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Time Management is Broken—Here’s What to do Instead

Time Management is Broken—Here’s What to do Instead

I admit it - I was lying. For more years than I care to admit I promoted the well-worn myth that there is time for everything. It goes like this… With some good planning and loads of perseverance (cue soundtrack of Chariots of Fire) you can achieve anything.  It’s a...

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The Spiral and the Flywheel

The Spiral and the Flywheel

We all have gaps in life.  You may want to exercise more, eat better, earn more, find a path through a forest of projects, or grow your fledgling start-up.  Gaps are good—we need challenges in life to get us out of bed and give us purpose. Gaps at work give us...

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How to get started on your goals with small wins

How to get started on your goals with small wins

I’ve noticed a problem I think we all share. It’s an insidious disease that seems to have infected pretty well everyone I meet. And there’s no vaccine, surgery, or Ayahuasca ceremony to cure it. What’s the problem? It’s not getting started. People talk a big talk,...

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How to stop procrastinating in 3 simple steps

How to stop procrastinating in 3 simple steps

I have a superpower I want to share with you. No, it’s not Thor-like strength or the web-crawling agility of Spider-Man. But, this superpower will make you feel better, help avoid disastrous outcomes and undoubtedly make you money. I’m talking about the ability to get...

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How to Stay Productive and Sane While Working From Home

How to Stay Productive and Sane While Working From Home

These are strange times. I’m writing this from home. Nothing too unusual there. But, I’m also working from home while on Day 6 of a 14-day isolation during the Covid-19 crisis. My youngest daughter just returned from Myanmar and we are taking all the prescribed...

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Why I Lost My Motivation For Work and What I Did Instead

Why I Lost My Motivation For Work and What I Did Instead

When I was 15 years old my whole world changed. My older brother Dan, fresh back from his second year of whitewater raft guiding in Northern British Columbia had started his own company. He wanted my help. My first job job was painting our newly fabricated rafts in...

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