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Timothy Carroll

Lessons for Life and Death

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These last 4 months have been the most challenging of my life, and have been the reason for my absence, which some of you may have noticed, while others not.

My father, Brian Carroll, passed away in New Zealand (NZ) early August after battling lung cancer for many months. Earlier this year in February, he lost his home in Australia in the Queensland floods, and decided to move back to NZ to live out the rest of his days. I flew down in April to help him settle in with family friends and set him up in the medical system post-Covid, which was very challenging.

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How to Build Resilience: 4 Ways to Bounce Back Better

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Can you imagine how different our world would look today if Thomas Edison gave up after the thousands of failed attempts at making a working lightbulb?

Or if Beethoven quit making music once he’d gone deaf?

The truth is, if you’re on the path to mastery, adversity is unavoidable. To do anything of value is to open yourself up to challenges, doubts and pain.

How do we deal with the fact that life will always throw us these curveballs?

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Morning Routines Matter: The Three Key Ingredients for Setting your Day for Success

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One of the best ways to make sure that you have a successful day, every day, is to build a morning routine that sets you up for success. Why do mornings matter? If you think of your day as a piece of music, how you spend your morning sets the tone, and rhythm for the rest of your day. Set your tone and rhythm for success, and success will follow.

To set yourself up for success each morning, here are the three ingredients you need to include in your morning routine, with some tips on how to get them.

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How to Tame your Inner Critic: 4 Ways to Develop a Healthier Relationship with your Thoughts

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Do you have an inner critic? A voice in your mind that points out your flaws, or belittles your goals?

In my experience in working with top performers of all stripes, it’s all too common. In fact, it can be especially common among talented, and driven people.

Being aware of your imperfections and constantly aiming to do better can be a good thing, but when this scale tips toward constant criticism, that’s when healthy self-reflection becomes paralyzing, toxic self-criticism.

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Mindset Matters: 3 Ways to Adopt a Growth Mindset

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When you look at high-level performers, people who’ve reached the top of their game, in any game – sports, business, science or technology; how do you explain how they got there?

Is it because they’re innately talented? Or is it because they’re persistent and have the right mindset?

Was Michael Phelps born the greatest Olympian of all time? Or did he learn to be, from experience?

How do you account for your own strengths and weaknesses?

How you answer these questions can be a sign of whether you have either a fixed or a growth mindset.

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Leveraging the Power Of Vision Statements : 3 Steps to Crafting a Personal and Professional Vision Statement

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In a world that’s becoming more complex by the day – both in business and day-to-day life, many of us are feeling rudderless. As the number of things we could be focusing on grows, our attention for what actually matters begins to slip away. This is where having a strong vision statement, especially for leaders, becomes so important.

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Beating the Cycle of Overwork: 5 Ways to Use Rest to Increase Productivity

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Are you trapped in the cycle of overwork? Feeling exhausted and uninspired as you grind through a laundry list of tasks that never seems to get any smaller?

What if I told you the key to being more productive was working less?

Author and productivity expert Cal Newport claims that most of us can only manage a total of 4 deep, focused hours of work each day. After 4 hours, our ability to work effectively decreases along with our overall performance.

If this is true, why do so many of us feel the need to do 10-hour workdays?

Could we just be playing catch up with our own inefficiencies?

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