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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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You know that bad dream you keep having? The one where you’re suddenly in school again taking a test for a class you’ve been skipping…in your underwear. On a recent visit to New York City, I had an Uber driver that probably experienced this. “Do you know how to get to this place?” he asked … Continue reading "
Who do you think is most responsible for cancelled appointments? The “cancel-er” or the “cancel-ee”? You should probably never say this to your manager, but isn’t there something oddly satisfying about a cancelled appointment? Of course, there are critical appointments so time-sensitive that you absolutely can’t
Think working from home is as simple as rolling out of bed and opening a laptop? Think again. First, kudos to you if you have the privilege of working from home. In the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” Working from home, either temporarily or permanently, can be … Continue
Doing “hard time” in your organization? You absolutely must arrange a luxurious stay at the fabulous Pelican Bay State Prison. At the northwestern-most corner of California, Pelican Bay supermax houses a population of over 2,200 inmates. 40% of these inmates are serving life sentences. Not only did I walk into the facility, I chose to
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a pause button for work? You’d click “pause” and hit the town. You could see a movie or have a fancy meal somewhere. When you came back, everything would be in order and you’d feel refreshed and ready to face the world.  Of course, it’s easy to sit … Continue reading
If you trust your customer to pay you back, will you receive their loyalty plus interest? Well, that’s what I did. No, I didn’t take out a loan or buy a car. I was just getting some chicken. Popeyes fried chicken to be exact. No, this isn’t paid advertising, just customer loyalty. See, I was … Continue reading "Should you trust your customers?"The



Making the decision to raise prices can feel like a plunge into the deep unknown. What will customers say? Will we lose business? The reality is that it’s one small step for your sales, and one giant leap for your small business profits. So jump on over to my lesson on why, when, and how […] The post When to Raise Prices in a Small Business
For some small business owners, websites are a “necessary evil.” Agree with that sentiment? If so, you’re likely missing out on money bags full of sales revenue. This misunderstanding of the value of a website is encouraged by your nemesis, Chaos Inc.! With all that high-tech noise, how do you ensure a great site while […] The post 4
Enhancing your personal and professional growth with business books is one of the most invaluable things entrepreneurs can do. But with a packed schedule chances are you’re throwing in the towel after only a few chapters. And that’s something Chaos Inc. loves to see. Sometimes the most focused approach encourages you to judge a book […] The
Could sharing a picture of a messy office make you a Facebook millionaire? This week’s question comes from Angy in Utah. She simply asks: Q: What tips do you have for building an ad on social media? Click to tweet this: Successful online ad campaigns begin with the question, “Who?” not “How?” @DaveCrenshaw Video
Not every customer is your dream customer. In fact, some can siphon the focus right out of you. First, a quick confession: I’m a big geek who plays video games almost every day. Scheduling time for leisure helps me manage my day more effectively. I both work and play on my Xidax computer. Xidax allows geeks … Continue reading "
Entrepreneurs are natural-born do-it-yourselfers, tackling each and every task that comes their way. And while that attitude is admirable, it can be pretty ineffective, too. Luckily, my super-efficient small business slice will show you how to delegate effectively in under 90 seconds flat. Don’t you wish all solutions were this convenient? Click