Here's to the end of glorification for our culture's busyness, getting things done on little sleep, and feeling like we have to catch up with the race -- because ultimately there is no race except for the one we assign ourselves to.
In an overwhelmed state, we veer off course of the destination that will fulfill us and support our authenticity. So how do you deal with overwhelm?
In the last decade, there has been a huge push for the use of meditation and how "connecting with oneself" can bring a sense of calm to a person's life. It can help to stabilize the mind and "leave oneself" for a place of serenity and gratitude.
If you can understand the power of feeling good right now, and not wait until you've lost the weight, found the guy or girl, or got the job, you hold the key to always being able to feel fulfilled, satisfied and joyful.
Now I know what it must have been like to spend a day with Dale Carnegie, because I've experienced as close as one can possibly get through my two days with Michael J. Maher.
The Internet has been a boon for the sharing of wisdom, roadmaps, and advice, but it has also created a whole marketplace for the sharing of what appears to be a single correct route to success. Advice on hacking our lives toward better performance and productivity and happiness is the dieting advice of this decade.
When we see an impossible task, it's expected to back away into the realm of the possible, and live safely within the lines of our capability. But dreamers see the impossible and reach for it. It makes them more daring.
The sooner we can learn to find balance when we are amid a season of nothing, the easier it becomes to transfer this idea of balance to handle both tasks and relationships during a season of everything, especially when all hell breaks loose.
In my life as a TV boss, I had an abundance of power -- or that's what people thought I had. That's what they wanted to meet me for. Of course, all I had was an image of power in their heads, nothing more. Real power is rooted somewhere much deeper.
One way to avoid workaholism is by recognizing that true work-life blend begins in one particular direction: from self to work. Work may come to inform the self over time, but work must first and foremost be designed by the individual if we are to experience meaning and flow, the bedrocks of lasting happiness.
When we become still through meditation, we realize that everything we do has value, that every moment we're breathing is a miracle. And if we can carry even a little bit of that truth with us out of our meditation and into our day, we'll be so much more content and happy.
I did not learn about patents until about the age of 25, and I was insanely lucky to find co-founders who explained to me why it was important that our start-up business filed a patent. How many Americans learn this by 25, and how do Americans become more intellectual property aware even younger?
I've been training for years. Can't really count how many at this point, but it's been a while. It started out as torture! Well, let's put it this w...
The answers are within us. We have everything we need to create the lives we want. An old proverb says, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." Get busy now sowing the seeds of the life you want to flourish over the coming years.
In the first of my two-part interview with Coastal Carolina head coach (and TD AMERITRADE chairman) Joe Moglia, we drilled into the details of Joe's Be a Man philosophy, which, according to him, is what lies at the heart of his success in business, on the football field and in life. Here's what BAM looks like in action.
If you're like me, much of your free time in February was spent glued to the TV. I know, I know; I'm always a proponent of getting off the couch and g...
He took a college football team that was one of the worst in the country, and made them division champions overnight, two years in a row. Before becoming the head coach at Coastal Carolina, Joe was the CEO and chairman of TD AMERITRADE, where he led the company from a market value of $700 million to $10 billion.
Instead of focusing on all the reasons you really don't want to go to work, focus on the good parts. You are alive. You have a job. You aren't really sick, etc. Gratitude promotes positive thinking that attracts good energy.
If you want more money, more freedom, and more goodness in your life, you must learn to use fear as fuel. More wins start to come for every brave step forward you take.
If you could display your ability to do something -- whether that was making a free throw, solving a math problem, or selling a candy bar -- then you would naturally become confident in your ability to do it again. I had never thought about using my actions to drive my mindset.