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5 Lessons From The Golden State Warriors

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

April 12, 2016

The Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the all time record for most wins in a season. 

As I've been watching this historic achievement unfold, I've found myself asking - what lessons can the rest of us learn from the Warriors?

Here's my best take at boiling down Golden State's success into 5 key . . .

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Default Yes

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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April 05, 2016

Recently an opportunity came across my desk.

I asked the other person what their deadline was for the next step. Wednesday after next.

Two days before the deadline, I still hadn't done the work to figure out whether it was a worthwhile opportunity.

Oh well, I'll just tell them that we're busy right now, and it's not a good . . .

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Embracing Mistakes

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 26, 2016

In his book When Breath Becomes Airneurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi writes about the medical practice of holding a periodic morbidity & mortality conference.

We reviewed overnight events, new admissions, new scans, then went to see our patients before M&M, or morbidity and mortality conference, a regular meeting . . .

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Deep Work Wednesday

creating space for focus and flow

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 13, 2016

In my previous post I wrote about the challenges of the modern workplace.

Such challenges are especially relatable for knowledge workers, but from people I've spoken to across industries and trades, it seems that many of us can relate to some extent.

Inspired by Cal Newport's latest book Deep Work (which admittedly . . .

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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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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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