Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

Paul FennerLifestyle

Trying to balance a business, dual careers with my wife, and 4 kids under the age of 5 certainly take a lot of balance.  Many times I feel like I am running through life out of balance.  But what is balance?  It is largely subjective and relative to each person. So how do I try to find balance in my … Read More

The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart

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Fascinating piece here by Salman Kahn founder of the Kahn academy.  For those of you not familiar with the Kahn Academy, it is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 that provides “a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos. Between the deep body of research on the field of learning mindsets … Read More

A Tribute to Camille Jayne

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As some readers may know I am a proud supporter of The Community House located here in Birmingham, MI.  The Community House (TCH) is a nonprofit that impacts lives through exceptional educational, social, and outreach experiences.  TCH promises that those we touch will be enriched with a unique combination of heightened learning, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of knowing they are … Read More

Jimmy Fallon Recaps SNL’s 40th Anniversary

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Hat tip to Barry over at The Big Picture for posting this YouTube clip as Jimmy Fallon recaps the SNL 40th anniversary show.  I was at a charity event last evening with some friends and this was a large topic of conversation.  Fallon just seems very authentic, like he is having the time of his life.  Pretty Cool!

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time; 5 Ways to Keep You Productive All Day Long

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Light Bulb Moment

Trying to balance a career, business, and/or family obligations is a job unto itself.  I learned early on in my career and business to focus on developing and improving processes as a way to stay ahead of the curve and strive for some resemblance of life balance.  This is one topic that I like to focus on in these posts because I know that … Read More

Why You Should take a Vacation

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Taking a break has many advantages here are 10 courtesy of Fast Company 1. Going on a vacation shows you are competent. It is proof that you are good at your job because you can manage and plan enough to free up some time in your schedule–and not leave a festering mess in your absence. Not being able to take a … Read More