Posts by Bruce Hoag

Disrupt, or Disrupted? That is the Question

It should come as no surprise that many would-be entrepreneurs are trying to figure out how to create an innovative business by doing what everyone else is doing already. There’s a good reason for that. It’s because when they look at other businesses, all they see are solutions. Pick any business you like. What you…

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How to Face Your Fears

This article is entitled How to Face Your Fears.  Did you notice that the last word was plural? There’s a subtle, but important difference between it and the more common singular version.Fear is a general feeling that’s unspecified. Fears, on the other hand, are specific.You could have a sudden, but inexplicable foreboding, and we’d classify that as fear;…

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The Road Not Taken

In 1920, Robert Frost wrote a poem entitled “The Road Not Taken.” In it, he described a choice in life, whether to take one path or another; whether to go to the right or to the left. And his regret was in the fact that he could not travel along both, for each held its…

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How to Use Procrastination to Get Your Work Done

Imagine the last time you witnessed a temper tantrum. Chances are that it was from one or more small children. They were probably with Mom or Dad. They saw something on the shelf that they wanted and took the initiative to put it in the shopping basket. At the checkout, there was a difference of…

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Are You Easily Distracted?

Are you easily distracted? Do you struggle to focus? If so, then it means that you’re just like millions of other people who live on this planet, and it’s because there are so many things that are clamoring for our attention. For example, in a typical hour of TV, you get about 19 minutes of 15-30…

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