One Simple Habit To Help You Beat Procrastination

If you were like an octopus and you had eight hands, could you be more productive? Sure, it sounds like a great idea, but having more hands isn't going to mean you'll know what to do with the extra ones. How about if you could somehow squeeze 30 hours into a 24-hour day, would that make you more productive? Again, just having more time but not having productive habits isn't going to magically help you to get things done. Bad habits lead to poor results. If you struggle to use your time more … [Read more...]

A Day Of Intention: 24 Hours To A Better You

What would happen if you kept one intention on your mind all day? What would your day be like if you woke up with a single theme for the entire day, something you want to improve in yourself or just be more aware of? We all have our rough edges we would like to smooth out. Perhaps you have a quick temper. Maybe you focus too much on negative possibilities rather than the positive ones. Maybe you're too quick to judge people and you want to change that. No matter what character flaws you … [Read more...]

For Sale: Happiness

If happiness were for sale, how much would you be willing to pay for it? I'm not talking about a pill. Imagine buying a box, and when you open it, you would have instant lifelong happiness. Good deal? Maybe... Suppose it was really expensive, say $500...maybe $1,000, or even $10,000, would you pay it? How much you're willing to pay might be determined by how unhappy you are to begin with. If you're desperately miserable, you might pay anything for some relief. What if you took the box … [Read more...]

Change Your Behavior With A 30-Day Challenge

All of us, at one time or another, have a specific behavior we want to adopt or to change. One of the best ways to do this in a short amount of time is with a 30-Day Challenge. You've probably heard of the concept of a 30-day challenge and maybe you've even tried one. The 30-day challenge is the kind of tool that everyone should have in their toolbox. If you haven't heard of it or need a refresher, here's an introduction and some suggestions for using them effectively. 30-Day Challenge Basic … [Read more...]

9 Sources of Influence in Your Life

The world is constantly moving. Data is swirling around in all directions. And at times, you may feel like you're at the center of it all. So many things can influence you, such as a familiar sweet smell as you drive through your old neighborhood, a picture hanging on the wall in your dentist's office, or even just a color on a billboard. Here is a snapshot of nine sources of influence that are affecting you every day. These sources are at the heart of your day-to-day choices, and have a … [Read more...]

Strategy for Reducing or Removing Emotional Pain

Do you feel like your life is killing you slowly? Maybe you're not happy with your job or how a relationship is going. Maybe you're stressed out due to money issues or a sick family member. You might feel like your life is not your own. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed because there's always more running around to do, or places to be. You may feel like the only down-time you get is when you sleep...if you sleep. Not all pain in life is physical and obvious. Finding the source of physical … [Read more...]

Think Differently – Solving Old Problems in a New Way

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein   This is such a simple idea but the real genius of this Einstein quote is what it's saying if you read between the lines. If you're like most people, when you have problems, you follow the same old patterns of thought to solve them. But what Einstein was saying is that you need to learn how to think differently if you want to truly solve your problem. Here's an … [Read more...]

Critical Reasoning: The Best Life Skill Ever!

If you really want to improve your life, it would help if you started figuring yourself out. I know...it sounds crazy, right? Each one of us is like a giant puzzle of epic proportions. Each puzzle piece is a clue to how we think and why we make the choices we make. And hidden within this mega puzzle is the map of our lives. But learning to decode yourself will also help you understand what's behind your motivation or why you sometimes don't have any. All the mysteries of our own behavior can … [Read more...]