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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 recently spoke in Salt Lake City to the Entrepreneur’s Organization for EO Alchemy about the Power of Having Fun and how taking small breaks for something fun can dramatically increase your performance during the day. These little breaks are what I call an oasis, and they’re critical to improving your productivity.   
I’m here at the LinkedIn Learning studio where we just finished filming two new fields, and an update to the course, Discovering Your Strengths. Right now, I want to talk to you about the nature training and how a big problem in the corporate environment is the fear of repetition. The problem is that repetition … Continue reading "Why
I’m here in Wisconsin speaking to the Wisconsin Title and Loan Association group about the Myth of Multitasking, and it got me thinking about all the chaos that the word “multitasking” creates and why it should be replaced entirely.   The confusion lies in the fact that multitasking is used to describe two very
To take a nap, or not to take a nap, is Mark’s question for me. The answer lies in your body’s natural circadian and ultradian rhythms. Before we get into that a bit more, perhaps you are wondering how you can submit a question to me as Mark from Vienna did? It’s easy! You can … Continue reading "How finding your rhythm
This past weekend my family and I escaped the hectic schedules of everyday life and stayed at a beautiful place called the High Country Lodge in Wyoming. Being here reminded me of a principle I teach in my course, Improving Your Focus, about creating a digital free zone. This place is a HUGE digital free zone where you …
I had an interesting conversation with my Lyft driver today on the way to a local speaking event that tied in with the topic I was going to speak on at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. We were discussing how he has a side business as a nutritional coach and that even though … Continue reading "How education fails without

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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 [

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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
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,