Get It Out Of Your Head!

Get It Out Of Your Head!
A guy told me once, "A van is great! The hold a bunch of stuff and if you ever need anything, you just slam of the brakes and it all comes forward and hits you in the head!"  In my lifetime, I've had a van or two and you know what?  He was right! We have a tendency to use our brains the way that guy used a van.  We are quick to make commitments but we don't manage them very well.  In our mind, ...
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Take A Break? Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!

Take A Break? Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!
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Ever have a day like this?  I was planning on getting some stuff done in my office when I found out that there was no water in the house.  That's never a good sign.  After some investigative work, I called the well pump guys and was waiting for them to call me back.  My phone rang, but it was my mom.  Her car wouldn't start.  I drove across town to her house and jump started her car and then follo...
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How To Move Forward When You’re Dragged To A Stop

How To Move Forward When You’re Dragged To A Stop
I was talking to a truck driver once who had decades of driving experience under his belt.  He was telling me a story about the first time he drove a tanker truck.  You've seen them on the road, they're usually rather cylindrical and they are used to carry all kinds of liquids from one place to another.  We usually see them either carrying tanks of gasoline to the gas station or filling the tanks ...
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Creating An Effective Action Plan To Unlock Your Time

Creating An Effective Action Plan To Unlock Your Time
I'm sitting here watching the movie Forrest Gump and it dawned on me how much of Forrest's life happened by accident.  He didn't plan on going to college but managed to go because he was a fast runner being chased by a pickup full of troublemakers.  He didn't plan on traveling the world playing ping-pong, that was the Army's plan.  He didn't have a plan to start a shrimping business, that was actu...
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Helpful Tips For A Powerful To-Do List

Helpful Tips For A Powerful To-Do List
I recently wrote about a simple tool that can help you get more organized and can also help you to be more productive.  That amazing tool is.... [drum roll] the trusty old pen/pencil and a pad of paper.  I know, you were probably thinking that it was the newest app or the most expensive new gadget but it is really as simple as a pen and paper. One of the best ways for me to be more prod...
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The Best (Productivity) Tool For The Job Is

The Best (Productivity) Tool For The Job Is
Last year, I started working on a project in my spare time.  I bought an old motorcycle that had been sitting in storage for many years.  It's a 41 years old bike that needs a lot of love and attention and work to get it back up and running.  It's been fun and I'm looking forward to (hopefully!) breathing some life into that old bike and making it a stress-reliever and something that would put a s...
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Where There’s A Will…Power

Where There’s A Will…Power
Over Christmas we went to a little Christmas party with family and some friends.  Everyone who wanted to exchange gifts brought small gifts (no more than $10 I think).  Of course, my mind immediately went to gag gifts! I can remember some of the silly gag gifts from the past that I have given and have received.  At our church youth group Christmas party I once wrapped a VERY useful gift for someon...
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Too Busy Mopping

Too Busy Mopping
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I recently had an interesting conversation with my cell phone provider.  There seems to be a billing error that we are still trying to get worked out.  In the age of data overages and such gobbledygook, we were getting charged for going WAAAAAAY over the data limits when we were only a few days into our monthly allotment.  There are technical issues going on; blah, blah, blah and I have spent quit...
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Making New Habits Stick

Making New Habits Stick
Yogi Bear Bhajan once said, "If you want to master something, teach it."  That quote ran through my mind while I was trying to teach my daughter to tie her shoes.  Have you ever thought about what it takes to tie your shoes?  I know I hadn't thought about it since I was about 4 or 5 (about 100 years ago!).  I ask that question because each time you put your shoes on you don't have recite the poem ...
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Basics: Your “Smart” Phone

Basics: Your “Smart” Phone
I remember my first cell phone. It was a bag phone. If you are under, maybe 35 years old you probably have no idea what a bag phone was. I'll give you a hint, it was a phone...in a bag! This was before cell phones got small enough to fit in your pocket and looooong before they became "smart". The bag phone had actual push buttons on the back of the receiver and yes, the receiver had a spiral c...
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