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3 Insights from Adam Grant’s “Give and Take”

Could giving be the key to success? Adam Grant’s book Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success suggests there is some real power to the old maxim that it’s better to give than to receive.  He starts the … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Focused and Productive Digital Time

Yes, we need to seek our own version of Walden Pond to find refuge from our hectic digital world, as I wrote about here. But realistically, if your work and lifestyle is anything like mine, you are going to be … Continue reading

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Aligning Big Goals and Daily Habits

With only 8% of resolutions kept , we have reason to be skeptical about goals set around New Year’s. I’ve tended to shun the resolutions as typically approached, focusing on ideas such as “Finding Flow” and “New Year’s Green Lights”. … Continue reading

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Adding a Second Mini-Habit

I’m ten days into my new mini-habit of writing at least 50 words per day.  Happy to report that I’ve easily hit this goal, and enjoyed the process. As anticipated by Stephen’s post on Tiny Buddha, this very easy to reach … Continue reading

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My New Simple Mini-Habit: 50 Words Per Day

50 words a day. I can do that! I was struck by the beautiful simplicity of Stephen’s concept on Tiny Buddha of establishing mini-habits as a way to foster change and improvement. In general, I tend to be on the … Continue reading

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Focus in an Age of Distraction

There’s no small irony that I lost track of the trail hiking down Mount Watatic as I was pondering the Innovation HUB show “Our Multitasking Romance” on WGBH Radio. I’d been listening to the discussion, hosted by Kara Miller, about … Continue reading

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Brief Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, has written another lively book  that sheds new perspectives on an important topic. Outliers: The Story of Success focuses on the factors that lead to success for people, … Continue reading

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Post of the Week: An Adventure of Experiments

I’ve enjoyed chatting with Matthew Liberty on Google+ and Twitter. I believe I first connected with him around our shared interest in wine–he and his wife co-author the Hoot’n Annie blog. Yesterday I had a chance to hear more about … Continue reading

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Beyond the Shadow: Groundhog Day Resolution Check

Growing up in the Boston area, I never got the Groundhog Day concept.  Shadow or not, New Englanders know that we’re typically looking at six plus more weeks of wintry weather on February 2.  Weather-wise, it’s been a bizarre non-winter … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: Shoveling

Digging out from the first snow of the winter, I recalled shoveling with my Dad as a kid. I’d be eager to simply clear enough to get the cars out and be able to walk into the house, but Dad … Continue reading

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