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10 Creative Gifts for Your Valentine

Candy and flowers make nice Valentine’s Day gifts the first year or two a couple is together, but after a while, this routine gets a bit old. Maybe you can’t afford to buy your special Valentine a yacht or a trip to Hawaii, but you can use your imagination to delight your honey with something that shows how much you care. Why not surprise your sweetheart with a gift that’s as unique as your relationship? Take a weekend getaway.Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, making this a great time for a weekend trip. You may not be able to pull together a major jaunt at the last minute, so keep it simple. Don’t try to pack too much into a small amount of […]

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10 Products That’ll Save Your A** At Work (And Maybe Even Get You a Raise)

When you work for someone else, that little behind of yours is always on the chopping board. You know you’re a peon in corporate America if you stress over deadlines, get scolded by managers, get that nervous sweat when the big bosses pop in for a visit, deal with annoying or unproductive coworkers, lose sleep over job insecurity, and decide whether to work through your lunch break or not. Other than those things, your job is great. Working hard is 50% of the battle to get off the chopping board. You may work hard, but do you work hard enough? It’s not your company, so chances are that you slack off every once in a while. Of course, your Facebook chats at work usually happen […]

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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 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 Things That Hold You Back from Outrageous Success

If I could show you how you can become an outrageous success, would you be interested? You see, human beings are naturally happy when everything negative is removed. It’s like trying to hold a beach ball underwater. As soon as you let go, it pops back up to the surface. So imagine yourself being a success and all that it brings with it. It feels good, doesn’t it? You can have that, and much more, if you would just let go of the things that hold you back. Lack of Vision The number one thing that holds most people back is lack of vision. You have to get a clear image in your mind’s eye about what success means to you. I’m not talking about […]

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10 Ways to Crush Your 2014 Taxes

Tax Season is here, and that means millions of Americans are gathering paperwork, buying tax software and hiring professional help. However, there are several things you can do if you want to get your taxes done quickly, efficiently, and save yourself money. From the simplest of tips, to the newest apps, we found 10 ways to crush your 2014 Taxes. #1 Have Documents Ready The first step in getting your taxes done faster is to have all the documents you need on hand before you start. If you continually need to stop what you are doing to find more papers you will waste time. Have your W-2, 1099s and any paperwork needed for deductions and expenses throughout 2013 in one pile. You can even make […]

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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 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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13 Things Happy People Do Differently

People aren’t simply happy or sad, we’re both. Sometimes at the same time. Happy and sad are momentary experiences, just as hunger, melancholy, joy, grief or clarity are things you experience in a specific moment. These things define a moment, not a person, so while happiness isn’t something you possess as you do with a shoe size or eye colour, it is something that you can cultivate more of. Happiness can surely get you into trouble if you go about it in the wrong ways (by padding life out with the accumulation of stuff rather than filling it with moments of value, for example), but at its core, happiness can remind you of all that’s good in the world, rather than focusing on all the […]

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14 Ways to Ditch Your Fear

We all have fear. Fear is as normal as breathing. The problem is that most people cling to their fears, and therefore are unable to move forward in their lives with necessary change. I have learned a lot about fear in my life as a professional musician. And I’ve learned that the only difference between people who achieve greatness and those who do not is that the former ditched their fear. Many of the methods I have used to prepare for huge performances have helped me to conquer fear in other areas of life. Here’s how you can start overcoming fear: Be aware of fear in your life. Before you can begin overcoming fear, you have to admit that you have it. Perhaps fear is […]

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