When You (Badly) Need a Bereavement Day

When You (Badly) Need a Bereavement Day

No matter how bright, capable and motivated you are, you're going to have those moments when you just can't get unstuck. That's where I found myself last Tuesday afternoon. Then I realized why.

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10 Ways to Rock the New Decade

10 Ways to Rock the New Decade

You want to have your best year/decade yet, but how? Here are 10 inspiring ways to turn those wishes into reality. 

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19 Life Lessons Worth Sharing

19 Life Lessons Worth Sharing

If you wake up each day feeling smarter and wiser, you're miles ahead of most people. You're miles ahead of where you were a year ago. Celebrate that. I'm happy to share these lessons with you, in hopes they lighten your load and bring you a smile.

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3 Words that Eliminate Daily Hassles

3 Words that Eliminate Daily Hassles

One step ahead. Living this way brings so much freedom. Living one step ahead doesn’t mean sending Christmas cards in November. It’s not about speeding through life or missing the moment—it just means when the moment arrives, you’re not searching...

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The 3 Tools You Need to Prevent Holiday Burnout

The 3 Tools You Need to Prevent Holiday Burnout

Tool #1: Your Own Oxygen Mask On First You hear this all the time when you fly. As Raoul Martinez and I discuss in the video below, the more commitments you have, the more you need to be taking care of you. Some practical ways to do that:

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How I Conquered My Hardest Task (and How You Can Conquer Yours)

How I Conquered My Hardest Task (and How You Can Conquer Yours)

If you could wrap up the most difficult, wildly uncomfortable project on your list, what else could you accomplish? No telling.

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If You're Serious About Stress Management

If You're Serious About Stress Management

You're going to have to get comfortable with saying no. But you're also going to have to get comfortable with delegating. I can help—not because I'm an expert at it but because in acquiring this skill, I've overcome my share of failed attempts.

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How to Make Disappointment Hurt Less

How to Make Disappointment Hurt Less

Last week on Sept. 11, my cousin David would have turned 49—and I realized he'd been gone nearly as long as he'd been here. It's a real gift when the first thought of someone you've lost brings not tears but smiles. Ever been there?  Disappointment...

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"I'd Like to Tell You a Real Happening"

Have you ever longed to have a moment with someone you've loved and lost? Two weeks ago on a Florida beach, I had a moment that made me think of the 'real happening' line from Johnny Cash. "Meet the man responsible for my success..." — my dad,...

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