Tag: Lifestyle

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The Control Funnel: Focusing Your Efforts Where They Count

There are events and issues in life that can be destabilizing. Filtering out what is not in your direct control can provide direction and even peace of mind. Take a moment to examine what’s on your mind and run it through the control funnel. Is it something that no one can control? Is it something that someone else (other that you) can control? Is it something … Read More The Control Funnel: Focusing Your Efforts Where They Count

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Lifestyle Balanced Scorecard and the Sustainability Factor

There is a tool we use in business that may help us lead healthy and fulfilling lives. In business, we use something called a balanced scorecard to help us bring order to our efforts and keep our organizations healthy. Here the purpose is to make sure you are always strengthening the four elements shown in the diagram below.  A lack of focus in all areas will … Read More Lifestyle Balanced Scorecard and the Sustainability Factor

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Why we Love the Bully

We may not recognize him as a bully at the time, but we love to watch him in action. The way he can push his way through a problem without apprehension or concern for repercussions gets us all worked up. We get vicarious gratification seeing someone use brute force to get his way. It must be so refreshing, we think, to live that way—not have to worry about consequences … Read More Why we Love the Bully

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Deep Love

I have recently become the father of a baby boy, the second of our children. As will happen, it has given me pause. I think of my mother. My father died when I was a boy, leaving her to raise three children on her own on a teacher’s salary. Under those conditions, it was of course not an ideal childhood for any of us, … Read More Deep Love