The 5 Balls

The Areas of your Life You Can’t Afford to Ignore It might surprise you to learn that the things that matter most to you are probably closely aligned with the people sitting next to you. This isn’t just because like-minded individuals tend to gravitate toward one another, but because we
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How to Zone out and Take a Break After Work

Even during this time of year, when Summer Fridays and vacations are abound and many offices are reputed to have less stressful environments, the desire to zone out after a work day still exists. Stepping away from work related stress can be wonderful for your health and can help keep
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Tips on Time #3: Being Comfortable With Free Time

The pandemic has turned many of us into social astronauts. At least, according to podcaster Bim Adewunmi. In a recent This American Life episode, Bim compares herself to an astronaut in space. She doesn’t have a partner, children, family members, roommates or even a pet nearby. She commutes to a
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Why Paper Planners Are Here to Stay

One of my favorite parts of starting any new school year was receiving a new paper planner. After getting my schedule, I’d flip past the list of international holidays and a map of the United States and then carefully write out where I’d be and when for the upcoming month.
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"More This Way"

Learning Leverage: Building Systems or Hiring for Sustainable Growth

  One of the gifts of being on a path of mastery is that when we reach a goal, we’ve really just found our next starting line. If someone said to you “Okay, I ran 10k once so that means I can run 10k whenever I want,” you’d understandably wonder
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How to Gift an eBook

Books have long been seen as fail-proof gifts for anyone on your list – from colleagues and bosses to family and friends.  So much so, that books are one of the most gifted items.  And now, with more than one in five Americans reading e-books, it’s becoming apparent that more
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5 Steps to Never Forgetting Anything Again

With so many things packed into each and every day, it’s easy for to-dos to slip through the cracks. Well, not anymore. We’ve created a fool-proof, 5-step system that will help busy professionals like you stay on top of tasks and make sure their ONE Thing doesn’t get buried underneath
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How Many Tricks Does it Take to Form a New Habit? (One, Two, Three…)

A little while back we wrote a piece about the myth of building a habit in 21 days. We touched on the brain anatomy involved with habit formation and research that showed 21 days isn’t the concrete benchmark for building a habit. In actuality, the average is 66 days, but
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Investing Tips for Tax Season from the HOLD Authors

You’ve filed your taxes – or an extension – and are banking on a lump sum back, or another bill to show up in the mail. Whichever your outcome, it’s safe to bet that when it comes to tax season, you’ve got money on the brain. So, let’s talk investing.
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What We Can Learn from the Common Goal of a Football Team

“There’s no ‘I’ in team” may be the most popular saying in sports, but it applies to many other areas of life. NFL and college football teams are a prime example of how a common goal can lead to amazing success both on and off the field. Each player wants
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