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Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are "Too Busy"?

Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are “Too Busy”?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 25, 2013

Be honest here – when someone last asked, “How are you?” – weren’t you even slightly tempted to answer “Busy!” These days it seems as if the lament of not having enough time has become a national refrain. Everywhere, people find themselves constantly in a rush, over-booked and over-scheduled with little time off.

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what direction are you headed this year

What Direction Are You Headed This Year?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 8, 2013

I know that you’re probably feeling extra busy right now. After taking off some holiday time with your loved ones and thinking, “oh that can wait until January…” January has arrived and your to-do list is overflowing with, well – overflow.

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The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 10, 2012

It feels like just yesterday we were gathered around the table for the ritual Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Originally conceived as a gratitude feast, more often these days all our holiday dinners resemble feasts of enormous amounts of food, family members and yes, sometimes familial tensions. So it seems fitting that we might also want to give…

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How To Break A Bad Habit In 20 Seconds Or Less

How To Break A Bad Habit In 20 Seconds Or Less

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 9, 2012

Recently I was driving my son to basketball practice (usually a wonderful father-son activity) and I suddenly realized I was actually en-route to my daughter’s preschool, having completely missed the freeway exit I needed to get to basketball! It struck me that this instance of driving on “auto-pilot” is the perfect metaphor for how many…

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