The 80/20 of Giving Up

By Bruce Hoag

No doubt you’re familiar with the 80/20 principle. In a nutshell, it states that you get 80% of your output from 20% of your input. The opposite is also true. You get 20% of your…

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The True Meaning of Resilience

By Bruce Hoag

Typically, when we think of resilience, we imagine that we are responding to some stress, some overload in the amount of work that we normally have; that we have to work longer hours, unsociable ones,…

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The Value of “Do Nothing” Time

By Bruce Hoag

Raymond Chandler, author of books such as The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and Farewell, My Lovely, had an unbreakable rule. He always followed it, and it always worked.   He became a writer when…

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Fill Your Glass

By Bruce Hoag

The measure of optimism or pessimism is often thought of in terms of whether your glass is half-full or half-empty. Those who believe that the glass is half-full see the potential to add more. Those…

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How to Organize Your Life

By Bruce Hoag

Have you ever wished that you could organize your life?   Think about what your life is like. You’ve probably divided it into a lot of compartments. Your job is in one compartment. Your house…

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Why Are You Too Busy?

By Bruce Hoag

There is a coffee mug that has this statement written on the side: “I’ve been put on this earth to do a certain number of things. Right now I’m so far behind, that I’ll never…

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Just Smile

By Bruce Hoag

Many years ago, a book was published called Dress for Success. This was back in the day when most men wore suits to work and women wore skirts. The idea was that if you dressed…

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The Key to Overcoming Procrastination

By Bruce Hoag

For many people, overcoming procrastination is one of their most difficult challenges. It’s something that they struggle with all their lives. They never seem to get on top of it and hardly any of them…

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The Key to Changing Your Life

By Bruce Hoag

What do you think the key is to changing your life? Notwithstanding the spiritual dimension, what is the one thing that you can do that will enable you to change your life for the better?…

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The One Thing

By Bruce Hoag

A few years ago, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan wrote a book they called The One Thing. They distilled their primary message into one sentence: What’s the one thing I can do such that by doing it…

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