I’ve got one new favorite book: On Writing by Stephen King. It was a great experience reading it. Not only did I learn a lot from the book, but also I love the writing style. I wish I could write like that! Moreover, I found that many lessons from the book are applicable not just to writing, but also to life and career in general. They are essential for being successful in what you do. Here are 17 lessons I learn from On Writing: 1. Do what you love I know that this advice has been repeated many times. But it’s true. And King put it in a way I’ve never seen before: For me, not working is the real work. When I’m writing, it’s all the playground…
Note: This is a guest post from Srinivas Rao of The Skool of Life Tony Robbins once said there are two things that motivate people to make dramatic changes in their lives: inspiration and desperation. As crazy it might sound, there is actually tremendous power in hitting rock bottom or a low-point in your life. The last year has been one of dramatic positive changes for me because my life more or less fell apart in front of my eyes when I finished graduate school a year ago: I literally ran out money and my bank balance was ZERO. I had to move back to my parent’s house at the age of 31 (kind of embarrassing) I couldn’t find a job for 8 months
Note: This is a guest post from Steve Scott of Steve Scott Site You’ve probably noticed that the market is saturated with self-help guides, audio books, and outrageously-priced seminars by motivational speakers. This is simply proof that most people enjoy receiving advice from others. Here are a few “tips” that I’ve discovered on my own. Some of them are a bit humorous, but most of them are common sense. I think if you do your best to take them to heart, you’ll start to notice a clearer head and a bigger smile on your face.
One year from now, I don’t want to be the same person as I am today. I want to grow. I want to become better and better. One way to do that, I realize, is by expanding my personal capacity. Expanding my capacity means being able to do things I wasn’t capable of before. It means being able to handle things I previously couldn’t. If you consciously decide to expand your capacity, you will become a different person in the future. You will look back and see how much you’ve grown. Here are eight tips to expand your personal capacity: