The Truth About Your Factory Settings

Guten tag! I’m writing this trip in the midst of a visit to the lovely country of Germany. The whole family is really into it. This being said, and despite LOTS of planning, not everything has gone as…planned. My finest example? Our reservation at a hotel located smack dab in the middle of all the action in Munich. Which didn’t actually have ...
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The Problem with How You Spend Your Time

There’s a dangerous trend afoot.  And it has to do with this thing: Yes, that’s my planning calendar (and yes, I have a paper planning calendar. Keep those comments to yourself, please.) You might notice the calendar is pretty filled up…lots of meetings and commitments and things to do. But this dangerous trend isn’t about how busy I am.  It’s a...
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A Tale of Two Freak-Outs

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though Santa was not involved, both of my personal incidents were still special in their own way, and each actually had a different fix. Yet, in the end, they both pointed to the same, spectacularly dramatic lesson ab...
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Why Work-Life Balance is Bogus…and How to Get it Anyway

Recently I found myself tackling an ambitiously crazy to-do list. I decided to update my website, start writing my new book, get new client business, keep my blog going and join an extremely well-connected new committee. Oh, and I wanted to have a little fun, too. I told myself it was completely doable. I just needed to focus on my work-life balance, to c...
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The Surpisingly Simple Way to Get Unstuck

I’m about to use you to get unstuck. So thanks in advance. About three months ago I figured out the topic of my next book. I loved the idea, the tone…even the snappy title I thought of. My book would be the next big thing! (assuming that other book got out of the way, that is...) I couldn’t wait to get started. But I didn’t. For the next two and a half ...
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