Monthly Archives: October 2012

emergency preparedness – hurricane sandy recap

I wrote about emergency preparedness in September, during National Preparedness Month, but I think it bears repeating: Have a plan. Whether or not you live in a hurricane-prone area, there may be some incident that causes you to leave your … Continue reading

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Quote: Resilience

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott Prepare for situations that test your strength.  You can achieve great things when you set aside your fears and take responsibility … Continue reading

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take back your time

Last week I asked what everybody was so busy with. To continue that theme, today is Take Back Your Time Day, created to “challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, … Continue reading

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My Clutter

Every time I speak to a group, I ask if anyone thinks my house looks like a magazine layout. Most people say they believe it does. Most people would be surprised to find that I have clutter, just like everyone … Continue reading

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why are we all so busy?

Years ago, when I started working in the corporate world, my boss would ask, “What are you doing?” and I would say, “Nothing.” I figured if he had something for me to do, it didn’t matter what I was doing. … Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of Productivity?

Doing more work in less time is one way to look at productivity. I, however, like to think of productivity as accomplishing what you need to do so you have time to do what you want to do. Working longer … Continue reading

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self publishing going mainstream?

Jon Clinch published two books, Finn and Kings of the Earth, the traditional way.  Although both received praise from critics, neither became a bestseller. Last year he published What Came After on createspace, under the pseudonym Sam Winston, and sold nearly … Continue reading

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