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Desert trek

If it’s been done…

I spoke to a group of builders about The Breakthrough’s 7 foundation habits for success recently. One guy kept arguing the point, saying it was all easy to say but the reality was different. He …

May 14, 2019

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What’s your working style?

The Breakthrough team has been exploring each of our working styles which have led to some very constructive, valuable and hilarious conversations. The four styles defined in the research* are: Pionee…

May 6, 2019

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Be more useful, not more productive

I think we should waste more time. We are bombarded with productivity hacks, articles on getting more done, podcasts about fitting more in, optimal work times, reducing distractions, flow etc. People …

April 29, 2019

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A good discomfort

Comfort zones are okay if you need a rest. Actually, that’s a bit snide. You should harvest what you’ve sown, get the benefits of the expertise and momentum you’ve created, leverage your experti…

March 24, 2019

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Burn your boat

In my blog Doubling Down, I talked about how we can’t cross a chasm in two steps, that letting go of the old is the only way to go all in on the Big Idea. The subtle variation on that is the story o…

March 12, 2019

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What to do when you’re beyond tired

I’m tired. It’s been a big week. Not busy, I don’t do busy. If you measure busy-ness by the number of phone calls and emails, I’d be declared clinically dead. I’ve had a…

February 25, 2019

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Doubling down

It’s a funny thing, a New Year. Time is a continuum and each second simply follows the other, indistinguishable from the previous one. Days of the week, months and years are human definitions, used…

February 11, 2019

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