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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 […]

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 […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Making Mistakes

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” –Coach John Wooden   These two sentences become a mantra that sometimes pushes people beyond their fear. In the book How to Be Like Coach Wooden by Pat Williams, Coach Wooden described why he was occasionally bothered if his players didn’t […]

6 Reasons Why You Need to Rethink Success

Over the last several years, I have become addicted to reading, writing and talking about success. I follow motivational speakers on Twitter. I regularly listen to tips and tricks on podcasts and YouTube about how to find success in your career, business, relationships, or extracurricular activities. I’ve gone to talks, networked, made connections, and sought […]

Writing for people who don’t read

Right there, there’s your problem. I know you’d like to reach more people, and most people don’t read. But if you’re going to write, the only choice you have is to reach people who will choose to engage with you. Do it properly, and there’s a chance that those voluntarily literate people will tell their […]

The ripples

Every decision we make changes things. The people we befriend, the examples we set, the problems we solve… Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we get to glimpse those ripples as we stand at the crossroads. Instead of merely addressing the urgency of now, we can take a moment to focus on how a quiet insight, overlooked volunteer work […]

Speaking up about what could be better

Solving interesting problems is the best work we can do. It’s a practice that has built the very best parts of our culture. Solving interesting problems begins with posing them–which means being willing to speak up about what could be better before we know how to make it better. We see these problems, all of us do. […]

40 Life-Changing Habits To Follow After 40

SMALL CHANGES, HUGE RESULTS. As you get older, a few things start happening: You get a little more tired, you feel a little more worn down, and you slow down a little bit. But by adopting some healthy daily habits, you’ll still be feeling 30 by the time you’re 60. (Yes, really.) From focusing on […]

What its like to be a blogger.

I’ve been blogging since 2014 and I wanted to share with you what it’s like. This serves two purposes: one it might inspire you to do the same or two it will show you the imperfection that is often hidden from blogging, and more broadly, success online. You might be wondering what the difference is between writing […]

11 Ways to Add More Happiness to Your Life

Add more happiness to your life right now. We all could use a little more happiness in our lives and less stress. Many of us feel that we can’t be happy because of various situations such as financial issues, health concerns, or family problems. However, there are plenty of things that you can do for yourself to […]

The beat goes on

That’s what makes it the beat. There are other things that stop. That start. That go faster or slower. But don’t worry about the beat. We can’t change the beat. The beat continues. When we’re watching it, it continues, and when we’re distracted, it continues. Beat by beat, day by day, it continues. Awareness of […]

You’ve arrived

It’s easy to fall in love with the GPS version of the universe. There, just ahead, after that curve. Drive a little further, your destination is almost here. Done. You’ve arrived. Of course, that’s not how it works. Not our careers, not our relationships, not our lives. You’ve always arrived. You’ve never arrived. Wherever you […]

Avoid The Top 5 Deathbed Regrets

Bronnie Ware worked as an end of life caregiver and after her many years of service she wrote a book about the top five regrets she heard on her patients’ deathbed. While there are limitations to the variability of her sample group, the messages provide insight to the most common regrets. While many of these […]

300 seconds

Not stalling. Pausing. How many decisions or commitments would end up more positively if you had a five-minute snooze button on hand? Esprit d’escalier* isn’t as hard to live with as its opposite. The hasty one-liner, the rushed reaction, the action we end up regretting–all of them can be eliminated with judicious use of the […]

A Simple 7 Step Process to Mindfulness for Beginners

How many of you can relate to this? You’re living in a big city. You commute to work each day to a job you dislike. As you push past other commuters on the sidewalk or nudge up against strangers on public transport, you daydream about your last trip to somewhere exotic. You imagine planning your next trip, and you imagine a well deserved pint after work with your friends.

Success Is Not What You Gain but What You Leave Behind

Our definition of success is falling to pieces “What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles My grandfather didn’t achieve success as a doctor. That’s why I admired him so much. He didn’t meet the measure of success for today’s society: getting or achieving […]

Be the different one

Leonard Nimoy created one of our culture’s singular fictional characters. Gene Roddenberry gave him the opportunity, but it was Nimoy who developed Spock. A key moment came in one of the first episodes. Everyone on the bridge was freaking out about something or other, and Spock’s line was a simple word: “Fascinating.” Nimoy first delivered […]

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