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Goal Setting Jan 04, 2010

The following are some thoughts on goal setting from Mario Giganti (my brother). He runs a very successful financial advisory firm in Northern Ohio and I believe his ‘true’ calling is coaching people. I may even talk him into starting his own blog! Some really great...

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Poll Results – What Time Do You Wake Up? Jan 03, 2010

First off, thanks to all of you who contributed to the recent poll on what time you arise in the morning.

The results:

Highest Amount of Votes – 44% arise between 5:00am and 6:00am
2nd Most Votes – 34% arise between 6:00am and 7:00am
3rd Most Votes – 13% arise after 7:00am
4th Most...

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Baby Steps Dec 25, 2009

“Change on a Large Scale Happens in Small Increments” – Jacob Marshall

As we get closer to the start of 2010 and the dreaded “New Year’s Resolution” phase, it’s so important to think on a smaller scale, rather than set big goals right off the bat. Too...

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What is GTD (from the GTD Website) Dec 18, 2009

I’ve had a lot of questions since I started writing about what GTD is. I was going to write my own words and found the following on the GTD site. It does a much better job than I would’ve done. This was written from David Allen himself:

GTD® is the popular shorthand for...

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A Couple Thoughts on the Importance of Giving Dec 18, 2009

One of my favorite quotes in the world is from former tennis great and humanitarian, Arthur Ashe.

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

It’s a pretty famous quote and I don’t think you can say it any better. We get so wrapped up in...

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A Message On Perspective Dec 12, 2009

My family received a Christmas card today from one of my mother-in-law’s best friends. The husband in the family had a stroke last year and is truly blessed to be alive. Although he’s had many obstacles along the way, they are taking the glass half-full approach. There’s a quote...

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Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time Dec 08, 2009

If you’re looking for a great read, pick up “The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. It was recommended to me last year by Julie Ireland of the David Allen Company and Mike Williams (Zone By Zone Blog – great read, by the way), as I engaged in some...

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Situational Awareness Dec 02, 2009

I love this term. David Allen has used it to describe the constant input we receive and the ability to react to it. He’s used a reference to pilots, especially fighter pilots who have to react to critical situations in a moment’s notice. Of course, most of what we do everyday is not...

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Welcome to 1440 – my blog Nov 18, 2009

Welcome to 1440 – my blog inspired from my dealings with David Allen’s Getting Things Done, the ground-breaking productivity methodology that has helped many individuals achieve great success at home and in their professional lives.

1440 is the number of minutes we have in each day,...

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