From the monthly archives:

December 2009

How to Improve Your Willpower

by Stephen Mills December 30, 2009
Finish Line

“There is nothing that matters more in goal accomplishment than the ability to resist the urge to give in to little voices that tell us that it’s okay to quit when the going gets tough… The key to success with any goal is to withstand temptation and persist through discomfort.” – Caroline Adams

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Themes For The Coming Year

by Stephen Mills December 23, 2009
Calendar

The following are the things I’m going to focus on in the coming year.  I’m sharing them with you because I think they are things that would benefit almost anyone.  So consider these my recommendations to you as well. Spend More Time in the Real World The virtual world has a variety and reach that […]

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Using Your Whole Mind – Book Review

by Stephen Mills December 22, 2009

Daniel Pink’s book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future offers an interesting, and I think valid, perspective on what it is going to take to succeed or to continue to succeed in the world in which we currently find ourselves. The thesis of the book is basically the following: Due to […]

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May I Have Your Attention Please

by Stephen Mills December 19, 2009
Currency

What’s the point of me telling you all of this? What you pay attention to matters and it matters a great deal. It matters much more than you think. Even when you are not consciously aware of it, the biggest and most powerful part of your brain is cranking away on what you tell your brain is important. Your non-conscious brain decides what is is important based upon what you are pointing your attention towards. What you are paying attention to now in some degree determines what your non-conscious mind will be paying attention to in the future.

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Are We Disconnecting From Real Life?

by Stephen Mills December 13, 2009
Online

Technology is making meeting the needs of our daily existence easier, but it certainly isn’t making life overall easier. I think technology is creating such an unnatural environment for human beings to exist in that our minds and bodies can’t take it. We are not made to be connected 24/7, socializing through a computer, living in a concrete jungle, and up all night in the artificial lights. Our brains are exhausted from over stimulation of the unnatural kind.

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The Investment Banker and The Mexican Fisherman

by Stephen Mills December 9, 2009
Fishing Boat

An investment banker stood at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

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On Personal Integrity

by Stephen Mills December 6, 2009
Sell Your Soul

Are your actions intended to please your own soul or are they intended to win the approval of others? Selling your soul for approval is every bit as bad and maybe even worse than selling your soul for money. Don’t fall into that trap. It will never be worth it in the long run.

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Hugh Macleod and Creativity

by Stephen Mills December 5, 2009

I just finished a quick read of Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh Macleod.  If you are or aspire to be a creative type, there is a lot of wisdom in that little book.  His cartoons aren’t for everyone as some of them contain a generous helping of 4-letter words and […]

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thelifething.com

by Stephen Mills December 5, 2009

I simply have to ask you to go read Jonny’s latest article on thelifething.com.  Jonny is officially an Escape The Rat Race Hero of mine now.  Some of those pictures are gorgeous and his example is very inspiring.  Now that’s living!

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Braying Asses

by Stephen Mills December 4, 2009

Braying Asses: Media whores talking about Tiger Woods and his mistresses Braying Asses: Mainstream and tabloid media covering Tiger Woods’ “transgressions” Braying Asses: Tiger Woods’ mistresses Silent Ass: Tiger Woods Silent Ass So Far: Gloria Allred Scary Ass: Elin – club-wielding wife of Tiger Woods What do you think?  Leave a comment and join the […]

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