How to Effortlessly Focus For 2.5 Hours at a Stretch


Okay, I admit, the headline sounds a little bit outrageous. Most folks I know have trouble focusing for 15 minutes at a stretch, let alone 2.5 hours. Why is this? It’s because everything in our digital environment — from the ping of incoming text messages to the buzz of constant status updates — conspires to […]

10 Ways To Motivate When You’re Feeling Uninspired


Google this: How to get motivated. Or “how to find willpower” or “how to stop procrastination.” You’d think that there would be something hidden in the inter-webs, perhaps some magic pill to swallow where *poof* we turn into balls of energy and motivation. Sadly, there is none. I’ve looked. We’re sensational rationalizers. Especially when it […]

8 Ways to Start Your Morning Right


How you start off your morning can have a big impact on how the rest of your day proceeds.  If you start off in a negative mind state, that state is likely to persist for the rest of the day.  On the other hand, if you start off in a positive mind state, that state […]

25 Tips for a Healthier Relationship

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If you’ve ever suffered through some time in an unhealthy relationship, you’ll completely appreciate the following tips for a super-duper, exciting, healthy, and SANE relationship. I mean, toxic relationships totally suck every bit of positive energy you’ve got, leaving both of you bone dry. I’m sure you want your relationship to be the best it […]

What You Should Know About Developing a Thick Skin

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If you’re going to achieve your dreams in life, developing a thick skin is critical and essential. It is not optional. The reason is simple… If you have a thin skin, and even casual remarks make you tremble, causing you to worry and fret over what was said to or about you, perhaps for hours […]

5 Things That Are Costing You Your Happiness

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Happiness doesn’t just come to people by chance, it may seem that some people have ‘the gift’ but they are proactively moving through life in such a way that is making them happy. What you will find is there are also things that they are NOT doing that greatly enhances their chances of happiness. Below […]

10 Reasons Why This Simple Question Will Change You for the Better

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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is the noblest; Second by imitation, which is the easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius You probably have a person like this in your life. They constantly complain about how bad their life is. They obsess about how this […]

4 Questions That Changed My Life

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Until June, 2013 I was coasting through life. Even though I am an extremely anxious person, I had very little to worry about. At that time I made a decision that I don’t necessarily regret, but one that has changed my life dramatically. I decided to leave my job and work alongside my best friend […]

Shut Up and Grow Rich

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“Silence is a source of Great Strength.” ― Lao Tzu If you want to be truly successful then you’re going to have to shut up! Seriously. Stop talking, turn off the smartphone, turn off the TV and sit in silence. And here’s the coup de grais… do nothing. Regularly. Am I talking about meditation? Not […]

What is Love?

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Everyone’s heard that Howard Jones song at some point in their lives.   “What is love, anyway?  Does anyone love anybody anyway?”   When you start to think about it, what is the definition of love?   If you look it up in the dictionary, it says, “an intense feeling of deep affection,” or “feeling […]

4 Small Phrases That Could Cause Big Changes

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One of the most important factors affecting our happiness is how we perceive the events that happen in our lives. A person with a positive outlook has a much different quality of experience than someone with a negative outlook. The great thing is, we are not born with either a positive or negative perspective. We […]

5 Impossible Goals You Should Stop Going After

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What is an impossible goal? An impossible goal is just what it sounds like: a goal that can’t be accomplished by a human being. Now I know that you’re not used to hearing something like that on a personal growth blog. You’re used to hearing things like, “If you can conceive it, you can achieve […]

14 Little Thoughts That Can Shatter Your Dreams

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Like a rough cut diamond cutting through glass, your negative thoughts can penetrate your defences to leave broken shards of glass strewn across your mind.  These tiny little time bombs might not seem like a big deal now, but in time they grow, they fester and eventually shatter your dreams. We all have negative thoughts that […]

15 Ways To Instantly Leave Your Comfort Zone

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Coming out of your comfort zone can be an arduous process for most of us. It takes a lot of guts, determination and willpower to put ourselves in the situation where we don’t quite know what we’re doing. Yet, on the other side of the threshold is where everything we want to achieve exists. When […]

What the Heck Am I Here to Do


There’s a question that begins to pester us around our quarter-life crisis, age 25. If you’ve been lucky to grab this question sooner, I envy you. What the heck am I here to do? You begin to hear these words when the plans end. You’ve graduated from eighteen plus years of schooling and have finished the […]