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Guilt -- And What To Do About It

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Danielle Vaughn

Guilt can be a good deterrent, keeping us on a path we want to be on. Guilt teaches us. Guilt can also creep in like an unwanted house guest and linger, clouding our decisions and making us do things we don't want to do.

It Is Not the End of the World If You Didn't Study Abroad

Alexandra Popken | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Alexandra Popken

It seems like every other day there's a list circulating Facebook of the same arbitrary reasons as to why you need to study abroad in college. On multiple occasions, I have found myself reading these lists and by the end of them, I have perpetually felt like the odd man out.

8 Ways to Combat Decision Fatigue

Lori Rochino | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lori Rochino

It's a fact that decision fatigue can lead to analysis paralysis and overwhelm our daily lives. On the one hand, choices give us freedom and allow us to see the possibilities, especially for the important things in life. The downside is we are constantly bombarded with tiny decisions throughout the day.

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

Indecision Is a Decision Within Itself

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Indecision is a decision within itself. In life, we find ourselves making and avoiding decisions on a daily basis. Everytime we make a decision, we worry about the results, we worry about what we may have done wrong or how it could've been better.

Be Careful of Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Mike Robbins | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

What we often fail to see is that it is easy to second guess someone else (or ourselves) when failure happens. For example, if Russell Wilson had completed that pass, many people would have thought Pete Carroll and his offensive coordinator were geniuses.

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind.

3 Things to Remember When You Don't Know What to Do With Your Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Something unexpected is always bound to happen at some point or another because that is the nature of living. We simply just can't avoid it. So if you catch yourself thinking things like "Everyone else has it all figured out except me," then know that it is totally a false belief.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

When you're a parent you have to make lots of decisions. I haven't check the stats, but I'm guessing it's something like a million decisions every day and it can be exhausting! So it definitely helps to have short cuts to make things easier on yourself.

How I Learned to Use Pain to Leverage Unstoppability

Carol Egan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Do you ever feel stuck, like something is blocking you from feeling empowered in life? You know that "over the moon" confidence and happiness that tho...

How to Know When It's the Right Time to Do Your Next Big Thing

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Here's to the best year of your life, filled with lots of answers from your heart, trust and magic.

The Simple but Overlooked Key to Achieving Your Dreams

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

When I was a young girl, I dreamed of being a writer. Then life happened. I listened to everyone but my own soul, the dream of a writing career feel ...

Practicing Mindfulness

Matti Perilstein | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Matti Perilstein

What are you thinking about? You've probably been asked this question before, but how often do you consciously think about your thoughts on your own? ...

Always Having A Plan B

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Some of the best career moves have been the ones that I did not plan for, where random circumstances have opened up doors for opportunities I would never have dreamed possible.

The Space for Change

Rachel Verlik | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

If your gut tells you that you will be disappointed or let down by going in a certain direction, honor that and move forward on a different path. Your best and future self will appreciate it.

Think Before You Ink and Don't Be a Dummy

Sophie Bramnick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Sophie Bramnick

So if you're thinking, "I'm a free spirit, a dolphin encircled by daisies and rainbows is a perfect reflection of my personality, I should totally get this tattooed on my butt, what could go wrong?" Well you silly dumb-dumb, I'll tell you.

6 Steps for Making Tough Business Decisions

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

The Precision Decision model provides companies with a framework for quality decisions while allowing for flexibility in its implementation. My Precision Decision model is comprised of six stages that progressively guide you through the decision making process.

The Significance of Options and Perspective

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It's hard to keep perspective. Often we are able to look at the situations of others and make smart, well-thought analytical decisions for them, but when it comes to ourselves we don't apply the same filter or lens.

5 Steps to Making Difficult Decisions

Carla M. Holden | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla M. Holden

Few decisions in life are final. So take a deep breath and decide. Plus it helps to remember -- you can always change your mind.

3 Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

Tova Payne | Posted 12.07.2014 | Small Business
Tova Payne

If you run your own small business there's one thing you can't get away from: you need to make decisions. An inability to make a decision can lead to business deadlock. It's all too common to get wrapped up in the details.

5 Habits You Need to Avoid When Making Decisions

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

I've compiled a list of five habits that we should avoid, whenever we're in charge of making an important decision, both in business and personal life.

Leader-as-Decision-Maker: Decisions Matter

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Ultimately, there is no way to be sure that the so-called right decision has been made before it has been made and acted on. All you can do is ensure that the process of decision-making is deliberately and painstakingly executed. That doesn't guarantee the best decision, but it sure makes it a lot more likely.

Cub Scout Decision: To Join This "Great Organization", or Not to Join This "Homophobic Relic"?

Rick Penn-Kraus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Rick Penn-Kraus

Where else do boys get to do so many things, in such a positive way, with their parents? There are many opportunities out there for boys, but relatively few that provide such a well-rounded, positive, and generally non-competitive atmosphere on a regular basis throughout the year.

Playing It Safe Is Too Often Risky

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Life is as difficult or easy as we decide to make it. We can stay safe or we can blow things up and get rid of barriers. Whatever path you choose, do it mindfully. And know that no one has the answer for you. You also have the ability to choose simplicity over complexity.

Decide: 5 Ways to Turn Your "Decisions" Into Results

Anese Cavanaugh | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Anese Cavanaugh

How do you truly know you've decided to do something, and if not, determine where you might be stuck? If you're not getting what you want or results are not happening, here are a few places to look.