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 certainly […]

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 to […]

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? […]

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 your […]

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, having […]

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, […]

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 yourself […]

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, and […]

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 passed […]

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. […]

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 circle […]

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 this […]

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 kind […]

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 your […]

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 from […]

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 emotional […]

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 […]

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 likely […]

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. […]

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, increase […]

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 and […]

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 that […]

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 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 specific […]

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 your […]

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 of […]





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