The Best Daily Productivity Action

Is it calling 6 prospects? Clearing your desk? Eating and hydrating? Exercising? Reconciling your finances? Getting enough rest? These are all excellent activities to do daily. However, these are tasks to take inside a productive infrastructure. And the fastest way to build your productive infrastructure is by….dum da da dummm…. Review and Confirm your schedule for the day that just completed AND the following day. My students and clients use Joumor’s Daily Scheduling Tool and the […]

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The Magic of Perseverence

I really don’t believe in magic. -J.K. Rowling “Miranda” spent the last two weeks with me Joumorizing her life. She dealt in great detail with her finances, finishing her grandmother’s will, initiating a divorce, supporting her children going off to college, as well taking on a new position in her career. The other night at 11pm she received an invitation that was her greatest desire (which she had written down the day before). By 9am […]

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The Race to Perseverance

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” -Walter Elliott This quote by Walter Elliot is sooooo Joumorous, isn’t it? Because everything is about all the tiny decisions we make all day every day. That’s what we’re working on at the Joumor Institute: Identify your vision. Remove what doesn’t belong. Break things down into tiny manageable pieces. CHOOSE choices that lead you to your goal, over and over Unitask […]

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Why People Give Up and What To Do About It

Remember Job in the Bible? Like a good country song, he lost his wealth, his health, and his family…and probably his dog…but he didn’t lose the faith, and all was eventually replaced and returned to him. In life, we will be tested and challenged and confused, sometimes many times in one day- the internet stops working, the computer crashes, and just when we get things working…we spill coffee on ourselves. Sometimes it is comical how […]

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How Walking Helps Your Running

We often think walking is a “step” on the way to running. (Pun definitely intended!) That we must walk before we can run. And that’s true. But something to remember is that we will never be done walking, even to help our running. “But the truth is that periodic walking, in training and even in races, can help you run faster and better. “Walking reduces the impact forces on the muscles, joints, and tendons, and […]

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Taste Less, Taste More

You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to understand that less is more.  But it turns out that there is science behind it. Taste is processed in the parietal lobe of our brains (right behind the middle of your head). A recent study by Stanford University found that: “A group of obese preoperative bariatric surgery patients had less taste sensitivity than a control group of normal-weight individuals. Although shedding weight can help restore some lost […]

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