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How to Convert Failures into Opportunities

How to Convert Failures into Opportunities

For entrepreneurs, the only constants in business are hurdles, challenges, pivots, and often more failures than successes. They face obstacles all day long. From convincing investors to give them money, to struggling to meet payroll. Dealing with failed expensive...

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Failures Add to Your Knowledge and Growth

Failures Add to Your Knowledge and Growth

The meaning of learning has changed enormously over recent decades. In the modern world, with every source of knowledge available for everyone, learning can be categorized as acquiring knowledge or discovery and exploration. Discovery and exploration being more...

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How to Develop Healthy Stress Management Habits

How to Develop Healthy Stress Management Habits

We all face times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed or unable to cope due to unmanageable pressures. Our body’s response to shattering situations is what we call stress. This is one of the rapidly growing concerns today. The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major...

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How to Get Through Grief with Grace

How to Get Through Grief with Grace

Life brings opportunities, happiness, and skyrocketing success when we decide to live it fully and without fear. Along with that, we will face challenging times that will cause us to grieve. Globally, we are all facing a form of grief right now. Be it the loss of a...

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Achieving Happiness Through Self-Discipline

Achieving Happiness Through Self-Discipline

Self-discipline and happiness seem to be two contradicting concepts, and using them in the same sentence is unacceptable. Self-discipline brings to mind the idea of “work and effort”, while happiness is usually associated with “pleasure” and the absence work. For...

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The Inward Journey Towards Success

The Inward Journey Towards Success

Most people define success by some tangible effort and its consequential output based on favorable result. We think that our efforts concerning our outside environment leads us to success. It can be true for a few, but for most people success can only be achieved...

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The Impact of Self-Honesty on Your Success

The Impact of Self-Honesty on Your Success

Psychology argues that being true to yourself induces meaning in your life. The drive to be authentic is present in all of us. Still, there is a lot of misconception about being authentic and genuine. Some people think that having piercings, tattoos, punk hair, or...

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How to Live Curiously and Manifest Results

How to Live Curiously and Manifest Results

Champions in every field are generally curious creatures. Curiosity unlocks a drive and enthusiasm to learn and grow. It is a precursor to discovery and innovation. A curious mind is a mind that doesn’t accept the status quo, instead it longs for change. If you are a...

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The Importance of Developing a Winning Mindset

The Importance of Developing a Winning Mindset

You can change your life by changing your mindset. It is probably the most important asset we have as people, and a very powerful tool if used the right way. After studying the world’s most successful peoples like Gary Vee and Tony Robbins, you will realize that...

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Elevated Consciousness Improves Relationships

Elevated Consciousness Improves Relationships

For a relationship to be successful, it is equally important to know yourself as it is to know your partner. You need to know all your abilities as well as weaknesses and embrace them. You must be aware of the things that agonize you, make you happy or sad, and above...

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How and Why You Should Elevate Your Vibration

How and Why You Should Elevate Your Vibration

Everything in the Universe is vibrating. Literally everything. Be it the tiny atoms within a rock or on the surface of the sun, everything is in constant vibration. Like all the tangible things, the intangibles vibrate too. Our thoughts, emotions, state of mind, all...

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How and Why You Should Develop Patience

How and Why You Should Develop Patience

Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation felt by the recipient of gifts, help, or other types of generosity towards the giver of such gifts. Gratitude is a powerful process of shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. It unlocks the...

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Being Intentional Is Key to Your Fulfillment

Being Intentional Is Key to Your Fulfillment

Intention guides our actions. It is a deep strong desire that stimulates our will to pursue and focus our attention on things that are purposeful in our lives. Having clear intention harnesses various cognitive processes such as our neural networks, leading to actions...

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Growing in Self-Confidence Requires Action

Growing in Self-Confidence Requires Action

Self-confidence is knowing, acknowledging and acting your worth. It’s a magnet that attracts success. It is an ethereal idea that everyone of us desires to have as a strong trait. Naturally, it is not something we are born with, and it is not something you can achieve...

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Follow-Through Is More Important than Vision

Follow-Through Is More Important than Vision

Follow-through means accomplishing what you commit or plan to do in the best manner within a set time. When we make a commitment, we are always super-enthusiastic about making it happen. But when things become difficult, part of that enthusiasm fades away for most of...

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Risk Taking Can Unlock Your Fullest Potential

Risk Taking Can Unlock Your Fullest Potential

Taking risks in life is essential for living it, at its fullest. Most of us believe that taking a chance is something associated with our early years of life when we did not have much to risk. When you don’t have a family, don’t have responsibilities for others, you...

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Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty

Most celebrated columnist and cartoonist Frank Tyger says, “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Autonomy brings both to the workplace. Autonomy at work is about bestowing employees with discretion and independence to schedule their work...

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How to Improve Relationships at Work

How to Improve Relationships at Work

Today every company expects meaningful work from the workforce. That meaningful work encompasses working with a strong team in addition to having your dream job and realization as a valued member of the company. It’s important to develop strong relationships with team...

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How to Ask for Help and Get It

How to Ask for Help and Get It

Asking for help is an important aspect of personal growth. Everyone faces challenges at some point in their life. One of the purposes for developing human connections, and relationships is to help and support each other through our collective life journey. To strive...

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Accountability Is a Team Sport

Accountability Is a Team Sport

Personal accountability is about being responsible for your decisions, actions, attitude, reaction, communication, and relationships. It is rooted in the belief that you are the controller of your life. You own your promises and commitments and the outcomes. Often the...

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How to Increase Your Learning Abilities

How to Increase Your Learning Abilities

Whether it is an advanced skill, a new technology, a second language, or new information, learning is the key to growing and understanding the world around us. Someone who abandons learning will get left behind in this day and age where every passing moment offers new...

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How to Develop More Courage

How to Develop More Courage

In order to achieve your goals and to make your dreams come true, the most vital thing needed is courage. The biggest hurdle preventing you from achieving goals and reaching your desired destination is a fear. Fear can cost you a lot. Fear can impact your...

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How to Overcome the Impact of Trauma

How to Overcome the Impact of Trauma

Everyone at one point in their life, experiences trauma. There is no escaping trauma; sadly, it’s like a phase of life we all have to pass through. As humans living in a world where trauma is seen as some defect or something dark and ugly to be kept hidden, it’s best...

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How to Overcome Fear of Failure

How to Overcome Fear of Failure

Individuals who make remarkable achievements and attain great feats are always cheered and praised. Often seen as role models, everyone wants to walk down the road of success as they do. It is everyone’s dream to take up a challenge and succeed, nothing less will do....

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The Impact of Beliefs on Living Your Ideal Life

The Impact of Beliefs on Living Your Ideal Life

It’s been said that you are what you believe. What does that mean exactly? The difference between success and failure in life can very often be traced to what we call beliefs, and the appeal beliefs have on our lives.  By success or failure, I am talking about living...

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Self-Acceptance Will Supercharge Your Life

Self-Acceptance Will Supercharge Your Life

For a long time, society has demanded that we show up as good people. Do the right things and practice Godliness. The facts are that this has turned out to be an impossible expectation to fulfill. Not because we can’t be good people, and do the right things, it’s...

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Moving Forward Powerfully In-Spite of Limitations

Moving Forward Powerfully In-Spite of Limitations

Ever worked with someone who doesn’t remember to follow through on things? The person who makes it a habit to procrastinate and is often not organized. The one who waits for the last minute to work on that very important project? Ever wondered what causes a person to...

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Decisiveness Is the Elixir to Get Unstuck

Decisiveness Is the Elixir to Get Unstuck

I heard from a sage that if ever you are not sure, or not clear on a decision, you should not make one. Isn’t that making a decision? I am not saying this to be a smart aleck, I am just stating the obvious. No decision is a decision, but it isn’t a decisive one. I...

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Letting Go of Blame Will Set You Free

Letting Go of Blame Will Set You Free

When I was a kid, I had to ask permission to leave the dinner table. My parents were loving human beings who were also old school. It worked for them, and it worked for me too. I was also of a generation where your behavior was considered a direct reflection of your...

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The Most Powerful Is the Most Vulnerable

The Most Powerful Is the Most Vulnerable

Growing up as the youngest of three often felt as if I had to catch up with my siblings. There is a rather large age gap between us and being one of three boys made it fairly competitive between us. Don’t get me wrong I love my brothers, and today the age gap is...

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The ROI of Democracy at Work

The ROI of Democracy at Work

I asked people at my company Nearsoft, what kind of topics might be of interest for me to write about. One of the comments came in the form of a question: “In a traditional hierarchical organization (i.e. not Nearsoft) as an individual contributor, what’s the best way...

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The Impact of Self-Awareness on Achieving Goals

The Impact of Self-Awareness on Achieving Goals

Remember as a kid when you purchased a puzzle and started putting it together? Some had 100s of pieces, some as many as a thousand. The more majestic the picture, the more complex the puzzle. What came first, the puzzle or the picture? The picture of course. The fun...

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The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships

The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships

Earlier in my career I had the work persona, and the at home persona. Even a DISC assessment revealed this duality. My natural state is someone who drives things forward and who uses encouragement, or influence to bolster support. My adaptive state is someone who...

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Life Lessons from The Game of Golf

Life Lessons from The Game of Golf

I was 20 when I started to learn golf. I remember being obsessed with the game. Playing as often as possible, reading how to books, and taking as many clients on the course as possible. The best game I ever played was at River Run in Maryland. I finished seven over...

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Scarcity Is an Illusion

Scarcity Is an Illusion

It’s tempting and easy to choose to see life as a glass half empty or half full. It’s also easy to judge having more or less, as either being full or empty. Abundance or scarcity. Are these two opposite realities something that happens in the mind, or do they manifest...

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Productivity Leads to Happiness

Productivity Leads to Happiness

hap·pi·ness /ˈhapēnəs/ noun — the state of being happy. Synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness...

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We Need More Acceptance

We Need More Acceptance

With more liberty also comes more conflict. We live in a time when it’s easy to focus on the scandals, the left-side issues, and the right-side arguments, and even easier to take sides. People are cutting off friends and blocking each other on social networks. Cursing...

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We Need More Authentic Leaders

We Need More Authentic Leaders

We live in a time of fake news. Fake politicians. Fake social media followers. Fake advertising clicks. Fake genetically modified foods. Fake body parts. Everywhere we turn, there is some scandal followed by another one. It’s hard to know who to trust, and more...

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