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Can’t See the Forest or the Trees

My basic method has to do with getting de-cluttered from the inside out, clearing out the mental overload that leads to stress and reduces productivity and going all the way through the individuals work and home environment.  I help folks

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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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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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De-Cluttering Ideas

My wife and I are moving and while reading up on kitchen designs, she shared the following article on de-cluttering with me. This also dovetails with the discussion on Friday about Mental Ecology.  One way to have less ‘stuff’ to

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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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Mental Ecology

You are responsible for what you hold in your mind, not for what goes through it. – John-Roger, D.S.S. “I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here,” Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles Both of these seemingly unrelated tidbits entered

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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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Google Journal and 100DS

I found the above and was intrigued.  Run yourself through the slide show.  I am not sure I agree with the methodology, but I am going to challenge myself to try it out and report on my experience here on

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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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