Category Archives: Persistence

Books to Support Your 40 Days To Change For Good

Books to Support Your 40 Days To Change For Good Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward by James O. Prochaska, John Norcross, and Carlo DiClemente [Still the most useful and easily applicable book on personal change I’ve found yet. Highly recommended.] Changing Minds: The […]

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Quix Tip: The Growing Orbit of Giving

The poet Rainer Maria Rilke said, “I live my life in growing orbits.” The first orbit starts with the self. The next orbit might be those small generosities, the daily giving you can do for those around you. What can you give to your co-workers, your family? What would they most appreciate? Your time? What’s […]

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The Journey To and From Home

“Sometimes it takes a journey to come home.” -Stephen Levine Life can pull us away from the ‘home’ inside ourselves. The daily grind tends to keep us on one static level – roughly chest-high and above. The increasing speed of deadlines and demands, news, technology, advertising, traffic all seem to conspire to keep us hurtling […]

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Yoga Resources Part 3: Books and DVDs

Yoga Books Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga With Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee with Nin Zolotow Ashtanga Yoga – The Practice Manual by David Swenson Yoga the Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira and Shyam Mehta Awakening the Spine by Vonda Scaravelli Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar Yoga […]

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Yoga Resources Part 2: Yoga Multi-Media

Yoga Multi-Media We recommend developing a yoga home practice to fully experience the benefits of yoga. If you have an iPod, the best tool by far for developing your practice is Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman’s Yoga Club ( With this self-paced 12-week program, you receive a combination of nine online yoga videos and 63 […]

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Yoga Resources Part 1: Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes We are often asked about yoga and what kind of class to check out. There are literally thousands of iterations of what people call ‘yoga’ out there and some will be for you and some won’t. Here are two classic branches of yoga that we recommend: Iyengar Yoga – Recommended if you’re starting […]

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Nineteen Albums without Words to Support You Playing Work As a Ballad

If you’re attempting to play some important part of your work as a ballad, it will be really helpful to listen to ballads in the background as support. Here are twenty instrumental albums without words to support you playing the work slowly with beauty and feeling. Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny – Beyond the Missouri […]

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What’s important enough to take at a ballad tempo?

Over the years I’ve heard many amazing jazz musicians say that the measure of a real musician is how they can play a ballad. These are people that can play fluently at 300 beats per minute. All of this is reassuring to me – since I love ballads and the idea of playing at 300 […]

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Quix Tip – Start with the Goal First

Imagine the goal clarity of a flock of geese flying south for the winter. Decide where you want to aim yourself (and your team and family) today, this week, month, year. Don’t include the process of how you will get there in the goal; just determine where you want to aim. State your goal publicly […]

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Quix Tip: Take a Leap Towards What You’re Longing For

“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they are given wings.” – Rumi Notice one thing you’re missing in your life, you’re longing for, you’re wishing for. Notice if it links with something you loved doing when you were a kid. Welcome in the feeling of […]

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