We are used to thinking of success in terms of status, money and power. While each of these is a legitimate value in and of itself, when they become the exclusive metric of success they become destructive and unsatisfactory.
The more you meditate, the more you recognize your ego and learn to use it consciously. This is healthy use of ego. The practices make the ego transparent and usable. The practices allow you to gain the ability to observe yourself more and more so that you can make changes and polish yourself.
Our actions create our life. Confident people have greater control over their minds and have tuned their mental station to one of "I can." Here are nine things that confident people do that you can apply to your life.
London teems with signage, but the phrase that everyone knows is "Mind the Gap." It's not a message for the locals. This gentle reminder is strategically placed in a city that welcomes tens of millions of people a year to look out for their lives in a way.
Everybody has that friend. That guy or gal who never keeps a commitment. You ask them to do something, maybe they offer to help you with something, come out for a drink or send you an email with some information. They NEVER do it.
Through the process of working toward and achieving my own goals, I am rebuilding the way I think, and discovered some important lessons that every successful person practices every day. No matter what.
Have you tested your work ethic lately? Having a solid work ethic is about far more than how long you sit at your desk. When I work with people to help grow their careers, they often begin by telling me that they have a good work ethic.
This little conversation reminded me of why I hate "fear-based decision making" and got me thinking about the importance of overcoming fear. Let's talk about how you can get past fear and self-doubt and do the things that you want to do.
Start taking these steps and before you realize it, you will be well on your way to doing work that gives you a deep sense of purpose and passion. You will become one of the 13 percent of people who love their work.
When we make the biggest decisions of our lives, in any arena, whether it be work, study, relationships -- we are all, to a lesser or greater extent, making said decisions out of care for what we want. And if we aren't, then we absolutely should be.
This month I had the opportunity to attend what I would consider the best entrepreneurial conference I have ever attended. It was a first year event called THRIVE, put on by multi-millionaire entrepreneur Cole Hatter.
It's not often that any of us change a long-held view about an important matter, but it happened to me recently. I got on a plane from Gatwick and when I arrived in Naples I had completely changed my mind on something I have been banging on about for many years.
How long does it take to become elite at your craft? And what do the people who master their goals do differently than the rest of us? That's what John Hayes, a cognitive psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University, wanted to know.