Episode 064 – You’re Not Stuck With the Hand You’re Dealt

Have you ever looked at the cards you were dealt in a card game and wondered what on earth to do with them?  Well, in life you don’t have to settle for the hand you’ve been dealt.  You can change your life when you apply three powerful strategies.

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Episode 063 – How to Go Deep (and we’re not talking about submarines)

If you do what everyone else does, you’ll end up like…everyone else.  As Andy Andrews says, if you want to be different, you need to act different.  Be an Original.  What does it take to pull that off?  Deep work.  On today’s episode, I go deep on Cal Newport’s book called “Deep Work”, and share some observations of my own.

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How’s It Working For You?

That thing you do that makes you feel good in the moment, and then doesn’t satisfy.  Leaves you stuck.  Lonely.  Or angry with yourself.  That thing you think explains your actions, puts them into a story you’ve told yourself more than once.  That story that sounds good until you realize it rings hollow and empty.

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Yeah that.  How’s it working for you?

Episode 062: Flow – The State of Optimal Experience

Have you ever done something where you lost all track of time?  You thought it was an hour and it was really 4?  The words, the drawing, the programming, or whatever, just seemed to flow?  And it was fun?  That’s flow at work.  On this episode, we talk together about how you can experience flow and why you want to.

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Episode 061: In This Brave New World, Be An Original

The rules of work have changed.  No longer is it enough to simply be good at what you do, keep your head down, and be loyal.  Those jobs are disappearing more quickly than the glaciers.  Becoming an Original can help you thrive in this new world.  On this episode we explore how you can use the ideas in Adam Grant’s book to develop your own originality.  (And you don’t have to wear funny glasses.)

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Green Glasses in a Grey World

The streets were lined with beautiful houses all built of green marble and studded everywhere with sparkling emeralds.  They walked over a pavement of the same green marble, and where the blocks were joined together were rows of emeralds, set closely, and glittering in the brightness of the sun.  The window panes were of green glass; even the sky above the City had a green tint, and the rays of the sun were green.  –From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Wouldn’t you love to visit a place like the Emerald City of Oz where everything is shiny and green?  Would you like to even live there?

Episode 060: I Am, Therefore I Think (Wisdom from Michele Cushatt)

Rene Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.”  Cogito ergo sum.  Yet, in many ways, it’s more like I am, therefore I think.  On today’s episode, we explore the truths in Michele Cushatt’s new book “I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is”.

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