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A Comprehensive List of Values

Have you ever wondered about the various values you were thought early as a child. Do you still remember them? Whether you remember them or not, chances are, some of the values from the list below are already in your system; living by them daily. The list of values below is comprehensive enough to guide […]

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What is Stress?

Stress has a number of meanings, and as defined, it could be any of the following depending on usage: (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; “the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area” wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis that may be given […]

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Follow Through and Make it a Daily Habit

Have you ever fallen off track while trying to install or maintain a not-quite-daily habit such as exercising 3-4 days a week or getting up at 5am on weekdays? This article will share some simple ideas to help you maintain such habits more easily. If you perform a certain task every day for weeks on […]

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How to Deal with Cold, Sleepy and Boring Days

Not everyday is an energetic and bright day to wake up and go to work. Once in a while we open our eyes in the morning feeling all sleepy, the weather is nice and cold, there isn’t any deadline or deliverable throughout the day at work and we find ourselves dragging our feet to work. […]

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Using Overwhelming Force to Achieve Your Goals

When you want to make a change in your life, especially a big one, you’ll typically meet resistance along the way. An effective strategy for rendering such resistance powerless is the strategy of overwhelming force. This is a military strategy of course, but we can co-opt it for our own personal development as well. Instead […]

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The Power of Connections on the Principle of Love

One of the conscious growth principles I’ve been teaching for years is the principle of Love. This principle states that you’ll grow significantly faster — and enjoy the process of growth much more — when your life is rich in supportive, encouraging connections. People violate this principle constantly — and to their detriment when they […]

Guide on Getting Up When the Alarm Clock Goes Off

When your alarm wakes you up in the morning, is it hard for you to get up right away?  Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button and going right back to sleep? That used to be part of my daily awakening ritual too.  When my alarm would blare its infernal noise, I’d turn the […]

Steps on becoming an Early Riser–Part 2

Last Monday’s post Steps on becoming an Early Rise–Part 1 obviously struck a chord with many people. That post has generated more links than I can count, sending more new traffic to this site than any other post or article I’ve written. And the traffic logs indicate that the surge was decentralized (not attributable to […]

Guide to Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your Routine Days

Many years ago an old friend and I were discussing the meaning of life.  He said, “I don’t think the point of life is to accomplish a certain level of external success.  I believe we’re actually here to acquire and enjoy experiences.” That conversation took place about 15 years ago, and this idea has remained […]

Steps on becoming an Early Riser–Part 1

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I rarely went to bed before midnight, and I’d almost always sleep in late. I usually didn’t start hitting […]

The Need for a Productive Workspace

How would you like to permanently boost your productivity by making some simple changes to your work area? If you’re going to spend so much time at your desk, then make sure it’s going to be a pleasant experience. How does your workspace make you feel? If you’re at your desk right now, take a […]

The need for more Entrepreneurs, not MBAs

I am reading an article on my Inc magazine subscription from last year’s issue (catching up) about the need for more entrepreneurs more than MBAs. It says “New companies translate to new ideas, new approaches, products, vision, services, innovation, etc.” I couldn’t agree more. I have worked both with startups and gigantic enterprises and have […]

What is Polyphasic Sleep?

A couple days ago, I saw a post about polyphasic sleep on LifeHack.org. Since then I’ve been emailed about this topic as well, probably because I’ve written previously about becoming an early riser. Polyphasic sleep involves taking multiple short sleep periods throughout the day instead of getting all your sleep in one long chunk. A […]