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Are You Busy Enough?

May 13, 2013

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Every minute of my weekdays are accounted for from the moment I climb out of bed at 5:30 till I finally lay down to sleep at 10:00 at night.  Here is my regular schedule in case you are wondering where the time goes: 5:30-5:50    Shower and shave 5:50-6:30    Prepare breakfast and pack lunches for wife […]

Choosing to Invest In Beeminder

April 1, 2013

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Last week I received an email from the folks over at Beeminder announcing the launch of a subscription membership.  As a long time user of Beeminder and a vocal fan they asked me if I was interested in signing up. Free isn’t sustainable The short history of the web is littered with examples of companies […]

If It Was Easy Everyone Would Be Doing It

March 18, 2013

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One of my readers dealt out a little tough love in the comments of last week’s post.   He thinks I am sounding defeated, lacking passion, feeling sorry for myself, not being a man of my word, and being a quitter…. I hear what he is saying Many of my recent posts have focused on […]

Overcoming Inertia and Creating Habits Efficiently

March 11, 2013

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Over two months ago many of us stated our resolutions and resolved to actually achieve them this year. I hope that you have been able to stick with yours but if you are anything like me you have probably fallen off the wagon by now. Why is it so hard to create new habits? I […]

When Your Strength Becomes A Weakness

December 10, 2012

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Do you ever find yourself relying too much on one of your strengths? Sometimes being  strong in one area can hinder your overall progress by allowing you to muscle through with bad technique. The Best Technique Isn’t Always Obvious When I was looking for tips on how to play bar chords I stumbled across this […]

Most Popular Types of Goals On 43Things.com

November 19, 2012

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43Things.com claims to be the world’s largest goal-setting community with over 3 million members setting goals, sharing their progress and cheering each other on. I recently discovered the site and have found myself returning several times to check out their list of Most Popular Goals.  Unfortunately the goals are not grouped or organized very well.  […]

My Theory for Living a Long and Full Life

August 30, 2012

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As a child I remember hearing adults complain about how fast their lives flew by.  “Appreciate your youth” they would say, “because in a blink of an eye you will be my age and wonder where all the time went.” I am not going to lie.  The thought scared me then and still scares me […]

Where Did All the Time Go?

August 22, 2012

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With the addition of Link to our family I am facing new demands on my time and I am struggling to keep up with the commitments I made. This shouldn’t be a surprise.  Over the last 6 months I have squeezed every moment of productivity out of my life.  I have scheduled and optimized my […]

150 Hours of Deliberate Practice on Guitar

July 25, 2012

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Over 9 months ago I set a goal to practice guitar 400 hours in 2 years by averaging 35 minutes a day.  I just crossed the 150 hour mark and I have to say that I am really starting to have fun.  Somewhere between 100 and 150 hours my practice sessions started sounding almost pleasant […]

Achieve More with Beeminder

July 11, 2012

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I don’t know if you have noticed, but all my blog posts go live on Tuesday night.  Why Tuesday night you may wonder? It just so happens that my Beeminder blog post graph will crash if I don’t tend to it by midnight on Tuesday.   In other words, if I don’t write a blog post […]