• Jim Rohn on the great challenge: to become more than you are

    “In order to have more, you need to become more. The guy says ‘If I had a good job I would really pour it on, but I have this lousy job so I just goof off.’ “If that is your philosophy you are destined to stay there. Some […]

  • 3 Convenient Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner

    You're reading 3 Convenient Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Lifelong learning is a buzzword […]

  • Being an outsider can be a building block of excellence

    Writer, performer and radio program host Sandra Tsing Loh recalls being a student at CalTech was a mixed experience: “I think I was regarded as a very odd person, indeed. I didn’t fit there, and I didn’t know what I was doing. I […]

  • Musician Becky Stark on making a difference

    Becky Stark is the lead singer for the quartet Lavender Diamond. She talked about her writing and singing in a recent interview. “I was hearing all this great beautiful music and I thought, What about all the people in the world that […]

  • 5 Unusual Techniques to Stay Confident Under Extreme Pressure

    You're reading 5 Unusual Techniques to Stay Confident Under Extreme Pressure, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You freeze. Your […]

  • On changing your thinking for the better

    In his article Is feeling better as easy as ABC?, Nicholas Hall talks about using a positive psychology strategy to modify self-limiting thinking: “I recently applied to a one-week summer scholarship program, one that sounded really great, and […]

  • Multitasking – or optimal performance?

    Our complex lives seem to demand multitasking to keep up. But can we be trying to balance too many plates in the air, doing too much at once to really express our creative talents, or to effectively achieve? Or just be as fully human as we could be? […]

  • (3) Habits For Living A Bold and Authentic Life

    You're reading (3) Habits For Living A Bold and Authentic Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. For thousands of years, […]

  • The ‘model minority’ push to achieve tied to depression

    One study has shown that as young as the fifth grade, Asian-American girls have the highest rate of depression… “Model minority” pressure — the pressure some Asian-American families put on children to be high achievers at […]

  • Samantha Larson: Climbing Everest was one big challenge

    Samantha Larson became the youngest foreign woman to scale Mount Everest, according to the Nepalese Mountaineering Department. A 15-year-old Sherpa girl from Nepal was the youngest ever to climb the peak. Larson said Everest was “much harder, […]

  • Get Out the Microscope: The Flaw with the Big Picture

    You're reading Get Out the Microscope: The Flaw with the Big Picture, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I've always been a […]

  • Stressed or Depressed? Know the Difference

    You're reading Stressed or Depressed? Know the Difference, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Stressed or Depressed? Know the […]

  • 5 Ways Photography Can Change Your Outlook in Life

    You're reading 5 Ways Photography Can Change Your Outlook in Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. A lot of people turn to […]

  • 5 Ways to Identify Toxic Friendship

    You're reading 5 Ways to Identify Toxic Friendship, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When we talk about emotional abuse, most […]

  • Triumph Beyond Bounds: 8 Effective Ways To Pick Yourself Up And Take Charge Of Your Life

    You're reading Triumph Beyond Bounds: 8 Effective Ways To Pick Yourself Up And Take Charge Of Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational […]

  • How To Stop Emotional Eating

    You're reading How To Stop Emotional Eating, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Today, the purpose of eating food is not only to […]

  • How to Conquer the Fear of New Beginnings

    You're reading How to Conquer the Fear of New Beginnings, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Although many say that new beginnings […]

  • Plus One

    I was complimenting a client on how well she has been taking care of the little stuff and not procrastinating. She let me know she was using a plus one philosophy. If something spills in the kitchen, the drawer next to it gets decluttered. If she is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Your Precious, Ordinary Life

    My Mom died this past weekend after her summer-long encounter with cancer. Death is always a big reminder to live.  To enjoy your precious, ordinary life. I don’t want you to get to the end of your life and realize you were never […]

  • Changing of the Seasons

    I love the changing of the seasons. This past weekend was changing from summer to fall. You may have done this already, be doing it in the next month, or next year in the other hemisphere. The reason I do a change of seasons prep is so I have more […]

  • Deal of the Month: Get 50% Off A Dent in the Universe

    I have a deal for you this month: for a limited time, you can get 50% off A Dent in the Universe! To get it, please use the coupon code sep2017 on checkout. The code will expire on September 28. A Dent in the Universe is an e-book I wrote that […]

  • 6 Essential Success Tips from Ray Kroc

    A while back, I read Grinding It Out. It tells the fascinating story of how Ray Kroc built McDonald’s. One interesting thing is that he only started building McDonald’s when he was already 52! You might think that at that age […]

  • Morning Time Guilt

    September is my busiest work time. So instead of the languid summer morning quiet time to get centered, I sometimes only have a few minutes. It turns out that’s all I need. Once I got out of the “shoulds”: I should meditate, pray, […]

  • 8 Reasons a Fear of Success, Not Failure, Is Holding You Back

    It is often assumed that someone who is risk averse and who resists their desire to achieve something does so because they are afraid of failing. In actual fact, there is a second fear that holds people back from striving toward their goals: the […]

  • Driving with the Windows Down

    I had an errand to run. I put the windows down and opened the sunroof. The day was 60 degrees and sunny. But, I spent the first part of my trip ruminating over projects that weren’t going well and things I still had to troubleshoot. I noticed […]

  • 3 Deadly Myths You Must Know About Stress

    Let’s talk about stress, baby…! Have you looked around lately? Almost everybody is stressed! Everybody has too much to do and not enough time. Burnout rates are higher than ever before. Even though we live in the greatest luxury… […]

  • Is It Good Or Bad?

    We took a motorcycle ride on a beautiful evening. I noticed trees, some nice looking, others ugly. I saw foliage and birds, labeling everything. Crane – good, itch on my nose – bad, wind – bad, butterfly – good, road […]

  • Corporate Guys: Here Are Few Tips To Become More Professional & Stylish At Work

    The word professionalism seems so boring, and unachievable. Everyone who goes out and works majorly thinks giving their best shot during the regular work hours is what professionalism all really is. But professionalism is so much more than this. It […]

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