happiness

Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte

Let’s face it. We all have our inner journeys and the compulsion to improve, yet how can we both be growing and improving without feeling less than or inadequate?  It’s a trap. ENTER: Danielle LaPorte – a best-selling author (White Hot Truth, The…

Go Against the Grain with David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson is a programmer, writer, and entrepreneur. He changed the future of technology with Ruby on Rails, has influenced the way businesses are being built and run with his books; Getting Real, Rework, and Remote; Office Not Required,…

A New Camera Just Came Out

There was a new camera that was just announced. It’s really good, apparently. It’s got more megapixels. A brighter screen. It can stack lots of images together. It does everything you’ve ever wanted. There will soon be images on websites taken with this camera (resized for the Internet) that folk will pore over and convince […]

Happiness is a choice (seriously – it is)

Happiness is not an accident. It’s not a state that randomly occurs when the stars align, nor a coincidence or a lucky windfall like buying a winning lottery ticket. In fact, there’s nothing random at all about happiness: it’s the natural product of our choices– small choices that all of us make every minute of every hour of every day. Yes, there are many things in life that we have little or no control over, and these may be non-trivial things like natural disasters or health crises that bring real pain, discomfort and stress. Nobody – not even the wealthiest or most culturally-speaking “powerful” among us – can control the whims of fate– but what we can control is how we react to what comes our way. I’ve always been a relentless optimist- partly because it’s my nature, but also because I make a conscious and continuous effort to maintain positivity as a core personal trait because – put bluntly – it serves my life and the life of those around me the best. As such, I’d like to put forth the pragmatic approach that’s worked for me – a simple approach built on the choice to be positive. What […]

Gretchen Rubin: Think about milestones, not finish lines

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several blockbuster NYT bestsellers (Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier At Home) which have sold millions of copies worldwide. If you notice a common theme of “happiness,” that’s because Gretchen is one of the world’s foremost “happiness experts.” I love this term because it says something very important yet rarely said, which is that happiness is largely a choice – that it’s not random but the product of a series of deliberate decisions that happen within a proven framework and lead to a happier life. Today on the podcast, Gretchen talks about her concept of “drift.” Drift is what happens when we take the path of least resistance, which avoids friction in the short term but often leads to unhappiness in the long term She also gets into several of her “personality frameworks” like obliger, upholder, rebel, questioner. You’ll likely recognize yourself in some of these and learn from what she says about each of them We talk about accountability, which is a super, super powerful (and often underutilized) tool for getting results out of yourself. Gretchen says something really insightful on this: “A lot of people who are frustrated with themselves just need […]

Gretchen Rubin: Think about milestones, not finish lines

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several blockbuster NYT bestsellers (Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier At Home) which have sold millions of copies worldwide. If you notice a common theme of “happiness,” that’s because Gretchen is one of the world’s foremost “happiness experts.” I love this term because it says something very important yet rarely said, which is that happiness is largely a choice – that it’s not random but the product of a series of deliberate decisions that happen within a proven framework and lead to a happier life. Today on the podcast, Gretchen talks about her concept of “drift.” Drift is what happens when we take the path of least resistance, which avoids friction in the short term but often leads to unhappiness in the long term She also gets into several of her “personality frameworks” like obliger, upholder, rebel, questioner. You’ll likely recognize yourself in some of these and learn from what she says about each of them We talk about accountability, which is a super, super powerful (and often underutilized) tool for getting results out of yourself. Gretchen says something really insightful on this: “A lot of people who are frustrated with themselves just need […]