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Feel Like Giving Up? Here's Why You Can't Quit

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Insecurity cripples us from doing our best creative work. We've all experienced the sudden jolt of uncertainty that leaves us feeling wary about what we're making or doing.

Why We Quit Our Jobs In Advertising To Scrub Toilets

How Far From Home | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

It seems like we're having the time of our lives. And don't get me wrong: we are. But it's not all ice-creams and pretty landscapes. So far, I think we've tallied 135 toilets scrubbed, 250 kilos of cow dung spread, two tons of rocks shoveled and 60 meters of pathway laid, for starters.

Are You Ready to Receive Love's Message?

Ashley Navarro | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

There was a time when I believed Love to be scary or something to stay away from. I thought Love hurt and that it was painful. I actually thought Love did me more harm than good. Every time I messed around with Love, eventually I got hurt. So, I gave up on Love. I gave up on being hurt.

Questions to Ask During Difficult Moments

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

One way to energize and take great care yourself as you live through a heartbreaking experience, is to resist the human urge to ask why, and instead, ask what and how.

Growth Can Be a Killer

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Growth is good and should be the ultimate goal of just about every company. "Build it and they will come" to your corporate field of dreams. Just be careful that you know how to keep the weeds out.

The 10 Lessons To Learn From Traveling

College Tourist | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

The real world means packing up and leaving your comfort zone, the familiar, your safe place, and experiencing unknown things - a new place, new people who may not understand you, unfamiliar customs, the list goes on. Traveling is being in the real world, and here are 10 vital lessons that it will teach you.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

Do You Feed the Good Wolf or the Bad?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kali Hawlk

Do something that inspires you. Do something that makes you feel relaxed and content. Do something that makes you feel challenged and just a bit scared, in a thrilling sort of way.

Startup Insider: How aCommerce CEO Paul Srivorakul Plans to Automate eCommerce in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The core team of aCommerce is battle-tested, having built three other startups from the ground and successfully exiting all three, their last one being Ensogo, the daily deals site that got acquired by LivingSocial. I got the opportunity to sit down and go behind the scenes with them.

The Wild Ride Gets Wilder - Only Government Spending Can Fix This

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

This is inequality: a ton of money at the top, everyone else hunkered down just trying to get by (or not getting by), forced to spend very little. Companies are afraid to expand if no one is spending. The result is poor demand to guide the way to safe investment.

Wild Berries: A Lesson in Ripening

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mel Sellick

When did we last consider wild berries? On a visit to a new trail I've never been before, I begin seeing them stretch and grow, exploding with pote...

More Than An Internship -- Realizations From the Month I Spent at Asia's No. 1 Startup Accelerator

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.02.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

My internship at JFDI Asia allowed me to truly understand what life is like as an entrepreneur. It's hard. It's challenging. There are so many ups and downs. You'll work harder than you ever have. You'll struggle. You'll get rejected. You'll face competition. You'll fail.

Let's Turn Learning Inside Out

Janine Ingram | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Janine Ingram

And with this simple, beautiful illustration of Joy finally understanding the role of Sadness in "Inside Out," I fully understood the focus on embracing failure within "Creativity Inc." Failure is to learning as Sadness is to Joy. We don't want to spend the majority of our time experiencing failure, but it plays a vital role in our life and our growing understanding of the world around us. And like Joy's attempt at minimizing Sadness, many of us parents minimize our children's risks because we lack understanding of its role in learning, we are robbing our children of the opportunity to fail.

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

Do You Know the Secret Sauce for Growth?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Do you want to know the secret sauce that guarantees growth? Well me too, but frankly, I am not sure if one truly exists. Yet if it is growth that you are seeking, be it for your business or yourself, there are five things you need to define in order to ensure that you take the right steps.

Predicting Elite Design Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the current wave of design thinking in business, top tier designers are now in short supply. Corporations scout elite universities in their hunt for top performers who possesses the right mix of human skills and social networks. So, how different are the top tier designers from their peers and how big is their actual contribution to performance?

Startup Insider: SlingShot MNL 2015 - Can the Philippines Build Their Own Version of Silicon Valley?

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Having been immersed in the Philippine startup ecosystem in the past year, I've seen how much it has grown from where it was last year to where it is today.

Navigating Transition

Austin Schneider | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

To my fellow workers, learners, Millennials and is a pleasure to share the road less traveled with you. Others take the lit and comfortable path. We prefer the cold, dark passageways that offer remarkable experiences.

Why Well-Being, Not Just GDP Growth, Should be the Goal

Douglas Beal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Douglas Beal

Having the right goals, the right strategies, and the right policies aimed at sustainable economic development are equally -- and perhaps even more -- important than those focused on GDP.

Entrepreneurial Women: 3 Ways to Break Through Invisible Barriers to Growth.

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

As a member of the National Women's Business Council, I've had the opportunity to engage with hundreds of female entrepreneurs. During our talks, I couldn't help but happen upon an interesting, yet frustrating discovery. 9 out of every 10 women I spoke with would rather stall their growth than ask for capital.

Why You're Destroying Your Life: Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself

Kaitlin Robinson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Robinson

Remember that to put your identity in anything external can be faulty and it keeps you from ultimate happiness. Recognizing your illusions and questioning your shoulds clears the path for you to lead a more whole, and authentic life. And in the meantime you can learn to see the growing pains as gifts and to discover what really makes you happy.

African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

Grow, Grow, Grow and Then What?

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

The pervasive thinking for VC-backed start-ups for the past 20+ years is to launch and grow quickly. Then they need to grow and grow and keep growing forever.

5 Ways to Ignite Rapid Growth in Your Startup

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

Most entrepreneurs fail in what we call the "land of the dead" for startups. This is the place where the company has seen some initial traction, but then is unable to trigger rapid growth.

Four Steps to Making Change an Opportunity Not a Threat

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In a series of posts from a few years ago, I described the obstacles to and steps needed to produce positive and long-lasting change. This concern con...