December 1, 2011
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Life is too short to have — or to be — a bad friend. If you see yourself in any of these, it’s not too late to change. And if these remind you of someone you know, you might want to consider an intervention.
It wasn't until my early 20s that I turned to reading as a form of personal development. Prior to that, non-fiction was something that teachers assigned, grindingly boring tomes that you read only because you had to, and you forgot right after the test. Then I read "The Road Less Traveled" and everything changed. For the first time I realized that books aren't always about other people, sometimes they're about me.
Here's the thing about those 10 best days, they're even more fun if you stay fully present while you're experiencing them.
Next time you find yourself on the other side of a "He just doesn't get it" debate, try reframing the conversation in the context of a larger purpose. You'll be amazed at how quickly people respond when they understand that you both want the same things.
If you think the right thoughts, your body will act accordingly.
Before you choose a career you've got to know yourself. There's a personality test for it that I wish more people would use.
Many people believe that the sole purpose of business is to make money. They’re wrong.
Your mom might have told you otherwise, but comparing yourself to others is OK. It helps show you what's possible and can make you competitive in a good way.
Don't take it as a sign that you can put off reading this column until tomorrow, but there are five ways that you can make procrastination work for you.
Use my three-step technique of context, framing and content.
Additive people like their own ideas, but are open to others.