Social Observations

Note: Readership of this blog stretches to over 150 countries and as we prepared to post this particular essay I realized the message is most applicable to parents in the western world…parents who have the time and money to over-complicate things. In much of the developing world where basic survival is the challenge, parents will viscerally understand this mechanical sensibility because […]

Two days ago I submitted the manuscript of my new book to my publisher, Greenleaf Book Group. The title is The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life. Now in the final stages of copy-editing, it’s due for publication in late October. Because I own the manuscript I’m able to distribute it myself, in conjunction […]

Here’s a rough, not-yet-edited Chapter from my new book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life, to be published in January. -sc Texting isn’t Enough: Ten Communication Tweaks Let’s consider an exception to the Ockham’s Law theory that the simplest solution is usually the correct solution. More and more, in business and personal relationships, general communication […]

Last week, Josh and I released a brand new podcast entitled “Systemization: The Four Mistakes You do NOT Want to Make.”  Go here to listen. You’ll be able to download it too, and it’s on iTunes… (Adapted from the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.) Could it be […]

Its Always About Control “…it is mandatory that we understand the machinery of our lives if we are to modify that machinery to produce the results we want.” –From the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. A couple of months ago I wrote a post about Maslow’s Hierarchy of […]

I am not one to challenge the status quo just because it’s the status quo. I’m not a drone, either. But most times I find the status quo is correct as-is, and I attribute this to simple cause-and-effect: Whatever a particular accepted status quo happens to be, it’s probably that way because that’s what has worked […]

This ten-part “Obsess” series is intriguing to compose because I’m talking about what’s been stirring inside. For a writer, it’s a joy to expound on personal fascinations. The Main Machine is you. You’re an “enclosed entity with numerous spinning wheels, all contributing to the singular purpose of that entity, this is, to accomplish a goal.” That’s my […]

This “Obsess” post #4 is the first of three specific mechanical recommendations for achieving personal hyper-efficiency. Upcoming posts #5 and #6 will complete the mini-series. Always, my challenge to you is to think about how you do what you do. The methodology you use for handling online communications with yourself, and with others is a system […]