Top 5 Apps to Make Work Less Like Work
Work is highly overrated.

Top 5 Apps to Make Work Less Like Work

Despite our more successful colleague’s insistance, productivity, especially at work, is highly overrated.  Everyone is focused on ways to improve quality, output and value while maintaining work-life balance.  We are in a new age; the age of me, where recognition and rapid personal satisfaction trumps loyalty to peers, bosses, and the organization.  In order to stand out, we must rapidly identify our greatest allies and leverage them in the fight for difference.  The application, affectionately termed ‘app,’ is just such an ally.

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Artists Everywhere: Accept Defeat

Artists try so very hard to be recognized for their work.  Despite years of effort, they continue to struggle in a world that values bridges, profitability, and quality medical care over an abstract painting of my sister that looks like I accidentally spilled black tar on a pile of hay.  Perhaps it’s time to follow these three simple rules, accept defeat, and leave the world with fewer artists.

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Happiness Wherever We Are
Happiness can be almost anywhere.

Happiness Wherever We Are

My wife is reading The Geography of Bliss and is almost through Switzerland, a terminally happy country.  It can’t be the weather.  Their hottest month of the year is July where the average high is 75 degrees Fahrenheit.  It seems the Swiss just don’t care about things like warmth or vitamin D.  Nevertheless, nobody leaves Switzerland.

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Mentor or meteor: Another self-help article.
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Mentor or meteor: Another self-help article.

I am a huge fan of the self-help, leadership, time management, happiness, make-me-successful book genre.  I’ve read them all—How to Win Friends and Influence People, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun—a personal favorite, Who Moved My Cheese, and hundreds more—and I’ve learned a lot!  But learning doesn’t end with books.

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