David Wiebe

Why Scapegoating Ruins Your Life & What to do About it

Sometimes we’re unhappy with the way our leaders are handling a situation. Or maybe we don’t think people are participating the way they should. So, we blame others for what we see as lacking in them. We reprimand and deride them for not doing what we think they should be doing. But this is a slippery slope, as it often leads to scapegoating. Here’s why scapegoating ruins your life, and what you can do about it. Scapegoating Destroys Relationships We can’t always trust our knee-jerk reactions, at least not in matters of business and negotiation. When something goes wrong, there will always be the temptation to blame someone else for what happened, rather than taking ownership for the blunder. In

How You’re Creating Your Own World & How to Change it

Sometimes, we have a hard time believing it. But it’s true. We are each creating our own worlds. And the most challenging part for most is accepting that no matter what we might be experiencing, we’ve had a hand in creating it. Rather than obsessing over what has happened, however, your energy would be better spent changing your course for the better. Here’s how. Use Your Attention Wisely Whatever you give your attention to expands. Case in point: Try very hard not to think of a pink elephant right now. What did you think of? A pink elephant, right? And now it’s growing in your awareness. Whatever you’ve given your attention to has largely determined the course of your life

3 Skills You’ll Gain by Living Nomadically

Vangabonding isn’t exactly a new idea, as the author of The 4-Hour Workweek Tim Ferriss will openly admit. While there are new terms to describe the phenomenon, like “lifestyle design,” the idea of becoming an explorer and living a location-independent lifestyle is appealing to many. As I’ve discovered, though, living as a digital nomad isn’t always a bed of roses. Your journeys will test you, and you will need to learn new skills for survival. Here are several skills you’ll gain by living nomadically. Time Management If you think you were good at time management before, as a digital nomad, you’ll need to become even better at it. From cross-country drives to long flights to new continents, travel is going

Is it Time to Step Away to Pursue a New Path?

From the time we were young the ideals of persistence and perseverance were reinforced as worthy ideals. Yet, there isn’t as much virtue in staying in unfavorable, miserable, or downright toxic situations as people seem to think there is. Fundamentally, we are all after a feeling we think we will get when we obtain something. And if we were to accept that as true, following one’s bliss truly is the only thing to prioritize in life. So, is it time to step away to pursue a new path? Are You Exhausted? Push the body to its limits. Drink caffeine. Work 16-hour days. Give up social events. Sacrifice sleep. Anyone who plays the “sacrifice game” long enough will burn themselves out,

The Lost Art of Problem-Solving

To assume that there is only one solution to any given problem is to question the very nature of reality. Yet, because many people are not trained in problem-solving, they can’t see a way where there are potentially dozens or even hundreds of solutions. Problem-solving is a lost art. But if you can master it, it will improve your relationships, career, business, and life. Why Do Problem-Solving Skills Even Matter? No matter how good your strategy, execution, or team, you will encounter various challenges Google can’t solve for you. From cash flow problems to personal challenges that threaten to take you out of the game completely, the surprising and unexpected crop up at inopportune moments. If you have good problem-solving

Why You’ll Have Breakthroughs in Business in Your 40s

As motivational writer and coach, Dr. David J. Schwartz showed in his seminal work, The Magic of Thinking Big, many people reach 40 only to feel as though their best years are gone and think they have limited productive years ahead of them. But the truth of the matter is that you’re far more likely to experience breakthroughs in business in your 40s than in your 20s or 30s. Here’s why. You’re Ready for Change If everything went swimmingly in your 30s, you might not be thinking about making any drastic changes to your life. But most of us will have had frustrations, disappointments, and of course, failures in our 30s. This doesn’t mean we should ignore our successes. But

What is the Lesson? Tuning into Life & What it’s Trying to Show You

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear, and life always tries to show us something. Some people don’t realize it, some try to ignore it, some grapple and wrestle with it, and some embrace the lessons life presents. But no matter which category you fall into, you can’t escape life’s lessons. Here’s why tuning into life and its lessons is crucial to your development. Why Identify the Lesson? Until we know what life is trying to show us, there’s nothing we can do in response to change or better our circumstances. We’ve all experienced pain, whether physical, emotional, or psychological. And most would agree that no matter the category, prolonged pain is the most uncomfortable and undesirable. The

The Power of Surrender in Relationships, Life & Business

We all have things we’re looking to accomplish in life. But it’s altogether too easy to place added importance on these things. It seems like a normal thing to do. But when we add too much importance to outcomes, we end up obsessing over the smallest of details – be it the rise and fall of traffic to our websites, a text that wasn’t responded to, or a conversation that wasn’t as inspiring as the last. When the outcome of every action takes on too much importance, it’s almost as though we restrict the flow of support and assistance that can naturally and easily come into our lives. One must learn to surrender. The More Important It Seems, the Greater

How to Escape Sunk Cost Fallacy in Entrepreneurship

You’re one of the hardest-working entrepreneurs around. You spend all your spare time investing in your growth. Not a day goes by without you taking action toward your ultimate success. But you don’t seem to be getting anywhere. Years continue to pass, but you don’t feel like you’ve got anything to show for it. All the while, your peers are making steady strides toward their goals. It could be that you’re a victim of sunk cost fallacy. What is Sunk Cost Fallacy? Sunk cost fallacy is the idea that it’s better to stay in than to get out, no matter how badly your current business endeavors are going. No one likes to be a loser. And most of us have

Why Content Calendars Are More Crucial Than Ever

New marketers are usually quick to run to the latest trending tactics to gain attention for their products and services. Experienced marketers, on the other hand, know the value of creating and sticking to a plan. And while there’s nothing particularly exciting about content calendars, it’s the very essence of strategy. And smart marketers know they must plant their flag on the mount of strategy rather than ephemeral tactics if they desire long-term success. Here’s why content calendars are more crucial than ever. Lack of Strategy is the Enemy of Success Blogging and content marketing have never been more competitive. Most savvy marketers today know all the best tricks, be it the Skyscraper Technique, content upgrades, the latest in backlink

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