During the holidays, New York City is packed with people – on the sidewalks, inside stores and in the subway. Usually, I fade the crowds out to get to where I want to go.
But today, as I waded through tourists stopping to short to take photos, I stopped to look at what they […]
My two-year old son, Jake, fractured his shin a few weeks ago and had to wear a full leg cast.
As a parent, I imagined endless whining and moping and an annoying summer all around. Surprisingly, that didn’t happen. He didn’t even cry at the doctor’s office.
I’ve never been in a cast before but I would imagine […]
Have you ever finished a book and found it so useful that you wished you read it much earlier on in your life?
I read on average 1-2 books a week (the silver lining to a long commute to work). Most of the books, I read once, glean the key ideas and never re-read again. Which is why I […]
As we change seasons, whether it’s from summer to autumn or winter to spring, it’s easy for our to-do lists to keep getting longer and longer. For some of us, as our list of tasks and priorities begin to grow, so does our urge to procrastinate.
This happens because willpower, self-control and discipline […]
When it comes to personal growth, it’s easy to just wing it.
We live life and believe that we’ll automatically learn from our experiences and log those lessons into our memories. We’re heavily influenced by the self-improvement fad of the month or the advice we’re hearing from friends, family, colleagues and the media. This take-life-as-it-comes approach is […]
When you reflect on the year past, it’s easy to focus on your accomplishments and what happened. What might be interesting to think about are the activities you stopped doing and what didn’t happen.
This past year, I no longer:
Watch the Oscars, the NBA or go to movies […]
… procrastinate with another productive activity.
For me, it was writing this article. For you, it may be reading this article.
Procrastination powerfully pulls me – it’s one of those habits that I am shamefully unable to shake. I’ve written, read and discussed about it. I understand the mental and material costs of procrastination, the […]
Thanksgiving is one my favorite holidays.
Not only does it bring my family together for great food and company, it also serves as trip wire to reflect on the year and all the things to be grateful for.
These days, in this era of busyness, it’s so easy to go from one task to the […]
I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen.
I mean, I’ve always thought about writing a book but to actually do it feels a bit surreal.
Looking at the stacks of marked-up drafts all over my office, it feels great to be at the end of what was otherwise a grueling journey. There were many times […]
The most important decision you have to make every day is where you spend your time and energy.
Every day you allocate these two precious resources and your current situation in life shows you how you’re doing. To live your life to your fullest potential, you want to choose activities that provide the best return for […]
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