3 Indispensable Ingredients for Making Great Work

You’re committed to making great work: purposeful and meaningful work. You want to add extraordinary value in the world. You want to serve others and make a difference in their lives. Here are 3 ingredients you’ll need for the great journey that is before you. 1. Confidence Confidence—the belief that you have what it takes…

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The 5 “Rules” of Good Decision-Making

I’ve made good decisions in my life. Like marrying my Lady. Like having kids. Like giving my life to Jesus. Like leaving my city of birth to come live in a new city. And the list goes on and on. Good decisions. I’ve also made my share of bad decisions. Like following a few trouble-makers…

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Boost Your Productivity With This Too…

Night owl, or early bird; that is the question… In my previous post, I talked about the important role energy plays in your efforts to boost your productivity. Here, I add another layer to the previous post. Achieving greater productivity is a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery: self-discovery, in that you must learn more about…

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Boost Your Productivity With This…

Your ability to produce—your productivity—is affected by many factors, and knowing these factors puts you in a better position to boost your results. Here, I want to touch on a crucial factor that is often overlooked. This factor is the seed from which the tree of your productivity stems. If you fail to master this…

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The 2 Simple Rules of “Action”

You want to do great work in the world. Wonderful! We need you to do great work; there are many challenges in the world, some of which you are meant to solve, and to solve them you’ll need to work—hard. In fact, the only way you’re going to have the impact you’re meant to have…

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Little by Little…

I just came back from my second bout with the leftovers from what some weather networks have deemed to be one of the worst snowstorm of the year (in the Ottawa, Canada region). I must have burnt 2000 calories plowing the snow. Yesterday, when I left home for church, my driveway and most streets were…

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You’re Going Somewhere Important, and You’re Late

I woke up late on exam day. Oh. My. Gosh. My alarm clock didn’t go off; I was late for my final exam. I leap out of bed, went through an abridged version of my morning routine, got dressed in record time, and I was out the door with one idea in mind: get to…

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Motivation: Give it Your Best Shot!

Listen up! You’re meant to do great work in the world. I believe it. You have great abilities that can serve others and help make the world a better place. But doing anything significant requires that you “put yourself out there” and take some risks. This can be frightening; you may fail and make a fool…

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Fight Your Own Fights…

This week was a little challenging for me. Among other things, my 3 older kids were hit by the flu or by a cold (I’m never sure which one it is). With a newborn in the house, this is not cool… My house is now a concert hall where the kids are coughing in unison. Fortunately,…

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Mindset – I am…

I am… fill in the blank. I am a man. I am a woman. I am white. I am black. I am fat. I am skinny. I am short. I am tall… I am a husband. I am a wife. I am a son. I am a daughter. I am an uncle. I am an…

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