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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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Where are your ‘dead shark’ projects

We all have projects that have stopped moving. The key is to acknowledge that fact and then either get the projects moving or declare them complete and move on. Declaring the project done is more valuable for freeing up our

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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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“Enjoy your achievements as well as your Plans”

“Do not distress yourself with imaginings”, “whether it is clear to you or not, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should”  Thanks Max. For a little comic relief, here is the National Lampoon version from 1962.

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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Here is a link to an archived version of the conversation I had last Friday with Sam Liebowitz of the Conscious Consultant Hour radio show.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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Please join me online today.

I will be a guest on the radio show The Conscious Consultant Hour today, June 28th at 11:00 AM EDT.  Host Sam Liebowitz and I will be talking about the power of productivity skills to reduce stress and realign our

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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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Cognitive RAM v ROM

Let’s use a computing analogy to flesh out the ideas, from Cognitive Science, about how we work on things mentally and how we use three interrelated tools, Working Memory, Short Term Memory and Long Term Memory to get things done.

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