Tag Archives: Work/Life

Using the ‘Fundamental Five’ to Organize Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again…as the clock winds down on 2013, countless Americans are busy outlining the goals and resolutions that they plan to tackle in the New Year, just as soon as the ball drops in Times Square … Continue reading

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Change Your Words…Change Your Actions

When I came across the quote below a few months back, from Laura Vanderkam – author of 168 Hours, it really resonated with me…actually, better descriptions are probably that it “hit me right between the eyes” or that it “shook … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness – Laundromats & Empanadas Edition

The Laundromat Every Sunday, as part of our weekly routine of chores, Erica (my fiancée) and I go to the same corner laundromat in our neighborhood. There are washing machines in our building (which we use), and dryers as well, … Continue reading

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There’s No Recipe for Success (or is there?) – Life Lessons from Holiday Pie Making with Mim

In addition to my love of writing, I love to cook. Most of the time, I focus on the savory…and leave baking to the professionals like my mother (whose cookies/brownies are second to none).  However, on certain occasions (like Christmas), … Continue reading

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How to Use Your Return from Vacation to Drive Continuous Personal Development

Returning from vacation can be tough. How often do we hear our friends and colleagues say that they need a vacation from their vacation?  It’s sad (but true) that many vacations end up being tiring and stressful events, with overly … Continue reading

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Work/Life Balance – The Balance Doesn’t Matter…It’s About Control

Recently, during a semi-regular review of the TED Archives, I came across this great TED Talk (How to Make Work-Life Balance Work) from Nigel Marsh (Filmed at TEDxSydney in May 2010).  While perhaps not directly linked to Lean, Performance Management … Continue reading

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