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  • 3 Simple Techniques for Enhancing Your Mental Clarity

    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
    Bernadette Logue
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:59 pm
    The mind can be like a prison, trapping you with incessant and noisy thoughts, many of which serve no useful purpose and some of which are actually quite limiting. Whenever your mind is left unmanaged, it will run riot in this way, resulting in less mental clarity and peace, and more stress and confusion. Conversely though, your mind can also liberate you once you learn how to manage it. To improve your mental clarity and overall effectiveness in any area of life, you can counter the effects of a noisy, riotous mind with these 3 simple techniques below. These are based on…

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Amante Reale
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:06 am
    “Make a budget” is one of the most often repeated personal finance tips but, just like “eat more greens”, very few of us actually follow it even though we know it’s good for us. The reason, of course, is that unless you’re someone who gets an adrenaline shot from juggling numbers, odds are that even the thought of sitting down and writing down a monthly budget is giving you a panic attack. I know, because I’ve been where you are. Even worse, when you do write that budget, and stick it to the fridge (or whatever the digital equivalent of that may be), it’s still an extremely…
  • 4 Questions that Will Change Your Attitude (When You Can’t Change Anything Else)

    Marc and Angel Hack Life
    Marc Chernoff
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
    A peaceful person is not a person who’s always in a good situation, but rather a person who always has a good attitude in every situation. To a great extent, we create our fate every single day, and most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own (controllable) attitude.  Life is packed full of uncontrollable events; in many situations the only thing we can control is the attitude we choose to respond with. When you really take the time to think about it, everything happening around us is neutral and meaningless up until the point that we give it meaning.  And the…
  • The Danger of the Comfort Zone

    Life Optimizer
    Donald Latumahina
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    I like to read the stories of great people, and recently I read the story of Andrew Carnegie. It’s an inspiring story; I learned a lot from it. Here I’d like to share an important lesson I learned from it with you. The lesson comes from the contrast between Andrew Carnegie and his father, Will Carnegie. Will Carnegie was a handloom weaver. That’s a job he had had for years, and life was good. But then the situation changed. The 19th century Industrial Revolution was reaching its peak, and machines replaced a lot of manual labor. As a result, there was less and less demand for his craft…
  • 10 Tiny Ways to Boost Your Productivity Today

    Asian Efficiency
    Annie Mueller
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    We want to be masters of productivity, most of us, because there are a lot of things we really want to do. Sometimes that means that we expect ourselves to leap tall buildings in a single bound. We tend to think that increasing our productivity is something we do by making monumental changes. Monumental changes […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 4 Things Experts Do to Learn Faster Than You

    Sean Sergio
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:09 am
    Let’s learn how to play Bizaroo. The fictional game invented by me, five minutes ago. How would you start? Your first attempt would naturally be followed by immediate failure and maybe amused laughter from experienced onlookers. We would then probably say,”Wow! It’s hard”, followed by a healthy dose of self deprecation. From there we would seek some help, and it would definitely be useful. As long as you don’t have some serious mental handicap, most people would experience a lot of initial growth. Then eventually a plateau. More than likely a plateau that lasts most of their…

    Amante Reale
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:06 am
    “Make a budget” is one of the most often repeated personal finance tips but, just like “eat more greens”, very few of us actually follow it even though we know it’s good for us. The reason, of course, is that unless you’re someone who gets an adrenaline shot from juggling numbers, odds are that even the thought of sitting down and writing down a monthly budget is giving you a panic attack. I know, because I’ve been where you are. Even worse, when you do write that budget, and stick it to the fridge (or whatever the digital equivalent of that may be), it’s still an extremely…
  • Ten Tips for Life That I Learned Coaching Softball

    Greg Cruthers
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    As a softball coach and parent, I give softball advice to parents, coaches and players in person and on my Softball Journey blog. In my recent article, “Top Ten Tips for Players at Tryouts,” I noticed the parallel between softball and life in general. Proponents of youth sports have always suggested that players learn valuable life lessons from sports. However, many do not elaborate what those lessons might be. Using the softball points from the blog, I’ll show how they relate to tips for success in life. 1. Dress Like a Ball Player – Present yourself professionally and…
  • How to cope with break-ups: the 3 day-solution guide

    Monica Mastrantonio
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Break ups happen every day, everywhere. Even though we may have already experienced them, the fact is we are never prepared to coping with such hard times. Our world seems to be falling down to pieces and it is quite hard to overcome them. No matter what people try to tell you or help you out, we normally think we won´t have the strength or commitment to handle them out. It does take time and lots of effort to put our lives back to the ground again, but we survive. Everybody does. The 3 best-quote physicians for everything including break-ups are time, patience and nature. This 3-day…
  • 8 Candid Reasons Drug Companies Won’t Fix Your Health Problems

    Jim Turk
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Ian Maclaren Are you waiting for someone smarter than you fix your problems? I was, but I have come to the conclusion that it’s not going to happen. I go to bed every night wondering what the next day will be like. I’m wasting away. My legs are all but useless. Raising the white flag and hoping for a “Die Hard” style rescue isn’t practical. I would love to think that “they” will come up with a weight loss solution that works, cure cancer, or stop my disease – multiple sclerosis. They won’t. They can’t.
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  • Google Now Update Brings Better Card Organization, Smarter News Suggesions

    Eric Ravenscraft
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Yesterday, Google announced a new logo . While that wasn’t a big deal, the company also started rolling out a new version of Google Now last night. This one is a lot different. For the better.Read more...
  • Feedly Adds Shared Collections For Pro Users, Lets Teams Share Sources

    Eric Ravenscraft
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Feedly has become one of the best ways to keep up with your RSS feeds. One key feature that’s been missing, however, is the ability to bulk share a collection of sources. Now, Feedly is adding this feature to Feedly Pro.Read more...
  • Splyce Sorts Your Music by BPM, Is Your Own Personal DJ

    Eric Ravenscraft
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
    Android/iOS: Nothing can break your power playlist faster than suddenly hitting a chill song with a slow beat. Splyce is a music player that aims for a better overall experience by sorting, playing, and mixing your music like a DJ.Read more...
  • The Complete Guide to Refinancing Your Student Loans

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    What if there was a way to cut the cost of your outrageously priced student loan? That’s what refinancing promises: ideally, you save thousands of dollars in interest over the life of your loan. But that’s not necessarily the whole story. Here’s everything you should consider before refinancing.Read more...
  • The Baffled, Bias-Lit Workspace

    Alan Henry
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    YouTuber Mumbo Jumbo makes some pretty rad Minecraft videos, and posted his equally rad workspace to Reddit’s battlestations subreddit for everyone to see. Some ambient bias lighting, some acoustic foam baffling, and a well-placed microphone, and he has a great setup for gaming, video recording, and more.Read more...
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  • Computer desktop clutter

    David Caolo
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:30 am
    There are two types of people in the world — those who are okay with this, and those who aren’t: Computers have been a part of my daily life since about 1994. The machines and technologies we used back then would be almost unrecognizable today, with one exception: files saved on the desktop. When Apple released the first Macintosh in 1984, it featured what we think of as the desktop today, with files, a trash can, a clock, and little program icons. Since then, people have taken to saving digital files to the desktop, much as one does with a physical desk. We’ll call these…
  • 10 things you can do right now to be more organized

    David Caolo
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Here at Unclutterer we often focus on long-term solutions for clutter problems. But this week, I want to focus on the short term. The following are 10 things you can do within the next 10 minutes to help yourself be more organized. Lay out tomorrow’s outfit tonight. Last week, we wrote about what I think of as doing a favor for your future self. Unless you’re going the Steve Jobs route and wearing the same outfit every day, you probably spend a few minutes each morning staring at the dresser or closet in an early morning fog and the longer you stand there the more you run the risk…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    2013 Knife block with integrated stand for iPad (or any other tablet)As someone who frequently uses an iPad in the kitchen to manage recipes, this knife block seems like a great solution to the problem of where to safely rest a tablet while cooking. 2012 Review: Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Dry Erase DecalsA product review of the new Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Dry Erase Decals and ways to use them. 2010 Self-imposed technical limitations in music production can hurt so goodWho says you can’t produce brilliant albums with a single microphone direct-to-tape? 2009 Link…
  • Five reasons why you need to backup your files

    Jeri Dansky
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Part of being organized is being prepared for when things go wrong — and with your computer, tablet, and smartphone things can go horribly wrong. That’s when you’ll be glad you’re doing backups. On Unclutterer, we’ve written about how to backup your computer and the photos on your phone, but the following five scenarios illustrate just why these backups are so important. Hard drives go bad The hard drive that stores all the data on your computer won’t last forever. As John Gruber wrote: Hard drives are fragile. … Every hard drive in the world will…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Knock on Wood Stickers

    Erin Doland
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Are you highly superstitious? Do you believe in jinxes? Do you follow up statements like “knock on wood” by actually knocking on wood? Do you ever have to hunt for hours to actually find a piece of wood to knock upon because you live somewhere without trees? Well, search for wood to knock upon no longer! With Knock on Wood portable adhesive real-wood stickers you’ll never be in the lurch: Phew! Now superstitious people who live in barren…
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  • 10 Truths Only Art Students Would Understand

    Lewis Humphries
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    While some college majors earn almost universal respect, others are dismissed as undemanding and insignificant. Art, for example, is considered easier than science primarily because the latter contains more contact hours and more complex subject matter. However, this argument ignores the fact that art is interpretive and lacks the clarity of science, meaning that successful students must have a greater understanding of art and more confidence in their chosen medium. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s indisputable that art students are all familiar with the same triumphs, struggles,…
  • 9 Amazing Things Will Happen When You Start To Enjoy Being Alone

    Casey Imafidon
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    People don’t appreciate being alone enough. And thus they give their power to others. I think it all stems from that being alone is negative and anti-social. But in this post you will find interesting reasons for you to be alone and the benefits that come along with it. Here are the amazing things that will start happening to you when you start enjoying the time you are spending alone. 1. You will start loving yourself more Someone used to tell me being alone made them a best friend to themselves. I thought he was kidding. But being alone builds a relationship with your person. It makes…
  • Why Couples Who Argue Maintain A Closer And Healthier Relationship

    Casey Imafidon
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Many people tend to see arguments in a negative light. They assume disputes can cause breakage and tear two people apart. However, research has shown that the opposite is the case. Seeing these arguments in a positive light can bring strength to a partnership. Couples who argue regularly understand what commitment means and how they can channel their energy into helping the other person to appreciate, love, and understand them. Rather than condemn the idea, it is best to try to understand why couples who argue can maintain a healthy and close relationship. 1. It means the…
  • 8 Things To Remember When Dating Someone With A Guarded Heart

    Matt Duczeminski
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    A guarded heart is one that has been through one traumatic experience after another, leaving a person unable to open up to new friends and loved ones easily. However, this doesn’t mean it’s completely impossible. Those of us with guarded hearts are often incredibly caring individuals who have been hurt in the past and, because of this, will do their best to keep their shields up around most people. If you find yourself dating someone with a guarded heart, understand that: 1. We treasure alone time People with guarded hears trust themselves more than any other person on the planet.
  • 9 Things You Don’t Owe Anyone

    Casey Imafidon
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    People these days think that you owe them a lot. That being around them means that you have to imbibe certain things that work for them. But how can you do all that and still keep your self-esteem and self-worth in check? You have a right to do what you feel like doing as long as you have not committed a crime. And if people can’t live with that, whether they are your friends, family or relatives, you should emphasize your space and what you deserve. You cannot live your life according to the standards and expectations of others. 1. You don’t owe anyone your outward…
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    Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

  • These Art Cars Are Cruising Across Burning Man in Style

    Caleb Kraft
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you're missing Burning Man this year or you're about to head out to the playa, check out the most impressive art cars that will be cruising the desert. Read more on MAKE The post These Art Cars Are Cruising Across Burning Man in Style appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Painting Gorgeous Colors onto Copper Using Only An Open Flame

    Theron Sturgess
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:30 am
    Watch as metalworking artist Philip Cook demonstrates his skill with "painting" brilliant colors onto copper with a blowtorch. Read more on MAKE The post Painting Gorgeous Colors onto Copper Using Only An Open Flame appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Ferrofluid Clock Moves Like Elegant Little Caterpillars

    Sophia Smith
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Created by designer Zelf Koelman, Ferrolic is a clock that displays time in a liquid that is controlled by magnets. Yes, really. Read more on MAKE The post Ferrofluid Clock Moves Like Elegant Little Caterpillars appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Learn About Hand-Lashed Kayaks at the Shreveport Mini Maker Faire

    Caleb Kraft
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Don Fraser has been building kayaks for 45 years, and he will be coming to Shreveport Mini Maker Faire this month to share his expertise. Read more on MAKE The post Learn About Hand-Lashed Kayaks at the Shreveport Mini Maker Faire appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Visions of a Victorian Future: Steampunk Makers Compete for $100,000 TV Prize

    Andrew Terranova
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Whether you are already into steampunk, or just curious, you should check out the new TV show 'Steampunk'd' on GSNTV. Read more on MAKE The post Visions of a Victorian Future: Steampunk Makers Compete for $100,000 TV Prize appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
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    The Art of Manliness

  • How to Disappear in the Wilderness: A Natural Camouflage Tutorial

    A Manly Guest Contributor
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at You never know when you might need natural camouflage. Whether to escape and evade or to hunt and stalk, blending into the wilderness around you might be a necessary part of your survival scenario one day, and it’s important that you understand the basics. Luckily, the process is fool-proof, and perhaps surprisingly, fast. The Base Layer It all starts with muddin’ up! It goes without saying that this method of natural camo lends itself to warm weather scenarios. This process also works much better…
  • Podcast #134: A Field Manual For Life After Combat

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:50 am
    What happens when a soldier returns from the battlefield? How does a combat veteran transition from the chaos and intense camaraderie that occurs in war to the more placid rhythms of civilian life? How does our society help these individuals make that transition? In his book The Return: A Field Manual for Life After Combat, Marine combat veteran David Danelo argues that our returning soldiers have “a power that must be discovered, honored, and treasured.” The Return offers some big picture ideas on how our military and civilian cultures can protect and nurture this potent…
  • Shadow Work and the Rise of Middle-Class Serfdom

    Brett and Kate McKay
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Meet Bill, an average American. The first thing Bill does when he rolls out of bed in the morning is look at his phone. He checks for new texts and emails, peruses his Facebook feed, and then surfs around to various news sites and blogs. Then he grabs a quick breakfast and it’s out the door for a 20-minute commute to work. But first he stops at a convenience store to fill up on gas and withdraw some money from the ATM. Once at the office, Bill makes himself some coffee and settles into his desk. His computer prompts him, as it does every 90 days, to change his password. He then spends an…
  • How to End a Conversation [VIDEO]

    Brett & Kate McKay
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Have you ever gotten stuck in a conversation with somebody because you didn’t know how to end it smoothly? Well, in today’s video we show you how to end a conversation without making things awkward. For more tips, check out this article. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. Editing by Jordan Crowder
  • So You Want My Trade: Carpenter

    Jeremy Anderberg
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Last year, we ran a series of articles extolling the virtues and eliminating the myths of the skilled trades. While we were able to cover a lot of ground, there wasn’t room to provide a detailed picture of all the various trades out there for men to pursue. So, as an accompaniment to our So You Want My Job series, we’re running regular installments of So You Want My Trade: interviews that offer an inside view of the pluses and minuses of various blue collar career choices. While many hobbyists will refer to themselves as carpenters, there’s quite a gulf between the…
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    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

  • A Love Song In 1,000 Verses: My Ode To Leadership…..And Life

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    On December 25, 2005, it started this way: Hello blogland, starbucker here – I figured that Christmas Day was the best time as ever to start doing this. Yes, I always tend to look at the glass as “half full” – call me an eternal optimist, call me a fool, but I find it’s the best way to live one’s life with the least amount of angst. I hate angst. Now I wish I could always see the bright side of everything, but hey, that’s why I need to blog – to share perspectives and learn from other experiences. I wanted to share, I wanted to learn, and I hated angst – that’s how…
  • Leaders Should Be (More) Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely

    16 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    This is the last in a series of my 3 favorite posts over the past 9+ years, in anticipation of my 1,000th (!) post coming up next Sunday, on August 23rd.  I’m so grateful you’re here reading this today, and I hope you’ll join me again next week to help me celebrate this milestone (to make it easier for you please be my guest to sign up for email delivery of my posts in the box on the right side bar). When I look back at 998 posts and pinpoint the day I completely embraced the concept of More Human leadership, and took my first shot at defining it, it was the day I wrote…
  • The Real Secret of Life

    9 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    “I never want to grow up.” – Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie, August 3, 2008 This is the second in a series of my 3 favorite posts over the past 9+ years, in anticipation of my 1,000th (!) post coming up on August 23rd. As always, I’m eternally grateful that you’re here today to read this post and join my More Human Leadership journey. This post was written in August of 2008, after a trip to Boulder, Colorado. At that time I was spending a lot of time traveling back and forth from my home in Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain region for my cable TV company,…
  • Leadership – What’s Love Got To Do With it?

    2 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    In anticipation of my 1,000th post coming up on August 23rd, I wanted to share a few of my favorites over the past 10 years. These posts go to the core of my principles of More Human leadership, as well as take a peek into my heart and soul. That’s been the nature of this blog – documenting a personal journey that has revealed itself little by little, and week after week. I’m so glad you’ve been along for the ride, and I also hope you enjoy (or re-enjoy) these favorite posts with me. Thank you! This post, originally published in November of 2009, came at a sad time for…
  • The 6 Most Effective Lessons For The On-The-Job Leadership Teacher

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    I always thought it was strange how great leadership was always thought to be vitally important to a businesses success, but yet it was quite often the least discussed thing in the meeting rooms, and the budget money allocated to “leadership training” was always limited (or the first thing to get cut back). Why is this the case? It’s a question that has banged around in my head for a long time. I think in many respects leadership was just thought to be a “passed along” skill that didn’t need any formal teaching structure attached to it. That is, if you wanted to learn, you…
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    Live Your Legend

  • How to Feel Rich (Even When You Think You’re Poor)

    20 Aug 2015 | 11:44 am
     “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” ― Patrick Meagher Rich: A New Perspective Last week we talked a lot about money, and put some of those ideas to work with a formula and worksheet for figuring out how much you need to do what you want and be happy. It was the most comprehensive free resource I’ve created in a long time. I did it to help you get clear – because after you broke everything down, you hopefully saw that beyond making ends meet, most of us need a lot less than we think to do the things we care about and make our mark. Being rich and wealthy is…
  • Redefining Your “Rich”: The 5-Step Formula to Calculate How Much Money You Need & Want (free worksheet)

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:32 am
    “Rich is a state of mind that should be nurtured before the money comes.” – Lonnie Rush Note: This article is a detailed guide on how to calculate how much money you need to do the things you care about, live your legend and be happy. I also created a free spreadsheet template to allow you to put the principles to use immediately. Download your own copy at the bottom of this article.  Now, let’s talk money. Avoiding the Endless Empty Pursuit of More You’ve probably heard the scene before… The young intern asks the big time Wall Street CEO, “So, what’s…
  • World Tour Italy #1: Florence Honeymoon Crashing, Tuscan Farmhouse Dinner Parties & Naples 5-Pizza Lunch Tango

    Chelsea Dinsmore
    8 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    Memorable Italian Moments: Crashing a honeymoon in Florence (a first for us). A 4-course dinner with a Tuscan family (see above) at their 1800’s farmhouse in the center of a thousand olive trees, which concluded with a nightcap under the stars among a thousand fireflies. Wandering the streets of Rome, soaking wet, in a torrential downpour searching for a place to stay. Taking an 8-hour detour to Naples for a 5-pizza lunch. Days on the Road: 210 WHERE WE ARE… NOW: Saint-Tropez, France  LAST: Bordeaux, France • NEXT: Dubrovnik, Croatia From Bulgaria to Tuscany……
  • The “Magic” Formula for Getting Faster Results, Going Full-Time & Doing It All

    6 Aug 2015 | 4:05 pm
    “How Do I Get Faster Results?” I get asked this a lot. Or more specifically, something like, “How do I speed up the transition from side project to full-time?” This year alone I’ve heard versions of it from LYL members in over a dozen countries where we’ve hosted events and connected with many of you during our World Tour. It can be a dangerous question, as most attempts to speed up results tend to lead to short-term decisions that sacrifice long-term potential. But there’s one honest answer I’ve found to be true… It comes back to…
  • 21 Small Actions to Take (Right Now) When Progress Feels Impossible

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:37 pm
    My 8-Year Lesson… Last Sunday was Live Your Legend’s fourth birthday (that’s me up there celebrating in the Sahara Desert a couple weeks ago). Well, at least that’s our official age. There were another four years before that when I was working on it with seemingly zero growth and no one paying attention, but we won’t get into that right now. In the past eight years I’ve screwed a lot of things up, gotten a few right and learned plenty. But there’s one lesson that stands out above all others. Ready for it? You can always do something. Sometimes it…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • The 2' x 4' Snare Drum

    1 Sep 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Sometimes (all the time) ... I have unpractical ideas. Usually, they just bounce around and live in my head along side the questionably "good" ideas ... possibly make it into my sketch book, but never exist in the physical world. That is ... until a woodworking contest comes along, which justifies...By: -BALES-Continue Reading »
  • Control An Arduino With Your Phone

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Hello everyone! In this instructible I will show you how to control and read sensors with arduino and blynk. Blynk is an app that allows full control over arduino, rasberry pi and spark core. With your smartphone! And it is as easy as uploading some code. Materials You will need:1 arduino (any mo...By: Treker2Continue Reading »
  • Homemade Electronic Igniters

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Fireworks are just awesome! I have always loved a good firework display with lots of pretty colours and interesting patterns. The loud bangs, the smell of smoke in the air - fireworks are a great way to celebrate a wide range of events from parties to weddings. There's just one problem! Whoever has ...By: WorkshopWizardContinue Reading »
  • Firewood Rack

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:35 pm
    This instructable shows you how to build a Firewood Rack from aluminum mouldings. The build time for this project is about 3 hours and material cost is roughly $45. Planning I started with drawing out my vision. I wanted a rack that was unobtrusive yet sturdy, and one that complemented my backyar...By: nickrasContinue Reading »
  • Cleaning Laser Engraved Wood 2.0

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:29 pm
    I love Jon-A-Tron's post "How to Clean Up Laser Burnt Wood". Jon uses a brush and pumice hand soap to clean laser burnt wood... His tip on cleaning up wood after laser engraving or cutting wood works great! However, the other day I did not have a brush or soap so I need a quick solution. As a result...By: masterURlaserContinue Reading »
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  • Tips to Manage Your Career

    Mark Shead
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Many people just let their career “happen” to them. People who really get ahead usually take a much more proactive approach and intentionally manage their career. In this post, we want to look at some things you can do to plan ahead. 1. Keep in contact What you know is important, but whom you know may determine what opportunities present themselves. The whole idea of applying for a job where no one knows you is pretty antiquated. Yes, I know people still get jobs that way, but as the world becomes more interconnected, it is becoming more and more important to “know someone…
  • Sleep More–Do More

    Mark Shead
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Being productive shouldn’t be about just spending more time working. Productivity involves accomplishing more for each minute of work. Let’s say you can do 100 units of work in 8 hours, so to get more done you work for 16 hours and accomplish 160 units of work. Have you become more productive? Not really. Imagine that you were being paid $100 per hour. So for 8 hours, you were paid $800 for 100 units of work or $8 per unit. At 16 hours, you were paid $1600 for 160 units of work or $10 per unit. Someone paying you on the outside would quickly notice that your productivity lessened…
  • Future Work

    Mark Shead
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I lived in Michigan for the first half of the 2000s and saw a lot of people who had lost their jobs in the auto industry. What was sad is that the layoffs weren’t much of a surprise to people looking in from the outside, but they were often very surprising for the people who lost their jobs. The thing is, those people were probably in a better position to understand what was happening than anyone else. It is very easy to overlook what today tells you about tomorrow when you are right in the middle of things. This post is an attempt to look at how work is likely to change in the future.
  • 5 Ways My Phone Makes Me More Productive

    Mark Shead
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    1. Banking and Bills My bank recently added the ability to deposit checks by taking a picture of them in their Android application. This saves me time, makes sure that my checks don’t get lost in the mail and simplifies the deposit process. 2. Reading I’m still a big fan of physical books, but having a few books on my phone means that I can do something useful when I have an unexpected delay waiting for someone. I also use it to read to my kids at night because I can turn off the room light and still read the screen. With the light off they go to sleep faster. Recently we read…
  • Managing Expectations and Perceptions

    Mark Shead
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    In my last post, I talked about two experiments that showed how the expectations of teachers can make kids get better grades and how the expectations of scientists can make rats do better on mazes. My point was that if you aren’t paying attention to how people perceive you, chances are you will fall short of your full potential. In this post, I want to look at three things you can do to manage how others perceive you and how you can influence their expectations. 1. Under promise / Over deliver CEO Craig needs two projects done by two of his direct reports. He asks Tom when he can expect…
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  • The Cost of Business as Usual

    Melissa Heisler
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    Most individuals in current business environments have the feeling of being chained to one’s desk for an inhuman amount of hours, running to endless meetings, and being bombarded by constant emails and calls. Many employees are doing the work of two or more people these days. Associates are being held accountable for unrealistic sales goals. Everything is a crisis. The result is stress. And a lot of it. The irony is that the more hectic our day, the more stress we experience and the less productive we become. When we are stressed, our fight-or-flight system kicks in, the same unconscious…
  • Love Is The Only Sane Response

    Mary O'Malley
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    During the last twelve months, I have experienced some of the deepest sadness, pain, and grief that I can remember. I have had challenges with my body, my daughter was hospitalized with a very serious illness and on top of that, I’m walking the path with my son as he goes through aggressive cancer treatments. It has been gut and heart-wrenching. It is so hard to watch others suffer so deeply, especially our children, and not be able to do much, except love them.  And love myself! I keep on remembering what author and spiritual teacher, Stephen Levine, said to me when I was studying…
  • Moving Forward Through Ups and Downs

    Melissa Heisler
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    Do you have a goal which seems far away? Are you working toward something but keep hitting obstacles? Are you uncertain you are on the right path? Have you lost your path and are not sure what is next? Lately many of my clients have been going through a confusing, frustrating, up and down time. Nothing seems stable any more. What used to be is gone, but what is next has not yet shown up. As our brain loves the familiar, it senses change as a danger knocking us into the blur and cloudiness of stress. Now not only are we dealing with the changing circumstances around us, but we also have to…
  • How to Embrace the Holy Mess Of Your Life

    Mary O'Malley
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    I have had a plaque on my fireplace for a long time by artist Kelly Rae Roberts which says, “Kindness Changes Everything”. A friend of mine recently sent me another one of Kelly Rae’s inspirational quotes, “Embrace the imperfections, the chaos, the HOLY MESS of your BEAUTIFUL life”.  I love both of these sayings because they are all about the heart. While most people try to get rid of the uncomfortable stuff in their lives, true healing is about allowing our imperfections and chaos to float into our hearts. How do we do this? By embracing it all with kindness. Carl Jung, the famous…
  • Stop Trying to Escape Your Life

    Melissa Heisler
    6 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    The other day my friend told me her family goes on “adventures” not “vacations.” “Vacations,” she said, “makes it sound like we are vacating our life.” The concept struck me powerfully. How often are we vacating our lives? How often do we want to escape, to get away from our every day? It is all too common to believe we have to get through three hundred days of boredom, frustration, stress, and angst in order to have a few days where we vacate the normal and actually live! What if we didn’t need to vacate our lives? What if instead you looked at every day as an opportunity…
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  • Why Getting Fit Isn’t the Best Exercise Motivation (and 10 Better Reasons to Move Today)

    Mark Sisson
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Reminder: Today is the last day to get Don’t Just Sit There! for $10 off and with several bonus items. In this online multimedia program you’ll learn how to build a perfect workstation, how to sit better, how to stand better, and how to work out on company time. The special offer expires at 5 PM PST today. Gain instant access here today! We’re told time and again that in order to get healthy we need to let go of our “lower” instincts (e.g. conserving energy on the couch or preferring to go out and have fun) and embrace future goals. We need to take things seriously –…
  • 13 Ways to Move More Throughout the Day (Even While at Work)

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post from expert biomechanist Katy Bowman, author of Don’t Just Sit There! Tomorrow, Sept. 2, is the final day to receive the $10-off early-bird discount and several bonus items when you purchase the online multimedia program Don’t Just Sit There! Learn all the details here and gain access today! What research has demonstrated in the last few years is that people aren’t either active or sedentary—they can be both. Even the active people are, by a new definition coined in movement research, actively sedentary. Our totally body movement often tends to boil down…
  • Dear Mark: Sun Aging Skin, Veggies as Carbs, and What Breaks a Fast

    Mark Sisson
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First up comes from Carlos, who is worried about the effect of sun exposure on skin aging. Is the type of sun exposure I recommend good for vitamin D levels but bad for the health and appearance of skin? Second, how can someone eat all the vegetables I recommend while keeping their carb intake below acceptable levels? Aren’t veggies really high in carbohydrates? And finally, what “breaks” a fast? How much protein, fat, carbs, and overall calories can a person get away with without shifting…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 363

    Mark Sisson
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Don’t miss the brand new program I’ve put out with expert biomechanist Katy Bowman. It’s called Don’t Just Sit There and it teaches you how to sit and stand better, build a perfect workstation, and how to “work out” on company time, among many other things. A special promo is running through September 2nd. Learn all about it here. Research of the Week The effect of high-fat cheese intake on serum cholesterol levels? In people with metabolic syndrome, a reduction. In everyone else, no effect. Intensive lipid-lowering therapy lowered cholesterol levels but…
  • Escabèche – Fried and Marinated Mackerel

    Worker Bee
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Escabèche is a Spanish method of preparing fish, first with a quick, hot sear then with a long, leisurely bath in olive oil, vinegar, herbs and spices. The vinegar finishes “cooking” the fish, producing moist, flaky flesh with a tangy, refreshing flavor. Spoon the fish and sauce over greens, and an instant salad is made. It’s hard to find fish recipes that taste better as the week goes on, but this is exactly the point of escabèche. You can eat it after 6 hours or so of marinating, or over the course of a week. While any type of white fish works well, always consider sardines or…
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  • The Daybreak: Make an Important Goal Happen with a Morning Habit

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Leo Babauta The sun begins to come up, and the first rays of light begin to shine upon this fresh day. What do you do with this time? The most important thing. If you have a project you want to happen (let’s say you want to write a book), this is the time to form a habit that will make that project happen. A morning writing habit will get the book done. Simply wishing for the book to get written, or saying you’ll do it “someday,” doesn’t make it happen. If it’s important, you’ll make a morning habit of it: If you want to lose weight, create a…
  • How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    By Leo Babauta Have you created healthy habits for you, but haven’t gotten your kids or spouse on board? You’re not alone — lots of people get frustrated when their loved ones don’t want to create healthy habits. I’ve had a bunch of people write to me about this, including one person who wrote about his sons, who are 10 and 12: “They have bad habits with unhealthy food, computer time, and fighting. And I have a very hard time trying to make a change for them. I do not live with their mother, who is a very good mother, but she so have some bad habits with food.
  • The Simple Health Plan

    21 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    By Leo Babauta There are a lot of complicated diet and exercise plans out there, a lot of workouts that are the latest craze, a lot of fad diets and detox juicing and more. If it’s the newest craze, I recommend skipping it. Instead, let’s get down to the simple fundamentals: it’s not that complicated to get healthy. In fact, I’ve boiled it down to two strategies. Here’s my simple plan: 1. Eat a crapton of vegetables. 2. Do something active and fun every day. No, you don’t have to eat only vegetables — but you should make them the foundation of your diet,…
  • How My Mom Makes Everyone Around Her Better

    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta My mom just left our house after visiting for a week, and once again, our lives were changed. She visits us about twice a year, and every time she does, she leaves us with a new hobby, a new passion, a better version of ourselves. My mom (Shannon Murphy) makes everyone around her better, and yet most people whose lives she changes don’t even realize it. So what’s her secret? I honestly wish I knew her special recipe, but I’m going to do my best to share what I know with all of you. It’s amazing, honestly. Some examples of ways she’s made people…
  • Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    By Leo Babauta One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. We are overwhelmed. Of course, having “not enough time” is just a feeling — we all have the same amount of time, but we often fill up the container of our days with too much stuff. The problem is having too much stuff to fit into a small container (24 hours). If we look at task management and time management as simply a container organization problem, it becomes simpler. How do we fit all of the stuff we have to do into our small container?
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  • 4 Questions that Will Change Your Attitude (When You Can’t Change Anything Else)

    Marc Chernoff
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
    A peaceful person is not a person who’s always in a good situation, but rather a person who always has a good attitude in every situation. To a great extent, we create our fate every single day, and most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own (controllable) attitude.  Life is packed full of uncontrollable events; in many situations the only thing we can control is the attitude we choose to respond with. When you really take the time to think about it, everything happening around us is neutral and meaningless up until the point that we give it meaning.  And the…
  • 12 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness (That Will Change Your Life)

    Marc Chernoff
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:54 pm
    “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung Mindfulness as a daily ritual is the ultimate challenge and practice.  It’s a way of living, of being, of seeing, of tapping into the full power of your humanity. At its core, mindfulness is… Being aware of what’s happening in the present moment without wishing it were different Enjoying each pleasant experience without holding on when it changes (which it will) Being with each unpleasant experience without fearing it will always be this way (which…
  • 9 Ways to Make Your Days Simple Again

    Marc Chernoff
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Any darn fool can make a day more complicated than it has to be; it takes a touch of genius to make it simple again. Your days fill up so fast, and they are so rushed and packed with distractions – sometimes they literally seem to be bursting at the seams. I know exactly how you feel.  This used to be my life too. Before I started simplifying my life, I was being pulled in dozens of different directions every day and never had enough time to get everything done.  Naturally, I wanted to do a great job with each obligation I had, and somehow I had convinced myself that I could do it all. …
  • 30 Quick Stories that Will Make You Think Differently

    Marc Chernoff
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:14 pm
    “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ― J.K. Rowling Our blog posts typically start with a quick intro story – a super-short narrative about something Angel and I have experienced, heard or read – that inspired us to write.  And not surprisingly, based on our line of work, these stories often find their way to us through everyday interactions with our coaching/course students (of course, we always get permission before we share something publicly). This morning I randomly received emails from three different blog subscribers (subscribe…
  • 7 Surprising Reasons You’re Attracting Toxic People

    Angel Chernoff
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:18 pm
    by Cylon George Wrong things happen when you trust, and give too much attention to, the wrong people. Do you have toxic people in your life?  Do they influence you in detrimental ways?  Do they leave you feeling manipulated or bad about yourself after every encounter?  If so, you’re probably wondering how things got to be this way.  Despite your positive attitude and approach to life, you find yourself unexpectedly surrounded by negativity. It might not occur to you that some of your strongest positive attributes may actually be attracting toxic people.  These people may…
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • Revealed! Book Club Choices for September 2015. Such Good Books. (Gretchen Rubin)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:15 am
    Pardon this moment of book self-promotion: For many people — at least in this part of the world — September marks a time of new beginnings. In my book, Happier at Home, I write about how I did a project from September through May, to make my home a happier place. If you, too, feel like September is the other January, you might like the book. What a joy it was to write! Learn more about the book here. Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or…
  • Agree, Disagree? September is the Other January. Time for a New Start. (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, for me, September  marks the beginning of a new year.  Orange is the new black, breakfast is the new lunch, Monday is the new Thursday, pork is the other white meat, and September is the other January. (And yes, it’s still September, even though most schools start in August nowadays — and of course, this is true only in certain parts of the world.) January is the official start of the new year, and I always get a burst of renewed zeal at that time, but here in the United States, for me, September also gives the same feeling of…
  • Do You Do Your Best Thinking in the Bathtub? (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    Interview: Elisabeth Egan. I got to know Liz Egan because so many people told me, “You’ve got to meet Liz Egan! ” We knew so many people in common that finally we just had lunch — which was a ton of fun.  She’s the books editor at Glamour and has written for numerous publications, and we have writerly friends in common. Now she’s also a novelist.  A Window Opens is funny and perceptive novel about a woman who makes a big career change and has to manage that — as well as her family.  Think Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Bridget Jones’s…
  • Podcast 27: Choose the Bigger Life, Identify Your “Tell”–and I Reveal Whether I’ll Get a Dog. (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” I’m just back from vacation, this minute! But before I unpack, I want to post about the latest episode. Update: In episode 24, Elizabeth talked about her beloved “Blankey,” her childhood blanket that she still sleeps with every night. We loved hearing about other people’s childhood “comfort objects” (such a bad phrase for such precious items). The books I mention are Rebecca Caudill’s The Best-Loved Doll and Dare Wright’s Make Me Real and The Lonely Doll. Oh, how I love the…
  • Podcast 26: Pick a One-Word Theme for the Year, Take the First Step–and Paper or Digital Calendar? (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:57 pm
    It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” I’m actually on vacation, but am making a brief appearance to post about this episode. Update: Elizabeth records live from her treadmill desk Which we’ve discussed many times, including in the very first episode. Can you hear it whirring softly in the background? In episode 24, I asked people to weigh in about a huge, life-changing decision I have to make: Should my family get a dog? We heard from so many people — it has been fascinating, and so helpful. You can listen to what people had to say in a…
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  • Oliver Sacks has left the building

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82. It’s hard to fully comprehend the enormous impact of Oliver Sacks on the public’s understanding of the brain, its disorders and our diversity as humans. Sacks wrote what he called ‘romantic science’. Not romantic in the sense of romantic love, but romantic in the sense of the romantic poets, who used narrative to describe the subtleties of human nature, often in contrast to the enlightenment values of quantification and rationalism. In this light, romantic science would seem to be a contradiction, but Sacks…
  • Spike activity 28-08-2015

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Vice has an excellent documentary about how skater Paul Alexander was affected by mental illness as he was turning pro. The US Navy is working on AI that can predict a pirate attacks reports Science News. Apparently it uses Arrrrgh-tificial intelligence. I’m here all week folks. The New York Times has a good piece on the case for teaching ignorance to help frame our understanding of science. Yes, Men’s and Women’s Brains Do Function Differently — But The Difference is Small. Interesting piece on The Science of US. Lots of junk…
  • Don’t call it a comeback

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am
    The Reproducibility Project, the giant study to re-run experiments reported in three top psychology journals, has just published its results and its either a disaster, a triumph or both for psychology. You can’t do better than the coverage in The Atlantic, not least as it’s written by Ed Yong, the science journalist who has been key in reporting on, and occasionally appearing in, psychology’s great replication debates. Two important things have come out of the Reproducibility Project. The first is that psychologist, project leader and now experienced cat-herder Brian Nosek…
  • The reproducibility of psychological science

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Reproducibility Project results have just been published in Science, a massive, collaborative, ‘Open Science’ attempt to replicate 100 psychology experiments published in leading psychology journals. The results are sure to be widely debated – the biggest result being that many published results were not replicated. There’s an article in the New York Times about the study here: Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says This is a landmark in meta-science : researchers collaborating to inspect how psychological science is carried out, how reliable…
  • A Million Core Silicon Brain

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:56 am
    For those of you who like to get your geek on (and rumour has it, they can be found reading this blog) the Computerphile channel just had a video interview with Steve Furber of the Human Brain Project who talks about the custom hardware that’s going to run their neural net simulations. Furber is better known as one of the designers of the BBC Micro and the ARM microprocessor but has more recently been involved in the SpiNNaker project which is the basis of the Neuromorphic Computing Platform for the Human Brain Project. Fascinating interview with a man who clearly likes the word toroid.
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    Scott H Young

  • How Much Stress Do You Need for Success?

    Scott Young
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:43 am
    A lot of anxiety in life is both unwanted and involuntary. Often when I have an early morning flight, I can’t sleep deeply. The worry about sleeping through my alarm clock has me waking up involuntarily, every hour or so. Even when I should have enough sleep to feel rested, I wake up groggy. I try to tell myself that the alarm clock will go off, I’ve never slept through it before, so get some high-quality sleep now before you can’t on a big flight. But somehow that line of reasoning rarely changes anything. Anxiety doesn’t even have to be about a specific problem. I sometimes worry…
  • How I’m Continuing to Learn (and Hopefully Master) Chinese

    Scott Young
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    I spend a lot of time writing about learning in intense bursts. Part of that is for efficiency’s sake—doing a short project forces me to think hard about how to learn more efficiently. Part of that is that a short project is more interesting to write about. But most learning doesn’t take place over an intense burst, rather through modest, sustained effort over time. One year ago, I finished the year without English. Throughout the project I started learning four languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean. After the project finished, I was interested in maintaining all of the…
  • I’m 27

    Scott Young
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Every year, on my birthday, I write a post reviewing the past year in my life and my plans for the future. You can see all the previous ones, starting with my 18th birthday shortly after I began writing this blog over nine years ago. Unlike most my other articles, where I try to extend an idea with a useful takeaway or insight, this one is going to be pretty self-indulgent, so feel free to skip it. I’ll be back with my more usual writing next week. A Year Back Home This year has had a lot more time for self-reflection than many of my previous ones. Near the end of my year without English, I…
  • The Two Ways to Evaluate Ideas

    Scott Young
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:12 pm
    I recently wrote an article where I changed my mind on speed reading. I had originally read a book on speed reading, practiced it, found it effective and logged my results. Years later, having had some personal doubts on the practice, I went back and did the research I wasn’t able to do the first time. The result of that research was that speed reading probably isn’t effective, and if it does have any usefulness it’s probably better thought of as a way to practice skimming not as a way to read without comprehension loss. After writing this article, I got a number of links to this…
  • The Isomorphism of Ideas

    Scott Young
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    An analogy works by realizing that two ideas, or two parts of those ideas, are the same thing. Learning about derivatives in calculus, you may get the sneaking feeling that it reminds you of an odometer and speedometer on a car. That’s not a coincidence, the speedometer actually is the (absolute) first derivative of the amount of distance you travel. If you learn about physics and realize that voltage in electricity is analogous with height in gravity, that’s also not a coincidence. They’re both ways of indicating potential energies. Even if the two things being compared are totally…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • Do You Believe In The Law of Attraction?

    Tim Brownson
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    If you are a regular reader here you know that, at best, I am skeptical about the Law of Attraction. Ok scratch that. I’m not skeptical at all. I think as it’s explained by the vast majority of ‘experts’ it’s beyond a joke, which is why I wrote the post ‘The Law of Attraction Is A Con‘. It’s also why I am constantly wondering why so many Law of Attraction Experts (sic) can’t manifest any coaching clients. Unless of course it’s a pyramid scheme with the very top manifesters getting all the clients? Heaven forbid. Physicists openly mock it and the ludicrous…
  • The Best Self Development Book Ever?

    Tim Brownson
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:28 am
    I don’t write many book reviews even though I get a lot of requests to do so. It’s partly because I much prefer audio books and tend to listen when I’m driving or at the gym. It makes taking notes tricky as the guy who I landed on when I fell off the treadmill one time will testify to. It’s also because I rarely read anything to do with self development that gets my juices flowing these days. It’s mostly all been said. Or more accurately it had mostly all been said until neuroscience started to make the kind of breakthroughs that if they don’t blow you away, then you really…
  • How To Be Happier In 20 Seconds

    Tim Brownson
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    There have been a gazillion words written on the subject of happiness and no doubt a gazillion more will follow. Which isn’t at all unsurprising when you consider that the wish to be happy is an innate human desire that binds us all. I have never heard anybody say, “I just seem to have too much happiness in my life, I need to sell some of it on Craigs List” and make a tidy sum. And the reason that I’ve never heard of such a thing, is because by and large happiness is elusive and nobody has too much of it. Ok, and I suppose technically you can’t sell it either because…
  • Will Work To Feed Dogs

    Tim Brownson
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    The following is a guest post from McDowell Graham. Are you fortunate enough to pursue life-work that you love and that fills you with a sense of purpose? Does your life-work enable you to do the things that you enjoy doing so much that you lose track of time? Do your present circumstances – financially, emotionally, physically – allow you to pursue work that is in your best and highest interest? Is your work so fulfilling and exciting that you’d even consider doing it for free? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, the rest of us hate, loathe, despise, and…
  • What Is Social Anxiety? And 7 Ways To Cure It

    Tim Brownson
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:39 am
    According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America about 15 million adults in the US suffer from social anxiety. I say that’s a total crock of shit. In my rather arrogant opinion, it’s way, way, higher. In fact, I’d go as far to say it’s at least 100 million. You may think that it’s highly arrogant of me to suggest a professional body that’s only purpose is to study anxiety can get it so hopelessly wrong. But bear with me, and see if you agree when I explain what social anxiety actually is. I have talked before that I was diagnosed with GAD (generalized anxiety…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 3 Simple Techniques for Enhancing Your Mental Clarity

    Bernadette Logue
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:59 pm
    The mind can be like a prison, trapping you with incessant and noisy thoughts, many of which serve no useful purpose and some of which are actually quite limiting. Whenever your mind is left unmanaged, it will run riot in this way, resulting in less mental clarity and peace, and more stress and confusion. Conversely though, your mind can also liberate you once you learn how to manage it. To improve your mental clarity and overall effectiveness in any area of life, you can counter the effects of a noisy, riotous mind with these 3 simple techniques below. These are based on…
  • How To Effortlessly Make Good Habits Stick

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:46 am
    You're not like everyone else. They will wait until the 1st of January to make a New Year's Resolution, that they'll probably break within a few week's time, a few months at the very most. You're not going to wait til then and want to make a head start right now. Unfortunately, you only have 24 hours in a day and a finite amount of energy as well. You're determined. You want change. You don't want to give up. That's why you shouldn't put in more effort to stick to your habits. That's right, you shouldn't put in more effort, that's not a typo. Don't worry if you're confused, it will all make…
  • The 5 Commandments of Personal Development

    Thibaut Meurisse
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results? It is while I was trying to answer that question that I came up with 5 fundamental rules. I believe that these 5 rules are absolutely necessary for personal success. I called them: "the 5 commandments of personal development" Here are the 5 commandments 1) You shall not mistake “your reality” for reality It is easy to get stuck in your current model of reality and feel totally trapped. However, your current model of reality is only one possible model…
  • 4 Ways Not Reading Fiction is Killing Your Productivity

    Adam Hughes
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    As an adult living and working in the 21st century, you're bombarded with a constant crush of escalating demands. Your boss wants you to do more at work, your spouse wants you to do more at home, and your kids need you to give more of yourself. More, more, more! Most of us feel an obligation to heed this call for excess and find ourselves buried at the bottom of an endless to-do list that grows taller every day. It's clear that we need to reduce our commitments -- not likely -- or become more productive. The problem is, even the best task-tracking tools and organization techniques won't…
  • 7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

    Aly Shah
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:09 pm
    “Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.” Habits are the way we think, feel and react to different situations based on repetition of certain mental experiences. Old habits are very hard to break, and new ones are even harder to form as the certain patterns we use to repeat are set in our neural pathways in such a way that it is difficult and time-consuming to break and form new ones. Therefore, we have to carefully choose the habits that will in grain in us the ability to react in such a way that would be beneficial for us.
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    Life Optimizer

  • The Key to Effective Reading

    Donald Latumahina
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    The habit of learning is essential for your success. And – as have been the case for centuries – one of the main methods of learning is reading. Many great people in history are avid readers. The question is: how can we read more effectively? Unfortunately, there is a common misconception here. The misconception is this: To read effectively, you must read fast. The focus here is speed. The assumption is that the faster you read, the better. Why? Because you can then consume more information in the same amount of time. This advice, however, is misleading. Sure, being fast could be…
  • The Danger of the Comfort Zone

    Donald Latumahina
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    I like to read the stories of great people, and recently I read the story of Andrew Carnegie. It’s an inspiring story; I learned a lot from it. Here I’d like to share an important lesson I learned from it with you. The lesson comes from the contrast between Andrew Carnegie and his father, Will Carnegie. Will Carnegie was a handloom weaver. That’s a job he had had for years, and life was good. But then the situation changed. The 19th century Industrial Revolution was reaching its peak, and machines replaced a lot of manual labor. As a result, there was less and less demand for his craft…
  • A Key Success Factor That Many People Overlook

    Donald Latumahina
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    If you were a startup founder, what would you identify as your most important factor for success? To find the answer, Bill Gross did an extensive study that covered hundreds of startups in multiple industries. He examined five factors as possible answer: ideas, teams, business model, funding, and timing. He then shared his findings in a TED talk. As it turns out, the most important factor is timing. It’s not the ideas, teams, or business model. It’s the timing. If you start your startup at the right time, there is a good chance that you will succeed. But if you don’t, the odds are…
  • 4 Steps to Living a Meaningful Life

    Donald Latumahina
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    What do you think it takes to live a happy life? Many people believe that things such as money or fame can give them happiness. But the fact is: you can be wildly successful on the outside but still feel empty inside. There are countless stories of people like that. We, of course, must not fall into that trap. So what should we do? I recently read an interesting statement in the blink of Are You Fully Charged?: Happiness isn’t something you can achieve by seeking it; rather, happiness is a by-product of living a meaningful life. I completely agree. Happiness is a by-product of living a…
  • A Hero in My Life

    Donald Latumahina
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    Generous. Smart. Caring. These are the words that come to my mind to describe my mom. Mom wasn’t just the person who raised me; she was also one of my closest friends. She was always ready to listen to my stories. She gave me advice. She was my hero. In May 2011, mom was diagnosed with cancer. The news came to my sister and me while we were on the dining table celebrating her birthday. Imagine how shocked we were. Mom underwent medical treatments, and things got better. From 2012 to 2014, she lived a relatively normal life. In the beginning of this year, however, the cancer returned. It got…
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • How to Start Spreading the Optimism: 7 Simple Tips

    Henrik Edberg
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill Optimism. It can turn a situation that looks negative or bleak into an opportunity or something to learn from. It can replace the draining thoughts of pessimism with something that will give you more energy and enthusiasm again. And it can help you to jump over obstacles, to keep moving when you fall or stumble and to not give up just because you have had a couple of temporary setbacks. So not just adding more of it to your own life but to the lives of the people…
  • What to Do When Fear is Holding You Back in Life: 6 Powerful Solutions

    Henrik Edberg
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear. It’s so easy to get stuck in it. To let it hold you back. I have been there many times in my life. The fear has, for example, held me back from: Trying new things. It has held me back from trying something new for lunch or a new hobby because I feared I would have a bad experience or fail. And so I stuck to my usual routine and…
  • How to Focus on What Truly Matters This Summer

    Henrik Edberg
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    In today’s article I’d like to share 5 simple questions that I often use. Questions I hope will be as helpful for you as they are for me to refocus on what truly matters in your life during the rest of the summer and as fall is starting to approach. 1. Is this useful? It’s very easy to spend a lot of time on things that do not really matter much. To spend hours, days or even weeks on being angry at someone, replaying a mistake or failure in one’s mind or to dwell on something negative and feeling more and more like a victim. You can waste a big chunk of time on that. So I…
  • Calvin and Hobbes’ Top 5 Tips for a Happy Life

    Henrik Edberg
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” One the best things when I was a kid was to go down to the local used books store with my weekly allowance in hand. I’d buy all kinds of things. Among them my favorite monthly comic book that collected all these odd and hilarious comics from all around the world. And one of them was Calvin and Hobbes. I didn’t always understand it, Calvin and Hobbes had strange and serious thoughts mixed in with the crazy and imaginative adventures of…
  • How to Not Take Things So Personally: 6 Helpful Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” Mahatma Gandhi A very common problem that can drag your self-esteem down or build up so much anger that steam may start to come out of your ears is to take things too personally. And so you may try to grow some thicker skin and let criticism, negativity or verbal attacks just wash off of you. But that’s often easier said than done. So in this week’s article I’d like to share 6 habits that really work for me – at least in most cases – and helps me to reduce the stress, anger and hurt in my life. I hope they’ll be useful for you too.
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    Getting Things Done®

  • Podcast #8 – Introducing GTD to a Friend

    GTD Times Staff
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:19 pm
                      David Allen Company President and CEO Mike Williams interviews Andy Armstrong, with a focus on what it’s like to introduce GTD to a friend. Years ago, Mike gave Andy a copy of Getting Things Done. They talk about how Andy’s GTD practice has developed, the value of the Mind Sweep, and how he approaches the Weekly Review. Andy is a great example of stress-free productivity. Listen
  • Moving from tree-hugging to forest management

    GTD Times Staff
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Thanks to E. Jones for sharing his story below with us about his journey with GTD. David Allen has often said that learning GTD is like peeling an onion–the layers continue to unfold.  Here is E.’s story about how his knowledge, tools, and mastery of GTD has evolved: Hey GTD Crew, I’m an aspiring GTD practitioner – not necessarily a novice, but definitely not a master.  Was introduced to GTD back in 2007 or so.  Took me a while, but have finally gotten the “Desired Outcome, Current Status, and Next Action” themes ingrained in my way of daily thinking. As with many…
  • New GTD Guide for Android now available

    GTD Times Staff
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    We’ve added a new option to our catalog of popular Setup Guides. Android users can now learn our GTD best practices for using Google Apps on their handheld. This Guide is packed with practical recommendations, loads of screen shots, tips, tricks, and options for getting the most out of GTD on the Android. It’s a great complement to our Google Apps for Desktop Setup Guide as well. You’ll find both Guides in our online store.    
  • New GTD public courses just added to our U.S. schedule

    GTD Times Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Our new Mastering Workflow Series courses are coming to Chicago on August 26 and Atlanta on Sept. 22. If you’re new to GTD or looking for a refresher, start with Level 1: Fundamentals. If you have the basics down and are ready to go deeper with your GTD implementation, take Level 2: Projects & Priorities.       Special rates are available for: Groups of 5 or more people (must register together) Staff of not-for-profit organizations Full-time students Educators Government employees (inlcuding military) Graduates of the same previous GTD Mastering Workflow course…
  • Podcast #7 – Guided GTD Weekly Review

    GTD Times Staff
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:36 pm
      Ever wonder what it would be like to have a David Allen Company coach guide you through an entire GTD Weekly Review? Now, in this interactive session, Senior GTD Coach Meg Edwards takes you through the entire process step by step. As you get clear, get current, and get creative, you’ll quickly see why the Weekly Review is considered *the* critical success factor in maintaining an integrated life management system. Listen  GTD Weekly Review GET CLEAR Collect Loose Papers and Materials Gather all accumulated business cards, receipts, and miscellaneous paper-based materials into your…
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    Productive Flourishing

  • Friday Roundup #2: Useful Articles, Books, and Apps

    Charlie Gilkey
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thanks for the great feedback on last week’s roundup! As a reminder, I’m doing this as an experiment for August to see how we like it, so your feedback counts. Articles I’ve often wondered about all of the problems we’ll see as time goes on about the effects of craning our necks to stare at small screens all day. What Too Much Screen Time Does to Your Eyes hints that endemic near-sightedness may be on the rise, but another interesting note was this: “There’s some evidence that you need some natural light, for the eye’s maturity and if you…
  • Episode 42: Live a Savvy Life with Stephanie Carls

    Charlie Gilkey
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    Listen to the Episode Below (00:41:08) Download iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Highlights of This Episode: How Stephanie got interested in social media, video, and putting them together Why it’s important to turn down opportunities that don’t fit your goals How to take time off when “social is a 24/7 job” Why the number of Twitter followers you have is far less important than whether you can get people to act Why technology can isolate us more, at the same time that it gives us more ways to connect with each other Why there can be surprising differences between how we’re perceived…
  • Friday RoundUp #1 – Useful Articles, Books, and Apps

    Charlie Gilkey
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:10 pm
    In this week’s email announcement, I mentioned that I’d be doing weekly roundups as one of this month’s experiments because I wanted to share other people’s work and helpful stuff. As with most of my monthly experiments, I’m just going to start and fix the plane while flying it – let’s see where this goes. Articles The end of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show is the end of an era. Aside from just being funny, Jon Stewart has been a great example of someone effectively leveraging his platform. Sure, he’s Jon Stewart, but 6 Times Something Jon…
  • Which Wolf Will You Feed?

    Charlie Gilkey
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    Listen to the Episode Below (00:05:50) Download iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Editor’s note: I recorded this as a podcast for the Creative Giant Show. I hope you enjoy it, and if you’d like to hear more episodes of the Creative Giant Show, you’ll find them in the Show’s archives. I want to kick this one off with a parable. It’s from the Native America tradition. We’re going to say it’s Cherokee because, well, that’s the closest reference I’ve been able to find. One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He…
  • The Free Planners for August 2015 Are Available

    Charlie Gilkey
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    The free planners for August are available on the Free Planners page. (Click to share this – thanks!) Have you felt the “back to school/work” transition yet? I’m starting to feel it ‘round here in terms of questions people are asking via email and offline. If you’re still vacationing, enjoy it, but, personally, I’m glad to be back into the thick of things, too. One of the things I’ve been working on is getting some new resource pages finished. In case you haven’t seen them, they’re either in the sidebar or you can see a current list on the New Here? page. Keep your…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Would You Sleep With a Married Person?

    Steve Pavlina
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:59 pm
    The title assumes of course that the married person isn’t married to you. In light of the recent Ashley Madison revelations, apparently millions of people in North America would have to answer yes to this question. This is a multi-layered question. Let’s peel off some of those layers and look at them individually, so you can better understand this choice. Basic Openness The first layer is: Do you believe there’s anything inherently wrong about being intimate with someone who’s already in a relationship? Is it necessary for a potential intimate partner of yours to…
  • 8 Shortcuts to Desire and Motivation

    Steve Pavlina
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Many people ask me how to develop a better connection to their desires, passions, and major life interests. I know that a lot of people feel bored, checked out, and unclear about what goals to pursue. Let me share some of my favorite shortcuts to help you figure out what drives you. 1. Embrace the New My #1 recommendation is to embrace the new. Do anything and everything if it’s new to you. The benefit is that you’ll give your brain a lot of experiences to compare and contrast. This will help you evolve your tastes and refine your experiential palate. I love new experiences and…
  • Being an Achiever

    Steve Pavlina
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    You become an achiever by achieving your goals. If you achieve your goals, you’re an achiever. If you don’t achieve your goals, you’re not an achiever. This is a simple, binary way to think about achievement. To achieve means to reach, attain, or accomplish. What you choose to reach, attain, or accomplish is up to you. The difference between an achiever and a non-achiever is largely a matter of attention. Non-achievers give their goals little attention, if they bother to set goals at all. Achievers give their goals sufficient attention so as to reach, attain, or accomplish…
  • One Year Without Social Media

    Steve Pavlina
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    In July 2014 I decided to quit social media, including deleting my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Now that more than a year has passed, I’ll share an update about the past year of being free of social media. At the time it was mildly difficult to make the decision to quit, but that was only because frequent engagement with social media for so many years had caused it to build up a greater presence in my mind than it deserved. It felt like I’d be giving up something of value that I might miss. Truthfully, however, I don’t miss it, not even a little. Logically I…
  • Prisoners

    Steve Pavlina
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    Last night a secure prison transport vehicle crashed near Xenia, Ohio. At last report half of the prisoners were killed in the accident. And there were a lot of injuries. But many of the survivors were able to escape the damaged vehicle and ran off on foot in different directions. Most of the escapees have since been recaptured, but many are still at large. Law enforcement officers are continuing the search, but they don’t realistically expect to be able to recapture everyone who escaped. One local official admitted, “We’ll try as hard as we can, but we probably…
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Yet One Writing Website Comes under Scrutiny. Lame Duck or Top Service?

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:53 am
    Grade miner is an trained academic writing and consultancy service which has captured the wide number of devotees. Graduates all over the world send their scholar dilemmas to this resource. What is that that beckons them above all things? You are welcome to spot advantages offered in this service. Since this is the- trained academic company, it provides a vast choice of academic products and services. Naturally, these embrace essay writing, as well all possible college assignments a colleger may be assigned. Plus, the service delivers text checkup and correction as specific services. The…
  • Yet Another Academic Writing Company Is Closely Inspected. Loser or Shining Star?

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:11 am
    Same day essays is a seasoned academic writing service which has won over a large audience. Learners internationally direct their college problems to the academic writing service. What magnetizes them above all? Let’s take a closer look at beneficial opportunities delivered at this company. Known as an experienced agency, it presents a vast choice of academic tasks. Normally, they embrace essay writing, as well all kinds of essays a individual may be given. Besides, the service has text analisys and editing as specific package of services. The number of subjects the- this online…
  • Five Ways To Pay Less At Pump

    Marc Majers
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:59 am
    Are you looking to save some cash at the pump? The first way to save money is to make some easy adjustments to the way you drive. Use right oil – check your owners manual if you use wrong oil it’s reduce your gas mileage by 1-2% Keep tires inflated correctly – proper pressure in your tires can improve gas mileage by 3% Remove unneeded weight – remove extra weight from your vehicle could reduce up to 2% Use cruise control – helps maintain constant speed and saves gas Slow down – speeding and sudden braking can reduce gas mileage by 33%
  • Travel Blog Gives Great Tips

    Marc Majers
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    Are you heading out for a last minute summer getaway? Maybe you are planning a fall trip to Disney? If you are need some tips on how to travel smart, then check out the Professional Travel Inc.’s blog. The site is packed full of tips on how to book the best flights, hotels and attractions. You can also find information on the top cities in the United States you need to visit and find a out how to travel safely alone. If you are planning to travel, then check out this site first to get exceptional knowledge as an adventurer.
  • Five Driving Tips For Your Kids

    Marc Majers
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Is your kid talking about driving or close to getting on the road? Check out these five driving tips for your kids offered by Dodge. Five Driving Tips For Your Kids When child turns 12 – set a good example and point out road hazards At age 14-15 – schedule drivers education and draft a contract Once teen gets permit – create a schedule and spend 50 hours of driving time with your child After teen is licensed – setup a plan to ask for permission to drive Try not to stress about it about after teen begins driving – discuss consequences of texting
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    Root Simple

  • 060 Eric of Garden Fork Returns

    Mr. Homegrown
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Kelly has jury duty this week and I had no guest. Coincidentally, Eric Rochow of the Garden Fork Podcast also had no guest or host this week so we both agreed to be guests on each other’s podcasts. This is the second time we’ve had Eric on and in this episode he discusses tapping maple trees and making syrup, grilling steaks on coals, crowd funding, pie crusts and meditation apps. Here’s the rundown: Planting crops in a cold climate in the late summer Tapping sugar maples Building an evaporator for making maple syrup Earth Eats Podcast Cooking “Eisenhower” steaks on…
  • Stuff You Learn When the Power Goes Out

    Mr. Homegrown
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:59 am
    What our weekend looked like. On this past sweltering Saturday, Kelly and I holed up in our bedroom, the only room of the house graced with any kind of air-conditioning. Around 4 pm the power sputtered and went out. Sprawled across the bed with the cats, we opened the window hoping to cool the room down. Instead, the unrelenting bright sunshine, palm trees, the police helicopter hovering over an adjacent street and our lack of electricity lent a Baghdad-like vibe to what remained of the afternoon. But Armageddon is not without its charms. It turns out that when the power goes out you learn a…
  • Picture Sundays: No Box is Too Small

    Mr. Homegrown
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
  • Saturday Tweets: Cutting Through the Kudzu

    Mr. Homegrown
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Afterhouse turns blighted buildings into urban agriculture hot spots — Urban Agriculture (@UrbanAgRRicult) August 26, 2015 Librarians on Bikes Deliver Books and WiFi to Kids in #BookDeserts Let's do this in #SantaMonica #bike #CA — Elena Christpoulos (@Elenach) August 25, 2015 Cutting through the myths of kudzu via @SmithsonianMag — Root Simple (@rootsimple) August 26, 2015 L.A. City Officials Buzzing Over Urban Beekeeping Proposal via…
  • The Best Way to Bake Pizza in a Home Oven

    Mr. Homegrown
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    This trick works so well I thought I’d repeat/revise an earlier blog post, this time with pictures. Our cob oven makes great pizzas. Why? High temperatures. You just can’t make good pizza in a home oven. Or so I used to think. One evening I invited some friends over for an outdoor pizza party but rain put a wrinkle in those plans. I remembered that Josey Baker had some instructions in his book Josey Baker Bread on how to make pizza in a home oven, so I decided to give it a try. Baker credits this home oven technique to a San Francisco street pizza maverick who goes by the name…
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  • Skool Dayz Video Blitz, Coming up!

    Michelle Liu
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:34 am
    We’re kicking off September with a #TBT to the 80’s! Remember the big curly hair and crazy graphics? It was such a fun and colorful decade. Shoplet is giving you the chance to relive all of those magical memories and maybe even inspire the new generation to get colorful too! Step back into the new school year with the brightest and most colorful supplies in our Skool Dayz Giveaway – Video Blitz! Here’s how it works: Join us back here on Thursday, September 10th 2015 for the reveal of our Skool Dayz Giveaway video launch. We’ll ask you an 80’s trivia question…
  • Win a BIC® Cooler Filled with BIC® Products

    Michelle Liu
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    September means its football season! From cheering on your team in the stands or hosting a tailgating party, we know it’s going to be packed month. Our friends at BIC® want you to have an amazing tailgating party and are giving away a BIC® cooler bag to keep the celebration strong. The Icy Bright cooler holds up to 24 drinks, with two insulated drink pockets on the top. Its heat-sealed PEVA liner is guaranteed to keep your beverage cold all night long. With an adjustable shoulder strap, you can bring this cooler everywhere you go! Even better- we’re filling up the cooler with a…
  • Best of Office Weekly Roundup: Most Expensive Desks

    Alejandro Paulino
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
      It’s no secret that the lifestyles of the rich and famous are envied by the have-nots, and even the toys of the wealthy are extravagant and often outlandish. So what happens when you take the 1% and give them an office to design? In this week’s roundup, we’ll be looking at some of the most luxurious desks ever conceived by the most creative minds. No “nickel and dime” philosophy at this company The most expensive executive desk in the world is held by a company called Parnian Furniture, who designed the desk exclusively for their showroom in Arizona. Parnian is known for…
  • 5 Tips for Luxury Branding

    Jessica Choi
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Have something exceptional that your customers will clamor for? Can you find a niche in the luxury market and, in tern, command luxury prices? Knowing your market is a great start, but making an exceptional product isn’t enough. Turning a product into a brand takes a lot more fine tuning and strategic decision making than most might think. Today, top luxury brands know how important it is not only to have exceptional craftsmanship and longevity, but also the importance of creating an experience for their customers unique to their values. Here are 5 tips for luxury branding.
  • #careSHAREgrow Coming your Way!

    Jessica Choi
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    So, do you guys wanna know how many trees have been planted so far since the birth of our #careSHAREgrow campaign? Drumroll please! Since it’s inception, we have planted 20, 974 trees! We are so happy to help Trees for the Future scatter these new trees all over the world and help to make our environment just a little bit greener. The inspiration continues and your favorite Twitter Party is at it again with another #careSHAREgrow event. This time, we wanna know all about your back to school plans and how you are preparing for the fall season. Planning on buying green school supplies…
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    Think Simple Now

  • 4 Ways to Feel More Loved

    Kayla Albert
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Every school day, mere seconds after the lunch bell would ring, my peers and I would pile into long tables in the cafeteria and eagerly examine the contents of our lunch boxes. Aside from the much anticipated fifteen minutes of recess that would follow, most saw it as the most exciting part of the day. Not for me. I already knew what was in my bag, seeing as how I was the one who packed it. And, starting from the young age of six, my main goal in packing my lunch had more to do with speed then creating a culinary masterpiece. My mom wouldn’t spend an extra five minutes cutting off the…
  • 3 Ways to Build Your Confidence

    Guest of TSN
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Confidence isn’t something you’re born with. And confidence isn’t something only a small portion of society is blessed with. Nobody is blessed or born with self-confidence. I’m no exception. I had to earn my self-confidence the way I have to earn respect. And that fact hasn’t changed. Confidence building is an ongoing task we all have to pursue in all areas of our lives. It’s easy to look at people like Beyoncé, or whoever you believe radiates confidence, only to feel insecure and inadequate in comparison. Beyoncé (as well as everybody else) had to build…
  • 3 Life Lessons Learned from Being My Own Boss

    Rebecca A. Watson
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    A few years ago I was walking to the car, about to jump in the passenger’s side so my husband could drop me off at my job on his way to work. Suddenly my stomach was in knots; my esophagus felt like it was on fire. This had been happening regularly for a few months, but we’d just gotten back from two weeks of blissful vacation, road tripping up the Pacific Northwest coastline. I had sort of forgotten this misery … until I returned to my job. The cause and effect were so clear to me at that moment. How could I continue working somewhere that caused me physical pain? It was at that moment…
  • 7 Ways to Support Sensitive Souls

    Guest of TSN
    6 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Not everyone is familiar with the term Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), but chances are you probably know someone who fits the definition. To generalize, we can say that HSPs experience life on a larger spectrum than the average person — both highs and lows. This is neither inherently good nor disadvantageous — it all depends on how well an HSP manages his or her sensitivity. As an HSP myself, I can say one of the greatest challenges is handling big emotions. And if you’re in a relationship with an HSP, it can also provide a challenge for you! Ultimately, everyone must own their…
  • 5 Tips to Communicate Better

    Kayla Albert
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    After muscling through a variety of work-related changes, I began to grow frustrated with the upheaval and lack of respect that I perceived I was getting from my coworkers. I felt as if I possessed the skills required to do the job I was hired to do, but my ideas weren’t receiving the attention they deserved and often times, my presence went completely unnoticed. The experience pushed me to grow a thick skin, a kind of “I don’t care what you think” attitude. And I was ready to battle anyone that attempted to question my competence or step on my toes. So when a new team member asked to…
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    Sources of Insight

  • Mindfulness Meditation

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” — Thích Nhat Hanh I know a lot of people that want to get started with meditation or mindfulness, but don’t know how. They wonder if they have to join a class, shave their head, or go live on top of a mountain.  And they let worrying about whether they are doing it right, get in the way of getting started. Lucky for us, in the book, Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace), Chade-Meng Tan shares a simple way to get started with meditation with a simple Mindfulness…
  • Having Fun for a Living

    21 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” — Rumi You know the saying, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” But how do you do that?  How do you find that amazing work that makes you come alive? You create it.  Right under your feet.  You can make your work more meaningful and you can find your flow, wherever you go, whatever you do. In the book, Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace), Chade-Meng Tan shares how to have more fun at work by finding your flow. Make Your Work Something You…
  • Emotional Triggers and What To Do About Them

    19 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”  — Oscar Wilde Do you ever react with anger or fear, and say or do things, and then wish you hadn’t?  You end up wishing you could take it all back, or rewind it, or get a do-over? We all have emotional triggers.  An emotional trigger is when someone or something sets us off, and our emotions are triggered. Manage Your Emotional Triggers or Emotional Triggers Will Manage You We know the problems of over-reacting, blowing things out of proportion, or lashing out…
  • Stress-Proof Yourself: Keys to the Stress-Proof Individual

    18 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” — Hans Selye For some people, the stress of a roller-coaster ride is fun and exciting.  It makes them feel alive.  It’s exhilarating. For others, that same roller-coaster ride is a nightmare. It’s not what’s on your plate, it’s how you eat it, that determines what you get out of it. Stress is a Part of Life While you can’t make stress go away, you can change how you respond to it.  In effect, you can “stress-proof” yourself. Stress is big deal in our lives.  We may pay the price…
  • Two-Minute Mindfulness Exercise

    11 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    “Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.” – John Lennon I have a few friends that don’t like the impact of their phones and our connected world on their attention span and ability to “just be” in the moment. So I thought it would help to share a quick two minute exercise for practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness can help improve your inner peace and develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ.) You can use your mindfulness to enjoy the moment, or to choose how you respond, instead of react to situations and events in your life. In the book, Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Make Your Home Office Your Haven

    Roelen Fernandez
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Often, when we deny ourselves the chance to let go of clutter, we also deny ourselves the chance to let go of resentment and other emotional burdens. Since clutter blocks so many things in our lives – happiness, serenity and even success, we often cannot see what is beyond the other side of it. Without you realizing, big things often are obstructed by small things, like that pile of scratch papers in your desk that is stopping you from finding that needed paper and finishing your report on time. Clutter distracts while a tidy desk makes a happy and focused worker. Jorja, has previously…
  • Does Your Home Office Look Like This?

    Kylie Browne
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    I recently revamped my office space. I was tired of looking at the messy piles of paper and scattered items that didn’t belong in the room. It made me feel disorganized and unproductive. Having recently moved into a new home, there is no room in my budget to upgrade or purchase any additional furniture. My goal was to use the available furniture and space that I have, while making sure everything had a ‘home’ and was in ‘place’. My office space is not my “dream office”. Yet. I do hope to redecorate in time. Who wouldn’t love a new chair…
  • Teaching Young Children To Be Organized

    Kylie Browne
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)   One of our members recently posted for advice to help her five year old daughter get organized.   Allison asked: “How do I teach a 5 year old to clean their room not by throwing junk in 10 different drawers and baskets, but actually organizing things into separate places? Word with picture labeling? Ahh just going in her room drives me bonkers! Lol I need advice.” Here are my top five strategies to help young children start to learn the value…
  • Personal Power; It’s All Within You To Get Organized

    Kylie Browne
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Are you happy with your life and the choices you make? Notice I said make, and not made? What’s done is done. The past can’t be changed. But where you move from this point onward is up to you. It’s all about personal power. What’s within us, motivating us and propelling us forward. Today we are going to look within and tap into our personal power for getting organized. Start making good choices and taking control. I often hear; “I wasn’t taught how to be organized”, or “I don’t have the ‘tidy’ gene” or “I wish…
  • Get Organized For Job Success

    Kylie Browne
    5 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    Knowing yourself and your capabilities is important when you’re planning a job move. Do you think you’re on the path to success? If you’re feeling: stuck in a rut overlooked by the boss or eager to step out of your comfort zone then let’s plan your next move. Organizing your personal goals will help you take action to achieve that goal. Don’t wait for the boss to notice you!  Taking time to organise your career plan means you’ll have the advantage over someone who does not. Use our checklist of personal priorities to see if you’re ready to…
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  • we’re moving – blogging break, back in September

    6 Aug 2015 | 10:38 pm
      This is my last summer entry for   Paint Party Friday   ink and watercolor         BLOGGING BREAK – I’LL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER!         We’ll move from a flat in Helsinki, Finland to a small house in Espoo (a city next to Helsinki, 26 mins by bus to Helsinki city center). We wanted to have our own backyard, a private place to bbq, sunbathe… just be.     Have a great end of this summer!    
  • weekend #31 – knock on wood

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
      but first my entry for     Paint Party Friday     ‘a pear’   ink & watercolor     I hope you have name/URL option to leave a comment on your blog - I'd like to interact with you!     The other day   I put my camera down, down…   You can see tiny little things, great shapes…   I love the smell of soil…                     Have a relaxing weekend!    
  • weekend #30 – painting outdoors

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
      The other day I painted outdoors,   I found a good, private spot   Paint Party Friday   ‘these shoes are made for walking….’ and painting           Have a relaxing weekend!     ps.   I can NOT comment on your blog   if you don’t have name/URL option to leave a comment….    
  • weekend #29 – be there!

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
      here’s my entry for   Paint Party Friday     I try to sketch, just relax and let it go… Not easy because I’m a control freak but this kind of painting feels really good!         We have thousands of international visitors in Helsinki right now. On Thursday I was watching on television how joy and happiness can glue people together – doing the show and watching it on tv. I felt so good listening ‘be there’ and see people moving and enjoying! That was (is) COOL!   Thank you  ‘The World Gymnaestrada 2015…
  • weekend #28 – summer greens

    9 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
      My entry for   Paint Party Friday   is green   trees I saw from a window…         and a few close-ups       And now a few photos with green         Here’s music I love, to listen and DANCE! Do you like this kind of music?         Dear Blogger blogger,   Please let me comment on you blog,   have a name/URL option to leave a comment, thanks!     Have a relaxing weekend!    
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Make (Flavored) Suet Cakes for Birds

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Suet cakes have been used ever since humans have collected suet as a means to feed wild birds. In this tutorial, you'll learn a way to put a spin on the classic suet cakes. By adding your own flavors, you can experiment to find out what flavors your local birds like best! Since this will vary from region to region, it's a fun challenge for you. Ingredients Rendered fat (lard works fine, about 250g/8.8 oz) 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter (the crunchier, the better) 1 cup cornmeal (or anything similar to thicken) Seeds or nuts, dried fruit, chili powder, and sugar (to change it up a little bit;…
  • How to Kill Fleas Naturally

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Got a case of the fleas? It happens to all pet owners from time to time. If the thought of using flea bombs and sprays to get rid of these pests gives you the jitters, you'll be happy to know that using natural flea control methods can also be effective. Your vacuum is the most powerful tool you can use against fleas, and safe, natural household supplies like baking soda and lemon peels are close runners up. Using these easy, chemical-free methods is the best way to get rid of fleas for good. Steps Treating Your Pet Give your pet a natural flea bath. The first step to treating your…
  • How to Be Cool at School

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    You might have already read up on how to be cool, but you might be wondering: how do I apply that in school? It seems like a high-pressure environment, but most of it is just how you think about it. If you take care of your appearance, are friendly and open-minded, develop your interests, and stay your awesome self, it could be easier than you ever imagined. Steps Making a Good Impression Get clean. One of the easiest things you can do for your popularity status is stay fresh and smelling good. Kids in school tend to judge a book by its cover, and being smelly is a one-way ticket to the…
  • How to Evolve Eevee Into Sylveon

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    With the introduction of the new Fairy type in Pokémon X and Y, Eevee has received a brand new evolutionary form, Sylveon. Sylveon is a Fairy-type evolution of Eevee with fairly high stats for Special Defense. The method for evolving Sylveon, which takes advantage of the Pokémon-Amie feature in Pokémon X and Y, is unlike the method for reaching any of Eevee's other evolutionary forms. However, with the right approach, it's actually possible to achieve in as little as 10-15 minutes. See Step 1 below to get started! Steps Catch an Eevee if you don't already have one. Because Sylveon is an…
  • How to Track a MoneyGram Money Order

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    MoneyGram is an ideal way to send money because payment is always guaranteed for the recipient and the sender's banking information is never exposed. If you have recently sent someone a MoneyGram money order for any reason, it is a good idea to learn how to track MoneyGram money orders so you can ensure that your recipient received and cashed it. Steps Locating Your Serial Number Keep your receipt and stub. When you fill out your MoneyGram money order, there will be a stub at the top that can be easily removed from the money order. Before sending the money order, remove this stub along the…
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    Best Cell Phone Plans

  • Best Family Cell Phone Plans Offering The Freedom of Choice

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    If you're planning to keep all your family connected under only one single bill, family cell phone plans are the best choice. Every large carrier permits you to purchase for a month bundles of web data and talk minute, saving you some money. The price of 4 individual in AT&T service with 2 gigabytes of web data each, increases around 220 dollars, while a 4 members on a family plan costs 160
  • Prepaid SIM Card USA - Offers Users No Restrictions

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    Searching for an inexpensive plan on iPhone offer, or perhaps you wish to use an unlocked worldwide cell phone? Several prepaid wireless companies now are providing SIM-Only service, in which you bring in your personal cell phone, catch in a SIM card and enjoy. There are two carriers that actually work with unlocked GSM cell phone or unlocked iPhones which is T-mobile and AT&T, however the two
  • Senior Cell Phone Plans - Simple & Easy to Use

    11 Aug 2015 | 3:51 am
    Choosing the best cell phone plan for a senior could be as complicated as choosing the right living arrangement. If you or a family member is over 50 and searching for a cell phone plan, you can find that big-name service providers just may not be suited to your needs. Luckily for retirees and seniors, there are companies and plans catered to users with a little more life experience
  • T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans Available in 2015

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    T-Mobile is the 3rd largest company of the big four US carriers and the 2nd biggest GSM provider, with more than 30 million customers. Compared to other carriers such as Verizon, it provides great plans, and since its latest 'unCarrier' change, all plans offered are contract-free. The disadvantage in this is that subsidized handsets will no longer be offered. One of the certain
  • Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans Worth a Look

    14 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    If you don’t want to be bound to a contract, a prepaid plan is an excellent fit. There are small companies that offer the best prepaid phone plans with unlimited talk, text and nice amount of data. There’s actually something for any budget-and you’ll save over a postpaid plan. Below are the most affordable prepaid cell phone plans with nationwide network coverage assuming light usage.
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    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon

  • Book Review: Grit In Your Craw

    Dwayne Melancon
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Robert Luckadoo's book, "Grit In Your Craw" talks about "Eight Strengths You Can't Succeed Without" and it is a pretty good list:DiligenceTenacityOptimismFlexibilityDisciplineResilienceConfidencePurposeLuckadoo makes the 8 topics "real" by sharing personal stories about what he's learned in each of these areas. His style is very readable, and he talks about things like his father's death when he was 12 years old and what he learned from his mother through the struggle to keep the family on track.If you read a lot, like I do, many of the themes will sound familiar (the same is true of a lot of…
  • Understand Jargon to Be a Smarter Consumer

    Dwayne Melancon
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Every community has its jargon, but when you are entering into a new world of products and services, it is important that you understand the lingo so that you don't end up purchasing something you don't want or need. Many consumers are prone to making impulse purchases without thinking. In fact, 75 percent of Americans have made impulse purchases and 16 percent said these purchases were over $500, according to a survey by Being knowledgeable about what you are dealing with makes you a smarter consumer. Here's a look at some jargon you need to know:Cloud ComputingCloud…
  • eBike technology from Bosch - hands-on

    Dwayne Melancon
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    A couple of weeks ago, Bosch eBike Systems brought an eBike out to me so I could try it out. What's an eBike, you ask? In technical terms, an eBike is a bicycle that has been augmented with an electrical assist that provides supplemental power while you pedal. In practical terms, it is an impressive tool to help you simplify your commuting or road cycling jaunts.Bosch doesn't make the bikes - they make the "mid-drive" systems that are built into the bikes, so you can find different types, sizes and styles of bikes to fit your needs and preferences. You can find out more and locate a dealer…
  • Revamp Your Home Office to Improve Productivity

    Dwayne Melancon
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Working from home may seem ideal for some, while others consider it an anti-social nightmare. Regardless of how you feel about your new work-from-home situation, there are undoubtedly some pros and cons. Sure, you now have time to throw in a load of laundry while "at work," and you're definitely saving money on gas. But there are also a lot of distractions that come with your new work environment, from barking dogs, to the lure of the television.A simple room revamp may be the answer.A New LookYou may already have an old desk that still has all of its legs, and hey, maybe that lamp from…
  • Is Your Apple Watch's Crown Dial Getting Sticky? Don't Sweat It

    Dwayne Melancon
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    I recently got an Apple Watch, and the other day I noticed the crown dial (aka the "little spinny knob thingy") was suddenly hard to rotate, and not very responsive to clicks. After a little thinking and experimenting, I remember that I'd been using the Watch to record workouts and it's been particularly hot in Portland lately. It seems that the minerals in my sweat were accumulating under the crown knob and making interfering with its proper operation.Wash away your troublesIf this happens to you, the fix is easy. Simply rinse off the watch in warm (not hot) water with…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Case Study: Craig Scott, From Procrastination to Massive Productivity in 1 Month

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    Note from Celes: Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to spotlight one of the participants from last year’s Anti-Procrastination Course, Craig Scott. Craig experienced amazing change during and after the course and I decided to invite him on PE to share his experience and changes. If you haven’t registered your ticket for the upcoming run (starts Sep 12), do now so! (More than half the seats have been taken up already! Registration closes once seats are filled.) Have you ever had the problem where you would start on something, procrastinate, and then give up? And then…
  • “I’m too busy.” 5 Procrastination Lies We Tell Ourselves, Debunked

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    Note from Celes: Hi everyone! Registration for the upcoming Anti-Procrastination Course is underway with more than half the seats taken up! Register now to secure your seat!! For those who have already registered, please check your confirmation email for further instructions. Look forward to working with you guys soon to take massive action! In the meantime, today I want to share this important post I wrote last year on 5 procrastination lies we tell ourselves. Lies that we repeat day after day, week after week, leading to snowballed deadlines and important Q-2 goals that never get…
  • “It’s too late for me to work on [X].”

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:04 am
    How often do you hear someone say the following? “It’s too late to pursue my passion.” “It’s too late to start my business.” “It’s too late to start my blog.” “It’s too late to do [X].” For me, I hear such comments all the time. People in their 40s saying it’s too late to start a business. People in their 30s saying that they are too old to switch to a new career. People in their 20s saying it’s too late to pursue their passion, because they’ve already invested time into their current degree /…
  • [Limited Seats, Register Now!] Anti-Procrastination Course: Eliminate Procrastination, Take Massive Action

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Course starts Sep 12. Registration will be closed once class is full! Note from Celes: Hi everyone, after an explosive run of Anti-Procrastination Course last year, I’m excited to conduct a whole new run this year! Now in the third year running, this year’s AP course will be bigger and better with 3 added group calls AND a whole-new Facebook group for community support. Read on below! Are there areas of your life which you’ve been procrastinating on, such as losing weight, starting a new business, working on your new business, improving your eating habits, studying,…
  • I’m a failure.

    20 Aug 2015 | 1:22 am
    Last week I felt like a failure. It was just a series of events in recent period that made me feel this way, like my dad getting injured at work and having to go through surgery to fix the injury. It made me feel that I failed to care for him as a daughter (he’s fine now and going through physiotherapy); my mom being diagnosed with diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure which made me feel that I failed to care for her as a daughter; myself getting (mild) gastritis which I took as a sign that I failed to care for myself properly; myself having piles for months…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • 7 Powerful Ways To Attain Peace Of Mind

    Michael Lee
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Having peace of mind should be on the top of everyone’s priority list because almost every aspect of your life depends on it. If you don’t have peace of mind, you won’t be able to focus on your work, you tend to lose sleep and motivation, and your relationships will fall into a downward spiral. […] The post 7 Powerful Ways To Attain Peace Of Mind appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • How to crush toxic self-beliefs and live in harmony with yourself

    Louise Mallam
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    You’re tired of feeling like you’re not worthy. It feels like your life is going nowhere fast while everyone else’s life is so much better than yours. And you can’t help wondering ‘is it too late? Am I stuck on this track forever?’ You may even be reading this at 2am, wide awake as you […] The post How to crush toxic self-beliefs and live in harmony with yourself appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • How to Instantly Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

    Maria Stenvinkel
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Will things ever change? Will a time ever come when you stop self-sabotaging? A time when you, once and for all, become your greatest self and live happily ever after? You might wonder if something’s wrong with you. You might question your own sanity. No sane person would spend this much time self-defeating, right? Maybe […] The post How to Instantly Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • Eliminate Unnecessary Stress With These 3 Steps

    Ian Ryan
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Every day we have the ability to focus on what matters most in life. We ultimately are the ones who control our own destiny and need to be vigilant about protecting our path. One of the best ways to stay on course is to get a clear understanding of what your day looks like. Think […] The post Eliminate Unnecessary Stress With These 3 Steps appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • Personality Quiz SeaSide Trip

    Steven Aitchison
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:10 am
    Here’s a fun little quiz for you to show you your inner self, or at least a part of your inner self.  It will tell you how about your childhood and also about how you interact with people just now. I think this game highlights just how much we live in our subconscious minds and […] The post Personality Quiz SeaSide Trip appeared first on Change your thoughts.
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    Exile Lifestyle

  • Baseline

    11 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    I’ve had people tell me they could probably be happy making just a million dollars a year. Maybe two would be better, but they think they could get by on a million. We tend to subconsciously establish baselines for ourselves, and the idea is that if we have more than that baseline we’ll be happy. If we have less, we’ll be unfulfilled. The natural progression of that thought is: I’m not happy, so perhaps I was wrong about my baseline. Perhaps it needs to be higher; I’m not happy because I’m not earning enough. We make this leap of logic because so many of…
  • Scale

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Occasionally I’ll have someone tell me that they don’t want to learn more about a topic because that would kill the joy that topic brings them. They don’t want to know anything about biology, for instance, because doing so might reduce the wonder they experience when perusing fields of flowers. They just want to look at the colors and shapes, and smell the wonderful fragrances. They don’t want to understand sociology because it may make them cynical about their interactions with others, and they don’t want that to burden their good times with friends. This is an…
  • It’s Easy

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    It’s easy to be snarky and dismissive of ideas that don’t align with your own. It’s easy to preach to the choir, to rally the troops, to shout into an audience of people who already agree with you. To say all the things you know will reinforce their existing beliefs. It’s easy and it’s often rewarded, with clicks and applause and shares. Because by being dismissive of ideas foreign to our own we’re reinforcing biases: we’re telling someone they’re right, and there’s nothing we like better than being right. Far more difficult is opening…
  • The One

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    The following essay is an excerpt from my new book, Some Thoughts About Relationships. From a very young age, many of us are told stories about The One: a mystical person who is placed on this planet for us and us alone. It’s our “hero’s journey” to find this individual, wherever they may be. If pop culture is to be believed, there will be a series of comedic situations and dramatic adventures that lead up to our finding them. In real life, however, The One is a concept that isn’t just irrational, it’s potentially harmful. The idea that there’s someone out there who is…
  • Iceberging

    10 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    We’re all, every one of us, multifaceted and infinitely complex creatures. We are impossible to fully understand and just as difficult to describe in any cohesive, coherent way. But we try. Oh how we try. We megaphone who we are through blog posts and tweets. We curate images that appeal to our sensibilities. We share news items and think-pieces that reflect our views on a given issue. It’s so easy these days to be someone; to be a public figure. The result of the myriad platforms and opportunities that provide this ease, though, is that we often hobble our own efforts at clear…
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    Upgrade Reality

  • Cover Letter in 30 Minutes

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Building a good cover letter for a job application is not rocket science nor should it take an age.  Do it now ! Read the job advertisement again looking for the one key thing they want. Get your letter structure in place – see image for a sample or search Google and choose one you like: Google Cover Letter Images Fill in and check the simple details that change for each job Date Contact name, company and address. Job title including RE: Decide on your salutation.  Dear Sir/Madam is a little outdated now.  Ms/Mr Xxx would be better.  If you are unsure, you can use their position…
  • Why Positive Thinking Fails

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    Far too often, Positive Thinking is like putting a band-aid over a cut without cleaning it first. Sure it helps you keep going for a while, but under the surface, the cut is festers. UPGRADE: You Were: UR – You Are Experiencing failure Stuck in a rut Unhappy with your progress Blocked by an issue multiple times Learning from your experiences Moving steadily forward Building confidence in your abilities Deciding where to focus your time Negative experiences are like weeds in your mind.  They drain your energy, cloud your vision and stop you from recognizing and appreciating your…
  • Top Tender Tips – How to Win the Bid

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    Tendering is now ubiquitous throughout government and private sectors, so if you are planning to grow a business, you might as well learn to get your tender process and responses right.  Responding to Tenders won’t be good for every business, however if it works, you should be able to get a 25% – 50% win rate.  I’ve written, contributed to and won tenders from thousands to multi-millions.  These are really notes-to-self, but if you are out there planing to make a difference to the world, all power to you. Goal 1 – Get onto the Shortlist The main purpose of the…
  • The Only 100 Words You Need To Read Today!

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Today, just one idea (from Pat Flynn). Read on – 100 words and nothing else: TAKE ONE ACTION TO CHANGE SOMETHING YOU’RE NOT HAPPY WITH Sometimes a coach can yell a few words like “faster”, “run”, etc.  Today, save time and take 1 action to change 1 aspect of your life that makes you unhappy. If you’re overweight, join the gym. If you want more dates, approach 1 person. If you want money, start a website or blog. If you hate your job, find a new one. No distractions, no reading, no email, no facebook.
  • What ‘The Alchemist’ Can Teach You About Finding Your Destiny

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    Destiny. Fate. You may believe in it, you may not. I recently read the book ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho. It has been around for a number of years and I was a bit late to read it, but I am glad that I did because it is among one of the best books I have ever read (which is probably the reason why it has already sold millions of copies around the world). Although this post is not meant to be a book review, I want to give you a very brief summary of what ‘The Alchemist’ is about, because it will help you understand the rest of my post. ‘The Alchemist’ is a…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • 10 Minutes Early is On Time

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:45 am
    Are you constantly late to your meetings? Always the one that others expect to be late? No matter how hard you try to be “on time,” you end up showing up just after the start time. What does it take to arrive on time to your appointments? Stop Trying to Be “On Time” When was […]
  • TMN Sponsor of the Week: allthings [Announcement]

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:35 am
    TMN Sponsor of the Week: allthings With allthings, say hello to team productivity. Share plans, projects, sprints, lists Track progress of tasks and issues Freedom to sort, stack, view and group Balance workloads to spread the effort Get more done – save time, save money Wave goodbye to productivity killers. Adios, email issues. Fix team communication. End suffering from distracting email chains, ‘inbox addiction’ and lost conversations. Set clear expectations. Remove doubts like, “Who actually owns that task?”, “How important is this?” and “When is the…
  • 10 Tips to Keep Your Calendar Simple and Efficient

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    If you look at your calendar, is it clear where you need to be today? Or is it a jumbled jig-saw puzzle of overlapping appointments and meetings? Keeping your calendar in check is key to having a smooth and productive day. Today, I share 10 tips to help you simplify your calendar and keep things organized on […]
  • Are You Trying to Do Too Much?

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:12 am
    This is a post that previously appeared in the TMN newsletter. If you don’t already receive the newsletter, click here to sign up. I was recently talking with a friend who was drowning in their work. Too many tasks on their list. Too many meetings on their calendar. Too many obligations in their life. I […]
  • Are You Guilty of Using Too Many Gadgets?

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    The other day, I was with a colleague who was carrying three phones. Yes, three phones. I did a double-take (or maybe it was a triple-take) before asking why she was carrying all the devices. It turns out that one was for business, one was personal, and the third? I am still not sure, but […]
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Your Peak Time

    Fancy Hands
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
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  • Episode #180 with Abelard Lindsay of CilTep

    Ari M
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Episode #179 with Russel Brunson of Click Funnels

    Ari M
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Episode #178 with Bonnie Low Kramen of Be The Ultimate Assistant

    Ari M
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
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  • Episode #177 with Serial Entrepreneur Jay Samit

    Ari M
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • Stop Bullying Yourself: How to Stand Up for Your Inner Child

    9 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Let me ask you something. If you were to step outside your house right now and see a big angry boy bullying a scared little girl (or a scared little boy, this part doesn’t matter, just stay with me), what will you do? What is your first instinct at that moment? What does your mind tell your body to do instantly? Will you just watch and lie to yourself that nothing is wrong? Or will you spring to action right then and there? I’ll tell you what I would do. I will walk run over and protect that scared little girl (or boy) in whatever way I can. I will ask tell the big angry boy to…
  • A Letter to Immigrant Parents to America

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Dear Immigrant, Hello. I am an immigrant too, a first generation immigrant to the US where my family and I have called home since August 7th, 1989. I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. When I went to highschool in South Carolina, nobody knew where my country was on the world map!! It’s embarrassing enough being a foreigner and awkward enough being a teenager, but neither compares to how foolish you feel when you get head shakes – “no clue where that is!!” – to that most dreaded questions for all immigrants: “So where are you from?” A part of me wanted to scream at…
  • Get To Know Yourself: 29 Questions to Discover the Real You

    25 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    At the core of our desires is living a life of purpose and meaning. At the core of a life of purpose and meaning is being of service to others. At the core of being of service to others is finding peace and happiness. At the core of finding peace and happiness, we discover who we are. And to do that, we must get over a little irony, that most of us hardly know – much less, know well – the single person we have spent every second of our existence with, our own selves. Think you’re the exception? Let me ask you then: how well do you know yourself? We are not talking about taking a…
  • One Reason Women Sabotage Their Success (And What to Do About It)

    11 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    The Love Affair with Being Right It is ultimately wrongness not rightness that can teach us who we are. ~Kathryn Schulz I am astonished by how many bright, amazing, talented, skillful and beautiful women just flat out sabotage their own success. Simply astonished! In just the last nine months of observing my female coaching clients, I have seen a pattern that I find a little disturbing. This is not exclusive to all men – I have had male clients who also sabotage their own success but the pattern points more to women, and that’s what we’re going to talk about here.
  • 9 Lies that Happy People Refuse to Believe

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Growing up is hard enough. Why make it harder on purpose? I remember being 11-years old and getting plucked from one country to another – Iran to Turkey to be exact – only to be plucked again at 14 from Turkey to America. Try adjusting as a normal kid in an American high school as a kid from the middle east. Yeah. That was not fun. I’m sure your childhood was hard in its own way. Your family doesn’t have to move across countries and oceans and introduce you to double culture shocks for childhood to be hard. A stupid kid bullying you is enough to give you self-esteem…
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  • Income Report July 2015

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Hi guys! Sorry, I’m late. Yes, this is my July income report not August’s (look out for August’s in a couple weeks). I got behind schedule running around traveling these last few weeks of summer and finishing some large projects. Plus, notice anything different around here? I hope so because Untemplater got a much-needed redesign! A huge thank you to Eric from Narrow Bridge Media for the site refresh. Untemplater is now running on the Genesis framework, one of the most popular WordPress themes in use today. I’m loving the fresh feel of the site and being able to use…
  • BlackRock’s Acquisition Of FutureAdvisor Is Just The Beginning For Fintech

    Financial Samurai
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    On August 26, 2015, BlackRock announced that they will be acquiring FutureAdvisor for an undisclosed amount. There are talks of the valuation being between $150 – $200M, which is incredible because they raised a Series B round just last year with a valuation of $75M. This is huge news for the robo-advisory space as BlackRock is one of the largest financial institutions in the world with over $4 trillion in assets under management. BlackRock plans to sell FutureAdvisor’s automated advisory services to the banks, securities firms and insurance companies that are customers of BlackRock…
  • How To Succeed On Kickstarter And As An Entrepreneur

    10 Aug 2015 | 4:08 am
    Living in San Francisco, there are so many startups it’s impossible to keep track. New and inspiring small businesses seem to pop up all the time. It’s an exciting place to live! Not everyone succeeds, but those with exceptional hustle, talent and creativity often do quite well. Today I have one such success story to share from a woman who knows how to succeed on Kickstarter and as an entrepreneur. This inspirational woman is San Francisco chocolatier, Mindy Fong, of Jade Chocolates. I first interviewed her in 2012 when I came across her delicious and unique chocolates at a…
  • How To Make People Happy All The Time

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:08 am
    Dealing with difficult people is incredibly frustrating. Some people are just super cranky and moody all the time – you never know how they’ll react. Others are awkward, weird, power-tripping even with no experience, or straight out crazy. But what do you when you work with someone who’s a micro-manager and is making your life a living hell? Make things easier on yourself by learning how to make people happy all the time. Today’s post is from a freelancing friend of mine, Lauren, whom I recently met at a networking event. We both do similar types of work and really hit…
  • The Top 5 Reasons To Invest Your Savings

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    Making money simply for money’s sake is a pretty empty endeavor. Money is only a medium of exchange after all and becoming obsessed with it can change a person. Some buy fancy clothes, expensive cars and vacation properties they’ll seldom ever enjoy. Others simply reinvest all their proceeds because they feel guilty spending. Perhaps they are petrified of running out of money in retirement because the government is a terrible role model when it comes to budgeting and social security. Neither extreme on the spectrum is very healthy over the long run. What also can hurt your future…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • When You’re Afraid of Making Mistakes

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:09 am
    If you make a mistake, you could ruin your chances of living the life you want. One single mistake and you’re done. It’s essential that you get everything perfect before you start. Right? Not really. Somewhere along the way, we took a wrong turn. We learned to believe that mistakes are to be avoided like the plague. We should be perfect in whatever we do. But you know what? These beliefs are killing your progress. You should never be afraid of making mistakes. If there’s anything you should be afraid of, it’s not making any mistakes at all, because it’s a sure-fire path to…
  • When You’re Afraid to Tell Your Story

    4 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    For a long time, I was afraid to share my story. Friends. Family. Random stranger on the internet. What would they think? There was a recent discussion about this very topic in the Lifestyle Liberation Academy, which prompted this article. Many people have the exact same fear. In fact, if you don’t have this fear, you’re probably in the minority. Somehow we’re afraid of sharing who we are. We’re afraid of being ourselves We’re afraid of doing the only thing that we can, and must, do. You see, you can’t be anyone else. Your purpose is to be fully yourself, and share what you have…
  • How to Find Bestselling Book Ideas

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    I’ve written a handful of books. And I sell hundreds of copies each and every month. Naturally, people ask me how I come up with ideas for my books. I thought I’d cover that today. My method (if you want to call it that) is extremely simple. And at the base of it is inspiration. I do what I love, so I follow my heart, and I ultimately write what wants to be written. Now, I also include practical elements, such as what people want, because I’m here to help, and to be able to help, I have to pay attention to what people want. Find Bestselling Book Ideas Here’s a…
  • What If You’re Not Passionate About Anything?

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    “I don’t feel passionate about anything, help?” That has to be one of the most common questions I get. And it holds you back from starting, because you have an unhelpful definition of what passion truly is. Following your passion does not look the way you think it does. It’s often very, very different. This isn’t something most people tell you. They want to sell you the dream that everything is going to be rainbows and pixies if you can just find that one perfect passion. Yeah. Probably not going to happen. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. On the…
  • The 20 Essential Habits of Highly Passionate People

    16 Jun 2015 | 1:51 am
    I’ve always worked hard at whatever I’ve been doing. My work-ethic comes from doing what I enjoy, and not forcing myself to do something. Highly passionate people aren’t just lucky, they share common characteristics. They work hard, they trust their intuition and they persevere. I personally don’t see myself having any other options than following my passion. Without doing what I truly want, life would be without color, without joy and without meaning. We all have the habits necessary, we just need to let them shine. 1. Excitement When I was in my late teens, I…
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    Asian Efficiency

  • Giveaway: Win Free Stuff by Telling Us How You Live #AsianEfficient

    Mike Schmitz
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s been quite a summer for the AE Team. We’ve been working on some new things that we can’t wait to show you, and we’ve been working so hard that we just now realize that it’s been quite awhile since we’ve given some stuff away. To remedy this, we’re having one of our largest giveaways EVER. We’ll […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • 10 Tiny Ways to Boost Your Productivity Today

    Annie Mueller
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    We want to be masters of productivity, most of us, because there are a lot of things we really want to do. Sometimes that means that we expect ourselves to leap tall buildings in a single bound. We tend to think that increasing our productivity is something we do by making monumental changes. Monumental changes […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS54: Rituals over Habits

    Asian Efficiency Team
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Mike and Thanh talk about why rituals are much better than habits, and they break down the 5 flaws of habits. Listen in to learn how to make your rituals stick and how to break them down into manageable steps. Cheat Sheet The five flaws of habits 1. Habits aren’t very specific 2. They don’t get […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • Does the Apple Watch Make You More Productive? Here’s My Experience So Far After Using it For 2 Months.

    Mike Schmitz
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Apple Watch: Productivity Friend or Foe? The idea of a “smartwatch” has never really appealed to me. We have to battle enough notifications and interruptions with our smartphones, and the concept of not even having to pull your phone out of your pocket to be distracted just seemed like a really bad idea – especially for […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS53: All About Float Tanks w/ Rob Dial & Dean Devries

    Asian Efficiency Team
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Zack speaks with Rob Dial & Dean Devries at the Podcast Movement conference about how float tanks can help with your meditative practice and make you more productive. Cheat Sheet What float tanks are. How they can help with meditation and productivity. About Rob and Dean’s new podcast. About Dean’s first time going into the […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • Beware: engagement leads to feedback, input

    Julie Poland
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:24 am
    We talk about employee engagement and volunteer Google Images: needbenjamins.comengagement as though it is the Holy Grail, and maybe it is.  Engagement leads to motivation, productivity, quality improvement, speed of cycle times, and a bundle of other goodies that any leader worth his or her salt wants to have for the operation.One of the tests of leadership, though, is when all of those engaged brains want to put in their two cents about what should or should not happen.  They start to notice errors that busy peers (or the boss) might have overlooked.  They generate ideas, and…
  • How company culture squashes quality

    Julie Poland
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:32 am
    Culture in your business is formed by a combination of factors,Google Images: including physical layout, communication processes, dress code, who the heroes (and goats) are, and more.  A significant component in culture is the language that leaders use.  But because culture is so multi-faceted, it's hard for some leaders to identify and actively manage.Quality is one of the beneficiaries of healthy culture, and it's also one of the indicators of culture gone wrong. It's not just a matter of company leadership deciding one day, "We're going to improve the quality of our…
  • Red Land's lesson in accomplishment, celebration

    Julie Poland
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:21 am
    Congratulations to the Red Land Little League team just up Google Images: ambassadorman.deviantart.comthe road for becoming the 2015 U.S. Champions.  And congratulations also to the local media and fans for their enthusiasm and support of the team as they returned home, the top team in the U.S. but bested by the team from Japan in the World Championship.  The achievements of these local boys are indeed to be celebrated, individually and collectively.Too often the achievement of coming in second is treated as though second place is the first loser.  In some minds there is only…
  • Sit here to remove functional silos at work

    Julie Poland
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am
    One of the top three issues brought up by clients is "improve Google Images: blog.octanner.comcommunication."  In some cases it's in the workplace, with the desire for departments to come together, or to have a better sense of the boss's expectations.  In other cases it's personal, where differing styles and priorities leave partners frustrated with the amount or tone of their interaction with one another.If you want your interaction to improve, step one is providing the opportunity for it to happen.  Remember back in your teen days when you’d go to the mall or the local…
  • Could MVP generate unprecedented growth for your biz?

    Julie Poland
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    Have you considered the value of an MVP (Minimum Viable Google Images: bd.summit.netProduct) strategy in helping your business start and/or grow?  The start-up phase of a company is rife with learning experiences, both painless and painful, and capital is rarely in large supply.  But many small business owners invest weeks, months, even years polishing their product before it is released to start to return cash to the business.  The most perfectionist owners reach capital crisis points because they just can't let go before their offering is exactly right.  The MVP approach…
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    All Tips And Tricks

  • 4 Ways iPhone Spy App Can Boost Your Business Revenue in Days

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:20 am
    Gratitude, empathy, ask, probe and confirm, preview, review, closing sales gently! God knows what other motivating words a sales manager uses to inspire and encourage his/her employees in order to boost company sales. May be “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the best movie to see for such motivational speeches. Isn’t it? But what an ordinary sales manager does not
  • Website Redesign: So Many Options, One Possible Choice

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
    I decided to redesign all my websites as soon as I have a little time. I took a look into the best website design practices in 2014 and I can tell you there are a few trends I love and I’d like to implement them all. Unfortunately, I must choose one concept or another and stick with it, so it’s
  • Cool Methods For Passing Your Time In A Pleasant Way

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    If you are the kind of person who works hard from 9 to 5, chances are you want to relax and enjoy your life for the rest of the day. It basically doesn’t matter how you pass your time, as long as you enjoy what you do. Freelancers, however, may not be so willing to waste their precious hours or
  • What Do You Do When You Are Not Busy At Work?

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Have you ever heard the saying “games for receptionists” when talking about online arcade type games or board games? This may sound funny, but when your work is to sit all day long on a chair and wait for people to come in or for the phone to ring, you need to do something to make the time pass faster.
  • Tips on Working Smarter and Saving Time

    26 Jun 2014 | 2:46 am
    Time is money in the workplace. There’s just no two ways about it. If you’re wasting your time with inefficiency, the company as a whole suffers. Making sure you’re working smarter and saving time in everything you do will help you to get more done, which translates into the company making more money. There are quite a few things you
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • 3 Simple Ways to Defuse Conflict and Regain Love

    11 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Remember, confrontation is about reconciliation and awareness, not judgement or anger. – Dale Partridge. (This is a guest post by Stephanie O’Brien of Coach Connection). Few things suck the sparkle out of your life like a fight with someone you care about. Whether you’re talking to a partner, child, boss, coworker, or client, it’s important to know how to handle the disagreement in a way that restores love, trust and respect, instead of eroding it further. The next time someone in your life is angry with you, here are 3 methods you can use to defuse their anger, regain your…
  • To My Cousin & All Class 12 Students Worried About The Future: You’re More Than A Number or A Grade.

    26 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. – B.F. Skinner. A new life awaits! (This is an open letter to my cousin and ALL of you recent + to-be 12th graders. Don’t let numbers define you. Create your own destiny. And don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You are more than they know, more than you believe. Also featured in Huffington Post India.)  Hi Sweetheart! May 25th was the day you had been waiting for, the day when you would find out what “your future holds”. Along with 10,40,367 teenagers who appeared for…
  • Debunked! 3 Myths That Get In The Way of Business Success.

    13 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley. 3 Myths That Get In The Way Business of Success I’ve always been a driven person. Back in the 80’s, as a teenager I used to carry a little newspaper clipping in my wallet that said “Decide to Succeed!”. As cheesy as that may sound, it served as a powerful daily reminder to stay on track for the bigger dreams and goals that I had in life. As I grew older and achieved many of those goals and dreams, I realised that I needed to sit down and actually define what success…
  • 4 Small, Simple Ways To Get Back Your Sparkle

    6 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realising that life is made up of little things. – Frank A Clark. Pic credit: Little things are happening around us every day. Every moment, in fact, we are encountering little things. Yesterday, when I was walking into a shop, a woman smiled at me. I smiled back and thought to myself, “That was such a small thing but it made me happy to be acknowledged by a stranger.” Often we dismiss the small stuff because we are caught up in the bigger picture. We’re working towards our goals that are afar off and forget to…
  • 5 BIG Reasons to Let Go of the Past.

    Rajeshwari Chakravarty
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Sometimes letting go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. – Eckhart Tolle. Pic credit: Randy Heinitz @ Letting go of the past and embracing the present continues to be the most rewarding experience of my life.  This is not an overnight task and may take be tough and challenging, but the results far outweigh the effort. Maybe like me, it starts with you asking what baggage you’ve been carrying for a while. Is it a relationship, a strong belief, a mistake made, an unfulfilled desire or lingering hurt? You see, knowing who or…
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Targeting Your True Desire

    1 Sep 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Over the years I’ve met conscious creators who unleashed their manifesting skills on a false desire … Like trying to manifest weight loss when what they really wanted was love. Or working on attracting clients, when their true aspiration is to quit. Or creating blog traffic when what they really wanted was to feel their work matters. (That last one was my own misdirected manifesting project.) I’ve written before about how we sometimes get focused on the “how” of what we want, rather than the true desire itself. But it’s worth repeating since this is an easy…
  • Q&A: Use LOA to Stop Neighbor’s Bad Behavior?

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The question of the week seems to be how to use law of attraction to change a neighbor’s bad behavior. Two readers have barking dogs next door that are driving them crazy, and another reader reports noisy and inconsiderate neighbor behavior. All want to know how to use law of attraction to get someone else to change. I’ve been there, so I know how easy it is to get caught in this downward spiral. What words of wisdom do you have for someone who wants to use their manifesting powers to change bad neighbor behavior? (I personally think the answer’s the same whether we’re…
  • How Manifesting Is Like a Chinese Finger Trap

    23 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Successful manifesting is all about aligning to the desire, which is sometimes tricky when we’re in the throes of resistance … Like when we really don’t want to be at this weight or are tired of dealing with this disease. Or when we’re scared about looming debt or hate our stupid job. Or when we absolutely cannot stand a particular person in our life or are determined to create change in a key relationship. Resistance like that can keep our desires from manifesting because that vibe is so contrary to what we want. And we can’t get what we want until we know the…
  • Vibration Activation: Passed the Test!

    16 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    As part of our vibration activation series, this script is designed to help get to the feeling of passing the test with flying colors. Use it whenever you’ve got some sort of exam, assessment or evaluation coming up that you’re feeling nervous about passing. One read through will turn on the vibration of rocking out fabulous results, but feel free to expand the script or put it in your own words to strengthen the vibe even more. You can use this for finals, college entrance exams, driver’s tests, custody evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. Whatever you’re using…
  • Vibration Activation: Satisfaction & Fulfillment

    15 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Many of us know what it’s like to want something and to strive for it. (Endlessly. Frustratingly.) Some of us know that vibration so well that we keep our manifestation at bay because we’re not in alignment to having it. If you’ve gotten really good at “wanting it,” it might be worth practicing “having it” instead. That’s what this vibration activation is designed to help you do – turn on the frequency of satisfaction and fufillment so you become a match to having instead of wanting. We can go about that two ways … We can imagine…
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  • 13 Celebrity High School Dropouts Who Are Now Millionaires

    Ameer Gheysari
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Jim Carrey – $150 Million Net Worth One of the biggest comedian actors in the world, Jim Carrey had to drop out of high school at age 15 to work as a janitor and help his sick mother. His first television breakthrough happened in the 90’s television show “In Living Color”. But most people remember him from his hit movies like “Liar, Liar”, “Dumb and Dumber” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”.  Even today he’s still making movies with his recent release of “Dumb and Dumberer”. 13 Celebrity High School Dropouts Who Are…
  • 10 Happiness Quotes to Lift Your Mood

    Valencia Higuera
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:19 am
    Are you looking for a way to lift your mood and feel happier about your life? You can’t buy happiness, but reflecting on these 10 happiness quotes might put a smile on your face and motivate you to live your life positively. 1. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius Our thoughts control our emotions. For this matter, how can we expect to be happy if we’re always focusing on the negative aspects of life? 2. “Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”…
  • 10 American Inventions You Still Use Today

    Adam Troudart
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    We use them or consume them on a regular basis. Without them our lives would never be as convenient as we know them. Here is a list of 10 fascinating American inventions and how they came into being: 1. Stop Sign One of the most important traffic signs, the stop sign has not always been red! It was first conceived in 1890 by William Phelps Eno of Saugatuck, Connecticut. First used in Detroit, Michigan in 1915, the original stop sign had black letters printed on a white background. In 1922 the octagon shape was selected and in 1924 the background was set to yellow. With fade resistant coating…
  • 10 Best One-Hit Wonders Of The 1990s

    Aric Mitchell
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The older you get, the more you realize most of the songs that defined your youth were recorded by one-hit wonders, and that’s definitely not a bad thing. Too often the term gets thrown around as an insult, but before one acts disparagingly toward these bands, they need to ask themselves the question: what do I have to brag about? The fact these 1990s acts were able to score one act that connected with the masses is to be commended, and not necessarily indicative of their only success. Just their biggest. Let’s look at our 10 favorites from the ‘90s. 10. “Dirty Love” By Thunder…
  • 7 TV Remakes You Probably Forgot

    Aric Mitchell
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    We live in a world of reboots and remakes, but apparently it’s always been that way. Don’t believe us? Just check out these 7 TV remakes you probably forgot about and tell us death of originality is a new thing. 1. The Munsters Today Completely new cast takes over for the classic crew of Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo. Surprisingly, the new cast, led by Lee Meriwether as Lilly Munster, manages to air two more episodes than the original crew. The Munsters Today took place in 1987. The 22-year absence between this show and the first was explained by a science experiment…
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    Mick Gill's Blog

  • Unusual Ways You Can Be Hacked

    13 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    Hacking is the new spying. And, as we've learned time and time again, both government and private organizations are using cyber-spy techniques to gain as much intelligence as they can. But getting this data can be difficult. In fact, some of the most previous of digital information is safeguarded by machines that have no contact with the outside world. So can this internet-less data be hacked?
  • Optimal Times For Sharing On email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    12 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    Want to build your social media following? There's more to it than simply posting a lot of content. It's about finding your audience on the right platform, at the right time and identifying the target audiences and optimal sharing times on email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. To help you out, Microsoft put together the following infographic >>
  • How To Access Wikipedia Without Any Internet Connection

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Wouldn't it be great to have the whole of Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere etc Kiwix gives you access to the whole of Wikipedia and you don't need an Internet access, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD! Read More here>>
  • Largest Collection Of FREE Microsoft eBooks Ever

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more. Visit Here and Download eBooks>>
  • How To Record Your Android Screen

    1 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    In amongst the new features ushered in with Android KitKat was a screencasting capability—a native tool for capturing on-screen activity in a video file. Whether you want to show off your app, share your Angry Birds prowess or start a series of Android troubleshooting videos, it's not difficult to get the functionality up and running, Read More at
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Rebellious Productivity

  • 6 Signs It’s Time to Quit a Client

    Rosemina Nazarali
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    For freelancers and solopreneurs, getting and keeping a client requires a certain type of hustle that allows us to maintain several different jobs at once, while ensuring our clients are happy. And those who do it successfully are damn good at it. But, not every client is one that is useful to you — and this is something we often only find out after spending several months working on a project. However, it takes so much time and energy to maintain said client, that you want to see it through for as long as possible… and the extra cash is always nice. So, how do you know it’s…
  • Overheard While Hiking: With Millennials, the Passion vs. Money Debate Rages On

    Marissa Brassfield
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    Our unretouched view of the Hollywood sign. © Marissa Brassfield Yesterday, Mike and I hiked the Hollywood Sign hike at Griffith Park — a 6+ mile roundtrip walk that takes you directly above and behind the famed landmark — and we overheard an overwhelmingly common discussion topic among fellow millennial hikers: the old passion vs. money debate.Every overheard conversation had two parts. First, the millennial was in a job that paid well and satisfied their parents/family, but wasn’t significant or fulfilling. Second, the millennial expressed a desire to go into another…
  • How to Ask for a Vacation and Set Your Team Up for Success

    Kelley Lujan
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    In a work force, where your badge of honor is based upon the hours you work instead of how much you actually get done, asking for a vacation can seem like you are not dedicated to the job or aren’t as ambitious as others in the company.Although that may not be the case, that may be how it is perceived. However, the success of the request comes down to how you communicate it. When making the request, try to make it a win-win for all parties involved. When making a request. it is as much about how you present the request as what you are actually asking for. My colleague, Marissa Brassfield,…
  • Why Millennials Will Make a Larger Impact Than You Think

    Kelley Lujan
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Millennials are changing the game and have begun to shift the workforce in more ways than one. Millennials are those born between 1980 and 2000, so they are currently between the ages of 15 and 35. Chirag Kulkarini from Insightfully shares seven ways millennials are shifting the traditional mindset and gaining success at a young age.They’re hungry. Give them a challenge, they will accept. Tell them they can’t and they will prove you wrong. They aren’t accepting the stereotype.They’re talking. Young entrepreneurs are connecting faster and more often than ever before. Youth are able to…
  • Why You Should Prioritize Exercise Above Your Business

    Rosemina Nazarali
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Entrepreneurs tend to put their businesses above all else. It’s always at the top of their priority list, sitting high above relationships and even health. This isn’t usually driven by money. Most entrepreneurs are driven by the idea of building something great, something that can change lives or even make the world a better place. It’s this rationale that justifies putting the business above everything else.However, Josh Steimle, CEO of international digital marketing agency MWI, says exercise is now his top priority.“On any given day there are easily 100 important…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Case Study: Craig Scott, From Procrastination to Massive Productivity in 1 Month

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    Note from Celes: Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to spotlight one of the participants from last year’s Anti-Procrastination Course, Craig Scott. Craig experienced amazing change during and after the course and I decided to invite him on PE to share his experience and changes. If you haven’t registered your ticket for the upcoming run (starts Sep 12), do now so! (More than half the seats have been taken up already! Registration closes once seats are filled.) Have you ever had the problem where you would start on something, procrastinate, and then give up? And then…
  • “I’m too busy.” 5 Procrastination Lies We Tell Ourselves, Debunked

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    Note from Celes: Hi everyone! Registration for the upcoming Anti-Procrastination Course is underway with more than half the seats taken up! Register now to secure your seat!! For those who have already registered, please check your confirmation email for further instructions. Look forward to working with you guys soon to take massive action! In the meantime, today I want to share this important post I wrote last year on 5 procrastination lies we tell ourselves. Lies that we repeat day after day, week after week, leading to snowballed deadlines and important Q-2 goals that never get…
  • “It’s too late for me to work on [X].”

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:04 am
    How often do you hear someone say the following? “It’s too late to pursue my passion.” “It’s too late to start my business.” “It’s too late to start my blog.” “It’s too late to do [X].” For me, I hear such comments all the time. People in their 40s saying it’s too late to start a business. People in their 30s saying that they are too old to switch to a new career. People in their 20s saying it’s too late to pursue their passion, because they’ve already invested time into their current degree /…
  • [Limited Seats, Register Now!] Anti-Procrastination Course: Eliminate Procrastination, Take Massive Action

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Course starts Sep 12. Registration will be closed once class is full! Note from Celes: Hi everyone, after an explosive run of Anti-Procrastination Course last year, I’m excited to conduct a whole new run this year! Now in the third year running, this year’s AP course will be bigger and better with 3 added group calls AND a whole-new Facebook group for community support. Read on below! Are there areas of your life which you’ve been procrastinating on, such as losing weight, starting a new business, working on your new business, improving your eating habits, studying,…
  • I’m a failure.

    20 Aug 2015 | 1:22 am
    Last week I felt like a failure. It was just a series of events in recent period that made me feel this way, like my dad getting injured at work and having to go through surgery to fix the injury. It made me feel that I failed to care for him as a daughter (he’s fine now and going through physiotherapy); my mom being diagnosed with diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure which made me feel that I failed to care for her as a daughter; myself getting (mild) gastritis which I took as a sign that I failed to care for myself properly; myself having piles for months…
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  • How Meditation Can Make You a Better Worker [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Timo Kiander
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:30 am
    Meditation can bring great benefits to your daily life. Especially in the working environment, it can help you become more productive, while helping you to reduce stress.This infographic shows you how.​ This infographic was provided by Chrystal Heart Physics.
  • Why GrooveOtter plays a crucial role in my life

    Timo Kiander
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:38 am
    Photo Credit: kitchener.lord via Compfight cc Internet is full of productivity tools that promise to make our lives easier and more effective. While some of those tools can definitely deliver what they promise, there is this certain type of tool that can also have a profound effect in your life. Yet, it’s a very simple one and most of us won’t necessarily understand its potential right away. […]
  • Productivity Hacks: 60 Unconventional Ways to Save Time When Working from Home

    Timo Kiander
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Here’s the deal: very often when you read a blog, listen to podcasts, attend trainings or watch YouTube videos on time management, certain advice is repeated over and over again. It seems like there is just one accepted way to be productive. Fortunately, this is not the case. […]
  • Giveaway: The Best-Selling E-mail Productivity Course on Udemy

    Timo Kiander
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    Are you the lucky one who gets the best-selling Udemy course on Gmail productivity for free? At the time of writing this post, this training has over 6900 students and it has 161 reviews, with the star rating of close to five stars (from 1 to 5 scale).I have gone through the training myself and I loved it! Now it's your chance to experience this course yourself. […]
  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Sleep Quality and Set Yourself Up to Be More Productive Tomorrow

    Timo Kiander
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo Credit: Merlijn Hoek via Compfight cc ​This is a guest post by Matt Murrell. Whether you are a self-employed entrepreneur, 9-5 employee, or a stay-at-home parent, we can all agree that it is difficult to relax and wind down at the end of the day. […]
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    The Blurbler

  • The Real Blogger Status: EU Cookie Compliance, August 2015

    Mick Gill
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    The Real Blogger Status: EU Cookie Compliance, August 2015: The European Union cookie privacy issue became urgent, early this year - and Google provided the CookieChoices cookie advice banner , as a ...Why you should Donate!
  • Clever Uses For Used Plastic Bottles

    Mick Gill
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
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  • How To Meditate

    Mick Gill
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    You may have heard of Meditation but thought that it was to difficult. Well it's not and the benefits are wonderful. Check out how in theimage below or visit mindful.orgWhy you should Donate!
  • What is Ebola?

    Mick Gill
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Ebola is a deadly disease caused by a virus. There are five strains, and four of them can make people sick. After entering the body, it kills cells, making some of them explode. It wrecks the immune system, causes heavy bleeding inside the body, and damages almost every organ.View Visual Guide To EbolaWhy you should Donate!
  • How butter and cheese can keep you slim - and even ward off diabetes

    Mick Gill
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    How butter and cheese can keep you slim - and even ward off diabetesRead More
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  • Never Throw Away a Weapon!

    Max Impact
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    The most famous duel fought by 16th century Japanese master swordsman Miromoto Musashi was held on Ganryu Island against Sasaki Kojiro. I will only focus on one particular aspect of this here, more detailed accounts are available for those who may be interested [1] . The duel was arranged for dawn and Kojiro arrived early on the island ready to fight at the appointed time. Musashi however was patently late, arriving on a small boat to find his opponent attending him on the beach. Kojiro, impatient to teach Musashi a lesson, drew his sword as the boat approached, angrily tossed the…
  • Signal-to-Noise

    Max Impact
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    It's all about signal-to-noise! One foundational principle in the art of impact is that of constantly boosting signal (the important, the significant; those activities that add value, that are consistent with our aims and principles, that we care about) while relentlessly reducing noise (the trivial, the non-important, distractions and time-wasters). This is an analytical concept at heart; in all sorts of scientific situations we are trying to detect an effect or a thing in the midst of a sea of noise. The pentaquark [1], the icy plains on Pluto [2], or even primordial B-mode polarizations :)…
  • Framed!

    Max Impact
    30 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    Here's a joke for you to lighten up the blog. There's two fish in a tank....[punchline to come]The point will be that the impact of the punch(line) is always proportional to the quality of the set-up. the process of creating a context which can then be changed rapidly. Maximum shock and surprise--both pleasurable and painful--results from something unanticipated, being hit from an unexpected angle, the sudden appearance of something previously hidden. Set-up relies on our tendency is to see everything within "frames"--mental models, norms formed through previous experience--which we can use…
  • Why Do I Keep F--in' Up?

    Max Impact
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:52 am
    Neil Young hits the nail on the head here:Even though I think he intended this to be rhetorical, it's a fundamental question that deserves careful attention. To make an impact it's best to avoid the big errors, the ones that drain our energy in fixing and cleaning up the consequences.Many would cite poor decisions, bad luck, lack of information, emotions, being mislead, rushing etc. as reasons for our snafus. All are valid, but are there some deeper causes that lead to our propensity to mess up? One answer comes from the discipline of systems thinking which shows that often, no matter how…
  • Roll Away the Stone

    Max Impact
    26 May 2014 | 10:20 am
    A Mott the Hoople flavored post on the idea of pushing while making sure we are pushing in the right direction! Firstly, some classic British glam rock for those that enjoy this:“Negotiation is the art of letting them have your own way” Daniel Vare (Italian diplomat)There is a thin line between the idea of going with (while ensuring it’s where we want to go) and manipulating someone to get your own way. However this thin line can be walked in instances that necessitate it. As Robert Green wrote in his book ‘The 48 Laws of Power’:“The best deceptions are the ones that seem to…
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  • Walk it anyway

    Thad Puckett
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:59 am
    We live in an era of promise.  That life will be full.  That life will be easy. We seek clarity, believing we shouldn’t face uncertainty. Hogwash. Life has never been easy.  Never clear.  Never certain. Sometimes the way ahead may be unclear. Walk it anyway. The post Walk it anyway appeared first on Thad Thoughts. If you've enjoyed this, be sure to follow Thad on Twitter.
  • Great iPhone Deals – 2015 Edition

    Thad Puckett
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    I’ve written before about what I think are great deals on iPhones. With the soon to be launched iPhone 6s, it’s time for another one.  Granted, the new phones won’t be announced for a little more than a week, with their release date coming a week or so thereafter, but there are some pretty good deals in the market right now. What goes in to a good deal?  In my estimation it has to accomplish the following: a truly good deal on an iPhone is one where your budget and the market, plus network needs, intersect. If you could get a fantastic deal on an iPhone from a carrier that…
  • Up Periscope: What Leaders Should Know About Twitter’s New Service (according to Michael Hyatt)

    Thad Puckett
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Twitter is an interesting company.  They’ve lost some of their luster, at least in the business world in the past few months as they struggle to find a CEO. But they have a new service that is taking the world by storm. Periscope is the service, and video is the game.  It is Twitter’s idea of “seeing the world through someone else’s eyes”.  The opportunity to turn every smartphone owner into a micro-broadcaster with live video, and the ability to alert the world via Twitter. It has proven to be a massive hit.  They have added 10 million users since launching…
  • Apple Watch is dominating wearables

    Thad Puckett
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    The first real measurable data is back on Apple Watch, and the news is not good for Fitbit (or the also rans).  When all dollars spent on wearables is calculated, Apple has claimed 42% of that total. That’s despite the nay sayers, despite the disappointed Wall Street analysts (who forgot the real comparison was the last time Apple launched a completely new product – 2007 when the iPhone was released), and despite the fact that the other wearable manufacturers devices have been on the market longer (meaning, they should have market share based on loyalty, but they don’t).
  • What Really is the Best Productivity Integration?

    Thad Puckett
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    I recently wrote about Office 365 and specifically what a great deal it is for Mac users (PC users too for that matter). This past week I signed up for the Software as a Service offering, and am pleased with what I have found so far. The first interesting piece is how well it integrates with other services. Yes, you can indeed download and install the most recent versions of this venerable office suite for your preferred operating system. But why do that if working online will work well for you? I mean, many of us work frequently or even predominately in web browser based services. The Karis…
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  • Paragliding above the city of Hierapolis, Pamukkale Turkey Solo...

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:01 am
    Paragliding above the city of Hierapolis, Pamukkale Turkey Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 3 At first, I did not plan to go paragliding on this trip but as I was doing a day tour in Pamukkale and we had some time to kill, I told myself “Why not?”. After all, I was at Pamukkale, one of the oldest tourist attraction that dated back thousands of years and what would be the best place to do my first ever paragliding than here, so me and a couple friends decided to give it a go. It was beyond amazing! Other than jumping off the cliff and flew like a bird, we also visited the famous travertines,…
  • Discovering Ephesus From Selçuk Turkey Solo Traveler’s...

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Discovering Ephesus From Selçuk Turkey Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 2 I thought I had enough of Roman ruins in Jordan when I explored Jerash. I was skeptical about visiting Ephesus at first but since I was in Turkey and I needed to start somewhere, I decided to put Ephesus on my itinerary. As it turned out, it was pretty dang awesome. The Library of Celsus was nothing short of magnificent. Walking on top of the biggest ancient amphitheatre in Anatolia overlooking the Harbor road was as epic as it sounds. Ephesus is not to be missed. Video Interesting Links Don’t forget to add these to…
  • Istanbul: Traveling from Europe to Asia in a few minutes Turkey...

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Istanbul: Traveling from Europe to Asia in a few minutes Turkey Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 1 I had been traveling from one Muslim countries to another for the past few months now, and I thought I had enough experience to form an expectation for another Muslim country I was bound for, Turkey. Boy. how I was wrong. Even though, Turkey is a Muslim country, it had nothing in common with other countries I have been to except for its religion. Turkey is less conservative, much more open to western culture, and more developed towards European style rather than Middle Eastern style. It was a…
  • Follow Me & I’ll Show You Turkey One Month in Turkey...

    20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Follow Me & I’ll Show You Turkey One Month in Turkey in 45 Photos Oh, this is going to be a big one. On June 2015, I spent a whole month traveling in Turkey from west to east, from Istanbul to Kars. During that month I was able to experience a wide range of landscape and attractions from the cave city of Cappadocia and tropical beaches of the Mediterranean sea to the Armenian ruins in the east. It’s all here and I can show you that there is more to Turkey than Istanbul. Follow me and I’ll show you the REAL Turkey! Istanbul Napoleon once said: “If the world were a single state Istanbul…
  • Exploring Amman & Camping in the North Jordan Solo...

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Exploring Amman & Camping in the North Jordan Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 3 When I met Moni in Amman, she was so eager to go camping in Petra but as it turned out, it was too expensive to rent a campground and it was not possible to go wild-camping (legally) in Jordan so she was left with little options. After we got back from Petra, we decided to give the camping idea another go and headed up north to Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark near the famous River Jordan. We spent two days camping, mingling with the locals and seeing the real side of Jordanian life away from the city and tourist…
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  • 7 Important Rules For Choosing The Perfect Domain Name

    Mark Lahiri
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:08 pm
    I remember a few years ago when I was in the process of building my first website, I paid very little attention in picking my domain name. I found one I liked and felt that it wasn’t worth my time to keep looking (as you it can be quit tedious). So I chose it and just rolled with it. I then began to spend countless hours on designing the website, making logos, doing market research and getting involved in social media. After the sites foundation was built I started writing content and overall I was quite satisfied and happy. But very soon all of that comfort and sanctification about my…
  • 5 Blog Design Secrets That All Successful Blogs Use

    Mark Lahiri
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    I remember when I was first starting out as a blogger I used to spend many hours just browsing top blogs looking for things I could include in my own. I used to just sit and observe all of the little things these blogs did that most people don’t detect consciously. I use to focus on blog layout, typography and color schemes among many more things. Luckily for me this time spent observing and mirroring these blogs turned out to be quiet valuable and very helpful even up to today. I learnt so many essential things about blog design that I can honestly say that I can by simply looking at a…
  • LeBron James’s Guide to Blogging : 7 Killer Tips To Blog Domination

    Mark Lahiri
    10 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Why LeBron? Well I feel he’s the best basketball player in the world (…let the Jordan debate begin), and there are many tricks you can learn from his success. 1. LeBron’s Passing Skills LeBron James is arguably the best passer in the NBA. With merely a flick of the writs and a pop of his hands he can fire a pass 25 feet in a straight line. What does that have to do with blogging? Well blogging is a team sport and Google is the referee; you can’t expect to win unless you share and assist your fellow bloggers. To be successful at blogging you want to become a staple in your niche blog…
  • 4 Simple But Powerful Ways To Increase Your Blogs Traffic

    Mark Lahiri
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Your blog can have the best content and design in the world but without traffic, it’s like having a super-car car without an engine, it’s of no use. So while making your blog look pretty or creating new products is very important, your main focus should at all times be on increasing your blogs traffic. In the online world traffic is the equivalent to gold; you can always cash it in anytime for a large profit. Here Are 4 Simple Ways To Rocket Your Blogs Traffic: 1. Realize The Power Of Guest Posts Most new bloggers don’t understand the power of guest posting. They are so caught up in…
  • 25 Blogging Mistakes Every New Blogger Makes Online

    Lucas Falconer
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:44 pm
    They say that if faced with identical circumstances, the majority of people from similar backgrounds will make similar decisions. So why can’t this apply to blogging? The internet is an unchanging identical factor and most new bloggers tend to have the same level of expertise in the online world. So is it possible we can guess what mistakes most new bloggers will make? I believe so. Being the nice guy that I am I thought I’d help all of you newcomers out and share a list of common mistakes I have found firsthand in several blogs. Hope you can learn from them and make them right for your…
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  • How to Figure Out If Your Routine is Holding You Back

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Yup, I know it sounds crazy. But yes, something as simple as your routine could be holding you back. The one thing that you wouldn’t think to look at, being right under your nose, is keeping you stuck. You might even think that your routine should be helping you
  • 8 Questions You Really Need to Answer for a Happy Life

    11 Aug 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Figuring out how to become happier is tricky. I mean its some ways away from where you are now. You may not be completely depressed about where you are now, but you’re not thrilled either. You know that there’s more, that you can actually be in a better place. You
  • How to Stay Motivated When You Just Really Want to Lie on the Couch

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Summer is really here. The days are longer, the sun is out and the heat is on. You’re sitting inside you see the sun shining into the window. As you take a deeper look through the glass you can see the leaves on the trees swaying from the breeze. It
  • Why Hope Is All You Need to Be the Greatest

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Okay, so you have this really great idea of what you want to do with your life. You’ve finally come up with something that you believe you can really enjoy, while at the same time getting out of the tedious cycle of misery that has become your work and home
  • Why You Have to Stop Judging Others to Make a Breakthrough

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:52 pm
    I know the feeling. You’ve tried a couple of things in an attempt to make some headway but it just seems like you’re running in place. There are times when you get so frustrated, you don’t know what to do anymore. You don’t understand what you’re doing wrong. Why aren’t
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  • 4 Simple Money Saving Tips from Warren Buffet

    13 Aug 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Warren Buffet is one of the world’s wealthiest men through successful investing and being rather frugal with his billions.   Below are some of the ways in which he manages his money. Despite the fact that he has billions to save, you can implement the same financial strategies to save even small sums of money. The reality is, you probably are already aware of these strategies, but may not be implementing them, so lets go and refresh your mind!! Tip 1) Live a simple modest life Yes your probably thinking this one is quite patronizing coming from a billionaire, but yes he has a…
  • Be a Guaranteed Winner Today!!!

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    If you are like me then you love being a winner! Today is your lucky day! You can win a fabulous book worth $12.99 You can win Your Guide to Making Money With Online Surveys How do you win this prize guaranteed? Very simple! Go through the site and locate the Three Hidden Stars The stars look like this:   Once you see the stars, copy the URL of the page or take note of the page and fill in the required form below: URL/Page/Location of Star 1 URL/Page/Location of Star 2 URL/Page/Location of Star 3 Email Address – To Receive Your Prize On successful completion you will receive your…
  • 5 Best Get Paid To Watch Videos Sites

    16 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Are you the type of person that watches a lot of random videos when you surf the web? You can get paid to watch videos from certain websites online. Which ones are the best? We have picked the 5 best get paid to watch videos site for you to go, sign up and get paid for viewing new video content. 5)Paid2YouTube As the name suggests, you get paid to watch YouTube videos. The site has been in business for quite a while and is a legitimate money making opportunity. The payments from this site are low. You get paid $0.005 per video watched, therefore you will spend a large amount of time watching…
  • Effective Opinions, a powerful and reliable online survey panel

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Effective Opinions is an online survey panel community owned and managed by Market Research professionals. They give you the opportunity to get paid for sharing your thoughts and opinions about large corporations and brands. Their panel member area is easy to use and straight forward, so you spend more time taking part in interesting surveys and earning money. Effective opinions service offers you cash by PayPal or amazons vouchers. Take part in interesting online surveys, earn great cash rewards! Sign up here for free now. Where your opinion really counts! Effective Opinions believes that…
  • New Ebook Now Available to Purchase

    6 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    We now have an ebook available for our readers to download. The ebook is entitled: “Your Guide To Making Money With Paid Surveys” The ebook provides readers with a comprehensive guide to making money online with paid surveys. The guide outlines the various steps to take in order to successfully make money online and has reviews of survey panels that you can join in order to start earning cash. The ebook can be purchased using the link below: $12.99 – Buy Now Checkout Added to cart The post New Ebook Now Available to Purchase appeared first on Moneyjojo.
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  • use corn starch to untngle knots

    12 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
        Miscellaneous use corn starch to untangle knots quicker and way more easy Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Cook mass amounts of corn to feed the crowd all at once.DIY Dry ShampooFor corn dog loversMake Perfect Microwaved Corn on the CobCut Corn Off the Cob Quickly & Neatly RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick use corn starch to untngle knots comes from LifeTricks.
  • Awesome Body Hacks

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:31 pm
        Beauty A body hack is a technique that helps in improving an individual’s mental or health state. It can be surprisingly effective and helpful. Here are some awesome body hacks that will make your life better. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Aim for the Body when ServingWays to Go Out Your Guts: Take MeasurementsSet Up Your Golf Shot: Body AlignmentHelping Your Child Develop Good Posture, While Doing Homework – Author CommentsMiracles of Magic Eraser – Author Comments RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Awesome…
  • P-wheel. Clean up less pee.

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
        Cleaning A retractable potty training target for you son, husband, roommate and friends. Encourages them to lift the seat and get it in the toilet. The more pee in the toilet, the less you have to clean. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:– Author CommentsDrift with Rear Wheel Drive AutoUse the Hand Brake Technique to Drift with Rear Wheel Drive and Manual TransmissionHow to Play Racing Games on your PhoneDrink While you Clean RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick P-wheel. Clean up less pee. comes from LifeTricks.
  • Cleaning Ceiling Fans with Pillowcase

    11 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
        Cleaning If you have an extra pillowcase lying around use it to clean your ceiling fans. Place the fan blade between the pillowcase and pull lightly toward you, the excess dust falls into the underside of the pillowcase. Genius! Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Dust Off your Ceiling Fan Blades with a PillowcaseHow to Repair Noisy Computer FansWarm your Room in Winter with the Ceiling FanWater Down Liquid Soaps and Cleaning ProductsRe-Use Ice Cream Pails RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Cleaning Ceiling Fans with Pillowcase…
  • Online videocalling hack

    29 May 2015 | 5:41 am
        Social Hey there, is very convenient website for calls online. No registration, accounts, installations for video call online. Check it out! Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Increase Your Online Influence: Regularly Interact With Your FollowersIncrease Your Online Influence: Stay Consistent With Your PostsRead Restaurant Menu’s OnlineBoost You Productivity by Automating Your Tasks RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Online videocalling hack comes from LifeTricks.
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  • 7 Ways To Get What You Want Without Begging For It (Even If The Other Person Is Stubborn)

    Chantalle Blikman
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:09 pm
    It’s frustrating isn’t it? You know…constantly arguing about the same petty things. Maybe you experience this with your partner, your parents, your children or even certain friends. No matter what you say, you can never seem to get your point across. They just don’t seem to care enough or listen to you, and you find yourself going around in circles. Often, you feel like giving up. But did you know there’s something you can do to get exactly what you want from other people. And you don’t even have to beg! You can put an end to the arguing and fighting once and for all. It…
  • 101 Self Improvement Resources That Will Take You From Stuck To Unstoppable

    Bastiaan Blikman
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    You know the feeling right? Hours and hours you spend searching the Internet in the hope to find a solution for your problem. You wonder how hard it can be to find the right resource. That one article, video, course or book that will solve your problem. Maybe you lack self-confidence, get angry easily, don’t like your job or you miss a sense of purpose and meaning in your life. Whatever it is, there is a humongous amount of information out there. To be honest, I think we can all agree that there is too much information and it can be really overwhelming. Of course you only want the best for…
  • How To Dramatically Boost Your Self-Confidence And Achieve Your Biggest Goals

    Chantalle Blikman
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Let’s face it. We all have that nagging voice inside our heads saying; “There is far more that you can do and be in this life” Deep down we all believe that we are capable of so much more. More friends, more success, more money, more purpose and meaning… But then there’s the biggest enemy of all. It’s the ONE thing that somehow leads us to spending almost our whole lives feeling stuck and helpless. And that’s our self-confidence.   Maybe you’re stuck in a job you don’t like. Perhaps it feels repetitive and boring and it’s just not what your heart desires. You lack…
  • 5 Solid Reasons To Take Control Of Your Anxiety Today

    Chantalle Blikman
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:24 pm
    It’s very frustrating… You know, never knowing if and when bad things will happen. Things can change at any moment… People can hurt you. You could become injured or ill. You could lose someone dear to you. Tomorrow you could make a HUGE mistake or completely fail at something. Life is full of uncertainty. And this is especially hard for those of us who struggle with an unhealthy amount of anxious thoughts. Anxiety takes its toll on me too…trust me. I really want to help you to overcome this problem in your life. So I’m sharing 5 things I try to remind myself of…
  • Live A Fulfilling And Meaningful Life: 33 Powerful Tips From Experts

    Bastiaan Blikman
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Let’s face it. You’re frustrated. It’s so difficult to feel certain about what you’re supposed to be doing with your life. One minute, it’s the happiest day of your life, the next you’re feeling unsatisfied or even a bit depressed. If only there was a way to find a real sense of meaning and purpose. So that you could feel driven, motivated and like you’re on a clear path in life. Well… it just so happens that you’re in luck. Chantalle and I have been fortunate enough to get the No. 1 TIP from 33 influential bloggers to help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. And…
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  • The Two Hour Network: How To Build Your Network Each Week

    Bruce Harpham
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:15 pm
    The people you know and trust you are one of the most important factors in reaching business success. Many of us have met a friend who knows all the right people. With a strong network, you will be presented with opportunities every day. That means we just have one question – how do we get... The post The Two Hour Network: How To Build Your Network Each Week appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • 15 Books Every Startup Founder Needs To Read

    Bruce Harpham
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Reading books for startups is an inexpensive and fast way to gain business ideas and inspiration to grow your business. Starting A Business Basics What exactly do you need to get a business started? These books for startups will help you find and develop your business idea. 1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use... The post 15 Books Every Startup Founder Needs To Read appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • 30 Resources To Improve Productivity

    Bruce Harpham
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Improving your productivity means working smarter. How do you become smarter? You need the apps, books, websites, blogs and other resources that the highly productive use each day. To make the most of this article, I suggest choosing one app, one book and website to use for a month. Once you have mastered those resources,... The post 30 Resources To Improve Productivity appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • Will This Simple Tip Stop You From Drowning In Your E-mail Inbox Ever Again?

    Dan Smith
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:54 am
    Every single one of us receives e-mails. Some of us receive a handful, others hundreds (or millions, if you were Bill Gates in 2004). No matter how many you get, however – and irrelevant of how important e-mail is to your day – it can always be seen as something you’re battling against; something that’s distracting you... The post Will This Simple Tip Stop You From Drowning In Your E-mail Inbox Ever Again? appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • Want To Be The Next Steve Jobs Or Bill Gates? The 7 Habits Of Multimillionaires

    Dan Smith
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    Each and every one of us is driven by success. What that success is will differ from person to person, but we all want to grow and develop; we all want to say we’ve achieved something in our lives. And looking around us, there’s no shortage of inspiration. From the likes of American technology figures... The post Want To Be The Next Steve Jobs Or Bill Gates? The 7 Habits Of Multimillionaires appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
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  • Make the most of your lazy days

    Kate Henley
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    You know when you just need a day off? Your to-do list is ready and waiting, you’ve had your caffeine fix, but you’re just not moving. If you’re like me, you’re back to the exact place you were twenty minutes ago, face-down horizontal on your bed. From the moment you woke up you thought “nope.” […] The post Make the most of your lazy days appeared first on .
  • How to grow your business while traveling the world

    Shauna Mackenzie
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    It used to go like this: Work hard, make money, retire, then travel.   Lucky for us, breaking this linear approach is a lot easier than it may seem. I should know. I spent the last year living in a different city every month, while successfully running a team across the country, selling my first business, […] The post How to grow your business while traveling the world appeared first on .
  • Five quick fixes to ensure a balanced diet

    Kelly Agnew
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    When you’re being pulled in every possible direction, it’s hard to keep a handle on your diet.   With work deadlines, your family and your personal goals at the top of your priority, eating the right foods and taking care of your nutrition can fall to the wayside.   Unfortunately there is no magic vitamin […] The post Five quick fixes to ensure a balanced diet appeared first on .
  • Monday Morning Pep Talk | Work/life balance has a hateful sidekick

    Shauna Mackenzie
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Did you notice that a pep talk did not go out last week? No? Great – that proves my first point that we tend to think the spotlight shines much brighter on us than it really does. So, a pep talk didn’t go out … it was no big deal, right? Yes? You did notice but […] The post Monday Morning Pep Talk | Work/life balance has a hateful sidekick appeared first on .
  • Best Kept Picks & Clicks for August 28th

    Miranda Rodriguez
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our favorite web treasures for Friday, August 7th! The post Best Kept Picks & Clicks for August 28th appeared first on .
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    Redesign My Existence

  • How to Get Your Money Right For Minimalist Living (Part 1)

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:32 am
    My relationship with money has changed forever, and that’s for real. Since pursuing a more minimalist existence, I treat the money that I have as a privilege, not a right. It’s not something I’m entitled to. It’s something I’m lucky to have. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. – Cesare Pavese And at the risk of sounding a little out there, I’ve recently started to think of money as an extension of my energy. The money I have is the…
  • Minimalist Living: Travelling In Africa & Escaping The Excess Of My Life

    14 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
    Recently, I got an awesome opportunity to travel to Uganda for an 11 day trip. Needless to say, I jumped all over that shit. Before heading off, I made a conscious decision to use my travels in Africa as something of an extreme experiment in minimalist living ‘on the go’, so to speak. See, it’s quite easy to embrace the principles of simple living from the comfort of your own home. But what about when you’re lifted from your personal little bubble and thrown into an unfamiliar environment, head frikkin’ first? Well I definitely was. I got diddly squat notice about the…
  • Minimalist living: 10 Definitions That Can Change Your Life Forever

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Since learning about minimalist living, and applying it to my life, I’ve come across tons of different definitions of what living simply actually means. Some purists go fully hardcore on how they define it, and others (like yours truly) have a broader and more conceptual take on minimalist living. So right now, I’d like to share 10 different definitions of what minimalist living means to me and how applying these definitions has totally transformed my life. I’ll kick this off with my broadest and most favorite definition ever. And in the spirit of minimalist living,…
  • My Minimalist & Gymless Work Out Set Up

    12 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    Over past last year, I’ve got myself into the best shape of my life. I’m fit, healthy and have reached my natural weight. And I’ve achieved this without one trip to the gym and without any personal trainer. In fact, I’ve achieved this using just 5 different pieces of kit that I have stored away neatly in my home. They’re simple, compact, portable and super effective. These 5 items have become my go to fitness tools for healthy minimalist living. And most importantly, they’ve delivered the best weight loss and body definition results I’ve ever had.
  • 7 Tips To Burn Belly Fat & Get Lean Immediately

    22 May 2015 | 4:03 am
    Ok, so I’ve been trying and trying (and trying some more) to get lean for a LONG time. I constantly watch what I eat and I exercise a lot but have never quite achieved the results I’m after. And when I say ‘results’, what I’m really talking about here is how to get rid of belly fat and have a super defined body. Well, the good news is that in the last few months I’ve made some awesome changes that really work. I’m starting to see some great results, and while I’m not quite where I want to be yet, I’ve made my best progress so far. Plus…
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    Noisli Blog » Noisli Blog

  • 100 Hacks To Get Things Done – The Ultimate Productivity List

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Every day you read about hundreds of different things you should or shouldn’t do. There are things that are scientifically proven to boost your productivity and other things that you simply have to try out and see if they work for you.We’ve put together a complete list of things that will boost your productivity.FOCUS1. Find your biological prime time. It’s the time when your mind is naturally most focused. Once you know when you work best, schedule some uninterrupted work time accordingly.2. Stop multitasking. Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance. Your brain…
  • iOS Update: Combo Sync

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    We have a great new update to the Noisli iOS application. Finally you can synchronise your favourite combinations between the iOS app and the web app.Here is a quick guide:1. Go to your “Combos” page and click on the “Settings” icon 2. Log in or create a free profile 3. Great, your Combos are now in Sync! Note that always the last created combinations will get synchronised between the devices. Tipp: stay logged in to have your combos always in sync :) If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it here. Hope you enjoy it! – Your Noisli TeamiOS Update: Combo…
  • Daily Habits To Grow Your Brain

    18 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    We all want to keep our brain in shape. Doing some brain training might help, but we rarely do something that really challenges our brain and makes it grow. Here are 5 things you can do on a daily basis to grow your brain: 1. Be in sync with the sunrise and sunset The circadian rhythms, also called the “biological clock”, is important in determining the sleeping and feeding patterns of all animals, including human beings.Studies have proven that a disturbance to the circadian rhythm can cause health problems. The more you can adapt your lifestyle to the natural cycle of day and night, the…
  • The Power of Breaking the Routine and Taking some Time Off

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    When was the last time you took consciously some time off? We often read about routine and habits, about workflow and rituals and how to optimise our days and maximise our output. The better our day is scheduled the more we will get done. This might be true for some cases, but you might as well get stuck in your routine.In order to think creatively and to innovate you need to take a step back and try to see things from a different angle. Many creative thinkers know the power of taking a break and how to disrupt the work routine. Stefan Sagmeister, New York-based graphic designer and…
  • How to prevent distractions if you’re working from home

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    “In 2014, 23% of employed persons did some or all of their work at home” according to the American Time Use Survey. Also in the UK, nearly 14% of those who work, are home workers. It’s certainly a trend that is rising, but there are a few things to keep in mind in order to avoid distractions.1. Set boundaries with family and friends Many homeworkers complain that family and friends don’t understand that just because you’re home all day, it doesn’t mean you’re available. They will knock on your door, invite you for afternoon tea or to hang out with them. You can help yourself and…
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  • How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air

    21 Aug 2015 | 1:09 am
    10 Easy Tips: How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air Clean air is essential to good health. If the air you breathe is clean and free from allergens, you can safeguard your health from elements that would impact your body negatively. So, if you want to be sure that the air in your home is free from impurities, then it is helpful to apply these simple tips and techniques to help you achieve your goals. 1. Minimize sources of allergens in … Continue reading How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air → The post How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air appeared first on…
  • 5 Tips for Better Air Quality in Your Home

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Reducing indoor air pollution is critical to the health and well-being of your family. By eliminating the sources of contaminants in the air and properly ventilating your home, you will increase the amount of clean air, reduce the build-up of moisture, and also remove pollutants through filtration. We’ve compiled a list of handy tips to help you clean the air in your home. Be Careful at Pollutants Many of us come into contact … Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Air Quality in Your Home → The post 5 Tips for Better Air Quality in Your Home…
  • 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Facts You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking Nicotine, the main drug in a cigarette or tobacco, is the reason for smoking addiction. After long time smoking, your brain will adapt to nicotine and long for a cigarette. When are boring, in blue mood or tired, your brain may give out a message: you need a cigarette. This happens again and again. Many things can trigger your cravings for a cigarette, the smell of a cigarette, an ashtray next to … Continue reading 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking → The post 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking…
  • Five Air Purification Technologies

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Five Modern Methods of Air Purification For most families, keeping the high-quality indoor air is of great importance for their well-beings. The best way to maintain the clean and pure indoor air is to circulate the air through natural ways, such as, opening the doors or windows. However, most modern houses are sealed tightly, making it hard for the natural breezes to blow through them. So purifying the air naturally seems to be unavailable for most homes. Fortunately, modern technologies … Continue reading Five Air Purification Technologies → The post Five Air Purification…
  • Treatment and Control of Asthma

    14 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Asthma Treatment and Control Methods Asthma is a type of chronic disease. The frustrating fact is that it is incurable, but there still have many methods, such as using useful tools or taking medications, to help treat or control asthma. In addition, some practical benchmarks can also be used to estimate your progress of treatment. 1. Helpful tools: The Peak Flow Meter This little device is simple and easy to handle in hands. When you blow air into it, the … Continue reading Treatment and Control of Asthma → The post Treatment and Control of Asthma appeared first on
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  • How Much Money Can You REALLY Earn From YouTube… and the Results of the YouTube Challenge

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:39 pm
    I told myself that I wouldn’t get caught up with the money side of this project. But with all of these stories of people making six figures and even millions from their YouTube channels, how could I not? How could I not wonder about how much money YouTube paid out to people like me? How could I not bust out... The post How Much Money Can You REALLY Earn From YouTube… and the Results of the YouTube Challenge appeared first on .
  • How to Finish What You Start: A Practical Guide to Taking On a 30 Day Challenge

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    I don’t watch TV. I meditate before going to bed. I work out four times a week. I read 2-3 books a week. 80% of the time, I don’t touch gluten, dairy, sugar, and caffeine, and I can easily go a month without any of those things. I have a network of systems that keep my digital life secure, organized, and automated. I sound... The post How to Finish What You Start: A Practical Guide to Taking On a 30 Day Challenge appeared first on .
  • Building a YouTube Channel Part 2: Research, Planning and Picking the Right Niche

    13 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    I watched a lot of YouTube these past few weeks. The more videos I watched, the more I felt my age, which is a hard thing to wrap my head around given my love for all of the latest gadgets, apps, startups and technology. But while I still find it difficult to connect with the type of videos that dominate... The post Building a YouTube Channel Part 2: Research, Planning and Picking the Right Niche appeared first on .
  • The YouTube Generation: How People are Making Millions from Posting Videos Online

    6 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Check this out. There’s a guy in Sweden named Felix Kjellberg who earned over $7 million in 2014. From making YouTube videos. That’s right. Seven million dollars. His fans know him as ‘PewDiePie’ and his YouTube channel (where he plays video games and comments on them) has over 38 million subscribers and 4 billion video views. Have a look at one of his... The post The YouTube Generation: How People are Making Millions from Posting Videos Online appeared first on .
  • Dealing With (Mom) Judgement, Criticism and Guilt

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:24 pm
    “Show me a mother, and I’ll show you a woman who feels guilty for something, thanks in no small part to the judgmental internet musings of other moms who’ve made different choices.” So says Brandy Zadrozny in an article she wrote for the Daily Beast earlier this year. I’ve written about the toxic nature of shame before, and as a mother of... The post Dealing With (Mom) Judgement, Criticism and Guilt appeared first on .
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    VIP for Air

  • How to Choose A Home Humidifier

    D stone
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    This post is from to Choose A Perfect Humidifier? A humidifier plays a key role in determining the comfort of one’s home. Basically, the perfect humidifier is one that’s of the highest quality, one that’s affordable and above all, one that caters for all your needs. Tips to Consider on  Buying A Home Humidifier 1) Running Cost: In terms of […]The post How to Choose A Home Humidifier appeared first on
  • Fans or Air Conditioners:Which is Better?

    D stone
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:17 pm
    This post is from Fans Vs. Air Conditioners Although it’s been a long while since the fans vs air conditioners debate took the limelight, we still have people who compare the two and prefer one over the other. However, a greater majority of consumers use fans for they are both economical and eco-friendly. In addition, modern fans are highly advanced […]The post Fans or Air Conditioners:Which is Better? appeared first on
  • More about CADR: Limitations

    D stone
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
    This post is from Accurate and Useful are CADR Ratings? CADR testing has been carried out for about three decades and is currently used in various applications. Leading organizations outside the air purification sector such as the Consumers Union, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency are embracing CADR. There is no doubt that CADRs are […]The post More about CADR: Limitations appeared first on
  • How to Maintain The Right Humidity Level at Home?

    D stone
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:43 pm
    This post is from the Optimal Humidity Level in Your Home It is a known fact that maintaining a higher humidity level for homes in wintertime is beneficial for the health of the inhabitants, especial for the health of the throat and the skin. What many people may not be aware of is that the humidity level is […]The post How to Maintain The Right Humidity Level at Home? appeared first on
  • What is CADR?

    D stone
    24 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    This post is from – What Is It? CADR expands to Clean Air Delivery Rate and is the number value assigned to an air purifier based on a set of independent tests that are conducted for AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers). AHAM started measuring and assigning CADR rating to air purifiers from the 1980s. As per the […]The post What is CADR? appeared first on
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  • You should buy Audacity Rules right now if…

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    This week, I’m celebrating my 9th anniversary as The Audacity Coach! I’m not sure how it’s possible that it’s been 9 years since I haven’t aged a day, but apparently it’s true. As I enter my 10th year of entrepreneurship, I’m ready to up the ante on my personal mission :: to instigate Audacity in as many humans as possible and then watch the world change! To that end and in commemoration of my 9th anniversary milestone, I’ve decided to offer my ebook, AUDACITY RULES: A Cathartic Shove Towards Self-Actualized Brilliance, at the discounted price…
  • Start Stupidly Small: How To Train for a Half Marathon By Running for Five Seconds

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    In this Derbycast, I share a bit about all the change I just experienced and why the rest of this summer is all about recovering from all that upheaval. Who is ready to join me for a summer of rejuvenation? Subscribe to Roller Derby for the Soul on iTunes or on Stitcher. Share this Post You should buy Audacity Rules right now if…August 30, 2015Start Stupidly Small: How To Train for a Half Marathon By Running for Five SecondsAugust 25, 2015It’s Time to #LevelUpAugust 24, 2015
  • It’s Time to #LevelUp

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:09 am
    You’re ambitious and a pretty successful solopreneur. In fact, you’re currently are undergoing that intangible moment when you’re jumping a rung in the success ladder and achieving a new height of some sort (or you will be soon). Unlike the traditional career paths, nobody’s gonna give you formal promotion or raise with a schmancy new title and corner office. A solopreneur’s experience of leveling up is very different. It’s nuanced. It’s informal. It’s very exciting. It’s self-directed. It’s even hard to recognize sometimes. And it’s not without its challenges. I…
  • Audacity LAB Blab :: How Motivation is a Dream Killer

    22 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    Everything you’ve ever learned about motivation is a crock. In this #AudacityLAB Blab, find out how to let go of the hope that some external pressure (read: motivation) will come along and prod you into action and replace it with something much, much juicier. Follow me (@CoachJennie) over at   Share this Post You should buy Audacity Rules right now if…August 30, 2015Start Stupidly Small: How To Train for a Half Marathon By Running for Five SecondsAugust 25, 2015It’s Time to #LevelUpAugust 24, 2015
  • Get Unstuck + Become Unstoppable

    21 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    If you’re reading this particular blog post, either someone who loves me told you to or this image caught your attention. Either way, I’m glad you’re here. Now allow me to shove you. Let’s face facts: you’re only scratching the surface of what you could be doing in this world. You could be doing/creating/experiencing/enjoying so much more . . . if only you knew what it was. You know deep down that you are meant for greatness. Yet day-to-day life has you spinning your wheels, going through the motions, running on a hamster wheel, or whatever your favorite idiom is. You’re going…
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    Live and Dare

  • What is Spirituality – A Guide To Spiritual Disciplines and Development

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare.For the past 15 years I have been exposed to several wisdom traditions, seeking to understand the essence of their philosophy, the practice and methods involved, and the goal. I’ve looked into Zen, Theravada Buddhism, Occultism, Taoism, New Age, Yoga, Vedanta, etc.These traditions share many common practices, principles, and goals – and yet there are profound differences in approaches, beliefs, and worldviews. This post is my effort of putting it all together, and presenting an overview of the common…
  • Episode 012: Your Brain on Meditation – Interview with Ariel Garten

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare.As brain sensing technologies advance, we will be able to have more and more insight on what is going on in our brain during meditation, and whether we are going in the right direction in our meditation.In this episode I’m interviewing Ariel Garten. Ariel is a Psychotherapist, Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, and the CEO of Interaxon, the company behind Muse, which is a brain sensing headband that helps people meditate – a clinical grade EEG in your pocket. [We experienced a few technical…
  • Mindfulness Tools To Integrate Meditation In Your Daily Life [for serious meditators]

    4 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare.A daily seated practice of meditation is essential, yet not enough. For meditation to be truly transformative, it has to go beyond the cushion.We have conditioned our mind day in and day out, for years, to function in a certain way. This automatic way of being limits our consciousness, and often brings stress, negative emotions, and much confusion.In order to rewire these mental patterns, our meditation needs to be influencing our states moment after moment. This may sound like a very far-fetched ideal, but there…
  • Episode 011: Movement For Meditation

    21 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare.Mind and body are intimately connected, so our journey towards stillness can start with using the body – which is easier to work with than the mind. The body can be used for healing emotions and the mind, and also as an anchor for developing tranquility.Several spiritual traditions work initially with the body for grounding attention, in support for going deeper into ourselves, to subtler states of consciousness. If your body and breath are not calm and harmonious, your mind will likely be bogged down, and…
  • True Nonduality And Neo-Advaita – Moving Beyond A Cognitive Realization

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:57 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare.Of the several non-dual spiritual traditions, Advaita Vedanta is perhaps the oldest. It is based on the teachings of the Upanishads (the oldest of which, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, dates from 900 BCE), the Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. It’s most famous historical exponent was Adi Shankara, who in the 800 CE revived Hinduism in a Buddhism-dominated India, winning over all its opponents in debate.In the last 200 years, with the cross-fertilization between East and West, Advaita Vedanta got modernized,…
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    Life Made to Order

  • Law of Attraction: When You’re Not Really Sure What the Hell You Want

    Kelli Cooper
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    One of the misconceptions about the law of attraction is that you always have to be thinking about what you want, and have to figure out every last detail, lest you might not get exactly what you want; and oh God, how awful would that be? And as such, feeling like you don’t know what you want can be quite anxiety-inducing. How can things get better if I am not sure what ‘better’ looks like? How can I get stuff that will make me happy if I am not quite sure what would produce this much desired state? How can I focus when I am not sure what to focus on? This whole process can…
  • Podcast Episode #13: Law of Attraction: 5 Fears Messing with Your Energy

    Kelli Cooper
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    Successfully applying the principles of the law of attraction means clearing out any energies that contradict what you want. And one of the most problematic energies is fear. And said fear comes in a variety of forms. Today’s podcast talks about five common ones that I think a lot of people will resonate with, and how to release these fears. I hope you enjoy it!  I also wanted to let you know about my new post on the Huffington Post all about the role of action in the attraction process. Check it out here. If you want to learn more about law of attraction, you can also find my Making…
  • Law of Attraction: Lessons Learned from Building My Blog and Business (That Apply to Anything) Pt. 2

    Kelli Cooper
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Welcome to part two of my musings on how I applied the principles of the law of attraction to my blogging and business endeavors. Like I mentioned in the first post, these lessons are applicable to any type of manifestation, not just business. So no matter what you have your sights set on, you’ll walk away with something to chew on for sure. But first I did want to address something in regards to what I wrote in part one. The examples I gave about how I went about things, such as not checking stats, or not feeling compelled to read up on various aspects of how to blog,etc…are not…
  • Law of Attraction: Lessons Learned from Building My Blog and Business (That Apply To Anything)

    Kelli Cooper
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    I am so passionate about educating people about the law of attraction because learning about it changed my life dramatically. My experience has shown me over and over and over again, that by directing our focus on what we want, and away from what we don’t, we can let in more of the former and less of the latter. By engaging in some self-reflection, teasing out the beliefs that weren’t serving me, and shifting them, I created a whole new reality. Like anybody else, I am on the proverbial journey and I’ll never be done. And for the most part I have made peace with…
  • Podcast Episode #12: Law of Attraction: Are We Having Fun Yet?

    Kelli Cooper
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Are you a serious student of the law of attraction? Are you still buying into the idea that getting what you want is supposed to be difficult, and the ‘effort’ is what makes you worthy of receiving it? Us personal development people often fall into the trap of thinking this work is supposed to be serious all the time. After all, we are tackling some pretty big issues, and trying to create some really big things that are important to us. We are doing all this work so we can have fun and be happier. That can’t happen if fun and happiness and absent from the equation now. If…
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    Life Hacks Magazine

  • How To Tell If A Guy Likes You

    Akshay Sharma
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:30 pm
    How to tell if a guy likes you? Well, it is quiet hard to know when he is a shy guy. Whether you agree or not, every girl at one point of time thought – Whether he likes me or not? You definitely like him, but are simply not aware if the same feeling resides […]
  • 42 Questions To Ask A Girl You Like

    Akshay Sharma
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Looking for questions to ask a girl? When it comes to asking questions to a girl, you need to be extra careful. That’s because, girls interpret questions differently. For example, If you said something mistakenly, which you actually didn’t meant. She will definitely take it as an insult or something and even make up her […]
  • 42 Questions To Ask A Guy You Like

    Akshay Sharma
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Looking for questions to ask a guy? Well, you must be already aware about how important it is to ask short, cute and good questions while you are getting to know someone you are interested in. Those interesting questions will work as a building block of the stong bond that is going to develop among you. […]
  • What Does It Mean To Dream About Someone

    Akshay Sharma
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Everyone dreams, but most of us don’t know what does it mean when you dream about someone/something. we dream about happy things, the sad ones and sometimes just mysterious ones. Dreams hold a lot of information is you are able to perceive it. However most of us, aren’t able to know the real meaning of […]
  • 10 Reasons To Avoid Relatioships in Your 20’s

    Akshay Sharma
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:43 am
    Twenties are the best part of our lives. It is the time when we become completely selfish and take up wrong decisions without even giving a second thought about its consequences. However, that’s completely natural and fine. After all, we all need to learn the way life works. It is our Mistakes that offers us […]
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Optimism Comes with Action

    Polly Campbell
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:37 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Optimism can be a catalyst for good things. Optimistic people usually believe that they can influence positive change, even in difficult situations, and they take steps to do it. That effort alone, often creates more positive outcomes. For example, optimists generally take better care of themselves because they believe that will make a positive…
  • Optimism Will Power You Up

    Polly Campbell
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. Optimism You don’t…
  • Power Up with a Self-Compassion Mantra

    Polly Campbell
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Things I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too.     Self-compassion prompts feelings of…
  • Power Up Productivity with Self-Compassion

    Polly Campbell
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. Self-criticism thwarts…
  • Power Up by Practicing Courage

    Polly Campbell
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. We become braver,…
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  • 7 Tips on How to Be An Attractive Girl

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:57 pm
    How to Be An Attractive Girl? – 7 Tips to Help You What exactly does it mean to be called “attractive”? Is it all about looking good, or are there other facets that can make a woman appear attractive to the opposite sex? Basically, an attractive person goes beyond simply having drop-dead gorgeous looks and a flawless... Read Article → The post 7 Tips on How to Be An Attractive Girl appeared first on
  • Tips on How to Be An Attractive Man in Girls’ Eyes

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    7 Tips: How to be an Attractive Man? Before you can be considered as an attractive person, does it mean you need to have a body chiseled to perfection plus a handsome face? The truth is, there are several men out there who are regarded as attractive, yet they are not exactly the kind of people... Read Article → The post Tips on How to Be An Attractive Man in Girls’ Eyes appeared first on
  • 10 Tips on How to Persuade A Friend

    10 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Tips on How to Persuade a Friend If you are looking to persuade a friend regardless of your purpose, it helps to apply the following tips that are proven to work in helping you achieve your goal. 1. Be encouraging by being optimistic abut future outcomes. Perhaps your friend is having some hesitations or reservations... Read Article → The post 10 Tips on How to Persuade A Friend appeared first on
  • Reviews to Choose A Washer and Dryer 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Factors to Consider When Choosing A Home Washer and Dryer Size: A great washer and dryer firstly must fit your available space properly. That is why many customers choose a washer-dryer combo or a laundry center. Both of them are compact in size. So a washer and dryer with compact size are more likely to... Read Article → The post Reviews to Choose A Washer and Dryer 2015 appeared first on
  • Best Pressure Cooker Consumer Report 2015

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Guides on Choosing An Electric Pressure Cooker In today’s post, we will talk about pressure cookers. Firstly, we will introduce the working principle of pressure cookers, and then we will move to tips to choose a great home pressure cooker, and at last, we will introduce some best pressure cookers and reviews of them. What... Read Article → The post Best Pressure Cooker Consumer Report 2015 appeared first on
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    Life Jottings

  • 7 best tricks to keep yourself motivated

    23 Aug 2015 | 10:54 pm
    “Motivation doesn’t last long, neither does bathing” – Zig Ziglar Instant motivation – Start now, whatever you plan to do later, try to do it now. This will really improve your feel good factor and hence you will be highly motivated. You should definitely try this one out immediately and absorb the results If-Then rule […] The post 7 best tricks to keep yourself motivated appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • 10 Lifestyle changes that would have the biggest impact in your life

    23 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    1. Wallet in trouser back pocket – We all carry our wallets in the back pockets of our trousers. This is never comfortable, especially while sitting for a long time. In addition, this is prone to cause back pain. It is better not to carry too many things in the wallet. Keep it light by […] The post 10 Lifestyle changes that would have the biggest impact in your life appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • How to decide whether to help someone?

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    You genuinely want to help someone wholeheartedly for their well being. But, they want to just use you for their advantage. You look like a fool in the end. How to tackle these kind of issues? The world is growing more and more materialistic with every passing day where the value for real love and […] The post How to decide whether to help someone? appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • How do I become smarter everyday?

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    You become smart when you enhance your knowledge and develop your personality. Here are a few practical ways to become smarter with each passing day 1. Curiosity – You should be curious to know about things that you encounter everyday. You should look out of your subjects of interest and have a general understanding and […] The post How do I become smarter everyday? appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • How can you make that boring activity interesting?

    18 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    Walking, running or for that matter any physical activity seems very much boring to get into initially. But, once you start doing it, you don’t want to stop it and would like to go on with it for some more time. This is not a one time experience but something that you deal with everyday. […] The post How can you make that boring activity interesting? appeared first on Life Jottings.
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    Fierce and Finest

  • Employee motivation – All you need to know

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    We all respond differently to different types of motivation, otherwise we’d all just be a bunch of obedient robots. As individuals, we each have things of importance that we value in our lives. As an employer, it’s their job to figure out how to connect with their staff to really understand what is important to them and insure that their environment and their needs are taken into account. Get involved in the workplace Interacting with each employee on a personal level shows that you care about their success, as well as your own. Making each person feel like their own boss is much more…
  • Warren Buffett – Motivation for ages

    18 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Buffett is one of the most recognized motivational speakers and examples of personal success, but why is that?  To put it bluntly: it’s his unshakable will and drive for success.  In his mind, he never doubted that he would become a very wealthy man, even as a young boy.  That level of confidence is rare these days, many of us talk the talk, but only few walk the walk. Success is directly proportionate to the ability to set and follow-through with your goals.  You must learn how to roll with the punches and forget about the possibility of failure. Warren Buffett got to where he is now…
  • The importance and benefits of mentoring

    5 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    Whether you are a student, an athlete, a businessman, young or old, mentoring can help you get further to achieving your goals in life.  A strong mentor relationship can not only forward the aspirations of one in-need, but it can also be just as rewarding for the mentor, too.  It can be hard to get started along the path to your success, sometimes we need that little push to get moving, and mentoring could be the thing to provide it for you. Learn by example If you decide to get a mentor to teach you the ways of a particular career or industry, you are learning from someone who has the…
  • The best GoPro motivation videos

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    The GoPro has brought a revolution to the world of self recording by offering a unique point of view for a completely immersive experience of what once were regularly filmed videos.  Trying to capture your most memorable moments from your own perspective and sharing them to the world has never been so easy. If there is anything you need to do to push yourself to experience life to the fullest and start living your dreams, instead of being glued to your armchair, it’s watching someone else turn their dreams into reality. The GoPro brings you just that, the motivation of seeing near…
  • Why optimists make great leaders

    11 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Optimism is a real thing, with real scientific basis, and real success stories that confirm why it is so important to have enough of it to live a healthy, happy life.  Optimism isn’t just about being happy all the time, that’s what people often get confused about.  An optimistic leader operates on a different level than someone who is just going with the flow, taking whatever life puts in front of them. Optimistic Leaders are Logical Another common misconception about optimists is that they are deluded by their own happiness or they wish for things to happen.  This is not true,…
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    Productivity Theory

  • Best Cloud-Based Tools for a Productive Work Day

    Kayla Matthews
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Cloud-based applications have become quite popular over the past few years. This can be attributed to the fact that everyone seems to be going mobile, opting to use smartphones and always-connected devices like tablets or laptops. While there are some valid concerns when it comes to cloud-based documents and applications – particularly regarding security – the benefits far outweigh the risks. Cloud-based apps allow you to be much more productive and mobile, because you can access the content stored through them from anywhere. For instance, you could begin working on a sales proposal at…
  • 12 Inspiring Quotes from Arianna Huffington

    Kayla Matthews
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    We could all use some inspiration. Whether you’re looking to get ahead or succeed in a certain career, to find something to reach for in life or just to move forward, sometimes the words of others can be more effective than anything else in pushing us to go the distance. In this, we are not alone. A Little Background on Arianna Huffington How does this need have anything to do with Arianna Huffington? If what you know about her starts and ends with her last name and the news you occasionally find online from the Huffington Post, the answer may be a simple “nothing.” But if you dig a…
  • 8 Things to Do Before Bed Tonight

    Kayla Matthews
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    A good night’s sleep has an ample array of benefits that can truly change your life. For one, quality sleep reduces one’s chance of heart disease. This is in addition to other quality sleep benefits like improved mood, lower risk of injury, clearer thinking and stronger immunity to disease. Unfortunately, falling asleep isn’t always as simple as lying down and closing your eyes. Anxiety, irritability and other stresses can cause insomnia. When confronted with sleep difficulties, there are certain activities you can try to help you sleep through the night and, consequently, be productive…
  • How to Make the Most out of Failures

    Kayla Matthews
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:39 am
    Failure is never fun. Often when we fail, we feel as if we’ve wasted time. We also feel stupid, worthless and like giving up and never trying again. Just because success isn’t instant doesn’t mean failure is forever. Here are five ways to make the most out of your failures: Let the Poison Run Its Course When you fail, give yourself time to mope. That’s not to say you should just stay in bed for two weeks straight, but you should give yourself time to feel whatever you’re feeling. If you try and jump back into the fray too quickly, you suppress the psychological…
  • Minimalism Tips to Make Your Desk More Zen

    Kayla Matthews
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Does your mind drift somewhere else every time you sit down to work? Maybe the state of your desk is to blame. According to a 2011 OfficeMax Workspace Organization Survey, 90 percent of Americans believe that disorganization negatively impacts their lives. In particular, 77 percent say that messy desks contribute to their lack of productivity, while 53 percent don’t think highly of co-workers whose workspaces look like the aftermath of Armageddon. To be fair, there was that one study on the link between messiness and creativity, but it still acknowledged that some degree of neatness is…
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    Stupid Simple Hacks

  • Awesome OS X Lion Tricks and Secrets You’d Love to Know

    Keith Hearn
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    Ever since OS X Lion popped out and showed the world its claws, I was dying to test it out and get into the depth of it. It seemed like and exciting, new adventure was waiting for me when I bought it, and the expectations were real. It really is cool and thrilling. In the process of research, I’ve encountered many entertaining as well as functional features that many users probably aren’t even aware of. And there are plenty of these, believe me. These are my twenty tricks, so let’s get to it! No Status Bar Don’t worry, if you thought they banished it altogether, you’re wrong.
  • E-mail Sales Hacks That Will Boost Your Sales Through the Roof

    Keith Hearn
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    Most online marketers will agree, building a strong email list is key, so I put tother some e-mail sales hacks that can drastically improve your sales E-mails definitely take the first place when it comes to successful sales marketing, as opposed to sales marketing through popular social media. Sorry Facebook and Twitter, it’s just not your day. And we completely understand why. E-mails, which remain at the very core of sales, are real, personal, and more direct. You get to share everything with your customers, and then some. You can share news to drive more traffic to your website, or in…
  • Mailinator – Instant Disposable E-mail Address

    Keith Hearn
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Learn how to stay incognito online and avoid spam by using Mailinator! Whether you’re signing up for a free coupon, or registering a new account, you’re always obliged to provide your real e-mail address in order to verify your account. Most of the time, we do this automatically, without even thinking about it. We just type in our e-mail address and move along as if nothing happened. Although it doesn’t sound like a big deal, eventually your precious inbox gets spammed with bundles of ads for things you don’t even remember signing up for. The real word for this situation would be:…
  • 7 LifeHacks to Find Free Stuff Online

    Keith Hearn
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    If you like free stuff, we have a few ways you can find free stuff online We live in a materialistic era, where everything revolves around money, shopping and owning things. With today’s economy however, it’s hard not to think like a cheapskate. This might sound too rough, but the truth of the matter is, we’re all beginning to think frugal. If you can pinch a few pennies here and there, why not? You’re probably sitting by your computer, trying to avoid clicking on those annoying ads that keep offering you free things. While, this is a good idea that prevents your computer from…
  • How To Promote Yourself Online Without Spending Money

    Guest Post
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Do you want to promote yourself online without spending money? Well, you’re in right place. I’m going to show you some methods where can promote yourself or your business online without spending money. There are many ways you may advertise for free, but you’re going to have to invest some of your time and energy. If you are willing to do that, you will find that there are tons of ways you can do this without spending money. Follow these basic instructions and maybe one day you’ll become famous online: 1. Create a website First of all, you should create a blog of…
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    Renaissance Man Journal

  • Which Is Better? The Setting Goals Vs. Systems Approach To Success

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Recently I have been reading a lot of articles that sing praises for the systems approach over the goal-setting approach for achieving success. This trend warrants a discussion as there are some powerful repercussions if people decide to follow that advice. First let’s clarify what the two philosophies are: 1) the goal-setting approach is about setting specific goals (for example: I want to gain 20 kg) 2) the systems approach is about the process and habit formation (for example: I want to eat more every day) Much has been said about these two approaches, with opinions differing wildly.
  • How To Learn Almost Anything: The One Tip That Einstein Gave To His Son

    2 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    Albert Einstein is remembered as one of the greatest minds of history. His name has become a synonym for the word “genius” and to be compared to Einstein is considered as the ultimate compliment. If someone says this to you, then that means that they regard you as being a rare creative intellectually brilliant thinker. However Einstein faced many struggles towards becoming the genius that he later became. He failed several subjects in primary school and when he finished university, he was not accepted into any doctoral program. He also did not find any work in academia and instead…
  • Every Challenge Is An Opportunity: Change The Way You Think About Problems And Always Come Out On Top

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Life is full of struggle. Sometimes it seems as if you can’t catch a break. Everything is going against you. Only if you had been born taller, richer, more handsome, or stronger, then things could have been easier. Unfortunately, you got what you were dealt and there is no use in fretting about it. You have to work with what you got. However not everything depends on luck. There are many things that you can do to change your life around. If…
  • How To Quadruple Your Salary And Get The Job You Want

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    I remember sitting in my chair at work one day, looking around and noticing all the sour faces sitting at their desks. It was an open office type of set-up which has become very trendy for big multinational conglomerates, but also increasingly started appearing in the smaller firms as well. Everyone was sitting, staring at their screens, clicking away. I thought to myself: I don’t want to do this. I didn’t want to work at this type of job for the rest of my life. Freshly out of university, I ended up getting hired to do what was essentially a dead-end job. Most of the talk at the…
  • What You Can Learn From The Chimps: Traits Of The Alpha Male Leader – Part 3

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:02 pm
    More lessons from the African Jungle to dominate in the Concrete Jungle. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. 7) Charisma An alpha is a bigger than life persona. His presence dominates the central stage. He exudes a certain energy and a magnetism that pulls others towards him. This natural aura that an alpha male leader has is called charisma. By having charisma, others are naturally drawn to him and he gets conferred respect from below. Individuals follow charismatic leaders because they want to, not because they are forced to. A charismatic leader is inspirational in the very essence of his…
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    DeskTime Insights

  • 5 Reasons Why CEOs Use Time Tracking for their Small Businesses and Why You Should, Too

    Nora Inveiss
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:29 am
    2 minDo you run a small business? How do you keep tabs on your employees? Many small businesses don’t have an HR department; it’s up to you, the CEO, to monitor staff workflow and productivity. It’s a good thing that in this day and age, there are myriad tools to help. One way to complement your […]
  • Employee performance reviews: productive or destructive?

    Krista Krumina
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    1 minInstead of effecting positive change in employee behavior and productivity, traditional performance reviews not only fail to create the desired response, but some 30% end up decreasing employee performance, according to research from It’s up to managers to make the dialogue in the annual performance review as employee-friendly as possible. The first step – move away from […]
  • The reality of staying motivated at work

    Terēze Elpere
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    4 minTop 3 of tips from real professionals at a workplace Different tools and methods are available online to keep your mind to stay in focus. Google has become the nr.1 instrument when you are searching for inspiration, which helps you get thousands of tips and ways of staying inspired, motivated and focused on your work. […]
  • Digitalisation of Written Content : Friend or Foe?

    Natalie Knipse
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:57 am
    2 minIn this world where technology or overpopulating our desks and minds it is easy to lose track of ones core values and skill. We often refer to the past as „a simpler time” and yet here we are with a gadget and an app for almost anything we could ever need. This has escalated to […]
  • What does your office desk say about you?

    Krista Krumina
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    1 minYour desk says more about you than you think. Is your desk preened to perfection or overflowing with paperwork? Can you see your screen through a sticky note haze or is your desk a home away from home? There are a number of office personalities, from neat freak to chaotic workaholic – take this quiz to […]
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    Finding Freedom

  • How A Talk With A 10 Year Old Expanded My Vision

    April Nicole Keown
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Yesterday, my son had a rough day at school. I mean bad... Straight up yelled at his his teacher in fact.... That just was NOT like him! I asked him some pretty pointed questions throughout the afternoon, trying to get to the bottom of it all... I just couldn't get a response. And then it hit me. He just needed mommy. He's so busy trying to be a little grown up but he's not yet. And so, last night after dinner, I sat my ten-year-old in my lap like I used to when he was small enough to actually fit there and we shared a quiet heart-to-heart. I realized so much during that brief little chat...
  • Greener Grass Quotes To Reprogram Your Happy Meter

    April Nicole Keown
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:05 pm
    We've all heard the phrase, "The grass is always greener on the other side." Who knows who first said it. In fact, who honestly cares? The fact is, this is only the case when you are ruled by jealousy. I don't know about you but I don't want to be ruled by anything, especially not such a petty emotion! Today, I want to bring you some better grass is greener quotes and challenge you to see how you can apply them in your life!
  • Gaining Freedom From Co-dependence (Without Abandoning Your Inner Fixer!)

    April Nicole Keown
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Are you a fixer? Maybe not but I'm sure you know a fixer, right? One of those questions definitely got you a yes. Well, I understand. See, I'm a fixer too! Being a fixer is a beautiful thing. You have a heart to see people and situations healed. It's admirable. It's respectable. But if you don't watch out, it can take you down.
  • How Did I Do It? Grocery Budgeting Answers YOU Asked For!

    April Nicole Keown
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:12 pm
    When you are trying to straighten your life out, nothing can make you feel less prepared to rise above than being broke. But so often , we do it to ourselves through mindset and bad planning. Do you struggle with money and budgeting? Do you find yourself starting out he month with a plan but somehow at the end of it, you can't figure out what happened and you've come up short again? Then read on! I spent so many years living with far less than I would have preferred. That time was tough for sure but it taught me a lot. It taught me to be resourceful in ways that I wouldn't have had to learn…
  • 2 Fabulous Books For Raising Great (But Stubborn) Kids

    April Nicole Keown
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Sometimes the things and people we love the most can bring us the greatest misery. Usually, this comes from feeling unprepared to handle the situations we find ourselves in. Parents know this all to well. So often our children can drive us to the very edges of our sanity. That's why I wanted to share a couple of amazing books that have been a HUGE help to me in dealing with my crazy, awesome, too-smart-for-my-own-good, stubborn and ornery, but totally worth it kids.
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    Richer Self

  • Weekly Recap at Richer Self – August 28, 2015

    Quentin Green
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:10 pm
        A Quick Word: They say that the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know. That is certainly true when starting a blog and running a business. Although everyone has the same number of hours in the day, there never seems to be enough. So much to learn, so much to... [Read More] The post Weekly Recap at Richer Self – August 28, 2015 appeared first on Richer Self.
  • Overcoming Fear Series – Part 3: ‘Re-Visioning’

    Quentin Green
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:26 pm
      Note: This is the third post in a four post series on overcoming fear and building confidence. These posts will be once per week, and have Challenges (exercises) to help you use the information. You can find Part 1: What is Fear here, and Part 2: Defining Our Fear here. “I must not fear. Fear... [Read More] The post Overcoming Fear Series – Part 3: ‘Re-Visioning’ appeared first on Richer Self.
  • Holy Crap, I’ve Been Fired! What to Do Next

    Quentin Green
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
      I’m not writing this to tell you how to start a business or become a gajillionaire. I’m writing this because, well, for no good reason other than to look at a painful situation in a snarky way. This has happened to me before, so I figured, “what the heck?!” “Being fired has some of... [Read More] The post Holy Crap, I’ve Been Fired! What to Do Next appeared first on Richer Self.
  • Overcoming Fear Series – Part 2: Defining Our Fear

    Quentin Green
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    “I have lots of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” -Oprah Winfrey. Note: This is the second post in a four post series on overcoming fear and building confidence. These posts will be once per week, and have Challenges (exercises) to help you use the information. You... [Read More] The post Overcoming Fear Series – Part 2: Defining Our Fear appeared first on Richer Self.
  • How Much Time Does it Take to Start an Online Business?

    Quentin Green
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:47 pm
    “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  – Dale Carnegie What can you expect when starting a web-based business on the side? This was a question I often asked myself, not having any... [Read More] The post How Much Time Does it Take to Start an Online Business? appeared first on Richer Self.
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