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Tricks To Help Clear Your Mind

Quora | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I poll people regularly about how overwhelmed and distracted they feel. I simply ask them to rate, on a scale from 1-10, how overwhelmed they feel, and how distracted they feel. The average answer to both questions is about 8 out of 10.

Act As If You're Successful and You Will Be!

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Cailen Ascher

As women entrepreneurs, we sometimes can get stuck in this place of thinking that we need to have certain level of success in order to have "permission" to do things like email an influencer, raise our prices, take a vacation or invest in ourselves or our business.

How to Create Good Habits

Quora | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Creating good habits is easy. Maintaining good habits is hard. When I was younger, I had a ton of bad habits.

What It's Like To Be Suddenly Fired

Quora | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

In late August of 2012, my wife and I announced that we'd be having our first child in March. We'd known for several weeks and it felt fantastic to finally share the good news with everyone. We had been window-shopping for homes online in preparation for the new addition, and that Saturday we casually attended an open house nearby.

How To Overcome The Biggest Factors That Kill Motivation

Quora | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business

Learn and find new ideas. If motivation is gas, new ideas are the gas pump. Read, meet interesting people, enroll in a class, enjoy a new experience. Go forth and multiply your knowledge and experiences.

4 Ways to Be More Charismatic In Conversations

Quora | Posted 11.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Charisma is mostly about confidence. There are several easy ways to increase your confidence, or appear to be more confident.

How To Break Habits

Quora | Posted 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul

This is a great question and something all of us struggle with to a certain extent. Here are my ten ideas.

What It's Really Like To Be Alone

Quora | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I don't want to be a writer, but life wants me to be one. This is an embarrassing question to have such a detailed answer for. But, right now, writing it is my only way of carving Adam was here into the tree.

Advice From A Stay-At-Home-Dad

Quora | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents

I think the single most useful thing to keep in mind is to not to let yourself get overwhelmed, take care of the important stuff first, worry about the smaller stuff later. When the world falls apart, and it will, the welfare of children comes first, anything else can wait.

Growing Up With A Genius Parent

Quora | Posted 10.23.2015 | Parents

It was great, although it has taken me a long time to understand what my dad was. I always knew that my dad was "really smart." But I was an adult dealing with the challenges of my own high IQ and identity before I really began to understand what my dad was; a genius.

The Truth About Becoming An Adult

Quora | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I've managed teams of talented, smart, and hardworking people as they grew into adulthood. The following are a some truths that many find uncomfortable.

How Successful People Spend Their Down Time

Quora | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Work is similar to training for a sport. To maximize your performance, you need periods of rest and recovery. Otherwise, there's no way you can perform at your highest and training can lead to minimal returns and burnout.

When Just A Day-Job Is Enough

Quora | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I think there are two questions here. The first is why people don't want to get rich. I think there are very few people who wouldn't want to to be wealthy.

Learning to Say No

Quora | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

First, understand why you say yes. Most of us say yes because we want to be the good guy (or girl), we don't want to let friends, family, coworkers and others down; we feel a social obligation; we assume it will be reciprocated; and often because subconsciously we want to be liked.

The Secret to Asking for a Mentor Is Not Asking, Period

Quora | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

Like friendships, mentorships--the ones that actually exist, not the ones that exist in name only--rarely start from a formal request and certainly not from a near stranger. It doesn't work for mostly the same reasons. It's artificially trying to create a personal relationship. Doesn't work.

How To 'Fake It Til You Make It' And Be Successful

Quora | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

I've been fortunate to have had some incredible mentors in my life, and with them the ability to sit in on and be surrounded by people that far exceed my current skill level. I seek these situations out because I know that the most effective way to grow is to play with and against people that are more skilled than you.

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood home ...

37 People Share The Best Advice They've Ever Been Given

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

No matter how long we've been in this world, we all have the capacity to hold great wisdom. Whether it's a five-year-old girl who offers "be...

These 5 Habits Will Change Your Life

Quora | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Asking myself, "What do you want to create?" before going to an important meeting, event, or date. This habit is really life changing and puts you in the director's chair in life. It allows you to stop and think about the purpose of participating in that event, with those particular people, and creates an urgency to think about the reason for it.

What Does This Ancient Personality Test Say About You? | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

The Enneagram, like all spiritual and psychological systems, has the potential to help us transform, grow, and improve our relationships with others. For example, if our boss is a six we may act more systematically, but if we see they're an eight -- we might be incentivized to find freedom within their dynamic structure.

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Life is not linear. Your journey will be filled with undulation, crossroads, intersections, detours, bumps and a whole lot of open road. There will be days, months, even years when you will wonder where the hell you are. Hear me now-- you are where you need to be.

A New Approach to Finding Happiness | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

The time is now. Instead of striving for the illusive state of happiness, lets choose to get honest about what it really means to be human; come together in dialogue about the inevitable darkness; and turn toward ourselves and each other with kind understanding.

If a Barn Could Talk

David Wygant | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
David Wygant

A barn is full of wisdom, as is an old person. When you look at a beautiful, weathered barn, if it could tell the story of the families that lived there, of the things and events that it witnessed, of the storms it endured. Imagine the history it can share with you.

The TAO of Tennis

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allen Vaysberg

Life is sports and sports is life. While most of us will never be competing under the bright lights of the biggest arenas, we have imaged ourselves...

Guidelines for the 30-Somethings

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrian Kamalii

For my contemporaries, let's remember to be more introspective, less harsh on ourselves with our follies and less aggrandizing with our accomplishments. Listen, do not compare, connect and remember -- we have a purpose.