Want To Be Self-Employed? Maybe You Are.

  Set your own hours. Make more money. No annoying boss. You call the shots. For millions of us, the dream is to have our own business; we love to imagine being self-employed. If that’s the case for you, then I have good news. To get started we need to quickly define what it is […]

Happiness, Minimalism, and Escaping Debt Forever

  The Sentinelese people are possibly the most remote tribe in existence. They live on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal and little is known about them as they’ve resisted contact with outsiders. Wander onto their island and you’ll be met with a hail of arrows. Even though we know little about the […]

Deeds, Not Words. The Trouble with Quotes.

  Good quotes are immensely popular. Sites like Brainyquote and Goodreads thrive on feeding our unending fixation on pithy wisdom. In fact, here’s one to get us started! [Tweet ““You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel […]

Ikigai: How Purpose is Essential to Happiness

  It’s the big day. Today you leave on your dream vacation. All expenses paid to a tropical paradise. Your bags are packed and waiting, your plane leaves in just a few hours, and in no time, you’ll be strolling the beaches, sand in your toes, sun on your face and an exotic drink in […]

If You Lost Everything Today, Could You Be Happy Tomorrow?

A Stoic Trick For Greater Happiness The ancient Stoic philosophers used a very effective technique to attain a greater level of happiness. At first it might seem counter-intuitive, but over thousands of years it, it has been proven to work. They indulge in extreme negative thinking. They imagine the worst. I know. Counter-intuitive right? We’ve […]

Dealing with Uncertainty for Ultimate Happiness

Life or Death The thing about flying a plane is that if something goes wrong, you can’t pull over and figure it out. You can deal with it or fall out of the sky. And when you fall out of the sky, there are no “do-overs.” It is my first solo flight. Today there will […]

How The Very Rich Have Failed Themselves and Society

  According to TheRichest.com, actor Mel Gibson has a net worth of approximately $425 million. In my estimation, this is one of many examples of people who are very rich, but have failed themselves and members of society horribly. How do you define success? If I were to survey people on the street and ask […]

Comparing Ourselves and Practicing Gratitude

  The Comparison Trap It’s a complex world out there. Are we on the right path? Are we doing what we should be doing to make it in the scramble to put together a happier, more successful life? How do we know? One technique is to compare ourselves. This is how we make all our […]

Be Mindful of Wrong Thinking

  Be Mindful of Wrong Thinking and Let It  Pass Like Dissipating Clouds. Wrong thinking can manifest itself in many ways. Fighting mental battles with others that will only ever happen in your mind. Imaging problems or worst outcomes that have extremely remote chances of every occurring. Insistence on winning an argument or on “being […]

How I Define Minimalism

  Minimalism seems to be a growing trend, possibly spurred on by the 2008 downturn in the economy. It left millions of people deeply in debt, surrounded by useless stuff, that was suddenly of little value, difficult to get rid of, and which wasn’t contributing to their happiness. In fact, it was doing just the […]