The Loss of Creativity


My mind used to race with new ideas. New thoughts. New dreams. I was constantly inspired to produce. But where once inspiration flowed, my mind’s creativity has been replaced by fear, doubt, worry. Where I once heard a muse, I now hear the mocking laughter of pain and anxiety.

Being Mentally Overweight

Jello Brains

You can’t consume unhealthy television shows without becoming mentally unhealthy. You can’t avoid learning and expect to make good decisions. You can’t read only one side of an argument and not become hateful toward the other side.

What Dinner and Boredom Have in Common


Humans have always fought against habituation. I’m sure after the first caveman invented fire, someone came along and said, “Yeah I saw that last week.” This can creep into our work, whether we find ourselves becoming bored with our work, or thinking there’s nothing “new” we can learn. We simply get used to what we already know.

Wise You: You Are Already a Master of Success


Without experience and feedback, it’s hard to know if you’re doing your work right. If you have what it takes to succeed. You feel clumsy and ill-suited to the business side of self-employment. You feel out of your depth. But you could be mistaken.

Special Series: Cultivate Creativity

Brieann Kinsey, designer extraordinare

For the last few weeks we’ve been running special series called Cultivate Creativity, inspired by Nolan Bushnell’s latest book. We ran four wonderful pieces from existing contributors, and if you missed them, you’ll want to check them out now…

Entrepreneur Finds Success through the Hijab


Most of us would not likely use the words “hijab” and “high fashion” in the same sentence, but if Yasemin Kanar of Miami has her way, they could become synonymous.

How to internalize success without grossing yourself out

You may have created your own definition of success. Yet you may still be subject to and struggling against the definition that prevails in the culture around you. When that happens, your definition of success and the culture’s definition fight each other-and your heart, mind, and business are battlefields.

Creating Success in a Dirty Business


Extreme obstacle course race events are held around the country and world offering varying levels of difficulty, length, and competitiveness. This type of racing is a relatively new phenomenon that has exploded onto the fitness scene. Tough Mudder was first on the scene, propelling the craze and mushrooming into a $70 million business in little more than two years.

How to Use Affirmations to Get What You Intend and Intend What You Get

Walking a labyrinth, like any transformational experience, means being willing to experience sudden shifts in perspective as we move toward our goal. Sometimes that means the goal itself will change. And that’s where a simplistic approach to affirmations breaks down, because sometimes affirmations that made sense last year or last week aren’t relevant today.

Creating Your Own Infographics (The Graphically-Challenged People’s Guide)

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For the business owner, infographics have wide-ranging appeal and numerous benefits. But how do you actually go about creating one? Some enterprising entrepreneurs have brought the craft of infographic design to the web-–and currently, many of the options available are free while the services are still in beta.