Stoicism: 6 Life-Lessons From The Ancient Mastermind

By Monday, September 29, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Some of the greatest leaders in history were Stoics—Cicero, Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius. Stoicism goes hand-in-hand with success because of its emphasis on self-mastery. The key to happiness and a fulfilled life was found in responding—not reacting to external circumstances. Stoics taught although we can’t control what happens to us in life, we can control our perception of it, which makes all the difference. Responding requires being mindful, aware, and in control ...

7 Ways Successful & Fulfilled People Think Differently

By Thursday, September 25, 2014 0 Permalink 5

We pay to kill cockroaches and spiders. In Thailand, they pay to eat cockroaches and spiders. As different forms of thinking separates cultures, it’s also the case between those who are happy and successful, and those who aren’t. Great change has always come from thinking outside the box. Familiarity often turns our box into a prison without realization, crippling our potential success and sapping our happiness. To reflect, assess, and challenge our ...

Uncovering the 10 Culprits Robbing Your Happiness

By Thursday, September 18, 2014 0 Permalink 2

I got pick-pocketed in Cusco recently. That's one way to make a grown man cry. The pain of robbery always goes beyond the loss of material possessions. It's that sense of violation. When our joy, peace and happiness is yanked away and replaced with a profound bitterness. My intuition was screaming something wasn't right. An old lady dropped a newspaper in front of me, that's when her accomplice slipped my wallet. Hindsight always ...

3 Unique Strategies For Productivity & Smashing Your Goals

By Sunday, September 14, 2014 2 Permalink 0

I’ve done something special…   I've wrestled with an alligator, I’ve tussled with a whale; I done handcuffed lightning, Throw thunder in jail.   You know I’m bad!   Only last week I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, Hospitalised a brick, I'm so mean I make medicine sick! No doubt Ali did something special. 1974. George Foreman. Rumble in the Jungle. Odds were stacked against Ali as he took on the undefeated world heavyweight champion. If he stood any chance against Foreman’s raw punching ...

10 Hidden Blessings in Rejection, Losing, & Failure. 

By Friday, September 5, 2014 4 Permalink 1

Rejection. Losing. Failure. Nobody strives for them. No athlete sets out to lose, no entrepreneur’s goal is bankruptcy. But as if an act of divine mercy, there’s positives to be found in the negatives. In fact, it’s almost gospel the extent we hear successful people preaching the value in failing and lessons in losing. Many are familiar with Michael Jordan’s quote, “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost ...

10 Transformational Practices You Don’t Need To Be “New Age” To Benefit From.

By Thursday, August 28, 2014 6 Permalink 0

That’s a little too “new age” for me. That’s like saying you can’t eat fries cause you’re not vegetarian. You shouldn’t eat fries regardless. The point is, we let labels put up walls and block ourselves off from major life benefits.  Many of these practices have been around for thousand of years, recently, there seems to be a resurgence with science becoming more friend than foe with spirituality. Although there are certainly benefits for ...

Inside The Mindset Of Extreme Athletes

By Saturday, July 26, 2014 2 Permalink 0

Funny how one person’s nightmare is another’s fantasy. Most would never think of getting close to the edge of a cliff, yet others leap off for a living. Whether it’s staring into the face of a charging beast, or running through the scorching desert, it’s fascinating to think what goes through the mind of an extreme athlete. How are they able to achieve such supernatural feats? As we peek into the mindsets ...

50 Greatest Quotes To Transform Your Life

By Thursday, June 26, 2014 9 Permalink 1

"Freedom lies in being bold."– Robert Frost. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." – Marianne Williamson. "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." – Rumi. "Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." – Ronnie Max ...

12 Inspiring Ways Truly Alive People Approach Life 

By Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6 Permalink 0

To quote the great philosopher—Forest Gump—“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get.” So true. But why is it that some people get boxes filled only with the finest chocolates? Life may certainly be unpredictable, but truly alive people approach life in a way that squeezes out the positives from the unpredictable. Marcus Aurelius said, "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege ...

9 Subtle Enemies That Will Sabotage Your Goals

By Monday, May 19, 2014 6 Permalink 0

One of the biggest bank heists in history was one of the sneakiest. $69.8 million was stolen when robbers dug a 78 metre tunnel below the Banco Central in Brazil. You’ll face plenty of obstacles and enemies as you chase after your dream. The obvious ones come through the front door; the subtle ones dig tunnels underneath you. We need to be on guard against both. Just like the frog in the ...

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