What we're watching: 
This brief video focuses on productivity rituals, recognizing that you live in a world that is pulling you in more directions than ever before, with never-ending e-mails, work, and demands on your time. Tony Schwartz shares a secret to get things done that is just as simple as brushing your teeth, no matter how busy you are.

What we're reading: 
As we approach the last month of the year, it's time to look back on 2017 and set big goals for next year. Jim Collins, one of our favorite authors and thought leaders, suggests a slightly different approach to the tradition of setting New Year's resolutions. Check-out this 2-page thought piece  about a 'stop doing list ' that has the potential to change your 2018 before it's even started!

Quote we're inspired by:  

"One thing that I've learned from male role models is that they don't hesitate to invest in themselves, with the view that, if I'm healthy and happy, I'm going to be a better support to my spouse and children." 
   
--Michelle Obama
The video, article and quote above all come from the same place -  they are snippets of our online course Designing Your Life: Innovating from the Inside Out. This month-long course gives you the tools to answer some very fundamental questions regarding your strengths, priorities, goals, limiting beliefs (yes, everyone has some), your comfort zone, and your key relationships. It brings together our love of design thinking with our deep interest for the latest research in the field of positive psychology.  Consider gifting this course to someone you love for the holidays - it's a gift that will keep giving! Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.

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