Motivation Category Archive

One Year Without Social Media

Friday, July 31st, 2015

In July 2014 I decided to quit social media, including deleting my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Now that more than a year has passed, I’ll share an update about the past year of being free of social media. At the time it was mildly difficult to make the decision to quit, but that was only […]

Last Day for the $100 CHW Discount

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

I decided to extend the early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Heart Workshop through today (Sunday, May 17th). So if you want to go to the workshop, you can still take advantage of the $100 discount when you register today. I’ll update the pricing sometime after 8am Pacific time on Monday morning, so if you […]

Take an Inspiration Day

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Have you ever felt the urge to explore a totally different field, skill, or interest for a while? What is it you’d like to try, if you only had the time? Music? Programming? Web design? Entrepreneurship? Camping? A new exercise? A better way of eating? A new social group? But then of course, you talk yourself out of […]

What to Do When You’re Falling Behind

Friday, April 24th, 2015

When I was a kid, it took me longer than I would have liked to learn how to ride a bike. I kept using a bike with training wheels and I didn’t practice much, so of course I didn’t learn how to balance. One day I observed that my sister (younger by 2.5 years) was […]

The New Conscious Heart Workshop

Friday, March 27th, 2015

I’m happy to announce that we’re now taking registrations for a new 3-day workshop: The Conscious Heart Workshop. Since this workshop is very unique, I decided to create a video to tell you all about it. So please watch the video to learn about CHW and to decide if you want to be there. Here are the […]

Project Hugfest

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

In the final afternoon of the Conscious Life Workshop in August 2014, I gave the group of 125 attendees a special challenge — to come up with a co-creative project that would provide value to others and that we could all do together in about 90 minutes. I played facilitator and referee during this time, but the group […]

Do a Full Day’s Work in 90 Minutes

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The typical American office worker only does about 90 minutes of real work per workday. The rest of each workday is largely spent on distractions like reading the news, web surfing, socializing with coworkers, snacking, taking coffee breaks, shuffling papers around, processing irrelevant emails, needless delay tactics, playing games, and daydreaming. Moreover, American office workers are among the […]

Stimulation

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 […]

Imaginary Men (New Audio Program)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Today I’m happy to announce the launch of a whole new audio program that I recorded with several friends. It’s called Imaginary Men, and I think you’re going to enjoy it — especially if you’re in the mood for something different. This is a very unusual and original program. I doubt you’ve heard anything like […]