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”

Constructive Ways to Deal with Failure

What do you do when things just don’t work in your favor? You may have tried something or many things, but for whatever reason failure has plagued you. It’s ok to fail at something. We all do and have at some point. Everyone is different, and not everything is meant for everyone. However, this doesn’tContinue reading “Constructive Ways to Deal with Failure”

Increasing Your Feelings of Self-Worth

Do You Know Your Self-Worth? Do you have good self-esteem? You might not even be aware of it, but it is possible you are suffering from low self-esteem. Maybe you think you feel good about yourself but find certain patterns keep playing out in your life that you wish you could change but you justContinue reading “Increasing Your Feelings of Self-Worth”

Healthy Ways to Communicate Your Emotions

Communicating emotions can be a tricky thing. Rarely do we want to come off as being too emotional, but we also do not want to miss the opportunity to communicate what it is we are feeling effectively. Hiding our feelings is not an option in most instances. They are always there. Some are alive andContinue reading “Healthy Ways to Communicate Your Emotions”

Designing the Greatest Me

Choosing to design your life means you are opting to look at your life not just as a goal but as an adventure, as a process rather than a destination. The designed life is one that allows you to choose among many possibilities, to consider multiple pathways, and weigh what energizes you and brings youContinue reading “Designing the Greatest Me”

The Life-Changing Benefits of Living in Gratitude

A quick check in a thesaurus shows that the following words are opposites, or antonyms, for the word gratitude: Callousness Agitation Ingratitude Thanklessness Desecration Condemnation Think about the emotions attached to those words. What is your emotional state when someone says you are callous, or when you feel agitated? The last time you were ungratefulContinue reading “The Life-Changing Benefits of Living in Gratitude”

Ending the Cycle of Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself to others is easy to do. It seems that human beings are somehow hardwired to look at their own lives and then look at the lives of others, and start comparing and contrasting the two. That doesn’t mean this is a healthy process. Do you ever catch yourself making any of these kindContinue reading “Ending the Cycle of Comparing Yourself to Others”

Finding Your Catalyst for Personal Motivation and Inspiration

A catalyst can be something that you experience such as an event, or it can be words spoken by another person or a book or a movie that causes you to alter your life in some way. Some catalysts are simple, such as a man who gets fired because he’s always late. Losing the jobContinue reading “Finding Your Catalyst for Personal Motivation and Inspiration”

Do Your Actions Support a Mindset of Strength?

It’s clear that life doesn’t divide up all good things evenly among all people. You can tell that just by people-watching. Some people are better looking than others. Then there are people who are richer than their peers. There are people who come from a good background. They have a great education. They’re intelligent, well-liked,Continue reading “Do Your Actions Support a Mindset of Strength?”

How to Organize Your Life with Bullet Journaling

It’s not uncommon to lose track of your life’s responsibilities since things can get so hectic. Whether you’re a busy college student focusing on classes and your part-time job, a parent that is struggling to balance home responsibilities and managing your job and household, or someone who spends so much time on your career thatContinue reading “How to Organize Your Life with Bullet Journaling”

Top 10 Ways to Beat Stress

A US poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that 1 in every 4 respondents reported “a great deal of stress” in the previous month. In that same study, 50% of all adults claimed they experienced a “major stressful event” in the past year, which translates to 115 million people. The MentalContinue reading “Top 10 Ways to Beat Stress”

How to Become a Person Who Takes Action

Some people are born doers.  Some people are born thinkers.  Some think about doing and never get anything done.  There are many ways to become a person of action, and what works for someone else may not work for you. Action people are usually people who are organized and can often seem to know exactlyContinue reading “How to Become a Person Who Takes Action”

Creating Success Using Mind Enhancement Techniques

You’re probably just as smart as the next person.  Granted, some people are born smart and possess incredible talents such as singing, playing an instrument, or have the ability to solve problems with amazing speed. But what about the average person who seems to excel while you remain with the pack? Unless you’re the leadContinue reading “Creating Success Using Mind Enhancement Techniques”

Starting Your Day Off on the Right Foot

Not everyone gets out of bed in the morning easily and in a good mood.  Some can bounce out of bed eagerly anticipating the day and will talk your ear off if there’s anyone to listen.  Others groggily stagger out of bed reluctantly and you better not speak to them or they’ll bite your headContinue reading “Starting Your Day Off on the Right Foot”

Stop Complaining and Take Back Control

If you find yourself constantly complaining, you must believe you have a real need to complain and your life isn’t where you would like it to be.  If you don’t complain, you probably know someone who does and it makes everyone feel uncomfortable. They probably try to avoid that person as much as possible.  WhetherContinue reading “Stop Complaining and Take Back Control”

How Exercise Can Help You Look and Feel Younger

It’s been proven many times over that exercising can help you look and feel younger, but exactly what kind of exercises should you be doing? Broken down into two broad categories, it should be a mix of cardio and strength training. Cardio Doing anything that raises your heart rate qualifies as cardio training. So whetherContinue reading “How Exercise Can Help You Look and Feel Younger”

Mindsets that Lead to Low Self-Confidence and How to Change Them

If you suffer from low self-confidence, you might be stuck in some negative mindsets that are affecting the way you think about yourself and, ultimately, your self-esteem. Negative mindsets tend to have a lot of “always” or “never” talk, creating a sense of entrapment and hopelessness. Here are some examples of negative mindsets that canContinue reading “Mindsets that Lead to Low Self-Confidence and How to Change Them”

Can Inner Strength Have a Direct Impact on Your Outer Strength?

Just as your inner strength can affect your outer beauty through confidence, it can also affect your outer strength. There are different types of strength, of course – such as mental confidence and physical power. With both of these, your inner stores of strength and confidence will play an important role. How you present yourselfContinue reading “Can Inner Strength Have a Direct Impact on Your Outer Strength?”

Tips on Boosting Self-Confidence for Teens

Whether you’re a male or female teen, your self-confidence is important. While the emphasis is often on girls’ self-esteem, boys need to be confident, too, and often struggle just as much (although perhaps in different areas). Here are some tips to help teens build their self-confidence. Recognize Your Talents It’s easy to blow off yourContinue reading “Tips on Boosting Self-Confidence for Teens”

How a Life Coach Can Affect Your Lifetime Dreams

Life is a skill that can be acquired and often you need help to learn this skill.  Like any skill you desire to learn or become more proficient in, there are many ways to do this.   If you want to become a better golfer you can hire a golf pro.  If you want to becomeContinue reading “How a Life Coach Can Affect Your Lifetime Dreams”

Is There Such a Thing as Motivation Training?

Motivation is much like a soda.  You can find it everywhere, but there are so many decisions to make on what you really want.  Sodas come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. They can be bought in cans or bottles, in regular or diet versions. Do you prefer caffeine or decaffeinated, which flavor is bestContinue reading “Is There Such a Thing as Motivation Training?”

Reconnecting with Nature to Calm Your Nerves

Society places you in front of computer monitors in stuffy cubicles under florescent lights for hours each day. By the time you leave, there’s barely enough time to run into the deli to grab dinner, then collapse in front of the television – or worse yet, open your briefcase to more work! If you didn’tContinue reading “Reconnecting with Nature to Calm Your Nerves”

Does Outdoor Exercise Help More With Depression?

The benefits of outdoor exercise have been confirmed. And it appears that, in many cases, outdoor exercise better aids in beating depression and negative moods than working out indoors. A revealing study conducted by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry concluded that outdoor exercise in a natural environment contributes to your mental and physicalContinue reading “Does Outdoor Exercise Help More With Depression?”

The Link between Low Self-Esteem and Depression

There are a lot of people who struggle with confidence issues, but there are those whose struggle goes much deeper than their confidence level. Those with low self-esteem seem to be more likely to struggle with depression. So are low self-esteem and depression linked and if so, how? What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem refers to someone’sContinue reading “The Link between Low Self-Esteem and Depression”

Writing Down Your Emotions

Not everyone is comfortable with some of the stress-relieving tactics that are available, such as joining a volunteer group, participating in an athletic activity, or even being confrontational to a certain degree. Stress, for many, is private, and that’s okay.  There’s a solution for everyone – even those who prefer to keep the things thatContinue reading “Writing Down Your Emotions”

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