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How To Stay Focused When Losing Focus Can Get You Killed

Most of us spend around half our lives lost in thought, wandering around the nooks and crannies in our mind, mostly oblivious to the real world right in front of our nose. We miss exits on the interstate. We walk into rooms with no idea why we did such a thing. And now we’ve all […]

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Zen And The Art of Above Ground Pool Maintenance

For years, I hated cleaning the pool. Hated it. It was frustrating. I was constantly thinking to myself and saying out loud to anyone who would listen. “Why am I the one cleaning the pool? I don’t even swim it!” I tried everything to get out of cleaning the pool. For a while we had […]

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The Seinfeld Technique: Becoming Master of Your Domain

It’s my favorite scene in TV Guide’s #1 rated SitCom episode of all time: The Contest from the fourth season of Seinfeld. Kramer leaves Jerry’s apartment after he, Jerry and George notice an attractive woman galavanting around in the buff in an apartment across the street. He returns to the room 53 seconds later, slams […]

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Zen and The Art of Beer League Hockey

Someone asked me once why I liked hockey so much. This was way back, before I had the slightest idea what Zen was or had any idea at all about meditation or being one with the universe. What I told him was this: When I’m playing hockey, there’s no room for anything else in my […]

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The Most Inspiring Speech That Nelson Mandela Never Gave

After 27 years in prison for his actions in the fight against apartheid, after being released from prison and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for that same battle, in 1994 Nelson Mandela was elected as the first black president of South Africa and stepped behind the podium with the eyes of the world upon him […]

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Are You Willing To Chase The Bus?

Before Surgar Ray Leonard became a 6 time world champion professional boxer, before he won the Gold Medal, before he was elected to Boxing Hall of Fame, before he pocketed over $100 Million in purses, and yes, even before Dancing With The Stars, before all that Sugar Ray Leonard was just Ray, a scrawny teenager […]

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How Walter White Made $80 Million: Business Lessons From Breaking Bad

Judging by my social media feeds this morning, everyone in the free world watched the series finale of Breaking Bad last night. Along with their mothers and their parole agents. Best line: “Dear Dexter, this is how you finish off a series.” There was plenty of gore and violence; Heisenberg went out swinging. But for […]

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Pomodoro: The Life Saving Magic of Tiny Tomatoes

Tom Petty was wrong. The waiting is not the hardest part. The hardest part is starting. Almost always. Whether it’s getting up out of bed to go for a run, writing a blog post or picking up the phone to cold call on new sales prospect, overcoming inertia and actually taking that first action is […]

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Work Made Fun Gets Done

In his timeless classic “How To Win Friends and Influence People,” Dale Carnegie tells the story of the president of steel company who pays a visit on the worst performing steel mill in the company. Now he could have yelled and screamed and threatened to fire every employee unless they ramped up production and fast. […]

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Did Your New Years Resolutions Make it Past The Super Bowl?

A full one third of New Years Resolution fall to the wayside before the end of January according to the productivity experts at FranklinCovey. 9 out of 10 don’t make it through the year. But, the good news is, if you’re going to fail, failing fast is the best possible option. Think of it as […]