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The Inner Game of Tennis

The Inner Game Of Tennis

I have an inner critic who is incessantly telling me I’m not good enough, I’m not trying hard enough, or that I’m not meeting its expectations. Sound familiar? In “The Inner Game of Tennis,” Timothy Gallwey describes ways of calming that inner critic and what doing this can do for your tennis game and, ultimately, your life.

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The Power of Bad

The Power of Bad

Why do we fixate on a few negative or critical comments, when we hear hundreds of positive ones? It seems one bad event, or even a not-so-great event, can discolor our day. Yet all of the positive and pleasant things go unnoticed or can’t be recalled, according to John Tierney and Roy Baumeister, authors of “The Power of Bad.”

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Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes

Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes

Is it possible to make small tweaks to what you are already doing to create big change? Who doesn’t want to make minimal effort to go from good to great? This small book walks the talk of being small itself and yet identifies achievable ways to help you make big changes. Continue Reading…

A More Beautiful Question

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

I love questions, especially if I’m asking them. It’s why I initially picked up a copy of the book A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger. I liked the title of this book, with its promise that I could ask better questions—questions that would get to the heart of the situation more elegantly and garner answers that would help me craft better solutions. Continue Reading…

Eugene Young Professional

What does it mean to be successful?

My ambition to succeed has always made me feel like a hamster running on a wheel—a hamster that never sleeps, never takes a water break and is fueled by multiple cups of coffee.

My innate tendency to constantly push myself is why I moved to New York City two years ago. I was following a dream with the hope of being successful, but instead the experience left me feeling empty, tired and unfulfilled. Continue Reading…