Coaching People to Their Possibilities

Wow! This was a great episode on setting expectations, following up, and coaching to success…

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The frightening thing you learn when you quit the 9 to 5

This is quiet the manifesto, but includes lots to ponder…

weโ€™re born as subjects to the authoritarian figures of our parents, and from there weโ€™re funneled straight into the education system, which steers us directly toward the employee workforce. In each of these systems, we are subordinates whose work is likely to be unrelated to our own values, on schedules that are always determined by someone else.

… though he appears to have returned to the 9-5 (at least for now), the sentiment is still good.

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All Code Is Bad, So Don’t Stress If Yours Sucks

Some funny for my developer friends. If you don’t program for a living, just ignore everything in these articles because you will become convinced the world will implode shortly. On the other hand, if you do program I’m pretty sure you’ll love this…

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Clarity on Your ONE Thing & Managing Your Time

For all my friends in education, esp the principals…

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Safety is an Expensive Illusion

If you haven’t heard of Mr Money Mustache yet, let me introduce you…

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10% Happier

Just finished 10% Happier by Dan Harris that chronicles his journey from young upstart reporter to drug use then finding meditation as a tool to help calm the mind and make him 10% happier. It really is a good book, and his sarcastic tone makes it a perfect read for anyone skeptical of meditation and Buddhism. Probably my favorite chapter is the one on his experience at a 10 day silent retreat, and the skeptical/derogatory thoughts running through his mind. In the end, the best part is that I didn’t think it came off as preachy or as my mom would say “she she la la”. Give it a try, or if you want to check out his next book try: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. It’s on my list.

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20 Little Things to Make a Big Difference in Your Marriage


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16 Tips for Selling Properties Faster and for More Money

Cross posting from the FreedomRE.com blog

Listen to the full episode here, but here are the main points – some commentary added ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Have a pre-listing inspection performed by a licensed home inspector.
  2. Clean up your home. – Please, please, please – you have no idea how often this is missed/skipped
  3. Does it pass the sniff test? – It better unless you want it to take longer to sell.
  4. Take great pictures of your house. –ย That’s why you hire a great agent – like me!
  5. Be available.
  6. Have your home ready for showings at all times. – You never know when or where your buyer will show up.
  7. Be informative.
  8. Use an agent. – At your service
  9. Ask your agent for selling advice.
  10. Price your house right. – You mean Zillow doesn’t know everything?
  11. List in peak market time. – If you can. If not, I wouldn’t consider this a deal breaker. Just be ready for it to potenially take longer.
  12. Double check your listing information.
  13. Stage those weird areas that donโ€™t have an obvious use.
  14. Leave during your showings and make sure you take your pets with you. – So awkwardย when the seller sticks around. Get out! I would also add “take any valuables and medications” as well.
  15. Be prepared to walk away from an offer.
  16. Tell everyone you know that your house is for sale.
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Oh Damn, 401(k)s Aren’t Magic

โ€œAll of this has always ignored the mathematical fact that scrimping and saving and investing wisely will not save you if you donโ€™t have enough money in the first place. If you are a low-wage worker who cuts your expenses to the bone in order to sock away $500 a year, on which you earn 8%, you will still not go more than a year in retirement without starving to death. The math just doesnโ€™t work. We need to actually give people more money. This is common sense, but is anathema to the sort of magical thinking that says that the root of all poverty is bad decisions by the poor.โ€

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Why You Should Let Kids Fight

Interesting, and yet hard to do sometimes. My gut says that generally speaking husbands are more apt to do this, but maybe that’s just speaking from personal experience ๐Ÿ™‚

Why You Should Let Kids Fight

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