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Our passion is helping individuals and organizations to be all they can be.

 

Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.

 

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May

2022

Simple Wisdom Tip #126: Freshen Up Your Lists

I have frequently talked about David Allen’s wonderful Getting Things Done approach which I adopted years ago and absolutely love.  He advocates a series of lists or reminders of things on our plates that we all have or want to complete.  Keeping the lists current is vital.  This has helped me immensely to stay at the top of my game.

 

Recently I have begun intentionally going over my lists periodically – as Allen recommends – to make sure the items are current and still need to be completed.  Sometimes I make a decision to delete an item that is no longer important to do.  With others, I decide to reword them to make them again relevant.  And with still others, I ask why this item has gotten “stuck” with no progress in weeks.  This “refreshing” process makes my “to do’s” more current, relevant and meaningful. It is a healthy process to keep operating at top efficiency.  Why don’t you give it a try?

 

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Apr

2022

Simple Wisdom Tip #125: A Simple Way to Improve Your Life

I recently reviewed a great little book that I read a few years ago entitled Mini Habits by Stephen Guise.  He argues that good habits are hard to form (true!) and, therefore, most of us never establish them.  A way to overcome this is to begin a “mini habit” which Guise calls “stupidly small.”  They are so small that you don’t need either willpower or motivation to do them.

 

For example, one mini habit he cites is to do one pushup a day.  How much effort does that take?  Not much.  If you are in bed at night and remember it, all you have to do is hop out of bed and do one.  Easy!  The rule is that you must do one but don’t have to stop there.  And, while you’re doing one, how easy it is to do two or three…or 10?  But, you can never raise the target above one!  I began this mini habit in June 2015 and, guess what?  I haven’t missed a day yet!  Guess what else?  I now usually do 30-50 a day (but all I have to do is one!).  No pressure.  So, in the last seven years, I’ve done more than 65,000 pushups!  Am I healthier for it?  You bet!