Marisa Mathew

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How Tolkien created Middle-earth

As a fantasy lover, I can barely remember a time when I wasn’t aware of JRR Tolkien. I read <i>The Hobbit</i> until it fell apart as a child, and have always strived, in my own contributions to the genre, to take even a shred of the care in my world-building that Tolkien did in his. “It is written in my …

Literature

Why you should define your fears, instead of your goals

The difficult choices in life — what we most fear doing, asking, saying — to a large extent, are exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome …

Canada Reads 2018 panellists on their choices for the 'one book to open your eyes'

This morning is a big day for books in Canada — it's the day that we get to find out this year's panellists and their book choices for Canada Reads …

Abuse, Silence, and the Light That Virginia Woolf Switched On

I was a child, still in elementary school, when it happened. For years afterwards it didn’t seem important. So I compulsively picked the skin of my …

Literature

Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA

When students begin graduate studies in philosophy, they're typically looking to explore the essence of existence — and suffice it to say, most are not getting on a path to riches.<p>But one of Silicon Valley's most influential billionaires, LinkedIn founder and Greylock Partners investor Reid …

Silicon Valley

You’ve Been Conditioned Into Low Self-Esteem: Here’s How to Get It Back

People often confuse confidence and self-esteem. While correlated, they’re not one in the same. Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance that arises …

Self-help

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

Albert Einstein

The Mental Trick You Can Use This Weekend to Become More Resilient and Confident

Building unshakable confidence and layers of resiliency starts with this mental shift.<p>Abundance is commonly accepted as something that helps us live more fulfilling lives. But why?<p>Simply, it's because operating in a state of abundance leads to a growth mindset. While operating in a state of …

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times

I always thought "When everything seems stacked against you the only thing that you want to do is crawl and hide under the covers."<p>Life is full of twists and turns. And, sometimes those twists and turns don't lead you somewhere pleasant.<p>There were two moment in my life where this couldn't be more …

Motivation

Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power?<p>One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways.<p>Central to self-determination theory, or SDT, is the …

Self Determination

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …

5 Reasons Why You Must Actualize Your Dream

You're reading 5 Reasons Why You Must Actualize Your Dream, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Motivation

Staying Motivated

<i>This was first published on my mailing list</i> <i>The Looking Glass</i><i>. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.</i><p>How do you stay motivated?<p><i>I’m always amazed</i> …

Why Guilt Is A Horrible Motivator

You're reading Why Guilt Is A Horrible Motivator, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Motivation

15 Empowering Quotes From Successful Entrepreneurs That Are All The Motivation You Need

<b>In this creative era, entrepreneurship is the highlighted topic for everyone.</b><p>From Bill Gates and Steve jobs to Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page, …

What 25 of History's Fiercest Women Have to Say about Adversity and Achievement

There is no question that as a man I often feel like the inferior sex. The quotes from great women prove it.<p>I have been blessed to know many strong, accomplished women over the course of my life. I've seen that they make strong friends, consummate professionals, and great collaborators. And my wife …

Motivation

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.<p>Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, opportunity."<p>Being a leader is no easy task -- it takes hard work, …

Thomas Jefferson

The motivation guide: How to work when you really don’t want to

From the Monday morning blues to getting that Friday feeling, there will always be times we don’t want to work. Here’s how to get on with it …

11 Powerful Mantras for Those Who’ve Lost Motivation

Do you ever feel like you have nothing left to give to a project or task? Maybe you’ve been working on a book, a new business or even a relationship, …

Motivation

10 Magical J.K. Rowling Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Her advice goes far beyond wizards and witches.<p>While she's most recognized as the writer behind the world's beloved fantasy fiction series Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling's achievements go far beyond wizards, snitches and muggles.<p>Before becoming a successful writer, Rowling was struggling to get …

Motivation

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

"Inspirational" Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes for Every Occasion

It's no secret that Frank Lloyd Wright was among the architecture profession's more colorful characters. Known as an outspoken and often unforgiving …

Inspiring Quotes From 20 Creative Geniuses

Unleash your own creativity with help from those who think differently from everyone else.<p>Creative people are often admired. Many aspire to be more creative but get stuck in conventional ways of thinking. Some people still believe that creative ability is genetic--either they're born with it or …

When Your Calling Seems Vague and Unclear, You’re on the Right Track

This curated column is authored by Jeff Goins, Entrepreneur and Author ofThe post When Your Calling Seems Vague and Unclear, You’re on the Right …

Motivation

Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Think about the most important achievement in your life. Remember that feeling when you finally reached the summit of your own particularly difficult …