It’s Time to Declare Your Own Independence Day

On July 4. 1776, fifty-six men from thirteen colonies signed a document proclaiming independence from “absolute Tyranny over these states”. In this Declaration of Independence, these 56 representatives declared us to be the “united States of America”. With the stroke of a pen, we declared ourselves independent and formed a new country.

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(c) Thinkstock

Today is the day to declare another Independence Day.

Would You Do it Again? 4 Lessons in Pain and Triumph

Back in March, I asked this question: “If you’ve decided to do something that ended up painful, and you could go back in time and make that decision again, would you do it again?” I asked you to share your stories and what you have learned about loss, pain, resilience, and triumph.

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(c) Dollar Photo

Here’s what I learned from you.

Episode 020: The Greatest Productivity Tool Ever [podcast]

We are always searching for better productivity tools.  Something that will give us an edge.  Five strategies for practicing the greatest productivity tool ever invented.

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(c) Ann Thompson

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Sheryl Sandberg and Kicking the S#*! Out of Plan B

On June 3rd, Sheryl Sandberg posted an update on her Facebook page about grieving the sudden loss of her husband, Dave Goldberg. She had just completed sheloshim for her husband, which is a 30-day time of religious mourning for your loved one. This post is filled with raw emotion, and also some perspective, as Sheryl reflects on those who have taken this 30-day journey with her. Loved ones and strangers sharing their stories and comfort. In her post, Sheryl says this:

I am sharing what I have learned in the hope that it helps someone else. In the hope that there can be some meaning from this tragedy.

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(c) Purestock

There is profound wisdom in Sheryl’s post. Wisdom that comes from one of the most difficult experiences one can ever go through. Wisdom we can use when we or someone we love experiences a significant loss.

Episode 019: 4 Secrets to the Art of Simplicity [podcast]

Have you been on the Busyness Bandwagon for so long that you don’t know how to get off?  In this episode we discuss how to start down the path of Simplicity, even if you’re crazy busy.

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