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If you seek tranquility, do less

We’ve all struggled to separate the wheat from the chaff, the essential from the non-essential, and the important from the urgent. And it takes a lot of time and skill to get to this place where you know exactly what you will focus on. So much so that it takes an average person half their […]

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The value of gap years

Hat tip to Seth Godin for bringing this up: Millions of college-age students have to make a difficult decision soon. Spending all that money and time has always been a significant choice, but now it’s more fraught. The accredited institutions that are now suddenly offering students an online education simply haven’t committed the time or […]

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Strategically Ignorant

There’s just way too much too focus on right now and believe me, all of that is costly for our mind. Having choices at this moment simply means: 1. You won’t derive greater satisfaction from the options you have. 2. You won’t be able to make faster decisions as there’ll be just too much to […]

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Choose your vices carefully

One of the favorite questions I ask my loved ones, friends, and acquaintances is this: “*what’s your favorite vice?*” While it may sound like a contradiction but it’s a little more nuanced than that.  Most people immediately know what I’m trying to ask. Simply because everyone’s got a favorite vice or two. They know it […]

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I think we’ve got it all wrong!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I try my best to stay away from flaky motivational speeches and speakers. For some weird reason, my mind went back to a speech I heard years ago when someone said, “If you’re passionate enough. You can’t help but win.” I didn’t think much of it last […]

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Skin in the game

In my estimate, 90 percent of the employees attending a training program are sponsored by their employers. (It’s probably more, but I would rather be conservative than quote something that’s not true.) And almost 50% of these attendees are on programs that may not benefit them directly — neither professional nor personally. Yet, they’re okay […]

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Why haggling for pricing is bad karma for you

Don’t let them haggle I hate to argue. Particularly, over price as I don’t think it’s worth my time or energy to argue over a few dollars when my work’s at stake. Although I’m aware that some people derive absolute pleasure haggling their way to saving a few dollars (pennies, in some cases). I can’t […]

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A simple GTD system for minimalists

Over the years, I might have experimented with hundreds of systems, apps, workflows, and whatnots to improve my productivity. And while I did help for a while, I got a whole lot burned out trying to find that “ultimate productivity system.” Because none exists and the optimist inside of me wouldn’t give up or listen […]

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This probably isn’t for you

One of my missions is to create products and services that makes me fulfilled as a teacher and coach. Yes, I know it’s selfish but I would rather think about my own standards than sucking up to my clients (students, in my case), peers, and authority figures to seek their validation. Marketers and business owners […]

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Could the training and development industry be broken too?

For the longest time the intelligentsia has highlighted the shortcomings of the traditional educational system. Beliefs range from “there’s a long way to go until we get there” to “it’s broken.” Thankfully, the academia isn’t short of committed educators who’re working their butts off to bridge the gap. I’m hopeful that we will get ‘there,’ […]