How to Handle Feedback

We need other people’s feedback to make ourselves (and our organizations) better. But what many people fail to realize is that collecting feedback is only one step in a longer process of self-improvement. The next two steps in the feedback loop, processing and responding, are must not be forgotten. Feedback needs to be heard, yes; […]

Control the Wheel of Fortune

Napoleon Hill was one of the first celebrity self-help authors. His quintessentially American philosophy of self-reliance set a standard that continues to dominate the field today, some 50 years after his death. One of Hill’s core beliefs was that thoughts of success eventually lead to that success. The inverse is also true, in that fear […]

How to Get What You Want

Strategy. Power. Human nature. Self-help author Robert Greene has written about them all. In The Art of Seduction, Greene takes a deep dive into the intricacies of social power. According to Greene, natural charisma isn’t everything. In fact, charisma exists on a spectrum, which means that it’s a quality that can be cultivated. To amplify your […]

Unfinished Business

It’s much easier to start a new project than to finish an old one. Our open tasks can accrue over time, piling up until they become intimidating to address. Such unfinished business can become a mental roadblock. Tackling unfinished work may feel overwhelming at first, but if the task is broken into smaller steps, you […]

Your Guide to a Better Life

No one else can do it for you. To be happy, you’re going to have to put in the work. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine’s advice is to adopt a Stoic approach to daily living. Irvine says that the ancient Stoic philosophy is the best way to combat the challenges of modern […]

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