Self-improvement

17 Little Things You Can Do To Be A Better Person in 2017

“Make the most of yourself… for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We’re all on a journey of self-growth, evolution, and change, and …

Happiness

Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing

Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling …

Success

9 Powerful Lessons From Confucius That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Confucius was one of the most famous Chinese thinkers and philosophers. He mainly focused on moral issues, social relationships and how to live a …

Success

5 Negative Tendencies You Should Stop Immediately if You Want to Succeed

Is it time to unfriend the critics and haters?<p>Start the new year right by taking inventory of your "worst-self." If you don't know, it's time to get honest and ask your circle of friends this question: "What is it about me that is hard to tolerate?"<p>Then listen with a complete and open mind to those …

Leadership

The 2 Biggest Obstacles To Finally Writing Your Book, and How to Overcome Them

"I will write my book in 2017!" say aspiring authors everywhere. If you want to make it happen, you must move past these 2 obstacles. Here is how!<p>Do you have "write my book" on your list of 2017 goals or resolutions? The good news is that it's never been easier to write your book.<p>There are …

Success

The One Thing Happy (and Successful) People Do Every Single Day

What is the secret to happiness? This elusive emotion is something we consistently chase after, but is it a goal we should be setting in the first …

Productivity

Live Like You Don't Give a F*** By Caring Strongly About Just a Few Things

From time to time, it feels like it would be nice to just stop giving a crap about the rat race and do what you want. The below video (which contains …

Lifestyle

Step Up and Elevate Your Mindset — Part 1: Building Personal Relationships

Step Up and Elevate Your Mindset — Part 1: Building Personal Relationships<p><i>This is the first installment of a four-part series on elevating your</i> …

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15 Quotes From Wayne Dyer That Will Inspire You to Seize Every Second of Your Life

Wayne W. Dyer was one of the most influential spiritual teachers to have ever graced this Earth.<p>Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more …

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Feeling Stuck? 3 Ways You May Be Letting Fear Affect Your Progress

As men, we take pride in not being afraid of shit. Like lions, we want to protect what’s ours, provide for our family and, for the most part, be king.<p>…

Success

Forget the Past and Move On

Forget the past and all that it has done to you, and allow yourself to move on. Instead of using the present moment to fill it in with past hurts, …

Self-help

People Reveal The Life Lessons They Learned Too Late

'Treat people well, while you can.'<p>Sometimes in life, you learn things the hard way (and often about a gazillion years too late).<p>In a bid to help others avoid making the same mistakes they did, Reddit users have come together to discuss the life lessons they wish they’d learned earlier.<p>From the …

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Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

5 ways to use mindfulness and zen philosophy to help overcome insecurities<p><b>1) Accept everything about yourself.</b><p>Focus on every part of your body and …

Self-help

Be Where Your Feet Are: 4 Skills to Practice Daily

<i>By Drew Gurley</i><p>My first job out of college was as a project coordinator for a startup in Vail, Colorado. The company built and managed amazing ski-in, ski-out homes -- the kind we've all seen on MTV's "Cribs." Looking back, it was a great first job that almost any new graduate would have loved to …

Success

Practical Tools for Finding Courage and Revealing Your True Voice

In 1911, a man known as “Ishi” (the name just means <i>man</i> in his language), believed to be the last of the Yahi people, emerged from the wilderness …

Viral Marketing

Novice To Leader: 5 Tips to becoming a Leader of Your Own Life

(Image: iStock.com/leolintang)<p>Ready or not, 2017 is here and if it is anything like 2016, at the blink of an eye it will be over and done with. So …

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The Three Goals Every Parent Must Set In 2017

I am standing at my kitchen window watching my son practising his football. His dad set up a goalpost for him in my back garden.<p>Yes, I have a football goal post in my garden (I wonder what my poor neighbours think!).<p>I shake my head at the determination on my boy's face and marvel at how he can keep …

Success

Regain Control of Your Calendar & Life

Teressa Moore Griffin is founder and CEO of Spirit of Purpose. She provides simple tools that help you get beyond real or perceived limitations in …

Success

Ask Polly: Should I Quit Grad School?

Get Ask Polly delivered weekly.<p><b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I’m writing from what feels like a place of despair and hopelessness. I quit my mediocre and extremely …

Mind

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Ensure You're Acting With Purpose and Power

The first few months of the year are a great time to remind yourself why you’re in this business. Why day after day, week after week, month after …

Success

7 Crucial Mindset Shifts to Achieve Everything You Want

When you decide to embrace a profound life change, it’s scary, because <i>change is scary</i>. But the only way to successfully deal with change is to master …

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Why You Need To Take A Sabbatical From "Being Happy"

The Greeks have a word for the state of happiness called "eu­phoria." The noun form is <i>euphoros,</i> which literally means "the bearer of goodness." One …

Self-help

Advice That Works for Anyone

<i>Written by Max Harms</i><p>Image credit: Various on Wikipedia<p><i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>When was …

Are You an Entrepreneur? The Answer Might Surprise You!

They don’t wait to be told what to do, or for conditions to be perfect, or to be handed the resources they need on a platter. In the spirit of a …

Success

Why I Write Down 1 Thing I've Learnt Every Day

Writing down one thing you learn everyday may seem like a waste of time, or a bit cheesy, but you'll be surprised what such a small thing can do for …

How to Make Your Resolutions Last All Year

Did you resolve to make a change this year? Whether your goal was to eat healthier, run a marathon, or finally start meditating, keep those shiny new …

Introducing The Porch Light Profiles

<i>"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."</i> ― Howard Thurman<p>Welcome to the Porch Light Profiles. This year I'm shifting the focus of my blog to writing about men and women who allow their light to …

Art

This is How to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever

Nine out of ten people fail at their New Years Resolution every year (1).<p>Clearly, we’re doing something wrong.<p>So, in 2017, I suggest we take another …

Success

Why Planning for Failure is Essential to Building Great Habits

I had put on the notorious “Freshman 15.” Eating cafeteria food (and partying) had caught up with me. I was chubby.<p>So I set a goal of going to the …

Success

Diets Don’t Work.

Food is fuel. What grade of food octane are you putting in your tank? Food is fuel. The better the fuel the higher you go. Stop just eating and start …

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