Personal Development Group

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 […]

Meet the Authors: Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi

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 time with good […]

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

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, and many […]

The Most Meaningful Thing You Hope to Accomplish In Life

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 […]

My Automated Morning in 2011 (and The Turkey Agreement)

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 […]

Alex Shalman in SUCCESS Magazine 12/2010

I’m not going to lie, I’m thrilled and humbled about my inclusion in SUCCESS magazine‘s December issue. It is a pleasant surprise because of the way that it came to fruition. I shouldn’t even say fruition, because it’s not like I had a strategy to this happening.
Right after the first semester of dental school, in […]

Posted by in Personal Development | December 15, 2010 | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumble | Print | 6 comments

The 4 Steps To Living An Awesome Life

This is a guest post by Pace Smith of the Connection Revolution.
Imagine someone who lives an awesome life. A rock star, a millionaire, a professional surfer, a monk, a bestselling author — whatever comes to mind.

Photo by TravOC
What do they have that you don’t? More importantly, how did they get it?
All the awesome […]

Posted by in Personal Development | November 29, 2010 | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumble | Print | 3 comments

7 Ways To Cultivate the Ultimate Personal Freedom Through Minimalism

7 Ways To Cultivate the Ultimate Personal Freedom Through Minimalism

I’m glad that you’ve exercised your personal freedom by choosing to stop by my site and give this article a read. I hope that you leave with even more freedom than you came with!
In this life I am free. How is that possible? How can that be when the laws of government and gravity, and […]

Posted by in Personal Development | June 30, 2010 | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumble | Print | 21 comments

Build Confidence With A Package Of Successes

This is a guest post by Armen Shirvanian.
To get into a state of feeling winning confidence, you need to form a foundation of successes for that confidence to lean on. A person who feels hesitation or weakness to implement a plan, or to ask for something, would be smart in building up a package […]

Posted by in Personal Development | February 7, 2010 | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumble | Print | 9 comments

30 Day Trial: 4 Lessons Learned from Perfect Class Attendance (and Energy Management)

30 Day Trial: 4 Lessons Learned from Perfect Class Attendance (and Energy Management)

In order to satisfy my curiosity about how perfect attendance would affect my school performance, I decided to undertake a 30 day trial, during which time I would not allow myself to miss class; no matter what.
My thoughts going into this experiment was that I would have different types of exposure to the material, be […]

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