Building Better Business: Systems for Success

Thanks for joining me for the day! I hope you got value out of the Building Better Business day and will attend others in the future. I know I will! Here is a list of resources that I mentioned, as well as some of the things YOU mentioned in our discussions. If I’ve missed something, don’t hesitate to send me an email and let me know, and I’ll be happy to add it to this page.


Too-Much-To-Do Lists Resources

A fun and fascinating read. In NY Times reporter Charles Duhigg’s best-sellling The Power of Habit, he explores the science behind how our brains form habits, and what we can do to re-form and replace habits more easily than you might think.

David Allen’s Getting Things Very popular, worth becoming familiar with the concepts even if you don’t use the system; blog, podcast



The book that started a movement, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is over-the-top crazy to some readers, but resonates with others.





Dave Crenshaw – Small business advice in video tidbits, plus a good tutorial on Time Management Fundamentals (requires subscription) He also has books, although I haven’t read them so can’t recommend them. free content, including Monday Productivity Pointers

Reticular Activating System-Read about How Your Brain Controls Your Attention from

Focus@Will is an online subscription service that plays music mixed specifically to aid concentration

There are many online resources regarding the Pomodoro Technique, but here’s a paper written by the “inventor”. If that’s too complicated to read, check out the video at

AND students in class recommended the following books:
The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control is the Engine of Success by Walter Mischel

Super Better by Jane McGonigal

Reading the Numbers Resources

There are many cash flow and open-to-buy worksheets online, but the two I used in class are here for your use. Please download it for your use. If you find errors or if it doesn’t work for you, please let me know!