I live my life by a few very basic principles ... and apply them over and over with everything I do.
“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” - Dan Sullivan
I’ve been in the corporate world of finance now for more than six years. What I've learned in that time applies to everyone, no matter what you do.
Even when it comes to following your passions, it is better to focus on ONE passion rather than many. In the words of Steven Covey, "“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
This chart from Deutsche Bank research: illustrates the marvels of the current 'recovery' cycle - a steady rise in the proportion of people who have NO savings at all.
Question your assumptions - To fall prey to another person you have to fall prey to your belief that you’re a good judge of character.
Charles Duhigg discusses the key habits and productivity tips that separate the successful people from the pack. Example: The people who are most successful and most productive tend to have what psychologists call “contemplative routines.” These habits are part of their lives that push themselves to think more deeply about their priorities and the choices that they’re making.
While it's important to learn from your mistakes, dwelling on the past or worrying about the future is a recipe for disaster. Here are four tips for living in the moment, in life and in business.
First, be less certain about everything but also question your data and learn to think in terms of probabilities.
Humans are creatures of habit. If you could build good habits, you’d be on your way to a better life. A Psychologist Who Has Studied Behavior for most of his life offers tricks to more reliably build better habits.
An investigation into a surprisingly divisive question but also illustrates how your brain works.
In short, commit to always be building deep knowledge about things you care about.
The truth - and a better story worth telling - is that chasing "success" destroys pretty much any chance of enjoying it when you achieve the goal. There is a better way to approach life ... and one where you will be happier at every point in the journey.
Ray Dalio is worth over $17 billion dollars - one of the richest men on this planet - and yet he has never chased the money. His primary goal HAS made him extremely happy.
In 1954 Abraham Maslow published his landmark work Motivation and Personality. This article explores the possible ramifications of a Basic Income that covers the bottom two levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
When you master your story, you master your happiness. It's super simple ... and easy once you build the habit. Building that habit is where a coach can help.
For starters, including people older than 34 makes for a rosier picture of the generation. Also, they may be saving but they are not necessarily investing or growing that nest egg.
What makes us remember songs and what makes some songs impossible to forget - and it all comes together (on steroids so to speak) during the Holidays.
"Focus"? or “Unfocus”? You need both. Unfocus enhances resilience, creativity, and decision making.
Not everything you’ve heard about body language is accurate. Don’t limit your success by buying into these ten myths:
Jon Acuff discusses how to make our goals work for us, and have some fun along the way.
If you’ve been suffering from a steady stream of stress-induced sickness, it can be difficult to pinpoint the source. A great first step is to journal about what you were doing and where you were when the symptoms first popped up ... and more suggestions here.
A new survey shows that the 401(k) is failing millions of Americans hoping for a secure retirement.
Aerobic exercise, which raises your heart rate for a sustained period, is "key for your head, just as it is for your heart," researchers say.
There are (at least) two essential financial factors to a long-term happy life. Ignore either one and you're asking for trouble.
Concerns about debt are leading students to pay more attention to financial literacy - though as to be expected, they pay more attention to the fun stuff (saving & investment) than cash flow and managing debt.
Logically, it make sense to wait and get the largest possible monthly Social Security benefit ... but many people don't. Here are the Top 5 Reasons
More and more people are feeling BOTH tired AND lonely at work - something commonly referred to as workplace burnout. Reducing workload or relieving stress (chair massage anyone?) isn't the solution but there are ways to address the issue.
A World Health Organization group called RoundUp a “probable carcinogen,” but it didn’t present all the facts. Why did the scientist who led the IARC’s review panel on glyphosate choose to withhold a large study that strongly suggested that Roundup did not cause cancer, especially when he was a senior researcher on that project?