Balance Category Archive

Love the Bombs

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Do you feel that poverty, war, famine, disease, imprisonment, etc. are all negative experiences that we should avoid as much as possible? Are these scourges that we must rid the planet of? Are they terrible things for anyone to have to experience? These experiences have been with us for a long time for a very […]

How To Do Everything Wrong

Monday, July 18th, 2011

While I normally write for people who are interested in improving their lives, I’m aware that many are committed to the opposite path. These people deliberately decline steps that would lead to measurable improvements. They prefer that everything goes wrong — for as long as possible. Sometimes they screw up and accidentally do something right. […]

How to Defeat Kolrami

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

One of the most potent lessons I’ve ever learned (and would love to impart to you) is just how powerful a seemingly simple perspective shift can be. Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I hope you realize just how profound that statement […]

Are You Faking Progress?

Monday, April 25th, 2011

One of the big traps in life is believing that you’re making progress when there’s no actual evidence of it. It’s easy to keep learning and studying new ideas, methods, and techniques that don’t improve your results… while convincing yourself that you must be making progress simply because you’ve invested a lot of time and […]

Action Bias

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw In reading the biographies of very successful men and women, one theme frequently surfaces: such people have a strong bias for action. Those […]

Building a Happier Life

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Lately I’ve been on a happiness kick. I’ve been going over various projects, activities, and aspects of my lifestyle and asking myself, Does this really make me happy? Many people say that happiness comes from within, and while that’s true in the long run, there’s also an experiential side of happiness. I’m sure you’ll agree […]

The Best Guidance

Monday, February 21st, 2011

In his recent book Manifesting for Non-Gurus, Robert MacPhee contrasts two different methods for making your desires a reality. The first method is to define your outcome and then dive right into massive action. Adjust your approach along the way, and keep going until you get there. This approach is easy to begin, but as […]

30-Day Facebook Fast

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

It’s been about 30 days since I quit Facebook, so I wanted to share an update on what that’s been like. Many others also quit the service last month, and many more are on the fence as to whether they should do the same. Here are some realizations I’ve had as a result of leaving […]

Leaving Facebook

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Today I decided to stop using Facebook. I’ve already turned off both my personal page and my fan page. I’ve been pretty active on Facebook in the past, and I have many friends who use the service. My personal page was maxed out at 5K friends for more than a year, and my fan page […]

2011 Focus

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

I seem to have this tradition of making a post at the start of each year to muse about what my primary focus for the coming year will be, so I’ll share some thoughts on what I’d like to explore in 2011. 2010 in Review First of all, 2010 was a year of tremendous growth […]