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  • The #1 Trait of A Successful Person

    Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin
    Jef Menguin
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
    You can develop your personal leadership 365 days a year... As you know, I am now in Bangkok, Thailand. I have just finished a 7 hour seminar for leaders of Tiens. There were 25 of them and this one is for the books for me. I have to deliver in English and the only one who understands me was the most successful…and he was my […] The post The #1 Trait of A Successful Person appeared first on Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin.
  • 6 Simple Tips to Create Happiness and Peace in Your Life

    Success Consciousness Blog on Self Improvement and Achieving Success
    Remez Sasson
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Do you want to live a life filled with happiness and inner peace? I am sure you do. You might think it is tough and impossible, and that a life of happiness and peace requires particular circumstances. This is not so. There is no right time. Every day is the right time. To bring happiness and peace into your life you need to act, not just dream about them. You will also need to make some inner changes and remove negative influences from your life. Tips to create happiness and peace in your life 1) Happiness and peace are not dependent on possessions and circumstances. Material possessions,…
  • Losing Balance, Restoring Inner Wisdom (+ Book Giveaway)

    Deep Existence
    Guest Author
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:11 am
    I’m excited to show you this guest post by Patricia Crisafulli, a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of  It’s easy to get caught up in “being productive,” to the point that you forget to relax. But Patricia has a condition which frequently reminds her of the importance of taking breaks and taking care of herself. Patricia has offered to give away two paperback copies of her new book to Deep Existence readers. You can easily enter the contest at the end of the article. The keyboard is yours, Patricia. Thanks for sharing your…
  • How to Train Your Brain – Tips from Hay House Author Susan Pearse

    Simple Life Strategies
    Zoë B
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I want to let you in on a little secret this week. Did you know that your brain is the most important piece of equipment you have!? Think of it like your own personal computer. Like most computers, your brain needs a little training and today Hay House author Susan Pearse is going to show you how to train your own brain so you can enjoy more happiness and success in life. I was lucky enough to interview Susan about her new book (co-written by Martina Sheehan): Wired for Life, which I have to say I cannot wait to get my hands on. Susan and Martina have studied the brain for over 10 years and…
  • 20 Things Confident People Never Do

    Live Bold and Bloom
    Barrie Davenport
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Her heart was pounding. A dozen pairs of eyes were staring her way. The only thing between her and complete nakedness was a thin robe. And she was about to drop the robe, step up on a platform, and stand before all of these people without a stitch of clothing. The instructor looked at her, letting… Continue Reading…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

    Stephen Guise
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    We already know the answers to life. Health? Eat well and exercise. Success? Work hard and smart. Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more than you receive, and go to Disney World occasionally. It's pretty standard stuff and nearly everyone knows it. But 2/3 of the USA is overweight, not everyone succeeds, and misery seems to abound as much as happiness. We aren't surprised by this because we're used to seeing these things. We've even fallen prey to these conditions ourselves. This equation is missing something, isn't it? Famous Mistakes Bill Clinton had an affair as the President…
  • Why Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Lonely

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:31 pm
    People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self. Even though we live in a society there is time in our life that we are totally alone and this is a completely normal state and should not cause any worry. In opposition, to be lonely is to really suffer from being alone, to intensively crave contact with other human. Then you start to feel emptiness in your life. But it is for you to decide if being on your own makes you feel lonely or not! Why would you be sad of being by your own? If it happens to you,…
  • 5 Ways To Live Without Regret

    Tony Robinson
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Regret is something everyone experiences at one point or another. It would be impossible to go through life without experiencing any regret at all. But sometimes, we put ourselves in positions where regret is almost guaranteed. Where we could have avoided the regret, but for whatever reason, we chose not to. But the good news is that you don’t have to live that way. You can actively work towards removing regret from your life. The following are a few signs, and accompanying fixes, that you may be setting yourself up for a regretful life. Fix #1 – Stop Making Yourself a Victim The…
  • 7 Things Happy People Do Eagerly All The Time

    Alden Tan
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    For the life of me, whenever I see happy people, I can't help but think that there's just something about them. They have this mysterious charisma that truly makes them exude that happiness. They have that X-factor. They are "that guy", that class clown back in high school who keeps cracking jokes and even smiles when he or she gets in trouble. And then I realized something. I noticed that they do things not just differently, but on another level. You can call the next level even. Their enthusiasm, happiness, joy and zest for life are a result of how they carry themselves in life. They do…
  • 4 Ways To Instantly Swap The Boring Out Of Your Life

    Joshua Barad
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    It's Sunday night. For most, that's unfortunate. It's time to get serious, right? We're about to dive head first into the excel sheets, group meetings, and shitty coffee as we all talk about our weekend bender or failed OkCupid date. A feeling of monotony begins to descend over your soul as you realize you're as far from the next weekend as possible. You murmur to yourself, “How the heck am I going to make it until Friday?” So what are the options? I mean, you have to get those TPS reports completed and listen to your boss repeat the same overused jokes that he's been telling since you…
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  • Practice And Reality

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    I started working out lately. Probably because I’m getting fat. Well, the real reason is, I’ve been feeling fatigue easily and seems to be “catching my breath” lately. In another word, these are all signs that I’m not fit. So I started going to the gym to work out. No, I don’t do the weights [...]
  • Message for 2014

    29 Dec 2013 | 6:06 pm
    I’d like to start by sharing this video by Ashton Kutcher. It’s impressive – a Hollywood actor who knows about success. Message For 2014 You need to work if you want to achieve great success in 2014. The trouble is, most people associate “work” to something negative and always in search of another way to [...]
  • 5 More Secrets

    2 Dec 2013 | 5:42 pm
    Sometimes, being successful is simply by understanding one pivotal secret that is so powerful and profound. Then applying it into your daily life. The more you apply, the more success starts to appear, effortlessly. This is why, when 2 people read a book, one person achieved success while the other person gained nothing. Because the [...]
  • I’m Back (With 7 Secrets of Success)

    29 Nov 2013 | 10:30 pm
    Back in October, I’ve made the decision to stop blogging. But today, I’m “back”. First of all, for those from United States, I hope you’ve a wonderful Thanksgiving Day celebration. And even if you’re not from there, it’s a day that *everyone* should celebrate – it’s a day to be grateful for the things and [...]
  • I Have Stop Blogging.

    10 Oct 2013 | 1:48 am
    Hi All, Please note that I’ve decided to stop blogging. BUT that dos not means I’ve stop writing – I’ve just changed “place”. You can continue read all new post at my Facebook Fanpage from now onward. It’s at: Thanks Patric  
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    Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

  • Become a WOW Leader (1 of 2)

    Darren Hardy
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    As we continue our journey on helping you create a WOW year, over the next two posts we are going to focus on bolstering your WOW Power—your influence on people, circumstances, the community and the marketplace around you. We want to help you become a WOW leader. Having met, interviewed, studied and/or featured many of the greatest leaders alive today the most admirable, powerful, compelling, WOWing, quality of a leader is… Wait, before I tell you, what do YOU think it is? Think about it. What do you think is the quality that people admire most in their leaders? When you think of…
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    Darren Hardy
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We are all excellent storytellers. We have a story for everything. We have a story for why we can’t lose weight, stick to our diets, jog, do pushups, get up early, eat healthy, exercise regularly and stay disciplined. “I’m big-boned.” “It’s bad for my knees.” “I don’t have time.” “I’m too old.” “It’s impossible when I travel.” “I deserve a reward.” “I have PMS.” “It’s fat-free.” “There are starving children in China.” Recently my friend Kerri…
  • Giving WOW Presentations (4 of 4)

    Darren Hardy
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    In the last post I promised to give you the three-point formula that will help you WOW in any presentation you do. Ready for it? But first, if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 of the series, make sure to do so. Being familiar with these greatest presentations in history that I included in the earlier posts will give you the framework for what I am about to share now. Also, I promised to share with you the commercial… or presentation, as I saw it, that was so effective. It was the commercial released at the 2013 Super Bowl by Dodge Ram called,…
  • Giving WOW Presentations (3 of 4)

    Darren Hardy
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Welcome back to another week of WOW presentations. If you missed out on the previous installments, make sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2. You don’t want to miss out on some of the greatest speeches to ever come from Lyndon B. Johnson, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. In next week’s concluding installment, I will provide a three-point plan on how you can start crafting your own WOW presentations. But first, let’s continue with another round of WOW presentations, including one of my all-time favorite keynote speakers. If you had one last presentation to…
  • Ask Me Anything

    Darren Hardy
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of questions through email as well as Twitter and Facebook. And I think the best, most efficient way to answer your questions is through this blog. If there’s been a question you’ve asked in the past that has gone unanswered or even a topic you have been wanting further mentorship on for some time now, simply write it in the comment box below. What questions do you have about success, goal achievement, productivity, leadership, past blogs or interviews I’ve done, The Compound Effect, Living Your Best Year Ever, Lessons of a Lifetime with Jim Rohn,…
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • Rapid Reading and Retention Workshop

    Avil Beckford
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    Rapid Reading and Retention Workshop Talk about synchronicity! As you know I have been investing a lot of time learning to read faster so that I can read the 50 classic literature books for my informal liberal arts education. And each day I perform speed reading drills using browser extensions and bookmarklets. I received an email informing me about a Rapid Reading and Retention workshop offered by Jim Kwik so I immediately signed up. I like to learn as much as I can about a topic of interest or a new subject so that I can pick out the sections that will work for my situation. And this is…
  • Do you make this critical mistake because of impatience?

    Avil Beckford
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:27 am
    Do you make this critical mistake because of impatience? We are living in a world that is always turned on, with the expectation that people will respond at the speed of light. You get an email, and if you do not respond in a few minutes, you may receive a phone call inquiring if you did not receive the email message. Because of this intense pressure, people may cut corners in many areas of their lives hoping to accelerate things, achieving their goals faster. They could also cut corners in their professional development, thinking that they will attain professional success that much faster if…
  • The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

    Avil Beckford
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe, Review The Purloined Letter  by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story that I found at American Literature. Early this year, I read a blog post, and in it the blogger commented that reading a short story each day helped to improve his writing. As a writer, there is always room for improvement so that I can become better at my craft. But, the reason for reading the short stories is that they present opportunities for me to practice my speed reading drills while getting access to works by a variety of writers. If you use a speed reading bookmarklet to read…
  • Maude Abbott, International Authority on Heart Disease

    Avil Beckford
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Maude Abbott, International Authority on Heart Disease Name: Maude Abbott Birth Date: March 18, 1869 – September 2,1940 Job Functions: Medical Doctor & Curator Fields: Medicine Known For: Heart Disease Specialist Image Credit: Wikipedia Maude Abbott and her sister Alice were raised by their maternal grandmother after their mother died from tuberculosis and their father abandoned them. Their grandmother legally adopted them at the age of 62 and gave her granddaughters her surname. In June 1885, Maude received a scholarship to attend McGill University, which recently started to admit…
  • The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde

    Avil Beckford
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde is not a book, but a short story. In the mornings when I am practicing my speed reading drills using bookmarklets, I have been doing so with short stories that I find on the American Literature website. I have found and read some excellent short stories on this site. Please also read my review of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. Image Credit: Oscar Wilde Oxford 1876 via Wikipedia I found The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde very touching. Oscar Wilde wrote an amazing start for this story, “Unless one is…
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    Success Consciousness Blog on Self Improvement and Achieving Success

  • Robert Collier Inspirational Quotes about Success

    Remez Sasson
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    I have added a page with Robert Collier quotes, to the quotes directory of this website. His quotes are an inspiration to all success seekers. Robert Collier was born in 1885. He was an American author of self-help, and New Thought metaphysical books in the 20th century. Robert Collier wrote about abundance, desire, faith, visualization, acting confidently and success. His books have changed the lives of thousands of people. You will find Read Robert Collier quotes at: Here are a few of his quotes: “Visualize this thing that you…
  • 6 Simple Tips to Create Happiness and Peace in Your Life

    Remez Sasson
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Do you want to live a life filled with happiness and inner peace? I am sure you do. You might think it is tough and impossible, and that a life of happiness and peace requires particular circumstances. This is not so. There is no right time. Every day is the right time. To bring happiness and peace into your life you need to act, not just dream about them. You will also need to make some inner changes and remove negative influences from your life. Tips to create happiness and peace in your life 1) Happiness and peace are not dependent on possessions and circumstances. Material possessions,…
  • The Easy Way to Read PDF eBooks on the Screen of Your Smartphone

    Remez Sasson
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    The easy way to read PDF eBooks on the screen of your smartphone When I bought my first smartphone, one of the first things I did, was to download a few eBooks. I liked the idea of being able to read my favorite books at any time or place. I found the ePub format easy to read on the screen, but PDF files were a problem. The fonts were too small, and when I zoomed in, only part of the page was displayed. I had to scroll from left to right and up and down to be able to read the page. This was annoying. It was a bit easier, when I held the phone horizontally, but still, the fonts were too small…
  • Holding on to Anger Is Like Grasping a Hot Coal

    Remez Sasson
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:59 am
    “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha - These words, said about 2500 years ago, are still valid today. Whom do you punish when you are angry? You punish yourself. Does anger help you in any way? Does anger solve any problem? Do you feel any better afterwards? The obvious answer is, NO. When you are angry, your emotions get agitated, your blood pressure goes up, you become impatient and irritable, and you lose control over your actions and reactions. Anger hides common sense…
  • The Pain of Being Mis-Understood

    Guest Author
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:46 pm
    There is a time in all of our lives when we feel discarded, abandoned, lost, unimportant, invisible, cast aside, and basically unwanted and unloved, at least in the way that we want to be or yearn to be. I think we can all recall an event or a situation where we felt unheard. A time when we ached to be acknowledged and validated for WHO we are. I know I have. The pain of being mis-understood was so great that at times it felt unbearable. About a month ago I came across a video on social media that had gone viral. It was a video of an abandoned/homeless dog named Miley. Miley had been living…
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    Success Circuit

  • DJ Clark – Teen Idol Revisited

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    In July 2013, we spoke to young actor DJ Clark and writer/director James T Kirk about their web show, Teen Idol. James is a fan of the Fox TV show Glee and especially a fan of actor, author and screen writer Chris Colfer. After appearing as an extra in Chris' film Struck by Lightning, James was inspired to write his own show. I caught up with James and DJ to see how they were both getting on.
  • Daniel Pearson

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    He has been heard on BBC Radio, hailed as ‘The UK’s best new singer-songwriter’ by Allgigs and has over 23,000 Twitter followers! Daniel Pearson is a British songwriter and musician who started his solo work in 2010 and has had soaring successes with his albums.  I’m an indie rock singer-songwriter and I’ve released two albums […]
  • Anna Renee Roberts Revisited

    30 Mar 2014 | 8:49 am
    We last heard from Anna Roberts in September 2013 where we learned about her acting and singing role in the popular web series Destroy the Alpha Gammas (DAG). In recent months, her life has spiralled in different directions and landed her solidly on the path of music, leading to two single releases and an album […]
  • Jake Hyndman-Whittier – Something Like Kites

    25 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
      Like many musicians, Something Like Kites singer Jake is building his dream from the ground up. Something like Kites is a ‘one-man band hybrid of pop, electro, acoustic and hip-hop music’. It still strikes me just how hard musicians have to work, especially if they do not belong to a record company and where […]
  • Kate Drummond – The Tale of Grim

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I wonder how many of you are gamers. You may be aware of the popular Splinter Cell series of games. Even though I am not a gamer, when I was approached about school teacher turned actress Kate Drummond who plays the lead character Anna Grimsdottir (Grim) in the Splinter Cell: Blacklist games, I just had […]
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    Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin

  • Here’s why I use pre-performance routine — and why you must too!

    Jef Menguin
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    You can develop your personal leadership 365 days a year... I found out that I perform best when I follow my pre-performance routine. I have more energy and I feel more ready to accomplish my objectives everyday. Therefore, I resolve that I Will Give My Best Everyday And I Will Begin My Day and Everyday Activity With My Pre-performance Routine Dear friends and readers, I […] The post Here’s why I use pre-performance routine — and why you must too! appeared first on Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin.
  • To People Who Want to Blog — But Can’t Get Started

    Jef Menguin
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:41 am
    You can develop your personal leadership 365 days a year... Get your pen and paper. Think of a person you know… of someone you care about. That person will be your audience for your initial blog posts. Don’t worry about what platform to use. You can install one in five minutes. You just need to start something today. Write ten, twenty, thirty, or hundred things […] The post To People Who Want to Blog — But Can’t Get Started appeared first on Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin.
  • The #1 Trait of A Successful Person

    Jef Menguin
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
    You can develop your personal leadership 365 days a year... As you know, I am now in Bangkok, Thailand. I have just finished a 7 hour seminar for leaders of Tiens. There were 25 of them and this one is for the books for me. I have to deliver in English and the only one who understands me was the most successful…and he was my […] The post The #1 Trait of A Successful Person appeared first on Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin.
  • Success Begins in Thought

    Jef Menguin
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:59 pm
    You can develop your personal leadership 365 days a year... To Lead People You Must Create In You A New Mindset And Let this Mindset Lead You Everyday Dear Friends and Subscribers, In a few hours, I will  lead a six hour training for leaders here in Bangkok, Thailand. I intend to excite and equip 30 leaders. There are hundreds of lessons I intend to […] The post Success Begins in Thought appeared first on Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin.
  • Be True You

    Jef Menguin
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    You can develop your personal leadership 365 days a year... Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. A new friend asked me, What makes you different to other inspirational speakers? It is easy to tell you how similar I am to other speakers. When you are still starting in a certain profession, it […] The post Be True You appeared first on Six Minutes of Leadership | Jef Menguin.
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  • Can Depression Help Us To Be More Creative?

    Douglas Eby
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    “Though my dark side is dormant right now, it continues to play a big role in whatever capacity I have to be creative.” Jessica Lange said of her depression years ago that “it was really a tough one. And when I came out, I felt like I had gone through something and come out the other end. And now, it seems odd to use the word, but I feel very happy… “I had really tremendous mood swings. And I still do…Though my dark side is dormant right now, it continues to play a big role in whatever capacity I have to be creative – that’s the well I’m able to tap into where all the…
  • Creativity and madness: The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity

    Cat Robson
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    By Cat Robson Just what is ‘normal’ for a creative person? After trying clumsily to conform to what others consider normal for much of my life, I’m beginning to appreciate my own moods and personality. Are creative people like us ‘abnormal’?  In his paper The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity, Steven James Bartlett writes…. Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, who was hospitalized several times for psychiatric illness, remarked: “A German once said to me: ‘But if you could rid yourself of many of your troubles.’ To which I replied: ‘They are part of me and…
  • Eckhart Tolle on the dimension within

    Douglas Eby
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Eckhart Tolle comments: “There’s nothing wrong with doing new things, pursuing activities, exploring new countries, meeting new people, acquiring knowledge and expertise, developing your physical or mental abilities, and creating whatever you’re called upon to create in this world… “Now the question is, Are you looking for yourself in what you do? Are you attempting to add more to who you think you are?… “And ultimately, what is the point of it all? More information, more things, more of this, more of that. Are we going to find the fullness of life through…
  • Gifted Teens: Two Davidson Fellows

    Douglas Eby
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    These are two of the many highly talented teens honored by fellowships from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. John Michael Colón, Age: 17 – His portfolio, Art as Empathy: A Study of the Syncretic Potential of Literature, demonstrates the utility of literature and art in society. He writes that although human beings want to communicate their fundamental experience, this worldview is too ineffable to express directly; art and literature articulate this on a visceral level. John Michael proposes through art and literature, the expression of ideas can help tame the tendency to…
  • Can being unrealistic about ourselves be good?

    Douglas Eby
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Brain/mind researcher Jill Ammon-Wexler comments about self-concept: “It’s commonly assumed that normal, well-adjusted people have realistic views of their own potential. “And it is also commonly assumed that those who do not have realistic self-concepts are very possibly neurotic or unbalanced. “Are these assumptions true? I’ll have to say absolutely not. “As a psychologist, the healthiest and happiest people I’ve known are totally unrealistic about themselves. In short – they have what some might call ‘unrealistically optimistic…
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    Katarina Nolte

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    Katarina Nolte
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    Receive blog updates via email along with announcements about discounts and giveaways, new books, previews, and free promotional copies and when and where you can get them. The SHORT URL for this post is: Related Posts:Book Review: Ultimate WordPress Book; A Step-by-step Guide…Hasta La Vista Windows Vista?!Support Independent Publishing: Purchase “So Long…Get Interviewed: Authors, Writers, Musicians and Artists…Book Review: Turn Your Story into an eBook: Easy…Book Review: Pinterest to Pinteresting! Interesting tips…
  • Corporations aren’t destroying the planet. We are destroying it.

    Katarina Nolte
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:33 am
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  • Well, there are technologies, unfortunately, or parts of the pharmaceutical industry as well, that are looking at embedding RFID [chips] into silicone breast implants now. And this is to aid with diagnosis of breast cancer. In my mind this is like using a baseball bat to diagnose a broken leg.

    Katarina Nolte
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:23 am
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  • Interview: Marko Stout

    Katarina Nolte
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:46 am
    Marko Stout is a popular New York City multimedia artist with a degree in evolutionary biology and a doctorate in medicine. His work is centered on contemporary urban culture and features mostly women. The SHORT URL for this post is: Related Posts:Get Interviewed: Authors, Writers, Musicians and Artists…Ronald McCrary InterviewEmbracing Teenage Sexuality: Let’s Rethink the Age of…Interview: Matthew C. MartinoLunches seized from kids in debt at Salt Lake City…Texas women sue after humiliating body cavity searches…
  • Red Ice Radio – Mark Passio – Hour 1 – Holistic Brain & “New” Age Deception

    Katarina Nolte
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:12 am
    “Mark discusses an integral approach to truth gathering that utilizes both hemispheres of the brain.” The SHORT URL for this post is: Related Posts:Red Ice Radio – Ibrahim Karim & Pier Paolo…The victor writes the histories and they manufacture the…If you want to make someone a slave you have to take away…There is a lot of criticism to be made about how medicine isRed Ice Radio – Sonia Barrett & Sharry Edwards…Holistic Nutrition Trends in 2014: What To Expect | Green…Corporations aren’t…
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    Omar Eduardo Fernández

  • Developing skills to be a great Product Manager

    Omar Eduardo Fernandez
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Finding a consistent definition for what a Product Manager (PM) role entails is no easy feat, as I have quickly figured out while starting to dip my toes into the product management world.  This is true even when try to narrow my scope to thinking about product management within tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. There seems to be as many definitions for 'product management' as there are roles out there, and a great deal of opinions around what makes someone a good product manager.  At first I found the many ways in which people thought about product management a bit…
  • Focusing on Product Management - how I am planning to develop my product management skills

    Omar Eduardo Fernandez
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:27 pm
    I have always found intrigue in the idea of writing posts for this blog, but the reality is that my focus has jumped around from topic to topic, making the site frustrating to follow.  The main reason this has been the case is a lack of a topic of which I would like to extensively write about and continue to learn and share things. I decided to bring some focus to the blog around the topic of Product Management.  I think it is a intriguing and interesting topic and I recently started more strongly focusing my career on Product Management, at least for the next few years, and there…
  • Everyday kindness is the true antidote to senseless violence

    Omar Eduardo Fernandez
    18 Apr 2013 | 7:38 am
    My thoughts after the terrible Boston Bombings on Marathon Day, 2013.There are many disheartening news, heart-wrenching stories about civilians getting killed, attacks on innocent people, senseless aggression.  The world, as seen through the lenses of what the news portrays, looks bleak.   Our sense of security proves to be just a creation in our head, quite illusory, and although we must do what we can through legislation to reduce violence and senseless killings, the more powerful antidote to this is to bring out of everyone what truly makes humanity special, our sense of love and…
  • Pebbles & Excellence

    Omar Eduardo Fernandez
    31 Jan 2013 | 9:55 am
    "Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain."  ~Author UnknownFocus on being excellent at conquering the small pebbles.
  • Asia Tour 2012: An Introduction

    Omar Eduardo Fernandez
    25 Dec 2012 | 7:31 pm
    This story has two main characters, Omar and Meru, with special guest appearances by friend and interesting characters (including intense sales women, soldiers, etc.)Omar is your not so typical Puerto Rican boy who has developed a (healthy?) love/hate relationship with Japan and Asia in general. Mostly love, but sometimes it's still difficult for him to understand why all this food goodness has to be so far from the US. Meru is Omar's Filipino-American big sister. Crazy, energetic, and wicked smart, Meru's charm has been known to captivate everyone around her and puzzle them. "Why is this…
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    A Meaningful Existence

  • The Best Piece of Advice I Ever Received

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The best piece of advice that I ever received was…. …to stay in school and get an education. Simple really. But that piece of advise changed my life. It changed the trajectory of my life. Getting an education gave me options. Without an education, I would be stuck in a small-town, probably working in a menial job and not making much money. I would be hanging around people who also working in menial jobs, not making much money and having limited choices in life. Going to university and getting a degree and later going to college and getting second degree gave me the confidence to…
  • Hello 2014 : Happy New Year!

    31 Dec 2013 | 8:59 pm
    I hope everyone is surrounded by their loved ones during this special time of the year. It’s a time for reflection on the year that 2013 was and on what potential 2014 has in store. A new year is a time of possibilities. Anything can happen. Take action to make this the best year ever! I wish you good health, tons of happiness, and love for 2014. Happy New Year! Hello 2014 : Happy New Year! is from A Meaningful Existence
  • Have a very Merry Christmas!

    24 Dec 2013 | 9:37 pm
    Merry Christmas to all my friends and readers from around the world. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement over the last few years. Christmas is a time for being with family and loved ones – I hope you are surrounded with ones you love and who love you during this special holiday time. Have a very Merry Christmas! is from A Meaningful Existence
  • Your Life Can Change in the Blink of an Eye

    3 Dec 2013 | 7:25 am
    Your life can change in the blink of an eye. We are creatures of habit and chances are that what you are doing right now is what you did yesterday at this same time and what you’ll probably be doing tomorrow at the same time, too. We usually get up at the same time, eat the same foods, do the same thing every day and be around the same people. Same ole, same ole. Day after day. Until one day, one moment, everything changes. Change can come faster than the blink of an eye. We get laid off. Our spouse leaves us. We get rejected. We accept a job in another country. We get denied a loan. We…
  • Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

    11 Nov 2013 | 6:00 am
    Lest We Forget those who gave their lives for the freedom that we enjoy every day.   At 11:00 a.m. today, November 11, 2013, there will be a minute of silence for the entire country. How will you remember? In Flanders Fields written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In…
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    Aviv's Blog

  • Winning a Dogfight in The Air

    Aviv Shahar
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    In this Key I am going to share with you a focusing practice. This practice saved my life and it can save your life too, not just in flight, but in business and at work. Life is not a dogfight. There is a lot more to living and working than a fight between two opposing sides. Many situations are not a zero sum game, where one side is the winner and the other the loser. We now operate in a world that is hyper-complex in more ways than we can easily navigate. You often collaborate with the competition, and co-create opportunities with all parties involved. This is a universe of exponential…
  • Cloister for Business Breakthroughs

    Aviv Shahar
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:23 am
    I enjoyed last week working with a great German team. The leadership team generated new insights, new ideas, and new agreements and created accelerated velocity. We worked in a cloister where Benedict nuns used to work, surrounded by wine country…a great place to create business breakthroughs.  
  • My Answer to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    Aviv Shahar
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:57 pm
    In his compelling interview with Adam Bryant of the New York Times, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella framed the ultimate game-changing question but left it unanswered. The question Nadella asked is: “How do you create that self-organizing capability to drive innovation and be focused?” Here is my answer to Nadella’s captivating question. © Aviv Shahar
  • Three Horses for the Year of The Horse

    Aviv Shahar
    10 Feb 2014 | 10:45 am
    A Chinese teacher offered me an intriguing parable. He said, “In this year of the horse you get to choose among three types, the race horse, the dressage horse and the work horse. The race horse is an intense thoroughbred that can quickly accelerate to a wild run. The dressage horse is a gentle and graceful animal that can teach you how to ride. The large, strong work horse can plow on and carry your cart forward steadily. This year offers you these three choices. You must select which one will lead you.” What is your choice? Which horse is the one to help you move your business…
  • Your long-term vision must guide your near-term priorities

    Aviv Shahar
    6 Feb 2014 | 10:34 pm
    You must work on the near term with a long term focus in mind. © Aviv Shahar
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  • How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    Everyone says money! How much is enough to take care of you for the rest of your life?  Do you have a number?  Does it cover inflation, medical insurance and all your  “needs” and your “wants”?  Fidelity says you should have at least 8 times your ending salary! Whatever you think, you need to add ten percent!  Why?  You probably underestimated how long you may live. How do you figure out how much you need for the rest of your life? A lot of people say they need one, two, three million dollars.  In other words they back into the yearly amount of money they need to…
  • Diversify your Portfolio to Reach your Financial Goals

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    In finance, you should diversify your investment portfolio by reducing risk by investing in a variety of assets. Typically, this means asset allocation. Asset allocation is an investment strategy to balance risk and reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to your risk tolerance, goals and time frame. Are you diversified? My investment strategy How do you make your investment decisions? It should start with your financial goals! Before you can make investing decisions, you need some savings to invest. I always make savings a priority. I start…
  • Krantcents Is Changing Again!

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    I am changing again! I am returning to publishing three times (Monday, Wednesday Friday) a week beginning April 14th.  Change does not stop there, I am returning to a personal finance focus! “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” (Confucius)  What changes have you made in your career, business or personal life to reach your goal? Background As an adult, life is a little more complicated!  It is important to check your progress from time to time. I try to monitor my progress much more often. I set up tasks based on my goals and monitor my progress daily/weekly/monthly. It…
  • How I live on 50% or less income!

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    I used to think it was crazy to live on 50% or less income!Here are just some of my cost cutting strategies.  Some people would call me cheap or frugal!  I think of myself as value conscious!  I hate to spend money unless I see the value.  If you maximize your expenses, you will have more money to spend on what you want! My approach may cause you to rethink how you spend your money! Million dollar skills Whether you are earning minimum wage or a million dollars a year, you spend money.  How you spend your money will either earn you more or cost you a great deal.  I have always been…
  • How to Write a Better Resume

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    A resume is a one to two page formal document that lists a job applicant’s work experience, education and skills. . It is usually the first document an employer sees to determine if you are the right candidate for the job opening. You literally have only seconds to get the employer’s attention with a document that is supposed to show you are most qualified for the job opening.  Bad resume, don’t bother! As a former executive and entrepreneur, I have seen a lot of good and bad resumes! Little things like a poor format, spelling errors, typographical errors, unqualified, not highlighting…
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    Coaching Confidence

  • The most popular quote from our twitter account from week 15 of 2014:

    Jen Waller
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Each Monday I share the most RT’d quote(s) from the blogs twitter account over the previous week. Last week the most RT’d tweet was: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” (Maya Angelou) Tweeted on 8th April The next most RT quote was a tie between: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of the difference you want to make.” (Jane Goodall) Tweeted on 7th April and “You never fail until you stop trying.” (Albert Einstein) Tweeted on 12th…
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 17th April 2014

    Jen Waller
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” (Greek proverb) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 17th April 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 16th April 2014

    Jen Waller
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” (Dickens) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 16th April 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • TED Talk Tuesday 15th April 2014

    Jen Waller
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    This week’s TED Talk clip is: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? Clip length: 20 mins 57 secs Prefer to watch on In that case you’ll need to click here. The post TED Talk Tuesday 15th April 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 15th April 2014

    Jen Waller
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm
    “Before giving advice we must have secured its acceptance, or, rather, have made it desired.” (Amiel) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 15th April 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
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    Lauren Rains

  • A Collection of Thoughts: (#1) On Who You Are vs. Who You Were

    Lauren Rains
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
      In order to become who you are, you must stop being who you were. About Thought Collections: This is an array of  anecdotes, reflections, and lessons  I have or am taking to heart through my travels, pursuits, and encounters. Some I learn through the books I read, others are words of wisdom passed onto me through conversations with others, and some simply work their way out of the wood work as I go about my daily day. Discussions the comments: What are your thoughts, personal stories, added reflections on the above? 
  • “Life is finite, yet knowledge, and our search for it, is infinite,” said my friend Jing.

    Lauren Rains
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:12 pm
    One of life’s most remarkable gifts is making an acquaintance with a new friend whom, before you even know it, has already altered your life for the better. This is one of the unending reasons that I love to travel: you’re constantly connecting with people who’s ways of being, thinking and acting teach you invaluable lessons. Some of these lessons would take you years to learn yourself if it weren’t for these “by chance” friends that end up saying those magic words that resonate with you forever. Which brings me to my story… I met Jing a mere five…
  • That Last Day at the Base of the Mountain …or starting on your path

    Lauren Rains
    7 Mar 2014 | 4:16 pm
    There will come a time in your life when you’ll find yourself at the base of a mountain, eager to get to the top of what stands before you, yet scared as hell – I mean, really scared as hell – to take that first step. You’ll stay there, pacing back and forth, knowing that it’s only a matter of time before you finally GO. You’ll stay there, and come damn near close to convincing yourself that maybe the path to the top of that mountain isn’t actually for you, that maybe you’re better off down there. And you’ll stay there, as your entire…
  • Why I Want To Write. Why I Want to Share My Story.

    Lauren Rains
    14 Jan 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The following is from my daily morning writing session on and is copy-and-pasted word-for-word with very little editing done to it. Well, it’s time to start writing again. For I am, in fact, a writer. Or, at least, I used to be one. I used to love writing. I used to love putting thoughts together on paper. And somewhere along the way, I decided I wasn’t a writer anymore. Back when I was in 7th grade, in the year of 2000, my English teacher gave a class assignment to write a sequel chapter to some book we were reading about Stonehenge. Instead of the required 4 pages,…
  • These Are the Conversations I Live For

    Lauren Rains
    18 Sep 2013 | 5:43 pm
    There is a Chinese proverb that reads, “A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books”. Good Conversations. I live for these. These may just be my favorite part of life, for there are few things better than sharing yourself with a person as they share with you, openly. Sometimes this is a place, or a particular day, or a challenging experience that’s shared with another. But something so big isn’t always necessary in order to have an impact on you. Sometimes, all you need, pure and simple, is a conversation. You feel me?
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    Business Fitness

  • Give a Little. Get a Lot. | Generosity Matters.

    Dawn Lennon
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Doing isn’t giving, although doing is required. At work we have jobs to do. The better we do them, the more likely we’ll be valued and rewarded. That’s true even if we: Dislike the tasks we’re assigned Know  the job … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode # 2 | It Starts with You.

    Dawn Lennon
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    What does it take to provide good supervision? That’s the question I left you with after Episode #1. The quick answer:   Stay connected to the needs of your employees. Supervisors affect the ability of employees to produce good work … Continue reading →
  • Unexpected Discoveries from Unrelated Experiences | Taking My Own Advice

    Dawn Lennon
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Finding something of value you weren’t looking for can be thrilling, especially when it includes self-discovery. Recently, I wrote a post about how learning something unrelated to your job can actually boost your career. I figured if that advice was … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising- Episode #1 | What’s Your Take?

    Dawn Lennon
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    Supervising  doesn’t seem that hard.  It sure didn’t to me at first. I never set out to become a supervisor, but I always paid attention to the supervisors I had, particularly what I did and didn’t like about the way … Continue reading →
  • Mistakes Are Career Assets. Capitalizing on Yours?

    Dawn Lennon
    2 Mar 2014 | 10:26 am
    Mistakes are vital to success. They’re the fuel, the awakenings, and the pathways to achievement. Each mistake is an aha moment, some more painful or illuminating than others. You need your mistakes to keep moving ahead, to get better, to … Continue reading →
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  • Supporting Multipotentialite Kids is Coming Out Next Week (Here’s a Sneak Peak + Contest!)

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hey Multipods! I have some really exciting news for you today. After nearly a year of research, a heck of a lot of writing and a few live presentations, I am ecstatic to announce that my new video guide, Supporting Multipotentialite Kids will be coming out next Wednesday, April 23! I’m really proud of this and I can’t wait to share it with you. I think you’ll find it both educational and highly actionable. I will also be giving away 2 free copies of Supporting Multipotentialite Kids. More details at the bottom of this post. In the video guide, I go over 10 strategies that…
  • The Pop-Up Shop: an Awesome Opportunity for Multipotentialites?

    Bev Webb
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Looking back, I guess I’ve always been an accidental entrepreneur. I never really set out to run my own business; I always did it to fulfill a need. It was the same when I started a craft fair. I’d been looking for a birthday present for a friend and really wanted something handmade – something with a bit of creativity and integrity. My city is full of shops selling stuff, but I wanted something special, not something from a retail chain with identical franchises up and down the country. However, no matter how hard I looked, I couldn’t find an independent retailer that…
  • Launching Books, Lifelong Learning and Living on Your Own Terms: a Profile of Puttypeep, Thea van Diepen

    Janet Brent
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Note from Emilie: I’m always amazed at the incredible growth I see in the Puttytribe. I’ve witnessed all kinds of projects come to life, from books being written to new businesses launched to radical life changes and moves across the globe. I’ve also gotten to see several puttypeeps grow more confident and start pursuing more of their interests and projects. It’s amazing to watch. I thought it would be fun to share some of our community’s “wins” with you. Today’s post is a profile of one of our longtime members in the Puttytribe, Thea van…
  • On Turning 30…

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I turned 30 today. It’s a big one, and I’ve been wondering these past few weeks why I don’t feel any sense of panic or a need to reevaluate my life and set major goals. That seems like the sort of thing one might do as they turn thirty… I think the reason I don’t feel the need to shake things up, is that I’m already moving in a direction I’m happy with, one that I’ve put a great deal of thought into. So this “milestone” feels a little anticlimactic. But that’s okay, anticlimactic actually sounds pretty nice. Instead of sharing…
  • Speaking: It’s Not About You.

    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Why do I keep putting myself through this?” I asked, a drop of hysteria in my voice. It was 2 hours before I was due to step on stage. “I don’t even enjoy speaking very much, and it just causes me so much anxiety, for like months, leading up to it…” My friend Jason turned his head and looked at me. “Em, you’re going to be great. Don’t worry.” “Yeah…” I looked out the car window at the Rocky Mountains wishing for something to stop us in our tracks– maybe an avalanche. That would certainly be an appropriate excuse (an…
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    Deep Existence

  • Prolonged Sitting Is Lethal: This 10 Second Trick Could Save Your Life

    Stephen Guise
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Sitting down all day is lethal. If you sit all day and you know it, don’t gloss over this fact: you are slowly killing yourself! Studies on prolonged sitting: A 2014 Study found that prolonged sitting is a major health hazard for older women (93,000 participants) A 2010 Study found that prolonged sitting increases mortality rates and decreases life spans across the board (120,000+ participants) Another study was published in 2012 with 222,497 people answering a questionnaire. It too found that “prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical…
  • I Tried Meditating: It’s Worth It

    Stephen Guise
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    Cats “meditate” all day long. For a while, I’ve been hesitant to meditate. Reasons have ranged from “I’m not Buddhist” to “it’s weird.” But meditation doesn’t have to be religious and I’M weird, so I tried out non-religious meditation.  I sat in my chair, closed my eyes, and without moving or fidgeting, I focused my mind on my breathing. Simple. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. In seconds, rogue thoughts dove in to take my mind away from thinking about breathing. I had to keep refocusing on the breathing as I…
  • Mini Habits Is Officially An Audiobook!

    Stephen Guise
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    What happens when you combine one of the highest rated books on the marketplace with the world’s greatest narrator? The one audiobook to rule them all.  Click. Buy. Listen. Smile. Eat Lunch (optional). You can now buy the Mini Habits audiobook on Amazon or Audible! Daniel Penz (narrator) makes Mini Habits even more engaging than usual because he reads it with amazing inflection; he isn’t afraid to “modify” his voice either. Some parts will have you laughing out loud. Of course, it’s not just for fun: Mini Habits is a life-changing book. If you’re…
  • Why I Love Rejection

    Stephen Guise
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:09 am
    Sun gazing: it’s a cool idea, but it’ll damage your retinas. It’s the sun’s special way of rejecting you. I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Finance. My degree is folded up to fit inside a small folio organizer. I haven’t used it yet, but I sure did try. For a year, I searched for jobs. For a year, I was rejected at the point of application, the first interview, or the second interview. These companies didn’t believe that I was worth it, or else they were in financial trouble, or else they thought someone else could do a better job. I grit my teeth for…
  • Losing Balance, Restoring Inner Wisdom (+ Book Giveaway)

    Guest Author
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:11 am
    I’m excited to show you this guest post by Patricia Crisafulli, a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of  It’s easy to get caught up in “being productive,” to the point that you forget to relax. But Patricia has a condition which frequently reminds her of the importance of taking breaks and taking care of herself. Patricia has offered to give away two paperback copies of her new book to Deep Existence readers. You can easily enter the contest at the end of the article. The keyboard is yours, Patricia. Thanks for sharing your…
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    The Liberated Life Project

  • New Beginnings

    Maia Duerr
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Program Graduates and Maia Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner ___________________ You haven’t heard much from me lately – but I haven’t forgotten about you. As each Tuesday passes I’m aware that I’ve fallen out of my practice of writing something related to freedom to share each week.  I miss connecting with you. Recently I’ve been in the midst of a major phase shift in my life and all my energy has gone into that,…
  • How to Live Your Life

    Maia Duerr
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Maia and friend at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center Three years ago, I traveled to Thailand for an amazing elephant journey with musician Jami Sieber. Recently I was remembering that experience and came across a poem I wrote during that time. Thought you might enjoy it… How to Live Your Life 2011 Lampang, Thailand   Notice as much as you can. Remember that your first glance is only of the surface. Be in your body, Feel pain, pleasure, movement, stillness, desire, aversion. Listen to the rhythm within. Resist the urge to categorize – No exceptions. Go one layer deeper And…
  • “Real Happiness at Work” by Sharon Salzberg: Book Review

    Maia Duerr
    4 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    A new book from Sharon Salzberg is always a cause for celebration.  In addition to being a wonderful meditation teacher, Sharon is a gifted writer and storyteller. Two of her books – Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience – sit on a special shelf in my casita dedicated to the few books I would grab if there were a fire or other natural disaster. They’re that good. Sharon’s latest, Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, caught my eye since a lot of what I do revolves around helping…
  • Freedom Friday January 2014

    Maia Duerr
    10 Jan 2014 | 7:25 pm
      It’s back! The “Freedom Friday” monthly list of my most favorite resources for living a liberated life. This one includes some don’t-miss live and virtual events, as well as a couple of great new books.  SPIRIT 3 Shamanic Tools for Everyday Life (Jan 12) My friend Luisa Kolker is a gifted teacher, therapist, and healer. She’s based in my hometown of Santa Fe, but this free teleseminar gives folks all over the world a chance to benefit from Luisa’s wisdom and experience (and she’s also a lot of fun). This is Luisa’s first-ever teleseminar and I’ll be hosting it for…
  • Creating a Beautiful 2014

    Maia Duerr
    19 Dec 2013 | 9:43 pm
    One of the most fabulous moments from a fabulous year — wearing my Buddhist chaplain hat and marrying Honey Ward and Sandy Davis in Santa Fe! Last week, I offered my annual reflection and visioning process. Today, I’ll share some of the fruits of this process – and I hope you’ll feel inspired to share your own reflections and insights below in the comments. I had planned to post what you’ll read below on my Five Directions website because I think of these as more work-related highlights. But a wacky thing happened a couple of days ago — when I pushed a button to…
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    Motivation Diversity Success Blog

  • Should We Allow Our Pets To Sleep With Us?

    Clint Cora
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Should Pets Sleep With Us? In my dog blog Life With Dogs and Puppies, I recently posed a question to dog owners whether we should allow our pets to sleep with us in our bedrooms or not.  Surprisingly, there were a lot of responses as dog owners are very passionate when it comes to their pets. I have always claimed that in my opinion, pets have the ability to make us humans better.  I even wrote about this in my personal development book The Life Champion In You.  Through responsible pet ownership, we learn not only responsibility but compassion.  I know that these are two main lessons…
  • Learning To Ski Is Not A Competition

    Clint Cora
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
      Learning To Snow Ski After 12 years of teaching downhill snow skiing, I’ve come across all types of ski students and one thing for certain is that we can never predict with total accuracy on who is going to pick up the new sport faster than others.  Although we would assume that those in better physical shape would automatically do better, this has proven to be incorrect sometimes. The same thing with males compared to females and adults compared to children.  Sometimes the men learn faster than the women while sometimes it’s the other way around.  Sometimes adults do…
  • My Spring Fitness Workout Schedule Includes Hiking

    Clint Cora
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:44 am
    Spring Fitness Workouts The ski season has been just awesome as the colder than usual winter resulted in not only great snow conditions but a longer than expected ski season for me.  I started skiing in early December and therefore was on my winter fitness schedule for the last few months.  As of this writing, there is still plenty of snow out there as I’m still skiing a few days per week although my teaching stint at Glen Eden has finished for the winter. My last ski day at Mt St Louis Moonstone will likely be this weekend but I estimate that I’ll still be skiing for at least…
  • My Ski Video From This Winter Season

    Clint Cora
    3 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
    My 2014 Ski Video Learning comes in different forms and different people prefer different ways to learn new things.  Some prefer to read, some prefer to listen and others prefer to watch.  A combination of forms will usually help speed up learning and in snow skiing this is no different. Usually in my ski lessons, I explain techniques to my ski students verbally and then demonstrate the techniques to them to give them a visual.  This combination of learning has been very effective for my ski students.  This is also how I like to learn on the ski slopes for my own skiing as well when I…
  • Another Poor Example Of Telemarketing

    Clint Cora
    9 Jan 2014 | 6:19 am
    Poor Telemarketing Yesterday, I got a phone call from somebody which turned out to be yet another poor example of telemarketing.  A guy with an Indian accent claimed that he was doing a ‘verification’ for the Google listing of one of my websites (this one).  When I asked him to identify himself, he gave me a western first name (no last name), did not reveal the business or company he was representing and only repeated that he was doing a verification again. He obviously went to my website prior to the call but did not dig very deep as he probably went as far as getting my…
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • Feeling Stuck? What are You Really Committed to?

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    “Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning?… There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?” - LeBron James The last post I wrote was about focusing on the possibilities for your life. It was about […] The post Feeling Stuck? What are You Really Committed to? appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • How to Uncover Greater Possibilities Despite Gloomy Circumstances

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. - Les Brown There are many reasons why we don’t get what we want. I’m sure you could put a long list together of all the barriers, obstacles and circumstances that are preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. […] The post How to Uncover Greater Possibilities Despite Gloomy Circumstances appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • Are You Playing the Game of Life, or Sitting on the Sidelines?

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” - George Herman “Babe” Ruth What I really wanted to call this post was, “How to Live an Epic Life.” But sorry, I couldn’t resist the sports analogy. (MLB has started and March Madness is still swirling.) To me, living an epic life means doing […] The post Are You Playing the Game of Life, or Sitting on the Sidelines? appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • Stop Starving Your Spirit and Start Feeding Your Soul’s Hunger

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:31 pm
    “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner Do you ever get that feeling that there is something more to life? It’s that feeling in your heart that you are meant to do something huge! […] The post Stop Starving Your Spirit and Start Feeding Your Soul’s Hunger appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • What to do When You Feel Like Giving it All Up

    13 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ― Elbert Hubbard Are you in a situation you just have no idea how you’re going to get out of? Does it look like you have no chance of reaching your goal – at least within a reasonable timeframe? Has everything turned against you leaving you feeling helpless? […] The post What to do When You Feel Like Giving it All Up appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • People Pleaser? How To Release The Need To Please

    Barrie Davenport
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    When I was a younger woman, I wanted everyone to like me. I was motivated by the positive reinforcement I received when making others happy, and I felt my worthiness was connected to pleasing. Disappointing people, making them angry, or going against what other’s deemed acceptable was deeply uncomfortable for me. So I tried hard… Continue Reading…
  • 15 Negative Thoughts Holding You Back From Health and Happiness

    Barrie Davenport
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Put a rubber band around your wrist. Throughout your day, when you notice the rubber band, stop for a moment and examine the thoughts you were just thinking. Were they positive, neutral, or negative? As you examine your thoughts, also pay attention to how you feel. Are you calm? Agitated? Anxious? Irritated? Energized? Take a… Continue Reading…
  • 20 Things Confident People Never Do

    Barrie Davenport
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Her heart was pounding. A dozen pairs of eyes were staring her way. The only thing between her and complete nakedness was a thin robe. And she was about to drop the robe, step up on a platform, and stand before all of these people without a stitch of clothing. The instructor looked at her, letting… Continue Reading…
  • How To Rekindle Your Relationship And Fall In Love Again

    Barrie Davenport
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    Stop reading for a moment, and think back to the first few weeks after you met your spouse or love partner. Actually try to visualize an early date where you were cuckoo for CoCo Puffs about this amazing person. And they felt the same about you. Remember how it felt falling in love, how happily… Continue Reading…
  • Positive Habits: 5 Small Changes To Dramatically Upgrade Your Life

    Barrie Davenport
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:24 am
    Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that make the biggest differences in our lives. Look back over your life and consider the little tweaks you’ve made that led you to be happier, healthier, or more fulfilled. At the time you initiated these changes, you may have felt little impact. But in retrospect you see how… Continue Reading…
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    Abundance Tapestry

  • How to Shift Your Money Desire Consciously

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    “The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Allow me to clarify on a point where much confusion arise with many people: the desire for money. The desire to have money is nothing wrong. Many make the idea of desiring money as being sinful. This is not wise thinking. After all, we need money to pay for our living expenses. And if we have hopes and dreams to change the world to a better place, we need the necessary capital to fund these. Desires are borne out of contrast. It is our wish for a more expanded experience that…
  • Money Is Not a Dirty Word

    6 Apr 2014 | 9:55 pm
    “Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.” Friedrich Nietzsche Money is not a dirty word. Yet, many people make it out to be. They avoid talking about it at all cost. They squirm whenever they have to ask for money in exchange for their service or product. They conclude that the desire for money is a sin, partly from watching way too many Hollywood movies about how the pursuit for money corrupts the mind. Then, there are the religious ones take comfort in being spiritual and poor. Let’s put things in…
  • How to Heal Your Emotional Money Story

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:48 pm
    I work on removing fear and restoring love into my money story. Many of us have little awareness about how disrupted we had been feeling from having our money story. The reason is because we have been suppressing a lot of our negative emotions. We are taught to bury them, so that we can appear confident and “put together” in front of the world. The crux is that just because you had been suppressing your emotions, does not mean that they don’t exist. In fact, these are precisely the dangerous ones that lurk in your subconscious. Over a period of time, they can explodbe into…
  • 5 Sabotaging Stories by Your Money Gremlin

    23 Mar 2014 | 8:32 pm
    “Through consistent sabotage, your Money Gremlin stops you from becoming your best self and aligning with your highest potential.” Your Money Gremlin can sabotage your plans for prosperity. At the soul level, all of us are gifted with the blueprint for abundance and success. Yet, our individual blueprint can become corrupted by what goes on at the mental and emotional levels. Not forgetting, the mental, emotional and spiritual levels permeate each other. For easy understanding, your Money Gremlin is the psychological personification of your limiting beliefs and negative emotions…
  • 3 Under-the-Radar Sabotaging Money Gremlin Situations

    16 Mar 2014 | 9:33 pm
    “For me personally it is because I get an awful amount of success and I don’t think I deserve it and then I want to sabotage it.” Michael Parkinson Your Money Gremlin has the habit of sabotaging your money-making dreams. You may have an inspired vision that you would like to achieve or some financial targets to meet. However, your Money Gremlin will introduce thoughts that will hold you back. Even famous singer, Ricky Martin, shares this, “My goal is to think of nothing when I’m writing a song because too many influences could sabotage a potentially amazing…
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    Ayo Adebamowo

  • How I Became a Director Within 4.5 Years of Graduation

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:58 pm
    I first met Lorraine Wright at a Book Launch in London in 2012 where she was one of the keynote speakers on the night. I found her recent story of how she became a Director at UBS less than 5 years after graduation from London's Brunel University highly inspirational and subsequently asked her to permit me reproduce it for the benefit of my readers. Please read, be inspired and informed!Lorraine Wright, Director at UBS and Founder, University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY)Lorraine Wright, a Director at UBS investment bank, co-founder of the Young professionals powerlist Network (YPP), and…
  • It is Unto You According to Your Goals

    8 Sep 2013 | 8:47 am
    We make progress by pursuing and actualising a vision - a dream, a desire, an aspiration or a goal. We make progress in proportion to the size of our vision. We don't achieve the same levels of success in life because among other reasons, we don’t have the same size of vision nor are we equally committed to the pursuit of our individual vision.The progress you’ve made till date is based on a number of important goals you have accomplished till date. The goals you’ve accomplishedare in turn directly related to those you’ve pursued.  To ascertain your level of progress say in the…
  • Tomorrow is Decided Today

    24 Jun 2013 | 11:57 am
    Part of living is making preparations for the future. This is important for the simple fact that tomorrow will be different from today; we know this because today is different from yesterday. One of the most importantaction plans you can take from now is to begin to think about the kind of future you want and to work towards creating it. Not many people do this, rather what the majority do is to leave their future to chances effectively leaving themselves with no choice than to accept whatever life eventually throws their way.The successful however think and act differently. Most of the key…
  • Succeeding By Chance or By Design?

    12 Mar 2013 | 1:35 pm
    The kind of success most people expect and experience in their endeavours is oftentimes nothing more than incidental success. It is the kind of success obtained by chance, casually and not necessarily requiring strategic actions to make happen. The problem with incidental success is that it has very low probability of accomplishment - it may or may not be achieved. Not only that, the quality of results obtained is often average, less than satisfactory and unsustainable. When you formulate aspirations with no action plans, entertain hope with no strategy or keep dreaming without doing, you are…
  • Comfort Zone: The Cemetery of Dreams

    13 Jan 2013 | 1:57 pm
    Not many succeed because among other reasons, not many are prepared to come out of their comfort zone to take risks. A point in time came in the life of Jeff Beezo, the Founder and CEO of when he had to make a choice between remaining in his comfort zone - a well paying job in the corporate world of finance and pursuing a dream of seizing the opportunities presented by the internet gold rush of the 1990s.Although advised by a respected colleague against leaving his secured job, he decided to apply what he called a "regret minimisation framework” in which he imagined whether…
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    Personal Success Factors

  • Can You Really Make Money Online?!

    Stephen Borgman
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Make Money Online: How I Created My First Web Startup This is a guest post from Lars King, an entrepreneur in the making.   MINDSET I had just made $150 in two days, online, from total strangers. How was this possible, you ask? Two words: passive income. For the last couple of years, I’ve been listening to a podcast called “Smart Passive Income,” detailing the what, how and why of passive income. People would come on the show and tell success stories about how they make money in their sleep. Little did I know that these podcasts were actually conditioning my mind to see new…
  • Build Your Life Like Martin Luther King Jr

    Stephen Borgman
    20 Jan 2014 | 7:05 am
    John 12:24-25 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Jesus Christ, fortelling his coming death “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot, Christian martyr, 1945 As a Caucasian, I have a lot of shame for the infamous history of slavery and segregation in our country. One man changed all that, and his name was…
  • 6 Best Free Strengths Test Sites

    Stephen Borgman
    15 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    Organizations are more than the sum of the individuals that compose them, but the most basic, and perhaps the most important, form of strengths investment lies with the individual.  When more individuals within organizations have their talents identified, understood, and integrated into their lives, the organization has greater potential.  ~Donald O. Clifton and James K. Harter, Investing in Strengths Donald Clifton and other researchers challenged business leaders to think about identifying and growing people’s strengths, instead of only looking  at weaknesses. When we are doing the…
  • Amplify Your Life By Developing Your Goals

    Stephen Borgman
    6 Jan 2014 | 5:30 am
    Are you ready for a larger, greater, and stronger life?  Developing your goals is one of the best ways to amplify your life. According to, to amplify is: 1. to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend.2. to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding. Did you know that you can expand your life in stating and describing your goals? When we reach down inside ourselves to tap into our deepest desires, we can articulate and amplify those desires into a vision of what we want for our lives. I can’t think of a better…
  • Check Out This Goal Setting Template For The New Year (And Beyond)

    Stephen Borgman
    2 Jan 2014 | 7:16 am
    By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein Would you like to have your Best Year Yet in 2014?  I’ve put together a goal setting template for your own personal growth plan.  I’m going to summarize the series of posts I’ve put together over the last couple of months.  If you follow it carefully, you’ll be positioning yourself to move beyond a simple wish list of resolutions to solid personal and professional results. photo credit: The…
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  • Youth is King!?!?

    John Clark
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    In the beginning of this song, while the piano is playing Sammy Hagar says a couple of lines before the song starts and one of them is…. “Youth is king.” I have heard that not only in that song but uncountable times before that and it never bothered me until just recently… Up until then, I always had thought that it had only applied to those who were young of age and starting to become an old fart I was really starting to take issue with that statement being that I hear it almost everyday day at the end of my workout, which by the way is a great place to have this song…
  • Top Wealth Creation Strategies For Financial Success

    John Clark
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    This is a fantastic video by Brian Tracy exploring the ideas of wealth creation. As my late, great mentor, Jim Rohn has said many times, “Results is the name of the game.” When it comes to financial success, it comes down to the results that you help others achieve. This can be done by selling a great product or service. 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
  • The Pain of Regret or The Pain of Discipline…

    John Clark
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:23 pm
    The late, great Jim Rohn said in his keynote address that we will suffer from one of two pains, either the pain of regret or the pain of discipline. And that the pain of regret weighs tons… With the 1st quarter of 2014 quickly coming to a close, it is time to examine where we are at and to determine if we are going to develop the disciplines to make 2014 or are we going to let another year go by with the pain of regret. The problem with the pain of regret is that not only do you look back and feel regret for the actions that you did not take BUT you have also wasted all that time with…
  • Don’t be Cripped by Perfection!

    John Clark
    11 Jan 2014 | 2:30 am
    Gary Vaynerchuk explores the subject of paralysis by analysis. A lot of people do not take action until they feel everything is PERFECT!! The problem with this is that, nothing will ever be perfect. Taking action with your idea and adjusting your plan of attack based on feedback from the market place is key to launching a successful venture. 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
  • Here’s How To Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!

    John Clark
    10 Jan 2014 | 2:30 am
    In this video, John Assaraf explores some ideas that can help you make 2014 a great year for you. If you follow the ideas that John explores in this video, I am certain that you will make some changes that will create better results in your life. 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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    Your Success At Last

  • Two Keys To Being Fulfilled And Happy (Tracy Brinkmann)
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Even thought I have been studying human and personal development from 20+ years now; I, like you, still fall pray to things getting in the way of remembering the simplest of lessons that keep us from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Viewpoints And The Five Cs of Diamonds (Tracy Brinkmann)
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Your Viewpoints are like facets of a diamond, the more facets a diamond has the more beautiful it becomes. Let me share with you how the four Cs of valuing a diamond can improve the value of your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Listen To Your Heart Song (Tracy Brinkmann)
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The voice inside us.... we all have it... do you listen to it? Do you even hear it? WHAT you .... don't? No way... let me share with you some ideas about why you should listen to your inner voice... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Grudge Not Just A Horror Movie (Tracy Brinkmann)
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Have you seen "The Grudge"? The movie were a powerful rage takes a supernatural form in the form of a creepy looking girl with long black hair, in desperate need of a tan that locks onto a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do Not Eat It All! (Tracy Brinkmann)
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Over the course of our life's we have been taught lessons, openly or overtly, some of these lessons have impacted the way we think, what we do, who we hang out with and HOW WE EAT. Let me tell you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Maria Erving

  • Allow Yourself To Make Mistakes

    Maria Erving
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    Sometimes there’s hesitation, and self doubt, and anxiety, .. maybe even a lot of ‘what if’s’. But what if.. what if it’s not such a big deal, and what if not just go for it even if you’re unsure? Twenty years from now, or even a year from now, what will it matter? If you’re not sure about something (and have been hesitating for ages), why not give it a go anyway – even if it might turn out to be a so called mistake? Sometimes doing something is better than doing nothing (and sometimes it’s best to not do anything if there’s hesitation,…
  • Why We Don’t Trust Ourselves (our intuition)

    Maria Erving
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:27 am
    Intuition is life taking care of us (guiding us) but most people don’t trust life and therefore struggle like hell, turning to even more doing – while actually to stop the doing for a while is so much more productive and helpful. It’s when we take a break from the frenetic doing and trying to figure things out that we can relax and then let life come in and speak to us through intuition. But why is there hesitation, why do the majority of human beings second guess themselves so much? Why is it that when we feel something, we sense something is off, but we then a moment later…
  • When Others Feel Uncomfortable When You Follow Your Heart

    Maria Erving
    22 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    When you follow your gut there will come periods where your integrity and dedication will be tested, and this might sound as if it has nothing to do with awakening, but it has actually a lot to do with awakening. There will be tests along the way and they will usually [...]The post When Others Feel Uncomfortable When You Follow Your Heart appeared first on Maria Erving. Related posts: To Follow Your Heart Is To Be Willing To Not Know The Next Step In order to come to that which you know not... Awareness Is The Key – The Heart Knows The Way There are ultimately no mistakes, all that…
  • Most People Don’t Want To Wake Up

    Maria Erving
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:44 am
    Most people live mechanical, disconnected lives, with minds stuffed with beliefs and concepts, and if they are on the spiritual path they are even more stuffed with concepts and different spiritual ideas that they take as being true. Those concepts they hold on for dear life and protect them with all they have. They go on pondering things like is there's a life after death, or "what was I in my previous life" and so on – but why not ponder on if there is life before death? I mean, right now. Is there Life in your life? We have not been thrown into life, life is in us (what if you are not in…
  • When No Life Lives Through Us (Utterly Uninspired)

    Maria Erving
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:02 am
    There are times when there seem to be no life living through as at all, at least that's how it feels, but life is always living through us and as us, but sometimes it's really quiet, it doesn't tell us anything, and there's no inspiration to do anything even if many things 'should' be done. [...]The post When No Life Lives Through Us (Utterly Uninspired) appeared first on Maria Erving. Related posts: Life Can Take a Whole New Direction If You Just Let It Can you imagine how the world would look if we... You Are Life Seeking To Express Itself Life doesn't need our plans and agendas, there is…
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    More Freedom Abundance Well Being and Time

  • Super Better introduction to the Game for getting better

    Yorinda Wanner
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Jane McConigal had concussion which was not getting better and she started playing ‘Jane the concussion slayer’ which helped, which then led to creating Super Better (see video below). One of the aspects of the games that appealed to me was that it builds resilience in four areas: mental, emotional, physical and social. Jane says in Click here to Continue Reading
  • Having a Good Day with Nature and Beauty

    Yorinda Wanner
    16 Mar 2014 | 4:11 pm
     (affiliate link) How can we make each day a good day? There are lots of things which we can do for ourselves. One of the things would be spending time in nature.The TED Talk below has two views on this one by a young girl and another by an elderly man.It also has a lot Click here to Continue Reading
  • Appreciation for Matt Mullenweg and WordPress

    Yorinda Wanner
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    This post is about my appreciation for the developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg. You can find out more about him on Matt Mullenweg on Wikipedia The reason Matt was brought to my attetion today was a link to Matt: Philosophical Conversation with Reid Hoffman in my WordPress dashbord. He also founded ‘Automattic’ which provides various softwares one Click here to Continue Reading
  • Playing and Meditating with Mandalas

    Yorinda Wanner
    8 Feb 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Playing and Meditating with Mandalas Do you think that coloring in is only for children?Think again!  It can be very meditative and relaxing when we spend time to color in Mandalas.Doing this is just for our own benefit and the outcome doesn’t matter. Nobody has to see it.You don’t even have to keep the end Click here to Continue Reading
  • Empowering Questions help getting more Results we want

    Yorinda Wanner
    28 Jan 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Turning Affirmations into Empowering Questions A way to engage our own powerful internal search engine we can ask ourselves questions. The purpose of these questions is to focus on what we want and allow the answers and or evidence to present themselves.This may happen immediatly or it may take more time. Focusing on what we Click here to Continue Reading
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    Personal Excellence

  • Why I Got Depressed Writing My Latest Book: Your Guide to Getting Through Development Hell

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Are you currently working on a project that seems never-ending? Are you on the brink of quitting because the work has turned out to be much more than you anticipated when you signed up for it? If so, welcome to “development hell.” A term that originated in the media industry, “development hell” refers to a state where a project gets “stuck” in development, unable to progress to production stage. Personally, I think “development hell” can be used to describe any project — not just film projects — that’s in limbo. Basically, if…
  • Lost in Life? Here’s Some Inspiration. [Infographic]

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    In my quest to make PE the number one resource for personal development, I want to bring inspiration and life lessons to you in every way possible. This means branching out of articles to share inspirational quotes, manifestos, videos, and now… infographics! You may have seen them before — infographics (short for information graphics) are simple graphics, usually charts or diagrams, that represent information in a visual way. It’s a quick and easy way to get information. Like manifestos, I plan to add infographics once in a while, i.e. every time I find something worth…
  • How to Make Your Vision Board (2014 edition)

    4 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    In 2011, I created a vision board video tutorial (you can watch the video here). Well, given that it’s now 2014 and I have realized my 2011 goals since 2013, I thought it’s time for a vision board update! And what better way to walk you guys through the process than through a video tutorial? Here is my latest video showing how to create your vision board (2014 edition). Watch, enjoy, and don’t forget to “like” and leave a comment with a picture of your board! (If you’re unable to see the video above, watch it via this…
  • My Childhood Photos: A Walk Down Memory Lane

    17 Jan 2014 | 5:38 am
    One of the things I’ve been working on lately is to create my wedding album for my upcoming wedding in May. In the process of doing that, I’ve been digging up my past childhood photos (to showing a growing-up collage of myself and of Ken too). Looking at these childhood photos have been conjuring up (happy) tears, because many of these memories were lost on me growing up. It’s nice to know that I was so happy and free as a kid (as was my brother), in contrast to many of my conscious memories of my childhood and my relationship with my parents as a child (which were of…
  • How to Commit to Your New Year’s Resolutions (My Jan 6, 2014 Interview on Channel News Asia)

    3 Jan 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Update: The interview is now over and you can watch the video at the end of this post. I’m proud to announce that I’ve been invited by Channel News Asia to be on their show again to share about new year’s resolutions! What a wonderful way to kick off the new year! We’ll be talking about how to commit to resolutions made, the main reasons why people can’t commit to their resolutions and also how support from loved ones can make a difference. Might have a little overlap with the points we covered last year but it’s always good to do a refresher really.
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • Pics of the Ruins of Fort Howard

    Justin Mazza
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Last weekend my family and I took a trip to Fort Howard. Fort Howard was originally created to protect the port of Baltimore from an attack from sea. You can read more about Fort Howard here. During Halloween time the Fort is converted to a haunted house known as the Haunted Dungeons. I had experienced it over a decade ago and it was a lot of walking and a lot of fun too. It takes almost 2 hours to complete the haunted attraction. Some of the ruins still have some remnants of the decorations that they use for the attraction. This topic would be great for Weirdo October since not only is the…
  • You Are an Artist and Life is Your Canvas

    Justin Mazza
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Today is the best day of your life so enjoy it. Let your concerns and worries go because you have a team of people on your side that are helping you every step of the way. Breath in the beauty of each and every moment you experience because life is supposed to be fun and exciting. Learn to observe your thoughts as you go throughout the day. Make sure they are in alignment with your highest truths about yourself. Whenever a negative or fear based thought pops into your head just say, “delete that.” As I am typing this it is a beautiful, sunny day outside. The weather is getting…
  • Learn “Feng Shui” absolutely free!

    Justin Mazza
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:18 am
    Learn the life-changing secrets of “Feng Shui” in the FREE 6-day Diamond Feng Shui Fest online beginning April 14 Feng Shui is more than good interior design and having space that “feels” good. When done right it can be one of the most powerful personal development tools ever. Beginning April 14, Feng Shui master Marie Diamond will tell you exactly how to use Feng Shui in your home to: • Attract more rewards for your talents and accomplishments • Reduce drama, conflict, and stress in your home and workplace • Learn and remember anything easily • Have more…
  • Start Your Blog Today at 50% OFF

    Justin Mazza
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:22 am
    I’ve helped many people start their blog’s. The majority of people use my webhosting company HostGator to get their blog on the web. Unfortunately, many of them paid full price for the service. Today only, March 25th 2014 HostGator is having a 50% off sale and yearly domain registration is reduced to just $4. Basically you could be paying as little as $2.48 a month to have your blog online and just pay a one time yearly fee of $4 to register your domain name. That’s literally dirt cheap. Also, HostGator will donate $1 on every sale to the American Red Cross. HostGator is…
  • Max CDN March Madness Sale

    Justin Mazza
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:49 pm
    I just received an email from my affiliate partners over at Max CDN announcing they are having a March Madness Sale on their Content Delivery Network Plans. Content Delivery Network or CDN is a system of distributed servers (network) that deliver webpages and other Web content to a user based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and a content delivery server. Thanks Webopedia! Basically what a CDN does is make your website load faster for the user based on their geographical location. My WebHosting Company – HostGator is located in Dallas Texas. So when…
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    Val Nelson

  • Why You Get Tongue-Tied When Describing Your Work

    Val Nelson
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:15 pm
    [I almost titled this post, "Stop Worrying About the Words." You'll see why.] Even if you have some memorized answer to “What do you do?”, you probably still worry about whether you’re using the right words. There’s so much stress over the words related to our work. You’re not alone in that struggle. I especially notice this struggle when it comes to describing a new business or cause that you’re really excited about. It feels like there’s no possible way to capture all that is in your heart about it. Using only a few words to capture it feels like…
  • 1 Easy Step for Getting New Clients Now

    Val Nelson
    1 Mar 2014 | 2:01 am
    This is not some gimmick. I’m going to give you the exact step below because I’m concerned that so many people skip over this easy and effective step. I notice that people starting businesses, or even with existing businesses, make it way too hard on themselves to get a few new clients. You don’t even need a website, a speaking engagement, a business card, or a networking event to get some new clients. This is the easiest and fastest way to get new clients. I can’t believe how many people skip over this!! I recently had a first coaching session with a client who we…
  • I Opened My Heart and Found Strength, Not Weakness

    Val Nelson
    14 Feb 2014 | 8:26 am
    I learned an important lesson about the heart when I went to my father’s funeral many years ago. The day he died, a friend came over and took me for a walk in the February chill and listened to my worries. I told her I was afraid I couldn’t handle all the emotions, and that I was especially afraid to be at the funeral and feel raw emotions in front of everyone when I felt so vulnerable. It was one of those major shy moments when I wanted to hide. She gave me a gift that has helped me with that fear ever since. She gave me a rose quartz heart to keep in my pocket. She said it was a…
  • LinkedIn Profile Essentials: Why and How

    Val Nelson
    4 Feb 2014 | 4:51 pm
    It’s time for a post about LinkedIn because I’m spending a lot of time explaining it. Even people who have been using it a while are not using it as well as they could be. You’re leaving money on the table if you don’t use it, or if you don’t use it well. And it doesn’t take much time at all! There’s really no down side to having an updated LinkedIn profile. And plenty of up sides. Below are a few specific reasons why you should, followed by quick tips on how to make it work best. I’m including links to step-by-step instructions. Even if…
  • My Mission to Support Quiet and Shy Girls

    Val Nelson
    25 Jan 2014 | 1:55 am
    “Quiet Girls” have a lot to say! I was painfully shy at one time, and I understand the stuckness and pain of it. I feel called to help quiet girls who feel stuck. I’ve begun some projects that might interest you too, described at the end. I was that super shy kid while growing up, who could barely get a word out of my mouth even though I craved being heard and understood. It was more painful than it needed to be. I have broken free of that shyness grip and I have studied how I did it, and how others have done it. I know how to help. I feel called to pass it on.  Today I…
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    Making JGB

  • PROJECT: B-School

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

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    I’ve registered for Mindful in May. What is it? Charity initiative, money goes to building clean water wells in developing countries.  Set a personal challenge: Be mindful everyday! 10 minute meditations provided everyday throughout the challenge. Why am I doing it? Recently started meditating, found it to be incredibly useful for my busy life and active mind.  Challenging myself to implement daily meditations. Get better at disconnecting from ‘inner chatter’, learn to ‘let go’ and ‘just be’. How can you get involved? Do the challenge…
  • PROJECT | Social Media Marketing Strategy

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
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  • I QUIT! Time to Start Working for Myself

    23 Mar 2014 | 11:52 pm
    I did it! After years of working on my ‘side project’ while working a comfortable well-paid job, I have finally mustered up the guts to say goodbye to my security-blanket-of-a-day-job and take the leap of faith towards working for myself. The decision didn’t quite come naturally. There were a number of riffs in my normally stress-free work environment and this pushed me to reconsider why I was working there and whether it was worth my time and energy anymore. I was passionate about the environment but the workload and its everyday management made it hard to enjoy the…
  • Remote Working

    15 Dec 2013 | 6:14 pm
    One of the reasons why I have been eagerly pursuing a career in social media relates to my interest in remote working. I’m all about time management, productive environments and freedom to travel. I enjoy finding new creative, inspiring places to work from and I love a good soy latte (with one). I find I am most productive when surrounded by the hustle and bustle of everyday life unravelling around me. Of late, I have been spending most of my time in coffices (coffee offices), libraries and coworking spaces. I’ve created this post as a means of spreading the good word about remote…
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  • 無料出会い系サイトは悪質業者の巣窟・・・?

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    無料の出会い系サイトには、様々な業者が潜んでいます。 他の出会い系サイトはもちろん、アダルトサイト、競馬予想サイトなど、色々なサイトの業者がいるのです。 また、アフィリエイトなど、報酬目当てで出会い系サイトを利用する業者もいます。 あるいは、メールアドレスを回収して、それを売り飛ばす業者もいます。 いずれにしても、このような業者の存在は、非常に煩わしいと言えます。…
  • メールアドレスの受け渡し制限有り・無料出会い系サイト

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    無料の出会い系サイトの中には、メールアドレスの交換ができないサイトもあるのです。 有料のサイトであれば、お金さえ払えばメールアドレスを交換することができるのですが、無料のサイトだとそれができないことも多いのです。 サイト側にしてみれば、できるだけサイト内でメールのやり取りをしてもらいたいのです。…
  • 登録している女性の数について~有料と無料で違いはあるのか?~

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    無料の出会い系サイトと、有料の出会い系サイトとでは、どちらが女性の利用者数は多いのでしょうか? 一見すると、無料の出会い系サイトの方が、女性の利用者は多いように見えます。 しかし、実はそうではないのです。 なぜなら、有料の出会い系サイトでも、女性は無料で利用できるサイトがほとんどなのです。 つまり、女性にとっては無料でも有料でも関係ないのです。…
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    News To Live By

  • The Official Creed for Anyone Who Starts a New Job

    Danny Rubin
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    I will fit in. By Danny Rubin Spring has sprung and with it comes new beginnings. Major League Baseball is back, the Lannisters et al battle each other once more on “Game of Thrones” (spoiler alert) and the housing market wakes (slowly) from a winter slumber. Feels like everyone and everything starts fresh. This spring — or any season, really — if you find yourself at a new job or internship and face an unfamiliar office environment, rely on the mantra below to survive those first awkward weeks. The “First Day of Work” Creed At my new…
  • This One Blog Post Will Boost Your Career 10 Different Ways

    Danny Rubin
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    By Danny Rubin Heartbleed. You’re the worst. How many of you spent last week — and maybe this week too — changing a slew of passwords to outrun the supposedly devastating computer virus? After all that mess, then comes another headache: keep track of all the NEW passwords I know. It’s a lot of info to store in our heads. I can barely remember what I did last week, let alone a random password I created nine months ago. As we all try our best to remember the past, let’s hit “pause” on NTLB, reach into the archives and revive the most useful career posts…
  • How to Improve Everything You Write in Three Minutes or Less

    Danny Rubin
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Three minutes to Smart Town. All Aboard! By Danny Rubin Congrats! You’re about to receive a makeover. On April 9, Twitter announced plans to roll out a new site design, and everyone seems to think the renovations look suspiciously like Facebook. Make sure to snag your FREE copy of “25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know by Age 25” by Danny Rubin! Full of smart tips to take the work world by storm. Click here for your free copy! Among the updates, according to CNN: - much larger profile photo and header image - sort a person’s tweets based on photos, videos or replies…
  • 24 LinkedIn “Endorsements” Way Better Than the Ones We Use Now

    Danny Rubin
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    By Danny Rubin Skills gap? What skills gap? That’s the contention from Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times. Krugman rejects the idea that employers want to make new hires but can’t find people with the “right” set of skills. Krugman: “Think about what we would expect to find if there really were a skills shortage. Above all, we should see workers with the right skills doing well, while only those without those skills are doing badly. We don’t.” Krugman and other economists refer to “hard skills,” the ones LinkedIn lets us endorse…
  • The Toughest Career Question You Could Ever Imagine

    Danny Rubin
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    Click here to ask any career question on your mind, and we’ll do our best to deliver the answer in a future NTLB column! By Danny Rubin Will Fire TV replace Roku, Apple TV and Xbox One? Will people like the voice-activated controls? Which games can we play through it? On April 2, Amazon launched a set-top device for $99 called Amazon Fire TV. Mashable reports the device is a small box with a remote that can handle TV and gaming. Right away, the tech world began a manic Q and A with Amazon. How does it work? What’s so special about it? And…can I have a free one? As PCMag,…
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    The Code of Extraordinary Change

  • Skin and Armour

    Steve Errey
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    There was a guy who once loved someone so deeply that he thought his heart would break forever when she went away. There was a guy who wanted to wrap his arms around the world but got distracted by cynicism and apathy. There was a guy who once met opportunity with guts and a smile but learned to choose certainty over possibility. That guy was me (as if you hadn’t figured it out), so I guess the old adage of “you teach best what you most need to learn” is true. In becoming a confidence coach I’ve learned heaps about where my armour ends and my skin begins. Armour…
  • Where Does Confidence Come From?

    Steve Errey
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you could pick up a carton of confidence at the store, along with your coconut water and granola, you’d soon be a confidence-guzzling giant. Need a boost of confidence to push through? Just mix up a confidence smoothie. Trembling in the face of challenge you don’t think you’re a match for? How about grating some confidence into a salad for a instant hit of go-get-em. Trying to make a decision but filled with second-guessing? Spread some confidence onto your bread instead of butter or mustard for the best damn sandwich you’ve ever had. Sadly, you can’t buy…
  • ActionPoint > Great Expectations

    Steve Errey
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    People are like nitrogen or traffic jams – we’re everywhere. At home, at work, in the store, on the street, in traffic, in meetings, in restaurants – people all over the place. To help navigate through the sea of people you encounter in an average day, you have a bundle of expectations about what they’ll do and how they’ll act. He’ll be wanting to leave soon. She won’t give a damn. I’ll get laughed out of the room. You won’t even notice. Unbeknownst to you, some of those expectations will affect your decisions, actions and feelings, taking…
  • How to Deal With Rejection

    Steve Errey
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    My romantic history reads like Cliff Notes from all of Shakespeare’s’ tragedy’s. And most of his comedy’s. Not entirely successful then, with a smattering of jealousy and rejection by the ladle full. Rejection’s out there all the time. In your relationships, in your career and with your friends, and it hurts like nothing else, right? It’s tempting to cast “rejection” as the enemy, the thing that makes you feel small, unwanted and not good enough, and the thing that destroys your confidence. So, here are 3 ways to deal with rejection the next…
  • Curiosity Is Ready

    Steve Errey
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Let’s say there’s something you’d like to start (and chances are, there is). Could be getting back into the dating world, starting up that creative project, making that career leap or moving to a different part of the country. It’s just that the timing’s a little off. The pieces aren’t all in place. You just don’t feel ready. So you wait. You wait for the timing to be right. You wait for the pieces to align. And you wait until you feel ready. Bullshit. You can remain stuck and wait your whole life for a mythical state of readiness to arrive, always…
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  • Why Feminism Should Die So We Can Get Our Women Back

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    As a child of the 80s, and having grown up in a strict family, I was always taught to respect everyone as much as possible. I had many strong females in my family, and my respect for women in general is high because of that. This article is in no[...]
  • Find Yourself: Why You Should Get Away From Everything Atleast Once In Your life

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Go Find Yourself Its a cliche. Lets get that out of the way straight away. Going away to find yourself is something you’ve heard about many times, and you’re sceptical. You ask yourself, do you really have to go travel to find yourself? Can’t you just stay home and be who[...]
  • Pickup: 10 Best Pickup and Seduction Books Of All Time

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    Every young man gets to a moment in his life where the quality of the woman in his life are not what he would like. What are the options at this point? 1. Realise that this is it and his looks/money/status just don’t give him the higher value girls that[...]
  • Why Is Choosing a Life Direction Only Half The Battle?

    29 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    By Jamal Albayaa Choosing a life direction How does one set a good goal to achieve all the things that they want from life? It’s a flustering question and the first thing on everyone’s mind is “I simply don’t know where to start.”  Whether you want to sleep better, get[...]
  • Superiority or Mediocrity – Which one do you want for you life?

    19 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Firstly, let’s quickly define both terms. Superiority is making the most out of the life that you have been given, striving to learn and grow everyday, working towards achieving your dreams, and overcoming fear on a day to day basis. Mediocrity is doing as you are told, allowing others to[...]
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    The Start of Happiness

  • The 3-Step Process for Cutting Down on Social Media

    Brendan Baker
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Social media is an integral part of every day life. It has become one of the most common and effective ways of communicating with others. With the huge rise and use of social media, businesses are now starting to pour investment into social media marketing. Yet, is social media really that glitzy and glamorous or can it take away from the experience of what life is really about?I previously wrote an article 'Why Technology Sucks! Lose Your Phone and Find Happiness". I was fired up after watching a video and just spilled my beans into that post. It explains why technology is having a negative…
  • 5 Healthy Ways to Being Happy

    Brendan Baker
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    A healthy lifestyle and happiness go hand-in-hand, yet why is it that so many of us lack the discipline to follow through and really make that difference?Today, I'm excited to share a guest article from an expert on fitness, nutrition and self-improvement who provides some great, well-researched strategies for helping you live a more healthy lifestyle. Aqilah Norazman shares with us her experience in overcoming health issues, how it related to her own happiness and some quality tips for raising your happiness levels by living a more healthy lifestyle.Take it away, Aqilah!Enter Aqilah"To keep…
  • 5 Mood Enhancing Ingredients to Lift You Up (All Natural!)

    Brendan Baker
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:11 am
     I had never heard of the term Nootropics until until Eric emailed me. Eric is a co-founder of Pure Nootropics... and what are Nootropics you ask? I had the exact same question Let's just say this is an interesting post to help you understand more about some great ingredients you can put into your body that will make you feel amazing.I'll pass over to Eric to take you through this one.Brendan  Enter EricSeeking happiness requires much self-reflection and improving your mindset, but at a scientific level your neurotransmitters and hormones can significantly alter your mood. While…
  • Why Feeling Lost In Life Is A Blessing, Not A Curse

    Brendan Baker
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:11 am
     I've felt lost in life. At times, I still do. I think that feeling will always be there as you will never have 100% certainty on where you will end up. Things change. Economies change, technologies change, relationships change and simply put, life changes.The great thing is, however, is that feeling lost in life can be a blessing and it doesn't have to be a curse. In fact, feeling lost and having a void or pain can lead you to place a huge value on filling that void or gap. I talk about this a lot more inside the Launch Your Life Academy to help you get really clear of what's most important…
  • How to Live Life Like a Game

    Brendan Baker
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:28 am
    Is life just a simple game for you? Do you level up? Do you get new skills and experiences that can help you win the game of life? I love the concept of treating life as a game. I often think this to myself and see life as a game where you need to level up, continue to build and grow as a person. Think of monopoly... it's kind of like growing your assets, continually building and reaching another level. Today, we have a guest post from Derek McCullough who explores this concept further to help you learn how you can start to live life like a game. Take it away, Derek!     Enter Derek…
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    Regain Your Time

  • Are You Wasting Time On This Task? (Maura Thomas,
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Time management is an outdated concept, and many of the traditional “tips” aren’t relevant for the 21st century. One typical piece of “time management” advice that is contrary to effective task management is to try to estimate on your to-do list how long each task will take. If you are using a logical and useful […] The post Are You Wasting Time On This Task? appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • 5 Tips for Organized Spaces (Maura Thomas,
    27 Feb 2014 | 4:11 pm
    I specialize in personal productivity and achieving your significant results, not residential organizing. But I know that being surrounded by clutter in your personal space definitely has an affect on your productivity. For more on this, I called on my friend and certified professional organizer, Janice Russell to share some great ideas. Organized Spaces, by […] The post 5 Tips for Organized Spaces appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • 3 Tips to Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track (Maura Thomas,
    3 Feb 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Now that it’s February, and the gym isn’t so crowded any more, it made me realize that a lot of people have a hard time achieving the goals they’ve set for themselves. In order to make continual progress on your significant results, use these three techniques from the Empowered ProductivityTM System. Keep A List Lists […] The post 3 Tips to Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • A Systematic Approach to Productivity (Maura Thomas,
    20 Jan 2014 | 3:59 pm
    System, noun: a harmonious arrangement or pattern; a group of related parts that move or work together; any formulated method of plan or procedure Atul Gawande, world-renowned surgeon, Harvard professor, and author of “The Checklist Manifesto,” says that there are three characteristics of a successful system: The data to determine success vs. failure. The ability […] The post A Systematic Approach to Productivity appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • 3 Steps to Quickly Catching Up on Email After Vacation (Maura Thomas,
    16 Dec 2013 | 5:00 am
    “Conventional Wisdom” when it comes to vacations has two big problems: People skip vacation altogether with the rationalization that it would just mean working twice as hard before and after, so it’s not worth it. (43% of Americans don’t take all of their vacation time, and Americans get less paid vacation than workers in any […] The post 3 Steps to Quickly Catching Up on Email After Vacation appeared first on Regain Your Time.
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    Big Picture. Fine Focus.

  • Guest Post: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by Kersti Abawi

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    You’ve been stressed, I’ve been stressed, we’ve all been stressed at some point. But, what do we do about it? Just as there are a plethora of personality types out there, there are a plethora of tools and techniques available to help you reduce the stress in your life. One increasingly popular technique is called The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I have the great privilege of knowing Kersti Abawi, who is a psychotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher, and facilitator of Phoenix Rising Yoga and MBSR (She works out of The Bear Clinic in Oakville, Ontario, which offers…
  • This Week’s Menu #foodie #foodlove

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tagged: art, Clean Eating, Dinner, Gourmet, Menu Plan, Organic Food, Photo
  • This Week In Photos: Be-You-Til-Full #Choose2Matter #Life #Leadership @Darlingmag

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    A book I cannot put down, a spectacular view, and a girl (Hannah Taylor) with a warrior heart who is transforming the world (The Ladybug Foundation)! A beautiful quote, a mother’s reminder, an inspiring manifesto, and a fascinating documentary (The Island President) on one of the most stunning yet fragile places in the world (the Maldives) For any of you who suffer from migraines or headaches, Peppermint Halo is AMAZING and a must have! It feels like someone is giving you a head massage. Inspiration and blessings are EVERYWHERE…will you let yourself see them? An epic win with an…
  • Lifestyles of the Confident and Courageous. #Choose2Matter

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our world has a problem…a growing problem, an infectious disease, an epidemic. It is so serious that if we don’t start doing something about it, it will kill us…it has already begun. Some people/companies are all abot ending hunger, while others are about ending homelessness and addictions. Earlier this year, the brilliant Ben Arment ( tweeted: What’s wrong with this picture? Or is this totally cool with you? Back to the real problem (in my humble opinion).  The lack of clean water, sanitation, housing, jobs, and every other cause we seem to be fighting for…
  • This Week’s Menu #foodie

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tagged: art, Clean Eating, Dinner Ideas, Food, Meal Plan, Photo
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    Shaun Rosenberg

  • A Lesson about Judging Others

    Shaun Rosenberg
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    We’ve all heard not to judge others and that every time we point our finger at someone 4 fingers are pointing back to us. We’ll I’d like to share a neat little story with you that I found on the web. There is a lot of wisdom in it. A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry,…
  • How To Cut The Amount Of Drama You Create By 90%

    Shaun Rosenberg
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:33 am
    We all have that person in our lives that thrives on drama. They seem to always be in the middle of it and it seems to always follow them around. If you know someone like that in your life, send them this article to help them cut back and have a less stressful life. If you’re the person whom drama follows around, take heart of what we will have to say here. There is one sentence that can eliminate 90% of the drama that you create! But before I get into that I have a word of caution. This sentence that I am about to tell you only helps reduce the amount of drama that you personally put off…
  • 8 Simple Self Improvement Ideas That Work If You Do Them

    Shaun Rosenberg
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:31 am
    We always are on the lookout for self improvement ideas that work, but to be honest there is only so much that you can learn by reading. To be truly successful in life you need to make sure you have a balanced life and that you are actually putting forth the effort to do the things you want. Here are some self improvement ideas that sound pretty basic, but if you are doing them day in and day out, they can lead to a much better life. 1. Eat Right Too many people are filling their stomach with junk, crap, and corn syrup then can’t figure out why they aren’t losing any weight or why they…
  • 8 Convincing Reasons To Stop Seeing Yourself As A Victim

    Shaun Rosenberg
    18 Feb 2014 | 8:16 am
    It’s never my fault! I’m just the victim. Things would have been better if not for my bad luck! Does this sound familiar? Have you blamed others or life for the situation that you are in? Were you really wrong to? It is natural for us to convince ourselves that we were the victim and that there wasn’t anything we could have done to make things work out better for us. Whether we do this consciously to persuade others or unconsciously to persuade ourselves, it’s never our fault. Playing the victim helps you win arguments, it helps you gain higher ground, but rarely does it help you grow…
  • A Common Lie We Tell Ourselves To Sabotage Our Success

    Shaun Rosenberg
    7 Jan 2014 | 8:59 am
    I’ve been running online businesses for years now. It has been a fun experience and has taught me a lot about the world of business and about life in general. One thing I have noticed along the way is that we tend to tell ourselves little lies that can get in the way of our success. I’m sorry to say that I’ve been guilty of this as well. My sites were getting most of their traffic from the search engines. Anybody who has marketed things online knows that the search engines are constantly changing and updating their algorithm. In fact Google alone makes hundreds of different changes to…
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    Alternative Badassery

  • What If You Stopped Believing Your Bad Habits Are Bad?

    Cassie Nolan
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    “I really need to start leaving some food on my plate. I always eat every last bite. I probably eat so much food I don’t actually need just because it’s there…” I was saying this to myself in my head the other night after dinner. I’ve said it many times. But that night, for whatever reason, some part of my brain argued back: “Why? Why do I need to stop clearing my plate? I’m not even a little bit overweight. I eat mostly healthy foods. Is eating everything I’m served–by myself or others–really an issue? Maybe I’m filling…
  • Why Conventional Career Advice Puts You on the Wrong Track

    Cassie Nolan
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Note from Cassie: This is a guest post by Cody Wheeler at Academy Success. Interested in guest posting for Alternative Badassery? Contact me. If you follow the advice of most “career experts” out there, you’re basically going to be digging a deeper and deeper hole every day. You may not get out of this hole until you’re in your 60s. Or worse, this hole may end up killing you before you retire. See, there’s a pretty big problem with career experts. Most of them have never changed careers… so how are they qualified to tell you what to do? Confused? Let Me…
  • How I Know He’s “The One”

    Cassie Nolan
    14 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Note: Another sappy Valentine’s Day post from me this year. Who am I? John doesn’t believe in “The One,” which is fine and sounds more harsh than it is. Specifically, he doesn’t believe two people are undeniably destined for each other, that they’re this perfectly-matched pair that the universe is set on bringing together so they can begin this beautiful, effortless relationship, and continue to mesh magically till the end of their days, living happily ever after. Which is to say, he thinks no relationship is perfect and every relationship takes a lot of…
  • They’re Wrong About Pessimists

    Cassie Nolan
    17 Dec 2013 | 5:00 am
    “You’re always so negative.” “Look on the bright side.” “Nothing pleases you.” So-called pessimists are used to hearing this kind of talk from family and friends. I should know–most of those closest to me consider me more or less a pessimist, and never fail to remind me of it. I’ve always kind of felt they were a little off in their evaluation, though. Like, a naturally negative person? Me? It doesn’t seem right. My observations don’t seem negative to me; they just seem real. They just reflect reality. And besides, if I really…
  • Fun Facts About Our Engagement (+ Pictures)

    Cassie Nolan
    10 Oct 2013 | 5:00 am
    Note: This is a “Cassie’s Personal Life”-type post, so if you’re not into that, see ya next time (asshole). Remember this post? You guys, he proposed. I said yes. We’re engaged. We’re getting married. (It took me a solid two weeks post-proposal to fully realize what actually happened, and based on the undertone of disbelief in those words above that just came out of me, I apparently still haven’t wrapped my head around the fact that John is going to be my husband and I’m going to be his wife. Like…what? WHAT?! We’re getting m a r r i…
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    Epic Thoughts

  • The Quantum Enigma…

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    Epica never ceases to amaze me. That’s all i can say! Recently the band was working on their sixth album called as the title of this post: “The Quantum Enigma”, which will be out in early May. In their songs, EPICA talks about scientific topics, such as quantum physics and others. This is not an […]
  • 10 Reasons to read

    6 Mar 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Many people criticize my obsession with reading because I spend a lot of time with eyes among books . And I come to say to those who at least are 10 reasons and many others, I prefer to read a thousand times that surrender to the reality of the world today. # 1. Reading makes […]
  • Dark’s Face

    19 Feb 2014 | 4:18 pm
    He was going to close the window of the room, when suddenly he saw between the dark shadow of a face, strange, mysterious. He tried to get closer to see better what was that silhouette at night . He was scared. His hands were shaking . Finally he reached the corner where the strange thing […]
  • What do you want?

    4 Jan 2014 | 5:54 pm
    As far I look I see your eyes subtly intertwines with mine. You are shy and don’t want to admit it, but I realize it while slowly under my head . Sometimes I feel pretty sure about feelings for me , as many as yesterday, no. What do you want? Hide your feelings as  saying […]
  • Misanthropy

    19 Nov 2013 | 5:31 pm
    Unfortunately our society is full of men and women that, just to make money, they do everything to cause harm to others. Example of this is the ” organ tourism ” or the illegal sale of organs, which are taking big boom in the world . Resulting from this a lot of kidnappings , mostly […]
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    Outside the Lines | Live Your Life On Purpose

  • Hello world!

    30 Mar 2014 | 12:32 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Standard Blog Post With All The Trimmings

    9 Nov 2013 | 2:38 am
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  • Post Format: Quote

    8 Nov 2013 | 12:13 am
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  • Our Trip in Brooklyn

    7 Nov 2013 | 7:20 pm
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  • Awesome Gallery Post

    6 Nov 2013 | 11:24 pm
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    Achieve the Green Beret Way

  • What is the Best Productivity System?

    Michael Martel
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Every time another productivity book hits the best-seller list, thousands of people jettison their planners, calendars, software programs, and iPad/iPhone apps, thinking that if they just buy the latest and greatest system, they’ll be able to get a handle on their ever-expanding to-do list. The problem with this approach is that while it can be […]
  • Predict Your Success for 2014

    Michael Martel
    2 Jan 2014 | 2:36 pm
    It’s the beginning of 2014 and it’s pretty likely that you have set some goals for yourself this year.  Do you want to be able to predict your success for the goal? It is really quite simple. Just divide the time for you to accomplish the goal by how far you are already into the […]
  • The Single Most Important Factor in Success

    Michael Martel
    28 Dec 2013 | 12:20 pm
    I have taken inspiration from a post by Dan Kennedy.  These words ring true for so many people. It’s been almost eleven years since I retired from the military.  I have written books, talked in front of crowds, been on Executive teams crafting business strategy.  None of this most people would have thought possible. Before […]
  • Merry Christmas – Gift Giving

    Michael Martel
    22 Dec 2013 | 8:38 am
    First of all, I wish you and your very family a very Merry Christmas and all the blessings and joy for the upcoming year. I have to admit that I have spent many hours lately at the local stores and online looking and shopping for presents and that is all well and fine for everyone.  […]
  • How to Make More Money

    Michael Martel
    24 Nov 2013 | 3:03 pm
    How to make more money, how to get a better job, how to have more friends, how to have a better marriage, the list goes on and on.  These are the kinds of questions people send me as part of the website.  Everyone wants to know the answers to the same types of questions. I […]
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    Married with Luggage

  • Reconnecting with a Lost Love (Podcast #58 with Michelle Colon-Johnson)

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Married with Luggage: The Podcast is a weekly 20-minute podcast where we share lessons about love from our own adventures and couples just like you. We invite you to make every Wednesday a standing date with the Married with Luggage Podcast. “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.” ~ Robert Browning Show Notes Have you ever […]
  • How We Write Books Together

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    We sit side by side at the desk, sharing amusing anecdotes and agreeing on every sentence that gets typed. We smile warmly at each other, amazed at how fast the story flows. It’s effortless, just like our love. Nice image, huh? Too bad it’s not true. How we write books together is a lot like […]
  • Spicing Up Your Sex Life (Podcast #57 with Cecilie Kjensli)

    Married with Luggage
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Married with Luggage: The Podcast is a weekly 20-minute podcast where we share lessons about love from our own adventures and couples just like you. We invite you to make every Wednesday a standing date with the Married with Luggage Podcast. It’s been so long since I’ve had sex I’ve forgotten who ties up whom.” Joan Rivers […]
  • Embracing Unconventional Romance

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    This week Betsy and I completed the second draft of our latest book, Married with Luggage: What We Learned About Love by Traveling the World. We celebrated with a long walk through the hills surrounding our village here in Spain. It was an opportunity to step away from the words and launch planning and just […]
  • When Your Dream Evolves (Podcast #56 – Buying a House in Spain)

    2 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    Married with Luggage, The Podcast is a weekly 20-minute podcast where we share lessons about love from our own adventures and couples just like you. We invite you to make every Wednesday a standing date with the Married with Luggage Podcast. Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own […]
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    Shift into Balance

  • Break a bad habit

    Anna Papalia
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals Do you have a habit that you’d like to break? All habits from biting your nails to eating when you aren’t hungry and buying stuff you can’t afford are all formed and created the same way through reminder, routine and reward. If you’d like to make a good habit stick follow the formula. If you’d like to break a bad habit become conscious of the formula and then crowd out your current bad habits with new better ones. Last week I detailed how the formula works. Reminder- the trigger. The light turns green. Routine- the…
  • Make a good habit stick

    Anna Papalia
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals Last week I wrote about how to pick a new habit and this week I am going to cover how to make a good habit stick. Habits whether they are good or bad are all formed and created the same way through reminder, routine and reward. Reminder- the trigger. The light turns green. Routine- the action you take. You step on the gas Reward- the benefit. You get closer to where you are going. A client once asked me, “Why is it so easy to stick to bad habits and so hard to make a good habit stick?” In the most basic terms, “It depends…
  • Pick a new habit

    Anna Papalia
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals We all have habits, whether they are good or bad they are formed and created the same way, through reminder, routine and reward. Today, I am going to cover how to pick a new habit and next week I am going to talk about how to make your new habit stick. Pick One- You can only change 1 to 2 things at a time. You can’t try to stop smoking, diet and make your bed everyday. So, focus on one and then when you make reasonable progress start working on the next. Coaching tip- Do not fool yourself into thinking that you can…
  • It is your choice

    Anna Papalia
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals Everything in your life is a reflection of your choices. Everything you do is a choice. Whether it feels that way or not, it’s still a choice. You can let others make a choice for you but that is choosing to let others decide. You can do nothing, but that is choosing not to make a choice. No matter which way you slice it, whether you actively choose, have someone else choose or do absolutely nothing- IT IS YOUR CHOICE! If you want a different, new and improved life you must make different, new and improved choices. The only…
  • What if money were no object?

    Anna Papalia
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:45 am
    Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals What if money were no object? Narrated by Alan Watts, ALL CREDIT GOES TO ITS RESPECTIVE OWNERS Shift into Balance - Life & Career Coaching for Professionals
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    The Personal Freedom Project

  • 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 […]
  • 30 Powerful Quotes That Will Change Your Life Forever

    13 Mar 2014 | 4:25 am
    Ahhh quotes… The thing about quotes is that they give you a perspective or outlook you didn’t see before, some resonate with you more than others and some will ultimately be what you need  for a shift or change in your life. You may have a favorite I’ll let you share them in the comments, […]
  • How To Create a Work Life Balance Doing These 5 Simple Things (Especially #4)

    13 Feb 2014 | 5:35 am
    Is Your Work-life balance none existent? We can be thrown out of our routine when change happens. This could be starting a new job moving home, or when other things take place that mess with your usual routine, your work life balance now seems like you’re not getting anything done, spinning in circles + getting […]
  • How To Find Your Purpose In Life

    9 Jan 2014 | 3:10 am
    I think you should realize that the purpose of life is to enjoy it, yes enjoy your life. I know, I know… your thinking to yourself but I’m just one car away from being happy and that big house I’ve always dreamed of is all I need then that’s it ill be OK honestly. Well […]
  • Live a Life You Love In 3 Seemingly Obvious Steps

    21 Nov 2013 | 4:28 am
    Live a life you love – Does this sound far fetched?  Like a lie?  Or something that only happens to other people? Well I wouldn’t throw the idea out the window just yet because first of all you might hit someone in the face with it and second It might actually be possible to live […]
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    Simple Life Strategies

  • What Miley Cyrus, smelling roses and excited puppy dogs have in common and why you need to know now. Intrigued?

    Zoë B
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    I read a few weeks ago that despite having recently had a number one album in the US, Miley Cyrus is more unhappy than she has ever been. Now before I explain the relevance of roses and puppy dogs, just think about this for a moment. She’s smashed one of her MAJOR goals in life; to reach number ONE on the charts, even after her publicized difficulties, and yet she still feels at her unhappiest. So why is she so unhappy? I can’t speak for Miley, but I do have a few ideas around this, because it’s something I see a lot as a coach. Chasing goals can be a dangerous game to play. In-fact in…
  • The One Tip that Will Get You Absolutely Anything You Want in Life. Guaranteed.

    Zoë B
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    A few weeks ago I interviewed Stanford Professor Bob Sutton (an amazingly intelligent and lovely man by the way). Bob knows a lot about successful people and companies (in-fact he’s spent time with the head of Google and lots of other very successful human beings). Our chat got me thinking about how there’s one very simple step that absolutely anyone can take to guarantee them results. And I’m really excited to share that with you now. I use this all the time and it’s never let me down. It’s kind of a no-brainer really and you’ll see why. People often come to me as a coach to help…
  • Scaling Up Excellence – Stanford Professor Bob Sutton

    Zoë B
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Have you ever wondered how companies like Facebook and Google succeed? Or just what it takes to create a hugely successful business or organisation? If you have, then Stanford Professor Bob Sutton has some great tips to share with you today in this video interview. I interviewed Bob about his new book (co-authored with Huggy Rao): Scaling Up Excellence and he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to success in both small and large organisations. He’s spent time with some of the biggest multi-million dollar businesses including Facebook, Google, Walmart and Starbucks – and he wants to…
  • How to Train Your Brain – Tips from Hay House Author Susan Pearse

    Zoë B
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I want to let you in on a little secret this week. Did you know that your brain is the most important piece of equipment you have!? Think of it like your own personal computer. Like most computers, your brain needs a little training and today Hay House author Susan Pearse is going to show you how to train your own brain so you can enjoy more happiness and success in life. I was lucky enough to interview Susan about her new book (co-written by Martina Sheehan): Wired for Life, which I have to say I cannot wait to get my hands on. Susan and Martina have studied the brain for over 10 years and…
  • Wisdom from Mother Theresa: Inspiring Quotes

    Zoë B
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Mother Theresa was an Albanian Missionary who spent most of her life in the slums of Calcutta in India. Known worldwide for her immense compassion towards people from all backgrounds, Mother Theresa’s mission in life was to work with the sickest and poorest people in India by providing them with not just the health & food that they needed but also the human kindness they longed to ease their terrible loneliness. This inspiring, incredibly compassionate woman founded the Missionaries of Charity, which is currently active in over 133 countries. The focus for the charity is to provide…
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    Think Smarter World

  • Becoming Goal Oriented in a Continually Changing World
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Once we start to understand the world around us better through tools such as systems thinking, we’re naturally going to identify areas for improvement. We’ll begin to see where making some changes can vastly improve how we do things, and we may even decide to create new goals for ourselves. Having a high-level map of what we would like to achieve is a key step in moving from the reactive to proactive mindset we covered earlier in the e-Course and in Chapter One of Think Smarter in a Digitally Enabled World. But the reality is that over 90% of people don’t actively set, write down, or…
  • Four Must Have Tools to Manage Information Abundance
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Unlimited access to the world’s’ collective information is only as good as our ability to organize, manage, and retrieve it effectively. As productivity guru David Allen says: “We must go beyond our brain’s limitations to hold information for us.” If you aren’t familiar with David’s “Getting Things Done” methodology, one of the key points of his approach is to relieve the burden on the part of your mind that excels at short-term, not long- term, memory capture. You can achieve this by filing away information into some type of “off-brain” storage—a notebook, folder,…
  • Have You Found What You’re Looking For?
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    In the course of being more mindful and asking better questions about the various aspects of our lives, we subsequently need to improve our ability to find the answers to those questions. The Internet has given us an amazing gift: the organized treasury of the world’s collective knowledge. But in order for us to make the most of this valuable resource, we need to be able to access it effectively. The best way to accomplish this is to significantly increase our ability to use the major Internet search engines so that we can find exactly the information we’re looking for. And, given how big…
  • The Subtle Shift of Mind that Allows You to Harness the World’s Collective Knowledge
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:41 pm
    In today’s digital age, one of the key skills required for success is being able to control the massive amounts of information and knowledge we have coming at us from all directions. Because most of us are rightly overwhelmed by this constant barrage, we must go beyond passively receiving information that others think we want or need to proactively target, seek, organize, and understand the information that will make our lives better.   Image: Will Lion, Flickr The truth is, the constant influx of news, images, and video is giving us a digital hangover, much like you get after one too many…
  • 21 Ideas to Free your Mind from Mass Media
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:50 pm
    As we struggle to control the quality of the food we put in our bodies, equally important is the quality of information that we feed our minds. But not only for the usual reason that better information leads to better knowledge. You see, the mind is much more than the brain, which is essentially a microprocessor with on-board memory. Think of the mind as the operating system with an internet connection. The connection in this case being not the word wide web, but the universal or collective consciousness. The mind in this capacity, takes what you feed it – the daily stream of thoughts…
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    Be a Light ToThe World: Ikechi Awazie | Be a Light ToThe World: Ikechi Awazie

  • Be An Inspiration: A Free School Under The Metro Bridge

    Ikechi Awazie
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s no news that there are places in this world where children are lacking the basic amenities of life. These children are born into a life of slum and garbage. They become cheap workers and are exploited by gangs or forced into child labour, they hardly have a chance to decide their own destiny  Even though there are organisations battling to give children happiness in this world, they can’t be everywhere. This brings a question; who will stand in the gap and give this children an intentional life on earth? Meet Rajesh Kumar Sharma, a 43 year old shoe…
  • The Truth About Finding Your Call

    Ikechi Awazie
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    Image courtesy of   Have you been in a situation where you want to take a leap in your life but you don’t where to start. You want to make your life intentional but don’t know your calling. I stumbled upon an interesting comment this week. A guy wanted to know how to discover his calling. He had resigned from his high paying job because he wanted to enjoy freedom and experience something bigger to make a mark in the world. Unfortunately, he was not getting this experience from his current job. The topic about finding your calling has been on for ages.
  • How A Man Built A Road On The Mountain Without Support

    Ikechi Awazie
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:07 am
    Every man has the potential to influence his generation When you are faced with a situation that is beyond your ability and control, the natural thing to do is to sweep it under the carpet. After all, it’s beyond your ability and there is nothing you can do about it. If you certainly agree with me, then this true live story should change your mindset. Born in  Musahar community considered as the lowest among the Hindu scheduled castes in india was a poor labourer named Dashrath Manjhi. Dashrath Manjihi lived in  Gahlour village near Gaya, Bihar. His village was flanked by mountain…
  • Can Your Life Be The Most Insanely Awesome Thing You Can Imagine

    Ikechi Awazie
    19 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gracie Walton, CC-BY 2.0 via Flickr You just turned 30 or maybe you are 40. Its a whole new journey and you want to make the best of it. So you decide to make your life the most insanely awesome thing you can imagine but then you come to a realisation, even though you feel you know what you want to do, you don’t know where to start. You think about it but don’t know how to make that impact in your life. Is it really possible for your life to be insanely awesome? This is really hard to answer. The reason is because such issue is subjective. No one can accurately give you a…
  • Impact is Contagious and Infectious

    Ikechi Awazie
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:02 am
    equinoxefr, CC-BY 2.0 via Flickr   A young girl turned down the idea of presents for her birthday. She decided to make her world a better place for others. So she created a webpage with this message; “On June 12th 2011, I’m turning 9. I found out that millions of people don’t live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn’t have access to clean, safe water so I’m celebrating my birthday like never before. I’m asking from everyone I know to donate to my campaign instead of gifts for my birthday.”  This message was from Rachel Beckwith who wanted to raise…
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  • Book Review: Start A Freedom Business By Colin Wright

    Melissa VanDover
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Start A Freedom Business written by Colin Wright was a really enjoyable read and it ties in nicely with Create The Dream’s belief that you can reach your goals in a way that is purely unique to yourself. Wright opens the book sharing his own personal story but quickly transitions into explaining what a freedom business is. He helps describe to the reader the necessary mind-set you must have to start and run a freedom business, as well as some changes you may need to make to your current mindset to be successful. My favorite part of the book is when Wright begins to discuss freedom…
  • The Key To Staying Organized

    Camilla Carboni
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    During a one on one meeting at work my boss asked me how I manage to stay so organized despite the constant tide of incoming work and often overwhelming deadlines we face on a day-to-day basis. I paused for a moment and tried to think exactly what enabled me to stay so on top of things, regardless of the number or severity of tasks at hand. I really didn’t know exactly how to answer, for truthfully I had not yet thought about why it is that some people are able to take on more and more without reaching an inundation threshold, while others flail at the very first sign of stress. What…
  • Prioritizing With Stephen Covey’s Important Urgent Matrix

    Melissa VanDover
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
      Prioritizing can be difficult, especially with all the things that we need to do during a normal week. I’ve been experimenting with different ways to prioritize my tasks and I recently found some success with Stephen Covey’s Important Urgent Matrix. I however have gone a few steps further to develop a process that utilizes this matrix and seems to work well for me. I’m going to share my process with you below in the hopes that it’ll help you prioritize your work load. My process has been pulled from the million different books and articles I’ve read on the…
  • Why Expecting Nothing Is The Worst Thing You Can Do

    Camilla Carboni
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    You have no doubt heard that common saying that goes something like this: expect nothing and you will never be disappointed. In theory it’s really great and it serves a good purpose in establishing a realistic outlook on life. By adopting an attitude of self-protection, we prevent ourselves from being hurt. In practice however, adopting such an attitude can hinder ones growth by inhibiting hope and, in turn, setting oneself up for a mundane life. When it comes down to it, I’d personally rather be disappointed now and then when things or people don’t pan out to be how I had…
  • What is your definition of success?

    Melissa VanDover
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Success: The attainment of wealth, fame, etc. ( I don’t know about you but that definition of success is only a fraction of what I think success actually is, or more so what it means to me. I’ve realized in my discussions with others that success can mean something completely different to everyone. However, what I do know is that to achieve something you need to know what you’re striving for. So if you want to be successful you need to be able to articulate what success is to you. Lets do a simple exercise to help you determine what success looks like for…
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    Talk To Someone

  • Re: Are weight loss supplements really effective?

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    There is no such issue as a fat burner pill, liquid, powder, or supplement! Got it? consider it. If any of this garbage worked, why would 2/3 of the adults within the United States be overweight, obese, or morbidly obese? we might be lined up while not defrayal a dime on advertising to shop for a weight loss product that really worked.
  • Re: How to lose belly fat fast?

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Eat often, however in tiny parts. The less your body peaks and falls on the glucose scale, the less probably it'll be to gormandise and/or store unwanted fat. Ideally, cut calories, however don’t starve yourself. If you eat the proper foods and eat typically enough, you won’t end up intake immense parts and deadly sin normally.
  • Re: Love that never end

    Love To Talk
    17 Mar 2014 | 5:25 pm
    You only go around this lifetime once. Do what makes you feel good. Take care of yourself. Happiness is an inside job. No one can make us happy but if you feel joyful, excited, and full of life when you're with someone else then it can't be wrong. Stay with your husband if that is your choice, but you must live and be happy with your choices. You are the one making these decisions and choices.
  • tips for health

    10 Mar 2014 | 2:56 am
    Sip Oolong TeaResearch suggests that people with mild eczema who drink oolong tea three times a day may show improvement in itching and other symptoms. Compounds in the tea called polyphenols appear to be responsible.Regards:Packers and Movers in Thiruvanmiyur:LST
  • Re: Feel so sad.

    31 Jan 2014 | 9:51 am
    Sorry you feel so sad, I know the feeling. I have one person other then my family to talk to, and I can't spill my guts to anyone. I worry what people will think of me if they know some of the things I've done. For the most part I am a good person just sometimes make bad choices. I don't like being alone when there are so many people in my life, but they judge too much. Why can't people just realize we are who we are and love us.
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