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Easier Said Than Done. – But Still Worth Saying.

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” ~ Henry Ford Ah yes. Indeed. ‘Tis so. I won’t pretend I can tell you how. How often spans the better part of a lifetime and usually involves most things and their opposite, for example: listen to yourself – listen…

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Because I had a friend.

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” ~ Abraham Lincoln What a remarkable admission. Whether you believe him or not, whether you want to rattle off the dozen character traits, innate or otherwise, you consider responsible for Lincoln’s success – consider that a distraction…

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The Mythical Money Magnet: Compounding.

Arbutus Compoundis: the tree that grows money. This is what we’ve all been told money doesn’t do, but wish it would do: grow on trees. We’d all love a tree that grows money. But we’re told they don’t exist, so we dream instead of second best: winning the lottery. (The odds are better, we think…

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Small Changes, Big Consequences

Question: If this is the only thing I accomplish today, will I be satisfied with my day? If not, why not do the one thing that would make the day a success? (Not the 5, 15, or 500. Find one thing that, alone, would make you satisfied with your day or consider it a success.)…

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The Truth About Power.

“Knowing others is perspective, but knowing one’s own self is enlightened; conquering others shows strength, but conquering one’s self shows true power.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching This is why we do the work. Why I do the work: Power. That’s right: not for ethical, moral, or some other socially acceptable reasons – that is, not first…

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TED: Mind V. Matter

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work. In this TED talk, Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc., explains why positive psychology matters: not the world – but the way you see the world, is the biggest determining factor of how you experience it. I’m going to repeat that, because it is a paradigm shift…

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Glass makes a good point – in fact he makes a lot of them. Here they are, taken apart and put back together. Number one: our dissatisfaction is recognition of the gap between our taste and the fruits of our labor; between our potential, and what we are currently actualizing. It is not, as we are…

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The Kind of Negative Thinking I Like

  ‘Assume I have failed to achieve my goal – what’s the most likely reason why that would have happened?’ I was perusing my husband’s MBA assignment the other day and came across this question. – Which I loved. Now if you know me, and the work that I do, you might find that strange:…

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