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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Downsizing Your Home: 10 Ways it Will Increase the Quality of Your Life

Downsizing Your Home: 10 ways it will increase the quality of your life

Maybe you just downsized your home to something a little smaller than you have been used to. In these economic times, one needs to look on the bright side. If you look deeper, a smaller home might be a blessing in disguise. Here are 10 ways downsizing your home will increase the quality of your life: 1. More disposable income It is very likely that downsizing your home grants you…

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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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Seven Stupid Simple Ways to be Green and Save Green

Seven Stupid Simple Ways to be Green and Save Green

Buying an eco-friendly car or outfitting your house with solar panels and the latest green tech can be costly and time consuming. Perhaps this is why many are reluctant to go green. However, you can be green, reduce your water use, and save some green with these seven simple ways. Some may seem stupid but they are often overlooked for that reason. 1. Don’t turn your faucet on until you’re…

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50 Unconventional Things to do in Your Lifetime

50 Unconventional Things to do in Your Lifetime

Most bucket lists are filled with activities such as skydiving and visiting the Great Wall of China. But there are many fun and exciting things that are often overlooked. Sometimes it is because the activities are small, while other times it’s because they are strange or seem unfeasible to the average person. But who cares! Having fun often means being unconventional and crazy. Here is a list of 50 unconventional…

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How to Graduate the School of Hard Knocks With a 4.0

How to Graduate the School of Hard Knocks With a 4.0

The School of Hard Knocks has no physical location but it has millions of students and just as many teachers, but most aren’t even humans. There are no books and there are countless tests. It’s the toughest and best education you can get. Sometimes it costs you money, but other times it’s free. People often find it difficult to graduate with a good grade, let alone a 4.0. However, in…

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