August 25, 2018

Author and investment guru, Ray Dalio, strongly believes that we should not fear mistakes and instead use them as opportunities to learn and grow. He offers the following formula as one of his many life/work principles: Pain + Reflection = Progress. He says that our pa...

August 23, 2018

I always love to be inspired by people who have lessons to share with us about how to create more happiness in our lives. For my current book, I reached beyond the spiritual books I'm typically drawn to, to a book titled Principles by Ray Dalio, an American billionaire...

August 6, 2018

In his book, The Mastery of Self, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr points out that every time we tie our self-worth and acceptance to a specific goal (i.e., looking/feeling a certain way), we attach our happiness to its achievement. When we reach the goal, our self esteem rises temp...

August 4, 2018

The Dalai Lama says it. Byron Katie says it as well. And the latest author I am reading, Jillian Pransky, proclaims the same in her book Deep Listening. Change does not come through thinking about something, but by taking action. Did you ever get excited about a new pr...

August 2, 2018

When I first heard this from author and marketing expert, Seth Godin, I thought, "brilliant and so inspiring!" There is no such thing as "I can't." "I can't" merely translates into "I can, but I'm not willing to put in the hard work at this time." The important point i...

August 1, 2018

One of my favorite authors is Byron Katie and I have recently been reading her newest book, A Mind at Home with Itself. Just as the Dalai Lama suggests that we take a "larger perspective" in moments of sadness, frustration and anger (see my previous post), Byron gives...

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