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The Infinite Practice

Education discovers an increasing richness in the past, because it sees what is unfinished there. Training regards the past as finished and the future as to be finished. Education leads toward a continuing self-discovery; training leads toward a final self-definition. – James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games There are times when I feel a […]

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I talk a lot about various things I try out, and I don’t always follow up on how they work out. However, there are three things that I’ve been using that have really made a significant difference in the way I work, the things I accomplish, and more. I wanted to share them simply because […]

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I promise, I’m going to get to a practical tool for decluttering in this post. But first I’d like to continue to talk a little more about “slack.” I really see it as “resilience” – the ability to avoid some shocks (such as paying the phone bill on time so that you avoid the shock […]

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Practicing Slack

There's another key concept from the Scarcity book I'm listening to that is the second “game changer” in terms of how I look at the overall concept of meeting needs. It's the idea of slack. The first thing to realize is that this is nothing to do with the term “slacker”; instead, think about having […]

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Jar System Update

So, Gray, how’s your attempt to kickstart money management? I’m glad you asked. The first time around I tried using the Jar System virtually – even used a particular budgeting app called Lumen Trails to track the spending. Total failure. Not only was there not enough room for fluctuating expenses in my “necessities” budget, the rest […]

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Remember the Five-Minute Journal? I love the thing; I extolled its virtues, I recommended you buy the fancy one if you like that kind of thing, I even formatted one for my daughter to try and help her get more centered as she prepares for her boards. However, if you look in my colorful little […]

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What comes to mind when you think of that term, “money management”? In a recent coaching session Johnny Ball, the group coach, suggested that I needed to explore better methods of money management. I responded by explaining that I’d tried many budgets and cutting of expenses and such without it affecting my anxiety around money […]

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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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