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Letting the Small Truths Resonate

This past weekend I was at a retreat in Maryland, and I asked a friend to help me with an experiment. It wasn't much of a request: I simply asked her to try and support me in trying to do my morning protocols while the retreat was going on. I've always had trouble keeping up […]

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Do It. Right Now.

My Middle Daughter (who is celebrating her quarter-century mark today) has been working on establishing a “5-Minute Journal” habit for herself. Like any good Personal-Development-Blogger-Dad I saw this as both an opportunity to bloviate to her and come up with a useful practice post. The Problem “I really like the journal,” she said – I’d […]

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I remember when I was talking with my lawyer (who had also been my best friend all through high school) about starting a business. He patiently explained to my non-business brain about the differences between Limited Liability Companies and Sole Proprietorships and the like, and listened patiently as I explained what I was hoping to […]

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Welcome back! After a (supposedly) much-deserved vacation in San Francisco, the blog is back, I’m back…and I’m discouraged. I am not terribly good at this vacation thing. It…confuses me. Part of it is because I live pretty hand-to-mouth. My concept of “paid vacation” is going somewhere that I can do some work with maybe the […]

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The facts are in: over and over, the smartest people around have proven that most of what we would love to attribute to skill in terms of success is much more likely to be a matter of luck combined with the circumstances we find ourselves in. That preference may in fact be part of our genetic makeup […]

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Let’s say you volunteer to be part of a study. It’s pretty simple; you’re told that you’ve been randomly paired with a person you don’t know and will never meet, who is waiting in another room. There are two simple tasks to be assigned, one to each of you. One task will result in a […]

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A while back I mentioned the “Occupy Hand Signals” that I’d experienced during a Lean Coffee workshop. If you are a bit skeptical about it – as I was in the beginning – here’s a quick test-run you can do: At the beginning of the meeting… Start by introducing four concepts: “If you have something to […]

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I mentioned in a past post that I really need to work on my practice of sleeping. Later I got a very friendly email from a bloke named Wally, telling me that he had read the article, liked it, and thought that you (my erstwhile readers) might benefit from a smorgasbord of sleep tips he’d […]

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I’ve talked a lot about the many benefits – both personal and reported – of meditation. It’s one of the few lifehacks that both lives up to the reputation and has been relatively simple to do consistently. Soto zen meditation, as I’ve mentioned, is not very fancy. You don’t get to chant, you don’t get […]

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Get a Pen and Paper: Pop Quiz! Today’s bonus question: what did you do today that you also did yesterday? Can you think of anything? Let’s make it a little harder: did you do it the day before? Did you do it last week? If it is difficult to think of something, maybe you’re trying […]

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