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.

Why to encourage others to be brilliant

It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution. But it is just as important that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them…

Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product

A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.

Does planning interfere with achieving your goals?

It seems really simple: If you want to achieve something, set a goal and then make specific plans to implement it.

How to stop being a workaholic

A reader recently asked, “How can an achievement-motivated workaholic learn to back off, relax, de-stress, and feel good about doing it? I am too driven!”

Why willpower alone is not enough to motivate you

Unconscious motivation plays a substantial role in how we respond to challenges. Find out how much.

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.

How to make your beliefs work for you

None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.

It’s the hard stuff that usually matters most

Some lessons that apply equally to getting buff and to building your business

How motivated are you? Depends on your personality

For some people, neither the carrot nor the stick will serve as a motivational tool

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?

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.

How your interests can turn into successes

Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, according to research from Duke University.

7 ways being unbalanced can make you more productive

Sometimes you need to become unbalanced in order to get things done. If you’re working on a book, launching a business or trying to overhaul some part of your life, you can probably relate.

Can you speed it up?

It’s a huge limiting belief to assume that going faster means you’re doing something wrong and creating too much stress.

Does success really make people happy?

Happy individuals are predisposed to seek out and undertake new goals in life and this reinforces positive emotions, say researchers who examined the connections between desirable characteristics, life successes and well-being of over 275,000 people.

What makes creativity tick?

A team of researchers led by a Michigan State University neuroscientist has created a quick but reliable test that can measure a person’s...

Business is a social game

If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation, because, business is a social game.