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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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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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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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5 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Be Grateful

The holidays are coming. This is the time of year when we’re reminded to be kind and good and most of all, grateful. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably like most of us; you have a lot to be grateful for. We hear all the time about the power of gratitude and how it contributes to a happy, healthy and purposeful life. But realistically, if you’re like me, you probably spend far more time complaining about what you don’t have and what’s not right, than you do about what you do have and what’s going well. So why is that? Why is it so hard to stay in a conscious state of gratefulness about everything that’s good in our lives? Why is it so […]

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Win The Life Insurance Game: Do These 4 Things Before Getting Your Physical

As if acquiring life insurance wasn’t hectic enough, did you know that you might be required to get a physical exam? A licensed phlebotomist, nurse, or medical doctor will check your vitals: blood, urine, blood pressure, height, and weight. The insurance provider will then use this information to determine whether it wants to insure you and what health class you fit into, which affects your policy’s price. With the physical’s results in hand, an insurance company can get a detailed snapshot of your health. But don’t worry; companies aren’t necessarily interested in one bad reading — it’s the overall picture that counts. For example, while slightly elevated liver enzymes don’t automatically mean you’ll get declined, very elevated levels could. Similarly, blood sugar levels indicating Type […]

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Feel Less Awkward With This Simple Technique

We’ve all had that moment when we just don’t know what to say. That lull in conversation coupled with an awkward silence can make anyone feel uncomfortable. One of my most prominent memories in awkward conversation is what I call, the curse of the empty drink. I’d be at a bar with an empty drink in hand, and when I didn’t know what to say or thought I sounded lame, I would take another sip of my empty drink. I still cringe whenever I hear someone slurping their drink. It would have been easier to just go get another drink, but I felt like I was doing something in that moment other than saying nothing, noticing my heart rate going up, feeling my palms sweat, […]

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Make Time For Yourself: 7 Tips For Your Successful Personal Project

You’ve a great idea and a burning desire for a personal project. Therefore, you want to ensure that it gets done, you enjoy doing it and the outcome exceeds your expectations. So what can you do to increase the chances of your project’s success whether it’s writing a novel, redecorating your home, organising a large family celebration or turning that damp old shed into a creative studio? Success factors are those things, that if you pay attention to them, will get you the right results. I’ve completed personal projects such as restoring houses, fixing bicycles, writing books and getting the studio sorted. So I’ve put together my favourite success factors based on this experience. 1. Make the decision to definitely do it. There are pipe […]

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Get Rid Of Your Bad Habits In 7 Easy Steps

Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. – Carlos Santana There are two traits that suck the life out of you. Poor excuses and self pity. And when it comes to dealing with bad habits and attempting to rid of em, none of those traits are helpful. In fact they’re detrimental to your success. And by success I mean destroying your bad habits and developing good habits, successfully. Once you’re stuck in the mindset of making excuses and acting like a victim, it feels like quick sand. The more you struggle with it, the more difficult it becomes. Let me show you how you can get rid of your bad habits […]

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Have a Life Fit for Pharrell

You went to work today dreading it. And what happened? Did a magical unicorn come and drop a bomb of happy on you? No. Your boss called you in his office, first thing, and asks why you made a decision you made last week. He proceeds to rip you a new one, so before you walk out of his office, you’re left feeling even smaller than you did when you walked in to work this morning. Or maybe you got up on the wrong side of the bed (because hey! that happens every other day), went to the fridge and found someone had finished all the milk, so you had to eat dry cereal since you were out of Sprite, too. Thus setting the tone […]

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