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Learning (Active) Listening

With all of the distractions we face today, it's tough to truly be present with people. It's common to struggle to really listen and put our full attention on others in a conversation: We get stuck in our heads unfocused, daydreaming.We get distracted by things going on around us.

Learning (Active) Listening
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Planning Your Time (Mondays)

If time is your enemy, it plans you. If time is your friend, you plan time.

Planning Your Time (Mondays)
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Career Transitions, and Getting Excited for Work Again

I never was that clear on what I wanted to do growing up. I studied economics, but it wasn't until I found startups that I really started honing in on what I wanted. Actually, it wasn't until I actually ran a startup that I figured out the career path I'm

Career Transitions, and Getting Excited for Work Again
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Online Education and the Reskilling Boom

I have been spending more and more time on Youtube, Skillshare, and other online platforms. A lot of what I’m doing there is learning. If you do it right, you can train the algorithm to work for you, rather than pull you away into distraction. I've also taken 2-3

Online Education and the Reskilling Boom
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Ambitious but Simple Quarterly Goals

The trouble with running a business (or a busy life) is that it constantly feels like there are a million things pulling at your attention. I think of quarterly goals like a steady railing for you to grab onto when you start to feel like you're drowning in overwork. You

Ambitious but Simple Quarterly Goals
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Finding time for important projects

I've always wanted to write a book, in fact, in my future I always pictured myself having multiple books, maybe more than 5 or 10. I've looked up to authors like Seth Godin and Ryan Holiday, and while I felt a kinship to them I haven't really done anything to

Finding time for important projects
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"Conscious" Habits

"Take a simple idea, and take it seriously" – Charlie MungerI've always been someone where habits are best when they are all or nothing. I find it easier to just decide once, to do something 100% rather than face the friction of continually having to decide all of the time. When

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Ensuring your voice is involved in your work

Deciding between the commercial value of your work and what you are most excited about is always a difficult balancing act. I, personally, have aired on the side of excitement – meaning, I have to feel some connection to what I do, there needs to be some thread there that interests

Ensuring your voice is involved in your work
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Trading Uncertainty for Desire

“Should” “Have to” “Try To” are all common phrases I catch myself saying. All of us do. We “want to”… “try to” be or do or accomplish something. Hidden in each of those phrases is the undercurrent of an alternative set of emotions: Shame, guilt, and self-doubt. When we find

Trading Uncertainty for Desire
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Embracing Being a Generalist.

My interests come in go in waves, typically over about a two year time frame. I find something new, and I obsess about it and pretty much devour everything I can on the subject, to a point, then I move on. I go deep enough to get the general framework,

Embracing Being a Generalist.