Leo Babuta the blogging phenomenon with over 200K followers shares what it takes to live a good life

Leo Babuta the blogging phenomenon with over 200K followers shares what it takes to live a good life

Can you believe this? Leo becomes so extraordinary by becoming completely ordinary. It takes a lot of courage and humility to keep your feets on the ground when you are so much successful. This reminds me of the universal principle that Bhagvad Geeta teaches:

When you remain balanced in both happiness and sorrow, your victory is inevitable and sin cannot touch you

3 Goal-setting Tips That Don’t Work (And 3 That Do)

Excellent thought on goal setting

Gigaom

“What are your New Year’s resolutions?” As 2011 approached, I heard this question frequently. I usually responded with a cryptic answer about how I always have a list of goals, but don’t necessarily call them resolutions. The word itself usually makes people either hopeful or cynical. I tend to belong to the latter group. With the low success rates of New Year’s resolutions, who can blame us?

Last year, the New York Times (s nyt) published an article (login required) citing research finding that about 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions break them by Valentine’s Day. A study from 2007 supports this, saying only twelve percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals.

Perhaps this means that before we list our goals for 2011, we should take a closer look at our own attitudes towards goal-setting. What misconceptions do we have, and what can we do to…

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10 E-mail Best Practices Guaranteed to Save your Time

10 E-mail Best Practices Guaranteed to Save your Time

The Radicati Group estimates that employees send, on average, 37 work-related emails a day and receive 78. Even if you spend only a minute per email, that’s still nearly two hours of your day spent on correspondence. Multiply this by number of days you work in a year and you are spending nearly 20 days with your e-mail (pessimistically assuming checking e-mail 20 days a month).

Quite astonishing! You could probably take another vacation with that kind of time.

Saving time from your e-mail can be a big productivity booster. In this article I have compiled together 10 E-mail best practices to give you a head start: