Michael Bungay Stanier on Work, Goals, and the Power of No

Michael Bungay Stanier on Work, Goals, and the Power of No

Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of several top-selling books, including The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work. He’s also the founder of Box of Crayons, a company dedicated to helping organizations and business leaders do great work. This is his story on work, goals and why you should learn to say no —– The snowball started back in 2002 when I wrote my...

Jen Sincero Wants You to Live Like the Badass You Are

Jen Sincero Wants You to Live Like the Badass You Are

Have you ever wanted to change careers, go back to school, or move far away to start a new life? Maybe you were once excited by the idea of change but, as soon as you started taking the first steps, you started to doubt yourself. Your loved ones called you crazy. You realized the commitment would be more expensive than you originally thought. You got...

#MyFabJourney: Sofia Jantén

#MyFabJourney: Sofia Jantén

Sometimes all it takes is one little app to make the biggest impact. I’m usually checking for apps that will help with personal growth and/or anything that focuses on creating a positive impact for my mind and body. As I was browsing the play store one day, I saw Fabulous as a recommended app for me to download. The app looked beautiful and it seemed...

How to Stay Calm and Get Relaxed

How to Stay Calm and Get Relaxed

Always stressed, and don’t know how to stay calm? If you’ve ever used any of the Fabulous app’s “Make Me Fabulous!” modules, you might recognize these instructions: Take a deep breath. Inhale for five seconds, sustain for three seconds, and exhale for seven seconds. This slow breathing technique activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which is dedicated to relaxing your body, slowing your heart rate, and...

How to Take a Nap: The Science Behind a Good Power Nap

How to Take a Nap: The Science Behind a Good Power Nap

Did you ever think you’d read a story telling you how to take a nap? Believe it or not, most people aren’t doing it well, and naps are one of the best tools when it comes to being ultra-productive. Whether you nap regularly or not, we can all think of a time when we were completely drained of energy and were struggling to keep our...

#MyFabJourney: Miriam Walsh

#MyFabJourney: Miriam Walsh

It had been a rough few years leading up to this moment Fresh off a divorce, and having moved from one home to another, I inevitably started picking up some bad habits, and it was getting to me. During a conversation with my doctor I had an epiphany; a moment of realization where I knew I had to make some changes. And I had to...

Acceptance, Persistence, and Laughter: Kevin Hart’s Life Lessons

Acceptance, Persistence, and Laughter: Kevin Hart’s Life Lessons

When you open Kevin Hart’s new book I Can’t Make This Up, the first thing readers might notice is that the introduction is labeled “Mandatory.” The message is repeated in the first two sentences: “This introduction is mandatory. That means you have to read it.” In this mandatory introduction, Hart introduces three words to readers that he explains are important for understanding the lessons he...

All the Small Things: Why You Should Celebrate the Little Wins in Life

All the Small Things: Why You Should Celebrate the Little Wins in Life

We’ve been conditioned to celebrate the big milestones and achievements, belittling the little wins along the way. However, if you don’t acknowledge those small victories, then it makes it harder to celebrate–or even appreciate–the larger ones. The Science of Winning Those little wins, no matter how small, are there to keep you motivated in the long-term. Tracking those small achievements helps to boost your confidence...

5 Ways to Stay Sane During Black Friday

5 Ways to Stay Sane During Black Friday

Black Friday is rapidly approaching, so now is the best time to snap up some great deals. Whether you’re a perennial thrill seeker, a casual observer, or somewhere in between, it’s advised that you prepare for the big day so you can keep your sanity amidst the chaos. Here are five tips on how to stay sane and safe on Black Friday. Do your homework...

Reflect, Rejoice, and Be Anxious for Nothing

Reflect, Rejoice, and Be Anxious for Nothing

The world has changed more in the past 30 years than it has in the past 300 years. Before the internet, if something happened on the other side of the world, it took days or even weeks to finally reach us. Now, however, we find out things minutes after they happen. We’re bombarded day in and day out with 24-hour news about tragedies across the...