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  • Confidence quotes to change your life

    Personal Development For You
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    We all need to be confidence in our lives so that we can handle bigger tasks and bigger opportunities at work or with relationships, if we don’t have confidence nothing else matters, but hopefully confidence can be gained, we can learn how to gain more confidence. In this post I have gathered most motivations quotes […] The post Confidence quotes to change your life appeared first on Personal Development For You.
  • Do One Thing a Day to Improve Your Life

    Success Consciousness Blog on Self Improvement and Achieving Success
    Remez Sasson
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    A day comes and a day goes, and life is the same. It’s like a circle that keeps spinning. You tell yourself that you need to make changes in your life, but you do nothing, except talk and complain. Every day, you do the same things. It’s like watching the same movie over and again. You want change, and you dream of change, however, you do nothing about it. This can lead to frustration and unhappiness. You might have great dreams, but you do not really believe you will ever be able to accomplish them. This might be true or not. You will never know, until you begin doing something…
  • Why You Should Never Give Up

    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
    Tony Fahkry
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe Think like a Billionaire I am fascinated by billionaires. There I said it. Please don’t hold me in contempt as I endeavour to explain myself. Okay, it may have been a little presumptuous of me, since you would not be mistaken for assuming my fascination was owing to their wealth status – right? I should be clear that my curiosity extends towards the…
  • The Most Important Thing School Can Teach You

    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  -Albert Einstein College is an important time in life. It’s the culmination of a lifetime of classroom education, and a pivotal time to discover one’s passions. Unfortunately, this is precisely the time at which those potential passions are crushed. As a child, you are told you can be anything. The world is your oyster, they say. And herein lies the hypocrisy of our society: every year students are ushered off into the job world knowing their majors, but not the possibilities. For many, the world…
  • TED Talk Tuesday 25th November 2014

    Coaching Confidence
    Jen Waller
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    This week’s TED Talk clip is from an independent TEDx event: How to inspire leaders to grow | Omid Aschari | TEDxZurich Clip length: 14 mins 44 secs Prefer to watch on In that case you’ll need to click here. The post TED Talk Tuesday 25th November 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Erin Falconer
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Dear PickTheBrain Community, Everyday I am given dozens of reasons to be thankful that you are part of this wonderful, ever expanding self improvement community – a group of people that are intent on growing yourselves as well as making the world around you a better place. Whether it comes in the form of lovely emails to my inbox, insightful comments on blog posts or, of course, the extremely generous donation of your intelligent, thoughtful and high impact content, you have all been key parts to the success of this blog and the millions of people it reaches every month. Even though this is…
  • 5 Ways We Try to Hide from Uncertainty Instead of Embracing It

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    In 2011 I was 30, single again, and working for a failing startup which was quickly running out of cash. To add insult to injury, the US immigration authorities were refusing to renew my work visa, which was supposed to be a mere formality, and my lawyer was telling me I needed to leave the country. Like, soon. I ended up spending months in Warsaw, Poland, sleeping on a couch in one of our offices, and feeling acute anxiety about the future. Would I be able to come back? Would my company go bust? Would I have to start a new life from scratch somewhere after years in the US? It’s not really…
  • How To Start Living Gracefully

    Homaira Kabir
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    It's 8pm. I’ve just shoved my kids in their room. They continue to fight over whose turn it is to turn off the lights. I crawl into my own bed a little later, dejected and lost and feel the pangs of guilt building up. I know their constant bickering brings out the worst in me. And yet, I cannot help wishing that every night would end with warm motherly hugs and gentle whispers of sweet dreams. I am startled out of bed at the streak of dawn with the distinct yelling that is all too recognizable. “Let GO!!!” “Its miiiiiine!!!” “I got it FIRST!!!” “Momyyyyyyy!!!” The shrieks…
  • Why You Should Never Give Up

    Tony Fahkry
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe Think like a Billionaire I am fascinated by billionaires. There I said it. Please don’t hold me in contempt as I endeavour to explain myself. Okay, it may have been a little presumptuous of me, since you would not be mistaken for assuming my fascination was owing to their wealth status – right? I should be clear that my curiosity extends towards the…
  • The Most Important Thing School Can Teach You

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  -Albert Einstein College is an important time in life. It’s the culmination of a lifetime of classroom education, and a pivotal time to discover one’s passions. Unfortunately, this is precisely the time at which those potential passions are crushed. As a child, you are told you can be anything. The world is your oyster, they say. And herein lies the hypocrisy of our society: every year students are ushered off into the job world knowing their majors, but not the possibilities. For many, the world…
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    Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

  • WOW Beginnings (2 of 2)

    Darren Hardy
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    In part two of our WOW Beginnings series, here’s a lesson I want to share with you: Go back to being a bit naïve. Just as Brian Wong, whom I interviewed on the December CD of SUCCESS Magazine, said it, “Be willing to ask questions and be naïve.” You see, I think the older, and seemingly wiser and more experienced we become, the more we THINK we need to know the answers to questions and problems. We use our “experience” to project answers. The problem is our experience is from the past and the present is probably a very different…
  • WOW Beginnings (1 of 2)

    Darren Hardy
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    In part 1 of this week’s series, I want to talk to you about WOW beginnings—businesses where young entrepreneurs hit it big early. I want to share one such story with you. One disclaimer however, I have a certain weakness for the business I am about to share with you…but more on that later. In the summer of 1978 two friends, lets call them Cohen and Greenfield opened a makeshift ice cream parlor in an abandoned gas station in northern Vermont of all places.  Not perhaps you would think the most ideal location for to sell ice cream. These two men…
  • WOW Inspiration

    Darren Hardy
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today and here in the US we celebrate Veteran’s day, a day to honor those courageous souls who put their life on the lines in order to protect their country. Veterans serve not only as a shining example of bravery, but also of inspiration, which I want to address in this week’s post. In a culture that is obsessed with measuring talent and ability, we often overlook the importance of inspiration. Inspiration has the power to propel us from a life of apathy to one of infinite possibility.  It can transform the mundane into the magnificent. Inspiration is a powerful force…
  • Finding Paradise

    Darren Hardy
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you feel restless or dissatisfied with life? Do you seek a certain paradise… The life of your imagination, dreams and childhood fantasies? Let me see if I can help you find your paradise. Just the other day, I was talking to a friend of mine, Rachel. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you Rachel has the perfect life.  In her mid-forties she is as healthy and radiant as she’s ever been. She has a husband who adores her and three kids who multiply that love. Yet lately she admitted, she’s been feeling… restless. Like something was missing and she had…
  • WOW Work Ethic

    Darren Hardy
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I want to ask you a few questions. Do you take pride in your work? Do you get up each and every day eager to get to work? Do you give your all no matter what each and every day? And the ultimate question, do you think others are WOWed by your work ethic? Oh, I’m sure you think you work really hard. You THINK you work long hours, but…. in a 2011 TED Talk Niall Ferguson, professor of business management at Harvard University described how the western culture (that’s you and your peeps) are losing its work ethic, particularly in comparison to most eastern…
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • Arianna Huffington Speaks at Rotman School of Management

    Avil Beckford
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    Arianna Huffington Speaks at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Arianna Huffington comes to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management What does success mean to you? If I met you for coffee one year from today, what would have had to happen in your life for you to feel successful – to feel like you are living the good life? Success and living the good life are on my mind since a friend recently offered me a ticket to hear Arianna Huffington speak at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management about her life; Huffington Post, which she…
  • 22 CEOs Favorite Books – Books that Influence

    Avil Beckford
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    22 CEOs Favorite Books – Books that Influence Are you looking for recommendations for which books to read next? Twenty-two CEOs reveal the books that have influenced them. The list is eclectic and there is something for everyone. What I would recommend is that you choose books from genres that you like, but to also venture into the world of the unknown and read genres that you are unfamiliar with. Science fiction is a genre that I have never cared for, but a few years ago, I started off with Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, and now I am much more comfortable reading books from the genre.
  • Ernest Hemingway Recommended Books for Writers

    Avil Beckford
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    Ernest Hemingway’s Recommended Books for Writers Born in 1899, Ernest Hemingway was a novelist and short story writer. He was an ambulance driver in World War I and was also involved in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. He worked briefly as a journalist in Toronto and was a correspondent during the Greek-Turkish War. Hemingway spent considerable time in France, Italy, Spain, the West Indies and Cuba, as well as embarked on two African safaris. He was influenced by Stendhal, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Ivan Turgenev, Joseph Conrad and Mark Twain, and their books are in…
  • Olfactive Branding: Using the Power of Scent in Your Business

    Avil Beckford
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    Olfactive Branding: Using the Power of Scent in Your Business Olfactive Branding: Using the Power of Scent in Your Business – Tracy Pepe, Nose Knows Consulting Recently, I became aware of olfactive branding, and I was curious about the concept and wanted to learn more about it. If you walked into the Trump Hotel and Tower in Toronto, you would smell champagne and caviar. Tracy Pepe, an olfactive branding specialist created that unique smell for the company. The champagne and caviar scent creates images of luxury, which is what you would expect from the Trump Hotel and Tower. Olfactive…
  • Tips from the Entrepreneur Symposium Held in Toronto

    Avil Beckford
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    Tips from the Entrepreneur Symposium Held in Toronto Recently at the Entrepreneur Symposium held in Toronto, the presenters shared some tips and tricks to help entrepreneurs to become more successful. Today, I will focus on Chris Hokansson from One Red Bird, and Ann Kaplan, CEO and President of iFinance Canada Inc. Tips from the Entrepreneur Symposium Held in Toronto Further Reading: 7 Vital Steps to Maximizing Growth, Sales & Profit by Colin Sprake 5 Marketing Mistakes and their Solutions – Chris Hokansson Definition of Marketing: Everything you do in your business to make the phone…
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    Success Consciousness Blog on Self Improvement and Achieving Success

  • Do One Thing a Day to Improve Your Life

    Remez Sasson
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    A day comes and a day goes, and life is the same. It’s like a circle that keeps spinning. You tell yourself that you need to make changes in your life, but you do nothing, except talk and complain. Every day, you do the same things. It’s like watching the same movie over and again. You want change, and you dream of change, however, you do nothing about it. This can lead to frustration and unhappiness. You might have great dreams, but you do not really believe you will ever be able to accomplish them. This might be true or not. You will never know, until you begin doing something…
  • Some Weird Facts about Facebook

    Remez Sasson
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    It’s quite strange, how posts are liked and shared on Facebook. I don’t know if it is just my account acting in this way, or other people’s accounts as well. When I post on Facebook about a new article, and add a link to the article on my website, I find that hardly anyone adds a “like”, not to say share. When I post a quote, a short sentence or a tip, I get a few likes, and sometimes some share them. However, when I post an image with a quote, I get quite a number of shares and “likes”. What does this mean? It seems people on Facebook like quotes and…
  • You Don’t Have to Rehearse to Be Yourself

    Luke Glowacki
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    Your grip on the steering wheel becomes tighter. The commute to work is a little lighter than usual, but the travel time is weighing heavily on you this morning. You’re weighing all of the alternatives of what will happen today at work. If you respond one way, your boss may respond a different way. If you say something wrong, the new clients might walk out the door. To avoid this, you rehearse every conceivable scenario that may happen so that you can appropriately respond. Does this sound familiar? These thoughts, when they happen occasionally, are actually quite normal. It shows that…
  • Is It Possible to Be Calm and Detached, but also Active and Energetic?

    Remez Sasson
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    In my book, ‘Emotional Detachment for a Better Life’, I brought up an example of expressing detachment when standing in line, and someone barges in, and goes to the front of the line. In this example, I suggested to endeavor to stay calm and not to get irritated. A reader, raised concern that if we stay calm and poised all the time and make it a habit, how can we lead our lives in the real world? He further said that we get some peace when we detach ourselves to most of the things, but we are also at the danger of loosing the grip, or in other words, making ourselves unfit to…
  • Do You Try to Boost Your Ego and Impress People?

    Remez Sasson
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Most people want to show off. That’s natural. They want to create a certain self-image, which often, is only a cover, a mask. Many want to impress their friends, and strangers too. Do they succeed to do so, or they just get the opposite reaction? This depends on what they do. If you have done something good, achieved or received something other people admire, you might attract people’s attention and make an impression on them. However, this is not always the case. Example One What about someone who drives at high speed, believing people would say,” what a good driver! He has…
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    Success Circuit

  • Shane Hudson – Author, Web developer and Founder

    10 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Probably the hardest interview to conduct is one with a family member. As many people have enquired about and how it came about, I have taken on the task of interviewing the founder and creator of the site, my eldest son Shane Hudson. I have vivid memories of 2 year old Shane dismantling mobile […]
  • Christopher Ashman – London to LA

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    I had the great pleasure of speaking to Christopher Ashman about his latest film Kettled which also starred his wife, Kimberley Wintle. He also shared how he manages to work in both England and America. Would you like to start by telling me about yourself? I was born in Liverpool but grew up in a […]
  • Craig Evans – SprungMedia

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    I originally came across Craig Evans when he contacted me about his digital marketing agency, Sprung Media, so I decided to find out more about the man himself! Could you start by telling me about yourself? Sure, I grew up in Buckinghamshire with my parents and sister. We lived in a tiny village in the […]
  • David Muscat – Billy Elliot’s Mr Braithwaite

    11 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
      Billy Elliot the Musical has been amazing audiences since it first appeared in London’s West End in 2005. Telling the story of a mining village admidst the 1980’s miner’s strikes, Billy Elliott tells the inspirational story of a young boy who fought his family and other villagers to make his dancing dreams come true. […]
  • 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! […]
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    Jef Menguin

  • My Speaking Style

    Jef Menguin
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    Every professional speaker has a speaking style. You have yours too, whether you speak professionally or not. You can and you must develop your speaking style. Allow me to share this with you.
  • Build Highly Collaborative Executive Teams

    Jef Menguin
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    You have high performing executives who compete with each other instead of promoting your organization to the top. They do not practice collaborative communication, problem solving, and decision making. They do not share information with each other and are inward-focused. Build a collaborative executive team. Your executives respect and learn from each other. They share […]
  • Picking the Best Team Building Venues in the Philippines — For Managers Who Know That Price Isn’t the Answer

    Jef Menguin
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:16 am
    Picking the best team building venues for your team building exercises will have big impact on results. This is a Manager's Guide to Choosing the Best Team Building Venues in the Philippines. Read the document. Print your own copy. Create your checklist and give it to your team building coordinator.
  • Do you have to memorize your speeches?

    Jef Menguin
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Some of the most highly successful speakers carefully wrote, revised, and committed to memory important passages in their speeches. They delivered these passages as naturally as they can no one will suspect that the speeches were scripted.
  • Don’t Hire another Team Building Speaker in the Philippines Until You’ve Read This Whole Guide

    Jef Menguin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    A team building speaker may or may not help you improve the performance of your team. A dynamic speaker -- someone who motivates people during sales rallies -- is not always the best professional to help you. You ought to read the whole Manager's Guide to Hiring a Team Building Speaker before you contact another team building speaker.
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    Talent Development Resources

  • Can being grumpy improve our thinking?

    Douglas Eby
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Mood disorders like anxiety and depression generally interfere with thinking and creativity. A variety of writers including Eric Maisel, Kay Redfield Jamison and Tom Wootton express different perspectives on my site Depression and Creativity. There is even a post on Irritable Male Syndrome, about the work of Jed Diamond. But what about being grumpy? Here is an intriguing news story from the Daily Mail - Why being grumpy like Victor Meldrew is good for you, as scientists find it improves memory By Richard Shears Photo: The fictional character of Victor Meldrew, played by Richard Wilson, in the…
  • Milla Jovovich: “Inspire yourself”

    Douglas Eby
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    “As a model, a lot of girls think, ‘I can just show up and be beautiful.’ I always showed up with the intent of, I’m a muse and I will inspire you because I am inspiring myself.” Milla Jovovich was born in Kiev, Ukraine to father Bogdanovitch Jovovich (Serbian doctor) and mother Galina Loginova Jovovich (Russian actress). She is an international model, actress (“The Messenger,” “The Fifth Element,” the “Resident Evil” series, and many more), musician (soundtracks, singles, album coming in Fall 2012), and fashion designer (she co-founded…
  • Emotions both enhance and impair higher cognition

    Douglas Eby
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    A study reported in the journal Psychological Science concluded that watching funny videos on the internet at work isn’t necessarily wasting time. “People may be taking advantage of the latest psychological science — putting themselves in a good mood so they can think more creatively. “Generally, positive mood has been found to enhance creative problem solving and flexible yet careful thinking,” said Ruby Nadler, a graduate student at the University of Western Ontario. [See more in my post Go ahead – watch funny videos.] In her article Mood Swing: How feelings help and…
  • Jesse Eisenberg on exactitude and too much attention

    Douglas Eby
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Many talented artists share traits such as perfectionism and a need to “get it right” – and also high sensitivity, which can make fame and attention very stressful, even overwhelming. See the post Kristen Stewart and shyness and sensitivity for one example. In her article “Jesse Eisenberg on playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in ‘The Social Network'” (Los Angeles Times, Sept 27, 2010), Amy Kaufman described the actor as showing up for the interview irritated from accidentally seeing the last 30 seconds of the movie, that he had been avoiding it…
  • Anxiety and the Amygdala

    Douglas Eby
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    A news article reports, “The amygdala is known to be involved in social anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and obsessions and compulsions, and is now being linked with separation anxiety and general anxiety.” // Excerpt from lyrics (based on Emily Dickinson) in video: Fearing – by The Amygdaloids While I was fearing it came But with less of the fear because Fearing it so long Had almost made it dear There is a fitting dismay An appropriate despair Tis harder knowing that fear is due than Knowing it is here Continued: Anxiety and the Amygdala Originally posted 2011-10-11 17:20:25.
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    Aviv's Blog

  • The Key: What Tim Cook Can Teach You

    Aviv Shahar
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Here are eleven quotes in Tim Cook’s own words. In order to provoke your thinking and introspective reflection I inserted key questions below each quote. I encourage you to think about these questions and to add your own reflections. You can also use these questions to create discussions with your team. © Aviv Shahar
  • The Key: Are You Creating Collective Stupidity or Collective Breakthroughs?

    Aviv Shahar
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Here is a question for you: Twenty years into the coaching revolution, why do we see so many sub-optimal teams that produce collective stupidity instead of collective wisdom and breakthroughs? Read more here © Aviv Shahar
  • The KEY: World Cup Innovation Lesson

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

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

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

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  Do not eat  too much, spend too much time with family or spend too much on Black Friday!  I really hope you do not spend too much!  We will spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.  My house is filled with the East Coast relatives, our children and even a Guest dog. Our children came to visit and we all join friends to celebrate Thanksgiving together. How was yours? Here are just a few Thanksgiving Day facts: Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Seven (7) other countries celebrate Thanksgiving. Although the first…
  • If You Want to Earn More Money, Start with your Career

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    Do you have to work more to earn more money?  Many financial experts suggest starting a business, getting a second job, or a side hustle.  Is this really the solution?  Is the alternative to just spend less?  Have you thought about how to earn more money without leaving your day job?  Do you need more money to pay down debt or is it just a sign of success?  What is your plan? Skills Do you have the skills and experience to maximize your earnings?  You just graduated college with a degree in electrical engineering with a starting salary of $55K.  You have student loan debt and you are…
  • Do You Have What It Takes to be an Entrepreneur?

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Are entrepreneurs born or made? You can take a class or earn a degree!   I grew up in an entrepreneur incubator!  Both my parents had thriving businesses and did not have the benefit of any college classes in entrepreneurship.  I think if you interviewed them, they would tell you it was experience.  They were passionate and did not know they could fail. Do you have what it takes? Education/Experience If you do not get the skills from education, you are left with experience.  In my parent’s case, they both grew up in entrepreneurial families.  Their parents either had a retail…
  • It Is Time for Year-End Tax Planning

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    It is time for year-end tax planning! You can do something about your tax bill just by doing a little tax planning. There is plenty of time to make a difference in your tax bill by just following these suggestions. Everybody knows they should do something, but they do not because either they do not know what to do or do not take the time to do it. The IRS is counting on you doing nothing! Do you like receiving those huge refunds from the Internal Revenue Service? How do you explain getting a big refund check from the government? You do not receive interest or even a thank you, but you loaned…
  • Win or Lose

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Win or lose is not universal! “In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.” (Douglas MacArthur)  “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) How do you measure success or failure? Life may be played like a game, but not everything is a win or loss. Many people measure success in dollars and cents, but there are other ways to measure success. How do you measure parenting, friendship, love,…
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    Coaching Confidence

  • Coaching Quote of the Day 27th November 2014

    Jen Waller
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 27th November 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • The most popular quote from our twitter account from week 46 of 2014:

    Jen Waller
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Each Thursday I share the most RT’d quote(s) from the blogs twitter account over the previous week. Last week the most RT’d tweet was: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” (Peter Drucker) Tweeted on 23rd November The quote with the next highest amount of RT’s was: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” (Thomas Alva Edison) Tweeted on 17th November Many thanks to everyone who shared the quotes above and the other quotes from last week. I know that there are various aspects that…
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 26th November 2014

    Jen Waller
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    “Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.” (Johann Kaspar Lavater) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 26th November 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • TED Talk Tuesday 25th November 2014

    Jen Waller
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    This week’s TED Talk clip is from an independent TEDx event: How to inspire leaders to grow | Omid Aschari | TEDxZurich Clip length: 14 mins 44 secs Prefer to watch on In that case you’ll need to click here. The post TED Talk Tuesday 25th November 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
  • Coaching Quote of the Day 25th November 2014

    Jen Waller
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    “You must never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” (Charles Buxton) The post Coaching Quote of the Day 25th November 2014 appeared first on Coaching Confidence.
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    Lauren Rains

  • Work Smarter: The Not To Do List [Making Ideas Happen]

    Lauren Rains
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    My name is Lauren Rains, and I’m a chronic TO DO list builder. There! I said it. In the past, I started project after project after project, but rarely finished them. In the past, I’d let myself brainstorm on projects time and time again, without moving forward onto prototyping or testing or researching. Does this ever sound like you? If so, read on. The thing is, if you want to make ideas happen – if you want to put your projects, ideas, writing, art, etc out into the world – you have to get disciplined, you have to get focused, and you have to be able to SAY NO to…
  • You Have The Ideas. But How Do You Execute Them?

    Lauren Rains
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    I’m currently studying themes around Action, Execution, and Prioritization. One of the books I’m reading in this study is Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky, the founder and CEO of Behance. According to the author execution is a skill that must be developed by building your organizational habits and harnessing the support of your colleagues. I’m still reading the book, but I wanted to share with you a few key points I’ve taken away thus far. I highly recommend this if you are someone who tends to be stuck in idea and brainstorm mode. There is extreme creative talent…
  • Is there a cap on love?

    Lauren Rains
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    There is no greater gift in this world than to give and receive love. This does not mean taking love, nor does it mean forfeiting it to someone attempting to steal it. Are you giving love to those around you, and those you interact with on a daily basis? Are you giving those that love your the opportunity to share that with you? Do you have walls up that prevent people from being a fulfilling part of your life? Are you pushing your comfort zones in order to be more open to giving and receiving love? By love I mean compassion, support, interest, acknowledgment, respect, and understanding.
  • How To Be A Book Lover and Still Be a Minimalist

    Lauren Rains
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Saying goodbye to my beloved paperback books was one of the most difficult steps on my journey into minimalism. But it was worth it. One of life’s simplest pleasures is that of holding a book in your own two hands, the sound of turning each page, your finger lightly sliding across the smooth paper as you follow it with each sentence read. My question for you today is as follows: Is the nostalgia of paperback books too strong to stray you away from going minimalist in the way you read and collect books? It used to be for me. It has been two years since I’ve purchased a book…
  • Your Capacity to Put Yourself Out on a Line: 6 Questions of IF

    Lauren Rains
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    1. If you had a chance to paint a mural in a busy subway station where most people rush by on their way or staring at their phones, yet every now and again, it would catch someone’s eye and make them think, question, believe, smile, cry, feel – what would you paint on that mural? 2. If you were going to give a large audience one piece of advice that the hard lessons of hindsight has taught you, what would it be? 3. If you saw someone crying to themselves in a park, would you walk past them, or would you try to find some way to comfort them? 4. If a homeless man on the street…
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    Monetize Your Life

  • Lessons from Battle Studies: Keep breaking the mould

    Michael Fletcher
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    This look at Battle Studies by John Mayer is part of my Lessons from series, these are a collection of lessons which I take from looking at everyday things a little differently. I’ve been sitting on the new John Mayer album, Battle Studies for 2 weeks now, and like the pot of pasta with a do not disturb sign in the back corner of my fridge that’s been there for the same length of time, this album has really taken on a life of it’s own. Unlike the the deadly ex pasta though this album is mostly harmless. See my John Mayer Battle Studies Review for more on the Battle Studies itself…
  • Take a Technology Fast and Remember How Freedom feels

    Michael Fletcher
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    There is a warmth to candlelight a warmth that’s has been counteracted in the 21st century. The cold calculated face of technology has stolen that warmth from us. We have light but Somewhere along the way we lost the wonder of light, the glow of candlelight the sound of silence competing with natures orchestra. I was reminded of my love for that warmth and the sound of that silence last week when some genius in a Coca Cola truck flattened a fairly important pole down the road from me. Plunged into darkness I found myself free. Free from the temptation of the television, free of the drone of…
  • SEO Writing: Your writing Should Engage Others

    Michael Fletcher
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    Ok so let’s blow off some steam. I have recently become genuinely annoyed with the state of the blogosphere. The more time I spend as a blogger and blog reader the more I find smaller blogs bowing to pressure of Google and it’s fascist bots. Now I’ve only got a few posts up and I spend some time on SEO writing on all my posts just like everyone else but it’s not an obsession. If my content is good and  I keep at my strategy for getting my blog out there, good SEO writing or not,  people will show up and they’ll bring friends. I’m pretty sure I believe this. Keywords and SEO…
  • Lessons from Racists how to manage attacks via your comments section

    Michael Fletcher
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    As it happens I have an alter ego who writes at mydl, which is the geekronym for My digital life a South African digital lifestyle blogging site which I contribute to. The last week has been extremely emotionally charged with many of those problems that we South Africans tend to avoid bubbling to the surface.  For those not living within our lovely border , shame on you!! Ok now that I’ve got that out of my system essentially what’s happened is Canada has granted political asylum to Brandon Huntley, a South African national living in Canada illegally. See more in my post Canadians must…
  • Martial art, Martial heart

    Michael Fletcher
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    I’ve spent the last 4 years learning Wing Tsun and more recently Krav Maga too. What’s great about martial arts? Everything about it resonates with me. From the more prescriptive traditional martial arts to the canabilistic Krav Maga and Mixed martial arts of the present. The more you learn the more there is to learn. I’ve only just started competing at 33 years young and it’s become clear that I need to bridge the disconnect between the fighting arts and actual fits and starts of fighting. The mastery of any one art is to be pursued but that’s not to say that…
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  • Are You a Multipotentialite AND an Introvert?

    Bev Webb
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    How would you feel about the following weekend plan? Kicking it all off with drinks straight from work, going out for a meal, moving onto a night of bars and clubs, and following that up over the next two days with brunches, meet-ups, meals out, parties, and a house full of guests to enjoy them with. What do you think? Are you feeling excited or are you running away at the mere suggestion? This plan is the exact plan a friend of mine was telling me about a couple of days ago. The thing is, the more she brimmed over with excitement, the more petrified I became of that weekend. I don’t…
  • How To Turn Your Art into a Renaissance Business (Case Study)

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    A lot of multipotentialites are artists. It’s actually pretty rare to meet one that isn’t versed in at least one artistic medium. Some multipods view their art as a hobby, while others seek to elevate it to an income stream or even to their primary source of work. If you are going to make money with your art, then how do your other passions fit into the mix? You don’t want to be just another session musician or freelance illustrator, you want to be the musician who gives speeches and travels or the holistic illustrator who teaches entrepreneurship classes and creates…
  • Why Abandoned Interests are Never a Waste of Time

    Bev Webb
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    You’ve been studying a subject for a while now and you’re getting kind of bored with it. What do you do? If you’re a multipotentialite, the chances are that you toss it aside, so you can sink your teeth into something new. Something more exciting. Plenty of us have dropped interests without a second thought when we’ve decided that we’ve had enough. Of course, this tends to be easier to do when it’s a hobby or evening class, but it’s not that unusual for us to switch between college courses and degree majors either. When we do this, we sometimes feel a bit guilty. We feel…
  • The Overarching Theme Kit: a Free Quick-Start Guide to Help You Combine Many Interests in One Business

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    A lot of people ask me whether they need a niche for their business. “Choose a niche” is popular advice these days, and easy advice to dispense. Unfortunately, it’s not very helpful for those of us who have multiple passions and can’t see ourselves focusing solely on one area. It’s true that there are some multipotentialites who enjoy building and running multiple niche businesses. But many others struggle with the challenge of splitting up our time and focus. So if you’re interested in starting a business, what do you do? Do you build a narrow business…
  • How To Come up with a Project You Can Stick with

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is a guest post by Jessi Frey. Many multipotentialites want to start their own blog or business but struggle to find an idea that they can commit to but which doesn’t feel too limiting. They’re excited to get started but they’re scared they’ll fall out of love with their business before it becomes profitable or that they’ll get bored of their new interest before they get anywhere with it. Most traditional advice urges us to pick a niche and dominate it. Niches are usually described as specific topics within bigger areas. For example, to niche down, rather…
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  • When Fear Means Opportunity

    Stephen Guise
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    If you’re afraid, take notice. You could be facing the opportunity of a lifetime. There’s a big difference between “pure” fear—like when you believe your life is in danger—and the more common, harmless fear. I’m moving to Portland, Oregon after only 4 months in Jacksonville Beach, FL. I’m afraid because it’s going to be expensive (high fees for breaking my current lease, plus other moving costs), I’m moving from a 950 sq. ft. luxury apartment into a TINY 150 sq. ft. apartment, and the city is much colder and wetter than Jacksonville.
  • Is It Better To Base Your Goals On Time Or Quantity?

    Stephen Guise
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    It’s an important topic that’s rarely, if ever discussed.  When setting a goal, is it better to aim for a certain number of quantifiable milestones or to aim for an amount of time? Example: should you aim to run for three miles or 20 minutes? The right answer depends on several factors that we’ll cover. I like to write for the “beginner” in a way that advanced achievers can benefit too. For example, Mini Habits can help the most undisciplined people turn their habits and life around, but the concepts can also help already-disciplined people take their…
  • The Imperfect Travel Experiment (Liveblog)

    Stephen Guise
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    “I’ve made a huge mistake.” WEDNESDAY, Nov 5th 8 PM (EST)  Have you ever thought, “what if I just packed my bags right now and went somewhere?” I’ve had that thought quite often, and this time, I’m pulling the trigger and I’m (digitally) bringing you along with me!  I’m going to Portland tomorrow and staying for one week. …but I shouldn’t. Interestingly, this trip has a high chance of failure. Here’s why I might be making a mistake… Reasons I Should NOT Go (Imperfections) I decided to go tonight at 8 PM on a…
  • Growth Mindset Vs. Performance Mindset

    Stephen Guise
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    You have a very important choice to make today: will you be growth-driven or performance-driven? Choose to be growth-driven. Here’s why performance-driven mindsets are bad: A performance-driven person constantly evaluates themselves, their performance, and how they measure up to expectations. It results in persistent, sometimes crippling self-judgment and perfectionism. This is a common way people go about their lives, but it comes with the following problems: Shame & guilt Feelings of inadequacy Pressure  Negativity bias Judgmental mindset A growth-driven person, though, looks…
  • WARNING: Don’t Overanalyze Procrastination

    Stephen Guise
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The hardest problem to try to solve is one that doesn’t actually exist. Sometimes when I’ve been procrastinating, I’ve assumed that there’s some huge problem that’s preventing me from working. Shortly after, I find myself focused on finding this problem: Am I too tired? Are my motivation and/or willpower low? Am I lost on my project and thus avoiding it? Am I giving in too easily to distractions? Am I addicted to them? When I assume that there is a problem preventing me from working right now, I’ll try to solve it. This actually brings me one step…
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    The Liberated Life Project

  • Giving Thanks

    Maia Duerr
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~Brother David Steindl-Rast   This week, you’re probably receiving dozens of emails from businesses and blogs touting the virtues of gratitude – and encouraging you to buy things. Well, to be perfectly honest, this message is kind of like that… but it’s different, too. On this day before Thanksgiving, my heart feels full-up with thankfulness for so many reasons: For you, dear reader, as the Liberated Life Project celebrates her fourth birthday. Thank you for being a supporter for however long…
  • The 3 Building Blocks of Transformation

    Maia Duerr
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    True transformation occurs only when we can look at ourselves squarely and face our attachments and inner demons, free from the buzz of commercial distraction and false social realities. We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are.  We have to turn toward our own inner darkness.  For only by abandoning its attachments and facing the darkness does the caterpillar’s body begin to spread out and its light, beautiful wings begin to form. ~Julia Butterfly Hill __________________________ This past month, I’ve been supporting the 24 people who are going…
  • 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…
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    Motivation Diversity Success Blog

  • New 2015 Calendars Of Dolphins Sharks Whales

    Clint Cora
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Whales Dolphins Calendars For 2015 As some of you might know, I’m a certified scuba diver.  The main reason why I became a scuba diver many years ago, was to see marine life in its natural environment in the oceans.  I still try to go somewhere for a dive trip each year if I can. I also select my favourite choices of new calendars each year featuring marine life like tropical fish, dolphins, whales and sharks for a partner website called Free Spirit Activewear.  I have taken the liberty to reproduce my selections right here below. Just click on each one to see further details at…
  • 2015 Motivational Inspirational Success Calendars

    Clint Cora
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Motivational Inspirational Success Calendars Each year, I select the best motivational, inspirational and success themed calendars and the new ones for 2015 have been released. These awesome calendars are made through and they will keep you motivated in your day to day life when you are in your office or home. Although they are at my website in the Motivational Calendars section, I have also reproduced my favourite selections below for your browsing pleasure. Just click on each one to get further details at where they are stocked. — — — —…
  • Lake Placid Winter Trip Planned

    Clint Cora
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Here is the event description of a long weekend winter trip that I’m running through my social Meetup group in February, 2015. It’s time for our annual February Family Day long weekend trip and this season, we are going to Lake Placid, New York! Lake Placid was the site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and therefore is already built up to be a prime tourist destination.  There is a LOT of variety for activities including; All sorts of winter sports including the opportunities to try out Olympic sports like bobsledding, skeleton/luge run, cross country skiing even with biathalon…
  • Chinese Kung Fu Martial Arts Video

    Clint Cora
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Chinese Kung Fu Martial Arts Video In all the years I’ve been training in martial arts, I’ve never released a video on my Chinese kung fu martial arts forms.  Most of the focus on my publicly released martial arts videos has been on my various karate weapons forms. During my competition career, I was one of the few competitors who competed in different martial arts styles including Chinese styles known as ‘soft styles’ because of the more flowing techniques compared to the more linear ones in ‘hard styles’ like karate and tae kwon do.   A significant…
  • Second Karate Weapons Bo Staff Video

    Clint Cora
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Karate Weapons Bo Staff Video I hope you caught my first new video featuring my martial arts weapons on the beach.  I did mention that we shot my entire bo staff form (routine) a few times.  One angle in particular was quite interesting as it was from a distance. The camcorder was sort of facing the direction of the sunshine at that time so there was an effect of a silhouette on my body.  The video footage from this distance was not used at all for the first bo staff video.  So this second video along with a different music sound track will give my karate weapons bo staff form a slightly…
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  • 22 Simple Yet Effective Ways To Make A Great First Impression

    Kamal Murdia
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    To a great mind nothing is little. Little things, are so extraordinary – Sherlock Holmes First impression is topic of classic interest and particularly timely in today’s world. The knowledge about psychology of first impression is crucial in the persona game. It is rarely taught in schools and rarely does anyone discuss this in a […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Travel and reflection at a Japanese Tea House

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Some days, you just need to move. Be in the sun. Explore. The Japanese Tea House in Fairmount Park was the perfect place to spend this particular afternoon being curious and trusting your intuition on where to go, what to explore, when to rest and relax. You step softly on the stone path. Notice the grass. The sound it makes in the wind. The feeling of the warmth of the sun in a cool breeze.Quiet footsteps and hushed voices in wonder at the beauty of this sacred place.You look up. Beauty abounds in every leaf, every drop of water, every fiber of wood.The path leads you through the gardens.
  • Old City Philadelphia Engagement | Dana + Patrick

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
  • Fonthill Castle Wedding | Nicole + David

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
      Venue: Fonthill Castle, 525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • 5 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Addictive Emotions

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    “Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.” - Susan Cheever Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Cher Zavala. Everyone struggles to control their own emotions from time to time. But for many recovering addicts, struggling with emotional self-control is […] The post 5 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Addictive Emotions appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • Inspiring Ideas from the Book Dream Year

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:42 pm
    “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France We all have a dream we want to fulfill. What is it for you? Is it something you have always been passionate about? Maybe there is something you want to contribute to the world […] The post Inspiring Ideas from the Book Dream Year appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 5 Ways to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale I have a confession to make. I haven’t been taking care of myself lately like I usually do. (I have been having a little too much fun basking in the glory of the […] The post 5 Ways to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • How to Start Doing What You’re Really Meant to Do

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    “Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to ultimately be at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be.” – Abraham Maslow Do you wake up in the morning dreading the day ahead of you? If so you aren’t doing what you’re meant to do. Now […] The post How to Start Doing What You’re Really Meant to Do appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 4 Key Ways to Dismantle Your Limiting Beliefs

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.” - Mignon McLaughlin So you’re not following your dreams, huh? Why not? You don’t believe your dreams are possible do you? If you really believed you could have what you wanted, you would be doing what it takes to get it, right? We all have limiting beliefs, […] The post 4 Key Ways to Dismantle Your Limiting Beliefs appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
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  • Being Judged By Our Leaders -- By Douglas E. Castle

    6 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
     Being Judged By Our LeadersOriginally Published In The TAKING COMMAND! BlogWe tend to judge an entire organization, its culture, its integrity and its success prospects by our assessment of its leader, and his or her perceived quality. Leaders, and their personalities are part of branding.An organization, whether commercial or governmental, will be judged by its most visible and highest-ranking leaders and commanders. Just as the legendary Steve Jobs was able to keep Apple's stock flying high, the recent mid-term elections were an example of the opposite case -- where the voters…
  • Your Business: Management Versus Leadership - Douglas E. Castle

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Your Business: Management Versus LeadershipThere Are Significant Distinctions Between Management And LeadershipArticle By: Douglas E. CastleOriginally Published In The TAKING COMMAND! BlogLeaders lead people. Manager managetasks. There is a significant differenceIn my practice of Management Consulting, I have met managers and I have met leaders. It is clear that some managers are terrible leaders, and some leaders are very poor managers. It is rare that I have met a manager who was a great leader, or a leader who was a great manager. The skill sets and functions of each are quite different,…
  • Commercial Espionage Versus Competitive Intelligence

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    COMMERCIAL ESPIONAGE - PROFITABLE, ILLEGAL, RISKY AND SOMETIMES FATALNote: It’s crucially important to know the difference between commercial espionage (which generally involves theft, among other illegal activities), and competitive intelligence, which is more challenging, but which does not ever require the foolishness of breaking laws and risking incarceration, deportation or, on occasion, death. Stealing information and selling it to a third party for a price is not a profession -- it is a death wish waiting to be fulfilled.It takes a great set of skills to gather competitive…
  • Leadership And Decisionmaking By Intuition

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The greatest leaders, managers, commanders and other responsible decision makers generally lead by their "gut" -- a twitterword [this latter is a Lingovation] for intuition. But how does a responsible individual differentiate between emotions (which are negative factors in decision making in a business or battlefield context) and intuition? Knowing the difference is absolutely crucial.Click:  Scoop.itRelated articlesIndividual Decisionmaking Is 90% Emotional ( Leadership Was and What Leadership Has Become ( and…
  • Keep Them Wondering - Mysterious Moves...

    30 Aug 2013 | 10:37 am
    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MY READERSIf you would like to continue reading articles written by Douglas E. Castle, you have two new choices:1) Visit his new professional website and business blog at, where he discusses fixing broken businesses and fueling and accelerating the growth curve of successful or potentially successful companies or organizations, or you may:2) Visit his multi-subject personal blog at which will now be the ultimate, centralized consolidation of the large list of blogs which follow. While I might continue to post to these…
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    Write Change Grow

  • Sexy Word of Week – Habit

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Habits are fascinating!The truth is you wouldn’t be able to get through your day without them.Brushing your teeth, getting dressed for work, getting to work – a lot of it is all based on habit.Recently I was reading an interesting book by Charles Duhigg – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business on how habits work and how you go about changing them.The fact that I am writing 5 posts every week is a direct result of taking on board the advice in this book.I am writing more because I changed a habit.Let me elaborate. In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg…
  • Why My First Attempt at Business Failed – Self-Doubt

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This is the final chapter of my Why My First Attempt at Business Failed series. You can read my earlier posts here. No ProductLack of DirectionWriting for FreeAfter looking back on my experience, I can honestly say the one thing that sabotaged my first attempt as business, more than anything else was self-doubt.When it all came down to it, as much as I thought I wasn’t – in the end I was crippled by self-doubt.Self-doubt can affect every aspect of our lives whether it’s working for ourselves, working for someone else, relationships, our finances, our families and everything…
  • Why My First Attempt at Business Failed – Writing for Free

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This is part 3 in the Why My First Attempt At Business Failed series.Go back and check out my other articles No Product and Lack of Direction to get the full picture.Here is another mistake I made during my first attempt at business.I gave my writing away for free.When I started writing I did some free work “for the exposure”.Writing for exposure is supposed to get you noticed and hopefully bring in some well-paying jobs. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t.Some people believe a bit of free work in the beginning is okay. Others advise don’t do it at all.Not…
  • Beauty and Joy #1

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Welcome to the first edition of Beauty and Joy!Beauty and Joy is a new weekly pictorial series, capturing photos of my life. It’s a weekly reminder to look for the beauty and joy all around you.I hope it brings you joy as well. Let’s get started.It’s storm season in Brisbane, so the sky is putting on its own breathtaking light show.I have a garden full of weeds but I always appreciate the beauty when it appears. Stop waiting for your ‘perfect’ garden and appreciate the garden you already have.When I was in New York recently I went book shopping. I bought a lot of…
  • Write Change Grow Update

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I thought I would give you a quick update on what’s happening here at Write Change Grow headquarters.Firstly (and hopefully you have already noticed) I am writing a lot more! My plan is to have a new post Monday – Friday for you to enjoy.That’s 5 new posts per week!Two of those will be exciting new features. Wednesday you can expect Sexy Word of the Week (check out the first two – Boundaries and Self-discipline if you missed them already) and on Friday you can expect a new pictorial post aptly named Beauty and Joy.This regular feature will be photos highlighting the…
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • How to Practice Gratitude When You Don’t Feel Like It

    Barrie Davenport
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    I have recently been obsessed — well maybe obsessed is too strong a word — preoccupied with frustration and sadness about the physical effects of getting older. It has really hit me that this aging thing is happening. The face and body I had in my youth are gone forever, and there isn’t a… Continue Reading… The post How to Practice Gratitude When You Don’t Feel Like It appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Pre-Holiday Sale: Get 3 Books For $.99 Each

    Barrie Davenport
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Are you starting to think about holiday gifts? We’re just five weeks away from Christmas, and if you or the people on your gift list love self-improvement, this is a great week to stock up on my books. I’m running a special Pre-Holiday $.99 Sale on three of my books: Building Confidence: Get Motivated, Overcome… Continue Reading… The post Pre-Holiday Sale: Get 3 Books For $.99 Each appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 25 Things To Remember When Low Self-Esteem Kicks Your Butt

    Barrie Davenport
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    There was a time in my life when I didn’t believe in myself. Having grown up in your average dysfunctional family, I found myself in the role of peacekeeper and people pleaser from a young age. I believed if I was compliant and accommodating, I could keep everyone happy and prevent the wackadoodle behavior… Continue Reading… The post 25 Things To Remember When Low Self-Esteem Kicks Your Butt appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Fix A Relationship With A “Couple Bubble”

    Barrie Davenport
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Have you ever considered going to a relationship therapist to help you and your significant other work through conflict? Frustration, fighting, and detachment are common problems in marriage or any intimate relationship, but when you learn how to create a “couple bubble,” you have a powerful platform for quickly regaining trust… Continue Reading… The post How To Fix A Relationship With A “Couple Bubble” appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 30 Signs Of Emotional Abuse In A Relationship

    Barrie Davenport
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Nothing is more damaging to your confidence and self-esteem than being in an emotionally abusive relationship. Unlike physical abuse which rears its ugly head in dramatic outbursts, emotional abuse can be more insidious and elusive. In some cases, neither the abuser nor the victim are fully aware it’s happening. The most obvious scenario for emotional… Continue Reading… The post 30 Signs Of Emotional Abuse In A Relationship appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    Abundance Tapestry

  • I Am Finally Moving Home

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    “Living through a home renovation is like living in the wild….you do whatever it takes to survive.” anonymous I am finally moving home! And, I can’t wait to begin a new phase in my life! If you are new to my blog, read this post about how I manifested my new home. The picture is an image of what my new place looks like a few days ago. We began home renovation in early September. At first, we started out with some challenges due to Feng Shui elements that we wanted to incorporate. According to our Feng Shui Master, our new place is already well positioned to bring…
  • 5 Crucial Factors for Money Manifestation

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:09 pm
    “Clean the energy pathways and you can have, do or be anything your want” —Joe Vitale You may be expecting miraculous instantaneous results especially after being informed about the wonders of removing old programing that would unblock your money and abundance channels. Deleting old programs can be done through various forms of energy healing, NLP or hypnosis therapies. Energy healers, including myself, emphasize on the importance of dealing with your problem at the subconscious rather than the conscious for deeper healing. And so, you have understood that if you weed from…
  • Repair Your Soul Matrix With Healing Birth Trauma

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    “In the instant of our first breath, we are infused with the single greatest force in the universe–the power to translate the possibilities of our minds into the reality of our world. To fully awaken to our power, however, requires a subtle change in the way we think of our ourselves in life, a shift in belief. Just the way sound creates visible waves as it travels through a droplet of water, our ‘belief waves’ ripple through the quantum fabric of the universe to become our bodies.” Greg Braden You are like a diamond; perfect and divine in your soul matrix. You are…
  • How to Overcome the Need for a Success Guarantee

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
    “If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we’ll have them tomorrow.” Kathy Ireland Stuck at a crossroad? One reason why you may feel stuck because you would like to have the guarantee of a successful outcome before you make a change. Having the guarantee of success gives you the perception that it is safe to give up what you already have. Without the guarantee, you prefer not to run any perceived risk. One classic…
  • How Digging Deep Enhances Your Creativity

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    “Way down deep, you know what you like. You know what you’re drawn to. You know what will work for you. If you doubt this, or like a good majority of the people, feel totally lost when it comes to envisioning what you want, what is missing isn’t some superhuman insight; what’s missing is very simply trust in yourself.” Fran Sorin, Digging Deep I was introduced to Fran Sorin’s Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening book after getting acquainted with her online, a few years back. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. Not just any gardening…
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    Personal Success Factors

  • Habits of Unsuccessful People versus Successful People

    Stephen Borgman
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Ever wondered what separates unsuccessful people from successful people? I often talk about thoughts and feelings on this blog. However, I recently came across this helpful infographic about behavior. Success habits will most often lead to successful people. The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.  ~Samuel Johnson Many thanks to for sharing this with us. One of my unhealthy habits is fear of change.  What I can see from this infographic is that I need to take calculated risks, viewing them as exciting opportunities,…
  • Can You Really Make Money Online?!

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

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

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

    Stephen Borgman
    6 Jan 2014 | 5:30 am
    Are you ready for a larger, greater, and stronger life?  Developing your goals is one of the best ways to amplify your life. According to, to amplify is: 1. to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend.2. to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding. Did you know that you can expand your life in stating and describing your goals? When we reach down inside ourselves to tap into our deepest desires, we can articulate and amplify those desires into a vision of what we want for our lives. I can’t think of a better…
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  • #AskGaryVee Episode 44: The Thank You Economy & Snapchat Payments

    John Clark
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    In this video, Gary Vaynerchuk explores some ideas that are effecting the “new” economy and the new “Snap Chat Payments”. 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
  • Influence & Success Insights: Don’t BE Manipulated, Either – Bob Burg

    John Clark
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    In this video, Bob Burg explores the subject of “being” manipulated. 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
  • Jim Rohn – You Must Dream!

    John Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    This is another classic video by Jim Rohn. In this video, Jim Rohn explores the subject of dreaming and using these dreams to pull us forward towards these dreams. 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
  • Rejected! 5 Lessons from Getting Dumped by My Publisher

    John Clark
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    How would you handle rejection at this level. I mean Brendon Burchard is pretty successful motivational and inspirational speaker and he was rejected by his publisher. But instead of rolling over, he pushed past this rejection to be listed as a New York Times best seller for this book. 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
  • Your Prosperity Forcefield

    John Clark
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Prosperity is a subject that is kind of a taboo. We are bombarded daily by messages in movies, on the news and pretty much every where that having money is bad and having lots of money is really, really bad. As Zig Ziglar is famous for saying, “Money is not the most important thing in life but it ranks right up there with oxygen.” In this video, Randy Gage explores the “Prosperity Forcefield”. Make sure to watch this video from beginning to end, take notes and TAKE ACTION!! As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess, God Bless You, John Clark
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    Your Success At Last

  • Are You Afraid Of Success (Tracy Brinkmann)
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    It is well documented that many people fail to achieve their goals in life due to the phenomenon known as "fear of failure" but are you aware that a major factor that is often overlooked, is a state... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Change will do you Good (Tracy Brinkmann)
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    The last rays of summer’s warmth ebb away, then autumn breezes and more recently winters blast is upon us, we recognize once again, that change is inevitable. Nature is constantly changing and yet,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Are You Angry? (Tracy Brinkmann)
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    As you go about your daily life, take notice of how you relate with your family, friends, and co-workers. What do you see? A kind, patient, caring person who goes out of her way to take other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Quick Guide To An Amazing Self Talk (Tracy Brinkmann)
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Self-talk is a soundtrack that is constantly playing in your head. It's impact from the inside out and is dramatic. You see, the conversations you have with yourself help determine, even alter, your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 8 Tips To Control Your Anger (Tracy Brinkmann)
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Controlling your anger is a highly worthwhile endeavor. While, challenging, the payoffs are worth the effort and time to realish this important life altering goal. Try these tips to get back on track... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Maria Erving

  • Join Me In a Free Teleseminar

    Maria Erving
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    I’m holding a Teleseminar and would love to hear from you! I want to hear what’s on your mind, about your concerns, your spiritual awakening and transformational processes, about your dreams and desires, your doubts and fears: – Any kind of questions about spirituality and transformation of consciousness are welcomed. The Teleseminar will be free of charge, so this is a great opportunity to receive the benefits of individual guidance and mentoring at no cost at all. I’m here to help you on a spiritual, mental, and emotional level and support you on your journey, so…
  • Money is from God

    Maria Erving
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Sometimes I receive the most wonderful emails from people who has found my articles illuminating and helpful, and receiving those kinds of emails really makes my day. It’s so wonderful to hear that what I share has made an impact in someone else’s life in the ways that they describe it to me. It fills my heart with joy and gratitude. I recently got an email from someone who has experienced a spiritual opening and who found one of my articles to deepen his understanding of where he’s at in his process of awakening, and this person also had a question that I think many can…
  • Surrender Your Problems And Struggles

    Maria Erving
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Have you tried to solve something in your life for ages, or tried to accomplish something of great importance to you, like finding a job or having a career breakthrough but have not yet succeeded? Is there something in your life that you have wanted for a very long time and you have prayed and [...]The post Surrender Your Problems And Struggles appeared first on Maria Erving.
  • Bless EVERYTHING In Your Life!

    Maria Erving
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Last night I woke up at 2 am with a strong, intuitive message that I should write a post where I invite people to bless everything in their lives by reading the post below out loud with sincerity and feeling. If your heart calls you to do it, then do it right away if you can.  I have a feeling it will be very transformative. While you read it out loud you could also imagine/visualize a swirling white or golden light that touches everything you bless, every object, situation and every heart and mind. Feel the words and the blessings as you say them out loud. Don’t rush through it. Do…
  • How To Handle Divine Storms (Transformation)

    Maria Erving
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    At a certain point in the unfoldment of our spiritual development we come to a place where we feel that we have reached an end and we don’t know what to do or where to go next. This can happen many times, it’s like a circle of transformation where we encounter the same processes time and time again as we grow but in different ways each time, and with our spiritual growth we come to get familiarized with them and that allows us to go through them faster and smoother each time they appear. Here’s How The Transformation Process Usually Goes We might have done a lot of inner…
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    Empower Yourself through Awareness

  • Therapeutic Benefits of Knitting

    Yorinda Wanner
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Knitting can help our Well Being A few month ago I stumbled upon a craft group in our local library. I was given some wool and knitting needles since I was keen to join in. One of the ladies in her seventies told me that she is a co-ordinator for Operation Cover Up(OCU) group in the Rodney area north of Auckland. You may be able to imagine my surprise and wondering if I heard  right. Yes, I did hear correctly. Operation Cover Up is a charity organization under the umbrella of Mission without Borders. The way it works is that people all over New Zealand donate their time to knit or crochet…
  • Understanding ourselves through Hand Analysis

    Yorinda Wanner
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Hand Analysis and Understanding Ourselves Understanding ourselves is probably one of the most important things we can do in our lives.  A while ago I stumbled on Hand Analysis through Leanne Chesser‘s blog. Reading her posts sparked my curiosity.  I like to express my sincere appreciation to Leanne for taking the time to prepare this very comprehensive analysis and help to understanding myself. Richard Unger has developed Hand Analysis, a scientific approach to analysing finger- and handprints, to provide a way to know ourselves more. Some of the aspects a Hand Analysis covers are:…
  • Turning self-defeating Beliefs into Empowering Questions

    Yorinda Wanner
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:53 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 am…
  • Amazing Performance showing us what is possible

    Yorinda Wanner
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    What else is possible? You can see the outstanding performance of Swan Lake by The Great Chinese State Circus. 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?
  • 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 the…
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    Personal Excellence

  • [Limited Seats Only] Want To Earn Money While You Sleep? Join Passive Income Business Course NOW! [Starts Dec 6]

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Note from Celes: This is the announcement post for upcoming live run of The Passive Income Business Course. After two years of success with the course, I’m starting a third run this year. If you’re interested in earning passive income and being financially free for life, this is my course for you. Read on for details! Are you interested in earning passive income? Want to stop spending your time just to earn money every day? Do you want to spend your time doing things of real value and working on long-term goals, rather than day-to-day firefighting and earning your keep? If…
  • What Texting and Mobile Usage Does to Your Spine

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    We live in a time when mobile devices have become the de-facto of everyday life. Most of us check our phone several times a day, be it to check messages, send e-mails, surf the net, or call someone. Some of us watch movies on our tablets or read e-books on our e-reader while on the go. For others, we may be texting for as long as hours a day! If you’re a mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader user, time to look up (literally). A new study published in the journal Surgical Technology International suggests that the typical texting and mobile surfing posture is the equivalent of…
  • Are You Giving Your Attention to Empty Vessels?

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Have you heard of the phrase “Empty vessels make the most noise”? It’s a proverb that means that those with the least talent and knowledge usually speak the most, speak the loudest, and create the most fuss–whatever that makes their presence felt as much as possible. Empty vessels is used in the analogy because in physics, empty containers do create louder noises than filled ones. If you take two empty glasses, fill one up with water, and then blow into both glasses in turn, you’ll find that the empty glass creates a louder noise than the filled…
  • Upgrade Your Tools (How I Gained 10 Hours/Week, Every Week)

    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    A MacBook Air and its various software Do you sometimes get frustrated by your devices because they aren’t working the way you want? Have you ever had productivity gaps due to your tools not working well, or even… not working at all? If so, it may be time to upgrade your tools! Top Skills + Top Tools = Top Output In Skills Development and Leveling Up, I shared the importance of developing our skills and improving on those skills, in order to deliver the maximum results in our goals. Similarly, it’s important to have the best (and by “best”, I mean…
  • How Do Top Achievers Stay Motivated? Introducing: Anti-Procrastination Program, Your One-Stop Program to Eliminate Procrastination!

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    This is the enquiries page for the Anti-Procrastination Program product. Read more about the intensive eight-module program: View the 14-minute program preview: Get the program NOW and overcome procrastination for life: Any questions? Post them below in the comments section and I’ll revert to you shortly. Thank you! The post How Do Top Achievers Stay Motivated? Introducing: Anti-Procrastination Program, Your One-Stop Program to…
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    Mazzastick - Conscious Evolution

  • David Icke – Please Don’t Riot … It’s Just What ‘They’ Want

    Justin Mazza
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    “What You Fight You Become” – David Icke In light of the riots in Ferguson, Mo and other parts of America and beyond, I wanted to share this about the difference between peaceful protests, and rioting. I recalled reading in David Icke’s book: Remember Who You Are about using riot’s as a means to further induce control of the people. I did a quick google using the keywords; David Icke, Riots and here is what I found. (This was written back in March of 2009 in regards to the economic collapse, but the message is just the same.) I omitted some of the article because it is really long…
  • MindValley Prime Black Friday Sale

    Justin Mazza
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    As part of Black Friday, my affiliate friends over at MindValley are re-opening – the Single Greatest Personal Growth Education Program – MindValley Prime  for a limited time starting today. I wanted to let you know about this amazing deal as my way of saying thanks to you and encouraging you on a life-changing, transformative journey. This special collection will be available to you for a limited time only. This life-changing, results-exploding, abundance- creating, transformative collection includes 10 of MindValley’s very best courses. This is an incredible opportunity…
  • Our Worst Crimes Are Against the Self

    Justin Mazza
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    “People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” – Thomas Szasz Selfhood – the quality that constitutes one’s individuality; the state of having an individual identity. Are you living a life that is more aligned with your “authentic” self – who you are – or your fictional, pseudo-self – how the world defines you? The fictional pseudo-self would be the roles you play. Parent, occupation, nationality, income status, citizen, religion, etc. The truth is we do a…
  • Apex for Life – Take Your Life and Business to the Next Level with John Di Lemme

    Justin Mazza
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    “My goal is to help YOU achieve the Apex level in all areas of your life.” – John Di Lemme I was contacted by one of John Di Lemme’s affiliate promoters last month. They asked me if I would be interested in becoming an affiliate partner with them. To be honest I had never heard of John Di Lemme before and wasn’t sure if I wanted to promote him and his coaching program. After doing some research on John I felt it was safe enough to become an affiliate for his company. Yesterday I received a “Thank You” card in the mail directly from John including his business card with his…
  • Aweber – Email Marketing Made Easier

    Justin Mazza
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I get asked quite a bit about what newsletter service provider to use by newbie bloggers, business people and self-employed people. If you don’t have a newsletter service for your blog or business I highly recommend it. I recently chatted with an author while attending the Monster Mania Convention and he had a newsletter sign-up sheet at his table; which is very smart by the way. But he wasn’t using a newsletter service and was doing it the hard way through his AOL account. He could make his life much easier if he had all his email subscribers in his Aweber account because they have all…
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  • You Become What You Think

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
        You become what you think. If you think positive you get positive results. If you get negative you get negative results. Why is this? This is because we live in a world of energy. The reason I continue to live a very blessed, financially prosperous, authentic, and beautiful life is because that is [...]
  • How To Be At Peace

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Have you ever wondered why peace seems to allude you? Truth is, peace can come to you by simply being yourself. Yes. Being true to who you are and awakening to the peace within you is going to open up the space of peace that lives within you. Align with peace. Become and embody peace. [...]
  • 2 Tips To Having More Happiness In Your Life Today

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
      Happiness. Do you have it? It seems to be something that comes and goes for most people. Why is it that people say they want to be happy. But, actually do things that don’t make them happy and leave them feeling sad, worried, and frustrated with daily life? In my journey, happiness never seems [...]
  • 3 Simple Tips To A Joyful Life

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    A joyful life. If you asked anybody;  if they wanted to a have a more joyful life, what would they answer? Most would answer an absolute yes. A more joyful life and having joy in ones life is ideally a great space to be in energetically. However, why is it that if most want a [...]
  • Play Big In Life

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
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    Making JGB

  • PROJECT | Making JGB Web Series & Youtube Channel

    5 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    It is one of my biggest dreams to have my own popular Youtube channel. I’ve always wanted to be a Youtube personality and ‘TV host’ of sorts and now I’m putting the time and effort into making it come to life. I’m currently writing, producing and hosting my very own reality web series. In this series I am documenting the ‘Making of JGB’. Tune in for bi-weekly episodes where I track the process of attempting to make a living out of my passions. I have big dreams and huge goals – my aims are to prove that it’s possible to use the internet…
  • 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 –…
  • 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…
  • EPISODE | 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…
  • PROJECT | Build 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…
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    Shaad Hamid

  • Shirk – The Five Forms of Shirk

    Shaad Hamid
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    This blog post appeared first on Shaad's SEO blogBismillah wassalathu wassalamu ala rasulillah A word many of us have heard and yet not fully understand is Shirk. I find many Muslims getting confused over this in daily and practical life. Theoretically, it makes sense. During the dars, or … Continue reading →
  • Making this Ramadan your best ever!

    Shaad Hamid
    7 Jun 2014 | 5:41 am
    This blog post appeared first on Shaad's SEO blogThe ultimate objective of Ramadan is to get closer to Allah. Getting closer to Allah is relative, I don’t care if you perform salah only on Jumuah, I don’t care if you pray 3 times a day and miss Fajr … Continue reading →
  • Barakah – What is Barakah?

    Shaad Hamid
    12 May 2014 | 6:08 am
    This blog post appeared first on Shaad's SEO blogWe all ask Allah for Barakah, we all want Barakah, but what exactly IS Barakah? In English we translate it to mean ‘blessings’. Unfortunately, this is a highly problematic translation as such a translation limits it’s actual deep and beautiful … Continue reading →
  • Aam-ul-huzn – What did our Nabi (Sal) Lose?

    Shaad Hamid
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:05 am
    This blog post appeared first on Shaad's SEO blogBismillah wassalathu wassalamu ala rasoolillah When reading the story of the life of our beloved nabi-e-kareem sallallahu alaihiwasallam (sal), it really saddens me when people just go over his blessed life as if it’s some story or a series of … Continue reading →
  • Letter to my nieces and nephews

    Shaad Hamid
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:48 am
    This blog post appeared first on Shaad's SEO blogBismillah wasSalatu was Salaamu ‘ala Rasoolillah – In the Name of Allah, I begin by asking Allah to send Greetings and Peace upon our Messenger (Sal). My darling nieces and nephews, masha’Allah I can’t imagine how fast and how much … Continue reading →
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    Success Journey

  • Everything Starts With Passion

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Something will always be missing. You won’t feel happy. You won’t be fulfilled. And it will make you restless. Kind of like “it’s OK” but not “it”. Like you didn’t belong there. Who has a bigger chance to make a difference, to succeed? For me, it’s only food. I know I need it, otherwise I get grumpy. But that’s all. It’s just food. On the other side, my five year old says: Mom, can I have eggs for breakfast? But I would like them sunny side up, with crunchy sides and a lot of salt, over potatoes, peppers, onions and…
  • Get Unstuck – The Most Ignored Secret

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Takeaway: Don’t wait. Always experiment. Focus on what’s within your control and what you can do right now. Being somewhere you don’t belong. How does that analyzing working for you? You’ve read some books and blog posts, you went through all the possible questions, you discussed it with your friends… …and still feel lost. Maybe even unprepared and afraid. In my mind it looks like a giant snowball. So much bigger than me. Way outside of my comfort zone. I don’t know what it consist of or what to expect. It feels like an avalanche. It can burry you…
  • Dream

    5 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Stuck in the system? You know, you have to work where you work because you have bills to pay. And after all your job is not so bad – most of the time you can get it done in five or six hours, you are kind of independent and you get four weeks of paid vacation. If that’s what you want, I mean truly want, I’m very happy for you. But this message is mainly for those of you who secretly, or not so secretly dream of something better. You feel it. You know it’s out there even though you may not be sure exactly what it is. You don’t know where to start or how to make it…
  • Humor Helps

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Fact: “Funny” bridges the gap between professional and friendly. Action: Begin collecting funny things that happened to you. From 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
  • 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…
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    News To Live By

  • 6 Ways to Maximize Your Networking Potential

    Danny Rubin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Want to up your networking game? Anthony D’Aconti says bring a notepad and take down important details. Today’s guest post comes from Anthony D’Aconti, founder of The Dirty 30s. Anthony is a self-described “witty writer learning to take his own advice.” Follow The Dirty 30s on Twitter! By Anthony D’Aconti Most professionals approach networking with a simple goal: meet and connect with other like-minded people. While the core objective is to expand your network, there’s more hidden beneath the surface of a valuable networking opportunity. Approach networking…
  • 1 Easy Way to Strengthen Every Networking Email

    Danny Rubin
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Take a look at the first line of this article from USA TODAY on November 12. “The federal and state health insurance exchanges open for business Saturday…” The writer puts the most important information — open enrollment for health care is back — at the top so I don’t need to search around for it. In journalism, you never want to “bury the lead” (sometimes written as lede) and hide your main point. The same rules apply in the world of networking (more networking tips here). Except in our careers, the lead is our “big ask.” –…
  • What a Graduate School Personal Statement Should Look Like

    Danny Rubin
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    If you’d like to work one-on-one with your graduate school personal statement, check out my coaching page! Does Mitch Everts have an answer to the student debt crisis? The University of Montana sophomore devised a simple idea: allow people to pay their students loans by withholding money from their paychecks. From the article on NBC Montana: According to Pew Research, the average graduate with a bachelor’s degree makes $45,000 a year, and their student loan debt is $30,000. If they pay 10 percent through income withholding, they could have those loans paid off in about eight…
  • 12 Line Graphs That Sum Up Our Lives at Work

    Danny Rubin
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    In January 2014, I wrote a post called “These Line Graphs Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives from Start to Finish.” It was a big hit and fetched 140,00 views on Business Insider. Line graphs like this one:   I decided to create 12 more line graphs and this time focus on our lives at work. Let’s start with how we feel throughout the day. High energy. Low energy. Doesn’t matter — we can’t stop looking at our phones.   Bored at work? Remember YOU control your destiny.   There’s a better way.   If you’d like help as you “make…
  • 3 Powerful Thank-You Notes You Can Write in Under 30 Seconds

    Danny Rubin
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Negative political ads can improve our careers. No, really! Don’t get mad at what I’m about to write. Promise? OK. Here goes… Political TV ads are valuable and educational. Wait! Come back! I can explain. The election is over, Republicans now have the largest House majority in nearly a century and we can all return to a world free of political ads. Well, almost. Hear me out first. Yes, political ads are often negative and even a bit slimy — although sometimes the commercials are wickedly clever (watch the “spelling bee” ad). But look beyond the…
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    Embrace The Chaos

  • How to Stay Calm in the Midst of Chaos: 3 Tips to Regain Control and Be Strong in Stressful Situations

    Bob Miglani
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
      Whether we’re at work facing a difficult situation or at home trying to put the kids to bed, stress can come upon us in an instance. It can be easy to lose control and composure when we’re facing chaos because we get emotional and find ourselves overreacting. Often it is triggered by a sensation Continue reading...
  • How to Overcome Fear: 15 Ways to Break Free and Move Forward

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

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

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

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

  • Is Trying to Be Perfect Ruining Your Life?

    Steve Errey
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    I make a mean omelet, but it’s never going to win a Michelin star. I can string a sentence together, but I’m no Shakespeare. And my singing voice sounds great in the shower, but would have customers demanding their money back if I did a solo gig at the Royal Albert Hall. I do have high standards though. Standing on a really tall ladder and touching the moon high. But I gave up on perfection a long time ago. You know perfection, right? It’s the thing that keeps you awake at night; the thing that makes you feel like you’ll never be good enough; the oppressor who never…
  • Explore Vastly

    Steve Errey
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    People say that life’s a journey, and I think they’re probably right. You start at point A, and end up at point Dead, and the journey between is pretty much up to you. It’s interesting to note that while that journey is a straight line in terms of time, it’s never a straight line in terms of action or thought. It feels like you meander and swerve, pivot and refocus, adjust and steer all the time. All of those verbs are about exploration, which, I think, is what the journey’s about too. There’s an expanse of life ahead of you that remains to be explored. You…
  • Gratitude, Confidence and Why You Should Give a Damn

    Steve Errey
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m grateful for a lot of things. Sunshine. Fresh, crisp sheets. Laughing ’til I cry. The first sip of coffee. Netflix binges. There’s something magical about gratitude that takes you out of your head and into your body. It’s gets you out of trying to plan and control everything and slap-bang into the right now. But I wonder if it’s possible to experience gratitude if you’re surrounded by walls built to protect you from the loss of control and certainty? You might be able to intellectually appreciate that you’re grateful for your lot, but that…
  • Get Off Your Butt And Get Some Focus

    Steve Errey
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A human being without action isn’t really a human being at all. They might look like one and walk like one, they might even talk like one. But they’re not really alive. Unfortunately, inaction is natural. We’re wired to stay in the place we feel safe and comfortable. But inaction leads to procrastination and atrophy, and this cycle of safety, comfort, procrastination and atrophy continues. Until, that is, it’s interrupted by something. An intention is a good start, but is pointless without following through. An idea is amazing, but valueless unless it’s explored.
  • You Have The Right to Lose Everything

    Steve Errey
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    What do you have in your pockets or in your bag right now? Some loose change? A set of keys? A receipt or two? Your wallet? Maybe your phone? What if you lost that stuff? What would happen? You’d probably worry about it, fret about it or maybe curse like a drunk dock-worker. You might be upset that you lost some of your stuff. You’d sigh as you realise you have to get going replacing it all. But what about you? What impact does this have on you, other than some momentary frustration? None whatsoever. When it gets to the bigger stuff, like a car, a friend, a house, a job, a partner…
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    Love Guide by Dr Prem

  • Learning how to revive a dying relationship

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    If your relationship on the verge of dying but you do not want to let go of your significant other, the situation calls for some tactics that help you reignite the flame of love in your relationship. Read further to find out several ways that are efficient enough to revive a dying relationship: Communicate Lack of understanding is one major reason that causes a love relationship to die. One partner feels that another does not care for him and does not understand him. While another partner complains that whenever I go to her to discuss problems, she never listens and starts grumbling over many…
  • Getting back to life after a tough breakup

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    A person’s world goes upside down after a break up. He finds it extremely difficult to move on in his life, as innumerable memories of his beloved bombard him. It is such a painful stage for many people that they find themselves in utter confusion and mayhem. The confusion regarding the decision whether one should move on in life or keep living with a hope. Hope is a positive thing but sometimes after breakups, it is a hope that makes things worse, as in the sufferer continues suffering in a hope, that everything would soon patch and again they will be together with their beloved. However,…
  • Things you should do to make relationship work

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    Love relationship is a beautiful combination of so many things that if they are in absolute order, nothing can make a love relationship fail. If a relationship lacks these important things, then nothing can make a relationship happy and satisfying. Click through what are the important factors that are essential to make a relationship work: Communication Communication is the most important factor in a relationship. It is the way to express your happiness, complaints, and grievances to your partner. Some people do not give much importance to communication in relationships, and sadly end up…
  • Facts everybody having a love and sex life should know

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    Everybody has their own love and a sex life, but still one is always curious to know about other’s love life not because of any other reason but just to confirm the level and standard of their love life. Well, if you agree to this and you belong to this category then this article is surely for you. Click through to find out facts related to one’s sex and love life: Women are marvelous spies Starting from the first day when a woman goes with a man on date, women do not depend upon men to reveal their life to them, and therefore, they do their homework beforehand only. Women spy on the man…
  • Get ready for an arranged marriage, and make it work for you

    Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    We humans are bound to make many decisions in our lifetime; some are easy while the others are tough. One such decision, that many people find difficult to make is the decision regarding marriage. Yes, marriage is such a big commitment and a responsibility, which some people fear, as they do not find themselves ready for a lifelong commitment. Broadly speaking, marriage could be classified into two categories: arranged marriage and love marriage. In love marriage, we know the intended spouse pretty well, because we have been with him or her during the courtship period. A couple knows each…
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    The Start of Happiness

  • The 4 Ridiculously Easy Steps Towards Excellence

    Simon Somlai
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better" - Pat Riley Humans hate change. (Immediate change at least)Do you struggle to pack your bags and move location?Do you struggle to adapt when changing jobs?Do you struggle to change habits?We always have and probably always will. This is because instant change usually entails that we need to adapt in a short period of time. This requires the exertion of a BIG amount of energy.And energy...Well, let's just say that humans are instinctively programmed to be lazy.We'll have to move out of our comfort zone, away from the…
  • 4 Ways to Live a Happier Life

    Kimanzi Constable
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    In July of 2011 I hit the lowest point of my life. I was 170 pounds overweight, I was at a job I absolutely hated, and I lived in a place that made me worried about my family’s safety. Oh yeah, I owed over $100,000 to the IRS (almost forgot about that one).One day that July I was sitting on the couch crying as everything came crashing down on my head at the same time. The straw that broke the camels back was my wife and I separating. Everyday we fought about everything because of all the problems I brought into our lives. I sat there that day with the TV on not really thinking about what I…
  • 7 Essential Traits for Life as an Entrepreneur

    Jermaine Harris
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    To be a successful entrepreneur you need to have certain attributes as part of your personality. If are a budding entrepreneur, the chances are that you already have some of these attributes and a little work and personal development will get you to the point where success as an entrepreneur becomes inevitable.Since studying 100’s of entrepreneurs and becoming an entrepreneur myself, I believe that there are certain traits that you must have to be a success. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list but I believe if you can cultivate these 7 traits you will create an amazing level of…
  • 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…
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    Regain Your Time

  • Tips for Recovering from a Business Trip (Maura Thomas,
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Travel Tips That Work for Vacation, Too   I was recently approached by Entrepreneur Magazine to write an article about getting back into the swing after a mid-week business trip. I discussed how to quickly catch up on email (learn about my “Four Pass Technique”), how to keep your schedule manageable (do you always drain […] The post Tips for Recovering from a Business Trip appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • Is Your System Missing Any of These 5 Productivity Tools? (Maura Thomas,
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    In order to be productive, you need the right components. And there are more high-tech tools than ever before. Choosing among them can be dizzying, but there are really only a few things you need to remember. Productivity Tools One, your productivity tools have to be ones you will actually use. You have to know […] The post Is Your System Missing Any of These 5 Productivity Tools? appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • The Most Important Question Before Taking Notes (Maura Thomas,
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Why Are You Taking Notes? This seems like a simple question, and yet most people don’t consider it, they just grab their pad or notebook and head to the next meeting, or class. Some people find that it’s the biggest deterrent to going paperless. There is a good reason for taking notes, but doing it […] The post The Most Important Question Before Taking Notes appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • How to be More Productive by Lunchtime: 15 Tips (Maura Thomas,
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    What did you really accomplish last week? If you can’t remember doing anything that matters amid all the email and other busywork, it’s time to power up your productivity habits. Here’s list of 15 tips from my Empowered Productivity System to help you learn how to be more productive. Fight email overload Stop the onslaught. […] The post How to be More Productive by Lunchtime: 15 Tips appeared first on Regain Your Time.
  • 5 Best Travel Accessories from an Occasional Road Warrior (Maura Thomas,
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
    What to Pack? Travel Gear You Need for Productivity and Convenience There are times when I’m on the road a lot. To maintain balance, I try to arrange my schedule so that I have at least one full week at home every month. The other three weeks I’m usually in airports and hotels about 2-3 […] The post 5 Best Travel Accessories from an Occasional Road Warrior appeared first on Regain Your Time.
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    Big Picture. Fine Focus.

  • Beauty & Blessings: This Week in Photos #potd #liveoutloudeveryday #choose2matter

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    My dad sent this to me via @pinterest. Who knew he even knew what @pinterest was. He is such a cute man and a wonderful father. Happy Birthday week Pops! Taking gift card giving to a whole new level! @starbucks One last bloom from my beautiful bouquet from 2 weeks ago + a little reminder to keep on believing! “Don’t stop believing…”-Journey One of my favourite books full of great information, recipes, personal stories, tips, tricks and more! @jessicaalba Winter has unofficially arrived. Mother nature is not messing around. One week prior, it was +15 degrees! I consider…
  • Key to Fulfillment: M.Y.O.B.! #liveoutloudeveryday #lifeisgood #choose2matter

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have a confession to make…yes another one. I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of confessing lately and truth be told, it’s doing me some good. I want to be loved. I want to be liked. But this “want” has gotten me into a bit of trouble. Let me explain. There are times (much more than I’d like to admit) when my ego wants to be loved-a longing to be fulfilled but as opposed to it coming from the inside out, it is a “temporary” fulfillment that comes from external validation. As I fall into a state of trying to satisfy my ego, I have become aware of how this…
  • Everyday Gourmet: This Week’s Menu! #cleaneating #foodielove #nomnom #liveoutloudeveryday

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Drew and I are heading on vacation this Saturday. As such, this week’s menu is all about using up what is in our fridge. From a taste of Thailand to a Ukrainian-inspired casserole to some favourite quick and easy Italian favourites, this week’s menu is an experience for the taste buds.   I love cabbage rolls so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this recipe via @pinterest that didn’t require the traditional stuffing and rolling. UNSTUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE by Zerrin of Give Recipe (to check out the original recipe, click on the image below and show her some…
  • This Week in Photos: Thanksgiving Continues! feat. @tenavenorth @meghan_trainor @annvoskamp #potd #liveoutloudeveryday #lifeisbeautiful #1000gifts

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever since I began the Everyday New Project over a year ago, something has changed or rather someone. That someone being me. I’ve always sought to be someone who doesn’t take people or things for granted and for the most part I’d like to think that being grateful comes naturally for me. But when I started this project, I became even more aware of the incredible and immense blessings all around us. Though a part of me wonders what I may have missed out on/taken for granted, I am more inspired to be even more present to the amazing things God is doing in our lives each…
  • Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye. #liveoutloudeveryday #choose2matter #leadership

    Big Picture. Fine Focus.
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    PENELOPE. How would you pronounce this? I ask this because last week our family welcomed two darling little twin girls to our family: Baby Amelia and Baby Penelope.  Right after they were born, I called my parents to wish them congrats on the arrival of their new granddaughters. At the same time, I was curious as to how they would pronounce these names (Penelope in particular). They had no problem with Amelia however when it came time to say the other name, it turned out to be a bit of a challenge. When I asked my mum what her new granddaughters names were, she replied: “Amelia and…
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  • Naomi Watts Quote

    Michael Sanghara
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    “You have to make peace with yourself. They key is to find harmony in what you have.”  - Naomi Watts
  • Warren Buffett: “Find Your Passion”

    Darcy Hayer
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:43 pm
      In an interview on CNN Money, Warren Buffett describes his approach to work as “tap dancing to work,” why? Simple, he’s extremely passionate about what he does. In fact, when asked “how can other people learn to ‘tap dance’ to work?” Warren Buffett himself says boldly, the secret to success, “find your passion.” Here’s what he says in the video:  “Find your passion. I was very, very lucky to find it when I was seven or eight years old… You’re lucky in life when you find it. And you can’t guarantee…
  • Jay Leno

    Michael Sanghara
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Born: April 28, 1950, New York, US | Successful For: Comedian, Talk Show Host | Zodiac Sign: Taurus “I discovered that being a little bit different actually sets you aside in show business; it makes you special. You always try to turn your negative into a positive.” – Jay Leno Inner Keys to Success: BE AUTHENTIC AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD: Jay leno is genuine and expresses himself wholeheartedly in what he enjoys and the things that matter to him. As the host of the Tonight Show, he gained success creating witty comedy bits about everyday life mixed with American pop culture. His…
  • Johnny Depp Doesn’t Watch His Own Movies

    Michael Sanghara
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    This interview clip shows Johnny Depp’s highly creative personality and how he truly has a massive spark of passion for the creative process and is not as curious with the final product. He claims to never have watched his own movies. Passion is purpose! “I’ve always kind of tried to avoid them as much as possible… I just prefer the experience. I like the experience, I like the process, I like doing the work. But then, you know if I’ve got to see myself – I don’t like to see the thing become the product, I suppose. Once they say “You’re wrapped” on the film, it…
  • R. Buckminster Fuller’s Epiphany

    Michael Sanghara
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Inventor, Scientist, Author and President of the Mensa, Buckminister Fuller heard a voice during depression and his contemplation with suicide that would change the course of his life forever. He was becoming an alcoholic, felt guilty about his daughter dying of polio and was at the brink of absolute financial troubles and began having suicidal thoughts of taking his own life to help his family out with insurance money when he had his eye opening 360 moment and heard something profound from within.   The Infamous Voice of Wisdom From Within: “From now on you need never await temporal…
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    Epic Thoughts

  • Expressionless faces

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    I walk down the street engrossed in my mind. People walk around me without noticing me. Exultant faces, oblivious to reality is all that I see, without a spark of interest in the other walkers. Who is this or that? No one asks. Need help? No one says anything. I woke up in this strange […]
  • The Quantum Enigma…

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

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

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

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

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Last week I had the Monday of all Mondays. The kind of day that gives Mondays a bad name; when everything that can go wrong does go wrong. First, my car wouldn’t start. I had to take it to the shop, which caused me to forget I had scheduled coffee with a friend. My phone died, so I wasn’t able to work at the repair shop. Then I spent the day trying to catch up, feeling frantic and frenzied. We’ve all had one of these days. But then a wonderful thing happened, and my day took a turn for the better. In the mailbox was a big plum-colored envelope from my friend Andy at…
  • 8 Signs You Are Meant To Be An Entrepreneur

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    If you’re anything like me, being an entrepreneur isn’t really optional. It’s in our DNA. It’s how we think and feel about the world around us. I started my first business at age 12, mowing lawns. Since then I’ve gone on to create and co-create several other successful businesses, including  working with CEO’s and other entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry. We entrepreneurs certainly vary in our styles and in the processes we use for creating businesses. However, some traits seem to be universal. If these signs resonate with you, even if you don’t…
  • 5 Steps to Changing the World Doing What You Love

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Sometimes people make light of the idea that each of us is a “special snowflake,” but guess what? It’s true. There is no one else exactly like you in the universe, and there’s no one else exactly like me either. We each have a unique way of doing things and a form of expression that no one else has. This uniqueness provides each of us with a rare and priceless opportunity to provide a unique gift to the world. Even when we do work that is similar to others’, our presentation and expression is guaranteed to be different. The Dagara tribe in Africa understands this concept well.
  • 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…
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    Married with Luggage

  • Cultivating Optimism and Overcoming Tragedy (Podcast #90 with Edie Weinstein)

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Episode 90 comes to you from sunny Andalucia, Spain. Today we’re talking about cultivating optimism, especially when bad things happen. For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” ~ Winston Churchill Show Notes Are you an optimist? Do you look at each new experience as […]
  • How Fitness Saved Me from Depression and Suicide (Podcast #89 with Amy Clover)

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    Episode 89 comes to you from sunny but cool Andalucia, Spain. Today we’re talking about Today we’re talking to a woman who used exercise to manage her depression and bring her back from the brink of suicide. This is powerful stuff. “It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.” […]
  • Podcast #88 – Learning to Stop Judging Others

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Episode 88 comes to you from sunny Andalucia, Spain. Today we’re talking about a topic we all encounter: dealing with judgement, to and from, others. “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti Show Notes We judge other people. There, we’ve admitted it to both you and to ourselves. It […]
  • Podcast #87 – Having a Conversation about Death

    5 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Episode 87 comes to you from sunny Andalucia, Spain. Today we’re talking about death and how acknowledging it will improve your life. The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~ Mark Twain Show Notes How do you talk with your partner […]
  • Podcast #86 – One of the scariest moments of our travels

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Episode 86 comes to you from sunny Andalucia, Spain. Today we’re sharing one of the scariest moments in our travels and how it feels looking back now. Gather round the fire, my friend! After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman Show Notes For the last […]
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    The Personal Freedom Project

  • Overcoming Fear – The Minimalists Guide

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
      Overcoming fear to follow your hearts desires and your deepest wishes is the hardest part because until you do, you stay stuck. Fear can hold people back for years and even for someone’s whole life where their dreams never become realized, only to be taken to the grave. Fear dictates our lives in most cases, our […]
  • How To Make a Vision Board You’ll Love

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
      Ahhhh… Vision boards. And finally your going to create one unless your just browsing. Well let me tell you why you should make one. In fact the first video does exactly that. So I won’t bother with the details. But what I will say is that vision boards are probably the most effective visualization […]
  • 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.   […]
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    Simple Life Strategies

  • How to Figure Out Your Life Purpose

    Zoë B
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Have you ever wondered why oh why on earth am I here? What is the meaning of this life? Of everything?! Just what am I supposed to be doing with my life? Well buckle up sunshine, because I have spent the last decade pondering this and I actually have an answer for you today. Obviously – this is only my humble opinion, but I have to say, since I’ve figured out why I’m here and the purpose of my own life, things have become a little clearer, and a lot less confusing. The purpose of life is to discover our unique talents & to utilize them in a way that serves the world. That’s all.
  • Wisdom from Buckminster Fuller | 10 Inspiring Quotes

    Zoë B
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
      On the weekend I felt inspired to post this quote by Buckminster Fuller on the Simple Life Strategies Facebook Page (if you’ve not liked us on here, then get involved): “We should do away with the absolutely spurious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery…
  • Creating Space for the Big Things in Life (I just got married!)

    Zoë B
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    A week ago I got married (more on that later…and pictures to come!). I’ve already soaked up some golden nuggets from this shiny happy experience (many more than I anticipated), but one of the biggest things I’ve taken from it is the importance of consciously creating space for the big things in your life. Lets face it. Marriage is a BIG THING. You only do it once (well that’s the idea anyway). So it’s crucial that you’re 100% present and in the moment. The thing is – it’s actually the hardest time in your life to be present because there is SO MUCH GOING ON. Like most big…
  • What to Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed (5 simple steps)

    Zoë B
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Have you ever had so much going on that your mind just feels like a big gooey mess? You know – those days, weeks, months when you’ve got so many things piled up on your to do list that you can’t even think straight to pick just one thing to get done? If you’re an overachiever or an ambitious kind of person (like moi), overwhelm might just be your arch nemesis. But listen up, because I’ve learned that there are a few proactive things you can do to bring your friend overwhelm to it’s knees. Being honest with you, I have always suffered from overwhelm. Maybe you have too? I think it…
  • 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…
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    Think Smarter World

  • The 3 C’s of a Modern and Enlightened Society
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Creating, Creative, and Caring If we look around in most advanced nations of the world, there is surely no shortage of people Creating, being Creative, and Caring: 61,299,500 cars have been produced around the world this year so far (Creating) $545 Billion dollars of advertising worldwide will have been created by end of 2014 (Creative) $345 Billion dollars will be given to charities in just the U.S. alone in 2014 (Caring) The numbers are impressive.  But for the three C’s to provide us a more enlightened society, they need to work together.  In other words, when in the act of creating,…
  • Partnership with the Universe [Quote]
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    Create, be Creative, and definitely Care… The post Partnership with the Universe [Quote] appeared first on Think Smarter World.
  • 20/20 Consciousness
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Photo Credit: kenteegardin via Compfight cc Consciousness Websters: a : the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself b : the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact c : awareness; especially : concern for some social or political cause So to simplify – Consciousness is Inner Awareness, External Awareness, and Concern for Others. To me, the definition implies that to gain high levels of inner and external awareness and concern for others, requires increasing levels of knowledge, mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. The…
  • Move Over Power-Nap, Make Room for the 5-Minute Mini-Meditation
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
      Photo Credit: keioffice26 via Compfight cc    If you are a regular meditator, you already know the great benefits meditation provides for improving overall health, lowering stress, and increasing your capacity for mindfulness.  Some people meditate 20 minutes once a day, others perhaps even longer and more frequently.  I generally achieve one 30-45 minute session a day and this usually works well for me. However, I came to realize that on some days, that one session was not enough.  In my case, I found that even though I had meditated in the morning, I could end up in a…
  • What-If?
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    I have recently been finding that simple phrase to be a very strong source of motivation.  I’m captivated by its simplicity and its power.  The mere saying of that phrase to any scenario that you are facing  immediately takes you into the realm of possibility.  And, dwelling in possibilities is where you want to be most of the time.  Why, because we live in a Universe of infinite-possibilities that are available for us to access with our imaginations.  What-If is the catalyst to enable us to move beyond hesitation and fear. What-If allows us to begin the process of imagination in a…
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    NLP Singapore - Training Courses | Jacky Lim

  • How to Crush Bad Habits Away: Lessons from an Author, a Dog Whisperer and a Philosopher

    Jacky Lim
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    If I were to ask you “What is the unhealthiest habit you would want to get rid of right at this very moment?”, what would it be? For a lot of you, your answer may not be just one specific habit. The list could be long – from smoking, food bingeing, procrastination, being overly critical or pessimistic to having lack of focus or a short temper. And overcoming even just one of these bad habits is surely one tough challenge, breaking it only to realize you jumped right back again the next day. Bad Habits are Hard to Break   Breaking bad habits is a cycle of hit and misses for a lot of…
  • Are You Losing Your Confidence? Here’s How You Can Get Your Swagger Back

    Jacky Lim
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    The field of sales – undeniably, it is a cutthroat business. It is a constant rat race to get ahead of everyone else in reaching mounting sales profit and financial success. It takes a steadfast spirit and an unwavering character to truly survive and come out triumphant every single competitive day. You are always in the pursuit of that decisive “yes”, because a single “no” could cost you a huge chunk of time, effort and profit. Being a salesperson means that it is not enough to be good, you have to outstanding. It is about transforming yourself into that top-notch total package to…
  • How to Handle Failure and Come Out Successful

    Jacky Lim
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    You often hear that failures are the building blocks to achievement and that the lessons you learn from these are the laying foundation to appreciating the successes you will attain in life. After all, our most fulfilling successes are best relished after overcoming disappointments. Inevitably, failure is a part of life that all of us have to deal with. It is a matter of knowing to stand up once again after stumbling or faltering. Time and time again, we are reminded to “Try and try until you succeed.” We have to come to the realization and terms that we should never be embarrassed of our…
  • The Truth and Hype of Hypnosis

    Jacky Lim
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    They say that the subconscious mind is a state of mind, that when harnessed, can create a significant influence in your life. It has a limitless source of powerful kept information, creativity, inspiration and untapped potential. Once you tap the wonders of this state, it greatly heightens your sense of awareness, increase your empathy for others and immensely enhances your clarity of thought. Not only that, the subconscious allows you to tap into your history and understand the root of your fears and phobias. There have been quite a number of methods that help you access the potentials of…
  • 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…
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    Newaccra Magazine - success, personal development, healthy lifestyle, current sports & entertainment

  • The True Meaning Of Leadership

    Kwamina Ekremet
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    In this series of articles on leadership, we will look at the real meaning of leadership as a mnemonic. I have divided the entire article into three parts. The first part will look at the first four letters of the word Leadership (LEAD)- Legacy, Education, Attitude and Desire.   1. The leader and her LEGACY One of my all time best movies is ‘Troy’. My favourite scenes include where Thetis, the mother of Achilles, reveals to her son Achilles, played by Brad Pitt, the two possible paths for his life. One path led to a loving family man who will be blessed with health,…
  • The True Meaning of Leadership – Part1

    Kwamina Ekremet
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    In this series of articles on leadership, we will look at the real meaning of leadership as a mnemonic. I have divided the entire article into three parts. The first part will look at the first four letters of the word Leadership (LEAD)- Legacy, Education, Attitude and Desire.   1. The leader and her LEGACY One of my all time best movies is ‘Troy’. My favourite scenes include where Thetis, the mother of Achilles, reveals to her son Achilles, played by Brad Pitt, the two possible paths for his life. One path led to a loving family man who will be blessed with health,…
  • Parenthood in Modern Ghana: Six Things to Think About.

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS) Ghana Alumni have been discussing the shocking video of a nanny torturing a toddler.  Many people were horrified last Friday when a video showing a nanny torturing an innocent toddler made the rounds on social media. The video is so shocking that several well meaning people are still asking themselves why a nanny will harm a helpless child. As horrible as this video is, it has revealed one thing – that parenting has become a big challenge in this generation. Due to the factors like changing values, pressures of career, the economy, etc,…
  • Why Fuse ODG Deserves a Big Bowl of Fufu

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    I was supporting Manchester United in a pub in England as usual. At halftime, an advert came on. It was a charity organization looking for donations. I will never forget the images they showed on the screen. They filmed some African children who looked liked they were starving to the point of death. These children had flies on their mouth, phlegm coming out of their nose and a several sores on their face. It was a sickening sight. I stared at the screen and asked myself, ‘where in Africa do they get these pictures from?’ Just then, my British mate asked if that was from my home…
  • Newaccra Magazine Celebrates One Year Anniversary

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    For immediate distribution Press Contact Irene Danquah Accra Ghana, Wednesday October 22, 2014 – Newaccra Magazine, an increasingly popular success and personal development magazine dedicated to current students, fresh graduates and young entrepreneurs, today announces the first anniversary of its launch. Twelve months after launching, Newaccra Magazine has created original content that has appeared on some of the biggest websites in Africa. The magazine has been praised as an enriching resource for success, entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyle, current sports and…
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    Why I Left Google

  • Case Study: $2700/Month of Passive Income by Publishing Kindle eBooks, and No Writing

    Arman Assadi
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    Total Reading Time: 8 minutes. Before the Dark Ages, the industrial revolution, the birth of technology, and even the internet — we had books. Books are one of the few constants that distinctly identify human culture. But with the birth of digital products and the internet, one thing has changed, and that is the explosion ... The post Case Study: $2700/Month of Passive Income by Publishing Kindle eBooks, and No Writing appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • Why the Most Successful People Burn Their Bridges and You Should Too

    Arman Assadi
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Do you have a backup plan? When I left Google in June of 2012, I didn’t. I only knew one thing: it was my destiny to become an entrepreneur and the time had come. It’s quite a frightening exhilaration. If you’re an entrepreneur now, you remember the raw emotions that ... The post Why the Most Successful People Burn Their Bridges and You Should Too appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • How to Automate Your Personal Finances and Stop Worrying about Money

    Arman Assadi
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Total Reading Time: 8 minutes. “We’re heading to Belize with some friends to go diving at the Great Blue Hole near Belize — you should come! Can you make it?” “Umm…I’m not sure if I have the funds for that. Let me think about it and get back to you.” Or… “This is a really great investment ... The post How to Automate Your Personal Finances and Stop Worrying about Money appeared first on Why I Left Google.
  • I Discovered What the Rich Know about Wealth and I Can’t Keep It to Myself

    Arman Assadi
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. Over the past few months I’ve discovered a big secret, and experienced a massive paradigm shift…AKA a holy sh*t moment. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been studying money, wealth, and business — yet it took me this long to figure out the secret. If you look at my ... The post I Discovered What the Rich Know about Wealth and I Can’t Keep It to Myself appeared first on 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.
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    Personal Development for the Journey to Success

  • Top 10 Audio Books for Self-Empowerment & Spiritual Growth

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Audio books have played an important role in my personal growth and development over the past few years. They are a powerful tool for many mainly because of their practicality. Audio books can be taken with you wherever you go, and can be listened to while doing a wide variety of activities. Many people would prefer […] The post Top 10 Audio Books for Self-Empowerment & Spiritual Growth appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • What’s a King without a Queen? Find Love by Respecting Yourself.

    James Michael Jones
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    Throughout history, sociologists have been simply titillated by the concept of the human sense of self. It was in the 1930s that researchers first reported that self-esteem played a bigger role in the human experience than merely being the way one feels about themselves. Back then, it was noticed that self worth was heavily linked […] The post What’s a King without a Queen? Find Love by Respecting Yourself. appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • 8 Really Good Reasons to Get Healthy Now (Does Health Create Wealth?)

    Rebekah Donovan
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    If you are reading this article then you are one of the many of us out there trying to improve both our mental and physical health. Much time and energy is spent on becoming a better person. The question you may be asking is, does my health really affect my chances of success? And the […] The post 8 Really Good Reasons to Get Healthy Now (Does Health Create Wealth?) appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • How to Forgive Your Past and Step Into Your Greatness

    James Michael Jones
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    Everyone has a story they love to tell at dinner parties. Of course some are true, but past tales often get embellished for dramatic or comedic effect for the greater entertainment of listeners. I most certainly do this. When I was 10 or so, my older sisters and I were playing in our backyard when […] The post How to Forgive Your Past and Step Into Your Greatness appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
  • 3 Ways to Move More and Sit Less at Work

    Rebekah Donovan
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    With many of us working 8 hours a day in an office being sat down for the majority of our work day is unavoidable. But we are becoming ever more aware that being tied to our desks all day isn’t doing us any favours. With that in mind this article will look at 3 ways […] The post 3 Ways to Move More and Sit Less at Work appeared first on Personal Development for the Journey to Success.
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    Unstoppable Gainer

  • Resilience: 7 Steps To Keep Going When The Going Get’s Tough

    Tom McCann
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This is a guest post from Kathryn Sandford of [Note from Tom: When I asked Kathryn to write a guest post for Unstoppable Gainer, I was delighted when she said yes. Kathryn has a writing style that cuts right to the heart of the matter and digs deep. With that, take it away Kathryn!] ___________________________________________________ [...]
  • Powerful Secret to Insanely High Productivity

    Theo Ellis
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:47 pm
    “Everyday, all day I have to be productive. And when I ain’t productive, I get concerned.” – Young Jeezy The quote above is an example of someone who;s insanely productive. Wouldn’t it be great If you could be like that? Well the good news is you can, you just have to learn the right disciplines first. [...]
  • 2 Ways To Crush Your Fears Like A Man

    12 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    There I was. . .Standing beside the pool scared shitless. A boy, of nine years old, was looking at his friends having a ball of fun in the water. All of a sudden my uncle appeared from no-where and threw me in the water. I thought I was going to die. I hated him for years to [...]
  • How To Change A Belief In 5 Minutes (yes, it is that easy)

    Tom McCann
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    We like to think that we are in charge of ourselves and our actions. To a degree this is true- we have the power to change at any moment. However, at all times there is something below the surface calling the shots- our beliefs. If you have a belief that “Money is bad” then your [...]
  • Do THIS while relaxing in your spare time

    Tom McCann
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Life is busy. . . Now more than ever. That’s why it’s increasingly important to use your spare time well. Two years ago, I began to invest some of my spare time in the way I’m going to show you now, and it has made an incredible difference in the quality of my life. Imagine [...]
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    Challenge Away

  • Challenges Are Fun…

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    I’ve had a lot of fun doing challenges over the last year. I’m still planning on doing more challenges and writing about them. Right now, I’m working on some projects (mostly regarding guitar playing and teaching), writing for publications, and enjoying my life. When I find a challenge is worthwhile, I’ll pass it along. If you enjoy my writing, feel free to check out my personal blog at It’s a place for random thoughts, experiences, and it will become an archive for my work. The post Challenges Are Fun… appeared first on Challenge Away.
  • The No Complaints Challenge

    10 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Well, this one will be fun. I borrowed this one from best selling author, Neil Strauss. I will warn you, this one will probably cost you some money. But like anything in life if you don’t have skin in the game, it won’t really make an impact on you. Preparing for the No Complaints Challenge Start by going to a store or the bank. Get ten to twenty dollars in single dollar bills (or equivalent currency). Try to get the crispest freshest ones, mostly because they just feel cool and smell amazing. Now, that you have your stack or roll, go on about your day but be wary that each time…
  • 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…
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    How I'm Building My Life

  • Chicago Marathon: Post Race Analysis

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    What an incredible job the city of Chicago and Bank of America did in putting on this year’s marathon. There were 1.4 million spectators lining the course, all of whom were incredible (except for the 12 people who inevitably decide it’s a great idea at mile 20 to casually walk across the street while a group […] The post Chicago Marathon: Post Race Analysis appeared first on How I'm Building My Life.
  • Chicago Marathon: Race Day Preparation

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Race Day Preparation Training is all but over, you’re into your taper and you’re ready to race. There are a number of things that you have likely forgotten about leading up to your race. Let’s explore what is needed to ensure your race day preparation is locked, loaded, and ready to go! Race Day Attire You’re inside […] The post Chicago Marathon: Race Day Preparation appeared first on 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.
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    Think Like an Entrepreneur

  • Feeling Stuck? Why You’ve Got to Leap Before You Look

    Deborah A Bailey
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. A lot of times we get stuck because we’re afraid to take the next, best step.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Diving in the Deep End

    Deborah A Bailey
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    After years of wishing and hoping, I wrote and published 2 novels in a little over 2 years. So of course after the writing and publishing came the promoting–which is probably the hardest part.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is Work Supposed to Make You Miserable?

    Deborah A Bailey
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Years ago I had a coworker who used to say that work wasn’t supposed to be fun, that’s why it was called, “work.” He also said that the corporate world was a “necessary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why You Should Stop Looking for the Meaning of Life and Just Live It

    Deborah A Bailey
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sometimes You Just Need a Time Out

    Deborah A Bailey
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    When I was at AT&T, I had a project leader who, if you asked her to prioritize your work would say, they’re all priorities. When you’re already overwhelmed and tired of running,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Doug Biben

  • Quit Procrastinating in 5 Steps

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
          Life would be so much better (and easier) if we could do the things we want to do when we want to do them. But, sometimes procrastination can be a problem.   Procrastination Help   1.  Don’t get caught in the all or nothing trap.  Let’s say you want to clean the […] The post Quit Procrastinating in 5 Steps appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • Going from good to Great-

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
          Going from Good to Great   I wanted to get in great shape.  On my terms.  I liked working out, but I didn’t want to eat oatmeal for breakfast.  Or  do lots of cardio.  I didn’t want to give up drinking on the weekends and sleeping late.  I certainly couldn’t give up […] The post Going from good to Great- appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • Day 1 at Duke Basketball- Strategy

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
            “Success is not a matter of wanting to win. It’s a matter of preparing to win- which is much more important.” - Duke Basketball Coach,  Mike Krzyzewski      Duke coach Mike Kryzyzewski is one of the best college basketball coaches of all time. •      4 National Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, […] The post Day 1 at Duke Basketball- Strategy appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • Best- Selling Author James Patterson

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
         Best- Selling Author James Patterson   Find a way to make it happen   What James Patterson really wanted was to be a writer. He had a career in advertising.  But, what he really wanted was to be an author.  In order to make his dream a reality, he woke up at 4:30 […] The post Best- Selling Author James Patterson appeared first on Doug Biben.
  • Inspirational Posters

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
        Pain is fuel for the journey higher.   We usually don’t discuss pain. We ignore it. We avoid it. We treat it: with food or alcohol or work or pills. But, when we are honest about the pain we feel, it becomes an asset to becoming successful. Pain can help us: in business, […] The post Inspirational Posters appeared first on Doug Biben.
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    The Stand Tall Method© - Stand Tall-ista Blog

  • Authentically Me

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    I told my itty bitty shitty committee to sit down and shut up by taking this leap.  This is something I would have NEVER done pre-Stand Tall. NEVER!! Because I grew up with the message that appearance is everything. I'm tired of that old, worn out story and I'm removing it from my mental library starting today with this video. What will you do to show up in your authenticity?
  • Happiness: I GOT This!

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    I'm in charge of my happiness! Yes!! I AM IN CHARGE OF MY HAPPINESS!! As an empath I used to feel that what others did or said had great influence on my happiness factor. (Powerless, party of one your table is ready.)  Actually, I used to allow it. (Sometimes I still do because old habits die hard.) The truth is the older I get the more I realize that  NO ONE has that power to impact my happiness unless I give it to them. No one! The choice is ALWAYS mine. Frankly, I'm I'm really sick and tired of allowing others to take my good mood and plop it in the…
  • "What Do I want To Be When I Grow Up?"

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    "What's my purpose?" "What am I meant to be doing with my life?" As a coach and an intuitive I've heard this question many times. I even asked this question of myself a time or two. We grow up thinking that by the time we hit that magical age of 20-something that we should have it all figured out. Our path should be clear. We should know the direction we are headed in. Should, Should, Should!The bottom line is this, sometimes we don't know. Sometimes we try a few things on for size before we truly find our "calling". And sometimes, we feel we have found it only to have it…
  • Not Broken; Just Piecing (Peace-ing) It All Together (part 1)

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Image: Kelly Rae Roberts "I'm tired of feeling this way. Of being where I am." Those were the words that tumbled out of my mouth on Saturday. I was and I am tired of feeling pissed off, hurt, stuck, disconnected, resentful, emotionally heavy. I'm tired as hell, because that's not me. Actually, that's a is me and that's been my hurdle all along. Not owning my feelings fully. Not sitting with them so that they can have their moment in the light in order to move on and be released. Instead, I've swallowed my hurt. Pushed down my anger. Run the other direction from my…
  • Being My Own Cake

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    How often have you looked to others for a sign, any sign, that you were OK? How often have you sought the approval of someone else?I'm raising my hand really high in the air right now. I've looked to others for that reassurance that I'm worthy. I've even taken the passive - aggressive approach to gaining a compliment. Yep, I admit saying things like, "I looked in the mirror today and thought 'When did the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man inhibit my body'?" <Cue space for a compliment.>While I'm not interested in playing the blame game, the reality is that we've been conditioned to look…
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    Personal Development For You

  • How to motivate yourself with gentle steps?

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    How to get motivated with gentle steps Well we all have times that are not so good, we don’t feel enthusiastic for some hidden reasons inside us. Well that’s normal because we as human beings we always encounter those kind of situations and it’s very easy to pass by them. But we have to learn […] The post How to motivate yourself with gentle steps? appeared first on Personal Development For You.
  • Confidence quotes to change your life

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    We all need to be confidence in our lives so that we can handle bigger tasks and bigger opportunities at work or with relationships, if we don’t have confidence nothing else matters, but hopefully confidence can be gained, we can learn how to gain more confidence. In this post I have gathered most motivations quotes […] The post Confidence quotes to change your life appeared first on Personal Development For You.
  • Little activities can boost your self-confidence effectively

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Little activities can boost your self-confidence effectively It does not matter how smart you think you are, if you don’t have confidence in yourself you are not going too far, one thing that held me back was low self-confidence. For years I was struggling with law self-esteem because I saw the things around me in […] The post Little activities can boost your self-confidence effectively appeared first on Personal Development For You.
  • 8 Easy Ways to Deal with Stress

    7 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    How to deal with stress Into each life some rain must fall, as the old song goes. Very often, that rain takes the form of stress. Whether it’s due to a job, family members, financial conditions, or just day to day survival, we all have to deal with stress from time to time.     […] The post 8 Easy Ways to Deal with Stress appeared first on Personal Development For You.
  • 15 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People

    7 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
      Dealing with difficult people can sometimes be a daunting task, but combative and challenging people don’t have to ruin your day. Provided below are fifteen tips in order to help with handling the difficult person or situation. how to deal with difficult People   1. Examine the Situation   Taking a step back and […] The post 15 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People appeared first on Personal Development For You.
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    Just Enlightenment


    Garrett Paknis
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    It's the time of year when gratitude is all over everyone’s bucket list.  How many of your emails have been taken over with reminders to be grateful for all we have?  Many companies are even employing our “gracious” holiday spirit to try to bank extra revenue during this shopping-heavy time of year.  Well, I thought I would take a look at this time of year a little differently than most.  While our friends, family, and surroundings can be full of holiday cheer, I want to address those of you who are dealing with everyday problems and perhaps don’t want to…

    Garrett Paknis
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    We all want to matter.  All seven billion of us have the desire to be seen for who we are.  Don’t you feel disappointed, or even wronged, when you are misunderstood or misrepresented?  This feeling is nothing new.What is new should be the way we react to being misunderstood or misheard.  Do you lash out and retaliate when you aren’t understood, or do you keep your head up and your feet moving forward?  Our life is made up of our reactions to the  challenges we face, after all.We cannot change others when they are unwilling to look at things from our…

    Garrett Paknis
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    Do you ever feel stuck in life?   One of the most common complaints I hear is that a lot of us feel unsure of where we are in our life.  We want to add value to our days, but we don't know how.  Well, when you find yourself in a rut… it’s time to change up your routine.When we are questioning what we’re doing with our life, we must think outside of the box.  It’s important to shake things up so you allow your perspective to shift.  Whether it’s volunteering your time so your life becomes a little less “me-focused” or trying a new class at…

    Garrett Paknis
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    The only reason you’re questioning yourself is because you’re supposed to be.  We can often criticize our self-questioning and not realize that it’s okay to wonder about own motives.  And do you want to know why it’s okay?   Because it signifies that there’s a need to change within and it’s fantastic to want to change.Our self-judgement for the way we treat our-selves comes from the fear to change.  It’s easy to say we are wrong, but is it easy to get to the root of why we are wrong?  Fuck no, it isn’t.  It’s not easy, but it’s…

    Garrett Paknis
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    The wreckage of our past is behind us.  The spoils of our mistakes have been buried and the time of our lives where we are allowed to feel tremendous joy is here.  Will you join me in welcoming this new life?At all junctions of our existence, we must choose between the various roads that lie ahead.  We are faced with obstacles no matter which path we travel down, but as long as we choose carefully, the obstacles will guide us to the most wondrous life we can imagine.So let’s choose wisely – together.  Let’s decide to be there for each other and help one another out…
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