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Finding Yourself

Questions for Within: What to Ask Yourself When Creating Your Dream Business

Heather Piedmont | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Heather Piedmont

I always make sure any prospect I work with truly wants the responsibility that comes with the freedom of being your own boss.

Why You Don't Need To Travel To Find Yourself

Olga Mecking | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Olga Mecking

This world is so full of awesomeness like great food, music, beautiful arts and gorgeous buildings. I wouldn't want to swap these things for some elusive, intangible goal of finding myself.

Why Finding Yourself Is Overrated

Aliya LeeKong | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Aliya LeeKong

I, in fact, did have an "aha" moment, but my own life shifted not when I realized what it was I wanted to do as a career, how I could turn what I love (cooking) into what I live on a daily basis (chef and cookbook author).

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bizarre Advice

Cal Newport | Posted 11.29.2013 | Home
Cal Newport

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhy, we might ask, do we so easily accept the assumption that we're hard-wired for a specific economic pursuit?

How to Find Yourself, When You've Lost Yourself

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Get uneasy, get scared, become a beginner again. You will learn something new about yourself, not only about your character, but what turns on your light. Once you've found something that turns on your light, you've found purpose.

Finding My Way Again... The Reminder That Every Journey Is a Process

Robin Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

The best thing about all of this is the fact that I feel like I have been reunited with myself. The confidence in me is building again at a rapid pace and I am feeling more like myself every time I make a decision to be true to myself.

Live a Life Worth Writing About

Ryon Harms | Posted 11.12.2013 | Home
Ryon Harms

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWitnessing my daughter's miraculous birth and then the death of my wife soon after forced me to contemplate my own mortality. I asked myself, if I died tomorrow, what would I regret? Only one answer surfaced.

Manifesto of a Corporate Misfit

Steve Satterwhite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Satterwhite

The old way -- where employees compete against one another for status, raises and promotions, where one person winning means another one must lose, where one withholds from their co-workers because their managers stack-rank their people against each other -- yeah, that day is over.

The Propaganda of 'Having It All'

Audrey Bellis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

Is it me, or does the whole "having it all" notion smell like scarcity packaged as perfectionism while preying on our deepest fears?

What It Really Means To 'Find Yourself'

Katie Atkinson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

I quickly became aware that I wasn't focused enough on being me, and I was bothered by it. Since then, I've buckled down and have stopped worrying about what others are doing. You can too.

The Real Core Workout: Why Your Life Needs More Than Pole Dancing to Get Rock Solid

Betsy Chasse | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Betsy Chasse

In the end, what you really need to do is figure out what you believe and see if it actually aligns with what you want to believe. Stop simply moving the furniture and start rebuilding the house.

Off to College? Let the Self-discovery Begin

Murali Balaji | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Perhaps the biggest catalyst of my understanding, however, was having three of my closest friends in college serve as my spiritual sounding boards. Sometimes, we'd go from the club to an all-night diner and talk religion, getting into lively debates about reconciling the secular from the sacred.

Yesterday

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

The level of guilt we feel often dictates the length of time we take to get over what ever it is we have done. Some people, even though forgiven by those they have wronged, never forgive themselves, making every tomorrow a yesterday before it even happens.

Only The Outcast Can Lead

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.12.2013 | Home
Dr. Gail Gross

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFear of failure or already low self-esteem may further work to push those passions down to a forgotten place, where we try to tell ourselves they belong. The problem is that by attempting to silence our inner voice, we limit our true potential and our ability to lead full, happy lives.

Every Relationship Counts

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

Connections are important, but how do you build them? How do you meet people that will help you get the most out of life, your career and your ambitions? Spouses, Employers, business partners and classmates all fall into our lives; these are the people that help define you.

'The Bridge Of High School Leads To A Great Unknown'

Madelyn Chen | Posted 07.25.2013 | Teen
Madelyn Chen

But there, in that limbo of uncertainty and absence of fate, lays the true beauty of high school, the light shining above the bridge. In those three years after childhood and before adulthood, standing on that awkward bridge, you have one of the rarest commodities in life.

The Pregnancy Perspective

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled by these lessons of partnership, as well as those of parenthood -- the privilege of birthing your best teacher, seeing your clearest mirror, and walking beside your greatest reminder for a lifetime.

The Endless Search

Christine Eilvig | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I have done fire walks and thrown forgiveness letters into burning flames. I have been spit on in the face, poked on my body and I have even been beaten up as part of a workshop. My home has been space cleared and decorated after all kinds of rules.

A College Student on College

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Rainesford Alexandra

So I treat college the way I treat a guy who won't take "no" for an answer: Maybe if I just don't acknowledge it, it will go away.

Are You Trying To Fill A Void? Why You Should Embrace It Instead

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The only way to be happy, healthy and whole is to face and deal with the voids you carry in your heart and soul. If something is missing, broken or empty inside of you, there is no person or thing that will fill it. Only you can heal yourself and close the voids.

Finding Yourself and Your Pants

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

It's important to not second guess the choices we make once we're submerged in different circumstances. Situations change, and we forget the tiny details that solidified our ultimate resolutions.

Why I Married A Man I Didn't Love

Honey Seltzer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Divorce
Honey Seltzer

When I was young, I married a man I didn't love

To Be Nothing but Yourself

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Genuine vision reveals that beyond the issue of jobs there is also the deeper struggle for self-realization and the individual need to find a person's essential life-work.

Home Before Any Place

Wale Oyejide | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Wale Oyejide

Twice a month, you remember why it's all worth it. While every night in-between, you ask yourself exactly when it was that your happiness became worth so little?

The Inner Journey Of A World Traveler

Carré Otis | Posted 04.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Carré Otis

I thought I would never find my way back home to a place where I no longer had to search restlessly. I wanted to be in a place that was settled, soft, open, and aware. Above all, I wanted to be content. That craving took me on a different kind of journey.