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

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 …

9 Ways to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Think Positively

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 …

9 Strategies to Unleash Your Creativity

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 …

5 Cruel Truths That You Need to Know

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 …

3 Essential Secrets to Meditating with a Beginners Mind

3 Essential Secrets to Meditating with a Beginner’s Mind You may have heard of a Zen concept called beginner’s mind. It’s one way of describing the way we feel, and the rapid progress we make when we take up a new activity that we’re excited about. You can cultivate that mindset so that it becomes a lasting part of your …

15 Tips for Letting Go of Anger

15 Tips for Letting Go of Anger Anger is one of the more common emotions. It’s also one of the most damaging. Anger can ruin relationships, fuel poor decisions, and even lead to harming another person. Choices made while angry are rarely good choices. Learning how to deal with anger like an intelligent, rational adult can eliminate a lot of …

13 Ways to Show Gratitude to the Special People in Your Life

13 Ways to Show Gratitude to the Special People in Your Life Some people go above and beyond to make your life better and more enjoyable. It’s only fair to show your gratitude to the people that do the most for you. There are many ways to show gratitude. The best ways to show appreciation depends on the person you …

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 …