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4 Ways to Use Positive Reinforcement to Achieve Your Goals

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Positive Reinforcement can help you improve your life dramatically, by providing incentives on your way to achieving any of the goals you set for yourself. Follow these 4 simple steps and learn how to use positive reinforcement to accomplishing anything. But First…What Exactly is Positive Reinforcement? Positive reinforcement is presenting a pleasant reward or treat to increase […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Do Anything

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You know exactly what you need to do. You’re focused on all the positive outcomes that will result once you’ve finished that looming task. You’ve cleared your calendar so you can focus on completing this one thing. And then nothing happens. Why? Because you think you need motivation. You’re waiting on a spark, on inspiration […]

5 Steps to Break Through Self-Sabotage

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Self-sabotage and self-defeating behaviors can happen to anyone. Depending on your situation, they can lead to procrastination, indecision, anger, lack of focus, chemical dependency, self-pity, self-doubt and more. Whether you’re coping with too much pressure or too little motivation, you may need to take time to adjust your priorities and expectations. Stop demanding perfection and […]

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

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If there is anything that can keep you from being productive and partaking in the abundance that life has to offer, it’s negative self-talk. This is the type of talk, and thoughts, that create or reinforce existing sub-conscious beliefs that will keep you from what you desire. If you want to enjoy life the way […]

6 Dating Tips for Valentine’s Day

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It is Valentines Day – love is in the air, flowers and chocolates are picked over and sold out at nearly every grocery store, and restaurants and hot date spots are packed with first dates and couples. If you want to rock a first date or improve a lovers night out here are a few […]

How to Start Over After a Loss

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Even though I knew that day would come, I was still not prepared for it. How can you ever be prepared to experience losing someone you love? How many days, months, years, do you need to prepare for someone to be completely removed from your life. You see… they vanish. They vanish forever. That day […]

How to Follow Your Dream Like a DareDevil

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Imagine risking your life at work every single day. Sound horrifying? For daredevils Mike Buse (Mr. Dizzy) and Bryan Spangler (Spanky Jr.), it’s nothing short of exhilarating. Bryan and Mike are just two of the daredevils featured in History Channel’s new show, American Daredevils, which premiered on October 22. The show follows several stuntmen who […]

3 Steps to Achieve a New Goal

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For the past 10 years, I have split my time between my research on aspects of the way people think and trying to bring the insights from that research to a broader audience. One of the most rewarding ways that I get to do that is through classes I teach on effective thinking and changing […]

3 Surprising Ways to Fight Stress

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We know stress can cause all sorts of health problems. But it’s not so much the stress that’s the cause; it’s our reaction to it. The stress is often beyond our control, whereas we can control our thoughts and reactions. Techniques like mini-meditations, affirmations and visualization can help reduce your stress response to allow you […]

3 Ways to Put Yourself First in Life and in Work

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Lots of people think that it’s selfish to put yourself first. That it’s better to always respond to other people’s needs above your own, or to give your time to whomever most demands it versus who truly cares about you. After all, putting others first, and responding to their demands all the time, and never […]

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