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Positive Thinking – umm?

Positive thinking is like positive drinking.  It can be intoxicating but don’t drive under the influence. Neutrality and outcome focus leaves us nimble, agile, flexible and ready to react to the realities we encounter between here and our goal.  Negative

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Practice Quote of the Day

“The Sufi way is through knowledge and practice, not through intellect and talk.” ― Idries Shah, Sufi Thought and Action  

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Mental Ecology: More Resources

Searching around the web on the topic of Mental Ecology I found a couple of useful links.  One to a David Allen Article of Huffpost.  It is a coincidence and not a coincidence that I am using a term from

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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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