Monthly Archives: May 2011

Are you using psychological warfare…on yourself?

What can we learn about positive thinking from a North Korean POW camp? Quite a bit, according to Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton. In their book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, they examine one of the most effective instances … Continue reading

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Does Getting Organized Have To Be Complicated?

For many years, during the pre-smart-phone era, I tried to use a Day Planner. I loved the idea of a little binder to keep all my important information in one place. I bought dozens of different types of pre-printed pages, … Continue reading

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Clearing Mental Clutter

Your thoughts are racing. You can’t focus on the task at the top of your to do list because the other thirty things you need to do are nagging at you. You can’t sleep, even though you’re tired, because an … Continue reading

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Taking Control of Your Sweet Tooth

I confess, I’ve been putting off taking this week’s small step for more than a month, because even though I know it’s crucial to my health, it’s going to be a little bit harder than the other steps I’ve tackled … Continue reading

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Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 3 – Productivity vs. the Internet

Now that we’ve decluttered our email accounts and our computer hard drives, I’d like to focus on a different type of virtual clutter — the clutter we create in our daily schedules when we get sucked into wasting time on … Continue reading

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