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Be Where You Are When You’re There

Written by Mike Paton on December 28, 2017

Are you proud of your ability to multi-task? Can you close a deal, hire someone, attend a video conference AND make dinner plans – all while driving your car?

Many entrepreneurs are not only capable of keeping all those plates spinning, they’re fiercely proud of it. Yes, it is true that cramming 20 pounds of productivity into a 10 pound bag can be an important skill when you’re building a great business from scratch. However, it’s also true that all frenetic multi-taskers reach a point of diminishing returns as their businesses and teams grow.

The fact is, none of us do our best work when we're not fully present.

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A Clarity Break Confession

Written by Mike Kotsis on March 7, 2016

Clarity breaks are essential for business leaders to practice on a consistent interval. A clarity break is a scheduled time to get out of the office with just pen and paper to think. Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

Normally I like to share stories of client sessions, but today I want to share my personal experience with clarity breaks. Something you should know about me is that I’m a doer. I love getting things done. And I have to confess that for a long time, I resisted doing clarity breaks and would skip them because I felt my time would be more valuable knocking items off my To Do list. Plus, taking time to just “think” made me feel like I wasn’t really getting stuff done—after all, “thinking” was never on my To Do list.

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Why Visionaries Need Integrators

Written by Gino Wickman on April 28, 2015

For the last fifteen years, I’ve been teaching a discovery regarding the two vital roles at the top of most great entrepreneurial businesses. These roles are called the Visionary and Integrator. The fact is that every true Visionary needs to be counter-balanced with a great Integrator if he or she wants his or her vision to be fully realized.

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Have you taken a Clarity Break lately?

Written by Gino Wickman on March 3, 2015

This Clarity Break Thought is on the subject of … well ... Clarity Breaks

I’ve been writing these Clarity Break Thoughts (aka passionate pleas) for about eight years now. They’re called Clarity Break Thoughts because the idea is to give you something to ponder during your next Clarity Break that will help you get more of what you want from your business.

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Good Turnover, Bad Turnover … a Reality Check

Written by Gino Wickman on December 10, 2014

Wow! 2014 is already wrapping up. It’s been an amazing year of growth. My clients are averaging almost 20% growth, we have over 10,000 companies using the EOS tools, and we now have almost 100 professional and certified EOS Implementers. We’re helping a lot of companies do great things, and we greatly appreciate the reason—your support and belief in EOS. With so many companies implementing EOS, that leads to the topic of this Clarity Break. Its purpose is to help you head off a psychological barrier that might be holding you back as you implement tools to help your company grow to the next level.

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