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One of my top principles for business relationships: After the project, I want teammates glad to work with me and wanting to work with me again

posted by Joshua on September 20, 2013 in Blog

After yesterday’s post on my principle to avoid surprising teammates in business, today I’ll mention one of my other top principles in business relationships: I want people I work with glad to have worked with me and wanting to work with me again. Though this one speaks for itself, I think it bears repeating and[…] Keep reading →

One of my top principles for business relationships: No surprises

posted by Joshua on September 19, 2013 in Blog, Tips

I love a surprise birthday party. I love to surprise friends with good news. I once surprised a girlfriend with a Tiffany’s necklace. All great experiences. I love surprises with friends. In business I strive not to surprise anyone I work with (competitors I like to surprise)– not with news I think they don’t want[…] Keep reading →

Do you confuse a reason to do something with an excuse not to?

posted by Joshua on September 10, 2013 in Blog, Fitness

When the topic of meditation came up the other day I heard the same thing I’ve heard many times before. I’m sure you’ve heard and said similar thing for similar activities: “Oh, I can’t meditate. My mind is too frantic. I wish I could.” Maybe you’ve heard or said it in this form: “Oh, I[…] Keep reading →

You probably blow smoke in kids’ faces without realizing. You can stop.

posted by Joshua on August 13, 2013 in Awareness, Blog, Nature

New York City is having the most mild summer I can remember. We’ve barely hit ninety degrees and that was at least a month ago. Since then we’ve had cool, spring-like weather most of the summer. The other evening walking with friends, I noticed how loud the sounds of window air conditioners were in the[…] Keep reading →

“That’s not art. I could do it.” — A new interpretation that activates art and yourself

posted by Joshua on July 27, 2013 in Art, Blog, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Tips

We’ve all heard someone say “That’s not art. I could do it.” Maybe you said it yourself. The comment can lead to interesting discussion on what makes art, but rarely. It can lead you to realizing that the value of art doesn’t depend on how hard it was to create. The usual response is “Well,[…] Keep reading →