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  • Want More Joy in Your Life?

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

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

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

    Talent Development Resources
    Douglas Eby
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    From a report by Medical News Today : The demands associated with creative work activities pose key challenges for workers, according to new research out of the University of Toronto that describes the stress associated with some aspects of work and its impact on the boundaries between work and family life. Sociology professor Scott Schieman said “these stressful elements of creative work detract from what most people generally see as the positive sides of creative job conditions. And, these processes reveal the unexpected ways that the work life can cause stress in our lives.”…
  • 4 Ways Passion Breeds Happiness

    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
    Alden Tan
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    I've been a Bboy (breakdancer for the uninitiated) for over ten years now. And you know something? I'm not the best. Among my friends I'm one of the only few who have yet to win a competition on my own. I don't have trophies or medals to show off. You also can't find many YouTube videos of me. And admittedly, I'm not as good as I want to be. In the past decade I've made a ton of excuses which held me back from my full potential as a Bboy. But that's okay. I'm perfectly fine with not being the best. It took me a while, but I actually had to do a little soul-searching to be at peace with my…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • The Best 26 Quotes About Being Brave

    Vishnu Verma
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Life is hard, sometimes we need an encouragement from the outer world to keep moving forward towards our goals. We all have special capabilities, we all have greatness within us but sometimes we need, extra push to pull out the brave that lie inside us all. I've collected the best 26 quotes about being brave that will inspire you to be brave for something big in your life. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid. But he who conquers that fear. Forgiveness is the virtue of Brave. - Indra Gandhi If you had a chance to change your fate, would you? It's better to be a lion for a day than…
  • 4 Ways Passion Breeds Happiness

    Alden Tan
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    I've been a Bboy (breakdancer for the uninitiated) for over ten years now. And you know something? I'm not the best. Among my friends I'm one of the only few who have yet to win a competition on my own. I don't have trophies or medals to show off. You also can't find many YouTube videos of me. And admittedly, I'm not as good as I want to be. In the past decade I've made a ton of excuses which held me back from my full potential as a Bboy. But that's okay. I'm perfectly fine with not being the best. It took me a while, but I actually had to do a little soul-searching to be at peace with my…
  • The Happiness of Pursuit: 7 Steps To Accomplish Anything & Enjoy It Along The Way

    Erin Falconer
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    ‘A body in motion stays in motion’ - Newton’s law If anyone has ever read a post written by me before, listened to an interview or simply had a chat about self improvement, they will know I am frequently asked (and address) the common question - ‘what is the most important aspect to self improvement’ - my answer, without hesitation, is always the same: take action. I have always firmly believed that all of the best intentions in the world are nothing with out being taken from the theoretical to the actual and it never ceases to amaze me the instant, kinetic almost chain-like…
  • What To Do When You Have No Idea What To Do With Your Life (9 action steps to start)

    Vishnu Virtues
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Once upon a time, I had no idea what to do with my life. Actually, there were many times while I was in college and after when I was lost. Even when I had jobs, good jobs, I wasn’t so sure that’s what I wanted to do with my life. If you just graduated college, and find yourself stuck in a job you can’t stand or in a temporary job, this post is for you. You don’t have to go out there and save the world. Or start the next Or figure out how to get your own TV cooking show. Or become Oprah tomorrow. No. All you have to do is start. I wrote this post for people who just…
  • 8 Things More Important Than Your Job

    Steve Roy
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    So there you are. You’re probably sitting at your desk right now reading this, waiting for the clock to reach 5pm. You can’t wait to get into your car, head home, and start the best part of your day. Unfortunately, this is usually a few short hours before you need to go to bed in order to get up and do it all over again. But for what? I understand we all need to work. I’m an advocate for hard work even. But what I don’t like is the notion that we need to work merely to pay our bills. To me this is insanity. To spend upwards of 90,000 hours of our short lives working in a job that we…
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    Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

  • Be Relentless (pt 1 of 2)

    Darren Hardy
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Have you ever worked with someone that just seemed unstoppable – that no matter what happened, they kept pushing forward towards their goal? And you watched and you wondered how they did it – how they were so driven, so relentless in their determination. In today’s post we're gonna find out what it takes for each of us to be  relentless. I interviewed Tim Grover for an issue of SUCCESS. Tim is the CEO and Owner of Attack Athletics. He has set the standard for elite training and excellence in sports performance worldwide. He has trained Hall of Famers and…
  • WOW Mental Toughness (2 of 2)

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

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

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

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

  • CS Lewis Personal Library

    Avil Beckford
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    CS Lewis Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind CS Lewis Personal Library Born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Clive Staples Lewis (CS Lewis), was a writer, critic, Anglican scholar and theologian. As a boy, he read voraciously, wrote about an imaginary world,  called Boxen – “Animal-Land”, which was inhabited by talking beasts. At Oxford, CS Lewis studied the classics, philosophy and English. Between 1925 and 1954, he was the fellow of English language and literature at Magdalen College, Oxford. Close male friends – his brother Warren, JRR Tolkien,…
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review

    Avil Beckford
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review Chief Bottler, Director of hatcheries and Conditioning, Director of Predestination, Deputy Assistant Fertilizer-General, Professor of Feelies in the College of Emotional Engineering, Dean of the Westminster Community Singery, Supervisor of Bokanovskification, State Conditioning Centre – I invite you into the world of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. In this brave new world, babies are essentially manufactured on an assembly line, and while they sleep at nights, they are preprogrammed so that…
  • Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind

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

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

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

  • How to Avoid Anxiety

    Ramneet Kaur
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    Worrying is helpful unless it spurs you towards a robust solution. But if you’re occupied with ‘what if’ and worst assessments, worry becomes a problem. Constant fears and endless doubts in mind leads to paralyzing! It can sap your emotional vitality and set your anxiety level soaring. Anxiety control is not something that can be treated overnight. It’s a long process. But there are ways to fight your anxiety that can be incorporated into your life. Helpful Tips on How to Avoid Anxiety: 1. Proper Breathing: Severe anxiety happens due to the poor breathing habits. Most…
  • 7 Ways to Stop Being Envious of Other People

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

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

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

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

  • Karolina Sivas – Broken at Love

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    We are all aware of the power of the internet for advertising new films, songs , actors or anything you can dream of. One of the mediums used by many people is YouTube, actress Karolina Sivas is no exception, she currently has a very successfull series airing on youTube. She tells us all about it! […]
  • Jonathan Wakeham – Paradise Lost

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

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

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

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

  • Why communication is essential to leadership?

    Jef Menguin
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    Management guru Peter Drucker said that as soon as you move one step up from the bottom, your effectiveness depends on your ability to reach others through the spoken and written world. You must illustrate what they do not see, give reasons to actions, and build relationship. You can only do that through communication. Remember, […]
  • Service Excellence

    Jef Menguin
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Service excellence is a choice. Last Sunday, my hosts in Bangkok brought me to Chocolate Ville.  Everything was great. Including the toilet. The toilet is shiny clean and smells great, you’ll find staying inside very relaxing. I thought: it would be great if toilets of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were as clean and comforting. Definitely, the […]
  • Do you pursue happiness?

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

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

    Jef Menguin
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    The performance of employees dropped last month. Without hesitation, the manager said that the cause is lack of motivation. And everyone nodded their heads. Lack of motivation is the safest alibi. It is safer to say that people lack motivation than to say that the leader lacks the skill to lead. It is easier to […]
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    Talent Development Resources

  • Mia Wasikowska on teen anxiety and energy

    Douglas Eby
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Mia Wasikowska portrayed troubled, suicidal teen gymnast Sophie in the outstanding HBO psychotherapy drama series “In Treatment.” Her work made Sophie one of the most powerful, conflicted and emotionally complex teen characters I have seen. She was both fascinating and wrenching in her distraught intensity. In a magazine interview about her lead role in Tim Burton’s new version of Alice in Wonderland, Wasikowska (pronounced Vash-i-kov-ska) commented, “As a teenager I was very anxious. “I had a lot of energy and passion that I wanted to channel into creative…
  • Reduce how you compromise yourself by dealing with anxious thoughts

    Douglas Eby
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    “The equipment used in connection with this operation will consist of the following items: 1 unopened newspaper; 1 sterile can opener; 1 large sterile plate; 1 sterile fork; 1 sterile spoon; 2 sterile brushes; 2 bars of soap; sterile paper towels.” That is part of a long memo from Howard Hughes on how to open a can of fruit without contaminating it. Hughes struggled with what is now known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which involves “repetitive, unwanted, anxiety-producing thoughts and compulsive rituals intended to protect against anxiety.” But some…
  • Therese J. Borchard on her journey in treating depression

    Douglas Eby
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    “When you’re in the midst of depression, that’s the scariest thing — it seems that you’re going to feel like that forever. The pain created by depression kills almost 1 million people a year. It almost killed me, and it did kill my aunt. “If I can give just one person hope that there’s an end to depression, that it is treatable, then that made it worth it for me to write the book.” From post [with 2 videos] Therese Borchard and Beyond Blue – Creativity and Mood Disorders Originally posted 2010-01-15 17:33:53.
  • Do Creative Work Activities Create Stress?

    Douglas Eby
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    From a report by Medical News Today : The demands associated with creative work activities pose key challenges for workers, according to new research out of the University of Toronto that describes the stress associated with some aspects of work and its impact on the boundaries between work and family life. Sociology professor Scott Schieman said “these stressful elements of creative work detract from what most people generally see as the positive sides of creative job conditions. And, these processes reveal the unexpected ways that the work life can cause stress in our lives.”…
  • Multiple Talents, Multiple Passions, Burnout

    Douglas Eby
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    “I must have been crazy to have donned so many hats.” Jennifer Westfeldt Many multitalented people feel inspired and energized to pursue multiple creative projects, often at the same time. One potential downside is physical and emotional burnout. Jennifer Westfeldt wrote, produced and acted in “Kissing Jessica Stein” and “Ira & Abby.” For her new movie “Friends With Kids,” she not only wrote the screenplay, acted and produced, she also directed the “two-year, round-the-clock endeavor” as a Los Angeles Times article describes it…
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  • All Talk, No Action

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    All talk, no action! You know these people; they make promises or talk a lot and never accomplish anything. It sounds like the guy who says, let’s get together for lunch, but never calls you. Some may think of this person as a people pleaser until they realize it is all talk. They love the positive reaction until you realize it is only intentions. You can do do something about it. The cure is simple! Although I think it is self explanatory, I am including some synonyms for your amusement such as all foam, no beer, all hat, no cattle, all sizzle, no steak, and all hammer, no nail. These are…
  • Fear is a Four Letter Word

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Fear is a series of reactions in the brain triggered by a stressful stimulus and ending with such physical reactions as tense muscles, rapid heartbeat and rushed breathing. Fear is kills dreams, ambitions, happiness, love, and success. Fear of failure or success is real! Too often, you see opportunities, but you are unwilling to pursue them because of fear. Fear holds you back!  Fear keeps you from achieving your goals. Whenever you try anything new, you will experience fear. It may be fear of failure or success, but it is real. Trying new things help us grow and experience new things. Fear…
  • Achieving Retirement Goals

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    How are you doing with your retirement savings? The most important first step is to start making contributions to your retirement savings as early as possible. Using a retirement calculator, if you contribute as little as two hundred ($200) dollars a month at twenty-two years old, you will have one million four hundred thirty ($1,430,000) dollars at sixty-five (65) years old using a growth investment style. Saving for your future is always important! Whether you are saving for a down payment on a home, buying a car, children’s education or retirement, you need start early. You may want to…
  • How to Take Control of your Life

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    Control is subjective! Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. Taking control of your life is much more personal and involves the financial, personal, social, physical fitness, work and personal relationships and career portions of your life. Are you one of those people who just complains about things rather than doing something about it? Background This article would end right here if the solution were as simple as just take action. Most people do not do things for a variety of reasons. Some people believe that cannot succeed. My classes have…
  • Determination Beats Everything Else!

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

  • Coaching Quote of the Day 1st October 2014

    Jen Waller
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” (Mahatma Gandhi) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 1st October 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • TED Talk Tuesday 30th September 2014

    Jen Waller
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    This week’s TED Talk clip is from an independent TEDx event: Step back and look again | Sebastian Errazuriz | TEDxMarthasVineyard Clip length: 13 mins 43 secs Prefer to watch on In that case you’ll need to click here. The post TED Talk Tuesday 30th September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 30th September 2014

    Jen Waller
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:54 pm
    “He who conquers others is strong, he who conquers himself is mighty.” (Lao Tsu) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 30th September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Blog posts for coaches from around the web – 21st September 2014

    Jen Waller
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Welcome to this weeks recap of blog posts for coaches from around the web. Each Monday on this blogs Facebook page I usually issue the following question and invitation: “Have you written/seen a blog post in the past week that you’d think is of interest to coaches and that you’d like to share?” Posts shared on our Facebook page last Monday: “CAN YOUR PREGAME TALK WIN OR LOSE THE GAME?” by Sports Leadership  Coach DeAngelo Wiser “Calling all managers: how not to suck at coaching” by MOYRA MACKIE However, these are a few posts that also…
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 29th September 2014

    Jen Waller
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” (Antoine de Saint) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 29th September 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
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    Business Fitness

  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #7 | Showing Respect

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

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

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

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

    Dawn Lennon
    17 May 2014 | 9:02 am
    Talent is hardwired in you. You’ve got it whether or not you: Recognize it or have figured it out Know what to do about it Believe you can develop it into something Have the courage to accept or reject it … Continue reading →
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  • Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    You know when you can feel your brain expanding at a rapid rate? Perhaps too rapid for comfort, certainly too rapid for any sustained periods of sleep. It’s how I imagine it would feel to sign up for some volunteer program in Africa. You leave the world you know so well, you’re on the plane for a million hours, and then BAM new culture, training begins, 24 hours later you have no idea which way is up. Ever since arriving in Portland at the beginning of September, I’ve been scoping out campers for my Northwest Quest (#nwquest). The plan is to live in the camper in…
  • The Puttyfest Wrap-Up Post (Including All of Your Amazing Blog Posts) #puttyfest

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hi Multipods, This has without a doubt been one of the coolest weeks in Putty-history! Without further ado, behold the list of blog posts (in multiple languages!) that you wrote about how being a multipotentialite has enriched your life: On Finding Your True Identity And Your People Finally, there is a description for what I want to be: a multipotentialite Being a Multipotentialite 10 Ways Being a Renaissance Soul has Enriched My Life The Scarlet M: What Does it Mean to Be a Multipotentialite? Juggling multiple roles Why the hell one middle-aged accountant is interested in app development?
  • Grab your Puttyfest Goodies! Special Deals on Shirts, Books and Coaching

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hi Multipods! How is your Puttyfest going so far? In the last 24 hours I’ve witnessed some of the most heart-felt and heart-warming displays of multipotentialite pride. Just check out the Twitter stream to see what I mean. If you haven’t already shared your experience of what it’s like being a multipod, be sure to check out the list of ways that you can get involved. Brand New Multipotentialite Shirts + Other Goodies In addition to all of the amazing blogging and tweeting and sharing that’s going on this week, I wanted to remind you that for the next two days,…
  • Puttyfest Starts Today! Will You be Celebrating with Me? #puttyfest

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

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

  • Tomorrow Is Not Your Friend

    Stephen Guise
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    This is today, and it’s beautiful. Tomorrow is gross. (photo by szeke) I used to see tomorrow as my friend. If I had a bad day, there was always tomorrow’s fresh start to save me. If I wasn’t productive today, I could just get a little bit more done tomorrow. Whenever today wasn’t perfect, tomorrow still had the possibility. Anything could happen tomorrow! But as time went on, I saw the red flags. I realized that tomorrow is like a friend who always stabs you in the back, but you don’t notice because you assume a friend wouldn’t do that to you. Well,…
  • Do You Depend Too Much On Permission?

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

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

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

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

  • The “Yes!” List / September

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

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

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

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

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

  • Swim Season Finished – Now For Fall Fitness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Protected: How Your Mind Works

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

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

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

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

    16 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
    “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I will' philosophy.”     ~Denis Waitley The post Thoughtful Tuesday appeared first on Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • Sleep Habits: 10 Steps To Better Sleep

    Barrie Davenport
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Your sleep habits can save your life. This sounds like a dramatic statement, but it’s true. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of adult drivers in the U.S. (about 168 million people) have driven while feeling drowsy in the last year. A third of adult drivers admit to falling… Continue Reading… The post Sleep Habits: 10 Steps To Better Sleep appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Plan A Happy Weekend

    Barrie Davenport
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    A guest post by by Jill Dahl Have you ever looked at your schedule for the upcoming weekend and cringed? Two days off of work, and it’s crammed with chores, spillover from work, family duties, and activities that fill you with a sense of dread? You have… Continue Reading… The post How To Plan A Happy Weekend appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Positive Affirmations: 101 Life-Changing Thoughts To Practice Daily

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

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

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

  • Are You an Empowered Housewife?

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    “I don’t like the terms housewife or homemaker. I prefer to be called Domestic Goddess.” Roseanne Barr Are you a housewife or homemaker? What are your views about the role of a married woman with children? Is it considered a “sacrifice” on her part if an educated woman decides to quit her job and be a housewife or homemaker? Will a woman be worse off financially if she decides to be a housewife or homemaker? These are some of the questions that came to fore, rising from discussions in our local forum pages recently. I feel prompted to share my experience after…
  • Fast Track to Visioning Success with Key Support

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

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

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

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

    John Clark
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Another great video from Randy Gage… In this video, Randy explores the question, “Are People Good?” With his quest Art Jonak, they provide some great answers to that question. 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
  • Tony Robbins- Financial Freedom

    John Clark
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In this video, Tony Robbins explores financial freedom and the thoughts and actions that need to be taken in order to get there. 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
  • Tony Robbins 5 Steps to Take Control of Your Life Part 2

    John Clark
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    This part 2 of a 2 part presentation by Tony Robbins… We are where we are because of our habitual thoughts and actions, this is one fact that is undeniable. In some personal development teaching, I have heard that we are where we are because we want to be there, I always thought that was interesting because I have certainly been in situations that I have certainly not wanted to be there. I think the key to this is coming to the realization that we are where we are because of our habitual thoughts and actions. Some of these thoughts have been in our make up since birth. Some of these…
  • Tony Robbins 5 Steps to Take Control of Your Life Now Part 1

    John Clark
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    This is part 1 of a 2 part presentation by Tony Robbins. Talking about #success is a lot easier then actually taking the steps to making it happen… For me personally, after studying this material for over 30 years, there is a huge difference between “knowing” and doing. And it is becoming very clear to me that we live our lives in cycles, sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down. And when you start to look at the cycles in your life, you start to realize that there is a lot more to it with regards to the underlying thoughts that shape the habits that we have. And…
  • 3 Sales Strategies to Increase Your Cashflow

    John Clark
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Staying the the “SALES” theme the last couple of days, Brian Tracy explores some sales ideas that will increase your cash flow. “Cash Flow” is the life blood of any business, if you think about it, it is the life blood of your household as well. As Zig Ziglar said, “Money is not the most important thing in life but it does rank right up there with oxygen.” Make sure to watch this video from beginning to end, take notes and TAKE ACTION!! As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark
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    Maria Erving

  • Why ”Positive Thinking” Is Not Enough

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

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

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

    Maria Erving
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Join me in my online classes “Live Your True Life” that begins on Sunday 26th October, 2014. We meet online for four Sundays in a row (by phone, stream or Skype) in a conference call (via TalkShoe). Each call is 60 minutes long followed by a group healing session (30 minutes) that I do directly after our call.  Time: 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (Plus group healing session after call). Check your time here. Each call will be live (and recorded), interactive, with different exercises (+weekly assignments in between calls), and time for Q&A as well.  Who is it for? It’s for people who…
  • Stuck In Non Duality and Advaita

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

  • Focus on the Best and Forget the Rest!

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

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

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

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

    Anthony Basich
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. Raymond Hull
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    Empower Yourself through Awareness

  • Amazing Performance showing us what is possible

    Yorinda Wanner
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    What else is possible? You can see the outstanding performance of Swan Lake by The Great Chinese State Circus in the video below Not only would some of the things this amazing ballerina does be difficult on solid ground but she does them….. well, watch the video and find out.  Click here to view the embedded video.     Image Credit: Pixabay Leave a Comment! Share this? Share
  • Turning self-defeating Beliefs into Empowering Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
  • Have The Courage (Steve Jobs Quote)

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

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

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

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

  • MTL to Mooloolaba

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

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    CHALLENGE - Design a full body strength training workout using outdoor park equipment. - Alternate running and strength training with 48-72 hour rest in between strength training workouts. - Eat well, drink 5 litres of water per day. - Track stats and progress. - Document and create an ’8 Week Bootcamp’ video episode. TRACK - Walking / Running (km) - Heart Rate - Calorie Burning - Nutrition - Water Consumption GOAL - Reduce BMI - Tone - Muscle definition - Gain strength TOOLS / APPS - Couch to 5km App - Heart Rate Monitor - Fitbit Flex - MyFitnessPal App - Endomodo App - Moves App…
  • On Creative Processes & Digital Storytelling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • That’s how winning is done.

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be…
  • How To Find Clients

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

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

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

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

  • How to Talk on the Phone (Even Though You’d Rather Text)

    Danny Rubin
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Thanks to Sean Graber, an NTLB reader and CEO of Virtuali, for sending me today’s “news to live by.” Virtuali is an innovative platform for leadership development and employee engagement. It’s designed by and for millennials. Learn more here! — By Danny Rubin Texting is the easy way out, and we all know it. Millennials like to claim text messages are a smarter, more modern way to communicate. I call our bluff. Our generation texts so much because we don’t like to talk on the phone. More than that, conducting business over the phone makes us…
  • How to Find a Mentor (Hint: They’re Everywhere)

    Danny Rubin
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    When you need a hand, there it is. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a mentor? Someone to rely on when you don’t know the right answer? Sure would make life easier. In fact, a mentor is a critical part of finding success in the real world. Thomas Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times, wrote a piece on September 9 called “It Takes a Mentor.” Friedman references a Gallup poll that shows people who have a mentor are “twice as likely to be engaged with their work and thriving in their overall well being.” Gallup also found only 22 percent of the college grads…
  • NTLB Creator Danny Rubin Speaks at ODU, Chats on the Radio

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

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

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

  • Launching October: Get Your Backbone Back

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

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

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

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

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

  • Filling your summer date with fun and romance

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Dates are always fun, especially the summer dates that are a lot more special. The long days and pleasant nights give lovers an opportunity to indulge in some creative and adventurous activities that can certainly make their date a lot more interesting and romantic. To help you with your summer dates, we have prepared a list of some ultimate summer date ideas that will fill your date with extra fun and romance. Food festival Summer is the time when majority of the food festivals take place probably because of the long days. If you and your partner love to try new foods and delicacies, then…
  • Do not let jealousy highjack your relationship

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Jealousy is an angry, negative feeling that eats away the happiness and love present in any love relationship. It has such a deep negative impact that once it sets in, you cannot enjoy the purity and the goodness of love, rather you start hurting yourself as well as your partner. It poisons a healthy relationship and sometimes it eventually leads to a breakup, which is too sad. Therefore, it is better and beneficial to get rid of this negative feeling as soon as possible. There are ample reasons that bring the J factor into a relationship, and all it needs is a little awakening in order to…
  • You know when it is the right time to say “I Love you”

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The three little words, “I Love you” are simply magical. We say these words to ones whom we love, and here in this article we are talking about these words in context to a girlfriend and a boyfriend. When a boy and a girl start dating, it is not on the first date that they start telling each other these words, and if the either one of the two makes a rush to say these words, there is quite a big probability that he or she will get a negative response. You might say these words with utter sincerity but your date will not reciprocate them, as you wanted it to be. Obviously, all this will…
  • Break Ups make you wiser not weak

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Break ups are hard, and sometimes so powerful that they put one’s life completely out of track. A breakup leaves people with self-doubts and low self-esteem, as they start blaming them and find faults in themselves. However, it should not be this way. No matter how hard and painful breakups are but they teach us a lesson and show us our true worth. All you have to do is to deal with this situation in calm and a thoughtful manner because no matter how bad they are, they have a good aspect as well. They teach us some important life lessons. Following are such life lessons that one can learn…
  • Is it love, or did you just fall for a limerence

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    It is such a nice feeling to be in love with someone. To follow your crush, to wait eagerly just to get a glance of them, or just to hear a single word from them, are all nice and lovely feelings that show you are in love with someone. However, there is also one dark form of this love, limerence. It is dangerous because a person reaches the insane level of obsessive behavior. Psychologists describe this limerence to be a state in which a person feels excessively drawn towards another person whom they call L.O. (the limerent object). A person feels an intense romantic desire but they do not…
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    The Start of Happiness

  • How to Run a Marathon With No (or Little) Training

    Brendan Baker
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    As I turned the final corner I could feel myself breaking up… breaking up in tears that is. It was an amazing feeling. I had dreamt of this moment for a while now.There was still about 500 metres to run and I now had a tunnel of spectators cheering me on from both sides. This is it, I thought. The moment I had been waiting for.My legs were screaming in agony and my mind was slightly dazed but extremely focused on the goal that was now in sight. All I wanted to do was walk but I couldn’t walk now… not now… not after 42km of pain and agony and with only 500 metres to go.I continued…
  • 10 Daily Affirmations to Energise and Inspire You

    Farnoosh Brock
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    The Morning Cycle: Anxiety, Dread, Negativity“The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.”Mark MessierI would go to bed every night promising myself that everything will be okay and that my life is generally pretty good and that I’m reasonably successful. I'd remind myself of all the wonderful things that are happening and how grateful I should feel.Then morning would come, as it always does, and I'd wake up with anxiety and dread. I would have a dozen terrible thoughts running through my head and literally feel heavy from the weight of these thoughts while still…
  • 10 Priorities You Should Re-Evaluate to Live a Happier Life

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

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

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

  • Life in the Slow Lane. #choose2matter #liveoutloudeveryday #lifeisbeautiful

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    It happens to the best of us. While we attempt to “pursue” life, life flies by and before we know it another day has passed. A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting a good friend enjoying afternoon tea and good conversation. We were doing so from her balcony which boasts a stunning view of the lake to her right, a beautiful park to the left and a view of the expressway entering and exiting the city.What’s interesting is that the people sitting in the traffic had no idea what was going on in front of them. All they knew was that their drive was taking longer than expected. But…
  • Let’s Eat: This Week’s Menu! #cleaneating #foodielove #nomnom

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    For even more delicious meal ideas and recipes, check out Everyday Gourmet by clicking on the menu above. Tagged: Food, health, life
  • Beauty & Blessings this week …#1000gifts #potd #foodielove

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ann Voskamp is a beautiful soul. She is an incredible author, dedicated wife/mother, and a heart who has fallen in love with Jesus. Her best-selling book ONE THOUSAND GIFTS: A DARE TO LIVE FULLY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE is an invite, a quest, and a desire to live fully amidst the craziness, chaos, and complexity of life. [As a child, her sister was crushed under a truck in front of her and her mother.  Consequently, her mother checked herself into a psychiatric hospital and her father couldn’t find God.  As an adult, she stood beside her brother-in-law as he buried his first two sons. …
  • (UN)Stuck In the Middle With You. feat: @soulpancake & @iamkidpresident #choose2matter #lifeisbeautiful #liveoutloudeveryday #design

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

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

    Michael Sanghara
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Born: October 15, 1964, China | Successful For: Visionary (Alibaba) | Zodiac Sign: Libra “It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.” – Jack Ma Inner Keys to Success: NO EXCUSES, NO LIMITS: PUT SUCCESS INTO YOUR OWNS HANDS AND MAKE IT HAPPEN: Ma gained a desire to understand English so would ride his bike for 45 minutes to the Shangri-La hotel every morning just to converse with tourists and would even take them sightseeing. He began at 13 and did this for 9 years, claiming he not only learned English but…
  • Ray Lewis ‘Effort’ Motivation Speech

    Michael Sanghara
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
      One of the most chill giving epic speeches of all time that led to a Stanford underdog football team to victory in the finals. A very rare pep talk from Ray Lewis, aka Mr Motivation, on the power of effort and how it is truly the most important asset to accomplishing anything! You’ll want to run through a brick wall after viewing this as it gets every sense tingling with ambition! “…that ain’t got nothing to do with talent, that just got everything to do with effort, nothing else” “..I saw all of it, but only thing that kept me around it’s my…
  • Rihanna Quote

    Michael Sanghara
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    “You can’t master your future, if you’re a slave to your past.” - Rihanna
  • An Inspiring Fact About James Franco

    Darcy Hayer
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When James Franco was young, he worked at McDonalds, however with aspirations of becoming an actor; he practiced his various acting accents on customers at the fast food joint; in a way, he was practicing as if he would one day use those accents as part of his career. Miraculously, one of his first gigs was starring in a Pizza Hut commercial. Show the universe who you want to become, and it will provide opportunities for you.       Image Source: Автор Bridget Laudien (Original by email) [CC-BY-SA-4.0],  
  • Muhammad Ali “I’ma Show You How Great I Am” Video

    Darcy Hayer
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
      Not only one of the greatest boxers, but easily one of the greatest athletes of all time, often looked up to by athletes in all sports. This video shows clips of some of Muhammad Ali’s most clever, and witty lines, projecting self-worth to the world that Ali is, indeed, “The Greatest.”   “I’m young. I’m handsome. I’m fast. I’m pretty. And can’t possibly be beat.” - Muhammad Ali  
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  • 25 Quotes to Inspire Confidence

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    If you wish you felt more confident, you’re not alone. Everyone experiences fear and uncertainty at some point in their lives. Everyone has a lack of confidence about something. If you are striving to do new things or pushing your boundaries, it can be difficult to stay confident, even if you’re usually a confident person. Unfortunately, confidence doesn’t just show up at your door one day, even though you may wish it would. In fact, confidence comes from trying new things, overcoming fear, and reaching for your dreams. For me, a good example is my lack of confidence around…
  • Find Purpose & Happiness Through a Pursuit, Plus: A Giveaway!

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

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

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

  • Give Yourself a T.W.E.A.K.

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Four Years of Travel Has Changed Us (Episode #82)

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Episode 82 comes to you from sunny Marvao, Portugal. Today we’re celebrating 4 years of travel by sharing some of the highlights, mishaps, and greatest insights we’ve had so far about ourselves and our relationship. As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” ~ Winnie the Pooh Show Notes […]
  • How to go from Lovers to Soulmates (Podcast #81 with Mali Apple and Joe Dunn)

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Episode 81 comes to you from beautiful Marvao, Portugal. Today we’re talking about how to go from lovers to soulmates with the couple behind The Soulmate Experience. In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” ~ Maya Angelou Show […]
  • The First Step to Living Your Dream: Know What It Is (Podcast #80)

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

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

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    Episode 78 comes to you from beautiful Marvao, Portugal. Today we’re going to discuss how to talk to your partner about money…the good, the bad, and the ugly. A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” ~ Jonathan Swift Show Notes Money is one of the top 5 areas couples […]
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    The Personal Freedom Project

  • 10 Easy Ways To Stay Positive

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

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

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

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

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

  • Steve Jobs’s Final Dying Words (and what we can learn from them)

    Zoë B
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Last week I read the last words Steve Jobs ever said before he passed away. And I have to say when I saw those words on paper, it gave me goose bumps and I decided right there and then that I HAD to write about this. Steve Jobs was an enigma. He was quirky. I like to share little known facts about the man who pretty much changed the world with one small technological device. Before I reveal his dying words, did you know that: He liked to walk bare foot (even while in corporate environments and during million dollar negotiations) He was vegan and often went on diets where he would only eat…
  • Got Lots of Passions But No Idea Which One to Focus on?

    Zoë B
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Do you find that your difficulty lies not in figuring out what you’re passion is, but in working out which passion to focus on? Do you have lots and lots of ideas that you get really excited about, only to quickly get bored and move onto something else? Are you sick and tired of being pulled in so many different directions? And is it time to get focused? If this sounds familiar then this post is just for you ☺ If you’ve heard of the term multi-passionate then you might already have an idea of what you’re facing here. Multi-passionate is a term that describes people who have more than…
  • What no-one tells you about finding your passion & purpose in life

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

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

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

  • You Can Reboot [Video]
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The post You Can Reboot [Video] appeared first on Think Smarter World.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Photo Credit: Reilly Lievers Remember that song by Johnny Lee – Looking for Love (in all the wrong places)? Or, how about the old story of the guy who lost his keys in the parking lot at night? He was looking under a lamppost when a passerby asked where did he lose them.  The guy pointed out towards the darkness, and replied “someplace over there”.  The passerby asked, “so why are you looking here?”  The guy replied, “because it’s easier to see here”. So many times in life we end up having a misalignment of what we want, and where we should go to get it. It’s easier…
  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part Five
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Photo Credit: Riccardo Maria Mantero via Compfight cc   This is Part Five of a Five Part Series of Seeing the Oneness of our Reality. See previous installments: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four. In this five part series, we will explore the meaning of Oneness – the concept of one interconnected consciousness that gives rise to all beings and matter. There is no self and the other, they are one and the same. In my opinion, it is the understanding and experience of Oneness that is the key ingredient necessary for us to progress forward as individuals and for society to solve…
  • Did the German Soccer Team Use Unity Consciousness to Win the World Cup?
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    MIT professor and leadership expert, Otto Scharmer, commenting in the summer 2014 edition of The Intelligent Optimist, magazine speaks about how the Germans and Spanish have migrated to what he calls Soccer 4.0 , or total football: “Yes. That’s called ‘total football’, invented by the Dutch in the 1970’s. This involves the total collapse of the idea that each individual has a specific role. There is no distinction between strikers and midfielders. Everyone is doing every thing. It requires a shared development and collective consciousness. Players no longer perceive the game with…
  • Seeing the Oneness of our Reality – Part Four
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
      This is Part Four of a Five Part Series of Seeing the Oneness of our Reality. See previous installments: Part One, Part Two, Part Three. In this five part series, we will explore the meaning of Oneness – the concept of one interconnected consciousness that gives rise to all beings and matter. There is no self and the other, they are one and the same. In my opinion, it is the understanding and experience of Oneness that is the key ingredient necessary for us to progress forward as individuals and for society to solve its biggest problems. Think about it, progress on any of the…
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    Talk To Someone

  • Looking for true love

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

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

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

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

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

  • Life Update

    Terressa Dotson
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Hi, long time no chat. I think this blog started out as an educational resource for you during your fitness journey. Since then, I feel like I have been fairly transparent by sharing stories and unique things that have happened over the last year. Speaking of the last year. It’s the most beautiful struggle I have ever been on. And I can’t thank my blog and friends and family enough for that. Exactly that- a beautiful struggle. So many highs and lows. I have learned so much about myself through trying to be transparent as a trainer, maintaing a full time job and continuing to grow…
  • Athletic to Athleisure: 5 ways to Wear Your Workout Headbands Out

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

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

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

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

  • How Did Disney Make His Dream Into a Reality?

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

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

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

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

    Jacky Lim
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    I found this inspiring quote on happiness – “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” So is happiness like a light bulb that you can turn on with just a flick of a switch? Image source: A lot of people think that happiness is uncontrollable and dependent on external factors that influence your state of mind. But this really is not the case. NLP challenges this notion and actually fosters that creating and experiencing happiness is a choice and you can actually make it happen when you want it. It opens up…
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    Newaccra Magazine - success, personal development, healthy lifestyle, current sports & entertainment

  • 3 Skills Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Master for Success.

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    If you are an entrepreneur or small business manager who is serious about success, you have a lot to learn. From the way you conceive your product to the way you articulate your brand message, everything affects how successful you will be.In this edition of Newaccra Magazine’s entrepreneur series, we present Public Speaking Coach, Personal Development Trainer and Entrepreneur, Samuel Jonathan, who shares three crucial skills every young entrepreneur needs to be successful. 1. Master the V3 of your brand No matter what you are into, whether it is manufacturing aircraft or selling local…
  • 11 World Class Players in Modern Football, Is Your Favourite listed?

    Senam Bansah
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
      Over the years, people have debated what it means to describe a footballer as a ‘world class player’. Exactly what does this term mean? Does being world class mean playing at the highest level? Or does it mean a player excelled for a year? Or does it mean commanding huge transfer fees? This argument can go on and on because classifying a player as ‘world class’ is subjective to individuals. However, one thing is certain among all lovers of the game- a truly world class player is a somebody who has done the unthinkable. When this thought comes to mind,  you look at the likes…
  • Startup Cup Ghana Winners to join AMPION Venture Bus West Africa

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Emmanuel Nyame Ghana StartUp Cup Organizer Startup Cup Ghana Winners to join AMPION Venture Bus West Africa The competition for this years’ Startup Cup Ghana is about to get even fierier as the rewards begin to stack up: our 2014 winners will not only represent Ghana at the World Start Up Cup but also be rewarded with one of the highly coveted spots on the AMPION Venture Bus. AMPION organizes four Venture Bus hackathons in 16 countries in Africa this year to create innovative and sustainable start-ups for the African market. The Venture…
  • How to Stay Healthier While You Work

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

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

  • How to Connect with Anyone, Anywhere, and Live a Fascinating Life

    Arman Assadi
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 2.5 minutes. Know the feeling when you hear a ridiculous statement or opinion that makes you want to rip your hair out and pray for humanity? I used to get offended easily by perspectives that conflicted with my own. I would try to see and appreciate the new perspective, but couldn’t. But ... The post How to Connect with Anyone, Anywhere, and Live a Fascinating Life appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • 11 Lessons and Thoughts from 3 Speaking Engagements in 3 Days

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

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

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

    Arman Assadi
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. Why would you ever want to be an expert? Pride. Money. Fame. Interest. Ego. Passion. Lifestyle. Career. All commendable answers. All things that are worth working and fighting for. But here’s another motivation for developing expertise in something: Freedom. Yup, this is another way to create complete freedom (and fulfillment) in your ... The post 5 Step Framework for Becoming an Expert and Achieving Mastery appeared first on Why I Left Google.
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    Personal Development for the Journey to Success

  • 3 Steps to Change Your Beliefs and Make Your Life a Masterpiece

    Beau Norton
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Our core beliefs are the driving forces and determinants of every action we take. How we think shapes our world. If we want change, we must start at the foundational level of thought. Many of the thoughts we carry around with us are buried deep in the subconscious mind. We are entirely unaware of them. […] The post 3 Steps to Change Your Beliefs and Make Your Life a Masterpiece appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • 10 Reasons Why Your Life Sucks

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

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

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

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

  • How to Increase Your Self-Esteem (3 Steps You Can Take Today)

    Tom McCann
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:40 am
    Did you know that there is ONE variable in your life that decides… … how you feel …how highly you set your goals … the people you associate with and the relationships you have … how much you follow through as well as how happy you are. That variable? How much you like yourself… The [...]
  • How To Learn The Skill That Will Double Your Income

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

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

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

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

  • Giving Young Women a Voice!

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

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

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

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

    Diane Danvers Simmons
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
      “THERE ARE TWO GIFTS                                                                                                                                                                                WE  SHOULD GIVE OUR CHILDREN;                                                                                                                                                  ONE IS ROOTS, AND                        …
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    Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing Strategies – It’s NOT Google Calling!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Start With What You Have

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

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

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

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

    Mind Snapshots
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
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    Challenge Away

  • The Gratitude Challenge

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Have you ever felt disappointed that your life wasn’t as good as your friends’ on Facebook? Maybe you’re not driving your dream car or living in the house you want. Life is tough… [/sarcasm] More than likely if you’re reading this on your iPhone or anywhere other than the library, you’re living above what the government has designated as the “poverty line” and you probably have some employable skills that are valuable to others. Hey, you can at least read. It’s easy to overlook the blessings in your life. I don’t want this post to be…
  • A Simple Challenge That Will Bring On Instant Anxiety

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

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

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

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

  • Chicago Marathon Training: Run Faster

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

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

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Last week was a battle between having a semi running injury that required me to punish the foam roller every other hour for a few minutes until my calf tightness finally disappeared, to having a mental off week, which I’m not 100% sure of the root cause. The lack of mental toughness this week could […] The post Chicago Marathon Training: Pains and Gains appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon Training: Dealing with Running Injuries

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

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

    Henry Mukuti
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Things may happen to you, but the only things that matter are the things that happen in you ~ Eric Butterworth I am not made or unmade by the things that happen to me but by the things that I do, this means that I have learned to live from the inside out. The bible says we shall know them by their fruit, very true indeed. What we manifest outside is as a result of the fullness of the inside. Have you ever wondered how many people care about what other people think of them as compared to the number of people who care about, what they look like; what school they went to; how society has…
  • My Top 50 personal development website for July 2014

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

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

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

  • How to Fail Your Way to Success

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Day Howard Schultz Almost Gave up on Starbucks
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
      It was 1985.  Howard Schultz had a vision for a revolutionary company he called, Starbucks™.  It was struggling and Howard was running out of time. In fact, he was turned down by more than 200 investors to invest in this coffee business.  They didn’t want to invest in Howard or Starbucks. His father-in-law arrived […] The post The Day Howard Schultz Almost Gave up on Starbucks appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • One Book. One Change. One Academy Award Win.
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
      The Book that Changed Matthew McConaughey’s Life In college,  Matthew McConaughey wasn’t pursuing his dream.   Far from it.  He was actually a law student.  He was headed to law school and a career as a lawyer.  But, that wasn’t what he really wanted to do with his life. He dreamed of going to film […] The post One Book. One Change. One Academy Award Win. appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • What Does Madonna Know About Success? A Lot, Actually
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
       What does Madonna know about Success? Try Everything   Madonna  was listed by Rolling Stone magazine as the fourth highest grossing act since 1990, with revenue of US $1.14 billion and  attendance of 9.1 million fans. #1  Give people more than they expect It was pouring rain.  The stage at Yankee Stadium was soaking […] The post What Does Madonna Know About Success? A Lot, Actually appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • One Change. Big Difference.
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It was one small change and it made a huge difference.   I like to run, but it’s never been very easy for me.  Not sure exactly why.  I like to run but its hard.  Even with a great playlist on my ipod, running is usually a bit of a struggle. I caught this tiny […] The post One Change. Big Difference. appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • Help Pick the Winner ~
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
      Choose your favorite.  Is it the blue one or the black one?  I want to hear form you. There are two ways to vote.  Either go to my Facebook Page (and Like Me!)  or use the Contact form below. Comments are great too.  Cast Your Vote on Facebook Here The post Help Pick the Winner ~ appeared first on Doug Biben.
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    The Stand Tall Method© - Stand Tall-ista Blog

  • Where's The Flipping Plug?

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    I was once told that one of the most sought after needs that human beings have is the need to be loved. I can’t say I disagree. As a coach, one of the biggest and most frequent topics to come up is “what will other people think of me if…”  At the root of that issue often lies that need to be loved (liked) and to feel connected. Coaching aside, I'm a person who needs to feel and be connected, to feel loved. I’ll be honest, I haven’t felt all that connected lately and so some of the following has happened…I’m overall a positive person, but…
  • The Future Gave Me A CRUMPLED HOOD

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    “A therapist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm…
  • What's Your Bullshit Story?

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    I had a bullshit story.  I took it down from its prestigious shelf in my mental library and read its tattered pages over and over again.  It was a story where the heroine (a.k.a. me)  experienced great pain, suffering, and "oh-woe is me" moments. The poor dear couldn't catch a break. (Enter BULLSHIT stage left.)I carried that story proudly like a badge of honor and courage. I also hid behind it. It was the lens by which I saw everything in my life. It kept me safe from failure. It kept me out of reach of rejection. It kept me from living.We all have those…
  • What's Your Navel Look Like?

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    I know what mine looks like. I used to be a master navel ponderer with my head in a permanent down position. God forbid I should look anyone in the eye when in conversation. (I'd look almost anywhere, but into someone's eyes.)  And don't get my started on walking down the street.  Streets were a challenge, so many people, so many eyes.I didn't ponder my navel because I was scared of the world. My navel pondering was just a symptom of a larger issue.... I was scared to be seen in fear that others may not like what they see. Oh, but I talked a good game. I truly did and I…
  • Who Needs Stinkin' Lessons?

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    I was once told that the Universe puts lessons in front of us until we master them.  It has to be true, because there's been one lesson that has been tailing me for years. Tapping me on the shoulder, trying to get my attention. Clearly, I've tried to evade it. To look the other way and to sometimes run from it. That lesson...I'm not responsible for anyone else's well-being, but my own. It seems so simple a lesson, but for me, it hasn't been. It's been my biggest challenge. My nemesis and arch-rival.You see for years I've taken responsibility for others' well-being not because I…
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