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How to no longer be afraid of your goals

How to no longer be afraid of your goals

Fear! The moment I set a new goal I’m afraid that I won’t be able to meet it. All that comes to mind are...
Facial Expressions: What Can You Learn About a Person Just By Looking at the Face?

Facial Expressions: What Can You Learn About a Person Just By...

This is a topic that is of particular interest to me, including the knowledge and skills that go along with learning it well. As...
When Reading Feels Like a Waste of Time Do This...

When Reading Feels Like a Waste of Time Do This…

I work at a small independent bookstore, and I have a confession to make. I don’t read. Well, it’s not that I don’t read, but it...
Leveraging parents' mistakes to increase your personal success!

Leveraging parents’ mistakes to increase your personal success!

I think the fact that you are already asking the question of “will my parents’ mistakes affect me” sets you apart from most other...
8 Tips to Improve Your Brain Power

8 Tips to Improve Your Brain Power

If you have ever felt that you are unable to concentrate or focus on the tasks at hand or if you simply feel that...
Balance: Finding Your Happy Medium In Life

Balance: Finding Your Happy Medium In Life

It was 6 pm and I’d just eaten all the berries in my fridge. As I stood there typing on my computer in the...

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The Sweet Spot of Success: A Perfect Mix of Skill, Passion, Risk and Relationships

The Sweet Spot of Success: A Perfect Mix of Skill, Passion, Risk and Relationships

As the founder and owner of A.wordsmith, a Portland, Oregon, public relations firm specializing in...
How to Find a Career That Will Help Someone Change the World

How your heart, experiences and voice can help change the world

I have always found writing to be a great way to make meaning of my...
2 X 4 Mentoring Challenge

2 X 4 Mentoring Challenge

When building a wooden based home, the most useful piece of lumber is the 2...
Achieving success requires us to Look Back as we Move Forward

Achieving Success Requires Us to Look Back as We Move Forward

As we venture into a new year, we usually initiate a concerted effort to make...
How to Use Informational Interviews to Explore Careers

How to Use Informational Interviews to Explore Careers

Around the age of 10, you start thinking about your career path. This is usually...
How to Find a Career That Will Change the World

How to find a career that gives you more than money

Young people are our future and their fresh thinking will change the world. They possess...
The Secret of My Real Success- True Failure

The Secret of My Real Success: True Failure

Recently, I was asked the question—“If I am not successful by the time I’m 25,will...
 3 Ways To Know When You've Found Your Passion

 3 Ways To Know When You’ve Found Your Passion

“Find your passion.” “Do what you love.” “Follow your heart.” We hear this advice from super-successful...
How do I avoid telling off coworkers I can’t stand?

How do I avoid telling off coworkers I can’t stand?

When dealing with coworker personality clashes it is best to get some physical and emotional space....

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Why Gratitude is a Gateway to Joy

Why Gratitude is a Gateway to Joy

Gratitude comes in all shapes and sizes.  There is the gratefulness we feel for being around kind, loving people – a friend’s time, a...
How to Ditch Your Cell Phone

How to Ditch Your Cell Phone

Do you love your cell phone? I bet you wake in the morning and immediately check your cell phone for messages. You then move on...
How To Know If You’re Confident or Arrogant

How To Know If You’re Confident or Arrogant

We all know that in order to be successful, you have to be confident. You have to have confidence in yourself, your abilities, and...
How Your Good, Bad, and Even Ugly Past Can Make You More Confident

How Your Good, Bad, and Even Ugly Past Can Make You More Confident

Confidence. It can be a scary word. From a young age, we’re told that we should be confident in ourselves and our abilities, but...
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

The constitution tells use that we have the right to pursue happiness, but do we really know what that means. Does it mean we need...
Imposter Syndrome & What You Can Do About It

Imposter Syndrome & What You Can Do About It

 A 1984 study by Margaret Gibbs and colleagues of randomly-selected U.S. psychologists found that about 70% of them experienced Imposter Syndrome feelings.  Do you...

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You Become What You Pretend to Be

You Become What You Pretend to Be

Your attitude influences your behavior, and, conversely, your behavior influences your attitude. Our attitudes influence our behavior. Michelangelo believed he was the greatest artist in...
The most important life lessons I learned from my mother

The most important life lessons I learned from my mother

Now that I'm older and a little wiser, I can't help but think about all the encouragement, support and great advice my mom gave...
How to increase your confidence and create positive change

How to increase your confidence and create positive change

Ever look at someone and think, “Wow – they’re so together – they really know what they’re doing and where they’re going!” They seem...
Do you ever feel like you’re not doing enough with your life?

Do you ever feel like you’re not doing enough with your life?

Do you ever feel like you’re not accomplishing everything that you want to get done?Do you ever sit in a room alone and cry...

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