Self-Compassion > Self-Criticism

“You’re a beautiful girl,” the old man from her ancestral country said. She felt the warmth of his compliment glow deep inside her. He continued, “Don’t ever shave your mustache.” Poof. It was out. Dr. Kristen Neff is a leading researcher on self-criticism and that’s one of her stories. It made me laugh out loud … Continue reading Self-Compassion > Self-Criticism

When Self-Awareness Is Just Selfish-Talk

Yeah, I've noticed things are broken and passively ignored them before. Let he who hasn't cast the next stone through the already broken abandoned factory windows. Tasha Eurich is the kingpin of self-awareness research. She recently tweeted this Alan Mulally quote, If you don’t have a vision, a smart strategy, and a detailed plan to … Continue reading When Self-Awareness Is Just Selfish-Talk

Mark Twain’s Morning Ritual That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Of all the “this is how brilliant person X starts their day and you should too” advice, this is the only one you’ll ever need: "Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day."~Mark Twain Maybe it won’t make you more successful, but … Continue reading Mark Twain’s Morning Ritual That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

The Future Is Like The Present, Only Longer

Sometimes we get so scared of the future we make our present utterly miserable. Baseball player Dan Quisenberry went full Yogi Berra when he said, “The future is much like the present, only longer.” What we want to accomplish tomorrow needs to start today. Whatever tomorrow brings turns into our next today. Most of (basic) … Continue reading The Future Is Like The Present, Only Longer