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The Secret to Asking for a Mentor Is Not Asking, Period

Quora | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Quora

Like friendships, mentorships--the ones that actually exist, not the ones that exist in name only--rarely start from a formal request and certainly not from a near stranger. It doesn't work for mostly the same reasons. It's artificially trying to create a personal relationship. Doesn't work.

How To 'Fake It Til You Make It' And Be Successful

Quora | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Quora

I've been fortunate to have had some incredible mentors in my life, and with them the ability to sit in on and be surrounded by people that far exceed my current skill level. I seek these situations out because I know that the most effective way to grow is to play with and against people that are more skilled than you.

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood hom...

37 People Share The Best Advice They've Ever Been Given

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

No matter how long we've been in this world, we all have the capacity to hold great wisdom. Whether it's a five-year-old girl who offers "be...

These 5 Habits Will Change Your Life

Quora | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Asking myself, "What do you want to create?" before going to an important meeting, event, or date. This habit is really life changing and puts you in the director's chair in life. It allows you to stop and think about the purpose of participating in that event, with those particular people, and creates an urgency to think about the reason for it.

What Does This Ancient Personality Test Say About You?

Sonima.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

The Enneagram, like all spiritual and psychological systems, has the potential to help us transform, grow, and improve our relationships with others. For example, if our boss is a six we may act more systematically, but if we see they're an eight -- we might be incentivized to find freedom within their dynamic structure.

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Life is not linear. Your journey will be filled with undulation, crossroads, intersections, detours, bumps and a whole lot of open road. There will be days, months, even years when you will wonder where the hell you are. Hear me now-- you are where you need to be.

A New Approach to Finding Happiness

Sonima.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

The time is now. Instead of striving for the illusive state of happiness, lets choose to get honest about what it really means to be human; come together in dialogue about the inevitable darkness; and turn toward ourselves and each other with kind understanding.

If a Barn Could Talk

David Wygant | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
David Wygant

A barn is full of wisdom, as is an old person. When you look at a beautiful, weathered barn, if it could tell the story of the families that lived there, of the things and events that it witnessed, of the storms it endured. Imagine the history it can share with you.

The TAO of Tennis

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allen Vaysberg

Life is sports and sports is life. While most of us will never be competing under the bright lights of the biggest arenas, we have imaged ourselves...

Guidelines for the 30-Somethings

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrian Kamalii

For my contemporaries, let's remember to be more introspective, less harsh on ourselves with our follies and less aggrandizing with our accomplishments. Listen, do not compare, connect and remember -- we have a purpose.

What If You Had $1 Billion Dollars and a Permanent Vacation?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

The other day, I had lunch with a friend who's obsessed with bats. Literally. He travels around the world with this guy named Merlin and studies bat...

People Aged 7 To 93 Give Advice To Younger Selves

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.21.2015 | Fifty

When you need advice, who better to listen to than someone older and wiser. No matter your age -- old or young -- time always brings a uniqu...

55 Essential Pieces Of Dating Advice

Francesca Hogi | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Embrace serendipity -- As long as there are other humans, there is the potential for you to meet someone to date, or someone who might introduce you to someone to date. Get excited about the possibilities!

7 Ways to Be a Better Conversationalist

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Listening is a very difficult skill few master. Do not be thinking about what you're going to say while they are talking. Genuinely listen.

What Can Running a Marathon Teach You About Life?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Quora

I ran the Chicago Marathon (in 2014). All 26.2 miles of it. It was definitely not an easy feat. Six months prior, I could barely run 10 kilometers.

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

8 Keys to Successfully Move Your Way Up the Work Totem Pole

Quora | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Quora

Contrary to popular belief, working the hardest and the longest hours is not the path to management. Sure, in some companies maybe, but if that's the way to get to management in a company, I'd swiftly exit said company. In that type of environment, the "higher up" you get, the more doggish hours you're working.

6 Lessons You Should Have Learned In College

Quora | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Quora

When people make lists about things they wish they knew in college, it's usually full of general things students hear over and over again.

The Secret to Finding the Passion in Your Life and Career

Quora | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Too many of us believe in a magical being called 'passion.' "If only I could find my passion," we cry. "Finding my passion would make me happy."

The Top 3 Skills Necessary For All Careers

Quora | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Quora

Let's face it... who is happy with their first choice of careers? Few people start with something and stick it out forever. Even successful athletes start other careers and you should too. The challenge is to use your first career to build up skills that are needed in all industries, all organizations and all situations.

10 Behaviors That Could Launch Your Career

Quora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Quora

You're going to be successful at some things and you'll fail at others. One of the best things you can do through it all is to own it. People will respect you for that. Why? Because you're willing to show them that you'll own it through both the good and the bad.

Clips From 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Girls' And Other HBO Shows Provide Life Advice For College Grads

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.30.2015 | College

Life after college can be weird, and a little intimidating. You've graduated, so that's good, and maybe you even have a job. But navigating ...

5 Things You Learn After Quitting Your Job and Backpacking Around the World

Quora | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Quora

I quit my job at Dell, crammed some stuff into a backpack, and went to Southeast Asia (and a few other places) for about six weeks. Not exactly "traveling the world" as we only went to a few countries, but it was more of a backpacker/adventure travel experience than I had ever had previously.

5 Tips That Can Make Your Life More Simple

Quora | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Have a routine that you use to start your day that becomes automatic and thoughtless. It's really hard to write a 80,000-word novel, but it's very simple to write down 500 words every morning if it's so embedded into your routine that you don't even have to think about it (and at that rate your novel will be complete in just over five months).