iOS app Android app

Goals

Wendy Bradford: In the Middle of Things, Begin

Wendy Bradford | Posted 08.04.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Financial services is not a shining example of men and women exemplifying work/life balance. And new mothers of 6- to 8-week-olds truly don't even understand what work/life balance means.

Sarah Kay: Redefining Success

Sarah Kay | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Sarah Kay

When I was nearing the end of my college experience, a lot of my friends had a clear idea of their definition of success. It was getting through medical school and becoming a doctor. It was winning a Tony for a Broadway musical. I didn't have a clue as to what my definition of success was.

Want To Take A Risk? Remember These 7 Things

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just pick one small thing to do and watch a big change in yourself. Allow yourself to realize the value of what you're doing by adding something new to your life and every day routine. Cherish the feeling you have for feeling accomplished.

Don't Be Afraid to Fail

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

When I think of the end of my life, I know I'd be much more disappointed in myself for not taking the risk than I would be for having a number of near misses. I know that regrets will be much harder to swallow than off-shoots.

How To Spot A Good Opportunity

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.

Grab A Pen! How To Start Achieving Your Goals

Jennifer Langione | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

I've always been a believer in setting goals. In the past, though, I've been able to achieve my goals just by writing them down and didn't have to remind myself of them on a regular basis. However, as my goals grew more complex, they pushed me to make bigger leaps out of my comfort zone.

Hold on Tight to Your Dreams

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

When I became a parent, my joy couldn't be contained. The love I felt for my children made my mother's lack of interest in me even more obvious. One thing was certain: I would make sure my kids knew they mattered.

On Letting Go Of Control

Nicole Glassman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

We can choose to let fear be a noose around our neck, holding our breath through life. We can choose to hold onto what we believe we can control, saying no to experiences that may seem risky. We can choose to be satisfied, but less than passionate. Or we can choose to cut the cord.

How One Little Comma Can Change Your Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life's commas are just like the ones we got used to during those mundane classroom lessons. They are a time to pause, reflect, catch our breath then move on. They aren't the end.

Adam Grant: Does Trying To Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.17.2013 | Good News
Adam Grant

What if searching for happiness actually prevents us from finding it? There's reason to believe that the quest for happiness might be a recipe for misery.

3 Steps To Turning Your Dreams Into Reality

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you have many dreams you'd like to make come true? If there's so much you want to do but in reality, so little time to do it, the feeling of overwhelm itself can actually hold you back from accomplishing any of your major goals.

Dream Big

Career Wardrobe | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Many of us have dreams to be successful, dreams to conquer and dreams to explore. Many of us feel our dreams are unreachable. Many of us often express the term 'in our dreams', many of us strive to reach our goals and dreams everyday.

You're Scared... Get Over It!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 07.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Oraefo

As the saying goes, if you want something you've never had, you must do something you've never done before. What have you not done before that you are willing to do to change your life?

Giving New Meaning to How Women Can Climb Their Way to the Top

Claudia Chan | Posted 07.07.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

We often say to ourselves, "If I can only achieve 'X,' everything else will be amazing!" The challenge is great, but we need to be kind to ourselves in the process. It's not getting to the top of the mountain that's the win, it's the journey that is the win.

Working for Lucy

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

I no longer work toward goals, I realized. Lately, I work for Lucy: Caring for her, organizing her care, working to pay for her care, making appointments, fundraising, advocating for her rights in her school district, changing diapers, keeping her safe.

The Secret To Being More Creative

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value." Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases.

Joy Management: How to Have a Great Week

Bradley Foster | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Joy management has worked for me for several years and it has helped many of my clients. It's free, it's flexible and you can tweak it any way to Sunday to make it work for you. If you stick with it, you will discover the blend of things that helps you manage your joy.

Why You're Self-Sabotaging (And How To Stop)

Polly Campbell | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

You can discard the beliefs that aren't helpful anymore, and rework others so that they propel you toward your greatest dreams. In the short run, you can also choose beliefs that will leave you feeling better, happier, more peaceful.

Why You're Not Getting The Credit You Deserve

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.

Why You Haven't Accomplished Your Big Goal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The reality stung for a moment. But then... I felt liberated. After all, if I couldn't be the best runner around, then I could just focus on being the best runner I could be. Knowing and accepting I'd never be the best at it actually made me free.

3 Ways to Leverage Your Time to Restore Work-Life Balance

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When you care deeply about your career and receive a great deal of satisfaction from what you do, this phrase can become the mantra for your life: When in doubt, work.

3 Ways To Make The Little Moments Count

Polly Campbell | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Often we are so focused on achieving a particular goal that we don't even see the greater possibilities that come into our life. We sidestep them thinking them to be unrelated or trivial to our mission, when in reality, they offer the very insight or opportunity we need to succeed on our primary path.

The Key To Finding The Right Career For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but like Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice.

How To Really Fulfill Your Purpose

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Put very simply, when you are following your heart and doing what you love to do, it's not called work. Keep your purpose at the forefront and connect each and every action to that purpose.

Fear of Failure: What's Your Bottom Line?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Start-ups, not-for-profits, small (and large) businesses come and go. During the holidays of 2004, while sitting at my desk in the basement of my parent's home, the question for me became; if this business failed tomorrow, what did I do with it?