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“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown: Part Two

Please check out Part One of my excerpts here. This is a powerful book. After completing this book I’ve re-evaluated not just my past decisions but I now view my future decisions in a different light. Anytime I expend resources such as time, money, effort, etc., the decision has to pass the question of whether […]

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part Three

When you lurch from one thing to the next, constantly scheming, or reacting to incoming fire, the mind gets exhausted. You get sloppy and make bad decisions. I could see how the counterintuitive act of stopping, even for a few … Continue reading

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“Train Your Brain to Get Rich” by Teresa Aubele

You can’t know what form of wealth you want until you know what you want. Your brain is a whiz at certain things: recognizing simple patterns or generating emotional responses in nanoseconds but lags behind on other tasks: recognizing and … Continue reading

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“The Practicing Mind” by Thomas Sterner: Part Two

Progress is a natural result of staying focused on the process of doing anything. When you stay on purpose, focused in the present moment, the goal comes to you with frictionless ease. However, when you constantly focus on the goal … Continue reading

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“The Practicing Mind” by Thomas Sterner: Part One

I struggle with keeping my “must read” list short enough to be realistic. This book offers practical, executable advice for how to maintain mindfulness in your everyday life. Much like “The Positive Dog”, “10% Happier”, and “Essentialism”, “The Practicing Mind” … Continue reading

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part Two

Mindfulness is the ability to recognize what is happening in your mind right now—anger, jealousy, sadness, the pain of a stubbed toe, whatever—without getting carried away by it. According to the Buddha, we have three habitual responses to everything we … Continue reading

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“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown: Part Two

Please check out Part One of my excerpts here. This is a powerful book. After completing this book I’ve re-evaluated not just my past decisions but I now view my future decisions in a different light. Anytime I expend resources … Continue reading

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