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 […]
You know you need it but have trouble getting enough of it. Maybe you have too much to do, maybe it’s restlessness or insomnia or maybe you do get enough hours of sleep but still feel tired. […]
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 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 […]
In the last days before the new year, it’s an opportune time to bring the past, present and future together. Let’s start by …
… looking back.
Reflect on 2013 – what were the major highlights and disappointments?
Take time to celebrate both your successes and Continue Reading →
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 […]
It’s hard to be unemployed.
Whether you’ve just lost your job or you’ve been looking for some time now, the uncertainty can be both frustrating and scary.
In an interview with LocalJobNetwork.com, I discuss how people hold themselves back from getting a job and share tips for helping them improve their chances for employment.
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