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The 2K11 24/7 CCLXXV: My Empire of Dirt

You can’t be a slob forever. You get tired of: not being able to find things not having places to put things having too many things that you’re not going to use I’ve worked long and hard to change my ways, streamlining, reading, recycling and reorganizing to make my […]

The 2K11 24/7 CCLXXIV: Doing What’s Right isn’t Always What’s Popular

“Shut up and do as you’re told.” “Be a team player.” “We don’t pay you to think.” Bullies are real, they’re often in positions of power, and they can often intimidate you to make some really bad decisions.

The 2K11 24/7 CCLXXIII: We All Need a Little Randomness

Every day’s full of randomness. Sometimes we get so focused on the task at hand or caught up with the situations around us that we don’t notice it, but it’s there. Today, for example, saw karma kick me in the butt when I joked about someone’s klutziness and […]

The 2K11 24/7 CCLXIX: Grow Some Backbone!

I’ll agree that nice guys finish last. People generally say that I’m nice, but I assure you, I used to be even nicer than I am today. But a long-term supply of frustrations, heartaches and disappointments showed me what I needed to do — I needed to grow a backbone.

The 2K11 24/7 CCLXVI: All That’s Wrong With the World, I Learned in High School

In 1998, Robert Fulgnum wrote a book called “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten”. Its premise is that we overcomplicate life and that if we all simply follow a short list of rules, we’ll be okay and the world will be a far better place for it. They’re […]

The 2K11 24/7 CCLXV: 5 Ways to GET Outside the Box

Riding the train into work faced with a detour as one of the station in my path had been hit by a power outage. The trio of teenage girls behind me that kept bumping into me as they couldn’t seem to keep their balance in the sardine can. And the guy I […]

The 2K11 24/7 CCLXIV: Good Help is Hard to Find

Good help is hard to find. It’s a fact of life, and the sooner you face up to it and stop trying so hard to: collaborate; beg for assistance; and get everyone wanting to work with you on your great idea, the happier you’ll be. Well — that’s […]

The 2K11 24/7 CCLVIII: Another Lesson in Perception

I’ve mentioned perception before (http://201020k.com/the-2k11-247-cxxix-perception-is-in-the-eye-o); we often look at things the wrong way — without necessarily meaning to do so — and the world is a big place filled with lots of things. Even if it were possible to know everything — and fortunately, it’s not — the world is full of surprises. […]

The 2K11 24/7 CCLVII: Of Shortcuts and Selling Ourselves Short

Building on yesterday’s topic (http://bit.ly/reDgnB) of the 10,000 hours it takes to master a skill, an article I read this morning had me thinking about the other end of the spectrum. According to Metro’s “Just Google it: Students” article (http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/learn/article/968308–just-google-it-students), students use Google more than twice as much as any other research method, which […]

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