You might think this is odd, but a couple of years ago I started to have chats with my 95 year-old self. It is especially odd when you consider that I may not even live to be 95 years old! Basically, I ask my 95 year-old self for advice. After all, everything I do directly impacts him. We are aligned on the goal to maximize our joy, fulfillment and contribution we … [Read more...] about Advice from My 95 Year-Old Self
Thinking seems to have become a luxury. Time management experts recommend scheduling “meetings with yourself,” so you will have time to think. But many of us try to cram in 40 hours worth of work into a 45-minute window. How can we dedicate time to thinking deeply, which allows us to more creatively solve problems? I’ve been learning more about neuroscience lately, and … [Read more...] about Do you have time to “think?”
It’s true that “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” (Though I want to believe that what you know is also very important!) Therefore, making sure that you have an effective network is very important to your productivity and long term success. Research reported in Harvard Business Review* states that highly satisfied, high performers have a collection of people in … [Read more...] about Power Up Your Network
While some might buck the “New Year” trend of setting goals for yourself as arbitrary, I still like the fresh start of a new year. My oldest son woke up on the morning of January 1st, excitedly telling me, “It’s 2019! Happy New Year!” We decided that a good New Year’s Resolution would be to eat more protein (he’s always hungry). My almost 5-year old son said he wanted to … [Read more...] about How are your New Year’s resolutions coming?
New Year’s Resolutions are quite a tradition. In a piece I wrote for The Washington Post a number of years ago, I recommend setting “Goals” vs “Resolutions.” But regardless, one of the most popular of these – and I believe the hardest – is the goal to “lose weight.” Having some experience with this goal myself, here are some tips to support you in reaching the goal. Set … [Read more...] about The Hardest New Year’s Goal