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Great Organization and Wonderful Life?

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Building a great organization–one that is sustained, meaningful, rewarding, and valuable–doesn’t necessarily mean building a large organization. Living a wonderful life–one filled with freedom, happiness, growth, and creativity–doesn’t necessarily mean living a large life. Now that we have that out of the way, good leader, what’s to stop you from building a great organization and […]

When Doors Close

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Here’s something that we know and sometimes forget: one door closing causes infinite other doors to open. The joy is in the choosing. “What now?” is a delicious question. Then, having chosen, the joy is in choosing to appreciate what we have chosen. Another word for this is love. In your corner, Michael

Why Not?

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What if we give all of our current projects a score? Things that we love doing, that serve us well, that have us feeling great and connected to our purpose get a 10. We give a 1 to things that we hate doing, that drain us, and that have no discernible purpose. And we give […]


Infinite Success

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To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. from ‘Auguries of Innocence’ by William Blake Infinity, rightly, freaks us out. For instance, there are infinitely more points between the ends of any line you […]

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So Choose

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Try being, at once, both happy and unhappy. Try being both high buzz and low buzz. Or try being both worried (or concerned) about your future and quietly excited about it. Not possible, is it? In fact, if we choose one, the other one  disappears immediately. See? And, yes, we always get to choose and […]

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A Daily Choice

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We have a choice each morning as we wake up. We can raise our buzz and commit to having a feel good day before we hop out of bed. Such a choice sets us up for a day of better solutions, helpful encounters, and more happiness. So why wouldn’t we make this choice? Why would we choose start […]

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Why We Are Awful at Picking What To Do Next

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Most days we waste a whack of time and energy. We struggle to figure out–and do first–the most important, urgent, due, or priority tasks. We really can’t see, amongst all the competing tasks, which are the most due-urgent-important. Attempts to rank tasks usually backfire. That calculus is too difficult. And we will always question if […]

Can We Have Everything?

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The cars, the houses, the career, the family, the vacations, the meaningful experiences, the titles, the accolades, the bucket list, the prestige, the money, the cottage, the degrees and certifications, the friends, the love, the fame, the good life, the perfect swing, the next iPhone? (I could go on.) Can we have everything? No. There […]