“How do you do it?” He asked. I was at a party and this guy had just heard I was a stand-up comedian. Like a lot of people I meet he wanted to know how I’m able to make a living in a notoriously difficult field like stand-up comedy. A lot of people have a passion – something they’d love to do with their life. Show More Summary
For two weeks, I’m doing a special series related to Before and After. In that forthcoming book, I identify the twenty-one strategies that we can use to change our habits. (If you want to be notified when the book is available for pre-order, sign up here.) In this series, I focusing on the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. Loopholes matter, because when … ?
Because at that moment you go from a greasy slack-jawed popcorn-kernel-n-sweatpants covered couch potato to a fast-talking screenwriter with sharp eyes, a whizzing mind, and a backup second career. AWESOME! Check out The Book of Awesome Photo from: here
When I was 18 years old I was overweight. Not incredibly, but very noticeably overweight. I had grown complacent. I had decided it was genetic, and that there was nothing I could do. But after realizing where I was headed, I decided to change. At first these changes were not very visible. Show More Summary
For two weeks, I’m doing a special series related to Before and After. In that forthcoming book, I identify the twenty-one strategies that we can use to change our habits. Here, I’m talking about the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. Loopholes matter, because when we try to form and keep habits, we often search for loopholes. We look for justifications that will … ?
“Don’t buy what you don’t need.” Consumerism is not a pathway to joy and meaning in life. This is not a new revelation. In fact, we all know it to be true. If specifically asked the question, nobody would ever say the secret to a joyful, meaningful life is to buy a lot of stuff. […]
Diced tomatoes? Sure, Aisle 6, three quarters of the way back, two shelves below the kidney beans. They’re on sale this week. AWESOME! Order The Book of Awesome Photo from: here
Author: Barrie Davenport Did you know having self-confidence is as critical to your overall happiness and well-being as good nutrition is to your health? That may sound like an overstatement, but research shows having self-confidence dramatically improves your finances, your relationships, your career, and your achievement in all areas of your life. Show More Summary
For two weeks, I’m doing a special series related to Before and After. In that forthcoming book, I identify the twenty-two strategies that we can use to change our habits. Here, I’m talking about the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. Loopholes matter, because when we try to form and keep habits, we often search for loopholes. We look for justifications that will … ?
Negotiations and disagreements are difficult for many reasons. We set them up as antagonistic, and so we assume that when we win, our rival loses and vice versa. Consequently, we sometimes miss opportunities to find agreements that benefit both sides. read more
Okay, you know how good it feels when you peel your socks off at the end of the day? You know how your crinkly leg hairs all get a chance to relax, stretch out, and breathe a sigh of relief? … Continue reading ?
There has been black ice all over the roads in Connecticut this week. Even as I type these words onto my laptop, I'm looking out the window and seeing another fresh coat of snow. I know it's going to turn to ice before the sun goes down. It started with coming back last Sunday from Ken MacArthur's jvAlert in Philadelphia. Show More Summary
If your bad back, busted ankle, or bum knee is keeping you off the courts, then get ready to lean back in your desk chair and reminisce about the game you loved… Just crumple that hot inky sheet yanked from … Continue reading ?
“All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself.” —Blaise Pascal The life worth living is one centered on the passions and values we hold most dear. And that is why meditation matters. Many people go through life with no clear sense of their true values. Instead, […]
I have a split life right now. Part of the time I’m focused on my new paperback Happier at Home (about how to be happier at home), and part of the time I’m focused on writing the forthcoming Before and After (about habit-formation). Now I’m on book tour for Happier at Home, and I’m also starting a special series here … ?
I’m on the book tour for the paperback of Happier at Home right now, but that’ s only indirectly why I didn’t post last week. On Monday, I left my beloved laptop behind as I went through security in JFK Airport. I didn’t realize the laptop was missing until I got to Austin. Panic! Despair! But the next morning, I … ?
What do you mean less is more? You’ve heard it. Less is more. I first heard this counter-intuitive phrase in reference to fancy restaurants. You know, the ones which serve you up a teeny tiny portion of elaborate food on a fancy plate with a shocking price tag. Show More Summary
Peek outside on a snowy afternoon and the world moves in slow motion. Jumbo flakes float to the ground and coat your cracked sidewalks and patchy lawns in a thin blanket of bright white. Winds whisper through the willows as you … Continue reading ?
What Happens When You Stop the Self-sabotage I will allow life’s changes to make me better, not bitter. ~Unknown Where do we pick up this cycle of constantly beating ourselves up? Here I was evaluating how our company has done in 2013...Show More Summary
I haven’t always been as intentional about the life I want to live as I am now. And I haven’t always been as successful at getting what I want. Now I know that simple old-fashioned formal planning about my life makes getting what I want much more of a sure thing. Earlier in my life I probably could not have easily identified what I wanted. Show More Summary