Monthly Archives: October 2011

14 Tips for Tranquility

We all have an image of ourselves, how we think we appear to others. It’s usually wrong because we just don’t know what other people think about us, and so it’s not worth worrying about. You are you, and others have to like you or not. If you have a fault, try to improve it, but don’t worry about your image. r

10 Ways To Be Happy, On Purpose

At the time I honestly didn’t know. I had a great job, friends, and family. I was independent, young, healthy, and yet I couldn’t figure out what made me happy. I vowed that day that I would be happy on purpose because I was tired of waiting for happiness to happen. r

How to Simplify Self Improvement

Self-improvement advice is everywhere. And it’s no surprise: with a rough economy, uncertainties about the future, and simple dissatisfaction with our lot in life, the desire to make things better – to make ourselves better – is a natural response.

But with all the self-improvement advice available, why do so many of us struggle to make lasting changes in our behavior? r

Everyone is a Philosopher: Mindset Matters

Everyone is a philosopher whether they like it or not—whether they admit it or not—whether they realize it or not.

So, since we’re all doing this anyway—making sense of the world and attempting to apply that understanding—we might as well do it well. r

How to Avoid Information Overload

In fact, there’s so much that it can be hard to process it all. Ironically, this information overload is often most responsible for people’s lack of progress.

If you think that having a wealth of information at your fingertips full of wonderful, new, engaging ideas 24/7 (like the internet) is always a good thing, think again. r

How to be Drama-Free? Start with Yourself

It’s gossip, turf wars, water cooler talk, and the chronic complainer no one can stand. When you talk with people about the organizations they work for, it’s common to hear about the “Drama” plaguing their companies: the energy-draining behaviors that keep people from focusing on the creative projects and basic business practices that make the company successful. r