Rory Vaden is a Self-Discipline Strategist and author of Take The Stairs and Procrastinate on Purpose. I loved both books a lot.
I was supposed to interview Rory for my Journey To Success Radio show however I got a speaking engagement at Trios College.
In my place, Brad Szollose, intergenerational communications expert and Mike Benton, a financial planner interviewed him.
Rory is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, and the New York Times.
He is a regular contributor for American Express Open Forum, Huffington Post, and The Tennessean and his articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts The Rory Vaden Show which is the only nationally syndicated weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business™”.
Rory's book Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time confirmed a few of the things I already do and gave me a whole new way of thinking about time management.
I still LOVE time management and have used some form of time planner for over 30 years. For many of those years, including as I write this, I have used the Ziglar Performance Planner and will always use a written planner.
Rory writes about 5 Permissions which are:
Eliminate - The Permission to Ignore
Automate - The Permission to Invest
Delegate - The Permission of Imperfect
Procrastinate - The Permission of Incomplete
Concentrate - The Permission to Protect
The New York Times bestseller that will help you get off the “escalator” and tackle the work that leads to real success.
How do successful people achieve results? In short, they do it the old-fashioned way, with focus and self-discipline. Popular speaker and strategist Rory Vaden presents a simple program for “taking the stairs”—that is, resisting the temptations of “quick fixes,” eliminating distractions, and transcending personal setbacks in order to reach your goals.
Whatever your vision of success is, this proven program will help you get there—one stair at a time.