Stepping Away to Improve Your Peformance

Do you ever find yourself spinning your wheels while you’re at work?  Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you concentrate on something, that it just takes that much longer? Whenever these moments hit, I take time away from what I am working on to reset my brain.  This way, when I come…

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The Honor In Being Prepared

If you’ve been a member of Kitchen Table Companies, then you can appreciate that one of the best parts of KTC is the Monday Morning Mojo email from KTC host, Joe Sorge. This week was no exception. Except that Joe didn’t have much to say, which is fine. Instead, Joe had read a post that…

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Can you afford to fail?

I recently read “Poke The Box” (Affiliate Link) , Seth Godin’s newest and first Domino book.  While I found the book to be oddly laid out and organized, I did find a number of very useful ideas throughout and many that got me thinking.  One of those ideas, is from a small section called “This Might…

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Shooting Free-throws: Cultivating a Practice Ethic

March Madness I caught a bit of ESPN this morning and saw a player from the UCONN women’s team practicing free-throws.  My mind quickly leapt to the stories of Larry Bird (hey I’m from New England) practicing 500 free-throws before school each day, then to Michael Jordan’s legendary practice habits.  While his physical gifts helped…

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Three Words – 2011

I’ve been a bit busy over at Human Business Works since I joined in August of 2010 and we are working hard to grow peoples capabilities. The real thrust behind everything we do over there is about looking for opportunities to lift people up, provide opportunities for them to learn, connect, share and be successful.…

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Be Helpful

I saw this Tweet from Tom Peters the other day and the first line struck me immediately. Being helpful is something I think about often and in fact train people to consider often in their work in supporting families through something called the Touchpoints approach. Touchpoints Dr. T. Berry Brazelton is a pediatrician and the…

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Up Too Late: Bad Parenting

We let our ten year old stay up too late last night.  I think it was 12:30 when he and his mom and I finally went to bed.  I am sure there will be consequences.  In fact, this morning he woke up and one of the first things he said was, “that movie was intense”.…

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What do you really do with it?

I’ve been reading Chris Brogan and Seth and Jon and Darren and Marc for awhile now.  Each site is wonderful and unique and keeps me coming back for different reasons. Recently I have been following Jon’s posts about deliberate practice.  It’s one of his three words along with focus and something else and yes, he…

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“I’m looking for work”

I was sitting in my office the other day and through my window saw a gentleman walking around outside our building.  He was in his late fifties and due to the fact that part of the building we are in is empty, he was wandering from door to locked door looking for an entrance. I…

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In Case You Missed This…

http://maine-lymegin.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-president-elect-obama.html

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