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Peter Koehler

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4 Things I Learned from Jay-Z

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“What you reveal, you heal.”

The current president embodies a lot of ugly qualities. Jay-Z knows that. But he also knows that there are two sides to every coin.

This week, the NYT published an interview with Jay-Z (highly recommended reading and watching).

“The great thing about Donald Trump being . . .

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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 . . .

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Working With Constraints

and how to make a summer caesar salad

Silvrback blog imageYesterday our neighbor gave us a big head of romaine lettuce straight from his garden.

The first thought that came to mind was Caesar Salad!

But we had a problem - traditional caesar calls for anchovies and lemons and parmesan - all things we didn't have in our kitchen.

A couple years ago, I would have just shelved the idea, and . . .

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The Dark Side of Goal Setting

The more goal orientated we are, the less likely we are to achieve the results we desire.

The more we focus on a future outcome, the lower the probability that it will come to pass.

Why is this?

Because if we condition ourselves to always be striving toward some goal, then inevitably the goalposts will always be moving.

. . .

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How to Be a Day 1 Person

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Jeff Bezos likes to call Amazon a "Day 1 company."

We are all familiar with the feeling of Day 1. 

It's that feeling of the incredible first date, starting a new job, the first day of school, the beginning of the playoffs, or launching a new idea or product.

Day 1 is all about movement, momentum, hard . . .

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What to do with our weak minds

Us humans have weak minds. 

We stick to the status quo when we should be making a change.

We hardly ever change our minds, even when we're wrong. 

We make terrible, and easily avoidable, financial choices.

And we're scared of sharks, even though 733X as many humans are killed by freshwater snails.

But . . .

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April 02, 2017

This Is It.

We are studious in high school so we get into a good college.

We study and stress in college so we get a degree.

We use our degree to get a good job.

We work hard at our job so we can make a lot of money. 

We make a lot of money so we can retire!

And then ... 

... what?

It turns out, there is . . .

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February 04, 2017

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