The Ultimate Personal Growth Guide: 100 Best Posts - Goodlife Zen

    The Ultimate Personal Growth Guide: 100 Best Posts


    By Mary Jaksch

    Every moment we get a new opportunity to make new decisions and change how we live our life. Here is a selection of the best 100 self-development posts that will inspire you to grow and flourish. They are grouped under the following headings: personal transformation, business and career, happiness, relationship and family, creativity, leadership, spirituality, health and fitness, minimalism, and productivity. (Click on each link, and a short intro will pop up. In order to read the full post, click on the link at the bottom of the popup which says, ‘Continue on to….’)

    Personal transformation

      1. How to Find Your Passion for Anything
      2. 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind
      3. The Only Way to Become Amazingly Great at Something
      4. The Slow Secret: How to Make Lasting Changes in Your Life
      5. The World Needs You to Do What You Love
      6. Overcome Shyness
      7. Limiting Yourself: The Key to Success
      8. How to Develop Intelligence at Any Age
      9. Triple Your Rate of Failure and You Might Succeed
      10. How to Improve at Anything
      11. 30 Practical Tips to Make Yourself Indispensable to Others
      12. The Truth About Visualization and Goal Achievement
      13. The Life Purpose Lie
      14. A Short Collection of Unconventional Ideas

        Business and Career

      15. 10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview
      16. 20 Tips that Got Me an IT Promotion
      17. How to Start Freelancing Without Quitting Your Job
      18. How to Lose Your Fear of Being Fired
      19. How to Motivate Others
      20. How to Make Lots of Money During a Recession
      21. Man’s (Career) Search for Meaning
      22. 3 Areas You Must Invest in During a Recession
      23. Fear of Flying: Facing the Fear of Success
      24. 10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Job
      25. Dead Man Working
      26. Scaling Simplicity-Driven Entrepreneurship
      27. Why I hope the Free Brigade is Wrong
      28. The Business of Forgiveness
      29. The Best Decline Letter of All-Time: Edmund Wilson
      30. A 12 Step Strategy to Refit Your Blog to the Social Web in 2010


      31. Why It’s Important to “Identify the Problem” (It’s Harder than It Sounds).
      32. The Biggest Myth — It’s Selfish To Try to Be Happier.
      33. How to Find Authentic Happiness
      34. Happiness and positive thinking…good for you and good for your health
      35. The 7 Habits of Highly Happy People
      36. How to be Happier With What You Have
      37. 10 Instant Tips to be Happier Now
      38. The Only Guide to Happiness You’ll Ever Need
      39. Income Distribution Versus Happiness

        Relationship and Family

      40. 5 Tips for Getting a Little Kid to Take No For an Answer
      41. Match Makers Intuition
      42. How to Instill the Love of Reading in Your Child or Yourself
      43. How to Inspire Kids to Save the World
      44. What are Kids Doing on Facebook, MySpace, and Other Social Networking Sites?
      45. 5 Strategies to Manage Your Family Chores Permanently
      46. 10 Qualities of Tea-cup Parenting: Are Your Kids Too Fragile?
      47. 50 Ways to be Romantic
      48. Things to Consider Before Getting Married
      49. Understanding Family Relationship Problems
      50. Home Fires – I Will Carry You
      51. Your Ideal Family: How to Make it a Reality


      52. Story-Based Design
      53. How to Touch Your Creative Soul: A Zen Perspective
      54. 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind
      55. How to Write Remarkably Creative Content
      56. Feeling Stuck? Try This
      57. Unleash Your Energy: 5 Ways to Recharge Your Mind, Spirit, and Productivity
      58. Re-Potting with Resources: What Would You Make?
      59. The Little but Useful Guide to Creativity


      60. Interception of Entropy
      61. 6 Key Lessons in Life from a 140-Year Old Man
      62. Leadership and the Magnetic Draw of Authenticity
      63. Challenging Convention
      64. The Joy of Quitting
      65. Nine Leadership Development Strategies
      66. Six Social Media Trends in 2010
      67. Stephen Covey on His Morning Routine, Blogs, Technology, GTD and The Secret


      68. Sitting Quietly, Doing Something
      69. What is Natural Spirituality?
      70. Survive and Thrive: How to Transform Anxiety into Inspiration
      71. How to Start Meditating: 10 Important Tips
      72. For the Time Being
      73. The Courage to Live Consciously
      74. Living a Life of Integrity

        Health and Fitness

      75. How to Build Muscle Mass Guide
      76. 100 Beginner Running Tips
      77. Why Healthy Nutrition is Important – and Why Not
      78. How Many Calories Do You Need to Eat Per Day?
      79. A Single Principle to Declutter Your Health
      80. The 7 Essential Rules to Optimum Health Weight Loss
      81. 7 Steps to Sustainable Healthy Eating Habits
      82. Relax Like a Pro: 5 Steps to Hacking Your Sleep
      83. How to Lose 20 lbs. of Fat in 30 Days… Without Doing Any Exercise


      84. How to Let Go of Possessions
      85. 7 Quick Meals that are Faster Than Pizza Delivery
      86. The Simple Life
      87. El Bocadillo: The Definitive Minimalist Sandwich
      88. Creating a Minimalist Workspace
      89. The Minimalist Pinciple: Omit Needless Things
      90. Living on a Small Footprint
      91. 10 Unclutting Things to do Every Day
      92. Minimalist Fun: The 100 Things Challenge
      93. A Guide to Self-Reliance Minimalism


    1. Scoring 100% in Time Management
    2. 33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity
    3. Priorities
    4. What Matters Now
    5. Polyphasic Sleep
    6. 10 Benefits of Rising Early and How to do It.
    7. Productivity and Organizing Insights Found in Lean Systems

    Which post inspired you most? What did you learn that is helpful? Please share in the comments.

    About the author

    Mary Jaksch

    Mary is passionate about helping people create a happy, purposeful, and fulfilling life. She is the founder of GoodlifeZEN and also the brains behind, one of the biggest blogs for writers on the Net. Mary is also a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.


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