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Don’t miss out on life – you have less time than you think

We don't know how much time we have 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 [...]

Controlling Your Elephant

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 are exhaustive resources. [...]

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The Scientific Approach to Personal Mastery

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 [...]

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Two Quick Tips to Be More Patient

If you're the type to lose patience quickly or if your patience is wearing thin at this moment, here are two tips that can help immediately: Remove expectations You lose patience when something you expect to happen does not happen. You expect your colleague to get back to you within 24 hours and you're mad [...]

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Top 10 Insights that May Change Your Life for the Better

Throughout your life, you've learned many lessons that have changed the way you think, act and live. But no matter how valuable the lesson, it is not fun to learn it the hard way. Some say these learning pains are unavoidable and necessary for the learning to stick. This may be true for some people [...]

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How to Jumpstart Your Life by Reinventing Yourself

You probably think your life could be better. It's not that it's bad. It's just not what you'll call "awesome". If you want to confirm this, answer this question: What have you been up to? If your answer is: Not much Same old Eh... or any other variation, then you may want to jumpstart your [...]

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Modeling Success Series – Frances Hesselbein – #3

(For those of you who are not familiar with this series or the benefits of modeling success, please read the beginning of this post) This third interview of the Modeling Success Series reminds me why I love what I do and how much I enjoy meeting and learning from extraordinary people. I came away from this particular interview [...]

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What a Trip Around the World Taught Me

2 months, 7 continents, 49,599 miles later, I'm home. This trip around the world was amazing in many ways - the food, the sights, the people ... but all of that was to be expected from a trip like this. What I didn't expect was to learn a few life lessons that have changed the [...]

Why Good People Do Bad Things

Generally, people are good. At least that’s what I believe and it has served me well. So why is it that some of them do bad things? Unthinkable things? From genocides to bullying From terrorism to financial fraud From smoking to working way too much People, who are generally good, end up doing a spectrum [...]

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How to Effectively Manage Your Time

For those who follow my blog, you may have noticed that I haven't posted any new articles recently. The main reason for this is I've been single-tasking, a technique Leo Babauta uses to get a lot of stuff done. This month, I've focused most of my time on finalizing my first book and have put a lot [...]