We all get overcommitted from time to time. It happens. Whether you find yourself in that place today or not, we have 8 secrets to help you better understand the dynamics that get us overwhelmed and what to do when it happens.
Competition is good. Except when it isn’t. It’s good for board games and sports fields. But it can feel different when it comes to our most important work.
Navigating the delicate art of comparison and unhealthy competition does not come naturally to me. I’ve wrestled through this. I’ve lost. I’ve won. And I’ve found it incredibly necessary to think about my pursuits in a better way.
I want to be a happy person that other people want to be around. But that doesn’t happen by accident—it’s intentional. In today’s episode, we give you 7 steps to develop the kind of magnetic presence driven by true happiness.
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When it comes to work and life, most of us know what it feels like to be out of balance. But do we know what it feels like to be in balance? It’s not a trick question—even if it seems so at first.
A few years ago, I took my mentoring group on a ropes course. For one of the challenges, we walked a long stretch of rope that wound around several trees. We had to hold onto each other as we worked our way across the line.
Here’s what I remember most of all: When we were balanced, it never really felt like we were. Our legs constantly moved and wobbled, and we strained to grip each other and the nearest tree. But we stayed on that line a long time: making little corrections, adjusting our weight, and trying to stay upright.
I am a high-energy person. But I haven’t always been that way. There have been times in my life when I was utterly exhausted.
These were times when getting through the day was a big chore. Times when I had nothing left to give by the end of the day. Times when I just wanted to collapse into bed and pull the covers over my head.
But in recent years, I’ve been very deliberate about managing my energy level. I’ve done a lot of reading on this and have taken the time to learn and experiment with what works.
Evernote upped its prices last month. The Premium package, which is what I use, jumped from $50 a year to $70.
That’s a big hike, and people are complaining like crazy. I can’t tell you how many Twitter and Facebook rants I’ve seen about this.
I won’t join the chorus. To me it represents a real-life example of shortsighted frugality.