Category: Life

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Life

12 Simple Steps to Waking Up Happier and More Positive

It may seem simple, and you’ve heard it over and over, but having a positive outlook on life can do wonders for you. Research now proves happiness positively influences health, leading to a better quality of life andContinue reading

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Life

Speaking up about what could be better

Solving interesting problems is the best work we can do. It’s a practice that has built the very best parts of our culture. Solving interesting problems begins with posing them–which means being willing to speakContinue reading

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Life

What its like to be a blogger.

I’ve been blogging since 2014 and I wanted to share with you what it’s like. This serves two purposes: one it might inspire you to do the same or two it will show you the imperfection thatContinue reading

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Life

11 Ways to Add More Happiness to Your Life

Add more happiness to your life right now. We all could use a little more happiness in our lives and less stress. Many of us feel that we can’t be happy because of various situations such asContinue reading

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Life

The beat goes on

That’s what makes it the beat. There are other things that stop. That start. That go faster or slower. But don’t worry about the beat. We can’t change the beat. The beat continues. When we’reContinue reading

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Life

You’ve arrived

It’s easy to fall in love with the GPS version of the universe. There, just ahead, after that curve. Drive a little further, your destination is almost here. Done. You’ve arrived. Of course, that’s notContinue reading

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Life

300 seconds

Not stalling. Pausing. How many decisions or commitments would end up more positively if you had a five-minute snooze button on hand? Esprit d’escalier* isn’t as hard to live with as its opposite. The hastyContinue reading

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Life

A Simple 7 Step Process to Mindfulness for Beginners

How many of you can relate to this? You’re living in a big city. You commute to work each day to a job you dislike. As you push past other commuters on the sidewalk or nudge up against strangers on public transport, you daydream about your last trip to somewhere exotic. You imagine planning your next trip, and you imagine a well deserved pint after work with your friends.

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Life

Success Is Not What You Gain but What You Leave Behind

Our definition of success is falling to pieces “What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles My grandfather didn’t achieve success as a doctor.Continue reading

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Life

Be the different one

Leonard Nimoy created one of our culture’s singular fictional characters. Gene Roddenberry gave him the opportunity, but it was Nimoy who developed Spock. A key moment came in one of the first episodes. Everyone onContinue reading

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Life

“I’m not selling anything”

Of course you are. You’re selling connection or forward motion. You’re selling a new way of thinking, a better place to work, a chance to make a difference. Or perhaps you’re selling possibility, generosity orContinue reading

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Life

Choosing your spot

It’s difficult to find the leverage to make a difference. At your job, there are probably people with more experience than you, more domain knowledge than you, even more skills than you. The same isContinue reading

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Goals, Life

There Is No Shortcut.

Many people reach out to me and want to know how I got to write for so many of the top publications on the internet. They’re hoping to discover some secret trick. They’re hoping theyContinue reading

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Life, Your Mind

7 Ways to Break Free From Your Fears

Everything is a test in life. Defining moments like graduation, job, marriage, house, relationships, failures, and pain are daunting moments. Our conscious mind dwells on living up to expectations that society pushes on us. FearContinue reading

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Life, Your Mind

The Importance Of Perseverance

Processes necessitate time for completion and precision. We must understand that the things that we desire will need fighting for and endless effort. In order for us to accomplish our aspirations, we must comprehend theContinue reading

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Life

Why Not You and Why Not Now?

We all know we are destined for something greater. “I’ve always known deep inside that I had something great to share with the world. I didn’t know what it was and I couldn’t put myContinue reading

Life

What Are You Doing To Invest In Yourself?

4 Questions That Produce Your Best Returns Nothing stands still.  Things get better or worse.  Let’s make this more personal.  We are either getting better or worse.  It’s a universal principle – starting with theContinue reading

Life

How To Develop Mastery, Make Millions, and Be Happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one). Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills to help the right people is how you quickly succeed. InContinue reading

Life

Helping People Quickly “Get” Your Business

When you’re explaining your business, your idea, or what your startup does, people had better understand it quickly. If they don’t, there’s a very little chance of getting them to invest. Or buy. Or even care theContinue reading

Life

5 Steps You Can Take to Live by Design, Not Default

Do you ever find yourself just going through the motions, as though on autopilot? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent study of 3,000 people, 96 percent reported living on autopilot. The researchers concluded that as our lives haveContinue reading