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Mini Habits & Repetition

The first time my wife walked into my office crying, I knew two things. First, I knew something bad had happened (like she’d made some mistake she felt awful about). Second, I knew that adding my own emotions wouldn’t help…

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365 Days of Consistency

When I was a kid I was told that I had to get good grades in high school to get into a good college. And then I would have to do well in college to get a good first job.…

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Planning Your Next Year Right

Are You Planning Your Next Year? We’re just a couple of days from the new year. And if you’re like me, you can’t wait for a new year to start so we can get past what’s been two very long…

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When Is It Time to Quit or Move On?

First, I’m Not Quitting Sometimes when you blog about something, on your personal blog, people infer that it’s an indirect (or really direct) reflection of what’s going on in life. That may be the case for posts like yesterday’s where…

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Melissa Lema is Amazing

Hey, it’s my blog, right? So if I want to tell you how amazing my wife is, I get to do that. And you can skip today’s post, but I suggest you don’t because there’s a lesson in here for…

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Perseverance Creates Luck

Steve Martin, in his Masterclass course on comedy says, “When it’s your turn to be picked, you have to be within pointing distance.” If we’re friends or you’ve read my posts, you’ve likely heard me say, “All things being equal,…

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Thinking About Learning All Wrong

In the Lema house, we have a high value for learning and education My wife was a teacher in school districts for almost two decades and then spent time home schooling our two kids until they got to high school.…

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