Emblem of My Work: Artists Reimagine Laurence Sterne’s Iconic Marbled Page

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A vibrant celebration of the imagination at the intersection of unpredictability and creative constraint.

On the last page of A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader, I offered a short note on our endpaper choice — a special treat for lovers of literature, hidden in plain sight. This is what I wrote:

ENDPAPER NOTE

“I’m not sure that anybody thinks about endpaper except publishers, and probably not more than 1800 people in the United States have ever heard the word ‘endpaper,’” E.B. White wrote to his editor, the visionary Ursula Nordstrom, before insisting that the endpapers of his Charlotte’s Web be beautiful. The loveliest of books are touched by the author’s thoughtfulness and care in every detail. 

A Velocity of Being borrows its endpapers from one of the most imaginative details an author ever slipped into a book. 

In 1759, Laurence Sterne began composing The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman — a… Read More

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4 Questions That Will Transform Your Leadership

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Leaders want to provide the answers that drive results. And in the information age, easy answers are everywhere. That’s why leaders must get better at asking powerful questions. In this episode, we reveal how to drive results with four surprisingly simple questions that have the power to transform your leadership and your business.

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I’ve never offered this before…

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Whether you’re an artist, a healer, a business owner with a growing team… you know that leveraging online tools is how you make greater impact with your craft.

You’ve got so many ideas and beautiful intentions… but maybe you’re struggling to commit to a path. And, you’re only interested in earning money through conscious business practices. Abundance through integrity. It’s the only way.

Instead of spending 2019 staring at the screen, get yourself a feminist squad to help you go for it. Speaking of… Registration for Marie Forleo’s B-School is open now! Which also means—today we unveil our NEW B-School bonus. I’ve never offered this before, and we’re stoked. Ok, but first…

B-Schoo… Read More

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Turning Your Life Around

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence

Life is a journey, which means we should never stop growing and moving forward. Contrary to what we’re made to believe as children, we don’t magically become complete once we enter adulthood. In fact, most of us can probably agree that the majority of our greatest struggles didn’t occur until we were well over the legal age.

Adolescence is a time to wrestle with our concept of identity, but most of us will continue to evolve as we encounter new experiences. As an adult, it’s important to know that no matter how badly you’ve fallen on hard times or how little you resemble the person you long to be, growth is possible.

Consider these five tips as y… Read More

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Why Having Your Sh*t Together Is Overrated (and Misunderstood)

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“It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?” ~Beverly Adamo

Hi, my name’s Tash. I’m twenty-six years old and soon I’ll be living in a van.

My sister is twenty-three. She owns her own flat, which she shares with her long-term boyfriend and their pet tortoise. She has a well-paid job that she enjoys, and she even has a company car. For some people, this might look like she’s really got her sh*t together—she’s ticking all the right boxes!

And don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying she isn’t! I’m very happy for her and everything she has achieved, and she really is doing a great job. But personally, this isn’t my idea of having my sh*t together, and it certainly isn’t a life I see for myself.

Yet the other day she said to… Read More

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How The Convenience Fallacy Contributes to Clutter in Our Home

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There are certain places in our homes where we leave out items because we think it is more convenient. For example, we leave something on a counter because it is easier for us to grab it the next we need it.

We see this happen at countless places in our home: the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, the office, the bedroom.

Consider items like:

small appliances on our kitchen counterstoiletries beside our bathroom sinksoffice supplies on our home-office desktopDVDs on the entertainment centertools on our tool benchesart supplies, keys, canisters, magazines, newspapers, a knife block

By leaving these things out in the open, we think we’re saving time when we need them and we think we’re simplifying our lives, but the result is anything but. I call this the “convenience fallacy.” And it’s a huge source of… Read More

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Why Having Your Sh*t Together Is Overrated (and Misunderstood)

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“It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?” ~Beverly Adamo

Hi, my name’s Tash. I’m twenty-six years old and soon I’ll be living in a van.

My sister is twenty-three. She owns her own flat, which she shares with her long-term boyfriend and their pet tortoise. She has a well-paid job that she enjoys, and she even has a company car. For some people, this might look like she’s really got her sh*t together—she’s ticking all the right boxes!

And don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying she isn’t! I’m very happy for her and everything she has achieved, and she really is doing a great job. But personally, this isn’t my idea of having my sh*t together, and it certainly isn’t a life I see for myself.

Yet the other day she said to… Read More

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7 Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance Beginning Today

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You’re reading 7 Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance Beginning Today, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

When you live an unbalanced life, there is always the likelihood of spending too much of your time in a single direction. This is what makes it primordial for each and one of us to concentrate on attaining balance in our daily lives.

And even if we most often think of our work as a priority, this shouldn’t mean that we ought to neglect other parts of our lives. You should also direct part of your time and energy towards your friends and family, hobbies, and interests. Otherwise, you might end up coping with depression over the long run… Read More

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Romanian Philosopher Emil Cioran on the Courage to Disillusion Yourself

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“The man who unmasks his fictions renounces his own resources and, in a sense, himself. Consequently, he will accept other fictions which will deny him, since they will not have cropped up from his own depths.”

“People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster,” James Baldwin wrote in a staggeringly prescient piece from 1953. And yet shutting our eyes is how we humans have coped, again and again, with our own discomfort and helplessness in the face of inconvenient realities — indeed, it could be said that our existential eyelids ev… Read More

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