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Are You Actively Lazy?

Are You Actively Lazy?

And after listening to Sogyal Rinpoche’s talk in The Tibetan Wisdom of Living and Dying, I was faced with a deeply unpleasant truth. I was a lazy bum. What made it hurt even more, was the fact that I’d always thought myself hardworking and productive. Afterall, I’m always so busy. And that, is the problem….

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3 Questions To Help You Do More

3 Questions To Help You Do More

I enjoy Zen at Play. The whimsy of the posts doesn’t make them any less wise. I’m sure all of us like the idea of a thing, or two or three more than the reality of it. And that it takes up space and energy (and maybe money) in your life. In on liking the…

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To Speed Up, Slow Down

To Speed Up, Slow Down

Ever rushed things only to find that you get less done – because you made mistakes, overlooked something important, knocked something over and made a mess, or forgot something as you rushed out the door? Happens to me all the time when I find myself in a rush. Unfortunately this tends to create more messes…

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The Key To Reaching Your Dreams: Consistency

The Key To Reaching Your Dreams: Consistency

I love big dreams. I love big visions. I love proclaiming all sorts of awesomeness into this world. But I used to find that many times (more often than not), these “big things” didn’t manifest into my life. For a while, I wondered what the deal was. I had enthusiasm, I had all the right…

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How To Make Better Decisions

How To Make Better Decisions

“You need to remove from your life the day-to-day problems that absorb most people for meaningful parts of their day.” “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” he said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other…

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Focusing On Your Core Competencies Will Make Your Life Better

Focusing On Your Core Competencies Will Make Your Life Better

168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam is giving me plenty of food for thought. One of which is focusing on core competencies. She posits that when you’re doing what you love, or what you’re good at, you will have more energy to be more efficient, productive and effective to do more in your life. Sounds simple…

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There is a genius in all of us.

There is a genius in all of us.

This is a really amazing talk that will resonate with any creative person, especially when we’re having one of our down-in-the-dumps-I’m-so-not-creative moments. It was a life saver for me when I saw it a low point in my creative life. I was in the idea generation module of Idea Rawkstarrs with a deadline looming no…

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How and Why You Should Eat a Live Frog Every Morning

How and Why You Should Eat a Live Frog Every Morning

Imagine waking up and having to eat a live frog before going about on your day’s work. It’s pretty much the worst thing that can happen to you for the rest of the day – once you’ve done that, everything seems easier and you can pretty much do anything! Usually, the worst thing you have…

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Never Be Overwhelmed Again

Never Be Overwhelmed Again

You know, there are some days when I just want to be an ostrich and stick my head in the sand because there’s just so much to do and I don’t know how I’m going to do it. So I’ll tell anyone who would listen that I’m overwhelmed. What do you think of when you…

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