Don’t Become An Information Junkie: A Balance Between Learning And Taking Action

One of the biggest traps of any type of self improvement is becoming an “information junkie.” An “information junkie” is someone who spends a lot of time reading books, watching videos, and listening to podcasts about self improvement, but they … Continue reading

The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of The Emotion Machine and it was easily one of our best yet. As many of you know, every year I try to put together a … Continue reading

Undeniable Presence: How to Create a Powerful Aura Around Yourself

What does it mean when someone has a “presence” or “aura” about themselves – when someone walks into a room and they just ooze confidence, enthusiasm, and self-assurance? This type of person often doesn’t even have to say anything or … Continue reading

The 10 Best Self Improvement Articles of 2015

Here we are – another year of self improvement has passed! How did it go for you? This is always a great time of the year to step back and reflect a bit. Take a moment to ask yourself, “What … Continue reading

Please Kick Me: How We Project “Weakness” and Risk Turning Ourselves Into Victims

When an evil and hurtful person chooses a victim, they are often looking for signs of weakness and vulnerability. Of course this doesn’t justify their hurtful actions, but it can help us explain them and perhaps prevent them in the … Continue reading