HUGH CULVER

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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Hey drama queen, maybe it’s time to embrace routine.

Hey drama queen, maybe it’s time to embrace routine.

I’m having a boring week. And I’m loving it. Before I get to explaining what I mean, let me tell you about the kind of week I don’t love. It usually starts with no plan for the week (my Flight Plan is essential for feeling grounded and on top of my game) and goes...

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Seriously, You Need to Stop Checking Email in the Morning

Seriously, You Need to Stop Checking Email in the Morning

At the risk of repeating what I think is becoming increasingly obvious, we have all become idiots. Or at the very least, victims of the urgent. Let me explain. And, by the way, if you do what I am going to recommend in this post you could free up at least one hour of...

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Why I am quitting stupid, petty, small thinking

Why I am quitting stupid, petty, small thinking

This is the time of year I freak out. And it’s not about last minute Christmas shopping. Or rushing to finish up projects before the holidays. What freaks me out is more of a slow-burning, can’t-escape-it feeling. Here it is: I worry that next year will be more or...

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Please stop making To-Do lists that don’t work

Please stop making To-Do lists that don’t work

There’s something seductive about making a list - especially at year end. Our Disney-like dream is that everything we list will - poof! - magically get done. So, we pull up a chair, grab our favourite pen, and with firm chin (whatever that means), open our journal to...

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The greatest time management lesson nobody ever teaches

The greatest time management lesson nobody ever teaches

This time management lesson might seem too simple to be of value. But, once you try it — just like chocolate dip on an ice cream cone — you’ll never go without again. I’ll tell you what that lesson is in just a minute. But first, I ask you to close your eyes (actually...

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