Too busy to get organized?What a conundrum. Contrary to what our immediate perceptions might be, organization gives us time, it does not steal it away. It can be difficult to make that judgement when we're in the thick of things.Rapidly checking tasks off of our list...

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People skills

The need for specific skill sets fluctuates with the overall need of the economy. At scale, that need has been digital skills. It's no wonder millennials face a roller coaster of emotions when deciding on 'developing a set of skills' or 'finding a career'. We're in a...

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Asking questions

"A prudent question is one half of wisdom." - Francis Bacon To consider, act, and show care for our current and future selves is a prudent way of thinking. To improve, we start by admitting that we do not know all that there is to know (and generally speaking, never...

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Reward Thyself

Why is it that when we reward ourselves, we are almost always choosing to do things that are only a reward in the short-term? Good workout today? Reward thyself: Cake and Ice Cream Result: must commit to a grueling workout tomorrow (one we probably won’t do). Finished...

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Flying with feet

To fly, we need wings. To begin to fly, feet! Think, every flying thing has feet or wheels, yes? Birds, planes, insects, people with jetpacks. Thus he cried, "I traded my feet for wings!  No doubt a mistake, but why? Without feet I can't get to running, Which I...

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Many Worlds

Each in their own world, like so many others, these men might find a consistent joy.

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Jakob's Blog

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