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The Cost Of Not Being A User

Why is it so hard to not throw our money in the garbage? Because it’s hard to commit to Use what you have. In order to use what you have, you have to be able to keep track of it, access it, and have up-to-date things you like and are willing to use. There are […]

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If You’re Not Robert De Niro, Do This

Do you go to the gym for classes and/or have a personal trainer? Do you call a friend to keep you company so you can have a burst of productivity? It’s not because it’s hard or we don’t know how, many of us are smart and capable people who also don’t like to do things […]

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6 Secrets To (Start) Changing a Habit in 30 Days

Right now we are 26 Gamers in Joumor’s Game, 30 Days To Change a Habit. People are having AMAZING results. Why? Joumor’s new Games are designed to encourage Clutter-Free Connection on 3 Levels: With ourselves With another person In a community And guess what? It totally works. The number one thing I have heard over […]

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How 168 Hours IS Enough

  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 […]

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When You Don’t Know … You Don’t Know

“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 […]

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What will it take to seize the day?

“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. […]

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Why Productivity Literature is WRONG

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 […]

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

Did you know our behaviors and thoughts can be clutter? Not just metaphorically-literally, brain interference. Our brain is constantly responding to our choices, especially the prefrontal cerebral cortex, (PFC), the decision maker, or “CEO,” of our brains, and our choices are greatly influenced by our brain health. One Joumorous principle is Rutted thinking- when you […]

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