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The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life

20141118170836-unnamedThere’s nothing worse than a rich person who’s chronically angry or unhappy. There’s really no excuse for it, yet I see this phenomenon every day. It results from an extremely unbalanced life, one with too much expectation and not enough appreciation for what’s there.

Without gratitude and appreciation for what you already have, you’ll never know true fulfillment. But how do you cultivate balance in life? What’s the point of achievement if your life has no balance?

For nearly four decades, I’ve had the privilege of coaching people from every walk of life, including some of the most powerful men and women on the planet. I’ve worked with presidents of the United States as well as owners of small businesses.

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18 Quotes to Remind You That You Have What it Takes and That You Can Get it Done

You Have What It Takes

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Lost your mojo? Feeling more like life is living you vs. you living it? Forgot how to carpe your diem? Here are ten inspiring quotes to remind you that the best version of your life is fully available to you for the making and the taking! You have what it takes to get it done. [Read more…]

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7 Proven Steps to a Better Workday

7 Proven Tips To Better Your Day

Build these activities into your routine. You will get more done and feel better doing it.

By Peter Economy

While making a big sale or launching a new project can transform an ordinary workday into a great one, there’s also the other side of the coin to consider: boredom, burnout, and anxiety can make the hours drag on endlessly. But you can minimize or even eliminate those problems by giving your daily routine a simple tune-up. Here are seven things you can do to make every day as satisfying as it can be. [Read more…]

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6 Tips for Productive Time Management

Time Management

By Kevin Daum

There never seems to be enough time. Here are six tips for making the most of what little you have.

Once again Spring came around and messed with my time clock.  Even though I know I still have the same number of hours in the day, I can’t help but feel that Daylight Savings Timehas stolen an hour from me. My body clock still thinks it’s 7 a.m. when I wake up, and yet here it is 8 a.m. Sure, I have more daylight, but for the most part, the only light I need for my productivity is the glow of my computer. [Read more…]

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Post It NotesBy Jeff Haden

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.

You work really hard. In fact, you might not be able to work any harder. But you can still work smarter.

Here are five ways anyone can work smarter from Belle Beth Cooper, content crafter atBuffer, the social media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social-media updates. (She’s also co-founder of Exist.)

Here’s Beth:

One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all about getting plenty of sleep, exercise, and recreation time, so our time spent working is as productive as it can be.

Working harder can be an easy habit to slip into, though. Sometimes it’s hard to switch off at the end of the day or take time out on the weekend and stop thinking about work. With a startup of my own to run, I find this even harder to manage. Whenever I’m not working on Buffer I’m working on Exist, and it’s easy to fall into a pattern of “always working” rather than working smart. [Read more…]

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These Line Graphs That Sum Up Our Lives Will Surely Resonate With You

going-outFEBRUARY 3 BY ANNA CHUI IN COMMUNICATIONMOTIVATION | 38 SHARESIf I’d need you to sum up your life and present it to everyone, how’d you do that? With an article of over 10,000 words or with 100 photos of your life?

Come to think of it, we can describe much of our lives in simple line graphs. [Read more…]

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5 Reasons to Make Time for Yourself Right Now

Time To YourselfIt’s instinctive for driven professionals, especially entrepreneurs, to work ’round the clock, making little time for themselves. These ambitious types swear off the New Age folks who spew rhetoric about work-life balance, insisting there are only 24 hours in a day and not a minute can be wasted on activities that don’t include succeeding in business.

While such a high level of inner gumption will take you far, there comes a point in time when burnout sets in. Before this happens to you, consider these five reasons why making time for yourself on a regular basis is not only important to avoid burning out, but is actually a key ingredient for success.

1. It clears and refreshes your mind. Just like sleep refreshes your mind and body, so does taking time off from the day-to-day grind. If your routine is the same day after day, it’s bound to get old, no matter how much a creature of habit you are. When you allow your mind to focus on something other than work, it helps you gain perspective that you can’t see when you’re knee deep in the trenches. [Read more…]

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The Importance Of Spending Time With Winners

Spend Time With WinnersThe original title of this was ‘Stop Spending Time With Toxic People’ but it sounded a little harsh for 2 days after Christmas! It is also a subject very close to home so to speak. As we move into the New Year, I think it’s something really worth thinking about if you’re setting up a business or striving for something that people close to you cannot relate to. It’s challenging enough building a business without the psychological challenges brought on as a result of conflicts and/or toxic input from people close to you. We become who we spend out time with so get out there and spend time with encouraging people in 2014!  And check out this great article from Entrepreneur.com of course.. [Read more…]

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

Happiness and ProductivityHow do we prepare ourselves to be uber productive in the New Year? By happy of course! There is a clear relationship between happiness and productivity – it transpires that happy people accomplish more. In fact, I can say from experience that this is true. Put me in a warm climate by the sea where the sun always shines, where I exercise every day, engage in my favourite water sports, where there are long hours of daylight and my productivity skyrockets. Put me in London in the cold winter months of rain and shorter days and my productivity takes a massive hit. I almost go into hibernation. Here are 10 scientifically-proven ways to be happier which are well worth 5 minutes of your time to read. I promise you won’t be disappointed. [Read more…]

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Forget Setting Goals And Focus On The Process?

Forget Goal Setting And Focus on The SystemNow this goes against most things I’ve read about and implemented about but thought I’d feature it anyway. It’s controversial as I’m a big believer in setting goals but the author, James Clear, makes some very valid points on some potential negative effects of goal setting. I think the main reason people fail with New Years’ Resolutions (for example) is that they focus on the process and not on the end goal and the emotional reasons for achieving that end goal. Using the weight loss example of the last post, of we only focus on going to the gym (yawn), or running or cycling or whatever it is we do, it’s easy to lose motivation – unless we make that process fun I guess. Some great points are made here, so do check them out.. [Read more…]

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