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Time Management

Deep Dives and Short Stints

By Michael Roderick  -  On 11 May, 2015 -  0 comments

After reading my friend Mattan’s article about how to be a morning person, I purchased the app called Sleep cycle. If you’ve never used it, it’s an app that monitors your sleep throughout the night and wakes you up when you’re at the end of a sleep cycle rather than the beginning. In the morning

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Leave Room for Milk and Sugar

By Michael Roderick  -  On 24 Feb, 2015 -  0 comments

Being from Rhode Island I am a fan of Coffee Milk. If you’ve never had it, it’s milk with coffee syrup in it and it’s delicious. Since I grew up on that lovely sweetness, I like to have my coffee the same way. The other day when I was at the coffee shop ordering, the

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7 Realizations in 7 Days of Writing

By Michael Roderick  -  On 29 Jan, 2015 -  0 comments

Last week I read about Seth Godin’s Your Turn Challenge in one of his blog posts and was intrigued. The guidelines were simple: Write and post once a day for 7 days. I had been very good in the past about writing on a regular basis, but had been more sporadic as things started to

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Just Make A Dent

By Michael Roderick  -  On 27 Jan, 2015 -  0 comments

One of the first jobs I had was as a dishwasher in a family restaurant. I am absolutely convinced that my first job prepared me for the rest of my life. One of the many lessons I learned was how to get unstuck. What’s the best way to do this? Make a dent. If you’ve

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Are You Waiting For Someone?

By Michael Roderick  -  On 22 Jan, 2015 -  0 comments

One time I had a meeting with someone I was introduced to via email. We had a nice email exchange and agreed to meet for breakfast at a relatively busy spot in midtown. I got there early and grabbed a seat at one of the tables as the waitress came over. She looked at me,

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What To Do With “Opportunities”

By Michael Roderick  -  On 16 Jan, 2015 -  0 comments

It’s often been stated that when you begin your journey you need a lot, so you say yes to whatever comes your way. This usually works at the beginning because saying yes to opportunity can lead to all sorts of changes in life. As you start to get more successful, something very interesting happens. Your

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The Importance Of A Meeting Diet

By Michael Roderick  -  On 08 Sep, 2014 -  0 comments

When you first start any new venture there is the likelihood that you will start having more meetings in your life. These meetings can include networking meetings, partner meetings, client meetings, planning meetings, etc. Many of these meetings will feel super productive. You’ll talk about the future, maybe some partnerships, and you may also close

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The Giving Fix

By Michael Roderick  -  On 26 Aug, 2014 -  0 comments

Can you be addicted to giving? The answer may surprise you. Here’s the biological take: There have been a number of studies that have shown that giving actually increases the level of oxytocin in our blood stream which makes us feel good. So, in essence, every time you give you get a little jolt of

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The Paper Pile Problem: One Small Thing That Led To Mastering My Email

By Michael Roderick  -  On 09 Apr, 2014 -  0 comments

I am on top of email correspondence. That’s right. For the most part, I get back to people in a timely manner, I keep my inbox pretty clear, and, even when I leave a meeting and have 35- 50 emails sitting in my inbox, I clear it down in usually about 15 minutes. I don’t

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What Time Away Can Teach You: Three Things I Learned While I Was Unplugged

By Michael Roderick  -  On 21 Jan, 2014 -  0 comments

In the month of December I was married and we went on the honeymoon immediately after. I had a lot of anxiety around the business and what stepping away from everything could mean. I knew that the holidays are often a time when everyone shuts down from a business stand point but I was not

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