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Time to restart?


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I’ve been noticing that a lot of people seem to be rethinking their lives now that the pandemic is getting more under control. We’re not out of danger yet by any means, but we’re thinking about whether we should truly go back to life as we knew it a couple of...

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Thank you!


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I want to express my appreciation for all of you who have stuck with me for so many years. I’ve been publishing a newsletter since 2010, and have received an incredible amount of support and valuable feedback. Thank you. And that’s the subject of this article, actually. Expressing thanks for the...

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Going beyond!


https://www.smallfish.us/going-beyond/

We’re always focused on limits. They provide comfort and security, in a way, because they clearly identify how much achievement is enough. When somebody says, “give it 110%!”, it’s really just a gentle nudging outside the comfort zone. But that’s not where true breakthroughs come from! Breakthroughs are 200%. Or 1000%....

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Coming to peace


https://www.smallfish.us/coming-to-peace/

We live in an imperfect world. Which means that things are always less than ideal, less than perfect. There are three ways to come to peace with this fact: First, to change the world to be what you want it to be. Second, to change your expectations to agree with what...

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Have a process

Have a process


https://www.smallfish.us/have-a-process/

This week’s idea is very straightforward, but I’m often surprised to see how many people struggle with the idea. When I do something which is remotely complicated, I look for whether it’s worth turning it into a process. When I write these articles, for instance, it’s based on a template that...

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Absolutely perfect

Absolutely perfect!


https://www.smallfish.us/absolutely-perfect/

I started my career as an engineer, so I was ingrained with the concept of “good enough.” Not perfect, but practical and appropriate. Leave the perfectionism to those mathematicians and scientists who didn’t have to worry about being practical. And yet, perfectionism can be valuable. When it comes to your principles...

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Being different takes courage

Being Different Takes Courage!


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We learn very early in life to conform, to fit in, to copy. Unfortunately this doesn’t usually lead to success in business. And it doesn’t make you a leader. Instead, you have to figure out how you’re going to be different, to stick out and be memorable. But this takes courage....

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