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A Practical Guide to Achieving Any Goal and Living Beyond Fear

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you wish.<p>However, the primary obstacles stopping you from being and living how you want are:<p>The lack of trust you have <i>from</i> …

A therapist outlines the 3 main reasons people never change

<i>Katherine Schafler is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 14 years' counseling experience.</i><p>1. True change is about taking personal accountability<p>The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud:<p><i>"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom</i> …

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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

How To Win An Argument Every Time

<i>This article was cowritten by Joseph Grenny, the</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author of</i> Crucial Conversations <i>and the cofounder of VitalSmarts.</i><p>Between the two of us, we’ve spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding in both of our research is that your ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Proven Ways to Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life

<b>“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Denis Waitley</b><p>Happiness.<p>You want it. You seek it. …

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4 Alternatives to Wearing Blazers With Jeans

If you feel like you're stuck in a blazers and jeans rut, this primer's is for you.<p>If you feel like you're stuck in a blazers and jeans rut, this primer's is for you.

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The New Business Marketing Mix: Revamping the 4 Ps for Modern Times

2/25/2015 | Chuck Leddy<p>Business marketing isn't what it used to be. If your middle market company's marketing team is still married to the …

How the Story About the Lady and the Baskets Made Me a Better Spouse

My friend, who is a divorce lawyer, says, "Most marriage failures are not the result of infidelity, substance abuse or in-laws. Most marriage failures are the result of selfishness."<p>Ouch.<p>When I was in the sixth grade, our class read a book of short stories about survival. One of the stories had a …

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10

<b>1. How adored she is.</b> No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe -- always.<p><b>2. How to cook.</b> She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them …

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To My Sons: 20 Lessons for a Meaningful Life (That I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age)

Author and artist Austin Kleon writes that when people give advice, they're really just talking to themselves in the past. I'll buy that. And by midlife, there's plenty of the past to draw from in the advice department. Because there are no do-overs (and how we sometimes wish there were), the …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Self-improvement

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn by Kindergarten

We each grasp financial lessons at different points in our lives, but we're never too old — or too young — to start learning. Some lessons, however, …

8 Steps to Turn Around an Underperforming Employee

Before you fire them, try these simple techniques for getting struggling employees back on track.<p>It's a moment every business leader dreads. You have an employee who's not performing well at his or her job. You may know that losing this job will cause your employee economic hardship. You may even …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

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First 5 Steps to Achieving Great Things

Greatness doesn't just happen. The best leaders take steps to ensure that when they do something, they do it better than anyone else.<p>You're good. You wouldn't be where you are if you weren't. But you know you're capable of better than good. You're capable of achieving truly great things.<p>Problem is, …

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