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How to measure achievement, instead of hours

It’s time to stop clock-watching and focus on more important measures of success We all know Charles Darwin, the father of modern evolutionary studies and the author of On the Origin of Species, among other important works. What you might not know is that Charles Darwin was basically the Tim Ferriss

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Gratitude: How To Change Negative Beliefs, Be Happy, And Become Successful

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero Life is harder now because our world is designed to distract us. Our world is more confusing than ever. This is no secret. Depression and anxiety rates are skyrocketing. Addiction is an

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To Be a Thought Leader You Have to Say Something New

Being a CEO who appears in reputable publications is not enough I’m an extremely competitive person. When I played hockey growing up, I didn’t just want to have fun. I wanted to make it to the NHL and win the Stanley Cup. When I started playing World of Warcraft as

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How to Increase Your Motivation in 2 Minutes per Day

“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.” — Pearson’s Law When most people think of accountability partners, they cringe. It feels like a lot of work. It feels hard, but it’s not. It’s essential to making extreme progress in your life.

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How I got Self-Care All Wrong

13 Fatal Self-Care Mistakes a Bubble Bath Won’t Fix A few months ago I wrote this article on Medium: 50 Small Acts of Self Care with a Big Impact The Everyday Toolkit medium.com Like the title reveals it contains an extremely long list of random self-care ideas — including the

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Why the meaning of life can’t be Googled

If you’re having one of those days (or weeks) of drudgery — maybe you’re immersed in paperwork or taxes — and you’re considering the Purpose of it All, I wouldn’t suggest digging around on the internet. A cursory Google search for “the meaning of life” will surface a range of quick, pithy advice. Most

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Why Being a Digital Nomad Didn’t Give Me Freedom

And Where I Found It Instead Freedom has always been a fundamental value of mine. In my last job, I was a C-level executive at a small startup and maintained a very high degree of autonomy and independence. I was free to choose my own project-related goals, the people I wished to

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These are Two of the Hardest Words to Hear: But Also Two of the Most Important

I can’t even type them right now… give me a minute “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive business advantage.” — Jack Welch There are two words in the English language that I dread to hear. Not because they are good or

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One Behavior Separates The Successful From The Average

A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: The farm will go to the younger son. The older son was furious! “What are you talking about?!” he fumed. The

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How High-Performers Let Go of Negative Emotions Fast The 4-Step Emotional Reset

If there is ONE thing everybody should know before starting a company it’s this: Be prepared for an Emotional Rollercoaster. Since starting my own company I have felt a wide range of emotions — often over the course of a single day: Crippling Fear — of failure, of success, of being judged and of the

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