Close Friends

The Best Kept Secret to More Friends and Closer Relationships

Posted on May 25, 2012 under Guest Post , Life

Guest post by David J. Singer: If you stop to think about the number of times a day you interact with other people you’ll probably find it’s more often than you think (at home, the store, the bank, post office, gym, neighborhood, classroom, in line, at the office and even passersby). What are yours like? Are they deep and rewarding or superficial and thoughtless? Mindful interaction may be the answer you’re looking for.

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Time Management

5 Ways to Use Your Time to Change Your Life

Posted on May 21, 2012 under Guest Post , Productivity

Guest post by Farouk Radwan: What is the most precious asset you own? Is it your house? Your investments? Your current skill set? Even combined, they pale in comparison to what is an even more valuable asset. Your most precious asset is your time! Just think about it. If you were to use your time wisely, you would be much more likely to acquire whatever other asset you’re after.

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Poisonous Ideas

Are These 4 Beliefs Poisoning You?

Posted on May 14, 2012 under Character & Values , Happiness , Identity , Life , Values

There are things that matter and things that don’t. Some of those beliefs and ideas that don’t matter can actually poison the soul and kick us where it counts. Here are 4 things that don’t matter. But they can also lead to destroyed lives of waisted potential and deep sadness. Avoid these pitfalls for a much more rewarding life of happiness and decency.

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4 Things That Truly Matter

Posted on May 3, 2012 under Character & Values , Happiness , Personal Development , Values

When we live lives disconnected from those things that truly matter, sidetracked by the unimportant, lost in the frivolous, distracted by the superficial, our lives start to ring hollow, empty and vacant. But when we fill our lives with weightier things, our lives feel bigger, more meaningful and happier.

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Darth Vader

How to Change the World When You Don’t Even Have Darth Vader’s Evil Powers

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 under Influence

Anyone can influence change in one person. So why not two? Or ten? Or more? Even if I only help 10 people make life-altering changes, that’s 10 of 7 billion people who change. You see, by changing any part of the world, I’ve changed the world itself just as changing an ingredient in a cake, changes the cake. And even 1/7,000,000,000th of a change is still a change. So let’s go change the world! We only need one thing. Come see what it is!

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Saying Yes to Change

Say Yes to Change and Rewrite the Ending of Your Life

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 under Personal Development

“Often, the moment when personal change begins is like thunder. We are startled by what we keep down inside of us.” ~ Alex Blackwell Change can be scary! It can be very scary. It can […]

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Happiness

What Happiness Looks Like Naked

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 under Happiness

Happiness isn’t much like most other goals we pursue. You can aim directly at losing weight, for example, or learning Chinese. But not so much with happiness because happiness is the natural byproduct of other traits that can be more directly targeted. So what is happiness? What are the characteristics that compose it? Come read and see how much of its parts are a part of you.

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dirty socks

The Wisdom of Dirty Socks: 3 Ways to Get Things Done

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 under Guest Post , Productivity

Guest post by Stephen Martin: Much of what I’ve been able to accomplish over the past few years – being a father, writing a book, staying energized in my day job – came about largely because of what I learned from doing laundry. Gradually, three principles emerged from the never-ending supply of dirty socks. Following them not only allowed me to keep my kids clothed most of the time. They also nurtured a personal breakthrough, taking my writing career in new directions during the absolute busiest time of my life.

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Gravesites

How the Fear of Dying is Slowly Killing You

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 under Guest Post , Life

Guest post by Stuart Mills: Instead of enjoying the life they already have, many people spend their waking moments worrying about all that could possibly go wrong. Death is seen as something to be avoided at all costs – the idea is to live as long and as safely as possible. Instead of thriving, these people simply survive.

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Stand for Something

Stand and be Counted, Part II: To Stand When Others Sit

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 under Character & Values

The test of one’s moral convictions is not in the safety of a questionnaire or in the sterile environment of a trial study, but in the field, in real life, when and where it counts. That’s where true moral courage is necessary. And it’s in those moments that standing up for what’s right can make a world of difference. What kind of world are you willing to help create? One in which we collectively sit and wait? Or one wherein we stand to be counted?

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Statue of your life

Stand and be Counted, Part I: Are You Standing on the Sidelines of Your Own Life?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 under Character & Values , Identity , Mind & Attitude

If a statue were to be erected in your honor, what would it be sculpted to look like? Would the statue be holding a pen, a ball, a child or lifting a fallen stranger from the ground? Or would it instead be clutching a TV remote and a bag of chips with the look of boredom dully etched onto its granite face? What are you doing with your life? Are you living it primarily on your butt or on your feet? What do you stand for? What are you committed to?

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Stepping Stones to Greatness

Mottos that Inspire Greatness: The Power of Personal Mottos, Part III

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 under Inspiration & Motivation

Countries have constitutions. Companies have corporate mission statements. Clubs and other organizations have vision statements, taglines or mottos. So why not us? I recently asked some blogging friends to share their mottos here at M2bH. The result is 15 mottos that inspire and motivate.

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