Goal Setting
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Do You Still Need a “Fallback”?

I began my college career as a piano performance major. In my first week of piano lessons with a very strange German teacher, I heard these words (written phonetically so you’ll understand the thickness of this man’...

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Create a Productive Morning Routine

How you start your day is how you’re going to live your day. And how you live your day is the way you live your life.” – Louise Hay Being deliberate about how you spend your time in the morning is an essential...

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The Correlation Between Risk and Speed

So I’m hanging out over on one of my favorite websites, Kickstart Kitchen and their founder Jules Taggart wrote something that literally kickstarted me in an article titled “Calculated Risks for Business Success ...


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Jobs in Your 20s – What You Need to Learn from Them

There will be times at every stage in your career where you say, “Why am I putting up with this bullshit?” There will be times when you feel like you’re not learning enough. And when it comes to your 20s, spec...

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5 Basic Tips To Get In A Productive Groove

Flow is key. With it, we feel a rhythm that is pleasing to the soul. And with it, our life isn’t filled with procrastination, distraction, overwhelm, missed deadlines, etc. Things just come together well. Without it, well...

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A Kick in the Pants from the Universe

A very wise friend of mine recently told me, “You’re right where you’re supposed to be,” and I had an argument with him about it. The rational, question-asker, seeking answers with show-me-proof part of me called a bull...


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Want To Be A Productive Person? Choose Your Journeys Wisely

You are always on a journey. You are reading this article. That’s a journey. When you watch your favorite TV show – that’s a journey. For example, if you watch The Biggest Loser, you go on a journey where there are extrem...

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Leap First, Think Later

I used the photo above as an illustrator to a post a few months ago, and later was pleasantly surprised when a young woman exuberantly contacted me to tell me it was her in the photo. She was excited that the photo had begun to...

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Not a Ladder, A Jungle Gym

In May, at Harvard’s “Class Day”, the COO of Facebook and women’s business rockstar Sheryl Sandberg gave the world another of her incredible speeches – and with it came another quote that every wom...


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Avoiding “Blue” Mondays

Confession: I am addicted to Gallup polls. I love surveys. I love polls. I love analytical data connected to people. It makes me excited. What I love most about Gallup polls is that they’re full of “no shit, Sherloc...