5 ways to find work you love

One of the keys to happiness — as well as productivity and effectiveness at work — is finding work you love, that you’re passionate about. Work you want to do, instead of just have to do.

Purpose your day: Most Important Task (MIT)

It’s very simple: your MIT is the task you most want or need to get done today.

Self-discipline and the power of social pressure

A big part of self-discipline comes from social pressure. This is how people in the military can become very disciplined, particularly in special forces. They don’t want to hold their team back, so they have to do their best.

9 simple daily habits to ignite your passion

It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think.

The secret to being incredibly creative

To truly tap into your creative nature, you only have to realize one thing…

The small-scale approach to achieving great things

Think big. Live to the max. Change the world. These high-flying statements are meant to encourage us to achieve great things with our lives. But, rather than being an inspiration, do such huge goals just leave you feeling overwhelmed instead?

Don’t just wish – make your dream a burning desire

Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

A guide for teens: What you can do with your life

What an extremely tough thing for teens to figure out: What should you do with your future?

One key to setting goals you will actually achieve

When people consider a particular goal, they often worry about the time commitment: ‘If I start a business now, it could take years to make it profitable.’ Such thoughts reveal a total misunderstanding of the nature of time.

Personal branding: Be aware of your pigeonhole, because it’s hard to switch

Many people aren’t aware that when they begin to make a name for themselves, they are creating a brand… and what’s more, that brand becomes hard to change once it’s become established in people’s minds.

How to achieve without goals

Let’s say you have an agenda, and every time one of you wandered off the agenda, you forced yourself to get back on it. Would the conversation be better or worse, with a set outcome?

Keep your goals in front of you to jump-start the day

Keep refreshing your goals in your mind, so you think about them often. Here are some ways to do just that.

How & why you might want to create a belief board

If you don’t believe you’ll succeed, then some parts of you will resist your goal, and your progress will be frustratingly slow.

Living the prolific life: A how-to guide

The prolific life has been characterized by abundant inventiveness and limitless creativity, and has been enshrouded in a veil of mystery – the sources of artistic inventiveness are too often viewed as out-of-reach for the average person.

Guess what? You are self-employed already

Everyone is essentially self-employed — and that even if you’re an employee, you should think of yourself as the President of your own personal services corporation.

The world needs you to do what you love

If you want to make a difference in the world, the single most important thing you can do is consciously and deliberately choose to do work that you are passionate about.

Overcoming the ‘fear of insignificance’

In the not-too-distant past, young people aspired to become lawyers and doctors. Now they yearn to achieve the celebrity of a Mark Zuckerberg or Oprah Winfrey — and these goals extend to adults as well.

The little rules of action

Too often we get stuck in inaction — the quagmire of doubt and perfectionism and distractions and planning that stops us from moving forward.

Slow wealth: JD Roth on his 14-point financial philosophy

“Over the course of five years, I’ve managed to pay off over $35,000 in debt, quit my day job, and go from having nothing saved to fully funding my retirement accounts every year. In the process, I’ve developed a 14-point philosophy.”

Can’t find a dream job? Create your own

I’ve been stuck in a job I hate, and I felt imprisoned, trapped doing work that bored me while following orders of others and helping them achieve their goals.