Tag Archives: Change

What are you doing for the next 30 days?

May 24, 2016

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy The next 30 days will come and go, but will you learn anything new? Will you have new adventures? Will you conquer any fears? These ideas inspired one man to find out by trying new things, one 30-day segment at […]

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What do you do when you’re waiting for permission?

January 20, 2016

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“You don’t have to be good to start … you just have to start to be good!” ― Joe Sabah I have a dear friend who is flailing from working under a mediocre leader, but he can’t ever garner enough courage to suggest changes. I know another person who is making plans to do great […]

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Did you notice?

January 19, 2016

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How hard can it be to count the number of passes between these teams? Can you get the correct number the first time through or do you have to watch it again? Is this more difficult for people in England than for those of us in the Colonies?  Take the quick little test… The challenge […]

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The One-Resolution New Year

December 30, 2015

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Everyone is writing about their resolutions this week and I’ve read many of the articles with interest and have decided to stick with my tried and true approach: keep it simple. I’ve explained myself before, but here’s a reminder in case you missed that post. I’ve never been a person to make many New Year’s […]

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What you gain when you lose your phone.

December 9, 2015

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I lost my phone Thanksgiving week (see photo) which was idiotic, annoying, and decidedly a “first world” problem. What it wasn’t was completely awful. In fact, after the first several hours of not reaching for my device, I felt like I was focusing better. I looked out the car window at California passing by. I […]

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The way sadness contributes to life

September 15, 2015

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This short video illustrates how sadness improves our ability to show compassion and express empathy. The soothing tones and elegantly simple graphics drew me in and whispered an essential truth, “The good life is not one immune to sadness, but one in which suffering contributes to our development.” I don’t know if anyone would actually […]

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12 Ways to Stay off the Ledge

September 3, 2015

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“At singing time, she said I sang too loud. At counting time, she said I left out sixteen. Who needs sixteen? I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.”   – Alexander (as told to author Judith Viorst) Some days you wake up and everything seems to […]

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How do you get out of a rut?

August 24, 2015

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What makes you feel stuck? Is it monotony? Tackling the same thing day after day? Boring routines Repetitive tasks Predictable conversations Long drives No college football A certain amount of predictability is fantastic, particularly when the consistency leads to things like food on the table, dependable sleep, and healthy relationships. But no one really wants […]

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Stop doing something today

December 8, 2014

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“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.” […]

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Where do you need to change your habits?

December 4, 2014

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy I worked in the same building in Atlanta, Buckhead Plaza, for 17 years. I took great pride in switching up my route to work as much as possible.  The Californian in me tries to find new routes, plus taking new […]

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