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Writing to Accelerate Your Development

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There are many shiny new personal development tools these days. We’ve got e-books and webinars. There’s AI-assisted learning and all manner of Zoom-connected tools. They’re all great, but one of the most powerful development tools has been around for centuries. Writing is one of the most powerful learning and  »  Read More

How Keeping a Journal Can Help You Do Better

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A Haitian proverb says, “Beyond the mountains there are more mountains.” That may sum up the journey of life. The journey that has no clear endpoint. Beyond the mountains there are more mountains. Your life will be full of ups and downs, of successes and failures, of joy and pain. The one place you can bring it  »  Read More

Sell Your Proposal with a Great Executive Summary

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In 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote the following to his First Lord of the Admiralty: “Pray state this day, on one side of a sheet of paper, how the Royal Navy is being adapted to meet the conditions of modern warfare.” Some call it the “Executive Summary.” Less formal people might call  »  Read More

This Christmas be a Storyasker

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I still remember those Christmases from when my grandmother was still alive. My uncle Pat and his family lived in Philadelphia then. My family would take the train to the North Philadelphia station where Pat would meet us. Christmas was in my grandmother’s 3rd-floor walkup apartment. I don’t remember much about the  »  Read More

Better Writing: Use Your Journal to Improve Your Writing

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Writing is all about words and ideas. They combine to make angels of meaning. I think of writing as wrestling those angels of meaning onto a page. If you keep a journal, you can improve your writing dramatically. Here’s how. Capture Your Ideas in Your Journal Human beings are idea-generating machines. Ideas pop out of  »  Read More

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