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.

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?

20 strategies to defeat the urge to do useless tasks

Procrastination is in all of us, and one of the best ways to procrastinate is to do all the busy-work that makes us feel like we’re doing stuff — while not doing the stuff we know we should be doing.

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.

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.

Seth Godin on failing until you succeed

In this video with Bryan Elliott for “Behind the Brand,” best-selling entrepreneur, marketer and author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo, and starting a business.

What’s a mindmap? Get some examples

What is a mind map? Put simply, it’s a type of diagram, used to help you outline information in a visual format. But really, a mindmap can be anything you need it to be.

11 ways to connect with the people who make failure impossible

The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.

It’s the hard stuff that usually matters most

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

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.

Too many chefs: Smaller groups make more accurate decisions

The trope that the likelihood of an accurate group decision increases with the abundance of brains involved might not hold up when a collective faces a variety of factors — as often happens in life and nature.

Going with your gut: Making decisions based on instinct

For centuries, scientists have studied how we go about the difficult task of choosing A or B, left or right, North or South – and how both instinct and intellect figure into the process.

Be specific to maximize your chances for happiness

The paradox of happiness is that chasing it may actually make us less happy, a Stanford researcher says.

Do you jump around from task to task?

You know what it’s like: No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.

The 3 do-what-you-love conundrums

I make a living doing what I love, and doing what you love for a living is fantastic.

Happiness first, then everything else

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.

When mom is the CEO at home, workplace ambitions take a back seat

It’s often said that women can have it all – motherhood and a career. But a study suggests that women who rule the household have less energy for or interest in being a rising star in the workplace.

Complicated decision? Let your unconscious handle it

When faced with a difficult decision, we try to come up with the best choice by carefully considering all of the options, maybe even resorting to lists and lots of sleepless nights.