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Before I start in on this message, I have to make a big disclaimer: though there may be humor in what follows, what happened this week in my life was no joke. I express my deepest sorrow and offer sincere condolences to each and every individual – hundreds and hundreds of families – whose lives were upended during the fires that swept through Southern California this week.

That said, I’ll move on to the subject at hand. 

As you all know I’m a huge fan of decluttering things in my life – I declutter my house, my personal life, my business life, and my spiritual life. I live by the motto less is more. I truly believe there really are just a few things in life that matter. 

This week that personal philosophy – and my decluttering prowess – got put to the ultimate test.

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By Rick Lugash
on Dec 10 2017
  • Declutter
  • Lifestyle
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You may have anticipated the subject of this post by reading the title. I hope so. And if you’re reading this, it probably means you’re grateful for being part of our community and happy to read my weekly posts and messages.

You guessed it: this post is all about gratitude. 

I want you to know the gratitude is reciprocal. I thank each and every one of you for tuning into my posts, writing back, commenting on my blogs, and engaging me directly with your thoughts and ideas. I love your feedback, and it’s genuinely fun to follow your lead. You point me in directions I’d never think of going, and offer insights that keep me on my toes, make me laugh, and keep me thinking. 

Not to get too maudlin about it all, but remember that old Bud Light commercial?

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By Rick Lugash
on Nov 26 2017
  • Lifestyle
  • Creating Good Habits
  • Declutter
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Are you ready for something big?

I’m going to introduce a concept—a universal principle—that’s central to how I live my life. It’s the lens through which I see the world. It’s my secret weapon. To be honest, I think of it as my superpower. Once you understand it, you’ll see why. It will have profound, long-lasting effects on every facet of your life. It can be your secret superpower, too.  

Once you wrap your mind around it and apply it every day, it will make decluttering your life dramatically easier.  It will be a tool you’ll have for the rest of your life.

The Law of The Few

It’s a concept that’s been around for thousands of years.

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By Rick Lugash
on Nov 12 2017
  • Declutter
  • Lifestyle
  • Procrastination
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Today I’m going to revisit the topic of stuff. I’ve written about stuff before – mostly because one of my favorite comedy routines of all time is the George Carlin routine about stuff. He talks about how modern life seems to be about accumulating more and more stuff. We fill our houses with stuff, and when we get too much stuff, we buy a bigger house so we have room of all of it.

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By Rick Lugash
on Nov 05 2017
  • Declutter
  • Creating Good Habits
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Last week, I wrote about the fact that Smartphones aren’t making us smarter. They’re making us dumber. I mentioned an article I read in The Wall Street Journal about how Smartphones hijack our minds – but added the caveat that the article didn’t really talk about how they hijack our minds – it really only talked about the result of the hijacking. 

Today I’m circling back to tell you about exactly how the hijacking works, so you can be aware of it, avoid it, and stay as smart as you are right now. I don’t want anyone losing any IQ points due to my neglect, and I’m sure you don’t want to be the victim of an inanimate object that’s only special because it can connect to the internet from the palm of your hand.

Happy Juice, Dopamine, and Just Rewards

Smartphone addiction is a real thing. Wait, you might be thinking. Addicted to phones? Like the same way we get addicted to drugs?

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By Rick Lugash
on Oct 29 2017
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  • Lifestyle
  • Creating Good Habits
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When Smartphones hit the market ten years ago, in the form of the first iPhone, it seemed as if the future had arrived. The transformation was complete: computers that originally took up entire floors of buildings – think monstrous banks of machines with flashing lights running magnetic tape to land Neil Armstrong on the moon – had been miniaturized and made so user-friendly we could slip them in our pockets and access the internet with the swipe of a thumb and the tap of an index finger.

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By Rick Lugash
on Oct 15 2017
  • Declutter
  • Lifestyle
  • Creating Good Habits
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One day a week in our house is officially Cheat Day. It’s a religious holiday, really, because we’re so dedicated to the foods we miss during the week that our dedication is more like devotion. It’s the kind of devotion that eclipses rational thought and becomes more akin to belief, faith, and a deep sense rightness – words most people use to describe their spirituality, whether it comes in the form of organized religion or not.

Or maybe it’s just that when we eat cream cheese brownies drizzled with hot fudge raspberry sauce, we hear angels singing and we’re certain the rapture is upon us.

Seriously, though – we love to eat healthy, well balanced meals. Our regular daily diet includes very few carbs and almost no processed sugar. But one day a week we break all the rules. We indulge in the carb-iest, gluten-iest, sweetest foods we shun the rest of the time. We let loose, enjoy ourselves, and eat whatever we want.

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By Rick Lugash
on Oct 08 2017
  • Declutter
  • Lifestyle
  • Universal Laws
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We all have manic people in our lives. I’m not talking about those suffering from a serious mental health disorder, but those whose lives and choices are in disorder. You know them. Everything in their lives is either a top-of-the-world high or a deep-in-the-bowels-of-misery low. Every day is off the charts amazing or crushingly horrible. 

These people are exhausting.

They try to take everyone around them along on their emotional rollercoaster ride. Right now, there’s this one impulsive person in my life who’s really making me nuts. Just about every day, he tries to take me on a rollercoaster ride I really don’t want to be on. Actually, he’s in a lot of our lives, and I don’t think many of us like this particular ride very much at all or want to be on it much longer.

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By Rick Lugash
on Oct 01 2017
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  • Lifestyle
  • Creating Good Habits
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In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to another very powerful tool to help decrease mental clutter. This tool helps with the decluttering of information

Social media and the Internet have degraded our intellectual capacity and put a damper on our curiosity. Instant connectivity and immediate access to information give us the illusion of knowing more, but the truth is the opposite. We know less. Our knowledge of the world gets shallower and shallower with each passing day.

This is just my observation – I have no scientific data to back this up. But it seems to me that the number of people with an appetite and curiosity for true knowledge is smaller than it used to be.

The pursuit of wisdom is low; the pursuit of trivia is high.

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By Rick Lugash
on Sep 24 2017
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  • Lifestyle
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Before you jump to any conclusions based on the title of this post, I have to tell you right away I’m not talking about cheating on your taxes, stepping out on your partner, or cheating at cards. 

I’m talking about your diet—a word I hate, anyway. I prefer to use phrases like new eating habits and the next stage of my gastronomic journey. Or maybe, just maybe I’ll say diet restrictions if my doctor has specific recommendations after my regular check-up.

The word diet makes me think of fads and meal replacement shakes and roads I just don’t go down.

Whatever you call yours—your diets or your food rules and restrictions—I want you to put them all away. Just for today. Put away the quinoa-sunflower seed-kale salad recipe. Leave the zucchini pasta on the shelf. Forget about rice milk. And all those keen insights about how the people sitting next to you at the restaurant are killing themselves slowly with gluten, processed sugar, and food coloring?

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By Rick Lugash
on Sep 16 2017
  • Declutter
  • Creating Good Habits
  • Procrastination

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