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Why You Should Be a Student of Your Own Life

Why You Should Be a Student of Your Own Life

1. Your Own Experiences Become a good student of your own life. It’s the information you are most familiar with and feel the strongest about, so make your own life one of your most important studies. In studying your own life, be sure to study the negative as well as the positive, your failures as […]

3 Techniques to Never Stop Learning

3 Techniques to Never Stop Learning

As a student at Stanford University, I started my website, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, to teach personal finance to my friends who complained about getting slapped with overdraft fees. Over the years, it went from a blog that nobody read to a multimillion-dollar business with more than 30,000 paying customers. Today I’m often […]

4 Ways to Coach Yourself Through the Tough Stuff

4 Ways to Coach Yourself Through the Tough Stuff

What do you say to yourself when you encounter an obstacle? Does it sound something like this? “Crap. Now I can’t move forward. What am I gonna do?” Or does your inner voice say, “That’s a bummer….but I can work through this”? Believe it or not, your beliefs and inner dialogue predict how well you […]

8 Lessons From My Grandfather David Rockefeller

8 Lessons From My Grandfather David Rockefeller

My grandfather, David Rockefeller, died on the morning of March 20, 2017. He would have turned 102 this year. He was the man who had a greater tangible impact on the world than perhaps anyone else I know. And at the end of the day, he was also just my Grandpa, the father of my […]

Small Habits That Will Help You Live A Wonderful Life

Small Habits That Will Help You Live A Wonderful Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the result of practicing good habits. The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are twenty of the most effective,life-changing keystone habits I’ve found: 1. Do a few minutes of bodyweight […]

The Art of Finding Your Focus

The Art of Finding Your Focus

Productivity gets all the attention. Who doesn’t want to get more done in less time? Productivity systems are everywhere: Getting Things Done, Pomodoro, the Seinfeld thing, etc. Each has pros and cons. But there is a simpler solution. Have you thought about how to focus? Like, really how to focus your mind on one hard, […]

How To Get What You Want

How To Get What You Want

What is an area in your life that you’d like to change? Is it your body? Is there a skill you’d like to acquire? Do you want to take your relationship to the next level? What about your business or your career – is there something specific that you want to achieve? What in your […]

Persist. It Matters

Persist. It Matters

We are complex creatures. Hope and anguish can coexist and still create something truly amazing. Persistence is the ability to maintain action regardless of your feelings. You press on even when you feel like quitting, until you achieve that important goal. I surprise myself everyday. People give up too soon because they have wrong expectations […]

How to Say No to Extra Work and Mean It

How to Say No to Extra Work and Mean It

Have you ever had a hard time saying no to a new project or task at work? You already have a full plate and the idea of piling an additional item on top seems impossible, but you say “yes” anyway? If this sounds familiar, chances are you’re a woman. Women, in particular, can have a […]

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

“Language shapes our behavior and each word we use is imbued with multitudes of personal meaning. The right words spoken in the right way can bring us love, money and respect, while the wrong words—or even the right words spoken in the wrong way—can lead to a country to war. We must carefully orchestrate our […]

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