Tag: process

The Often-Overlooked Step That Can Boost the Quality of Your Work

We generally think that a great work product – especially an artistic effort – is imagined, conceived, and launched simultaneously. But the notion that a single, smart idea can immediately turn into a brilliant final version has the same logic flaw of a newborn baby popping out of the womb with a college degree. In fact, one of […]

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What’s Your Training Schedule?

There’s an old saying in the boxing world: “Champions don’t become champions in the ring; they are merely recognized there.” The implication, of course, is that the hard work of winning happens during an intense training regimen. The blood, sweat, and tears on the gym floor; the relentless planning for every possible scenario; the sacrifice […]

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Easy

As someone who has played guitar for more than 30 years, I can tell you that the secret to regular practice isn’t teeth-grinding discipline. It isn’t external rewards or penalties. It isn’t even the dream of rocking a stadium for adoring fans. The truth is, the regularity of practice — and the progress than ensues […]

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The Cobra Effect

During the time of British rule of colonial India, the government became concerned that too many deadly cobras roamed the streets.  The leaders came up with what appeared to be a clever solution – pay a bounty to any citizen who brought forward a dead cobra.  The “cash for snakes” program worked like a charm for a […]

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