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Well, actually it is “goal-less” humor. In the movie “Dodgeball,” there is a funny conversation between Kate Veatch (played by Christine Taylor) and Peter La Fleur (played by Vince Vaughn): Kate: I’m curious, is it strictly apathy? Or do you really not have a goal in life? Peter: I found that if you have a […]

I put together a simple test that takes less than 2 minutes to complete. It tests your ability to perform a seemingly straight-forward activity. Want to give it a try? Click here to launch the video (WMV format – 7Meg) There is audio associated with the video, but the test can easily be done without […]

I lived in London for 4 years. I found the British to be a bit more proper and reserved than the typical outgoing American. In an effort to explain the differences between these two cultures, I sometimes use my favorite dessert metaphor: chocolate. The British are like M&Ms. Their tough outer coating (“stiff upper lip”) […]

Creativity is often about solving problems with non-linear thinking. One of my favorite techniques for warming up the brain is the use of “lateral” brain teasers. These are questions that can not be solved via traditional logic. Rather they require you to surface and challenge assumptions. Here are ten classic lateral brain teasers to get […]

I, and others, like to “share” our advice with the world. But maybe the best advice comes from children. Here are some insightful and hilarious thoughts from kids. These were provided to me by Eolake Stobblehouse who translated them from Danish. Making your bed is a waste of time. Don’t ask your three-year-old brother to […]

One of the problems with goals is that they are often not your own. According to our Goalaholic survey, nearly 50% of the population believes that they are living their lives in a way that satisfies others (friends, family, co-workers) more than it satisfies them. And sometimes parents are to blame. Most parents only want […]

Paula Poundstone, the great comedian, has a hilarious perspective on adults trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. This fits nicely with the Goal-Free Living concept Click here to view the 45 second video from her HBO special. Be sure to check out Paula’s website,

Here is a well-known story that humorously illustrates why goal-chasing can stop you from enjoying the life you want…now. An American businessman was at a pier in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow-fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican […]

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