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The really smart way to get your computer desktop organized

Does your computer desktop look like the screen above? If yes, then we need to talk. I’ve seen many computer desktops like this, mine used to be one of them. With my Dyslexia my mind doesn’t always register when my eyes are looking at the folder I want. When my desktop was cluttered I’d often […]

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A question to empower you

I’ve had cancer. I’ve endured bankruptcy. I’ve been divorced. I have three sons with ADHD and ASD. I have ADHD and Dyslexia. I also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Here’s my point. People hear this and often say, “WOW, you’ve been through so much.” Yes I have, however, I prefer to focus on what I’ve done with […]

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In productivity, looks can be deceiving

Productivity is often in the eye of the beholder, do you agree? There’s an expression I had a hard time understanding for most of my life. I suspect you’ve heard it as well. It’s “can’t see the forest for the trees.”  According to the urban dictionary this expression means “that if you look at things one at […]

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Born to be offended

A colleague of mine (Sarah Victory) once said, “I think 10% of the people on the planet were put here just to be offended.” Some people are so easily offended you’d think they were born that way. Do you know anyone like this? I know fewer and fewer of them as I exercise my ability […]

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Thank you for showing me who you are – transforming anger into gratitude

Those who know me know that one of my foremost values is gratitude. Today I shared with someone how powerful gratitude can be at diffusing the anger that can arise when someone insults you. In this case, this young man reported becoming very upset when a friend insulted a sport he really enjoyed playing. His initial response […]

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Its better to be green

I see more and more people suffering from S.K.I.T. Syndrome. People who act like the Smartest Kid In Town on a particular issue and can’t wait to show someone else how wrong they are. Where does this get them? Would you believe, I got my first job NOT because I was the S.K.I.T., but because […]

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Tips for spotting your productivity gremlins

Growing up, my mother had a saying whenever one of our household appliances became glitchy, “It must be the gremlins.” For the uninitiated, a gremlin is a mythical creature that finds enjoyment from tinkering with or outright destroying technology. What does this have to do with productivity? For the purposes of our discussion, let’s think […]

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Brian R King

Stop self-sabotage in two steps

I had a meeting yesterday with several colleagues and one of them asked for advice on stopping the negative thinking that interferes with her ability to be productive on a daily basis. I offered her a two step strategy that I hope will be helpful for you as well. Step 1: The first thing that’s important […]

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