Sharon Tracy

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7 Things You Must Give Up to Become a Successful Writer

Can you hear that?<i>Pop.</i>It’s the sound of me bursting your bubble.I started a blog to help other writers because I know it’s possible to …

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

Home Decorating

How to get a six-pack in six weeks

If you’re looking to get a six-pack by July Fourth, you’ll need to start now. It takes six weeks with the right exercise — and food.<p>“The key to …

Total body circuit and HIIT workout

Hey hey! How’s the day going?? Hope you’re having a wonderful morning.Yesterday, I trained a client (we did tons of cardio drills), got in a short …

Workouts

How to build muscle: a complete guide to making a bigger, stronger you

As a personal trainer of some ten years now, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of people transform their physiques from the classic ‘nine stone weakling’ to walking, talking mountains of muscle.<p>Unfortunately, I’ve also seen a lot of effort wasted in the pursuit of gaining muscle size. There are …

7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

Positive Thinking

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll …

Leadership

A CrossFit Coach Says This Is the Best Way to Lose Belly Fat

Stop doing ab exercises, people. If you want to get rid of your unbudging belly fat, the answer isn't how many crunches you can do. Jade Jenny, head CrossFit coach and owner of Champlain Valley CrossFit says, "there are really no exercises to reduce belly fat, unfortunately this is the age-old …

Workouts

The Body-Fat Eliminator Workout #2: The 4-move circuit to lean out

If you've been dragging around an extra few pounds for the past few months—and dragging your feet about getting into the gym on a regular basis—now …

Exercise

Rumble Boxing Trainer's Perfect Workout | Women's Health

Don't get tripped up by the name because they're actually incredibly simple. A complex is just a type of circuit training that utilizes one piece of equipment—in my usual case, dumbbells—so you can move immediately from one exercise to the next with little or no break in between. When you don't …

Why You Need to Stop Your Irrational Pursuit of Happiness | Inc.com

Americans, more often than not, struggle with happiness. We're in a constant race against ourselves to find it. We meditate and seek a transcendent experience the first time we try. We medicate, and flat line our emotions. We push for adventure on the outside, and forget to find fulfillment under …

Happiness

5 Signals That You Need a Career Pivot and 5 Things You Can Do About It | Inc.com

<i>What's the single most valuable lesson you've learned in your professional life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Tom Sullivan, Software Sales Professional, on Quora:</b><p><b>The most</b> …

Communication Skills

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Get Rid of Your Fear of Failure

A fear is such a special emotion that is pre-programmed into all people and animals as an instinctual response to potential danger. Speaking …

Self-help

This Challenging TRX Workout Will Revamp Your Boring Gym Routine

You’re going to feel this one for days.<p>The gym is filled with tons of complex machines, all designed to tighten and tone various areas of your body. …

Suspension Training

The CrossFit-bodybuilding hybrid training program to build a better body

Bodybuilding makes you big and strong. CrossFit builds power, agility, and endurance.<p>Now, imagine what you would get if you combined the two, taking …

CrossFit

3 'empty-stomach' workouts to aggressively start your morning

If you're a follower of <i>The 21-Day Shred</i>, you know you're essentially training every day.<p>You already know the key to melting off fat is being active …

Guardian Muscles: 3 moves to engage your serratus anterior and protect your shoulders

You'd be hard-pressed to find a guy bragging about working on his serratus anterior muscle, any more than you are to find someone who knows what that …

The 19 Best Exercises For Ab Day

Bored of regular ol' crunches? Add these simple yet effective exercises to your next ab-day routine and you're guaranteed to feel so sore, it'll hurt to laugh.<p>Begin in a plank position. Jump your feet to the outside of your hands, coming into a deep squat and keeping your hands on the floor.<br>• Jump …

Workouts

Two Methods For Conquering Your Chronic Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem that many people struggle with in the workplace. There are projects that we know need to get done, but they keep getting pushed to the side, and eventually, they grow into a giant obstacle that blocks personal and professional progress.<p>Nearly everyone procrastinates at …

Procrastination

The greatest high-intensity sugar-burning workout to cut body fat

Imagine you’re out for a walk in the woods. During this leisurely stroll, your muscles are using a type of muscle fiber called slow-twitch fiber. …

Body Fat

9 Ways to Measure Success That Have Nothing to Do With Money

During my 10-year sales career, the most successful year I had financially was the year I felt the worst emotionally. I was constantly stressed out …

Happiness

The Simple Mind-Altering Habits That Will Beat Procrastination—for Good

Procrastination can be particularly pesky when we are just trying to get something done. Why is it so hard to focus and just, well, meet our own …

The 12 Best Ways to Build Shoulders

How to Build Bigger, Wider Delts<p>The Question<p>What's your single best training tip for building shoulder size?<p>Mark Dugdale – IFBB Pro Bodybuilder<p>Train …

​This Deadly 40-Minute Workout Will Shrink Your Belly​ | Men’s Health

This routine consists of five 7-minute parts, each with 3 moves performed back to back to back. Do each part in the order listed with 1 to 2 minutes of rest between parts.<p><b>Part 1</b><p>1. Pushup, 7 reps<p>2. Squat, 7 reps<p>3. Burpee, 7 reps<p>That’s 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can in 7 minutes, resting as …

How to Create a System That Will Help You With Any Goal

Life coaches are crazy-obsessed big goal-setters. Coaching is largely about beginning with the end in mind (a goal) and creating an action plan to …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead) | Inc.com

What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After that many hours, their studies told them, productivity fell off a cliff.<p>But …

Productivity

If You Can’t Lose Fat With This Sprint Workout You Should Probably Just Quit Everything

When people talk about sprinting, they typically discuss their glory days – being part of a high school team or how fast they ran the 40-yard sprint …

High School Sports

What is a bullet journal? And why does everyone think it’s better than any productivity app?

Switching off screens, planning and reviewing your day with a notebook reduces the lingering dread of pending tasks.<p>In May 2016, I found myself …