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Brain Rules Book Review

March 18th, 2015|1 Comment

Brain rules by John Medina is a book about the modern scientific understanding of how the brain learns and performs, and what we might do to improve it. The basic take away is: we, as […]

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5 Distractions and How To Overcome Them

March 12th, 2015|13 Comments

Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone?

You’re a busy professional with multiple clients and/or projects. You consider yourself highly productive and able to multitask.

You painstakingly plan out your day on a calendar. You’ve got […]

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Inspired To Start A Blog? Learn What Makes These Five Bloggers Successful

February 18th, 2015|13 Comments

For this post, I set out to find people who started a blog and went on to do well; and I asked them about their story.  What inspired them?  What traits helped them?  What circumstances […]

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Five Strategies to Manage Your Self Control / Discipline Conundrum

February 11th, 2015|3 Comments

One of the foundations of the self-improvement movement is self-determinism: the act of determining your future through your own efforts by exercising self-control and discipline.

Inspiring stories of legendary self-determinists, such as athletes and successful entrepreneurs, […]

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Did You Get Your #HDW Badge Today?

February 4th, 2015|5 Comments

Imagine with me for a minute, that we live in the future where society’s highest value is an honest day’s work…

…not overachieving, or ingenuity, or intelligence, or finding loopholes…

…just the ability to sit at the […]

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What’s Your Poker Strategy For Life & Dating? 

September 24th, 2014|4 Comments

Playing poker is in some ways a microcosm of life. Your strategy will often determine whether you succeed or fail. In poker (as well as in life), there are four basic types of players based on level of aggression and frequency of play.

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10 Ways to Increase Productivity for Creative Types & Entrepreneurs

September 15th, 2014|4 Comments

(photo by Sonny Abesamis)


The Ol’ Day Timer

My father used to carry around a Franklin day timer.  Something about it was interesting to me… a way to organize your thoughts into blocks of time.

I first got […]

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Welcome to Genius Types, “Creative Life & Productivity”

September 9th, 2014|2 Comments

I started this blog in 2006 as a young entrepreneur who was looking for something more creative than the typical American life of 50-60 hour work weeks, skipping vacations to move up, and not hoping […]

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Do You Have the Stomach For a Non-Linear Career Path?

August 18th, 2014|4 Comments


In my life, I’ve found that creative problem solving skills have allowed me to excel in a number of environments. Some say it’s better to pick a career field and stick with it; (and […]

Recent Book Reviews

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Brain Rules Book Review

March 18th, 2015|1 Comment

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Top 5 Books of All Time

March 20th, 2008|9 Comments

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Having it All, Achieving Your Life’s Dreams and Goals by John Assaraf

November 22nd, 2007|Comments Off on Having it All, Achieving Your Life’s Dreams and Goals by John Assaraf

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Secrets of The Millionaire Mind :: Book Review

October 15th, 2007|18 Comments