It often feels like our lives are shaped by big events. Looking back at an unexpected promotion, a health scare, or even just a surprisingly large tax return, we see a lot of change taking place over a short period of time and attribute the cause to the event itself. It’s easy to forget, though, […]
Below, you'll find articles on personal development. What is personal development, you ask?
It's simply making a conscious effort to get better at life.
Specific topics include learning new skills, overcoming fear, and giving generously.
Journaling seems to be one of those things that impressive, successful, serious people do. And me. I’ve tried to start journaling probably seven or eight times in my adult life, but never with any lasting success. This time, though, I’ve managed to stick with it for three months, and journaling has delivered some major benefits […]
I eat too many Snickers bars. When left to my own devices, I eat a Snickers every day at work. I walk to the vending machine around 3 PM and return to my desk with the Snickers already half-eaten. Sometimes, I eat two: a morning Snickers and an afternoon Snickers. One time I had three. […]
Are you a different person around your grandma than you are around your best friend? Probably. Hopefully! So which one is the real you? Impossible to say. The fact is, there is no “real you” independent of your environment. Your behavior and identity depend on who you’re with, both moment-to-moment and generally speaking. Jim Rohn […]
In late 2011, my wife and I were $48,000 in debt. All student loans. Were we doctors, you ask? Or lawyers? Engineers? Nope. I was a freelance musician, and Sarah ran an after-school program for elementary school kids. And when I say we were $48,000 in debt, I really mean me. Every penny of the […]