How I Meditate: Instructables Founder Eric Wilhelm

How I Meditate: Instructables Founder Eric Wilhelm

“I find this gives me a competitive edge in many different situations where there might be inadvertent or intentional distractions, like in a negotiation or sales pitch.” Eric Wilhelm is the founder of Instructables, the Do-It-Yourself website that lets you find and share your favorite DIY projects and activities. Meditation has strengthened his ability to focus…

How I Meditate: Etsy’s John Allspaw

How I Meditate: Etsy’s John Allspaw

“I knew I was having trouble coming to terms with the difference between what I was good at and what I was interested in, and where those two things overlapped.” John Allspaw has built a phenomenal career: he helped build Salon, Friendster, and Flickr, has written two books, and is now building the online marketplace Etsy where…

Habit of the Day: Stop and Enjoy Life

Stop and Enjoy Life is the 25th most popular habit on Lift. 12,000 people take time to appreciate something positive in their day. “Went on a walk with my wife” “Soaked up warm sun rays while stopped at a light” “Ate tacos with mom and brother.” “Watched my 1 year old playing with a cardboard box.”…

Habit of the Day: Why Meditation Increases Your Performance

Meditation might be the closest thing to a silver bullet for performance: regular practice reduces stress, improves creativity, and increases focus and memory. Entrepreneurs like Loic Le Meur and Evan Williams meditate to build better companies. Athletes like Kobe Bryant do it to play better on the court.  Participants in our recent mediation challenge reported gains in their own effectiveness, too: 75%…

Meditation Tips from Buster Benson, Founder of 43 Things

Read Lift’s How to Meditate guide for more tips and free guided meditations. Tony sat down with Buster Benson to chat about how to build a meditation habit. Buster is a behavior change skeptic/fanatic and founder of apps including 43 Things, Health Month and 750 Words. Watch the video to hear Tony & Buster’s tips which include: Make meditation part of your daily routine.…

Lift Tips: Why I Meditate Daily

Read Lift’s How to Meditate guide for more tips and free guided meditations. Lifter Alyson Madrigan holds a 91 day streak in Meditation on Lift. She told us about her first experiences with meditation, why she committed to building the habit, the benefits she’s received from practicing daily and shared some tips for beginners. Transcript after the jump.…

Power Lifters: How to Start Meditating

Sign up for Lift’s March Meditation Challenge Your first Meditation sessions may leave you feeling frustrated. I know I was after falling asleep during my first try. We asked Lifter and regular meditator Jason Shen for advice to share with people just starting out. Transcript after the jump. What tips do you have for people new to meditation? “There is…

March Meditation Madness

We’re kicking off monthly challenges on Lift starting with Meditation on March 4th. Read Lift’s How to Meditate guide for more tips and free guided meditations. Let’s face it: there are too many habits to try, interesting people to get to know, and too much habit data to investigate on Lift. A monthly challenge is a fun way to solve that.…