Drive, by Daniel Pink

In Daniel Pink’s 2009 book Drive, the question of what exactly motivates us to work our best, to care about a project beyond our material enrichment, and to unlock our creative potential is explored in the same way that Pink explores any topic: brilliantly. In Drive, Pink sets out to burst our common sense illusions […]

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On Gratitude

The way you view your reality, the value that you give to it, really does shape your experience. Cultivating a daily practice of being grateful for things that we normally take for granted in our day to day lives actually trains your brain to seek out the positive. The habit of daily gratitude is one […]

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On Finding A Purpose

“To live without purpose,” wrote Nathaniel Branden, “is to live at the mercy of chance–the chance event, the chance phone call, the chance encounter–because we have no standard by which to judge what is or is not worth doing. Outside forces bounce us along, like a cork floating on the water, with no initiative of […]

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Nathaniel Branden On The Meaning of Self Esteem

Nathaniel Branden’s classic 1994 work on the nature and importance of self-esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, is one of the most important books for anyone embarking on the quest for self-betterment. Branden literally wrote the book on self-esteem; in fact, he wrote several, with The Six Pillars being the most monumental. Understanding what self-esteem […]

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