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When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
" COLLEEN C. BARRETT   Amen. Here's to being a bricklayer. Everyone wants to tell you what to do, me included. Granted, I'm mostly sharing with you how to lay bricks—how to get and stay organized. How...

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." Franklin D. Roosevelt     Tomorrow is America's birthday. Happy Birthday! 241 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed–setting America free from Britain’s rule. On that day, we declared our freedom–Great Britain didn't acknowledge our sovereignty until 1783 when...

“Only repetition invites spontaneous innovation.” Claudio Naranjo   Are routine and discipline killing your creativity? The answer is no. Are they stepping on your ability to get and stay organized? Definitely not. Are they threatening to flatten your spontaneity and turn you into a robot who can't think for herself? Only in science...

"If there is no stillness, there is no silence. If there is no silence, there is no insight. If there is no insight, there is no clarity." Tenzin Priyadarshi Silence seems like a luxury these days. We are constantly interrupted in our waking (and sleeping) life by...

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." Edmund Burke   Two weeks ago, I wrote about Shirley Chisholm and progress. Progress is one of the ways we evaluate or measure success. Tracking progress is essential to keeping the momentum...

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas." Shirley Chisholm God, I miss Shirley Chisholm. She was a pioneer in politics and an inspiration to many—here are just a few of her accomplishments: First African-American woman voted into Congress. ...

"To say that it is not our fault does not relieve us of responsibility." Beverly Daniel Tatum   Blame is useless. Responsibility is essential. Unexpected things happen. Sometimes that brings something delightful into our lives and sometimes things beyond our control upend our plans. Be mindful of treat these unexpected...