Category: Attitude

Live like a rock star

Most kids have a fantasy at some point of living like a rock star.  Being on stage, the fans, traveling the world, etc.  Most people come back to earth pretty quickly after trying to learn an instrument, but we miss the real...

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Do Something That Scares You

Here’s your prescription for life.  Whether it’s once a month, once a week, or daily – do something that scares you.  There’s lots of blogs and articles about doing cool things in exotic destinations....

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what is impossible?

One of the problems with growing up is that you learn what is possible and what is impossible.  What’s worse is that we often put things into one column or the other based on other people’s experiences, or one...

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Super Bowl

I probably should preface this by saying I’m not a big football fan to start with.    I generally don’t get the concept of watching sports on TV, but I’m more than willing to take in a game live of just about...

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Is this your year to escape?

If you haven’t made your escape from the 9 to 5 yet, you are probably thinking this is going to be the year.  Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t.  So how will you know?  If this is the year you make your escape, what are...

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Thumbs up for 2012

I tend to watch videos when I am working at home.  Lately there’s been a commercial running for Chrome which has a series of youtube videos.  One brief clip has a very excited youngster giving a big thumb’s up.  ...

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift

What to get the escapee from the 9 to 5, or future escapee.  It’s probably an academic question since it is Christmas morning.  I’m sure many of you are about to be opening a new IPad or a Kindle Fire.  Maybe a book...

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How do you like to vacation

What does taking a vacation have to do with escaping the 9 to 5?  I’d like to think there is a mind set that equally permeates both work and play.  I took a Caribbean cruise last week.  We lounged on the beach, climbed a...

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turning back the clocks

In the spring we turn the clocks ahead and in the fall we turn the clocks back.  This year was a little different.  most of us in Connecticut might as well have turned the clocks back 100 years.  Snowstorms in October are...

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Escape in 30 minutes

One of the often overlooked lessons of the 4 hour workweek is the question of what to do with the other 36 hours.  The reality is that most of us are looking for an escape that is not too different from what we are doing now...

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information overload

there are more than a few challenges in getting from where you are to where you want to be.   If you are already busy with a 40+ hour work week one of the first challenges is making room for what you want to do next.  This can...

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Making Room For Something New

Giving up something that you have put alot into can be a personally challenging exercise.   About 15 years ago I took over the family farm.  I was raised on the farm, did most of the building maintenance since I was a kid, but...

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