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12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In each blog I have shared a nugget of knowledge, a piece of advice or an amazing tip for success. In the list below, you'll find 12 amazing tips that will change your life and help you to become the person that you want to be.

Facing the Husband-Mother-in-Law Dilemma

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

First, understand that the issue is about you and your husband, not you and his mother. To change how you feel about this situation you must change your thinking. That said, see it as a positive thing that he has a strong relationship and values his mother -- it's not a competition.

3 Powerful Ways to Gain Control of Any Situation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Some people live their lives as if they are passengers in an out-of-control car. Rather than doing something to control the situation -- by getting into the driver's seat -- they operate the car as passengers. They attempt to control what is out of their control, rather than what actually is within it. Here's how you can gain control when you feel like you have none:

How to Spot and Disarm a Narcissist

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

How often have you met someone new and been won over by their charm? Or maybe you have a friend who always seems to get his or her needs met through you, yet always manages to find a way to make you feel special. Although these scenarios can be taken at face value, they can also be indicative of someone's narcissism at play. Although a small dose of narcissism can actually be healthy, there's a very fine line between what is normal and what is pathological.

10 Powerfully Simple Ways to Kick Start Your Weight Loss

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Keep in mind: that big container = big consumption. Similarly, when shopping for food, buy small containers and avoid jumbo-sized as they only encourage bigger portions.

6 Ways to Get Your Partner to Share the Chores

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When dating and living apart, there's a safe place to retreat to during times of stress. When living together, though, things that were once a non-issue are now front and center and the basics of living are now under scrutiny as compatibility is further tested by the new living arrangement.

How To Listen Like A Pro

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Rather than thinking about a response, try to understand what they're going through at an emotional level. For example, if a friend tells you about losing a job, think about their situation and how it might impact them, not how you would feel if you were in their situation.

What 75 Successful Entrepreneurs Have to Say About Wealth

John Murphy | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
John Murphy

What makes Make Money, Live Wealthy a great read is that Austin has compiled this book based on his interviews with 75 successful entrepreneurs. I am honored that Austin included me in this most august group!

8 Signs You're Addicted to Shopping

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Although not formally recognized by the medical establishment, compulsive shopping can be a big problem and it's one that is on the rise in my practice.

What to Do When Your Manager Steals Your Ideas

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

This quandary is a tough situation as you're trying simultaneously to protect your hard work, maintain your job, and not upset the person who oversees your work. Knowing though how to strike a balance among honesty, diplomacy, and directness is crucial in dealing with this issue.

How to Bring the Sex Back to Your Sex Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.08.2014 | Style
Jonathan Alpert

So next time you think your love life is boring, rather than accepting the status quo, take responsibility and ask yourself, "What can I do to make it better?"

8 Ways to Bust Your Stress NOW!

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you feel stressed, will you let it get the best of you or will you focus on what you can actually control? Take charge by stepping back and reaching into your bag of stress-busting tips. Your life will be better!

First Impression Bias - How to Avoid the Prejudice Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

Make yourself aware of the fact that your experiences can also have a negative effect, keeping you from being more effective. Realize that preconceived opinions and ideas can obstruct your view of the essential.

How To Overcome The Stress Of Long Distance Relationships

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance relationship can flourish.

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When you're around your positive friend you connect and relate to him or her. When you're around the miserable boss, you're tense because you're picking up on his tension, maybe even trying to understand him, and it doesn't make you feel good.

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you, make you more appealing to others, nor should it rule your life.

Three Nasty Little Words: 'No, But, However'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

An easy habit for people who like to win to fall into, and a surefire shortcut to killing conversations, is to start a sentence with "no," "but," or "however." It doesn't matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you say these words, the message to your recipient is "You are wrong."

8 Steps To Unleashing Your Inner Confidence

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For most people, confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without it most will flounder, despite their talents or strength.

This Is How You Mindfully Ace A Job Interview

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Close your eyes, relax, and see yourself entering the interview and responding to questions with confidence. Really feel it. Remember, if you can see it in your mind there's a greater likelihood of it actually happening so bring this mindset into the interview.

12 Ways Women Sabotage Themselves At Work

Karen Elizaga | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

No matter your rung on the corporate ladder, many people, especially women, engage in some sort of career self-sabotage, from small insidious mistakes to fireworks that can dominate water cooler conversation for weeks.

High Sensitivity: Hidden Treasure for Organizations

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

The business world is still about higher, faster, better. Especially in leading positions, strong-willed and highly resilient individuals are required that can make quick decisions. This comes with a price for leaders, employees and organizations.

10 Steps to Lasting Longer in Bed

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.12.2014 | Style
Jonathan Alpert

Premature ejaculation is defined as the male reaching orgasm sooner than he or his partner wishes. It's a common occurrence that's rarely related to ...

6 Steps To Help You Stop Worrying And Start Living

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For many people worrying has become habit and automatic. And like other habits and behaviors, it can be changed

10 Habits That Will Help You Optimize Your Time

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my executive clients work 60-plus hours a week still find a way to do things for themselves and their families. How? They do it by prioritizing.

Are You Your Own Toughest Critic? You're Not Alone

Karen Elizaga | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

I have been overwhelmed by the responses that I received on my last blog post. So many people identified with the same struggles around negativity and...