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Motivation

Happiness Is an Action

Tama Kieves | Posted 03.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tama Kieves

We live in the culture of doing. We live in the culture of staying busy. But an inspired life will ask you to look at what part of you is coming up with the tasks. Is it your strength that motivates you? Or is it your desperation? Where you come from is where you'll go.

12 Ways To Feel Motivated When You're Least Inspired

| Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.30.2015 | Small Business

When you're feeling overworked, overwhelmed and overextended, as we so often do these days, you may find yourself avoiding certain tasks, putting off ...

How to Slow Time

Brendon Burchard | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

We are too often hurried, stressed, distracted, overwhelmed, and bombarded from every angle. We are fighting the good fight, yet with so much going ...

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

Just Breathe

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.

Every Breath You Take: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

It's one of our most basic human functions: breathe in, breathe out. For most of us it comes naturally, (though not for all unfortunately). We don't t...

Internal vs. External Motivation: How to Build an Exercise Routine You'll Stick To

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

But when you're internally motivated, you're driven by a desire to make yourself better. You're only accountable to you, and that means you control the variables that decide whether you succeed or fail. When those factors are stacked in your favor, the odds say you'll make lasting change.

Masters of Habit: The Wisdom and Writing of Maya Angelou

James Clear | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Sadly, Maya Angelou, the great American author and poet, has passed away. She was known for her award-winning autobiographies as well as for her numer...

What's Your Why?

Nora Oravecz | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Nora Oravecz

Forget about your "boundaries," there are no limits, only those that you created in your head. You don't need them anymore. But if you give up on yourself, you will become a prisoner in your own life suffering from all those missed opportunities that were in front of you, that you should have just had the courage to realize.

By Saying Yes, You're Saying No

Sarah Liddle | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Liddle

we must make it a conscious practice to see that when we say yes to something we say no to everything else. When you fully understand and accept this, you can then clarify and focus your time on what is truly important and significant to you. Fulfillment is achieved by conscious choice day in and day out.

How to Be Motivated Every Day: Lessons Learned From Twyla Tharp

James Clear | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Use your ritual as an on-ramp for the bigger behavior and habits you want to build into your life. When you master the ability to mindlessly initiate the tasks that are important to you, it's not necessary to rely on motivation and willpower to make them happen.

How a Slight Tweak in Words Changes Your Entire Organization

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Organizations whose goals focus on inward may experience short-term wins. But organizations with a customer-focused purpose create long term results.

When to Take a Bow? (Hint: Not When You Think)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Jennie Sutherland

Picture it. You've prepped for that important presentation... you've gotten stakeholder buy-in, triple-checked your numbers. YOU ARE READY. You walk...

50 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Lead From the Heart

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

In our business culture, and society in general, the image or metaphor of the heart is often associated with yielding, kindness -- or perhaps weakness. Yet, the heart is also strong and powerful, as well as the driving force of life.

4 Steps to Get Out From the Chaos

Nora Oravecz | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Nora Oravecz

Real success is when you are honest with yourself, and you are living an authentic life. A life is what you are not creating by the expectations of others but keep experiencing until you find the things what make you happy. This is how you can get closer to your balance. When you are open to everything what surrounds you and take out from it what serves you.

Opportunity Comes Candy-Wrapped

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

When I look back, I find that many of the opportunities that allowed positive growth didn't always show up as easy, flashy, or fun. They often appeared as something that looked like hard work.

5 Underrated Taylor Swift Songs That Can Help You Through Your Rough Patch

Allison Underhill | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Allison Underhill

As it turns out, there is so much more to Taylor Swift than the overplayed chart-toppers that she is known for. Instead of shaming her for musically trashing her exes, we should instead look at the unacknowledged heroes of her albums. Swift's songs cover misfortunes that every young woman can relate to.

Do What You Love (and the Money Might Follow)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.19.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I was raised to believe money didn't matter all that much. But I wasn't told to "find your passion" and, if I was, I'm not sure I could have found it...even if you'd given me a glass of wine and a life coach.

The Single Biggest Reason Why the U.S. Economy Is Still Bad Despite a 5.5% Unemployment Rate!

Ebong Eka | Posted 03.18.2015 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Is the economy really getting better for most Americans? It depends who you ask - the unemployed and underpaid would obviously disagree with that question.

How the 7 Habits Continue to Inspire Me

Clayton M. Christensen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Clayton M. Christensen

In the 7 Habits book we find our best selves, no matter who we are or where we come from. And we find out how to put in action in our own lives, the timeless truths that are inescapably the source of all human happiness and effectiveness.

7 Surprising Myths About Success

Chris Deaver | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

I'm so tired of seeing news, articles, and books calling out "success" as something reserved for big-name celebrities and out-of-reach rock stars. Why be limited to such a shallow definition when you were destined for so much more? Let's get back to the real meaning of success by getting clear on some popular myths about it

3 Powerful Ways to Gain Control of Any Situation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Some people live their lives as if they are passengers in an out-of-control car. Rather than doing something to control the situation -- by getting into the driver's seat -- they operate the car as passengers. They attempt to control what is out of their control, rather than what actually is within it. Here's how you can gain control when you feel like you have none:

The Photographer Nobody Knew: Lessons on Sharing Your Gifts With the World

James Clear | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The story of Vivian Maier is a wonderful reminder that we all carry some brilliance inside of us. But perhaps it is an even better reminder that nobody owes it to you to put your work out into the world.

Inspiring Yourself to Achieve Greater Things in Life

Alka Pratap | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Pratap

Success isn't just a byproduct of one's desire. Success also requires capability. If you are really serious about achieving what you wish to, developing the right kinds of capabilities, whether of body, mind or both, is essential.

How to Read More: The Simple System I'm Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

James Clear | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Before you move on to the normal bustle of the day, invest in yourself. Before your life turns into a whirlwind of activity, read a book that will make you better. As with most habits that can greatly impact your life, this will never feel urgent, but it is important. Twenty pages per day. That's all.