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 […]

How to Be the Most Attractive Person in the Room

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We all wish we could be like the most attractive person in the room. We see how he or she sashays around mesmerizing the crowd with every breath and movement taken. Gosh, if only that was the way for all of us. If only I could be confident. If only I could be that attractive! […]

How to Fend Off Creativity Critics and Idea Squashers

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I want to address something that might help those who are having some fears about expressing their creativity in life. I truly believe that all of us, deep inside, have a loving, creative voice that is dying to come out and be expressed. Most of us will keep that voice suppressed perhaps even throughout our […]

99 Essential Positive Affirmations

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  I have been using positive affirmations for most of my adult life and know that the subtle changes they have made to my thinking has changed my life beyond measure. You might think repeating positive affirmations to yourself seems like new age hoo hah, which is kind of what I thought when I first […]

Solving the People Pleasing Puzzle

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Today, I stopped people pleasing. I am 40, and you would think that I’d had plenty of time to get over it! If you are nodding ‘yes’ then you probably don’t struggle with this dis-ease and you should only read on if you want to help someone you know. Because a lot of what I […]

Three Reasons to Stop Dreaming About Your Future – Today!

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“If you can dream it, you can do it.”  “Reach for the stars,”… “You can do anything you set your mind to…” If we’re lucky, we can barely walk or talk when we first hear these types of fiercely encouraging phrases.  (And to be clear, confidence and ambition are great things.)  What motivational types, our […]

7 Steps To Create Positive Energy During A Bad Day

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We all experience bad days at least once in a while. You name it: being sick, failing an objective, doing something stupid, or getting rejected and embarrassed. Take me for an example. I have experienced some interesting stuff lately. My business was preforming under expectation. I started experiencing health problems. And one of my worst-case […]