Inspiration

11 Unconventional Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Work

Sometimes every day at work can feel like a battle you’ve already lost. You nestle down only to find that you’d rather punch yourself in the face than go through the same routine yet another day.

Resistance sinks in like a battery that slowly drains every ounce of energy in your being. Inspiration is nowhere to be found — just the same old self-doubt and stuckness. You feel like one of those wind-up, key-turn dolls. Programmed to move toward inevitable defeat.

Another blog post, email, phone call.… Click to read more

I have an embarrassing confession to make (especially as a supposed “leader” in the personal development world).

Over the last five years my passion for self development has quietly withered and nearly died.

I took an overdose of trite, feel-good self help banter and it led to me abandoning the world I had come to love so much.

But it wasn’t always this way.

I’m not exactly sure when the crescendo broke.

The onset of the symptoms were too slow and subtle to detect.… Click to read more

Are You Getting High on Self Help?

Did you know that buying a new book can release the same endorphins as if you were having sex?

A recent study showed that purchases of material things give momentary highs, while purchases of experiences give more lasting highs. But whether they fizzle out quickly or linger longer, both give you the sensation of fleeting bliss.

A similar experience happens any time you’re attempting to make a personal change.

I’ve known people who are addicted to buying books yet they’ve read less than 20% of what’s on their shelves.… Click to read more

How to Get Paid to Explore the World

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike.

Last weekend I got paid to make art, take my dog to the farmer’s market, play the violin, brainstorm with my friends, cook a new Paleo meal, and open an investing account.

None of these activities generated income directly (well, except maybe the investing account), but they all added to my experience on this earth as a multipotentialite, which is the foundation of my business.

I’ve set up a system for myself whereby I must explore multiple fields and report back, or my business doesn’t run.… Click to read more

Do you have a great idea? A great idea isn’t enough…

A Powerful Way to Start Now

Do you have a great idea that you’re passionate about? … Click to read more