7 Ways to Change Your Life in the Next 7 Days

7 Ways to Change Your Life in the Next 7 Days

Life change may seem to take years to achieve but there are steps you can walk today, and in the next week, that perhaps can change your life forever. Most are little steps, but when combined together, they can create significant and lasting change. Here are 7 ways to change your life in the next 7 days: 1. Change your words and phrases One of the most effective ways to…

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The Vengeance of Unfulfilled Dreams

The Vengeance of Unfulfilled Dreams

Criticism, lack of money, lack of “know-how,” and the onset of “reality” after high school and college are all often the most common excuses people give for leaving their dreams to be unfulfilled. Some let naysayers and non-doers tell them to “get real” or call their dreams and desire to pursue them “crazy” and “stupid.” Others make up a boundary between them and their dreams because they think they don’t…

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Popping the Procrastination Bubble You’re Stuck In

Popping the Procrastination Bubble You’re Stuck In

When was the last time you procrastinated? I’m sure you did it in the past 24 hours, or you’re probably doing it right now. But wait! If you are procrastinating, before you start feeling guilty, stick with me for a few minutes. Procrastination can last for days, weeks, even months at a time, or even a whole lifetime (which probably requires professional help). If you feel like you are or…

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7 Ways to Get Over Criticism

7 Ways to Get Over Criticism

Criticism is tough to deal with. Constructive criticism is much easier, but it’s rarely given because most people don’t want to take the time to be helpful. However, you can certainly ease the pain of regular criticism and turn it into something that helps you. Here are 7 easy ways to do so: 1. Identify where it’s coming from People don’t criticize others for no reason. It could be a…

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30 Things to do in the Next 30 Days

30 Things to do in the Next 30 Days

You can do these in any order you want, but do challenge yourself to do at least one each day, in the next 30 days. I’m not a fan of wasting paper, but this list I REALLY recommend printing out and placing somewhere noticeable like your refrigerator. Use it as a checklist. 1. Focus on one big goal Take one huge goal or dream of yours and do something every…

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The New 7 Deadly Sins

The New 7 Deadly Sins

The seven deadly sins were made famous by Dante Alighieri in his epic poem “The Divine Comedy.” The seven sins are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Dante listed them to keep people in line and on the right path during the 1300’s. Many people still avoid the temptations of these sins today, but now there are more “deadly” sins to avoid. 1. Waiting to be happy One…

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Escaping Cape Fear: 9 Ways to Not Let Fear Stop You

Escaping Cape Fear: 9 Ways to Not Let Fear Stop You

Cape Fear. It’s not only a physical place in North Carolina and a movie by Martin Scorsese, but it’s an imaginary place we create in our minds. It has treacherous waters on three sides and our biggest fears blocking our only route out. On the other side of these fears is everything we desire; from our dream job to immense success to happiness. So how do we get to the…

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5 Easy Pieces to Piecing Together Your Purpose in Life

5 Easy Pieces to Piecing Together Your Purpose in Life

In the film Five Easy Pieces starring Jack Nicholson, the main character played by him, works in an oil field for many years after failing to achieve the dream of being a pianist; a dream which his parents created for him. Throughout the film, Jack’s character Robert Dupea doesn’t really know what he’s supposed to do with his life. He keeps running from his fears, his family, and from his…

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Freaking Out: 5 Career Success Myths

Freaking Out: 5 Career Success Myths

Myth #1: I need to be well-rounded When I was a kid, I brought home a report card from school. I got an A in every subject, except English. I hated English. It didn’t make any sense to me. I was getting a C. How did my parents respond? Did they compliment me on my excellent work in most of my classes? Did they encourage me to focus my efforts…

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50 Things to Say Before You Die

50 Things to Say Before You Die

You’ve read the lists that compiled the 50 or 100 places and things you must see and do before you die. These lists are great for reminding you how short life is and for showing you what you’re missing. This list is a little different; it compiles 50 things to say before you die. Why such a list? Because you’d be surprised how little people express their feelings and say…

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The Art of Getting Off Your Ass

The Art of Getting Off Your Ass

What do you think is the single most important element to getting things done, living the life you want, and accomplishing goals? It’s ACTION. It’s getting off your ass and going for it! You can dream, you can talk, and you can plan, but nothing is going to happen until you take that first step. It’s the difference between a sayer and a doer. It’s the difference between change and…

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The Advantages of Being Poor

The Advantages of Being Poor

To some, being poor is embarrassing and shameful, but to a select group of people; being poor is something they’re grateful to be. They embrace it and use it to their advantage to achieve better lives for themselves and for those around them. If you were poor or are poor don’t fret because you’re in good company and you’re actually at more of an advantage than those with bigger bank…

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