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Peter Koehler

Change is Coming

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”

Alan Watts

Change is coming for you.

Change doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor.

Change doesn’t care if you’re happy or depressed.

Change doesn’t care if your CEO or unemployed.

You can resist change, or you can dance with it.

Resisting . . .

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October 01, 2017

It's a Package Deal

You are you.

The way you are anywhere is the way you are everywhere.

The way you are at work is the way you are at home.

The way you treat your waiter is the way you treat your spouse.

The way you react to a bad call on the court is the way you react to your kid when you feel frustrated.

How we do anything is how we do everything.

It’s a . . .

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September 27, 2017

What's on your scorecard?

In basketball, the scorecard is easy: Whoever scores more points in 48 minutes wins the game.

In cooking, the scorecard is slightly more complex. It includes price (how much did the ingredients cost?), time (how long does is take to make?), health (is it good for you?), and deliciousness (does it taste good?). When you master all four . . .

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August 29, 2017

Technology Etiquette

11 rules for modern people

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 1. As a general rule, put your phone away during meals with other people. Not on the table. Out of sight, sound off.

2. For a further challenge, put your phone away during meals alone. Read, listen to a podcast, or just eat and notice your surroundings.

3. If you are expecting a truly important and time-sensitive call or text . . .

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August 23, 2017

Mistakes people make when applying for jobs

I've searched for jobs. I've been hired. I've hired people. I've read more resumes and cover letters than I can remember. I've sat through interviews. I've seen people I love go through the job hunt.

Over and over again, I've noticed lots of people make these mistakes:

1. They focus too much on why a job is good for them, and not enough on . . .

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August 22, 2017

5 tips for managing stress

1. Start each day by being proactive, not reactive

We are often most stressed when we are in a reactive mode: Inbox open. Phone notifications on. We answer email after email and new ones keep coming in. We respond to request after request. We get into a compulsive, reactive spiral. And the worst part is that this compulsive mode seeps into . . .

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August 16, 2017

12 small ways to improve your day

1. If you are driving to a neighborhood where street parking is hard to find, just park in the first spot you see within 10 blocks of your destination. Then walk.

2. Treat your phone like a landline. Leave it at home when you go out. Don't worry - it will be waiting for you when you come home. Alternative: Leave it in the car when you go out . . .

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August 07, 2017

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