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Margaret Sheehan Fun Q and A

Margaret is the Production Manager at Quixote Consulting. She handles the behind-the-scenes work and is responsible for managing all the materials and supplies that go into each program. Her number one priority is to make sure that everything is in place for the perfect program. What is the most meaningful part of your work? I love being part of something […]

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Jayne Hannah Fun Q and A

I feel extremely lucky. Why? I’ve got an all star joining the Quixote Consulting team. I have a new corporate events manager to introduce to you – Jayne Hannah! Jayne has been a dear friend for two decades now. We’ve worked together in different capacities on events hundreds of times. She has been managing corporate […]

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Less Screen Time = More Great Work Done

  Feliz año nuevo! I just returned from a trip to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Ten days blissfully screen free. The computer stayed home, the tablet stayed home, the phone was on airplane mode. The trip was amazing, helped immensely by saying no to those electronic tethers that are so good at pulling […]

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The Wisdom of Half & Half – How To Join Spirit and Technique

There’s a lot of wisdom in putting half & half in your coffee. It tastes great! But I’m talking now about a different half and half. I’m talking about William Blake’s “it is it right it should be so, man was made for joy and woe” kind of half and half. I’m talking about your […]

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If It’s Important, Break It Down (4 Steps)

“Break it down now!” is a classic R&B song move. Sing it to yourself the next time you contemplate something important. The very idea that something is “important” usually means that it looms large in your mind – you see it as something big. When we try to take on something big, overwhelm strikes and […]

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Going Deep With the Eisenhower Urgent/Important Matrix – What’s Really Most Important

There’s a superficial layer of what’s important. But like an onion, the more you dig, the more layers you find. When you start asking “why” something is important, the buried gold reveals itself. Questions like, “what’s my life’s work?” and “who are the people that mean the most to me in my life?” or “What […]

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Relaxing around the Tension Between Urgent and Important

I used my 40 Days to Change For Good in 2015 to refocus on what’s most important. This is continuing into 2016. I’d like to be less ruled by urgencies. I’ve found it fairly impossible to just switch over from urgent mindset to what’s important. This has highlighted and exacerbated a tension in me between […]

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Top Ten Quix Picks Movies from 2015 (Part Two)

Here are more of my favorite movies I’ve watched this past year. Some are old, some are new, all are absolutely wonderful. Enjoy! Step Into Liquid - A surfing documentary? Hey, it’s summer! And while this has some crazy surfing on monster waves (jet skis tow-roping surfers in Maui out to ride monster waves the size […]

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Top Ten Quix Picks Movies from 2015 (Part One)

Here are some of my favorite movies I’ve watched this past year. Some are old, some are new, all are absolutely wonderful. Enjoy! Neil Young: Heart of Gold – This 2005 performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville of Young’s album Prairie Wind was filmed by director Jonathon Demme. There’s something so reassuring about […]

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What’s Worse Than Emurgencies?

What’s Worse Than Emurgencies? Distractions and interruptions! On a recent post I talked about emurgencies, fake emergencies created to push us into prioritizing up whatever the emurgency’s content. But distractions and interruptions are even worse than emurgencies. When jazz guitarist was asked if he could invent one thing what would it be he replied, “a […]

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