5 Steps to SMARTer New Year’s Resolutions

You have unwrapped all your gifts and swallowed your last bite of pie. Ready to tackle the new year, you resolve to make it the best year yet. You join millions of people who, bolstered by the lessons of the past year and motivated by the promise of a brand new year, will begin crafting New … Continue reading 5 Steps to SMARTer New Year’s Resolutions

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10 leadership books to watch for in 2019

We scoured publishers' catalogues, looked at upcoming galleys and asked for recommendations from a few prolific business book authors to get ideas for ten leadership books to watch for in the first half of 2019. (Avosb/iStock) Jena McGregor Reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines January 1 at 1:34 PM Have you promised yourself you’ll … Continue reading 10 leadership books to watch for in 2019

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Tired Of Bad News, Artist Illustrates All The Great And Awesome Things Of 2018

Left and right images by Mauro Gatti and featured with permission LA-based artist Mauro Gatti has but one rule when he illustrates, “If it doesn’t make you smile, change it.” This definitely rings true in his ‘ The Happy Broadcast ’ project, where the Italian-born creative, who has worked with brands including Google, Giphy, YouTube, … Continue reading Tired Of Bad News, Artist Illustrates All The Great And Awesome Things Of 2018

Setting Intentions for 2019

Can you believe it is the last Friday of 2018? Each year seems to fly by more quickly than the last. With New Year’s Eve just a few nights away, we plan to ring in the New Year at home in our PJs and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Source: Setting Intentions … Continue reading Setting Intentions for 2019

The 4,000-year-old history of New Year’s resolutions and how they became big business

It’s that time again. People turning over a new leaf and pledging to be fitter, more productive, and overall better versions of themselves are gunning their mental engines for the start of 2019. This despite the fact that more than a quarter (27%) have left off trying by the first week of the new year … Continue reading The 4,000-year-old history of New Year’s resolutions and how they became big business

14 Products And Practices To Kick Your Best Life Into Gear For 2019

Living our best lives can take form in a multitude of practices that differ from person to person — and regardless of what our varying aspirations may be, each year we line up new resolutions in place of the old to maintain this ideal homeostasis. Source: 14 Products And Practices To Kick Your Best Life … Continue reading 14 Products And Practices To Kick Your Best Life Into Gear For 2019

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What You Can’t Do

You're reading Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What You Can’t Do , originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement . If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Many a time in life, we set limitations for our own capabilities and in most of the cases, these … Continue reading Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What You Can’t Do

Ikigai – having balance in work and life

Ikigai , a Japanese word that means “purpose” or “reason for being,” has been adopted in American society to mean having balance in work and in life. In a recent trip to Barnes and Noble, I found five books on the “must read” shelf with ikigai in the title, and there are even more found … Continue reading Ikigai – having balance in work and life

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Common Threads of Well-Being: 5 Ideas that Influence and Integrate

The concept of well-being has many facets, yet themes weave through all stages of development and point to critical aspects of how and with whom we spend time. Money can’t buy love, but up to a certain level it is crucial to well-being. Source: Common Threads of Well-Being: 5 Ideas that Influence and Integrate