Goal Setting: Don't Get Caught in a Dopamine Loop

Dec 05, 2019

Hi again,

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

If you’re like me, you were bombarded with Black Friday/Cyber Monday must have, limited time, one day only promotions that will end tonight, but we’re going to keep extending it, so you must get it now! deals.

With all that over, let’s...

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Productivity: Thanksgiving Day Productivity

Nov 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hope you're enjoying time with friends and family.

This morning, I volunteered for Operation Turkey.

It was productivity on steroids.

We were making over 750 meals/hour.

Insane.

The volunteers arrived between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and in different stations, prepared...

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Reading: Book Giveaway

Nov 19, 2019

I have a special treat!

I was asked to be part of a book giveaway, so today I'll be giving away one of my favorite books, Concentration: Maintain Laser Sharp Focus and Attention for Stretches of 5 Hours or More.

This is one of my best selling books and my proudest work to date with over 200...

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Concentration: Hooked on Instant Gratification

Nov 14, 2019

Today I want to talk about a concept called instant gratification - that urgent need to have things now, get things done right away, or have a problem resolved immediately.

If we don't get it now, in this moment, then pain, irritation, and drama arise.

For many people, the pain can be intense....

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Beliefs: 3 Beliefs at the Root of All Your Struggle

Nov 07, 2019

Today I want to talk about YOU. 

Not anyone else on this newsletter, but you!

I'm going to try to read you. I will try to identify the 3 core or underlying beliefs you hold about yourself and the world. 

These beliefs color much, if not all, of your experiences in life.

The 3...

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Intention: Power of Intention

Oct 31, 2019

Happy Halloween,

Since Halloween is about the bad and scary, in this newsletter, I'd like you to reflect on those things in your life.

Think about the areas that are not or have not gone well, parts that make you angry, upset, dread, or you just plain dislike or hate.

Have you gone through a...

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Stress: Role of Trauma in Personal Development

Oct 01, 2019

Hey again,

Today I want to talk about an important topic, trauma.

Trauma is a response to a distressing event that overwhelms the mind and diminishes our sense of self and ability to express fully.

A friend and I came to a startling realization the role trauma plays in our lives and how...

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Productivity: Seeing the Code

Jul 09, 2019

Hello again,

Last few weeks, you’ve been learning about productivity and taking action. You learned that taking action is much more complex than merely a matter of choice.

Not understanding or denying that complexity is where people fall short. They assume it’s about choice, but...

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Morning Routine: Happy 4th of July

Jul 04, 2019

Hello again,

Happy Fourth of July! For those not from the States, today is a special holiday to celebrate this country’s independence.

A friend invited me to celebrate by watching the sun rise over Lake Michigan (the main lake of Chicago), a tradition she’s been observing for nearly 30...

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Productivity: Ways the Mind Tricks and Manipulates You Everyday

Jun 24, 2019

Welcome back,

Last week, I talked about how action is not a matter of choice (if you missed it, you can read it here). There is more to action than wanting to act or knowing what to do.

All of our decisions and actions are filtered through the mind using a host of criteria. If the decision or...

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