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an aspirational compliment

“He expressed a level of interest I don'tget from my own friends or family.” Two guys walked into a bar in New York City back in 2013. It was around 10 pm. That was the night Steve Hurlbert and hi…
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thoughts for graduates

"Your life is going to be a gradual process of becoming kinder and more loving: Hurry up. Speed it along. Start right now" George Saunders | 1958 - | American writer & professor Wouldn't it be…
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gardening & killing weeds

cultivate: to nurture the growth of That's a picture of our small family tomato garden from a past summer ... a less than outstanding example of love and attention and a wonderful reminder that we r…
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invite feedback

When I opened the bag, I was a little disappointed. I felt the sandwich and the side of quinoa were a little small given the price. “No worries,” I thought. “Maybe the ingredients and taste will…
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enjoy humility

“If you have a humble eagerness to learn something from everybody, your learning opportunities will be unlimited.” Clayton Christensen | 1952 – 2020 American academic & business consultant…
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my career advice

Few people work-life balance their way into something special. Special happens with extra effort and attention … more patience and resilience. Special happens by giving ourselves to the work a…
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cwik tips

(Communicating Well Is Kind) This page is a collection of quick tips on how to better communicate. It's a work-in-progress of ideas shared in various emails and blog posts. It's not organized. At so…
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communicating well

If you want to encourage someone to change their thinking or behavior, use sarcasm. It works incredibly well. Communicating well is one of the best everyday opportunities we have to be kind (L…
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review & reflect

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people." Aldous Huxley | 1894…
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