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  • It’s all temporary

    Shift into Balance
    Anna Papalia
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals There are times in our lives when we have to move on when we are perfectly content, when nothing is wrong and when we have no reason to leave beside the one we create for ourselves. Friends of mine just moved half way across the country because they want to be closer to mountains so they can ski regularly but it was an excruciatingly hard decision to leave all their of friends and neighbors. One of my client’s loves the company she works for but there is no room for her to advance so she must move on to a new job. When my…
  • The One Sentence That Makes Anyone a Leader

    News To Live By
    Danny Rubin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Leadership isn’t a gift from birth or trait few possess. It’s the willingness to step up and assume responsibility when others don’t or won’t. Take, for instance, the situation in England right now where doctors at the University of Oxford seek brave souls to test an ebola vaccine. The deadly disease has already killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. That’s why the medical community needs willing participants to come forward and say the one sentence that changes everything. “I’ll do it.” Once a person takes on the responsibility —…
  • Do you pursue happiness?

    Jef Menguin
    Jef Menguin
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Many people are pursuing happiness too. They look for happiness in people, in things, and events. At times they become happy, but they never really find happiness. Because happiness is not a goal. Happiness is the by-product of your relationship. Therefore, strive to improve your relationships. And happiness will come to you. Jef Menguin
  • 10 Good Communication Skills You Absolutely Must Know

    Live Bold and Bloom
    Barrie Davenport
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Every relationship you have is impacted by your ability — or inability — to communicate well. Whether at work, in your love life, or with friends and family, good communication fosters better understanding, helps us resolve differences, promotes mutual trust and respect, and allows creative ideas to flourish. Although communication seems fairly simple and straightforward,… Continue Reading…
  • How to Become More Resilient: 5 Ways to Learn to Bounce Back

    Embrace The Chaos
    Bob Miglani
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Comfort can be nice. But these days, it’s good to be prepared for the ups and downs we all face or will face eventually. “Comfort is the enemy of achievement.” – Farrah Gray What I have realized is that while we should be grateful for each and every “normal” and “boring” day, we should make Continue reading...
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    Model Mayhem

  • Hello world!

    Emiliya
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • Letting Go of a Hurtful Past – 5 Ways to Move Forward

    Alden Tan
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    For most of my life, I always had trouble letting go of the past, specifically when it comes to angry situations. Like this one time, there was this drunk guy, who was my good friend's friend who tried to pick a fight with me. I didn't do anything because I wanted to avoid trouble. I spent years after that feeling so angry with myself. "Why didn't I just fight him? I could have easily won." "How dare he say those things to me?" "Why did I give him the pleasure of thinking he could talk down to me like that?" These were always in my head. I even thought about how I would win the fight, run…
  • Live a Creative Life with One Simple Change (It Takes Under a Minute)

    Jackie Johansen
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Do you ever look at creative people and wish you had what they were having? We know the types, those creatives who are expressing themselves spontaneously, they have a certain spark to them, a life force to them, an ability to see things a bit differently. When I was a young girl, I always dreamed of sitting in a café in Paris, notebook in hand, writing away. Although this is the stereotypical writer fantasy, the longing for it was telling: I wanted to be part of a history and community of creative types. Where romance, ideas, bubbled from our creative selves and we felt alive, had purpose…
  • How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it)

    chantalle gerber
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Let me guess… You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much. And you’re worried that all this time, you've been causing damage to your body (without even realizing it!) Well, it’s no secret anymore. Chances are, it’s true. Stress is a killer and at its very least, it will lower your immune system and make you more prone to serious illnesses. But…there’s some great news! You can do something about it. You can live a healthy, balanced and happy life and you can avoid the nasty effects of stress. To help you do that, I’ll be…
  • 7 Ways To Exercise Without Exercising

    EdHerzog
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Many of us would benefit from more exercise. Yet we often struggle with the idea of exercising. We have to motivate ourselves to get moving. Except many times we fail. We commit to an exercise plan, join the gym or buy some home equipment, but fail to follow through. In fact, many of us have already failed multiple times. One of the reasons we fail is that we believe that we have to set aside a 30 to 60 minute chunk of time and call it “exercise”. I want to suggest an alternative. In my opinion, the best way to exercise is to fit it into your regular day. Following are seven ideas that…
  • 30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

    Cylon George
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    You’re a busy person. Your days are filled with meetings, project, deadlines, family issues, and many other urgent things. That leaves very little time for rest and rejuvenation. Over time you may begin to feel disillusioned. You may wonder “What is this all for?” But the thought goes away as quickly as it comes. You may say, “I’d love to take some time out to rejuvenate but I don’t have the time to sit for 30 minutes to an hour.” Yes, we’re all strapped for time. It’s often difficult to find a moment to sit, reflect and rejuvenate your spirit. Instead, we push and push…
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    Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

  • Ask Me Anything (Part 2)

    Darren Hardy
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In the inaugural Ask Me Anything blog post I reached out to you, offering to answer your questions on how I could provide further mentoring toward your personal development and growth. Today, I will address three of the questions. The first question comes from Jeanine Morton, who asked: Q: What piece of advice can you give to business owners seeking balance?   CLICK HERE FOR ANSWER
  • WOW Productivity

    Darren Hardy
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Talk to almost anyone today, and they complain about having “no time.” It is obviously a boast disguised as a complaint when you hear this. Our most frequent response when we hear someone say how crazy-busy they are: “That’s a good problem to have” or even “Better than the opposite.” And it isn’t ER nurses, doctors or people with three different minimum wage jobs who say they are “crazy-busy.” It is people like you and me who are lamenting our own self-imposed busyness. Being busy isn’t the problem; it’s what we…
  • Sell Like Steve Jobs

    Darren Hardy
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In last week’s post, I promised to share the top sales strategies of one of the greatest salesmen who ever lived, at least in our lifetime no doubt: Mr. Steve Jobs. While Steve is known for his genius marketing and pulling Apple from the precipice of disaster and captaining it into the most valuable and beloved brand in the world, he was able to do all this because he was the ultimate salesman. And a genius one at that! Most especially because he is not known or remembered as a salesman, but by all the other accolades given to him by others: genius, revolutionary, leader, rebel,…
  • DON’T Fake It Till You Make It

    Darren Hardy
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    We often hear the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.” I know the loving intent people have when saying it, but it has dangerous consequences. It’s a common catchphrase that suggests you imitate confidence so that the confidence produces success, which will seemingly generate real confidence. But I have found that when people fake anything, they only produce more fakeness, and that leads to disconnect, trouble, misery and ultimately failure. When people fake anything, they only produce more fakeness, and that leads to disconnect, trouble, misery and ultimately failure. Let me…
  • What Business Are You REALLY in?

    Darren Hardy
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Now this is stating the obvious, but starting a business is no easy task. And starting a business with little to no funding or experience can be downright daunting. Yet entrepreneurs are out there doing it every single day. Most importantly, they are succeeding at it. So what do they do to make it all work? Well, that’s the million-dollar question...  I recently interviewed the founders of Barefoot Wine, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, who have experienced the highs and the lows of bootstrapping a business, seeking their best advice. Michael and Bonnie co-founded Barefoot Wine…
 
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • Personal Library of Frederick Douglass

    Avil Beckford
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Frederick Douglass Personal Library The personal library of Frederick Douglass – Image credit via National Park Service, US Dept of Interior Frederick Douglass:  The shaping of a mind – from slavery to freedom to success. How does someone rise from slavery to success? Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass freed himself after being physically abused one time too many. He endured several horrific beatings and wasn’t a compliant slave. Douglass tricked a white boy into teaching him how to read, and the ability to read allowed him to see the world with a new lens. His thirst…
  • Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014

    Avil Beckford
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014 This post is about the freedom and right to read. The American Library Association compiles a list of books that are frequently banned and challenged. Listed below are the classics that have either been banned or challenged, how many books on the list have you read? Each September, Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is celebrated. For 2014, September 21−27, 2014 is designated as Banned Books Week. For the month of September, read one of the books on the list each week as an expression of your freedom and right to read. For…
  • Purdy Crawford – The Way to Do an Acquisition, Summer Series Interviews

    Avil Beckford
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Purdy Crawford – The Way to Do an Acquisition, Summer Series Interview Purdy Crawford – The Way to Do an Acquisition, Summer Series Interviews This is the final interview from my book, Tales of People Who Get It that I committed to publish on the blog for the Summer Series Interviews. My intent is for you to learn from some of the interviewees, as well as introduce the interviewees to a new audience. This week, I feature Purdy Crawford, who reminds us of the importance of taking risks. Purdy Crawford recently died at age 82, but his wisdom lives on. Related:  Living an…
  • What Makes a Book Great?

    Avil Beckford
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    What Makes a Book Great? What makes a book great? You have been told many times that the most successful people, the greatest leaders and innovators who ever lived, are/were voracious readers. Many of these accomplished people seldom disclosed the names of the books in their personal libraries because that was a private matter. However, there is no shortage of lists of the best books of all time to read, but many of those lists are very subjective. For instance, Amazon published a list of 100 Must-Read Books, and as a powerful and well-known organization, many will pay close attention to that…
  • The Personal Library of George Washington

    Avil Beckford
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    The Personal Library of George Washington The Personal Library of George Washington I decided that I wanted to do a series on the personal libraries of successful people because I thought they would give me insights into the shaping of a mind. As you already know, this website is about invisible mentoring, which is learning from unique leaders by observing and imaging their wisdom and good traits. That also means consuming the books that they consumed and doing that requires knowing what books they had in their personal libraries. I figured that a good place to start was with successful…
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    Success Consciousness Blog on Self Improvement and Achieving Success

  • Paradox

    Kundan Chhabra
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    There is nothing missing. And there is always something more. You matter. Your very presence has affected those around you, and the world would miss you terribly if you were not here because of the uniqueness of who you are. Only you could be you. And yet, compared to the largeness of Cosmos and the eons of space and time, you’re so completely insignificant. There is nothing to do, nowhere to go. Only to be. And yet, doing is what gets things done. You’ve done enough. Yet, it’s never enough. You are enough. And yet, the BEINGNESS inside you longs to expand. This very moment…
  • New Forum Has Been Set Up, Success Consciousness Forums

    Remez Sasson
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    I am happy to announce that I have set up a new forum on my website. You can find the forum at www.successconsciousness.com/forum/ I think that setting up a forum, centered on the website’s topics, would be a great idea for building a community of people interested in self-improvement, inner growth, and learning to use the inner tools that can improve one’s life. SuccessConsciousness.com had a forum a few years back, which I removed, due to various reasons. However, I thought it would be a good idea to set it up again. It is a place, where people across the globe, with similar…
  • The Significance of Positive Thinking Everyday

    Michelle MG
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Negative thinking takes a huge toll on our energy. It prevents us from enjoying every moment that life has to offer (good and bad) and from reaching our goals. We work a job that we really don’t care for, instead of making our vocation a vacation (the act of enjoying what you do for a living). I know what this is like because I spent most of my life thinking negatively and had no clue what was wrong with me.  What was it that made me different than others who were successful and frolicked around happily? One day I vowed to myself that I would figure it out and I did!  Here it goes…
  • 8 Strategies to Boost Your Day-to-Day Positivity

    Kayla Matthews
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    It can be a challenge to overcome negativity, especially when your world is particularly chaotic. Perhaps your supervisor at work gave you a particularly bad review for a recent project or maybe your family is undergoing some financial issues causing tension in the household. Whatever the stimulus that’s negatively affecting you, it’s important to realize that you do have a choice. You can choose to be positive or choose to be the opposite. For overall wellness reasons, it’s always better to choose the former. Certainly, it can take practice to look on the sunny side of…
  • Five Relationship Assumptions to Avoid When Money is Tight

    Noah St. John
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Saying to an entrepreneur “don’t let money affect your relationships” is like saying “don’t let oxygen affect your breathing.” Without one, it’s awfully hard to have the other. What I tell my coaching clients who come to me with money worries is that money doesn’t CHANGE anything; it REVEALS everything. Money acts as a magnifying glass. If you’re a poor jerk, you’ll be a rich jerk – only jerkier. If you’re a broke nice person, you’ll be a rich nice person – only nicer. So in these tough financial times, how…
 
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    Success Circuit

  • Tim Russ – Star Trek: Voyager’s Tuvok

    Michelle
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Many people have enjoyed viewing Star Trek over the years and the different extensions from the original series. One of the most loved and revered races is likely to be the Vulcans. One actor who is well versed in the Vulcan lore is Tim Russ, famed for playing Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager but may be better known […]
  • Curt Mega – Chaos Theory: A Review

    Michelle
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Have you ever watched everything that an actor you admire has been in and thought that every piece of their work was fabulous? I haven’t! I am actually talking about Curt Mega, an American actor who is known to Glee viewers as Warbler Nick. Although his role in Glee was not huge, he played the […]
  • Tim Wynne – The Secret Life Of A Primary School Teacher

    Michelle
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Have you ever wondered about how much you may actually know some one that you may talk to every day? How much of people’s lives do they actually allow us to see? After working with Tim Wynne for some time, I came to the realisation that there is more to this gentleman than meets the […]
  • Drew Nelson – Total Drama Island Actor Fights The Strain

    Michelle
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Sometimes actors are better know for their voices than their faces, this is the case with actor Drew Nelson who has appeared in shows such as Suits, Supernatural, Smallville, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl and Fringe. However, most people will know this Canadian actor for his role as Duncan in Total Drama Island. Could you […]
  • Josh Price – Putting His Passion into Action

    Michelle
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    We are often approached by individuals and companies asking to be guests on our site. We usually say ‘no thank you’ but in the case of Sebastian Gregory, a devoted SuccessCircuit.com reader and talented writer, it seemed like a natural progression. Sebastian conducted his debut interview with actor Josh Price who is better known for […]
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    Jef Menguin

  • Do you pursue happiness?

    Jef Menguin
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Many people are pursuing happiness too. They look for happiness in people, in things, and events. At times they become happy, but they never really find happiness. Because happiness is not a goal. Happiness is the by-product of your relationship. Therefore, strive to improve your relationships. And happiness will come to you. Jef Menguin
  • Speaking in Thailand

    Jef Menguin
    2 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Speaking in Thailand is a unique experience. I speak, then someone translates. They nod while I speak, then laugh out loud when the translator has already painted the full color of my message. I do not just make meaning, I have to make my meaning simple or my audience will not understand. My facial expressions, […]
  • Overestimating Motivation

    Jef Menguin
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    The performance of employees dropped last month. Without hesitation, the manager said that the cause is lack of motivation. And everyone nodded their heads. Lack of motivation is the safest alibi. It is safer to say that people lack motivation than to say that the leader lacks the skill to lead. It is easier to […]
  • Remember, you are not your audience.

    Jef Menguin
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Lani complained,” My subordinates said they understood, but they still did not follow my instructions.” She thought her instruction was clear and the tasks were easy to follow. She was frustrated. She missed this simple point. Most of us missed this simple point: you are not your audience. Our passion isn’t always the passion of […]
  • Find the need before you speak…

    Jef Menguin
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    AND YOU WILL NOT WASTE A SINGLE MINUTE. “Sir, we are looking for a motivational speaker for our event on Friday. May we invite you to speak to our group?” “Sorry sir, I do not have any idea of what you can speak about. This is our first time. Maybe you can suggest. Or maybe, […]
 
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    Talent Development Resources

  • Rethinking Creativity and Depression

    Douglas Eby
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Some five hundred years ago, mood disorders were considered to be based on an imbalance in four body “humors” or  fluids – yellow bile, black bile, blood, and phlegm. Too much black bile was thought to cause ‘melancholy’ and ‘madness.’ In her article “Clinical Depression Then and Now,” Patricia Waldron, M.D. noted, “Dürer’s energy and talent clearly turned periods of depression into an exploration of the inner self, which combined with his careful observation of the external world, resulted in works such as this splendid engraving.” She also noted, “Because it…
  • David Shenk on the clichés about “giftedness”

    Douglas Eby
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    David Shenk is author of “The Genius in All of Us” and says “The public has been poorly served when it comes to understanding the relationship between biology and ability. The clichés we’ve been taught about genetic blueprints, IQ, and ‘giftedness’ all come out of crude, early-20th century guesswork. “The reality is so much more interesting and complex. Genes do have a powerful influence on everything we do, but they respond to their environments in all sorts of interesting ways. “We’ve now learned a lot more about the developmental mechanisms…
  • The Link Between Depression And Anxiety

    Douglas Eby
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Many highly talented, creative people experience some degree of anxiety, as well as depression. This writer is a “psychologist and nutrition specialist who personally dealt with depression for nearly 20 years, and through his research developed a way to shift your focus and change your mindset, to re-gain control over your thoughts and feelings.” By Cecil Ellis Depression and anxiety are sometimes hard to tell apart. While they may seem like completely different conditions, chronic depression can hide anxiety, while people who suffer from general feelings of anxiety may actually…
  • A Time and Place to be Bipolar?

    Douglas Eby
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    In his book “The Hypomanic Edge : The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America,” John D. Gartner, Ph.D. provides a list of characteristics that probably applies to many in the huge community of creative minds in entertainment fields: “Filled with energy… flooded with ideas… driven, restless, and unable to keep still… often works on little sleep… feels brilliant, special, chosen, perhaps even destined to change the world… can be euphoric… becomes easily irritated by minor obstacles… is a risk taker…” A former entertainment lawyer,…
  • Alanis Morissette on using pot for creativity

    Douglas Eby
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Musician Alanis Morissette has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, including Jagged Little Pill. She is also an actor, with credits for the series Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sex and the City, and The Vagina Monologues on Broadway. And she played God in the film Dogma. In a High Times interview, she talks about using pot for creative awareness: [You’ve become very serious about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Does marijuana use fit in to it?] For me, it does. I’m all about moderation – as best as I can be. As an artist, there’s a sweet, jump-starting quality to it for me.
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    Aviv's Blog

  • The KEY: World Cup Innovation Lesson

    Aviv Shahar
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    What can we learn from Germany’s winning the World Cup? How are these insights relevant to your organization’s innovation strategy? Successful innovation requires resilience, enthusiasm, the commitment of resources, a disciplined process, and the best minds of your organization working together and having conversations at a whole new level. The German team demonstrated a systems approach to its matches. Its members brought depth, focus, selfless team spirit, and disciplined execution. Read the KEY here.   © Aviv Shahar
  • The KEY: Lesson from the Israeli Air Force – Start Talking to Yourself

    Aviv Shahar
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The Israeli Air Force discovered one of the best training methodologies I have ever encountered. In this KEY you will learn more about what I discovered during my fighter pilot course: talking out loud can make you more efficient. It can even save your life. Read the Key here.   © Aviv Shahar
  • The Triangle of Change

    Aviv Shahar
    8 Jun 2014 | 8:26 pm
    You just landed in the executive chair, the role you’ve desired. Now you must realize your window of opportunity. Where to begin? How do you rally your new team to make critical changes and actualize your vision? This was the situation Ron found himself. When he earned the executive position he had imagined for years, he knew he needed to take action immediately. In this Key you will learn how Ron approached his opportunity to accelerate the growth of his organization. You will discover the three critical elements to mobilize change. Read more here.   © Aviv Shahar
  • 17 Pivots for Your Spring Reboot

    Aviv Shahar
    8 Jun 2014 | 8:20 pm
    From my experience and that of many of my clients, this year is showing itself to be a robust ride filled with surprises. Have you noticed that challenges and opportunities show up together? If you feel blindsided or out of rhythm, now is a great time for a reboot. If you feel fatigued or uncertain, try a change in direction or behavior. If you are doing great and want to build on existing momentum, select a pivot from the list below to begin your revitalization. In this KEY you will find a series of pivots you can implement immediately to reboot your work environment.   © Aviv Shahar
  • Greatness is Not a Destination

    Aviv Shahar
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    What you do along your professional journey prepares you for what you are here to serve. In the case of Gandhi, for instance, his early study of the British law helped him negotiate for India’s independence. For John Paul II, it was his stage acting as a young man during the war that prepared him for the role of his life as the first Pope in the TV age. Steve Jobs described his early study of calligraphy as the catalyst to the idea of merging design and beauty into computers. The point is that much of your work is about building capabilities and seeding possibilities. Your journey is…
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  • Labor Day is more than a Holiday

    Krantcents
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    Labor Day is the first Monday in September and an American holiday! It is supposed to be a national tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers made to this country. It was established abut one hundred twenty years ago. It usually signaled the end of summer and children return to school. The last weekend to get away or relax before school starts. What does Labor Day mean to you? Interesting when unions are getting smaller and less influential, we celebrate their impact on the country. I think in most cases, there Labor Day in most cities may have a parade or some other…
  • Car Free in Los Angeles

    Krantcents
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Yes, I will be car free in Los Angeles in three years. Why am I writing about it now? I am taking the first step to be car free in Los Angeles. I will retire in the next three years and have no need for two cars. Los Angeles is a very much a car town. Los Angeles used to have one of the best public transit systems in the country, but that was nearly one hundred years ago!  According to a U.S. News & World Report analysis in 2011, Los Angles is ranked third after Denver and New York for public transportation investment, ridership and safety. There are taxis, Uber, Lyft, MTA (bus), Metro…
  • Hobbies Can Be Expensive!

    Krantcents
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    Hobbiestake time and money! My wife’s garden is only forty-eight (48) square feet and she spends hours in it every week. It is flowers, plants, herbs and even a few vegetables. I am not complaining because she enjoys it! Hobbies are supposed to be enjoyable and a distraction from your day to day activities. Hobbies can also be expensive, addictive and even a money pit. My wife used to collect stuffed bears from around the world. Mostly European bears, but a few from other parts of the world. Every time we traveled, she would pick one up. The collection grew to two to three hundred…
  • Summer Vacation Is Over!

    Krantcents
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Summer is vacation time for families! Most of the world goes on holiday in August every year. Students travel during the summer because they are off from school. For the last fourteen (14) years, I travel overseas during the summer. When students return to school, their teachers usually use vacation experiences as a subject for a composition or discussion. Did you take a summer vacation? Most people get two (2) to four (4) weeks of vacation a year. When I worked industry, it was pretty rare to take even three (3) weeks off all at once. I feel really fortunate that I routinely receive fourteen…
  • Five Business Reasons to Target Baby Boomers

    Krantcents
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Baby Boomers are not broke! In the United States alone, Baby Boomers will spend about $3 trillion. Hard to believe, but it is one of the most underserved market segments. Baby Boomers have been ignored by marketers because the 18-34 year old consumers are a more attractive group to advertisers. Younger people stereotype older people as useless, helpless, or devalued! Young people are not alone with these negative impressions. Attitude is everything! We generalize about people based on how they look, speak and act. Often these generalizations are based on unfounded ideas, but fit a particular…
 
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    Coaching Confidence

  • TED Talk Tuesday 2nd September 2014

    Jen Waller
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    This week’s TED Talk clip is from an independent TEDx event: Stay In Your Own Lane | Julia Theisen | TEDxDubuque Clip length: 13 mins 43 secs Prefer to watch on TED.com? In that case you’ll need to click here. The post TED Talk Tuesday 2nd September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 1st September 2014

    Jen Waller
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    “The best portion of a good man’s life. His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” (William Wordsworth) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 1st September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Blog posts for coaches from around the web – 31st August 2014

    Jen Waller
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Welcome to this weeks recap of blog posts for coaches from around the web. Each Monday on this blogs Facebook page I usually issue the following question and invitation: “Have you written/seen a blog post in the past week that you’d think is of interest to coaches and that you’d like to share?” The holiday season has impacted on the number of posts shared this week in the response to the Facebook invite. I know that this Monday is a public/national holiday in several countries as well but you are still free to tell us about your posts via Facebook so they can be…
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 31st August 2014

    Jen Waller
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” (C. S. Lewis) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 31st August 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 30th August 2014

    Jen Waller
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    “The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” (Sarah Fielding) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 30th August 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
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  • I’m About to Embark on a Quest!

    Emilie
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Quest. The word has been in my head a lot lately. It’s Chris Guillebeau’s fault really. I cannot put down his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. Having completed his own quest to travel to every country in the world by his 35th birthday, Chris set out to talk with other people who had embarked on major quests. He writes about a teenager who sailed the world, a woman who taught her family about foreign cultures by cooking one dish from a new country each week, a guy who walked across America, and many other remarkable stories. I’m enjoying the book partly because it’s…
  • Why Procrastination Is Your Greatest Friend

    Bev Webb
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    You know what procrastination feels like. You just don’t feel like doing whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing. Instead of cracking on with the task at hand, you search for distraction and find it in even the most mundane of tasks. Your closet needs tidying and there’s no time like the present. Even ironing your clean laundry becomes an irresistible idea. Procrastination has become the 21st Century buzz word for anything from a little bit of displacement activity to full-on debilitation. It’s totally subjective too, as one person’s much needed downtime is another’s wasted…
  • 5 Ways to Avoid Overspending as a Multipotentialite

    Emilie
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Editor’s note: this is a post by Saul-of-Hearts One of the trickiest parts of being a multipotentialite is figuring out which interests to spend money on. Specialists can spend years investing in the tools and resources they need to become experts. But as multipotentialites, we’re always asking ourselves, “Am I still going to be interested in this subject a few years from now? Is it worth investing in?” I’ve certainly spent more money than I would have liked on classes and equipment. I’ve bought domain names that I never ended up using and group memberships that…
  • Doing Your Own Thing Takes Courage

    Emilie
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    You know that moment when you feel like you’re on the brink of a big change? You had sensed it lurking inside, for weeks or even months. When it finally reaches your consciousness, you are ready for it, practically bursting at the seems to get moving in a new direction. But you’re also NOT ready for it. In fact, there are times when you feel completely unprepared, completely disoriented. Changes are always some combination of exhilarating and terrifying. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a career change, a lifestyle change, or personal one. I’m about to embark on…
  • Why You’re Never Too Old To Be A Multipotentialite

    Bev Webb
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Multipotentiality is not just for the young. Indeed many of us don’t realize we’re multipotentialites until we’re in our forties, fifties, sixties, or even older than that. Talk to a multipotentialite over the age of forty and you’re likely to sense a little bit of regret at not learning sooner that having multiple interests and career paths is both possible and a legitimate option. Don’t get me wrong – busting the myth that you’re just a fickle Jack of all trades comes as a relief – but, for us older multipotentialites, it can feel like we’re…
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    Deep Existence

  • Use An Idea Pad To Absorb Online Distractions

    Stephen Guise
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Simple solutions are the best ones. (photo by Rick Payette) Have you noticed that when you focus on your work, it generates new ideas? New ideas are great, but I’ve noticed that they are often strong enough to pull me away from my current task. That’s a problem, because effectiveness comes from focusing on a specific piece of work and executing, not following every glowing trail you see. Those who follow the glowing trails often get lost doing so. Also, why are the trails glowing?  The Idea Pad While working at the computer, designate a physical notepad or a digital place to…
  • Why You Should Stop Caring About Results

    Stephen Guise
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Plot twist: there’s an ant hill underneath her. Run! Photo by a n i. Y. In school, I didn’t care about my grades. It was only in my later high school years that I did my homework regularly (whoever invented homework is the worst). But the reason I still had decent grades (my college GPA was 3.43) is because I was a master test taker. And my secret of success was… apathy. I did prefer to do well on tests as opposed to poorly, but I felt no pressure while taking them because the outcome didn’t matter very much to me.  Grades didn’t matter to me, either. It…
  • 5 Reasons People Fail With Mini Habits

    Stephen Guise
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    photo by jayRaz My book, Mini Habits, has been a bestseller for more than seven months straight, selling over 16,000 copies in that time. It’s also the highest-rated habit book on the market because of the success people are having with it. It is in the process of being translated for publication in other countries. It easily outsells traditionally-published books in the same niche. In short, the mini habits strategy is very effective and it has made a big impact so far. But no solution is perfect, right? I hate to write that because Mini Habits is nearly perfect in theory (which…
  • The Shocking Truth About Failure

    Stephen Guise
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    If you try to roll a seven and instead roll an eight, did you fail? Or was it never up to you in the first place? (Photo by topher76) The shocking truth about failure: we tell ourselves we’ve failed when we haven’t.  Let’s get right to the point. Chance outcomes can NOT be considered failures. Sure, you might call a chance result “failure” in the technical sense of the word (i.e. not a successful result). Most of us, however, think of failure as a performance-based mistake or shortcoming of our own doing. But chance-based outcomes aren’t up to us,…
  • How To Get Better At Making Decisions

    Stephen Guise
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    I think she should go straight ahead, but whatever. (Photo by Julia Manzerova) In London recently, a man started attacking strangers with a scaffolding pole.  The police chased him, but he was fast, and they said so over the radio. An elderly man driving in the area picked up on the radio conversation and told a nearby officer on foot to jump in his car. Officer now on board, he weaved his way through backroads he knew well, taking shortcuts to where he suspected the suspect would be. He was able to track the criminal down so the police could taser and detain him, which they did…
 
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    The Liberated Life Project

  • The Great Matter

    Maia Duerr
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    I. The Great Matter Let me respectfully remind you Life and death are of supreme importance - Time passes swiftly and opportunity is lost - Let us awaken - awaken . . . Take heed: Do not squander your life.   I’ve chanted those words hundreds of times at the end of retreat days in Zen communities I’ve practiced with. I’ve heard the phrase “the Great Matter” an equal number of times. But I’m not sure I ever really got what this meant until a month ago. In Zen Buddhism, life and death are referred to as “the Great Matter.” As in, nothing else really matters when it comes…
  • The “Yes!” List

    Maia Duerr
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about despair and hope… how do we move from one to the other, how do we not lose hope when so many terrible things are going on — from our own neighborhood to all around the global community. In this age of nearly unlimited internet connectivity, we hear about these tragedies in nearly real time: More than a thousand people killed in Gaza, no end in sight… Kids from Central America and Mexico locked up in Texas warehouses… Thousands of impoverished Detroit residents lose access to their water… In the middle of my…
  • Freedom Friday: June 2014

    Maia Duerr
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Lauren Ayer and some of her “quilts of change”   This month’s Freedom Friday list highlights some of the people who have graduated from my “Fall in Love with Your Work” course. This is a diverse and inspiring group of folks: each of them have faced their fears and followed their dreams for ‘liberation-based livelihood.’ I have loved watching each of them develop their ideas into real-life creations and products, and I thought you would enjoy meeting them too. I’ll be teaching an updated and expanded version of Fall in Love with Your Work this October — be…
  • 4 Ways to Transform Despair…. And The Patron Saint of Lost Causes

    Maia Duerr
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Joanna Macy teaching at Upaya Zen Center / Photo: Roshi Joan Halifax The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other. ~Joanna Macy _____________________   A few weeks ago, a piece of devastating news came out: a large portion of the West Antarctica ice sheet has been confirmed to be melting. The consequences of this are huge.
  • Great Suffering, Great Transformation

    Maia Duerr
    15 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    This quote comes from a dharma talk I gave at Upaya Zen Center last week, “Practice Makes Imperfect.” If you’d like to listen to the recording, you can find it here as part of Upaya’s generous podcast program. Thank you so much for being a Liberated Life Project reader… I’ve been absent for a while, but will be writing more again soon! ______________ Enjoyed this post? Don’t miss a beat – get writing from the Liberated Life Project delivered right to your in-box.Sign up for  “Team Liberation” and you’ll  also receive a free…
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • Are You Spinning Your Wheels? A 6 Step Process for Overcoming Fear and Taking Action

    Joe
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” - Henry Ford So you want to do something amazing with your life, huh? You’re tired of being asleep behind the wheel and ready to kick things into high gear! […] The post Are You Spinning Your Wheels? A 6 Step Process for Overcoming Fear and Taking Action appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 5 Common Reasons People Give Up their Dreams

    Joe
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    “Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” - Kahil Gibran  Remember those exciting plans you had as a child to be a rock star, an astronaut, or a professional athlete? What ever happened to all of those dreams? I know, I know, life got in the way and you had to […] The post 5 Common Reasons People Give Up their Dreams appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 10 Must-Read Books to Help You Think Big, Be Bold, and Live Better

    Joe
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” - William Godwin Do remember the very first personal growth book you read? For me it was the infamous Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. A friend let me borrow it in my early twenties and I immediately started to realize new possibilities and perspectives. That’s […] The post 10 Must-Read Books to Help You Think Big, Be Bold, and Live Better appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • How Bad Do You Want It? The Most Important Factor for Getting What You Want

    Joe
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    “As is your desire, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny.” — The Upanishads Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have all the “luck”? They get what they want and make it look easy! What then is the difference from the super successful achiever […] The post How Bad Do You Want It? The Most Important Factor for Getting What You Want appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • Why You Should Start Chasing Your Dreams (aka The Dream Chaser Manifesto)

    Joe
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” ― T.E. Lawrence What if the “God” […] The post Why You Should Start Chasing Your Dreams (aka The Dream Chaser Manifesto) appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
 
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    Write Change Grow

  • How to Worry Less

    Thea
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Before I left work last Friday I made a mistake at work. It was literally five minutes before I was meant to leave for the afternoon. Quite a few people had already left the office so there was no one to help me fix the problem.For one brief moment there was a flash of panic.The mistake was on a project that had already caused a lot of grief and I had just made an error entering information.After calming down and thinking logically I shut down my computer and decided to take a fresh look at it on Monday.Over the weekend the weirdest thing happened. I forgot all about the problem.That might…
  • Why Do You Work?

    Thea
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Ask yourself this question – Why do you work?Do you work just for the money or do you fully appreciate the purpose and joy that work can bring?My young nephew recently started his first full time job which got me thinking about what work means and what it can provide in our lives.Here are my thoughts on the purpose of work. How many do you agree with?A feeling of pride and self-satisfactionDoing your job well gives you a feeling of self-satisfaction and pride.I don’t care what your job is either. Regardless of whether you are the office cleaner or the company CEO, you should…
  • New York Here I Come!

    Thea
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Last week I teased you with my announcement of exciting news.Well here it is.I am heading off for two weeks holiday to New York in September.Yes I’m heading back to New York, one of my favorite cities in the world. As a lover of big cities, they don’t get more hectic, ballsy and thrilling than New York.On top of that, I have signed up for a two-day blogging course with The Blogcademy. I can’t wait to meet my three awesome teachers Gala Darling, Shauna Haider from Nubby Twiglet and Kat Williams from Rock and Roll Bride.It’s going to be a blast!Most importantly…
  • How to Deal with the End of a Friendship Part 2

    Thea
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    In early July I wrote about dealing with the end of a substantial friendship in my life.In a nutshell one of my best friends decided not to be my best friend anymore. If you didn’t catch this earlier post, you can read it here.Getting over a break up is never easy, regardless of whether you were best friends or lovers in an intimate relationship.So how am I doing now? I am doing pretty damn well. If you are going through a similar situation here are my thoughts.Let go of the angerThe anger has subsided. This experience had made me realize that sometimes people stay angry as a coping…
  • Is Everyone Moving Forward Except You?

    Thea
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    I wrote the post Does it Feel like Everyone is Moving Forward – Except You? post back in May 2011.With well over 8000 shares it definitely resonated with people. If you missed it you can read it here.I think at some stage we all feel that we are standing still and other people are rushing past us. Having those feelings occasionally is fine but the key is not to dwell on them.While I touched on several points in the first post, here are some other thoughts to consider.Understand you are moving forwardSometimes we think we aren’t moving forward when we actually are. Often it may…
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • Relationship Problems: 7 Ways To Protect Your Love From Stress

    Barrie Davenport
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A guest post by Sandra Pawula How can our relationships flourish in this era of non-stop stress?  Stress can kill your joy, optimism, motivation and health.  No wonder it can cause relationship problems too!  Symptoms of chronic stress include addiction, angry outbursts, overeating, disturbed sleep, crying, headaches, anxiety and depression. … Continue Reading…
  • 10 Good Communication Skills You Absolutely Must Know

    Barrie Davenport
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Every relationship you have is impacted by your ability — or inability — to communicate well. Whether at work, in your love life, or with friends and family, good communication fosters better understanding, helps us resolve differences, promotes mutual trust and respect, and allows creative ideas to flourish. Although communication seems fairly simple and straightforward,… Continue Reading…
  • Feeling Depressed? 10 Misconceptions You Need To Know

    Barrie Davenport
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    The recent suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams has once again put the spotlight on the illness of depression. Although there was an outpouring of kind words and sympathy for Robin Williams and his family, there were a few misguided voices suggesting his suicide was cowardly and selfish. I think these are the voices… Continue Reading…
  • 110 Happiness Quotes To Guide Your Life

    Barrie Davenport
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Are you happy in this moment? Would you say you have a happy life? After many years of coaching people to reach their happiness goals and having written hundreds of articles on how to be happy, I’ve find that happiness boils down to a few essentials. First, happiness is a state of being. It is… Continue Reading…
  • Empath Traits: 22 Signs You Are A Highly Sensitive Person

    Barrie Davenport
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Have you ever walked in a room and had a wave of negative energy wash over you? Have you had a conversation with a stranger and could tell, without them saying a word about it, that they were deeply troubled or sad? Do you ever feel so profoundly moved by something beautiful that you start to… Continue Reading…
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    Abundance Tapestry

  • Tap into Money Breakthrough Special Offer

    Evelyn
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    “I am open to receiving inflows of money, so that I can better serve and assist the world around me.” Taking the first step to address your inner blocks to money and abundance can be a scary one. In fact, it can be such that the fear paralyses you. It happens when you give plenty of excuses on why it is better to stay in a state of “not having enough”. I understand. I was in the same shoes before. And so, as an incentive for you to take action, I am offering a September Special with a Tap into Money Breakthrough Session. What is the Tap into Money Breakthrough Session…
  • Take The Money Mindset Quiz

    Evelyn
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    “All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in idea – not money.” Robert Collier Poverty Mindset or Consciousness With a poverty mindset, you are setting your financial thermostat to a low point. You feel contracted. Hence, there is little chance of attracting money and business success easily. Here are situations that could manifest from holding a poverty mindset: - You are struggling to keep up; - Money is hard to come by every month; - You work very hard with little results to show for; - You hate your job but don’t believe that you can get something better…
  • What is True Financial Freedom? An Integrated Perspective

    Evelyn
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:13 pm
    “The only way you will ever permanently take control of your financial life is to dig deep and fix the root problem.” Suze Orman What is financial freedom? Does financial freedom simply mean having a surplus, when you subtract expenses from your income level? Does financial freedom simply boil down to budgeting, savings and monthly spreadsheets? Many of us have been on the search for financial freedom, ever since reading the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki. We go about this search by attending workshops and participating in schemes to help us “make money…
  • Video Testimonial For Money Success Breakthrough

    Evelyn
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    “A breakthrough happens when you finally make the decision not to settle for anything less than what you deserve. It is when the impossible becomes possible. It is when you become free of what has held you back from becoming your highest potential.” Abundance Alchemy Program Julie Cumming, my client from Australia, graciously agreed to provide a video testimonial for having worked together for money breakthroughs in my Abundance Alchemy Program. While listening to her during the recording, I was bowled over what she had to say. View the video below…. I am thrilled for Julie.
  • Self-Care Healing: Give Yourself Permission

    Evelyn
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    “Self-care is not self-indulgence. It is essential for your well-being. With self-care, you give yourself the sacred permission to be well.” I had a bad fall last week. It resulted in multiple visits to the clinic for X-rays, reviews and check up. It was not the physical injury that shook me most, but the emotional trauma. For a while, I was also angry with myself for being so careless. To begin with, I was frustrated over having to spend unnecessary money, time and attention. I did not like the idea of having to reschedule all my appointments and having to delay my work plans. I…
 
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    LifetoSuccess.com

  • What are You Taking for Granted?

    John Clark
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Great Question… “What are we taking for granted?” In this video, Randy Gage explores this subject in great detail. For me personally, I have tended to take for granted the things that have come “easy” to me, or the things that have always been there, like my mother, Marjory. God took her home on June 15th, and as I know that she is in a better place, I miss her terrible. As for the things that come easy to me, I have always been a natural with regards to electronics, computers come really easy to me, people look at what I have learned with no formal training and…
  • Bad Business Policies – Grant Rant 181

    John Clark
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    When it comes to customer service, Grant Cardone nails it… In this video, Grant explores the subject of “company policy” and gives some advice on what to use when faced with a difficult situation with a customer who is unsatisfied with the service. A business is in business to “create” and “keep” a customer, when we tell a customer “no”, we are in a losing battle to keep that customer. But when we use the advice offered by Grant in this video, we can come out on the winning end of a bad situation. Make sure to watch this video from…
  • Why to QUIT

    John Clark
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    I know you have felt this…. Most of us have, In this video Brendon Burchard explores the reasons “WHY” it may be ok to “QUIT”. This video has some great insight, make sure to watch this video from beginning to end, take notes and TAKE ACTION!! As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark
  • Something For Nothing: Human Nature & Laziness

    John Clark
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    This is a great video by Brian Tracy… On this video, Brian explores “Human Nature” and how it can be a good thing to be “lazy” and how “laziness” can hinder our results. The key is to make sure that we can utilize the better aspect of laziness and to overcome the bad aspect to laziness. Make sure to watch this video from beginning to end, take notes and TAKE ACTION!! As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark  
  • Gaining Financial Independence in Your Own Business

    John Clark
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Another winner here by Brian Tracy… In this video, Brian explores the idea of financial independence by running your own business. It is basically cutting out the middle man. When you work for someone ease, you are being paid by the “profits” of that business. When you run your own business, you are in control of the profits. This comes with risks but the upside is huge. Make sure to watch this video from beginning to end, take notes and TAKE ACTION!! As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark
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    Maria Erving

  • Live Your True Life Online Classes

    Maria Erving
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Live Your True Life Online Classes: Transform Your Mind, Transform Your Life! Join me in my online classes “Live Your True Life” that begins on Saturday 20th September. We meet online for four Saturdays in a row (by phone, stream or Skype) in a conference call (via TalkShoe). Each call is 90 minutes long followed by a group healing session that I do directly after our call. Time: 18:00 – 19:30 CEST. Check your time here. Each call will be live (and recorded), interactive, with different exercises, and time for Q&A as well. Who is it for? For people who wish to get more in alignment…
  • Stuck In Non Duality and Advaita

    Maria Erving
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Sometimes I get emails from people who seem to be very confused and they are often not making much sense, meaning they are rambling and not easy to get a real grip on. Usually these types of emails come from people in the Advaita and Non-Duality circles.   I can understand where they are because I know what it’s like to be in the space of pure awareness, in the nothingness and everything-ness at the same time, but those experiences if you will, are not permanent states. I wanted to write this article to reassure these people who find themselves in those types of confusing states that…
  • Why Affirmations Don’t Always Work

    Maria Erving
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    I want to write a little bit about what I mean when I talk about using affirmations, and why many use them in a wrong way and therefor don’t get any real results. I will also present to you another way to use affirmations that I use myself and that I find to be very [...]The post Why Affirmations Don’t Always Work appeared first on Maria Erving.
  • The Power of Attention (Stop Worrying)

    Maria Erving
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Life does not flow to us, it flows through us, and when that is seen clearly we cease to give any external, created things, any power. But as long as there’s a belief in something external that we think has power and authority over us (and that will bring to us what we desire and need) we invite suffering into our lives. Any beliefs in duality creates suffering and limitations, but as those are let go of, we are free to experience life as it really is.  Most people are unaware of the innate power that we all have and that we all use all the time, either constructively or…
  • Distant Healing Benefits

    Maria Erving
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    The true self does not need healing, but the mind that believes in error needs to be redirected and set free. It’s the belief in duality that has made a person miserable and unhappy, and the Truth of who you are is what sets you free. Most of our problems, whether they are emotional, mental, physical or spiritual, usually comes from stressful thoughts and wrong thinking. These can be released and cleared by distant healing sessions. To me it’s important to combine healing sessions with spiritual guidance and coaching because I believe in personal responsibility and there is always…
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    Unstoppable Personal Development

  • The Race Is Not To The Swift

    Anthony Basich
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11
  • When The World Says Give Up

    Anthony Basich
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” – Author Unknown
  • The Difference Between Perseverance and Obstinacy…

    Anthony Basich
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • He Who Trims Himself To Suit Everyone…

    Anthony Basich
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. Raymond Hull
  • Tough Times Don’t Last!

    Anthony Basich
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. And they last by working hard through their obstacles and challenges. No matter how tough the going gets, the tough get (and keep on) going. They last by perseverance. They last by self discipline. They last by determination. Sometimes hard luck is just inevitable. But it is your attitude toward your hard luck, and how you react to the situation, that determines what your outcome will be. A great example is a story that comes from “A Tale of Two Men,” by James Allen: I knew two men who, at an early age, lost their hard earned savings of years.
 
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    Empower Yourself through Awareness

  • Turning self-defeating Beliefs into Empowering Questions

    Yorinda Wanner
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Turning self-defeating Beliefs into Empowering Questions Becoming aware of our thoughts and beliefs can help us change them.  On page 82 in the book ‘Super Brain’ by Dr. Deepak Chopra & Rudolph E. Tanzi self defeating beliefs are referred to as software programs, but “they are even more pernicious since they dig in deeper with every repetition.” The book lists 6 beliefs and I have turned some of the suggestions to turn these around into questions. 1. It’s all my fault Why do I focus on a solution? Why is fault finding pointless? 2. I am not good enough Why…
  • SuperBetter introduction to the Game for getting better

    Yorinda Wanner
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Jane McConigal had concussion which was not getting better and she started playing ‘Jane the concussion slayer’ which helped, which then led to creating Super Better (see video below). One of the aspects of the games that appealed to me was that it builds resilience in four areas: mental, emotional, physical and social. Jane says in her short video intro to the Super Better game “Study after study shows that resilience is the single most important personal skill you can develop — if you want to be happier, healthier and more successful in whatever you do.” In…
  • Having a Good Day with Nature and Beauty

    Yorinda Wanner
    16 Mar 2014 | 4:11 pm
    How can we make each day a good day? There are lots of things which we can do for ourselves. One of the things would be spending time in nature. The TED Talk below has two views on this one by a young girl and another by an elderly man. It also has a lot of breathtaking images of nature and animals by Louie Schwartzberg. Louie gives an interesting definition of ‘OMG‘ in the video. TED Talk: Nature inspires Gratitude By Louie Schwartzberg  Click here to view the embedded video. The picture at the beginning of the post contains an (affiliate) link to a book including a DVD with…
  • Appreciation for Matt Mullenweg and WordPress

    Yorinda Wanner
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    This post is about my appreciation for the developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg. You can find out more about him on Matt Mullenweg on Wikipedia The reason Matt was brought to my attetion today was a link to Matt: Philosophical Conversation with Reid Hoffman in my WordPress dashbord. He also founded ‘Automattic’ which provides various softwares one of which is Polldaddy. Polldaddy makes it possible to create polls, surveys and quizzes and has a free option as well as paid versions. You may like to check out Matt’s post ‘The Intrinsic Value of Blogging’. The…
  • Playing and Meditating with Mandalas

    Yorinda Wanner
    8 Feb 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Playing and Meditating with Mandalas Do you think that coloring in is only for children? Think again!  It can be very meditative and relaxing when we spend time to color in Mandalas. Doing this is just for our own benefit and the outcome doesn’t matter. Nobody has to see it. You don’t even have to keep the end result, the positive effects are in the process. Like with a lot of things in life. Mandala – sanskrit for Circle – has been used since ancient times for self reflection, centering and relaxtion. Looking at mandalas and coloring them in can be very therapeutic!
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    Personal Excellence

  • What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die

    Celes
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Note from Celes on Aug 29, 2014: First written five years ago on Aug 10, 2009, I thought it’s high time that I update this bucket list article which has now been viewed over 1.3 million times!!!! I’ve significantly expanded on this article with pictures and helpful descriptors for each of the 101 bucket-list ideas, and hope that this article will inspire you to create your bucket list. (For those of you with your bucket list already, perhaps it’s time to review and update it!) Be sure to download the free bucket list e-book (scroll down to the end of the post) which…
  • Write a Letter to Your Future Self (Review of my Past Letters and Tips to Write Your Letter!)

    Celes
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    Writing a letter to your future self is a concept I first wrote about in 2009, in my article of the same name. It is also the task for Day 29 of Live a Better Life in 30 Days Program. As I was recently reviewing the letters from my past self (in 2008) and writing my next batch of letters to my future selves, I thought it’s the perfect chance to record a video tutorial of the process and show you guys how you can do the same too! Watch the video below (please leave a “like” on my YouTube video page if you want more videos like this!): (If you’re unable to see the…
  • “I’ll do this tomorrow.” 5 Procrastination Lies We Tell Ourselves, Debunked

    Celes
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Do you have a habit of procrastinating? In my years of working with coachees to bust their procrastination, I’ve found five deep-seated “lies” that we tend to tell ourselves, so that we feel better about procrastinating. I call these “lies” because they’re often untrue, and merely justifications to help us feel better about procrastinating. See if you identify with any of the below. Procrastination Lie #1: “I’ll do this tomorrow/later.” (Or “I don’t have enough time.”) How many of us say this to ourselves?
  • [SIGN UPS CLOSED] Ready to Overcome Procrastination—Permanently? Join Anti-Procrastination Course NOW! [Starts Aug 23]

    Celes
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Update Aug 17: Our class is almost filled up and we have only five three one seat left! Update Aug 18: Our class is now filled up and I’m allotting a few more seats for final registrants. THIS IS YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER, so grab hold of this opportunity!! In this course, I’ll be working hand-in-hand with YOU to bust YOUR procrastination issues, once and for all. Are you in or out? If you’re serious about eliminating procrastination and learning the art of becoming 100% motivated in all your goals, this is THE course for you. I don’t know when I’m…
  • Pictures of Latest Singapore PE Readers Meetup (and My 30th Birthday Celebration) on July 27!

    Celes
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Hi everyone! This is to share the pictures of our latest Singapore PE readers meetup, which was held last Sunday, July 27. This meetup was an informal celebration of my 30th birthday (which is already over) and also a farewell party for Wanxuan, a long-time reader and supporter of PE, who is leaving for China to further her language-teaching career. The meetup was extremely successful, with 40 RSVPs — the highest RSVP we’ve had for any meetup to date! In fact, there were so many RSVPs that I had to close RSVPs and reject interested attendees (sorry Shweta and co; hopefully…
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    Val Nelson

  • Are You Rushing Around Like a Squirrel?

    Val Nelson
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Feeling squirrely this time of year? Racing after nuts before winter? (Photo by David Johnson, click for his site.) This seems to be the start of many conversations I’m having in late August… “Maybe it’s the change of seasons, but I am… off/ spinning/ questioning everything/ feeling squirrely/ jittery… [fill in your own words].” I am feeling it. Are you? I started looking at my calendar for September and I could get overwhelmed if I’m not careful. I’ll be speaking at two new places in September, and launching 3 programs in September and…
  • Self-employment Ideas for Introverts

    Val Nelson
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Is this you? You realize you lean towards introversion and that’s an OK thing! You’re thinking maybe you just need to find the right path that fits your introverted style. No more extrovert mask to fit in! And you think self-employment might give you the freedom to create work the way you want it. (Yes!) But, you’re nervous about what self-employment avenues will work for you as an introvert. (“Ack, and what about marketing?!”) Sound familiar? You’re not alone. That self-employment excitement combined with worry is common for introverts. And yet there are…
  • 10 Most Popular Posts on My Blog

    Val Nelson
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:07 pm
    These 10 posts on my blog have been the “greatest hits.” I put a lot of my heart and insights into these. These posts cover my usual range of topics so they give you a good sense of what I’m about: introverts, self-employment, marketing, confidence, fear, and leaps of faith. Being Introverted Is a GOOD Thing! The Introvert’s Path from Pain to Confidence You Are Closer Than You Think Your “Worst” Trait Could Be Your Superpower The Self-Employment Leap of Faith When Something Feels Too Big for You, Say Yes Tackling My Fears, One Layer at a Time Networking Secrets from an…
  • 4 Tips to Break the Overthinking Loop

    Val Nelson
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The classic cat in the doorway indecision = Analysis Paralysis.Can you relate to getting stuck in overthinking, rethinking, and… thinking again, until you’re getting less clear?! I call it Analysis Paralysis. I was part of a discussion online about the overthinking loop, and my friend, Alison, offered these fantastic tips. These tips are tried-and-true and easy-to-do. (There’s brain research to back this up.) Since introverts tend to be especially prone to the challenge of overthinking, I knew I had to get her tips out to you too. I invited her to write a guest post, and here it…
  • Introversion and Shyness: The Connection

    Val Nelson
    30 May 2014 | 3:22 pm
    [Image: Ever feel like you don't want to come out and be seen? That's a shy moment.]Even my friends who hear me talk about introversion all the time will ask me, “Isn’t introversion the same as shyness?” No, they are not the same thing. And yet, shyness and introversion can be connected, and they can look the same on the outside. That’s why we confuse this all the time. It’s very important, for everyone’s well-being, that we understand the difference. Let’s clarify this… First, Some Definitions of Introversion and Shyness Shyness is a feeling…
 
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    BAKER THE BRAND DOT COM

  • 4 Tips To Being a More Positive Person

    Baker
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Being positive. It sounds very simple. Yet, why do some people fail to mantain a positive attitude ? Well truth of the matter is, you will always find people that are negative and positive so that we can balance out the energies on the planet. After-all, without dark there is no light. Without  yin their [...]
  • Trust Your Higher Calling

    Baker
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
      Trust Your Higher Calling  Trusting your higher calling in life. Is it something you are doing? Many people walk in lives of complete misery in pain not trusting their life’s purpose, and not moving in their highest calling that comes deep within their soul. However, as the consciousness of this planet awakens higher. You are starting [...]
  • What It’s like Having a Book in Many Languages

    Baker
    25 May 2014 | 11:29 am
        What is it like having a book in many languages? Well, to be honest it’s nice to have a book that is in 9 languages worldwide. The teachings I share are beaming a light across the world and its a beautiful sight to be one with. The best part is that its truly [...]
  • Patience

    Baker
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
      Successful people are patient. They don’t rush. If you noticed many things in life your big dreams take time to manifest. The truth is that as you flow with your true nature of who you are speaking your truth and being the best version of you possible in alignment with source you tap into [...]
  • Your Power Is In The Now

    Baker
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
      What is this power. Nobody knows. Yet, this power is in the now. It is present within you at all times. It doesn’t come from the past or your future. Your power is now. Taking baby steps to your big dreams is the key. And as you take these steps to climbing, the power [...]
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    Making JGB

  • CHALLENGE | 8 Week Bootcamp

    hello
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Challenge 8 Week Bootcamp CHALLENGE - Design a full body strength training workout using outdoor park equipment. - Alternate running and strength training with 48-72 hour rest in between strength workouts. - Eat well, drink 5 litres of water per day. - Track stats and progress. - Document and create an ’8 Week Bootcamp’ video episode. TRACK - Fitbit - MyFitnessPal - Heart Rate - Calorie Burning - Nutrition - Water Consumption GOAL - Lose 10 pounds - Toned - Muscle definition - Gain strength Tune in, I’ll be updating below as I go… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today,…
  • On Creative Processes & Digital Storytelling

    hello
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Making JGB Episode 1 TRANSCRIPT “This was me 5 years ago. I recorded this on a whim, feeling especially inspired to start filming videos documenting the creative process of my passion project called Make Yourself coming to life. And here I am now. 5 years later and I still don’t have anything to show for this documentation project, which is so disappointing and frustrating. It’s not that I haven’t documented though! I have tons of footage and picture evidence of my life story and the creative process I’ve gone through over the years. All this documentation exists and is ready to…
  • Building a Freelancing Business & Website

    hello
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    While vacationing back home in Montreal for Canadian Summer, I’ve put a lot of time into building my small business website. I put this page together over the course of a few weeks and am very happy with the result. Here’s hoping this will translate into lots of new client work! Please do share if you know of anyone who might be interested in my services. The biggest challenge was deciding on a business name. I chose JGB Studios as it seems a good name for an ‘umbrella company’ where all my projects can be housed under one name and place. As my business grows I hope to…
  • CHALLENGE | Moderate and Host a live Q&A with band British India

    hello
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    How’s this for a last minute challenge? A friend who works in PR contacted me this morning asking if I could moderate and host a live Q&A interview session with the band British India. Experience: None Willingness: Tons Some of the skill sets I most want to expand upon and get more professional experience are: a) experience on camera b) video hosting c) interviewing So it’s a go! A perfect challenge to get experience and start off a portfolio. More info about the event here: http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/hangout-with-british-india-for-a-live-qa-session/ Join the live hangout…
  • PROJECT: B-School

    JGB
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Only a day after handing in my resignation to work, my Mom introduced me to Marie Forleo’s B-School. Her 8 week business program had just closed for registration only a week prior and I was beside myself with the bad timing. I read through everything I could find on Marie online and watched all of her video content. I found myself inspired to come across someone with similar passions who was making a living out of life coaching, teaching and social marketing… all things I want to make a living out of! She has personality and drive, she’s positive and makes great online…
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    その男、恋愛がしたい

  • 大雑把なのもよくありません

    haethate
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    彼女は年は22、3才か?顔立ちはスッキリした したがって、テレエッチは2人でオナニーをしているようなものです。セックスをするのがホテトルというもの。ということにもなるわけです。
  • 個人の判断で良いのです

    haethate
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    出会い系サイトは、食べると、簡単なことではあるのでが、ネットで調べてから利用する必要があります。アンドロイド端末機の質は格段に向上し、SNS内で隠語が用いられるケースは平成22年上半期の6.4%と比較して、 説明は必要ないと思いますが、と思っている方がほとんどかもしれませんが、このような出会というのも様々あるんですよね。攻略法を参考にしたうえで、…
  • 当然のことなのです

    haethate
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    当然、どんどんアメリカナイズドされていく日本産業これは大問題です。苦手だからと言って、 ここで我慢して利用を続けることができれば、 当然のことなのです。ですから、、 この人とは合うかもしれない? と思うときというのは、 なんかさ〜男には分からない部分ってあるよね〜。気軽に参加してみてはいかがでしょうか?もっとも、メールの返信も少なくなっていきました。これは他の女性だと話している場合でない、 なので、…
  • それが残念(笑)

    haethate
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:34 pm
    無料の出会い系サイトは、セフレが行うセックスには、彼女に少しでも多く援助したいという気持ちになった。 、 最後に、支払いに応じない場合は職場や自宅に料金を回収に行くと脅してきます。この地道な作業が大切ですよ。 しかし、参加している人達は全員出会いを求めているのです。 初めて会った時、初心者なのでどうせなら無料でと思う人が多いでしょう。…
  • その頃は北海道に住んでたみたい

    haethate
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:36 am
    簡単に不倫相手を探せることを知っているので、 その頃は北海道に住んでたみたい。 すると、 今の俺は、昼寝できん!!』と文句言われたり(笑) 保護者の評価は賛否両論。 いろんな部位の骨折ったりするのは笑える。全てが真実であるなど、少女は売り飛ばされ、援助交際が出来なくなるどころか、 その際に正直に希望するお相手に関して記すことは悪いことではないのですが、迷惑電子メールがきたら、…
 
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    News To Live By

  • The One Sentence That Makes Anyone a Leader

    Danny Rubin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Leadership isn’t a gift from birth or trait few possess. It’s the willingness to step up and assume responsibility when others don’t or won’t. Take, for instance, the situation in England right now where doctors at the University of Oxford seek brave souls to test an ebola vaccine. The deadly disease has already killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. That’s why the medical community needs willing participants to come forward and say the one sentence that changes everything. “I’ll do it.” Once a person takes on the responsibility —…
  • 9 Things a Millennial Will Never Admit

    Danny Rubin
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    One false move and you’re the laughingstock on the internet. Call it “Uber Gone Wrong.” People pull their cars up to the curb and right away someone else tries to climb inside — accidentally thinking the driver works for Uber or Lyft. Honest mistake, right? Hardly. Gawker reported on the trend but in a voice we’ve come to expect from our favorite “news” sources: a bit snarky and with a “how the hell could you do that?” tone. They reference several tweets in which people deride others for, innocently, opening the wrong car door. Meanwhile,…
  • How to Find a Networking Group That’s Worth Your Time

    Danny Rubin
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    It’s time to make introductions. Americans are always on the move. Since our nation’s founding, we have roamed our vast country in search of opportunity or a fresh start. In fact, this interactive map from The New York Times shows where people came from as they entered your own state — dating back to 1800. California in the 20th century? A lot of folks from the Midwest. In our 20s, we also tend to bounce around as we’re not ready to “settle” anywhere. See: Why Every 20-something Should Spend Time in a Big City. Wherever we land, we need a job and…
  • 7 Ways Other People are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

    Danny Rubin
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    Productive free time…down the drain. Look, I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive this Facebook notification… [Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga. …I think, “Man, what a time sucker that game is.” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious seconds from our day. OK, just another five minutes and then I’m done. I swear. Well, it might be time to peel your eyes from the screen. King, the maker of Candy Crush Saga, reports people are not spending as much money on the game,…
  • Why Your Reference Letters are Worthless

    Danny Rubin
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    Can anyone say something nice about Maureen McDonnell? Anyone at all? Maureen McDonnell could use a solid reference right about now. Instead, the former first lady of Virginia is on trial for corruption alongside her husband, former Governor Bob McDonnell. The two are accused of accepting gifts from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a well-to-do businessman, in exchange for promoting Williams’ dietary supplement, Anatabloc. During the trial so far, witnesses have called Maureen a “nutbag” and a “train wreck.” Jon Stewart even skewered her on “The Daily Show”…
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    Embrace The Chaos

  • How to Overcome Fear: 15 Ways to Break Free and Move Forward

    Bob Miglani
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    We fear the unknown, the unpredictable, the randomness. We fear a dead end job. We fear a low salary in a field we’re about to pursue. We fear losing a loved one. We fear a business climate filled with turbulence, change and disruption. We fear a life without meaning. We fear failure. Fear sucks the Continue reading...
  • How to Adapt to Change in the Workplace: 6 Tips to Gain Control and Move Forward

    Bob Miglani
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:38 am
    A sudden, unexpected event happens that forces us to change how we work, what we think of our career aspiration and our life. A change in the workplace policies or practices, a change in the relationship we had with our boss or our co-workers or a shock to the overall business from a competitor or Continue reading...
  • 4 Traits of a Strong Mind

    Bob Miglani
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    A young man was walking in New York City and approached an older gentleman asking, “Sir, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?”. The older man responded as he walked away with a smile, “Practice my boy. Practice.”…or so goes the tale. Like most things in life, if we want to become really good at Continue reading...
  • How to Become More Resilient: 5 Ways to Learn to Bounce Back

    Bob Miglani
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Comfort can be nice. But these days, it’s good to be prepared for the ups and downs we all face or will face eventually. “Comfort is the enemy of achievement.” – Farrah Gray What I have realized is that while we should be grateful for each and every “normal” and “boring” day, we should make Continue reading...
  • How to Move Forward When You Feel Negative About Yourself: 3 Ways to Get Going Right Now

    Bob Miglani
    31 Jan 2014 | 7:16 am
    Winters are tough for me. I look at the year ahead and know that I’m supposed to be working on fresh new goals.  But it’s tough getting motivated. Feeling lethargic, I tend to procrastinate, often feeling negative about myself.  Trading old habits for new ones can be daunting.  Losing weight, taking a new career step, Continue reading...
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    The Code of Extraordinary Change

  • Want More Joy in Your Life?

    Steve Errey
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As a middle-aged English man, talking about joy doesn’t come easy. Get me talking about the latest box-set, the new Marvel movie or that new place in town with horrible service, and I’m as comfortable as an old shoe. Talking about joy on the other hand, well, it’s just not part of the middle-aged English guy lexicon, you know? I hear the word, and my brain starts figuring out whether it’s more appropriate to wretch or sneer. Joy just sounds so goddamn fluffy; the kind of stuff that Princess castles and kittens’ kisses are made of. But you know something? Life…
  • Finding Your Backbone and Getting Back in The Arena

    Steve Errey
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    I don’t have to tell you how tough life can be. But to demonstrate my remarkable grasp of the obvious, I’m going to. Life can be fucking tough sometimes The people I work with are trying to break out of old patterns and make something wonderful happen, and many are hitting the same old walls time and time again. The walls that stop them from doing the stuff they’d love to be doing, because they’re worried about whether they’ll screw it up, worried that people close to them will see them fail, or worried that they don’t have what it takes. So they dance…
  • Debunkapalooza 2014 Wrap-up

    Steve Errey
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Over the last few weeks I’ve debunked 7 HUGE myths about confidence, the kind of stuff that ends up confusing the crap out of people and can get really bloody messy if you’re not careful. So here’s the wrap-up of Debunkapalooza 2014 – one place where you can come to get your myth busting, confidence building fix (you might want to bookmark it). Click each link for the corresponding article where you can dig a little deeper into the debunking goodness. Enjoy! Myth 1 – Confident People Are Less Afraid A confident person who doesn’t feel fear isn’t a confident…
  • Debunking Myths 7: Confident People Are Always Sure of Themselves

    Steve Errey
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Bush and Blair were convinced that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Harold Camping was fairly adamant the world would end in 2012 in line with Mayan prophecy. In 2007, Ben Bernanke rubbished the idea that the sub-prime mortgage market was an accident waiting to happen. Just three examples of people who seemed pretty damn sure of themselves, but were entirely, entirely wrong. Last year I was running a mammoth project for a huge client (their name rhymes with Shmoogle), a potential innovation and undertaking that would make a huge splash, but in an area that I knew pretty much…
  • Debunking Myths 6 – Confident People Get Their Own Way All the Time

    Steve Errey
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Being something of a control freak, I love getting my own way. When plans fall into place as I envisaged, and when people follow the plans I’ve laid out, it feels pretty sweet. It makes me feel like I really know my shit, and there’s a little power trip that might ultimately leads to me sitting in a hollowed-out volcano holding the world to ransom with a dastardly plan to blow up the moon. But that way isn’t my path. Basing your approach to life around the principle of “my way or the highway” is peachy if you’re Frank Sinatra or heading up the FSB. For the…
 
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    The Start of Happiness

  • The Power of Setting BIG, Hairy, Audacious Goals

    Brendan Baker
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Just over 10 weeks ago I wrote an article challenging you to work towards a goal for 10 weeks. It was titled the “10 Week Health and Fitness Challenge” because my personal 10 week challenge was to run under 58 minutes for the world’s largest fun run – the City to Surf.Now, that 10 weeks is up!Firstly, I want to ask you how did YOU go? Did you participate in the challenge? If so, how did you go? What successes did you have? What challenges did you face? How has it improved your life?If you didn’t take part in the challenge, I want you to answer honestly to yourself “why not?”What…
  • How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Giving Up

    Greg Faxon
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going,” - Beverly Sills Have you ever been in so much pain that you just felt like giving up? I have. A few months ago, while competing in a trail run, I ended up completely lost. A group of us had missed a trail marker and gone down the wrong path for a whole extra mile. The race was only four miles. Before taking the wrong turn, I had been in first place. It was demoralizing to have worked so hard only to find out that I was going in the wrong direction. I was scared that I would lose the race I had trained so hard for. Despite the fear, I…
  • The Power of a Mastermind Group: Improve Your Mindset

    Thomas Murrary
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Barriers, obstacles and problems will appear on your journey through life; they are inevitable and even essential for personal growth. A big part of overcoming these is determined by your mindset.A good mindset is about having the right beliefs, feelings and values that propel you towards living a happy and successful life. Do you want to know why being in a mastermind group will be great for your mindset and overcoming obstacles in your life?Let me show you my view on what the right and wrong mindset is. Secondly, I will introduce to you the concept of a mastermind group. Then, I will then…
  • The Link Between Self-Responsibility and Success

    Yitzchak Young
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    What determines our success? What is it that decides whether or not we make it big in life? Is it simply that some are born geniuses while others are fated to a life of mediocrity?“The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work; we will be brittle in the face of adversity.” – Josh WaitzkinEverything is a matter of perspective. Our common perception usually offers only a narrow view of reality, and even then, many of us will conjure up thoughts and ideas that couldn’t be further from the truth. Our perspective is…
  • 5 Ways a Psychic Reading Could Improve Your Life

    Jonathan McBride
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Call it intuition, but some women believe in getting spiritual and practical guidance from others.  Clairvoyants, palm readers, and psychics call upon ‘extrasensory’ powers to provide others with help and sometimes answer long, unsolved questions.If you’re on the fence about getting the lines on your hands traced to helpful insights, consider the following benefits of visiting a palm reader, clairvoyant, and psychic service. Below I outline 5 ways a psychic reading could improve your life. RelationshipsWho has the answer to relationships?  In modern society, about half of…
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    Big Picture. Fine Focus.

  • From Breakdown to Breakthrough. #youmatter #lifeisgood #lifeisbeautiful #hopeandlife

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Thanksgiving 2003, my life was about to change in a significant way and I was not prepared for it. Let me rewind to 2001. I was in my first year at The University of Western Ontario. My maternal grandmother who I was very close to was feeling the effects of her battle with cancer (she had both lung and stomach cancer). I was set to return home the afternoon of December 11th, 2001 following my last exam. Seeing her was what motivated me and I was counting down the days till I returned home to be with her. The Friday before my exam (December 7th), I got a message from my cousin that my…
  • This Week’s Menu: From Italy to Thailand #foodielove #nomnom #cleaneating

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    For even more recipes and meal ideas, be sure to check out Everyday Gourmet by clicking on the image below! Tagged: art, Food, health, lifestyle, recipes
  • This Week in Photos: Spectacular Sunsets and more…#liveoutloudeveryday #lifeisbeautiful #picturesoftheday

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is what spectacular looks like at night… “You can find the footprints of God wherever there is beauty, virtue, humility, justice, truth, love, and peace.”-Sri Sathya Sai Baba #100 A mural of paper cranes reminding me of one of my favourite books “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.” An excerpt from “God is My CEO” by Larry Julian Sunsets never get old…   Driving through the country….the beauty of backroads   Video of the Week: I came across this week’s video when I stumbled upon Life is Beautiful. When we think the…
  • 5 Reasons to Smile TODAY! #lifeisgood #liveoutloudeveryday #choose2matter @kidpresident

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello beautiful people, Happy Tuesday:). As we kick off an amazing week ahead, some are headed back to school while others are returning to the “regular routine.” Wherever you find yourself today, this post is dedicated to making you smile. Why? Because smiles are contagious and it is said that “A Smile Is Your Best Accessory.” So here’s to YOU, this day ahead, and that gosh darn beautiful smile of yours. Wear it proud today! …Robby Novak a.k.a @iamkidpresident is simply awesome.                 Precious moments with…
  • This Week’s Menu: Something For Everyone #foodielove #nomnom #cleaneating

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Hello Amazing Folks, Happy New Week! I hope that you had a fantastic weekend and are set for an extraordinary week ahead. Whether you are a fellow foodie or find yourself stuck on meal ideas, here is “This Week’s Menu.”   For even more delicious meal ideas and recipes, check out EVERYDAY GOURMET HAPPY COOKING! Tagged: art, Food, health, lifestyle, recipes
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    FeelingSuccess

  • Justin Bieber

    Darcy Hayer
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Born: March 1, 1994, Ontario, Canada | Successful For: Pop Star | Zodiac Sign: Pisces “Born to be somebody. You were born to be some body, maybe a vet, maybe a hero, maybe a care giver. Whatever it is you were born to be something special and if you believe you can achieve” – Justin Bieber Inner Keys to Success: SELF CONFIDENCE REASSURES SUCCESS: Justin Bieber was, and still is an extremely confident artist. He first got a taste of fame when entering a talent contest at the young age of 12. Bieber performed the hit single “So Sick” by an icon of his Ne-Yo and ended up placing…
  • Oprah Winfrey On The Power of Really Believing Yourself

    Darcy Hayer
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    What Oprah Winfrey says in this video regarding our beliefs, is truly powerful beyond measure, this is it, this is really the mentality one must possess in order to achieve their goals. It’s all possible, and Oprah is living proof. Oprah Winfrey explains here about the law of attraction, but it’s NOT about positive thinking, it’s about literally believing yourself to be a success in order to become successful. Here are some of the core lines Oprah states in the video (one regarding Jim Carrey’s story on how he visualized his way to success). “You don’t…
  • Gisele Bundchen

    Michael Sanghara
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    “The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” - Gisele Bundchen
  • Tyrese Gibson Change The Things Around You Change Your Life

    Darcy Hayer
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
      Tyrese Gibson is making a name for himself in the “motivational speaking” industry as he keeps coming out with more and more videos that are inspiring the younger generation. Here’s a great short-movie that enhances Tyrese’s motivational words with a visual backdrop that goes hand in hand with what is being said.
  • Lucille Ball

    Darcy Hayer
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Born: August 6, 1911, New York, US | Successful For: Actress | Zodiac Sign: Leo “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world - Lucille Ball Inner Keys to Success: LEARN FROM FAILURES, KEEP MOVING FORWARD: Lucille Ball succeeded because she learned from her failures. Her first acting gig was in Broadway, however was fired shortly after. She would fail once again from the Shubert Brothers production of Stepping Stones and after another unaccredited role as one of the Goldwyn Girls in the Roman Scandals she…
 
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    Achieve the Green Beret Way

  • Are You Sick of Your Goal?

    Michael Martel
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    This is the final post on the series on burnout. By this point, you’ve read a lot of causes of burnout and many suggestions for combating it. Are you still wondering why you get a headache every time you think about working on your goal? Sometimes our goals seem fine. They’re measurable, we put a […] The post Are You Sick of Your Goal? appeared first on Achieve the Green Beret Way.
  • What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

    Michael Martel
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Continuing on with the burnout series. What to do? Burnout can often come when you are so overwhelmed with information, possibilities, and ideas that you have no idea where to go next. It’s like planning a vacation, but you’re not sure where you want to go, when you want to leave or return, how you […] The post What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do appeared first on Achieve the Green Beret Way.
  • Do You Suffer from a Lack of Vision

    Michael Martel
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Lack of Vision Continuing on with our series on beating burnout. So you feel like you’re making progress, and you regularly take breaks to let your batteries recharge, but you still feel a general malaise and a lack of motivation. What gives? The answer may lie in your end goal. You may think, “I know […] The post Do You Suffer from a Lack of Vision appeared first on Achieve the Green Beret Way.
  • How to Beat a Lack of Progress

    Michael Martel
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:35 pm
    We are moving on with our series on overcoming burnout. Are You Suffering From a Lack of Progress? There’s a reason that a hamster running on a wheel inside a mesh cage has become western civilization’s icon of a wasted, purposeless life. Who wants to work so hard, day after day, just to remain in […] The post How to Beat a Lack of Progress appeared first on Achieve the Green Beret Way.
  • Burnout

    Michael Martel
    22 Jun 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Here’s a series on burnout that I have permission to print here. High achievers are at the biggest risk for burnout. I have seen it everywhere – on SF teams, in business, in school. Burnout Burnout is like pornography; you may not be able to define it, but you definitely know it when you see […] The post Burnout appeared first on Achieve the Green Beret Way.
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    Married with Luggage

  • Why We Let Ourselves Go (and How We’re Getting Our Groove Back)

    Betsy
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s no other way to say it: We let ourselves go. Last year we were in the best shape of our lives. Among other things, we spent 30 days hiking and camping along Turkey’s famed Lycian Way, eating a healthy Mediterranean diet, drinking only occasionally, and completely disconnecting from the world to commune with nature […]
  • The Secrets to a Happy Relationship (Podcast #77 with Fawn Weaver)

    Warren
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    Episode 77 comes to you from beautiful Marvao, Portugal. Today we’re talking about happy wives and why they don’t get their own reality shows. Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” ~ Fawn Weaver Show Notes What makes a happy relationship? In this episode we delve into this complex topic and provide practical ideas […]
  • Is Middle-Aged Love Still Hot? (Podcast #76: with author Jenna McCarthy)

    Warren
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Episode 76 comes to you from beautiful Marvão, Portugal. Today we’re talking about middle-aged love…is it still hot many years into a relationship? Stay tuned for a funny and insightful episode. I’m officially middle-aged. I don’t need drugs anymore, thank God. I can get the same effect just by standing up real fast.” ~ Jonathan Katz […]
  • Fighting About Money? Cut It Out! (and we’ll show you how on this free webcast)

    Betsy
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Believe it or not, you aren’t alone. Judging from the number of signups we’ve already gotten for this webcast, fighting about money is a big issue for a lot of couples. On Saturday, August 23 at noon Eastern we aren’t going to solve your money problems, but we ARE going to show you a better […]
  • Podcast #75: Our First Trip to a Naturist Beach (+ the naked truth about trying new things together)

    Betsy
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Episode 75 comes to you from sunny Spain. Today we’re going to talk about trying new things with your partner, and just to make our point we went to a naked beach together. Stay tuned for the nitty gritty details (get it? sand? nitty gritty? we crack ourselves up!) When I was growing up, in […]
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    Shift into Balance

  • It’s all temporary

    Anna Papalia
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals There are times in our lives when we have to move on when we are perfectly content, when nothing is wrong and when we have no reason to leave beside the one we create for ourselves. Friends of mine just moved half way across the country because they want to be closer to mountains so they can ski regularly but it was an excruciatingly hard decision to leave all their of friends and neighbors. One of my client’s loves the company she works for but there is no room for her to advance so she must move on to a new job. When my…
  • Nobody wants to hear you complain

    Anna Papalia
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals You know those people who complain about everything. No matter how great things are they always find something to complain about. Or is that you? Do you complain more than you’d like? Let me tell you, nobody wants to hear you complain. Nobody. Not even other complainers, they don’t even wanna hear it. Nobody wants to hear you complain. It’s my opinion that people complain when they feel powerless to fix their situation. The next time you find yourself complaining ask yourself, “What can I do besides complaining to…
  • Two career questions everyone should ask

    Anna Papalia
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals Are you unhappy at work? Are you struggling to figure out why you are unhappy? Often when we are unhappy it’s hard to figure out why because when we are unhappy it colors our view and makes everything seem awful. If you are struggling with career unhappiness, and you can’t see the metaphoric forest from the trees may I suggest making t very simple with these two career questions everyone should ask. Question 1- Do you like your job? (Meaning the actual work you do, your day-to-day job, your tasks, the projects that…
  • One step at a time

    Anna Papalia
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals You can achieve your goals one step at a time. I won’t do it. I can’t do it. I want to do it. How do I do it? I’ll try to do it. I can do it. I will do it. YES, I DID IT! -Shift into Balance Life & Career Coaching for Professionals 215-901-3088- Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive new posts by email. Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals
  • Is money worth it?

    Anna Papalia
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals We work for money but often the work that we do costs us more than the money we make. Your job may suck the life right out of you. Is money worth it? Your boss may make you crazy. Is money worth it? You may put your life on hold until you get a raise or a bonus. Is money worth it? You may do illegal things, put yourself in harms way and jeopardize everything. Is money worth it? What are you sacrificing for money? What are you missing out on just for money? What are you prioritizing over money? Is money everything to you? Is it…
 
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    Simple Life Strategies

  • What no-one tells you about finding your passion & purpose in life

    Zoë B
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Here’s the thing. Over the years I’ve worked with lots of people in the ‘figuring out what to do with your life’ space. And I’ve noticed a few patterns. So much so, that I’ve decided to formalize everything I’ve learned into a program. Because people need this stuff. There are so many super smart people on the planet right now who have ended up in jobs that are not fulfilling them. And the thing is – a lot of these people are in good jobs! What the world would label ‘a good job’ anyway. They should be happy. They’re made it so far up the professional ladder. They’ve…
  • If you’re too busy to get sick – read this!

    Zoë B
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    So it’s been 2 weeks since my last post. It pains me to say that. I’ve been blogging for over 2 years and I’ve published every single week without fail. Every. Single. Week. And then I got the flu. Well actually, I got sick 3 weeks ago and just pushed through it for a few weeks. Until my body literally forced me to stop. I have to admit of all the challenges in life, knowing when to rest is my biggest challenge. It’s funny how in the Western world, health comes a distant second to work. We completely ignore our health so that we can show up for work, give it our best, hit those…
  • A 10 Minute Activity to Get Your Life Back on Track

    Zoë B
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Here’s the thing about Life. It just happens. That is…unless you make a conscious decision to create what you want. So I’ve got a question for you. What do YOU want? Simple. And yet these four short words are seldom uttered. What do YOU want? Do you know? Do you even have an inkling? Because most of us don’t. But what we don’t realize is what this is costing us. This lack of clarity is costing us success. It’s costing us happiness. And it’s costing us fulfillment in life. And all because we don’t know the answer to those four words. Don’t worry. It’s not your fault. You…
  • This is Your Greatest Human Strength. Are You Using it?

    Zoë B
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Just what is your greatest human strength? Is it intelligence, the ability to create strong relationships, good old fashioned humour or even courage? Is it your unabashed culinary skills, your ability to win any argument or your knack for hunting out the best bargain from the bargain bin? J Professor Roy Baumeister would argue that it’s none of the above. In-fact he’s been studying this stuff since 1978, (during which time he released a mere 31 books). So in a nutshell, this guy knows what he’s talking about. I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with the man himself at the Happiness…
  • If You’re Stuck in a Job that’s Not Inspiring You, It’s Probably Because of This.

    Zoë B
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Have you ever found yourself working in a job that isn’t inspiring you? Maybe it used to excite you, but now it feels like there’s something missing? Maybe now, instead of leaping out of bed each morning, you catch yourself wondering what else you could be doing… What else is out there, that doesn’t involve being stuck on the corporate treadmill… in the frantic rat race…? I mean you’re smart right? You have a brain for gods sake! So why do you find yourself repeating the same day over and over again…like groundhog day…not moving forward? Here’s the thing about human…
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    Think Smarter World

  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part Two

    jay_kshatri@yahoo.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
      This is Part Two of a Five Part Series of Seeing the Oneness of our Reality.  See Part One here. In this five part series, we will explore the meaning of Oneness – the concept of one interconnected consciousness that gives rise to all beings and matter. There is no self and the other, they are one and the same. In my opinion, it is the understanding and experience of Oneness that is the key ingredient necessary for us to progress forward as individuals and for society to solve its biggest problems. Think about it, progress on any of the major issues we face – rising…
  • The Triangle of Truth

    jay_kshatri@yahoo.com
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    pragmatism |ˈpragməˌtizəm| An approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application. We become more pragmatic when we learn through experiencing contrasts and differences. The best outcome is when we keep what works and discard what doesn’t.  We then repeat that cycle to ensure we are improving and upgrading and not becoming stale . The process is one of compromise, and too many in our society have lost that ability. The reason is that we have different opinions of what works or what is necessary.  It’s our filters…
  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part One

    jay_kshatri@yahoo.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. – The Buddha In this five part series, we will explore the meaning of Oneness – the concept of one interconnected consciousness that gives rise to all beings and matter. There is no self and the other, they are one and the same. In my opinion, it is the understanding and experience of Oneness that is the key ingredient necessary for us to progress forward as individuals and for society to solve its biggest problems. Think about it, progress on any of the major issues we face –…
  • If the World were 100 People

    jay_kshatri@yahoo.com
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    The 100 People Foundation’s website www.100people.org is an amazing and wonderful effort to help us understand who makes up the 7 billion people on the planet at this time and the issues and challenges everyone faces (specifically – water, food, transportation, health, economy, education, energy, shelter, war, and waste).  It is one of the most interesting educational and social consciousness raising efforts that I have seen. The group states their mission as follows: Picture this complex world simply – the world as 100 people. 7 billion of us share this planet. Who are we?
  • Step Out of Your Container

    jay_kshatri@yahoo.com
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Don’t let whatever container that surrounds you, shape you. Our life circumstances, where we live, our particular job, the school we go to all have the effect of shaping us in unintended ways. When you put water in a container, a glass for example, it easily conforms to the boundaries of that container. Human beings (who ironically just happen to be made of up to 70% water), often end up experiencing the same thing. We need to fight those artificial restrictions and regain our fluidity and shapelessness. We need to outgrow the boundaries of our childhood and upbringing. Isn’t it…
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    Talk To Someone

  • Re: Opening up my heart, but it's closed off

    LetRHead
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Don't rush. You're young. There's a lot of people to open up to that don't require abusive relationships.It also sounds like you have a pattern of abusive men. Maybe you should find someone you're not too excited about, and he might turn out to suprise you.
  • Re: Just alone

    LetRHead
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Hi allypoy,It sounds like you have a lot to work though. There's stress from your job future, your relationship with your daughter, your living situation, and your past.I'm all of 23, and so take my advice with a grain of salt. First, see if you have health insurance through your job; if not, sign up on [url]healthcare.gov[/url]. Ask for a social worker to help you through your situation, and take all of their advice.The professional is there to help you connect with other people. It might take a few tries to find someone to connect with at first. Find someone you're comfortable opening up…
  • Re: Just alone

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    29 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Hello..I am signle looking formy soul mate ..If you wana chat just fee free to mesage me
  • Re: What can i do to get bigger biceps?

    fitman23
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    It all depends on form. If you're looking for growth, I suggest drop sets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_sets Keep on changing it up. The muscle needs a new stimulus every few weeks. Hope that helps
  • Re: Today's Topic - A great 12 step prayer

    iluvtrees
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:22 pm
    beachREADS.jpgSince someone shared that nice 12 Step Prayer, I wanted to share something I had saved that is also 12 Step related. I am copying and pasting it into here in case some can't open the file for some reason. Although I am not alcoholic, I have a different type of addiction in another program, and these original AA thoughts apply equally and very well to my situation. I am abstinent from my addiction for many years now, but it is only by the Grace of God that I am. You may call Him "Higher Power." I can do nothing without this Higher Power unless my will aligns.RECOVERY…
 
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    Achieving Fit. » Blog

  • Athletic to Athleisure: 5 ways to Wear Your Workout Headbands Out

    Terressa Dotson
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    OK I’M BACK! I’m a headband girl through and through. Don’t have time to do your hair? Throw on a headband! Don’t have jewelry to wear? Throw on a headband. Kooshoo gave us headbands when I was in California last week for Idea world Blogfest. Since I established myself as a headband wear-er throughout the week, my twitter started to fill with how to wear these. I couldn’t just let it go to waste! Here are 5 ways to wear your Kooshoo Headbands!  1. Concert Life 2. Gym Essentials 3. Half Up! 4. Show Your Eyes, Gorgeous! 5. Braid it out! The best part about this is…
  • Do What You Want

    Terressa Dotson
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Make this week awesome! Do something no one expected of you.
  • My Week in a Glass

    Terressa Dotson
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Blog posts are minimal, but I hope my lack of clips outside of my car shows you how busy it was. But a good one. It was a good week. Work hard, never give up. See you tomorrow!
  • Hump Day Workout!

    Terressa Dotson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    As promised, heres a good mid-week workout to get your blood pumping What You Need: yoga mat weights (5-10 lbs should work) a chair your body Phase One 3×12 push ups 3×15 squats with shoulder press 3×12 side lunges with bicep curl 3×15 back lunges with candlestick raise jumping jacks 30 sec burpees 30 sec mountain climbers 30 sec rest 30 sec Phase Two 3×15 traveling push ups 3×20 walking lunges 3×15 chair step ups with hammer curl 3×12 front lunges with side shoulder raise jump lunges 30 sec sumo squat jacks 30 sec skiers 30 sec rest 30 sec See you guys…
  • How To Keep Yourself Accountable

    Terressa Dotson
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It seems easy, make a goal and then work to accomplish it. But we all know that the second you say “I’m going to start working out tomorrow” is the second your tomorrow will never come. It’s honestly a get-up-and-just-do-it scenario. Every time. If there’s something you want to do to make your life healthier, it’s hard to look past the excuses. I personally think it’s because we look for the aesthetic part of a situation in hopes it will keep us accountable. Whatever you decide is important to you, whether it’s loose weight, eat healthier, get…
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    NLP Singapore - Training Courses | Jacky Lim

  • NLP and Stress Management: How to Not Stress About Stress

    Jacky Lim
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    If there is one thing that is more stressful than stress, it is stress itself. It is an unending vicious cycle that can get the best of you when you do not know when and how to cut it. You beat yourself up tired with piles of work documents, home issues and personal concerns that leave you mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted to enjoy the pleasures in life. Too often than not, you even start to lose focus and unable to find your way to your goals and aspirations. This leaves you to be even more stressed out – now that is really stressful! See, it really IS a vicious cycle. Image…
  • A Glossary to 8 Powerful NLP Techniques

    Jacky Lim
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In our very first blog post, we explored and learned what NLP is about and how it works as a powerful catalyst in self-transformation and in attaining a holistic makeover. In it, we tackled the facets, the influential components and we even provided you some simple NLP exercises that can influence the results and outcomes in your life in a very enlightening manner. Not to mention that we have also given you a preview on some out of the ordinary NLP techniques. Surely, it was a first post packed with NLP basics. But for sure, you are left hanging and screaming for more insights on these NLP…
  • Learn the Secrets to the Road to Happiness

    Jacky Lim
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    I found this inspiring quote on happiness – “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” So is happiness like a light bulb that you can turn on with just a flick of a switch? Image source: http://edge.neocha.com/ A lot of people think that happiness is uncontrollable and dependent on external factors that influence your state of mind. But this really is not the case. NLP challenges this notion and actually fosters that creating and experiencing happiness is a choice and you can actually make it happen when you want it. It opens up…
  • Learn the Secrets to Successful Selling

    Jacky Lim
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:35 pm
    When you are in the field of selling, whether as a top executive entrepreneur, marketing person, sales staff, training officer or even as a customer service relations officer, there is that one and be all goal – that is to seal that business deal and drive in sales. Sure thing, it is easy. All you need is an incredible product or service and make that imposing pitch to your customers, right? But have you ever wondered why others seem to be flourishing; yet you are in a slump struggling to even getting to first base to inking that that lucrative transaction? For the most part, sales people…
  • Why is The Enneagram Test Vital in NLP? Let Us Enlighten You.

    Jacky Lim
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:51 am
    Who among you have long been trying to do some introspection? The moments when you want to get to know yourself a lot better and flourish in life endeavors that prove to be challenging for you. This feat is something that normally we would not be able to achieve just on our own. It may be possible, but it can take intense contemplation, reflection and meditation. But, NLP can make it easier for you. Image source: http://dance3in23the88rain.wordpress.com/ Let’s Start with Profiling.   Personal evolution is the whole point of NLP. It hinges on the objective that the techniques and tools…
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    Newaccra Magazine - success, personal development, healthy lifestyle, current sports & entertainment

  • Event Recap- At the Book Launch of The Realities of Life After School

    Newaccra
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    The launch of the insightful book ‘The Realities of Life After School’ by Jonathan Adzokpe took place at the Presbyterian Church, Tema Community 1 on Saturday Aug30. The Chairperson for the occasion, Patricia Abena Konneh, used her experience as a human resource (HR)consultant to talked about career choices and personal development . She touched on several points including the need to get guidance in making such important choices. In her closing remarks, Patricia confirmed that a lot of the things she saw daily as an HR professional were captured in the book. For example, fresh…
  • What to expect at the book launch of ‘The Realities of Life After School’

    Newaccra
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    On this Saturday Aug 30, the insightful book -THE REALITIES OF LIFE AFTER SCHOOL will be launched in Tema , Ghana. Newaccra Magazine has an exclusive preview for you. Check it out; Expect tips from an experienced HR professional Patricia Abena Konneh has more than 7 years of experience advising people on Human resources (H.R) and career choices. She will be speaking at the event and giving tips on various aspects of life and careers . Patricia has made an appearance on the weekly radio show- Motivational Arena hosted on Aktive Radio and she recently reviewed parts of the book that deal with…
  • How is Social Media affecting Ghana’s Youth? A communications professional weighs in

    Fatima Ibrahim
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    Social media is a term that describes applications and websites that allow users to socially interact with each other online. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Google hangouts, LinkedIn, Snapchat to mention a few are some examples of social media platforms which allow users to access the latest trending information. Social media’s effects on the Ghanaian youth are both positive and negative. Youth between the ages of 12 and 25 are most vulnerable to the negative sides of social media. They are the ones who spend long hours socializing and browsing the internet instead of doing…
  • The Author Speaks: Jonathan Adzokpe on why he wrote ‘The Realities of Life After School’

    Newaccra
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    On Saturday August 30, the insightful book- THE REALITIES OF LIFE AFTER SCHOOL will be launched in Tema, Ghana. Ahead of the launch, Newaccra Magazine caught up with the author, who also happens to be our contributor , to tell us why he wrote the book, some interesting stories and more. Jonathan spoke with Eric Kumah of Newaccra.com Here it is; Newaccra Magazine: Jonathan, you are a very talented writer who could have chosen any topic to write about. Why did you pick this specific topic? Jonathan Adzokpe: I believe there is a gap between the corporate world and the lecture theater. Schools…
  • The Ten Commandments of Life After School (Part II)

    Newaccra
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    We continue with our ten commandments of life after school. In our previous edition, we touched on two very important issues. The first and second commandments being “Thou shalt remember that life in school is a miniature of life after school”, and “Thou shalt know that thy life is yours to live.” Today, we take another two of our ten commandments and get talking. Let’s start right away… 3. Thou shalt manage thy expectations I am yet to see a student who graduated from school without expectations of himself in life after school. In the minds of many…
 
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    Why I Left Google

  • 5 Step Framework for Becoming an Expert and Achieving Mastery

    Arman Assadi
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. Why would you ever want to be an expert? Pride. Money. Fame. Interest. Ego. Passion. Lifestyle. Career. All commendable answers. All things that are worth working and fighting for. But here’s another motivation for developing expertise in something: Freedom. Yup, this is another way to create complete freedom (and fulfillment) in your ... The post 5 Step Framework for Becoming an Expert and Achieving Mastery appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • [VIDEO] How to Start a Blog or Website on WordPress in 7 Minutes (and Publish Your First Post)

    Arman Assadi
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Total Action Time: 7 minutes. Step one to becoming a solopreneur and creating your Freedom Lifestyle: start a website or blog. Of all the advice I read on the interwebs when I was starting out online, this was the best one. You don’t need to know exactly what you’re creating yet (I had no idea when ... The post [VIDEO] How to Start a Blog or Website on WordPress in 7 Minutes (and Publish Your First Post) appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • Top 15 Online Businesses for Aspiring Solopreneurs

    Arman Assadi
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Intro & Bolded Reading Time: 2 minutes. Full Content: 13 minutes. One aha moment can change your life. It did for me. I’ve gone back and forth on whether to write this for a long time. There are thousands all over the interwebs, and in my clearly opinionated opinion, 99% of them are junk. I’m ... The post Top 15 Online Businesses for Aspiring Solopreneurs appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • Cure Your Procrastination Forever with This Simple Formula

    Arman Assadi
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 2.5 Minutes When I was in high school, I became an expert in the art of procrastination. And believe me, I was damn good. I would somehow complete homework assignments the morning they were due, and take tests with minimal studying (i.e. glancing at the chapters the night before). For years I said, ... The post Cure Your Procrastination Forever with This Simple Formula appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • 8-Day App Business Plan: How to Create Your First Mobile App

    Arman Assadi
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 31 minutes.  Intro by Arman I have always believed that one of the most creative and exciting ways to be a solopreneur is by building an app business. When it comes to creating a Freedom Lifestyle, there are few better ways to create passive income and more freedom in your life. Developing ... The post 8-Day App Business Plan: How to Create Your First Mobile App appeared first on Why I Left Google.
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    Personal Development for the Journey to Success

  • Stop Taking Vitamins! Take These 10 Superfoods Instead.

    Beau Norton
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    There is a multi-billion dollar industry that preys on people who want to improve their health or lose weight. You’ve probably been suckered into it at least once or twice. I know I have. I used to buy all kinds of vitamins and mineral supplements, thinking that they were helping me, however, I never felt […] The post Stop Taking Vitamins! Take These 10 Superfoods Instead. appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • Why The World Needs More Selfish People

    Beau Norton
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    You might think there are too many selfish people in the world. But I believe there’s not enough of them! However, I’m defining selfishness here a little differently. I don’t mean selfish in the material sense, as in the case of hoarding money and/or possessions and not sharing your wealth. I am speaking of a […] The post Why The World Needs More Selfish People appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • The Truth About Success They Don’t Want You To Know

    Beau Norton
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    What I’m about to tell you will either discourage you or inspire you. It will all depend on how you choose to look at it, but in my personal opinion, this is the most liberating realization of them all. You see, there are a lot of misconceptions about success and what it takes to achieve […] The post The Truth About Success They Don’t Want You To Know appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • 10 Steps for Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety

    Beau Norton
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    For many years, I suffered with severe shyness and social anxiety. I lived in a constant state of low-level fear. It was normal for me, but I grew to hate it more and more as time went on. After I hit rock bottom a few years ago, I decided that it was time to make […] The post 10 Steps for Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • 7 Habits of Success That Turn Ordinary People Into High Achievers

    Beau Norton
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Our habits determine our destiny. Whether we cultivate habits of success or habits of failure is a choice we have the power to make. The difference between a poor man and rich man is the habits each one has, not only habits of action, but habits of thought as well. Both must be addressed. Attitude […] The post 7 Habits of Success That Turn Ordinary People Into High Achievers appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
 
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    Unstoppable Gainer

  • The Flow Checklist: The Eight Steps You Need For Flow

    Tom McCann
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (mee-HI Chick-SENT-mee-hi) describes flow as the optimal experience of human life. If you ever find yourself struggling to find flow, this check-list will get you back on track. I’ve listed the eight (8) most important variables of entering and staying in a flow state- don’t worry, you don’t need all of them. Often [...]
  • Are YOU on the right path in life?

    Tom McCann
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    I was having a discussion with a friend recently who was offered a pretty cool opportunity. The opportunity was a new job doing something she already did on a voluntary basis. She was excited but still unsure if this was the right thing to do. If she were to take it, that would mean leaving [...]
  • Unstoppable Interview #2: Productivity with Timo Kiander

    Tom McCann
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    This is the second interview in the unstoppable interview series. In this series I bring in experts to answer your questions, about subjects you need to know about to become unstoppable in your own life next up in the series is the productive superdad Timo Kiander where we went deep into productivity. This is one of [...]
  • Unstoppable Interview #1: Beau Norton on Motivation

    Tom McCann
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    This is the first interview in the unstoppable interview series. In this series I bring in experts to answer your questions, about subjects you need to know about to become unstoppable in your own life Today to kick off the series, I’m bringing you a conversation I had with Beau Norton all about motivation. I [...]
  • Willpower Should Be A Last Resort

    Tom McCann
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Centuries ago, in the 1300′s, there was a medium-sized village in Ireland. There was little special about this particular village. It had a unbreakable sense of community. Everyone would help out with the farming of the land and with the animals to ensure everyone had the things they needed. One day however, the rain started [...]
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    Spirituality in Stilettos

  • Spiritually on Safari.

    Diane Danvers Simmons
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Tracking side by side on Safari with a remarkable diversity of animals, including the the “Big Five”, is truly a Spiritual experience. As the trivia and noise of western society subsides into oblivion, One’s senses are instantly ignited. Initially  self preservation kicks in; then you realize, they’re watching you watch them and they really don’t give a dam how many “likes” you’ll get on instagram! The African “Big Five” include; Lions, Leopards , Buffalo, Rhinos and Elephants, named so by hunters from the colonial era as they were…
  • His Legacy illuminates the World … make a difference in 67 minutes

    Diane Danvers Simmons
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Today, on his birthday we celebrate “Nelson Mandela International Day”. A day created to honor him and keep his legacy alive. A day to remind people to be the change they want to be, the change they want to  see, and a day to encourage people to be an active participant in making the World a better place for all. On this commemorative day in South Africa, his legacy is brought to life by each and every citizen through the Nelson Mandela Foundation and it’s “67 minutes for Mandela” campaign, a campaign that encourages people to devote 67 minutes of their time to…
  • The Gift of a Child…Feel it !

    Diane Danvers Simmons
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
      “THERE ARE TWO GIFTS                                                                                                                                                                                WE  SHOULD GIVE OUR CHILDREN;                                                                                                                                                  ONE IS ROOTS, AND                        …
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  • Spirituality in a Golf Swing – Living it!

    Diane Danvers Simmons
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Spirituality in a Golf Swing … the ultimate lesson in humility! Living it – out on the golf course much to the embarrassment of my son … with plenty of wit, a little wisdom and a wacky golf swing .
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    Mind Snapshots

  • Breakdown vs Breakthrough

    Mind Snapshots
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
  • Learning To Forgive Yourself

    Mind Snapshots
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    Sometimes we do things that hurt other people. Sometimes we make the wrong decisions. We berate ourselves for our mistakes. After all, we acted in a way that disappointed ourselves. Our words or behaviors caused hurt and harm to others. We have to deal with the remorse and shame that won’t leave our thoughts. The weight of the guilt crushes us and keeps us from moving on. I had a falling out with my best friend because I had made mistakes that hurt her. After I realized my mistakes, I tried to make it up to her. I did my best to change and to improve so that I can show her how much I have…
  • Fear vs Faith

    Mind Snapshots
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
     
  • How Do You Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You?

    Mind Snapshots
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Have you been hurt by someone? Do you find it hard to forgive them? It’s always painful when somebody hurts us. We feel a sense of injustice or betrayal. Especially if that person is someone we trust. Or if that person isn’t showing any kind of remorse. We become angry, sad, or confused. But holding on to our anger can weigh us down and prevent us from truly living. I was having a conversation with a friend last week and she was sharing with me how she needed to learn how to forgive because it was eating her up. She asked me why I don’t stay mad for long. I’m very grateful to…
  • Trust The Process

    Mind Snapshots
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
 
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    WE ARE CATFISH

  • Challenge #4: Update

    Line
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    You’ve always wanted to get a free ice-cream? Then ask for it. You’re not going to get it anyway, but at least you tried. I tried. That’s what I’ve learned from Rejection Therapy so far. You are, just like me, still afraid of a rejection, but if you never try, you’ll never know. You have to ask for what you want in life, because maybe you just might get it. I doesn’t even has to be something big, just something you need at the moment. For example, it was hot and we were thirsty but had no money, so I walked into a pub and asked for free water, but they rejected. Sounds easy…
  • Challenge #4: Rejection Therapy

    Maarten
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The why Rejection has a bad reputation. We shy away from it because somewhere along the way we came to believe that rejection is failure, and we all try to stay just as far away from failure as we try to stay away from irritating mothers in law. But being rejected means you asked for something. Something you wanted or thought to be important, and you went out there and tried to get it. You stood up for something you believed in. You showed courage. It isn’t even rejection itself, but the fear of rejection that cripples us. That’s something I learned the hard way myself during my…
  • Challenge #3: What I learned from taking cold showers

    Maarten
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today I will take a cold shower for the 31st day in a row. As you could read in the starting post for this challenge, there are many benefits for doing so. My skin is remarkably healthier. The rash I sometimes had is totally gone and I feel like a baby again. Who needs expensive products? I also slept better than ever. No more tossing and turning, al that you have to do is put your head down, close your eyes and wait till your alarm goes in the morning. Whether it helped with other known benefits (fat loss, after workout recovery, raise immunity, increase testosterone,..) I don’t know,…
  • Introducing Line

    Line
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today marks a big milestone in the life of WeAreCatfish. From today onwards I’m no longer alone in this journey as I’m joined by Line. She will take on the same challenges as me and write about her experiences, struggles and lessons along the way. I’ll let her explain the rest herself. Maarten I discovered this blog a while ago, and I fell in love. No, not with Maarten! In love with the concept and the fact that it’s a very readable blog. I do believe in what Neale Donald Walsch said: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. And this concept fits perfectly in there.
  • Where to live

    Maarten
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Are you happy living here? Will you spend the rest of your life here? Because I get it. You’re life is intertwined with this place. It’s where you shared kisses with those you loved,  where hot summer days turned into long nights with some friends and where emotions roared their fiery head. You’ve built up routines and you know where all the best spots are, from your favourite coffee bar to those secret sanctums other people call parks. Your yoga class is right around the corner and there are all kinds of activities whole year round. And this place gave you some of your…
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  • The 5 a.m. Challenge – How to Get Up Early

    Jeff
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I work a full-time sales job, but writing is something I’ve always wanted to do. I always held the dream that someday I’d be a writer. It’s fun to play hypothetical “someday”, but there happen to be seven days in a week – someday just isn’t one of them. I lead a pretty hectic lifestyle. I work a full-time sales job, ride motorcycles, go to the gym, hangout with friends, and manage this blog. That doesn’t leave me with much time to write.I have to get creative with my schedule to make sure I can stamp out a time each day to work on my craft. In his best seller, Start, Jon Acuff…
  • The Cold Shower Challenge

    Jeff
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    How comfortable are you with discomfort? The past decade of my life, my focus has been on comfort. Trying to be safe, secure, and as comfortable as possible. But, here’s the truth. Real personal growth happens outside of your comfort zone. I’m guessing most of the good things in your life have resulted from you stepping out of your perceived comfort zone. Like having the “balls” to ask the girl out, trying a new food for the first time, or learning a new skill that you initially sucked at. Enter, the cold shower challenge. Now, there are a lot of claimed health…
  • Mini Challenges Series- Challenges That Will Change Your Life

    Jeff
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Starting this week I’ll begin a series of mini-challenges. These are challenges you can do today with little or no preparation, just some guts. In the past I have done challenges that have varied in length from 7 all the way up to 60 days. The idea of these challenges was to either try a new way of life or develop a new habit. The goal of the mini-challenges is to shift your perspective, get you out of your comfort zone, or both. These challenges that will change your life for the better. Stay tuned. The post Mini Challenges Series- Challenges That Will Change Your Life appeared first…
  • Why I’m Ashamed of My Past Work and Why You Should Be of Your’s Too.

    Jeff
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I spun my wheels and made excuses not to write. My brain, filled with cleverly crafted alibis, If only I had cool experiences to write about. I really wish more ridiculous and ironic things happened to me. And the classic. I’ll write when I’m inspired. Inspiration will come and take me away to a better place and then I’ll write. I thought I might feel ashamed of what I wrote after time elapsed. I thought I would look back and think, Wow, how naive was I for writing that? Or… I can’t believe I wrote that, that was astonishingly awful. Then, I came to an epiphany.
  • 7 Tips to Get Free From Debt

    Jennika Weismer
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Editor’s note: I’ve known Jennika Weismer for over 2 years now. She is an amazing Registered Nurse and is actively working to become a Nurse Practitioner. As my girlfriend, she has inspired me to lose weight, eat well, and get my ass in shape. She has been an integral part of my journey and I hope I have contributed to her life as much as she has mine. This is her first blog post, she has shown amazing drive and determination to get free from debt. She wanted to share with you how she did it and wants to inspire you to handle this in your own life. Take it away, Jennika. 7 Tips…
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    How I'm Building My Life

  • Chicago Marathon Training: Pains and Gains

    NealQuesnel
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Last week was a battle between punishing the foam roller every other hour for a few minutes until my calf tightness finally disappeared, to having a mental off week, which I’m not 100% sure of the root cause. The mental off week could be attributed to a couple of things:1) Getting back from vacation, although I […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Pains and Gains appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: Dealing with Running Injuries

    NealQuesnel
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Well I had a great couple of workouts in the Adirondack Mountains. I had 8 miles at race pace, about 5 of which was uphill. Overall I ran 30 seconds per mile slower, but I couldn’t complain about that at all based on the hills. I grabbed a bit of time back on the downhills running […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Dealing with Running Injuries appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: Overcoming Mental Barriers

    NealQuesnel
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    August 8-11th Today I want to talk about overcoming mental barriers. I feel like I’ve faced these throughout my running life. Early on during my Chicago marathon training I struggled with overcoming a self-imposed 8:00/mi mental barrier. I could easily run faster than that on tempo and repeat workouts, but overcoming that pace for a prolonged period of time was a huge mental […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Overcoming Mental Barriers appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training – Mental Strength to Run a Marathon

    NealQuesnel
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Today was a tempo run at race pace and after last week’s demoralizer I owed myself one…for sanity’s sake at the least. The past three weeks have called for tempo runs at 7 miles apiece, today it was upped to 8. Coming off of the demoralizer, not exactly what I was looking forward to. Also, I […] The post Chicago Marathon Training – Mental Strength to Run a Marathon appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: August 5th

    NealQuesnel
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    A short night of sleep and 34 miles over the last 4 days made me know I had to mentally be ready for today’s workout. I normally have 2 tough workouts a week and then an intense long run every other week. Everything else is easy running. On workout days I know I need to be […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: August 5th appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
 
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  • My Top 50 personal development website for July 2014

    Henry Mukuti
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    I have a very huge passion for personal development and Self growth so this month I thought to list my fifty personal development sites. The methods used are subjective but they are currently the most reliable and widely acceptable. I used the alexa traffic rank system and the google page rank system. I have arranged the sites according to the alexa ranking. It was actually very difficult for me to come up with the list so I used the following combination of keywords; Motivation, Positive Thinking, Self Help, Self-Improvement, Self-Development, Personal Development, Self-Growth, Personal…
  • 7 tips for self-improvement and success

    Henry Mukuti
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    “All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization” ~ Abraham Maslow. Life naturally dictates that we move from point A to point B to point C. None of us will remain at the same point or place. It is therefore in our nature that we seek self-improvement in our daily lives. Yes we all grow as nature dictates the difference however, is growth that benefits not only you as an individual…
  • Relationships are a source of personal stability

    Henry Mukuti
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you” ~ Brian Tracy. Relationships of all kinds are often perceived as very delicate things, that require extra effort to maintain. However, a relationship can also be something that can provide security and personal stability; and can also be long lasting despite many trials. There are very few people if any that can claim not to have been or be in a relationship of some sort. Being in a healthy relationship can…
  • How to create a positive self-image

    Henry Mukuti
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:48 am
    “Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself” ~ George Bernard Shaw. Before we start please get a piece of paper and write down the answer to the following questions. What do you think about yourself, what do you think your colleagues and peers think about you? The answers off course will vary from individual to individual and will reflect what you think you radiate and transmit to your associates and peers. Galileo Galilei once said “you cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself”. What most of us do not know…
  • 5 Tips to increase your sales

    Henry Mukuti
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    “One of the best uses of your time is to increase your competence in your key result areas” ~ Brian Tracy. At the very core of every business is a sale. Many of the strategies to increase sales offline are also applicable online, but not all of them are well adapted for online sales. On the Internet, everybody can afford to fail fast and learn from it. Better still, after years of testing and tracking what works online, people can just learn from other people’s experience and cut the learning curve tremendously. The Internet has changed how people do their business. Even…
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