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How David Beats Goliath. When Vivek Ranadivé decided to coach his daughter Anjali’s basketball team, he settled on two principles.

How David Beats Goliath

The first was that he would never raise his voice. This was National Junior Basketball—the Little League of basketball. Five Rules For Life. Gina trapani is a tech writer and web developer; she is the founding editor of and authored a book based on the website - upgrade your life: the lifehacker guide to working smarter, faster, better. read more from gina on her new blog, smarterware. Here are Gina's "Five Rules For Life": 1.) "Be the change you want to see in the world. "Mahatma Gandhi's famous edict is especially relevant in the U.S. right now, as President Obama kicks off a new era of change. Selfishness: The Cure to Your Philosophical Hangover. Editor’s Note: This article is written by the brilliant, amazing, and selfless Marina Tsipenyuk.

Selfishness: The Cure to Your Philosophical Hangover

The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment - Psychology T. A friend was walking in the desert when he found the telephone to God. The setting was Burning Man, an electronic arts and music festival for which 50,000 people descend on Black Rock City, Nevada, for eight days of "radical self-expression"—dancing, socializing, meditating, and debauchery. A phone booth in the middle of the desert with a sign that said "Talk to God" was a surreal sight even at Burning Man. The idea was that you picked up the phone, and God—or someone claiming to be God—would be at the other end to ease your pain.

So when God came on the line asking how he could help, my friend was ready. "How can I live more in the moment? " "Breathe," replied a soothing male voice. My friend flinched at the tired new-age mantra, then reminded himself to keep an open mind. "Whenever you feel anxious about your future or your past, just breathe," continued God. How to think faster, better on your feet. The Five Big Mistakes That Changed My Life and How I Moved Past.

Power of Language - I’m Sorry, I Don’t Know, I Can’t. Photo by Vanessa Paxton I find myself blurting out I don’t know as an instant answer to questions I don’t have immediate answers for.

Power of Language - I’m Sorry, I Don’t Know, I Can’t

Lately, I’ve been noting how these simple words made me feel, and I’m starting to take notice that on some level, these casual words are effecting my emotions and self-esteem. 5 lasting rules for negotiating anything. I recently had dinner with a friend of mine, a physician-turned-businessperson-turned-founder.

5 lasting rules for negotiating anything

We were discussing the virtues of transferable skills, and I asked him what management tools he brings to entrepreneurship from his earlier career in medicine. He pondered a bit before confessing that radiology skills don’t, in fact, translate so easily. Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100. The List of 100 is a powerful technique you can use to generate ideas, clarify your thoughts, uncover hidden problems or get solutions to any specific questions you’re interested in.

Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100

The technique is very simple in principle: state your issue or question in the top of a blank sheet of paper and come up with a list of one hundred answers or solutions about it. “100 Ways to Generate Income”, “100 Ways to be More Creative” or “100 Ways to Improve my Relationships” are some examples. “One hundred entries?

Isn’t that way too many?” Bear with me: it’s exactly this exaggeration that makes the technique powerful. 64 Interview answers you need to know. 10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence. Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits.

10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence

Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed. Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential.

10 virtually instant ways to improve your life - Flow: Get into the Zone at Work. FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE. (Steps Toward Enhancing the Quality of Life) One must particularly achieve control over instinctive drives to achieve a healthy independence of society, for as long as we respond predictably to what feels good and what feels bad, it is easy for others to exploit our preferences for their own ends.


The knowledge - or wisdom - one needs for emancipating consciousness is not cumulative. It is not a cognitive skill and as well as intelligence requires commitment of emotions and will. It is not enough to know how to do it, one must do it consistently and it is a painfully slow process to modify our own habits and desires. Pleasure by itself does not bring happiness. Eight Components of Enjoyment 1. 2. 3. How to be interesting - Russel Davies.