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  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck PhD

Mindset by Carol Dweck

(click on book cover for more details) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Published: December 2007 ISBN-10: 0345472322 EP Rating: 5 out of 5 (must read) EP Main Takeaway: Adopt a growth mindset NOT a fixed mindset. See yourself as a work in progress, not a [...]

Outgrowing Things (or The Real Reason Your Relationship is Falling Apart)

When you reflect on the year past, it's easy to focus on your accomplishments and what happened. What might be interesting to think about are the activities you stopped doing and what didn't happen. This past year, I no longer: Watch the Oscars, the NBA or go to movies Play basketball Spend time with certain friends [...]

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When Just Trying to Help Fails

"I'm just trying to help." How often have you said or thought these words? If you're a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It's a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise. So why does this happen? Why are you [...]

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How to Give Yourself Feedback

For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday. One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it's not always convenient or helpful [...]

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How to Jumpstart Your Life by Reinventing Yourself

You probably think your life could be better. It's not that it's bad. It's just not what you'll call "awesome". If you want to confirm this, answer this question: What have you been up to? If your answer is: Not much Same old Eh... or any other variation, then you may want to jumpstart your [...]

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William Zinsser’s Commencement Speech at Wesleyan University 1988

Seventeen years before Steve Job's famous commencement address at Stanford in 2005, William Zinsser addressed the graduating class at Wesleyan University with a speech that was phenomenal. I came across this commencement address while writing up a recent interview I had with Mr. Zinsser. He told me about this speech in our interview and how it inspired [...]

It is Risky to be Stable because…

... well, before I tell you what it is, let's define stable. When something is stable, it is not likely to change. All my life, I've been raised to believe that stability is a good thing - stable job, stable relationship, stable government - but is it really? If we think there will be a [...]

How to Stick to Your Goals Even If You Never Could

One of my biggest struggles is finishing something that I started. I would always be excited and have all this energy in the beginning, but like a child with a new toy, the excitement fades away and the goal doesn't seem worth doing anymore so I would just give it up and move on to [...]