Conscious Conversation – Steve Pavlina and LuAnn Buechler

Here’s the video of my Conscious Conversation call with transformational coach, trainer, speaker, hugger, and long-time friend LuAnn Buechler. We had a lively chat about LuAnn’s ihug Movement, sharing hugs, creating unity instead of partisanship, adapting to coronavirus, setting intentions, and many more fascinating topics. Here are some related links: ihug Movement LuAnn Buechler’s website…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition

Perseverance pays off. After a few years of writing a book review every month, a prestigious PR firm noticed me. They sent me an advance reading copy of the 30th Anniversary Edition of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This edition contains a new original content by Sean Covey, a son of Stephen R. […]

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Business and Meaning

The world of business can provide an endless stream of activities, whether you have a job or run your own company. If you read books or take courses on advancing your career or growing your business, you’ll pick up even more to-do ideas. I usually enjoy the world of business, but in order to keep…

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My Strengths (According to Reader Feedback)

Earlier this week I invited my blog readers and customers to share what they considered to be my strengths, and now I’ll share the results with you. First, I appreciate the feedback. There were many different answers and perspectives, so I looked for patterns to condense the key ideas into a meaningful list. The subheadings…

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The Joy of Bone-Exhausting Work

By Leo Babauta Over the last week, my family and I moved to a new home, away from San Diego and into the suburbs east of Los Angeles (to be near family). As usual, we did all the moving ourselves, and it was exhausting! We don’t have a crazy amount of stuff for a family […]

Create and Share

Many people who want to earn a living from creative work get stuck trying to figure out a business model. Meanwhile they’re not actually doing much creating. They’re waiting for clarity. Waiting for clarity is a waste of time. So is trying to figure out the perfect transition plan in advance. It’s easier to find…

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Misaligned Relationships, Rejection, Guilt, and Betrayal

One of my readers recently asked: How do you stay connected to loved ones who aren’t on a journey of curiosity and growth? I’ll frame this more generally by addressing these question too: How do you maintain relationships with incompatible people who expect you to stay connected? How do you manage shifting relationships while on…

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Framing the Problem

People often get stuck with certain ways of framing their problems that actually prevent them from creating solutions. Usually they learn these frames from other people, especially people who swear that a particular frame worked for them. But that doesn’t mean the same frame will work for everyone else. Suppose you define a financial problem…

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Everything You Need to Know About Semiconductors

BY MEGAN RAY NICHOLS Technology is an integral part of our daily lives. We talk to friends and family, stay connected with colleagues, socialize and work from home on our computers and smartphones. Different types of technology show up in nearly every …

What Are My Strengths?

During some recent morning runs, I’ve been listening to a series of Michael Michalowicz books: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Profit First, Clockwork, and Fix This Next. He also wrote The Pumpkin Plan – one of my all-time favorite business books. In the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur book, there are some questions about identifying your strengths and…

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