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Are you a good multi-tasker? Take this 20 second test and see.

I’ve always felt I had trouble multi-tasking.  Now that I read this and saw the test results I see why.

I think I’ll try being more focused after reading this.

Have a focused day everyone!

multitasking cartoon




Happy New Year! Here’s some of the best advice I’ve seen.

Food for thought going into the New Year from “The Mind Unleashed” and Luminita D. Saviuc.
I thought this was some great advice for us all.
I hope to have more amazing conversations with my friends and followers on WordPress, LinkedIn, Facebook, Tumblr and my other sites in 2015.
All the best to you and yours in the coming year.  Cheers! TimTheBarGuy

A bar that does not serve alcohol. And it is packed?

Here’s a unique business story, a pop-up bar that serves no alcohol, yet on their opening night they are packed. I’m not sure if a non-alcohol club has staying power, but this tells me it’s increasingly important that even places that serve alcohol provide a good selection of non-alcohol drinks.

Read about it here on Buzzfeed.


How to Get Paid for a Flight Delay

Get paid for a flight delay – what a concept! Read about the new tech innovations making travel better.


There are two types of travelers in this world: those who put up with the difficulties and occasional indignities of travel and those who are determined to triumph over them.

If you’re in the former camp, take note: with so much new technology available at your fingertips—and so many companies coming up with innovative solutions to travel dilemmas—there’s no reason to suffer in silence any longer.

For the past year, Travel + Leisure’s Trip Doctor news team has been testing and evaluating ways to travel better. Among our finds: a new breed of flexible airfare search tools that are making it easier to find lower-priced tickets that work with your schedule and travel parameters.

We also uncovered some enterprising services that will help you get paid—handsomely—when your flight is delayed or your luggage goes missing. And once you’ve arrived in your destination, we’ve identified simple ways that you can…

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The Cool “Secret” Trend That’s Sure to Catch On.

Due to the long term trend in the drinking market toward exclusivity, mixology and catering to higher end clientele, I am convinced the Secret Cocktail Club concept will catch fire in multiple markets and be a leading edge trend in the year to come. There are many other possible permutations of the secret/private drinking theme; I am working with clients on some innovations right now!

Read about Chicago’s Liquor Lab Secret Cocktail Club here in Thrillist and get ready to see more of this.


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Instead of Positive Thinking, Try THIS for Success.

I found this to be a great post on how to mix positive thinking with realism to increase your chances for success, using “Mental Contrasting.”  Here’s the main idea from the article:

Positive thinking fools our minds into perceiving that we’ve already attained our goal, slackening our readiness to pursue it.

Some critics of positive thinking have advised people to discard all happy talk and “get real” by dwelling on the challenges or obstacles. But this is too extreme a correction. Studies have shown that this strategy doesn’t work any better than entertaining positive fantasies.

What does work better is a hybrid approach that combines positive thinking with “realism.” Here’s how it works. Think of a wish. For a few minutes, imagine the wish coming true, letting your mind wander and drift where it will. Then shift gears. Spend a few more minutes imagining the obstacles that stand in the way of realizing your wish.

This simple process, which my colleagues and I call “mental contrasting,” has produced powerful results in laboratory experiments. When participants have performed mental contrasting with reasonable, potentially attainable wishes, they have come away more energized and achieved better results compared with participants who either positively fantasized or dwelt on the obstacles.

Read more about Mental Contrasting here,  in the New York Times.  The ideas are well supported by hard research, and I hope you get as much out of the article as I did!

Cheers!  — TTBG