Passion Category Archive

Is It Time for You to Stop Dabbling and Get Serious?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

If you want to start on a serious career path, don’t even think about giving up during the first year. Very little happens during the first year in terms of results. Most businesses aren’t even profitable in their first 2 years; it takes them that long just to become sustainable, even for fairly small businesses. […]

5-Year Commitments

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

People commonly overestimate how far they can get in a year, but grossly underestimate how far they can get in 5 years. If you actually want results, make a 5-year commitment to a particular path, like building an online business, developing your social skills, becoming a world traveler, etc. A lesser commitment is largely pointless. […]

Happiness First, Then Everything Else

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness. Social conditioning may have convinced you that sacrificing your happiness to maintain a certain bank balance, to send timely payments to corporations to which you’re indebted, or […]

Branding is Fear-Based B.S.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Branding, brand management, and brand strategy are rooted in fear and are completely unnecessary. This is true whether we’re talking about business, product, organizational, or personal branding. The primary aim of branding is control. But people don’t generally like to be controlled. So branding is largely done at the subconscious level; if it were done […]

Why Logic Always Fails You

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

What part of your life always seems to be on the back burner? Is it a certain relationship? A hobby you’ve always wanted to enjoy? A spiritual pursuit? Do you tell yourself that someday this part of your life will move to the front burner and become a priority? How will that actually happen? Back […]

Focus and Discipline vs. Caring

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

After yesterday’s post on Life Purpose and Values, I saw some questions about why I dropped values like focus and self-discipline from my list. Are these values no longer important? Or do I feel I’ve mastered them to such a degree that they I don’t need to consciously think about them anymore? Actually it’s neither. […]

Connecting From the Heart

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

How do you create a heart-centered connection with someone close to you? I think the best way to do it is to let the other person see you naked. I don’t mean this in the physical sense, but in the emotional-spiritual sense. As you converse with the other person, talk about your career; then let […]

How to Fall in Love with Procrastination

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Many time management experts label procrastination in strictly negative terms such as “the thief of time.” But is procrastination always such a negative experience? Is there a positive side to procrastination, one that may even encourage you to procrastinate more often? What if you could see procrastination from a more empowering perspective? What if you […]

How You Give Your Power Away

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

One of the themes that repeatedly came up at the last Conscious Growth Workshop was the problem of giving your power away. Instead of focusing on your true desires, you erect false structures in front of your desires and then feed your power to those structures as a delay tactic. Here are some typical scenarios […]

Domination and Submission

Monday, January 4th, 2010

As I mentioned in my 2010 Focus post, my personal focus for this year involves immersing myself in the fun and exciting world of domination and submission (D/s). (I really love my life!) Now one obvious question I’ve been asked a few times is: What the heck does this have to do with personal development? […]