Posts tagged Age of Agility
Deliberate Living

We all wear A LOT of hats. You are an employee, you play a role in your community (city, club, or religious organization), you have hobbies, you are a friend and a family member. Those are a lot of roles, and yet, you are the same head beneath each hat. Together it adds up to one life. Your life.

The trap many of us fall into is trying to manage all of our hats at once. Our work needs to be completed (on time, on spec, on budget), our friends and family members need to feel supported (and they, in return, support us), we attend meetings for our social obligations, all the while remembering to take out the recycling on Thursdays, feeding and watering the pets.

Even if you have above-average time management skills, perfect work/life balance, and do a lot of biohacking (joking… kind of… ehmm bulletproof and truBrain), you will eventually reach your limit. Like the Project Management Triangle, you can only stretch yourself so thin before everything begins falling apart.

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Quick Guide: How to Find Your Perfect Career (And Why So Many Are Doing it Wrong)

When you don’t know what you want to do, your search can take you an inch in a million directions instead of a mile in the one that matters. What you call “searching” is not progress; you’re treading water. You are exerting a lot of energy to keep your head above water, but you’re not getting any closer to shore. 

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How to Find Your Purpose (and how to stop wondering if you’ve found it yet)

Last week, I wrote about two big questions: what are you doing (your mission) and why are you doing it (your purpose). Too often, people confuse what they do with why they do it. When they finish a project or achieve their goal, they lose their motivation to find the next thing. These smart and creative people are left treading water, wishing they hadn’t solved the unsolvable problem, because then they still would have a defined, achievable goal.

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How Discovering Your Purpose in Your 20s Is the Secret to a Lifetime of Happiness

Unless life has other plans for you, one day, your hair will start changing color (or start falling out). Soft lines, called crow’s feet, will radiate outward from the corners of your eyes. Your bones will begin to shrink, and your muscles will go stiff. Welcome to your golden years.

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Six Ways to Find Clarity in Conflicting Information

The early bird gets the worm. Good advice, unless you’re the worm. And if you are the worm, you might be following very different advice: “haste makes waste” or “all good things come to those who wait.”

We have a lot of these sayings. Often, I find myself in situations where saying them sounds natural.

You should dress appropriately for the job you’re doing, after all, the clothes make the man. Then again, you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover.

Look at the world! The corruption! The poverty! No wonder, money is the root of all evil. Then again, you’ve got to have money to survive. After all, money makes the world go ‘round.

Working as a team, we will knock this out in no time. You know what they say: Many hands make light work. On second thought, let’s work on some of this individually and check back tomorrow morning. You know what they say: Too many cooks spoil the soup.

At first, I was a little skeptical about working together, but now I’m really happy we are. It’s true, opposites attract. Different day, different person: This project is coming along great, I’m happy we see eye to eye on so many things, birds of a feather flock together.

Scratching your head? Me too.

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Respect others because you respect yourself.

Respect is something that is earned. Before someone has earned your respect or after they have lost it all, treat them with decency because of the respect you have for yourself. When you are rude, cruel, mean, disengaged, or hold a grudge, you are only hurting yourself—you hold yourself back from your own progress. Whatever you do, do it respectfully, because how you treat others starts with how you treat yourself.

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