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The Power of Recommitment

Some work is never done. Whether it’s cleaning your house, improving your personality, or anything in between, some types of work just go on and on without end. Many of us naturally feel a tendency to get tired of these routines, of…

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Hard Skills Pay Off

Increasing your level of productivity and success obviously depends to a great degree on your drive, as well as your native level of aptitude, talent, and energy. But there’s another important component that will help determine how high you can rise in…

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Even More Characteristics of Good Leaders

I’ve written several times before, including here and here, about leadership: what it involves and how to improve as a leader. I’ve acknowledged that people can certainly be highly productive and successful without a full portfolio of leadership qualities, and I’ve also…

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Ways to Become Your Best Self

In this blog I write mostly about productivity and success. But unlike some others, I define success along the lines of: The good feeling that comes with knowing you did your best when it counted. This idea is the core of a…

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Some Core Values – Part Two

In the past, I've written about the importance of living in alignment with your values. However, I've touched only briefly on the values I consider to be beneficial, and most of that was just the last time I posted. Last time, I…

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Some Core Values – Part One

In the past, I've written about the importance of living in alignment with your values. However, I've touched only briefly on the values I consider to be beneficial. Now I'd like to go deeper, listing a few values I believe provide the…

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Process Over Product

One big mistake that people sometimes make is to confuse the quality and satisfaction of their results with the processes, procedures, and efforts they’re using to generate those results. I remember a pre-season time when the Los Angeles Dodgers were widely expected…

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Sources of Stimulation

It’s an undeniable fact that growing older often means losing some of your capabilities. We generally recognize, however, that with hard work you can slow the loss of your physical attributes, such as strength, flexibility, and stamina. But what most people don’t…

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Scheduling Your Day – Part 2

I wrote previously about Scheduling Your Day in a general sense, discussing the importance of recognizing your peaks and valleys, as well as your need for recuperation and breaks. I included an exhortation to adjust your daily schedule so as to make…

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The Power of Learning

One of the most important things you can ever do is learn. It’s how a child grows into an adult, a novice becomes an expert, and a newbie becomes a savvy veteran. Learning enhances and strengthens your memory, boosts your capabilities and…

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