Balance Category Archive

Lifestyle Design Challenges (Video)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

After the 2015 Lifestyle Design Convention in Zurich, Switzerland, last month, a few of the speakers (including me) got together to record an open conversation about our growth challenges and various other ideas. We ended up with a two-hour video of our chat session, which Kai Christen posted on YouTube a few weeks ago. From left to right […]


Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Finding the right level of stimulation for your work and relationships is one of life’s key challenges. Sometimes we procrastinate on tasks and check out from relationships because the overall stimulation level isn’t a good match for our preferences. Some situations are under-stimulating, causing us to feel bored and listless. Other situations are over-stimulating, causing us to feel stressed or […]

130 Days Off Per Year

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Can you summon the self-awareness to recognize when you’re putting in 8+ hours at your desk, but you only get 1-2 hours of REAL, meaningful, focused work done? How many days do you need to have like that before accepting that it’s time for a serious reset of your motivation, drive, and focus? What’s the solution? In […]

True Loyalty

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Do you have anyone in your life who (occasionally or frequently) loves to vent their frustrations in your direction? Are you often the provider of a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on? At times these can be valuable roles to play. I think it’s well and good to be sympathetic and understanding when […]

Simplifying, Downsizing, and Going Nomadic

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Recently I decided to undergo a major lifestyle transition. In 2015 I plan to go completely nomadic. No stable home. Very few possessions. Living and working from the road. For the past several weeks, I’ve already been taking action to prepare for this shift, but I still have a ways to go because I need […]

October 2014 Updates

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on […]

Can You Act Independently of Social Pressure?

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

One thing I really like about open relationships is the ability to learn through experience more quickly. There are valuable lessons to be learned from a long-term monogamous relationship, but I found that my understanding of relationships quickly accelerated with a more open attitude towards connections. This is a predictable consequence of being able to learn from a greater […]

Do You Owe The World Anything?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The standard economic narrative as applied to human history tells us that barter came first, then money, and then credit and debt. In actuality we know that these concepts developed in the opposite order. Debt and credit pre-date the use of money by thousands of years. Money, in the form of early coins, came into usage largely […]

Ones and Tens

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

When you present yourself to the world, do you have a tendency to sanitize your public image? Do you show other people, especially strangers, your safest and most socially acceptable aspects first? Do you find it sensible to avoid the risk of judgment so as to make socialization easier? When you get to know other people, do […]

The Evil Exit

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

One of your most difficult challenges on your path of personal growth will be dealing with the consequences of seeing your values shift away from the people who are already in your life, such as your family, friends, roommates, or even your spouse. If you maintain a strong commitment to personal growth, such shifts are inevitable. […]