Friction – Less or More?

‘Tis the season of changing habits – getting rid of bad ones, adding new ones. The habit du jour is “dry January” – 30 alcohol-free days to start the year. Don’t count on willpower to make this or any other habit happen – instead, think about friction. We are largely...

2020

Instead of my usual 400 words this first day of 2020, I’m going to keep it short, very short, with just one piece of advice. It happens to be a quote from army general and 34th President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower: “Plans are useless; planning is...

Dinosaurs and butterflies

I like a good analogy so when I heard the earth’s history compared to a roll of toilet paper, my ears perked up. Louise Leakey compared our history to a 400 sheet roll of toilet paper. Paleontologist and anthropologist in her own right, Louise Leakey also happens to...

Good news!

Thanks to a loyal blog reader, we have some fun and encouraging news to enjoy and share over the holiday. For the full list of 50 positive news items, each creatively illustrated, click here. • In Sweden, blood donors get a text message whenever their blood saves a...

Tricks of the Trade

Saving is easier said than done. It requires delayed gratification, putting the future ahead of the present and saying no, not now, to our wants. Are there ways to make it easier? Turns out we have some great savers in our 3rd Decade™ program; below are a few...