Discipline vs. Passion

“Follow your passion” is almost unavoidable advice these days. If you have listened to a commencement address, read a business magazine, or even watched an interview with a sports star in the past 5 years you have surely heard “passion” identified as the key to success. Sports broadcasters declare that the winning team “wanted it…

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Time Management is Really Self Management!

Time Management is really Self Management   People talk about time management all of the time. There are seminars, classes, online tools and smart phone apps for time management. People have developed activity logs, electronic to-do lists, action programs, planners, prioritizers, and nearly religious convictions about multi-tasking (either for or against it)!   I don’t…

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What’s Your Ikigai?

In his TED talk, “How to Live to be 100+,” Dan Buettner shares the Okinawan concept of Ikigai. Ikigai roughly means, “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.” If you have read much of our writing about beer and peanuts, you will recognize how closely this matches my definition of purpose: “something…

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