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10 Quick Ways to Give Yourself a Motivational Boost

Everyone has trouble with motivation. Sometimes you need to get something done, but it just isn’t happening. That’s when you need a motivational boost. But remember, there are no quick fixes. In the end, you have to be the one to take the first step. There are things that can help, however, and today, we’ll cover 10 of them. Focus on the End Result Whatever you’re working on has a purpose. Even if the process is boring or frustrating, the end result is worth having. Think how useful it’ll be to have all your files organized. Remember that getting a newsletter out to your clients will bring in new sales and repeat business. Take a Break Sometimes, your motivation wanes because you’ve been working too […]

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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 Simple Ways To Overcome Depression and Sadness

We’ve all been upset. Sadness is a totally natural emotional response to certain environmental stimuli. Most of us have support, or systems in place to overcome sadness, reach balance, and go on to be happy as quickly as possible.  There are two groups of people that have prolonged sadness, or depression. One group consists of those that have a severe chemical imbalance, which requires a doctor, and possibly medication to treat. This article is not geared for that group. Rather, this is directed to the people in a funk or seem stuck in a rut, those that lack the tools, know-how, and support systems to bounce them back. In my opinion, and I’m no doctor (BA, Psychology; MS, Biomedical Science), the latter group of people […]

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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 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 Jumpstart Your Day

We all know how hard it is to get the day going. You wake up, your bed is entirely too comfortable. After pressing “snooze” on your alarm clock half a dozen times, it’s time to get up. Your coffee is taking too long to percolate. You can’t find anything good to pack for lunch. How do you get out of this fog and get a head start on your day? 1)    Time to Exercise!The last thing most people want to do in the morning is expend a lot of energy, but studies have shown that a consistent exercise regime early in the morning can boost your energy levels. The more exercise you can handle, the better your stamina. Don’t forget to stretch! 2)    Play That […]

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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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11 Inspirational Quotes That Will Supercharge Your Day

We all need a pick me up from time to time. And what would be better than some of the most inspirational quotes on this beautiful blue planet of ours? There’s something about inspirational and wise quotes that gets your mind churning and thinking about the positive instead of the negative. I’ve collected 11 highly inspirational quotes below that will supercharge your day with positivity if you spend some time contemplating each and how each quote relates to your life. Even though we all live completely unique lives, there still something about quotes that speak to all of us. With all that said let’s dive right in, shall we? “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do […]

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11 Inspiring Life Lessons from Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was an actor, philosopher, film director, producer, screenwriter and martial artist. He was born in November 1940 and died July 1973 from a mysterious brain hemorrhage. Many consider Bruce Lee to be one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century. His films took martial arts to a whole new level. He was a pioneer when it came to making Chinese martial arts more popular in the west. He still to this day is considered a legend, and his philosophy lives on through his martial art Jeet Kune Do and through his writing. When I grew up, I always looked up to Bruce Lee. He was this short guy, who weighed very little, yet seemed to have the power of a […]

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12 Tricks Your Brain is Playing on You

Is your mind playing tricks on you and robbing you of your happiness? Our minds are complex and are often our own worst enemies when it comes to being happy. Really. Our own brains that we know and love deceive us into thinking something is right when it is really wrong, that we’re in love when we’re not, etc. Recognizing and debunking these traps your mind leads you into is essential to realizing a lasting happiness, into creating stronger relationships, and to succeeding in your career. Check out this list to see if you are being deceived by your own mind! I’d be willing to bet that you have been. I’d be happier if I just had less to do Our minds often try to […]

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