QUICK TIPS: Start With Why

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“The more organizations and people who learn to start with WHY, the more people there will be who wake up being fulfilled by the work they do.” — Simon Sinek A few weeks ago, I watched a video on TED.com by Simon Sinek about the importance of knowing & communicating WHY we do the things that we do (check out Simon’s video by clicking here). I really enjoyed Simon’s talk (apparently 21M other people did too ranking Simon’s talk in the top 20 most viewed TED talks of all time!). …

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Have you ever felt like you were stuck in life? Maybe you felt lost. Or maybe afraid. Maybe you knew exactly what you needed to do but you lacked the motivation to see it through. Or maybe you finally did start…only to quit half-way through. If you’ve ever felt stuck—whether personally or professionally—then today’s quick tip can help! The Unstuck app is an insightful app that helps you get to the bottom of whatever it is that’s causing your “stuck moment.” Here’s how it works: 1. Answer a few simple …



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Today’s quick tip is personally one of my absolute favorite solutions to monitoring your overall credit health—Credit Karma. Although free credit reports come nowadays about a dime a dozen, they’re usually filled with hidden fees and backdoor registrations. Credit Karma is the real deal and it’s absolutely free (I use the service personally and don’t pay a dime). What’s best about Credit Karma is a partnership it has with TransUnion to provide you with a “soft inquiry” of your credit report weekly (this type of inquiry doesn’t ding your overall …


Quick Tips: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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It’s time for another quick tip! Today’s quick tip is Essentialism by Greg McKeown. Recently, I received this book as a gift from a coworker and it couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. As my schedule and responsibilities continue to pick up, Essentialism is a trusted guide that points the way to managing it all with clarity. According to McKeown, Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. Throughout the book, McKeown highlights key differences that exist between …

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QUICK TIPS: Paperkarma App

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In today’s post, I’ll be piloting a new “quick tips” blog post category that I’m considering using periodically in the future here on the blog. These tips could be any helpful book, app, or other quick suggestion to help you live a better life. Today’s “tip” features a fabulous mobile app called Paperkarma. If you’re anything like my wife and I, you probably receive a lot of direct mail sent to you each week (the stack below is the pile of mail we had sitting in our mailbox just this …

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