Practice

Practicing Your Backup Plan

We have talked a lot about trying to make life more “anti-fragile” and about creating more “slack” in life, and part of that is coming up with backup plans for when things go wrong. Backup plans are seductive things, because we tend to start them with the idea of “what if something goes wrong? Well, …

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Practice

Three Steps to Better Decisions

I just finished reading Dance with Chance, by a trio of professors who themselves consider their collaboration to be a stroke of luck. I found it to be entertaining, if a little derivative (there was the “usual suspects” quoting people like Kahnemann, Gilbert, Franklin). One refreshing aspect of the entire book, though, was that it did …

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Practice

A Quick Decluttering Practice

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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Love

Love Slack

Leave room – for no good reason. – from Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Can Mean So Much Finished the book! And I have to say that it is one of the most influential and thought-provoking books I’ve ever read. In fact, while I really enjoyed the audio book, I’m going to be going back …

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Life

Dancing the Pauses

Please pause this moment and we can dance between the seconds on the clock. – Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Greggson As I’ve been examining the various places in my life where I don’t have slack, I keep coming back to time. Namely, I have a tendency to over-schedule – either putting things too …

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