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Mental Ecology – Part 2

Common ecological practices include the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  They also include clean and renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, geothermal and others. So in terms of our internal environment and harnessing our personal energy towards effective

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The tools are not the practice

I love gadgets and gear.  I love leather notebooks, specialized note pads and calendars.  I love aluminum and matte black metal and every form of iThing ever conceived. I took my first really impactful time management course in 1988.  Part

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Project management v. Project focus

Project management is the classical GANTT charting, dependency coordinating, resource leveling activities of getting a project done. Project focus is having a clear picture of all of your committed outcomes so that at any moment you can be fully engaged

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Persistence

Constant dripping wears off a stone – Ken Matsuzaki I just read a short piece in the current New Yorker Magazine about Tokyo resident and Cardozo Law School grad Ken Matsuzaki.  He finally passed the NYS Bar exam after taking it

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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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Make it your own.

My wife and I are doing a renovation project on our kitchen.  So many lessons of this home project are applicable to my work projects.  Having a vision of the outcome is critical, of course.  Here is another.  To make

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Treating the symptoms

I have had a variety of intestinal ailments for more than thirty years.  In the last two weeks, I have had some nasty symptoms.  My response has largely been in the area of treating just the symptoms and not really

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Yoga for coders

I like this article and it applies to everyone not just coders article on Fast Company site Particularly the comment that our minds lie but our body never lies. The tension we hold, the way we hold our breath, the

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Practice Quote of the Day

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”  Martha Graham I like the idea that we are

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Overcoming Inertia

“Every body perseveres in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by forces impressed.” – Sir Isaac Newton I hadn’t been to a yoga class

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