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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Why Working Less Might Make You More Productive

Why Working Less Might Make You More Productive

Today was a good day. I did very little work. But don’t get me wrong…it was a really productive day. Let me explain. Recent research has looked at how many hours we are actually productive at work. And how much time is spent being distracted. The results are sort of...

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Doing Nothing (On Purpose) – It’s a Fine Art

Doing Nothing (On Purpose) – It’s a Fine Art

Note: this article on doing nothing, originally published in March 2015, was very popular so I decided to sand some rough edges, add more body and give it a new coat of paint. Enjoy. Last night I brewed some Sweet Morocco green tea, turned on the fireplace (something...

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How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

I just got off the phone with a student in my BOSS program. She needed tough love. She was running around in cerebral circles thinking of all the things she should be doing, could be doing, to move her speaking business forward and then - just as quickly - coming up...

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In Praise of Hard Work

In Praise of Hard Work

It wasn’t long ago that factory work, coal mines, lumber and fishing employed more than half our workers That was Hard Work. Nobody was sneaking a peak at Instagram updates, checking their Inbox, or trying to increase their Luminosity score. They came to work to do...

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A most uncommon path to wealth and happiness

A most uncommon path to wealth and happiness

Lots has been written about building wealth. All good stuff about investing, saving, taxes and reducing debt. And I bought into all of it for years. When I had lots of debt, my mantra was “Earn more. Earn more. Earn more. Earn more. Earn more.” I was killing myself,...

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