10 More Things You Don’t Know About Me

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A couple of years ago I wrote a post called “10 Things You Don’t Know About Me.” It was kind of a lark, but I have heard from many people over the past few months about how that post really helped them connect with what I was saying. I’ve been told it made me seem more human, and showed that I was actually a person going through these things along with you. So I thought I would share another 10 things that you don’t know about me.

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Simplifying Your Stressors

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One of the aspects of living a simpler, saner life is to eliminate stress.

Yet so many times, I hear people talk about difficulties that they are having with individuals, only to follow it up with a vow to try harder to get along. Or to try new methods to deal with difficult people.

In other words, more exposure to the stressor.

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How Pre-Flight Checklists Can Save A World Of Effort

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An airplane pilot goes through a pre-flight checklist of things that she must do in order to make sure the plane is in working order before attempting to take off. It minimizes the risk of equipment failure, and gives the pilot the best chance at an incident-free flight.

Checklists aren’t just for pilots, though. Pre-flight checklists can save the average person time, money and effort. Here are three examples.

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Stop Avoiding The Elephant In The Room! It’s ENUFF!

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Every now and then I run across a gem of a book that inspires me, entertains me, and motivates me to get up and do something. ENUFF: Eliminate the Needless, Useless, Foolish, and Frivolous by Kate Carpenter is one of those books.

The book starts out with a definition of a white elephant: “a burdendome possession which cannot be disposed of but the cost is out of proportion to its worth.” It then goes on to ask: “How do you carve an elephant? By starting with a large block of stone and chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant.” And then asks the related question…”How do you create the life that you want?”

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