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A Sense of Urgency

A well-documented, common trait of highly successful people is a strong “sense of urgency”.  An atmosphere of urgency creates an atmosphere of achievement – as they say. This is not the same as being stressed out and hectic.  A sense of urgency is about respect – respect for your own time, respect for the time […]

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Speed Listening Audiobooks

I posted last July that I like to listen to AudioBooks and how the iPhone Audible apps is oh so spectacular. My preference is to listen to non-fiction books – business, personal development, etc – and read fiction.  One of the reasons for this is that non-fiction can be delivered in a scientific or somewhat […]

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Reactive vs Responsive

It may seem to you like nothing more than semantics, but there is a significant difference between these two words – reactive and responsive. Reactive is in the heat of the moment. It is knee-jerk. It is emotional. Fight or flight. When you react you are typically using your “lizard brain”. You lash out. You […]

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Listen to Audiobooks

I have always been a big fan of audiobooks. Did you know that you can get the equivalent of a university education in terms of classroom time during your commute to work in just a few years?  Most university students spend 10 hours or so per week in class and about 250 hours per year; […]

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Three Rules for a More Productive Life

The lack of an effective system for managing tasks and time can leave you feeling over-whelmed and under pressure. It amazes me that time management (or task management) systems like Seven Habits or Getting Things Done are not taught in school as the positive impact that they can make on someone’s life is immeasurable. I […]

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