Why You Need a Word to Define Your Year

I read a great thing recently, and I’m a bad person because I’m not 100% sure I remember where. I think it may have been in Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home — Rubin’s great second book about continuing the process of bringing more happiness into your daily life. But I’m not entirely sure it was […]

Three Essential Questions to Help You Solve Problems

We’ve all had them. Problems. Big, small, tiny, and massive. And we all seek to find the best ways to handle them every time they arise. Sometimes, they seem to fill entire days with their weighty, darkened skies. Problems can make a day one where nothing seems to go right, everything goes wrong, and you […]

In Defense of Reality Television

I’m ready to say it. Or, rather, shout it from the rooftops. I love reality television. Yes. Reality. Television. That oh-so-useless entertainment form that some decry should be wiped from our earth forever.  And here’s why. Over time, I’ve noticed that one of the-most commented on aspects of my personality is this very fact. Although I […]

Why You Should Set Reading Goals

The other day, I wrote a post about How to Set Life Goals in 2013. In the post, I walked through the SMART goals framework from Paul Meyer’s Attitude is Everything (which I’ll recommend again — it’s just $2.99 for 144 motivating pages.) As I walked through the framework, I showed some of my personal goals for […]

How to Set Life Goals

By now, I imagine you’ve realized that the truth is staring you in the fact: It’s a new year. (Cue: So, what are you going to do about it?) For me, a new year is about new goals. Whether you got a chance to do goal-setting over the holidays before 2013 actually struck — or […]

Are You Still Talking About Yourself on Social Media?

I’ve now finished recording ten videos sharing my favorite (make that least favorite) social media pet peeves. The tenth video, below, shares the topic I found myself most annoyed by: people who talk about themselves too much on social media. It’s a common trap to fall into — wanting to promote your own work — but […]

Why You Shouldn’t Comment On Someone’s Profile Picture (Social Media Pet Peeve #9)

If you haven’t yet watched one of my social media pet peeve videos, I’ll summarize: I’m doing videos about pet peeves I have. About social media. This week, I’ve got one all about why you shouldn’t negatively (or even somewhat negatively) comment on other people’s social media profile pictures. As I’ve found, pretty much anything […]

Want to Review My New Ebook — Lead by Morning?

The other day, I mentioned that I’m launching a new ebook in the New Year. The New Year is here. And so is Lead by Morning: 365 Days of the Present Principle. Lead by Morning is a 365-Day morning motivational reader, aimed to help you get started on an excellent day. It’s based on my […]

The Present Principle (Plus A Free Copy of My Ebook)

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