June 18th, 2015
How many times have you heard one of these phrases:
“You should just be happy with what you have”
“There’s people that have it worse that you”
“Count your blessings!”
Problem solved, right?
Actually, trite advice like this doesn't make us happy. Instead we just feel guilty about wanting to be happier. Like somehow wanting more means that ...
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June 16th, 2015
Ask someone for advice about how to break a bad habit and watch their eyes LIGHT UP.
Immediately, they’ll say “Oh! You should try this new app!” or “You should definitely read this book” or overwhelm you with a long list of tips that “worked for me!”
The thing is, we already KNOW what we should do. But there's ...
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September 8th, 2014
How do some people seem to get a gargantuan amount of things accomplished...while some of us struggle to just get through the day?
How can you learn from the masters and apply what they know? First, you have to recognize these two truths.
TRUTH #1: We all have the same amount of time. Productive people do things differently.
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February 16th, 2014
If there’s one thing I love, it’s “The Emperor Has No Clothes” moments when you realize everyone’s feeling something...but nobody is saying it.
It happened when I finally got behind closed doors with my friends and we started telling the truth.
How many of us sit and stare at screens for over 8 hours/day?
January 1st, 2014
Happy New Year!
Each year, I start off with a theme for the year.
2012 was the year of mastering the game being played around you.
2013 was the year of taking control.
What will 2014 be?
To come up with the answer, a few months ago, I asked some of my readers for their toughest questions. I was hoping ...
November 4th, 2013
I was giving a talk in Boston recently and I made a joke that nobody has ever accused me of being humble [laughter]...but I was humble enough to know I’m wrong at least 50% of the time.
And the only way I can figure that out is to TEST my theories.
For example, Aziz Ansari and Chris Rock ...
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