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10 Financial Mistakes to Stop Making in 2014

While 2013 might not have been as much of a financial whirlwind as what we've seen in the past, it seems as if our ability to be frugal, manage our …

Personal Finance

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

How To Complete 101 Things in 1001 Days (and change your life in the process) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you wish you could tackle all those things you’d like to do “someday”? I just completed 101 things in 1001 days, and, aside from having a blast …

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development

After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. These self-evaluations are then reviewed by the employee’s manager and, often times, included in the employee’s annual performance appraisal and personnel file in HR.<p>While many people scoff at this process …

3 Simple Tricks To Stop Procrastination In Its Tracks

January is a tough month. Not only does it contain the so-called most depressing day of the year, it’s also when holiday spirit dissipates while holiday bills rolls in and when enthusiasm for resolutions starts to decline precipitously as we trudge toward February. In other words, January …

Change Your Life: Be Honest with Yourself and Make Conscious Choices

<b>“If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.” ~Fay Weldon</b><p>During the last year I have made significant changes. I have changed my …

Motivation

How To Find Great Supporters Who Will Nurture Your Growth

In my courses and client work, I’m fortunate to witness first-hand hundreds of dreams and visions being birthed into the world – new products and services, new businesses launching, new books and films under development, new methods for teaching, leading, and educating, and more. There is so much …

10 Habits of Passionate People That You Can Adopt As Well

We are all naturally passionate at some point in our lives. We all start out that way at least. Most children contain the energy and love of life …

Motivation

When to Stay Silent and When to Speak | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Last week, when your boss asked you for your view on a matter, you said you had none. But inside you were brimming with opinions. Now he’s decided to …

Bring Passion Back To Your Relationship

<b>Is romance missing in your relationship? Bring back the zest!</b><p>Once upon a time, you couldn't keep your hands off each other. You strolled hand in hand …

Put Yourself on the Road to Success With These 5 Principles

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Depending on whom you ask, success means different things. If you were to ask me, I'd say it means having a career that revolves around my real life. If you were to ask my cat, she'd say it involves finding a way to catch, immobilize and …

The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day

<b>“At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?” ~Jack Kornfield</b><p>When I was seven years old, I almost died.<p>My …

Letting Go, Trusting, and Allowing Yourself to Be Happy and Free

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>First, let’s be clear about something…<p>Surrender is <i>not</i> …

Your Brain on Laughter

Are they laughing at you or laughing with you? Your brain can tell the difference.<p>Curious about how different types of laughter — mocking, joyful or …

22 Things Happy People Do Differently

This article is from Chiara Fucarino. Enjoy!<p><b>Disclaimer: This article is not intended to address those with clinical depression or other mental</b> …

7 Things To Ask Yourself To Truly Wake Up In Life

Far too often our minds get clogged up by the stress of life. Add in the words and thoughts from other people and you’ve a recipe for disaster in …

WARNING: Following your dreams can get lonely! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If someone told you that they were ‘following their dreams’ what would you say to them? Would you mock and laugh or would you encourage and support …

Motivation

A Positive Attitude Makes Meds Works Better

Credit the added relief to “embodied cognition,” says senior study author Ted Kaptchuk, M.D. It states that your mental state can be influenced by the state of your body and vice versa. In other words, what you’re told can affect more than just your brain; it can affect your body.<p>But don’t swap …

Need Inspiration? Here Are 9 Ways to Find It.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people love routine. They’re perfectly happy getting up at the same time, doing the same things, eating the same foods, and working the same job, day in, day out. I guess it’s comforting to them.<p>Not me. I thrive on variety. Newness. …

If You Were Waiting For A Sign, This Is It

What is it that you’re waiting for, exactly? Do you believe in perfect timing, all the stars aligning, and then you will know the time is right? Can …

16 Reasons Why It’s So Important To Follow Your Dreams

<i>A Dream, a vision, a goal, a desire,</i> these are all things most of us know we need when we are working towards success but have somewhere along the …

How to Like Yourself More Tomorrow Than You Did Yesterday

Life can be messy, no doubt about it. I have lived it and I know this to be true. Being a woman is a blessing and a curse in the sense that we are …

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.</b>” ~<b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>At twenty-five I was happily married and had a great career, many friends, …

Reduce Stress Levels and Increase Your Willpower Using These 3 Stress Reduction Techniques

Most of us are under a constant stress.<p>There are so many things that take away from our peace of mind: health issues, financial troubles, …

7 Laws of Fearless Living

Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living -- they lie. But you already sense the truth of this, or you wouldn't still be looking for ways to escape those everyday fears that stalk your happiness like a lion does the unwary gazelle.<p>The …

10 Quotes That'll Make You Fearless

When is the last time you missed an opportunity because of fear or self doubt?<p>We’re all guilty of it. Sometimes, it’s staying in your comfort zone in …

Productivity down the drain? Maximize your willpower for complete success!

Do you know what you’re most valuable resource is?<p>It’s willpower.<p>Willpower is our vitality, it’s our inner energy, and it’s what enables us to do …

Creating Habits For Success

Creating Habits For Success<p>The old myth says it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Later resource states that it could take 66 days or longer. Depending on the individual. Most people will instruct you to do something for 30 days to get into the habit of doing it.<br>In OG Mandino’s book “The Greatest Salesman in The World” it is stated.<br>In truth the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all …

How Do You Motivate Yourself: With Love or Fear?

<b>“The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” ~ Jack Kornfield</b><p>My whole life has …

Motivation