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10 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work That Could Save Your Life

Let’s face it.  Many of us have felt the miserable feeling that stress and tension related to our jobs can cause on a daily basis.  Aside from feeling bad from a mental perspective there are serious health issues that can develop if you don’t do something and make some changes to reduce your stress levels. Stress and work are like two peas in a pod.  They go together well, and because of this, many people dread waking up every morning.  Stress is not something to take lightly.  You could say that it’s a fact of life, but having too much stress could lead to some major health problems down the line. Rather than waking up every morning and feeling the wave of stress and tension […]

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16 Excuses that Prevent You from Going After Your Dreams

“I shouldn’t write this.”  “Nobody’s going to read it anyway. So much has been written about this topic already.” “What if people hate my stuff? What if they get bored to tears?” “What business do I have teaching them something? Heck, am I even qualified to talk about this?” These are only some of the thoughts that usually race through my head as I am writing a piece for a client.I am trying to write a blog post, and I have written many in the past but I can’t seem to start on this time. I am drowning in the sea of self doubt and my mind insists on bringing every single negative thought to the surface. Negative thoughts = Excuses in disguise. And there […]

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5 Little Secrets for Turning Fear into Your Loyal Servant

Fear is misunderstood. We learn that fear is bad, and happiness is good. We run away from fear and toward happiness. But what is fear, if not a few sensations in the body coupled with a few thoughts? We are the creators of our own fear, yet we believe we are the fear. We put up filters that we see the world through, and we get these filters from our experiences in life. We form meaning from them, and we approach the world through them. If someone had bad experiences in life, they will see the world as bad, unless they choose not to. Easier said than done. You are not your fear is the message I want you to get from this article. Welcome […]

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6 Deceptively Simple Ways to Conquer Fear

We all battle with fear. Just a few short years ago, the underlying current of my being was filled with fear, worry and anxiety. When your whole life is controlled by fear, it starts to get to you. Fear isn’t your enemy; it is through fear and hardship that we grow the most. When you think about it, if your life was free from any challenges, it would be fun for some time, but ultimately it would get pretty boring as you skated through each day without any challenges. Fear is the spice in our life and using it to your advantage can make the difference between being miserable and being happy. But before you can do that, you should probably know about the following […]

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7 Little-Known Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

Do you get sweaty palms just thinking about speaking before a big audience? Do you hyperventilate picturing yourself giving a speech in front of a crowd? If so, you’re not alone. You’ve probably heard that according to public opinion surveys, more people have a fear of public speaking than they are afraid of death. That statistic caused Jerry Seinfeld to joke that this means “to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” I get nervous speaking in front of large audiences just like the next guy, but personally, I’d still rather sweat it out behind the podium than be the stiff in a box. Fortunately, there’s actually a lot you can […]

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7 Steps to Beat Your Fear of Flying

Does the thought of stepping foot on a plane reduce you to a quivering wreck? If so, I know how you feel. Because that used to be me. Luckily, I’ve refined a series of mind hacks to beat this miserable phobia. But before I show you how, let me share my fear of flying story. I’m originally from Australia – a country where the distances between its handful of cities is so vast that flying is an essential part of life. That’s why I was a part of the jet-set pretty much from birth. In fact, as a kid, nothing excited me more than the chance to roar off down the runway. It was pure bliss.    Until I reached my teens. That’s when anxious thoughts […]

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7 Warning Signs That You’ve Given Up on Your Dreams

What do you REALLY want from life? What’s your big dream? Are you taking steps toward it? If not, why not? What’s stopping you from taking action today? Perhaps you’re scared, or maybe you’ve built a huge wall of procrastination that you’ll never scale. Whatever it is, you probably think it has merit. In fact, you may have simply stopped thinking about your dreams because you’ve given up. It’s too bad. People in much worse situations than you have created the life of their dreams. You may have excuses and obstacles standing in your way, but you can transcend them. However, it only happens when you’re ready. Here are seven warning signs that you’ve given up on your dreams: Excuses Everyone makes excuses. Fleeting excuses […]

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A 360-Degree Approach to Improving Self-Confidence

I know that when I’m not feeling particularly confident in one area of my life, the other areas begin to suffer too. When my job becomes stressful and tiresome, for example, so do my relationships and personal health. However, I don’t think I’m alone. Many of my friends tell me they also feel a connection between self-confidence and their personal level of happiness. After all, we all want to feel good about ourselves. We want to realize the incredible potential we possess and to really feel worthy, be loved, and have nice things. But to hold your head high and feel strong on a consistent basis takes focus. It also takes the commitment to look at your life from a holistic point-of-view. When one element […]

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Ask Yourself These Seven Empowering Questions to Help You Break Through Resentment and Get On with Your Life

Are you holding onto resentment that you just can’t shake? Sometimes it’s on the surface; other times it’s buried deep. But you can always feel it, gnawing away at you. Resentment can stem from something another person said or did. Or from a life situation that’s outside your control. But whatever the source, the resulting sense of unease can fester for months or even years. And however hard you try to ignore or just let go of resentment, it stubbornly imprisons you in its grip, triggering all sorts of uncomfortable emotions at unexpected times. Any number of things can spark resentful feelings, just a few examples being…  •    Someone has hurt you, intentionally or otherwise. •    Your own dreams have been put on hold while […]

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Create Money Goals to Match Your Desired Lifestyle

It can be hard to get excited about managing your money when you can’t match your spending to your desired lifestyle. Before you start making your financial goals, it makes sense to first sit down and think about what lifestyle you want to achieve. That way, all of your financial efforts will be aimed at achieving the life you actually want to live. It’s much easier to stick with your financial goals — and make the right goals for you — when you are working with a purpose. Decide What You Want, and Make It Happen One of the most inspiring stories in my book, Soldier of Finance, is that of Jaime Tardy. The EventualMillionaire.com blogger went on a mission to get her finances in […]

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