March 4, 2013

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Hey, it’s not boring!

When you’re getting dogged by the resistance, not doing the things you know you should be doing, and avoiding the difficult stuff you know you want to do, you may find yourself bored a lot. Being bored sucks. Nothing is quite interesting enough or fun enough. The projects or activities you actually want to accomplish […]

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December 31, 2012

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A few tips on goal-setting

For the last few days, I’ve been conducting an Annual Review of my work in 2012 and planning for 2013. We all know it’s important to set goals. But what good is a goal if you can’t measure it? I’ve actually done quite a bit of research on this subject. In my past life as […]

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November 28, 2012

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I’m working at Starbucks

“I’m working at Starbucks.” What does that mean? When you read the title what did it mean to you? When I texted that sentence to my friend, I thought its meaning was perfectly clear. Later, I learned the meaning depends on your perspective. My perspective has changed. I’m part of a new work world now. […]

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November 6, 2012

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Respect the notebook

Capture your ideas now. Don’t wait. Especially for those of us starting new projects and ventures, you can’t know when a great idea will strike. Don’t say: Oh, I’ll make a note of that in a little while when it’s more convenient. If something is crystallizing in your head, you gotta grab it while it’s […]

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September 24, 2012

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When you’re feeling stuck, help someone else

Yesterday, I was the host, leader and lone attendee at a vigorous weekly planning meeting. “We” created a detailed plan for the workweek including project plans, activities, start and end times. Plenty of productivity plus built-in downtime. Sunday evening was relaxed and fun knowing that everything had its place in the schedule for the week […]

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