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10 Critical Things You Have to Consider in Life

I have read hundreds of books and articles on personal development. Through it all I’ve digested and considered thousands of ideas, so-called best practices, and the always popular lifehacks. While there is no way to distill all of these books, your life, your job, or happiness into a simple list of tips, I am going to pick a handful that I personally view as the most important. While everyone is clearly different and dealing with their own set of unique circumstances, I really believe that at some level each of these ideas can be applied to just about anyone. Take a look, consider them, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Life isn’t smooth sailing. You will need to accept that there are […]

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10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in My First 30 Years

Many people cringe as they approach the age of 30. For some reason, these milestones tend to get people thinking: Am I old? What should I have done differently? Am I really happy with this person I married? Second guessing is normal and I don’t have to remind you of the 20/20 hindsight rule. However, as I approach 30, I’m taking a different tact. I am viewing age as a positive simply because I have learned a ton of lessons that not only help define me, but will make future years enormously successful – emotionally, professionally, and socially. Often times we don’t realize how powerful our lives can be until we reflect and share our experiences. That is why I took some time to write […]

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10 Quick Actions You Can Take Today That Can Instantly Improve Your Life

There are plenty of articles that give you vague advice on improving your life. But in this article you’ll discover 10 quick and practical actions you can take today. They are very short, so this article is a quick and easy read. Before we dive into the article, remember, it is only through taking action that you can improve your life. No one can do it for you. You alone have to take responsibility. Are you ready? Simplify Take one thing in your life and throw it away. It could be a habit, a relationship, or even a material object. You and I both know there’s something you’ve been putting off throwing away, so do it today, do it now. Follow Your Heart What is your […]

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10 Signs That The Matrix Has You

I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid… you’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you. -Neo, The Matrix The other day I was watching The Matrix for what was […]

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10 Speed Bumps On The Road To A Better Life

Let’s be honest, we all want more in life. We want more money, more freedom, more peace, and more time. In a perfect world, we would have all these things and more, but that’s just not how it happens. Life has a way of becoming filled with “stuff”. We don’t have more money because we are stuck in a job that doesn’t pay well, we don’t have more freedom because we have to work 60 hours each week, we don’t have more peace because our lives are in turmoil, and we never seem to have enough time to get it all done! For those people out there (I’d like to believe that there are at least a few) who are enjoying the quality of life […]

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10 Tips for Navigating the Waters of Life

While some of us might fit the stereotype of Jeff Spicoli beach bums who don’t care about anything other than riding waves, there is an entirely spiritual and zen side to the sport of surfing that gives us a chance to really understand how to navigate the waters of life. In fact one of the most common things you’ll hear a surfer say when asked about how much time they spend in the water is “Of course I surf every day that I can, it keeps you from going nuts.” So, here it is, in no particular order: 10 Tips for Navigating the Waters of Life Trust Your instincts If there’s anything I’ve realized over 31 years on this planet and 6 months in the […]

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10 Undeniable Reasons Why You Should Exercise Your Self-Awareness (And How to Start)

Let’s say you want to travel from the East coast to the West. You have your car, but realize that the tires’ pressure is unbalanced, the car is in need of an oil change, very little wiper fluid, and the brakes seem a little strange. Nothing deadly, but you know you can make it across the country — it might take a little longer, and the chances of a breakdown is now tangible. Or, you can take the time to fix up your car, balance the tires, do the whole runaround, and allow yourself a smoother ride. The idea of exercising your self-awareness is very much the same: you are the vehicle, and by fine-tuning your flaws (bad habits, procrastination, always angry or jealous) you […]

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10 Ways to Ignite Your Imagination and Accomplish Big Things

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” ~ Albert Einstein The reality is you can be anyone or anything you want to be; it just takes a pinch of confidence and a spoonful of imagination.  Do you want to write like Hemingway?  Paint like Michelangelo?  Or become the next big discovery on the Dragon’s Den?  Guess what?  You can be any of these things; you already have all the tools you need right now to tap in and let yourself shine.  That’s what this article is going to teach you.  I’m going to tell you how. It’s all about a little concept called impermanence.  It’s not such a little thing; actually it’s a big, enormous, monumental, life changing concept.  People who can grasp impermanence are seriously […]

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10 Ways To Improve Yourself While Broke

I’m going to start off by being very honest, I’m currently broke. I was expecting to get a scholarship that I didn’t get, went on a trip that I probably shouldn’t have gone on, and bought a certain someone special a present I couldn’t afford. That’s $4k in the hole, and no regrets, but a bit of a mess to clean up after. I’m proactively trying to get myself out of the hole before I start dental school next year (see update). Once I start, I’ll be about $70K-$90K in the hole per year, so it won’t really matter, but it matters now. My goal is to get my credit card paid off, save up a small emergency fund, and establish a few passive streams […]

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10 Ways To Make Change Less Scary and More Possible

I really wish things would change – I want to be happier – I’ve had enough! We all long to feel happy and can feel that something is just not working in our lives and that it isn’t right for us anymore. We usually know what would make us feel happier, even if we have a tendency to lie to ourselves; out of fear and the guilt of being selfish. We try to ignore it, or pretend that we don’t know to delay the truth, until we just can’t take it anymore… Change is scary… It is a step into the unknown, which can go hand in hand with the fear that we might hurt someone else if we think about ourselves – and “what […]

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