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April 27, 2016
Habit Unicorn

Are Habits Like Unicorns?

When it comes to fitness, health, professional and personal success, it is so common for every guru out there (myself included) to discuss the importance of building good habits. The key benefit of a habit is the automaticity of the new behavior that you are now doing every day, especially things you may find difficult to […]
February 11, 2016

Better Every Day Book Club: Mastery by Robert Greene

Robert Greene’s Mastery could also be called Stories of Great People and What May Have Helped Make Them Great. It is well organized with the “Example-Lesson” set-up: an example followed by what/why helped them achieve that greatness, over and over again. This format is really conducive to driving the point across and for the reader to fully understand the […]
November 5, 2014

Congratulations! You are the Master

Congratulations! You are the master. You’ve learned as much as you need to know. If anyone tells you that you could be wrong, or less-than-perfect, don’t you listen to a word they say. Defend yourself and your abilities to the death, never give an inch and don’t take any criticism from anyone. Anyone who says differently […]
October 28, 2014

Time Blocks and Short Lists

Normal to-do lists fail because there is no timeframe. The deadline is “sometime” and there’s no definitive amount of time to dedicate to the task. Change that. When you come up with a list, also indicate how much time you are willing to spend on each task. I like to use two very powerful, simple tools for […]
May 16, 2014

Work or Play? Pain or Pleasure? Can you even feel the difference?

When it comes to training, there is a lot to be said about moderation, sustainability and general caution. However there is a time and a place to get after it, and a time to take it easy. I find the same to be true when it comes to getting things done and actually enjoying your life. […]