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#688 Social Interaction and Father’s Day

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Gratitude, happiness, Podcasts, relationships, Uncategorized.

Become a More Effective Communicator

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to spend a day with Larry Smith. Larry is the author of, The Best Advice in Six Words, and also happens to be the real life husband of Piper Kerman (above), the person from which the show, Orange Is the New Black is based. Larry had everyone in our small group stand up and describe ourselves in six words. It’s amazing how much you can convey in six words when you are forced to do it, and how this simple exercise can help you become a more effective communicator. It got me thinking about the quality of our daily communication.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Communication, preparation, Uncategorized.

#631 Take Time for the Important Activities

It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day tasks that make up our lives, just make sure you take time for the important activities.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Get things done, highest and best use of time, Increase your productivity, Podcasts, time management, Uncategorized.

#628 Determine the Value of Your Time

As you begin to determine the value of your time, you start to make better decisions on the tasks you should handle yourself, and those you delegate to others. The result is greater productivity and a life that focuses on your strengths.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Increase your productivity, Podcasts, productivity, time management, Uncategorized.

Your Time

Your time is more precious than money. You will have the opportunity to make more money. You cannot make more time.

Understand the value of your time. The more successful you become the greater the more valuable your time becomes. This means your time value is a moving target. If you are just out of school you probably clean your own house. At some point it makes sense to hire someone else to do it. Revisit this valuation at least twice a year by evaluating your tasks and determining which should continue to be done by you, and which can be outsourced to others.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in highest and best use of time, Life balance, Uncategorized.


It’s nice to be comfortable. If you are comfortable in your life at home and comfortable at work, you probably don’t have much stress. It’s a great place to be. The question is, are you staying in your comfort zone too long?

The danger of being comfortable is that you may not be pushing yourself. If you remain comfortable for too long complacency sets in. Complacency has a tendency to turn into boredom.

Comfort as an employee

If you’ve reached a place of comfort at work you should be commended. You’ve attained that which many aspire to and few succeed. You’ve proven yourself to your stakeholders.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Exercise, performance, personal growth, Uncategorized.