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Essentially

Ever feel like you’re being pulled in too many directions? Like you’re trying to do it all? Like you can’t get a moment of peace? It’s unsettling, unhealthy and unsustainable. It keeps you from achieving everything you want. Greg McKeown, in his book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” lays out a solid set of tactics for …

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Meaningfulness

Chasing happiness can make you downright unhappy. Why? Because happiness is the quick-rush, simple carbohydrate of emotions. More money makes us happy. More cars make us happy. More attention makes us happy. And so, we feel full for a while, but the feeling often disappears very quickly. And then, we feel empty. And lonely. And …

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Self-awareness

Lack of self-awareness is a problem. It can lead to anxiety, broken relationships, lower happiness, and reduced performance. On the flip-side, high self-awareness happens to be the secret ingredient for leadership greatness. Organizational psychologist and author Tasha Eurich has researched and written extensively on the subject: “People who are high in internal self-­awareness tend to …

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Advice

Healthy collaboration is a necessity for almost any endeavor. We need peers, partners – and bosses – to do our best work and accomplish big things. And let’s face it, our bosses (or clients) are the most important ones to enlist – and please. They are the ones that evaluate performance and decide things like …

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Actions

Email is still the personal and professional dashboard of our lives for the most important things. This is why I like this simple productivity method so much and have adopted it in my own daily routine. Email can feel like a tsunami sometimes, but this one email will really stand out because it’s the one …

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Think

We’ve become a society of snap judgments. We often guess at the right answer. We frequently rush important decisions. We sometimes speak or act before thinking. Too many business leaders jump to the first conclusion, without evaluating all the evidence. A lack of meta-cognition — thinking about thinking — also drives overconfidence. When Thomas J. …

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Brilliant

Tara Mohr is all about playing big. As an expert on women’s leadership and well-being (read her bio) Mohr says that women are sometimes simply too comfortable with keeping a low profile and staying in the background. I’ve shared these before and it’s because they’re so spot on and inspiring. Here are Mohr’s “10 Rules …

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Abundance

It’s easier than ever these days to sit around and ruminate about what you don’t have, what’s not working, and how pedestrian your life feels. A quick glance at a perfectly curated social media feed can quickly send you reeling into insecurity, resentment and anxiety. Thinking too much about what others have wastes valuable time …

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Work

Author Stephen King is prolific. The science fiction/horror writer has written 54 books. When asked about the secret to his success, he simply answers: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” James Michener wrote 40 books – epic novels about his favorite places like “Alaska,” “Hawaii” …

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Daring

Shame can be incredibly destructive. That painful feeling of humiliation that we experience from making mistakes can keep us small, afraid and resentful and impede wholehearted living which is the key to other achievements in family, business and community. That is the simple thesis from Brene Brown, a renowned researcher on shame, fear and scarcity …

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