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Getting Into The Flow

Getting Into The Flow

Don't you love the feeling you get when you are so deeply immersed in something that the rest of the world seems to fade away and time is suspended? You...

| 9 years ago
A Lesson in How to See, from a Blind Man

A Lesson in How to See, from a Blind Man

I remember hearing a fascinating story – a true story – of a blind man who had his vision restored later in life after being sightless since...

| 9 years ago
Three Steps to Identifying Noise—and Three More for Handling It

Three Steps to Identifying Noise—and Three More for Handling It

I spend a lot of time in my teaching talking about vision, and that means I also spend a lot of time talking about 'noise' – the unplanned,...

| 10 years ago
Manji's Top 5 at 55

Manji's Top 5 at 55

What a delight it was yesterday to log on to Facebook and find page after page of lovely birthday wishes from friends far and near. The outpouring of...

| 10 years ago
How to Beat “Monday Morning Syndrome”

How to Beat “Monday Morning Syndrome”

As someone who has been in the field of education for a long time, let me tell you the biggest obstacle that stands in the way of a client achieving the...

| 10 years ago
Sometimes You Gotta
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Sometimes You Gotta

I just spent eight days in remote Alaska. No access to any electronic communication devices except a satellite phone in case of a bear eating my leg....

| 10 years ago
Possibilities

Possibilities

This past week I was sitting in on the Facially Generated Treatment Planning workshop and Frank Spear was talking about possibilities. Possibilities as...

| 10 years ago
Custom Styled and Fabricated by Hand
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Custom Styled and Fabricated by Hand

When my glasses suffered a unilateral fatality yesterday I anticipated several days of 'imbalance' as we complete 10 days packed with four...

| 10 years ago
The Wind in Your Sails

The Wind in Your Sails

They say a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into. But of course there's a reason people pour money into their boats, and it's the same reason...

| 10 years ago
A Passion Project
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A Passion Project

In a recent post, I said that one of the tricks for getting free from the 'hooks' that hold you back is to hire people to do your worrying for you. Find...

| 10 years ago
It’s Not the Time You Get, It’s What You Get Out of Your Time

It’s Not the Time You Get, It’s What You Get Out of Your Time

In 2003, I had to have a serious conversation with my business partners – one that would end up having lasting implications. This was well before...

| 10 years ago
Don't You Love a Challenge?
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Don't You Love a Challenge?

This young lady decided to try shooting a handgun that had considerable recoil. Without proper instruction, she pulled the trigger and the gun kicked...

| 10 years ago