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Introducing The “DEAL-WITH-IT DOZEN” To Lift You Up When You Are Down

  “I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’ It’s part of who I am.” Jennifer Lopez We’re all familiar with the phrase “Life has its ups and downs”, and we’ve experienced both. We’ve been buoyed by trivial things, or had our feelings dashed by equally minor events. Do we focus too much on the downs? To many people, it seems there are more downs to life than ups. This probably isn’t true. It’s just that we give more attention, and more importance, to the downs. We remember, respond to, are affected by even changed by our hard times. It’s […]

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8 Principles to live by for an Epic Life

In our modern society, it’s really rare seeing people living on principles. A life principle is basically something that drives you to be the best image of yourself every single day. It is an invisible force that defines who we truly are. Life principles have the power to transform you from the inside out, defining how much happy, successful and productive you will be. If you are dealing with difficult moments in life, or you are trying to figure out exactly what you really want to do with your life, STOP focusing on what’s wrong, and start following these 8 principles for living from a state of lack to a state of flow and abundance, where success becomes effortless. Use these 8 key principles to […]

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The Best Way to End The Day: 5 Things to Do Before You Go to Sleep

You know that moment between going to bed and falling asleep, right? Some watch movies, read a book, force their eyes to close, plan and worry about tomorrow, or think about the things they had to do today but didn’t manage to. I say eliminate all this and make the best of the end of the day. It’s a period of time that’s important for your personal development whether you realize it or not. It’s as important as the morning routine. A day that’s started well should also end well. And the way to do it is pretty simple and the benefits are amazing. Here are 5 things to do before you go to sleep in the evening that will make your day meaningful and […]

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The Wisdom of Procrastination

  We are all familiar with the concept of procrastination. Not being able to take actions, struggling to complete a straightforward task, stuck midway through finishing a report, etc are all different examples of this little devil. And because you are reading this article, I am sure you are smart enough to understand that this situation needs dealing asap. WHAT IS PROCRASTINATION? In simple terms, procrastination is “failing to act”. You know you would like to complete whatever task you have at hand, but you fail to do so. So the book lies unfinished, your project planning is stuck, your next product awaits to be invented, etc. The list could be endless. But the result is always the same. You can’t seem to get moving […]

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5 Reasons to Use Pinterest to Create A Vision Board

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” Joel A. Barker As we reflect on the past year and welcome the new, many of us may start to think about what we would like our new year to look like. And what better way to capture what it is we want then to ‘pin’ it on a vision board. A vision board is a collection of images and photos of what you want in your life. The concept behind it is when you have an image of what it is you want in front of you, you will be reminded and inspired to take action in achieving your goals. It helps focus […]

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Does Money Equal Success?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could win the lottery, or if that rich uncle in Nigeria you keep getting emails about, really was true and not just a scam, but you were really about to become fantastically rich? Having a great deal of money would certainly make life easier, but does it lead to happiness? To most people health and wealth are two completely different concepts, but to anyone who is truly interested in having a wealthy life they are synonymous. What would all of the riches in the world mean, if you were not also healthy enough to enjoy them, and have important people in your life to enjoy them with? The reality is in life there are many things that cannot be […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Work

  Last year you vowed to lose 27 pounds. You lost 4. Then gained 12. The year before you said you’d quit drinking so much. And you did. For a month. Until your productivity bottomed out (@ work) in February and nothing you did worked to get it back up…until April. I need a beer! The problem isn’t you. It isn’t that you have no willpower or that you don’t know how to make change. It’s that you followed the old tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions just for the sake of setting them. Sure, you meant to follow through, but that isn’t the way change works. Change works (sticks) when happiness comes first. Getting slimmer isn’t going to make you happier. Meeting the girl […]

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12 Changes We Can Make to Have Everyday Simplicity

One of the main reasons we suffer so much is complexity. Our constant effort to make everything complex, although it’s quite simple, is what makes us want to give up, to just escape and leave everything behind. Simplicity is what we need more of. The funny thing is that things are so simple in their natural form. But we insist on making them hard, then we can’t handle them and it’s just too much for us. What we need to do is simplify. And if we make that a daily habit, we’ll have a happier and more peaceful life, full of joy and mindfulness. Here are some simple changes to make in order to live more simply and thus stop suffering and living with effort: […]

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5 Killer Reasons For Quitting The Day Job

I was keeping a list of the reasons I could use to justify handing my notice in. It included such gems as one of the office toilets getting regularly blocked (#13) and the lack of decaf coffee available in floor 2 drinks machine (#9). It was quite a long list but I never used it. That’s because in any job, and for many of us that’s in an organisation in some bland office (#21), there will be lots of things that niggle that we don’t like. Everything from the wrong setting on the air-con (#3) to not being ale to wear shorts on dress down Fridays (#16). And none of those times of things, however irritating or demonstrative of some organisational failing, are really good […]

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10 Billion Reasons to Write Your Self-Help Book

There are nearly 10 billion reasons why you might want to write a self-help book of your own and share it with the world. In 2011 in the USA alone, the self-improvement market was worth $9.84 billion, and that’s even with the toll that the recession, changes in publishing, the decline of retail shops, and the industry seeing a decline of 9% over the four years from 2007. Despite all of this, the customer base continues to exist and smart money people are looking to join the industry. Deepak, Chopra, Steven Covey, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, and so many others have made a career fortune in the self-help and personal development industry. But why do we need so many self-help books […]

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