Dare To Be Awesome

By Kyle McLeod | Examining the intersecting crossroads of many different fields with the aim of seeking excellence in both life and work, through kaizen, motivation, inspiration, knowledge, understanding, neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership, personal development, and professional development. Basically, anything that promotes or enables people to be awesome.

Storytelling should be the number one skill you want to improve

Stories are our most important technology<p>I think that storytelling is the greatest technology that humans have ever created. Storytelling is the …

Storytelling

11 Ways Successful People Think Differently Than You

A disciplined approach to thinking through problems is vital for everyone striving to succeed.<p>There are those people who seem to have no problem achieving goals but it’s not because they have a higher IQ or more time than you. It’s because they think and act differently. Here are 11 mental habits …

Success

How To Make A Ding In The Universe

There are certain common traits of people who put dings in the universe.<p>1. They’re not good at everything.<p><i>“Play to your strengths.”</i><p><i>“I haven’t got</i> …

Success

Start Small, Start Now: Daily Ways to Build Resilience

“Most people define resilience as recovering from a hurricane or a divorce, a big thing. If you define it as small, you can improve.”<p><b>Amy Cuddy</b> is a …

The Most Important Thing That Determines Your Success in Any Endeavour

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful” — Eric ThomasContinue reading on The Mission »

Self-improvement

7 Powerful Morning Routines That Will Make You Mentally Strong

<b>How U.S. Olympians and Navy SEALs boost their mental strength (and you can too).</b><p>Life as a busy entrepreneur is a bumpy roller-coaster ride, to say …

This Explains Why You’re Not as Productive as You Want to be

The quest for increased personal productivity — for making the best possible use of your limited time can be overwhelming. And sometimes…Continue …

Productivity

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.Continue reading on The Mission »

Motivation

How to Build a Bulletproof Mind in 5 Minutes a Day

<i>7 Things I learned from taking 176 cold showers in a row</i><p>“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own …

Mind

5 Ways to Maximize Your Brain’s Creative Potential

We all have the ability to maximize our cognitive capabilities. The last several years of brain science have revealed that our brains are…Continue …

Productivity

Your Input Predicts Your Output (The Real Key to Changing Your Life)

Humans are creatures of routine. Even the most spontaneous among us stick to a lot of routines and habits.Continue reading on The Mission »

Self-improvement

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of our troubles could be solved by one simple practice.<p>A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written …

Mindfulness

4 Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

After surveying more than 5,000 people who prospered in spite of calamity, one researcher and his team found these practices are statistically linked to higher success in life.<p>There's a popular quote that goes something like, "People are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until you …

Success

A Morning Routine to Set You Up for a Kick-Ass, Super-Productive Day

What’s the first thing you reach for the instant your eyes open in the morning? I bet it’s your smartphone. And within 105 seconds, you’ve check your inboxes, Instagram, Facebook, and everything else in the digital world, right?<p>I used to do this too. And before 7:05 a.m., I’d already feel stressed …

8 Ways Successful People Beat Procrastination

Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don't -- they push past it. They don’t make excuses or allow it to affect their output. They come up with smart, actionable strategies to break past mental …

Procrastination

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.Continue reading on The Mission »

Self-improvement

8 Conflicting Habits of Wildly Successful People

We know there are certain habits that the most successful people tend to share.<p>But if you’re looking to emulate those habits, you’ve probably run up …

Why Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning (And You Should Too)

See why Steve Jobs’ self-reflection habit can radically improve your life.Continue reading on The Mission »

Steve Jobs

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

No matter what is going on in your career, chances are someone else before you had a similar situation.<p>I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar …

Success

3 Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World

These pieces of wisdom are applicable to just about any individual or business--forever.<p>There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who …

Albert Einstein

An Open-Mind and Positive Attitude Will Make All the Difference

Oftentimes in interviews, we’ll see famous actors, writers, athletes or scientists asked the question, “What is the best advice you have…Continue …

Self-improvement

Runners’ Brains May Be More Connected

According to researchers, endurance runners appear to have greater functional connectivity in their brains that those who don't exercise as much.

Neuroscience

The Power of Writing Down Your Goals

With the New Year right around the corner, it's time to think about just exactly what you want to achieve in 2017.<p>Everyone wants to be great and reach achievement milestones, but not everyone is willing to commit to the grueling process that being great requires. Many people give up after one try, …

Self-improvement

6 Steps to Build the Emotional Fitness Necessary to Succeed

If you are serious about succeeding as an entrepreneur and person, expect to experience heart-wrenching moments that will test your faith, your endurance and patience. Keep in mind that success is a virtue. It is something you practice and cultivate. Success is something you <i>do</i> it is not something …

Self-improvement

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

Sleep is hard, especially in a world where people spend their time busy and stressed.<p>But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't …

Sleep

7 Motivation Principles to Help You Change Your Life

You're reading 7 Motivation Principles to Help You Change Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

Tim Ferriss Reveals His Hacks For Staying In Shape, Fighting Stress, and Living a Happier Life

These are the exercises, supplements, and apps that keep the bestselling author going<p>Stress-busting psychedelics, weight loss shortcuts, muscle-building accelerators. Biohacking pioneer Tim Ferriss, author of the new book <i>Tools of Titans</i>, reveals his peak performance secrets in a wide-ranging, …

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a practice that combines the body, breath, and mind to balance and energize the complete person. This practice consists of breathing …

Live like You could Lose Everything, but Know there’s Nothing to Lose.

For most people, the stakes simply aren’t high enough.<p>There’s not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put …