The Slow Lane: Why Your Boss Kills Your Ideas

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Happy Thanksgiving, happy autumn. The air is getting a little cooler and I’m looking forward to taking some more writing time out of my day – something that seems to be harder for me when it’s warm outside and more hours of day light. Now for this week’s links and good reads… Why Your Boss […]

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Finding Your Personal Style (Without Following Fashion)

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Why should the Slow Man concern himself with finding your personal style? The answer is in something I will repeat frequently as I work my way through this slow chamber of secrets: beware of the fast, cheap, and easy — it rarely ends up being any of the three. That goes for style as well. […]

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The Slow Lane: 10 Tools for Better Focus and Other Links

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Last week, I was finally able to get this site back up after a tragic data loss the week before. I felt a lot like Ali in the picture above (RIP, Joe Frazier). Now that things are back to normal, I am going to get back into a rhythm with articles. Coming soon … posts […]

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How to Pause and Take Back Control When You Need It

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I recently wrote about how I came to learn about the power of the Pause. I capitalized that because it’s just not used enough. Too many people speaking before they actually know what they want to say. Too many off-the-cuff remarks getting us into out-of-control situations. Too many people jumping over each other just to […]

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The Pregnant Pause: How 7 Seconds Could Help Change Your Life

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Are you a people pleaser? Do you find yourself constantly getting into situations where you agree to do things you would not normally do? Always feeling like you have to get something done just because someone asked you? Can’t seem to get along with anyone? Constantly in mini-battles with coworkers, friends, and family? Always feeling […]

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The Slow Lane: 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success

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Buy a Pair of Pants, Feed 2 Kids for a Year (Bonobos.com) 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success (Fast Company) How to Increase Your Luck (Codus Operandi) The Life and Times of Steve Jobs [Infographic] (Mashable) The Rules of Going to a Bar Alone (GOOD) 7 Little Things That Make Life Effortless (ZenHabits) […]

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The Slow Lane: How Analog Rituals Can Amp Your Productivity

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Wherein I’ll be sharing with you links I’ve seen around the web, shared on my Twitter account or Tumblr. If you come across great reads about staying productive, looking good, or feeling good, feel free to send them along or share them in the comments. Promote Yourself Using a Different Approach (Sly Marketing) How to […]

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The Slow Man Rule #6: Don’t Run for the Train

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This is a pretty easy one, but I see it all the time: Don’t run for the subway. I’m not against running, but in the subway, it’s just a dumb thing to do. It’s the fast, quick and easy way to find yourself sprawled on the platform and possibly closer to the third rail than […]

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Why I Smoke Cigars and Why You Should Too

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I smoke cigars, and I think you should, too. I’m not advocating tobacco consumption for those who are morally opposed to such things. What I am promoting is the idea that everyone should have a ritual, an escape from the quick pace that pushes you to and fro each day. Here’s the idea: Take control […]

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Proof That Slowness Is a Good Thing

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Not all things slow are bad. This isn’t necessarily a new idea – people have been touting the idea of slowing down for a long time. But every day, I’m reminded with proof that it’s worth repeating and reinforcing. I can see why it’s been a tough sell over the years, especially when you take […]

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