40 Inspirational Quotes

40 Inspirational Quotes

Brought to you by Barrie Davenport Do you ever find yourself wondering about the meaning of life? Have you had those days when you're consumed by the nihilistic feeling that your particular life has no purpose? I think we all go...

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From Trouble Child to Oscar Winner

From Trouble Child to Oscar Winner

Do you ever feel trapped by your past? That you're only going to be and do what you've always been and done? If so, award-winning composer Hans Zimmer has something to say about it. As a child, Zimmer was kicked out of--not one,...

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Procrastination Cure? Burn a Bridge

Procrastination Cure? Burn a Bridge

Sometimes you have to leave no way out. It’s like shaving half your face (or legs) at midnight—is there any chance you won’t be up at the crack of dawn to finish the job? Whether you want to or not, you’re getting up. You left no...

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Power of the People

Power of the People

There we were, me and the babe (the miniature one, not the wife), with a clear goal that evening: we had to make it across the street to the neighbors for an impromptu cookout. The obstacle was equally evident: we had a lot of crap...

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Make It Count

Make It Count

A lot of things go through your mind when you think you're going to die. Fear, of course. Fear about what's going to happen next, about how it will all feel, about how much it will hurt. Regret over the things I didn't do,...

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The $25,000 Productivity Hack

The $25,000 Productivity Hack

99 years ago Ivy Lee walked through the doors of Bethlehem Steel. 15 minutes later he walked out, having earned $25,000 for his time ($400,000 in today's dollars). The information he shared with Charles M. Schwab was said to be the...

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Three Steps to Overcoming Your Fear

Three Steps to Overcoming Your Fear

Thousands of years ago, when we were hashing it out with big-toothed cats, our fear response made sense. When trouble loomed, our internal systems leaped into action. Our breathing sped up, our hearts pounded, our attention snapped...

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Breaking Habits with Science

Breaking Habits with Science

Breaking a habit can be as hard as staying awake in an 8:00 A.M. geology lecture. It is, nevertheless, possible. (Or so they say; I could never stay awake in that class.) Perhaps it would have been easier had I followed the...

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The Reason for Their Success

The Reason for Their Success

Imagine being able to choose any goal and immediately feeling powerfully motivated to make it happen. No matter what’s standing in your way, you’d be so driven that you would blow right past it. You would get what you wanted every...

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