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Sunday Snippet: Ken Keyes Jr. (1921-1995)

May 17th, 2015

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” You may have heard that you receive back what you put out into the world. This only makes sense. Smile and the world will smile back at you. And if you are particularly […]

Sunday Snippet: Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

May 10th, 2015

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” In many parts of the world, today is Mother’s Day. It’s a day that is celebrated everywhere from Canada to Zimbabwe, Bangladesh to Singapore, […]

On Aligning Productivity with Natural Rhythms

April 28th, 2015

Everybody is different. Some people prefer to relax in quiet solitude, while other prefer to party in the middle of the action. Some people like to have their steaks cooked to a beautiful medium-rare, while other people are just wrong. And in the context of being the most effective in the world of work, different […]

Self-Love Is Important, But…

April 21st, 2015

I wish I had a better job. I wish I had more money. I wish I wasn’t so fat. I wish I was more attractive. I wish my hair had more volume. I wish my hair wasn’t so puffy. The way that society and mass media is these days, it’s easy to fall into the […]

Sunday Snippet: T. Harv Eker

April 12th, 2015

“The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.” We all have a comfort zone. It’s a place where we can feel safe from harm, a place where we can retreat […]

Sunday Snippet: Chris Hardwick

April 5th, 2015

“You are the proprietor of your thoughts and feelings. And you choose how you frame the many experiences that form the campus of your personality. It’s a weird and glorious moment of self-awareness… the day you realize that you are the warden rather than the prisoner of your emotions.” It doesn’t take you very long […]

What Is Your End Game?

March 31st, 2015

Someone may have once told you that living as a human being simply isn’t enough and that you should strive to be a human doing. Many of us can fall into a pattern of existence where we simply go through the motions, not actively working toward something greater. While we may think that we have […]

Sunday Snippet: Photographer Tomasz Wagner

March 29th, 2015

“Learn to wear hats, many, many hats that don’t always fit properly—you’re a photographer developing your own style, a business person, maybe also a mother or father—a human. Learn, make those mistakes, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Burn out can happen easily with all of these hats weighing on you, so if […]