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Smarter, Faster, Better Notes

duhigg book coverDuhigg on Productivity

I found “The Power of Habit” was immensely useful. When Charles Duhigg therefore announced his next book, I was eager to find out what it was all about.

Smarter, Faster Better, in my opinion, is just as useful. Despite the completeness of these notes, a summary of this book will give you less than 10% the value of it’s unabridged version, for reasons you will see at the end of this post, in the summary review.

Duhigg presents eight components he draws from folks who have learned how to master productivity in the while taking advantage of modern technology. He point out that such advantages can’t be taken for granted, because the technology has actually made a negative impact on overall productivity for too many of us. [Read more…]

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Launching Your Thing Online

One Root is my personal blog. I jump on and off here whenever I get the urge after I got my feet wet blogging about parenting.

Writing about parenting served it’s purpose. I reached the folks I wanted to reach while learning a whole lot about content marketing and distribution.

So much in fact, that I decided that at some point, I was going to turn it into a business–just not in the same parenting space. That’s when I started finding out how much I didn’t know. [Read more…]

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What’s Your 6-Figure Thing?

 

It’s been a while…I know.
But I’ve been busy. Real Busy getting ready for serving you more consistently. Research time is mostly over. I’ve invested 8 years of my time and money. I have the goods. I’m ready to deliver.

You ready?

The next 11 months will be different. I promise.
And I don’t make too many promises. [Read more…]

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Resetting for 2017; What’s Your Why?

It’s 5:45 a.m. and I’ve only been in bed since 1:30.

Still, I’ve been tossing and turning for the last 90 minutes or so. Can’t say what woke me up. Brain just wouldn’t shut down. I should be dog-tired and hungry for sleep. Instead, I finally decide to get up a full 15 minutes before my alarm goes off to iron my clothes. Guess I’ll be crashing late morning or early this afternoon if I don’t get a really good breakfast.

You ever had nights like those? [Read more…]

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How To Stay Creative (And Why It Matters)

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I believe each one of us has a dream inside of us that, if we’re well for the most part, won’t leave us alone. And I believe that with the right kind of nurturing, that dream can inspire us to be who we were designed to be.

That’s right. I said designed. You can look at it from a spiritual or Biblical perspective. Or just from Psychology 101 or whatever.  But no one has the same set of abilities, experiences, and genetic make-up as YOU do. There’s something to be done in this world that ONLY you can do. And behind all that stuff is a big hairy dream pricking you from time to time. [Read more…]

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What Google Wants You To Know, And What It Means to Marketers

ads_analyticsDoesn’t matter if you’re a Front Street merchant in Philipsburg, or Target’s regional manager wondering how best to get commuting drivers in Brooklyn to come in for a breakfast deal.

You want to stay abreast of what Google is doing. If your competition is paying attention, and also taking action, and you’re not, then it’s likely he’s beating you to the punch on a regular basis. [Read more…]

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How The Future Of Education Blurs Professional Lines

 

So this is a rant about some of the things that are broken in our education system, and how we’re fast getting past them. And I’m not just talking about my little corner of the world here in St. Maarten/St. Martin either.

This is the age of the global village is it not?

Bits and pieces of a future book started spewing out and woke me up one night. I was struggling with a blog post about healthcare professionals. Everything in this world is so utterly connected. In rare sober moments you’re sometimes lucky to glimpse obscure ones in new light. It’s in those moments you may be on the cusp of the closest thing to a new idea. [Read more…]

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You Can’t Scale Zero

You can't scale zeroIt’s an inside job. It always was. A part of you always knew you weren’t fully invested. You can’t half-ass your way to success at anything worthwhile. None of this is new, and that’s why you’re not discouraged.. not really. You KNOW what you have to do; that’s not the problem. It’s grunt work time and you’ve never been able to stay consistent.

You’ve made all the classic mistakes. You’ve created content without identifying your ideal client properly. You’ve identified your ideal client and tried to get her attention without knowing her pain points. [Read more…]

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Will Social Media Kill Your Business By 2020?

Angry woman gesturing next to indifferent husband texting

You didn’t get the memo yet?

Customer-service is the new marketing. Sounds weird but those not paying attention will get run over and left to die.

For most, its bad news. For a few savvy brands, an exciting opportunity.  I’m hoping by the end of this post you’ll be in the latter group. [Read more…]

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