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Savour, Celebrate and Learn

December 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Productivity, Toolbox

“A result is not an accomplishment until it’s recognized.”  Joe Dominguez Over the last few days, I’ve been spontaneously thinking about the past year, wondering “How’s it gone? What’s happened, really?” This time of year offers us a powerful opportunity to take a leap forward, by pausing for a year-end debrief. Elite athletes take time […]

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Engage the Power of Focus

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Productivity, Toolbox

“Concentration of power is the ability to focus on and accomplish your most vital priorities.”  Charles R. Hobbs, Time Power “There’s just so much going on right now!” is the lament I’ve heard from almost every client in the past few days. Whether dealing with a rush of amazing opportunities, facing a personal crisis or […]

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Your Brain at Work, David Rock

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Productivity, Toolbox

Within the first pages, I knew someone (finally!) understood my work world — the endless swirl of emails, projects and decisions I face on a daily basis – and had real-life solutions. If you feel out of control of your work flow, and wonder if anything can be done differently, this book might be exactly […]

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Engage the Power of a Year-end Debrief

December 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Productivity, Vision

Over the last few days, I’ve been spontaneously thinking about the past year, wondering “How’s it gone? What’s happened, really?”

This time of year offers us a powerful opportunity to take a leap forward, by pausing for a year-end debrief.

Elite athletes take time at the end of a game to replay video footage, review the plays, debrief what worked and pinpoint the next areas of growth. We can empower ourselves by doing the same thing with our businesses and our lives. A potent debrief includes three parts: savouring, celebrating and learning.

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A Whole New Place

November 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Productivity, Vision

What if you ended your year in a whole new place?

As we reach mid-November, suddenly the end of the year has popped into view. I’m crazy-busy, and it seems like everyone around me is too. We’re pulled in all directions by demands, To Do lists and dreams. (Can you relate?) When it looks like we might not get it all done, it’s easy to think “I’ll do it next year…” or “If I can just make it through to the holidays.”

This time of year holds a hidden possibility. It’s a time of tremendous power. Just like in nature, it’s the harvest season, and we have the opportunity, if we claim it, to achieve breakthrough results. We can choose – amidst all the things we could do, should do, ought to do – to focus on doing the things that will make the biggest difference and realize meaningful results.

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