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I’ve written about time management more than once. Maybe it’s the forty-something in me but I’m obsessed with it. There is no commodity more valuable than time. Jim Rohn would say that effective time management is the best-kept secret of the rich (rich meaning successful, not wealthy) and I could not agree more. I also learned many years ago that time management is a kind of misnomer because you can’t actually manage… Read More

I had an opportunity to share a favorite story and lesson with my 7-year-old daughter recently… Mayumi runs her own dog walking and pet sitting business.  Occasionally, as a part of her service, we’ll even sit at our own home for a few hours to keep a pooch company.  A while back it was Baxter, a white terrier from the 17th floor who came for a visit.  I was cooking dinner and… Read More

My good friend Robert recently reminded me that, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is just the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” It’s a quote by the late teacher, Jim Rohn. (See Lessons Of A Lifetime.) It’s was also the foundational concept of basketball’s legendary coach and leader, John Wooden. This might offend you: I was lurking, I’ll admit it. I couldn’t help it. On my flight to Phoenix… Read More

I’m flying to Hawaii today for some exercise and meditation. I take these trips at least a few times a year; usually for just a few days but sometimes longer. I regularly practice meditation and gratitude during these ‘resets’ too but like yoga, these things are very difficult to master. To calm your mind, to focus and hold one’s attention for more than thirty seconds let alone hours can take years of… Read More

John Krakauer, Bruce Lee and Anonymous walk into a bar… 1. Any challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn’t a challenge at all. – John Krakauer 2. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it simply serves as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee 3. Study the world and you gain knowledge, study yourself and you gain enlightenment. – Anonymous Shortly after moving to the west coast… Read More

Dan Gilbert first introduced me the concept of impact bias and positive psychology. Here at TED 2014 he explains why our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong.

Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer now dead, and I were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island. I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel ‘Catch-22′ has earned in its entire history?” And Joe said, “I’ve got something he can never have.” And I said, “What on earth could that be, … Read More

1. This is a story about some of the most expensive advice I ever received. 2. Expensive is not the same thing as overpriced. In 2010 I hired a well known leadership coach at a cost of thousands. As did my wife. We were both feeling quite well about our lives and respective careers but we knew we had so much more we could still learn, achieve and contribute to others as… Read More

Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities… And don’t spend your time lookin’ around For something you want that can’t be found When you find out you can live without it And go along not thinkin’ about it I’ll tell you something true The bare necessities of life will come to you. -Baloo In hindsight, I probably first… Read More

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