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The Second Thing You Should Do in 2012

On Monday, I blogged about taking time out to reflect on the year gone past, and to start 2012 by asking the right questions. Today, I will share with you the second thing I think you should do as you launch into the new year: Make a plan. That’s it. Simple. Have a plan, and […]

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The First Thing You Should Do In 2012

When I was growing up my mother always told me I had “ants in my pants“. I was always excited or agitated about something, and couldn’t sit still for a second. Not much has changed. Even now I struggle to simply “be still”. My mind always active – always looking ahead to the “next” thing […]

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The Adventure of Marriage

I’ve always been fascinated with Everest. I’ve read books, watched documentaries, and followed with intrigue the stories of brave men and women who have climbed to the top of the world. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get the chance (or have it in me) to summit Everest, but one of my life’s ambitions is […]

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Mastering the Art of Self Discipline

Discipline is freedom.  Now you may not agree with that statement, and you wouldn’t be alone. For many of us discipline has become a “dirty” word associated with the absence of freedom. Yet the exact opposite is true. As Stephen Covey writes, “the undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions”, and in the longer […]

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How to Plan Your Week: 3 Steps to Productivity

You have a choice in life. You can be proactive, or you can be reactive. You can either live on-purpose, according to a plan you’ve set. Or you can live by accident, responding to the demands of others. I mentioned in my previous blog “16 Tips to Simplify Your Life (and Increase Your Productivity)” about proactively […]

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