How to Set Deadlines for Yourself that Really Work

Jack Calhoun
Mar 1 · 6 min read

Rewards are fun — but the fear of pain is what keeps you focused

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Jack Calhoun

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20+ years as managing principal of a wealth advisory firm. I write about the principles of sound investing, the solopreneur life and the wisdom of experience.

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Jack Calhoun

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20+ years as managing principal of a wealth advisory firm. I write about the principles of sound investing, the solopreneur life and the wisdom of experience.

Curious

Curious

A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

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