The Problem with Complaining

Complaining is the act of idly talking about something you don’t intend to work on changing. It keeps you locked into hopelessness and prevents a sense of empowerment and possibility, which are vital for innovation and problem-solving. It reinforces an...

Energize Yourself

The more consciously you manage your energy and maintain an open mind, the more likely you are to see new possibilities, opportunities and connections as they show up. When your energy is low, it’s like walking with your eyes focused on the ground. You only see...

Golden Rule of Thumb

It’s not unusual to think and talk about people one way when they’re around and another way when they’re not. But what if the words you utter and the thoughts you ponder about others are, in fact, transmitted to them, even if they aren’t...

How to Get What You Want

We can’t predict what kind of life experience lies ahead, but we can develop certainty about how we’ll handle it. The more dissatisfied we are right now, the likelier we are to be unhappy about what comes next. If we’re in the habit of feeling...

How You Choose to Look

No matter what you’re dissatisfied with, if you find something to like about it, and consistently focus your attention on that rather than on the dissatisfaction, you’ll begin to experience a transformation in your life. It might change the very situation...

Everything Is For You

It’s easy to see how situations you appreciate benefit you, but the upside is trickier to find when something disturbing or unwanted happens. These are the times when it’s normal to complain and find an outsider person or force to blame. Any relief...