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January 14, 2014


Mike Sporer

I suppose it's all about where we put our awareness, Garr. My daily mind-quieting has paid dividends over time and in subtle ways. It is mostly noticeable in retrospect.

Nice interview.


Thank you for this opportunity to get to know you both. I know it is a commonly held belief but I wonder what the step beyond "having to grind it out" is.

Karen Hilo

Garr, I just wanted to tell you that I'm reading Presentationzen a second time and just thought to myself how packed it is with great thoughts and advice. Whether you consider yourself actively producing professionally or not at this time, your work is still impacting people like me.

I, too, want to make a significant contribution professionally, and I'm certain most people do.I pushed the pause button on my career quite suddenly when I was about 8 months pregnant with our first son. It was inexplicable because I was so career-focused. My drive just had an abrupt re-direction.

Our sons are graduating college this year, and during my time away from my career I got an MBA and gradually re-entered professional life. Your family will enrich your life and that will create a more robust legacy for you both personally and professionally.

Best wishes for you all. And, thank you.


Hi Garr,

Thankyou for this very honest and forthright interview. In the fast pace of todays world we're focused very much on producing and to me (as a father of a 7 and 5 yr old) I feel guilty because I am still "on", despite having my kids around. I think it is important to admit the change in your life and have some compassion and understanding with ourselves, and still try and create and produce to the best of our ability.


Ps: I love and recommend presentation zen wherever I go and it has helped me immeasurably in my work. Thanks


Thank you all very much for the kind and supportive words.Really nice to hear your stories related to this issue as well. Thanks again! -g

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