"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

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Focus on the Result to Break a Bad Habit

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

We all have habits; many are automatic and beneficial, but some are not helpful, even negative. Your brain performs many complicated, multifaceted functions and assigns many activities to autopilot; such as biological and physical functions—like breathing and digesting food. This allows your brain to efficiently perform ingrained operations at the subconscious level to work on…

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Call Upon Your Personal Courage to Face Fears

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

It’s a challenge to face your fears and not being paralyzed by them. Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He said these words as a way of comforting a country devastated by a harsh depression. Even today those words can be comforting, especially when we realize that…

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7 Strategies for Coping with Change

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Yes, change happens; it’s inevitable and part of the process of living. Few things remain the same. Change can be positive or negative. The only thing you can do is to learn how to cope with it and build up your self-knowledge to manage it when it appears. Yes, it’s scary because change is fraught…

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Writing Your Life Story, Who Cares?

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Everyone has a story — a unique story. Never underestimate the power of the story or the power of telling your story. Your story is extraordinary. So, why is this important? Writing your life story enables you to acknowledge and clarify past perspectives about significant influences, triumphs, challenges, and life lessons. I don’t mean write…

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Get from zero to infinity in the blink of an eye. It can happen to you, just open your mind and dare to step out of your comfort zone. Got an idea, dream, product, service, or system that you want to create? Want to change your lifestyle, career, relationship, nutrition, or whatever? It starts in…

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Be Brave–Speak Up

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Finding the personal courage to ask for what you want—and setting boundaries around what you don’t want—takes bravery. Sure you are uncomfortable, nervous, and even a little fearful when asserting your wishes and intentions, but it is worth pushing through those feelings. Standing your ground means being prepared to speak up with conviction. Here are…

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Use Perseverance Every Day of Your Life

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Spoiler alert. You will not find perseverance on any neighborhood or upscale store shelf. Only you can find inspiration from your environment or within you to persevere. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius Perseverance is that inner drive that pushes you to move forward,…

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Want to Up Your Self Esteem?

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

Who doesn’t? When we think of the word “esteem” in general, we visualize holding something or someone in high regard. You treat it well. So self-esteem means that you value yourself and hold yourself in high regard. Self-confidence can spring from self-esteem, and they usually go hand in hand. When you think highly of you…

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To Be Truly Alive, Use It or Lose It

By Brenda Goburn-Smith

If you don’t use it you lose it. That goes for anything and everything. Our life on earth is shockingly short when you put it in the perspective of time. Yet, we often act as though we have time to spare. Before we know it, time has moved us through puberty, school, career, marriage, children,…

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