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Clarity

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

May 24, 2016

Next time someone asks you to hang out, instead of giving them a coded answer like "Yeah, crazy week, let's get together soon!" just be clear and honest:

"You know what, making more social plans just isn't one of my top priorities right now, but thank you."

"We've hung out a number of times now, and honestly I just don't . . .

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Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 17, 2016

As a leader, you have to repeat yourself a lot.

As a leader, you have to repeat yourself a lot.

See what I did there? 

If you're not used to repetition, it can feel strange.

But do not fear the repetition!

Often, it takes 3, 4, 8, 10, 20 times before a message begins to resonate with the people you are trying to . . .

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The Aluminum Rule

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 11, 2016

We've all heard the golden rule:

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

What if we treated ourselves with the same respect?

I propose the aluminum rule:

"Treat yourself the way you would like to treat others."

Before we can reliably share our best selves with . . .

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A New Year's Reader

Readings for all of us

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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January 03, 2016

This New Year's Eve, inspired by Seth Godin's Thanksgiving Reader, Keeley suggested we do a New Year's Reader of our own.

So the six of us who were together all selected readings to share with each other over our last dinner of the year.

I have compiled those readings, along with a few other selections into a . . .

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Be First

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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December 20, 2015

Paraphrasing Gabby Reece from her conversation with Tim Ferriss:

Be first.

The first to smile.
The first to say hello.
The first to say something nice.

Try it. It makes you happy.

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Second Nature

Is up to you

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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November 02, 2015

The term second nature connotes a layer over one's "first nature."

While first nature may be immutable (a debate for another time), second nature describes behaviors, habits, and automatic responses that we can practice and learn with nothing more than intention and time.

When you google "second . . .

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