Tag Archives: Priorities

Summer Hours

May 31, 2016

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Teach us to number our days,     that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 I’m ridiculously excited about having the kids around this summer, but I realize I’m going to need to redeem the hours when they are typically in school in order to get some work done. This requires reshuffling priorities and […]

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What to do when you don’t know where to focus

May 18, 2016

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“Focusing is about saying ‘No.’” Steve Jobs For the past couple of years I’ve been inundated with ideas.  When you’re starting a new business, this probably comes with the territory. However, recently I’m convinced that having an idea shouldn’t be enough to get my attention. Many ideas are too cheap, too distracting to warrant my […]

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Getting Started

May 16, 2016

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“Even if you’re on the right track,  you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”  Will Rogers What if this was the week you started something you’ve been avoiding?  Maybe you’ve looked at yourself in the mirror and you KNOW what  you need to do next; you know how to get on the right […]

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Working Smarter

May 9, 2016

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“You have more than three tabs open!” Josh Phenix, 11 There’s an art exhibit in New York, underwritten by the Public Art Fund called How to Work Better.  The ten steps are painted on the side of a building in lower Manhattan (Houston & Mott St) as a reminder to all who pass to stick […]

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Lists I Make

April 27, 2016

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“The only thing more important than your to-do list is your to-be list. The only thing more important than your to-be list is to be.” Alan Cohen In the past two days I’ve come across no fewer than five paper lists, three electronic lists, two flip pad lists, and one white board list.  I usually […]

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Productive Procrastination

March 31, 2016

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My house is spotless when I’m avoiding something unpleasant. The hamper is empty, the laundry baskets are in their homes, even mending is handled. My closet wasn’t much use in my stall tactics because it’s been  in order since I tried the Kon-Mari method. I bring out the label maker and make sure the pantry […]

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Forget Identity Crisis

March 15, 2016

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“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein I’m so excited for you to check out this TED talk because Meg Jay has some real gems in store for you. I particularly love her idea of ignoring any said “identity crisis” and instead shifting your focus […]

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Stop wasting your time

March 7, 2016

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“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.” Seneca I never think of being “stingy” as a good thing, but maybe Seneca has a point. Maybe I should treat every […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Never Say You’re Busy

March 3, 2016

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When I was in business school years ago, I had a friend, Mike, who was a newspaper reporter.  This was before there was a 24-hour news cycle and people bought printed papers.  That meant Mike had to hit an afternoon story deadline in order to get published in the morning paper. Mike would spend his […]

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Prioritizing Sleep

February 3, 2016

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“Now, blessings light on him that first invented sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and […]

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