Creating Positive Habits Is Just as Important as Willpower

Having a lot of willpower is a good thing. Some of us seem to have more of it than others, but all of us struggle from time to time with not having enough. Sure, you can get better at sticking to your guns and reaching your goals with practice and discipline, but if that’s reallyContinue reading “Creating Positive Habits Is Just as Important as Willpower”

5 Ways to Learn Patience

There is a decades-old children’s song that goes like this – “Have patience, have patience, don’t be in such a hurry. When you get impatient, you only start to worry.” (Herbert the Snail, written by Sherry Saunders and Frank Fernandez) There’s a powerful message in that song because anyone who deals with impatience knows whatContinue reading “5 Ways to Learn Patience”

The First 5 Things to Do After a Life-Altering Event

No one escapes a major life change. It is painful to know that you’ve lost something you don’t know how to live without. Whether it’s a job, a relationship or something else entirely, there are things you can and should do after experiencing a major loss. Let Go of Blame Sometimes things just happen. SometimesContinue reading “The First 5 Things to Do After a Life-Altering Event”

Why Do We Lose Willpower with Time?

We’ve all experienced the loss of willpower throughout the day. We start early in the morning with all the enthusiasm and drive we can muster. We have no problem avoiding temptations and aren’t tempted to give in to our impulses. Then as the day goes by it’s getting harder and harder to resist. By theContinue reading “Why Do We Lose Willpower with Time?”

Top Questions to Ask before Launching Your Own Business

If you have decided to launch a business, you have made a very courageous choice. There are many things you need to know before launching a new business. There is inventory to take into consideration, initial start-up costs and upkeep, hiring employees, sales, marketing… and the list goes on. Here are some top questions youContinue reading “Top Questions to Ask before Launching Your Own Business”

Using Challenges to Develop More Discipline

One way you can develop more discipline is to use challenges. This makes it more like a game and less like a chore. Also, there can be the added elements of competition with others and having them help hold you accountable, which improves your odds of success. Challenges are very popular, and you can findContinue reading “Using Challenges to Develop More Discipline”

Thinking Small to Go Big

Did you know that only eight percent of people reach their goals? That’s right! And the other 92 percent often fail within just weeks or months. According to researchers, what differentiates the two comes down to one simple thing: setting specific and challenging goals. However, this doesn’t mean you should try to do everything atContinue reading “Thinking Small to Go Big”

3 Tips for First Impressions in Email

In both the business world and your personal life, often the first point of contact with someone new is email. It’s important to make a good impression in that first point of contact. It will open doors for you and make the rest of the future relationship go that much smoother. Of course, making aContinue reading “3 Tips for First Impressions in Email”

Ways to Spend Time with Your Teenager that You Will Both Enjoy

Learn Something New Together You’ll find yourself laughing at your mistakes and rooting each other on as you try to create, build, or do something you’ve never done before. Sometimes teens forget that adults are real people who struggle and overcome difficulties or who aren’t serious all the time. This will remind them, plus itContinue reading “Ways to Spend Time with Your Teenager that You Will Both Enjoy”

The Connection Between Emotions and Willpower

On some days it’s easy to find the willpower to delay instant gratification for the greater good or to get a step closer to a long-term goal. On other days it’s a lot harder to do the same. I’m sure you’ve experienced this. You’re doing well with your healthy diet and eating less for aContinue reading “The Connection Between Emotions and Willpower”

Do You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset?

Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but “stuff” just got in your way? There are several ways to tell if you have this entrepreneurial mindset. Moreover, there are just as many ways to clear the road to becoming an entrepreneur. Consider these personality traits: Leadership qualities Creative thinking A feeling that thereContinue reading “Do You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset?”

Perseverance: How Beliefs Affect Motivation

Perseverance can be defined as steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. It is our ability to stay committed to a thing even amid hardships and even when the particular goal we are working towards is not quickly obtained (Shahid, 2018). Perseverance is also tightly linked to grit, a term coinedContinue reading “Perseverance: How Beliefs Affect Motivation”

6 Tips for Improving Your Negotiation Skills

Being a good negotiator can be helpful in a whole range of situations, like getting a better price on a product, swapping a shift with a colleague, or closing a business deal. While not everyone is naturally good at negotiation, it is a skill that can be developed. This is great news for anyone lookingContinue reading “6 Tips for Improving Your Negotiation Skills”

Using Accountability to Help You with Self Discipline

Many people think self-discipline means doing it all on your own, but it does not. In fact, having a coach, or a group, or an accountability partner can really help you to develop more discipline. An example would be when someone puts off housework until they know someone is coming over, and then they raceContinue reading “Using Accountability to Help You with Self Discipline”

Influencing Someone You’ve Just Met

Being persuasive is a lot easier when you know your audience. But what if you want to influence someone you’ve just met? How can you tell what they need and want? In this case, the best thing you can do is to as likable as possible. The way you speak and walk, what you’re wearing,Continue reading “Influencing Someone You’ve Just Met”

5 Ways to Stay Motivated No Matter What

Losing motivation? It happens to the best of us. But there are tricks to staying motivated, many of which involve taking a hard look at your goals. With a little preparation and solid planning, there’s no reason why you can’t stay motivated all the way through whatever project you’ve set out for yourself. How? 1.Continue reading “5 Ways to Stay Motivated No Matter What”

How to Make Your Business Stand Out from the Competition

Since the creation of the internet and social media, hundreds of thousands of businesses have emerged. Of course, you want your business to stand out head and shoulders above the rest. How do you achieve that goal? There are several ways to make your business stand apart from the competition. Evaluate your own company. ItContinue reading “How to Make Your Business Stand Out from the Competition”

3 Ways We Can Sabotage Our Relationships Without Knowing It

There’s a whole lot to learn when you are building a new romantic relationship. You might be at the point you know you love each other and want it to last, but you don’t yet know each other well enough to have the patterns down pat. It takes time and understanding to manage a lovingContinue reading “3 Ways We Can Sabotage Our Relationships Without Knowing It”

Willpower Is Like a Muscle – You’ve Got to Work It Out Daily

Are you wanting to improve your willpower? The good news is that willpower works a lot like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. The key then is to make using your willpower a daily habit, and that’s easier than you may think. It All Starts With a Goal The easiestContinue reading “Willpower Is Like a Muscle – You’ve Got to Work It Out Daily”

Making a Good First Impression on the Web

Times are changing and a good part of our daily lives now takes place on the Internet. We meet and communicate through social media, email, text messages, and video conferencing apps like Skype. It’s a great thing and thanks to all these technologies, the world has grown closer together. It’s not uncommon to meet peopleContinue reading “Making a Good First Impression on the Web”

Why Being Persuasive Is Important in Today’s World

Want to get a raise, but you’re afraid to ask for it? Or perhaps you’re trying to grow your business? Maybe you’re getting ready for a sales presentation? All of these scenarios have one common trait: they require strong persuasion skills. In today’s competitive world, persuasion is power. It can help you stand out fromContinue reading “Why Being Persuasive Is Important in Today’s World”

Ten Things You Want to Know about Your Competition

While it is important to evaluate your own business from time to time, it is equally important to evaluate your competition. Here are ten things you want to know about your competition. Identify your competitors – The first and most important aspect of checking out your competitors is to identify who they are. Start byContinue reading “Ten Things You Want to Know about Your Competition”

Becoming a Successful Negotiator

Negotiation skills are important in all walks of life. Whether we need to negotiate a better deal for our phone bill or these skills are a necessary part of our profession, being a good negotiator will come in handy. If you are looking to become a successful negotiator, here are 5 steps to improve yourContinue reading “Becoming a Successful Negotiator”

Ways to Make Family Dinners Stress-Free

You know that your family should eat together as often as often as possible. After all, research shows that it builds stronger family bonds and reduces the risks of kids getting in trouble. But maybe you avoid or dread family dinners because they are stressful and demanding. They can be, yes, but they are definitelyContinue reading “Ways to Make Family Dinners Stress-Free”

6 Tips for Improving your Self-Discipline

Self-discipline is all about self-control. It’s the ability to control both emotions and actions, ensuring you have the power to respond appropriately to different situations. It’s also the ability to avoid short-term temptations to achieve long term goals. There are a range of benefits associated with this skill, so it’s not surprising if you feelContinue reading “6 Tips for Improving your Self-Discipline”

Mind Mapping to Assess Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

When it comes to your business, you need to be as innovative, productive, and forward moving as possible. There are many tools that you can utilize in order to be as creative as possible. Mind mapping is one of those tools. First, let’s examine what mind mapping is. Mind mapping is a way of brainstormingContinue reading “Mind Mapping to Assess Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats”

12 Ways to Gain People’s Trust

Trust is a vital commodity in this world but one that can’t be bought or faked. Trust is the driver of success, productivity, and happiness. Here are 12 tips for gaining and keep people’s trust in personal and business relationships. They are all based on the fundamental keywords of: Honesty Respect Kindness Respect the otherContinue reading “12 Ways to Gain People’s Trust”

Create Habits to Stay Motivated

It should come as no surprise that the habits we form will determine our success or failure. After all, habits already dictate a lot about our lives. If we, for example, eat large amounts of food regularly and don’t exercise, we can expect to have physical consequences for our actions. That’s why it’s important toContinue reading “Create Habits to Stay Motivated”

3 Ways to Build Mutual Respect in the Workplace

Respect is one of those things that’s hard to gain and easy to lose. But respect is vital to a work environment. Without mutual respect, employee productivity goes down and more mistakes get made because people just don’t care about their job when they are treated with disrespect. They bail ship as soon as theyContinue reading “3 Ways to Build Mutual Respect in the Workplace”

Willpower and Exercising Self-Control

At first glance, willpower and self-control seem like they are two terms for the same thing. While they are certainly related and work well together, they aren’t the same thing. Let’s take a look at how we can use willpower to exercise self-control, and what we can do about making it easier to control ourselves,Continue reading “Willpower and Exercising Self-Control”

Finding Professional Help to Protect Your Mental and Emotional Health

When as a society we think of getting and being healthy, we typically think of physical aspects. We think of losing weight, gaining muscle, and looking athletic. What most of us fail to remember is that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Mental health disorders are real and often treatable.Continue reading “Finding Professional Help to Protect Your Mental and Emotional Health”

Top Tips for Building Every Type of Relationship

There are some things we can do in all our relationships to build and maintain strong bonds. This is true because underneath all our differences, likes, dislikes, and biases, we are all human beings who desire social connections. The tips below should be used in all your relationships to form bonds that will stand theContinue reading “Top Tips for Building Every Type of Relationship”

Discipline is Empowering

You may think that developing discipline is about limitations. This thought has probably been reinforced by previous attempts at changing your bad habits. But actually, it can be very empowering to develop discipline. Think back to when you managed to make a change in behavior that was successful, how did you feel? When you overcomeContinue reading “Discipline is Empowering”

How to Perform a SWOT Analysis for Your Online Business Idea

If you have an online business idea, chances are that you want to protect that idea. You will also want to do anything and everything you can in order to make that business strive and thrive. Using a SWOT analysis for your online business idea is a great way to assess your business idea. First,Continue reading “How to Perform a SWOT Analysis for Your Online Business Idea”

How Professional Help Can Help You Maintain Mental and Emotional Health During Uncertain Times

Back in 2004, the American Psychological Association found that nearly 60 million people had visited a mental health professional in the previous two years. Thankfully, the negative stigma associated with getting professional help is no longer as significant in America as it used to be. There are plenty of benefits of working with a counselorContinue reading “How Professional Help Can Help You Maintain Mental and Emotional Health During Uncertain Times”

The 5 Steps to a Negotiation and Why They’re Important

If you’re new to negotiation or simply looking to improve your skills, it’s important to understand the stages of a negotiation. The more familiar you are with the process, the better prepared you will be for your next negotiation and the better the outcome. There are 5 steps to a standard negotiation, and each oneContinue reading “The 5 Steps to a Negotiation and Why They’re Important”

Tips to Increase Trust in Yourself

You may have a difficult time trusting yourself. Don’t despair. You are not alone. It is something that many people experience and find difficult to overcome. When you lose trust in others, you start to lose trust in yourself. To help you overcome this problem, you need to focus on key aspects of trust. TheContinue reading “Tips to Increase Trust in Yourself”

Staying Grounded In a Chaotic World

The world that we are living in today is anything but peaceful and predictable. It seems that every day there is some new tragedy or cause for fear that demands every ounce of our attention. These incidents come from every direction and in all shapes and sizes. Whether a personal issue arises that completely disruptsContinue reading “Staying Grounded In a Chaotic World”

How Emotional Intelligence Improves Your Relationships

Emotional Intelligence or EQ, as it is often called, is popular in modern psychology, and with good reason. EQ basically is being aware of your emotions and being able to regulate them, even in the most challenging situations. It also allows you to keep in touch with the emotional climate around you and helps youContinue reading “How Emotional Intelligence Improves Your Relationships”

Willpower and Smart Goals Will Get You There

Making significant changes or reaching big life goals, like getting fit, paying off student loans, or saving up for a down payment on a home, can seem like insurmountable tasks. What you do on a day-to-day basis can feel like such a tiny drop in the ocean. It can get discouraging. At the same time,Continue reading “Willpower and Smart Goals Will Get You There”

How to Identify Your Target Audience and Ideal Customer

One of the most important issues to address in your business is identifying your target audience and ideal customer. Without honing in on a specific target audience, you run the risk of missing the mark. There are several easy steps to identify your target audience and ideal customer. Set and Keep Your Goals One ofContinue reading “How to Identify Your Target Audience and Ideal Customer”

5 Tips for Healthy Management of Painful and Fear-Based Emotions

At some point in our lives we all deal with painful and negative emotions. Whether those emotions are fear, anxiety, resentment, or other fear-based emotions, if we do not learn to manage those emotions properly, they can get the best of us and destroy us. Identify the Emotion You cannot properly address something you cannotContinue reading “5 Tips for Healthy Management of Painful and Fear-Based Emotions”

How to Hold Productive Family Meetings

Family meetings can be a great way to get issues resolved and plans made, but there should be some ground rules in place no matter what is on the agenda so that the meetings are productive. Here are a few to get you started. Limit Complaining Yes, there is going to be complaining, even ifContinue reading “How to Hold Productive Family Meetings”

Characteristics of a Self-Disciplined Person

Self-discipline is highly beneficial in both a personal and professional sense. It helps us to have control over our emotions and actions, responding to situations in a better way than if we were to be solely driven by our feelings. It also helps us to stay on track, forgoing short term pleasures for long termContinue reading “Characteristics of a Self-Disciplined Person”

Whole Grain Additions to Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You know that in order to have optimal health, you need to add whole grains and fiber to your diet.  But many whole grains look unappealing to the average consumer.  Luckily, food manufacturers have started catering to the public’s demand for better-tasting healthy fare. You may not know it when you’re staring down a boxContinue reading “Whole Grain Additions to Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner”

Preventing Depression: Signs To Look For

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300 million people across the globe have depression. Left untreated, depression can increase your risk of dying by suicide, put you at increased risk for developing cardiovascular diseases, and negatively impact your social and physical health. However, depression isn’t typically a condition that develops overnight, so keeping anContinue reading “Preventing Depression: Signs To Look For”

Having Effective Conversations about Difficult Situations

We all have to face up to the fact that we will have to begin conversations about touchy subjects in different relationships throughout life. We may try to put them off for as long as possible because we don’t want to deal with it, but eventually, to keep the relationship healthy, we must. Here areContinue reading “Having Effective Conversations about Difficult Situations”

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