Find Your Happiness, Find Your Success

1 in 10 businesses will succeed. One. In. Ten. That’s a huge failure rate when it comes to starting a business. The odds are already stacked against you. If you want to improve your chances of success at anything you do, you have one choice to make that will create a foundation on which all your successes can be built. That choice is happiness. Just ask Jane She started a business just to start a business. She needed to pay the bills, so she opened network marketing site that everyone raved about (that’s how you get people to sign up under you, isn’t it?) because she believed she could make it. Turns out, her heart wasn’t anywhere close to being in it. In fact, there […]

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4 Reasons You’re Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Results

If you feel like no matter how hard you try, your body weight just won’t budge, it’s time to do a full inventory and assessment about what you’re really doing in your workout and diet. Below are four common errors many people make… You’re Going At It Alone It’s a must that you get support. Whether this is your significant other, a close friend, a co-worker, or otherwise. Get someone to support you through this process and you will find you are far more likely to stay the course and push through the hard times ahead. If you can get a workout buddy, all the better as then the gym will be a social event and most people will be more likely to go when […]

Author: Shannon Clark

Shannon Clark has a degree in Exercise Science and is an AFLCA certified personal trainer. She has written on the topics of health, fitness and nutrition for the last 8 years.

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Five Myth-busting Facts About Starting Your Own Business

There was an interesting statistic recently on It suggested that almost two-thirds of people under the age of 30 wanted to start their own business. Many people see business ownership as the best route to financial and career freedom, so it’s no surprise that the number is so high. However, only a small portion of that number will ever succeed in making their dream a reality. Why is that? Well, many people equate starting a business with risk, complexity and potential financial ruin. In other words: it’s too scary. So here are five common myths about starting a new business, and the reality. Myth one: You need to sell your heirlooms and re-mortgage your home just to cover the start-up costs The reality: You […]

Author: Lauren

Entrepreneur, founder of startup Giftizzi. Blogging about journey at From Corporate To Career Freedom

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Increase Your Productivity In 4 Steps With The Prison Workout

‘Hey Bro, how do I get that prison body?’ One of the most common questions I’d be asked by guys when I worked as a Personal Trainer. The body they’re talking about of course is that larger than life look some prisoners have when they go away for a long time. How they can be put away for a couple of years – and suddenly come out looking superhuman at the other end of the stretch. Sadly, there is no formula for the bros to get that prison body though – unless they actually go to prison. No miracle workout or nutrition plan that will suddenly shape them in to it. Because, in prison, they’re left without one fatal flaw the people on the outside […]

Author: James Johnson

James is a writer, blogger and coffee enthusiast from Salford, England. He challenges you to live 'A Week Without Fear' over on his blog - think you can do it?

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In An Emergency, Be An Asset, Not A Liability

Most of us experience life as a set of predicable events that unfold as a series of manageable challenges. When we hit a speed bump in our day, there is usually plenty of time to select among several amenable choices or at least choose the least of all evils. However, once in a while, we are faced with an event that qualifies as an emergency, a situation that raises our heart rate, places us in a position of stress and indecision, and which may actually threaten our life or limb. When emergencies happen, there is little time for comprehensive analysis, thoughtful contemplation and making good choices may feel impossible. These moments in life might affect us directly, our family or friends, or those nearby who […]

Author: Wilder Leavitt

Wilder Leavitt is an attorney, writer, teacher and 9-year volunteer paramedic in the Washington, DC area. He responds to medical and trauma emergencies trying to make a difference and save lives.

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Check Your Ego, Build Your Relationships

Picture yourself at work leading your way to a one-to-one meeting with your boss. Words start flowing and you can feel them like bullets fired by a machine gun hitting you deep down somewhere you can almost feel the pain: They are the foundations of your ego being badly shaken, holding on again and again after every strike. Nonetheless, you stand strong and do not let your feelings throw you to say something wrong. However, the damage is done. As common as this panorama may seem, it is always brought about due to the same cause: Our egos. And the less flexible we are to the external threats it receives, the more resistance and emotional pain we will suffer as a result. Here you will […]

Author: cspwrites

Hi everybody! My name is Carlos and I am a freelance SEO content writer. I write content on self-help, finance, travel and technical writing. Please, visit my site on:

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10 Great Books that Will Boost Your Creativity

Becoming more creative can be challenging, especially if you have no idea where to start. You’ve probably already scoured Google for the answers to all your creative problems and whether if you’ve found answers or not, you walked away from the search engine not feeling like you found what would get you over the hump. Today you’ll read about books that are designed to do just that and boost your creative qualities as much as you can imagine. The following list was formed with no particular order in mind. They are all equally beneficial to boosting your creativity; however, you will not receive all of them the same. You are suggested to read each one and find out which one you can relate to the […]

Author: Jessica Millis

Jessica Millis, an aspiring writer and educator at JMU. Her dream is to finish her first novel.

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How to Instantly Connect With Anyone

  I used to try so hard. I would analyze everything I said. If only I said the right thing, THEN they would be interested in me. I could work myself up so much and get so nervous, I would often forget everything the other person said. After the conversation, I would complicate things further by blaming myself for a botched pick up line or a job interview that didn’t go so well. Thus, the vicious cycle would continue. I would always blame myself for something I wasn’t doing. The truth is, people are just people, just like you and I. However, people believe that they are so unique that if only they said the right thing, people would be interested in them. I certainly […]

Author: Shawn McKibben

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

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How Not To Network

I spent the better part of an afternoon recently having a conversation with someone on my Southwest flight back home. Like many of us who travel frequently, I was bored, restless and looking for something to occupy my time. Keep in mind, the battery on my iPAD was dead and I was looking around aimlessly for some sort of intellectual stimulation. I introduced myself to the woman sitting one seat over from me who kept trying to make eye contact and initiate a conversation. I tried like the dickens to avoid it at first but I caved in and allowed her in my world. I am a sucker for persistence. I was also really, really bored! I soon found out just how eager she was […]

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6 Life Lessons We All Know But Always Forget

School isn’t the only place where we can learn—day-to-day experiences can deal us some major life lessons that you won’t find in any academic book. Sadly, because we are always too wrapped up in our fast-paced lives, we forget about these life gems that help us become better people. Now that we’re adults, we’ve become even more stubborn and hard-headed than when we were children, and sometimes, it takes the discipline of a strict teacher to beat some sense into us. That disciplinarian can come in the form of an actual slap on the head, or it may come in the form of an online article that aims to remind us of the lessons we’ve forgotten. 1.Be productive, not busy. Never let your job rule […]

Author: Andrew Walton

AJ Walton left home to travel the world in an effort to understand what makes us tick. He blogs at

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