All posts tagged: motivation

self discipline

My Productivity Secret: Sticking to It

Guest blogger Ethan Austin is the co-founder of GiveForward, an online fundraising network that makes it possible to raise money for loved ones with medical expenses. Follow Ethan on Twitter @ethanaustin. Ninety-nine percent of the time the hard part isn’t knowing the right course of action. It’s having the discipline to stick to it. There are a million and one brilliant blog posts floating around the Interwebz that will tell you what you should be doing to be a more productive human being. This is not going to be one of them. And the reason why is simple: I totally suck at personal productivity so I’d be a total fraud if I gave you advice on how to be a more productive person. So instead of telling you what you should be doing, I’m going to let you in on a secret. You can read all the blog posts in the world with ingenius plans on how to be a more productive human being, but if you can’t stick to the plan, they don’t mean a whole …

Epic Goals

Have Epic Goals? Here’s How to Stay Motivated

In “How to Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic,” Fast Company‘s Grace Nasri asked several entrepreneurs with pretty huge missions about how they stay motivated. Folks like Arianna Huffington, NASA’s Bobak Ferdowsi, and our very own Leah Busque doled out some lessons from the front lines. From keeping things in perspective to keeping passion at the center of all you do, these tips are at once inspirational and actionable. We hope you take a few moments to read this article today. Call us partial, but we particularly loved Leah’s approach to staying motivated: “I wake up every morning with a singular goal —to push my company as far as I can that day. My company is dedicated to solving a pretty huge problem, and it can be overwhelming to think of the magnitude of this vision. My approach is to choose specific and actionable items to complete each day to move us closer to these goals, and to encourage everyone on my team to do the same. This keeps us on track for accomplishing …

Push Your Company As Far As You Can Every Single Day

Our founder Leah Busque knows a thing or two about staying motivated. Ever heard her speak? She’s constantly dropping nuggets of wisdom for founders and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. If you’re in need of a little inspiration to keep your business moving forward, look no further than this (free!) downloadable wallpaper we made to pay homage to something Leah says all the time: “Push your company as far as you can every single day.” Just click the image below to view in full size, then right click to download. For Mac: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper. 2. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, select Desktop & Screensaver (in Personal section) 3. Select the wallpaper file. 4. Revel in the awesomeness of your new desktop image. For PC: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper. 2. Right-click the image 3. Select “Set as Desktop Background” 4. Revel in the awesomeness of your new desktop image. For iPhone: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper, then sync to your iPhone. 2. Click the “Photos” icon. 3. Select the picture, then select …