Category: Self Improvement

How Do You Define ‘Happiness’?

17 Jan, 2018 , , ,

How often have you talked about your “happy place?” For many of us, our “happy place” is an actual, physical location- maybe the beach, your childhood home, or favorite vacation spot. Have you ever stopped to consider why it is your happy place? It probably has to do with how the place makes you feel: […]

5 Ways to Defeat Self-Doubt for Authors

3 Oct, 2017 , , , , , , , , ,

Self-doubt plagues even the most confident writers. In today’s Digital Age, when we’re so easily exposed to the opinions and judgments of others, it can become difficult not to let it affect our own self-perception. As a writer and author, self-doubt can be a huge obstacle in the creative process. Not only can it impede […]

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Guns When Willpower Is Low

6 Sep, 2017 , , , ,

Whatever your goal, lack of willpower can sabotage even the best intentions. What do you want to achieve? Do you want to…. Write a book? Start a business? Get a promotion? Be a public speaker? Shed a few pounds? Buy a new car? Change the world? Goals come in all shapes and sizes, big and […]

Your People-Pleasing Habits May Be Problematic

30 Aug, 2017 , , ,

People-pleasing isn’t always a bad thing and it certainly doesn’t make you a bad person. On the plus side, you just want others to be happy and comfortable. However, the negative side of people-pleasing could be a compromise of your values or opportunities to be taken advantage of. Take a close look at a few […]

Are You Taking More Than You Give?

23 Aug, 2017 , , , , , , ,

Early in my career, I learned the most valuable piece of advice that has stuck with me decades later. “You can have everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want.” This lesson came, of course from my mentor Zig Ziglar. The idea that to get what you […]

Why Do We Make Bad Decisions? (And How to Stop!)

16 Aug, 2017 , , , , , ,

Hindsight is always 20/20. Have you ever looked back on a poor decision and thought, “what was I thinking?” We’ve all been there! Bad decisions don’t happen by chance. There is almost always a driving force influencing your decision, and it’s usually not a good one. Whether you call them reasons, excuses or habits, here […]

Science Says You Need to Laugh More… And So Do I!

9 Aug, 2017 , , , ,

It’s hard to feel stressed when you’re laughing. But laughter can do a whole lot more for you than just stress relief — laughter can make you more productive. Researchers have compared laughter to that of a “potent drug” with “contagious powers” and a lengthy list of benefits for both mind and body. Check out […]

Are You Stuck in a Rut?

3 Aug, 2017 , , , ,

It’s a phrase we’ve all heard: stuck in a rut. When I thought about being “stuck in a rut,” I became curious of where the phrase even came from. So I did a bit of research and here’s what I found: The phrase is thought to have originated in the early 1800s when the wheels […]

Why is Making a Change so Hard?

26 Jul, 2017 , , ,

Maybe you’ve experienced this before (I know I have!): Knowing you want to make a change, yet struggling to take the necessary actions. Good things come to those who wait, right? But what if you want results now? Why is making a change so hard? I’m talking about long-term, meaningful changes, not switching from three […]

Are You Letting a Small Setback Stop You?

19 Jul, 2017 , , ,

Here’s a question: when you hit a roadblock, do you get up, dust yourself off and try again, or stay down and give up? I have to be honest here: I’ve done both, and you know what? Staying down and giving up on myself never felt good. In the moment, it may seem like the […]

It’s Time to Find a Mentor

11 Jul, 2017 , , ,

The entire course of my life changed when Zig Ziglar became my mentor! Aside from the fact, Zig was a master in personal development, inspiration and motivation, having a mentor coach me through my personal and professional life, kept me on course to achieve my fullest potential, and then some. You may have never considered […]

Failure Is Your Ticket to Success

20 Jun, 2017 ,

What I’m about to say might surprise you: failure is a good thing. Of course, failing all the time isn’t great, but a healthy dose of failure is the best motivator you can have. Here’s why. Failure makes us appreciate success. If everything worked out perfectly every time, success wouldn’t be so sweet — we’d […]

3 Reasons Why Fear Is Good for You

7 Jun, 2017 , , ,

Generally speaking, fear gets a bad rap. Just the word instills a negative connotation! What do you think of when you think of fear? More than likely, fear makes you feel helpless, weak, paralyzed and generally held back. What if I told you fear was actually good; that there is such a thing as healthy […]

10 Truths to Change Your Life

17 Apr, 2017 , , , , , ,

There’s no better occasion than the here and now to turn your brain off autopilot and channel your attention towards the beauty and indeed, fragility of life. The 10 Truths you’re about to read are likely ones you know and have heard time and time again. But they need repeating and reminding, so we don’t […]

8 Places to Tackle Clutter and Regain Space in Your Life!

10 Jan, 2017 , , ,

The funny thing about clutter is, at some point, we stop seeing it. It starts to blend in with our every day and becomes a fixture in our homes. It can even be said, physical clutter is a mirror reflection of mental clutter. Take a peek inside your mind. Is it open and free, or messy, […]

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