 2020

Productive Environment. To create a productive environment, your agency needs three key ingredients.

Ingredient #1- CULTURE.

Watch here to learn that culture is NOT bowling parties and sales contests. Culture is a focus on productivity and clear values and standards.

What are the measurable standards for your agency's team?

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Productive Environment

May 19, 2020

Agents look to get the most productivity for themselves and their team often neglect their environment. Design a Productive Environment and it will shape your team's results.

In the next few weeks, we will cover 3 elements of a powerful Productive Environment:


Physical Space


Want to connect about improving your agency's environment? Text me at 503-330-4818

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How To Work At Home-People

Apr 15, 2020

We've discussed two dimensions of your new at-home work environment which you can almost completely control. There is one dimension which is not in your control and will require you to negotiate for a more productive work environment--People!

That's right, the people you live with are now the people you work with. 

Here are three questions to have a conversation to create a more productive work environment:

1. What do they need from you?

2. What do you need from them?

3. When will you have this discussion?

Get started today creating a better work environment for you and a better home environment for your whole household.

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How To Work At Home-Time Audit

Apr 13, 2020

TIME stands as the second critical dimension of working from home. To better invest your time and remain productive in the minutes and hours you dedicate to work, AUDIT your time today.

Download this simple tool to audit your time, find the missing activities, and make the most of your time working from home.

How did auditing your time change your productivity working from home?

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How to Work At Home-Time

Apr 09, 2020

The speed of time has changed these last few weeks!  Slowed down or sped up, we don't seem to be able to manage it the same way as before.

Here are three ways to take control of the second of three key dimensions of working from home.

How are you taking better control of your time?

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Measure Success-How To Work From Home

Apr 08, 2020

"Measure your success not by the results, but by the right actions."

Once you go "to work," you need to know what actions to take. Simplify your work life by writing down a simple action plan. Just 3 things you do each day that define a successful work day.

Hear how one agent I work with defines a successful day during the quarantine.

What are the three things you choose to do each day to define a successful work day?

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How To Work At Home--Physical Space

Apr 08, 2020

To work effectively from home, you will need a dedicated space which communicates to your mind and body that this is where you work. This allows you to be more productive "at work" and more present "at home".

Would you share a photo of the workspace you have created for yourself during the quarantine?

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How To Work At Home

Apr 07, 2020

Yesterday I spent 6 hours on coaching calls with agents from Alaska to Texas and 4 other states. Every single one described their challenge of working from home. 

"I am not productive"

"I don't feel successful" (Those things are different)

"My house is too distracting"

"I don't know how to work at home"

This week we are going to cover 3 critical dimensions to working successfully at home as well as 3 specific practices to master this week.

Your work domains are:

  1. Space
  2. Time 
  3. People

Master these and your work environment will make it nearly impossible to fail. 

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Leading Through Disruption--The Daily Compass

Mar 24, 2020

I have partnered with 7 other fabulous speakers and leaders to provide tools in uncertain times.  You can find out more at

Here is a recording of my conversation on The Daily Compass from March 19th.

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Do What Matters Today Book Intro

Feb 24, 2020

I haven't posted a video in a while. I've been locked in my office writing a new book! Here's a sneak preview of what's to come.


Have you ever had a day FILLED with activity, but ending with the feeling that you didn't accomplish anything?

It's a day just like this that lead me to write a new book due out May 2020: Do What Matters Today!

I believe that long hours or hard work are not what leave you and me exhausted. It's futility! Activity without accomplishment. Perspiration without purpose. Movement without meaning.

In this new book, I cover three areas to have more days filled with what matters most.

  1. Rediscover that your work matters
  2. Distinguish the actions that actually matter from the nonsense
  3. Act!--EVERY DAY
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