Much depression and anxiety is self-created. But if you created it, you can also create a relaxed, energized and effective approach to life. How? By changing your stories, you can change your life.
Generic skills - skills to create new skills - are the new fundamentals. These "learning to learn" skills are essential in changing times. And for applying specific skills to new challenges.
Thriving in difficult times requires resilience - the ability to bounce back from setbacks. Building resilience helps us rise above adversity and find opportunities to thrive in challenging times.
What is the good life? How can we find happiness, spiritual growth, and deep meaning? By living a good and simple life -- a flourishing life. Aristotle said a flourishing life was the purpose of our existence, the source of all happiness. Material? Mastery? Meaning? Why not all of these integrated...
Positive emotions are key to peak performance in body, mind and soul. Consciously create positive emotions with these positive psychology findings. You can be a force for postive mental health!
Small touristy towns are being ruined by too much parking in the center of town. To create sustainable communities, lets get rid of the parking, make towns pedestrian friendly, and watch the revenue flow in.
Walking on two legs is a Gandhian change strategy. It is also a way of co-creating sustainable communities. This article describes such a change on Saltspring Island, BC.
Curitiba does sustainable community planning that goes beyond problem solving to create what truly matters. They do the impossible, in a "simple, cheap, and fast" way.
Let My People Go Surfing is a moving autobiography, a great business book, and a hopeful blueprint for business and the Earth. "Every time we do the right thing by the environment, we increase our profits significantly." — Yvon Chouinard
Strategic planning is usually neither, because it lack the context of strategic design. Design must precede planning. Planning without strategic design limits a businesses options. It's better to stretch for big hairy audacious goals, and then use the creating process to invent the path from here...
A review of Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea: Promoting Peace One School At A Time. A great memoir/adventure story about how a US climber followed through on a promise to build a school for a Pakistani village, and has kept building them for the last 15 years
Goal setting can be effective, or not. What are the top seven reasons goal setting does not work? If you want to set goals that lead to success, read this! Goal setting will never be the same for you.
Gratitude, positive emotions and success are directly related. By cultivating gratitude, appreciation and success, you can create focus, energy, and results. You can also make yourself feel amazingly better!
Much is made of "motivation" and the early steps in creating results that matter. But the real keys to success are commitment—choosing and commiting to create your result—and completion, following through until the final result comes into being. This article will help you finish fully, and...
A short article about creating success on your own terms by reviving and renewing your dreams, that image of yourself that you glimpse in your most perfect moments.
Vision is a necessary part of creating, but, by itself, not sufficient to lead to results. Creators ground vision in reality, and take action to bring their creation into being. Also, they differentiate between such things as purpose, mission, goals -- and vision. This article helps make sense of...
To create sustainable communities, We need not merely a vision, but a shared vision, one that guides and unites us in our day-to-day decision making. Such a vision, a common blueprint, can infuse society with a sense of purpose as we create and co-create our common future.
If you want to create authentic success, your ordinary self IS good enough. This article helps you create real success -- independent of problems, circumstances, and adversity. Others have. Why not you?
A one hundred-mile vacation at the Ecologic Place was just what I needed to provide deep reflection, relaxation, and re-creation. I've been going there for 20+ years, and it's never failed to bring me peace, renewal and revitalization.
To create sustainable success, embrace complexity and create what matters most. This way, you create lasting results,and a simple, successful, and sustainable life or business, regardless of circumstances, events, or adversity.
The promise of simplicity comes from doing more with less. The promise of simplicity is working less because you spend less. Simple living leads to freedom, and to a rich, successful, and sustainable life - a flourishing life - in harmony with the planet.
Personal mastery is key to creating success in life and work. Personal mastery refers to the capacity—the skills and structure- to create what matters to you, with whatever life gives you.
Creating what matters most -- with whatever life gives you -- describes a framework and a set of skills for going beyond merely solving problems. It will help you bring into being what you truly want in life, work, whatever -- starting with only what you already have.
Overcome adversity. Building resilience helps you create outstanding results in life and work -- even when the going gets tough.
Money and material don't bring happiness. Creating abundance in material ways can clutter your life. Creating REAL wealth - joy, fulfillment, happiness, meaning - requires sufficience. Sufficience = "just enough." If we create sufficience, life is simpler, sustainable, and richer with meaningful...
How climbing a frozen waterfall called The Weeping Wall helped me become a writer, and, eventually, find my writer's voice. A piece about physical and mental adventure.
Staying up in down times requires personal resilience, and focused creativity -- the capacity to create what matters most--with whatever life throws at you. In crisis, there is opportunity, and those with emotional resliency who know how to create results will succeed, and profit.
Go beyond life balance. Balance is for seesaws. Work life balance is difficult, and doesn't last. To succeed, integrate life and work into a successful whole. Integrate vision, values, and action -- and create success!
To create success on your own terms, you must stretch for visionary goals, not fit your goals into your current capacity. Stretch goals have more power, more energy, and are more effective than fit goals.
To jumpstart personal and professional success, you have to ask yourself a set of seven question that will help clarify what is success for me and how can I create it?
Trying to "balance" life and work, or simplicity and success is like balancing a seesaw. It's difficult, and it doesn't work for long. But you can integrate life and work, and simplicity and success by working within the creative framework. What was difficult becomes much easier!
Along with passion, and persistence, the key to expertise and success is ten thousand hours of practice. Persist, practice, and learn from your experience. Do the drills, put in your ten thousand hours, and it'll pay off big time!
How A Woman Shifted From Problem Solving to Creating — And Crafted the Life, Work and Relationships She Longed For! Lessons that can help you turned your whole life - and work - around.
20 years ago, I took a stand for my own greatness. It changed my life. Why not take a stand for your own greatness. It could change your life!