Personal Development

How to Not Get Blindsided by Unexpected Setbacks

June 9, 2011

Whenever you take on a new challenge, you always start off with a blissfully naive sense of optimism that everything you do is going to work and that you’re going to be massively successful. New businesses, new jobs, diet and exercise programs, and even new relationships all start that way. But then inevitably you encounter …

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Reciprocity Gone Wild

June 1, 2011

Reciprocity is a powerful, sometimes unconscious force that drives our behavior. When people do things for us we feel an immediate gut-level urge to reciprocate and do something for them. In general reciprocity is a good thing. Society is largely held in place by people helping each other out in various ways. If your boss …

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The “Could I Still Do It Again?” Insecurity

May 30, 2011

We men have a common story that repeats itself through our lives that looks something like this: Achieve something, time passes, start to feel insecure about whether or not you still have it in you to do it again, go out and try to achieve something again to feel better about yourself. This cycle affects …

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The Importance of Underachieving

May 17, 2011

What if doing less instead of more was actually the key to succeeding instead of failing? What if putting more effort into a project even made you more likely to fail at it? Common wisdom tells us that more is better. If you aren’t getting the results you wanted, then you simply aren’t trying hard …

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3 Powerful Mindsets to Create More Opportunities

May 11, 2011

You could have been successful and famous if only you had the right opportunity or a lucky break. But you weren’t born with the connections of a Rockefeller or the looks of Brad Pitt, so you are doomed to just being average. Or at least that’s the story you tell yourself. Emphasis on the word …

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Get Unstuck: 3 Steps to Discover and Fulfill Unmet Needs

May 2, 2011

Feeling stuck is a huge drain on your emotional energy. It feels like life has come to a dead stop in a place that you don’t particularly like. You can’t point to what the exact problem is. It might not even seem like there is an actual problem, but you still feel suffocated and depressed …

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