Kevin Raynes

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I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

10 Insanely Toxic Habits You Need to Destroy to Be Successful | Inc.com

We all want to be successful, but we don't want to face what's holding us back. Many of us ignore blind spots, only to fall prey to our shortcomings down the line. So how can we trim the fat, cut our faults to the bone, and get into the habit of success?<p>Here are 10 toxic habits you need to destroy …

Self-improvement

A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

7 Harsh Truths About Life That No One Wants to Accept | Inc.com

We all face some degree of struggle and suffering in life and in business. Some are unavoidable; some are errors we can learn and grow from; some come from the neglect or bad actions of others.<p>Sometimes the worst struggles are the ones we inflict upon ourselves through bad habits of thought. As …

Self-help

The difference between being successful and very successful is always the same — and that's why it's so hard

But there's a problem. Sustaining success, and going <i>beyond</i> success is nearly impossible for most people. Hence Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism<i>,"</i> questions, "Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?"<p>McKeown's answer is succinct: <i>Success is a catalyst</i> …

Motivation

How To Stop Feeling Like A Fraud And Start Becoming Confident In Your Own Skin

Break down your self-limiting beliefs by doing more and thinking less.<p>I have a friend who’s beautiful.<p>She’s vivacious, smart, funny, kind, great at what she does and turns heads just walking by, but for some reason, constantly doubts her self-worth and struggles with her self-esteem.<p>For over 5 …

6 Steps to Get Anything You Want (Even If You Don't Know How) | Inc.com

Sitting on the couch waiting for a million dollars to fall in your lap? That probably won't work. Want to make your dream a reality? Yes, absolutely. But, how -- that's the question.<p>You aren't born with all the answers to achieving what you want in life. Most people don't even know what they want. …

Success

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<p>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Spirituality

Procrastination? I'll get back to you...

<b>In these first days of the new year, millions of us will have embarked on a resolution for 2017.</b><p>And maybe a good percentage will already have given up and decided that maybe the following year will be the time to finally write that bestselling novel.<p>But why do we keep putting things off? Why is …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Meditation

Seeking Outside Approval Is Giving Our Power Away

<b>“When you do not seek or need approval, you are at your most powerful.” ~Caroline Myss</b><p>Back in the winter of 2012, I was devastated by a sudden …

80+ Great Tips To Transform Your Life In 2017

1. 9 Habits That Make You Go From Good To Great2. Changing Yourself Can Be Hard, But You’ll Lead A Better Life If You Take The First Step3. Small …

Success

The 9 Things You Need to Let Go of For Success in 2017

Start with entitlement, perfection and procrastination.<p>Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you are your best friend and your worst enemy. You vacillate between believing in your ability to take on the world, making it better as only you can, and …

From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals or routines can we take up to improve 2017?<p>Old habits die hard. Here’s how to change your life in 2017 | Gretchen Rubin<p>Read more<p>We asked our …

Die Hard

7 Mindful Rituals That Are Hard To Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘mindfulness’ before. From mental health experts to professional athletes, it’s being touted as the next big revolution in …

Mindfulness

Hydroponic Gardening: How to Easily Grow Plants In Water

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Five Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

A mentor of mine recently passed away, and I was heartbroken—so I tried my best to avoid thinking about it. I didn’t even mention it to my family …

100 Mindfulness Meditations Book Review

<b>We are delighted to share the first review of Neil Seligman's new book 100 Mindfulness Meditations.</b><p>This review comes from the wonderful Lynn Exley. Lynn is a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Mind Factor Coach, Sophrologist, yoga teacher, golfer and speaker. She is passionate about teaching simple …

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

‘Walk With Me’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch-Narrated Doc Explores Mindfulness Icon Thích Nhất Hạnh

The film follows the community of people who have dedicated their lives to living in the present moment.<p>Zen master and mindfulness icon Thích Nhất …

5 Everyday, Changeable Behaviors That Burn Us Out

In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy.<p>The media often claims it's caused by bad work environments; bad coworkers; bad bosses. This is partially true: Employees with large caseloads experience burnout more often. …

The 22 best political movies ever, ranked

One of the best political movies ever made, "All the President's Men," just celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, and with the backdrop of the election, we thought it was a good time to rank the greatest the genre has produced.<p>Here are the top 22.

Universal Pictures

The Four Keys to Well-Being

<i>This article is adapted from a talk by Richard Davidson, neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin,</i> …

Mindfulness

The Definitive Guide to Classic 'Old New York' Bars

“Old New York” means different things to different people. For some, it literally means whichever restaurants and bars have been open the longest. …

10 Happiness Lessons From “The World's Happiest Man”, Matthieu Ricard

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering if there’s anyone on Earth you can point to and say with certainty that he’s happy, you’ve found your …

The 5 Ego Traps To Avoid in Meditation

Spiritual Ego<p>With so many people joining the <b>meditation revolution</b> what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant …

Meditation

Meditation 101: A Beginner's Guide Animation

Are you new to meditation, and interested in finding out how to start a practice? We'll walk you through the basics!

Meditation

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Happiness