August 14, 2020


by bryansmeltzer in Uncategorized 0 comments

Being able to manage through the ups and downs of daily Life can be exhausting. 


Being able to manage the day to day of Life can be challenging, not enough time, setting the wrong priorities, or simply not focusing on the main task at hand. 

Whatever the issue, finding time to do that which is most important is not easy, but mandatory in order to live a balanced Life. This goes for both professional and personal time. 

I have read many books on this effectiveness chasm and both Stephen Covey and Tim Ferris give very effective strategies on how do stay disciplined on your top priorities. Yes, strategies as with anything else you need a plan to develop this discipline.

Top priorities consist of those that need to be done first and finished. No more than 1-3. This may seem straightforward but it is not…just try it. Try to stay focused on your top 1-3 priorities without interruption. 

This is the effectiveness principle, but not the efficiency principle, being you need to be flexible when the need arises. A principle taught by Covey. However, you can prepare a plan to handle almost any interruption and stay effective. 

Handwrite your top priorities, so your brain takes these to the heart and head. There is something inherently more effective about writing your priorities.

The author

I have a passion for living balanced life and a strong faith...each equally important for thriving and excelling…I love crushing mountain bike trails, exploring and finding ways to grow beyond the “status quo”. I am a dedicated, innovation driven team leader with a passion for establishing a disruptive vision and executing a market dominating strategy… Our industry has always been about creating innovative, market driving solutions that enhance performance or provide for a better life beyond sport. It has also been about culture, fit and passion for the brand. When these foundational pillars are removed, the brand starts to crumble. Being part of an industry that bridges talent between product creation, marketing, sales, finance and operations is formula for success, because every function is about building a foundational performance brand. It’s galvanizing when elite athletes wear and endorse our creations, but the real strength is leading the teams that combine their creative forces and technical expertise to make the engine roar. I am always passionate for defining and leading the next industry revolution… Extensive executive level experience across globally recognized brands, each number one in their respective  markets, along with having founded and successfully sold my own branded apparel company. Whether establishing new product lines, building global marketing strategies, leading design/development teams, I have a passion for building and growing brands.  Some examples; • Built Zamst from start up to achieving nationwide North American distribution, and 845% revenue growth over a 3 1/2 year period. • With Gathering Storm, grew TaylorMade/adidas Golf Accessories from $11M to $48M over 3 years. • K-Swiss, global executive management of $38M in international licensee’s and domestic apparel/accessories division. • OAKLEY, built and successfully developed “Athletic Division” NCAA licensed team eyewear/apparel product lines achieving $1.4M in initial season.


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