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How to Decide What to Do at Work: A 4-Part Model

How to Decide What to Do at Work: A 4-Part Model

Many people go about their work activities haphazardly. They respond to whatever seems to be most important in the moment, without doing much thinking about what they should be doing and why. This way of doing work makes it challenging to make consistent progress on...
It’s a Great Time To…

It’s a Great Time To…

One of the things I’ve been trying to do amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is to think about the things that I’m grateful for. When things are going badly, like they are now, it’s not always easy to be grateful. It takes some effort. It’s a Great Time To… One exercise I...
How NOT to Get Divorced While in Quarantine

How NOT to Get Divorced While in Quarantine

Living in quarantine due to the COVID-19 crisis can be tough on marriages and families. Some people are dealing with very high levels of stress and anxiety. We’re stuck in the house 24-7, so we don’t really get a break from our spouse and family. It makes sense that...
The Importance of an Energetic State

The Importance of an Energetic State

The other day, I watched the Tony Robbins documentary “I’m Not Your Guru.” I loved it. Admittedly, I’m one of those “self-help nerds” who is super-interested in how people make positive changes in their lives. In the documentary, you get an in-depth look at one of...
5 Steps to Stress-Free Productivity

5 Steps to Stress-Free Productivity

Many of us would like to be effective and efficient in our work and personal lives. It would be great if we could handle our business successfully with minimal stress and worry. Unfortunately, for most of us, this isn’t our experience. We never seem to have enough...
Focus on One Priority at a Time

Focus on One Priority at a Time

A lot of times, people live their life in a haphazard way. There are a lot of things competing for our time, and most people bounce from thing to thing, depending on what feels most urgent for the day. They’re busy, and they do a lot of things, but they don’t make a...
Energy and Persistence Conquer All Things

Energy and Persistence Conquer All Things

There’s a quote I love from Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of our nation: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Do Something I love the quote because it’s so simple, yet incredibly deep and true. If you want to overcome an obstacle, you have to...
Give Two Choices

Give Two Choices

My wife recently had a minor surgery. As she was waking up from anesthesia, the nurse came in to offer her something to eat and drink. The nurse gave two choices. “Do you want apple juice or cranberry juice?” “Do you want peanut butter crackers or goldfish?” Because...
Make it a Game

Make it a Game

I used to be really bad at typing. I was slow, and it seemed like I would make at least one mistake per sentence. It was frustrating and painful to write even a short assignment on the computer. At some point, however, I got really good at typing. Not only did I type...
Don’t Complain About It. Do Something About It

Don’t Complain About It. Do Something About It

A couple months ago, I was complaining to my wife that I wasn’t in as good of shape as I used to be. What triggered the feeling was a meeting with my Crossfit coach. They got a fancy new machine that measures your body fat percentage. Mine was about 5 points higher...
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