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Does Flextime Lead to Better Health and Less Burnout?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Without question, more and more employees are asking their employers for more flexibility, but does flextime really decrease rates of burnout and lead to better health outcomes? What do you think?

The Mystery of Mastery

Barry Kibrick | Posted 08.30.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

Doubting your ability to find mastery in your life is normal. However, your ability to endure the doubt is in your control. Do not even attempt to stop the feelings of doubt -- just do not let them stop you from achieving the awareness that mastery is an attainable goal.

24 Hours -- It's Not As Long As You Think

Amanda Yuill | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

I've been doing a lot of mindfulness work lately, in particular trying to play the role of "curious observer" to my thoughts and behaviors. It was through this curious observation that I came to a shocking realization this week: Things take time.

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.

Learning to Swim Again: Triumph, Tragedy and 45 Years in the Deep End

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Every morning, I drive off a winding main road. I tip my wheels onto the red Georgia clay-mud over emerald grass-blades. My daughter and I flip-flop down the driveway, pointing at and naming garden statues and lush flowers, the pines tilt to sweet shade.

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

When Your Career Becomes a Job

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

A certain amount of accountability proves to help performance, while being micromanaged or needing approval for every move grossly reduces one's creativity and life force. Like being chained to the floor, a lack of autonomy will quickly frustrate you.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Hero/Heroine's Journey

Maria Portas | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

As new budding creative entrepreneurs we actually choose to take the Hero/Heroine's Journey. Our life's work is our business. And it is through our wo...

Success, Failure and Mastery

Tom Morris | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Sarah Lewis helps us to reorient our thinking around the concept of mastery and the process that develops it. And it's the process that seems to be her real interest, because the process of growing in mastery of anything inevitably involves uncertainty, courage, failure, persistence and struggle.

Creative Tension: How Masters Turn Stalemates Into Creative Breakthroughs

Robert Greene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Robert Greene

The feeling that we have endless time to complete our work has an insidious and debilitating effect on our minds. Our attention and thoughts become diffused. Our lack of intensity makes it hard for the brain to jolt into a higher gear.

Two Passionate Paths to Performance

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Scott Barry Kaufman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBLACK's journey highlights the extremely important role of passion in fueling the deliberate practice necessary to gain the valuable expertise necessary to reach higher and higher heights of personal creative expression.

The Journey to Mastery

Peter Walters | Posted 09.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Walters

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMastery comes, as it did for BLACK, through immense passion and dedication -- and in many cases, through obsession. But that's what it takes!

The First 100 Hours

Michael Neill | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The reason I like the notion of the 10,000 hours is that while it can appear daunting, it actually lowers the barrier to entry for most people.

How To Become A Master

Posted 11.15.2012 | Books

Mastery by Robert Greene ($28.95, Viking) is the latest book from the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strateg...

Do Sandy's Storm Clouds Have a Silver Lining?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

In short, it appears that early adversity boosts mental toughness and sense of mastery and control -- all important ingredients of psychological resilience.

WATCH: New Book Promises Strategies Of World's Great Achievers

Posted 10.16.2012 | Books

Robert Greene wrote the bestseller "The 48 Laws of Power," and he's about to return with a new book, "Mastery," ($28.95, Viking, November 13th.) Its t...

Does Pursuing Our Passions Really Make Us Happier?

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

A passion doesn't just plug you into a dependable source of rhapsodic moments each week, it also provides the best kind of happiness: gratification, a lasting sense of fulfillment that the instant mood upgrades can't.

Fostering Mastery

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Terry Newell

A society that does not encourage mastery gets mostly average performance. For our children, for ourselves, and for our future, we need more.

Are You Making The Most Of Your Career? (VIDEO)

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

As an employee, you can be fulfilling your own objectives within such an organization -- not just financially but also your personal ethos and values -- the natural drive to make the most of your life.

Kobe Bryant, Anoushka Shankar, and You -- On Mastery

Scott Schwenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott Schwenk

I'm not interested in finding a glamorous group of some sort to accept me and white-wash over the places I haven't been willing to do the work around releasing insecurity myself.


Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

If I have learned one thing in my life, it is that people are not broken and don't need to be fixed and, in fact, the more I try to fix them the more they (or I) will resist.

On Mastery

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Has mastery become an old-fashioned notion? Mastery takes time, something most of us have trouble finding. It takes discipline, a quality in short supply today.