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TLDR: Is this too long to read? Has your focus been stolen? Here’s the gist: I’m tired of screens stealing my focus. From here on…

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It was a “hit send too fast” email. And it wasn’t even a huge mistake, more like a silly “I wasn’t paying close enough attention”…

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It’s the start of a new year and for the past few months we have been inundated with Best Of lists, especially books, music, and…

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I am a writer who has earned her living writing and teaching storytelling for many many years, so you would think I would be a…

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Questions come in all sizes. There’s the age-old: where did I put my keys? The hometown fav: are you really going to wear that? And the esoteric: who would I…

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Video. When I watch myself in a video it’s sort of an out-of-body experience; is that really me on the screen? Do I look like…

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Is my life’s pursuit of great storytelling now defunct, cast into the bin of “that used to be a good idea?” I ask this because…

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While you couldn’t say my father was on the quiet side, he wasn’t the type to make small talk about the weather. Instead, he spoke…

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You might call me a serial dater. I fall in love quickly, get bored or flummoxed, then off to the next one I go. Love…

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Are you the type of person who says Yes? The other week I was listening to extemporaneous speeches given by our students in a leadership…

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Playing Waiting Games I’ve been a little obsessed with the idea of waiting, the joys and pains of it. Expectation and anticipation are a form…

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I don’t know anyone who doesn’t keep some kind of list, whether it’s grocery, ToDo, or “bucket” style. Entrepreneurs have become millionaires by creating methods…

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Don’t Get Mad. Make It Up. It started out as a joke, a silly way for us to blow off steam. We invented something out…

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When it comes to professional development, how long does a training have to be? The answer of course is, it depends. Imagine preparing to teach…

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Video. When I watch myself in a video it’s sort of an out-of-body experience; is that really me on the screen? Do I look like…

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Each holiday, my wife puts out HoliDog. This cute little bit of fluff gets gussied up depending on the holiday. Last month it was a pumpkin…

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Toy Robot

Have you see Flippy, the robot designed to manage the fryer in fast food restaurants? It’s pretty amazing until you watch it for a few minutes and…

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The best writers–creative and business–understand the importance AND POWER OF TIME I’m waiting for the plumber to arrive. Ever since our revered plumber/friend Larry retired,…

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I don’t believe in “writers block,” although that doesn’t stop me from whining about not being able to write. Clearly, I’m not the only one.…

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London Tube mind the gap

Have you ever ridden the London tube? “Mind the Gap” is what you hear over the loudspeaker every time the Tube stops and the doors…

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