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Life Optimizer

  • How to Build the Thinking Habit
    Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw Do you want to take your life to the next level? If you do, then one of the most importan…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 7:33am -
  • The Importance of Being Intentional
    In my post about habit building, I wrote that you have to be intentional in building your habits. You can’t just leave your habits to chance. Why? Because our natural tendency is to choose the easy way. Now I’d like to take a closer look at the i…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Feb 18, 1:00am -
  • Reach Your Full Potential – Life Optimizer’s New Tagline
    If you visit Life Optimizer’s website and look at the logo, you will see something different: the tagline has been changed. Previously, it was “Maximizing Personal Effectiveness”. But now it becomes “Reach Your Full Potential”. Besides the…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 4:14am -
  • Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Way to Overcome Loneliness?
    There is a sad development in many parts of the world today. It’s the loneliness epidemic. Though it’s relatively invisible, more and more people are affected by it. In Britain, for instance, more than nine million people often or always feel lon…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 4:21am -
  • 6 Timeless Success Principles from Jeff Bezos
    There is no doubt that Jeff Bezos is a great example of business success. At the time of writing, he is the richest person in the world. While success in business doesn’t necessarily mean true success, I believe we can learn valuable lessons from h…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:10pm -
  • How to Live a Fulfilled Life Financially
    I recently read Your Money or Your Life, an insightful book about personal finance. I have read the book about a decade ago, but a decade is a long time so I decided to read it again to refresh my memory. There is a concept that is emphasized again a…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 2:55am -

Life Hacker Motivation

  • Not Every Hobby Has to Become a 'Hustle'
    I love a side hustle. My hobbies—blogging, podcasting, making comedy videos, even tweeting—have all become my job. I even contributed to a book called The Hustle Economy: Transforming Your Creativity Into a Career. So believe me when I tell you:…
    - 56 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 12:30pm -
  • Make Continuous Progress Toward Your Goals with "Non-Zero Days"
    Staying motivated enough to work toward our goals can be tough. The minutia of life can get in the way of our lofty dreams—which is where the non-zero method comes in. The idea is simple: do just one thing every day that help you move toward what y…
    - 3 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • 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 -

Stepcase Lifehack

Unclutterer

  • Storage ideas for bathrooms
    We’ve rented several different houses that had bathrooms with no storage space — just a pedestal sink, a toilet, and bathtub. Here are some storage solutions I’ve used over the past. We thought it was odd that one older house … ContinuedPost…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Second favorite organization tool: The labelmaker
    The labelmaker is such a simple device that it belongs on my all-time list of favorite organization tools.Post written by Erin Doland
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • How to properly store books
    Last weekend I donated several books to the local collection box. Most were titles I had lost interest in, and a few were duplicates (don’t ask how I got multiple copies of one book). When I came home I researched … ContinuedPost written by David…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 7:24am -
  • Are you a rebel, too?
    Quite often Gretchen Rubin’s interviews inspire to me to write posts here. These posts have got me thinking about Rubin’s Four Tendencies, specifically the tendencies that resist expectations. Taking Rubin’s quiz, it turns out that I’m a Rebe…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Getting the most out of your storage closets
    How to organize and effectively maintain a storage closet in your home.Post written by Erin Doland
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • What could be secretly hidden in clutter?
    Last week my daughter lost her AirPods. She said she was wearing a particular jacket when she last had them. On examination of the jacket, we found a small hole in one of the pockets and the AirPods had fallen … ContinuedPost written by Jacki Holly…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Dry erase boards for the 21st century
    Markee paint can make any surface into a dry erase board communication center.Post written by Erin Doland
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 9:10am -
  • More benefits of being organized
    Dave just wrote about the hidden benefits of uncluttering, and that reminded me of the stories I’ve been collecting that illustrate the benefits of getting organized. Many of the stories have to do with saving money. Mike Isaac tweeted about … Co…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • Unitasker Wednesday: TriceraTaco Taco Holder
    All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! We’ve written about taco holders on prior Wednesdays: the Taco Truck and the TacoProper. But I … ContinuedPos…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Tool for change
    Consider writing yourself a future e-mail through FutureMe.org as a way to help you keep on track with your uncluttering goals.Post written by Erin Doland
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • Hidden benefits of uncluttering
    Here at Unclutterer we espouse the clutter-free lifestyle. The reasons are mostly obvious: a clean, tidy home means less time is spent searching for things, knowing what you actually own, etc. In this post, I want to look at the … ContinuedPost wri…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • Work hard, not a lot
    Gretchen Rubin interviews the most fascinating people over on The Happiness Project blog. Recently, she spoke with Morten Hansen, co-author of Great by Choice and sole author of Great at Work. In the latter book, he reveals something that I have ……
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:00pm -

Life Hacker Productivity Videos

How to Set Up Smart Lighting and Security Cameras

- 69 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 5:12pm -
Gretchen Rubin Shares Her Secrets to Good Habits and Happiness

- 70 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 9:30pm -
Gretchen Rubin Explains How to Make Your Life Happier

- 70 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:30pm -
How to Set Up a Smart Home Hub and Water Sensor

- 70 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 5:38pm -
How To Not Get the Flu

- 7 Nov 17, 12:15pm -
Ghosting, Icing and Simmering in Modern Relationships

- 24 Oct 17, 12:58pm -
Five Steps to Hacking Piano: Lesson 5

- 23 Oct 17, 3:33pm -
How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 4

- 23 Oct 17, 1:30pm -
How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 3

- 23 Oct 17, 12:09pm -
How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 2

- 23 Oct 17, 10:55am -
How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 1

- 23 Oct 17, 10:01am -
Infidelity Is Often a Source of Escapism and Self-exploration

- 19 Oct 17, 6:00pm -


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 43Folders.com 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 5by5.tv
    [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 5by5.tv 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. …
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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,…
    - 11 Mar 16, 12:02am -
  • #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…
    - 7 Mar 16, 4:15pm -
  • #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

  • A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging
    What’s up, fiscal friends! Been answering a lot of $$$ questions lately in emails, and thought I’d pass some of them along here in case anyone else is wondering about ’em too… Most of it’s on investing, but there’s also some questions on…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:04am -
  • The #YearOfNo Challenge
    What up what uuuuuuup! Got another idea for y’all today: a mixture between a Depth Year that we fell in love with last month, and a No Spend Challenge which we fall in love with pretty much every other month, haha… It’s called the #YearofNo, an…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:06am -
  • How I Became a Millionaire Working For The Government
    [Hey guys! Welcome Rob Andersen from Mustard Seed Money to the site today, who shares his journey to his first million without having any fancy jobs or skills. It might surprise you how he and his wife got to this point (no it won’t), but it’s te…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! Watch Out For That Sexually Transmitted Debt!!

    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • 10 Years of Budgets Are Sexy :)
    Here’s something crazy – as of today, I’ve been blogging for over 25% of my life! 10 years of blogging, building, experimenting, community, friends, exploration, growth, loss, and just general happiness that we’re all still together here doin…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • Is It Ever Okay To Lie To Your Spouse About Money?
    [Hey guys! Another Friday, another great post by a fine blogger out there! Up today is nomad friend of mine, Laura Grace Tarpley, who blogs about travel hacking over at LetsGoTarpley.com and shares her experience lying/not lying to her husband ;) Per…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • “American Ninja Warrior Changed My Life”
    Okay, so I’m sitting next to someone at Starbucks right now that just inspired the crap out of me. She asked me if I worked online because she always sees me typing away, and when I told her I did, she immediately jumped into her life story, wonder…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • Net Worth Update: $840,243.99 (+$37,000)
    Happy Net Worth Day! As I was updating our numbers this month, it dawned on me that I have now tracked my net worth every single month for 10 years straight now. TEN YEARS!!! That’s 120 net worth reports in a row – crazy! And in fact, a week from…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • A Different Type of Identity Theft
    [Hey guys! Caught this article on a newer blog on the scene, FiredandFree.com, and just HAD to re-share it because it’s so thought-provoking! Really makes you challenge how we perceive ourselves and the overall purpose in our lives, particularly ar…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • A Free Way to File Your Taxes This Year! (Federal + State)
    I know I know, taxes – ugh. But I might have something for you that could save you hundreds of dollars this tax season, both in filing fees, as well as getting back the maximum refunds owed to you. It’s a tool called MyFreeTaxes.com, and despite…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 4:04am -

CHOW: Fuel Your Productivity



Dumb Little Man

  • 5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018
    Groundbreaking steps are happening in the technology industry all the time. In the past couple of years alone, leaps and bounds have resulted in better augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and more. This ye…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • Tips for New Entrepreneurs: What You Need to Know Before Starting A Business
    Walking on the path of entrepreneurship can be a difficult task as there will always be obstacles and challenges. As someone who’s new to entrepreneurship, you should be prepared to face them. As you embark on your journey, you will encounter issu…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Protecting Yourself From Fake Social Media Accounts
    Fake news. You’ve probably been hearing a lot about it lately. What is fake news and why is it so important that you know how to spot it? Fake news is not someone saying something you don’t agree with. It’s not one political party pointing out…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why Strategy Is Important In Business
    Being an entrepreneur is not a cakewalk. Far from it! When the responsibility of fulfilling your dreams lies on your shoulders alone, you find yourself burdened and clogged by fear and uncertainty. The easiest way entrepreneurs free themselves from f…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • 4 Small Business Tips for Women
    Every day, 849 small businesses across the world are launched by women and the number has gone up by 3% in the past year. In the last two decades, there was a whopping rise of 114% in the total number of women-owned small businesses. This clearly ind…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader
    Leaders are essential to any group or organization. They are the people that guide, control, and manage others so that they can be more productive and efficient in meeting their goals. However, not all leaders are great ones. Some of them are just we…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to Create a Web Page: 5 Questions to Guide Beginners
    Building your own website isn’t that hard. With a lot of tools available online and a quick search on the internet, you’ll be able to set up a website for your business in no time. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only things you’ll need to bu…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • 3 Stoic Tenets That Can Help Improve Your Life
    As a personal development junkie, the internet is a weird place for you to find tips in managing your emotions and achieving your goals. One fine day, you get inspiration to read 100 books because a random dude confessed that they are life-changing.…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • How to Heal From Divorce Through Writing
    Most people who have been through a divorce would probably find it one of the most challenging times in their lives. It’s a time of grief, mourning, upheaval, and changes that you never dreamed you’d have to make. Social support, emotional suppor…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • 5 Flavored Popcorn Recipes You Need to Try Now
    One can’t simply watch a movie without a huge bowl of buttered or salted popcorn in his lap and a cold drink in his hand. But who says popcorn only has to be salted or buttered? In this article, we’ll introduce you to 5 innovative ways of spicing…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • 6 Simple Things That Women Want From Men

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  • Top 7 Jobs That Pay Well
    It appears that there are only two options when it comes to picking a profession. You can either spend long hours in an oppressively high-pressure yet high-paying environment or do something meaningful and earn only the minimum. A recent report from…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Top Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs You Need to Know Now
    These days, it seems like everyone is starting their own business. But why do some startups seem to succeed while others fail embarrassingly? While there is no “right” way to start a business, experts can agree on a handful of best practices. The…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Trading Tips For Beginners: Are You Emotionally Ready to Trade Online?
    Trading online is no child’s play. It requires guts and an unflappable will. If you are not able to control your emotions and exercise the highest level of discipline, you most probably need to change direction. Trading online needs you to forget a…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 9:00am -
  • 10 Best Sites for Free and Paid Online Courses
    One of the most significant benefits of today’s advanced technologies is the access to endless learning opportunities. Just a quick search on the internet and you’ll find tons of online learning platforms available at your fingertips. They can he…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • A Quick Marketing Guide On How to Utilize Visual Content On Social Media
    Fact: People’s attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish. We lose concentration in about 8 seconds and this is probably an effect of the mobile age and our digitalized lifestyle. Because of this, it’s critical that you know how to promote…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • How To Ace Your Apartment Hunt
    Finding an apartment to move into is an exciting experience. Well, that’s if you’re fully prepared. In the same way that you go shopping for clothes, you will want to find an apartment that will fit your lifestyle. Knowing the size that you need,…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 10:00am -
  • Save Hundreds of Dollars By Growing These 7 Plants
    You may not be ready to buy an acre lot, build a chicken coop, and start living off the land. But, with a small yard or even a sunny balcony, you can start growing your own fresh food and save hundreds of dollars each year in supermarket bills. But…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • The Growth of the Online Mattress Market
    These days, people are getting new mattresses every 8 or 9 years as opposed to once every 10 years just a decade ago. Where did our sudden interest in buying beds come from? Why did the mattress market suddenly boom? Online mattress retailers identi…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to Deal With Depression: 22 Things You Need to Try Today
    Depression is extremely common. It can affect anyone at anytime. It’s considered a serious medical issue that needs prompt attention. Failure to give it the attention it needs can result in fatal consequences. Because of this, knowing how to deal w…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 10:00am -

GTD Times

  • Are You Capturing Your Good Ideas?
    How many thoughts and ideas do you have daily which represent useful things to do or potentially enhance or improve projects, situations, and life in general? How many have you had and forgotten, and forgotten that you’ve forgotten? “I ought to c…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:36pm -
  • GTD and Information Overload
    People complain about “information overload.” But, in truth, the most information-rich environment is the most relaxing–nature. We are actually more relaxed and stimulated by a plethora of input and multiple horizons, and nature provides that i…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • EPISODE #38 – The Power of Outcome Thinking
    David Allen explores the power of outcome thinking in front of a live audience. This talk will reveal just how much the thoughts we hold in our head have the potential to affect the types and qualities of action we take. From athletic performance to…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • What is GTD®?
    Someone recently asked David Allen to share the underlying principle to Getting Things Done® (GTD®). He said: There are several, but the main ones are: 1. CLEAR YOUR HEAD – Your head is for having ideas, not for holding them. In other words, buil…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 10:42am -
  • Turning Inside Out
    I am beginning to get it. The ultimate ingredient for really getting things off my mind is to nurture the part of me that lives from the inside out. Now, when I say, “I’m beginning to get it,” please keep in mind that I’ve been “beginning t…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:18am -
  • GTD & Procrastination
    Procrastination. I hear it all the time. My clients confide in me, “I am procrastinating on sending in the contract/mailing the gift/fixing the appliance/etc…” you name it, I’ve heard it. And just between us, I used to think I was the ultimat…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 11:06am -
  • GTD and Todoist
    Our new GTD & Todoist Setup Guide is now available in our online store! This Guide will show you how to: – Understand the fundamental GTD best practices – Optimally configure Todoist in the way we have found works best for GTD – Integrate your…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 12:34pm -
  • EPISODE #37 – Tips for a Year-End Review
    The new year is always a great excuse to zoom out and recalibrate how your system is running, and a year-end review is an excellent way to do exactly that. In this conversation that first showed up on GTD Connect, David Allen & Coach Kelly Forrister…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Jan 18, 11:12am -
  • The Big Secret About Goal Setting
    Goals are tools, not golden calves. I was facilitating a senior level discussion in a medical technology company, and they were grappling with the issue of the role of R&D and how to “fill the pipeline” with new products that would keep them comp…
    - 64 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 3:44pm -
  • Episode #36 – Overcoming Procrastination
    Listen to a fascinating segment with David Allen where he outlines the sources of procrastination, shares a few fun examples of the dynamics at work, and talks about the steps you can take to overcome it.   Listen Now   Subscribe or Download iTunes…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 1:21pm -
  • GTD Tips for Getting Your Inbox to Zero
    Looking for a quick summary on how to get your inbox to zero? Click here for a helpful free article from one of the GTD coaches.            
    - 73 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:16pm -
  • Get a Grip on Your Process, or Give It Up
    If you’re not willing to commit to keeping your head completely empty, it’s not worth trying to make any “personal management system” work. Give it up.  Don’t kid yourself. Throw your productivity tools away. OK, I’m becoming more direct…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Episode #35 – The Case for Capturing
    Listen to an engaging presentation David Allen gave on the case for capturing. In it, David explores the concepts of psychic RAM, society’s move into knowledge work, and the freedom we feel as we begin to implement the GTD methodology.   Listen No…
    - 97 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 1:10pm -
  • Work/Life Balance
    There’s not really work/life balance, there’s just balance. I mean, work is anything you want to get done, right? It doesn’t have to be pejorative. Having a good vacation can be work. Just think of the affirmation: Wow, this really works! Is th…
    - 3 Nov 17, 11:33am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 11 Oct 17, 10:39am -
  • GTD Public Courses
    GTD Public Courses are offered regularly by our Global Partners around the world.
    - 14 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • Commitments kept in your head
    What’s on your mind?
    - 4 Sep 17, 5:47pm -
  • Going the Distance to Mind Like Water

    - 1 Sep 17, 10:18am -

Life Optimizer

  • How to Build the Thinking Habit
    Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw Do you want to take your life to the next level? If you do, then one of the most importan…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 7:33am -
  • The Importance of Being Intentional
    In my post about habit building, I wrote that you have to be intentional in building your habits. You can’t just leave your habits to chance. Why? Because our natural tendency is to choose the easy way. Now I’d like to take a closer look at the i…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Feb 18, 1:00am -
  • Reach Your Full Potential – Life Optimizer’s New Tagline
    If you visit Life Optimizer’s website and look at the logo, you will see something different: the tagline has been changed. Previously, it was “Maximizing Personal Effectiveness”. But now it becomes “Reach Your Full Potential”. Besides the…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 4:14am -
  • Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Way to Overcome Loneliness?
    There is a sad development in many parts of the world today. It’s the loneliness epidemic. Though it’s relatively invisible, more and more people are affected by it. In Britain, for instance, more than nine million people often or always feel lon…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 4:21am -
  • 6 Timeless Success Principles from Jeff Bezos
    There is no doubt that Jeff Bezos is a great example of business success. At the time of writing, he is the richest person in the world. While success in business doesn’t necessarily mean true success, I believe we can learn valuable lessons from h…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:10pm -
  • How to Live a Fulfilled Life Financially
    I recently read Your Money or Your Life, an insightful book about personal finance. I have read the book about a decade ago, but a decade is a long time so I decided to read it again to refresh my memory. There is a concept that is emphasized again a…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 2:55am -
  • A Key Principle for Personal Growth (and 8 Ways to Apply It)
    Here we are in 2018. Being in the beginning of a new year, it’s a good time to start maximizing our personal growth this year. How can we do that? How can we maximize our personal growth? There is a key principle you need to follow for that. The pr…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 2:18am -
  • Ask the Readers: What Life Lessons Have You Learned in 2017?
    We are nearing the end of the year now. In just a little time, we will enter 2018. The end of the year is a good time to reflect on our lives. It’s a good time to reflect on the lessons we have learned this year so that we can improve our lives nex…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 6:00pm -
  • How to Get Motivated to Work Out: The Proven Tips
    For years, I didn’t have the habit of working out. Then one day I decided to start building the habit and now I’m glad to say that I work out almost every day. So how can we get motivated to work out? The starting point, I believe, is internalizi…
    - 77 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 2:00am -
  • The Power of Immersion
    I like to learn from top performers. I like to observe how they achieve their level of performance. From my observation, there is one characteristic that I notice again and again. It seems to be a common thread among them. It seems to be something th…
    - 84 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 5:49am -

Get Organized Wizard

  • 8 Car Hacks To Make Your Ride Clean And Tidy
    There are two types of car people. Those who keep their car looking immaculate and those who use the vehicle as their means to an end: eating, drinking, and even sleeping in it if need be. If the second person sounds more like you then you’ll proba…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:37pm -
  • 25 Time Wasting Activities You’re Doing Everyday
    Time is universal and as humans, we adhere to time every day. Every person gets 86,400 seconds or 24 hours every day, and everyone is in charge of their time and what they do with those seconds. Whether you use them or waste them, there will always b…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 12:18am -
  • Tips To Managing Your Home Business Productivity – with FREE Printable To-Do Lists
    Technology has helped humans for thousands of years, making everyday life easier and more productive. At present, most of us cannot do without technology. Work, relaxation, playtime, research and other things are easier because of technology. Whether…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 7:24pm -
  • 3 Tips To Help You Organize Your Bills
    As functioning adults, one of our responsibilities is to organize our bills and pay them promptly. It might be house rent, car insurance, credit card bills, electricity and water, cable, internet and what seems like many, many others. To avoid the fe…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 7:12pm -
  • Tips For Everyone: Get Better Organized!

    - 28 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 6:53pm -
  • You’re Not Doing Yourself A Favor If You Still Believe These Productivity Lies
    Being productive at work is one key to company and career success. But despite the positive payoff, many employees, maybe even you, have issues maintaining high productivity levels every day which is mostly due to outside factors that no one can cont…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:15am -
  • 10 Ways To Take Action & Get Organized This New Year
    There’s always a spark of hope that comes with every new year. Resolutions are made, changes are welcomed and new ideas are formed. In the spirit of new beginnings and starting with a clean slate, below are some tips to help you take action and get…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 5:20pm -
  • Quick Tips: Organize Your Money Goals For The New Year
    Follow these quick tips to spend cautiously and grow your money. 1. Set Simple Financial Goals Set simple financial goals by answering the following questions: What do I plan to accomplish by growing my savings? What do I need to do to make my goal h…
    - 51 days ago, 1 Jan 18, 5:48pm -
  • Our Top 7 Organizing Posts from 2017
    Here's our top 7 organizing posts from 2017 based on pageviews, social shares and comments.
    - 55 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 2:04am -
  • Why Are New Year’s Resolutions Impossible To Achieve?
    On the first day of the year millions of people make their New Year’s resolutions. More often than not, after a few days or even a few weeks, these resolutions are broken and then totally ignored. Yet despite the repeated failures, we still keep tr…
    - 57 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 8:26pm -
  • Get Organized And Be Productive in 2018
    Who wants to be more productive and organized in 2018? Our two popular diaries are fantastic tools for you to get more done, get rid of clutter, and feel more organized. They’re both instantly downloadable and fully interactive. SPECIAL OFFER…
    - 58 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 3:56pm -
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Your Organize In 5 Diary
    The Two Biggest Reasons Most People Can’t Get Organized Most of us would like to be more organized and to have less clutter. So what stops us? Two of the biggest obstacles to a calmer, simpler life and a decluttered house are: Having enough time t…
    - 58 days ago, 25 Dec 17, 9:19pm -
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Your Goals & Priorities Diary
    Make This The Year You Achieve Your Goals What gets in the way of you achieving your goals? Often what stops people is: Not being clear about what their goals are Not translating their goals into specific tasks that move them closer to their goals…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 9:10pm -
  • 7 Days To A Stress-Free and Wonderful Christmas
    Things can get very stressful during the holidays, especially at Christmas. Emotions run high and tempers are flying. It can sometimes feel like things are spiraling out of control. Why do things go south during this time of the year? There are sever…
    - 66 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 7:49pm -
  • Get Organized To Survive Christmas Guilt-Free
    There’s plenty of guilt associated with Christmas. Guilt for the comment about cousin Bob’s festive sweater. Guilt for snapping at the super slow sales assistant. Guilt for saying the gingerbread men were homemade. Anyway, the last thing we nee…
    - 66 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 4:41pm -
  • How to Find The Perfect Gift This Christmas
    Christmas is just around the corner and people are scrambling like bats in the middle of the night! Many of us are still confused or unsure about what perfect gift to get that special someone, not to mention all the family members! Whenever we pick a…
    - 71 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Get Organized For a Festive And Stress-Free Christmas
    Tick tock, we’re on the Christmas countdown and it’s the best time to give a little thought to a few small things in preparation for the coming holidays. Everyone wants to make the holidays special and we can try to alleviate the stress by plann…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 5:13pm -
  • 6 Ways to Turn Your Clutter Into Cash
    We all buy things we don’t really need! Any die-hard Kmart shopper knows that you walk in with one thing in mind, and walk out hundreds of dollars later! This is how we build our clutter collection without even trying! That momentary joy is later s…
    - 79 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 1:09pm -
  • Are You Blind to Clutter?
    Clutter is a collection of things lying about in an untidy mess – and it’s also a delayed decision. Are you blind to clutter? If you often find things piling up over a period of time and you’re always too busy to put them away or throw them out…
    - 86 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 7:47pm -
  • 100 Things To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving
    There are a million things to be thankful for, but below we list 100 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!
    - 93 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 7:26pm -

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…
    - 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. Health.gov, 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 Social Media Creates a Fear of Missing Out (And What To Do About It)
    FOMO — or the fear of missing out — has become a pattern in today’s world. We are constantly on our phones, glued to social media feeds and checking what other people are up to. The more updates we see, the more anxious we feel. We see people l…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 9:46pm -
  • Challenges that I’m Facing Today
    Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d do something different and share some of the challenges I’ve been facing in my business. I just want to share some of the things that have been weighing me down, and why I haven’t been sharing as much on the bl…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 2:32am -
  • Are You Planting the Seeds for Your Future?
    Last week, I was researching a software tool for my business. After reading raving reviews, I knew that I had to get it. So I posted an inquiry in their forums. Imagine my surprise when the CEO responded to me personally.  “Celes, you probably don…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:30am -
  • 8 Tips to be Empathetic to Others
    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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 13 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Our Unique Path in Life
    Do you tend to compare yourself to others? Do you constantly feel pressured to conform to certain standards, to fit yourself in a perfect mold as told by society? Today’s episode is about our unique path in life. Click below to listen! 🙂 Startin…
    - 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…
    - 30 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 2 Aug 17, 9:22pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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
    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? Let’s start by defining “ideas,” “events,” and “people.” Discussing people…
    - 16 Mar 17, 2:55pm -
  • How to Deal with Disillusionment as You 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 -
  • The Emotional Journey of Creating Anything Great [Infographic]
    Are you working on something now and feeling the pain of the creation process? Today’s infographic shares the emotional journey that most people go through when trying to create something GREAT: Here are the phases of this journey: This is the…
    - 17 Jan 17, 7:29pm -
  • My 2016 in Review: Simplifying, Setting the Right Foundations
    Hey everyone! Following tradition, today I’m excited to share with you my year end review for 2016. My objectives are to let you know what I’ve been up to, share my plans for the new year, and hopefully inspire you to do the same. As we usher i…
    - 31 Dec 16, 2:59pm -

Mark and Angel Hack Life

  • 9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry
    When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave.  The frustration, then, stems not from their behavior but from how their behavior differs from our fantasy.  Let’s not…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 11:06am -
  • 3 Daily Reminders that Will Show You What You’ve Been Missing in Life
    This morning I was writing at my favorite coffee shop when a cute little elderly woman with big, bright eyes and rosy cheeks sat down at the table across from me.  She pulled a sketch book out of her bag and began looking around the room.  Out of t…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 9:55am -
  • 21 Tiny Stories for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation
    This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything.  It’s a combination of exhaustion from a few days of hard work and preparation for our upcoming Think Better, Live Better 2018 conference, and a lack of sleep with a sick 3-year-old in the house. I…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 9:02am -
  • 4 Things We Think We Need Today that Won’t Matter at All in the Long Run
    Do more than just exist. We all exist. The question is: Are you living? On a rainy Sunday morning 15 years ago, as Angel and I were struggling to cope with the recent, back-to-back deaths of two loved ones, I sat down at the kitchen table and had a f…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Jan 18, 9:23am -
  • 10 Quotes that Will Change the Way You See and Treat People Today
    During my competitive cross-country running days it wasn’t uncommon for me to run five miles at five o’clock in the morning and another nine miles at nine o’clock at night, five days a week.  I was competitive.  I wanted to win races.  And I…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Jan 18, 9:42am -
  • 4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past
    If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past.  People can change and grow.  You know this is true. But, have you given yourself a fair chance to change and grow, too? Have you c…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • 12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year
    Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response. This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering victim of a very recent and debilitating car accident—was smiling from ear to ear the minute our…
    - 46 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 9:34am -
  • 18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018
    The New Year means nothing if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone.  You know this is true.  Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a life. And don’t just think outside the box in 2018… Think like there is no box. Free your…
    - 53 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 1:16pm -
  • 18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018
    When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt.  Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come.  You’ve been through a lot, but you’ve grown a lot too.  Give yourself credit for your resilience…
    - 60 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 9:56am -
  • 20 True Stories of Heartbreak and Resilience that Will Make You Think, Smile and Cry
    “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The wisest, most loving, and well-rounded people you have ever met are likely those who have been shattered by heartbreak.  Yes, life creates the greatest humans by breakin…
    - 67 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 9:33am -
  • 16 Tiny Stories of Regret that Will Change the Way You Live
    Ten years from now, it won’t really matter what shoes you wore today, how your hair looked, or what brand of clothes you wore.  What will matter is how you lived, how you loved, and what you learned along the way. Deep down you know this already,…
    - 73 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:38am -
  • 10 Fantasies to Let Go of Before the New Year
    “A 10-year-old patient of mine will be undergoing her 14th surgery in three years’ time to combat a rare and aggressive type of cancer.  Even after all the medical procedures and surgeries, I’ve never seen her frown—I’ve never seen her ski…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Dec 17, 10:40am -
  • 5 Things We All Need to Hear This Time of Year
    Tragedy strikes a woman who isn’t yet old.  A minivan traveling toward her on a dark mountain highway hits her car nearly head-on just after sunset.  She grips her steering wheel as hard as she can and veers into the rocky mountainside until her…
    - 88 days ago, 26 Nov 17, 9:55am -
  • 10 Things to Remember When the Going Gets Tough
    It’s time for a quick story about life, gratitude, and inner strength… Once upon a time there was a woman in her mid-sixties who noticed that she had lived her entire life in the same small town.  And although she had spent decades enthusiastica…
    - 95 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 12:53pm -
  • 7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope
    Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree.  They rolled down the windows and turned up some jazz music on the radio.  Then the man got out of the car,…
    - 12 Nov 17, 11:33am -
  • 10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally
    Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you… This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young kids got on.  The kids were loud and completely out of control, running from one end of the train c…
    - 5 Nov 17, 12:11pm -
  • 4 Things Most of Us Refuse to Admit About Ourselves
    I was writing at a local beachside coffee shop when a young woman approached me.  “You’re Marc, right?” she asked. I looked up at her.  She had piercing eyes, a pierced nose, an elegant smile… but nothing that rang a bell.  “I’m sorry.…
    - 29 Oct 17, 8:27pm -
  • 40 Hard Things You Need to Hear
    I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her.  With a soft, weak voice she told me her only regret was that she didn’t live every year with the same level of love, pa…
    - 22 Oct 17, 4:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 8 Oct 17, 9:59am -