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.1 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
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
As you know, we’ve spent this past month talking about passion. And today, we want to do something a little different.
We asked a few of our fellow Trailblazers to jam a little on finding their passion and how it has shaped their lives. We found their stories to be very inspirational and we thought we’d share them with you to pass down some encouragement.
Our Trailblazers’ stories are made up of very unique circumstances, longings, struggles, and (of course) passion.… Click to read more
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Logan Marshall of The Free Life Project.
The deafening roar of the crowd grew steadily louder as I erupted from the woods in third place, two runners fast on my heels. My heart pounded in my ears as I tore up the hill, my legs heavy from exertion. Rounding the crest, my coach shouted above the roar, “400 meters left! GO NOW!”
As the pace started to increase for one final sprint to the finish, old mental patterns set in. I began to fade, giving my competitors a five meter lead.… Click to read more