10 ways to do all that stuff you don’t want to do

Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done.

The short but powerful guide to finding your passion

Following your passion can be a tough thing… but figuring out what that passion is can be even more elusive.

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.

Stop reading. Start doing.

There are a lot of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. Are you one?

The secret to being incredibly creative

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

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.

33 ways to boost your productivity

When a problem is large or complex and the optimal solution is unclear, here’s how to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path.

How to work with the obstacles in your path

Let’s say you are sitting at your desk, with something to write, and you notice some anxiety… and an urge to go instead to one of your...

How to take charge of your time with timeboxing

Timeboxing is a simple time management technique you can use to take control of your time.

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?

The obstacle is the path

Often we’re discouraged because of some tough challenge or obstacle in our way. But a shift in mindset, courtesy of a Zen proverb, can change everything: The obstacle is the path.

Creative inspiration: The pulse that beats within us all

The problem isn’t capturing our creativity, as individual inspiration is a steady pulse that beats within us all. The problem is keeping those embers hot once we have them in our grasp.

Don’t just read about it! Do it

Reading teaches us a lot, but it’s in the actual doing of things that we do our real learning.

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.

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to starting a small online business

I’ve been working online full time for almost 10 years, since age 19. I’ve had a lot of failures and a lot of successes. There is no better way to learn how to succeed than to learn from someone who has already done it.

How to start

It’s the lack of starting that kills most tasks and projects.

Crazy talk: The do-what-you-love guide

When I wrote the first words of my blog, more than five years ago, I had no idea those few keystrokes would change my life.

10 stupid mistakes the newly self-employed make

This advice is geared towards small business owners, particularly people who are just starting (or about to start) their own business.