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The Power of Imperfect Starts: How Good Do You Really Need to Be to Get Started?

James Clear | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.

How to Redefine Success Like Stephen Curry

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

We often get stuck like fish swimming in the waters of our lives. We do things to make ourselves look good, to be someone everyone thinks we should be, even at the cost of compromising who we really are. We don't know these things are holding us back, because we've let it become normal.

What Murphy Showed Me on Memorial Day that Every Producer Should Know

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Like with anything, there's good and bad. Not all firms do a great job at inspiring and setting their producers up for success. Does yours?

When You Giving Your Best Effort Doesn't Yield Your Best Result

Sarah Warman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Sarah Warman

So frequently we hear that we need to be giving our best effort in order to succeed in life. But sometimes our best efforts don't give us the results that we desire. So what happens when we give our best effort but don't achieve our best results?

Know What You Want

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Finding out what you want isn't easy, nothing good comes easy, at least nothing lasting. Figuring out what makes you tick is the first step. Here's three things you can do to find out what it is you really want.

The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don't Wait for Motivation (They Do This Instead)

James Clear | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The work of top creatives isn't dependent upon motivation or inspiration, but rather it follows a consistent pattern and routine. It's the mastering of daily habits that leads to creative success, not some mythical spark of genius. Here's why...

It's Time To Stop Wasting Time And Start Living. Here's How.

James Clear | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

What good is a lateral raise if you can't do a proper press? What good is a fancy business logo if you haven't found your first paying customer? What good is a better guitar if you haven't built the habit of practicing each day?

How Long It Takes To Form A New Habit (According To Science)

James Clear | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

And that's how society started spreading the common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit (or 30 days or some other magic number). It's remarkable how often these timelines are quoted as statistical facts.

Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons and Quotes From Marcus Aurelius

James Clear | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Some of Aurelius' most famous passages were written from outposts and battlefields as he sought to expand the Roman Empire. It was through these essays that he shared his thoughts on how to balance the conflict of real life with the values of philosophy. Here, you'll find a range of quotes from Marcus Aurelius on philosophy, habits, and life.

How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Alejandra Aguirre | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Aguirre

We all know that working out is good for us and we should do it more often, but sometimes we just can't find the motivation. In my 30 years of teaching fitness classes, I've noticed a few things that help in the motivation department.

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Marcia Liss | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

James Clear | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

We often think that we want an open road and the ability to choose any direction for ourselves. But sometimes, what we need is a tunnel that can reduce our choices and send us in a focused direction. How can you eliminate the need to make the same decisions over and over again? How can you use constraints to drive your habits forward -- even if it's in a very small way?

The Blueprint of Life

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Inevitably, hardship and challenges will be part of life's lessons; however, what differentiates people is how they react, respond, recover and revise their blueprint when in a situation where their power of adaptability is tested.

Get Lucky Now: 4 Simple Ways to Jump Start Your Successes in Life

Gaynete' Edwards | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Gaynete' Edwards

We often know what we should be doing, it's the lack of action that halts our progress. What good, however, is a ton of useful information that goes unused? Time to roll up those sleeves and get to work future Luckie, your luck depends on it! If good luck doesn't find us, we must go out and find it.

The Secret to Becoming the New Powerful

Chris Deaver | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Deaver

Elon Musk is disrupting things. Again. With his announcement of the Powerwall battery, in a TED-like presentation, Elon challenged us to be differ...

I'm Using These 3 Simple Steps to Actually Stick With Good Habits

James Clear | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

I have been trying a new strategy for building habits, and it is working incredibly well. This strategy is remarkably easy, and it is governed by three simple rules.

On Being Boldly Dumb

Isa Adney | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Isa Adney

I remind myself that dumb and bold are two sides of the same coin, and that you can't get one without the other. So if any of my dreams require the kind of boldness that's only recognized in hindsight, then I've got to learn to live with the dumb, with the unknown, with the uncertainty, with the vulnerability.

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

James Clear | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.

One Life-Changing Goal You've Forgotten to Set

Elyse Gorman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We start to believe that we are our roles, titles and labels, like teacher or employee, writer or runner, parent or sister, wife or single. We start to believe that they somehow encompass our worth and value, and without them we are nothing.

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

James Clear | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your goal isn't to be perfect. Your goal is simply to win the majority of the time. And if you cast enough votes for the right identity, eventually the good behaviors will win out.

Time, Hope, and Stark Determination... March on... Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk, May 2, 2015 SF

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

It doesn't take a family member or friend to be a brain tumor survivor, or to know someone who has lost their life to this ugly disease, to help fight the fight or 'talk the walk and walk the talk.' But it definitely can make you pay attention and participate.

This Brain Hack Could Help You Stop Procrastinating

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

Having trouble motivating yourself to work toward a future goal? Whether what you want is two days or 20 years away, new research finds that the key t...

Masters of Habit: The Deliberate Practice and Training of Jerry Rice

James Clear | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Jerry Rice is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in the history of the National Football League. In addition to winning three Super Bo...

5 Ways to Unplug and Recharge This Spring

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carrie Visintainer

Spring is all about new growth and renewal, and I'm going work on containing my screen time over the next three months. To stay accountable, I'm going to keep a journal to see what I notice. Will I struggle? What will I gain? How will I feel mentally and physically?

A Millionaire's Guide To Goal Setting

Michael Neill | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Michael Neill

Traditional goal setting encourages us to think big and reach for the stars, but also to keep our target constant while we do whatever it takes to achieve it. My client didn't do any of that.