Category: Self-help

The Content of the Weekly Review and Planning

I’ve kept the habit of the Weekly Review and Planning for a good while now and for the most part have not changed it that much. It’s a solid habit from which I’ve benefited greatly. If you haven’t started this habit I highly recommend that you consider it for...
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Crank Your Workday Enthusiasm up to Eleven

One key element that consistently adds to the success and enjoyment of a workday is having positive interactions with coworkers.  Anytime we encounter a person who has an upbeat attitude with a cheerful manner we tend to contribute more to the conversation and walk away from it feeling energized....
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Keep Email in its Box with Inbox Zero

This post is part of the series The Best Tools and Techniques for Winning at Business and Life We all have a love/hate relationship with email, except maybe without the love. Yes, email is terrible, but it’s part of life so we may as well deal with it in this...
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On Sunsetting Code

Today I took a call from a colleague asking if we could extend an existing app to support new changes that had been made in the business. When scoping the project and prioritizing we realized that we have outgrown the app and need to replace it with a 3rd...
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Set Boundaries with Your Time and Money

This post is part of the series The Best Tools and Techniques for Winning at Business and Life The Habits TIME BLOCKING The Covey organization does a fabulous job of describing life as boulders, rocks, pebbles, and sand. You’ve likely heard the analogy a dozen different ways, but it goes...
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Say Yes

Recently I was given the opportunity to help lead songs at our church and in the short time I’ve been doing this I have been amazed at how rewarding it has been. As it turns out, when you make time and room available for God in your life he...
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Weekly Review and Planning

This post is part of the series The Best Tools and Techniques for Winning at Business and Life For the past year I’ve kept a habit that has helped me significantly to grow professionally and to be more productive.  That habit is what I call the weekly review and planning pause.  This simple,...
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What Marbles Taught Me About Life

Today started with a fabulous brisk walk in the cool autumn air, blood pumping, mind waking up and filling up with positivity. It was going to be a pretty good day.  We had an appointment with a doctor for one of the kids, and while waiting in the lobby...
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Four Simple Steps To Actually REACHING Your Goals

  In this post I intend to give you my best strategy to really achieve your goals.  With this strategy you’ll reach your goals and do it more quickly than you thought was possible.  This strategy is simple, easy to remember, and costs nothing. There are a couple of great books...
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Fighting Away From The Rocks

Let me start by saying I wrote this blog post specifically around the image.  I didn’t set out to do that for today’s blog post; I intended to give a demonstration of how to use some really cool technologies to make your life as a developer easier.  Here’s what happened....
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