The author recently returned from a whirlwind seven-campus, three-state college tour with his oldest son. Here’s what he learned about how to stay in the moment, make connections, and be authentic…
Here is a bit of wisdom from Park and Recreation’s Ron Swanson, plus a few tips to help you be more happy and productive today.
- The simple 8-step process to make over your dream schedule-and transform your dream into goals
- The 20-minute exercise to eradicate negative thinking
- 5 tips to stay productive all day long
Have a great day!
“Exciting as it is to cross items off your list, accept this paradox: A good bucket list may grow rather than shrink over time. Because ideally you will grow, rather than shrink over time as well.”
Happy National Dog Day!
Bull Dog. The company bully; the manager or employee who gossips and demeans other employees for his or her own enjoyment and advancement.
Puppy. This is the overly enthusiastic intern or administrative assistant who continually pops out of nowhere to be of help. This person means well but occasionally needs to be crated.
Leg Humper. The sexual harasser who comes in many ages and forms but still does not realize his (or her) sexual come-ons and innuendos are not welcome. Or legal.
Do any of the people in your office who may have these dog-like qualities? Here are a few more that may sound familiar.
Happy National Dog Day! Here are a few tips for a productive week that will hopefully have you feeling as happy as this guy!
- The 30-minute strategy for creating a successful path to your goals
- 5, like, totally awesome public speaking lessons from college admissions guides to use at work
- 6 simple rituals to reach your potential every day
Have a great week!
Happy Sunday! Mondays are hard, but here are a few reads to help you be more productive this week:
- How to organize your day for success
- Borrow these 5 smart startup habits to maximize your productivity
- 6 tips for having productive conversations
Have a wonderful start to your week, everyone.
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“I think tackling my fear is important, because it makes me present and accountable to myself, and keeps me living a meaningful life by testing my limits and my potential. We have no idea what we’re capable of achieving unless we try things and stretch the limits in our minds.”
Here’s one leadership lessons from a Navy SEAL commander:
Survival is not about who’s the strongest or fastest, but who can best adapt to change. Navy SEAL’s are masters of adaptation, being able to operate in jungle, desert or arctic conditions. In comparison, CEOs must adapt to the ever-changing market conditions they face daily and should train their staff to do the same.
Quick question: Which of the following would you like to do over the weekend?
A) Learn a new language
B) Not get lost
C) Discover some awesome new music
D) All of the above (and maybe something more)
If you picked D (or any of the others), we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite free apps of the week.
Good morning! If you’ve felt like you’ve been kicking yourself all week, here are a few tips to help you end the week on a high note:
- 6 habits to help you ride the (inevitable) waves of work stress
- How Kanye is so perplexingly productive
- Everyone at Google is meditating. You should too
Have a great day!
Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.
Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean for your career?
"I wanted specific evidence—evidence that would conjure up detailed memories—that I had an awesome life … I look back on that document of awesomeness, and I go: ‘Wow.’"
Keeping a journal is one easy daily habit that makes life more awesome
Happy Thursday! Here, a few tips to help you be more productive today!
- How you can conquer any deadline
- 5 things you don’t realize about how you spend your time
- Don’t stop believin: music to give your productivity a jolt
Have a great day!
Elmore Leonard, the recently deceased author of 45 novels, including Get Shorty, Hombre, Swag,Raylan, and Glitz (he died at work on his 46th), was reluctant to write about his own writing. But back in 2001 the New York Times convinced him to make a list of his 10 writing rules:
1. Never use the words ”suddenly” or ”all hell broke loose.”
Leonard writes that this rule doesn’t even require an explanation.
2. Use regional dialect, patois sparingly.
“Once you start,” writes Leonard, “you won’t be able to stop.”
3. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
Leonard cites a Hemingway short story in which the only physical description of a couple introduced as the ”American and the girl with him” is: ”She had taken off her hat and put it on the table.” Enough said.