First Things First

You can only put one thing first.
If multiple things are first, then nothing is first.
Also, if something is first, other things will not be first and therefore could be done better, but won’t be. This is because they are not first.
You get to choose what …

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Ideas for StrengthsFinder “Learners”

Have you ever taken the StrengthsFinder Assessment? Do you know anyone that is a Learner on StrengthsFinder? I know several and I’m trying to come up with some career ideas for them.
Here is what SF says about Learners:
Learner: managing editor, operations manager, coach for executives. …

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Lose Your Phone, Eliminate Distractions

Do you constantly look for distractions?
A social media notification…
An email…
A text…
Even better, a phone call!!!
All of these hits give us a shot of excitement. They also take a hit on our productivity.
Decide to spend a couple hours a day, and maybe even one whole day …

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Parenthood: Soak It In

I took my 5 year old daughter to Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night this evening. We ate. We talked.
After our meal, she enjoyed a bowl of ice cream with M&Ms and Oreos on top.
As I patiently waited for her to enjoy her ice cream, I …

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What Are Your Strengths?

What are you good at? What are your strengths?
If you haven’t heard of the StrengthsFinder book and assessment, check it out. It is one of my favorites and very helpful as an Idea Addict as well as someone who wants to create work that matters.
You …

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Bullet Journal Resources

What is a Bullet Journal?
There is a lot of flexibility with how you use a Bullet Journal (BuJo). Essentially it is a non-digital way to keep track of your calendar, tasks, ideas…and the list goes on.
Why would you not just use digital tools?
Different reasons for …

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Spiritual Life Planning

I’m looking to make some changes. Doing some spiritual life planning.
What do you do to be intentional about your spiritual growth? How are you growing closer to Jesus?
What habits do you have? What spiritual disciplines are a regular part of your life? What do you …

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A Trained Mind

It is important as an Idea Addict to learn to manage your thoughts and to be able to shift from ideation to other activities and tasks that need to get done in your life.
In Deep Work, Cal Newport talks about the importance of empty space …

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Evening Ritual Resources

Ending my day well has always been a struggle. Here are some resources I found.
1) A 9-Part Nighttime Ritual
2) Evening Ritual: The 7 Things That Will Make You Happy At Night
3) Sleep and Your Productivity (Podcast and Blog)
4) 6 Strategies to Sleep Soundly, Wake Rested and Accomplish More

Do …

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Morning Ritual Resources

Need a little help with your mornings? Here are a few resources to check out.
1) How to Set Yourself Up for a Productive Day
2) 10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It
3) Become More Productive by Reengineering Your Morning Ritual (Podcast and Blog)
4) How to Become …

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