WORD TO THE WISE

By Malcolm Out Loud | To learn and educate oneself is the journey of a lifetime

How To Guarantee An Ordinary Life

Life offers no guarantees but this much is certain.<p>If you clicked on this article because you're okay giving up on your dreams for what's ordinary and predictable there's not much need to read any further, just carry on; it's your choice and you're entitled to it.<p>Still here? Good. This is about …

Self-improvement

Breathing Through Global Grief

I am sitting down awhile to get my bearings. So much to take in! So much fear, anger, and stress arising from the many places of chaos on Mother …

Meditation

Now, more than ever, Americans need to focus on the future!

Now, more than ever, Americans need to focus on the future. By that, I mean, preparing young people who will be seeking meaningful employment, …

Happiness

🎧 Discover Your Midlife Mojo

Does midlife have to be the beginning of the end of fun, sexiness or meaning? Or, could it be the start of an adventurous, juicy and purposeful time …

Middle Age

Powerful Perception in Healing

Looking out my window or within through the window of my soul is like watching the changing seasons. Those not part of Florida don’t think we even …

Wellness

When Your Mind Is Screaming 'Are You Nuts', Listen to Your Heart

Nineteen years ago, Lance and I met for the first time. I was fifty-six, he was forty-nine. I was single for the first time since the age of …

7 things you'll never hear a successful person say

If you spend time around truly successful people, you may notice that there are some things they simply refuse to say.<p>They don't waste their time dwelling on negative thoughts or making excuses. They know that self-limiting beliefs keep them from success and excuses are simply stories that don't …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Build a Life You Love

Success that brings joy requires enough money and abundant love.<p>Joy is our personal right. We each have this one amazing, but brief chance to build lives we love. If we don’t deeply believe we deserve happiness, that we deserve abundance, and to live unrestricted, we end up living lives of …

Happiness

25 Habits of Successful and Extremely Happy People

Quality sleep, big dreams and meaningful conversations are all part of the mix for those lucky enough to call themselves "happy."<p>What's the secret to happiness? That can differ according to the person involved. But we do know that happy people have different habits and think differently than those …

Happiness

8 Places Successful People Find Their Motivation

I had 22 jobs before I started my own business at the age of 23, and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. - Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran<p>A lot of us struggle with motivation -- especially after a personal or business failure. Not to be cold, but at some point we all have those …

Success

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Grammar

7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future

We live in a world of accelerating change. New industries are constantly being born and old ones are becoming obsolete. A report by the World …

Emerging Technology

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you're …

Productivity

Think You're Not Good Enough? How to Stop Holding Yourself Back

<b>“Stop holding yourself back. If you aren’t happy, make a change.” ~Unknown</b><p>Growing up in a culture where physical beauty determines how successful you …

Self-improvement

10 questions that can dramatically change your life (and your business)

The quality of our questions determines the quality of our lives.<p>A few years ago, I was in a dreary situation that I didn’t know how to get out of. I was not passionate about the work that I was doing, I wasn’t surrounding myself with the right people, and I felt like a hamster running in circles.<p>I …

Success

8 Things Successful People Do Every Day That Most People Ignore

During the four-year process of starting and scaling SkyBell, I have had the pleasure of meeting some remarkably successful people. Whether it's a …

Healing With Body Energy

At first, you might find it odd to talk directly to parts of yourself. I ask you to close your eyes and visualize the part of you that needs, and …

Strong

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Looking Back: 7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Listen to your gut.<p>When I was first starting out in real estate, I had a lot of passion, and I thought I knew what I was doing. But let’s face it, I was bound to make some mistakes along the way. But the great thing about mistakes is that when you learn from them, you gain some measure of wisdom. …

Entrepreneurship

9 things productive people never do

Sometimes it's not just about the tips and hacks — what you should do — to be more productive. Often letting go of inefficient habits and unrealistic …

The 10 best excuses for getting out of work early

As most nine-to-fivers know, finding an excuse to sneak out of the office early takes just as much skill as landing a job in the first place.<p>If you …

Productivity

7 Ways to Manage Stress

Last summer an American Psychological Association survey found that our overall stress levels were going down—part of an encour­ag­ing nation­wide …

Wellness

“Very few decisions have to be final”: What I wish I’d known at age 21

When I was 21, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I was headed to law school, so I assumed I would be a lawyer for the rest of my life. I didn’t know that life is long enough to allow for reinvention, do-overs, and big errors—that very few decisions ever have to be final, or …

Happiness

5 Crucial Results of Self-Education

You're reading 5 Crucial Results of Self-Education, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Learning

Are You in Transition, Too?

Tran·si·tion. tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/. noun 1. the process or a period of changing from one state of being or condition to another<p>I got to …

Self Compassion

Choosing The Future In The Moment

There is so much power in that statement, and so much responsibility. At the basic level it says that every single moment I will choose my attitude, …

You’re Happiest In Life At These 2 Ages

It seems that life is a constant pursuit of happiness, but when do we ever reach true bliss? According to a 2013 study, the closest we’ll likely get …

Happiness

Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease

It is well established that a lack of exercise can raise the risk of chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research, …

Diabetes

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule

In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: different fields require …