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There Are No Problems, Just Situations

I learned a valuable lesson per my recent trip to Jamaica. The locals there have this over-arching philosophy that there are no problems, only situations. When I first heard that, it was so profound. After I saw it plastered on gift shop tee-shirts, it lost a little luster. What I took away from this is that they see problems as opportunities – not as obstacles. This is a huge realization ok, so stew on it for a sec. Once you…

Trust Your Instincts

Do you ever second guess yourself? Everything may look great on paper, and all the facts fit together nicely – but there’s a weird feeling in the pit of your stomach, telling you that something isn’t right. That something is your instinct that’s developed alongside you – learning each of your life’s lessons subconsciously. In the absence of factual data, all you have to go on are emotional signals – which in most cases can be unreliable and unstable. Instincts…

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

So much happens throughout the working day, that sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do. I’m sure you’ve experienced these sorts of invisible distractions: Someone wants something from you ASAP, the boss needs a mission critical report, an emergency fire breaks out, somebody calls in sick, friends or co-workers need to chat. Sure these unplanned things will popup – but what can you do stop it? Here are a few tips: Don’t check e-mail every minute…

What You Give is What You Get

Pouring your heart and soul into something you really want will eventually bear fruit. There are tons of sayings to underscore this point, but what I meant by my wallpaper quote “What you give is what you get”, is that if you want to accomplish something, you gotta work at it every single day. Eventually putting the time and energy into your something will pay off some pretty big dividends. Same goes for how we treat others, what we put…

Writing Down Your Dreams

Block off about 1 hour of time and write down all the dreams you’d like to accomplish. No matter how crazy they seem – write them ALL down. This is not as easy as it appears. It took me a long time to remember what I truly wanted, and not what I was expected to want. Do you know what I mean? As I reviewed my list of dreams for the first time, I noticed 3 major dream categorizations. Shit…