Monthly Archives: January 2015

Three Magic Words are…

…Write It Down! 1) Do you want increase your productivity? Write It Down. Think on paper and consider your top concerns, assumptions, questions, goals, projects, and tasks. 2) Do you want to increase your creativity? Write It Down. Record your observations, conversations, ideas, insights, answers, solutions, crazy thoughts, and wild memes. Simple advice? Yes. Easy? No! Think of all […]

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Avoiding Groupthink

Rub-a-dub-dub,  Three men in a tub; And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker, The candlestick-maker; Turn ’em out, knaves all three! It is common for individuals to seek out people of the same race, gender, educational level, and SES; however, gathering like-minded people is an awful strategy for finding the best […]

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Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch Former Disney Imagineer and Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an inspired (and inspiring) man who passed away at age 47 due to pancreatic cancer. Although he knew he was dying, he did […]

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T.A.R.G.E.T. Goals

Here is another useful acronym that I’ve developed for focused and rapid goal setting: T.A.R.G.E.T. Goal setting is the process that allows one to hit a bull’s eye. Without an identified objective, how can one aim much less hit a specific target? For every goal, you identify these major six attributes: T – Tangible A […]

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