Good sandwich, bad sandwich

Focusing on what matters feels like the riskiest thing to do.

You want to cover all your bases.

Diversify! Everything!

But it’s like this:

You have a loaf of bread. Those are your possibilities. One slice of bread = one possibility.

And you have a big spoonful of peanut butter and a big spoonful of jelly.  That’s you. Your resources: time, energy, money, attention, ability. A couple… Continue reading

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Ways to say No

No.
No, thank you.
Thanks, but no thanks.
That sounds lovely, but no.
Not right now.
Not for me.
It’s not an option.
I can’t.
I won’t be able to.
It won’t work for me.
I have a conflict.
I have plans.
That’s a negative.
I’ll have to pass.
I have other things planned for that time.
My project list is already full for the month/year.
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How to start your week right

Anytime you want. It doesn’t have to begin on Monday morning, or Sunday evening, or whenever your standard “start time” is… You’ve botched a couple of days, or got sick? Okay. It happens. Breathe, and start your week when you decide to start it. Now. In an hour. Tomorrow morning.

With room for restarts. Restarts are allowed.

Expecting success, not perfection. A focus on perfection has a… Continue reading

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