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Smatterings: Uncluttering, Getting Out of Debt, and “Me Time”

As of this post, I am going to start a weekly “column” here at My Pleasant Places that lists a selection of my favorite and/or most-informative or inspiring articles that I have read… Continue reading

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Productivity vs. People

Do you struggle with this same conflict of “values” that I do—getting things done versus giving time to people? Do you agree that sometimes the right thing to do is to “dismiss,” but other times the right thing to do is to engage? Continue reading

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Narrowing Down Your Options

The more options we have, the less likely we are to take action. The phrase “paralysis by analysis” comes to mind. Continue reading

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Looking Forward

Looking back is safe; there’s no risk in saying, “Here’s what happened” whether it be good or bad. But looking forward requires faith. We have no idea what 2013 holds for us. Continue reading

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Three Productivity Strategies That Work

I pinpointed that my issue of “spinning my wheels” was due to my wandering mind; I was not focusing. I determined that I was going to start my day with a different mindset: I was going to focus on focusing! My strategy was three-pronged. Continue reading

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Changing the End-Point–Thinking VERY Long-Term

If you know where you are going (the end), then you can start navigating that direction now. Without a clear vision of your destination, you’ll miss the mark; it won’t “just happen.” We build our lives, and we develop our priorities now based on where we want to end up. Continue reading

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Plan Your Week

Previewing my week in advance is like looking at a map prior to taking a long trip. You may have to consult the map again sometime during the trip, but you have a general idea of the direction you should go to stay on course. Continue reading

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