Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category

Be remarkable, not productive.

March 18, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Hamster wheelDon’t confuse your task list with a way to get ahead.  Doing one thing that’s truly noteworthy will get you further than staying on the treadmill.

Go above and beyond and forget your to do’s.

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You can spot the difference

March 9, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Two very different dogs, sort ofYou can follow the same steps and get different results.  One reason for that is the intention.  People can see your intent just as clearly as you can.

And if you can’t see it, maybe it’s worth looking for.

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Details that Matter

March 4, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Wine Glass (by BlakJakDavy on Flickr)Glass of wine.  Outdoor run.  Natural light.

Tempranillo in an artisan glass.  10 mile jog on the Pacific.  Floor-to-ceiling windows facing west.

Details, general and specific.  Some matter to me.  Out there is a set of details that matters to you even more than you know.

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The 17th Street Dance and Building a Life

January 27, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Dancing in the streetIt’s 12:30am on a Wednesday.  I just biked 17th street for the first time.  All tonight was the product of deliberate things that came together.

Pick your thing.  Show up.  Stick with it.

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Tim Ferriss schools Aristotle by breaking down the failed New Year’s Resolution

January 18, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Smoking in the dropzoneBy now, many resolutions have been broken.  Radical change is difficult, and it doesn’t happen overnight.

But there is a reliable process for building the right habits.  In The 4-Hour Body, Tim Ferriss pulls from lifehacking and game mechanics to break it down.

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Submit. Send. Hey, can I buy you a drink? It’s 2011: show up.

January 4, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Show up (I took this at a SXSW 2009 event)That world-changing goal is right in front of you–on your calendar, in your tasks, on your mind.  But it’s not happening.

There are hundreds of reasons to hesitate on creating it, shipping it, or reaching out to the person who will make a difference.   But one reason in particular that I hope to work on in 2011 is showing up.  Here’s how.

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A Year in Review: 2010 – lessons in patience and process that you can apply

December 27, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Nehle, tired after a big year.This was a year of change.  But that change wasn’t from some big events or actions, it was from patience and process.

Here’s a review of 2010—but feel free to skip to “slogging to speediness”—those changes are what got me through 2010 and may help you, too.

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Location and the 24 hour you

September 21, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Cafe Reverie So many have asked me what I think of my move to San Francisco.  I may as well share.

Shifting location is a way to reinvent the way you spend your time.  And we all need to think about reinventing our days.  Location’s just one part of it.



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Big news: new company, new city and more of the same

July 26, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

SET Consulting's original logo I had to make a choice.  If you’ve known me the past couple years, you’d have seen that I’ve spent a lot of time away, and that I’ve been doing two different jobs.  Well, instead of living a second life, I’ve opted for some changes.

As of July 17, SET Consulting has a new owner.  As of August 30, I’ll have a new city.  (this logo above is SET’s original 2002 logo…) Continue reading…

Pausing in May for three big questions

May 12, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Pause, by Eran Finkle Momentum is inevitable.  You wake up one more morning the product of the months before it, and the previous “you” seems like a specter of years ago.

Sometimes you have to pause to examine both your position and your velocity.  It’s time for three important questions.

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