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  • 6 Powerful Ways To Live Like a Rock Star (Without Being a Rock Star)

    Shake Off the Grind
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey Would you like to live like a rock star!? No I don’t mean having casual sex, staying up all night partying, and living with reckless abandon. (I know […] The post 6 Powerful Ways To Live Like a Rock Star (Without Being a Rock Star) appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 10 Easy Ways To Stay Positive

    The Personal Freedom Project
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer.     Life has its ups and downs but I […]
  • Jonathan Wakeham – Paradise Lost

    Success Circuit
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    As an avid reader, a descendent and a musical theatre lover, when I heard about John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost being made into a musical and an album being created which will be sung by West End stars, I had to find out more…of course, there was a Kickstarter involved, so please do visit […]
  • Swim Season Finished – Now For Fall Fitness

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    Clint Cora
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Swim Season Finished Wow, it seems only yesterday when I announced the start of my summer swim season but since September 1 was the last day our outdoor swimming pool was open, I now have to immediately change gears into my fall fitness schedule.  The swim workouts as expected, were great in getting my cardio fitness into top condition.  As usual, by the end of the summer season, I’m at my best cardiovascular fitness of the year. However, this summer was weird for the pool season.  The pool water was usually chilly as I wore a wetsuit for pretty well all my swim workouts except for…
  • WOW Mental Toughness (1 of 2)

    Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine
    Darren Hardy
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    According to Peter Clough, a leading researcher on mental toughness, mentally tough individuals tend to be sociable, competitive in many situations, and have lower anxiety levels than others. With a high sense of self-belief and an unshakeable faith that they control their own destiny, these individuals can remain relatively unaffected by competition or adversity. Those sound like some qualities you’d probably like to be known for too, am I right? That is what this two-part series is dedicated to helping you with: Developing WOW Mental Toughness. So how do we identify mental strength,…
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  • 10 Times When It’s Okay to Be Lazy

    Kayla Matthews
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Two concepts we tend to lump together are laziness and being unproductive. But I don’t think that’s necessarily true. I think it is possible to be lazy and be productive at the same time; it just depends what areas of your life you’re seeking to improve. Don’t believe me? Here are 10 examples of times when it’s okay to be lazy while still improving yourself and your life. 1. When your spouse wants to spend time with you I’d definitely say this qualifies as one of my top reasons for being lazy. I might feel obligated to do laundry or get some writing done, but if my better half…
  • 8 Productivity Tips I Learned Interviewing 100 Successful Entrepreneurs

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    As a hopeless daydreamer, I often laugh at my past. For instance, not long ago, I placed 'Organization' under my list of strengths. Once I jumped into the world of entrepreneurship, I hit the ground with a spine-shaking thump. Let me guess, you're nodding right now, aren't you? Oh yes, we come up with the darndest things when we're younger. I no longer consider 'organization' a strength, neither in a working or personal sense. I try to be (thank you iCal, Evernote, and Wunderlist), but each day slips through my fingertips. Yet, I'm more organized today than ever before. Why? Because of my…
  • 4 Steps To Become More Decisive

    Shoba Haridas
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    I hate making decisions. I always envy those who say, “I just knew this was the house for us,” or “to me that was a sign, so I just broke up with him.” They make it seem so easy. They don’t spend sleepless nights poring over the pros and cons list, scrutinizing it one  more time just in case something new pops out. It’s almost like a life force is propelling them towards the right decision. I want that. I never get up in the morning knowing exactly which direction to take in life. And my life has never been peppered with signs providing me guidance. Nope, like most people, I am…
  • 4 Science-Backed Ways To Have More Willpower

    Stephen Guise
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Self-control researcher Roy Baumeister led a groundbreaking study in 1996. People were led into a room which smelled of just-baked chocolate chip cookies. Then, cookies and chocolates were brought out for them to see. And finally, some participants were given two cookies to eat, but not all of them. One group of people was given raw radishes to eat instead! Poor souls. On a subsequent impossible puzzle designed to test a person's persistence, those who ate radishes were found to last less than half as long and took just over half the number of attempts as those who ate the cookies.
  • 20 Ways to Start Loving Yourself! 

    Carolynne Melnyk
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    You are magnificent! There is no other person on earth like you. You are unique, one-of-a-kind! Are you thinking? “Who is she kidding? I’m just normal. No one special! Just like everyone else.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Your life experiences up to this point are like no other person’s. Yes, there may be some similarities but, in essence each person is having their own very unique individual experience in life. From this perspective you are different, unique and magnificent! Isn’t it time to start treating yourself as special. Show yourself a little love and express…
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    Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

  • WOW Mental Toughness (2 of 2)

    Darren Hardy
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Muhammad Ali said, “In the big leagues everyone has ability. It always comes down to mind games. Who ever is more mentally strong—wins.” Life is the “big leagues.” And that quote is true about life and success. Everyone has the ABILITY to succeed, but in the end it all comes down to mind games. Whoever is more mentally strong will win, succeed, and live the life they were meant to live. To conclude our WOW Mental Toughness series, I want to be sure you walk away with a real understanding of what it is to be mentally strong, with tangible takeaways on exactly…
  • WOW Mental Toughness (1 of 2)

    Darren Hardy
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    According to Peter Clough, a leading researcher on mental toughness, mentally tough individuals tend to be sociable, competitive in many situations, and have lower anxiety levels than others. With a high sense of self-belief and an unshakeable faith that they control their own destiny, these individuals can remain relatively unaffected by competition or adversity. Those sound like some qualities you’d probably like to be known for too, am I right? That is what this two-part series is dedicated to helping you with: Developing WOW Mental Toughness. So how do we identify mental strength,…
  • (You Don’t Have to) Be An Original

    Darren Hardy
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Innovation doesn’t always have to be a new, novel, big or revolutionary idea. To me innovation is as simple as looking at any existing product, service, problem or process and determining if there is a better way. Additionally, innovation doesn’t necessarily require some creative epiphany or even originality. It can simply be transferring existing ideas, procedures, or technologies that have already be proven useful elsewhere and applying them to your industry, company, life or to your particular situation. Innovation is as simple as transferring existing ideas…
  • The Price of Innovation

    Darren Hardy
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sometimes there is a heavy price to pay when dealing with innovations. Let me share the story of how I first came to learn the price of innovation… It was a Friday evening in the summer of 1988, and I was sitting at home waiting for my buddy Chuck to call about our plans for the night when my dad walked in after a long day of selling real estate. Strapped to his shoulder was a large, black bag I didn’t recognize. At first I thought it was a new briefcase, but it was too bulky. Maybe a new piece of luggage? A trumpet? I’d never seen anything like it. He walked into the…
  • 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
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind

    Avil Beckford
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind Although we  are celebrating Banned Books Week September 21−27, 2014, I have decided that I would present Oscar Wilde’s personal library because his play Salome was banned and he had to remove parts of his book, The Picture of Dorian Gray because it was considered homoerotic and suggestive. Over 120 years later, Harvard University Press published the original text of The Picture of Dorian Gray. I think the version of the book I read is probably the version where chunks of the story were removed. If you have not read The…
  • Welcome to Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014

    Avil Beckford
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Welcome to Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014 Welcome to Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014 Reading is important because it is one of the best ways to shape a mind, and that is one of the reasons why I have done the personal libraries of successful people series. People should have the freedom to read what they want to read, but they should be responsible about how they apply the information. Many great men have read the great books, the same books that Hitler and Stalin read, yet they did not commit despicable acts such as the holocaust and labor camps – Hitler and…
  • How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review

    Avil Beckford
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review I purchased How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John C Maxwell based on the title and the author. I did not flip through the book or look at the table of contents. If you are looking for a book with how-to advice nicely laid out, this book is not for you. As someone who reads a lot, and process large amounts of information, the content of this book is not new to me. Despite this, How Successful People Think is useful because I need…
  • Were you born to blog?

    Avil Beckford
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Born to Blog by Mark W Schaefer and Stanford A Smith – Book Review Born to Blog by Mark W Schaefer and Stanford A Smith – Book Review If you have been performing in a role for five years, are you an expert? Would you know all the fundamentals? Or is there room for improvement? It is hard for me to believe, but I have been blogging at The Invisible Mentor for over five years. With the rate at which technology is changing, it is difficult to keep up with all the information on effective blogging. Recently, while I was in Indigo bookstore I noticed Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for…
  • Emily Dickinson Personal Library

    Avil Beckford
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Emily Dickinson Personal Library Emily Dickinson Personal Library Working on the series, Personal Libraries of Successful People, has been a good process for me because it allows me to see the shaping of the mind. of a very successful person. Like I have written before, from what I have observed so far, these successful people read books to improve their craft, and they read broadly. This is also true of Emily Dickinson, who was an American poet. She read the works of other poets, classic literature, fiction of her time, and various other genres. Born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily…
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    Success Consciousness Blog on Self Improvement and Achieving Success

  • 7 Ways to Stop Being Envious of Other People

    Kayla Matthews
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Being green with envy never feels good. Humans are compelled to compare everything, from the food we eat to the house we own. However, letting these comparisons control your mentality can be harmful. If you spend your days wishing you were living someone else’s life, you won’t be able to live your own life to the fullest. 1. Figure Out Why You’re Envious If you want to stop being jealous of other people, you have to figure out why you’re jealous in the first place. What is it that triggers your envy? For example, perhaps you’re envious of a co-worker because she…
  • A Vacation In Switzerland Around Lake Leman

    Remez Sasson
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    It has been long since I had a vacation, so my wife and I, decided to travel abroad for a week. After some thinking, we decided to travel to Switzerland, hire a car, and drive around lake Leman (also known as lake Geneva). With today’s technology, you don’t have to leave home to take care of the flight tickets or hire a car. You can order the flight, print the tickets, and even hire a car and print the voucher with your home printer, and that’s what we did. We flew to Geneva, Switzerland, and arrived in the afternoon. We received our hired car at the airport, and from there,…
  • Tips to Attain State of Inner Peace

    Hannah Brooklyn
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Introduction Inner peace can be defined as the state of being spiritually and mentally at peace with enough understanding and knowledge to keep you strong in times of stress or discord. Being at peace is healthy and can be achieved through simple tactics. Silence your thoughts Take your time and travel to a quiet, warm beach. A Do a deep inhale and exhale exercise replicating ocean waves sound in your mind. Imagine these waves carefully washing you on the beach and going back into the ocean with all your worries. Give thanks Give thanks for all the experiences and what they have made you…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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    Success Circuit

  • Jonathan Wakeham – Paradise Lost

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    As an avid reader, a descendent and a musical theatre lover, when I heard about John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost being made into a musical and an album being created which will be sung by West End stars, I had to find out more…of course, there was a Kickstarter involved, so please do visit […]
  • Sean Paquet – Commodore

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    I often find my self drawn to up and coming musicians trying to get their names known and their music heard. I think that people often become tired of listening to the same old sound which is why some musicians struggle to disseminate their material. That cannot be said for musician Sean Paquet, his sound […]
  • Katherine Hedley- RenewalsDesk, Patent Pending!

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Anyone whom has ever owned a patent will know that it requires renewing on the fourth anniversary of the filing date and every year after, they would also know how expensive and time consuming the process could be. Katherine Hedley of RenewalsDesk tells us how they have made this process relatively pain free.  Could you […]
  • Tim Russ – Star Trek: Voyager’s Tuvok

    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

    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 […]
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    Talent Development Resources

  • The Creative Personality: Both Smart and Naive

    Douglas Eby
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    “I’ll never be the artist I was as a child.” Willa Cather We may value children, and our own child selves, as having more free and unrestrained creativity. But how true is that notion? How much do we benefit from having a child-like sense of play? Don’t we need our adult intellect to be creative? In her Creating in Flow blog post Creative Kids Learn to Flow (Part 1), Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. notes that a child so deeply involved in play they may ignore other people or an adult voice, is probably in a flow state, which “happens whenever you’re so absorbed in a task that you forget…
  • Working with scary thrills or irrational dread – getting anxiety relief

    Douglas Eby
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Many people choose to get scared in certain situations: thrill rides, horror movies, bungee jumping, running in front of bulls. But what about dealing with unwanted terror? And can fear ever be useful? If you feel shut down or blocked from developing or expressing your talents because of anxiety, there are many ways to help deal with it. Continued in my article Scary thrills or irrational dread: working with fear and anxiety. The Linden Method to manage anxiety Charles Linden has been coaching anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, stress and phobias elimination for over a decade. He describes how he…
  • You’re intense, complex, and driven because you’re gifted

    Douglas Eby
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Author Mary-Elaine Jacobsen writes about the experience of being exceptional: “To feel like an outsider, to constantly pressure yourself to hold back your gifts in order to fit in or avoid disapproval, to erroneously believe that you are overly sensitive, compulsively perfectionistic, and blindly driven, to live without knowing the basic truths about the core of your being – too often this is the life of Everyday Geniuses who have been kept in the dark about who they are and misinformed about their differences. “No one ever took them aside and explained: ‘Of course…
  • Being Smarter Than Others

    Douglas Eby
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    One of the many inspiring quotes by Steve Jobs is this: “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.” But Jobs also recognized he was smarter than his father – a painful event for him. What happens if you realize you are smarter and more capable than most people? Do you celebrate being exceptional, or try to hide? > Continued: Smarter Than Others. Originally posted 2013-08-19 12:20:01.
  • Creativity and Life: The Thriving Online Conference

    Douglas Eby
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The “Science of Thriving: At Work and In Life” online conference featured presentations by more than 20 leading scientists and authors. The Presenters: Presenters include Carol Dweck, Dan Ariely, Adam Grant, Daniel Pink, Sian Beilock, Art Markman, Maria Konnikova, Laura Vanderkam, Scott Barry Kaufman and others. From the site: “Finding real happiness and satisfaction in your career and at home can seem like a such a challenge sometimes, everything moves so fast and it’s all you can do to keep up with life. Many times that leaves us seeking advice from books, seminars,…
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  • Determination Beats Everything Else!

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    Determination beats everything! Determination is a personal quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult. In other words, determination is simply not giving up! “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” (Vince Lombardi) College or no college? You do not have to go to Harvard to be successful! In fact, most successful people did not! You do not have to even go to college! There are many small and larger business…
  • How to Land a Job?

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    How to land a job? It could be you or someone you know who is looking for a job.  Are you looking for summer employment, a part time job, a full time job or a career position?  You may be young, old or just in the middle, it does not matter!  What are companies looking for? Experience, skills, problem solvers or super stars? If you just graduated, you can still find a job! What should you do? If you are unemployed or looking for work, getting a job is hard!  There is too much competition and too few jobs.  What do you do?  You need to be in front of people who have an opening or people…
  • Does a Spending Freeze Work?

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    A spending freeze is when you stop spending money for a period of time. You could lock up you credit cards and cash, avoid the mall and just stay home. How long could you go without spending money? When the federal government has a spending freeze, they just maintain a certain level of spending. They may tie spending to GDP growth or per capita spending. I just call it a budget! Can you really stop spending? History If you are not aware of it, many people automatically or unconsciously stop spending routinely. Every year people stop spending because they maxed out their credit cards with…
  • What is your Legacy?

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    My legacy is not money! As I get older and things change, I think about what I may leave behind. Legacy is an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. It is much easier to leave money and property to your heirs. When I was growing up, I wanted my parent’s time, unfortunately they were always busy. In order to spend time with them, I had to work. It helped influence my values! Legacy for me is a lifetime of accomplishments and achievements that are remembered. I would like to be remembered professionally for my skills and accomplishments and personally for shared experiences…
  • The Power of First Impressions

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. (Andrew Grant) I know we should not judge people, but we do! Remember when you met your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband for the first time? You made a decision to approach or be approachable. I am not talking about love at first sight, but you were interested. You look for verbal or nonverbal clues that the interest is mutual. When you interview or meet a business acquaintance for the first time, both of you are sizing each other up. Little things such as how you are dressed, speak and act will influence your first impression.
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    Coaching Confidence

  • TED Talk Tuesday 23rd September 2014

    Jen Waller
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    This week’s TED Talk clip is from an independent TEDx event: Apply what you love | Phil Larsen | TEDxQUT Clip length: 13 mins 26 secs Prefer to watch on In that case you’ll need to click here. The post TED Talk Tuesday 23rd September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 23rd September 2014

    Jen Waller
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    “The highest form of research is essentially play.” (N. V. Scarfe) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 23rd September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 22nd September 2014

    Jen Waller
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    “A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.” (Richard Dehmel) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 22nd September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Blog posts for coaches from around the web – 21st September 2014

    Jen Waller
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    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?” Posts shared on our Facebook page this week: “COACHING STORY: THE ANSWER IS IN THE QUESTIONS (AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR EAGLETS)” by HT Lee “Thanks for the feedback!” by Minda Miloff However, these are a few posts that also attracted my attention either…
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 21st September 2014

    Jen Waller
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    “Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” (Michelangelo) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 21st September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
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  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #7 | Showing Respect

    Dawn Lennon
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Do you have a question about supervising that you would like me to answer here? If so, please put it in a comment after this post or any that preceded it. This series will continue based on those questions, so … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #6 | Misreading Employees

    Dawn Lennon
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    “How do good supervisors get a correct read on their employees?” That’s the questions I left you with at the end of Episode #5. Supervisors tend to draw all kinds of conclusions about their employees based upon behaviors they see … Continue reading →
  • 4 Ways Distraction Threatens Your Career | Fight Back

    Dawn Lennon
    15 Jun 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Distracted? Never, you claim, always fully tuned in, just multitasking. It’s a popular self-deception. We’re all guilty to a degree. Research has long debunked the notion of multitasking, our claim of being engaged in multiple things (aided by our digital … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #5 | Boundary Mistakes

    Dawn Lennon
    1 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    “What are the boundary mistakes that supervisors make and how do you fix them?” That’s the question I left you with at the end of Episode # 4. A boundary is border or a limit. At work, boundaries are about … Continue reading →
  • When Talent Foreshadows Your Genius, Would You Know? | Becoming Extraordinary

    Dawn Lennon
    17 May 2014 | 9:02 am
    Talent is hardwired in you. You’ve got it whether or not you: Recognize it or have figured it out Know what to do about it Believe you can develop it into something Have the courage to accept or reject it … Continue reading →
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  • Puttyfest Starts Today! Will You be Celebrating with Me? #puttyfest

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hi there multipods, I am jumping out of my seat with excitement over here. Today marks the beginning of our 3-day worldwide celebration of multipotentiality! Puttyfest is all about showing the world what it means to be a multipotentialite and why it is indeed a good thing. Here are a few ways that you can get involved with Puttyfest: 1. If you have a blog or website Publish a blog post about how being a multipotentialite has enriched your life. You can tell a story or use whatever structure you like. Feel free to grab this image and use it in your post. Publish your post on September 23rd or…
  • Win a Multipotentialite Shirt, a Copy of Renaissance Business and a 1-hour Coaching Call with Me!

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Greetings multipods! Did you catch it? There was a little surprise in the video I posted last week. Yup, I was wearing one of our brand new, never-before-released multipotentialite shirts. In addition to all of the festivities taking place during Puttyfest on Sept 23-25, we will be unveiling our beautiful new screen-printed, Multipotentialite shirts! Here’s a sneak peak of the design: There will only be 100 shirts (of various sizes) available to order during Puttyfest. However, I’m giving away some shirts (and other goodies) to a few deserving multipotentialites this week, before…
  • What is a Multipotentialite? (a Video Message from Emilie)

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “What is a multipotentialite?” I get asked this question all the time, and I’ve decided to answer it in a video post today. Enjoy: (Here is that link I mentioned in the video: How YOU Can Help Puttyfest is coming up on September 23-25. During these dates, I invite you to talk openly online about what it means to be a multipotentialite, and why it has been a positive force in your life. Lets get the internet to notice us through our blog posts, tweets, Facebook, etc. By collaborating and sharing, you are helping to increase social-awareness…
  • Are You Ready for the Biggest Week in Multipotentialite History?

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Greetings multipotentialites! I realized something the other day. At the end of September, Puttylike is going to be 4 years old (!!) For one thing, I can’t believe that I have stuck with anything for this long (heh). But in all honesty, running Puttylike has not only been continuously exciting, it’s been an absolute joy. And you know why it’s felt so rewarding? Well yes, I get to do many things in service of my work, it’s a Renaissance Business, provides me with variety, yada yada… But mostly, running Puttylike for four years has been so rewarding because of YOU.
  • I’m About to Embark on a Quest!

    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…
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  • Do You Depend Too Much On Permission?

    Stephen Guise
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    When’s the last time you jumped into new waters without support? (photo by Hiddenpower) Nobody will give you permission. You know why? It’s not theirs to give! Many of us, myself included, let fear control our behavior more than it should. This is not news to any of you, but have you thought much about the role of permission in that? How often and to what extent do you seek permission to do things? How fearful are you of stepping out and doing something without a hint of validation?  When Is It OK For Us To Do Something Extreme? Many of my crazy ideas are like water pushed…
  • Why Anyone Can Be Confident

    Stephen Guise
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Studies show that people who are moderately overconfident benefit from it. The reason? They act according to their overconfidence, which brings them more opportunities to meet that standard. Others may have a more realistic point of view, which acts as their ceiling. Thinking realistically isn’t even logical anymore. A guy tightroped across Niagara Falls. A blind man scaled Mt. Everest. People have been doing unrealistic things forever. So maybe realistic doesn’t actually mean realistic. Maybe realistic means average. You can see there’s a benefit in having confidence and…
  • The Benefits of Doing Nothing for Five Minutes A Day

    Stephen Guise
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This guest post is by Daniel Zandt. Daniel covers the scientific benefits of meditation and gives a great guide for different ways to do it. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!  Have you ever heard the old adage, “The power is within you”? It’s one of those sayings that we tend to skim over. “Great!” the response will usually be, “But the sentiment doesn’t sit with the lived experience of my day-to-day life.” And it’s true. In the pursuit of our goals we have an array of “outside” needs: for information, experience, mentorship, and money. But those are not our only…
  • 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…
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    The Liberated Life Project

  • The “Yes!” List / September

    Maia Duerr
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Raising awareness about the crippling effect of student loan debt Last month’s “Yes!” list was a big hit — so it continues! Honestly, when I wrote up the September list it didn’t cross my mind that I was using the same name as a fantastic magazine. But now that I get that, I’m sending a big nod of recognition and thanks to the original YES! magazine, which has long been one of my very favorite publications. Any resemblance between this list and the magazine is coincidental, but I highly encourage you to check them out. So here we go into the September Yes! list……
  • 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.
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    Motivation Diversity Success Blog

  • Swim Season Finished – Now For Fall Fitness

    Clint Cora
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Swim Season Finished Wow, it seems only yesterday when I announced the start of my summer swim season but since September 1 was the last day our outdoor swimming pool was open, I now have to immediately change gears into my fall fitness schedule.  The swim workouts as expected, were great in getting my cardio fitness into top condition.  As usual, by the end of the summer season, I’m at my best cardiovascular fitness of the year. However, this summer was weird for the pool season.  The pool water was usually chilly as I wore a wetsuit for pretty well all my swim workouts except for…
  • Friends With Young Families Just Too Busy For Us Singles

    Clint Cora
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Friends With Young Families Too Busy After living in Montreal for five years, I returned to Mississauga Toronto.  Not only did I notice all the new highrise condo buildings and retail megastores that were not around during the time before I moved out to Montreal, traffic in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has become worse despite the 401 highway having expanded lanes. However, another big change was observed.  Many of my GTA friends have married and started young families while I was gone in Quebec.  And these friends with young families are just too busy to have any time for single folks…
  • My Experience With Shooting Guns

    Clint Cora
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Shooting Guns At Range Through a Groupon coupon, I had the experience of going to a shooting range this past weekend.  For $45, I got to try shooting three different rifles under the expert supervision of an instructor of course.  I’ve only shot a gun once before in my life and it was during the 1990’s when my company went down to Arizona and I got to shoot a six-shooter (cowboy style gun) as part of a desert tour. After registration and signing waivers, my Meetup group was given ear plugs to wear.  The first rifle (shown above) was a .22 caliber and my first shot actually hit…
  • Playing Neil Young Acoustic Unplugged Example Of Doing What You Love

    Clint Cora
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Neil Young Acoustic Unplugged Hey Hey My My We had an official national holiday (Civic Holiday) up here in Canada this past weekend making it a long weekend.  For many folks, such holidays are usually spent shopping or just spending time with family.  Certainly nothing wrong with that. For many others, weekends and holidays are used to recuperate from their busy working lives.  Again, nothing wrong with that. One thing I have noticed that works even better during ‘recuperation’ time is instead of just watching TV or lying around doing nothing as a break away from work, the off…
  • Can Asians Rock And Roll?

    Clint Cora
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Can Asians Rock And Roll? Yes, there will be a personal development point to all this.  Just bear with me and we will work it in at the end of this post. So one of my lady friends showed me a photo of her and her two sisters during her vacation in Vietnam.  The three ladies in the photo for some reason were posing with no smiles and some with arms crossed.  I mentioned that these were the three toughest looking Asian women I have ever seen together. I even said that they look like an Asian female punk rock band! My friend responded by claiming that Asians do not rock.  This has a bit of…
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  • This is How I Create More Time for Myself

    Naveen Kulkarni
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Lots of my friends and colleagues wonder and ask me how I make time for myself for doing ‘so many things’ at a time. How I find time for blogging, that’s the essential curiosity they generally have , given that I work as a full-time employee at a software company. Let Me Break the Myth […]
  • 9 Personal Development Books You Can’t Afford To Miss (Heard About Goldmines?)

    Naveen Kulkarni
    26 Jan 2014 | 2:26 am
    There are countless books on personal development topics. All of those personal development books or guides have some message in them that motivates you and inspires you. To me, a great book is something that has sheer force to create a fire inside you to take an immediate action. A great book also opens your eyes and clears the dust on a common misconception which you believed since your childhood. Good book makes you powerful and confident.
  • One Month Later – Meditating With OmHarmonics Meditation Music

    Naveen Kulkarni
    17 Dec 2013 | 7:39 pm
    This is my follow-up post on my personal experiences with meditation and meditation audio tracks. I am also sharing a guided meditation video link in this article. Calmness ahead !!
  • How I Experienced Hidden Powers of Meditation With MindValley’s OmHarmonics Meditation Audio Tracks

    Naveen Kulkarni
    9 Nov 2013 | 9:17 am
    For years, I conveniently avoided meditation, not because I underestimated their benefits, but I felt meditation is boring. I always felt, meditation is, waking up early at 4 am, putting a yoga mat on the floor and doing deep breathing. I did initiate few threads of yoga, but couldn’t really stick to them. As I […]
  • The Incredible Benefits of Saying No

    Naveen Kulkarni
    17 Jan 2013 | 9:04 pm
    Stuck in habit of saying 'yes'? Is saying 'yes' to everything good or bad? What are the real consequences when you say yes to everything. Find out this short and interesting article which explores the habit of saying 'yes' and presents you the benefits of saying 'No'
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • 6 Powerful Ways To Live Like a Rock Star (Without Being a Rock Star)

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey Would you like to live like a rock star!? No I don’t mean having casual sex, staying up all night partying, and living with reckless abandon. (I know […] The post 6 Powerful Ways To Live Like a Rock Star (Without Being a Rock Star) appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • How I Am Following My Dream and I Want to Help You Do the Same

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Not to dream boldly may turn out to be simply irresponsible. - George Leonard There is something that I have been wildly excited about for the past 4-5 months and it is about time that I share it with people. I’m sure you noticed that I have been writing more posts focused on following your dreams […] The post How I Am Following My Dream and I Want to Help You Do the Same appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • The 5 “P’s” That Will Dramatically Enhance Your Life

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    “You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.” ― Wayne W. Dyer Do you ever feel like life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? It’s as if you missed some exclusive “how to be happy, whole, and harmonious” memo that everyone else got! What do all of these other people have that […] The post The 5 “P’s” That Will Dramatically Enhance Your Life appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • Are You Spinning Your Wheels? A 6 Step Process for Overcoming Fear and Taking Action

    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

    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.
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    Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

  • How To Activate the “Law of AS IF …” In Your Business

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
      by Heather Dominick EnergyRICH® Entrepreneur Success  & Master Coach Remember the story of the "Little Engine That Could"? This little train had always pulled small loads, but one day it was called upon to deliver something greater. First, it had a hard time getting the load to move at all so it cheered itself on by puffing, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can …" The load began to move and then natural momentum began to take over at the top of the hill and it was pulled forward -smoothly and easily …" Ahhh – such a nice…
  • Protected: How Your Mind Works

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: How Your Mind Works appeared first on Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.
  • Benefits of Being Mindful

    20 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    I often write about the importance of mindfulness.  I love it when I see that new research has identified multiple benefits of mindfulness.  Following are just a few examples of the benefits of mindfulness: 1.   Stress reduction:  Many studies show that practicing mindfulness reduces stress.  Mindfulness meditation has also been found to increase positive feelings and to decrease anxiety.  Researchers have concluded that mindfulness-based therapy can also be useful in altering our thinking and feeling processes and to improve our emotional…
  • Why Coaching Works

    7 Feb 2014 | 11:55 am
    Why Coaching Works infographic The post Why Coaching Works appeared first on Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.
  • Is Negative Nelly Your Friend or Foe?

    26 Jan 2014 | 3:54 pm
    We all have a Negative Nelly—the mean, smack-talking babe who loves to crush your big ideas and your moxie. She is your inner critic. She tells you that “you should be successful by now”. She tells you that “you are a loser”.   She belittles your abilities and even criticizes your best work! But is she really a foe?   You gave birth' to this annoying, judgmental part of your personality as a young child because you needed an internal guardian. The critic actually began as a defense mechanism. It shielded you from physical harm…
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • Positive Affirmations: 101 Life-Changing Thoughts To Practice Daily

    Barrie Davenport
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Over thirty years ago, I came across the book You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay. The book is about self-healing through the use of positive affirmations that correspond with different illnesses and ailments. I was intrigued by the book at… Continue Reading… The post Positive Affirmations: 101 Life-Changing Thoughts To Practice Daily appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • No Motivation? 7 Ways To Overcome Your Lack Of Motivation

    Barrie Davenport
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    A guest post by Kayla Matthews It seems like the only habits that stick are the ones we wish we could break: smoking, checking phones every 27 seconds, or using the words “awesome” or “literally” in every sentence. Good habits are hard to build and bad habits are hard to… Continue Reading… The post No Motivation? 7 Ways To Overcome Your Lack Of Motivation appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Gain Self-Respect In 12 Simple Steps

    Barrie Davenport
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Self-respect and self-esteem are different. Self-esteem comes from how you think and feel about yourself. Self-respect comes from what you do. Although you can work on changing your thoughts and feelings alone, the path to self-esteem is far less difficult when you work on self-respect As I said, self-respect is based in action, and it’s much more… Continue Reading… The post How To Gain Self-Respect In 12 Simple Steps appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Building Confidence, My New eBook Only $.99 For A Week [UPDATE]

    Barrie Davenport
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    I’ve spent the last couple of years writing blog posts and teaching online courses about building confidence. What I’ve discovered from those who comment on the posts or take my courses is that a whole lot of people lack confidence in some area of their lives. It’s a very common problem, but sadly people… Continue Reading… The post Building Confidence, My New eBook Only $.99 For A Week [UPDATE] appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 42 Bad Habits That Suck Your Energy

    Barrie Davenport
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Ever have those days when you feel you’re dragging a ball and chain behind you? Everything is a struggle. Your productivity has tanked, your energy is at rock-bottom, and you just want to crawl in a hole and suck your thumb. Sometimes it’s easy to identify why we’re so lethargic. We might feel physically ill,… Continue Reading… The post 42 Bad Habits That Suck Your Energy appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    Abundance Tapestry

  • Fast Track to Visioning Success with Key Support

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    “What people tend to forget is the journey that I had getting to Formula One. There were plenty of years where I had to learn about losing and having bad races.” Lewis Hamilton Photo credit: “Singapore F1 night race city skyline” by chensiyuan. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Singapore was gripped by F1 (Formula One) race fever over the weekend. We were having the Singapore Grand Prix, a race on the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Against the lighted up city skyline, the night race was a sight to behold. To add to the festivities,…
  • She Wasted Her Money Hiring The Wrong Coach

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    “Testimonials are thank-you gifts from the heart of someone who has been touched by our love, passion and commitment.” Evelyn Lim I was surprised to receive an email recently from an ex-client of mine. She had been wanting to write a testimonial for me since last year but had forgotten about it. Well, she finally got to it. In her email, Angeline Tang shared her story about hiring a coach who, unfortunately, was not able to assist her in a better way forward. Here is what she wrote…. “My experience with Evelyn is one of the best. Prior to Evelyn, I went to a…
  • How I manifested a Dream Home with a $700,000 Price Reduction

    7 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    “Play the picture in your mind – focus on the end result.” The Secret movie I am so excited! I finally bought a new home. Not only is my new place located centrally, just minutes away from the shopping belt – but I also purchased it at S$700,000 (US$560,000) below its asking price. It is like a miracle come true for a number of reasons. We have been looking for a new place periodically for some years. Many weekends were spent looking at places up for sale. Until three months ago, the arduous search that spanned a huge radius did not yield results. Then, unexpectedly,…
  • Tap into Money Breakthrough Special Offer

    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

    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…
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  • Tony Robbins Seminar – Greatest Secret Ever Tony Robbins – Tony Robbins Power of Choice

    John Clark
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Make sure to take 47 minutes and watch this video from beginning to end, take notes and TAKE ACTION!! In this video, Tony Robbins explores how to make better choices with regards to where we are and how we can start acting in a different way to make the changes we need in our life. As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark
  • Tony Robbins – The Keys To Massive Success

    John Clark
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    This is another great video by Tony Robbins, as this video is focused on the beginning of a new year but it is pertinent to today as well as the beginning of the year. We are getting down to the last quarter of 2014 and it is not too late to start making forward progress, if you have not taken part of this program make sure to get over to 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
  • A Better Way – “From Fired To Freedom”

    John Clark
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    This video was uploaded by Eric Worre and it is probably one of the most inspirational videos that I have seen regarding MLM marketing or direct sales. Make sure you watch this video from beginning to end, take notes and TAKE ACTION!! As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark
  • September 22nd I Finish Strong I 100 Day Challenge

    John Clark
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    2014 has been a challenge for most BUT… That does not mean that you can’t change the tide and close out 2014 on a positive track. Make sure to get over to and make it happen!! As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark P.S. Make sure to share this with those who you know want to make 2014 a great year, go to
  • 5 Needs That Shape Consumer Behavior

    John Clark
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In this video, Brian Tracy explores the 5 needs that shape consumer behavior. These needs shape the decisions that you and those around you make when making a buying decision. If you are in sales this video is priceless but it has benefit no matter what business you are in. If you are in marketing, this video can help you shape your ads and marketing to better serve your customer. 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

  • Why ”Positive Thinking” Is Not Enough

    Maria Erving
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    “Positive thinking” is not enough to ‘change your life’. We have to actually believe the words we’re saying and the attitude we have has to be authentic, otherwise the ‘positive thinking’ is only on the surface level and one little remark from another person that challenges your mood just smashes and kills the stream [...]The post Why ”Positive Thinking” Is Not Enough appeared first on Maria Erving.
  • Why Do Angels Abandon Us?

    Maria Erving
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Q: I don’t know how I stumbled onto this site. Now that I am here, I would like to ask a question. I have been searching for a job for 2 years. I felt that my Angels have abandoned me. I had hoped to get work, but no luck. I PRAY a job offer comes soon!! Why do Angels abandon you? A: I believe we stumble upon exactly what we need to stumble upon at the right time when it comes to our spiritual development, so I welcome you to my site, hope you find the content here helpful, uplifting and inspirational. Sometimes we encounter challenges and tribulations in life and in our spiritual…
  • Honoring Stillness (Being Receptive)

    Maria Erving
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    When you don’t trust yourself you’ll go with the ego, letting it push and drag you around, but when you do trust yourself you’re able to state within yourself that “I’m always guided clearly and directly so I can trust this process”, and really know that you are guided every step of the way, and by [...]The post Honoring Stillness (Being Receptive) appeared first on Maria Erving.
  • Live Your True Life Online Classes

    Maria Erving
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Join me in my online classes “Live Your True Life” that begins on Sunday 26th October, 2014. We meet online for four Sundays in a row (by phone, stream or Skype) in a conference call (via TalkShoe). Each call is 60 minutes long followed by a group healing session that I do directly after our call. (Appr. 30 minutes). Time: 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (Plus group healing session after call; appr. 30 minutes). 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? It’s for people who wishes more of the…
  • 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…
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    Unstoppable Personal Development

  • Focus on the Best and Forget the Rest!

    Anthony Basich
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    If there is one secret to success that stands out above the rest (hard work, dedication, determination, discipline and perseverance) then it would be this: What You Consistently Focus On Becomes Your Reality I’m sure you’ve heard this recurring theme stated time and again if you are into the Law of Attraction. But regardless of the commercial hype that this concept often receives (The Secret and other mainstream self help media etc.), it is a literally Universal Law that happens no matter what. You can’t control whether or not your positive or negative thoughts will impact your life.
  • 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
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    Personal Excellence

  • Ask Celes – I’m Getting Married and I’m Afraid of My Wife Seeing My Private Parts. Help?

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Dear Celes, I am a 25-year old man. I am facing the biggest crisis in my life as I am going to get married. My brief background would make it clear. When I was a kid, around 10, my female cousin (around the same age) and I would sleep together. On one such occasion, her hand accidentally touched my thigh and felt something bulging. She asked me what it was. In my child-like, innocent enthusiasm I opened my shorts and she saw my erect p****. She got excited and started rocking it, saying that she had now seen my ‘shame-shame’. Later, in the same excitement, she told all this to…
  • Aha Moments: How World Icons Got their Ideas and Inspiration [Infographic]

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Hi everyone!! I apologize for the lack of updates! While I originally thought that I would have all the time in the world to create new content on PE after my wedding, as it turned out, I’ve been busy with moving into my new home (done), furnishing it (done; will be recording new Celes.TV video with house tour soon), and now loaded with a series of projects (the current live run of Anti-Procrastination Course which will last till mid-Oct, business collaborations, multiple one-to-one coaching clients, and an upcoming workshop engagement), among the admin work of managing a business.
  • What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross “The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” ~ Author Unknown A few days ago, I was surfing online when I came across someone’s bucket list. It quickly inspired me to create my own list and write an article about it at the same time. What’s a Bucket List? If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die. Why Create a Bucket List?
  • Write a Letter to Your Future Self (Review of my Past Letters and Tips to Write Your Letter!)

    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

    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?
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  • Have The Courage (Steve Jobs Quote)

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
  • 4 Tips To Being a More Positive Person

    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

    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

    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

    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 [...]
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    Making JGB

  • MTL to Mooloolaba

    6 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    I took a bunch of footage during my travels from Montreal, Canada to Mooloolaba, Queensland so that I had something to practice my editing and creative video production skills with. This video took me about 1 week to pull together, it’s the first time I’ve ever made something of the sort. Pretty happy with the result! Especially eager to keep making videos – each video I’ve made has helped me to expand on the skill set. Things I learned in making this: - How to build in titles - How to download and install plugins - Basic sound editing - Importing MTS files - Editing…
  • CHALLENGE | 8 Week Bootcamp

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    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 training workouts. - Eat well, drink 5 litres of water per day. - Track stats and progress. - Document and create an ’8 Week Bootcamp’ video episode. TRACK - Walking / Running (km) - Heart Rate - Calorie Burning - Nutrition - Water Consumption GOAL - Reduce BMI - Tone - Muscle definition - Gain strength TOOLS / APPS - Couch to 5km App - Heart Rate Monitor - Fitbit Flex - MyFitnessPal App - Endomodo App - Moves App…
  • On Creative Processes & Digital Storytelling

    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

    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

    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: Join the live hangout…
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    Secrets to Wealth

  • The Value of Adding Value

    Christo van Zyl
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    As the infamous Jim Rohn used to say: "You don't get paid for having a job. You get paid for the value you are adding at your job." If you got paid just for having a job, all you would have to do was to show up. But that is certainly not the case, and definitely not sustainable... I don't know anyone or any industry who loves to pay people just for showing up. You have to be adding value. You have to be bringing something of value to the transaction. You have to contribute something in exchange for money. Learn more from Secrets to Wealth
  • 3 Rules to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

    Christo van Zyl
    3 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    Imagine you allowed a thief into your house. You gave them a key and free access to everything. You also show them where the valuables are and give them the chains to lock you up. How long do you think it will take before you will live in an empty house? Not very long. If you don’t know how credit cards work, they can become the thieves in your wallet. You give them full access to all your accounts – the capital, the interest and the savings - and they will steal your financial progress. But this doesn't have to be the case. Are you currently concerned about your credit card debt? Do you…
  • 101 Top questions everyone should ask

    Christo van Zyl
    18 Dec 2013 | 3:26 pm
    So you want to become wealthy - yes? A key secret is to understand that almost everything in your life - especially if you want to create wealth - is about making choices. About making good choices. About making more choices. About making better choices. You make better choices when you ask better questions, and then realizing that the answer, no matter which way, is a choice - your choice. And the reason(s) - the why - can be your choice also. To demonstrate this I have prepared a list of the 101 top questions everyone should ask - and answer - about creating wealth. You should ask them. You…
  • Your garden – Your Wealth Coach

    Christo van Zyl
    8 Nov 2013 | 5:06 am
    Do you need a wealth coach? Can you benefit from a free wealth coach? Is it possible that your garden be your wealth coach?! In my studies of wealth I was surprised at how many millionaires maintain their own gardens. They mow the lawn, trim the hedges, plant flowers and remove weeds. Why - I thought, would someone who has so much money not just pay for someone to do their own garden? So I tried it out for myself. Since 2010 I have been mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, planting flowers and removing those pesky little weeds. As it turns out, I discovered not only why they do it, but I…
  • 50 Skills that attract Success

    Christo van Zyl
    2 Nov 2013 | 4:55 pm
    Whether you are employed, self-employed or unemployed, you can never have too many skills. Skills make you more capable, and more capable means more productive. More productive also means more valuable. More valuable means more money. Choose to develop the 50 skills here... Learn more from Secrets to Wealth
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    Accelerate Your Success

  • How To Find Clients

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Often, I hear, “I don’t know what to do”. Like there were not enough opportunities out there. Today, I think that there are way too many opportunities and I think that many of us tend to overcomplicate the process. Take a look at this way. I need to wake up on time in the morning, alarm, a phone or kids. The I’m hungry – I need my outmeal and milk. Before I leave the house I prepare my water bottle and a snack. I can’t go naked so depending on weather I’ll need some clothes and possible umbrella. Then I need to somehow get where I want to go – I…
  • Keep Going

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Procrastination. It stands in the way to your success. But you are not alone. For years I thought that systems and creativity don’t go hand in hand. I was so wrong. Without system, without routine, you won’t get much done.  It wasn’t logical and it didn’t make any sense, but now I know that there is an enormous power. Anything and everything can be broken down into a few small steps. Actually, rather it must be. In 2011, John Maxwell showed me his thinking chair (a place where he thinks, reflects and put ideas together for his books). At that time I though, what a…
  • What If I Don’t Know What I Want?

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    What if no one really knows? What if the secret is in focusing on the next logical thing and to never stay still? I think that it is important not to pay attention to the “how”. I also think that it is important to never stay still, because the movement, the trial and error shape our journey and open the doors to the next levels. Let me give you an example. My first blog posts was not any good. In fact, my wife said, “yeah, you can’t post that”. But here is the thing, haven’t I wrote that first one, I would have never gotten to this one. And it goes even…
  • The First Step To Turn A Dream Into Reality

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Seth Godin says, “Ship it“. Well, it’s been over a year I have been playing with this idea of starting a blog. I have all the reasons why I should. It would help me to get better (I constantly look for ways to get better). It could potentially help some people out there – you – who may be struggling with the similar challenges as I was before I convinced myself to make some changes and finally took action. It would help my business to grow (I would also love that). But I’m sure you know the story. First, I don’t have enough time. Then, even though I…
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    News To Live By

  • NTLB Creator Danny Rubin Speaks at ODU, Chats on the Radio

    Danny Rubin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    The week of September 15th was a busy one for News To Live By. But busy is good. That means word is getting around about the blog, which is always positive. On September 16, I spoke to the newly-formed Young Professionals Group at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. I’m impressed with the students in the group as many already have career plans after graduation. There were even a few freshmen in the room! One month into college, I’m sure I thought more about the big frat party on Saturday night than a job out in the real world. But these students have their minds in the right…
  • 8 Reasons Why the Only Person You Can Truly Rely on is You

    Danny Rubin
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Do you take vitamins? Feel them working? Well, any added benefit from a calcium or iron supplement might be in your head. The blog FiveThirtyEight reports on surprising new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The survey finds it’s hard to tell the value of vitamins if we already live relatively healthy lifestyles. Emily Oster, a business professor at the University of Chicago who wrote the piece for FiveThirtyEight, lays it on us: “The truth is that for most people, vitamin supplementation is simply a waste of time.” I suppose it’s…
  • Why You Don’t Add the Email Address Until You’re Ready to “Send”

    Danny Rubin
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    The London School of Economics. World-renowned. Prestigious. Giant embarrassment. In late August, the university accidentally sent an email to 200 students with a bizarre error: Did you catch the name of the email recipient? Aa-Kung Fu, Panda Tiger Test Test Classify this one under “Mass Email Blunders.” University officials not only had to apologize for the mistake but also its racial undertones. The London Evening Standard reports LSE’s population is 30 percent Asian, and some students were offended by the “Kung Fu, Panda” part. An LSE spokesperson claims…
  • Email Templates: How Long to Wait Before the Follow-Up Message

    Danny Rubin
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Usually, Apple CEO Tim Cook would be insulted if people looked at a watch while he talks. On September 9, he wanted nothing more. At long last, the tech giant announced plans for The Apple Watch as well as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. What will the much-hyped watch do? Brett Molina of USA TODAY lists several features: – monitor all activity and movement with a fitness app – double as a hotel room key – send tweets – give vibrating feedback on when to make turns with walking directions – Siri will be on your wrist too I know. You want an Apple Watch on your arm…
  • The Definitive Guide to Exclamation Marks in Work Emails

    Danny Rubin
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Back in the day, the rules were simple. In the office? Suit and tie. Write a memo? Keep it formal. Today, social mores have changed and the default setting is often business casual. That means the clothes we wear on down to how we communicate. Two recent studies suggest the office is more like an Ultimate Fighting Championship bout than dignified place of work. – Marketing firm DDB found millennials would take credit for someone else’s work to get ahead fives times as often as baby boomers. – Job placement service RiseSmart reports 16 percent of workers criticize employers…
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    The Code of Extraordinary Change

  • Launching October: Get Your Backbone Back

    Steve Errey
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Recently I wrote some thoughts about backbone. I also mentioned that I was thinking about running a short course to help people find theirs (and then trust it) and invited people to share a comment or drop me an email to signal their interest. The interesting thing is the flurry of emails I received from people saying they’re interested and would love to take part in something like that, while at the same time nobody commented on the post itself to signal their interest. Which tells me a couple of things. First, people are afraid to be the first to speak up or to admit to a lack of…
  • ActionPoint: Try a Little Mindfulness

    Steve Errey
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    You will have done mightily well to not come across this thing called mindfulness, as it’s been talked about and written about for a while now. It’s the not-so-new big thing, having been around for thousands of years, and the benefits of mindfulness are many. I’ve been practising mindfulness meditation daily for the last 5 years to help manage chronic fatigue syndrome, and I can say without doubt that it’s been fundamental in helping me live with this chronic illness. It’s taught me that the state of my body (which, right now, is aching like a building’s…
  • 9 Ways to Deal With The Fear of Putting Yourself “Out There”

    Steve Errey
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hitting ‘Publish’ on my very first blog post back in 2007 was terrifying. It was the point where the stuff in my head was about to be made public for the very first time, I had no clue what would happen or what people would think, and amid my excitement there was a very real fear of putting my stuff out there for the world to see. Somewhat ironically, I was launching myself as a confidence coach. My point is that putting your ideas out there for other people to gawk at and judge is just about as terrifying as it gets. It’s the point at which your thoughts, ideas and opinions…
  • 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…
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    Love Guide by Dr Prem

  • Refresh your relation and fall in love all over again

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Beginning is indeed the best time of any relationship. Everything seems so good and fairytale like in the starting. A couple feels extremely drawn towards each other and feel like spending almost all the time in one another’s arms. However, this craze and madness subsides with time and partners’ kind of start taking each other for granted. They stop showing care and appreciation for each other and distance from their partner does not trouble them anymore. This situation is painful and annoying for the ones who started as lovebirds’ madly in love with each other and now they feel more…
  • Are you in love or is it just lust

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Getting into a relationship is fun but it is somewhat essential to know whether you are in love or your relation is just a lustful need. If both the partners have this same purpose for getting into a relationship then it is fine but it can be a big problem if one of the partners is seriously in love and the other is only there to satisfy lust. Many people complain especially young girls and boys that they are unable to judge their partner’s motive behind their being in the relationship. When a relationship starts, it is a kind of gamble for the couple, as they really do not know whether…
  • How to get your ex back?

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Being hopelessly in love is not a nice feeling when you have just broken up. It isn’t all that easy to get over an ex bf and move on. It takes a whole lot of effort, bravery and courage to go on. However, what if you guys are meant to be together? Maybe, you should try getting back to them and see if things work out. It may turn out to be fine after all! However, this is a tricky issue. For, how should you go ahead with this risky venture? It may or may not turn out to be fine. There is a good chance that it will simply backfire. What will you do then? How on earth should you be approaching…
  • Overcoming Awkwardness on the First Night of Marriage

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Marriages are a big deal in India and getting married is an even bigger deal. However, the biggest dilemma of all is the first night of marriage. For, most Indians are brought up as virgins and are thoroughly fed that sex is a bad thing unless you are married. Hence, once you get married, it becomes difficult to get comfortable with the so called bad sex. Firstly, one needs to get comfortable with each other and then later, one can get comfortable having sex. It is not a bad idea to read up a little before you get married. Here are a few tips that will help you out – Get Comfortable with…
  • How to Handle a Teenage Breakup

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Teenage is indeed one of the most critical stages in one’s life. A teenager is over sensitive, innocent, immature, and extremely emotional. All these traits teenagers especially portray when they suffer heartbreak. Teenage is the age when the first love of life begins, that feeling is just amazing as one feels like being on top of the world. Everything seems so romantic and fun-filled that time just flies. However, when it comes to heartbreak, when they get dumped or when they do not get the love back as they had expected, it is painful for them to deal with it. As teenagers are over…
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    The Start of Happiness

  • 10 Priorities You Should Re-Evaluate to Live a Happier Life

    Kayla Matthews
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    One of my biggest struggles in my day-to-day life is managing my priorities. And by that, I mean I take stuff wayyyy too seriously.Car bill due? I’m thinking about it all day. Carpet to vacuum? Also on my mental to-do list.Some people think that keeping these kinds of daily priorities in your mind is an act of mature responsibility. I know I used to.But, more recently, I’ve been made aware of just how limiting that kind of prioritization can be. Not just to your mental health and your happiness, but it can limit the happiness of important people in your life.If you spend all your time…
  • 6 Ways To Eliminate Distraction, Find Focus and Get More Done

    James Frankton
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    We live in a world of distraction.From the constant buzz of incoming text message alerts through to ceaseless chatter and noise in the office, it can be hard at the best of times to concentrate and get work done.Think about your daily routine – do you ever find yourself:Feeling distracted from your work?Struggling to find focus?Procrastinating important tasks?Not getting as much done as you would like?If you answered yes to any of the above, then you need to keep reading.In this article I’m going to teach you six of the most effective ways to eliminate distraction, find your focus and get…
  • 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…
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    Big Picture. Fine Focus.

  • (UN)Stuck In the Middle With You. feat: @soulpancake & @iamkidpresident #choose2matter #lifeisbeautiful #liveoutloudeveryday #design

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    While out for my walk the other morning, my mind wandered to the topic of bullying. Perhaps it was because I just passed a bunch of kids walking to school. Regardless of the reason behind this thought, I was thinking about bullying and the thought( was not going away.   Have you ever wanted to belong? I know I have. Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? I’ve been there too. Have you ever wanted to belong so badly that you were willing to do something (to someone) even if you knew it wasn’t right? I have.   When the topic of bullying arises, there are two…
  • 5 Easy Market Fresh Dinners feat: @ohsheglows #foodielove #nomnom #cleaneating #liveoutloudeveryday

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love food. I love everything about it, from going grocery shopping, to visiting farmers markets, to finding new organic products, to searching for recipes, cooking, eating, I love it all! My mother-in-love Andi (check out her works of heart here) and I were once chatting about what people spend their money on. We agreed every person had a certain something they could spend all their money on. For some people it’s shoes, for others it’s cars, for Andi it’s fabric, and for me? Her answer, “food.” What is it about food? For one, it has the ability to engage all of…
  • This Week in Photos: LOVE is… #potd #youmatter #lifeisbeautiful #liveoutloudeveryday

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello Amazing Souls, Happy Weekend! I hope that this week has treated you well and that you are ready for a wonderful weekend ahead:). I know I am! This week has been an interesting one. My dad had surgery on Tuesday and was in the hospital till Thursday. We are so grateful that the surgery went well and my dad is now recovering at home. During his hospital stay, I had the chance to visit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (where my mum works) and was overwhelmed by the precious little babies. What struck me was that whether you came in for surgery (like my dad), were just born (like these…
  • GUEST POST: The Gift of Being Empty by Susheela Ramachandran (@savvysushi) #liveoutloudeveryday #lifeisbeautiful

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    What is it to be empty? And expect nothing. What is it to be empty? And live the questions. What is it to be empty? In eternal, peaceful contemplation. What is it to be empty? In stillness and awareness. What is it to be empty? And follow your soul’s calling. What is it to be empty? And live in all your authentic glory. What is it to be empty? And let grace lead you. Be empty, And discover the wisdom within. Be empty, And everything you seek will arrive; In its own time, In its own space, In its own way. Be empty, And receive the gifts, life has been waiting to give you.   Axladitsa is…
  • This Week’s Menu: BON APPETIT(E) #foodielove #nomnom #cleaneating

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Hello Lovely Souls, Happy New Week! As fall weather creeps in, there is nothing like putting on your comfy clothes and enjoying meals that warm your soul. This Week’s menu is inspired by the bounty of the fall harvest.   Here are links to some of the recipes that inspired this week’s menu: This yummy recipe for Quinoa Buddha Bowls was featured on Simply Quinoa and is inspired by the lovely Angel Liddon of Oh She Glows (I’m allergic to nuts and avocados so I create my own custom nut-free dressings) Stuffed Peppers with Sausage and Rice is both delicious, nutritious,…
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  • Machine Gun Preacher: Purpose

    Michael Sanghara
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
  • Jack London Quote

    Michael Sanghara
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” - Jack London
  • High School Football Speech: Apollos Hester Truly Believe

    Darcy Hayer
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
      This guy is the definition of “Feeling Success.” Apollos Hester interview by TWC News is going viral, in one day of the video being up, it’s reached over 1 million views due to his high energy, sheer enthusiasm, and optimistic attitude for spreading the word that if you just “believe” all things are possible. “It’s an awesome feeling when you truly believe you’re going to be successful, regardless of the situation, regardless of the scoreboard, you’re going to be successful” - Apollos Hester
  • Howard Schultz: I Dreamed Big Dreams

    Michael Sanghara
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
      Mega Entrepreneur and the man responsible for Starbucks, Howard Schultz gives his one of a kind wisdom on how to dream big and follow through with it. He discusses how there will be people along the way who will question the size of your dreams, and how you should not allow anyone, family or friends, to get in the way by bringing you down. “Dream more than others think possible.” - Howard Schultz  
  • Sofia Vergara

    Michael Sanghara
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Born: July 10, 1972, Colombia | Successful For: Actress, model | Zodiac Sign: Cancer “So I am taking advantage while I can, to make money like I can now, because why not? It’s part of my job, doing what I like.” - Sofia Vergara Inner Keys to Success: BE AUTHENTIC AND REAL WITH WHO YOU ARE: Always true to who she is, Sofia Vergara remains a true definition and representation of herself wherever she goes. She has come a long way from when she openly admitted that as a young girl, she was so self-conscious of her thin body that she would wear two pairs of jeans to look more full framed…
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  • Find Purpose & Happiness Through a Pursuit, Plus: A Giveaway!

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Pursue your passion. That’s the traditional wisdom, right? But there’s more to it than just that. In his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, Chris Guillebeau explains how you can also find a purpose in the pursuit of a quest. The book is based on his experience visiting 193 countries, and how the pursuit of that quest also gave him great purpose in life. Since I received two copies of the book from the publisher (thanks, Chris!), I’m giving away a hardback version of Chris’s book to one lucky reader! The contest details are at the end of this post. So what is a…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Finding Your Purpose

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    I’ve been spending less time on my blog this summer. I guess you could say that I’ve been away on a long journey. Not the kind that requires a passport, but a long journey just the same. Most of the journey was spent finishing my master’s degree, researching and writing the massive paper required for my final thesis. I knew it would be a big, time-consuming project as I mentioned in this article about Climbing Your Own Mount Everest. What I didn’t realize was how much of my focus and energy it would take. As a result, I took a little break from blogging and…
  • 7 Things Successful People Never Say

    3 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    Have you ever noticed that the most successful people share a certain kind of attitude? For example, successful people don’t spend a lot of time complaining. They’re busy taking action and creating their success. As you read the following list, think about whether you hear yourself saying any of these things. If you do, consider how you might shift to a more positive and success-oriented point of view. 7 Things You Won’t Hear Successful People Say: 1. I’m completely overwhelmed: Successful people never say this because they guard their time and manage their energy.
  • Discovering Your Life Purpose with StrengthsFinder (Plus One More!)

    27 May 2014 | 6:04 pm
    As Shakespeare said, “To Thine Own Self Be True.” But what if you’re not clear about who you really are? What if you don’t know what you want to do with your life? How do you really get to know yourself? In this series of posts  I’ll show you some great tools for discovering who you are. Knowing who you are is a necessary starting point for finding a purpose that aligns with your true self. StrengthsFinder Living your life’s purpose invariably includes knowing and applying your strengths. According to Gallup studies, “people who have the opportunity to focus on their…
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    Achieve the Green Beret Way

  • Give Yourself a T.W.E.A.K.

    Michael Martel
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Tell me, what do you do after a win of any kind? You probably celebrate, right? That’s great. But if you want to rack up even more wins in your future, then you also need to take a moment and analyze your successes. Of course this goes for your failures too. You can’t just shrug […] The post Give Yourself a T.W.E.A.K. appeared first on Achieve the Green Beret Way.
  • Talk Minus Action Equals Zero

    Michael Martel
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    If you do nothing, you get nothing. That’s the truth – plain and simple Now I am not against positive thinking and the whole abundance mindset thing. It’s just that you need to do stuff at the same time. Even little steps will get you to where you want to go. You just got to […] The post Talk Minus Action Equals Zero appeared first on 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.
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    Married with Luggage

  • The First Step to Living Your Dream: Know What It Is (Podcast #80)

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Episode 80 comes to you from the shadow of a medieval castle in rainy Marvao, Portugal. This week we’re answering one of the most common questions we receive: How do I create my dream life? You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” ~ Carl Jung Show Notes There is barely a day […]
  • How Women’s Erotica Can Stimulate Your Sex Life (Podcast #79 Rachel Kramer Bussel)

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Episode 79 comes to you from sunny Marvao, Portugal. Today we’re going to talk about women’s erotica and how it can help a couple manage a flagging libido. An editor asked me what led me to write erotica. I replied, ‘A dirty mind, excess words, and an overactive sacral chakra.’” ~ Fierce Dolan Show Notes Have you […]
  • How to Talk to Your Partner About Money (Podcast #78 with Debbie Whitlock)

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    Episode 78 comes to you from beautiful Marvao, Portugal. Today we’re going to discuss how to talk to your partner about money…the good, the bad, and the ugly. A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” ~ Jonathan Swift Show Notes Money is one of the top 5 areas couples […]
  • Why We Let Ourselves Go (and How We’re Getting Our Groove Back)

    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)

    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 […]
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    The Personal Freedom Project

  • 10 Easy Ways To Stay Positive

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer.     Life has its ups and downs but I […]
  • A Proven Way To Finding Purpose + Living a Life That’s Possible

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The world we live in is an illusion, one we never question because we are not meant to. It’s a system that’s in place a system that controls you and makes your decisions for you. From the food you eat, clothes you wear, we can even go as far as to say it controls the […]
  • Personal Development Around The Web

    22 May 2014 | 1:00 am
        So last week I shared a few of my blog posts from around the web. I hope you enjoyed them and found some that resonated with you. This week I promised  part two. Again I hope you will find a post that will help you in some way. Check them out below.   […]
  • A Minimalist Guide to Personal Growth

    13 May 2014 | 3:18 pm
      Hi There. Just so you know, I’m in the process of making a few changes to the content you receive around here. Better content. Even more useful content. So.     I didn’t want to leave you hanging without ANY new content though, so I’ll send you links to all of the guest posts […]
  • 19 Extraordinary Ways You Can Live a Better Life. #12 Is Compulsory!

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    This post is for you if you are seeking to live a better life. Even if you implement one of these things in your life today, It could make  a big difference.   Wake up Ask questions about everything, do you really think the life you are living is the truth? Do you sense a […]
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    Simple Life Strategies

  • Got Lots of Passions But No Idea Which One to Focus on?

    Zoë B
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Do you find that your difficulty lies not in figuring out what you’re passion is, but in working out which passion to focus on? Do you have lots and lots of ideas that you get really excited about, only to quickly get bored and move onto something else? Are you sick and tired of being pulled in so many different directions? And is it time to get focused? If this sounds familiar then this post is just for you ☺ If you’ve heard of the term multi-passionate then you might already have an idea of what you’re facing here. Multi-passionate is a term that describes people who have more than…
  • 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…
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    Think Smarter World

  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part Five
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Photo Credit: Riccardo Maria Mantero via Compfight cc   This is Part Five of a Five Part Series of Seeing the Oneness of our Reality. See previous installments: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four. 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…
  • Did the German Soccer Team Use Unity Consciousness to Win the World Cup?
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    MIT professor and leadership expert, Otto Scharmer, commenting in the summer 2014 edition of The Intelligent Optimist, magazine speaks about how the Germans and Spanish have migrated to what he calls Soccer 4.0 , or total football: “Yes. That’s called ‘total football’, invented by the Dutch in the 1970’s. This involves the total collapse of the idea that each individual has a specific role. There is no distinction between strikers and midfielders. Everyone is doing every thing. It requires a shared development and collective consciousness. Players no longer perceive the game with…
  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part Four
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
      This is Part Four of a Five Part Series of Seeing the Oneness of our Reality. See previous installments: Part One, Part Two, Part Three. 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…
  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part Three
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    This is Part Three of a Five Part Series of Seeing the Oneness of our Reality. See the other installments:  Part One, Part Two, Part Four. 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…
  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part Two
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
      This is Part Two of a Five Part Series of Seeing the Oneness of our Reality.  See the other installments:  Part One, Part Three, Part Four.   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…
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    Talk To Someone

  • Looking for true love

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Where is my dream woman. I'm single man never married and I'm finding it real hard to find a good, honest, caring and loving woman. I will appreciate any help or contact from a good woman.
  • Re: Opening up my heart, but it's closed off

    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

    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][/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

    Matilda Fiaga
    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?

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    It all depends on form. If you're looking for growth, I suggest drop sets. Keep on changing it up. The muscle needs a new stimulus every few weeks. Hope that helps
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    Achieving Fit. » Blog

  • Life Update

    Terressa Dotson
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Hi, long time no chat. I think this blog started out as an educational resource for you during your fitness journey. Since then, I feel like I have been fairly transparent by sharing stories and unique things that have happened over the last year. Speaking of the last year. It’s the most beautiful struggle I have ever been on. And I can’t thank my blog and friends and family enough for that. Exactly that- a beautiful struggle. So many highs and lows. I have learned so much about myself through trying to be transparent as a trainer, maintaing a full time job and continuing to grow…
  • 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…
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    NLP Singapore - Training Courses | Jacky Lim

  • How Did Disney Make His Dream Into a Reality?

    Jacky Lim
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Do you remember the time when you were asked as a young kid what your dream is when you grow up? I bet you dreamt big! Some of you would have probably imagined about becoming a distinguished doctor, a successful business mogul or a wandering world traveler. Isn’t it amazing how exaggerated and elaborate our dreams were when we were young? And then, we blame reality for bursting our bubbles. Most just settle with what is there and think that their once youthful and bright dreams are not really for them and is simply just a dream, after all. But deep within you know that really is not the…
  • A Wealthy Mind to A Wealthy Pocket

    Jacky Lim
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I stumbled upon a quote by businessman and motivational speaker Robert Kiyosaki of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad fame that says, “The single most powerful asset we have is our mind. If trained well, it can create enormous wealth.” Wealth Starts in the Mind I could not agree more. After all, it is true that the way to becoming rich is to think like the rich. You may not realize it, but attaining wealth is in fact a state of mind. It is a conscious act that must be chosen. It does not manifest on its own and it is actually created by the human mind. For the most part, we often equate wealth with…
  • 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: 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…
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    Newaccra Magazine - success, personal development, healthy lifestyle, current sports & entertainment

  • How to Stay Healthier While You Work

    Irene Danquah
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    We technically spend half of our day (12 hours) preparing for work, being at work and going home from work. Take out 8 hours for sleeping and you have at most 4 hours left to attend to family, friends and personal activities. It is therefore important to incorporate healthy lifestyle practices during work. Here are some ways to stay healthier at the workplace. If you cannot eat breakfast at home for reasons such as traffic, long distance to work, pack and take it at the office. Remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Equally pack lunch if it will be difficult to get a meal…
  • How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Good PR

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    “PR is extremely important, and being able to use it in the right way means everything. You have to market your success.” – Lee Haney, bodybuilder and former Mr. Olympia All organisations big or small, local or international, private or public can benefit from good public relations. If you are already in business  or only starting one it is critical that you know what public relations is, what benefits it can bring to your business and how to achieve them. For starters, Public relations (PR)is a set of actions that a company conducts to generate and express a positive image of the…
  • 5 Types of Ladies That Are Hard to Date and How to Deal With Them.

    Jonathan Adzokpe
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The first stage of every male-female relationship that is bound to end in love is dating. Dating is sweet. For the many parts, lovers have the most fun of their lives. They spend time together on the phone for hours; they chat and chat until one falls asleep. It continues on and on and on. However, watch out guys, not every lady is made the same and your dating experience will therefore not be the same. Here are five girls that are hard to date and how to cope with the complexities they bring. The lady with low self-esteem The lady with low self-esteem could be one who looks down on herself…
  • Introducing ‘The Speaking Project 2014’ –by The Royal Centre for Public Speaking

    Fatima Ibrahim
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    What happened on April 10, 2010 ? Saturday April 10, 2010 was a special day. The biggest awards event on Ghana’s entertainment calendar- The Ghana Music Awards show was on and music fans all over the world were watching. As fans watched and screamed, a business man was observing something strange. Artistes and popular personalities were called up stage to present or receive awards. One after the other they went up stage and some were struggling with articulating themselves. People opened their mouths but the words wouldn’t come out! Some were twiddling their thumbs, some simply went…
  • If You Are Considering Scholarships and Study abroad, this is One Event You Shouldn’t miss

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Some opportunities can change your life. This is one of them! What is ASK the SCHOLARS 2014? ASK the SCHOLARS is a friendly workshop for people who are exploring scholarships and study abroad to come and meet people who received various scholarships and have finished school. The returned scholars will take participants through the complete process and give them links to scholarships. Participants will also network with each other and with the scholars so they can get assistance later in the process. What are the benefits ? The benefits of attending the workshop are many. First, participants…
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    Why I Left Google

  • 11 Lessons and Thoughts from 3 Speaking Engagements in 3 Days

    Arman Assadi
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. I clicked play slideshow on my Macbook Pro, picked up the clicker, and looked up. 100 or so young, sharp, bright-eyed people were staring right at me. I had their complete, undivided attention. So I did what every pro does — immediately started shaking and getting nervous. “Just introduce yourself and go ... The post 11 Lessons and Thoughts from 3 Speaking Engagements in 3 Days appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • Confluence: The Recipe to Career Fulfillment and Living Your Passions

    Arman Assadi
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 3.5 minutes. It’s not enough to do what you love. You must identify your confluence. Too many people with platforms promote the idea of finding your purpose, your passion, and doing what you love. While this will definitely lead to short-term fulfillment, it’s not enough. If you want a successful and fulfilling ... The post Confluence: The Recipe to Career Fulfillment and Living Your Passions appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • Hour of Primetime: The Productivity Secret of Superhuman Achievers

    Arman Assadi
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 7 minutes. If you don’t implement this weekly exercise soon, your precious texting thumbs could fall off. Okay, now that I’ve got your attention, let me give you a brief introduction to the single greatest (and most effective) productivity ritual I’ve ever discovered: Hour of Primetime. Simply put, the Hour of Primetime is ... The post Hour of Primetime: The Productivity Secret of Superhuman Achievers appeared first on 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.
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    Personal Development for the Journey to Success

  • 10 Reasons Why Your Life Sucks

    Beau Norton
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Yep, I said it. Your life sucks. Don’t worry, mine does too. I’m not afraid to admit it. My life is way out of balance, but I’m learning and getting better each day. My life is MUCH better than it was a few years ago, but there’s always more things to work on. I’m not […] The post 10 Reasons Why Your Life Sucks appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • How to Live a Balanced Life (A Counterintuitive Approach)

    Beau Norton
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    A balanced life is something most people desire. Good health, good relationships, and financial security—these are the 3 main pillars of life. To be truly fulfilled, we must reach some level of competency in each of these areas. Most people struggle in at least 2 of these 3 areas, and most people die without ever […] The post How to Live a Balanced Life (A Counterintuitive Approach) appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • Building a New Brain. Why You Need to Think BIGGER.

    Beau Norton
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The greatest tragedy in my opinion is the amount of people who fail to realize their true potential. The real epidemic in this world is small thinking! Small thinking leads to mediocre results at best. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to live in a mediocre world. I want to see […] The post Building a New Brain. Why You Need to Think BIGGER. appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • The Subtle Difference Between Mediocrity and Greatness

    Beau Norton
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    After studying the lives of many great people over the last few years, I have come to see that we are all essentially the same and it is only our habits of thinking and behavior that separate us. In other words, we are all capable of great things, but only a select few of us ever […] The post The Subtle Difference Between Mediocrity and Greatness appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • How to Rewire Your Brain and Make It Your Master

    Beau Norton
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The brain is a powerful machine that can either serve us or lead us to our downfall. Unfortunately, most of us have been programmed in a negative way. Our parents, peers, the media, and a whole many other influences have instilled fear in us at the subconscious level. Some of this fear can be said […] The post How to Rewire Your Brain and Make It Your Master appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
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    Uncommon Sense

  • What's Your Rocket Ship?

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    How do you build a rocket? I’m not speaking in some sort of marketing lingo. I’m asking...
  • Why Everyone Should Try Meditation

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    To understand meditation in a nutshell, go get a camera and take two pictures of the same...
  • The Greatest Kind of Leader

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    The greatest kind of leader is the one who thinks:"I don’t have to be a leader.I don’t...
  • Knowledge is Power

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Most of us have heard the phrase “knowledge is power” — but we may not fully understand how to...
  • Why I'm Walking Over 1,000 Miles

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    I don’t know where I’ll be sleeping tomorrow night. Several weeks ago, I set off on...
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    Unstoppable Gainer

  • How To Learn The Skill That Will Double Your Income

    Tom McCann
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Sometimes people will ask, “Should I learn another language”, “Should I learn to program”, “Should I learn to . . . “ Usually, I’ll reply with a question of my own back so they can answer this question for themselves (I’ll give you this question in a moment). I love getting questions like this, because [...]
  • Fake speed reading, The Million Dollar Habit and Warren Buffet Is Richer Than You

    Tom McCann
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    Who else wants to increase their brainpower 1,000%? Brian Tracy has a saying. If you wish to be successful, then you must seek out the very most successful people and do the same things that they do. If you do what successful people do, then you too will be successful. This quote had a big [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    Spirituality in Stilettos

  • Giving Young Women a Voice!

    Diane Danvers Simmons
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    It was such an inspiration and gift to produce this video for The Women’s Fund/CFFMC, under the guiding principals of Own it Feel it Live it. The principals of Own it Feel it Live it, are simple for anyone to follow and working with the young women of ‘Girl’s Health in Girls Hands’ proved that these three simple steps ground us while freeing us at each phase of our journey. Own your Power, is at the core of GHGH, as the girls make the choice to take a leadership role in creating the life they want to live . Feel it, is the bridge to living it for the young women as…
  • Conversations That Do Make a Difference!

    Diane Danvers Simmons
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Last night, in the company of  two hundred men and women,I, attended the “Women’s Economic & Leadership Forum’s” dinner in Monterey County. An evening of good wine, food, conversation and most importantly continued ENLIGHTENMENT and HOPE ! An evening where courageous women shared their stories.Women, who’ve broken down the walls that could have prohibited them from reaching their dreams.Why, because they were given a chance, they had a mentor, someone who cared when others gave up. Women, who recognize that to grow, conversations, intimate discussions,…
  • 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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    Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing Strategies – It’s NOT Google Calling!

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    It’s my goal to teach entrepreneurs marketing strategies and how to navigate the Internet so they can benefit from all the opportunities it brings. However, many people are still reluctant and I can’t say that I blame them especially when there are so many scams going on. It truly outrages me that these things happen […] The post Marketing Strategies – It’s NOT Google Calling! appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Managing Overwhelm

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Today is Sunday and admittedly I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Not by things I have to do but by things I want to do and don’t have the time. Is anyone with me? Education for the Home Business Entrepreneur – Managing Overwhelm Today I read this article by Mashable called 3 Phrases That Actually Make […] The post Managing Overwhelm appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Complacency is Cancer

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Take a moment of self-reflection. How do you take in information? Do you absorb it? Do you read it and think to yourself that you need to do it? Then a few seconds later the dog barks and you need to take him out – then the thought is lost? Do you revisit it? Do […] The post Complacency is Cancer appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Online Marketing – Let’s Do a Check Up

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    It’s not rocket-science the world around you is changing. The Internet is growing and expanding. As it expands, it creates change. The Internet will create opportunities – coincidently it will also end many industries as we know them. Some businesses will survive – some won’t. The pendulum has swung and now it’s time to get […] The post Online Marketing – Let’s Do a Check Up appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Behaviors Determine the Success of Entrepreneurs

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I get the pleasure of working with entrepreneurs every day. I’ve worked with some that have experienced huge success and I’ve also worked with some that just couldn’t get it together. Over the years I’ve learned the traits that divide. It’s not whose the prettiest or the smartest, those assets don’t have a lot weight […] The post Behaviors Determine the Success of Entrepreneurs appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
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    Mind Snapshots

  • Start With What You Have

    Mind Snapshots
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
  • Why Is It So Hard To Ask For What We Need?

    Mind Snapshots
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Do you have a hard time asking for what you need? Do you ever find yourself hinting to what you want rather than being straight with what you need? Problem with that is we get our feelings hurt or we get upset if the other person doesn’t respond. We think they are being inconsiderate or that they don’t care. We blame them for not making us happy, or we keep it to ourselves and become miserable. We think we’re the victims. After all, we’re the ones unhappy and unfulfilled. But truth is we are the ones who created the problem by not being clear with what we need. For me personally, I…
  • 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
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    Challenge Away

  • A Simple Challenge That Will Bring On Instant Anxiety

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” -Jerry Seinfeld This one is going to really push you. I’m not sure the evolutionary psychological origin of the fear of public speaking. I’m guessing it has something to do with the primitive tribal mentality. If you made a fool out of yourself in front of you tribe you might have been ostracized and forced to live…
  • The New Food Challenge

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
      Quick, what’s your favorite food? Do you remember when you first tried it? Probably not. I’m guessing it’s been your favorite food for a long, long time. I grew up a pretty picky eater. The cuisine in central Wisconsin consisted of cheese, bratwurst, cheese curds, frozen pizza, spaghetti, mashed potatoes, and cheese. Pretty adventurous, eh? As a youngster I found myself in the proverbial pocket. I knew I liked chicken tenders and french fries. So, why try anything else when I went to restaurants? I may have only had one chance a month to dine-out. Why screw it up…
  • The New Skill Challenge

    3 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    What is the one new skill you want to learn? What is the one thing you want to know more about? Today is the day to start learning a new skill or gain expert knowledge on a subject. Remember, all the masters started where you are. At square one. Darren Hardy, personal development guru and author, has a systematic method for achieving this. He calls it the 1-1-5-3-1-30-30-5 Plan. I’m not sure why Mr. Hardy wants to complicate things with a long name, but I’ll break it down so it’s easily digestible.   1 – What is your #1 goal? 1 – What skill or knowledge do…
  • The 5 a.m. Challenge – How to Get Up Early

    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

    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…
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    How I'm Building My Life

  • Chicago Marathon Training: Run Faster

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Gaining confidence as you approach race day is essential. Today I had 10 miles that included 2 3 mile repeats ahead of race pace with a mile recovery in between. I ran these at 6:40/mi. These types of workouts are essential in order to run faster and achieve the goals that you set out when you began […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Run Faster appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: Gotta Get Lucky To PR

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    You’ve gotta get lucky to PR. That’s what I learned after closing out another week of training. You can train your ass off, but if the stars don’t align on race day, you’ll run the race you intended to just at a slower pace than you needed to PR. What the hell happened!? This week was extremely […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Gotta Get Lucky To PR appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: Life Happens

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Life happens. Last week my girlfriend’s mother was diagnosed with a malignant tumor on her brain. In a whirlwind of a long weekend we drove about 25 hours and spent some time at the hospital ahead of the surgery to remove the tumor. First off, I am running for the American Cancer Society in Chicago, so if you […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Life Happens appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: Pains and Gains

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Last week was a battle between having a semi running injury that required me to punish 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 lack of mental toughness this week could […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Pains and Gains appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: Dealing with Running Injuries

    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.
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  • 5 Common principles for successful people

    Henry Mukuti
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit” ~ Conrad Hilton. You may have asked yourself this old age question. Why are other people more successful than others; why is it that some people make more money, have more friends, enjoy better life than others; why do other people derive more satisfaction from life than others? Studies have been done and lots of money spent seeking the answers to these questions. I have been doing my own personal study of successful men and women. The revelations have been…
  • How to live from the inside out

    Henry Mukuti
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Things may happen to you, but the only things that matter are the things that happen in you ~ Eric Butterworth I am not made or unmade by the things that happen to me but by the things that I do, this means that I have learned to live from the inside out. The bible says we shall know them by their fruit, very true indeed. What we manifest outside is as a result of the fullness of the inside. Have you ever wondered how many people care about what other people think of them as compared to the number of people who care about, what they look like; what school they went to; how society has…
  • 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…
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    Think Like an Entrepreneur

  • How to Fail Your Way to Success

    Deborah A Bailey
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan If people aren’t making mistakes, they aren’t learning. Instead, you get people who pretend to know what they don’t know – which just creates more problems in the long run. When you’re afraid to fail…to stumble…to look silly…you will stay stuck in your comfort zone.
  • Terrified about Transforming Your Life? Here are Some Comforting Words of Advice.

    Deborah A Bailey
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein The other day I got an email from a gentleman named, Tim. He asked me for advice about looking for a new job. He was unemployed and money was running low, but he wanted to make a fresh start. How much courage does it take to transform your life after it’s come undone? Having been through this situation myself more than once, I’d say it takes quite a lot. That’s the difference between those people who survive and…
  • Is it Ever too Late to Start Over?

    Deborah A Bailey
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:48 pm
    The other day I was reading a blog post about learning new languages. Most of the comments stated that if you don’t learn a new language when you’re young, it’ll be too hard to pick up when you’re older. In our society, that idea is repeated over and over. And if people hear an idea enough, they start to believe it must be an established fact. How often have you heard someone say they were too old to start over? They’ve invested too much time in their job, or their relationship, or their career, or their belief system to change now. Here’s the bottom line:…
  • There’s One Thing You Should Know. You Are Enough.

    Deborah A Bailey
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    “Take a day to heal yourself of the lies you have been told about yourself and then, go out and heal someone else.” –Maya Angelou It is possible that at some time in your life you got the message that you weren’t enough. You weren’t smart enough, attractive enough, rich enough…just not the “right” type of person to have what you desired in life. It is possible that “well-meaning” people close to you gave you this message. Or you learned it out in the world. And you believed it. The thing is, you are enough just as you are. The world…
  • Why You Should Stop Expecting Your Future to be Just Like Your Past

    Deborah A Bailey
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    “Now, I return to this young fellow. And the communication I have got to make is, that he has great expectations.” – Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations” “Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.” – William Congreve, “Love for Love” What happens when your desire for a different kind of life is in conflict with your current reality? We’ve been conditioned to believe that change has to occur on the outside first.
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    The Edge

  • What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Like You

    Matt Miades
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    We’ve all been there.  Whether you’re new to your company or you’ve been at the same company for a long time, at some point you will have a boss that you don’t feel likes or respects you.  It’s inevitable, and it’s up to you to do something about it. If you sense that your boss has a problem with you, walk yourself through these six steps to manage the situation before it impacts your career: 1. Be Sure You Are Reading The Situation Correctly We all have different levels of sensitivity in the workplace that vary based on things like stress, emotions, past history and workplace…
  • 4 Ways To Manage People Risk

    Matt Miades
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    In my blog post titled,”Not Managing People Effectively is Risky Business,” I touched on why good leaders make People a priority in their organization.  In this post, I’d like to elaborate further on the concept of People Risk and how to manage it effectively. It’s easy to read these things and say, “Yup!  We do that,” and simply move on.  What’s harder is to really ask yourself how well you are doing these things, how transparent is your approach, how involved are your employees in the process, and whether you are really taking this as seriously as you could…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Need To Do An Internship In College

    Matt Miades
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    “But it’s my summer,“ claimed a friend of mine’s daughter about having to do a high profile internship in Philadelphia this summer.  “All of my friends are at the beach or working at jobs that are fun.” Now, she was half kidding, because this student put a lot of time and effort into getting a top-notch internship this summer, but a part of her really wanted to just stay a kid and goof off for one last time at a mindless summer job.  As the boomerang generation, many of you will be living with your parents again after college.  One way to help prevent this is to get…
  • Been complaining at work lately? Read this.

    Matt Miades
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    There are certain key characteristics of individuals that really stand out to me as a senior executive.  These are things that you do so consistently that I can’t help but attach them to my description of you.  Seeing an employee with a strong, consistent character is one of the first indications that you are someone to watch; someone to consider for the most challenging and rewarding opportunities.  If I see your character as the clown, whiner, complainer, slow worker, no initiative, etc., I’ll look to others for help and start to think about whether you even belong here. Early in my…
  • Be Aware – You’re Competing For Your Job Every Day

    Matt Miades
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    If you seek real success in your career you need to learn how to stand out in a positive way from your competition.  Think you don’t have any?  The reality is that you have people around you who are competing for your job at this very moment.  Sometimes your competitors are already in the company, and other times you’re simply competing against potential employees that management could bring in to replace you.  Although you may not have realized this before, and even if you’ve never thought of it this way, you are ALWAYS competing to keep your job!  Remind yourself of this often,…
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