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Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Incredible Power of Impossible Goals: How Aspirational Should We Be?

“My goal is always the same: to keep the other player from ever scoring a point.  That doesn’t always happen,  but that’s what I try for.” — Venus Williams; 1980– Can too aspirational a goal demotivate? If someone does not believe a goal is achievable, can that hurt performance? A lot turns of clarity of […]

If Happiness is a Thermostat, How Do I Raise It?

“Happiness seems to be more like a thermostat, since our temperaments tend to bring us back towards a certain happiness level (a tendency influenced by carefully chosen activities and habits).” — Wikipedia How to raise your happiness set point: 1.  Journal: Awareness is the first step to creating any change. To grow in self-awareness, begin […]

Ten People at a Meeting Is About Seven Too Many

“We are known for having very small meetings, usually three people. No innovation happens with 10 people in a room. If there are a bunch of people in a room, “I’ll stick my head in and say, ‘It takes 10 of you to decide things? There aren’t three of you smart enough to decide this?’” […]

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