30 Best Ideas of December 2018


Reading, Curating, Learning, Sharing for You —So You Can Easily Find the Good Stuff Faster

Growth happens quickly.
  1. One method to ignite your effort is going ALL IN. If you knew you’d have to give a coworker $1,000 if you didn’t lose 10 pounds in the next 10 weeks, you’d probably lose those 10 pounds. Or, if you knew there was some great reward for achieving your goal, you’d probably achieve it.
  2. Goethe described the fundamental elements of life as such: Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
  3. One thing that keeps us going forward is anticipating something. Research has shown that when we are looking forward to something, it can boost our endorphin levels by 27%.
  4. Write 25 things you wished you believed were true. Then start believing them.
  5. The first secret of creating great content is to create content that drives transformation. Everybody craves transformation. The second secret is to recognize many people don’t know what they need. It’s not as simple as creating content that delivers transformative value, because many people don’t recognize what they need to do to get what they want.
  6. It will be remembered forever. Even though it is forgotten every moment.
  7. Shift into a state of gratitude, bypassing the question of worthiness altogether. The question of whether we or anyone else deserves something is not really in our jurisdiction. It plays out in ways we can’t fully comprehend — on the soul level, over many lifetimes. What we do know is that the universe has its own way of shifting the balance over time so that all things are ultimately fair.
  8. Our business model is generosity.
  9. Creating peak experiences — those moments which create deep awe, gratitude, and a shift in how you see yourself and the world — is how you change the trajectory of your life. They are the pivotal moments where your soul is stretched such that it cannot go back to its prior dimensions and so meaningful that your future will expand.
  10. What you want is already yours so you don’t have to have anxiety about money, resources, timelines, or other external factors.
  11. We are kept from our goals, not by obstacles, but by a clearer path to a lesser goal.
  12. Unless you’re in mortal danger, fear is a compass showing you where to go.
  13. Make your partner a real partner. To have equality at work, we need equality at home.
  14. This is the golden era for people who value learning, are willing to invest in themselves, and who are disciplined enough to take action on their own.
  15. The time of being perfect is over.
  16. I was in my late 40s and I just knew I wanted to do something different. It was a now or never time, and I thought, I have to get it right at this stage. What’s the worst that can happen?
  17. Prioritizing is more important than hard work.
  18. So I asked myself, “If this was the only thing they read of mine, would they still subscribe?”
  19. You create as a gift to yourself and to the higher power who blessed you with those abilities.
  20. Celebrate the small moments. They’re sacred, even if they aren’t stepping stones to something else. Nothing is more important than today.
  21. What questions should you be asking instead? What activities would infuse my life with more joy and meaning? What should I be doing with my time and my abilities that would be helpful and make a difference? What can I do in my time off from work that will help me feel my life matters more?
  22. When you focus on a mission that’s authentic, impactful, differentiated and aspirational, people understand why they’re with you. Customers know what they’re buying. Employees know why they work there. Investors understand where you’re going.
  23. At a certain point midway on the timeline of one’s finite existence, the differences between people that stood out in youth take a backseat to similarities, with that mother of all universal themes — a sudden coming to grips with mortality — being the most salient.
  24. The day will come when, after harnessing space, winds, the tide and gravitation, we shall harness the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, humanity will have discovered fire.
  25. Everything he did was aligned with his greater vision of who he wanted to be. His roles were linked. His work compounded.
  26. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
  27. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
  28. If Instagram doesn’t make your heart happy, you are doing it wrong.
  29. Never go to bed without a request to your subconscious.
  30. Throughout history, what look like giant leaps were a result of tiny adjustments. Incremental shifts. Slight gaps that were filled. Something once thought trivial understood to be essential. The untapped and unseen, newly revealed. The people who change the world pay attention to the seemingly insignificant. They’re always on the lookout for a way to make things better by degrees.

I wish I could take credit for these words, but I can’t — I just collect them. As such, I didn’t attribute them or link to the source. I simply jotted down what resonated and chose some favorites to post here. Most stand alone, some are even more profound without context. They came from books, websites, webinars, blogs, and even Medium! Try applying them as they are, in whatever way they speak to you.

After all, you found them today, where you are, while you are working on what you are working on. There’s always Google if you’d like to learn more, keeping in mind that sometimes the randomness of what comes up (or what sucks you into the wormhole) is part of the learning journey too.



Kristi Andrus coach writer travel-obsessed mom x3

I help women at a crossroads figure life out so they can love it. Writes about family, parenting, travel, business, and personal growth. www.kristiandrus.com