Getting back to work after time off

Happy 2019! If you’re like me, this is your first day back at work after the holidays. And like me, you might have some anxiety about it. It can feel overwhelming to go from unstructured time back to the scheduled work world. You may also be feeling less than successful because some of the things […]

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The 7 Habits Revisited

Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was originally published in 1989 and has sold many millions of copies in the past 29 years. I originally read it in 1995, before marriage, children, or having a real job. I rarely revisit books once I have finished them. There are many great books that I […]

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How I read nonfiction books

Early in my adult life, I was not an avid reader. I knew how to read, but it was more mechanical, not an enjoyable pastime. I believe part of the problem was that I didn’t really know how to read a book–sure I could read each word and understand what they meant, but I didn’t really […]

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How to motivate yourself

Ever have something you need to do, but you just can’t make yourself do it? It might be a mundane task like mailing your Christmas cards, studying for a test, finishing a book, writing a sales proposal, or starting that blog that you’ve always meant to start. Not only are you not making progress on […]

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How I stopped procrastinating

Earlier in my life I had a big problem with procrastination–putting off doing things that I needed to do. I think I mainly did this because I was anxious about actually doing the thing, or I felt I would not do a good job, which prevented me from getting started or finishing. In the latest […]

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