A recent article in The Economist displays a scatter graph which shows the correlation between the number of hours you work and premature death.
As you get older, it feels like time tends to move faster. As Dan Ariely explains over at The Wall Street Journal, we tend to fall into familiar routines as we age and that makes time move quickly.
If you want to learn any subject well and to create ideas beyond those that have existed before, return to the basics repeatedly. In the book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird share a simple technique to learn anything better, by mastering the fundamentals and going deeper in your […]
When some sudden stress arrives in your life, it’s typically a good idea to walk away before reacting. As productivity blog Dumb Little Man suggests, knowing how to scale that cool down period may be more important than the period itself.
Before going on with the importance of mental fitness, letâs explain what it is â itâs the work you invest into your psychological well-being and your ability to find joy in each moment of life.
Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is your environment. Let me drop some science into this article and show you what I mean…
For two weeks, I’m doing a special series related to Before and After. In that forthcoming book, I identify the twenty-one strategies that we can use to change our habits. (If you want to be notified when the book is available for pre-order, sign up here.) In this series, I focusing on the Strategy of […]
Blog post at Asian Efficiency – Time Management and Productivity : Emergency! It’s a word that strikes us with a combination of anticipation, excitement, anxiety, dread and a whole host of other emoti[..]
Here are four reasons you should want more control over your lifestyle‒control Life or be victimized by it.
A friend thought it was funny that I’m an executive and life coach who believe we have limited ability to affect our own outcomes. It would be more accurate to say I believe we have limited ability…
Michael shares a powerful insight from the work of Kegan and Lahey about where you need to start, before any real change will happen.
It was my freshman year of high school and our basketball team had started the season with a losing streak. One day at practice, as our team was struggling to find some confidence and get our first win of the season, our coach pulled us together and said something that has stuck with me ever […]
Put some or all of these strategies into practice for fighting stress while making decisions, and you will see real changes in every area of your life.
Nobody likes to say it, but meditation is as boring as it is beneficial! Here’s novel 6 ways around that problem.
Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate.
Dear Lifehacker,Throughout the year, I’ve been pretty good about keeping up my exercise routine of jogging, cycling, and other outdoor activities. But now that winter’s here in full force, I’m really struggling to get outside. What can I do to keep my routine when it’s freezing outside?
The beginning of the year is a great time to recommit to taking care of you, and that involves more than just diet and exercise. This year, give yourself some much-needed TLC with these tips and strategies.
Time stops for no one, and time management may ultimately decide the happiness of a person. This concept goes hand in hand relationships as well.
Perhaps even more than talent or sheer luck, “grit” is the one quality that sets high achievers apart from everyone else. And there are ways we can cultivate it in ourselves.P
Learn why things are not working out even though you know how to achieve.
Tired of setting resolutions that fail? Easily distracted by things and people in your environment? Look here to find 10 practical tips that you can use now to stay focused for the upcoming year and beyond
Speed reading offers immense benefits in all areas of your life. Here’s why.
Everything you need to know about 4 Easy Ways You Can Resolve Life’s Toughest Questions
Do you ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to find focus? When you fritter away your time on nothingnesses, distractions, wandering without really doing something important?
Stay calm and beat your lack of focus with these Zen-friendly websites.