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Working Hard vs. Staying Busy

There is a big difference between “working hard” and “staying busy.” Working hard is when you spend your time and energy doing things that help move you toward your goals. Staying busy, on the other hand, is when you waste your time and energy on an activity that isn’t effective toward reaching any goals. However, […]

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Why Buying Experiences is Better than Buying Stuff

A lot of the clothes I still wear I’ve had for years. The video games I play today are all from previous generations. And I still use the same TV, laptop, and cellphone that I’ve had for a really long time. It’s not that I’m against any of these things or that I’m against spending […]

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Perspective-Taking: A Tool for Building Stronger Relationships

A source of much conflict in today’s relationships is our inability to see things from another person’s viewpoint. However, by practicing a technique called “perspective-taking,” we can learn how to better resolve these social conflicts. And by doing this, we can start building stronger relationships in our lives. One of the main assumptions behind perspective-taking […]

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How to Overcome Awkward Phases of Self Improvement

Often we go through awkward phases throughout our self improvement. An aspiring baseball player doesn’t think or feel like a baseball player the first time he steps up to the plate. His body is not yet familiar with the mechanics. His stance is awkward. His swing is awkward. He doesn’t exactly understand all the rules […]

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Building a Following: What I’ve Learned from One Million Visitors

It’s now been over two and a half years since I first started blogging for The Emotion Machine – and just recently I’ve passed over one million visitors. It’s a significant milestone to me, but more importantly it’s provided me with a lot of experience about what it means to build a following. I’ve certainly […]

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