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The Beginner's Guide to Strength Training

<b>If you’re ready to jump in, all you have to do is follow the plan. Download this guide and start now to:</b><p>BUILD A STRONGER BODY!<p>Every workout in <b>The Beginner’s Guide</b> combines primary, complementary, and core strength exercises to hit all your major muscle groups three days a week.<p>MASTER THE BEST …

8 things you probably do without realizing they're toxic to your mental health

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

Self-improvement

7 Qualities Of People Who Are Chronically Unhappy

I often teach about happiness, and what has become exceedingly clear is there are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According …

Happiness

The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression

If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.<p>I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front …

Self-help

Science Says Children Will Grow Up to Have a Happier and Longer Life If You Teach Them This 1 Habit

The use of two words on a regular basis could be the key to better health and wellness.<p>Growing up, when your parents stressed to always say "<b>thank you"</b>, who would've thought they were also teaching you the secret to lasting happiness--not just proper manners? It turns out, sincere gratitude is a …

Happiness

A Fat-Burning CrossFit Workout That Anyone Can Do (Seriously, Anyone)

If you've never done CrossFit before, it can be a scary thing to imagine. But as someone who used to be a CrossFit junkie (and has since recovered), I promise it's not as frightening as it may seem. In fact, you don't even have to go to a CrossFit gym to reap the benefits of the all-encompassing, …

Your Personality Type May Be Sabotaging Your Exercise Goals

But here's how to fix it.<p>It’s no secret that your character traits directly affect how you interact with the world ― but you might be surprised at just how deep it goes. It includes how you work out.<p>Personality research and experts on the subject say your personality and even your mood can play a …

Winston Churchill's 12-Word Definition of Success May Just Change Your Life

It'll make you laugh; it'll make you cry; it'll make you think.<p>We tend to think about success as the pinnacle of achievement. It's what we supposedly experience once we get everything we think we want. We get into Harvard Business School. Our startup goes through an IPO. We marry the person of our …

Motivation

22 Bad Habits to Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

What does it truly take to be successful?<p>People love to depict success as a single colossal goal; a mountain they have to surmount. But the truth is, that mountaintop doesn’t even exist if you can’t succeed at the small tasks that are right in front of you. Success isn’t the result of one home run. …

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think

Numbers come and go, but feelings are forever -- especially when those feelings involve how you feel about yourself.<p>Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other …

Self-improvement

10 Simple Questions The Most Exceptional Leaders Ask Themselves (To Discover Their Values)

Values make and break leaders.<p>Each leader is unique. I've worked for and been inspired by a wide-range of leaders--some of whom were silent and led by example. Others who, through their display of confidence, put others at ease. And some who embraced their authoritarian values, ran a tight ship, …

Leadership

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Today to Be More Successful

Sometimes quitting is necessary to overall success. Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra …

Self-improvement

Here's What INFJs Absolutely Must Have in Order to Be Happy

INFJs are the rarest Myers Briggs personality type, so it should come as no surprise that their needs and wants are a bit <i>specific</i>. In order to be happy, this special type must have certain important things (and people) in their lives. We require our space (in a major way), a creative outlet, and …

The Very Real Psychological Benefits Of Cooking For Other People

A little altruism can go a long way.<p>In this fast-paced life, it’s hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re feeding a family. Sure, baking for other people can be fun (and beneficial, it turns out), but cooking meals can feel more like a chore. People are always looking for ways to make …

Overcoming Negativity with a Positive Attitude

This column is authored by David Wicks, General Dentist, AuroraThe post Overcoming Negativity with a Positive Attitude appeared first on iamwire.

Happiness

9 Different Ways to Do Burpees

It's tough to find someone who actually <i>likes</i> doing burpees. But if you ask around enough, you'll definitely find a lot of people who hate them, yet …

Bodyweight Exercise

5 Ways Powerfully Confident People Gain Mental Strength

Confidence and mental strength often go hand in hand.<p>One aspect of confidence that is rarely discussed is mental strength. While you may be able to identify a confident person based on their presence--the way that they carry themselves as they enter a room--you may not as easily pinpoint the …

Self-help

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Negative thinking only compounds your challenges. Lay the groundwork for success with these positive and practical tips.<p>Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. …

Self-help

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Happiness

True Happiness Means Doing These 4 Things Every Day

Happiness isn't for a select few. Practicing these daily routines can help you find more joy in your career.<p>To be happier at work, our knee-jerk reaction is to tackle the most obvious causes of stress and anxiety: micromanagement, poor communication, inefficient tools, lack of ownership and better …

Happiness

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Gratitude is the king of happiness

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How to Change Your Relationship with Stuff: Recognizing There’s More to Life Than Material Things

<i>“I wish everyone could become rich and famous so they can realize it’s not the answer.”</i> <b>Jim Carrey</b><br>What’s your relationship with stuff like?Are you …

Minimalism

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Choosing

Source: Antranias<p>Every day we make countless choices, some consciously and many unconsciously. Do we look at our motivation? The consequences of the …

If You Include These 5 Habits In Your Life, You Can Hugely Boost Your Confidence

The way we view ourselves tells a lot about how much confidence we have. If we are confident in ourselves, the opinion of what others think is not as …

How to Worry Less About the Future and Make Each Week Awesome

I used to worry incessantly about how the future would turn out. Then, it finally dawned on me that all this worrying was doing nothing to help me. …

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

Incivility can fracture a team, destroying collaboration, splintering members’ sense of psychological safety, and hampering team effectiveness. Belittling and demeaning comments, insults, backbiting, and other rude behavior can deflate confidence, sink trust, and erode helpfulness — even for those …

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Positive Thinking

The best glute exercises to do at home

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your glutes and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

Exercise

3 Unexpected Ways Reading Personal Development Books Changed My Life

Open your mind to the opportunities all around you.<p>Writer, speaker, manager of Addicted2Success.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading was never something I was interested in while attending school. Nor was it something I thought I would ever do again once I …

Self-improvement