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Why You Should Go Christopher Columbus on Your Career

By Sam Hysell
on March 23, 2015
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The Difference between Successful and Unsuccessful People

By Sam Hysell
on March 9, 2015
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Why You NEED To Get Away (at least for a little bit)

By Sam Hysell
on February 28, 2015
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The Most Overlooked Element of Success

By Sam Hysell
on February 18, 2015
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The Spectrum of Happiness and Where Most People Fall Short

By Sam Hysell
on February 16, 2015
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30 Seconds to Make You Feel Happier

By Sam Hysell
on February 10, 2015
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The Key to Having What You Really Want Is…

By Sam Hysell
on February 3, 2014
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Realizing You Already have it. Stop wanting, start embodying.

I used to see my life and ambitions fall into two buckets: the things I did have, and the things I didn’t have. Whereas I thought my goals and ambitions were months and years away, I discovered that wanting prevents us from doing.

What if you realized that you wanting to achieve certain things, is really admitting defeat and accepting that you don’t already have what you want. Well… YOU DO. 

Well you do. It’s less about wanting it, and more about doing it, embodying it, progressing towards it.

In the words of Seth Godin, “your audacious life goals are fabulous. We’re proud of you for having them. But it’s possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that’s really frightening you—the shift in daily habits that would mean a re–invention of how you see yourself.” Read More Here…

If You Want Something, Don’t Ask. Here’s Why…

By Sam Hysell
on December 16, 2013
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When I was a youngin’ in the game, one of my best friends to this day taught me an extremely important lesson when he told me, “I hate asking other people for anything.”

At first I was really perplexed as I often ask others for stuff, whether it’s help, an intro or lending me something. As I grew, I saw certain people with huge networks who were able to get a lot because I assumed they had asked people.

What I came to realize was the power of self-reliance and the joy of offering something. Think about a simple instance of somebody next to you needing a pen. You noticed they were looking for a pen, so you went out of your way to offer it. They were thrilled to see that you noticed and cared, and you felt good because you felt useful.

Now think of that same instance where they asked you for a pen, sure you probably still gave it to them, but you didn’t feel good, you felt like you were their stepping stone. People hate to be used! So don’t use them! Read More Here…

How to Achieve Flow with Your Email

By Sam Hysell
on December 3, 2013
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Deal. Defer. Delete.

It’s a philosophy for instantly dealing with every email to achieve flow. Flow being complete absorption in what one does, focusing at the task at hand & nothing else and seamless moving from one task to the other without mental clutter.

If you keep that in mind, then you should only be focusing on the task at hand, because the any time you spend thinking about doing something and not doing, you’re wasting time and not in flow.
With Deal Defer Delete, you do one of three things every time you see an email. You either deal with it right away (good example of 2 minute rule – if it takes less than 2 minutes, do it now), Defer it — (either via followup.cc or mailbox) until you need to deal with it so its out of mind until it needs to be front of mind, or you Delete/Archive it.

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Why Hitting Snooze Leaves You Catching Up on More than Sleep

By Sam Hysell
on December 3, 2013
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For the past 4 months of my life, all I can remember is waking up to the deathly sound of my alarm clock. I wake up shrieking under my covers begging for 10 more minutes of unconsciousness. I would hit snooze until I forced myself to rush and catch up from the moment I wake up.

The past 4 days in a row, I’ve been able to debunk that habit… Finally. Now, I wake up ready to take on the day. Although the story I just told revolves specifically around waking up, this philosophy is transient throughout everyday’s workflow.

When you approach a to-do list, its similar to a snooze button. It’s a set of stuff yet to be done. You aren’t caught up until you get through it all. You are forced to scavenge through it all and feel as if you’re barely hanging on. Try switching it up for a second, and think about the power of focusing solely at the task at hand. You eliminate the mental clutter of everything you have to do, and are able to focus on what you are doing. Read More Here…

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