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.

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…

Frictionless work: How to clear your life of non-essential tasks

How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work?

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.

It’s the hard stuff that usually matters most

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

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?

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.

How to achieve your dreams, despite everyday pressures

Do you have dreams you want to pursue, but never seem to have the time because of the twin demands of work and family?

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, comparatively speaking: How we think about life’s rewards

You win some, you lose some. Such are life’s ups and downs.

Success isn’t a competition: How boosting others can help you in the long run

How does someone else’s success mean anything bad for you?

Does intrinsic motivation actually exist?

While some psychologists still argue that people perform better when they do something because they want to, research suggests we shouldn’t even make that distinction.

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.

A positive mood allows you to think more creatively

People who watch funny videos on the internet at work aren’t necessarily wasting time.

Buying experiences, not stuff, leads to greater happiness

Can money make us happy if we spend it on the right purchases?

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.

The basics of creating a marketing plan

We all know marketing is key to small business survival and success, but it can be overwhelming to know what to do to be an effective marketer.

Some authors struggle with stardom

Canada’s literary celebrities struggle to find a happy medium between glad-handing with their public and craving the solitude that the writing life affords them.