Taoism

5 Simple (and Brilliant) Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life After Thanksgiving

As you reflect back on 2017, consider how practicing some of these new habits may just transform your 2018.<p>As you head into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and share time with family and loved ones over turkey and football, reflect back on 2017 for a minute -- personally and professionally. What …

Happiness

Six Ideas from Western Philosophy

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

James K. Polk

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 10: Stocks Take Escalator Up, And Plummeting Elevator Down

It was a tough week for MLPs, and thus for my EDDGE 3.0 portfolio.<p>I came to learn that I'm a left brain thinker, which means that I need to be …

Stocks

Two more books land in my mailbox

Hello everyone, another week has come and gone. It was a sad week, a dear friend of the family has passed away and he will be missed.<p>Bookwise, I have …

Religion

SOUL TEACHERS: "How NOT to write a screenplay"

RECENTLY, I DISCOVERED I am the same age as Quentin Tarantino. Truly. There are so many similarities between us. For example, the year I turned 50, he turned 50. He used to run a video store, and I used to run <i>to</i> the video store.<p>Before I moved to Los Angeles, I was fascinated by the life of a …

Quentin Tarantino

Writing Nameless Things: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin - Los Angeles Review of Books

<i>GREAT HONORS ARE flowing to Ursula K. Le Guin. Last year, the Library of America began a publishing program devoted to her work, a rare achievement</i> …

Books

Mum Is Not The Word In Business Circles

A friend of mine, a CEO of a large manufacturing company, was once caught in a meeting with his Vice Presidents to decide on a crucial business …

Leadership

40 Ways To Live A Full Life (And Leave Nothing On The Table) By Age 30

A weird, and somewhat morbid thought occurs to me from time to time. When I am on a plane and the turbulence hits, when a car veers out into traffic, …

Happiness

The Long Road to Passive Income Part 1: Getting to $100 in Monthly Revenue

How I’ve taken my SaaS app from $1 to $100/month in three months.<p>“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. “ — Lao Tzu<p>Two months …

SaaS

Magic of Thoughts – TrdPip

We have something magical but we didn’t notice it. Thoughts are very powerfull. We should understand the power of thoughts.<p>Always think about what …

Chinese Philosophy

These 17 Quotes Will Inspire you to Be More Persistent

Persistence is more than a buzz word, it's a way of life. These 17 quotes will inspire you to be persistent every day.<p>"Rome wasn't built in one day." It is a simple, yet powerful saying.<p>Everyone who has experienced a form of success knows that it never comes easy. One essential trait that all …

Self-improvement

Overcoming Our Biggest Obstacle to Feeling Worthy and Enough

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one …

Happiness

How You Can Make Leadership Excellence An Effortless Effort

Leadership Excellence: Effortless - effort

Leadership

Why we should all think of ourselves as Sinners

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Chinese Philosophy

How Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Growth Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design the life you want.<p>You are essentially who you create yourself to be.<p>Once you embrace the “growth” habit, you will improve your way of life.<p>You will …

Happiness

How To Get Out Of The Cage - A Year With John Cage

With German and French subtitles. This compelling documentary, seen through the lens of award-winning filmmaker Frank Scheffer, presents an intimate …

Religion

The Importance of Atonement

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Mind

The Need to be Alone

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Chinese Philosophy

Western philosophy is racist

Academic philosophy in ‘the West’ ignores and disdains the thought traditions of China, India and Africa. This must change<i>By Bryan W Van Norden</i>Read …

Long-form Journalism

The Three “R’s” of Leadership

Successful leadership is follower-focused. Followers do the “heavy lifting,” and without them, nothing gets done. Here are the 3 most important …

Leadership

Tracing Gentrification via Vintage Lightbulbs

Edison-era lightbulbs, known more for their fashionability than sustainability, have become a symbol of gentrification in the hipster capital of the …

Chinese Philosophy

Spiritual guru boils himself alive trying to prove his ‘physical endurance’ to followers

Disturbing footage has emerged of a spiritual leader accidentally boiling himself alive in a giant steamer.<p>Lim Ba, a 65-year-old Taoist guru, climbed …

Donald Trump

Knowledge is realising that we don’t know

One night, at BMP, someone was moaning “Why do we have to work so late?”John Webster said: “You do it so you can produce the best work, then you get …

Chinese Philosophy

We Need To Consciously Spend More Quality Time In Nature

As I stared out the airplane window at a sea of white cumulus clouds, I saw a hint of small snowflake-like ice crystals on the small window. Smiling …

Chinese Philosophy

Daily Inspiration --- Diwali

Today begins Diwali, festival of light. A story from the Upanishads tells how young Nachiketa learned eternal truth from Death.

Spirituality

Don’t Struggle in Your Art

MASTERS: First Edition BookWhat is your stimulus to making pictures or art?Where do you find photographic motivation?One idea I got from my buddy …

Eric Kim

20 Lao Tzu Quotes to Inspire Greatness and Instill Wisdom

Without a doubt, you’ve heard his name before.<p>Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher born around the fourth or fifth century B.C. and who authored …

Chinese Philosophy

What Does Success Mean: Is It Just Money And Power?

When we say success, many of us immediately think of money and power. While money and power is absolutely fabulous and gives us the ability to make …

Henry David Thoreau

How Blogging Has Changed How I Travel

Before I had a blog, travel was a hobby. I would take a few short trips a year with friends, usually no more than five days. That’s not including the …

Inspiration

The Philosophical Appreciation of Rocks in China & Japan: A Short Introduction to an Ancient Tradition

In addition to summing up Socrates and his European heirs, Alain de Botton has also applied his five-minute animated video approach to the very …

Culture