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Posts Tagged ‘success’

Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Principles to Everyday Life

December 7th, 2016

We all want to be happy, fulfilled, well-adjusted and stress-free. The challenge, of course, is figuring out how to get there and I don’t need to tell you that it’s a heck of a lot easier said than done. In an ideal world, the stigma surrounding mental health would be lifted and we’d all visit […]

7 Positive Attributes All Successful Freelancers Should Possess

December 2nd, 2016

I consider myself very fortunate to have found success in my career as a freelance writer. Over the course of the last eleven years, I’ve experienced my fair share of ups and downs. And I’m still here to talk about it. Freelancing isn’t for everyone and even if you think you have all the right […]

Sunday Snippet: The Grand Tour

November 20th, 2016

Jeremy Clarkson: “He was born in 1836. He was fired by Car Magazine, fired by Autocar magazine, fired by Scotland on Sunday, and somehow he managed to get fired by a Volvo dealership. Probably for driving too slowly. Ladies and gentlemen, James May!” Following last year’s fracas with the BBC, we weren’t entirely sure what […]

Sunday Snippet: Chase Jarvis

October 30th, 2016

“Being busy is not a sign of success. Being busy is a lack of priority. And by busy, I mean like crazy like, “Oh my god, I’m so busy.” That’s the lamest thing. Hey, how’s it going? What’s on? Oh, I’m so busy. That is lame. Can we stop that as a culture? Celebrating being […]

Sunday Snippet: Mike Dooley

October 9th, 2016

“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.” The normal, the mundane and the mediocre typically don’t make for particularly compelling entertainment. To this end, it’s no […]

Recognition, Validation and a Feeling of Importance

July 12th, 2016

I don’t remember exactly where I first heard this story and I’ve likely shared it on this blog before, but it’s worth mentioning again. A man can be seen walking around a shopping complex with a parking stub in his hands and a confused or troubled look on his face. The attendant at the information […]

Sunday Snippet: Elaine Lui (and Her Mom)

July 10th, 2016

“And her answer all the time was, ‘Why do you need to prepare for the good things that happen? They’re good. They won’t hurt you. Do you need advance notice for the arrival of happiness? Or would you rather have advance notice of the hard times? My job is to prepare you for the hard […]

On the Directionality of Progress, Success and Happiness

June 21st, 2016

We all want to be happy, whatever that means. If you boil down all of life’s struggles and aspirations, it really just comes down to happiness. That’s the ultimate end goal and everything else is just a means to that end. You seek happiness through home ownership. You seek happiness through a successful career. You […]