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Planes versus pens

Are you surprised when a pen doesn’t work? After years of innovation and standardization of the pen manufacturing process, we expect a pen to work when we pick it up. The quality control and skill level required to make a pen for a reasonable price have conditioned us...
Will you sell your alarm clock?

Will you sell your alarm clock?

This is Carl Nadeau. When he was a young man he had a passion for racing. It’s an expensive sport so he sold everything he owned — even his alarm clock — to finance his career. While his contemporaries depended on their wealthy parents for support,...

Self sensorship

We censor ourselves all the time. As we’re creating our best work, there are little thoughts that appear from nowhere to prevent us from presenting our creation to the world. Tell me if this sounds familiar: “What will [name of person we respect] think if...
It’s all in how you say it.

It’s all in how you say it.

Anyone who has spent time fostering meaningful relationships knows it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. Nearly every day I consult with clients who know what to say. 90% of my work is spent on how. Everyone struggles with this: It’s easy to know so much about a...
Everyone is a critic

Everyone is a critic

Take a moment to read the comments of any Facebook video. Everyone is a critic. Here are a few examples of the absurdity: An inspirational post about how someone overcame personal challenges to find meaning and make a difference. “Good story but it could have...

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