Posts tagged "Goal-Free Living"

It is that time of year. Many of you created your New Year’s Resolutions last week. And although we are less than 2 weeks into the new year, I suspect that many of you have already failed in keeping your resolution. This would not be surprising as a study I conducted showed that only 8% of people are […]

It is that time of year. Many of you will soon be setting your New Year’s Resolutions. But did you know that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail!

It’s that time of year again…time to set your New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately over 90% of people fail to keep them. What’s the solution? One perspective can be found in my Wall Street Journal article from several years ago. Happy New Year! Like dinosaurs and gas-guzzling SUVs, is the traditional New Year’s Resolution rapidly becoming […]

The other day I received an email from someone who recently watched a webinar of mine on Goal-Free Living. He wrote: “Your message came to me at the right time, as I’ve recently found myself (painfully) closing a chapter of my life—walking away from a business right as it was becoming successful—to embark on a […]

Today is my 50th birthday.After reflecting on what has transpired over the last year, I realized that the past 12 months were a lot like the year before that.My income is pretty much the same.I am still giving the same number of speeches on innovation. I’m on the road the same number of days. I haven’t […]

The way you ask a question will have a profound impact on how you answer it. This is a fundamentally critical concept in the world of innovation. If you are working on a problem/opportunity, changing just one word can influence the types of solutions you get. I’ve discussed this concept extensively on my blog. But […]

Today’s Friday Fun Fact… At the end of this month, I will be speaking in Copenhagen at a Happiness at Work Conference.  This got me thinking about what it is that makes people truly joyous. Business Insider gathered some research on this topic and amassed 36 Scientific Facts about happiness, some that may come as […]

Today’s Friday Fun Fact… My Monday Morning Movie discussed some concepts from my book, Goal-Free Living. I have long questioned the practice of goal setting.  My book (published in 2006) challenged traditional thinking about goal setting and discusses how we can not only succeed in business (and life) but to do so while achieving great happiness and satisfaction. […]

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… Back in 2003 I drove across the country with no plans and no agenda. It turned out to be a life changing experience. After that trip, I wrote Goal-Free Living. In this video I discuss two concepts from the book: “Use a Compass, Not a Map” and “Remain Detached.”

Some will claim that a component to happiness and success involves detachment.  That is, not worrying about how things turn out. But this is easier said than done! People want what they want.  And the more you try to not want something, the more you focus on it. How do you break this cycle? While working […]

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