Balance

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Summer Goes Fast! Here’s How to Make the Most Of It

Here’s the thing we all know but hate to admit: Our time is finite. And as Patrick Lencioni says, “If everything is important, then nothing is.” Imagine yourself on September 1. The morning air is getting cool. The kids are going back to school. What will have made this a worthwhile summer? Is it having …

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How to Survive the Busy Modern World When Your Love Language is Quality Time

Sometimes, the world feels relentless. We’re pulled in a thousand different directions every day, and not just logistically. Our hearts themselves are often pulled, bruised, tattered, and disconnected. Sometimes, the loneliest place to be is in the middle of a crowded room. The painful irony is that the more emaciated and disconnected your heart is, …

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Clarity is powerful

How Clarity Empowers You to Take Control of Your Time

Five years ago, I was still working in finance. My team of twelve had three members out on maternity leave, and the other nine of us were drowning. We were responsible for the movement of billions of dollars worth of securities, and it was predictably high-pressure, noisy, and chaotic. One day, my two workflow coordinators …

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Precise Questions & Practical Steps: Asking Questions That Get to the Heart of the Matter

I don’t remember where I was in our office building, only that a panicked team member came to find me, and pulled me into a conference room. “Why are they packing up his desk?” she probed, referring to our shared boss. She told me his personal items were being placed in an old file box, …

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Daily Bread

There’s a sweet spot between being totally adrift, and being owned by your to-do list, and lately I’ve been calling it my “daily bread.” The phrase comes from one of the most well-known prayers in the Christian faith, a pearl of simplicity among more lofty spiritual ideas. It speaks of contentment and trust, and the …

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