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“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen Goodman Between 1980 and 1984 there was a show called That’s Incredible!. Hosted… Read More

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

Sometimes I wish I could have known years ago what I know now. I’m guessing I’m not the only one. But things are complex and the more you recognize this fact along with a bit more patience for yourself and others, I’m guessing, the happier you are. Proof of this can often be found on Facebook where people are fond of posting their trials of being surrounded by so many other incompetent… Read More

If you are like me, you love planning vacations – love every detail from the travel to the activities to the food – especially the food! What’s a place you’ve always wanted to visit? Think of your dream adventure destination and now really picture it. And now imagine you finally get to go, but there is one catch. It will only be for a weekend, just one weekend and you will never… 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

        Doing Something > Doing Nothing Doing Nothing > Pretending to do Something

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

I was recently reminded of Alan Watts’ short diatribe about following one’s passion. I’m about to assist in a new art piece, and for it I was asked what I’d buy if money were no object. It’s an odd question because ‘money actually isn’t an object’.  Now, I know what they meant but money, like wealth and worth are relative ideas.  Misunderstanding these things as finite kinds of commodities is a reason… Read More

“Letters are just pieces of paper,” I said. “Burn them, and what stays in your heart will stay; keep them, and what vanishes will vanish.” – Haruki Murakami, from Norwegian Wood I must have read more than a dozen books and hundreds more posts and essays on ‘minimalism’ in recent years.  The quote above is not about minimalism of course but Murakami is my favorite writer and with only 23 words, he… Read More

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