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Art of Manliness
Posted at Nov 28, 2011 | by Nancy | Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!)
Is luck a supernatural thing that we have no control over, represented by four leaf clovers and gold pots at the end of the rainbow? For The Simple Dollar's Trent Hamm, luck is defined as the result of some of the many random events in life bouncing more in your favor than before. Here, he explains how to make "life design" choices that will cause luck to pop up more and more. You can be that lucky person who gets a raise or finds a great job. You can be that person who finds a wonderful life partner.
Passion is the fuel that can power you toward the realization of your dreams. To live a truly satisfying and purposeful life you need to know what your passions are so you can fill your day with them. Have you found your passions in life or are you still searching?
Wish you were better/smarter/stronger/faster? Sure, hard work helps, but the truth is, your self perception may be getting in the way. We all form our own realities, and those realities aren't perfect. Your self perception can be very limiting, and shaking up your notion of the world can do wonders for your productivity, creativity, and happiness.
How do you craft an exceptional life? Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded with regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these tips: Exercise daily.
I used to be a lifehacking addict, and in some ways I still am. I have a perverse love of systems and efficiency: analyzing, configuring, optmizing, categorizing, defining, and parameter-setting. I loved my first Palm Pilot, I read "Getting Things Done" over a Christmas break for fun, and I took a dickish kind of pride in replacing whatever corporate email solution a job might foist upon me with my own selfishly optimized system (damn the consequences for company security). There was always a better way to do almost anything. What follows is a personal essay from writer John Pavlus . It might seem strange seeing what could be read as a direct indictment of Lifehacker on Lifehacker , and while John assures us he bears us no ill will, we think he's offering an important reminder to evaluate what you're getting from your productivity obsession.
I’m 40 meters underwater. It’s getting cold and dark. It’s only the third dive in my life, but I’m taking the advanced training course, and the Caribbean teacher was a little reckless, dashing ahead, leaving me alone. The next day I’m in a government office, answering an interview, raising my right hand, becoming a citizen of Dominica.
post written by: Marc Email Remember today, for it is the beginning. Today marks the start of a brave new future. Our previous article, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself , was well received by most of our readers, but several of you suggested that we follow it up with a list of things to start doing. In one reader’s words, “I would love to see you revisit each of these 30 principles, but instead of presenting us with a ‘to-don’t’ list, present us with a ‘to-do’ list that we all can start working on today, together.”
post written by: Marc Email As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it.
In her bestselling book “Eat, Pray, Love”, Elizabeth Gilbert writes the following: “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day.” If you’re looking for a great way to improve your life , take Gilbert’s advice: start your day the right way by selecting your thoughts for the day. In this post I’m going to discuss two methods for doing this. The first of these methods is from the book “Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence”, and the second is from a YouTube video titled “Improve Your Life Using A Daily Success Routine – The Day Launcher System”. Both of these are explained, in detail, below.
‘Everything is practice.’ ~Pele Post written by Leo Babauta . When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer … we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. Our entire lives are like this, but we’re often less conscious of the practice.
“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Editor’s note : This is a guest post from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha . If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting.
How do you craft an exceptional life? Ultimately, life goes by in a blink. And too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded with regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these tips:
If you've ever felt bad about yourself for wasting away on the couch watching old episodes of Empty Nest, don't talk to Timothy Ferriss, or you will feel so much worse . The author of the The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and most recently The 4-Hour Chef is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, public speaker, and once did steroids, thus disqualifying him in the eyes of most sports writers for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In our talk, Ferriss covers the ideas behind meta-learning, how to make Osso "Buko" in five minutes, and better uses of your time than browsing through your exes Facebook albums. On The Types Of People He Looked For When Researching His Book: "The key is not just to search for the best people, like lets say a Michael Phelps.
Charisma and Persuasion
In the Moment
Power - Mwahaha