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What I Learned From Tina Turner

Sarah Gibbons | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Sarah Gibbons

I stumbled upon this video from Tina Turner's 76th birthday celebration, and oh my. It lit me up inside. She taught me something powerful. While I'm...

The Dark Days of Being a Solo Entrepreneur and 7 Core Mindset Tips to Push You Out of a Funk

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sky Mandala Marcano

Most of us solo entrepreneurs have had a dark day or two. Truth is being solo when running a company or brand can be difficult and most of all challen...

"That Killer Instinct"

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Joan Gelfand

Inspired by a stellar review in the New Yorker of David O. Russell's new movie, "Joy," I headed out for the theater. The script, the New Yorker's (unnamed) film critic reported, "captures the magical moment when Joy's private inspiration finds public expression," and, "the core of the film is Joy's mastery of the killer instinct and her deft plotting of bold confrontations." My kind of flick.

3 Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It's unrealistic to expect that you can create a life that is 100% happy moments. Chasing a problem-free life actually makes you unhappy because every bump in the road is viewed as evidence of failure. A better goal is to increase your happiness by 20%. Here are three ways to do it:

The Life List

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

The single most important factor is that each and every item on the list is something that is meaningful to you. Something that you just makes you smile when you think about doing it.

Don't Tell Ambitious People to Relax

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Driven people have a tendency to become frantic. Telling them to calm down only makes them more frantic. Instead, praise their drive, and provide the support they need to focus their ambition.

How Do You Handle Your Reactions?

Sarah Gibbons | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Gibbons

I will caveat this by saying, I'm human. While it's always my intention to use this process, it doesn't mean it happens every time. And, that's OK. With practice, these steps can become your default.

The Mother of All Leaders

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Sara Bobkoff

As lady bosses, we sometimes find ourselves struggling trying to fit our voluptuous brains into a rigid, traditional business model that was never designed by or for women to begin with. My answer to this? Reject the model.

Working Moms: Get Conscious This Thanksgiving

Sarah Gibbons | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Gibbons

Let your ambition simply simmer for a few days. Let it breathe. Like a good pot of homemade Turkey soup. When you do return to work next Monday, you will feel refueled, energized, re-calibrated and ready to live a bigger, conscious life. Here are three simple steps to help you experience the holiday more:

The Only Answer to 'Where Will You Be in 5 Years?'

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We spend more time at work than anywhere else during our adult lives. So, it is important to be fulfilled by what you work on. That sounds preachy, right? But I know it's not easy to get there.

Immigration Rx for Women: Maximum Strength

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The lessons that successful immigrant women communicate: bring your ambition and talent to the US, the right place to seek success--but remember to follow in the footsteps of role model achievers, adopting the daily use of immigration Rx.

How to Get the Raise You Deserve in 2016

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

2016 will be here before you know it. Where did the year go? Anyway, if you are smart, you are likely already thinking ahead to what the next 12 months will look like.

You Need a Career Makeover

Nicole Williams | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

If you at all identify with the above signs, it's time to consider a career change. Sure, it may sound counterintuitive given the current state of the economy and the lack of opportunities, but the truth is, now is a better time than ever. Why?

Should I Apologise for Wanting to Be More Than a Parent?

Kerry Villers | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Kerry Villers

I am in no doubt that being a parent will always be the most important thing I do, but being a parent has not obliterated all other facets of my personality. I still want to succeed, have a career, and earn money. The problem is, I haven't the time to do both.

10 Ways To Go From Good To Great

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

How to Eliminate Fear of Success (for Good)

Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW

We squash chance, risk, and even opportunity. By letting fear take the wheel, we miss the exit of success. This journey often includes a bumpy road of frustration, failed starts, and a few flat tires. But, it also includes sunshine.

Making the Shift from Ambition to Meaning

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

The unexpected passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer has had a big impact on me. He was an amazing teacher who inspired me (and millions of others) for many years.

4 Ways to Girl Up in a Guy's World

Shinjini Das | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

I am not a fan of playing like a guy to win. I want to play like a girl, and win. I also have a feeling that you girls will agree with me, so let us explore the 4 ways to GIRL up in a guy's world.

Under the Veneer

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Lisa Chau

On the 19th, I attended Hannush's Under, performed by The Con-Etiquette Players. Using flashbacks between a psychiatric hospital and Yale University, a group of millennials explore the themes of friendship, mental illness and ambition.

Constructive Tension (Ease vs. Ambition)

Robert Levithan | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert Levithan

At one point about a dozen years ago, I bought oceanfront property on a remote island in Bahia in Brazil. My imagined goal was to live much of the ye...

Good Question!

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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The Contender

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Listen Up. You're Doing It Wrong....

Karen Brett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Karen Brett

This weekend my daughter and her friend scrambled up onto a Merry-Go-Round. The kind you see outside of the grocery store. They were probably a little too big for it but they didn't care. They waited patiently for the ride to start. Then it did and they were Not Happy.

When Life Gives You Negative Nancies

Pete Jones | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Pete Jones

Lately I've been breaking one of my own cardinal rules: Don't take life too seriously. It seems like there have been more downs than ups and that in itself is enough to break a spirit.