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Adventure matters more than efficiency

Peak efficiency is an admirable goal. After all, who wants to squander time, energy, and other resources when such waste can be avoided? My personal quest for efficiency has served me well; allowing me to do more than I ever thought possible.  But I have learned that such a quest also requires a word of…

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Energy management trumps time management

It’s a very well known fact: There are only 24 hours in a day. This, of course, is a fixed limitation. Naturally, time management tends to take center stage for those seeking to become more productive. This is understandable and worthwhile, but also somewhat myopic because no matter what strategy takes hold, time still passes….

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Limits don’t set themselves

Someone must draw the line in the sand. But in fear of offending another, or being afraid of letting go of a past routine/habit, or denying there is a problem, we carry on with our daily hustle, avoiding confrontation and setting new limits. Too often we overcommit in the name of overachieving and then overlook…

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More effort does not equal more reward

Many people operate from an unwritten rule stating that a gargantuan, time-consuming task is a reliable indicator of both importance and future reward.   But this logic could not be more flawed – and it’s a very costly misconception. Spending a year on a painting does not guarantee it will be worth more than another completed…

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Time is free, yet absolutely priceless

Assume, at the end of today, you had to invoice yourself for the tasks and activities you completed. What’s the grand total? The hourly rate? Most people struggle to answer these questions because the majority has no idea what their time is worth – they allow others  to decide for them.   Of course, this only…

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