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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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Your Battery is Low

In the movie About a Boy, Hugh Grant’s financially independent and unemployed character tried to explain how he manages to keep busy: I find the key is to think of a day as units of time, each unit consisting of no more than thirty minutes. Full hours can be a little bit intimidating and most […]

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