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Why is Asking ‘Why’ Important in Life? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re a child ‘why’ is a question regularly, from the most obvious of questions to the more complicated. It’s a part of growing up and, …

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p><i>[Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,</i> A More …

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." --Abraham Maslow</i><p>Living with purpose is one of the most self-actualized activities we can participate in. Unfortunately, it eludes many of us. I get asked many …

Are You Limited by the Fear of What Other People Think?

<b>“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>A few months ago, I found myself on the busy streets …

Twelve questions to lead you through 2014

It is time for my annual tradition of sharing 12 questions to help you complete the year past and reflect on the year ahead.<p>For this year's iteration of my 12 questions, I've kept some of the tried-and-true questions from previous years, mostly reflecting on the past year, and added new questions …

10 Motivational Quotes That'll Make You Fearless

When is the last time you missed an opportunity because of fear or self doubt?<p>We’re all guilty of it. Sometimes, it’s staying in your comfort zone in …

16 Uplifting Quotes for Your Most Dismal Moments

45 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through the Week

We know: Work weeks can be rough.<p>In fact, each day seems to present a different challenge. On Monday, you’re looking for a jolt to start the week. On …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Six ways to tame your stressed-out brain

It is late afternoon and a busy executive is trying to finish a project before she leaves to get her daughter from daycare. Already running late, she receives an urgent e-mail from her boss advising of a change in direction for a proposal due the next day. Just when she needs it most, her normally …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …