Tag: life-hack

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Try controlling the outcomes of your actions and you’ll find yourself in a spiral of struggle and despair. But focus exclusively on the process of doing what you do, let that be enough, and the outcomes will take care of themselves. If you go into the interview looking for the job, you are misguided. There is nothing you can do to control whether or not they hire you. Instead, your focus must be on the process of giving the best interview possible. Forget about the job. Leave the meeting fully… Read the Rest »

I have a short stack of books that, if I were in charge of the world, I would make everyone read them. I just added Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy to that list. It was originally written in 1980 by psychiatrist David Burns, one of the pioneers of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Feeling Good is primarily focused on the treatment of depression. Reading the book and doing the homework has been clinically proven to dramatically reduce the severity of depression – just the book, all by itself, without antidepressants… Read the Rest »

sunflowerSeed

You know that saying, “Money only makes you more of what you already are?” It’s completely true. So then, we would have to assume that most people who are seeking more money (like, everyone) are totally, 100% content with who they are, and they want money so that the qualities they already have will grow and expand? Hmm, I’m not so sure… On the contrary, people who seek after money typically do so in hopes of covering up some flaw that already exists, not realizing that it will only expand… Read the Rest »

gratitude

There is a lot of evidence that gratitude is important to our happiness. Studies have even shown that it can be as effective as antidepressants in many cases. But more than just inner wellbeing, wouldn’t it be nice if gratitude could magically change your outside world, too? First, a giant Wikipedia dump (trust me, this one is worth reading): “…people who are more grateful have higher levels of subjective well-being. Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships. Grateful people also… Read the Rest »

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Because no seminar can take you here… only your feet will get you to the top of Denali. Have you noticed a strange pattern within personal development circles? Many of the people who work most intensely on their own development are the ones who make the least progress in life. There is a large group of people who read all the books, go to all the seminars, and listen to all the audio programs but get absolutely nowhere. This is unfortunate but true. These people seem to be totally incapable… Read the Rest »

Preface: I’m not much of a productivity nerd; I don’t see the point in spending all my time trying to squeeze more time out of my time. Nevertheless, this is something I wrote a while ago and thought you might find it interesting… Are you familiar with the concept of polyphasic sleep? It is a process where you sleep multiple times throughout the day. Usually, it is something like 6 20-minute naps every 4 hours for a total of 2 hours of sleep. It is (apparently) somewhat safe. But how… Read the Rest »