Focus and Simplicity

Steve Jobs once said "The success of Apple Computers was based on focus and simplicity." You need to focus on what you want, where you want to go, and what you want to achieve in life. Although it is important to have these things to focus on, you also want...

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It All Has A Purpose

If you think of the human body in terms of "What is this body part's purpose?", you realize very quickly that everything your body does and can do has a purpose. Your arms have a purpose. Your legs have a purpose. Your ears have a purpose. Even the thickness of...

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The Reticular Activating System

Let's say you just got done eating a huge meal at your favorite restaurant. How many other restaurants do you think you'll pass on your drive home? In hindsight, you're probably remembering several of them. Now, how many do you think you noticed driving home after your meal? I'm willing...

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Proactive vs. Reactive People

There are many ways to tell if someone is a proactive or a reactive person. Although you can usually tell just by the kind of language the person uses, the deciding factor of whether someone is a proactive or reactive person comes down to one thing: how they deal with...

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The Conundrum of Human Nature

How many of you have thought "I'd like to lose some extra weight. I should go to the gym," but you end up sitting on your couch watching TV all night? Why? You already know you want to lose weight. You obviously already know that you need to exercise to...

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The Four Quadrants of Time

Do you find yourself always pressed for time? Maybe you spend most of your day putting out fires and taking care of urgent issues? This all comes from a mis-management of time. To help streamline the management of time, Dr. Covey invented the Four Quadrants of Time. This model helps...

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Beginning with the End in Mind

Let's say you're planning a road trip, but you want to see and do things throughout your trip. What will you do? What will you see? How long can you expect to be on the road? What highway are you going to take? Have you noticed what's missing yet? Our...

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