Happiness Is a Choice

Happiness Is a Choice

George Saunders wrote a beautiful piece for Esquire over a decade ago called “The Incredible Buddha Boy” about a young man in Nepal who has been meditating, without eating or drinking, for seven months. On the plane to Nepal, Saunders himself starts to meditate on our...

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How You Keep Time Determines How You Spend Your Time

How You Keep Time Determines How You Spend Your Time

A recent study conducted by dScout found that the average user touches their phone 2,617 times a day. And that was just the average. Heavier users topped out at over 5,000+ touches a day. But what I found even more disturbing than the sheer amount of phone...

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Confessions of a Burnt Out Over-Achiever

Confessions of a Burnt Out Over-Achiever

If I asked if you could continue working at the pace you currently work for the next 10 or even 20 years, what would you say? I think for most people, the standard response would be: “Hell no!” But what we do today, and what we do tomorrow, rapidly becomes the status...

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Working Smarter in the Age of Distraction

Working Smarter in the Age of Distraction

Distraction—and its negative impact on creativity—has long been an obsession of mine. And this past Friday, I got to share what I've learned about working smarter in the Age of Distraction at CreativeMornings in LA. If you want to understand why the distractions of...

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The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector

The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector

I’m a bit obsessed with the topic of luck—how we can lay the groundwork for it, how we stumble blindly into it, how we fail to recognize the role it plays in our “self-made” success. There are so many factors that go into luck, but the most powerful is the role that...

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Productivity Is Really About What You Don’t Do

Productivity Is Really About What You Don’t Do

The best productivity tip I ever got was the idea of a “stop-doing list” from Jim Collins. In this Age of Distraction, we’re all dodging and weaving between so much incoming information that what you don’t do on a daily basis has become as important—if not more—as...

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Now or Never: The Dangers of Instant Gratification

Now or Never: The Dangers of Instant Gratification

When it comes to books, I’ve never been immune to guilty pleasures. Breezy beach books and mysteries have always been a staple in my reading diet. Yet going through my reading history, I noticed that ever since the arrival of my first Kindle, I've indulged a lot more...

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Where Does Confidence Come From?

Where Does Confidence Come From?

As women, we’re often told that we should “be more confident.” But how do you go about that? And what exactly is confidence anyway? I spoke with Claire Shipman, co-author of the NYT bestseller The Confidence Code: The Science & Art of Self-Assurance and What Women...

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