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  • How to Rebalance Your Life
    In investing, there is something called rebalancing your portfolio. A portfolio has different asset classes in it (such as stocks, bonds, and cash), and there is a particular allocation that best serves your financial goals. Over time, however, your…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Quotation?
    I love quotations. They are short but contain a lot of wisdom. They allow us to learn the lessons of life in a concise way. We can learn a lot just from reading and pondering good quotations. I’m always on the lookout for good quotations, so I’d…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • The Mindset for Overcoming a Fear of Failure
    Do you want to live your life to the fullest? If you do, then there is a big obstacle that you need to overcome. That obstacle is fear, and among the different kinds of fear, a major one is a fear of failure. Imagine putting a lot of effort into some…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 2:58am -
  • Deal of the Month: Get 50% Off A Dent in the Universe
    I have a deal for you this month: for a limited time, you can get 50% off A Dent in the Universe! To get it, please use the coupon code sep2017 on checkout. The code will expire on September 28. A Dent in the Universe is an e-book I wrote that contai…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:23am -
  • 6 Essential Success Tips from Ray Kroc
    A while back, I read Grinding It Out. It tells the fascinating story of how Ray Kroc built McDonald’s. One interesting thing is that he only started building McDonald’s when he was already 52! You might think that at that age someone’s ‘golde…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • 8 Reasons a Fear of Success, Not Failure, Is Holding You Back
    It is often assumed that someone who is risk averse and who resists their desire to achieve something does so because they are afraid of failing. In actual fact, there is a second fear that holds people back from striving toward their goals: the fear…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 1:00am -

Life Hacker Motivation

  • Why '90s TV Is the Best Companion For Your At-Home Bodyweight Workout
    I love bodyweight workouts. They’re efficient, effective, and cheap—no gym membership required. All I need is a few feet of floor space, and I’m ready to alternate sets of squats and lunges.Read more...
    - 14 Jun 17, 8:59am -
  • How to Stop Being a Lazy Piece of Garbage 
    You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.Read more...
    - 16 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • How to Sustain Motivation When You're Trying to Reach a Goal
     Goals are easy to set but hard to reach, and maintaining your motivation is everything (which is why focusing on a system is so much better than focusing on the goal itself). A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology sheds some…
    - 9 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • Your Gym Should Either Be Super Close or Super Nice
    Getting into the habit of hitting the gym a couple times every week isn’t easy, but a new report suggests there are two things that will help get you off the couch: convenience and quality.Read more...
    - 22 Mar 17, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Simple Time and Energy Investments You Can Make in Yourself
    I tend to view a good life as being one that’s full of good investments. If you use your resources (money, time, energy, etc.) in a smart way, they’re going to give far more value back to you in return.Read more...
    - 2 Mar 17, 4:00pm -
  • Seven Methods to Help You Stay Focused
    How many things are vying for your attention right now? Your phone? Email? Slack? Twitter? That nagging to-do list that just seems to keep growing? Modern technology has given us so many amazing things, but one of the awkward side effects has always…
    - 28 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • How You Can Motivate Yourself With an Imaginary Scapegoat
    People thrive when they’re working against some kind of force—even if that force isn’t real. If you’re looking for a way to motivate yourself, try giving yourself an imaginary scapegoat.Read more...
    - 8 Feb 17, 4:30pm -
  • Learn to “Quit Books", and Other Tips to Finally Make a Dent in Your Reading List
    I often imagine the leaning tower of Pisa to be a physical manifestation of my ebook queue. I want to finish more books, but can’t seem to get through them quickly enough. As Harvard Business Review (HBR) explains, it’s not about reading speed, b…
    - 7 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • Do Annoying Chores Early Before They Become a Motivation-Sapping Monster
    When you see a few dishes in the sink, you don’t stress over it because it’s not critical. You can get it later. When you come back in a couple days, the sink is overflowing. Now it’s a drain on your energy to do a basic task. Next time, kill t…
    - 5 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • Keep a "Jar of Awesome" to Remind Yourself to Celebrate Small Wins
    When things don’t go your way, “looking on the bright side” is a real test of your ability to show gratitude. No one is perfect at showing gratitude at first, but here’s an idea that can help: keep a “jar of awesome” in plain sight to re…
    - 26 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • Think of Healthy Habits as “Actions Per Day” to Make New Ones Stick
    Creating a healthy habit takes time. You have to know why you want to achieve a certain goal. Then it takes deliberate action each and every day, consistently, to make it stick. Instead of overwhelming yourself with the bigger picture goal, try break…
    - 24 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • Marcus Aurelius's Thoughts On Motivating Yourself to Get Out of Bed
    We all have mornings where we want nothing more than to stay in our beds, warm and comfortable, all day. If you’re having a morning like that, stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius suggests you look to your true nature as a human being.Read more...
    - 11 Jan 17, 4:30pm -
  • How to Create and Succeed at Personal Goals in the Coming Year
    Goals have been a central part of my personal, professional, and financial successes for as long as I can remember. I remember setting personal goals even as a child, such as personal summer reading challenges and savings goals, and that initiative h…
    - 9 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
  • Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life
    We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to figure out your personal goals for the year.Read more...
    - 5 Jan 17, 3:00pm -
  • Narrow Your Goals Down to a Couple Areas You Actually Care About
    As the new year kicks off, it’s a great time to set new goals. If you’re hoping to lose weight, work out, learn more, get a promotion, be more confident, and finally organize your sock drawer, maybe you should just pick one or two at first.Read m…
    - 1 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • Don't Hold Your Failures Against Yourself, Most People Don't Even See Them
    You spend more time with your own failures than anyone else on Earth. Eventually, you might internalize them and come to fear failure. However, for everyone else, they barely know your failures even exist.Read more...
    - 31 Dec 16, 3:00pm -
  • The Most Effective Way to Say No Is to Say You "Don't," not You "Can't"
    It’s an understatement that learning to say no is a critical life skill. It’s important both personally and professionally, and once you learn how to do it without being a jerk, you have time to focus on the things you need (and want) to do, inst…
    - 22 Dec 16, 2:30pm -
  • Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work When You're Really Not Feeling It
    We all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Whether that’s today or every day, this graphic offers a few tips to help you get energized and tackle your to-do list, project, or drudgework with…
    - 18 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • These Three Questions Help You Review and Reflect on Your Work This Year
    Looking back on the past year can help you figure out where you want to spend your time and energy next year, whether that’s continuing your successes or remembering lessons you learned from failure. Ask yourself these three questions for a look ba…
    - 14 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • This Free 2017 Calendar Is Perfect for the “Don’t Break the Chain” Productivity System
    The famous “Don’t Break the Chain” productivity system has many followers. If you want to start a new habit in 2017, Just Use A Pen has a custom calendar made for the habit-building technique.Read more...
    - 14 Dec 16, 6:30am -
  • Why You Shouldn't Always Look for the Silver Lining
    Finding the silver lining in rough situations can help you keep your head up. But according to a recent study, it can also be detrimental to your overall well-being. It all depends on the situation.Read more...
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:00pm -
  • Do You Shower In the Morning or the Evening?
    It may sound like a pretty simple question, but there’s more to the decision we’re willing to bet. You may have a habit in place, like you shower in the morning to get pumped and energized for the day, or you shower at the end to wash off the str…
    - 13 Dec 16, 12:30pm -
  • Use Your Facebook Habit as Inspiration to Read More Books
    There’s nothing inherently wrong with reading Facebook, unless you’d rather be reading a good book instead (and that whole fake news problem.) Luckily, the habit loop, which David Kadavy describes as the “habit hook” in his post, holds the ke…
    - 4 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • 11 Simple Techniques to Wake Up Earlier Every Morning
    Even if you’re a night owl, you can still have more productive mornings if you put in a little effort to make getting up easier. Of course, it still won’t be easy, but if you like the idea of a more relaxing start to the day, here are some sugges…
    - 29 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • Take the "Inside View" to Gain Motivation For the Task You're Putting Off
    When you dread having to do a task, you put it off. You probably view it as cumbersome and tedious. However, in many cases, you might actually enjoy the task once you’re doing it. Remind yourself of how you feel while getting stuff done to get the…
    - 28 Nov 16, 8:00am -

Stepcase Lifehack

  • The Only Music That Really Eases Stress and Pain
    Stress is absolutely everywhere. Even when you feel like you’re thriving in one or more areas of your life, there’s...The post The Only Music That Really Eases Stress and Pain appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • 10 Motivational Workplace Items to Brighten Your Day at the Office
    It’s nearly impossible to feel motivated at work all the time. Sitting down at your desk after lunch can seem...The post 10 Motivational Workplace Items to Brighten Your Day at the Office appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Great Filmmakers Pick Their Favorite Movies of the 21st Century
    Film directors including Antoine Fuqua, Sofia Coppola, Paul Feig, Denis Villeneuve, Brett Ratner and Alex Gibney recently spoke to The...The post Great Filmmakers Pick Their Favorite Movies of the 21st Century appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Easily Read Only What Matters to You With Instapaper
    The internet has been called “the information super highway”. We have ready and easy access to the sum of the...The post Easily Read Only What Matters to You With Instapaper appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • 2 Minutes Book Summary: Talk Like TED
    Book Details: Author: Carmine Gallo Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (March 10, 2015) Language: English How long to read? 4 hours 4 minutes Get...The post 2 Minutes Book Summary: Talk Like TED appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 10:00am -


  • Bulk food buying may lead to a more cluttered lifestyle
    You can definitely take advantage of prices by buying bulk, but don't let the deals lead you to buy things that you otherwise would not purchase, cannot physically consume before the expiration date, or have to sacrifice unreasonable amounts of space…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to reduce flat-surface clutter
    What is it about flat surfaces that clutter loves so much? In our home, any horizontal plane is a potential landing area for keys, mail, hats, pens, and all manner of paper, receipts, permission slips, and flyers. I find myself … ContinuedPost writ…
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Uncluttering before the holidays

    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Simple solution for small packets in your kitchen pantry
    Store small packets in an index card file.Post written by Erin Doland
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Reader question: Hat storage
    Unclutterer reader Kim wrote in with this question: I have 120 women’s dress hats, some with wide brims. Right now, I store them in boxes. Too many boxes. I would like another way to store them so them remain intact. … ContinuedPost written by Ja…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Organize for the inevitable with Swedish Death Cleaning
    Twelve years ago my parents moved from the Pennsylvania home of my childhood to a smaller, single-floor residence in sunny Florida. A part of that process was scaling down their property to what was essential. A lot of stuff was … ContinuedPost wri…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Stair step baskets can help control clutter
    The stair step basket can be a brilliant clutter-busting solutionPost written by Erin Doland
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:00pm -
  • Going the distance: maintaining motivation in long projects
    At the beginning of September, my husband and I started a new way of thinking about our food with the goal of getting down to a healthier weight. We got professional help and we made the decision that we wanted … ContinuedPost written by Alex Fayle
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Backups aren’t just for computers
    I’ve written prior posts urging you to have good computer back-ups, and I’ll take this opportunity to do so one more time. Here’s a reminder that fits the Halloween season: 👻OOOOOooooooOOOOOOO The ghost of future hard drive failure reminds y…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Organizing for disasters: thoughts after the recent fires in California
    The horrendous fires in California aren’t close enough to my city to put me in any danger. But they sure got me thinking, yet again, about how we can be prepared if a disaster sadly comes our way. My latest … ContinuedPost written by Jeri Dansky
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • The case for keeping (some) documents
    A few weeks ago, we wrote about retention schedules, a list of the documents you have and how long to keep them. Recently, I was required to complete a background check/security screening for an upcoming contract job. Not only did … ContinuedPost w…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Your car’s glove compartment, revisited
    About a year ago, I wrote an article on what you ought to keep in your car’s glove compartment. Looking back, I think there was some solid advice there, including proof of auto insurance and registration (as well as a … ContinuedPost written by D…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 9:00am -

Life Hacker Productivity Videos

Infidelity Is Often a Source of Escapism and Self-exploration

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Why Infidelity Is About Way More than Just Sex

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How To Pick the Perfect Pen For Your Unique Writing Needs

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The School Yard Game that Determines Your Future

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Humidifier VS. Dehumidifier

- 52 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
The Best Way to Eat a Hard Shell Taco

- 53 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 8:00am -
Donut Vs. Pizza

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Will a Pig Head Sous Vide?

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43 Folders

  • Instapaper 4: Deciding to Read
    Introducing Instapaper 4.0 for iPad and iPhoneThe lede here is that my pal, Marco, has just released the stellar new 4.0 version of his Instapaper suite. This is fantastic news, and–as if you needed one more of Marco’s beta testers to say s…
    - 17 Oct 11, 2:37pm -
  • Cranking
    1.Nothing wrecks your living room decor quite like a giant, rented hospital bed.The one my Dad laid in for a couple months in the fall of 1974 was an alarmingly stiff and sturdy affair, the frame of which was forged of impossibly heavy iron, wit…
    - 22 Apr 11, 4:38pm -
  • Scared Shitless
    Merlin Mann - "Scared Shitless: How I (Mostly) Learned to Love Being Afraid of Pretty Much Everything"Download MP4 Video of "Scared Shitless"This is the video of a talk I did last month at Webstock in Wellington, New Zealand.It's pretty diffe…
    - 28 Mar 11, 9:51am -
  • Nerdiest Interview Ever: MPU Workflows Part II
    MPU 046: Workflows with Merlin Mann II « Mac Power UsersDownload MP3Huffduff It I have the life that I have because I've made a lot of weird decisions, and they've worked out well.Not gonna lie to you. I'm a huge nerd. Surprised?…
    - 27 Mar 11, 3:34pm -
  • Fear
    So, yeah. I'll be speaking at Webstock pretty soon. Which is insanely intimidating.I think I may have my topic.”Fear” was written by Merlin Mann for and was originally posted on February 05, 2011. Except as noted, it's ©2010…
    - 5 Feb 11, 4:54pm -
  • Video: John Roderick on String Art Owls, Copper Pipe, and Bono's Boss
    [jump to video]Long story (not very) short? One night in 2003--after killing it in front of audience of about 30 lucky people in Oakland--The Long Winters needed a place to crash, and my wife and I were happy to oblige. So, they drove their Bi…
    - 21 Jan 11, 12:51pm -
  • "Back to Work" - Merlin's New Thing with Dan Benjamin at
    [update 2011-01-18 @ 16:07:40: We're up!]5by5 LiveBefore Christ was a corporal, Dan Benjamin was already a bit of a hero to me.Since the early aughts–long before his insanely great podcast network–Dan’s Hivelogic Enkoder was sa…
    - 18 Jan 11, 10:15am -
  • No One Needs Permission to Be Awesome
    Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it shoul…
    - 17 Jan 11, 2:10pm -
  • Resolved: Stop Blaming the Pancake
    In a classic bit from an early Seinfeld, Jerry and Elaine are at the airport, trying to pick up the rental car that Jerry had reserved. As usual, things go poorly and get awkward fast:Seinfeld - "Reservations" JERRY: I don't unders…
    - 7 Jan 11, 10:22am -
  • A Sandwich, A Wallet, and Elizabeth Taylor's Cousin
    Being a Parable for the Edification of Independents Seeking IndependenceTHE PARABLETHE OSTENSIBLE CUSTOMER enters a deli and saunters up to the counter. The deli is tended by its rakishly handsome owner, THE SANDWICH GUY."Hi," says The Sandwi…
    - 4 Nov 10, 5:31pm -
  • Video: "Broken Meetings (and how you'll fix them)"
    A couple weeks ago, my pals at Twitter were kind enough to invite me in to visit with their (rapidly growing) team. The topic was meetings, so I used it as an opportunity to publicly premiere a talk I've been presenting to private clients over the…
    - 6 Oct 10, 2:40pm -
  • “Distraction,” Simplicity, and Running Toward Shitstorms
    It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.—Albert Einstein, “…
    - 5 Oct 10, 6:49pm -
  • My Faith in Nerds: Stronger Than Any Gelatinous Cube
    dConstruct 2010: Merlin Mann - "Kerning, Orgasms & Those Goddamned Japanese Toothpicks" (NSFW)ME - Kerning, Orgasms And Those Goddamned Japanese Toothpicks on HuffdufferDownload the audio | Huffduff itLet's be honest. I don't go...mmmm...pla…
    - 10 Sep 10, 3:01pm -
  • Watching the Corners: On Future-Proofing Your Passion
    On May 16, 2010, at 10:02 AM, "Xx" wrote: You mentioned you gave a talk at Rutgers about future proofing your passion. Is this available as a podcast? I'd love to listen! This poor kid emailed me to ask a really simple question.…
    - 17 May 10, 7:59pm -
  • Video: Merlin's Time & Attention Talk (Improvised Rutgers Edition)
    Video: Merlin Mann - "Time & Attention Talk (improvised)"Audio (mp3): "Merlin Mann - 'Rutgers Time & Attention Talk'"This is a talk I did at Rutgers earlier this month. I kinda like it, but for a weird reason. Something something, perf…
    - 27 Apr 10, 2:57pm -

Sam Davidson

  • Best You Can Be
    We're all striving to be the best, and well we should be (mediocrity is not a fun place to live). But while chasing "best" can be a noble and admirable pursuit, we'd be wise to pause a moment and define what "best" is exactly. …
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:02am -
  • Easy or stronger
    Nearly every product wants to make your life easier. The ones that make this case most clearly fly off the shelves.Some products want to make you stronger. They don't sell as well. Fast food is a bigger industry than health food and recliners and TV…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 12:02am -
  • Taste it or tweet it
    Why did you go to that restaurant, order that beer, go on that vacation, or attend that work out class?Did you do it just so you could tweet it or Instagram it? Or so you could be so wrapped up in something special and unique as to never forget it?Lo…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 12:02am -
  • Fear-based or fear-aware
    I put my daughter up on this wall. It was her idea. As she gets older, her tolerance for risk is growing. Sh…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 12:02am -
  • Why You Do It
    This is an interesting observation about the fact that when the Wright brothers made their historic first flights, no one noticed. Seriously - no newspaper coverage for weeks.…
    - 18 Jan 17, 12:02am -
  • Dreams Are Cheap
    Dreams are cheap. My guess is that the going rate is a dime a dozen. Maybe even half that this time of year.And that's because dreaming is free. …
    - 12 Jan 17, 12:02am -
  • The Choices You Make
    Go read the success story of any famous person. Dig deep into the life history of someone you admire. Ask a loved one to tell you the full story of his or her life.What you'll find is that for every person, success was a choice. Sure, the ball bounce…
    - 9 Jan 17, 12:02am -
  • You Can Be the Best in the World
    You can’t be the best in the world at everything, but you can be the best in the world at something.You see this guy? …
    - 4 Jan 17, 12:02am -
  • More Voices in Your Head
    It's easy for any of us to keep listening to the same voices, those that always agree with us and keep us comfortable, whether it be political opinions or general life advice.But when things stay the same, growth can't happen. Therefore, if you want…
    - 2 Jan 17, 12:02am -
  • Beware the Pop
    The firework was meant to impress us, to dazzle us with its brief illumination against a dark sky. It was never built to keep us warm in that same darkness, even though its temperature can reach well over 1,200 degrees. In a world that gives attent…
    - 1 Jan 17, 5:50am -
  • What I Did the Day After the Election
    3:04 AM:I woke up to a text message saying that - effectively - Trump had won. He isn't who I voted for, so I was a bit disappointed and, of course, surprised (shocked, really). I went to bed thinking this thing was headed to a multi-state recount bu…
    - 11 Nov 16, 12:02am -
  • This, Then, Is How You Should Live
    We don’t need any more comic book superhero movies. Rather, what we need is someone to turn meaningful stories like this one into lessons we can all witness on the big screen and then apply to our life.…
    - 1 Aug 16, 12:02am -
  • Destroy the Box
    I don’t need you to merely think outside the box.I need you to destroy it. The box needs to be crushed. Crumbled. Shredded. Detonated. Oblit…
    - 28 Jul 16, 12:02am -
  • The Finish Line Isn’t Where You Think It Is
    As is our Sunday tradition a few times a month, my daughter and I went on a hike.And it took forever. It always does nowadays. As much as we b…
    - 26 Jul 16, 12:02am -
  • A Lifetime Mindset
    What is a decision we could make that would be good for us in the short-term, but may not pay big dividends long-term?What is a decision we could make that may not have any short-term benefits, but would be huge for us long-term?I asked these hypothe…
    - 20 Jul 16, 12:02am -
  • You Can’t Plant Roots
    “I want to find a place I can plant some roots for a while.”I heard this line recently when talking with a friend. She’s ready to travel less and live more deeply in a community she can call home. And while I know exactly what she’s meaning t…
    - 18 Jul 16, 12:02am -
  • Earn or Sacrifice?
    A question has been haunting me of late: Do I want to be known for what you earned? Or what I sacrificed?In other words, do I hope to be known for what I achieved, or what I deferred?…
    - 7 Jul 16, 12:02am -
  • What's In Your Bones?
    Have you ever been to a place that’s in your bones? A home, a childhood destination, a vacation locale? Something that has embedded itself into your very being so that there’s no separating you from it?I spent last week on a cruise to Alaska. We…
    - 6 Jul 16, 12:02am -
  • Location Dependent
    I hear it time and again over coffee and while speaking on college campuses: “I just want a location independent job. I want something I can do from anywhere so I can travel and see the world."…
    - 27 Jun 16, 12:02am -
  • Climate vs. Temperature
    The best thing to do when it’s 99 degrees in Nashville is to fill up a baby pool, put some beers on ice and then invite all your neighbors and their families over for a few hours.…
    - 22 Jun 16, 12:02am -
  • We Are All Works in Progress
    Last Friday, I ate for three hours straight. I was honored to be asked to serve as a judge for the annual Pick Tennessee products competition.…
    - 20 Jun 16, 12:02am -
  • Leaders and Love
    The Avett Brothers tell us:Dumbed down and numbed by time and age //Your dreams to catch the world, the cage //The highway sets the traveler's stage //All exits look the sameThree words that became hard to say //I and love and you…
    - 9 Jun 16, 10:12am -
  • What Leaders See
    "Da-Da!" she nearly screams at me as we're strolling home. "Do you see me?""Yes," I try to convince her for what feels like the hundredth time. "I see you walking on that wall."And then, lest she forget, I add, "I always see you."…
    - 16 May 16, 12:02am -
  • Enough (Just Enough)
    Beware the deceit that comes with telling ourselves that soon, we'll be __________ enough. It's easy to fall into this trap. Into thinking tha…
    - 2 May 16, 12:02am -
  • All Leadership is Local
    I went to a baseball game last week. I came home broke.  I love baseball. I can watch any Major Leagu…
    - 18 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • The Slow Leadership Movement
    I have a cast iron skillet I use for nearly everything these days. I mostly use it to make eggs in the morning, but I'm not afraid to use it to roast some cauliflower or bake cornbread, too. I remember getting this piece of cookware from my mom seve…
    - 15 Apr 16, 8:11am -
  • Leaders Who Need
    Leaders can find themselves in a tough place when we don't admit that we need. Our companies, sanity, livelihood, health, relationships, and employees can suffer as a result. We need more leaders in need, who freely admit that need, and then live dee…
    - 11 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • Friday Quote from James Hillman
    We become artists only when we enjoy the practicing as much as the performing. Until then we are caught by the limelight rather than the art.James Hillman, Kinds of Power
    - 8 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • #033: Success Shouldn't be a Surprise
    The restaurant service is slow. "We didn't think all these people would show up today," the manager apologizes to each table.The store clerks don't pay attention to you. "We're restocking the shel…
    - 7 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • #032: Stop with the Judgement
    The quickest way to isolate someone or some idea is to pass judgement on it. And we usually do this when we fear something. Forgive us for this collective, corporate sin.…
    - 6 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • #031: Don't Be Better; Be Measured
    A common myth of self or organizational improvement is that we just need to be better.Be a better manager.Be a better teammate.Be better at eating.Be a better girlfriend.Be better at saving money.Be better at sales.Be a better painter.Be a better roo…
    - 5 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • Routine Examination #005: Jess Ekstrom
    To say that Jess Ekstrom is one of my favorite people is an understatement and doesn't do her much justice. Ditto for saying that she's accomplished a lot at such a young age. The fact is, she' be a favorite person of anyone who would meet her, and s…
    - 4 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • Friday Quote from Woodrow Wilson
    You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.…
    - 1 Apr 16, 12:02am -
  • #030: When Your Mind's Made Up
    Move on.  When the decision is made and the course is set, you will be better served to saddle up and move forward than to stand still and tr…
    - 31 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #029: Remove It
    My daughter and I were cutting snowflakes the other day (yes; it's springtime) and I realized that the more paper I cut away, the more intricate and beautiful and mesmerizing the pattern became.The more I took away, the more value I added.…
    - 30 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • Routine Examination #004: Adrian Reif
    I met Adrian Reif nearly a decade ago when he was trying to get a car-sharing service off the ground. Since then, I've seen his passion become alive and manifest itself via his journey as a CEO and now, an author. Adrian is someone I admire for his d…
    - 29 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #028: Getting Behind
    It is the job of every leader to get behind.Check out this short (3-minute) video. Six photographers are each told a different backstory about the same subject. As you may expect, each comes up with a different result.Our expectations determine the…
    - 28 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #027: Know Your Race
    It's one thing to say you want to move fast as a leader, but before you commit to that, it's imperative that you know your race. Are you runni…
    - 18 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #026: Staying Sane
    Leadership is hard. It's stressful, taxing, exhausting, and trying. And if anyone is going to survive leading, they've got to figure out how to stay sane.This happened yesterday. A friend wrote and said I was impressive for maintaining a consistent w…
    - 17 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • Knowing When
    Time is a critical ingredient of leadership. How we spend it, where we find it, what we think it's worth. And while resources abound on the topic of time and its relationship to leadership, I think no element is as crucial as this one:When are you at…
    - 16 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #025: Those Who Came First
    Who came before you? Who started your organization, held the top spot last year, or tried this once already?Find them. Ask them questions. Listen to the answers. Ignoring those who have been in y…
    - 15 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #024: Look Outside
    Leaders can get so insulated from learning by only focusing on their own team, their own company, or their own industry. One of the smartest thing a leader with heart, mind, and soul can so is to look outside. Outside the walls of their company's co…
    - 14 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #023: Broken is Okay
    Leaders don't aim for perfect. They simply try, experiment, fix, recalibrate, try again, strategize, find what's missing, dream bigger, work at it (maybe a bit harder this time), break some things, fix those things, do it all over again, try better,…
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  • #022: The Importance of Momentum
    One of my investors told me after a great year of sales, "Now the trick is to maintain momentum."Jim Collins devotes an entire crucial chapter to the Flywheel concept (slow, steady momentum) in Good to Great.A leader's job is to create and maintain m…
    - 10 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • Routine Examination #003: Antonio Neves
    Antonio Neves is a nationally recognized speaker, award-winning journalist, and author. At least that is what he'll tell you when you ask for a bio or a quick intro. But he's a bit more than this, as I've had the chance to learn over the course of ou…
    - 9 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #021: Just Ask
    Leaders ask.They ask questions. They ask permission. They ask for access. They ask for the sale. They ask for the time. They ask for a meeting. They ask forgiveness. They ask for trust. They ask for the job. They ask for a chance.(I'm learning this a…
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  • #020: Decisive, Not Divisive
    Leaders decide. And when they do, even if their decisions upset, they don't divide. Uncertainly can make people nervous. Thus, a core trait of a leader with heart, mind, and soul isn't just to make a decision, but to then articulate that decision i…
    - 7 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • Too Busy to Lead
    Please stop wearing "busy" as a badge of honor. You know the conversation as you run into an old friend.They ask, "How's life?"And you say, "Busy!"And you walk away, smugly proud.Stop it. You run the risk of being too busy to lead. …
    - 4 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • Routine Examination #002: Beth Chase
    Over the last year, I've had the very distinct honor of getting to know Beth Chase, who is the CEO and founder of c3 Consulting, a firm that is well known beyond Nashville. Time and again, Beth is awarded for her work and accomplishments and stays bu…
    - 3 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #019: Leaders Stay Stimulated
    I've said before that leaders must read. Likewise, leaders need to find way to stay stimulated, engaged, involved, inspired, and motivated.She who motivates others must be able to share that which motivates her, too.Maybe it's art. Maybe it's curling…
    - 2 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • Hollywood Has No Orientation
    Two questions I get asked most often:How did you decide to start speaking?How did you decide to become an entrepreneur?I answer them both the same:I just did.No one picked me. No one called me up and asked me to start a company. Sure, I get asked to…
    - 1 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #018: Chase the Moment
    Last weekend, I went to an event for a local nonprofit. I expected to just make a quick appearance and stay a few minutes. But once things got underway, we realized: this is a bit better than we expected. So we stayed.We chased a moment. Schedules an…
    - 29 Feb 16, 12:02am -
  • #017: The Work Before the Work
    I had a phone call with an old friend last week. She's wanting to get her new business (life coaching) established and needed some input on entrepreneurship from me. I was happy to help.As we talked, we discussed big dreams (income, client load, grow…
    - 26 Feb 16, 12:02am -
  • #016: Find Your Intersection
    I just started reading When Breath Becomes Air, the much acclaimed memoir of a brilliant, young neurosurgeon as he faces his final days. …
    - 25 Feb 16, 12:02am -
  • Routine Examination #001: Jeff Cornwall
    I met Jeff Cornwall nearly a decade ago as my first company, Cool People Care, was getting off the ground and growing. Time and again, our paths have crossed as I've spoken at Belmont University (where he teaches), read his book Bringing Your Busines…
    - 24 Feb 16, 12:01am -
  • #015: The Relationship Between Passion and Talent
    Passion is your heartbeat. It's what wakes you up in the morning. It gets you excited and gives you a direction. Talent is what someone will pay you for. It's a hard skill you can improve. People notice it. Passion gets you excited to take the firs…
    - 23 Feb 16, 12:02am -
  • #014: Fragile is Not Weak
    The box with the breakable items gets the most attention. FRAGILE is clearly marked on the outside, usually with a bright sticker. That which…
    - 22 Feb 16, 12:02am -
  • Routine Examination is Coming
    I'm excited to debut very soon a new (frequent) series here where I profile leaders and entrepreneurs I admire in an effort to examine their routines. I hope that all of us (me especially) can lea…
    - 19 Feb 16, 12:02am -
  • #013: Magic is Work
    To the observer, magic is awesome because it looks easy. To the magician, magic is the hardest thing in the world.We all come up with our own kind of magic. We sing or write or dance or lead. We s…
    - 18 Feb 16, 12:02am -
  • #012: You Get to Write Your Story
    Guess what Iceland is known for now? Soccer (futbol). This spot in San Francisco wants to be known for $15 cups of coffee.Leigh Steinberg is trying to be a better agent this time.Stories are all around us. Stories of invention and reinvention, reput…
    - 17 Feb 16, 12:02am -

Budgets are Sexy

  • Is Checking Your Money Every Day Making You Sad?
    [Happy Friday! Today’s weekly guest post comes from Owen of – a financial planner and geek of all things personal finance. Do you fall into any these bias traps Owen shares today?!] ****** If you’re a personal finance geek like me,…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 4:06am -
  • If You’re Smart Enough to Retire Early, You’re Smart Enough to Figure Out The Future
    Whenever I see gobs of hate hit our blog here, I know for a fact it’s been picked up in the media lately and people for some reason feel the need to go out of their way to spread the nastiness… Such was the case the other week when one of Mr 1500…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:06am -
  • 10 #Money Tips For Ya
    Y’all asked for more real-life stories like our #money motivations from last week, so today we deliver up another plate full :) Only this time around, we focus on money #tips. (Why do I keep #hashtagging everything?) I always keep a folder of great…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:02am -
  • What I Learned From Interviewing 19 Millionaires
    [Hey guys! Welcome Benjamin Davis from to the blog today. He’s been on an interesting journey lately hanging out with millionaires, and stops by to share some insight :) What a great way to soak up some knowledge, eh? Only…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:02am -
  • #Money Motivation
    There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the world today. Here are some emails I’ve saved over the months which can’t help but get you to smile and be proud of your fellow man :) None of this money stuff happens over night, but it’s amazing what a…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 4:02am -
  • The $50,000 Dollar Question…
    Goooooood morning budgeters! What’s good? How did your weekend go? Anyone have off today for Columbus Day? We’re gonna do a fun one today to kick off the week, and I wanna see how all your answers here differ from the same question we recently as…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 4:04am -
  • How To Make Thousands As a Forensic Accountant
    [Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! Up today, Keith Schroeder from The Wealthy Accountant who teaches us how to make some extra money today as a forensic accountant. A smart and fun dude, who currently holds the #1 slot in our Blog…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 4:02am -
  • New Net Worth: $675,681.17 (+$16,000)
    What up, what up! Another month, another net worth update! You tracking it diligently yourself over there? Even if you’re keeping it to yourself like a normal person? I hope so. I honestly can’t even put into words how impactful it’s been in my…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 4:08am -
  • Financial Potpourri
    Here’s a handful of financial observations I’ve had lately :) #1. I lie to myself whenever I say I’m going to sign up to the HBO free trial and then cancel it before it renews Do you do this too? Sign up to binge on Game of Thrones or Ballers,…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 4:04am -
  • If Excel Had a One-Night Stand With cFIREsim
    [Hey guys! If you love numbers and forecasting and poking around new financial calculators, you’re going to enjoy this review of OnTrajectory today :) It comes from Gwen of and should give you something exciting to do over the…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 4:02am -

CHOW: Fuel Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

  • 3 Things That Can Help You Start Being Your Best Self
    I did a video yesterday for a challenge that I’m doing and I was talking about something that I’m working on in the challenge. A comment from the leader came back and said that what stood out for her was how I’m constantly in “should”: “I…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for The Best Auto Insurance in Canada
    Shopping for the best auto insurance in Canada can be confusing. This can lead to you making costly mistakes, such as failing to protect your assets with the correct auto insurance policy. But, don’t worry. With this guide, we’ll outline the top…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • How Can Virtual Classrooms Enhance Homeschool Education?
    In recent years, homeschooling has become especially pronounced. In the United States, government data shows that the number of homeschooled students more than doubled over a period of just eight years. Whatever the reason is, it’s clear that more…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • How Can Retailers Survive The Millennial Apocalypse?
    Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation in American history. They are the generation that grew up in a serious economic crisis. They went to college at a time when public funding for education was drying up but they still had to go to…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • Words of Advice To Keep Your Joints Healthy
    As a woman, it is only natural that your health is one of the most important parts of your life. Once you pass a certain age, you might have to deal with specific problems, such as arthritis. Left untreated, this condition can cause serious damage to…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • 5 Practical Tips to Help You Save For Your Dream Car
    Don’t you sometimes wish you can go around the city driving your car? We all do at some point. But, you wake up from that wishful thinking into the sad reality that you just can’t afford it. For now, at least. Buying a car, especially your dream…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • 4 Bad Online Habits That Are Killing Your Work Productivity
    Productivity is an interesting thing. Some people keep themselves busy all day and consider themselves productive. In reality, however, they focus on so many different things that the end result isn’t satisfying. Others prefer to analyze their beha…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • What Is SAP Certification And What Are Its Career Benefits?
    SAP Certification is gaining popularity among young and experienced IT professionals due to its promising nature. Valued high, this certification is appreciated and recognized globally. It’s a known business platform in different serviceable fields…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Entrepreneurship: A Better Career Choice For Generation Z?
    Gen Z is struggling with a major life decision: To go to college or go directly into the workforce? Gen Z has watched their elders, the Millennials, move back in with their parents after graduation and delay things, like buying homes and getting marr…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • How To Clean A Blood Spill: Safe and Proper Blood Cleanup from Workplace Accidents
    Many of us think that safe and proper cleaning of blood spills is as simple as taking a mop and a bucket of water mixed with bleach. But to tell you a fact, there is no simple thing about a blood cleanup. Aside from the fact that it can be potentiall…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Top Jobs You Can Get With A Math Degree
    One of the most common complaints you’ll hear in every high school class is this: “When are we ever going to use this stuff?” And they have a point. But, in reality, math is required for effective money management and money forms the backbone o…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • 15 Tips On How To Live A Fulfilling Life
    You despise yourself because of your imperfections. You loathed your skin color, your monolid eyes, your body shape—almost everything about you. That’s why you try really hard to get rid of them. However, although a lot of people are already appr…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Revisiting What You Need To Know About Eye Health
    Taking care of your eyesight has never been more important. As we spend a lot of time in front of our computer, mobile phones, and other gadgets, the more we become at risk of having dry eyes, early macular degeneration, and other eye problems. Altho…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Tips To Look Younger: How To Pick The Best Makeup For Older Women
    The fact that your skin is the largest organ of your body makes it crucial that you give it the attention it deserves. After all, your skin tells a lot about your youthfulness and health. There are a number of ways you can keep your skin looking radi…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • 6 Best Tactics to Improve Your Self-Control
    How do you improve your self-control? For most of us, this is a work in progress. Self-control, at its most basic, is the ability to control our emotions and actions. Having the ability to do this effectively has been tied to being successful in all…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • 10 Workout Tips All Beginners Need To Know
    You’ve finally decided to get started on your fitness journey, get to the gym and start working out. That’s great! Every journey has to start somewhere and making that decision is the first step. But, before you actually walk into the gym, it’s…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • What Every Bossy Person Should Really Know
    Are you in the habit of bossing or ordering the people in your life around? You know, instead of asking them to do something and having them consent and agree to do it, you give them commands which you expect will be followed immediately and without…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • 5 Simple Ways to Pay Off College Debt Faster
    If you have a massive debt on your student loans, you’re not alone. Many people do. The standard repayment period for student loan debt is 10 years. That means you will be spending a chunk of your monthly income to repay your student loans for a de…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • These Tools Make Personal Branding Easy and Affordable
    Imagine this: You found your ideal opportunity to work in sports or your dream job of coordinating events for your favorite baseball team. So, you wrote your resume, created an awesome cover letter, and then passed your application. Then, you sent yo…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Top Destinations In Europe for a Long Weekend on a Budget
    Romantic break for two? Long weekend with the guys? Europe offers so many different and interesting destinations. Whether you want to embrace your inner foodie in France, run with the bulls in Spain or traverse Italian city canals, there is something…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Oct 17, 9:00am -

GTD Times

  • Are You Micromanaging Your Mind?
    One of the greatest traps in growing a business is also a pitfall for self-management: If you don’t trust your system, you can’t let go of operational details and you’ll limit your ability to create at a bigger level. Many successful entreprene…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 11:57am -
  • 2018 GTD Organizer and GTD Organizer are now available!
    The 2018 GTD Organizer and 2018 GTD Calendar are now available. The GTD Organizer (pictured) includes all of the lists we recommend, plus a 15-month (November 2017–January 2019) calendar and extra pages. The GTD Calendar is just that, without the a…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 10:21am -
  • Episode #34 – Crafting Your External Brain
    David Allen presents a webinar on how to craft integrated external systems that allow you to focus more productively. He explores the cognitive science behind the external brain, what the purpose of it is, and how you can use it most effectively with…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 10:39am -
  • GTD Public Courses
    GTD Public Courses are offered regularly by our Global Partners around the world.
    - 37 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • Commitments kept in your head
    What’s on your mind?
    - 46 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 5:47pm -
  • Going the Distance to Mind Like Water

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  • Episode #33 – Wrangling Your Priorities

    - 54 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 11:27am -
  • 5 Signs You’re Getting Better at GTD
    1. It feels weird to keep stuff on your mind Capturing what has your attention is a key practice with GTD. Getting better at GTD means you are capturing what’s on your mind when it shows up, moment-by-moment and keeping something ON your mind, well…
    - 65 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 11:13am -
  • Getting Unstuck
    Got any knots? What’s your desired outcome to resolve that? What will be true when you can you declare it done? What’s your next action?    
    - 75 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 2:23pm -
  • How’s your altitude aptitude?
    Over the years, it has become more and more helpful in my work to help people understand the ecosystem of GTD® (particularly priorities) by framing their thinking and decision-making around my altitude model: GROUND: Calendar/Actions – The nitty-g…
    - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:28am -
  • Episode #32 – The Better You Get
    David Allen says, “The better you get, the better you’d better get.” This podcast is about how to improve your skills, when you’re already proficient at GTD®. Coaches Meg Edwards and Kelly Forrister will guide you through some of the coachin…
    - 81 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 6:10pm -
  • The best ways to deal with stress

    - 82 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 11:36am -
  • Outsmarting Your Mind

    - 98 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 6:17pm -
  • Episode #31 – David Allen talks with Dr. Theo Compernolle
    David talks with Dr. Theo Compernolle, a doctor with a 35-year background in medicine, psychiatry, teaching, and research. His most recent book is Brain Chains. You’ll find this interview to be educational, and perhaps challenging, as you learn th…
    - 100 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 10:48am -
  • GTD Webinars
    There are two great live video webinars being offered this month on GTD Connect, David Allen’s online learning center. 1. GTD & Outlook—July 20, 2017 This webinar is packed with practical tips and tricks to get you up and running with a trusted G…
    - 5 Jul 17, 1:39pm -
  • Getting (back?) on the wagon with GTD
    It all makes sense. You want to do it. And yet, you aren’t doing it.  If this sounds familiar in relation to your GTD practice, know that you are not alone. The methodology is incredibly powerful, but only to the extent that one actually uses it.…
    - 30 Jun 17, 12:33pm -
  • The workforce for the next century
    The assumption that everyone can and should do everything they have been given to do is an old industrial paradigm that does not hold water for “knowledge workers” who all have tons of projects that could be done infinitely better. Renegotiating…
    - 23 Jun 17, 6:01pm -
  • Your best thoughts about work…
      For more nuggets of David Allen Wisdom, follow us on Facebook or Instagram.  
    - 19 Jun 17, 10:54am -
  • The dark side of collaborative cultures
    The dark side of collaborative cultures is the allergy they foster to holding anyone responsible for having the ball. “Mine or yours?” is unfortunately not in the common vocabulary of many such organizations. There is a sense that that would be i…
    - 5 Jun 17, 12:24pm -
  • Speeding up by slowing down…
    I want to talk about one of the more mysterious best practices in the GTD®methodology: the art of speeding up by slowing down. I am making the assumption that all of you reading this are on some track of improvement and growth to begin with. I mean,…
    - 1 Jun 17, 10:38am -

Live Your Legend

Life Optimizer

  • How to Rebalance Your Life
    In investing, there is something called rebalancing your portfolio. A portfolio has different asset classes in it (such as stocks, bonds, and cash), and there is a particular allocation that best serves your financial goals. Over time, however, your…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Quotation?
    I love quotations. They are short but contain a lot of wisdom. They allow us to learn the lessons of life in a concise way. We can learn a lot just from reading and pondering good quotations. I’m always on the lookout for good quotations, so I’d…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • The Mindset for Overcoming a Fear of Failure
    Do you want to live your life to the fullest? If you do, then there is a big obstacle that you need to overcome. That obstacle is fear, and among the different kinds of fear, a major one is a fear of failure. Imagine putting a lot of effort into some…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 2:58am -
  • Deal of the Month: Get 50% Off A Dent in the Universe
    I have a deal for you this month: for a limited time, you can get 50% off A Dent in the Universe! To get it, please use the coupon code sep2017 on checkout. The code will expire on September 28. A Dent in the Universe is an e-book I wrote that contai…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:23am -
  • 6 Essential Success Tips from Ray Kroc
    A while back, I read Grinding It Out. It tells the fascinating story of how Ray Kroc built McDonald’s. One interesting thing is that he only started building McDonald’s when he was already 52! You might think that at that age someone’s ‘golde…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • 8 Reasons a Fear of Success, Not Failure, Is Holding You Back
    It is often assumed that someone who is risk averse and who resists their desire to achieve something does so because they are afraid of failing. In actual fact, there is a second fear that holds people back from striving toward their goals: the fear…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • 3 Deadly Myths You Must Know About Stress
    Let’s talk about stress, baby…! Have you looked around lately? Almost everybody is stressed! Everybody has too much to do and not enough time. Burnout rates are higher than ever before. Even though we live in the greatest luxury… we keep stress…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • Corporate Guys: Here Are Few Tips To Become More Professional & Stylish At Work
    The word professionalism seems so boring, and unachievable. Everyone who goes out and works majorly thinks giving their best shot during the regular work hours is what professionalism all really is. But professionalism is so much more than this. It i…
    - 51 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 1:00am -
  • How to Get Out of a Bad Mood
    You know the feeling well. Come on, don’t deny it. The mounting frustration, the sense that nothing works as it should, everything is irritating and time-consuming. You have no patience, you feel knotted up inside and there’s a slowly enveloping…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 1:00am -
  • 3 Things to Keep in Mind When the Going Gets Tough
    Your startup is barely getting off the ground. Or maybe you’ve been working your butt off for that promotion and you don’t see any progress. It could even be your last semester in college and you’re struggling to review for your very last final…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:00am -

Get Organized Wizard

  • Stop Distracting Me! The Challenge in Running Your Home Business
    Studies have shown that home office workers can improve their productivity up to 13.5 percent over in-office workers. But it can certainly feel as though you can’t get anything done when you work from home. Working from home is often filled with…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:30pm -
  • 9 Ways to Create Minimalism In Your Office Decor
    This is a guest post by Modern Garden Rooms Minimalism and decluttering are quite literally best friends, soul mates and lifelong partners. It’s all about the mindset of eliminating the unnecessary things, being conscious of the things we consume b…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 8:42pm -
  • Color Code Your Way To An Organized Workspace – Infographic
    Color code your way to an organized space with this great infographic from our friends at! Color code your way to an organized workspace with office productsInfographic by Quill
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 7:04pm -
  • Four Great Tools For A Productive Home-Based Business
    Anyone running a home-based business knows that setting your own hours and eliminating commute times are two benefits that make it all worthwhile. In addition, in order to make home-based business run effectively, you must be: Self-disciplined Well-…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 4:18pm -
  • Declutter Clinic: Should I Sell, Donate, Or Throw It Out?
        One of my mottoes is: Have what you love; use what you have.  Anything that doesn’t serve you, doesn’t earn a place in your life. But an obstacle to decluttering that many people face is deciding what to do with the stuff they get rid…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:55am -
  • 6 Ways To Create A Productive Morning Routine
    Making a little change in your morning routine will help bring big changes in your life. Imagine how great you’ll feel being more organized. Or how successful you’ll feel when your work and home life balances. We’re going to help you get starte…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 7:58pm -
  • The Procrastinator’s Creed
    This post was originally published in August 2016. It has been updated with the Procrastinator’s Creed video.     A little humor for the procrastinators amongst us! The Procrastinator’s Creed 1. I believe that if anything is worth doing, it wou…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 7:42pm -
  • Want To Boost Your Mood – Boost Your Color Choices!
    Does the secret to looking good and feeling great lie within the color-scheme of your closet? Research into the social psychology of dress indicates that the color emotion we attach to clothes can greatly affect our mood. In a study by college studen…
    - 51 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 10:00pm -
  • Why It’s Hard To Clear Closet Clutter And What You Can Do About It
    It’s hard to clear closet clutter when you have mental and emotional chains that keep you holding on to clothes you don’t wear or need. We can help you break those mental and emotional chains, that will help you clear closet clutter fast. So far,…
    - 59 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 9:09pm -
  • 14 Tips To Organize A Child-Friendly Bathroom
    This guest post is written by Lori Longoria from   A thoughtful design makes a bathroom safe for babies and children, and careful planning allows it to “grow” with them. How well the bathroom will fit the lifestyle of your chi…
    - 65 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:41pm -
  • 5 Tips to Whip Your Garage Into Shape
    This is a guest post from Hayden Beck at Flowall.   A place for everything and everything in its place. Does this apply to your garage? For a majority of households, the garage is a cluttered storage space where homeowners can no longer even park th…
    - 74 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 7:47pm -
  • 20 Quick Ways To Organize Your Home This Summer
    Summer is the perfect time for you to organize your home. But organizing your home doesn’t have to be time consuming. Through small actions you can eventually save time and money. 1. Focus On One Room At A Time When you’re organizing your home, d…
    - 81 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 11:05pm -
  • Why Decluttering Makes You Happy
    Everyone has some degree of clutter in their lives, but when clutter becomes unwieldy, it can actually start taking a toll on both your physical and mental health. Decluttering isn’t just a way to take control of your physical space; it’s also a…
    - 87 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
  • 7 Roadblocks To Getting Organized When You Have Anxiety
    Anxiety can make it difficult to do just about everything in day-to-day life, and organization is a major part of this. Organization is difficult for most people, but when you add anxiety, it can seem downright insurmountable. If you’ve found yours…
    - 94 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:00pm -
  • Summer Break Survival For Busy Moms
    The first few days of summer vacation are usually pure bliss – the kids just want to sleep in, enjoy some carefree days and detox from the busy school year. After a few days, though, everyone gets bored – or the house begins to resemble a war zon…
    - 11 Jul 17, 7:00pm -
  • Keeping Your Home Tidy When You Have Pets
    When the fur starts flying your house can become a disaster area in a hurry. Your pets can contribute to the mess in several ways; shed hair can cling to any and every available surface, while dander can even reduce your indoor air quality. In additi…
    - 3 Jul 17, 5:00pm -
  • Time Management Checklist (For Beginners) – With Free Printable To-Do List
    If the concept of time management is alien to you, then we have a quick checklist to help you find your way. Time Management Checklist (For Beginners) Follow these steps for one week and you’ll notice the change in your time management skills and…
    - 19 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
  • Popular Android & iPhone Apps: Get Organized And Be More Productive​
    Technology allows us to be more productive and better organized than ever before. An excellent way to jumpstart your organizational and productivity skills is to download the right apps. Here are some of the most popular Android and iPhone apps avai…
    - 12 Jun 17, 3:48pm -
  • Digital Or Paper? How To Choose The Best Planner System For You
    Everything good in life starts with a plan. But how do you manage your plans? Most people today use their phones or computers to plan out their day digitally – but there are still some die-hard paper planners out there too. Figuring out whether a…
    - 4 Jun 17, 7:07pm -
  • Stop Procrastinating & Get Stuff Done
    Procrastination. We all do it — and we all hate it. What’s worse is that often we can’t even control it. We know we’re procrastinating, but we just can’t get up and do anything. If you want to stop procrastinating, it’s going to take s…
    - 29 May 17, 11:02pm -

Sources of Insight

  • Agile Results Refresher for 2017
    This is a quick refresher on the what, the why, and the how of Agile Results. Agile Results is a simple system for meaningful results. In essence, Agile Results is a personal growth system for work and life.The post Agile Results Refresher for 201…
    - 16 Jan 17, 11:53am -
  • Tony Robbins on How To Master Relationships
    How to find love, create your ultimate relationship, and improve your relationship skills.The post Tony Robbins on How To Master Relationships appeared first on Sources of Insight.
    - 10 Jan 17, 10:46am -
  • 101 Hacks for a Happy New Year
    Here is a powerful collection of high-value hacks right at your finger tips to help you create your best year ever.Pick and choose the hacks you need the most. Share your favorite hacks with a friend to help them get ahead this year.The post 101 H…
    - 2 Jan 17, 12:14pm -
  • How To Deal with Depression
    In his relationship seminar, Tony Robbins shows you how you can go from depressed to a more resourceful emotion, like hope or ecstasy.The post How To Deal with Depression appeared first on Sources of Insight.
    - 11 Oct 16, 8:29am -
  • How I Lost 22 Pounds in 3 Weeks
    When people haven’t seen me for a week, they are a little surprised. When I tell them I lost 22 pounds in 3 weeks, they are a lot surprised. Immediately, they want to know how I lost the weight so fast. I tell them it really comes down to deep d…
    - 21 Sep 16, 10:51am -
  • Starting is the Hardest Part
    As I figure out how to finally get serious about a few things, I remind myself that starting is the hardest part.The post Starting is the Hardest Part appeared first on Sources of Insight.
    - 15 Aug 16, 11:16am -
  • How To Feel Great Today
    Bad day happens. Slumps do too. Let’s see what we can do to feel great, right here, right now.The post How To Feel Great Today appeared first on Sources of Insight.
    - 11 Jul 16, 8:12am -
  • How To Live Forever
    One of the ways to live better is to add life to your years, not years to your life.The post How To Live Forever appeared first on Sources of Insight.
    - 5 Jul 16, 10:55am -
  • 25 Keys to Getting Better Results
    By the time you read this page, you will know the most important concepts for thinking, feeling, and doing your best in any situation.The post 25 Keys to Getting Better Results appeared first on Sources of Insight.
    - 28 Jun 16, 10:06am -
  • Personal Development for Smart People (Book Review)
    Personal Development for Smart People, by Steve Pavlina, is a book that helps you master personal development. You do so by learning the seven timeless principles of personal development that apply to all aspects of your life.The post Personal Deve…
    - 22 Jun 16, 8:22am -

Manage Your Life Now

  • Natalie Diamonds – Is it Legit and For Real? My Personal Purchase Experience
    My personal experience purchasing a ring from Natalie Diamonds online store, hoping that it will help other people too (Updated 2017). I rarely publish personal experiences on this blog but this time I decided to make an exception. The main reason b…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 5:55am -
  • 7 Easy Ways to Avoid a DUI Without Breaking Any Laws
    Drinking more than you can handle is never a good decision. Not only it can give you a terrible hangover stomach pain in the morning, but it can lead to other most important problems, like getting a DUI. A DUI is the acronym for Driving Under Influe…
    - 21 Mar 17, 6:40am -
  • A Man’s Guide to Choosing the Best Gold Chain
    Gold chains are among the most popular jewellery for men. With so many types and styles to choose from, what is best approach to take when choosing a gold chain? What does the terminology mean and how to do you choose a gold chain that matches your…
    - 21 Mar 17, 4:49am -
  • The Top 7 Places for Unforgettable Beach Holidays in Italy
    Italy is the ideal destination for summer holidays, to go either with your friends, family or even alone. All places in Italy are great but which region should you choose for your Italian holidays this summer? In the list below you will find the 7 b…
    - 12 Feb 17, 6:28am -
  • Sugar Withdrawal: What to Expect and How to Get Through It
    There are many negative associations with getting too much sugar in your diet: increased risk for weight gain, increased risk for inflammation, increasing insulin demand in the blood stream and increasing risk for high triglycerides. Another down si…
    - 31 Jan 17, 3:50am -
  • Which Is Better, Granite Or Quartz For Your Kitchen Countertops
    If you are thinking of remodelling your kitchen but are stuck between quartz countertops and granite countertops, then, you know quite well, choosing one could be quite a daunting task. While the perspectives are bound to vary as per an individual,…
    - 10 Jan 17, 2:10am -
  • How To Get A Higher Paid Job In the IT Industry (Updated 2017)
    Do you want a high paying job in the booming market of IT industry? With some dedication and passion in the sector of computer and programming, the goal is not that far. There is no question that tech industries pay well but you need to make some ef…
    - 23 Dec 16, 2:59am -
  • 8 Tips On How To Tell Your Children You’re Getting A Divorce
    Well, are you getting divorced? The most challenging part being a parent is to tell your children about the situation. The conversation can be one of the most difficult to carry out concerning your children future. You must be well prepared before i…
    - 23 Dec 16, 2:46am -
  • 8 Best Luxury Travel Destinations In Europe For 2017
    Ever planning on heading towards Europe to spend your vacation? It doesn’t matter much when you plan to travel but it does matter where you are going to spend your days. In the case of selecting a destination to spend your vacation, you have to th…
    - 21 Dec 16, 2:08am -
  • 7 Ways To Make Your Swimming Pool Safer For Kids
    Swimming for kids is about having fun and boosting their confidence in the water. Owning a swimming pool might lead to the fun filled experience with your kids, however, it will take a tragic turn if you are not familiar with the safety protocols ar…
    - 20 Dec 16, 2:44am -
  • 7 Natural Ways To Protect Your Skin From The Sun All Year Long
    Yes, exposure to the sun for a long time is harmful to your health but that doesn’t mean that it should be completely avoided. Sunlight is the primary source of Vitamin D in humans, actually, it converts the cholesterol of the skin into vitamin D.…
    - 19 Dec 16, 2:24pm -
  • 7 Tips To Seriously Consider Before Hiring A Private Investigator
    If you are thinking of hiring a private investigator, your matter most likely has already come to a worse situation. However, hiring a PI to take care of things for you still doesn’t ensure solutions of all your problems. In fact, it may add even…
    - 19 Dec 16, 12:35pm -
  • How do I get more readers for my blog?
    There are many ways to get more readers for your blog, what I will explain below are the most popular methods you can use today to increase your readership and get more exposure. Creating and maintaining a blog requires a lot of hard work and patien…
    - 30 May 15, 7:12am -
  • Best managed WordPress hosting providers
    WordPress is a great website development platform and it’s even better when installed on a fast, reliable and powerful virtual private server. There are a lot of hosting providers that offer WordPress Managed hosting and in the list below I have s…
    - 31 Jul 14, 4:13am -
  • How much exercise is recommended daily?
    Often, adults wonder just how much exercise they should be getting daily., a government website, has put together their Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which states that adults should be getting a minimum of two and a half hou…
    - 5 Jun 14, 3:44am -
  • How to fight fatigue
    Fatigue is simply a symptom of an underlying condition, so fighting it can depend upon many things. But one of the most common causes of fatigue is simply a busy life!  Everyone, these days, seems to be stretched thin, and that can take a toll on t…
    - 29 May 14, 8:00am -
  • How to treat a hangover headache
    While it is easy to say, “I will never drink again!” when you feel that headache the next morning, usually, that sentiment does not ring true, and you find yourself with another headache sometime down the road. From over the counter cures to hom…
    - 22 May 14, 8:00am -
  • How to find more time in your day
    Looking to find more time in your day?  Our constant, busy lives can really make us feel overwhelmed and stressed, but just a few extra minutes in a day could alleviate this stress and allow for more ‘me’ time. While finding that extra time may…
    - 15 May 14, 8:00am -
  • How to fight sleepiness while studying
    8 ways to fight sleepiness while studying For students, cramming for a big test is often necessary, and this usually involves late nights. But late hours tend to equal sleepiness, and falling asleep during studying is often detrimental to grades. …
    - 8 May 14, 6:00am -
  • How to Split WordPress Posts into Multiple Pages
    Did you know that there is a very easy way to split a WordPress post or page into multiple pages by only adding a short code to your post or page? This is a very nice function of WordPress that not many people know that it exists but it can be very…
    - 1 May 14, 6:00am -

Personal Excellence

  • How to Be Empathetic: 8 Tips to Show Love to Friends, Colleagues and Family
    What is empathy? It is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. The ability to put yourself in other’s shoes, and try to relate and understand where they are coming from, even if the situation is not familiar to you. Earl…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 7:56am -
  • How to Build an Edge: Develop Your Talent Stack
    Talent stack is a concept created by Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic. It’s the idea that you can combine normal skills until you have the right kind to be extraordinary. An example is Scott. He’s not the best artist — there are bette…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 3:01am -
  • I’m in a Domestic Violence Situation. What Should I Do?
    A while back I received an email from my client X: During our recent session, you asked me when was the first time I feared not being heard or being mocked. I’m currently introspecting about this. There’s a moment from my past that I don’t kno…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 6:16am -
  • How Anger Affects the Brain and Body [Infographic]
    There are times when we fly into a rage, such as when we face an outrageous situation or when we have an argument with a loved one. We may think that our anger is justified (and it probably is), and we have every right to be angry. But do you know wh…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Our Unique Path in Life [PEP012]
    Hi everyone! Sorry for the slow updates with the PE podcast — I’ve been having trouble finding a stable and quiet place to record audio and video, which is why I haven’t been adding new episodes as frequently as I like. With this episode, I’…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 11:17pm -
  • What to Do When Your Parents Don’t Support Your Goals
    “Hi Celes, I recently recovered from what my college counselor referred to as an ‘identity crisis.’ I went to school for a teaching degree for the majority of my college years with hopes to pursue a “stable” job and have a decent life, or…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • What To Do When You’re Stuck in a Goal
    Are you currently stuck in a goal? Do you feel like nothing is moving even though you’ve been spending days and weeks on this task? If so, welcome to development hell. For the past 9 months, I was stuck in development hell working on the latest upg…
    - 63 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:22am -
  • I Get Nervous When I See an Attractive Guy/Woman. What Should I Do?
    “Hi Celes, I have been reading your blog since 2 years ago. Your tips are amazing and have helped me a lot. There is one problem about me that I haven’t read in any article on PE or any other site. This is shameful to admit. Whenever I see a h…
    - 75 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 11:30pm -
  • Should I Earn Some Side Income While Working on My New Business?
    “Dear Celes, I have been wanting to reach out to you for a long time, you were always one of my top mentors and it’s really amazing the sheer volume of things you have done and accomplished in your business and life. I have always wanted to have…
    - 79 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 9:22pm -
  • How to Say No: The Ultimate Guide
    This is my guide to say no for busy people such as busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and coaches. The principles apply to anyone who wants to say no. Do you hate to say no? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself? Well,…
    - 30 Apr 17, 7:13am -
  • The Importance of Upgrading Your Tools
    In Skills Development, I shared the importance of developing our skills to achieve maximum results. Similarly, it’s important to have the best tools to achieve the best results. By tools, I mean whatever software or equipment you use for your w…
    - 21 Apr 17, 12:03am -
  • How to Be an Email Master
    Email is just a tool to get things done, not a measure of our productivity. But because people tend to recognize what’s new, they tend to get to their new mail first rather than recognizing what's important on their to-do list. Here are 7 tips to s…
    - 17 Apr 17, 6:20am -
  • Why We Should Be Like Tim
    We live in a world where we are continuously pushed to be more like others. Where we are made to tightly fit into a mold from young. Where we are expected to conform through rigid systems and societal pressures, and get beaten down when we don’t.…
    - 13 Apr 17, 6:10am -
  • 6 Tips to Deal with Digital Burnout in Today’s World
    Recently some readers told me that they have been feeling overwhelmed by the huge flood of information online these days. I feel the same. This was why I deleted my Facebook page (though I just got back on Facebook to give it another try). It’s…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:15am -
  • The Number of Failures Before Success [Infographic]
    In a society where the one thing constantly celebrated and harped on is success, sometimes we forget the failures that come along with every “person of the year” cover story. Today’s infographic highlights some of the failures experienced by…
    - 2 Apr 17, 7:15pm -
  • How to Find Purpose After a Hard Fall in Life
    Last week a course participant shared with me that she just had a hard fall in life. She recently lost her baby, left her job, and has been working on her startup in the past year which has not taken off in the way she wanted. She asked me if I ha…
    - 30 Mar 17, 12:27am -
  • How To Know When You’re Making Progress, Journey of Enlightenment, And More [PEP011]
    Hey everyone! Last week, I asked you to send in your questions. Over the weekend, I compiled and answered YOUR awesome questions, including questions on confidence, decision making, enlightenment, and how to be a coach. In this episode of The PE Podc…
    - 21 Mar 17, 10:31pm -
  • Great Minds Discuss Ideas; Average Minds Discuss Events; Small Minds Discuss People
    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. This is a quote commonly attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. What does it mean though? Let’s start by defining “ideas,” “events,” and “people.” Discussing…
    - 16 Mar 17, 2:55pm -
  • How Do I Deal with Disillusionment with Life as I Grow Older?
    “How do I deal with disillusionment as I grow older? Disillusionment in the sense that I now perceive the world to be a rather cold and harsh place, filled with people who only mind their own interests. This is in stark contrast with what I used t…
    - 14 Mar 17, 6:00am -
  • 10 Meditation Tracks to Bring You Back to Nature
    Did you know that being in nature can calm your mind, heal your body, and improve your mental functions? In a study by Japanese researchers, it was found that walking or staying in a forest (a practice known as forest bathing) decreased hostility a…
    - 8 Mar 17, 6:00am -

Mark and Angel Hack Life

  • One Hard Thing You Must Start Doing (To Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy)
    A petite, light-skinned Jamaican woman sits with her husband in a crowded beachside ice cream shop in Miami.  Although she doesn’t speak loudly or occupy much space in the room, people notice her. Her hair is long, flowing and black like a windy n…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 9:19am -
  • One Hard Thing You Must Admit Before Your Life Slips Away
    She has light brown hair, a seductive smile, and the most engaging set of hazel-green eyes I’ve ever seen.  It’s the kind of engaging I can’t ignore—the kind that makes me want to engage too.  Because she’s mysterious.  And I’m curious…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Oct 17, 9:59am -
  • 7 Things to Remember When You’re Scared to Speak Up
    In the early 1990’s, 12-year-old Severn Suzuki was passionately obsessed with real world issues like poverty, ocean pollution, and global warming.  She was just a child, but she also understood that the decisions adults made concerning these issue…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 17, 10:40am -
  • 10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself
    In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the southernmost point of Earth.  It was the age of Antarctic exploration, as the South Pole represented one of…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 10:45am -
  • 10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years
    In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my grandmother.  One morning, I decided to go with him to see her.  And as he placed the flower on her g…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 9:25am -
  • 7 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Handle Difficult People
    This afternoon I took my son, Mac, to the community playground.  As I was chatting with another parent, I looked over and saw Mac’s eyes welling up with tears.  I ran over to him and asked what was wrong, but all he could do at that moment was qu…
    - 40 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 5:44pm -
  • 40 Quotes for Coping with Things You Can’t Control
    The goal is to grow so strong on the inside that nothing on the outside can affect your inner wellness without your conscious permission. How you cope with unexpected stress and frustration can easily be the difference between living a good life and…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Sep 17, 11:01pm -
  • 3 Things You Should Know About the Beliefs that Hold You Back
    The goal isn’t to get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings; that’s impossible.  The goal is to change your response to them. During a recent research experiment in the Caribbean, a marine biologist placed a sizeable shark into a large…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Aug 17, 8:55am -
  • 4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years
    God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience. But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant: As you age, you’ll learn to value your time, genuine relationships, meaningful work, and peace of mi…
    - 61 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 3:21pm -
  • 10 Things to Remember When Everything You Want is Out of Reach
    Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. That’s the super-short version of my advice for those moments when nothing seems to be going as planned—when everything you want seems out of reach. Yes, just be right where you are, with an open min…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 12:23pm -
  • 3 Little Things You Should Do Every Day Before Noon
    A good morning, and thus a good day, aren’t just experiences that magically happen—they are created consciously. Most of us—of all ages and backgrounds—are incredibly distracted from the start every morning, and therefore stumble through each…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 1:36pm -
  • 9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life
    Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the midst of a panic attack on my 27th birthday, I had to admit to myself right then and there that the you…
    - 82 days ago, 30 Jul 17, 3:18pm -
  • 40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads
    It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow.  We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are some changes we need to make.  The lifestyle we’ve been living no longer fits.  The environments…
    - 90 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:03am -
  • 3 Toxic Behaviors that Drain Your Mental Energy
    Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you… “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced into a moment of clarity when I got off my phone, utterly flustered after having an argument with my husband…
    - 96 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 4:34pm -
  • 5 Little Shifts that Will Make Your “Stressful” Life 5 Times Easier
    The little things define you. All the results in your life come from the little things. Regardless of your unique life circumstances, or how you define success, you don’t suddenly become successful.  You become successful over time from all the li…
    - 9 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • You Need to Do These 2 Hard Things to Be Happy
    There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Deep down you know this is true. You have to do hard things to be happy in life.  The things most people are avoiding.  The things that frighten you and make you uncomfortable.  The things others ca…
    - 2 Jul 17, 1:40pm -
  • 20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)
    If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude.  It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness. This morning a seasoned psychology professor walked up on stage to teach one final lesson – a stress ma…
    - 25 Jun 17, 9:09pm -
  • 9 Rampant Toxic Behaviors that Break Relationships Up
    Our behavior is a small thing that makes a big difference in our relationships. This morning I saw a middle-aged woman ferociously slam the car door in her husband’s face and storm off into a department store.  Then, an hour later, I couldn’t he…
    - 18 Jun 17, 10:14pm -
  • 7 Things You Have to Stop Believing to Live a Successful Life On Your Own Terms
    Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way we think that ultimately makes the dreams we dream possible or impossible.  Our reality is almost entirely a reflection of our thoughts and the way we routinely behave based on what we believe to be tru…
    - 11 Jun 17, 8:38pm -
  • 4 Things I Learned by Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone 850 Times in a Row
    You hope to meet incredible people, but you’d rather bite your lip than make small talk with strangers. You want to build that side business you’ve been daydreaming about, but the complexities of actually starting it make the palms of your hands…
    - 4 Jun 17, 8:43pm -