Monthly Archives: June 2009

Just Set the Right Goals

In his blog today, Derek Sivers pointed to a study called When Intentions Go Public: Does Social Reality Widen the Intention-Behavior Gap? From this and similar studies Derek concluded that “people who talk about their intentions are less likely to make them happen.” Wray Herbert also offered similar advice in his Newsweek Mind Matters column. […]

The Power of Paucity

My nephew moved to town. Most every physical thing he owns fit into the rental truck that he drove from Wisconsin, where he just graduated college, to Colorado, where he’s starting out the next phase of his life. Yesterday, we unloaded the truck into his new apartment. He has no job, no debt, and no […]

Say Yes

I’ve challenged myself to say “yes” more often. I am defaulting to “yes” and rarely saying “no”. Whether to personal or professional opportunities, I’ve come to realize that reasons I give myself for saying “no” are just excuses to stick with the status quo. Here’s what seem like some reasonable reasons to say “no”. * […]

Book Review: Blog Blazers

Here’s the book that has gotten me interested in blogging again. Just like a good blog, “Blog Blazers” is full of timely information written in a very readable format. The question and answer format is surprisingly effective and Stephane Grenier presents the expertise in a very practical, actionable, motivational, and entertaining format. Whether you read […]


There web and bookstore shelves are full of authors and advisors urging us to produce instead of plan, to do instead getting bogged down in deciding. Some urge readers to “Ready, Fire, Aim.” In The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki says GET GOING. Start creating and delivering your product or service. Think soldering irons, […]

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