Always Look Your Best

Do you ever have a morning where you wake up late or don’t have the energy to be bothered with an outfit besides sweats and T-shirts? I tend to have these days quite often (I am not really a morning person so I have a hard time getting up), but one thing I strive to […]

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There is a well known philosophy around time management that uses the analogy of filling up a beach bucket–it goes something like this: Image by Susie Underwood via FlickrSecond, the smaller rocks and pebbles First, put in the large big rocks Second, the smaller rocks and pebbles Then the sand And finally, fill up the […]

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Most productivity blogs, books, seminars that I have encountered recommend getting up earlier as a means to getting more done each day. In the past I have always been a bit of a night owl (I hate waking up and can hardly be described as a morning person) but I have discovered that working out […]

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Areas of Improvement

Everyone has a few areas where they need to improve.  Most people (the learners anyway) who continue to look for ways to improve will find that these areas change over time.  At times it will be things like communication, other times it may be knowledge or trade skills, and all the while you keep improving […]

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It is nearing the end of January (kind of scary really) and I haven’t had hardly any time this month to make much progress on anything. While I was on vacation in Mexico I ate and drank constantly.  I think I honestly ate as much each day as I normally eat in two days.  The […]

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New Years Resolutions

I love New Years resolutions.  Some people think they are silly useless things, but I love them. I think self improvement is so important, and everyone should always strive to better themselves and improve.  New Years is like a fresh start a chace to really wipe your slate clean and start all over.  Afterall, everyone […]

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Being Positive

Recently I started taking the bus to work. I did this for two reasons, one is that I lost my parking benefit at work, and the second was that I thought it would be a good way to help the environment (and save money).  When I lived downtown I used to ride the bus everywhere […]

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Learning to Get Up Early

I decided next month I am going to start taking the bus to work.  Normally this hasn’t been an option in the past because my hours were too long.  However, as I am going on vacation next month (yay!) it just wouldn’t make sense to pay for a whole month of parking.  This gives me […]

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I was having lunch with a friend of mine today and he was really down. Admittedly he had good reason to be down as the chips hadn’t really fallen in his favor. He had been moody and grumpy and was just generally upset about the situation he had found himself. Of course there was little […]

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If you write a to do list and you check things off, kudos that is a great habit! However, I recently discovered a way to make it better. I have begun to see that I have too little time to do and accomplish everything I want to do. I feel like there is so much […]

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