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Do Less – Get More Done. Really.

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I have to get my next book written. So I made a big sign to post on the wall in front of my workstation. It just says, “Do Less!” I know that doesn’t make sense to some people . . . until you think about it.

Is Too Much Enough?

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Spring is a great time for the re-emergence of this. After all, Spring Cleaning is often just tackling one more pile (or set of piles) that we didn’t tackle last Spring.

Kind Goal-Setting for the New Year

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Make this a year for recognizing the accomplishments and forgiving the shortfalls. After all, you’re guaranteed to have both of them.

You Put Yourself Where You Are

You Put Yourself Here

Whether it’s creating a new future or maintaining a status quo, we get what we work toward. My motto for life and business is, “Nothing Happens by Itself.” So, if I don’t like some aspect of my life, I need to accept that I did whatever it took to create my current reality.

Your Mind Doesn’t Do You A Lot of Favors

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When we recall memories, we also apply filtering. As we pull them out of storage, we re-write them just a bit to fit within our world view and to provide consistency with other memories.

Inertia – Good and Bad

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We all know what intertia is. Whether or not your mind immediately brings up an image of Sir Isaac Newton, you have certainly heard of Newton’s first law of motion: “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless […]

Know What You Know

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There’s a “classic” model for looking at knowledge that’s known as the “Conscious Competence” model. It describes the evolution of knowledge about any subject. There are four stages: Unconscious Incompetence. Here, you don’t know what you don’t know. You might not even know that the subject of knowledge is a “thing” that other people know. […]

Are You Addicted to False Productivity?

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I love to read. Sometimes, that means online (on a computer), or on a device such as my Kindle. But mostly, I love to read actual paper-based books and magazines. This is due in part to my age. I grew up reading books. More specifically, I grew up reading books with a pencil in my […]