Self Improvement Information and Guide

Self-improvement can give many great opportunities in our lives.

The best approach to self-improvement is finding the one that works best for you.

If you’re looking to improve your life, we show the most useful activities and guides.

29 SEO Tips and Tricks for 2020 – Self Improvement Article

Search Engine Optimisation tips are aplenty online. Some posts go into depth on many of the topics outlined within this post, and we have provided links to some of the best resources to help you.When done effectively, SEO is one of the most effective channels for your business. It’s not a short-term game, so work to a much longer game plan and you’ll save yourself any frustration.I’ve provided some useful tips on tracking and measuring success at the end of…

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How to Create a Collaborative Team Culture – Personal Development Article

You try to get the best out of your players, but sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re on the same team. Morale is low. Team members seem gossipy and disengaged. Nobody’s willing to collaborate. Why is it so hard to get people to work together? This is only a snippet of a Personal Development article written by Michael and Megan Read Full Article

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Bookable Calendar Adds Custom Questions to Drive Better Meeting Outcomes – Productivity Article

I recently read an article in the Huffington Post about US presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s climate justice plan that would direct nearly half the benefits of its proposed $2 trillion clean electricity investment to poor and minority communities. This is certainly a noble plan.  Climate change debates aside, what struck me most is how complicated, disorganized and confusing the process has been for the two New York state panels (who have been tasked with how to implement and measure the…

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August 2020 // Cards of the Month — Amanda Linette Meder – Spiritual Article

Welcome to August! This is one of my favorite months of the year, because no matter where you live, it’s pretty much beautiful everywhere. Time always seems to move a bit more slowly in August, maybe it’s the humidity, or just the human mind attempting to stretch before embracing the feelings of heading back to work or school in September. Where I live, all schools tend to start right after Labor Day, a holiday that always occurs at the beginning of September,…

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opening your mind : a workbook for self-discovery – Positivity Article

   Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I’ve discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind. This sounds much easier than it is, so I created a digital workbook to explore what I believe are the necessary steps needed to truly view the world from an open-minded perspective. The workbook is thoughtfully divided into four key sections:  Defining Open-Mindedness: the term “open-minded” is much more…

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9 Creative Ways to Get Alone Time as a Mom (Even During a Pandemic) – Happiness Article

When was the last time you had one hour of uninterrupted time to yourself? And not the hour before midnight, when you know you should be sleeping but can’t stop scrolling on your phone because you’re too tired to wash your face.  (I get you.)I’m talking about one GLORIOUS hour where you can do whatever pandemic-friendly activity your heart desires! One PRECIOUS hour where you can read a book, take a long walk, go for a dive with the windows down, or…

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Everything You Need to Know About Brewing Your Own Kombucha at Home – Lifestyle Article

Quarantine has given us the opportunity to slow down and spend time in the kitchen, often putting a bit more thought, intention, and fun into our food. There’s something special that happens when you commit to the process of making something yourself that you might usually just buy from the store.  Enter homemade kombucha. Kombucha is the summer all-star of drinks. Its delicious combo of the tart yet sweet taste, fun fizziness, and great health benefits makes it a fave…

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Pivoting Ain’t Easy — smart like how – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Jack Burry, an eccentric hedge fund manager with Asperger’s who was portrayed in The Big Short, has a really interesting take on this that has stuck with me since I read it in Michael Lewis’s book. I’ve quoted it in another post before on this blog, so skip right ahead if this is old news to you.At one point I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from [legendary investor] Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham,…

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Stories of Resilience from the Front Lines of Retail – MegSoper – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Meg engaged the audience even before the event, getting to know individuals and hearing their opinions, concerns, and successes, and incorporated that feedback into her presentation. Her delivery was awesome- she had the team in stitches- and I had many people tell me it was the best session of… Read More- Thomson ReutersPete van Hezewyk,Senior Director Marketing“Meg was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish! Her presentation was hilarious, energetic and crafted just for us – leaving our…

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Leonard Michaels’s Playful and Poignant Meditations on the Enigma of Our Feline Companions and How They Reveal Us to Ourselves – Brain Pickings – Self Improvement Article

“A cat must have three different names,” T.S. Eliot proclaimed in the iconic verses that became the basis of one of the longest-running and most beloved Broadway musicals of all time. “You can never know anyone as completely as you want. But that’s okay, love is better,” Caroline Paul wrote generations later in her gorgeous memoir of finding the meaning of life through a lost cat. Between our longing for love, our urge to name what we barely understand, and…

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Is It Unethical to Have Pets? – Steve Pavlina

Sometimes people ask me about my stance on pets, so I’ll share that in this post.My family had a pet when I was growing up – a rabbit named Cinnamon. Sometimes it roamed freely around the backyard, while other times they kept it in a large cage. I wasn’t the rabbit’s main caregiver.At another time my first wife and I got a kitten. I don’t recall the exact year, but I think it was before we were married. We didn’t…

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5 Ways to Make More Money in COVID: What’s Working for Craig Ballantyne

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | | More Are you wondering how people are still making money or how companies are still crushing their goals during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, in today’s episode, I’m going to walk you through exactly what I’m doing during this quarantine time to make money and keep my business thriving. What Topics We Cover: CoachingCopywritingSocial MediaFacebook AdsAt the end of the day, you are a professional, I am a…

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Don’t Try, Intend – Self Improvement Article

At some point in my house’s 112-year history, someone installed thick, white, nine-inch high baseboards that mostly act as highly visible shelves for dirt. Whenever I try to clean these baseboards, I quickly get annoyed and discouraged. There are seemingly miles of them, running in and out of closets, behind furniture, and underneath power cords and dangling spider plants. Unlike sweeping, vacuuming, or dishwashing, there’s no stable posture from which to clean baseboards. It’s always an act of ongoing contortion.…

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How To Be Consistent With Your GTD Weekly Review (Finally!)

Ah, the GTD Weekly Review. Have you ever noticed that when it comes to productivity, the most robust strategies are the ones that we all have the most trouble performing consistently?It’s not that they are hard, they are just things that, over time, get cut for more critical and urgent matters.You’ve probably found that it is difficult to get everything done in the time that you have. When you feel that way, it’s just human nature to cut out things…

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Meditation And Achievement | Forward Steps Personal Development Blog – Self Improvement Article

Meditation And Achievement is a guest article written by Gregory Lyons.Having a book turned down by every publisher in America would be enough to stop most people, however Jack Canfield and Mark Victor are not the type of people who give up easily.Feeling discouraged they asked themselves, “Are we on the right track?” and “Is this a book that will sell?”.They loved the stories that were in their book. They knew the audiences they shared their stories with loved these…

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How To Use Our Digital Marketing ROI Calculator – Self Improvement Article

So you’re ready to start taking your digital marketing even more seriously. The trouble is, you just do not know how to actually plan your KPIs. Everything feels like you’re just doing, or guessing, or being sold on a result… any result!Cue our digital marketing ROI calculator to do all the heavy lifting for you. And I’ll show you step-by-step how to set your goals in this post.Just last week I was mentoring a coaching business. I was walking her…

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How the Coronavirus Made Me Into a Teenage Author – Personal Development Article

I am grateful for quarantine. It forced me to sit my butt down on a chair and think about what I wanted to do with the next two months of my seemingly empty existence. It forced me to list a number of things that I was good at — one of which included writing. It forced me to hatch out a 31,000 word 124 page book in less than three weeks. It made me into a published author… at the age of…

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The digital divide threatens the future of distributed work – Productivity Article

According to the Pew numbers, in 2019, 79% of urban and 74% of suburban households had broadband, while only 63% of rural homes did. But fast internet also tends to break along cultural lines. While 79% of white households had broadband, only 66% of black, and 61% of hispanic households did in comparison. Approximately 37% of Native American children, 19% of black children, and 17% of hispanic children lack home internet access, compared to 12% of Asian and white children…

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You Are Already Enlightened – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

Photo Courtesy of British Museum. Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination. Silent illumination is a Buddhist practice that can be traced back not only to Huineng (638–713), the sixth patriarch of Chan, and other Chinese masters but also to the early teachings of the Buddha. In the Chan tradition, silent illumination is referred to as mozhao, from the Chinese characters mo (silent) and zhao…

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How This Saint Changed Catholic History – Spiritual Article

This article is the first in a series titled: Saints, mystics and other holy people. From the time of Jesus to the era of Pope Francis, Christians have looked to individual examples of holy living, as a means of facilitating their own spiritual journey. To that end, history has produced no shortage of fascinating, complex and sometimes eccentric figures, whose ideas have been regarded with reverence or repulsion.It is the goal of this series to consider the life and teachings of…

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What Are Your Feelings Telling You And Why? If Feelings Could Talk … – Positivity Article

Hey positive mom…. How are you feeling? It’s one of those days in which I’m feeling ALL THE FEELINGS. I know you’ve had that kind of a day. You feel fear and anxiety, because the future is uncertain and you entertain what might happen. You feel depressed, hurt, and angry because of something that was done to you in the past that you can’t seem to be able to move on from. You feel guilt, shame, and regret because of something…

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Heart Wisdom – Ep. 112 – Racism and Independence – Happiness Article

 Here is a talk I gave on racism and interdependence in 1993. The pursuit of racial justice is a most critical task, highlighted for us right now, and I offer teachings with humility and respect. Amidst the protests and pain, I am leaning in and learning. When I listen to this talk from nearly 3 decades ago, however imperfect, I can see what I cared about then and how much it still matters to my heart. This talk was…

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Do You Have Any Dating/Relationship Questions? – Lifestyle Article

Recently, a reader named Beth reached out with an idea… Would Cup of Jo ever consider doing a dating advice column? I have loved hearing insights from Joanna over the years, and more recently Caroline, and truly find myself wanting both of your reactions to other, real life situations. As a professional woman in her early 30s who lives alone, I’m overwhelmed contending with what dating is going to look like for the foreseeable future due to the pandemic –…

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Why You Should Job Search During Summer – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Should you job search during summer? Depending on what state you live in, you may have planned a vacation or a staycation for this summer. And while this year’s personal summer plans will be a lot different than most professionals had in mind, the general thought is that summer isn’t the best time to job search. Let alone that the economy is still struggling due to coronavirus. We understand that this is a difficult time for many professionals and it…

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Video: How to keep your workplace happy despite COVID-19 – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken workplaces in so many ways. Remote work, social distancing, and staying home is the new normal. Companies are affected, and many of them switched to “survival mode”, trying to keep their business afloat. In the video above I talk to to visionary CEOs about how they handled the COVID-19 crisis and how to maintain your company culture and keep your employees happy in spite of COVID-19: If you want more information on Menlo Innovation you…

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2 Quick Stories that Will Change the Way You Show Up in Your Relationships – Self Improvement Article

Compliment people. Sometimes you will say something really small and simple, but it will fit right into an empty space in someone’s heart. This morning, I shared two quick stories on Zoom with a small group of digital Think Better, Live Better conference attendees. “I appreciate the perspective, and the invitation to change how I show up in my relationships,” one attendee replied. A dozen others said they agreed. So, I figured I’d share these stories with you in hopes…

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Partial Match Relapsing – Steve Pavlina

After you’ve decided to move on from partial matches in some area of life and you’ve declared your standards raised henceforth, you can still relapse. The old habits can seduce you back. This is incredibly common. People usually do relapse one or more times before they strongly lock into a new standard of behavior.You may declare “no more misaligned jobs” or “no more misaligned relationships” and mean it. A few months pass, and you may catch yourself thinking about applying…

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175 – An Uncomfortable Conversation About Racism with my Big Brother, Jason Ferruggia

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | | More Growing up on the farm, I didn’t have a big brother. Now that I’m older, I go to my adult big brothers, people like my guest today, Jason Ferruggia. He has been an advocate for open-heartedness and open-mindedness so when the racial unrest and protests began I knew I needed to have a conversation with Jason to hear his thoughts. My Questions for Jason: Why was…

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The GTD Approach to Linking Next Actions and Projects – Self Improvement Article

One of the most common questions about implementing GTD is how to link projects and next actions. The recommendation in Getting Things Done is that you park your next actions on context-based lists — not as separate lists under each of your projects. Why does David Allen recommend that and what will you gain? Sorting Next Actions by Context Sorting next actions by context, not by project, can initially seem awkward. Some people are used to having multiple files, piles,…

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How to Simplify Your Books (+ what I’m reading now) – Self Improvement Article

Sometimes you get mad at me when I suggest that you simplify your books because books are awesome! You love books. I love them too.Before I let go of my books, I always considered them a protected category when it came to decluttering. Once I did finally let go, I felt so much relief. When I stopped storing my books, I …didn’t need bookshelves anymorestopped feeling guilty about not reading the books I ownedfound delight in giving my books awaybegan…

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