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Later vs. Better

So I’m late once again putting out my monthly newsletter and CD…  and don’t even get me started on how late the book is.I fight with myself about this stuff all the time, because on the one hand, I want to be neat and timely and well-organized and...

Stumbling On Success

For the last year or two, I’ve been trying hard to understand the real difference between naturally successful people and naturally struggling people.  That is, why do some people seem to have so few problems getting things done and going after...

Spock’s Dirty Little Secret

I just wrote my first article for LessWrong.com: Spock’s Dirty Little Secret.It’s about how I learned the limits of logic, and the importance of emotion to actually making decisions or getting anything done.  I wrote it more for the current audience...

Rebel Without A Pause

So a couple nights ago, it’s Valentine’s Day, and Leslie and I are talking about what – if anything – we’re going to do that evening.  Eat out, eat in?  Go to a movie?  A show?  What?And as we’re lying there in bed, throwing options back and forth...

How Mind Hacking Really Works

I was in the middle of planning another revision of Thinking Things Done’s chapter 7, when I stumbled across a year-old email from Mind Hackers’ Guild member Mike Brown.In it, he mentioned an article he’d run across, talking about how some scientist...

You Should’ve Known Better

I wasn’t real happy with myself this evening.The MindShift workshop – the first one of the new year – wasn’t going as well as I would’ve liked.  We had a lot of new members, but the topic I’d chosen was a rather advanced one, and I found myself...

Your Top 3 New Year’s Resolution Mistakes

I was originally planning to write this as a regular blog article, but since one of my resolutions is to do more videos this year, here it is in video form: the top 3 mistakes that cause 88% of all new year’s resolutions to end in failure: If you...

The Race Against Time

Writing Thinking Things Done is probably the hardest project I have ever undertaken in my entire life.  Not because the writing itself is difficult, or because of my ridiculously ambitious goals for the book.  But rather, because the project itself...

Do You Deserve To Be Happy?

Almost four years ago, my father died.  But all the same, I learned an important lesson from him today.I loved my father dearly, and remember him fondly.  In my entire childhood, he was the only person I can remember – family, friend, or otherwise –...

What Makes A Person Naturally Successful?

I felt like I was living a lie.These past few months, I was supposed to be working on my new book, Thinking Things Done.  But somehow, I didn’t seem to actually be getting anything done on the book itself!Sure, I made videos, tons of notes and...

How The Gurus Got Their Shifts

A couple of nights ago, when we thought a hurricane was headed our way, I went out around the house with a flashlight and a broom, knocking down wasp nests from the hurricane shutter frames.And my mind went back to hurricane season a few years ago...

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