Quote of the Day

Instead of working back from a goal, work forward from promising situations. This is what most successful people actually do anyway. In the graduation-speech approach, you decide where you want to be in twenty years, and then ask: what should I do now to get there? I propose...

Theme-Based New Year’s Resolutions

The winter solstice is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere (the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere). And this is the perfect time to start reflecting back on 2006 and thinking about 2007. Last year I posted an article on the six tips for setting theme-based...

Buyer Beware

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a GPS device on BestBuy.com. The item was on sale: $200 off the regular price. Instead of having the item shipped to my house, I chose to pick it up at the local Best Buy store. I love this option because it gives me (almost) instant gratification....

Quote from Paul Graham

“Treating a startup idea as a question changes what you’re looking for. If an idea is a blueprint, it has to be right. But if it’s a question, it can be wrong, so long as it’s wrong in a way that leads to more ideas.” Click here to read the rest of the article:...

Michael Gelb Quote

Michael Gelb, an endorser of Goal-Free Living, has a wonderful perspective on organizational effectiveness. In many of the organizations I work with, people tell me that they’re afraid to be playful for fear of being dismissed as not serious. They point out that a tense and...

Quote on Uncertainty

“In American culture, we are expected to be decisive about the direction of our careers and it is generally unacceptable to be unsure about what we want to do with our lives. The importance we place on being “decided” in our society can make those who are uncertain...

Quotes of the Day

“If you can’t solve a problem, it’s because you’re playing by the rules.” – Paul Arden “High creativity is responding to situations without critical thought…If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” –...