Personal Development Category Archive

How to Meet Your Needs Without Being Needy

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

On the one hand, we’re taught that we have certain needs as human beings, including survival needs (food, water, shelter, etc), emotional needs (belongingness, love), self esteem needs, etc. Whether or not all of these concepts qualify as true needs is debatable. The idea of there being a clear hierarchy of needs, such as Maslow’s, […]

Lifestyle Connect – Sep 28 in Bucharest, Romania

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Here’s a pleasant surprise for anyone in or near Bucharest, Romania this Saturday. I’ve been in Europe for about 3.5 weeks now, most of it spent in Bucharest. While I’ve been here, enjoying a whirlwind of amazing social connections and new experiences, I saw that there was some serious demand for a live personal growth […]

Embrace the New

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

When I don’t have strong clarity about what I want to experience next in my life, I like to explore something new. I know that I want to keep growing, so I seek out new growth experiences, new places, new people. Anything new. This default decision to embrace the new has been a powerful heuristic […]

Your Beautiful Personality

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

This is a follow-up to the recently posted article “Do Your Goals Conflict with Your Personality?”¬†In that article I shared how understanding the core aspects of your personality can help you set better goals and help you achieve your goals more easily. In the 2+ weeks since I shared that article, I’ve spent a lot […]

Add the Best; Drop the Worst

Friday, June 28th, 2013

When you realize that you have many bad or mediocre habits that are holding you back in life, you may start to feel overwhelmed. Where should you begin? Should you upgrade your health habits? Attempt a 30-day supertrial? Commit to working an hour a day on your online business? Here’s a simple heuristic that will […]

Habits and the Long View

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

If you aren’t satisfied with your life today, yet you continue the same habits that got you here, you’ll still be dissatisfied next year, possibly even more so. Many habits may feel quite satisfying in the moment, but they have no long-term positive impact. They are temporary pleasures or escapes but nothing more. These habits […]

Spring Forest Healingfest – Free Online Event

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Learning Strategies is hosting another free online streaming event this week. It’s called Spring Forest Healingfest and features Qigong expert Chunyi Lin. Today’s session is about Qi energy, and it’s already available for you to listen to it now. You can access the Healingfest via your web browser or smart phone. All 6 days of […]

How Obedient Are You?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

In the early 1960s, Yale professor Stanley Milgram conducted a serious of famous psychological experiments to measure people’s obedience to authority. A volunteer was instructed by an experimenter to help administer a simple test to a subject in another room. Cards were drawn to determine which of two “volunteers” would play each role, but the […]

Do You Want Comfort or Growth?

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

At a recent visit to the beautiful Keukenhof flower gardens in Holland, I learned about the practice of topping. As flowers grow, sometimes the growers cut off the tops of the flowers, which they believe causes the plants to invest more energy into flower growth and less into seed production. The expected result is flower […]

2013 Ultimate You Mindfest Starts Today

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Just a quick reminder that the Ultimate You Mindfest, hosted by Paul Scheele,¬†begins this morning. Today’s session is about how to increase your income and overcome limiting beliefs about money. One new Mindfest session will be posted each day of this week. Each audio session can be streamed for free for about 24 hours after […]