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The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals. With each new year, we set a number of goals to make this year the best, only to forget what goals we’ve set come December. For many of us, the story of passionate goal-setting followed by disappointing results is one we’re all too familiar with. But what if this cycle could end? It’s now December—a time to reflect on how far we’ve come this year, and also pause to plot the path forward. As soon as December hit this year, I began charting my goals and what I wanted to achieve for 2015. But soon, the frustration and hopelessness of not reaching my other past goals overwhelmed me like a wave. I wanted to end the cycle […]

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How to work from home and not become a vegetable!

Wow! They are paying me a great salary but it is a ‘work from home’ opportunity: I wonder ‘how that works out in the long run’! Working from home can be easy or difficult – it all depends on our belief. We may get a work from home opportunity without even asking for it; or we may actually ask for it thinking that – it comes with lot of freedom. But lot of freedom comes with fear of inaction, boredom and isolation. Our thoughts determine: how we measure the success in our life? Some may measure the success in money and the chaos that goes behind earning money, while some may measure the success by living a simple life, yet living with lot of passion! […]

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What to Do When There Are Too Many Things to Get Done

You know that feeling of having way too many things to do. When you don’t feel like starting to work on them any time soon, and just the thought of all the tasks, projects, housework, school assignments, or else, is overwhelming you. Most of us do know how this situation looks like. And those who don’t are either the most organized people in the world, or have some secret strategies for doing a lot of work in no time and not feeling stressed. Or have just followed some or all of the simple tips I’m offering you here that may put your to-do list in order and make things manageable. 1. Eliminate some of the tasks Not everything you think you need to do is […]

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How Writing Santa Claus Can Be Good For You

Today we are in the middle of a revolution – the creative revolution. Science has found that children are way more creative than adults a long time ago – and now we know why: their minds aren’t limited by pre-conceived ideas about how things are supposed to work. Their minds use imagination to come up with solutions. As we grown up, we slowly stop exercising that imagination muscle. Mostly because we are taught how things are “supposed to work”, thus losing the need to use creativity and imagination to solve problems. Some great people out there, like Sir. Ken Robinson, have been taking action to make sure we educate our children in a way that preserves their innate creativity. If we fix the education system […]

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3 Questions You Need To Ask To Overcome Your Fears

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins. – Charles Stanley It doesn’t matter what your fears are specifically, what matters is how you’re going to get over them. Because regardless of the type of fear you have, it can be overcome. Whether it’s fear of the dark, the opposite sex, starting a business, blogging, promoting yourself on social media, or going on a date. All these fears can be overcome, dominated, destroyed and diminished. In this mental exercise I’ll give you 3 questions you need to ask yourself to overcome your fears. 1. Will my health […]

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Three Steps to Keep Fear From Controlling You and Your Relationships

Fear stops all of us from doing things. It can also drive our behavior too – often behavior that is not good for us. Either way, when fear controls us, it’s not good. Not surprisingly, men and women respond to fear differently. While many women will readily admit their fears, most men on the other hand will not. Fear is equated with weakness for a lot of men. And there is just something about being a man that makes it very difficult to acknowledge weakness. I’d say it’s culturally bread, but I think this form of denial is learned by men in many cultures. There are actually a lot of things men can be afraid of, or at least worried about. Here’s a brief list […]

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7 Ways to Create a Workplace That Breeds Success

Once upon a time, people went to work just for money. Now, so many go to work for purpose and meaning. So if your team isn’t performing the way you hoped, ask yourself if you’re fostering that sense of self-actualization, that sense of purpose/belonging that ‘ole Maslow taught us about back in the day. You’ve heard about Zappos, Beats and all the game changers in their industries. They’re not game-changers because they maintain a stone-age mentality. They’re game-changers because they promote their employees to be their best. They encourage them to do things differently. They open the door to positivity, creativity, and innovation. And their profits soar because of it. There’s More to Business Than Just Your MBO When’s the last time you high-fived someone […]

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3 Questions to Unlock The Past (And Future Happiness)

As Jon-Kabat-Zinn’s book title reads “Wherever you go, there you are”. There is something in us that attracts the experiences we have in our lives and we need the help of emotions to drill down to the truth of the lesson we need to learn. When I was clearing out my sacral chakra, which is considered the “seat of emotions” I realised that I had not acknowledged my true feelings in front of people, for fear of getting them upset. There was also this block which made me want to portray my life as perfect, so that I did not become a burden on other people. But such an attitude led me to be internally angry and to live in a false reality. In fact, […]

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Why Simple Living is the key to Finding your Life Purpose

I am meandering in an old town following the road that will take me to my ultimate destination: Home. I know the road although I have never walked its full length before. As I stroll along the road I pass through an open market with stalls put up on the sides of the road but also along side streets and alley ways intersecting with it. The stalls are many and the merchants try to sell me all sorts of things and stuff while giving me tantalizing reasons of why I need that stuff, how it will make my life better and ultimately lead me to inner satisfaction.  Everyone is buying. It is the norm around here. So I give in to buying this one thing […]

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The importance of asking yourself “What’s Next?”

Asking yourself “What’s next?” As humans, we are creatures of habit. But we must understand that habits are highly poisonous. Did he just say poisonous?” Hold on, relax. I know what you’re probably thinking, “what about my morning routine?” “Or going to church with my family on Sunday’s? Are those habits poisonous too?” Let me explain before you exit this window. When I say, “Habits are poisonous” what I mean is that habits make us comfortable. I am not saying that you should stop brushing your teeth every morning or quit the job you have been working at for 2 years now. That would be silly. What I want people to do is to ask themselves one question. “What’s next?” This habit will allow you […]

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