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  1. Kevin Mahoney

    Stillness

    Elhama thanks for your thought. It is funny you mentioned gratitude because I am finishing up a month long study on the topic. I have not considered the connection between that and a stronger sense of stillness. I will have to ponder that further.
  2. Kevin Mahoney

    Stillness

    “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.” Morgan Freeman A son’s illness kept me home from work today. A contractor working on the bathroom has kept me from trying to do anything around the house. As a result, I found my self with a...
  3. Kevin Mahoney

    How Do You View Your Current Work Situation?

    “If the point of work is to serve and exalt ourselves, then our work inevitably becomes less about the work and more about us. Our aggressiveness will eventually become abuse, our drive will become burnout, and our self-sufficiency will become self-loathing. But if the purpose of work is to...
  4. Kevin Mahoney

    Sharpen Your Focus Using the Pomodoro Technique

    Thanks. I will have to check out the book.
  5. Kevin Mahoney

    Sharpen Your Focus Using the Pomodoro Technique

    That is a great habit. Without the needed breaks I think we will start seeing diminishing returns.
  6. Kevin Mahoney

    Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

    I like your practice of having 1-5 things to do in a day. Longer term goals are good but we get there one day at a time.
  7. Kevin Mahoney

    How Do You Define Character?

    Great quote and a very good measure of character.
  8. Kevin Mahoney

    Is Passion or Purpose Most Important?

    I recently read a piece by Sonita Lontoh titled “Passion, Hobby, or Purpose?”. In the article, the writer explores the relationship between our careers and our hobbies, passions and purposes. As one who has reflected on these various concepts a lot over the past few years, I have come to...
  9. Kevin Mahoney

    Learning From a "Classic"

    A few months ago someone recommended that I read Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People. In the past, I have always stayed away from this book because of the age (first published in 1936) and the title rubbed me the wrong way. I envisioned that the book was geared...
  10. Kevin Mahoney

    My Self-Improvement Journey

    Hello Benjamin, Good luck with your journey. I agree with msuccess. Feeding yourself positive material is vital. I like John Maxwell, Darren Hardy, and others. A good resource are the articles on this website. Two other tips: 1. Think about where you want to be in 5 years and evaluate if...
  11. Kevin Mahoney

    Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

    The holiday season has come to an end. You likely spent the last six weeks, or so, enjoying time with family and friends, going to parties and shopping. Honestly, it feels good to get back into the ebb and flow of a regular work week. With the clearing of the social calendar comes an...
  12. Kevin Mahoney

    Another Plea: Looking to Guest Post

    Thanks for the response. If you see anything on my blog that would fit what you are looking for feel free to use. If you could just let me know if you do, I would appreciate it. I am limited on time for new material and I am dabbling in writing about food with the time I do have for new content.
  13. Kevin Mahoney

    Another Plea: Looking to Guest Post

    Hello Ang, I am interested. Are you looking for new and exclusive content only? Or material that has been posted elsewhere?
  14. Kevin Mahoney

    A Season of Reflection

    “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” Winston Churchill “Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” Margaret J. Wheatley A week from today is Christmas. Accordingly, I finished up...
  15. Kevin Mahoney

    How Do You Define Character?

    Thanks for your responses Umach. I think you are ultimately correct, there is no universal definition. For me the simplest view is a person who practices the golden rule and treats others, or responsibilities, the way they would like others to do.
  16. Kevin Mahoney

    What is the Measure of a Person?

    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge.” MLK Jr. I read the above quote for the first time the other day. I tend to think of MLK quotes as being about personal inspiration but this quote I...
  17. Kevin Mahoney

    Is it Better to Change One String at a Time?

    I came across a discussion post this week that asked if it is better to change one string on a violin at a time or all of them at once. As one who has absolutely zero musical instrument experience, I had no opinion on the matter. The reason for the discussion appeared to be concern about the...
  18. Kevin Mahoney

    The Nirvana Fallacy

    This week I have been exploring the reality that there are rarely, if ever, perfect solutions to the complex problems we face in our personal and professional lives. Of course, the same is true for the political and social problems our society faces as a whole. This led me to explore the...
  19. Kevin Mahoney

    How Do You Define Character?

    “Character is what closes the gap between knowing and doing. It aligns intentions and action.” -John Maxwell I came across the above quote this week and I thought it provided an informative definition of character. I have often heard character is defined by who we are when no one else...
  20. Kevin Mahoney

    Sharpen Your Focus Using the Pomodoro Technique

    This week, I found a new (to me at least) method for helping with mental focus and time management. This new item on my tool belt is called the Pomodoro Technique. As I have been unfamiliar with it, I assume others may have been as well, and that is why I want to share it with you. What...