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Focus – on Giving

Selected Life Lesson You can keep on giving even if you don’t always feel that you received. -Janet V’s Life Lesson from Fairfield, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… The old saying that it is better to give than to receive is — and always will be — true. I make a commitment every year to donate a […]

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Getting What You Seek

Fact: We get what your brains are focused on. Nothing more and sometimes much less. 37Signals recently summarized the infamous Invisible Gorilla study where researchers found that 83 percent of radiologists, in reviewing x-rays of lungs, missed a superimposed image of a gorilla. Why? Because they weren’t looking for it. When I lead team building […]

5 Lessons from “The Summer of Richard”

Sure, I involuntarily departed from my previous full-time job and sure it was depressing. But after 110 days on my own, I joined a new team here in New York City and I could not be more excited about the future. But in what I am now calling, “The Summer of Richard,” I thought I […]

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FOCUS: Lifelong Learning!

Selected Life Lesson I learned that grades aren’t the definition of my outcomes in eduction. -Teresa E’s Life Lesson from Wichita, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… Many of my subscribers are either students or work in the education field and it is “back to school” season! For someone like me who is no longer involved in “formal” […]

Book Review: Brain Rules

If you want to learn how to be a smarter, healthier person, I recommend you start with Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina. Hands down one of the most enlightening books about how we function at our core I have ever read. The great thing […]

Use Evernote to Simplify Your Life

Perhaps you buy into Tim Ferris’ Four-Hour Work Week. Perhaps you believe in the 60-hour work week. Or perhaps you’re someone who falls in between. No matter where you fall, there is something to be said about working smarter rather than harder. I have slowly been evolving from someone who keeps everything to someone who […]

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Review: 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need

My friend, Sam Davidson, is at it again with (no longer) his latest work in 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need. The title is not some case to solve – it is just a simple statement of what the book is all about. With 50 things, I definitely found a few that I want to […]