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Peter Koehler

It's All Your Fault

the power of radical ownership

It’s all your fault.

Remember that this year.

If your relationship with a colleague, family member, or boss is strained, it’s your fault.

When someone on your team drops the ball, it’s your fault.

That time someone yells at you? Yep, your fault.

It’s not about blame. It’s about empowerment. Empowering yourself to . . .

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January 02, 2017

A New Year's Reader

Selected Readings for New Year's Eve

Last year Keeley and I co-produced the first edition of the New Year's Reader - a selection of readings to read quietly or aloud, alone or with others, upon the New Year.

This year, we are back with the second edition, and boy is it a good one.

I am excited to share it with you.

You may view and download the 2017 New Year's Reader at:

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December 30, 2016

How to Build New Habits

As we close in upon the New Year, you might be thinking about your resolutions.

One of the best ways to improve in your area of choice is to focus on building habits rather than always relying on sheer willpower.

For example, I used to eat ice cream every night. Then I decided to break that habit by replacing it with a new . . .

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December 28, 2016

How to Master the Art of the Aggressive Follow Up In Five Simple Steps

My first job out of school was on a political campaign. 

I always recommend campaigns to soon-to-be graduates because you quickly learn a bunch of general skills which are valuable and relevant across sectors. So even if you don't end up in politics, you will acquire skills which you can put to . . .

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December 04, 2016

How to Calculate the True Cost of Home Ownership

(downloadable financial model included)

[Note: Scroll to the bottom of the post at anytime to download the calculator]

A house is the biggest purchase that many of us will ever make. 

Yet far too many people spend disturbingly little time running the numbers on what they can afford.

People will literally spend more time agonizing over whether to spend an extra . . .

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November 28, 2016

The Defiant Power of the Human Spirit

A Post-Election Reflection On Moving Forward

Preface

I almost didn’t post this.

Since the election, I’ve found myself writing down some reflections, in an attempt to clear my mind and gain perspective.

Mostly it has been a personal exercise, but I thought perhaps I could stitch together my disparate thoughts into something worth sharing.

But by the time I cobbled together . . .

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November 23, 2016

Why You Should Dump Out Your Hot Coffee

A quick example of sunk costs:

Keeley and I just stopped at coffee shop, and she bought a coffee to go. Three minutes after we left, she had taken just two sips, and dumped it out.

"I realize I don't want this anymore."

She recognized that the $2.50 she paid for the coffee was a sunk cost. 

She paid for it in the past, . . .

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November 19, 2016

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