Personal Development Group

I love sharing and connecting with like-minded people. Years ago when I discovered the power of personal development, and journaling, I decided to write much of what I learned in this blog, share with the world, and make friends in the process.

Throughout this time, this blog has given me the opportunity to meet thousands of wonderful people.

AlexShalman.com Podcast #017 – Interviewing Suzy Welch

Suzy Welch graduated at the top of her class at Harvard Business School, wrote a column in Oprah’s O Magazine, and was the editor of the prestigious Harvard Business Review. Since then Suzy has gone on to marry the ex-CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch, who now runs 11 companies. Jack and Suzy Welch co-authored [...]

Meet the Authors: Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain Now that the second year is behind me I get about a minute to breathe as I transition into clinic and start studying for the board exam. My idea of using that minute is spending [...]

No Judgment: Why Mark Sisson doesn’t want you to do the dishes

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
– William Butler Yeats

Last night I had the honor of meeting one of my long time heros Mark Sisson. I think of this man every time I eat, literally, and he’s responsible for lightning a fire for me, many of my friends and family,

The Most Meaningful Thing You Hope to Accomplish In Life

Meaning, and ‘most meaningful’, are all very subjective terms. Pretty much everything we see, hear, and feel is open for interpretation, and skewed by our past experiences. I believe it’s the meaning that we choose to place on things, whether deliberately, or without thought, that is the driving force to why we make all of our daily and long-term decisions.

My Automated Morning in 2011 (and The Turkey Agreement)

I have to be honest, Dental School pushes me to my limits. A lot of times I feel like I'm paddling in the middle of the ocean, and just when I get a hold of a raft, they make things harder. They know exactly what we're going through, they know when we adapt, and they [...]

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