10 Practical Ways to Boost Your Energy Level

How to Feel Better and Be More Effective

I am a high-energy person. But I haven’t always been that way. There have been times in my life when I was utterly exhausted.

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These were times when getting through the day was a big chore. Times when I had nothing left to give by the end of the day. Times when I just wanted to collapse into bed and pull the covers over my head.

But in recent years, I’ve been very deliberate about managing my energy level. I’ve done a lot of reading on this and have taken the time to learn and experiment with what works.

The High Cost of Shortsighted Frugality

When an Obsession with Paying Less Can Cost You More

Evernote upped its prices last month. The Premium package, which is what I use, jumped from $50 a year to $70.

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That’s a big hike, and people are complaining like crazy. I can’t tell you how many Twitter and Facebook rants I’ve seen about this.

I won’t join the chorus. To me it represents a real-life example of shortsighted frugality.

"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." -Norman Vincent Peale

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"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." -Jim Rohn

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5 Steps to Developing More Discipline

How to Remove the Obstacles to Your Success

I have been thinking a lot about discipline lately. Everyone knows you can’t succeed without it, yet few people seem to possess it.

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“Can you make yourself do something you don’t want to do in order to get a result you really want?” That’s a question my friend Andy Andrews likes to ask. And if you can answer yes, then you are disciplined—at least in that area. But what’s the key?

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

3 Steps to Follow When You're Tired of Feeling Uncertain

Early in my career, I was the marketing director for a book publishing company. Because of my workload and the ongoing pressure to produce results, I felt overwhelmed.


I figured it was only a matter of time before my boss discovered that I was in over my head. This produced uncertainty. I was paralyzed and afraid to act.

"You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it." -Charles Buxton

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How to Vacation Like a Pro [Podcast S08E03]

7 Steps for Recharging with Intention

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of our best tips on getting the most out of your time away.

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Taking a break and recharging is vital for your individual and family health. However, you’ve probably realized how much work goes into planning family vacations, everything from booking airfare and hotels to getting your business ready for your absence. In this episode, we give you practical steps to vacationing like a pro.

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The Difference Between Trying and Doing

​How to Turn Attempts Into Accomplishments

There’s an instructive scene in the Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Yoda is instructing Luke Skywalker in how to use the Force. He asks Luke to retrieve his disabled spaceship out of a bog where it has sunk, using only his mind.

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Luke, of course, thinks this is impossible. Sure, he has been able to move stones around this way. But a spaceship? That’s completely different. Or is it?

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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