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Personal Reviews

and the power of prioritization

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

June 23, 2016

The Power of The Personal Review

On a sunny morning in April 2015 I woke up early, took a shower, and grabbed my backpack like I do everyday to go to work.

But on that Saturday, I wasn't going to work.

I was heading across town to Portland's St. John's neighborhood - a neck of the woods I don't visit very . . .

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Can vs. How Can

A mental framework

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

September 29, 2015

In a recent episode of On Being with Krista Tippett, the guest, Ellen Langer, describes a mental framework she recommends.

Rather than asking "can I do X?", ask yourself "how can I do X?"

She sums it up nicely:

When you ask yourself 'how do you do something?', you are bypassing your . . .

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Solving the wrong problem

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

June 22, 2015

Last week I read this post by James Altucher where he talked about the manure problem in New York City in the late 19th century.

Everyone was using horses to get around, and the piles of manure and foul odors were just getting worse and worse.

The manure problem needed to be solved. So committees and task forces were . . .

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