Category Archives for Motivation

You Should Probably Do More Boring Work

If you’ve known me for any time at all, you know that I love renovating old houses. I love the transformation that can happen when you take good bones and apply modern conveniences to create one-of-a-kind

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One Simple Question

Sometimes you go to conferences and think, “Eh, that was ok. I got a few good ideas that I can implement.” Other times you go to an event and walk away with a life-changing epiphany. The latter

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Ketchup Day

I was chatting with a friend the other day about productivity, while my friend’s 11-year old played in the background. In the middle of the conversation, the child interrupted and asked, “Why do you

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The same guy doesn’t win the Superbowl and World Series

Have you ever noticed that there is not one single athlete in the history of sports who has been part of a championship team and then has then gone on to win another major championship in another sport? Tom

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The Power of “Or”

As a child, I loved the School House Rock shows on Saturday morning TV. “I’m Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here” and “Three Is A Magic Number” were staples of my childhood

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Why Superman Never Swims

Have you noticed that you never see Superman fighting crime in the water? Okay, there isn’t as much crime in the ocean as in Metropolis, but even when there are villains lurking in the seas, Superman

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Six Business Lessons From An 11-year Old Boy

UPDATE: I originally wrote this post last year when we were scheduled for a monster (for Virginia) snow storm. This past week weather predictions were for about 8″ of snow for Saturday. Imagine my

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Is Your Car More Valuable Than You Are?

As I was sitting at the auto service center yesterday I was reflecting on how much money we put into maintaining our vehicles vs. how much we put into maintaining ourselves. A typical American driver might

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Do You Have Both Of These Success Traits?

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately into the differences between people who make success look easy and those who work like dogs just to keep up. Here are two of the things I’ve uncovered. The

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Are You Setting Yourself Up For A Painful Fall?

You gotta love summer – it’s vacation time for most of the country. In fact, I just got back from two weeks in Bali myself. There is nothing like traveling outside your everyday world to give yourself

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