5 Pieces of Advice on Success, Among Other Stuff

Hi Readers,A few things on my mind this week.1. My study. It's a disaster area. I'm waiting for missing parts to arrive before the husband gets my new shelves up and I can finally organize my stuff. Not that I’m going to be a neatnik. It’s not in my genetics. I like some mess. But I like it organized. Organized mess. ...more

Why I'm Thankful for Envy and Jealousy

The blogosphere and the sphere in general – the American part of it, anyway – are awash in proofs of thankfulness. This is all to the good, and very mind improving. Many of us are seriously cultivating gratitude in order to shape our brains to be more positive, and not just on Thanksgiving. As I said, this is all to the good. Every little degree positive anyone turns has got to be good for all of us. As long as there’s no deviation into smarminess....more

Setting Goals: Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D., Tells Us How

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Stephen Covey: Highly Effective to the End

Ferriss and Covey. They are both bald....more

The Habits of Highly Effective Mormons

 "Did you see the article on Romney that mentions Stephen Covey?" The husband asked me Sunday. ...more

Is Success High Concept?

Well, yes and no. After all, in some respects, success is simple to define: achievement of aims, whether they be material or intellectual, monetary or hallucinatory. What's the big deal? Why even bother to examine it? When you do examine it, however, you find the word can open up into a real umbrella concept.  Therein lies the fun. ...more

Success Went to My Head (Ask My Niece)

Sorry I've taken so long to post a new post. My head--see, my head--it got all swolled up and I had trouble fitting it in the overhead bin, so my return to Normal, Suburbia, got delayed. I'm better now (steroids), and I'm here to tell you that Success with a capital-S, hasn't changed me a bit....more

I'm In Motherlode!

Hi there!  Check this out: Today I am in Motherlode.  That's right, that's the New York Times online. I'm feeling pretty successful right now, my scores of readers!...more
Congrats! It is a really great post!   I remember the battle over make-up with my mother and in ...more

I'm in Motherlode!

Hi! I'm over at Motherlode in the NYTimes online today.http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/makeup-and-feminist-guilt-at-13/...more

Carol Dweck's Mindset and My Yoga Mat Revelation

I began Carol Dweck's book Mindset hopeful she would provide the clue to my eternal problem, getting from Here to There. "There" being across a chasm to where the *real* successful people are....more