The Right Attitude For Finding A Job You Actually Like

NOTE: While this article was written using a backdrop of finding a job you like, the essence of what you are about to read applies to finding a great relationship, and, actually, just about every aspect of life. So read it with that awareness. If you ever hope to have a job you love, there are some fundamental things that you're going to need to change about yourself before it can ever happen. Even if you manage to fool your way into an incredible job that you totally love, you will eventually … [Read more...]

9 Sources of Influence in Your Life

The world is constantly moving. Data is swirling around in all directions. And at times, you may feel like you're at the center of it all. So many things can influence you, such as a familiar sweet smell as you drive through your old neighborhood, a picture hanging on the wall in your dentist's office, or even just a color on a billboard. Here is a snapshot of nine sources of influence that are affecting you every day. These sources are at the heart of your day-to-day choices, and have a … [Read more...]

The Astonishing Truth about Sleep

Recently, I had a short conversation with a co-worker at my day job. We chatted for about 3, maybe 4 minutes. But by the end of the conversation, he had the look of astonishment on his face. I could tell that our discussion was hitting him at just the right moment in his life and it was waking him up like splashing cold water on his face. The conversation went something like this: Me: So, how's your day going? Him: Pretty good, I guess. I'm a little tired. Me: Still not getting enough … [Read more...]

It’s Easy to Influence Our Decisions

This TED video, presented by Dan Ariely, shows startling examples of how our decisions can be influenced by flaws in our perception and thinking processes. Dan calls this cognitive illusion. This is one fact that I feel needs to be considered constantly in our own lives. People scratch their heads wondering why a woman would leave her abusive boyfriend only to return to him a week later. Or we talk to smokers who say they actually hate smoking but they can't quit. There are so many things we see … [Read more...]