How to Find the Right Joint Venture Partner

  Care must be taken in the designing and drafting of the joint venture agreement to clarify exactly who owns what While joint ventures can propel growth, selection of the right partner matters a lot for the success of the venture. One needs to conduct…

The Path of Fearlessness

  By Leo Babauta The more I work with people who are struggling with habits or life problems, the more I see how fears are holding us back. Fears stop us from building healthy and productive habits. Fears cause us to procrastinate, keep us from…

How to Not Be Driven by Your Aversions

By Leo Babauta I have a friend who doesn’t realize how much he dislikes so many things — much of his life is spent avoiding things he doesn’t like, or trying to rush through things like exercise, or annoyed by people who do things he…

Relax Into the Moment

By Leo Babauta You might be surprised how often we’re resisting life. If you assess your body right now, I bet you can find some kind of tension or tightness. For me, it’s often in my chest, but sometimes it’s in my jaw, face, neck…

A Primer on Understanding & Compassion

By Leo Babauta A reader wrote to me that he is frustrated with himself — he hasn’t been as compassionate to people as he’d like recently. Lots of us experience this: we’re judgmental, quick to snap at people, getting frustrated with how other people act,…

A Method for Dealing with Feeling Stressed & Overwhelmed

By Leo Babauta I have an overwhelming amount on my mind today, and with that feeling of being overwhelmed, my stress levels have gone up significantly. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice being present. We all experience stress, we all get overwhelmed, and we…

6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present

By Leo Babauta There are a lot of amazing benefits to being more present and mindful, but one of my favorites is this: you’re not missing the beauty and joy of the present moment. Being present also helps you to see when you are feeling…

6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present

By Leo Babauta There are a lot of amazing benefits to being more present and mindful, but one of my favorites is this: you’re not missing the beauty and joy of the present moment. Being present also helps you to see when you are feeling…

The Love of a Long Walk

By Leo Babauta Yesterday afternoon, I set off on a long walk. I’d been having an off day, tired from lots of activities and unmotivated and my mind fixated on one thing … so I decided to walk. I put some snacks, a book, and…