Motivation Category Archive

High Earners Adrift

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Many of my readers have skills they can apply to earn incomes that are far above average — if they desire to apply those skills for that purpose. A lot of them are programmers or engineers. Some know how to invest or trade stocks. Some are just really good poker players. These people can earn […]

Exploring Without Neediness

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Have you ever thought about what the world wants from you, as opposed to what you want to give? When you think about your life purpose, is the focus mainly on what you can supply? Does your purpose stem from what you desire to give, such as sharing music if you like music or coaching […]

Completing Your Side Quests

Monday, December 28th, 2015

There’s an idea (from Hinduism, I believe) that if you want to dedicate yourself to a path of spiritual awakening, yet some seemingly lower desire keeps nagging at you, then you should go pursue that desire first and get it out of your system. If it takes years to do this, that’s okay. You’ll be […]

8 Shortcuts to Desire and Motivation

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Many people ask me how to develop a better connection to their desires, passions, and major life interests. I know that a lot of people feel bored, checked out, and unclear about what goals to pursue. Let me share some of my favorite shortcuts to help you figure out what drives you. 1. Embrace the […]

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 […]