Minimalism: Declutter? Simplify? Or Both?
Readers interested in minimalism and creating a simple life often ask me, "What's the difference between de-cluttering and simplifying?"
And, then, they add, "Does it matter? If so, why?"
I’ll try to answer the “what…” question first. Then, the "why?" ... more ⇨
The Habit of Excellence: Overcome Procrastination, Build Momentum, Create Results
"We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
If so, how do we get started, build momentum and persevere long enough to create the habit of excellence in the things that matter to us? ... more ⇨
Positive Emotions: Key To A Flourishing Life
"Flourishing encompasses both feeling satisfied with your life and also functioning well in it. The way psychologists assess the second part is whether people feel as if they are learning, growing, and making contributions to society." — Barbara Frederickson ... more ⇨
Simplicity and Success: Creating The Life And Work You Long For
"People, today, seek both simplicity and success. Downshifting. Cashing out. Living simply. Pundits such as Faith Popcorn tell us these trends are “hot.” Fetzer Institute researcher Paul Ray estimates that twenty-four percent of US adults—forty million people, sixty percent of whom are women—are already “Cultural Creatives” ... more ⇨
Personal Mastery: Skills and Structure for Creating What Matters
"People with a high level of personal mastery are able to consistently realize the results that matter most deeply to them--in effect, they approach their life as an artist would approach a work of art. They do that by becoming committed to their own lifelong learning." — Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline... more ⇨