Category Archives for "Mindset"

The Spiritual / Emotional Side of Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done, David Allen's Breakthrough Book

I have been implementing Getting Things Done for about a month.  There is one aspect of this program that I didn’t expect from reading the book. Specifically, implementing GTD’s program of “closing open loops” very quickly oriented me to processing open emotional loops. For perhaps the first five days of the program, I was simply getting […]

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Leaping for Hero May Keep You at Zero

Hero or Zero?

If you see yourself in a “heroic role,” this may be ego driving what you’re thinking about. That doesn’t mean that what you are thinking about doing is not your calling, but it may mean that the emphasis is off. This off emphasis may keep you from achieving these goals until you get your values […]

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On Insisting On Clarity Before Its Time

Insisting On Clarity

Insisting on clarity before its time doesn’t work. This:Leads to tension.Leads to rushing and forcing.Far better to:Know that you will get clarity as needed and in a timely fashion.Find a way to make daily progress rather than obsess in loops–or insist on total clarity before its time.Accept that life has its own pacing.Enjoy the ride.

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Focus = Letting Go

Focus Gets Your Farther Faster

Focusing means letting go. Letting go of:Things you don’t care about anymorePipe dreams–so you can focus on real dreamsSo many goals that you don’t make deep progress towards anyNegative emotions that drain your energyRegrets from years pastResentments from years pastExpectations that things will go exactly as you plannedHere’s a suggestion. Every day for ten days, […]

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Are You an Information Hoarder?

Are You an Information Hoarder?

Are you an information hoarder?  We’ve all seen those dreadful shows on television that follow people around who stuff their homes, yards, and lives with all sorts of pointless nick knacks, old magazines, and other items.  It’s a sad state of affairs, and our hearts goes out to these folks. I’m sure you don’t have such […]

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Which Theater Exit Do You Use?

Which Theater Exit

When you leave the movie theater, which exit do you use?  Have you ever noticed those exits at the bottom of the theater next to the screen?  Have you ever thought about whether those exits are closer to where you parked? If you aren’t thinking about this, why aren’t you?  Are you just “going with […]

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Bite-Sized Blog Posts

Many of my blog posts are short. This is on purpose.  I am working to shift your thinking on earning, saving, and investing.  This shift happens by challenging assumptions and planting seeds. Bite-sized posts are like mental seeds.  They make you think a moment.  Then you move on.  But the seed germinates. I hope these […]

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