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Pre-Performance Rituals For Better Performance At Work

  When we aim to improve a specific task or function, we usually focus on the task itself. Nothing wrong with that line of reasoning. However, if we only focus on the task at hand, we are then leaving money on the table so to speak. Pre-performance rituals have long been studied for their ability to help athletes perform better on the field. You might…

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Create Momentum: Strategies For Overcoming Procrastination

You are probably very familiar with procrastination. For many, procrastination becomes a life-long shadow, following them around wherever they go. Always on hand to help them delay the important work that they need to be doing. Always postponing their dreams and desires until a later stage. The biggest lie that procrastination tells us is that there is time, that it is ok to delay now…

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Stop Listening To Podcasts

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ~ John Locke Have you jumped on the podcast train yet? If not, you should. And then you should stop. Podcasts are the holy grail of content consumption. You can drive and walk and wash dishes while being injected with useful information through your ear canals. But,…

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An Exercise In Power

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer Today, walk up to someone, anyone, and tell them: “You are responsible for my success.” or; “You are responsible for my happiness.” Bit of a crazy thing to do, right? Yet we do it all the time. We expect others to fill the gaps in our lives, to open doors for us,…

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The breakdown between cause and effect

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” ~ John Quincy Adams Never let the lack of immediate feedback discourage you from sustaining a course of action. For some actions there is a delay between cause and effect. The reason for this is that the results of certain actions are so small that they seem invisible. To make them…

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Become Something

“The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.” ~ Carl Jung Carl Jung has said many great things. This is one of them and it applies to all areas of life: “The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.” Sometimes, we…

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