Category Archives: personal development

I’m doing my annual ritual rounds at the Las Vegas jewelry shows: Part information gathering for my blog and industry articles, part assisting clients who are exhibiting, and part checking in with designers. Working a trade show is hard. I … Continue reading

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If you ever worry that you have adult onset ADD, you’re not alone. Maybe you do, or maybe your life is just filled with way too many distractions. Before you go running to the doctor for help, consider these tips for getting … Continue reading

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If you are a persistent person – and if you’re reading this blog, you probably are – then you know the power of focusing on something intensely until it gets done. Unfortunately, the brain with the power to hone in … Continue reading

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Today we’re going to talk about how to think. Wait. Before you reject this post immediately, consider this: You’re probably not very good at thinking. Most people aren’t.

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Sometimes I listen to parents complain bitterly about things their toddlers – or teenagers – are doing; things which are totally age-appropriate. If you’re like me, you think to yourself, “as long as you’re a parent, you would have a … Continue reading

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At one time success – indeed, survival – depended on developing mastery in some area. We don’t spend much time thinking or talking about mastery anymore, but we should. Today’s world worships the generalist. The person who can make a … Continue reading

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If you go online and search for information on business ethics, you’ll find a few interesting things. The first thing you’ll notice is that the people doing the most thinking about ethics in business happen to live and work in … Continue reading

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The Disgusting Yet Compelling Cure for Procrastination I’m eating live frogs this morning. Figurative ones to be sure, but eating I am. Why? Because I have things to accomplish. I was once chatting with a group of industry associates and … Continue reading

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An Organization Process to Lighten Your Load I am enjoying my new grandson. At four weeks old he has very few needs, and they are all equally essential. But with every week that goes by he will add new needs, … Continue reading

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As a writer, I value the editors in my life. They find my errors, recognize when I need to clarify, and push me to be better. An excellent editor approaches the task without self-involvement or ego – she seeks excellence … Continue reading

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