5 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Be Grateful

The holidays are coming. This is the time of year when we’re reminded to be kind and good and most of all, grateful. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably like most of us; you have a lot to be grateful for. We hear all the time about the power of gratitude and how it contributes to a happy, healthy and purposeful life. But realistically, if you’re like me, you probably spend far more time complaining about what you don’t have and what’s not right, than you do about what you do have and what’s going well. So why is that? Why is it so hard to stay in a conscious state of gratefulness about everything that’s good in our lives? Why is it so […]

Author: Robin Oxford-Davis

Robin is a the creator of begintobelieve.com - a prayerful & practical guide to believing in yourself! She's also the author of the ebook How to Begin to Believe!

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Get After It…Now!

  “People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” – Charles Bukowski Yes, people are strange. You, me, and everyone else – we’re all guilty of wasting our lives. We sweat the small stuff while losing sight of our dreams. If you’re lucky, you’ll realize this before it’s too late and not have to spend those final moments wondering “if only?” I can’t think of anything that fills me with such dread. Me? I’m dreaming of enjoying a passive income from the vista of a tropical beach; in one hand a great book, in the other, strong local rum. I’ll buy a pet monkey and slurp spicy noodles […]

Author: Dave Edwards

Co-owner, copywriter and marketer at Cove Digital.

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4 Benefits of Mind Dumping to Help You Sleep

In today’s world, there’s so much constantly going on. We’re constantly multitasking away, getting a million different things done in a minimal amount of time. This has created such a fast paced society that more and more people are being diagnosed with anxiety disorders. More anxiety means less sleep. Less sleep means the worse off you will be in the morning and day ahead. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. I keep a notepad and pen next to my bed every night. Just before I lay down to meditate and ease into sleep, I mind dump. I write down everything that’s going on in that crazy brain of mine. From my crushes, to work concerns, to what I think I want to wear […]

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Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

I changed my nutrition lifestyle to one that contains significant amounts of both meat and vegetables a few months ago. I was shocked when my grocery bill for the month went down and I could get by on 30$ and sometimes 50$ a month. $50 a month is obviously minimalist grocery – it is not for the faint of heart and those who don’t want to live the bare minimum. My grocery spending decreasing so dramatically took me by surprise because the research I’ve done warned me eating healthy would be expensive. This is what I told myself and held as my belief system for years. When people asked why I wasn’t eating healthy I would quote, “The government makes it very expensive to eat […]

Author: Shawn Michael Hartwell

Shawn is the author of his personal blog where he writes about customer experience, the importance of happy people in modern business, and shares his observations on life.

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A Little Bit of Gratitude, Everyday!

How many struggles have you encountered this week? How many times have you bounced back quickly from each one? Struggles are a part of everyday life, especially if you’re in sales. Each time you walk in a new door, you don’t know who you’re going to face, how you should address their concerns about your product, or what rebuttals you need to have ready. Living with so many variables is a touchy way to live. Yes, you do your homework, but until you’re in the trenches and have come face-to-face with their situation, you don’t really know who they are or what they need to hear. Then, say you don’t close. There’s another struggle (or three) because you have a quota to reach this week […]

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Win The Life Insurance Game: Do These 4 Things Before Getting Your Physical

As if acquiring life insurance wasn’t hectic enough, did you know that you might be required to get a physical exam? A licensed phlebotomist, nurse, or medical doctor will check your vitals: blood, urine, blood pressure, height, and weight. The insurance provider will then use this information to determine whether it wants to insure you and what health class you fit into, which affects your policy’s price. With the physical’s results in hand, an insurance company can get a detailed snapshot of your health. But don’t worry; companies aren’t necessarily interested in one bad reading — it’s the overall picture that counts. For example, while slightly elevated liver enzymes don’t automatically mean you’ll get declined, very elevated levels could. Similarly, blood sugar levels indicating Type […]

Author: Liran Hirschkorn

Liran Hirschkorn is an independent life insurance agent and founder of BestLifeQuote.com, a national life insurance agency. His mission is to help individuals find the best rates on life insurance.

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3 Improv Comedy Tricks To Supercharge Your Social Life

Picture this: You’re standing on stage in front of thousands of people. You have no script, no props, no set design, no director telling you what to do or how to do it, not even a story you’re supposed to tell. It’s just you, your scene partner, and maybe a couple of chairs. The two of you have to create the script, props, set design, direction, story, AND make everyone in the audience laugh their asses off. Welcome to the world of improv comedy. Improv is scary, but it’s also exhilarating. Kinda like meeting new people, right? Well, in case you aren’t the best socializer or networker in the world, here’s 3 neat tricks you can use to boost your social capital, brought to you […]

Author: John Freund

John Freund is an author and improv comedian. His first e-book, 'Fake it with Confidence: How to use Improv Comedy to be More Confident in Social Situations' is now available on Amazon.

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Feel Less Awkward With This Simple Technique

We’ve all had that moment when we just don’t know what to say. That lull in conversation coupled with an awkward silence can make anyone feel uncomfortable. One of my most prominent memories in awkward conversation is what I call, the curse of the empty drink. I’d be at a bar with an empty drink in hand, and when I didn’t know what to say or thought I sounded lame, I would take another sip of my empty drink. I still cringe whenever I hear someone slurping their drink. It would have been easier to just go get another drink, but I felt like I was doing something in that moment other than saying nothing, noticing my heart rate going up, feeling my palms sweat, […]

Author: Shawn McKibben

Shawn McKibben is the founder of simplefellow.com, a website teaching ambitious introverts how to tackle social anxiety. You can download his free eBook here.

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The First Step To Change

I would forgive you for reading a few personal development blog posts and coming away from the experience more troubled than relieved. After all, *Why don’t you own a business? *Isn’t it about time you traveled the world? Those things will happen, of course — right after you sign up for the email list. Phew. Thank God all I have to do to solve my problems is click a button. In a perfect world, right? Actually, it’s not so far off The most frustrating aspect of the you-don’t-just-click-a-button-to-solve-your-problems world is…the truth isn’t that different. Small changes in personal behavior do lead to big changes. You hear it all the time because it’s true: the most challenging barriers to personal change are self-created. Humans have a […]

Author: Joseph King

Joey is a mechanical engineer with a systems-based obsession for practical, measurable personal development. Get the free spreadsheet templates to build your own achievement system at TimeHoarding.com

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Get Rid of Morning Anxiety with 10 Easy Positive Affirmations

“What is love? Love is the absence of judgement. ~Dalai Lama.” Do you wake up with morning anxiety, feelings of stress and tension even before facing your day? Did you know that when you first rouse out of sleep, you are your most vulnerable and most susceptible to worry and anxiety and stress? And did you know that you can heal your morning anxiety quickly and easily with the right tool? Millions of people experience morning anxiety of some level. On the surface, it may seem harmless. But if you continue to ignore it, the anxiety will build up tension and stress in your system over the years and can adversely affect your health and mental well-being. Plus, getting rid of this anxiety is entirely […]

Author: Farnoosh Brock

Published Author, Career Coach, Entrepreneur, World Traveler, Ashtanga Addict. Get your FREE positive affirmation audio now: http://t.co/4JngLSUu9z

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