Monthly Archives: August 2010

The 5 Reasons Good Communication is Like Good Haiku

The 5 Reasons Good Communication is Like Good Haiku

The 5 Reasons Good Communication is Like Good Haiku Anyone who’s looked through my twitter feed can tell that I enjoy writing haiku. The ancient Japanese form is deceivingly simple – you can only have 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the last line. That’s it. You get 17 syllables to express a scene, a feeling, a landscape. And so, in haiku form, here are the 5 reasons that good communication is like good haiku. FOCUS Because of their length Haiku must have laser sharp Focus on topic. ESSENTIALS ONLY There is zero fluff No unnecessary words – Only essentials. DISCIPLINE Disciplined in form But flexible …

 

Getting Back To Your Passion

Getting Back To Your Passion

I’ve been writing a lot lately about key elements to working the most effectively and efficiently that you can, and I feel like I’ve left out the most important one. Passion! It’s what drives us to accomplish the things we wish to accomplish in life. Not the things we feel like we have to accomplish, but the things we really want to. Remember what it was that first snagged your interest in your field? What was it that made you decide to go into whatever it is you do? Are you still aware of this motivational force today, or have you …

 

Thinking Fit on the go

Thinking Fit on the go

Our Thinking Fit blog is filled with recipes and tips on eating well while at home, but Thinking Fit doesn’t stop at home. Even when you are on the go, there are ways to maintain a healthy, Thinking Fit lifestyle when you are away from your normal surroundings. One significant way is  portion control. We have all fallen victim to unhealthy dining while on the road and eating large meal portions while eating out at restaurants. To combat this, consider splitting a meal with your dining companion. It’s a cost-effective way to enjoy a meal and allows you to leave the …

 

Social Media: What Would Don Draper Do?

Social Media: What Would Don Draper Do?

Mad Men hysteria has officially kicked in with the premiere of their fourth season, appropriately titled, “Public Relations.” In one scene, a reporter asks Don Draper, “Who is Don Draper?” Caught in between his present life as Don and his past life, Dick, he is troubled by this question, wary of the intentions behind the question. It is only after he makes an executive decision at the agency, that he realizes that he is in control of his own identity. Don is in complete control over his public persona and has crafted it so well, as to make sure the past …

 

Sorrell and Asparagus Risotto

Sorrell and Asparagus Risotto

This recipe offers a way to use the greens, onions and garlic at the farmers markets right now. If you haven’t made risotto before, this is a great recipe but be prepared to stand over the stove stirring until it feels like your arms is going to fall off. (It’s always worth the effort.) Sorrell and Asparagus Risotto (okay to substitute other leafy greens like kale or collard) (serves 4) 4 cups chicken stock (I use vegetable stock) 1 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 …

 
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