A Fool-Proof Formula for Dealing with Coworkers Who Talk Too Much

Seven out the top 10 productivity killers involve too much socializing, according to a workplace survey by CareerBuilder. Maybe it’s the receptionist who describes her new diet each time you pass through the lobby, the manager who dominates weekly staff meetings, or the sales rep who stops by your cubicle for an hour at a time. All that chatting can …

9 Ways to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Think Positively

Negative thoughts are like a cancer to your spirit. They slowly eat away at you until there isn’t enough left to support your hopes and dreams. Negative thoughts are damaging because they affect everything that comes afterwards. This includes your decisions, goals, actions, and results. Negative thinking can impact every area of your life. It limits your effectiveness and poisons …

9 Strategies to Unleash Your Creativity

No matter how creative or “un-creative” you may be, there’s always room for improvement. Creativity is one of the most powerful tools available to humans. Many of the world’s greatest challenges have been, and will be, solved by those that use their creativity to great effect. You’ll be surprised by just how much you can enhance your creativity. All you …

5 Cruel Truths That You Need to Know

There are a few things you may not want to hear. But it’s okay. You’ll be better for knowing them once you dry your eyes. Failing to understand these truths makes life confusing and dissatisfying. Seek the truth and it will set you free. Understand these truths and increase your understanding of life: 1. Most people only care about what’s …

Election 2012: Why I Left The Country, or My Line In The Sand

I’m actually in Manta, Ecuador, and watching the election progress from foreign soil has been quite an education. I’ll be sharing more on that eye-opening experience over the next few weeks. Last night, in the midst of my 40+ miles of beach walking over the past 7 days, I took a picture on the beach in front of my Ecuadorian …