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Field Guide to Transition #203

Four Questions to Help You Through the Messy Middle…   So much of what I’m observing these days in the personal development literature and thinking has to do with big goals and small steps.  Any big project is daunting, and…
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Are Relentless Interruptions Killing Your Productivity?

Five Sneaky Culprits in the Workplace That Scuttle Deep Work and Three Solutions You have a presentation due in three weeks, and you’ve developed a project plan and scheduled time to get it done.  You know you need uninterrupted time…
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No Tolerance for Leisure?

No  Tolerance for Leisure…Or, My New Year’s Resolution 2018 has begun, and the usual goal setting and resolution making has not yet resolved.  I have hesitated this year, because I am trying to pare down the “to do” list in…
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Field Guide to Modern Day Transition #101

Change and Transition…and Seasons of Life   …Preparing for Winter… On the East Coast in the fall, when the leaves start changing, we start to think about what we need to do to winterize our homes.  We get out the…
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Ugh, Networking

Ugh, Networking   For so many years, I’ve had this aversion to the type of networking that occurs in many of the professional organizations – the kind of place where you have your business cards handy, smoothly carry your wine…
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Your Great Idea? We Tried That Already – It Will Never Work

  How many times have you come up with a great idea that deeply excited you, only to have it met with lukewarm reception or “we tried that already,” or “that will never work,” or any of the other idea…
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Field Guide to Modern Day Transition: Inspiration #327

Why Writing Matters   For those who are familiar with the literary magazine The Sun (https://www.thesunmagazine.org), I rediscovered this gem from the founder, Sy Syfransky’s Notebook: (Issue number to follow when I locate it in one of my many piles.)…
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Getting Unstuck and Making A Difference

Getting Unstuck and Making A Difference Mid-Week Workbench 10-4-17 Sense of Place: Early morning, Wednesday, my son’s birthday. 15 years ago, at 3:18 AM, this amazing human made his entrance into this world.  I am at our kitchen table, coffee…
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The Weekend Workbench

The Weekend Workbench – Sense of Place, Belonging, and Fitting In   Sense of Place:  Weekend, North County San Diego. 10:23 AM. Weather:  Sun is out early, feels like San Diego fall (or an upstate NY perfect summer day –…
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