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Are You a Trustworthy Confidante?

We seldom talk about confidentiality until something goes awry and feelings are hurt. Recently, I was playing golf with my golfing buddy, and out of the blue, she said I should be a “bartender.” Of course, I asked why.  She said that she had talked with our mutual business colleague a few days earlier, who…

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Do You Have a Map or GPS for Success?

Everyone wants to be successful and live a meaningful and fulfilling life without major struggles or stressful survival issues. It is human nature to want to be successful. Each of us defines it differently. There is no right or wrong answer, nor is there an absolute quantifiable measurement. Although, society holds up certain criteria, milestones,…

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Want to Get More Things Done?

Are you constantly bombarded with things to do or things you want to get done? Even if you create lists, tasks and projects seem never to end. The answer is to get a workable plan to manage your life and work that suits your personality and mindset. Think about the time of day when you…

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Focus on the Result to Break a Bad Habit

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

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

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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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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

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

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?

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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