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  1. 081: Lessons from a 24 Year Old Who’s Built Several 7-Figure Online Businesses

     Listen to this episode on iTunes Syed Balkhi is an award-winning 24-year-old entrepreneur with several 7-figure online businesses. He was recognized as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. His businesses include WPBeginner, which is the largest free WordPress resource on the planet and OptinMonster a popular […]

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  2. Develop a Sense of Urgency in Your Team (Part 2 of 2) | Manager Tools

    Thanks for the casts, guys!

    A good

    Thanks for the casts, guys!

    A good (manager) friend of mine has been recommending them to me (individual contributor) for months, and I finally made time to check them out.

    I knew they were going to be good when I felt my blood pressure rise as I listened to the first "developing a sense of urgency"!

    As I sorted through why I was grinding my teeth and ready to spit nails, I realized that thee and me were operating with several different assumptions.

    You nailed it (albiet only in passing) in the second 'cast, that is -> make sure there's a reason behind the deadlines, and they aren't just arbitrary.

    As an individual contributor working hard to make sure the project kicks ass and the customers are delighted, there is nothing more frustrating than seemingly arbitrary deadlines.

    (ok, there are things more frustrating but I have limited text, here..)

    I tried to listen to the remaining cast maintain the mindset:"this is coming from managers who aren't handing out arbitrary deadlines, are clear on requirements, and have their heads around what is actually possible."

    (Sadly, this is directly at odds with most of what I've experienced in my working career.


    With that in mind, I agreed with 99% of what you had to say.

    I like having my managers put a firm stick in the ground.

    If I don't think I can meet the deadline with the parameters requested, I say so.

    (and do my best to offer alternatives)

    It's all about the accountability, folks!

    (and it's not just for managers:… )

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  3. Develop a Sense of Urgency in Your Team (Part 1 of 2) | Manager Tools


    (Feeling's mutual!)

    I hate


    (Feeling's mutual!)

    I hate it when technical people try to impress others with words like "logical", and the creme-de-la-creme: "impossible."

    The statement is patently false.

    ALL scheduling deals with unknowns… and yet they seem to work fine for me.

    Further, there's a part of me that bets that someone ELSE has the experience I need, so that this part of their job would NOT be unknown.

    The answer to this is to give them one after they refuse.

    For those who would say I'm being dictatorial, I would say something polite like, "our customers tend to vote with their pocketbooks, and we don't want to lose the next election."

    And I don't even feel terribly motivated to answer those issues anyway.

    The organization has deadlines, welcome to the modern world.

    Set some deadlines, listen to them complain, and then hold them accountable.

    The ones who are good will comply more often than not. Give lots of feedback, affirming and adjusting, about all deadlines made and missed.

    Those who repeatedly complain and suggest that scheduling is impossible get low grades for teamwork and professionalism on their reviews, and low bonuses/raises, and they decide to go elsewhere.

    You're going to be wrong some, and so are they.

    But being wrong on both accounts is NO reason to ignore the fundamental reality of being in a time-based business.

    If you have to do some homework to figure out what's reasonable, do so.

    if you need to ask a peer/boss for some sense of the scope of work/timeline, do so… but I'd bet that you're already constrained.

    The fact that this is a Dilbert reply to a pointy haired boss question just makes it sad, to me.

    "Logically impossible."



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  4. #10 How Lifestyle Fitness Can Change Your Entire Life [Podcast] | Aaron McHugh: Work . Life . Play

    For most people, the fitness goals they committed to on January 1st are broken. This podcast will help you commit to a lifestyle of fitness.

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  5. Episodes from Marathon Training Academy : Page 7

    Episodes from Marathon Training Academy : Page 7 - Unlock your potential to become one of the healthy goal-oriented people who have completed a marathon. Listen as Angie shares her knowledge and experience as both a marathoner and registered nurse to help you run smarter, feel better, and go the distance. Whether you are a new runner or have logged many miles, Marathon Training Academy will propel you to the next level.

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