What’s Better Than Beating Competition? Just Ask Simon Sinek – Personal Development Article

Want to do inspiring work that makes an impact?  Simon Sinek says you won’t get there by obsessing over your competition.  Sure, business leaders, society, and maybe even your own bosses have told you to, “Beat the competition! Be #1!” But here’s the truth: motivating yourself through comparison will only get you so far. In his new book, The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek reveals something astonishing about the world’s most successful companies… They don’t care about the competition. And they…

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The Power of People – BeWeiss – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Surround yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – Booker T. Washington Hello everyone! I swear I haven’t forgotten about all of you. I’ve just been extremely busy living in the moment and unfortunately that means not blogging every idea that comes to my head lol I’ve spent the past few weeks surrounded by individuals I adore. I recently turned 25 and my girlfriend and bestfriend threw me a surprise…

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Want to be resilient? Then Forget the Crowd and Follow Your Truth – Positivity Article

You know that feeling when you’re doing something or being somewhere and your heart’s just not in it? It might be your job, your relationship, a family event or a social gathering. Whatever it is, you know deep down that you don’t really want to be there but, you felt like you had to do it because that’s what everyone else was doing. You felt like you didn’t have any other options. You felt like you just couldn’t say no.…

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What Happens When We Meditate? – Meditation Article

What are we actually doing when we meditate? That’s a good question to which there are all kinds of answers. I’ll give you a couple to think about. First of all, when we meditate, awareness is becoming aware of awareness. No matter what state or frame of mind you’re in—your mind may be chattering about a movie, the book you’re reading, a conversation you just had, the commercials you saw on the freeway—when you start to meditate, all that stuff…

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Responding To Tragedies: More Than Thoughts and Prayers – Spiritual Article

When tragedy occurs we naturally want to reach out with words of comfort. We have to do better than “thoughts and prayers.” We’ve been pelted with tragedies — some human created and others of nature — and many of us are reflecting and praying. Texas mass shootings, multiple other mass shootings, Hurricane Dorian, many other hurricanes that left swaths of populated areas devastated, and the deadly California dive-boat fire are just a few of the tragedies we have grieved over…

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Let’s Talk Like We Used To – Self Improvement Article

A few weeks ago someone commented on my new post, saying they had just stumbled across my blog, and that it was “very old school.” I took that as a compliment, and got to reminiscing about what old school blogging really felt like, compared to today. Something’s definitely gone missing—some quality that made it vivid and exciting, and I want it back. When I started in 2009, and for years afterward, I just wrote stuff, having absolutely no idea if…

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25+ Marie Forleo Interviews, Stories & Excerpts – Personal Development Article

You know that saying, “When it rains, it pours?” That’s this month in a nutshell. It’s turning out to be truly extraordinary.  On September 10th, the book I poured my soul into, Everything is Figureoutable, finally hit shelves. I knew it would be an exciting time, but I’ve never experienced this depth of kindness and support from so many people at once. From the interviews and media mentions, to the notes, messages, and posts that are being shared — I…

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This Post Will Change Your Life – Self Improvement Article

At breakfast one morning, on a silent retreat in Nanaimo, my friend Marc was looking out the window at a lawn sprinkler when he glimpsed a tiny detail he would later write about.   The sprinkler was the ratchet kind, the sort that goes “chh-chh-chh-chh” as it rotates and shoots water, then winds itself back up and does it again. At one particular position in its arc, one particular “chh,” he saw a little rainbow flash across the spray and…

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My Path to Millions. – BeWeiss – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“In a world of instant gratification, find the joy in being patient.” -BeWeiss Have you ever realized how quickly we can get things now a days? You want a date? Go on Tinder. You need a ride? Call an Uber. Need to get a hold of someone? Send a text. Wondering what your cousin by marriage once removed, ex husband is doing? Check Facebook. I think you get my point… We live in a time where patience is not needed.…

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Hanging Out is Essential To Our Health – Self Improvement Article

My whole life, no matter where I’ve lived, what my job was, or what I was preoccupied with, one consistent source of comfort and peace has been idly hanging around with other people at the end of the day. I’ve always appreciated the calming effect of slow evening hangouts with friends or family. But recently I’ve come to think of it as something essential to our health. The location doesn’t matter really. A back porch. A coffee place. A front…

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Being a transformer -Akshay Kumar – A Billion things to do – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Being a transformer -Akshay Kumar September 10, 2019 “It’s the best thing if your work is your passion in life. It makes me feel like I’m always on break”   Said by the Actor Akshay Kumar.   Really, it’s a hard core fact that the things which fascinate you or give you a kick are the passions to be followed in your life, they are your inner calling and once you realize them, cling on and move forward with all…

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Blog – Philadelphia Career Expert Rita Friedman – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Dorie Clark is my favorite go-to expert for ideas on marketing, networking, and general building-something-out-of-seemingly-nothing. And in her recent Harvard Business Review piece, “How to Reach Out to Someone Whose Career You Admire,” she gives some clear and actionable examples of the best strategies you can use to improve your odds of getting a response.I end up talking a lot about how it’s so important to find real-world people doing the type of work ​that you’re interested in doing (or that you…

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Prayer Exercise: Where Can We Find Faith In Media? – Spiritual Article

Media’s place in our lives goes beyond the “Star Wars” prayer we tried a few months ago. In our ever-connected culture, we spend a lot of time consuming various media. Since it has so much influence, even in daily conversation, we ought to take some time to intentionally analyze what we watch rather than merely consume it.  We can find meaning in the stories from popular culture. Sometimes we even feel the Spirit of God move in and among us…

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Why We Can’t Sit Quietly In A Room Alone – Self Improvement Article

I’ve always liked the Blaise Pascal quote, “I have discovered that all the miseries of men derive from one single fact: that they cannot sit quietly in their own room.” People interpret this famous pronouncement all sorts of ways, but if you look up the context, it’s clear he’s saying “we prefer the chase over the quarry.” In other words, we live more easily in a state of pursuing future experiences than settling into the experience we’re having. It makes…

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The Big Quiet X Muse – Meditation Article

September 12, 2019 Hey Musers    Do you want to be a part of a unique mass meditation sound experience, with surprise guest musicians, group-powered vocal toning, breathing exercises and break-out community conversations? We’ve partnered with @thebigquiet on their 2019 meditation tour to produce a unique meditation collection with Big Quiet founder @jesseisreal, and will be joining them onsite in La, SF, and NYC! We’re giving away a pair of tickets to 3 lucky winners. Events are:  Oct 6 @…

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The Only Dependable Source of Happiness – Self Improvement Article

I once wrote about a peculiar practice I do to help me become a less judgmental person. Whenever I’m out in public and I catch myself judging a stranger—for such offenses as poor sidewalk-sharing, or imprecise parking—I resolve instead to temporarily become their secret ally. Unbeknownst to the other person, I’ve gone from silently resenting them to silently watching out for them. For the short time we’re in the same vicinity, I’m prepared to leap into action should they need…

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Self-Promotion is Not Self-Serving; It’s a Service to Others – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

“This article was originally posted on Forbes.com.”   If you’re like most women, you cringe at the idea of self-promotion. Images of shameless blowhards flood your mind when you imagine doing more to publicly share your value. You realize that your work won’t speak for itself, but you’re unwilling to compromise your authenticity (and integrity) by tooting your own horn. As an executive coach who specializes in women’s leadership, I consistently hear from women who understand that self-promotion is critical…

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Want More Joy? Become A Super Attractor Says Gabby Bernstein – Personal Development Article

If you’ve ever hit a rough patch and feel consumed with negativity, today’s MarieTV guest, Gabby Bernstein, is here to help. Instead of letting fear, stress, or shame pull you into a downward spiral, her new book Super Attractor can help you transform those negative thoughts into positive fuel. Her ideas are straightforward and easy to implement. Gabby Bernstein is a speaker and New York Times bestselling author of books like Spirit Junkie, Judgment Detox, and The Universe Has Your…

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Today, you choose. – BeWeiss – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

First off, sorry for the however many months hiatus I just went on. Life became hectic and blogging became back burner-ed, unfortunately. For those joining me for the first time, hello! And for those who’ve been following along this entire time, I missed you too. So lately I’ve been questioning many things. Mainly having to do with my lifestyle, career path, fitness regime, monthly budget, if I’m reading enough, location of living, why I just had ice cream for dinner……

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The Journey of YOU – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

What is your purpose in life? Are you struggling with change and self confidence? Are you missing fulfillment in life or your career? Look no further because help is here!   Andy Thomas–leading career/life coach in the southeast, motivational speaker, and author–will be presenting The Journey of You Andy defines the blueprint for handling change and finding fulfillment in your life (both personally and professionally). By sharing his broadcasting experience and case studies from extensive career coaching, Andy will motivate…

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Feel The Air Fully – Self Improvement Article

The Shingon monks of Japan have a very pragmatic way of encouraging the development of inner calm. They expose themselves to extreme cold, such as by squatting under an icy waterfall, while attempting to remain as present and composed as they might be in a warm, dry meditation hall. Shinzen Young, my favorite Western meditation teacher, endured a version of this when he trained with the Shingon in the 1970s. Starting on the winter solstice, he spent 100 days in…

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New Year, New Job? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Many of us will have made New Year resolutions, and many of those resolutions will be career focused. Break all the diet rules you want when your will weakens, but your career is far more important than making sure you get your money’s worth from that gym pass. If you’ve decided to make 2019 the year you shake up your career, then here’s why this is the perfect time to start making those changes. Businesses Make Resolutions Too Nobody starts a…

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Using Your Intuition Can Save You Time and Money – Spiritual Article

In a recent reading my client asked me if he should do an MBA program or just head out into the work force and get experience on the job. His guides told him what would happen on each path and then he was free to choose the path with the result he wanted most.His primary goal was to earn a large income as soon as possible because he was in his early 30’s and had a family to support. So…

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What It Took To Pull Off An Epic Book Tour Launch – Self Improvement Article

“Imagine if a Beyoncé concert and a TED talk had a baby, then threw a block party.” That was the vision I  shared with our publisher about how I wanted the Everything is Figureoutable book tour launch in New York City to feel.   Nothing like it had ever been done. I certainly have never produced or performed in a concert. But beyond that, none of us knew if this exciting idea would work in reality.  In fact, weeks before the…

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To sustain longevity, work for it – A Billion things to do – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

To sustain longevity, work for it September 16, 2019 “Your longevity and health are more determined by your ZIP code than they are by your genetic code” was once said by Tom Frieden, an American infectious disease and public health expert.   This has been proved pretty well in the Hunza Valley of Pakistan.   The Hunza Valley is situated in the remote, pristine area of Northern Pakistan. It is considered a “Blue Zone”, which is an area where people…

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Care Deeply, Not Passionately – Self Improvement Article

Sometime around my grade four year—1990 or so—it suddenly became very popular to talk about saving the planet. I remember an explosion of environment-focused messaging, especially about whales, recycling, and ozone holes. It was on our classroom posters, TV shows, t-shirts, even school supplies. But it was the tropical rainforest, at least to us fourth-graders, that became the central icon of this abstract thing adults called “the environment.” Saving the world meant saving the rainforest. We drew posters of endangered…

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How to Make Your Work Environment More Fun – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

How to Make Your Work Environment More Fun | Expert Career Change & Leadership Development CoachSharon serves clients in and around Apex, Asheville, Burlington, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, High Point, Jacksonville, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Wake Forest, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sharon has a virtual practice and serves other cities including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Atlanta, Georgia, Memphis, Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bloomington, Indiana, Indianapolis,…

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Gabby Koontz, Classic Kitchen and Bath – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

 What brought you to this career?​I changed my major in college from Nutrition to Interior Design largely in part because of my desire to have art and creation or creativity in my life on a daily basis. I could pursue a career in a branch of art and design that for me didn’t mean a Fine Arts degree.  Also, a friend in the major was making models of homes out of balsa wood for a design project and that looked…

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Reflection Prayer: The Traditional Ignatian Examen – Spiritual Article

One prayer exercise to get in touch with our inner senses is called The Examen. The motto in Ignatian spirituality is to “find God in all things.” We do that by examining our life. As our lives unfold with each choice, our reactions to unexpected challenges, and our search for stability in the midst of change, we get glimpses of God’s loving guidance, companionship, and support. It’s as if Jesus says, “We have eyes to see.” We develop these special…

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Stay at Home Dads – What’s Next? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Why are more dads increasingly becoming the “stay-at-home parent?”   An increasing number of men are leaving the workplace to become stay at home dads. Why this shift, when, traditionally, women have been the stay-at-home parent?  More women are increasingly taking on high-powered, high-paying jobs and are committed to their career advancement. This can mean significant hours spent working. When women in high-level positions are transferred, often their spouses have difficulty finding a job in the new location. If a…

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