Nick Swafford

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'Gone Girl', 'The Fault in Our Stars' Screenplays Now Available For Your Consideration

Awards season has begun. That means free, legal downloads of some of the best screenplays of the year for your consideration.<p>Thanks to 20th Century …

7 Research-Based Ways to Save Time

<b>1) Use The 20 Second Rule</b><p>Make things you shouldn’t do take 20 seconds longer to accomplish (moving the ever-buzzing phone across the room) and the …

Advice to a 20-Year-Old Self

Yesterday I was asked by a young Buddhist, "What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self, when you were just starting on the path?" I answered, Zen doesn't mean that nothing matters. Money matters, work matters, every little interaction matters.<p>Don't go out with people just because you feel …

Alan Watts on the Difference Between Belief and Faith

A century and a half before Carl Sagan explored the relationship between science and religion, Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, contemplated the subject in a beautiful letter. Two centuries later, Alan Lightman crafted an enchanting definition of secular spirituality. This …

10 tricks to get quality work done and still have a life

It took me a long time to accept the fact that adding structure and routine to my workday was not the equivalent of giving up the freedom of …

Time Management

17 Steps To Acquiring A New Skill Faster Than You Thought Possible

In the movie Matrix, everyone was intrigued with the ability that <i>Neo</i> and group possessed to learn anything in the matter of seconds. To download the …

Libraries

6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours

Every minute counts! Three productivity experts offer six ideas for hacking your habits for maximum productivity.<p>From shortcuts and life hacks to proven productivity methods, we’re all looking to save time and get more done. If you want to be even more successful, it’s time to tap into your super …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Interesting People: 7 Things They All Have In Common

I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations.<p><b>What’s the best way to use</b> …

28 Signs You Were Raised In A Catholic Household

1. You can’t enjoy red wine because it tastes like Catholic Guilt.<p>2. Your parents blackmailed you into getting confirmed.<p>3. You have a panic attack …

Make a Post-It Note Countdown to Stick to Your Habit Plan

Forming a good habit needs you to stick with it for many days. The old "21 days" myth has been busted and it seems 66 days is what you need. To keep …

Create a "Do" Folder for Apps to Boost Productivity

There are plenty of great productivity apps for every platform, but actually using and tracking those apps can be a hurdle to getting things done. …

Get That Job! Nine Ways To Interview With Confidence

We are born with complete confidence. My best proof is my 10-month-old daughter. Her walk is shaky, she constantly falls down and she can’t really communicate. Still, she never thinks twice about getting up again to try and navigate across a room and interact with others.<p>She is not special in these …

20 Ways To Maximize Your Motivation All The Time

Are you looking for effective ways to help you maximize your motivation? Look no more - these 20 tips are sure to help you stay motivated all the …

Motivation

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

40 People Give Their Golden Rule Of Life

Originally seen here on Reddit.<p>1. StickleyMan<p>Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.<p>2. parvicus<p>Don’t get arrested in a foreign …

4 Tips to Help You Keep Going When You’re Filled with Doubt

<b>“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a</b> …

Graduate School

How to Detox Your Mind: 4 Lessons on How to Stop Overthinking

We talk a lot these days about how to detox our body but not much about how to detox the mind. And it's the overthinking mind full of chaos that holds us back from moving forward in life. It's the overthinking mind that makes us feel anxious and worried about the future. It's the overthinking mind …

Middle Earth Travel Guide Infographic

4 Smart Ways to Meet All Your Goals | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs have no shortage of ideas and dreams, but can come up short in bringing them to fruition. I don’t think it’s laziness or lack of motivation--I believe that the missing pieces are <i>focus</i> and <i>inspiration</i>. If your ideas don’t inspire you, if the goal isn’t exciting enough, the discipline to …

Profit

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

<i>“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”<br>―Abraham Lincoln</i><p>It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

How to Overcome Fear and Live Your Dreams | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Changing my life was easy.<p><i>Laughably</i> easy.<p>I e-mailed a resume, did a 12 minute Skype interview, and typed up a letter of resignation. I then packed up …

The Best Way to Be More Confident | Inc.com

Confidence is not something you either have or you don't.<p>Take me. Stick me on a bicycle at a local group ride and I'm confident. I'm self-assured. I feel like I belong (which, if you think about it, is a nice definition of confidence).<p>But stick me on a bicycle at a local gran fondo ride surrounded …

Self-improvement

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

Stop Assuming the Worst: Your Thoughts Shape Your Reality

<b>“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” ~Buddha</b><p>My morning bicycle ride had been uneventful until I spotted a small …

20 Happiness Quotes That Can Bring You Joy in Life

At this time of year, summer should be slowly rising up to meet us, the sun should start shining and we should all be smiling a little more brightly. …

Happiness

Simplify Your Life: Stop Collecting and Start Experiencing

In the old apartment Sarah and I used to live in, I had one whole wall filled with books. The bookshelf stretched from the floor to the ceiling and …

Books

How I Learned To Get The Most Out Of Every Week’s 168 Hours

Would you rather flip through a Pottery Barn catalog or train for and run a half-marathon? The secret to time management is all about priorities.<p>I’ve always loved the phrase “the truth will set you free.”<p>While I’ll admit that objectivity is hard to achieve, when you face reality as head on as …