How Organizing Your Family Benefits Everyone

There are benefits to organizing besides just a neater home. In fact, the entire family can gain from getting organized. Here are some ways that organizing time, stuff, and schedules can benefit everyone. Finding Stuff How many family fights begin with someone unable to find something? For example, the ever-elusive remote control seems to beContinue reading “How Organizing Your Family Benefits Everyone”

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?”

Organizing Your Family – Getting Started

To get started organizing your family, it helps to get specific. General tips are fine, but really knowing just what to do can help a lot with motivating you toward your organizational goals. Following are some tips on getting started organizing your family. Time Organizing time is just as important as organizing your stuff. IfContinue reading “Organizing Your Family – Getting Started”

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”

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”

Taking Responsibility for Both the Good and Bad

This one is fairly straightforward. President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here”. What he meant by that was, as President, he did not have the option to pass the buck when it came to mistakes or failure. He was the boss and the buck stopped getting passedContinue reading “Taking Responsibility for Both the Good and Bad”

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”

Network and Connect With Other Professionals

In business, as in life, you can’t go it alone. It’s said that none of us are islands, but if we were, then each of us together form a vast and interconnected archipelago. Bridges and boats stream traffic between all these islands and that traffic is largely information. If you cut yourself off from thisContinue reading “Network and Connect With Other Professionals”

Styles of Leadership

Any effective leader will create an inspiring vision that their team or followers can share, motivate their team or followers to work toward that vision, bring together team members with varying skill sets to effectively work together, and deliver on their vision through the cooperation of their follow-ship. Understanding your style of leadership, what kindContinue reading “Styles of Leadership”

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”

50 Major Payoffs of Emotional Intelligence

What Is Emotional Intelligence? Quite simply, it is the ability to understand your own emotions and feelings, as well as those of others. Your understanding of emotions allows you to analyze information and guide your actions and your thinking. To put it even simpler, your emotional intelligence is a collection of skills around your emotionalContinue reading “50 Major Payoffs of Emotional Intelligence”

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”

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”

Your Family and Your Work at Home Business

There are a lot of myths about starting your own business, and even more about working from home as a mom. One of which is that it’ll be easy to always spend time with your family and your business will just run itself. While eventually you can set up a situation where that seems true,Continue reading “Your Family and Your Work at Home Business”

How to Raise Children to Be Good Leaders

It’s been said that leadership starts at home. It just may be that leadership is, at least in part, an outgrowth of early training. There is disagreement among experts as to just how much leadership is inborn and just how much is learned, and there is really no way to settle that disagreement. It’s likelyContinue reading “How to Raise Children to Be Good Leaders”

How to Lead Teens

Leading teens is different than leading children and older adults. Your role is more about leading them into maturity and teaching them about adult responsibilities. Teens are better able to handle responsibilities and understand what’s expected. However, for many older adults it seems daunting to lead teens since they have a reputation for being rebellious.Continue reading “How to Lead Teens”

How to Be a Leader for Kids

There’s a lot of talk these days about leadership and the need for kids to have strong leaders. Whether you are working with children who are yours or you’re a caretaker for others’ children, learning how to lead them effectively is important. Whether you’re wanting to lead your kids to practice a healthy lifestyle, increaseContinue reading “How to Be a Leader for Kids”

Financial Advice for the Newly Married

Congratulations on finding the love of your life and pledging your commitment to each other! Now that the honeymoon has passed and you have begun to adjust to your new life together, it is time to set yourselves up for a long and successful marriage together. You have the advantage of starting out prepared forContinue reading “Financial Advice for the Newly Married”

When to Know If You Need Marriage Counseling

Whether you’ve been married one week, one year, or ten years, all marriages have their ups and downs, their good times and bad.  But gradually you notice your marriage deteriorating day by day.  The little things your spouse does that you used to think were cute now annoy you to the point of screaming andContinue reading “When to Know If You Need Marriage Counseling”

Personality Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Whether you think that leaders are born or made – or a bit of both – there are still some characteristics that distinguish leaders from others. Have you wondered if you or someone you know is a natural leader? Are you interested in learning some characteristics of good leadership? Here are some personality characteristics thatContinue reading “Personality Characteristics of Effective Leaders”

The Importance of Building Trust as a Team

If you work with a team of people it is important that everyone trusts each other. Otherwise this makes working together extremely difficult. If members aren’t open to sharing their work or sharing new information, the team will never see awesome results. As trust between people builds, so do their results. A strong, trusting teamContinue reading “The Importance of Building Trust as a Team”

Keys to Being an Effective Leader of Fellow Adults

Leading children or youths is one thing, but leading adults who are your age or older is a different matter. An entirely different approach is called for, but some of the principles are the same no matter what age you’re leading. Maybe you are going to be training a group of adults for a specificContinue reading “Keys to Being an Effective Leader of Fellow Adults”

Family Organization Tips

One of the hardest parts about getting your family organized is knowing where in the world to start. Often, family members feel like they can’t stop long enough to get organized. This is where some basic tips can help. Following are some simple, fundamental family organization tips to help you get things in order. ShareContinue reading “Family Organization Tips”

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”

Leadership Skills to Teach Kids

Have you heard talk about teaching kids leadership skills? Whether you are a teacher, parent, or other type of caregiver, you have probably heard about the importance of instilling leadership. But how? What skills? Following is a basic list of leadership skills you can teach kids. 1. Independent Thinking Help your child break out ofContinue reading “Leadership Skills to Teach Kids”

Relationship Woes and Eating Don’t Mix

Each of us has had a good relationship end when we didn’t want it to.  Or maybe you’’re just going through a rough patch in a marriage.  Where do some turn to obscure their sorrows over this pain?  Food! Unfortunately, food tends to become your friend when you need a shoulder to cry on orContinue reading “Relationship Woes and Eating Don’t Mix”

How to Be an Inspirational Leader

Whether you aspire to be an inspiration to a congregation, a business, or your kids, you should know that there are some common practices that inspirational leaders adhere to no matter who or what they want to inspire. If you think that free coffee and donuts in the breakroom is going to inspire your employeesContinue reading “How to Be an Inspirational Leader”

How to Build Communication Bridges with Your Teen

Raising a child doesn’t come with a book of instructions. If it did, the task would be much easier. Facing the teenage years with your son or daughter has its challenges as well as rewards. Take the experience one day at a time and learn how to bridge the communication gap. As your child goesContinue reading “How to Build Communication Bridges with Your Teen”

Where to Go When You Need Marriage Advice

How’s your marriage doing?  Be honest and tell yourself the truth.  Is your spouse spending more time sleeping on the couch than with you?  Are your marriage communication skills suffering and you feel you’d rather talk to a fence post? How would you describe a day in the life of your marriage?  Do you yellContinue reading “Where to Go When You Need Marriage Advice”

What’s at the Root of Your Relationship Problems?

If a list were to be made of the problems possible in a marriage or relationship, it would probably fill a small book.  Then, just when you think the list is complete, someone else comes up with a different one. Relationship problems could be as numerous as there are people in the world.  We’re allContinue reading “What’s at the Root of Your Relationship Problems?”

The Benefits & Challenges of Being a Good Listener

How many times have you listened to someone and found that you have come away knowing them better for it? When a person speaks, they reveal a lot about themselves, so if you want to know a person better and understand their motives, dreams and desires, then it makes sense to listen more closely. WhileContinue reading “The Benefits & Challenges of Being a Good Listener”

How to Maintain Your Self-Esteem After a Breakup

A bad breakup can be a major blow to your happiness, but getting dumped can really affect your self-esteem. It is hard not to succumb to the sadness and self-loathing that getting dumped can bring on. But after you’re all cried out, how do you maintain your self-esteem? Take a Breath First of all, takeContinue reading “How to Maintain Your Self-Esteem After a Breakup”

Teaching Youth and Young Adults to Be Leaders

Leadership skills are important for all kinds of successes in life, from employment to relationships. And the general consensus is that such skills are lacking among adults and young people. Whether you have youth and young adults in your home or otherwise under your supervision, you can invest in their futures by teaching them howContinue reading “Teaching Youth and Young Adults to Be Leaders”

How to Develop the Courage to Lead

It takes courage to be a leader, but even if you have fears that have kept you from leadership roles thus far, it doesn’t mean that you can’t overcome them to achieve positions of leadership now. Each decision you make in your personal and business life is a testament to your courage. Something as simpleContinue reading “How to Develop the Courage to Lead”

Positive Discipline and Character Development

Discipline is something that affects every area of a child’s life. If a parent disciplines in a way that demeans a child, the child could grow up to be a resentful, angry adult. If the parent disciplines in a way that is respectful, the child will have the opportunity to grow as someone who givesContinue reading “Positive Discipline and Character Development”

Free Play in Children Is Important

Unfortunately, this essential component of childhood is often denied in today’s hectic world of school, extracurricular activities, after-school childcare, and after-school clubs. Children’s time is largely scheduled, leaving little to no time for children to engage in unscheduled, free play time. How Important Is Free Play? According to research, very! The childhood obesity epidemic isContinue reading “Free Play in Children Is Important”

Build Confidence in Interpersonal Relationships

For some people, self-confidence with regard to personal relationships is challenging. You may find that you have confidence in many other areas of your life – your business, talents, and so forth – but lack the confidence to have successful personal relationships. For some, this is due to past experiences – once bitten, twice shy,Continue reading “Build Confidence in Interpersonal Relationships”

Is There Stress in Your Marriage?

All too often, marriages end in divorce because stress builds to a point that’s so overwhelming for the couple that they feel they have no way to control it. Instead, the stress comes out in frustration, anger, and outbursts. These continue until the couple can no longer live with their spouse. The key to keepingContinue reading “Is There Stress in Your Marriage?”





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