The Secret of a Great Domain Name

You know what they say about a rose by any other name. But Bill Sweetman doesn't believe it. He thinks calling a rose anything but a rose is a major marketing mistake. Sweetman says he's amazed at how many companies "still fumble the ball" when it comes to having a coherent domain name strategy. Naming [...]

WATCH: 5 Reasons Why the Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big [...]

Take a Moment to Contemplate

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. ~ Plutarch Change begins from within and what you are thinking, doing and being every moment of your life is sculpting the future you! #IAmContemplative

The Surprising Science of Self-Affirmations

Those self pep talks really do work. The term “self-affirmation” may call to mind a meditative yoga class or the classic Al Franken “Saturday Night Live” Character Stuart Smalley (Remember? “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!”). Self-affirmations are sayings, like Smalley’s, that are repeated to oneself in order to [...]

When Self-Improvement Gets Boring, Try These 6 Motivational Strategies

As human beings, we're always striving to be better. The most common self-improvement goals people set, particularly this time of year, are things like losing weight, improving our cholesterol numbers or blood pressure, or getting in shape for a marathon. These are body goals. They are concrete and easy to understand. Because we have metrics [...]

Why a .com is Still the Domain of Choice for Businesses

More businesses are investing in the tried-and-true .com after seeing their efforts with new domain names fall flat. Remember the 1970s TV show called "The Jeffersons"? It was about a family who hit it big and was able to move up to a better class of living. As the theme song went, the Jefferson family [...]

6 Surprising Ways Being Grateful Makes You Happier

How often do you stop to list the things in your life you're most grateful for? If your answer is, "Not often enough!" I'm with you. Maybe it's because I was raised Jewish, and in our tradition declaring that you're happy is said to invite bad events. Whatever the reason, I have an annoying tendency [...]

The Golden Rule ~ One Success Rule You Really Need

Over the years, I've had plenty of advice about how to be happier and more successful. However, if I had only one piece advice to guide my life and career towards success, it would be the (appropriately named) Golden Rule. Here's why: 1. It's universal to every human culture. If the golden rule didn't create [...]

Was Your Last Job Interview as Enthusiastic as This One?

What is your management style?  What is you greatest passion?  These are all common questions at a job interview, but perhaps this style of interview is not something you've encountered before.  Enjoy this most unusual job interview conducted at Heineken (albeit an extreme one) where your personality and approach to life and work will outshine [...]

Positive Affirmations: Thoughts that change to actions, habits

Being positive does not come naturally to all of us, but with conscious effort we can change that. Durban - Feeling negative and not always motivated to face a new day? It’s time to start changing your mind. Being positive is a conscious choice you can make. We have more than 400 000 thoughts a [...]