• How To Make A Great First Impression

    You're reading How To Make A Great First Impression, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. First impressions are very important in […]

  • How to Make Every Day Count

    You're reading How to Make Every Day Count, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Life is really complicated. It's, at times, almost […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Art Of Self-Motivation

    You're reading The Art Of Self-Motivation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you want to get more work done in less time? Are […]

  • 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 […]

  • Got Work To Do But Can’t Keep Your Mind On It? This Simple Skill Will Fix The Problem—forever.

    You're reading Got Work To Do But Can’t Keep Your Mind On It? This Simple Skill Will Fix The Problem—forever., originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more […]

  • Why Travel Mirrors Life – A Rebuke Of Instagram Perfectionism

    You're reading Why Travel Mirrors Life – A Rebuke Of Instagram Perfectionism, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Backpacking […]

  • How to Get Unstuck and Gain Confidence (Even If You Are Ashamed to Make a Change)

    You're reading How to Get Unstuck and Gain Confidence (Even If You Are Ashamed to Make a Change), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. […]

  • 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, […]

  • What’s a meaningful life? Eric Maisel and tips for making meaning

    Creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD is a leading expert on meaning, and has written more than 30 books, including The Van Gogh Blues. The Brain Fitness for Seniors blog has a quick summary: 1. Meaning, Identity and Purpose Are Not Fixed. They […]

  • 5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Motivation

    You're reading 5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Motivation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Visualize yourself in two different […]

  • Jonah Lehrer on Creativity and Daydreaming

    Einstein was expelled from school (in 1894) for “undermining the authority of his teachers and being a disruptive influence.” A teacher described him as “mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” […]

  • How To Create Success Despite the Hardships of Life

    You're reading How To Create Success Despite the Hardships of Life, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 Ways to Create Your Own Work and Life Balance

    You're reading 5 Ways to Create Your Own Work and Life Balance, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The pace of life today can […]

  • 5 Things Productive People Do Every Night

    You're reading 5 Things Productive People Do Every Night, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Though we often assume that a good […]

  • 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… […]

  • Divided attention spans and creativity

    How does multitasking and using digital devices affect our attention span? There is no simple answer – but here are some interesting perspectives. “It’s hard to focus. It’s hard to have a conversation without checking the […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Novel in the Morning

    On Sunday, I wrote about Little Delights. On Monday, my day turned into one obligation after another. I had on my list to read my novel outside, but by the time I was able to it was dark. This morning I was complaining about it in my journal and […]

  • Little Delights

    We took my Mom to Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids because she hadn’t seen the Japanese Gardens yet. My daughter Brea and I got there an hour early. In front of the gardens were beautiful displays of flowers. We delighted in looking at […]

  • Patti Smith and her ongoing journey as an artist

    Singer–songwriter, poet and visual artist Patti Smith describes the experiences of many artists. “The artist, in turn, sacrifices his leisure, the pleasure of being vague, of drifting half-present or merging unconsciously with the […]

  • How to Get Out of a Bad Mood

    You know the feeling well. Come on, don’t deny it. The mounting frustration, the sense that nothing works as it should, everything is irritating and time-consuming. You have no patience, you feel knotted up inside and there’s a slowly […]

  • 3 Things to Keep in Mind When the Going Gets Tough

    Your startup is barely getting off the ground. Or maybe you’ve been working your butt off for that promotion and you don’t see any progress. It could even be your last semester in college and you’re struggling to review for your […]

  • Developing Creativity: Courage and Creating

    Doing anything creative often brings up fears, anxieties, insecurities. Courage may be defined as going ahead in spite of those fears. And many creators not only live with fears, they welcome them. This photo is Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, running […]

  • How to Control Your Anger

    Creative work can express our inner and outer chaos. Stephen A. Diamond is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist who works with many creative people. In our text interview The psychology of creativity: redeeming our inner demons he […]

  • Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

    “Optimum creativity is a birth: it needs a plan and foreknowledge, but it needs time, no pressure and an unexplainable force of nature.” Natalie Dybisz is a fashion photographer based in London, working under the name Miss Aniela. Her […]

  • How to Be More Charismatic: 4 Quick Hacks

    Charisma is a powerful skill to have. All of the top leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and celebrities have charisma. When people talk to them, they feel like they’ve known them all their life. It’s as if there is a magnetic […]

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