Problem Solving Category Archive

Ludicrous Results

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

When an idea is first conceived, it’s very easy to idealize it and see only the good aspects. In your imagination, anything is possible. But when ideas are implemented under real-world conditions, the results may not be what you’d expect. In fact, sometimes the results will be completely ludicrous. The Idea-Implementation Gap During the 1980s, […]

Save $100 on CGW Through December 15th

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The $100 early registration discount for the next┬áConscious Growth Workshop expires at midnight on December 15th. This workshop will be held January 15-17, 2010 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Dozens of people have already registered, including many return attendees from the previous CGW, so it’s great to know that we’ll have another amazing […]

The Joy of Solving Problems

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Life’s problems do not exist to beat you down. They exist to help you grow. Do you ever go to the gym, stare at all the dumbbells lining the wall, and exclaim, “Dammit! Why are there so many weights here? I can’t possibly lift all of them! Look at how heavy┬áthey are! Why can’t they […]

Leveling Up

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

When people fail to move forward in the direction of their dreams, a common excuse is “I don’t know how.” They claim that a lack of know-how is the key factor holding them back in life. For example, people write to me all the time saying that they wish they could start a successful blog, […]

2009 Focus – Intimate Relationships

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

In this post I’m going to share some things I’ve never shared publicly before, some of which you might find a bit surprising. At the start of each new year, I like to pick a primary focus for the upcoming year. I prefer doing this instead of making a New Year’s resolution because it’s more […]

Overcoming Indecision

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Let’s consider a couple different scenarios you’ll encounter on your lifelong path of personal growth: linear growth and growth forks. This article will mainly focus on how to overcome the indecision you may face at a tricky growth fork. Linear Growth Linear growth is when you can see the next steps ahead of you fairly […]

Facebook and Twitter

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

My Facebook Experience I’ve been using Facebook for a few months now. I currently have 1,907 Facebook friends. I’ve been a fairly active user ever since I joined. I get new friend requests, comments, and emails there every day. Overall I’m glad I joined Facebook. It takes extra time to keep up with it, and […]

Calibration

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

In personal development terms, calibration is the process of progressively refining your thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors until you shift your equilibrium to the point where you can consistently achieve the results you desire. Just as you might calibrate a scientific instrument to provide consistently accurate measurements, you can calibrate your skills to generate consistently good […]

Financial Meltdown

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I’ve received several requests to write something about the apparent financial crisis in the USA, not to mention the upcoming election. Erin has received similar requests. At first I declined because so much is being written about this already, but people said they just wanted to hear my take on it, so here goes… First […]

Personal Development for Smart People Book Is Here

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Now here’s a surprise — my book Personal Development for Smart People has launched early. The original release date was October 15th, but the book has already shipped and is available now. You can get it at Amazon.com and in many major bookstores, including Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and Hastings. The major […]