Personal Reflections

Some thoughts on this quote: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese or African Proverb   I’ve heard the quote above attributed to both the Chinese and Africans. At some point, I should spend a little time with Google and answer that definitively. But, really, today the origination […]

Personal Reflections

An Element Of Efficiency: Slowing Down To Speed Up

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With all the work I’ve done studying organization and productivity systems, a common element: taking time to thoughtfully consider actions. In today’s day-and-age, it’s easy to get caught up in stimulus:response, on reactive reactions. Or, as the adage goes, “running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off”. Taking time to: Determine the scope […]