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What Would Your Ideal Week Look Like?

“You have a choice in life. You can either live on-purpose, according to a plan you’ve set. Or you can live by accident, reacting to the demands of others. The first approach is proactive; the second reactive.” – Michael Hyatt Sure, you can’t plan for everything. Things happen that you can’t anticipate. But it is […]

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The Tired Thirties

I am 32. I am tired. I am not alone. A few weeks ago I managed to get away for a “boys-only” weekend. No kids. Good surf. Lots of meat. Bliss. But one thing we all were aware of was just how exhausted we all felt. Pretty much all the time. We concluded that the decade between […]

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5 Powerful Reasons Why You Need a Morning Routine

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin, famously “Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” – Glen Cook Wether you are a morning person or not, small adjustments in your morning routine can lead to big […]

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How I Got My Life Back Under Control (and Started Blogging Again)

Have you ever started something and not finished it? Well, you’re not alone. We all have a tendency to start out with great intentions but then not follow through. Starting things is simple in fact. It’s progress that is hard. Think of all those books you couldn’t wait to read, but never actually finished; the […]

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The Balanced Life??

“When it comes to work and life, most of us know what it feels like to be out of balance. But do we know what it feels like to be in balance? It’s not a trick question — even if it seems so at first.” – Michael Hyatt A few years ago I watched a […]

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The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

This article appeared in the Harvard Business Review and is deeply poignant in our distracted and fragmented world. Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen – olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you […]

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A Question That Will Change Your Day, Everyday.

“My day seems foggy until I fill out this form. I’m still amazed at how much it clears my thinking.” What if problems like writers block and procrastination were less about your shortcomings and more about how you structure your work day? Over the past few months I have begun practicing a new habit, and […]

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Know Your Brain, Transform Your Performance

I have recently finished reading “Your Brain at Work” by Dr David Rock, and I can honestly say that, out of all the leadership books I have read, it is has had the most profound and significant impact on how I think and work, and on how I relate to the people I work with. “This book will help […]

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“No” is the New “Yes”

Too many people I speak to tell me they spend their long days responding to emails, putting out fires, and running around in a constant state or urgency. Sound familiar? You are not alone. It’s a problem many of us struggle with – a vicious cycle we cannot seem to solve or free ourselves from. […]

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16 Ways to Press Pause & Slow Down

This is a guest post by Loren Pinilis, who stumbled on my blog a few weeks ago and requested a guest post. Loren writes on time management and living a balanced life, all from a Christian perspective. Go. Go. Go. That seems to be the pace of modern life. Everything around us is telling us to go […]

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8 Tips for Beating Busyness

Ever feel like the guy in the picture? More and more research is proving that our always-on, multi-tasking work environments and lifestyles are dampening creativity, killing productivity, and making us unhappy. Now, we can become victims of this reality, or we can become proactive.  As Wilhelm von Humboldt writes, “I am more and more convinced that our happiness or […]

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The Cult of Multi-Tasking

Hi my name is Tom, and I am a multi-tasker. I confess. Far too often I am so busy checking my email, writing a message, answering a text, writing down an idea (possibly at the same time) that I miss the person standing right in front of me. Sometimes I think this is part of […]

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