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Dave Crenshaw
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Dave Crenshaw has appeared in TIME magazine, Forbes, and on MSN Money. He has been interviewed on radio and TV stations across North America and is the President of the National Association of Productivity Coaches. His first book, The Myth of Multitasking: How ‘Doing It All’ Gets Nothing Done, has been published in six languages and is a time management best seller. His latest book, Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable, was published in May by Jossey-Bass. Dave is an expert in helping you and your business become invaluable and has helped thousands of clients worldwide.


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I’m in Phoenix, Arizona about to do a workshop with Camden Living on the Myth of Multitasking. If you aren’t familiar with what I teach on this topic or in my course Time Management Fundamentals, it’s all about how we lose SO much time switching back and forth between tasks. We lose an entire work … Continue reading "How
I’m in beautiful Puerto Rico, where I was invited to speak to the Food Industry Association Executives. I’m going to show you a clip from that in just a moment, so hang in there with me. First, I want to share an exercise with you, the same one I did at my speaking event here.  … Continue reading "Why you need to stop
Patricia, a mother of three and a physician, sent me a great question! How do you avoid being a “slave to the calendar” by allowing time for spontaneity and unexpected interruptions in your schedule?   There are two parts to her question, so let’s dive into the most common issue—how to handle unexpected interruptions. Schedule buffer …
Do you know someone who deals with depression? Or who struggles to build healthy relationships? Or be stable in their career?  I do.  This may seem outside of my normal message. It’s not. How we think about ourselves and others deeply effects our productivity and success.  Not everyone wants to watch a 13-minute video about
Development topics covered: Why repetition isn’t just for the gym. How to turn a mistake into a coaching opportunity. How to create a system for proper training. Why demonstration is a powerful training tool. Why practice—with a little guidance—makes perfect. How observation improves training. How measurements lead to
Do you know when you should send a text versus when you should pick up the phone and call? This question popped into my mind during a date with my wife. She told me she learned this difference from me, and it got me thinking about the reasons why.    When I speak to people, I … Continue reading "How to stop the texting



Entrepreneurs everywhere are giving a whole new meaning to the phrase, “I need a little distance,” by putting employees to work remotely. And whether they’re seeking space or savings, it’s vital to make employees working from home work for the business. Keep your employees engaged from afar with these three tips for building – or […]The post 3
“Ladies and gentleman! Step right up and place your bets! The name of the game is ‘Marketing Roulette’ and a jackpot is waiting for you… if Lady Luck is on your side!” If that’s the voice in your head when you review your marketing plan, you’re not crazy, you’re just thinking short-term. An
We all know that marketing your small business is essential to getting results, but targeting that market is just as important. When done successfully, businesses are like sharpshooters on the History Channel: wielding their marketing weapons with precision, hitting their mark, and enjoying a quick return on investment. When done poorly? It’
The most effective method for small businesses to get new sales? Direct marketing. But most small business owners fail to understand direct marketing, let alone use it or use it correctly. The result? Chaos. Today I’m divulging my Four Direct Marketing Mistakes Business Owners Make… for a limited time only, of course. Click to tweet […] The
Systems are critical to the success of your small business, because they create consistent results. Yet entrepreneurs have a passion for freedom and flexibility. If consistency is critical, but individuality is invaluable, what’s an entrepreneur to do? Error. Does not compute. Focus on this video for 63 seconds to learn my program for
Even the savviest small business owners have trouble when it comes to effectively cutting costs. Poor penny-pinching decisions can turn cutting costs into cutting off the hand that feeds you. So, forget everything you thought you knew about expenses and spend a mere 90 seconds learning about investments. Then get ready to grab those profits [



During my stay in Sydney, Australia, I was blown away by the hotel, Ovolo. This place created a jaw-dropping, fun experience tailored around customer service from the minute I walked through the doors. No, I am not turning into a travel agent, hang with me a minute. The Oovla is the perfect visual example of leadership,
How do you know if you’re a micromanager or a productive leader? The answer is as easy to find as a hot dog on a summer day.    Whether you’re in a management role or entry-level, you know that productive leaders are a unique bunch. They inspire their team to take action in their lives, whether they’re at
I just finished an interview with Matt Halloran for his Top Advisor Marketing Podcast, and he asked me a question that I get often. “What do I think of the to-do list?” and my answer surprised him, as it often does with most people. I explained that I am an advocate AGAINST the “to-do list” as it is