Asking Busy People for Help

Have you ever felt like you need help from a person who is already inundated with requests? You know this person has a full inbox, but you still need help and you know this particular person has the specific help you need. Avoid Taking without Giving When I first started reaching out to people who […]

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Self Esteem and Career

There was a time where I was feeling like I needed a job and would desperately seek any office job that would hire me.  My standards were pretty low at the time.  I’d take a job…any job if: It paid at least $10/hr and It wasn’t back-breaking labor and It wasn’t fast food This led […]

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Deep Thinking Without A Job

One of the things that surprised me the most about not having a 9-5 office job is the creativity and depth of thought I can have in other areas. Originally, my thinking was “hey…I’ll conserve some brain power by taking some bullshit job that doesn’t require much thought, and then I’ll work on my project(s) […]

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Reading a Book in a Day

There have been several days where I’ve listened to a whole audiobook in a day.  If an audiobook is 8 hours long, then if you really focus you can finish that in a day if you make it a priority.  ALSO, you can listen to it at 1.5 or 1.75 or 2X times the speed […]

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Fun Helps Productivity

There can be a tendency to do too much work.  When you start feeling bogged down by work and burnt out…it’s time to stop and completely take your mind off work.  Switch modes.  Switch modes into fun or entertainment or something to take your mind away. There’s levels to this also.  Vacations or group events […]

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Endless Creativity

There’s always something to express!  And something meaningful and valuable too.  One thing I see time and time again is people not being aware of all the options there are to create. I see lots of me-too articles or videos.  A celebrity moves their left pinky and there’s 1000 blogs on it that go something […]

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Keep Going

Have there been any projects where…you dropped the ball and you didn’t pick it back up?  Only to wonder “what if?” years later. What it you had finished that project you wanted to do? There’s some projects I’m sure you’re glad you’re dropped, but do you have any projects that gnaw at you?  In your […]

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Get Your Reps In

I can remember when I’d walk into my piano teachers studio.  I’d say hello, open the books and start to play what I was supposed to have been practicing the throughout the week.  This went one of two ways. After I played there would either be an attitude of disappointment, or there would be praise. […]

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