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motivational | Jun 19th, 2017

The Four Pillars of Wellbeing: New Speaker Emily Esfahani Smith on the Search for Meaning in a Happiness-Driven World

When Emily Esfahani Smith was in college, she began to see a curious pattern. Our “single-minded obsession with happiness” is leading people astray. As featured in her hit TED2017 keynote and new book, The Power of Meaning, Smith provides readers with four pillars of wisdom that are not about... Continue Reading →
motivational | Nov 30th, 2016

Be Better — and Happier — in Business, Sports, and Life. Read Ryan Holiday’s New Bestseller, The Daily Stoic

Motivational speaker Ryan Holiday’s newest book is The Daily Stoic, a collection of 366 stoic insights and exercises geared at helping you be better in all domains. An instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, Stoic distills the teachings of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, and... Continue Reading →
motivational | Nov 22nd, 2016

Want to Be Happy? You Don’t Have to Be So Positive All the Time. How This Refreshing Advice Worked for Mark Manson.

MARK MANSON’s approach to happiness and motivation is refreshingly direct: Focus on what truly matters; ignore the noise; and learn what to actually care about. He’s the author of the NYT bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, a blogger on a mission, and a hilarious, iconoclastic speaker.... Continue Reading →
motivational | May 17th, 2016

First Look: Ryan Holiday’s New Book, Ego Is the Enemy

In The Obstacle Is the Way, media strategist Ryan Holiday taught us how to turn impediment into advantage. But what if our greatest obstacle isn’t so obvious—and not even external? In his new book Ego Is the Enemy (June 14), Holiday shows us that ego—in success, masking our shortcomings, and in... Continue Reading →
motivational | Apr 19th, 2016

New Videos: Motivation from the Rink to the Boardroom with Karl Subban

Few parents have accomplished what Karl Subban has. All three of his sons—P.K., Malcolm, and Jordan—have been drafted to the NHL, having defied the odds and bested thousands of other hopefuls around the world. And Subban, a former school principal, was there 100 percent of the way to inspire and... Continue Reading →
motivational | Mar 27th, 2016

New Videos: Yvonne Camus’ Three Lessons from Eco-Challenge

Yvonne Camus understands what it takes to defy expectations. As the sole female member of the first rookie team to complete Mark Burnett’s Eco-Challenge, Camus hiked, biked, kayaked, and mountaineered through 500 grueling kilometres of Bornean jungle—even after Burnett ranked her team dead last. As... Continue Reading →
motivational | Dec 9th, 2015

Grit, Gridiron, and Philosophy: Ryan Holiday’s Latest Book Is an NFL Hit

It seems Ryan Holiday’s latest book, The Obstacle Is the Way, has garnered some major-league fans in the world of pro sports. A Sports Illustrated feature describes how Holiday’s practical examination of Stoicism—yes, the 2,000-year-old Hellenistic philosophy—has caught on among the athletes,... Continue Reading →
motivational | Dec 21st, 2014

Competitive Spirit: Lessons from Motivational Speaker Hayley Wickenheiser in the Globe and Mail

Speaker Hayley Wickenheiser knows a few things about success. The six-time Olympian is one of the best female hockey players in the world—alongside her life as a mom, community leader, mentor to aspiring athletes, student, and businesswoman. In a recent Globe and Mail interview, she shared these... Continue Reading →
motivational | Dec 29th, 2013

How to Be Happier in the New Year: Tips from Shawn Achor

The New Year is right around the corner, and for many that means figuring out the right resolutions for 2014. What do we want to spend more—or less—time doing? How can we improve ourselves? What are our long-term goals? Happiness speaker Shawn Achor's positive psychology techniques can make our... Continue Reading →