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Stop Stalling, and Follow Your Internal Compass

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 10.10.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

When we think of great leaders, we often think of their decisiveness. I define leaders as people who make things happen. What that boils down to is, to lead you decide to take action.

7 Ways to Say "No" Without Feeling Guilty

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

If people do say no, they usually do it in ineffective ways that come with an excuse. For example, they might say, "I'd like to help but I'm really busy". The problem with this approach is it gives the other person an opportunity to continue to ask. They feel they have an opening. "Since you're busy this week how about next week?"

How to Disarm the Bully at Work in 9 Steps

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to an American Psychological Association (APA) poll, three-quarters of those surveyed list work issues as the source of the most stress in t...

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

5 Painless Ways to Kick the Caffeine Habit

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Ah, coffee... even the aroma can make people feel satisfied, complete, at peace, and frankly, as though all is right in the world... me included. T...

8 Powerful Ways To Make Habits Stick

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients see me because they want to change. There's something in their lives that is so routine, yet so undesirable or unhealthy. Maybe it's a poor diet, dating toxic men or women or laziness. They seek change, yet it eludes them. Most behaviors, good and bad, become automatic or habituated over time. Here are my tips to form healthy habits that stick:

Don't just live your life - lead it

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pioneers for Change

By: Sue Stockdale I have two dogs who provide me with endless hours of amusement. Recently whilst I was out for a walk, I began to consider the sim...

12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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.