12 Signs Of A Toxic Leader

Unfortunately, we have all experienced toxic leadership at some point in our career.

Toxic workplaces and toxic leadership foster because the leader is either encouraging it, participating in it or ignoring it.

Toxic leaders are corrosive on the long run. They erode their employees confidence, motivation, productivity, trust, loyalty and respect.

Wondering if you are a toxic leader or are in the presence of one?

12 Signs Of A Toxic Leader

12 Signs Of A Toxic Leader

#1. Toxic leaders retain useful information

Knowledge is power and toxic leaders know that.

The longer they can keep you in the dark, the longer they have control over you and the longer they stay in power.

In fact, leaders who retain information are insecure and are afraid of being replaced.

#2. Toxic leaders abuse their power and authority

Any chance that they get, toxic leaders need to remind you that they are in power and that they have leverage (financial leverage most of the time) over you.

This type of leaders have huge egos, consider that their employees are subordinates, and do not care who they have to step over to get what they want.

#3. Toxic leaders micromanage their employees

They don’t give people the time or the space to do their job. Instead, they breath down people’s neck.

In fact, micromanaging leaders are counterproductive and create a stressful work environment.

Which, in turn, slows down team work and efficiency.

#4. Toxic leaders condone poor behavior

They accept poor behavior from their team as long as the team produces results.

For example, they would tolerate workplace bullying if it would bring their team closer together.

In turn, they use fear and diverse punishments to incentivize their team.

#5. Toxic leaders manipulate and play aggressive office politics

They play mind games, use information about you against you, love to manipulate and gas light their own team just to stay in power and to advance their career.

#6. Toxic leaders shift responsibility

They talk about accountability but when push comes to shoves they avoid taking responsibility for their actions.

Besides, when things are great, they take credit for your success. When things go bad, they question your abilities and your failures.

#7. Toxic leaders give orders and don’t expect feedback

Forbthem, it is their way or the high way.

They expect you to follow orders whether that order is right or wrong, whether that order benefits them or not.

The truth is they think that they know best but they actually don’t.

#8. Toxic leaders lie for no reason

They backtrack, bend the rules, adjust procedures, make up stories and rumors to for their needs.

They do not care aboitbthe impact of their words and create a culture of distrust.

#9. Toxic leaders protect the status quo

They deeply believe in hierarchy.

They don’t promote change or push innovative ideas.

In addition, they are locked in a particular era, in a particular setting. They don’t wish to modernize or adapt to change.

#10. Toxic leaders are overly emotional

They dramatize everything, have a temper and haven’t got a hold of it.

Their mood usually fluctuates throughout the day.

As a result, their behavior makes people walk on eggshells around them.

#11. Toxic leaders are passive aggressive

Either they play nice to your face and stab you in the back.

Or, they hold their feelings in and act it out instead.

Passive aggressivity is very difficult to deal with as they don’t offer you any type of resolve.

#12. Toxic leaders lack core values

These leaders are entitled and self serving.

They do not care about people and put their own interest first, no matter what.

Last Words Of Advice!

Toxic leaders often scare away their best employees.

Toxic leaders are simply fooling themselves because they live in constant fear.

They are afraid of losing control, of losing power, of seeming inferior, of being replaceable…

Furthermore, they let their fear control them and influence their behavior.

It is not necessary for you to play into their hands:

  • Learn from your experiences, about yourself and your limits. You can always extract lessons from a negative experience.
  • Emotionally and physically discipline youserlf. Don’t lose your cool. By loosing your cool, you are giving them power over you.
  • Don’t take things personally and don’t let their problems become yours. It’s not about you but it’s all about them.
  • Find emotional support outside of work.
  • Keep your dignity. Don’t let other people actions define your character.

    Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!

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    The 10X Rule By Grant Cardone

    The 10X Rule By Grant Cardone is a guide to set goals, reach and retain success in any area of your life.

    The 10X Rule will help you to define your version of success and to repetitively create extraordinary levels of success.

    What is the 10X Rule?

    The 10X Rule is achieving success by putting in 10 times the effort and the action that the average person would.

    The 10X Rule means acting towards your goals with 10 times the right mindset.

    Why is the 10X Rule vital?

    Estimating the  right amount of effort and time to invest in your goals will help you reach your target without moving the finish line.

    Furthermore, multiplying your effort by 10 will allow you to predict issues and to be prepared.

    By using the 10X Rule, you will be able to:

    • Stick to your guns and not be distracted.
    • Define your own version of success.
    • Make a plan for your life.
    • Filter out goals that have been imposed on you.
    • Set your own limits and aim for the impossible.
    • Set a positive and sustainable mindset.
    • Implement your own system of belief.
    • Properly estimate your abilities.
    • Tap into your full potential.
    • Work without it feeling like work.

    The 10X Rule By Grant Cardone

    How to achieve higher levels of success?

    Success is having a purposeful life and its realization is your responsibility.

    In addition, success is important for your personal growth, for your sense of self and for your well-being. 

    Success depends on your stage in life and shouldn’t be minimized.

    Success is not a popularity contest. - Grant Cardone, in The 10X Rule Click To Tweet

    To achieve higher levels of success:

    1. Do not play the victim or make excuses

    It is detrimental to take responsibility for your actions, to find solutions, take action and gain more control of your life.

    2. Relinquish control

    In life and at work, you will not control everything. However, you can control how you respond to everything.

    3. Be the solution

    Understand that you can be the solution and the problem to your situation, at the same time.

    4. Do not try to be average

    Being average and facing average difficulties will not lead you to success.

    People who operate on the average level tend to try to overestimate results, underestimate difficulties, steal success from those who operate at the 10X level.

    5. Do not rest on your laurels

    Resting on your laurels is the surest way to get overpowered and to lose sight of your goals.

    6. Set your goals

    Goal-setting plays an important part in your success.

    • Set your goals high enough so you do not fail, so you resist adversity and maintain your enthusiasm.
    • Speak your goals into reality on a daily basis.
    • Align your goals with your purpose.
    • Clearly define your goals.
    • Verify that your goals are equal to your potential.
    • Understand that your goals are personal.

    7. Avoid competing with others

    When you compete with others, you spend more time watching what someone else is doing rather than creating and setting the pace.

    It becomes critical to find your niche, dominate your field and do what others are not willing to do.

    8. Be mindful of the company you keep

    The people you associate with determine your level of success.

    Before joining a group, analyze the pros and the cons of belonging to this group.

    9. Get obsessed over success

    Obsession is not all negative. Obsession can be converted into action and can be conveyed.

    Being obsessed will push you to make things work.

    Get obsessed over success.

    Get obsessed over every possibilities and every action that will take you towards your goals.

    10. Go all in

    Going all in means fully committing to your goals and possibly over-delivering.

    No matter what, understand that:

    • It is OK put all your eggs in one basket and to over-commit.
    • You can and will fail as many times as you will and can succeed.

    11. Embrace fear

    Take fear as a sign to keep doing what you actually fear and to keep applying the 10X rule because:

    • Fear means that you are growing.
    • Fear means you are doing something uncomfortable.
    • Your moment is now. There isn’t a good time to take action.

    12. Value your time

    Time is of the essence. To achieve success: manage your time effectively, maximize your time, set your priorities, create a healthy work-life balance.

    13. Do not be afraid of criticism

    Criticism means that you are on your way to success when you start taking action.

    The most valuable chips you have are your mind-set, actions, persistence, and creativity. - Grant Cardone, in The 10X Rule Click To Tweet

    Review

    The 10X Rule By Grant Cardone is an inspirational and motivational book, written for leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone who wishes to be successful.

    It forces you to reevaluate your goals, your purpose and your definition of success.

    It encourages you to take risks, “act, produce and create in massive quantities regardless of the situation or circumstances.”

    It demonstrates how to be and stay the leader in any field. The 10X Rule focuses on your character, your mindset and your goal-setting skills.

    Most of the time, we struggle to reach our goals and don’t understand why. But, Grant Cardone makes it very clear that:

    • You must be self-aware and self-assured.
    • You are the only one that stands  in front of your goals.
    • Success depends integrally on the effort, time and energy that you put in.
    • Most of what society claims to be wrong is an inherent part of success.

    To Grant Cardone  success is a mindset and is determined by your purpose.

    The 10X Rule is not a get rich quick trick. Remember:

    • All goals are difficult to achieve.
    • You will always face some type of adversity.
    • You must assess your abilities and your resources.
    • Your goals must be extraordinary, appropriate and require motivation.
    • Success must be constantly maintained.
    • You current state doesn’t matter.
    • The way you are perceived doesn’t matter.

    Let me know below what you think about this book!

    Favorite quote(s)

    When you have underestimated the time, energy, and effort necessary to do something, you will have “quit” in your mind, voice, posture, face, and presentation. You won’t develop the persistence necessary to get your mission accomplished.

    Never take the position that things just happen to you; rather, they happen because of something you did or did not do.

    Until a person is done being a victim, he or she is unable to create solutions and success. That person only has problems.

    The most valuable chips you have are your mind-set, actions, persistence, and creativity.

    If you are not creating new problems for yourself, then you aren’t taking enough action.

    Success is not a popularity contest.

    Ratings 4/5

    Author

    Grant Cardone

    Grant Cardone

    MEET THE AUTHORGrant Cardone is an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media and finance. Grant Cardone is also the author of The 10X Rule.

    15 Edifying Experiences That Help Leaders Learn To Lead

    The best leaders develop their skills on the field and learn from their experience.

    They acknowledge that they do not know everything, that their learning process is singular but they are curious and are open to learn.

    It is common knowledge that experience is the best teacher. Your experiences will help you develop a leadership style, a communication style, core values, purpose, character and emotional discipline.

    Wondering how and which experiences can teach you how to lead?

    15 Edifying Experiences That Help Leaders Learn To Lead

    25 Edifying Experiences That Help Leaders Learn To Lead

    Through your experiences, if you take time out to extract the lessons from your experiences, you will become a wiser and successful leader.

    #1. When You Fail

    At some point in your career, you will fail as a leader or as a person. You will fail to meet deadlines, to perform or to succeed.

    However, every leader knows that you cannot let failure define you and that you must go on.

    Indeed, failure is most often seen in a negative light but shows you what you are really made of.

    Failure are inevitable, are a factor for change, redirects your career, helps you change procedures and your character.

    Experiencing failure teaches you to:

    • Be more self-aware.
    • Identify the cues of failure.
    • Don’t punish yourself for failures and forgive yourself.
    • Measure the consequences of the mistakes and take responsibility for the failure.
    • Encourage constructive criticism as much as feedback is given.
    • Make immediate analysis and changes to fix the mistakes.
    • Be smart and learn from the mistakes made.
    • Be wise and learn from the mistakes of others.
    • Create an environment that is safe to make mistakes and to recover from them.
    Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward. - John C. Maxwell Click To Tweet

    #2. When You Get Familiar With Positivity & Success

    Positive experiences are highly memorable and can change your life forever.

    Positive attitudes can become difficult to maintain in challenging situations in the workplace. But once acquired, it is a habit that can help you overcome bad situations.

    Indeed, positivity ensures progress, diffuses situations, alleviates stress, reduces fear, increases endurance, increase self-esteem, attracts positive results and better opportunities.

    There are many ways to bring positivity into the workplace and into your mind. When you get familiar with positivity and success, you learn to:

    #3. When You Promote Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is often seen as weakness in the workplace. However, it is an efficient tool to avoid toxic conflicts, boost productivity, motivation and well-being.

    Truthfully, in the workplace, people are sensitive about their work, feelings get hurt easily and emotions get high. It becomes essential to:

    • Forgive yourself when you have wronged someone or yourself.
    • Forgive others for their wrongdoings as well.

    Becoming a forgiving person will teach you to:

    • Be compassionate and to let things go.
    • Not define yourself by your mistakes.
    • Not focus on the past and to be present.
    • Do your best next time.

    #4. When You Find A Role Model

    A role model can be a family member, a friend, a coworker, or another leader.

    Role models provide sound advice, ongoing feedback, emotional support, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, higher self-esteem, better focus, stronger confidence.

    Emulating their thoughts and behavior can improve your mind and teach you how to lead.

    Keep in mind that you can learn from a bad leader as much as a good leader.

    #5. When You Enjoy Solitude

    Solitude and leadership often go hand in hand.

    That is because, though leaders have family, friends, mentors and large network, they are the ones making the ultimate decision for their organization and not everyone will agree with their decisions.

    However, solitude can give you time to think, to understand who you are and how you want to lead.

    Leadership is also having the power to stand alone.

    Leadership is also having the power to stand alone. - Vanessa Sylvester Click To Tweet

    #6. When You Find Your Purpose or Renew Your Vision

    You need to know why you work and your team needs to know why they work for you.

    It is the vision that leads you and propels you forward, that wakes you up in the morning, that drives your performance, that is communicated to your employees, that gives meaning to your actions and decisions, and that leans on your belief systems.

    Leaders with a vision are ambitious and satisfied with their lives, become hopeful and optimistic about the future, invite change, and select their employees according to their strengths and not their weaknesses.

    They are also daring and don’t fear failure, are emotionally invested in their goals, flexible, persistent, resistant to social pressure and are convinced of their future success.

    With purpose, leaders can easily overcome adversity. - Vanessa Sylvester Click To Tweet

    #7. When You Have To Chose Being Like Vs. Being Respected

    I am sure that at some point, you have realized that you get more things done when your coworkers like you.

    However, in these situations, you can quickly become a people pleaser and lose the respect of your coworkers.

    There comes a time when you have to decide whether you want to be liked or to be respected.

    #8. When You Experience Different Cultures

    You have experienced different cultures and are now culturally sensitive.

    Cultural sensitivity is being aware that everyone is not the same. It means being able to learn from different people, to understand their backgrounds, to collaborate and cooperate with them, without being judgmental.

    Cultural sensitivity means viewing everyone as a unique individual. It promotes unity and has become a skill that is most useful in the world of today.

    You are now capable of adapting your leadership and communication style to every single member of your team.

    You are also capable of shifting the focus from yourself to your team.

    #9. When You Thought You Knew It All 

    Not because you are the leader, that you have all the solutions or are always right.

    In fact, being a leader is being placed in a position of service and humility.

    To be a humble leader:

    • Be confident about your own capabilities.
    • Take the time to think and to come up with a solution.
    • Understand that being a leader is not about being right.
    • Give people the time to think for themselves and to make their own mistakes.
    • Acknowledge that someone on your team may have better ideas than you do.
    • Learn to ask for help and to detect if someone needs help.
    • Learn to ponder your responses.

    #10. When You Have Foot In The Mouth Syndrome

    Sometimes, we say whatever comes to our mind.

    Other times, we blurt out things that we don’t mean but we haven’t measured the real impact of our words.

    In these moments, we understand that we should be quiet, that we should learn to speak less and listen more.

    #11. When You Get Caught Up In Office Politics

    Office politics is often badly perceived because it can be cruel, calculated and manipulative.

    Sometimes, office politics is a dangerous and corrosive game but it is a game. It is part of human nature, a social activity, a marathon and not a sprint.

    Other times, properly navigating office politics can give you access to leadership opportunities and promotion.

    Once you have experienced office politics, you become aware of the power play, of how you speak and listen to people.

    You start making sure that you are robust, are not dependent on people or other external factors, that you are emotionally detached from your work and that you can clearly separate your identity from your job.

    #12. When You Have To Deal With Toxic Coworkers

    We all have been exposed during a period of time to annoying, hateful, toxic coworkers who can drive us crazy.

    Whether it’s confronting a team member about their behavior or their performance, toxic coworkers can take a toll on you.

    However, it can also help you grow and become a better leader.

    #13. When You Have Identified Your Core Leadership Values

    Core values are principles that build your character and that define who you are deep down.

    In life and in the workplace, your core values will definitely be put to the test.

    For example, some people will not hesitate to lie on you or to sabotage your work to advance their career.

    Consolidating your core leadership values requires hard work, determination, daily practice and self-discipline.

    #14. When You Welcome Change

    If you have experienced drastic change in the workplace, you know that is better not to resist it.

    Change is a part of life, is a constant and is inevitable. Change shakes things up, disrupts old habits, breathes new life into the workplace and into any project.

    Furthermore, it has the ability to stimulate interest in your job. It also creates an opportunity for promotion and to develop new skills.

    Welcoming change teaches you to:

    • Be a catalyst for change and to champion innovation.
    • Regularly get outside of your comfort zone.
    • Handle feedback, setbacks and opportunities.

    #15. When You Assist Training Programs

    You have been to different seminars and courses and realized that you have acquired so much skills and tools in such short time.

    You have also met like-minded people who understand you vision.

    Last Words Of Advice!

    There are various ways that a leader can learn new skills and can learn how to lead.

    Every experience is an opportunity to test your skills and to learn some new ones.

    Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a comment below.

    The Importance Of Identifying & Strengthening Your Core Leadership Values

    All leaders must identify and set their core values before accepting a leadership position, before developing an organization or before joining a company culture.

    Leaders with strong core values induce an ethical and healthy workplace.

    However, when leaders lack character, they create conflict, mistreat employees, belittle customers, focus on results rather than build healthy relationships, allow sabotage and aggressive below the belt office politics. Subsequently, they then create a toxic environment.

    Wondering how to identify and strengthen your core values?

    The Importance Of Identifying and Strengthening your Core Leadership Values

    What are core values?

    Core values are principles that build your character and that define who you are deep down.

    They are fundamental beliefs that guide you in life and at work, that drive your behavior and that gather things about you that you truly care about.

    Core values are based on your culture, your systems of beliefs and what you learnt from your childhood.

    In addition, core values guide leaders in any environment and in every situation.

    They are principles by which leaders and organizations operate. They are transmitted to employees via the corporate culture, are shared from one generation to another.

    Core values are principles that build your character and that define who you are deep down. Click To Tweet

    At Journey To Leadership‘s, we believe in:

    1. Leadership. We want to lead by example, lead with character, motivate people to achieve a unique vision and teach people how to lead with integrity.
    2. Living to learn. We do not assume that we know everything, we give ourselves the opportunities to explore and to ask questions that challenge the status quo.
    3. Creativity & InnovationWe welcome change, embrace innovative ideas, love taking risks and bringing new products to make the world a better place.
    4. Purpose & Ambition. We invite people to aim high, to walk in their purpose and to stay focused.
    5. Candor. We encourage transparency, authenticity and speaking truth to power. We reward people for speaking up and for speaking the truth.
    6. Patience. We promote patience, being slow to anger and seeking understanding.
    7. Fairness. We do not discriminate, we are equal opportunity leaders, we believe in making fair decisions and treating everyone equally
    8. Diversity. We are culturally sensitive, respect diversity and believe that difference is good.

    Why define your core leadership values?

    Core values must be carefully chosen, based on our personal needs and wants.

    Core values make life more satisfying and more meaningful, they are a lifetime commitment. Core values must help you:

    Consolidating your leadership values requires hard work, determination, daily practice and self-discipline. In general, core values are hard to maintain but are worth the struggle.

    How to identify your core leadership values?

    Core values make life more satisfying and more meaningful, they are a lifetime commitment To identify your core leadership or organizational values:

    1. Find out how you would describe yourself.
    2. Examine if you are satisfied with the current state of your life and what you love or hate the most.
    3. Identify your strengths, weaknesses and blind spots.
    4. Think about what you would do if you were financially free and had no cares in the world.
    5. Analyze which workplace you thrive best and feel your best in.
    6. Evaluate your greatest accomplishments.
    7. Observe where and with whom you wish to spend your time.
    8. Identify what you cannot live without.
    9. Understand the lessons you have learnt from your failures.

    To strengthen your core leadership values?

    1. List your core values, write them down and give examples of your core values in action. Everyone has a list of at least 5 values that they hold on to, that facilitate their responsibilities and ease their problems.
    2. Remind yourself daily of your core values through a vision board or positive affirmations.
    3. Align all your decisions with your core leadership values. When your values don’t align with your decisions, you start feeling uncomfortable, emotionally triggered and in conflict with yourself.
    4. Communicate your core values to your employees. A company without core values is a toxic environment.
    5. Put your values to the test in life, at work and within your organization. Core values often show themselves when we face adversity. If someone tells you or forces you to believe that life is unfair and you wholeheartedly rebel against that thought, then your core value is definitely fairness.
    6. Empower other people to find their own core values.

    Last Words Of Advice!

    Leaders must be convinced of their vision and committed to their core values.

    However, some core values are harder to apply than others. They demand more effort than others. So, don’t give up!

     

    Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!

    Don’t forget to like, share and leave a comment below.

    The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living a Good Life By Mark Manson

    All day, we are bombarded with things that we are supposed to care about. In the end, we are made to think that we should care about those things.

    Therefore, we constantly feel the need to look for better in order to impress, to feel insecure, to fake emotions, to compare ourselves with others and to live a “good” life.

    Truthfully, to be successful, to live a good life and to overcome those feelings, it is detrimental to confront painful emotions, to care less about pain and to care more about what is important.

    The Meaning To Not Giving A F**k

    Caring too much about futile things is a sign that you don’t have anything better going on in your life. However, not caring is liberating. By caring less, Mark Manson means:

    • Stop trying so hard and stop investing too much energy in things.
    • Pursue failures and not  success, pain and not pleasure. Failures eventually lead to success and confronting negativity leads to growth.
    • Embrace negative emotions and use your pain as a tool.
    • Take action even though your circumstances and emotions are overwhelming.
    • Discern the situations and the people who matter.
    • Understand that life is short and there is no time to waste on futility.
    • Be authentic and “comfortable with being different”.
    • Choose something to care about that matters more than adversity.

    The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living a Good Life By Mark Manson

    How To Not Giving A F**k?

    There are a few principles to practice in order to care less:

    1. Understand that pain is inevitable, incessant yet it is necessary. It triggers change and helps us avoid making the same mistakes.
    2. Understand that you cannot control everything and that life will always throw you curve balls. Everything in life requires sacrifice.
    3. Understand that you’ll be fine no matter what.
    4. Don’t base your life and reactions on your emotions.
    5. Don’t repress your emotions. Instead, use your negative emotions to motivate you and to do better.
    6. Take action in order to create positive emotions.
    7. Accept yourself. Get comfortable with yourself and with failure. It doesn’t make sense to avoid failure. Failure is painful but it boosts change and welcomes success.
    8. Control your thoughts.
    9. Change your values to build your character.
    10. We all care about something and it’s impossible not to. You must just figure out what level of pain you are willing to sustain.
    11. Acknowledge that if some people take you seriously and consider you as a change agent, others will make fun at you and see you as an embarrassment.
    12. Take responsibility for your problems and for your experiences.
    13. Acknowledge your ignorance or lack of knowledge. Invest in your personal growth nad challenge your beliefs.
    14. Don’t avoid rejection. Learn to handle rejection and to say no in return.
    15. Be conscious of your own death. Don’t be afraid of your own death. Let the possibility of death transform you and give your life meaning.

    Review

    To be frank, I heard a lot about The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k By Mark Manson. Not only was I intrigued by the title but by the press around this book.

    As the year goes by, we see the emergence of a lot of books with a colorful language. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k By Mark Manson is a motivational book that encourages transformation. It promotes the need to be honest with yourself, to determine your limitations, your strengths and weaknesses.

    The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k is a funny book with far-fetched metaphors. Yet, it is honest about itself. It:

    • Warns us to be selective on the things that we care about.
    • Promotes the concept of not caring about what people think, of not letting people or our emotions overwhelm you.
    • Denounces life’s false expectations and disillusion.
    • Demonstrates how life is imperfect.
    • Stops you from seeking for outside validation, searching for bigger and better, living in the superlatives, from trying to impress, from maintaining appearances, feeling the need to prove ourselves to society and from promoting a fake life on social media.

    Besides the use of colorful language, it is very similar to the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less by Greg Mckeown.

    It is written as motivation for millennials, for overthinkers, for chronic worriers and for the overly emotional for whom not caring would be liberating.

    Let me know below what you think about this book!

    Favorite quote(s)

    Self-improvement and success often occur together. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the same thing.

    The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And,
    paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive
    experience.

    This book will help you think a little bit more clearly about what you’re choosing to find important in life and what you’re choosing to find unimportant.

    We suffer for the simple reason that suffering is biologically useful. It is nature’s preferred agent for inspiring change.

    Ratings 3/5

    Author

    Mark Manson

    Mark Manson

    MEET THE AUTHOR

    Mark Manson is an internet entrepreneur and a blogger at markmanson.net. Mark Manson is also the bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k.