If all goes well, by the end of this year Tony Hsieh won’t be the CEO of Zappos. In fact, he’ll just be another employee, without a title. Zappos has been widely recognized for maintaining a thriving community culture within the company through it’s emphasis on positive employee lifestyles.
In a world where we’re conditioned to believe in the animalistic concept of ‘survival of the fittest” and that having a big house, shiny car and piles of money in the bank makes us better than others, we need to actively evolve our consciousness in order to break through to the other side.
You’re probably familiar with the saying, ‘everyone’s got a book in them’ but the real question is: how do you start taking those first steps and begin furiously tapping away at your keyboard with zesty enthusiasm? You may have written the odd article or two, maybe even a short story but where do you begin to write a book? You Could […]
We’re clearly at an inflection point in the Western dharma right now: the last twenty years of secular, mainstreamed mindfulness will likely be nothing compared to the next twenty—not with healthcare, technology, and even the military coming around to the hard data on mindfulness’s effectiveness. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? On the one hand, meditation might just save the world, and mainstreaming it—vulgarizing it, even—is how that will happen. On the other hand, what will be the price of this wider embrace? Just how crass, cheesy, or watered-down will things have to get?
Great leaders shape history. Average people just get by. Greatness, however, is simply a set of different behaviors and habits. You too can become great if you adopt them. Here’s what outstanding leaders do differently and how you can start implementing these habits into your own life.
A new documentary about the movement, 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, is sure to spark even more questions on what Occupy means. 99% shows a highly varied account of what happened during the heady months of late 2011, culling footage from over 100 people, professionals and amateurs, who took video of Occupy from New York to Oakland and points in between.
“Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.” — Eric Hoffer I believe in what I do and what I have to say, so when I saw this new video circulating Facebook I just had to share it with you. […]
Some goals are far more difficult than you first imagined. Perhaps you’ve tried all the easy and obvious approaches, but the goal simply won’t succumb. Sometimes you have to make a couple hundred failed attempts to find an approach that works beautifully for you. Don’t give up just because you missed 20 times or so. You may be 10% of the way to a brilliant solution.
Here are 3 ways you can keep nurturing your dreams and following your passion, so that when you’re ready to leave the full time job, the path is laid out before you.