Category Archives: Staying motivated

Instead of time management, consider energy management

Time is something that we constantly obsess about. An army of business consultants and self-help gurus has made millions with countless time management courses, day planners, books and apps that we eagerly devour. Organize your day, get through all your … Continue reading

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‘I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in’

Before he became a country music star, Kenny Rogers recorded a song with the First Edition called “Just Dropped In.” It’s a relic from the counterculture ‘60s with lyrics that don’t make a lot of sense, but I’ve always liked the refrain: “I … Continue reading

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10 ways to step out of your comfort zone

I read a LinkedIn post recently by Paul Lanigan on why it’s important to step out of your comfort zone if you want to be successful (“Are you smothering your own success?”). His piece had lots to say to me … Continue reading

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Writer’s block? Try tying yourself to a chair

John McPhee tried tying himself to a chair so that he would stay focused on his writing. Victor Hugo had his servant take away his clothes each morning and remained in his room (supposedly naked) until he finished writing for the day. … Continue reading

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Just 30 minutes a day

Today I pushed myself further than ever before in my exercise regimen. I turned on the treadmill. Actually, I’m getting better about exercising. I won’t go so far as to say that I like exercise, but we’re doing okay. Sure, … Continue reading

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Life goes on…and that’s a good thing

Three months have gone by since I last posted here at The Wayward Journey. As the days and weeks passed, I imagined a great celebration in the blogosphere the day I finally pushed the “publish” button again. The music would … Continue reading

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Why the Beatles were so good: They practiced!

Last week, Washington celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first concert in America with the tribute band Beatlemania Now taking the stage at the same venue (the Washington Coliseum) at the same time (8:31 p.m.) to play the same … Continue reading

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‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’

Ever since eighth-grade history class, when I first encountered those famous words by FDR, I’ve wondered about their meaning. How could you fear fear? I just didn’t make sense to me. Then along comes life—a few hard knocks, some doubts … Continue reading

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Small Business Week, taxes and being ‘independent’

I meant to post this at the beginning of Small Business Week (June 16-22), but I was too busy being a small business. I suspect most of the nation’s 28 million small businesses probably weren’t celebrating much this week either. … Continue reading

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