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Recommended Books for Success

The Reading Stack. At any one time I’m consuming at least 5 books. I call this my reading stack. A decade ago it would have been a physical stack of books that I would carry with me from desk to coffee table and eventually to my nightstand. I’m so glad that now I can carry (most of) them in my smartphone. Some of the books in my reading stack are re-reads – books I’ve read before but am currently using to...

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How much time should I spend planning my work?

Over the past few weeks I’ve read several articles discussing the appropriate mix of planning and action for achieving success. Each author assured me their approach was the one. The extremes range from placing 90% of your effort on planning and 10% on implementation to spending 5 minutes or less of every hour on planning and the bulk of efforts on doing. None was helpful. I still didn’t know how much time I should spend planning my work. Why? There is...

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Fearless Success: Take the Challenge

What is Success? What is Fearless Success? If you research the definition of success you will most likely find results related to achieving wealth, position, or honors. You and I both know intellectually that success is not only about achieving fame or fortune. However our day to day behaviors show the opposite of our intellectual awareness. We make decisions and take actions driven by what others have defined as successful: money and fame.   Try this experiment. Review the three profiles...

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