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Hi! My name is Michael Gusky but you can call me Gus.

Author (actually more of a curator) + Writing about Life, Leadership, and Organization + Seeking balance in this crazy journey. + Helping others find their balance. + Creating Joy in the Journey + Admitted Workaholic + Able to go from the Mosh Pit to the Board Room in 3.5 seconds. Although at this age, mosh pits are neither a wise choice nor a regular occurrence.

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The Journey Forward: Staying Focused

The Journey Forward: Staying Focused read more on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | 3/3/2023 Greetings Joysetters, Its been a bit since my last broadcast. The "day job" has kept me pretty busy and I have kept my focus on writing the posts for the "Habits for Well-Being" series. Five done, four more to go. I am proud to say I have built a habit of creating on new post each week for the last 6 weeks with momentum to complete the series in a nine week streak if not sooner. You'll find links to all the...

12 months ago • 1 min read

The Journey Forward: The Promise of Spring read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | February 3, 2023 February Self-Care: Taking Advantage of the Return of Daylight This week marked a few annual milestones / holidays. The pagan celebration of Imbolc. The Catholic holiday of St. Brigid's day or Candlemas. And the U.S. version of all of this as Groundhog Day. In the end, they are all about the returning of daylight and the promise of Spring. February can be a trying month for those in the Northern...

about 1 year ago • 1 min read

The Journey Forward: Happy New You! read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | January 14, 2023 Wow, it's 2023! Aren't we supposed to have flying cars and floating cities by now? :) I hope you had a wonderful Holiday season. I disconnected in a major way and chased the sunshine which was a pretty big challenge this past month. No matter how far south I went it seemed that the cold weather was following me. I managed to find that big yellow ball in the sky for a few days along with a couple days of...

about 1 year ago • 3 min read

The Journey Forward: Gratitude read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | 11/25/2022 Greeting Joysetters, The reflection of the week was, of course, gratitude, given that it was Thanksgiving this week. Happy Belated Thanksgiving, by the way. I hope you and yours had a great day full of joy, connection, reflection, and, yes, gratitude. As I reflected on all that I was grateful for, I was drawn to the past more than the present. Even the challenges of the past. It is these challenges that drive our...

over 1 year ago • 3 min read

The Journey Forward: Focus on the right YES read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | November 18,2022 Greetings Joysetters, Continuing my lifelong search for optimal time management, I reflected on Opportunity Costs this week. Every choice we make creates costs from the choice we didn’t make. These costs can be in the way of money and experiences, but mainly the cost of time. As I write this (and honestly struggle with what to write), I am experiencing opportunity costs. I could use this time for so...

over 1 year ago • 3 min read

The Journey Forward: Happy New Year!! read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | November 1, 2022 Greetings Joysetters, Happy New Year?!?! Yes, you read that right. This time of year is about halfway between the autumn equinox and winter solstice. As Americans celebrate Halloween with costumes, jack-o-lanterns, candy, and very likely significant alcohol consumption, this time of year also has significant meaning for other cultures and beliefs.The Hindu Diwali Festival occurs around the same time...

over 1 year ago • 1 min read

The Journey Forward: SIMPLIFY read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | October 25, 2022 Greetings Joysetters, I am drafting this edition of The Journey Forward four days after publishing the last in hopes of meeting my goal of every other week. I feel that I should simplify the layout a bit for a few reasons. First, So that I can meet that goal, and second because we all have very short attention spans. I believe that if I make this much simpler it may actually bring you more value. So here we go....

over 1 year ago • 2 min read

The Journey Forward: Perspective & Priorities read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | 10/14/2022 As I draft this newsletter, I am already falling short of weekly as expected in the last edition. I am on track for this to end up going out three weeks after the last which is an improvement over the previous gap of nearly a month. I'll take it! A 25% improvement is great. It is right in line with the current book I am reading. More on that is below. Leave who you were. Love who your are. Look Forward...

over 1 year ago • 4 min read

The Journey Forward: Own It! read on MICHAELWGUSKY.COM | September 20, 2022 Greetings Joysetters, Notice the change in the subtitle from "Weekly" to "Occasional." It will be almost a month since the last broadcast of The Journey Forward when I broadcast. I have to own that I cannot commit to putting this out weekly. I have been kidding myself. The Drill Sergeant in me is screaming: Knucklehead! You are copping out! Adapt and overcome! What the hell could be so hard about once a week....

over 1 year ago • 4 min read

Greetings Joysetters, It looks like my "LOVE" in the next edition of this newsletter will be getting it out nearly on time this week. :) I start a "working vacation" this week for the next two weeks. By "working vacation," I mean I intend on working on both the Joysetting program and my day job a bit, but the key will be it is 100% on my terms—no meeting commitments. Don't worry. I intend on completely disconnecting from both for at least five days over the next two weeks to re-energize and...

over 1 year ago • 3 min read
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