Why Attitude Matters

Why Attitude Matters

Our lives are greatly affected by what we know, since what we know determines the decisions we will make. Just as we are affected by what we know, we are also affected by how we feel. While philosophy deals essentially with the logical side of life—information and...
14 Questions to Ask Yourself Again and Again

14 Questions to Ask Yourself Again and Again

In school, we’re typically only rewarded when we give the right answers. That’s too bad because it prevents us from learning a critical lesson: that the real power lies in asking the right questions. Over the years, through reading books, talking to my mentors, and...
Soft Skills to Help Your Career Hit the Big Time

Soft Skills to Help Your Career Hit the Big Time

You’ve got a reputation for being the best coder/editor/mechanic/whatever, but it amounts to little if you don’t work well with others. Some of the most important professional skills for workers and employers alike simply can’t be taught in a classroom or measured on...
5 Smart Ways to Handle Crisis Situations

5 Smart Ways to Handle Crisis Situations

Stress is all around us, and sometimes those little fissures boil over into real dilemmas. Here are five ways you can handle crisis situations with composure and grace. 1. Don’t become part of the problem. Concentrate on the worthwhile things in your life that can be...
Are You Using the Seasons of Life?

Are You Using the Seasons of Life?

One of the difficulties we face in our industrialized age is that we’ve lost our sense of seasons. Unlike the farmer whose priorities change with the seasons, we have become impervious to the natural rhythm of life—and we have our priorities out of balance as a...
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