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7 Questions and Tips for Building Relationships

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Most of us know how important relationships are to health, happiness, and success. That’s why we invest so much energy into creating, sustaining, and mending them. But until I was thirty years old, I didn’t realize that there is a specific type of conversation for building relationships, and that some questions work much better in […]

The Importance of Optimism: How to Think Positive Thoughts

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“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t…either way, you are right.” ~Henry Ford Would you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist? Many would like to say optimist—after all, it’s much nicer to be known as the one who sees the world with rose-colored glasses. People like to hang out […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Willpower

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Everyone’s seen those ads by Nike telling you to go out and “just do it.” But that’s not so easy for everyone. If you have low willpower, it can be hard to get yourself to just go workout or get that project done. But what is willpower? The American Psychological Association (APA) defines willpower as […]

This Best-Selling Author Was Once a No-Name Writer

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  If you’re a book lover, you undoubtedly have a few of John Grisham’s masterpieces lining your shelves. His fame and success was clearly due to his natural-born talent as a writer. But did you know that Grisham didn’t always want to be a writer? In fact, his dream was to become a baseball player–a […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Trying To Change People

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We’ve all been there. Our significant other is too shy. Or too outgoing. Or not ambitious. And your child is lazy. Or too social. Or not social enough. Or has no interest in anything that makes any sense to you. What do many people do in these situations? You guessed it – try to change […]

The Science of Happiness

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Happiness is always within reach. However, this info graphic from our friends at Happify demonstrates that sometimes, we need to consider the science of it. Happiness may seem like just the thing that puts a smile on your face, but there’s a bit of a formula. According to Happify, happiness is a combination of your satisfaction […]

Sleeping on the Subway: The Kindness of Strangers

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Imagine that you’re sitting on the subway, and the stranger next to you dozes off. His head slumps, and slowly falls onto your shoulder. What would you do? This video was made after a photo posted by Reddit user Braffination went viral. The user had noticed that a passenger had let another passenger sleep on […]

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 […]

The Power of Forgiveness

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Recently, a friend (let’s call her Sue) did me wrong. Really, that’s not even a fair statement. It was one of those situations where everyone was angry for different reasons. It was all a matter of perspective: I did something that I thought was fine, Sue got upset about it, and I apologized to Sue […]

Top Reasons to Eat Organic Foods

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Ever hear the saying, “you are what you eat”? With so many toxins and chemicals making their way into our food supply, that’s not a very comforting thought. But there’s hope. Organic foods are made without pesticides, pink slime and weird-science tricks. Organic foods are made simply and humanely and are much better for your […]

5 Tips To Drink Less Alcohol

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Learn How To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake A recent article on Inspiyr explained the negative side effects of overindulging on America’s favorite beverage: alcohol. But the extra-long list of consequences may not be enough to wean you off of alcohol, so we’ve compiled a list of helpful hints and tips to help you cut back […]

How to Network Like a Millionaire

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The recipe for financial success has many ingredients. Some ingredients are more important than others. But there is one ingredient that all wealthy people put in their success recipe all the time and in abundance: fanatical attention to developing strong, long-lasting relationships. Building valuable relationships is one of the cornerstones to financial success. Relationships must […]

How to Save Money on Must-Have Technology

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Do you want to own the newest technology without going broke? Follow these tips to get the best tech gadgets on a budget. Here are 5 steps to finding a great deal on the latest tech gear: 1) Find the right product: Nearly all new tech products have competitors, so shop around to narrow down […]

15 Exercises You Can Do From Your Desk

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So what’s a worker chained to his or her desk to do? Luckily, short bouts of aerobics, strength exercises, and stretching in between conference calls and Gchats can help improve fitness levels and heart health. While these deskercises, or desk exercises for the cubicle-bound, won’t promise Olympic mile times or the ultimate six-pack abs, they […]

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is in everything from baked good to desserts to coffee drinks, and for good reason…it’s tastes great! But did you know that there are many health benefits of cinnamon, too? What is Cinnamon? Obtained from the cinnamon tree, cinnamon has a fragrant smell as well as a sweet taste and is widely available in […]

How to Attract Success to You

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Goal setting, as it’s traditionally taught, can improve our lives, but it does not get to the heart of success. After many years of studying and teaching goal-setting techniques, I have found that there are three levels of emotion that are necessary to attract success. The First Level—Desire Desiring something creates a powerful energy that […]

4 Ways to Work Well with Your Boss

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It’s not a marriage. It’s not even a civil union. But your relationship with your boss is one of the most important relationships you will have in life. Your boss can sometimes make you or break you. Here are four tips to help you work well with your boss so you can have the job, […]

7 Ways to Wake Up Motivated Every Morning

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How did you feel when you woke up this morning? Maybe you were tired, or weary, or perhaps even sad. Sometimes life can be stressful, and it can be difficult getting up in the morning knowing you have a whole day of work ahead of you until you can just relax. Motivation can be fickle—sometimes […]

How to Take Control of Your Life

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Are you being intentional in your day to day activities so you are living the life you want? If not, why not? It is still your life, right? If you aren’t driving it, who is?

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