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Better Than Motivation

Motivation is unreliable. It’s a short lived emotion that rises and falls. Amateurs rely on motivation but professionals don’t. Professionals work on self-discipline, never relying on how they feel to get moving. They make commitments to themselves and follow through on…


The Short Story of Walt Disney

Walt Disney lived most of his childhood in Missouri. There he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. He pursued a career as a newspaper artist where his brother Roy got him a job at…

Lifestyle Motivation

Building Self-Discipline

You want to lose weight but you also want cake. You want to get yourself out of debt but you also want new shoes. You want to start a business but you also want to watch TV. It’s hard…

Motivation Workplace

The Secret is There’s No Secret

Oprah was repeatedly molested as a child. The abuse was emotionally devastating. When she tried to run away, she was sent to a juvenile detention home – only to be denied admission because all the beds were full. She…

Lifestyle Motivation


If you want to accomplish your goal, you need to set aside time everyday to work towards it. Drop the distractions. The social media habits or the tv series that’s wasting precious time. Make it a rule to take…

Lifestyle Motivation

Getting in the Water

Jumping in means you’ve accepted that the water might be cold but that you’re willing to do it anyway. It means that you have confidence in your ability to take on the discomfort. Jumping in is the best way…

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The Bully in Your Head

At the end of the day – the decision to act is not going to kill you. It may seem scary but really, you’re going to look back and realize it wasn’t that bad. In fact, you’re going to…

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Make It Matter

Success is nice but doing something that matters is even better. It’s hard to get a sense of achievement – a feeling of fulfillment – without achieving something that maters to you. So… share your talents. Share your gift.…

Lifestyle Motivation

The Perfect Time is Now

No more thinking, no more contemplating. If your heart knows, it’s time to take the first step. Everything you’ve accomplished in your life happened because of your actions, right? Action is the foundation of success. All you need is…

Lifestyle Motivation

The Answer is No

No explanation needed, the answer is NO. One of the biggest challenges people face in reaching their goals is the ability to say “NO” in social situations. “Would you like a piece of cake?” NO. “Can you meet me…

Lifestyle Motivation

Happiness Goes Beyond Nutrition and Exercise

I’ve been really interested in philosophy these days. As happiness goes beyond nutrition and exercise, I like to have a wider lens. Some of the philosophers I follow have interesting views on life and happiness and they are refreshing…