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What is the first thing you see when you walk into a Whole Foods grocery store? It is usually a huge display of flowers. Your first impression of the store is freshness, color, and delicious smells. This sets the tone for your entire shopping experience. The flowers flip a switch in our brain that tellsContinue reading “You Don’t Design Your Environment, Your Environment Designs You”
When was the last time you seriously rethought something? Not what to wear to your friend’s dinner party or how to arrange your vegetable drawer, but big things. Things like your religion, or lack of religion. Things like whether or not your career path lines up with your life goals. Things like whether your partnerContinue reading “Why Rethinking Is A Superpower”
I try to read equal amounts of fiction and non-fiction. Usually, I end up tipping the scales more in the non-fiction direction because I love learning from real world experiences. But fiction can provide equally important lessons. In the New York Times best selling novel Euphoria by Lily King, one such moment made me reflectContinue reading “The Environment of Improvement: People”
How often do you put off important tasks? We all know the dangers of procrastination; doing something, or nothing, to put off doing an important task. But potentially even more dangerous than procrastination is precrastination. I first heard this term reading the book Start Now, Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore. Moore describes precrastination asContinue reading “Precrastination”
Normally I am not a fan of acronyms. By themselves they mean nothing. SMART goals? Sounds like the slogan of a self proclaimed self-help guru giving talks in a dirty hotel conference room. However, digging down into the meaning of SMART goals made me re-think the entire process of goal setting. So, while the acronymContinue reading “SMART Goals”
Some of the greatest lessons I have learned from books came out of fantasy novels. Call me a nerd, but if you read Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings and didn’t come away with a new understanding of life I think you are missing out. One of these fantasy novel lessons was so profoundContinue reading “Self-Growth Comes From Self-Love”