Category Archives: personal growth

How To Speak Up With Confidence: 6 Little-known Secrets

woman with megaphoneYou had something to say, but as usual, nobody listened.

It’s irritating, right?

They seemed to write you off the second you opened your mouth. Worse than that, they barely even acknowledged you were there.

And it happens every time.

You know you have great ideas and opinions worth listening to, but nobody ever seems to take you seriously. So half the time you don’t even bother speaking up any longer,

How to Live With Less Stuff But More Happiness

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

“Do you want some more?”

Seems a dumb question, doesn’t it?

The answer is of course, it depends what the ‘more’ is. More of what, exactly?

Of course you’d enjoy more money to buy more cool stuff,

3 Biggest Holiday Stressors and How to Overcome Them

holiday stressorsHoliday stressors can ruin the festive season for you.

The holidays offer precious time to enjoy food, time off, and people we love.

But the magic of the season can turn to stress when we find ourselves around the person we avoid all year long, or panicking over gifts, or with our digestion in a funk from too many cookies and cocktails.

Use these tips to overcome holiday stressors and enjoy the festive season.

5 Powerful Ways to Transform Anger Into Joy

transform anger into joyIt happened again.

You tried to stop yourself. You wish you hadn’t said it. And, yet, despite all your best efforts, you lost it once again.

You know better. You know you should be more “spiritual” and not allow others to push your buttons or disturb your peace. But whenever it happens you are powerless. You just explode.

It’s a vicious cycle and you feel like a failure.

7 Simple Steps to Turn Enemies into Friends

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Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
– Mahatma Gandhi

In frustration, in anger, you ask . . .

Why? Why did that person spread lies about you behind your back, vilify you, or even mock you to your face?

Surely they had no reason when you obviously never meant to antagonize them (and honestly can’t even figure out what you did to provoke them).

7 Tips to Embrace Your Success (and Stop Feeling Like A Fraud)

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Success will never be a big step in the future; success is just a small step taken now.  ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Can you feel that twist in your belly?

That fear in your heart?

The voice in your head that tells you you’re not up to the job?

It shouts that you don’t know what you’re doing at work.

That you’re making it up as you go along.

How to Consciously Create the Life of Your Dreams

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Do you ever feel dissatisfied with how your life turned out?

You know there has to be more to life, but you know that what you’re living now just isn’t it. This is not the life you’ve always dreamed of.

You had so many dreams when you were younger, but they just haven’t come to fruition.

Instead, you’re stuck in a colorless life, still dreaming of one that’s more exciting.

5 Steps To Forgiving Yourself After a Big Mistake

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No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

So, you screwed up.

Worse than falling and scraping your knee, or cracking your phone screen for the dozenth time.

You messed up BIG time.

You’re tense, upset, you may even want to cry a little.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Emotional Fitness

emotional fitnessOur culture is emotionally out-of-whack.

We live in a maze of thoughts, media, culture, people, noise, words, screens, air, and confusion.

Through our lives, we’re expected to move through these experiences and derive meaning from them.

We’re supposed to figure out our lives.

We’re supposed to have it all together.

But we don’t. We fail.

We’re not perfect people – we weren’t born with the ability to do things right on the first try.

Do You Struggle to Perform Under Pressure?

Perform under pressureHave you noticed how some people manage to do their best work when they perform under pressure?

They nail the job interview, ace the presentation and are always able to think on their feet.

Are you one of those people?

I’m not.

When I’m under pressure I struggle to do good work.

And sometimes, I do no work at all.

I freeze.