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(#369) About Kayaks And Perspective


If we focus on the possible negative, we get sucked into it. Lessons. Everywhere, lessons present themselves.  And they remind us that we are always students. Lifelong learners. If we pay attention. My latest education has come over the past … Continue reading

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(#342) Let’s Review


This week spend some time looking in your rear view mirror.  In a few weeks, the calendar turns to 2017.  For some, it will be “good riddance” to 2016. Others will have fond memories and gratitude of the past twelve months.  … Continue reading

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(#329) Textured, Colored And A Bit Off-Center


By going a little off-center, we start to see things that can enhance our view. We open ourselves up to larger possibilities and opportunities. Over the past few months, I’ve been dabbling with photography. Having fun, getting creative, learning, and … Continue reading

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(#326) Where Is Your Focus Space?


It seems I do some of my best thinking when I am not in my workspace. In her book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up Patricia Ryan Madson suggests that we pay attention to our “hot spots.” These places … Continue reading

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(#264) Manage Your Energy. Maximize Your Productivity


What small step can you take this week to set your agenda, manage your energy, and accomplish the most important thing on your radar? In last week’s post I briefly noted the concept of ultradian rhythms. These 90-minute full-on work … Continue reading

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(#259) Is “Hope” a Meaningless Sentiment?


Is hope just a word that will soon be washed away by an incoming tide? Or does it send a message of resilience? What is the worth of “hope”?  As in, “don’t lose hope.”  Or, “I hope tomorrow is better than … Continue reading

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(#230) Your Habits—Your Choices


As Aristotle said, “Excellence is not an act, but rather a habit.” Ever wonder what separates the achievers from the non-achievers (besides what they actually achieve)? In the November issue of Success Magazine, Tom Corley outlines what he calls “Rich … Continue reading

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