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Quote of the Day

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. – the Dalai Lama Action follows thought.  Remember my earlier posts about vectors and influence.  Our vision is the guidance system for our actions. But it’s not

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The win at all costs culture

Performance enhancement.  It’s all over the sports pages, it dominated the business news during the credit default crisis, it fills your email spam folder.  So we could take the conversation in a lot of directions.  Is it a predominantly male

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Productivity Podcast

Here is a link to an archived version of the conversation I had last Friday with Sam Liebowitz of the Conscious Consultant Hour radio show. It hits on some of the topics I wrote about last week, including clearing our

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Talismans

Do you have lots of clutter around your office or work area? What is it? Piles of papers? Envelopes and folders? Books? Boxes? I can see two easy explanations for your clutter. 1. You don’t have enough filling, storage and

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Clearing your mental RAM

One of my key take-aways from the David Allen Getting Things Done materials (which are the main source my foundational understanding of productivity and self-management) is that it is a waste of Psychic RAM when I have the same thoughts

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On Purpose

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche via Quotes About Purpose (430 quotes). In English, when we say we have done something ‘on purpose’ we mean we have done it volitionally.

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Supermoon –

OK this is a stretch topic but here goes. This weekend will be the 2013 Supermoon.  The moon will be the closest to us it will be for all of the year.  It will appear huge.  The image at right

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Please join me

I will be a guest on the radio show The Conscious Consultant Hour next Friday, June 28th at 11:00 AM EDT. here is a link.  http://www.talkingalternative.com/friday-shows/the-conscious-consultant-hour. We will be talking about the power of productivity skills to reduce stress and

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Observing – the Key to Neutrality

We get so wrapped up in things.  We feel righteous and judgmental about the many ways that ‘they’ are doing it wrong or offending us or whatever.  We direct that righteous furor at ourselves and self flagellate with guilt.  We can wear

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Using Your Brain for a Change

Credit for today’s post title goes to a great book of the same title by NLP pioneer Richard Bandler.  Here’s a link to Amazon.  I get nothing for the referral.  Check it out because it’s good. So we left off

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