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  • 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 12 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 5:49am -
  • Black Friday Deal: Get 50% Off Blinkist
    Update: the offer below has expired, but click here to get 30% off Blinkist In my recent article about Warren Buffett, I wrote that you should invest in your knowledge. Knowledge is power and having a knowledge advantage will take you far in life. To…
    - 18 days ago, 24 Nov 17, 4:43am -
  • What Is Your One Habit?
    I recently read The One Thing by Gary Keller. It’s an insightful book that can help you get the most out of your life. The message of the book is simple: you should focus on just one thing that gives you the most impact. Not a few things, but just…
    - 26 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:10am -
  • 8 Timeless Life Lessons from Warren Buffett
    I recently read Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules. It’s a book about Warren Buffett’s investing principles in his partnership years (1956 – 1970), the years before Berkshire Hathaway. The idea of the book is that he managed a relatively small sum…
    - 33 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 4:04am -
  • The Mindset That Helps You Avoid Getting Stuck in Life
    A while back, I wrote about the mindset for overcoming a fear of failure. The mindset says that the regret of failing is less than the regret of not trying. Now I’d like to introduce you to a mindset that extends that. I call the mindset the experi…
    - 39 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 7:51am -

Life Hacker Motivation

  • 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…
    - 39 days ago, 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 -
  • 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 -

Stepcase Lifehack

  • Get Your Instant Currency Rate With Just 3 Taps
    How much money do you need for your two-week holiday in the Bahamas? What is the exchange rate for various...The post Get Your Instant Currency Rate With Just 3 Taps appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • The Most Affordable and Versatile Footwear Protector that Actually Works
    Don’t you just hate when rain or accidental spills ruin your shoes? Have you been looking for a practical product...The post The Most Affordable and Versatile Footwear Protector that Actually Works appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 11 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Your Attitude Determines 90% of Your Destiny
    We all know “Attitude defines Altitude”. When you are down, look at all the successful people, they have all somehow...The post Your Attitude Determines 90% of Your Destiny appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 13 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • It's Better to Be Nobody Than Somebody
    Most of us desire to fit in, but if we’re good at what we do, we want to stand out....The post It’s Better to Be Nobody Than Somebody appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 17 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Detect Crap Talk
    When was the last time you told a lie? Whether we like to admit it or not, we all engage...The post How to Detect Crap Talk appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 18 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:00am -
  • What Secrets Are You Keeping Hidden?
    We are all burdened by dark secrets that we keep hidden deep within our minds. We try to push them...The post What Secrets Are You Keeping Hidden? appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 19 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:59am -
  • Watch This And See If You Still Want To Judge A Book By Its Cover
    Many experiences in one’s life can change one’s perspective; some leave a stronger impact than others, whilst some can completely...The post Watch This And See If You Still Want To Judge A Book By Its Cover appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 20 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:00am -
  • Don't Be Satisfied With What You Have, Break Free!
    A lоt оf реорlе believe thаt they have jоurnеуеd as fаr as they саn роѕѕіblу gо. Thе truth is that...The post Don’t Be Satisfied With What You Have, Break Free! appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 21 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:52am -
  • Are You Working Now To Create A Happiness For Your Future?
    Onе оf thе mоѕt іntеrеѕtіng books I’ve rеаd in thе lаѕt соuрlе оf mоnthѕ is Dаnіеl Gіlbеrt’ѕ Stumbling on Hарріnеѕѕ....The post Are You Working Now To Create A Happiness For Your Future? appeared first on Lifeh…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Spending Time Hating Your Circumstances Can Guarantee You 50% Chances of Failure
    What is your first thought when you hit a tough situation? We have so little control over external factors, yet...The post Spending Time Hating Your Circumstances Can Guarantee You 50% Chances of Failure appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Dec 17, 3:46am -
  • Advice From Seniors You Will Be Foolish Not To Pay Heed To
    Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies and we all go through tough times. Going through life without guidance is like...The post Advice From Seniors You Will Be Foolish Not To Pay Heed To appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 2 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Listen Their Stories With Your Ears And Process With Your Heart
    We feel emotional for what we have been through, and feel so little for other people most of the times....The post Listen Their Stories With Your Ears And Process With Your Heart appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 3 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 2:41am -
  • Your Decisions Reveal 100% of Your Identity
    The whole world makes around 35,000 decisions in a day. From going to work or not, to which flavour of...The post Your Decisions Reveal 100% of Your Identity appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • Become A Better You, One Habit At A Time
    You саn dо juѕt аbоut аnуthіng іf уоu break dоwn thе task іntо habits. You аrе mоrе lіkеlу tо ѕtісk...The post Become A Better You, One Habit At A Time appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Does Risk Taking Hold Any Benefits?
    The impetus to take risks may be lacking in most, however, it does lend credence to the fact that to...The post Does Risk Taking Hold Any Benefits? appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • How Not to Finish Last as a Nice Guy
    We have all heard the cliche: Nice guys finish last. The idea behind the saying is that good deeds go...The post How Not to Finish Last as a Nice Guy appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 5:00am -
  • An Inconvenient Truth You Cannot Ignore
    “We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation.” –  Francois Hollande, former president...The post An Inconvenient Truth You Cannot Ignore appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 12:37am -
  • Now You Can 100% Monitor Your Spending and Bank Accounts With This App
    For most busy people these days the hardest part of being busy is not always remembering how much money they...The post Now You Can 100% Monitor Your Spending and Bank Accounts With This App appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • Save 50% of Your Time Struggling in the Toilet With This Cheap but Effective Stool
    If you’re like most people, your bathroom breaks are more problematic than you think. In fact, new studies have revealed...The post Save 50% of Your Time Struggling in the Toilet With This Cheap but Effective Stool appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 7:30am -
  • Asking The Heavy Question: Quality or Quantity?
    Quality or quantity is one of the most discussed quandaries amongst us when deciding what’s more important in our lives....The post Asking The Heavy Question: Quality or Quantity? appeared first on Lifehack.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 6:00am -


  • How best to be sick: stop worrying about being productive
    Over the last few months, I’ve been dealing with the sick leave of one employee after another in my day job. It was, of course, just a matter of time before I fell ill as well. Fortunately, I’m not bed-bound … ContinuedPost written by Alex Fayl…
    - 13 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Reusable shopping bags
    Reusable bags keep clutter at bay and help the environment, too!Post written by Erin Doland
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • What we can learn from potato mashers
    We keep a potato masher in a drawer because sometimes it’s fun to not be able to open that drawer. — Simon Holland When I saw this on Twitter, I grinned. How many of us have struggled with potato mashers … ContinuedPost written by Jeri Dansky
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Holiday gifts of charitable giving
    Etiquette experts may cringe at the idea of donating to a good cause in honor of someone rather than getting that someone a tangible gift. And some people on your holiday shopping list might not like that idea, either. But … ContinuedPost written b…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • What does it mean to ‘honor’ mementos?
    We talk a great deal about “honoring” the mementos you chose to keep in your home. This exact word we picked up from Peter Walsh, but it’s a concept most everyone in the organization business has understood for years. In … ContinuedPost writt…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Book review: IKEAHACKERS.NET 25 Biggest and Best Projects
    I quite enjoy the website IKEAHACKERS.NET. If you’re not familiar with it, the site shows modifications on and re-purposing (“hacks”) of IKEA products. Innovative and skilled people from around the world submit their ideas, designs, and creatio…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • How to store hats, gloves, and boots
    Unsure of how to store hats, gloves, scarves, and boots for a clutter-free winter? It’s challenging to find the perfect solution as it needs to accommodates wet and muddy items, and items in the process of drying out. It also … ContinuedPost writ…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Craft storage without the visual clutter
    When I was organizing full-time, I regularly worked with craftspeople. Scrapbooking, textile arts, or traditional visual arts are three fields that use many bits and bobs. And all too often, the creative mind veers towards chaos, meaning an artist’…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Uncluttered holiday decorations
    Try to choose decorations that do not have to be stored away for eleven months of the year.Post written by Matt
    - 10 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Book Review: Crucial Conversations
    One of the most difficult tasks when it comes to organizing the home is talking about it with other family members. It’s far too easy for conversations to deteriorate into arguments and suggestions about clutter to turn into accusations and … Con…
    - 11 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Thoughts about passwords on Computer Security Day
    According to those online calendars with daily “holiday” listings — Sandwich Day, Love Your Red Hair Day, etc. — today is Computer Security Day. Since computers are vital organizing tools for so many of us, this specific holiday caught my ……
    - 12 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Organize that messy locker
    Back in my school days my locker was a complete disaster.Post written by Matt
    - 12 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 2:00pm -

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  • 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…
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    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…
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  • 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, “…
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  • 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…
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  • 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. …
    - 55 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…
    - 68 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…
    - 70 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…
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  • 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
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    - 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…
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  • 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

  • How Are You Stealthy With Your Wealthy?
    When I started this blog 9 years ago, all I wanted to be was rich and famous so I could buy whatever I wanted and drive my fancy cars to all my fancy houses. I was 27, not married (yet), no kids, and quite honestly had no idea of what true wealth mea…
    - 18 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:02am -
  • A handful of SUPER clever ways to spend $100 this holiday season :) PLUS: Our Christmas Stimulus winners!
    ‘Sup sup! J. Money Claus here to spread the wealth, both literally and figuratively! ;) Just spent three solid hours reading and responding to all the great entries from last week’s Christmas Stimulus giveaway (over 800+ comments!), and WOW was i…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 4:02am -
  • Net Worth Update: $709,372.08 (+$21,000)
    Heyo! That time again to check in with your money and see where you’re standing! AKA the best time of the month – NET WORTH DAY! Who’s with me?? :) We personally hit a brand new milestone over here crossing into the $700’s for the first time,…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 4:02am -
  • The Triad of Hustling

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  • Lessons Growing Up In a Multi-Generation FIRE Family
    [Happy Friday!! Got a special guest to the site today, Bob Lai from, who talks about what it’s like growing up in a family with FIRE in their veins. You can’t always help who your family is or how they manage their money, of course, bu…
    - 11 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 4:02am -
  • If you lost your job tomorrow, how long could you survive?
    Mornin’, y’all! Lots of great comments going on with our $500 Christmas Stimulus so far – if you haven’t entered yet there’s still a few days left! Five of you sexy readers will win $100 to play with! Today I want to pose a different questi…
    - 13 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 4:04am -
  • Christmas Stimulus Is Back! Who Wants $100??
    Goooooood morning, y’all! Nice and happy from all that Thanksgiving goodness over the weekend? Ready to get back to the real world now and start talking Turkey vs eating it? ;) Can anyone use an extra $100 bill these days?? Well good news my fiscal…
    - 15 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 4:04am -
  • That Time We Carried $20,000 Across The Border
    [What up, what up! If you’ve ever considered transporting large amounts of cash across international borders, this post is for you ;) As told by Sarah Li Cain from High Fiving Dollars who hopes to never have to do this again! And if you’re readin…
    - 18 days ago, 24 Nov 17, 4:02am -
  • The Milkmaid and Her Pail
    A great reminder as we get into the holidays here, courtesy of Mr. Aesop :) Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a pail on her head. As she went along, she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for th…
    - 20 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:06am -
  • Are You Financially Average?
    Mornin’ mornin’! So last week we went over 15 great financial goals to hit if you wanted to be ABOVE average in this wacko world of ours, but today I thought it would be fun to see just how close we are to being AVERAGE average compared to others…
    - 22 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 4:02am -

CHOW: Fuel Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

  • The Importance of Meeting The Boss Regularly
    Everyone knows that effective communication is absolutely necessary to make a relationship successful. Marriages fail every day due to a breakdown in communication between spouses. Professional relationships in the workplace fail for the same reason.…
    - 16 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • How To Enjoy Traveling Solo
    “But, don’t you get lonely traveling solo?” This is a very common question for a lot of people who have jumped on a plane or a train and set off on their own little adventures. After all, spending anything from a week to a month away from a fa…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • A Quick Guide on How to Clean Up Blood Spills Properly
    Blood is one of those substances that are tricky to clean up. It can seep through porous materials, bind to anything it comes in contact with and stain fabrics and surfaces. Apart from those things, you also have to worry about the things you can’t…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Startups That Help Build Your Dream Home Without The Stress
    Setting up your own space from scratch is much like staring at an empty canvas. It represents endless possibilities. You can choose from different mediums, strokes, colors, and emotions to illustrate on your canvas. This makes the task of creating a…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • A Quick Guide On How To Choose A Website Name
    Whether you are starting a new business or you already have a brand and want to create an online presence, you are going to need a website and a good domain name for it. But, do you know how to choose a website name? After launching your website with…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Why You Should Consider Email Marketing
    In the bid to outsell one another, retailers come up with several marketing and advertisement techniques. A lot of business managers have now woken up to the benefits of email marketing and they are taking advantage of it big time. Now, what are thes…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • How To Turn Your Home Into A Smart Home Of The Future
    Years ago, science predicted that the electric home of the future would have an automatic dishwasher and an electric stove that would eventually become remote controlled. Today, those predictions are coming true. There are refrigerators that can mess…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • 5 Things You Need To Know About Shared Web Hosting
    With technology evolving, customers have more options than ever before. They are surrounded by streams of brands- millions of them. People are agog over searching things they want over the internet, so if you do not exist online, you are probably los…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • 5 Simple Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution
    It’s almost a brand new year and with that comes the inevitable New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you want to lose weight and/or get in shape. Maybe you want to quit smoking. Perhaps you wish to do something more creative, like starting a daily journ…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • 3 Top Job Industries That Are Flying Under Your Radar
    When your job search feels stalled, it’s time to make a change to your strategy. So many top job industries are emerging and providing opportunities for you to pursue one of your passions. Your job search strategy should have more structure than ju…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Secret To Success: The Two Mindsets You Need To Avoid
    “Invert, always invert: Turn a situation or problem upside down. Look at it backward.” – Charlie Munger For ambitious people, knowing what to do is not always enough. Sometimes, we need to know what not to do. So, like Charlie Munger, I am goin…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • The Magic of Appreciation: How to Practice Gratitude
    Gratitude is the key to happiness in life, at work, and in relationships. Studies show that depressed people who engaged in gratitude practice were 25% less depressed after a 12-week period. Interesting, right? When we are down, we tend to ruminate a…
    - 11 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • The Solution To Professional FOMO
    Fear of missing out is such a strong phenomenon. In fact, it even has its own shortened hashtag on social media- #FOMO. In recent years, social media has heightened feelings of FOMO and created a vicious cycle that is often hard to escape. This feeli…
    - 12 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • A Quick Guide In Designing Your Children’s Room
    Adding fun to your children’s room is no different from any renovation project you have for your home. However, in choosing the right child room design, you have to make sure that it can adapt to the changing moods of your children while allowing t…
    - 12 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 5 Really Useful Tips For Renting A Car Abroad
    Often, the best way to go traveling is to rent a car and just head on out there. In that way, you can get off the beaten trail and see the world beyond the hotel in your own time and at your own speed. That’s way better than getting stuck in one of…
    - 13 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • How Music Affects Your Productivity
    Who needs heroin or cocaine when you can just take it in the ears? As effective as any drug, music can have an immediate effect on how you feel. In an instant, the right song can trigger emotions that either energize or depress you. In this article,…
    - 13 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 3 Must-Reads For Ambitious Humans
    I am ambitious. To reach my goals I need to learn to get better. And to get better, I read all the time. I do it partly because successful people throughout the ages have been voracious readers. Legends, like Elon Musk and Abraham Lincoln, attribute…
    - 15 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 6 Ways To Live Well With A Chronic Illness
    Living with chronic illness comes with its own set of unique challenges but it doesn’t mean that life has to be one terrible ordeal. Often, we don’t look ill and we can still manage to hold down a job. We have families and a bit of a social life.…
    - 18 days ago, 24 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 5 Weird Signs Of An Unhealthy Heart
    If you are among those who love fattening and processed foods or your lifestyle is stagnant or cardiovascular problems run in your family, you have a high risk of developing heart problems. CVDs or cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of de…
    - 19 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Parenting Tips: 10 Things You Need To Understand About Your Child
    Your baby has arrived and suddenly, you are looking into the eyes of a total stranger. You love this little being with all your heart and soul but you don’t know him or her at all. This little creature looks up at you with worshiping adoration and…
    - 19 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 6:00am -

GTD Times

  • 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.            
    - 10 hours 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 52 days 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…
    - 54 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…
    - 62 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 10:39am -
  • GTD Public Courses
    GTD Public Courses are offered regularly by our Global Partners around the world.
    - 89 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • Commitments kept in your head
    What’s on your mind?
    - 98 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 5:47pm -
  • Going the Distance to Mind Like Water

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  • Episode #33 – Wrangling Your Priorities

    - 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…
    - 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?    
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 31 Jul 17, 6:10pm -
  • The best ways to deal with stress

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

    - 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…
    - 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 -

Life Optimizer

  • 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 12 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 5:49am -
  • Black Friday Deal: Get 50% Off Blinkist
    Update: the offer below has expired, but click here to get 30% off Blinkist In my recent article about Warren Buffett, I wrote that you should invest in your knowledge. Knowledge is power and having a knowledge advantage will take you far in life. To…
    - 18 days ago, 24 Nov 17, 4:43am -
  • What Is Your One Habit?
    I recently read The One Thing by Gary Keller. It’s an insightful book that can help you get the most out of your life. The message of the book is simple: you should focus on just one thing that gives you the most impact. Not a few things, but just…
    - 26 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:10am -
  • 8 Timeless Life Lessons from Warren Buffett
    I recently read Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules. It’s a book about Warren Buffett’s investing principles in his partnership years (1956 – 1970), the years before Berkshire Hathaway. The idea of the book is that he managed a relatively small sum…
    - 33 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 4:04am -
  • The Mindset That Helps You Avoid Getting Stuck in Life
    A while back, I wrote about the mindset for overcoming a fear of failure. The mindset says that the regret of failing is less than the regret of not trying. Now I’d like to introduce you to a mindset that extends that. I call the mindset the experi…
    - 39 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 7:51am -
  • New Course: How to Invest Long-Term in Bitcoin
    In my post last week, I mentioned that I was working on an investing course. I’m glad to say that it’s now done! How to Invest Long-Term in Bitcoin is a course that teaches you how to invest with a long-term view in Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the hot to…
    - 48 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • 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…
    - 53 days 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…
    - 67 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…
    - 75 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 2:58am -

Get Organized Wizard

  • 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 14 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!
    - 21 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 7:26pm -
  • Have You Got Your Priorities Straight?
    When you think about how you want to live your life, what comes to mind? Do you see yourself: having your own home securing a well paid job traveling the world having your own business, or writing your own book? It’s important to identify what’s…
    - 26 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 5:05pm -
  • Improve Your Sleep – And Win In Life!
    There are so many things that we should not take for granted to lead a happy and healthy life, and sleep is one of them. Your parents always told you to take a nap when you were young, but you would resist because you always wanted to play. It’s th…
    - 33 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 5:12pm -
  • Get Organized With This FREE Christmas Planners Pack
    21 free, downloadable, interactive, printable Christmas planning worksheets and to-do lists to help you get organized this holiday season.
    - 37 days ago, 4 Nov 17, 8:50pm -
  • How to Upgrade to Get Organized Gal
    This week we announced the Get Organized Wizard changes, including upgrading to a brand new site: Get Organized Gal. There’s a long, detailed blog post with all the details here. Existing Customer Upgrade Steps If you’re an existing customer, her…
    - 38 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 5:58pm -
  • 4 Things I’ve Done To Simplify My Life
    There used to be days where I felt like I was on a hamster wheel. I was rushing. I was stressed. I was tired. And I wasn’t having fun. The death of a family member knocked the wind out of my sails. It was unexpected. And it really made me stop and…
    - 41 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 7:54pm -
  • Important Changes to Get Organized Wizard
    We're making big changes to the Get Organized Wizard site, and moving all our programs to a brand new platform. Existing customers will all get free upgrades. Here's the details.
    - 44 days ago, 29 Oct 17, 2:04am -
  • 4 Productivity Tips For Home-Based Businesses
    One of the great things about being your own boss is that you can determine your own pace and schedule. But individuals who are working from home for the first time often find themselves facing obstacles that they wouldn’t encounter when working at…
    - 48 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 7:13pm -
  • 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 62 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
    - 69 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-…
    - 76 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…
    - 85 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…
    - 91 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…
    - 96 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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…
    - 16 Aug 17, 10:41pm -

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…
    - 91 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

  • 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…
    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 68 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…
    - 90 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Our Unique Path in Life
    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’…
    - 96 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…
    - 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 -
  • Why I Do Year End Reviews (And 6 Questions for Your Review)

    - 30 Dec 16, 5:33am -
  • Why I Used to Hate My Feet
    Have you ever had a body part that you hated? A body part that people kept criticizing, even though it’s simply a natural part of your body? I used to hate my feet when I was younger. The reason was because of my feet size. They are larger than the…
    - 5 Dec 16, 2:16am -

Mark and Angel Hack Life

  • 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,…
    - 22 hours 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 22 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,…
    - 29 days ago, 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…
    - 36 days ago, 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.…
    - 43 days ago, 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…
    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 79 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…
    - 86 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…
    - 92 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 30 Jul 17, 3:18pm -