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Ask Yourself: What’s Mission-Critical and What’s a Waste of Time?

How to refocus your time on what really matters. A professor puts large rocks in a jar in front of his class and asks if the jar is full. His class says yes. Then, he puts smaller pebbles in the jar and shakes it until the pebbles are distributed among

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How To Accomplish More In 30 Days Than Most Do In 365

Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day And Control Your Life, has a really powerful exercise to help you realize if you’re seeking approval in the wrong places. He calls it the STUPID GOLDEN STAR Exercise. As Ballantyne asks, “Who is giving you stupid Gold Stars

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Forget About Motivation. Here’s What You Need to Succeed

I’m not highly motivated. I don’t have amazing willpower or self-control. I don’t get up at 6 am to read, meditate, drink a green smoothie, and run 10K. That’s because I don’t believe in motivation. Instead, I’ve built systems and habits that remove my internal drive from the equation. So, whether

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Not All Stress Is Bad — How to Take Control of Yours

Exposure to some stress can make you more resilient and teach you how to react to future stressors I can’t walk downtown without passing a hole in the wall that’s being converted into a yoga studio. Every time I visit the app store on my phone, yet another new meditation app is

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Fakers are Everywhere: Here is What Should Really Impress You

We attract what we constantly think about. We live in a world that is focused on flash, and not fire. Focused on appearance and not substance. Focused on puffing our chests but not rolling up our sleeves and having guts. It is time for that to change. Now, we all

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5 Steps To Escape The “I’ll Start Tomorrow” Trap

You’ve probably heard something similar to the following phrase: It’s better to spend 5 minutes per day learning a new language than 5 hours once per month. It’s better to do anything daily than sporadically. If you do something daily, your chances of mastering it are very high. The challenge

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15 Unfortunate Reasons People Give Up On Their Dreams

It’s a sad truth in life that the vast majority of people give up on their dreams. Sometimes it happens early. A kid is told by his or her parents that whatever they’re aiming for is impossible to reach. Sometimes it happens later. You get older, tired, and instead of

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How to Stop Doing It All — and Still Have Everything You Want

“It is that a meaningful life is not a matter of speed or efficiency. It’s much more a matter of what you do and why you do it, than how fast you get it done.” — Stephen R. Covey In his book, “First Things First,” Covey reminds us that learning to

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How to Detox Your Entire Life for your Next Evolution

The Ultimate Guide I am a huge fan of doing a cleanse twice a year that detoxifies my body from all the crap I have been feeding it over time and thus has accumulated in the form of toxins along my intestinal walls (yikes!). 7 days of only vegetables &

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This 6-Word Sentence Will Give You Complete Freedom And High Performance

The worst possible advice is to “lower your expectations.” Instead, it is far more powerful to: “Expect everything and attach to nothing.” — Carrie Campbell The recent hit film, Molly’s Game, written and produced by Aaron Sorkin, is about the story of Molly Bloom. She grew up in Colorado, moved

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