Happiness isn’t a blissful, mysterious state, according to the Dalai Lama. It’s a habit of mind that requires a certain rigor. Finding happiness is a lifelong project of replacing negative emotions with positive ones, and it’s a process of trial and error. The good news is that the return on investment is huge—and it’s available to […]
Weekend Wisdom – What Your Accountant Doesn’t Know (and how it can hurt you)
As the co-founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul empire, Jack Canfield believes that emotional wellness and material success are deeply intertwined. In THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES, Canfield spends more time selling the benefits of introspection than the productivity tips that are commonly found in self-improvement books. One of Canfield’s most interesting claims is that everyone […]
Find Peace of Mind
Everyone has an inner monologue. Buddhists call it our “monkey mind”—the constant stream of chatter that narrates the day, second-guesses our decisions, and steals our ability to focus. Do you need to reclaim some headspace? Our new Instaread original on MINDFULNESS is your shortcut to feeling calm, cool, and collected.
Wisdom for the Masses
We often think of deep wisdom as belonging to the select few—philosophers, religious leaders, and other learned teachers. But what if your spiritual mentor were just a regular guy who you met at the gas station? (Or better yet, what if the wisest person you knew was you?) Learn how anyone can seek and find enlightenment with our new […]
Weekend Wisdom – Build a Better Task List
Nothing beats the alchemy of a well-built team, which helps effective individuals showcase their talents and shore up weaknesses with support from colleagues. But after you put together a perfectly balanced group, there’s still the matter of actually getting the work done. With everyone bringing different working styles and approaches to project management to the […]
Who is Michael Bloomberg?
Michael Bloomberg was not part of the Democratic debate on Thursday night. But his campaign, only a few weeks old, has already made a splash by committing to spending hundreds of millions on a two-pronged approach to 2020, with about half the money going to anti-Trump and voter registration ads. Our latest Instaread original takes a […]
Neil Strauss was unlucky in love until he joined a community of men who treated sex and dating like a game. Led by a schizophrenic illusionist who called himself “Mystery” (and charged each of his protégés a $500 consulting fee), Strauss and his fellow pickup artists built a toxic subculture that preyed on women in […]
Think Like a Leader
Being a smart leader isn’t necessarily about training and knowledge. It’s about mindset: knowing how to apply the right cognitive lens to the situation at hand. High achievers have supple minds that move easily between different points of view. Ready to put on your thinking cap? Check out our Instaread on John C. Maxwell’s HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE […]
Weekend Wisdom – Know When to Pivot
Steering a startup towards maximum profitability is a lot like driving a car. Sometimes it requires going straight ahead, at top speed. Other times you need to pull over—and, occasionally, you realize that you’ve been going in the wrong direction. Author of THE LEAN STARTUP Eric Ries says that successful startups know when to turn, […]
What are You Selling?
On some level, everyone works in sales—even people who don’t have a job. From stay-at-home parents to politicians, every adult role requires some element of a persuasion. If you haven’t yet given serious thought to what exactly you’re selling (and how to sell it better), you’re likely underperforming. Ready to step up and sharpen your sales […]