Achieve Peace, Mindfulness Without Meditation

Add some Zen to your personal space, both at home and in the office. If zen for you involves traditional items like a small Buddha statue, desktop Zen garden or Bonzai tree, great.

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Silence does not automatically equal success Peace comes in many forms Removing the negative can be just as valuable as adding the positive The benefits of meditation are lauded and proven. No one is arguing that whether it’s a few quiet moments in the morning, a peaceful, solo run at lunch or a full-out, 20-minute […]

Take a Vacation from Coasting

Summer break isn’t a great excuse for missing goals, neglecting to return correspondence or failing to line up prospects once your actual vacation ends.

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It’s summer. Unofficially, anyway, but we all know that Memorial Day tends to usher in thoughts of long weekends, visions of oceanic horizons and feelings of the sand between our toes. Those are just a few of the beauties displayed by this wonderful season. And don’t get me wrong, I want you to enjoy it. […]

Releasing the Reluctance

Just because I don’t like the sound of cold calling, however, doesn’t mean that I avoid it at all costs. There are many things in life we don’t love. Taxes, root canals, maybe even extended visits with in-laws. But that doesn’t mean we don’t do them. In fact, the penalty for avoiding these types of critical tasks is often far greater than if we just bit the bullet, worked our way through the discomfort and moved on with our day.

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What I’m about to say is going to surprise you: I hate the term “cold calling” too. For some reason, there’s just nothing warm and fuzzy about the name, or about the fact that a complete stranger just rang you at an inopportune time with a proposal you didn’t request. There. I said it. Just […]

Distraction Distress

Idle conversation, newspapers, video games, text messages, emails, even mindless eating can all act as time fillers, making us feel “busy” when all they really do is detract from the task at hand.

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Everyone knows I’m a big fan of minimalism. I think anything that simplifies your life while requiring you to prioritize what matters most is a good thing. Living with less also has other benefits, however. One of the biggest is a clear focus. It’s amazing how deeply you can hone your attention when you remove […]

Routine Maintenance

Continue to craft and hone the habit once it’s established, remaining unafraid to alter or altogether drop any activity that no longer produces viable results. Chances are there is another parallel opportunity that can harvest the same crops.

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You might have noticed I talk a lot about habits on this blog and whether they are good or bad. Obviously, any activity that produces positive results with little to no downside is something you want to incorporate into your life on a regular basis, be it daily, monthly or even annually. The danger of […]