4 Key Ways To Positively Address Financial Worries And Concerns

Have you ever had trouble sleeping because you were worried about your finances? Have you ever avoided checking your bank account balance because you’re afraid to look? You’re not alone. In their latest “Stress in America” survey, the American Psychological Association found that 72 percent of Americans reported feeling stressed about money during the previousContinue reading “4 Key Ways To Positively Address Financial Worries And Concerns”

What Self-Discipline Means and Why It Is Important

We’ve all heard the term ‘self-discipline’ thrown around, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we completely understand it and its benefits. If you’ve been thinking about building your self-discipline but want to make sure it’s the right area for you to invest in, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a quick guideContinue reading “What Self-Discipline Means and Why It Is Important”

The Antidote To Fear Is Education And Preparedness

Fear is a completely normal part of life. Maybe you’re afraid of spiders or other critters. Perhaps you’re fearful of losing your loved ones to illness. Or it’s possible you’re terrified of what you don’t know, the unknown. Regardless of what your fears are or where they come from, one thing is for sure: TheContinue reading “The Antidote To Fear Is Education And Preparedness”

Protecting Your Mental Health During Times of Fear, Crisis, and Uncertainty

How the Current State of Events Can Harm Mental Health How Traumatic Events Affect Our Mental Health and Our Lives Signs of Mental and Emotional Distress Risk of Depression The Pitfalls of Social Isolation Managing Anxiety During Stressful Times Focusing on Brights Spots and Avoiding the Landmines Setting Appropriate Boundaries with Yourself and Others MaintainingContinue reading “Protecting Your Mental Health During Times of Fear, Crisis, and Uncertainty”

Beyond the Home – Tips for Decluttering Your Life

Clutter does not only happen at home. In fact, it also can happen in your mind, your body, your schedule, your finances, and your workspace. Unfortunately, chances are that if you have clutter in one of those areas, you most likely have clutter in all of those areas. If you have been trying to conquerContinue reading “Beyond the Home – Tips for Decluttering Your Life”

Dress for Success Even When Working from Home

Working from home is still work. It’s your skills and labor that make you a professional, not your location. Just because your home base isn’t an office building doesn’t make you any less serious about your business venture. One way to “get into character” is to look the part. Getting into Character You are playingContinue reading “Dress for Success Even When Working from Home”

Incorporate a Set Time for Mindless Fun

As they say, all work and no play makes you dull. But what it really does is make you stressed out and ineffective. If you really want to be good at your job and productive every single day, setting aside time for mindless fun each and every day is imperative. Being mindless for a littleContinue reading “Incorporate a Set Time for Mindless Fun”

How to Use Motivation Rewards to Reach Your Goals

Using rewards to reach a goal is not uncommon.  It’s done all the time in business as employers reward their employees with bonuses, trips, and days off for a job well done.  Retail stores motivate their customers to shop with them by offering discounts and loyalty cards you get punched each time you buy somethingContinue reading “How to Use Motivation Rewards to Reach Your Goals”

Is Competition Chipping Away at Your Soul?

Economics professors will teach you that competition is good for business, especially for the consumer.  Competition keeps a business or person on his best behavior and the result is the best for all concerned.  It keeps the other person from gaining an unfair advantage as they continue to compete for more business or whatever favorContinue reading “Is Competition Chipping Away at Your Soul?”

Are You Inspired By Self-Motivation?

Finding the key to self-motivation is finding the key to success and happiness.  It can be an elusive key, as self-motivation is a difficult concept to understand and implement.  Self-motivation can be defined as the ability to achieve a goal or a desire without being helped or influenced by someone else.  In other words, youContinue reading “Are You Inspired By Self-Motivation?”

Why Exercise Makes You Feel Happy

You have probably noticed you have a boost of self-esteem and positive energy after you exercise. Even long after working out, jogging, or biking, you find yourself smiling more and even feeling better about your life and those around you. Why is that? It is because exercise makes human beings happy. But how does thisContinue reading “Why Exercise Makes You Feel Happy”

Stress Management Activities that Work

Identifying stress  symptoms may be fairly easy. In fact, some people find it as a regular part of their lives that there is no need to exert effort in order to verify that they are, indeed, stressed out. The real challenge comes in finding ways to manage stress so it would not interfere with one’sContinue reading “Stress Management Activities that Work”

Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Chaos. Everything is crashing down around you. Your life feels like the second half of Titanic when the ship is sinking but also on fire. What do you do? How do you stay calm? Try Grounding In mindfulness circles, “grounding” is the process of “getting back to what’s real.” Ask yourself, realistically, ‘What’s the worstContinue reading “Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos”

Do You Feel Powerless Over Yourself and Your Life?

When you can acknowledge how powerful you are, you will finally have power over your life. When you are feeling powerless, it is because you have lost sight of your power, you have given away to others, or you lack the confidence to embrace your own strength and capacity. If you are feeling powerless inContinue reading “Do You Feel Powerless Over Yourself and Your Life?”

How Exercising Helps with Anxiety

You probably already know that exercising is a productive way to keep physically fit, manage your weight, improve your cardiovascular health, and give you energy. But the benefits of moving your body go far beyond physical. There are also many mental and emotional benefits of regular exercise, including helping with your mental health. Though theContinue reading “How Exercising Helps with Anxiety”

Happiness Means Risking Feeling Vulnerable

When you think of happiness, you don’t often think of being vulnerable. However, to truly feel happy and confident in your choices, you have to be prepared to experience moments of vulnerability. This is typically seen when individuals must make decisions or changes in order to be happier. While the choices are hard, they certainlyContinue reading “Happiness Means Risking Feeling Vulnerable”

Are You Overthinking Too Much in Your Life?

Have there been times in your life where you’ve felt like the simplest decisions and tasks become high-pressure situations? Many people feel like absolutely every decision they face is a high-pressure situation; they overthink everything they do, are filled with anxiety, and find it incredibly difficult to make even the simplest decisions, like what toContinue reading “Are You Overthinking Too Much in Your Life?”

5 Signs That You Are a Genuine Person

There is a Native American saying that no one is nobody, everyone should be somebody, but some people are anybody. You probably know some “anybodies.” You know the type – they change the way that they walk, talk, dress, and maybe even think, based on who is around. But, do anybodies know that they’re anybodies?Continue reading “5 Signs That You Are a Genuine Person”

Creating a Personal Development Plan

You’ve probably heard the saying before, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” However, even understanding that comment, we often forget about it in our personal lives. Most of the time, we apply that type of rational thought to our work life while sadly forgetting that planning our personal development is alsoContinue reading “Creating a Personal Development Plan”

Achieving Self-Awareness and Its Benefits

What Is Self-Awareness? Essentially, it’s knowing the state of your internal self, your intuitions, preferences, resources, and skills. Really, it’s about knowing that there is one thing you control in this life and it’s your perception of your world. It’s much easier to navigate difficult and unexpected situations when you are in tune with yourContinue reading “Achieving Self-Awareness and Its Benefits”

Emotional Maturity

Without a doubt, emotions are one of the most powerful responses that any person can have. Emotions influence our thought processes, hence affecting our overall wellbeing. Emotional maturity is the ability to understand and effectively manage your full range of emotional responses in a manner that sustains good health. In the quest for self-improvement, havingContinue reading “Emotional Maturity”

Being Proactive for Your Own Goals and Dreams

If you ever want to achieve your goals in life, you have to be proactive. You can’t be passive in the way you go through life and expect to come out ahead in the end. Those who are passive in life tend to fulfill others’ goals and dreams or just coast through life. In thisContinue reading “Being Proactive for Your Own Goals and Dreams”

Choosing Your Exercise for a Relaxed Mind

Exercise is a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle. The mind and body benefit in many ways from simple daily exercises. It is well known that exercise can lead to an improved physique. However, exercise can also improve the function of the brain as well. Exercise releases endorphins. These are neurotransmitters that create a senseContinue reading “Choosing Your Exercise for a Relaxed Mind”

Living in Harmony with Yourself

Living in harmony with yourself is a large concept to unpack. The notion that you have to know yourself from all aspects could seem daunting to individuals who suffer from self-esteem issues. But as overwhelming as living harmoniously with yourself might sound, you have the ability to do so. In fact, implementing this practice intoContinue reading “Living in Harmony with Yourself”

Dealing with Psychological Clutter

Changing the way, you think about things in your everyday life can be challenging. It requires that you change your pattern of thoughts or to reduce the mental clutter. Psychological clutter is a collection of multiple components including stress, thoughts, levels of satisfaction with life, and mental health. The word ‘clutter’ may elicit images ofContinue reading “Dealing with Psychological Clutter”

Do You Deal with Your Feelings?

Destructive behavior is often associated with individuals not dealing with their emotions in a healthy way. Repressed emotions are often referred to as “festered anger” just waiting to be released. And insurmountable joy often results in tears because the emotions are so overwhelming. Those are examples of three different emotions with very different outcomes. However,Continue reading “Do You Deal with Your Feelings?”

Be Accepting of Yourself While Striving for Greatness

There is absolutely no way for you to be successful and reach your goals until you accept who you are. You have to like yourself and what you do before anyone else will. The world detects how you feel about yourself and often simply shares the opinion you have about who you are. Be yourselfContinue reading “Be Accepting of Yourself While Striving for Greatness”

Being Grateful for Your Successes

It is easy to expect success, as if being successful was a right instead of a privilege and a gift. The problem with expecting to succeed is that, without more, the self-absorption of that expectation can slowly and subtly poison everything around you. True success is earned, and when it arrives it should be, andContinue reading “Being Grateful for Your Successes”

Success Requires Persistence

Let’s talk about persistence. For starters, how many old sayings, aphorisms, and clichés are there about persistence? The early bird gets the worm. Slow and steady wins the race. If at first you don’t succeed, try again. If life gives you lemons make lemonade. The list goes on and on. The reason that there areContinue reading “Success Requires Persistence”

Do You Keep Expectations Low So You Won’t Suffer Disappointment?

There’s a certain amount of fear that coexists with owning a business, or even just running the daily business of life. Typically, an entrepreneur sets goals for their business – their individual expectations for growth and income. That’s great! As an entrepreneur, you’ll need a way to measure your progress and make adjustments along theContinue reading “Do You Keep Expectations Low So You Won’t Suffer Disappointment?”

Your Professional Success Requires Personal Confidence

Nothing succeeds like success, right? Sure. However, true success comes from confidence, and confidence, in turn, comes from success. They each revolve around the other in the ultimate symbiotic relationship. However, this is not a “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” kind of proposition. Confidence definitely precedes success in the order of appearance.Continue reading “Your Professional Success Requires Personal Confidence”

Understanding the Link Between Healthy Emotions and a Strong Psychology

The mind-body relationship is becoming clearer thanks to the advent of modern science. Likewise, the link between our thoughts and our emotions are also becoming better known. Research has demonstrated an obvious correlation between good emotions and a strong psychology. The Circle of Thought and Emotion Our thoughts and our emotions both form a circleContinue reading “Understanding the Link Between Healthy Emotions and a Strong Psychology”

Overcoming Negative Beliefs that Limit Your Achievements

Do you ever feel like something is holding you back from accomplishing a dream or goal that you have? That little voice in your head that makes you question what you want to do and you end up talking yourself out of doing it? And in the end, you justify why you can’t or shouldn’tContinue reading “Overcoming Negative Beliefs that Limit Your Achievements”

Cultivate Your Creativity

Creativity can be elusive. It’s not something that you can summon at will. When it happens, it strikes like lightning. Yet, like lightning, it can be maddeningly unpredictable. However, because creativity is an essential element of a successful business mindset, it is necessary to understand the creative process and how you, the business owner, canContinue reading “Cultivate Your Creativity”

Appreciating Yourself

It’s easy to think about your best friend or spouse and consider the traits that you appreciate about them. Perhaps it’s their consideration, personality, drive, or even physical appearance. All of these factors contribute to your never ending love for them. However, as much as you show appreciation for others, do you ever think toContinue reading “Appreciating Yourself”

A Growth Mindset and Business Success

So, you may be asking yourself “What exactly is a growth mindset?” Well, a growth mindset is an actual, demonstrable psychological phenomenon. It turns out that many long-term successful individuals possess certain characteristics that they share with other long-term successful individuals. This set of characteristics has been termed a “growth mindset”. Now, some people, whoContinue reading “A Growth Mindset and Business Success”

6 Key Steps to Develop Your Personal Power

Gaining personal power is something you must want and work for, not something that will magically happen because you want it. Your personal power comes from inside you, not from external sources, jobs, or titles. Learning how to generate and keep your personal power, then, is a lifelong process. Learning to cultivate and own yourContinue reading “6 Key Steps to Develop Your Personal Power”

Failure in Other Areas of Your Life Doesn’t Mean You’ll Fail as an Entrepreneur

Many of us have big dreams.  Big ideas.  Our mind goes nonstop, flooding our thoughts with ways we could be our own boss, make tons of money, and do what we love.  But then we are crippled by the thoughts of failure, especially if we are licking our wounds from failure in other areas ofContinue reading “Failure in Other Areas of Your Life Doesn’t Mean You’ll Fail as an Entrepreneur”

Exercising as a Form of Self-Care

It is a well-researched fact that exercise promotes physical well-being, but current studies now indicate that consistent, moderate exercise throughout the week also aids in mental well-being, too. From stress reduction, improved focus, memory retention, and increased positive mood, exercise proves to be one of the best natural supplements for mental health and one ofContinue reading “Exercising as a Form of Self-Care”

Awakening the Passion in Your Life

Understanding Passion  “A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.”– William Hazlitt Do you wake up every day excited to get out of bed? Do you feel like you are living your own dreams? If not, it could be that you have yetContinue reading “Awakening the Passion in Your Life”

Building the Habit of Happiness

They say it takes 30 days to build a habit. This process involves retraining your body and mind your develop new behaviors to last a lifetime. Many associate new habits with increasing their physical activity or reducing their sugar consumption. However, many rarely discuss how to develop mental habits. We’re constantly fed quotes and imagesContinue reading “Building the Habit of Happiness”

Declutter Your Mind to Boost Productivity

Did you know that it’s actually bad for the brain to multitask? Doctors and scientists recommend focusing on one task at a time because this is how our brains are made to operate. But what does this have to do with productivity? Have you noticed that when you go to work, you just seem superContinue reading “Declutter Your Mind to Boost Productivity”

Forming a New Good Habit Is Easier than Breaking a Bad One

The Science Of Bad Habits Everyone has at least one bad habit – not one of us is perfect. It may be that you smoke, you may have a chocolate habit, perhaps you skip workouts and watch too much television. All of these bad habits act against your best interests. So, why don’t you justContinue reading “Forming a New Good Habit Is Easier than Breaking a Bad One”

Find Your Strengths And Choose Your Success

Everyone gets to various points in their life where they must do an evaluation to determine which direction to go. If you really want to be successful, you’ll need to take some time to really consider each choice and how it will affect you, not only today, but in the future, even 10 years fromContinue reading “Find Your Strengths And Choose Your Success”





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