The 3 Shortcuts to Wisdom

Recently I answered a question on Quora on the topic of shortcuts to wisdom. I’ve expanded my ideas and want to share them with my readers here at Improve My Life This Year. Year by year, I’m sure you notice that you become wiser. What if we could accelerate that process? What if we could…

The Many Colors of Wine Beyond Red and White

Note: Today’s Post comes to you from our friends at Wine Awesomeness. As part of my own self-improvement journey, I like to learn more about a wide variety of topics. I used to think wines were either red or white. Now I know that the wine world is a lot more complicated (and colorful!) than…

Eat That Frog!

This week’s theme is all about accomplishing great things. And one of the best books I’ve read on the topics of overcoming procrastination and increasing productivity is Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.  Below is the introduction of the book which provides a nice outline of…

Motivation for Monday

The only thing standing between where you are now and where you want to be is the work that it will take to bridge the gap. Get busy this week. For some self-improvement ideas to inspire you, check out our self-improvement curriculum, our suggested book reading list, our Facebook page, and our Twitter page. – Jamie

Stop Outsourcing Confidence

One simple hack to improve your life is this: stop outsourcing your confidence. What do I mean? Usually, our confidence comes from outcomes. Get a good test score – you’ll think you are a good student. Girl says yes when you ask her out on date – you’ll think you are a cool guy. Land…

A Counter-intuitive Way to Say “Goodbye” to Worry

I have a tendency to worry. I think it is due to the fact that I juggle a lot of responsibilities and often find myself involved in projects that have me out of my comfort zone. Additionally, I think I worry sometimes because there are many wonderful things in my life that I fear losing….

You, CEO – Monitoring

Welcome to our first post in our new series You, CEO. Be sure to check out the introduction here if you haven’t already. Monitoring Companies generally don’t make decisions based on emotions, feelings, guesses, or blind chance. But if you are honest, those factors often play a role in the decisions you make in your…

We were just featured on Inc.com

Improve My Life This Year is one day shy of its 3-month birthday. And thanks to wonderfully supportive readers like you, we’ve gained a lot of traction already. In fact, today we were featured on Inc.com Check it out – 3 Unusual Secrets of the Most Confident People Thank you for your ongoing support and…

You, CEO – Introduction

Hi readers! Welcome to an incredibly important new series here at Improve My Life This Year. For the next week, we will cover 7 ways to overhaul your life by thinking like a CEO. I graduated with an MBA in 2009, and the things I learned in those classes have had many amazing spillover benefits…

Why “Wait” is a Dirty Word

What are you waiting for? What kind of life do you hope to live? It won’t just happen because you’ve waited patiently. What are you waiting for? Do you think someone will just give it to you because it’s your turn? What are you waiting for? There is no white knight getting ready to ride…

Grilling for Pleasure and for Profit

It’s almost Father’s Day in the US. It is also almost summer. It is that time of year when man longs to be outdoors, preferably along with fire, beer, and meat. All Hail Grilling Grilling is a fantastic hobby. It gets you out in the fresh air. It connects you with friends and family. It…

How to Instantly Improve Your Friendships

Today’s post is short and sweet. Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” So if you want to improve your relationships with friends or family, make a point of offering sincere compliments. Few things feel…