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The Slinky Principle

The slinky first came out in 1945. I received my first one several years after that and remember coaxing it down the stairs until it eventually started to move on its own. I watched in amazement as the shiny coiled … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Big Picture

There are days when it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Days when you wonder “What on earth am I doing here? Why are my life and circumstances so difficult? When will the struggle and hard work end?” … Continue reading

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The Secret to Keep Your Work Working

This week I read a story of a boy who showed some qualities I want to have in my life. The story goes like this:  A boy was leaning against the wall outside a barber shop. He dialled his phone … Continue reading

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14 Roots and Principles to Live By

Victor Hugo once said, “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” Living by principles instead of running around looking for the perfect methods gets you where you want to go. When the helicopter … Continue reading

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The Blade Runner’s Inside World

This week we heard the tragic news of murder charges laid against Oscar Pistorius, famously known as the “Blade Runner” from South Africa.  He runs on two prosthetic limbs and competed in the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. I refer … Continue reading

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The Real Truth About “Busy”

What do you believe about being busy?  When you’re busy, does that mean you’re productive? When you’re busy, do you assume you’re getting important things done?  When you’re busy, do you feel alive?  What has happened to create this epidemic … Continue reading

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How to End Procrastination NOW!

Procrastination kills good intentions. It subtly stands on your shoulder and reminds you of the reasons why you can’t do something or why you’d be better off waiting just one more day before starting that important project.   Procrastination is the … Continue reading

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