Geoff Hickman

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Life is simple: Get out of your own prison

The problem with life, is that we think it‘s hard. We overthink everything, we have to know the outcome of every decision we make. We have to know …

Chuck Close's Advice on Inspiration and Getting Things Done

The magic of productivity is really to just get started. You may know that already, but the flip side of that message—to wait for inspiration to …

Creativity

Improve Your Life: 7 Reasons & 5 Ways to Be Mindful

<b>“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but</b> …

If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of …

Lose Yourself To Find Your Authentic Work

<i>Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have</i> …

11 TED Talks that will teach you how be happier

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>Thankfully, several TED speakers have researched how humans can achieve ultimate happiness and shared their findings with us.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and some are surprisingly simple, but regardless, each of these talks will bring …

Happiness

Reconnect with Your Authentic Self Instead of Denying Your Feelings

<b>“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>I recently took seven weeks …

Happiness

Take Off Your Mask. Your Path Will Find You.

How to Find Your Way Home<p><b>How do we find our paths? We don’t. They find us.</b><p>Go ahead and think about it. Your true love, your career, your passion. …

6 Ways Your Mind Tries to Control Your Life

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~</b><b>Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>Our mind is a funny thing. On the one hand, it’s awesome. But …

10 Habits of Unhappy People (And How to Fix Them)

<b>“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.’” ~Marianne</b> …

Positive Thinking

The greatest tragedy is when you don’t try.

“Someday” is the saddest word — it might as well mean never.<p>I know that failure isn’t a dirty word. In startup circles, I often get the feeling that …

How to Avoid the Trap of Self-Improvement

In the healing work of self-compassion, it’s important to avoid the trap of getting caught up in self-improvement. When you have a pervasive sense of …

Mindfulness

Flow, Meaning and Finding Your Life’s Work

Figuring out your clearest state of flow could direct you towards a career you love.<p><i>Post by</i> <b>Taylor Kreiss</b><i>is the founder of</i> <i>Oughtology</i><i>, a movement</i> …

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing …

Are Your Goals Too Big?

I remember when reaching my goals felt like a lottery.<p><i>Maybe it's my turn. Maybe I'll stay motivated this time.</i><p>All of the books and articles I read told me if I wanted to succeed in my goals, I just had to want it more. If I failed, it was because I didn't have enough desire. To show and ignite my …

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you.

(New Video — A Casual Overview for those who’d like the less wordy version.)<p>Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in …

Happiness

Purpose Is Fast Becoming The Top Thing You Have To Offer Potential Employees

In the last 10 years, it’s been gradually harder to attract and motivate top talent with old-fashioned methods like high wages and big perks. Instead, a new type of employee is taking charge in the workforce, and they are looking for something else: meaning and purpose<p>A feeling of opportunity …

The Workplace

A famous British philosopher explains the surprising root of all procrastination

You tell your friend you can't meet for drinks tonight because you're too busy. You cancel your morning meeting because you're already running late on completing your project.<p>Finally, you have a full day ahead of you. Hours pass and you have done plenty of things — but not the project that pushed …

Procrastination

4 Motivational Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Children

Many people find that when it comes to getting the boost of motivation that they need to achieve their personal or professional goals, they look to …

Read This If You Want To Make Anxiety Your Friend, Not Your Enemy

Having anxiety can be debilitating and can make your daily life a struggle to get through. Fortunately, there are ways that you can use anxiety to …

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…

Time Management

Motivation: The Well Within

<b>Where motivation springs from</b><p>Nowadays, there are plenty of people who pay money to attend motivational talks in which some self-proclaimed guru offers advice and steps on how to be your best self, or make a million dollars, or tackle a challenge. Something about this doesn't feel right to me. …

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