Strategy Isn’t Just for Warriors and Executives

September is my New Year. The end of hot summer days, the relief of cooler weather, the beginning of a new school year, the refreshing of routines and improving of the systems that make our day-to-day more manageable. I “spring clean” in September, donating clothes that no longer fit my children and books I’ve outgrown;…

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How to Bend Time in Your Favor

Moving through life is like driving. When we are driving, looking out the front windshield, things seem to take a long time to approach us. When looking out the side window, they flash by. Think about that: when you look at what you are passing right in the moment, it is gone before you even…

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Striver Fatigue and The Art of Well Compensated White Space

I have been a striver all of my life. I love the emotion of anticipation and I am future oriented. This meant that, for the first few decades of my life, I was always looking to what was next. I set a relentless pace for myself and I was enchanted by my sense of accomplishment….

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pLink Mindful Minute, Be Present or Be Absent But Don’t Be Both

From across the room I watch my daughter type on her computer (theoretically doing homework), keep an eye on her phone and occasionally glance at the television.  From the front of the meeting room I watch people “participate” in a meeting, shuffle papers and interact with their phone.  On conference calls I hear fingers flying…

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