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Give Someone a Compliment when you Stub your Toe


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What’s your first reaction when you stub your toe? Do you yell? Do you scream? Do you blame someone? Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioural economics at Duke University wrote a whole

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Todo Lists are where Ideas and Inspiration go to Die


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Do you every have a great idea that you’d love to implement? Do you ever get inspired to do something? Anything? Clean your desk, write a blog post, organize your files? And then, instead of just

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Save Yourself Hours of Frustration!


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I happened to be in a friend’s office yesterday when they were reading their email. One of the emails had MS Word document attached and they opened it. Looking at her, I noticed a slightly frustrated

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It Takes Six Years to Become An Overnight Success


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I was reading a post written by Seth Godin where he mentions that “it takes about six years of hard work to become an overnight success”.   I’ve never quantified the amount

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Why Your Friends and Family Don’t Want You to Succeed


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When you have a great idea that you are sure is going to be a success, the first thing you want to do is tell the whole world. You usually start with the people who are closest to

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Commuting with my IPod


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Last week I finally bought myself the 80 gig video ipod and my only regret is that I didn’t get it sooner.  I have about an hour and change of a commute to work each way which

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Was I Lucky or Unlucky? You Choose!


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  Two Novembers ago, I was on my way to a friend’s wedding in a car service. I took the car service straight from work because I had to finish up some work and I told my wife that I would meet

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To Dump Or Not To Dump: Passing Work Over To Your Employees


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 Here is a cute business lesson I heard a while ago: A crow was sitting atop a ladder, doing nothing all day long. A small rabbit saw the crow and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing

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