Chapter 22

Eliminate the Aspects of Your Life That Keep You from Being Awesome

 

It’s not the load that breaks you down—it’s the way you carry it.

—LENA HORNE

 

I woke up at 6:15 a.m. with my office on my mind. The kind of work I was about to dive into was not the usual, however. No reading files. No checking voicemail. No computer work. With energy in my step and creativity in my head, I was on a Feng Shui mission.

I started by throwing out the old magazines. Outdated issues of PC, Forbes, and New Jersey bit the dust first. Next went the old shoes, shoe polish, sneakers, and everything else on my closet floor. All those items were getting a one-way ticket to Goodwill. My ancient, typewritten company manuals and facilitator's guides, ...

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