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Did you know that stress is public enemy #1? The culprit is unhealthy stress, and it seems to kill millions of people prematurely. America has successfully reversed life expectancy for several years in a row, and it’s time to join millions of people taking a strong stand against unhealthy stress.

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I’m excited to announce a new workshop and coaching solution for workplace stress management called, The Inner Game of Stress at Work — How to Assess and Manage Stress Workplace Stress.

I’m on a mission to help people assess and manage workplace stress even though my primary focus is strategic…

Never Split the Difference!

Here’s a new Bottom Line Book Summary for Never Split the Difference — Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz.

Why Read Never Split the Difference

Read this book if you breathe air. It’s that simple. If you’re human and you want to get along better with your family…

I learned to paint during a pandemic, and everyone I know is shocked.

“Meaningless inhibits fullness of life and is therefore equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable — perhaps everything.” — C.G. Jung

When I was a younger man, and a boy, I had what I thought were some of the worst jobs in the world. For example, one…

When your ego is not your friend.

There have been many times in my life I’ve felt like damaged goods.

Call it head trash. My friends in the recovery community tell me, “Cliff, your ego is not your amigo.”

I’m not sure why my egoic mind attacks me from time to time. It happens less than before…

Discover the mystical, magical power of the muse

This is one of my first watercolor paintings I did about six months ago. Nobody told me watercolors are the hardest medium in which to paint; I just jumped in. I didn’t know what I didn’t know.

Here’s the deal after about 8 months of painting and learning to draw…

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The workplace is a demanding environment, no matter what field you are in, and work-related stress is a serious issue that affects employees’ overall health. From meetings, phone calls, and emails to project deadlines and worries about coworkers not carrying their weight, many issues can affect your state of mind…

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How to Make Stress Your Friend

This article is about stress management. Stress almost killed me because I let it. Like everyone else, I didn’t know what I didn’t know about the causes of stress or what to do about it.

When I was a younger man, shortly after I sold one of my small businesses…

Clifford Jones

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