Archive for the ‘Perspectives’ Category
Six Thought-Provoking Quotes About the Seasons

Six Thought-Provoking Quotes About the Seasons

All of these quotes gave me food for thought. If you’ve got a favorite quote about the seasons, please share it in the comments below. . #1: “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” - William Blake . #2: “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so...

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5 Thoughts on Making Learning Easier

Learning is a life-long pursuit — but it isn’t necessarily an easy one. Whether you’re considering gluing yourself to your chair to just get a little more learning done or you need to teach someone else something that doesn’t seem to stick, it is possible to make the process a little more manageable, if not downright productive. Here are a few tips from...

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CustomerLove Japan Fundraiser – We’re In, Are You?

The Japan earthquake hit while we were at South by South West. Like so many other people around the world, we wanted to do something to help. That’s why we’re thrilled to be part of LaVonne Ellis’s “CustomerLove for Japan” - a 72-hour fundraiser (ending at 23.59 this Thursday) with an amazing collection of goodies if you donate just...

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Even Introverts Need Company Sometimes

Even Introverts Need Company Sometimes

I’ve known for years that I’m an introvert. As a kid, I loved to curl up with a good book. Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement. I used to carry a book around pretty much everywhere. At coffee time after church, I’d normally be found reading. I’ve lost the reading habit a bit over the years (though almost any time I’m...

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How SXSW Got Us Here

How SXSW Got Us Here

This website is a direct result of SXSW. Ali and I knew each other online and had even discussed the idea of a site similar to what ConstructivelyProductive.com has wound up becoming. But we’d dismissed the idea, thinking that we couldn’t do it. You wouldn’t think one little trip to Austin would make that big of a difference. But the fact of the matter...

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Self-Taught Leadership — Is It an Option?

Self-Taught Leadership — Is It an Option?

I’ve taken classes in leadership, conflict management and a whole host of related topics. But the most valuable leadership experience I’ve had are nowhere near official. When I was in high school, I worked in my synagogue’s Hebrew school. At first, I tutored students, but then I started teaching classes. I usually got the youngest kids, although on...

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10 Things I Learned From Marrying My Business Partner

Okay, technically I businessed my marriage partner, but it all works out the same in the end. (: Anyway, here’s what I’ve learned from three years of co-owning, co-operating, and co-leading the Connection Revolution with my lovely wife Kyeli. 1. Communicate. A lot. Communication is key in any relationship, romantic or business. Ask for what you need....

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How to be Productive at Home — Without Neglecting Your Kids

How to be Productive at Home — Without Neglecting Your Kids

In addition to being a writer, a small business owner, and the logistical manager for our household, I’m also an unschooling mom. My son, Dru, is 12 years old, and we’ve unschooled him his entire life. Unschooling is one of the most natural and easiest ways to school your kid at home, but it’s often hard to juggle giving him the attention and...

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Adam Baker and Why Balance Isn’t the Name of the Game

Adam Baker is the blogger behind Man Vs Debt, but that’s only a fraction of his accomplishments. He and his wife, Courtney, paid off $18,000 in debt and saved up another $17,000 in a period of 16 months, before heading off to see Australia, New Zealand and other exotic locales, with their daughter, Milligan. To put it lightly, they get things done. Knowing...

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Not-doing: how redefining productivity strengthens family ties

At 38 years old, part of me is incredulous that I’m only just now learning to be independently productive.  Somehow, somewhere along the line, I’ve learnt to be productive only with someone leaning over my shoulder or by allowing someone else to dictate my priorities.  And until just recently, I have placed family at the bottom of the heap because the things...

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