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Self-awareness of executive functioning is a superpower

When I say the words "executive functioning," most people think of meeting agendas and Monthly Business Review PowerPoint presentations. But executive functions are a bundle of cognitive abilities that control the skills required for goal-directed behavior.

Self-awareness of executive functioning is a superpower
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Perfection is the enemy of progress

We're on the road, presently in Miles City, Montana (at the time of chicken scratching the notes for this post we were. Now as I edit we're 48 miles outside of Fargo, North Dakota). This trip we're bound for Minnesota. My perfectionism tendencies have kept me from writing lately. That

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Fierce self-compassion

The level of complexity in my world these days is high, and I'm moving through another round of overwhelm. This cycle is harder than the last few in some ways and easier in others. Easier in that my world is so much more local these days – I'm not managing a

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Sitting strangely still

This morning the alarm clock went off and I turned it off and went back to sleep. Then Chris's went off, and I asked him to please let me sleep. Even after eight plus hours I am still quite tired – my sleep app has me in the amber today, with

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The learning and forgetting curve

I'm thinking a lot about this right now. Source: What you need to know… about The Curve of Forgetting | by How Do I? | MediumPartly because I'm doing a lot of teaching. And partly because I'm on the 1st repetition of some things (and the 42nd of others) and while I

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You believe the words you speak to yourself

Last week I spent a couple of hours with Sung Park, who I met during my creative agency days. I am humbled by the people in my life who are skilled with a camera, and when I decided it was time for an updated headshot for my upcoming business launch

You believe the words you speak to yourself
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Let's drop some keys

These days, I'm launching a business while supporting my husband's and doing it all while also, I finally admitted last week, still recovering from a fairly serious burnout. If you came with me from Fewer Better, you know that burnout has been a theme for awhile: I guess I thought

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Confidence: it's complicated

... but first, an update on why we're here. Hi, I'm Sara Lobkovich. You're receiving this email because you either Were a subscriber of the Fewer Better newsletter on Substack, orSigned up for the From Think to Do newsletter via my podcast promo, orHad joined one of my previous writing business

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Shifts and changes

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Shifts and changes
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The latest on our moto life: CW Moto Racing

Chris launched CW Moto Racing / Counter Weight Motorsport in early 2020 with a stack of business cards and a plywood work bench he hand-built from scrap materials in the garage. A year in, he's busy with race bike builds and track prep, and with preparation for the 2021 MotoAmerica season

The latest on our moto life: CW Moto Racing