When does the water get hot?

If you want a hot shower, you’ll need to turn on the hot water a bit before you step inside. It can take a while for the hot water to rise up and clear the cold water from the pipes. The thing is, though, that if you mistakenly turn the cold water tap instead, it’ll […]


Persistence is the ability to stick with something. If you practice the violin for over a year in order to play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” perfectly, that’s persistence!  Persistence can also mean something that lasts for a very long time. . Definition of persistence according to vocabulary.com 1 – noun – the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating […]

Hardly worth the effort

In most fields, there’s an awful lot of work put into the last ten percent of quality. Getting your golf score from 77 to 70 is far more difficult than getting it from 120 to 113 or even from 84 to 77. Answering the phone on the first ring costs twice as much as letting […]

How to Create a Life of Significance

We’re all capable of falling into monotonous routines; there’s no shame in that. The comfort of knowing where we’re coming from and where we’re going is tremendously reassuring. But does any part of you feel a longing for something? You’re not quite sure what. Perhaps you’re more distracted than usual. Perhaps you’re teetering on the edge of […]

The motor

Here’s a simple hierarchy: The self-driving car Cruise control Manual driving Hitchhiking Bicycling Walking The arc? As you move down the list, it gets harder and harder to coast. It moves from “set it once and forget it” to “one step at at time.” The growth of audiobooks is outpacing reading. Why? Because audiobooks come […]

8 Ways to Create Momentum in Your Life

1. Set powerful goals. The most important benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving your goal; it’s what you do and the person you become in order to achieve your goal that’s the real benefit. Goal setting is powerful because it provides focus. It shapes our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on the […]

Before and after

When you put the right idea into the world, people can’t unsee it. It changes our narrative. The existence of your product, service or innovation means that everything that compares to it is now treated differently. Once the fax existed, mail seemed slower. Once email was around, ae fax seemed hopelessly analog. Of course, these […]

5 Signs You’re on the Right Path to Success

Every successful person had his own moment(s) of doubt. The road to success is full of obstacles and sweet hardships that will frequently make you stop and ask, ‘Am I on the right track?’ Even legends and billionaires had moments like that. Just imagine how 62 year old Colonel Sanders felt when he was rejected time and […]

How to be remarkable

1.Understand the urgency of the situation. Half-measures simply won’t do. The only way to grow is to abandon your strategy of doing what you did yesterday, but better. Commit. 2. Remarkable doesn’t mean remarkable to you. It means remarkable to me. Am I going to make a remark about it? If not, then you’re average, and average is […]

5 Comfort-Crushing Tips to Reach Your Goals

Most people imagine the life of a multi-millionaire serial entrepreneur to be comfortable and easy going. Those people aren’t imagining Jesse Itzler’s life. Itzler, an owner of the Atlanta Hawks, co-founder of Marquis Jets and pioneering partner behind Zico Coconut Water, will try almost anything as long as it’s bold, risky and hard. When Itzler felt his life […]

Feeling Depleted? Time to Ditch, Delegate, and Delete

If chronic stress and fatigue has you feeling worn out, burnout may be the cause “Burnout doesn’t occur because we’re solving problems; it occurs because we’ve been trying to solve the same problem over and over.” ―Susan Scott The problem with problem-solving lies with change. AKA, doing differently. Do I focus on mindfulness or speaking my mind? Should I […]

The perils of the discard pile

If you’ve got a big bowl of pistachios, it’s worth avoiding the costly error of putting the shells back into the serving bowl. The more you do that, the harder it is to actually find a useful pistachio going forward. Better to have a discard pile, which means that the chances you’ll get a good […]

Looking for validation

or perhaps, you’re looking to improve. You can’t do both at the same time. If it’s perfect, you can’t make it better. But if you don’t make it better, you’re getting no closer to what you set out to accomplish. Source: Seth Godin

5 Keys to Everyday Success

“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else.” -Tony Robbins In a world full of influences beyond our control that have the potential to hold us back, there are things that you can do every day to impact the success present in your life. With media messages […]

How to Train Your Brain to Focus

The science-backed reasons you can’t focus, and how to change that.   “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” —Dr. Seuss People often say that if you follow your passion, you’re never really “working” at work. But that’s not always true. To understand why […]

How far behind?

Should you give up? There are people who have read far more books than you have, and you will certainly never catch up. Your website began with lousy traffic stats, in fact, they all do. Should you even bother? The course you’re in–you’re a few lessons behind the leaders. Time to call it quits? Quitting […]

3 Habits Holding Back Your Mental Performance

Nowadays, most of us spend time doing work that prioritizes the mind, spending hours staring at a screen, solving problems and flexing our creativity. For that reason, knowing how to optimize mental performance isn’t just important, it can mean the difference between success and failure. The problem is, while most of us know some basic activities for improving cognitive performance, […]

The key to motiviation

Do you feel like it’s pulling teeth to find something to write about or simply getting yourself the motivation sometimes? well that’s how it can be for me at times. Commit to yourself! I have found that committing to myself is what seems to be working.  There are all kinds of clichés that can be […]

The two simple secrets to good ideas

Secret #1 is the biggest one: More bad ideas. The more bad ideas the better. If you work really hard on coming up with bad ideas, sooner or later, some good ideas are going to slip through. This is much easier than the opposite approach. Secret #2 is more important: Generosity. It’s much easier and […]

The Value of Being Courteous.

Enjoy your day! It seems that very few people use this phrase and even fewer use it email/written correspondence, it’s truly unfortunate.  Maybe in today’s world, with everyone being overly busy doing everything and nothing at the same time, it’s just something that’s not even thought about. I recently had email correspondence with an individual and […]

The danger of “not good enough”

That’s how we choose who to work with. We want someone who’s good at their job. And the ones we pass up are usually labeled as, “not good enough.” And we label ourselves as well. “I’d like to do that sort of work, but I’m not good enough.” This is obviously a trap. In almost […]

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