Mindset

Don’t Let Average Be An Option – Lifestyle Article

Just say no to average. Just take it off the table. Because f*ck not having the things you want. And f*ck having to do the things you hate. And f*ck having to call a mediocre man your boss. Just f*ck regular life altogether. Don’t let regular life even be an option. Stop thinking you have something to lose. Because 50k is not middle class. 50k after taxes, and unemployment insurance, and social security, and your premiums is $3800 a month.…

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Get Inside the Mind of a Recruiter and Level Up Your Job Search – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In this episode, I’m excited to bring you insights from an experienced recruiter. She’ll share what she’s seeing with regards to hiring trends and offer job search advice for those in the workforce as well as new college graduates.  Learn more about Marcia Zaruba O’Connor and The O’Connor Group.Also included in this month’s episode, my tip to help you redefine work life fit and shift your perspective for the better.  As the saying goes “you’re only unproductive by the standards…

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The Best Investment You Can Make (Game Changing Mindset Shift) – Lifestyle Article

First off, recognize everything is an investment, not just when it comes to finances Everything you buy is an investment The question is, whether it’s a good investment or a bad investment… A gym membership is a good investment, a carton of cigarettes…not so much You need to stop thinking about spending money and start thinking about investing the tool known as money…. You’re investing, investing in your health, wealth, relationships an lifestyle Every time you take your wallet out,…

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Why Complacency Will Kill You And What To Do About It – Lifestyle Article

Complacency will kill you, figuratively and literally… Because everything changes and nothing lasts forever. Neglecting those words will cost you your health, wealth and even your life. If you don’t believe me, listen to the Buddha who will tell you that existence is temporary and transient. Or the famed investor Jim Rogers, who says the world changes every 15 years. Or if you don’t those guys, just open a book on history. You’ll see that England was the biggest empire…

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How to Transform Your Lowest Moments Into Your Greatest Opportunities – Self Improvement Article

I was devastated. I had spent six weeks promoting one of my company’s first ever events, and needed to sell at least twelve tickets to break even. Despite pouring my heart, soul and every spare minute I had into marketing the event, with a week to go, I had only sold six tickets. I was having major doubts whether my business was going to be viable going forward.Then, with two days to go, the ticket sales started to roll in;…

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6 Lessons From Some of the Greats to Keep Your Mindset Strong – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Anyone who is a long time student of personal development has probably learned some pretty amazing lessons from some of the greats. In times of uncertainty, these lessons are especially important and we can turn to this wisdom to push us through. One of the biggest lessons to remember to keep your mindset strong is that we control our reality, which can feel like a cruel joke when times are really tough. When the outside world seems to be spinning…

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Everything Is A Risk – Lifestyle Article

That’s risky they tell you. It’s like a motto growing up from parents to teachers to role models If the middle class mentality could be defined in a statement it would be “that sounds risky” It implies two things, what you’re doing is dangerous and don’t take risks And there is some truth to that statement, don’t take DUMB risks is good advice Calculated risks on other hand are something different entirely But more importantly, what you don’t learn with…

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5 Ways to Fight Worry and Grow Stronger – Self Improvement Article

I can’t believe I’m writing about a pandemic in 2020. At the time of this writing, millions of people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and hundreds of thousands of others have died of it. We’re all grateful for government officials, scientists, doctors, and nurses all around the globe working around the clock to save lives and bringing the world back on track.Practical measures such as face-covering, social distancing, stay-at-home orders, hand sanitizing are to be respected. They can help…

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How To Be More Independent By Depending On More People – Lifestyle Article

One is to close to none. Whether it’s in sales, business, friendships or sometimes… Even your dating life. Maybe monogamy is the right move for you in your dating life, assuming you’ve done your homework, have your eyes wide open, and know all the pros and cons… But I can tell you when it comes to getting paid by clients, monogamy is a very dangerous proposition… One client is too close to none. One client means you’re fragile. What you…

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How To Get Motivated By Getting Your Payoff As Quick As Possible – Lifestyle Article

Motivation is great… But it’s dedication that gets you across the finish line. I wrote that in 2015 and its as today as it was then. Whether you’re motivated or not you get your tasks done and never, ever give up. With that said, pursuing your goals is a lot more fun when you’re motivated. And ideally you have as much motivation as possible. And one of the best ways to get motivated is to get your payoff as quick…

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The Power of Self-Reflection & How It Can Change Your Life – Personal Development Article

If you’d like to learn how to cast your vision so you can live the life you’ve been dreaming of, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown.We as people often neglect the power of self-reflection, yet, in the hardest times we need it more than ever. Like millions of people across the globe, I lost my job as a result of the catastrophic impact of COVID-19. But as I sit here…

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What Would Happen if You Chose to Live in a Thankful World? – Positivity Article

Living in a thankful world is a tremendous place to be! It’s actually the same world that we all live in, but the reason I love my place in this world is that I have made a conscious choice to be grateful. Today, why not consider making this choice for yourself? It only takes a shift of your mindset and a bit of energy each day, but this simple change has the power to literally transform your life. Here’s how…

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When You Feel Confused About Life – Self Improvement Article

I often receive emails that go something like this:“Henri, I’m confused about my direction in life. I don’t know where to start, or what my passion is.”If there’s anything I’ve noticed in my life, it’s that confusion is a given.Even though I’m doing what I love, I experience confusion. And sometimes I feel lost.The good news is that confusion is normal.The bad news is that our mind’s want to get rid of the confusion, which only makes it worse.There’s nothing…

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How To Be A High Achiever Without Hating Yourself – Lifestyle Article

You might be shocked to learn that many wealthy, high status, high achievers hate themselves. It’s deep, toxic, shame and lack of self worth that pushes them to succeed. Because they mistakenly believe that the new cars and the women and the money will make them feel good about themselves. And for a brief period, money, status and sex does… It just doesn’t last. And so it becomes chasing the next achievement and living for the next conquest hoping that…

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5 Best Self-Improvement Books To Change Your Life  – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

There’s no denying it, self-help books sometimes get a bad rap. Call it what you want, self-help, self-development, life improvement, self-improvement, personal development. For some reason, it seems that so many of us still find the idea of personal development or self-improvement icky. But there are a number of great books out there and here, you’ll find some of the best self-improvement books that will change your life.   Personally,  I love personal development. After all, what could possibly be wrong with…

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How To Be The Man You Want To Be – Lifestyle Article

Self hatred is not liking who you are. You stop liking yourself when you do things that you hate in others… Acting rude, acting weak, acting stressed, acting angry, acting whiny. As opposed to acting like and BEING the man you want to be NOW. Because NOW is all that exists. As opposed to taking actions that you admire in other people Actions like: Being cheerful and charming Being humble in the face of praise Being cool, calm and collected…

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3 Steps to Unleashing Your Superpower and Fulfilling Your Life Purpose – Self Improvement Article

“I was shaken, I got hurt, wounded and I was offended, threatened…yet, here I am, still, the most beautiful, the strongest, the most magnificent. The ones who shook me, the ones who offended me, the ones who scarred me, they all are long gone. The kids who played games around me, the ones who fought for me, the ones who worshipped inside me are long gone, but here I am, the most beautiful, the strongest, the most magnificent, standing upright, rising…

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The Bare Truth of What It Literally Means to Do Whatever It Takes – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Humans are always looking for ways to become better versions of themselves and grow to the next level. With a ton of self-help books, we are determined to get ourselves together and run that road that is less traveled. We are hungry for success. We set our goals and say that we will do whatever it takes to achieve them. However, do we walk the talk? Are we convicted enough to chase our dreams?The Fear Factor series comes to mind…

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How To Get What You Want Through Agreement, Amplification, Attention, Approval And Affection – Lifestyle Article

The best way to get what you want is to give people what they want – also known as adding value. When you wake up every day to add value you’ll find soon enough that you’re living the life you want. The way to add value when you’re communicating with someone is to remember the 5 A’s: Agreement Amplification Attention Approval Affection The truth is, everyone hates being disagreed with, and the more disagreeable you are the less people will…

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How To Manage Anxiety Through Automation And Action Dependence – Lifestyle Article

An anxious person is a person who worries about future pain. An anxious person is usually a person with a hypervigilant mind, meaning they think about everything that needs to be done, and all the potential probabilities of a situation, and all the problematic variables that could come from that situation in the future. A hypervigilant mind is a torture chamber without control, with control it’s a massive asset. Worrying about the future in itself is not a bad thing,…

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Here Are Several Cognitive Biases You Haven’t Heard Of – Self Improvement Article

A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment.[1] Individuals create their own “subjective reality” from their perception of the input. An individual’s construction of reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behavior in the world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality.[2][3][4]Below are 50 different biases we encounter and are influenced by on a regular basis. I will explain one of them to help you better understand the power these…

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7 Helpful Pointers To Activate The Flow Of Abundance — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

We all want abundance in some form or another, whether it is wealth in the monetary sense to being richly blessed with meaningful relationships or even to achieve self-mastery — the wealth of spirit.  In this past decade, and, even prior to that, we have been introduced to the idea of the Law of Attraction with popular books such as The Secret and the Jerry and Esther Hicks series, just to name a few. So Why Is It Still Hard…

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My Best Self Improvement Articles from 2019 – Self Improvement Article

This was a monumental year for The Emotion Machine, which officially turned over 10 years old this year! That’s a whole decade of writing and sharing information about psychology and self-improvement. It’s now time to recap the best article published in 2019. As always, it’s a nice combination of articles covering a wide-range of topics including positive psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, mindfulness meditation, and emotional intelligence. Please take a look through and see if there are any interesting articles…

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The Commandment Challenge – Growth Guided – Self Improvement Article

What are your distinctive moral qualities? How do they differ from the next person?When people pass you by, what do you think they see?The phrase “content of character” is often associated with a brilliant speech given in 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr, where he spoke to the masses about a desire for his children to grow up in a world where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but rather by the content of their…

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If You Can Change Your Mind, You Can Change Anything – Positivity Article

Adopting habits with a positive return is one of the most effective self-improvement strategies. That’s why so much advice revolves around changing one’s mind and habits. However, there’s a downside that gets ignored by every habits-expert. The 17th century English poet, John Dryden said it best: “We first make our habits, then our habits make us.”  The beauty of this quote is the duality it expresses. You can read that quote and find confirmation that habits are good for you.…

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33 Powerful Ways of Overcoming Fear … Right Now – Self Improvement Article

Getting through fear is a skill that anyone can learn.The problem is that most people cling to their fears, because they believe it’s a part of who they are.If you aren’t ready to face your fears, you probably won’t transcend them.And there’s nothing wrong in that. Everything happens in its own time.If you’re reading this article though, I’m pretty sure that you’re ready to take another step forward.You searched for this information, or you bumped into it, which isn’t just a coincidence.Let’s…

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How To Understand Self Esteem – Lifestyle Article

Life is one part competition and one part cooperation. Competition between you, your tribe and other people and their tribes for food, clothing, shelter, resources, status, money and women. Cooperation for the all the above as being kind to strangers and helping people in need. Some people don’t want to accept the necessary competition in the game of life. And some people think that it’s every man for himself and cooperation is for the weak But the reality is, it’s…

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Martial Arts – Self Improvement Article

We’ve all seen the videos…a person wearing a white uniform and a black belt stares down their opponent; a stack of boards six inches high. They take a breath in, and — wham! — their bare hand whips down and breaks the stack cleanly in half. The broken boards tumble to the ground, and the breaker walks away triumphant.I know what you’re thinking. “I’m not powerful enough to do that, forget it! I’ll just watch. Why would I need to…

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Everyday Mindfulness – Growth Guided – Self Improvement Article

When you first start to meditate, it’s almost impossible to approach this new practice without at least some degree of expectation. Initially, I started to venture down the meditative path because I was struggling to find something that would help me with my panic attacks. There was a mindfulness course being offered at one of the hospitals in town and I signed up for the class and I really enjoyed it. The gift of desperation was the motivating factor in…

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Everyday Mindfulness – Growth Guided – Self Improvement Article

When you first start to meditate, it’s almost impossible to approach this new practice without at least some degree of expectation. Initially, I started to venture down the meditative path because I was struggling to find something that would help me with my panic attacks. There was a mindfulness course being offered at one of the hospitals in town and I signed up for the class and I really enjoyed it. The gift of desperation was the motivating factor in…

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