How 168 Hours IS Enough

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When was the last time you managed your time well? You woke up feeling refreshed, the members of your household (including you) were fed and clothed at a reasonable hour, and everyone went off to their respective daysand was fully productive. Upon reuniting (or getting home, for single member households) everyone felt satisfied at their output and in control of their destinies..the feeling of openness and connection prevailed.

What’s that, you say, this has never happened?

There are 168 hours in a week.

Let’s do some “Ideal” math:

168 Hours/Week

-63 (NINE hours/night sleep, SEVEN days/week)

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When You Don’t Know … You Don’t Know

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“Man is free only when he is able to realize and accept his limitations.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

One of my Clarity, Action & Discipline students began shaking her head during class the other day. (We’re all on video in little boxes on the screen like the Brady Bunch).

“I know you said there’s always an I don’t know pile,” she said, “but I just tend to ignore it because I know I still don’t know.” (She had begun her “I don’t know pile” when we worked 1-1 in April).

“Then you still don’t know. Anything else would be bullsh*t. If you … click to continue

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What will it take to seize the day?

You don't have forever...

“We’re not in a camp in Syria.” –Sue Fisch, my mother, putting things in perspective.

Brittany Maynard was a beautiful and seemingly (if you saw her) healthy 29-year-old who made use of the Death with Dignity Law in Oregon last week. She had a recurrent brain tumor and had been given 6 months to live. Suffering though she was, she, her parents and her husband created adventures that were items on her bucket list. Brittany didn’t want to die, but she chose to do it in a less horrible way than was in store for her. If you read her … click to continue

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Why Productivity Literature is WRONG

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Most current productivity literature talks about “tackling” the hardest thing first. That’s a nice idea for those of us whose personalities love the adrenaline rush of clutching our way to the top of the mountain, or lifting that heavy weight and feeling the burrrrrn. But what about the rest of us? Not all of us want

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How Novelty (And A Phone Call) Are Good For Your Brain

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Did you know our behaviors and thoughts can be clutter? Not just metaphorically-literally,

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How to Prepare for the Unpreparable For

Joumor is decreasing anxiety through planning online

That’s why we have to party every day.
–Sue Fisch, my mother

The last two weeks have been hard for many of us. Death, disease, and war are always happening, but I made the mistake of listening to the news and somehow the litany seemed more unrelenting than usual.

Well, that was depressing! So where does Joumor come in?

After public speaking,
• Death
• Divorce and
• Moving

are people’s Top 3 Most Stressful and Feared Activities (so to speak). What’s so horrifying? Well, not only is there the grief and despair of loss and change, there … click to continue

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Prime Real Estate: How To Organize Your Stuff, Space and Time: Part II

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Everything is a decision.

Even if you haven’t stood in wonder in a cereal or toothpaste aisle, you are making decisions all day long. Some are small-which shirt, what size coffee, which train…and some are big-which partner, which city, which school…decisions, decisions!

Have you heard of decision fatigue? That’s

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Prime Real Estate: How To Organize Your Stuff, Space and Time: Part I

Slide1We care about some things more than others. When we can articulate that care and organize accordingly we can optimize our efficiency AND our environment.

This foundational Joumor concept is called Prime Real Estate. Why do people pay high prices to live in tiny apartments in Manhattan? You know the adage: Location, Location, Location!

Joumorous Prime Real Estate is defined by:

1. Value: Most people don’t use their passports everyday, but they keep them in a safe place. Whether it’s a safe, a desk drawer, or even an underwear drawer, people are inclined to put items of perceived value … click to continue

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How To Find Strength in Your Own Resistance

Joumor is...finding your strength in the resistance

Joumor is Joy + Humor. But how do we access this?

Riding my bike yesterday through New Forest, near Burley, England, I encountered a Joumorous irony: sometimes allowing things to be harder makes them easier.

The path Bike ride through New Forestwas gravelly, but after awhile I got the hang of the bumpiness and found speed. Zipping under the forest’s canopy with fallen trees on one side and wild horses grazing on the other was magnificent. But then the hills came, longer and larger than they seemed. Losing momentum and falling behind made it feel even harder than it probably was. I shifted … click to continue

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It takes 9 months to make a…

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It takes 9 months to make a…

Joumor’s Reorganize Yourself Kit!

“Everything takes longer than you think.” –Sue Fisch, my mother

Did you ever get an idea to do something, get really excited, and then years later look back and wonder why it never came into reality?

In addition to the work of making my first product, here are some of the unexpected challenges I encountered:

  • The designer’s files were erased
  • The printer forgot to print things
  • Each iteration (5) was mysteriously thrown away (culprit still not discovered)
  • “Final” prototype price estimate: 10X expectations- redesign needed
  • “Final final” prototype price
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