Scheduling for Success

I recently posted a quick video on the subject of scheduling (using a calendar) vs. working from priorities. See my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/karlpalachuk I’m particularly interested in how you add things to your to-do list in order to be more successful. You might want to add one or more of the following activities: – […]

The Power of Mental Habits – and The Challenge of Changing Them

Over the last year I’ve consumed a large number of books on habits. Creating habits, breaking habits, good habits, bad habits, etc. It’s interesting how much we focus on the physical side of habits. For example, in your morning routine. You probably do the same things in the same order almost every day of your […]

Trying Once Doesn’t Count

I had a conversation with someone the other day about meditation. He expressed a very common belief: I tried that and it didn’t work for me. I couldn’t help wondering, “What do you mean by try?” Whether it’s meditation, exercise, playing the piano, learning a new language, or anything else, you can’t try once. Trying […]

Bad Days Are When You Need Good Habits the Most

Saturday morning: I woke up in lots of pain and had difficulty putting weight on my left foot. So I hydrated my body and went to Bikram Yoga: 90 minutes of strenuous yoga in a 100 degree room (38 celcius). Why? Because that’s what I need to do.   I have a chronic disease called […]

What R.A. Taught Me About Self Discipline

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. One of the powerful effects of this disease is exhaustion. In fact, the most common way that people discover they have RA is that they wake up one day and they’re so tired that they can’t get out of bed. This gets worse and worse until it takes more than an […]

Unplug in Style – and Help a Great Cause

One of the emerging trends in the U.S. is unplugging. As we become more connected to our technology every day, the need to uplug becomes greater. In fact, unplugging has become popular enough to have its own day. National Day of Unplugging was March 6th of this year. The day was started by a group […]

The Trap of Over-Working

One of the most obvious examples of “workaholism” is simply over-working. Over-working means that you continue working after you are no longer productive. You might do this out of guilt or frustration. You might just be completely overwhelmed. And that’s precisely why you need to force yourself to stop working and recharge your batteries. Here’s […]

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for Fifteen Years – Notes for Beginners

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis. This Fall is the 15th anniversary of my diagnosis for RA. I wrote the following notes to help my friend with this disease, which she will have for the rest of her life. If you are newly-diagnosed with RA, or you are close to someone […]

New 5-Week Course: Relax Focus Succeed®

Relax Focus Succeed® Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives and Be More Successful in Both Five Mondays – July 28 – Aug. 25, 2014 Registration includes a copy of the book Relax Focus Succeed® by Karl W. Palachuk. Save $50 right now with code RFSClass Register now: Only $199 – $50 with code RFSClass to bring this price to […]

My Excuses for Not Exercising

Yesterday I had a particularly painful Bikram Yoga* workout. I always have some pain due to my Rheumatoid Arthritis. But this was a bad day. Other than Yoga, I never go barefoot. You see, walking barefoot for me is a bit like walking on a floor where some kid has scattered Legos. You know those […]