Archives for April 2011

6 Tools to Help Beat Addiction

Recently, I've turned my attention to addiction. This is a subject that I have yet to fully take apart. Because I know people who are struggling with addictions of various kinds, and because I sometimes get just a little hooked on sugar and carbohydrates (especially in the form of chocolaty goodness) and find it difficult to turn off those urges, I'm very curious about addiction and the behaviors that support it. Since I've only just begun my examination, I don't have much to go on just yet. … [Read more...]

3 Must-Have Books for Developing Discipline, Getting Organized, and Having a Better Life

Recently, I announced that I was starting a personal journey in search of discipline. Like you, I just want to be happier and more fulfilled in life. But procrastination and being disorganized often drags me down. I've suspected for a while that if I could get more organized and be able to stay on top of projects and not forget about them or lose my focus, my whole life would rise up to the next level. Well, I've started that journey and I'm already noticing a difference. I'm not quite ready … [Read more...]

No Shortcuts to a Better Life

I'm not going easy on you today. Why? Because everybody needs a wake-up call now and then. So I'm here to tell you, there are no shortcuts to a better life. And as difficult as your life might be right now; as tired as you are from all your struggles, there is hope. Change is never easy because it takes so much effort. I don't know about you, but I would rather struggle to change my life for the better, then just continue to struggle with no hope for a better life. Think about it. If you're … [Read more...]

The Link Between Money and Unhappiness

By the time I graduated from high school, society had already drilled into my head the importance of money. Making plans after high school, whether I went to college or not, revolved around getting a job that paid well. In fact, this was such a high priority that it almost didn't matter what kind of job I got, as long as it paid well. Of course, having no practical job experience meant getting a job that paid next to nothing. Early in my working life, I wasn't so concerned where I worked. I … [Read more...]