Personal Growth

Improving ourselves improves the world around us. Looking for inspiration? From curated TED Talks to stories of thought leaders providing actionable advice, there’s no better place to start your personal growth journey than right here.

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Juggling Plates: How to Say No

It’s human nature for many people to not be overly concerned with others’ problems. The person you’re dealing with isn’t worried about whether something is bad for you; they have their own challenges to consider. What if the best way to say no is flipping the script and not explaining why it’s bad for you, but instead carefully and honestly explaining why the other person’s request will create undesirable outcomes for them?
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Cultivate Good Heart, Not Clever Mind

We have enough "clever minds". We need more "good hearts." The latter is more likely to make a lasting change in the world view of the donor that has a ripple effect on both the individual and society. You help because you can. The helping is its own reward. Any expectation detracts from the value of what you do. In this coming year do write out checks to worthy causes. But do, also, personally engage in some act of service. The life you change will be your own. Be a ‘good heart’. Not a ‘clever mind’.
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Understanding Your Current Relationship With Money

If money were a person, what kind of relationship would you have with it? Money EQ is the key to enjoying a happy and healthy relationship with money. So it’s not about how much money you have or how financially savvy you are. It’s about how you relate to it that makes your life meaningful. So, how can you improve your relationship with money?
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Urgent vs Important

One of the most important concepts to increase your productivity is understanding the difference between what's urgent and what's important. Everything we do falls into four categories: urgent AND important, urgent but not important, important but not urgent, or not important and not urgent. For those of us who need help prioritizing our tasks, this advice is invaluable.
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You Can Make Yourself Like Stuff That is Good For You!

Can you like arugula more than chocolate and a ten-mile run more than watching the latest Netflix thriller? There is much in your life that you now like and once hated. Most persons dislike coffee or single malt whiskey the first time they taste it. Ditto cigarettes and dark chocolate and wine. The liking comes later. So, if you want to train yourself to like – or even love – something that you currently don’t, here is how to go about it.
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The Healing Power of Wild Swimming

Is the grind getting you down? Here is a release and some relief! Rather than dunking further into our morning commute coffee, we’re diving into the world of hydrotherapy and seeking a simple, refreshing way to ease our troubled minds.
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How to Free Your Mind From Fear

In this current point in history, fear is all around us. If you thought the news was scary before, when you throw a global pandemic into the mix, it’s an anxiety attack waiting to happen. You can’t turn on the TV, open an article, or video chat with a loved one without being given a dozen reasons to dive into stress, anxiety, and even depression. At this point, fear feels like a normal part of daily life, but it wasn’t always this way.
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The Key to Living a Longer, Fuller Life? Ditch the Routine!

Live every day you're alive by breaking your routine. Jed Jenkins quit his job, picked up his life, and lived each day to the fullest, choosing adventure and rediscovering childlike wonder for everything new. Read on to learn a little something about the beauty of spontaneity and the amazing things that come with a willingness to do what scares you. 

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