Tag Archives: motivation

Are These 3 Bad Habits Holding You Back?

“Fresh ideas from the Blacklight” SBC’s Weekly Newsletter for Professionals Today’s poor choices can morph into tomorrow’s bad habits. Research from a classic study on habit formation found that it takes just over two months …

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Pomodoro versus Big Rocks: A Productivity Smackdown

Some people are always highly motivated. They never put off for tomorrow what they can do today. And they tackle all chores, projects, and tasks with efficiency and glee.  This post is not for those weirdos people. We’re looking …

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4 Ways to Make Envy Your Friend

Envy is universally acknowledged as a horrible thing. After all, it’s one of the 7 Deadly Sins and goes against the 10 Commandments. Maybe you felt it when a co-worker received a promotion you thought …

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The Bigger Picture: Say Yes

When my kids were younger, and less independent, every single day was a master juggling feat. Carpools, shuttling across town in LA traffic, homework, doctor appointments, playdates, childcare. I remember making plans with another mom …

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The Bigger Picture: Decide No Matter What

I recently had dinner with a group who ran the New York Marathon. They were all first-timers and their experiences varied. It was fun to hear about each unique journey. One woman told me that …

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SBC Launches a New Series: 21 Day Projects

Have you ever heard the notion that it takes three weeks to form a habit? I’m a firm believer in the cumulative effects of small actions completed each and every day, but I know that …

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