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I Can’t Focus. How to Learn to Focus.

First understand the do-or-die importance of focus. “If you don’t learn to focus, you will have a shallow and unrewarding life without any meaningful achievements.” Derek Sivers  That is worth repeating. “A shallow and unrewarding life.” That’s bad. You Need to Learn to Focus So make it a priority. Yes it’s hard.  The world is […]

Setting Goals for 2017

If you are reading this via email, watch the video on the blog: Setting Goals for 2017 Each year I decide on a few words that set the theme for the year.  Last year was Connect, Create, Complete.  This year I have set Unconditional Peace of Mind as the theme. I will explain more on what […]

How the US President Plans his Days

Do you plan your days, or do your days run as a reaction to what pops up?  In Washington DC, one of our EO leaders at the EO Leadership Academy was Christoph Magnussen – here in this he shares a tip we learnt about how to take control of your day. This is a lesson […]

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Purpose and Vision Beats Opportunism

Two Approaches to Life My friends live their lives in one of two contrasting ways: Guided by a Long term Vision for their Lives Take Opportunities as they come In the short term, the opportunists made great early progress.  I have one friend who changed job every 1-2 years in the investment banking industry.  Each […]

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Freedom is not Fun

“You can take my life, but you cannot take my freedom” William Wallace (through the mouth of Mel Gibson) Freedom sounds like good stuff.  Generations have fought and died to allow us the individual freedom that we enjoy today. Freedom is not the freedom from something, it is the freedom to choose to do or not […]

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The Urgent and The Important

In a 1954 speech to the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, former U.S. President Eisenhower said: “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” Robert Glazer shared this simple but powerful life management tool on his blog today […]

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Are you motivated by Pain or motivated by Gain?

Pain or Gain? There are two fundamental drives to human action: Avoidance of Pain Seeking of Gain. This is how we work. There are no other external causes of action. We take action when we truly believe: It will avoid a Pain, or We truly believe it will deliver a Gain. If I am not […]

TEDx Talk Summary: Who would you bet on?

3 Ingredients for Success in Life @Saminsights shared a wonderful 1 page graphic summary of my TEDx talk from 2013. Something different today. I was so impressed by this TED talk by Conor Neill, that I had to synthesize it in a drawing. Check out the link in my bio for the video. Also, let […]

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Fear of an Ordinary Life, Part 2

I ran out of battery on my iphone this afternoon while sitting in starbucks.  I was waiting for 2 people.  I had to stay.  It was good that I ran out of battery, because I ended up looking at Tibidabo mountain for 30 minutes and thinking about life. I was thinking about my post on […]

Fear of an Ordinary Life

My anxiety: It’s not FOMO but FOOL Last week, I was given the thoughtful gift of a book “How to be Bored“. It describes the anxiety arising from the Fear Of Missing Out, made famous as FOMO. I have a hard time sitting at home doing nothing productive. I have a sense that I am […]

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