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Overcoming Challenges


Alanea Kowalski | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alanea Kowalski

Have you ever been at a point in your life where you don't know what you want to do next? Maybe you've achieved goals and always had a plan, but now ...

Why Your New Year's Resolution Has Already Failed and How to Get Back On Track

Allison Graham | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Allison Graham

For those, like me, who opted for nachos and wine with a friend instead of a trip to the gym and celery sticks on January 1st; please don't feel bad. New Year's Resolutions are designed to fail. Here's why and what you can do to get back on track.

Why I Wish You a Difficult New Year

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 12.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kara Post-Kennedy

We don't like difficult things, do we? Not difficult people, places, chores or recipes. We love things to be easy, right? Is there higher praise fo...

Coming Together in Difficult Times: 5 Ways to Connect

David Magone | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David Magone

Recent events in Syria, Paris, Lebanon, Mali, the U.S and other places around the globe have been heartbreaking to witness. Equally disheartening is t...

How to Transform Challenges Into Opportunities for Growth

Emily Madill | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

In times of struggle, having a resilient spirit becomes an asset that seems to transform challenges into opportunities for growth. The question then becomes, how do we learn and grow from our challenges instead of becoming trapped or swallowed by them?

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: What to Expect During Your First Months as an Entrepreneur

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

I recently interviewed Matthew Smith who quit his job in the banking industry earlier this year to live life on his own terms. I wanted to interview Matt because I knew he'd be willing to give you an inside look into what it's like to begin and grow as an entrepreneur.

Smart Women: How to Accomplish Something When You Feel Like You Can't Do Anything

Beth Hand | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Beth Hand

Seasoned and aspiring women leaders and women entrepreneurs are powerhouses. Yet, life challenges can arise that force you to adapt to a new normal -- meaning you aren't powering ahead at 100 percent of your mental, emotional or physical capacity. You may in fact, be in survival mode.

The Choice to Live Boldly

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Life is uncertain -- for every single one of us. We are all gifted with the same type of borrowed time, only different journeys. It's how we choose to embrace our journey despite its uncontrollable uncertainties that allows us to truly live.

Don't Forget the Dirty Dishes

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

At my house, everybody used to help out. And it seems it may be that way around the world. Why, it is almost as much of a tradition as the meal itself...

Getting Involved in the Deaf Community

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

So you're interested in Deaf culture and want to connect with the larger community. Great! But how do you go about taking that first step?

What Are You Here For?

Tenille Livingston | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tenille Livingston

Have you ever asked yourself, "What are you here for?" Well, that is a question that millions across the globe have desired to know for decades. Every...

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

With almost eighty million results to sift through, it is possible to find advice or information on just about anything and everything. But, in reality, the biggest determining factor in achieving success cannot be found on a website, in a book or in advice personally shared from the best of mentors.

#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared.

Who's Limiting You? Three Questions to Ask

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

I was listening to a speaker recently explain why people don't obtain results. And do you know what she said? It's about our beliefs. Think about o...

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.17.2015 | 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 hom...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How Do I Handle the Inevitable Challenges?

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

In making the decision to walk the road between employment and entrepreneurship, it's important to approach things with a clear and open perspective.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

Going 'Into the Wild' for Just One Day

Melissa Marsted | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Marsted

For the past three years, I've wanted to hike to the top of Kings Peak, the tallest mountain in Utah. On Labor Day weekend, I was on my own - my young...

So They Rejected You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

After a while, you realize that succeeding in any endeavor isn't about having a perfect track record and getting it right every single time. It's about evolving, leaving behind what doesn't work and holding on to the bits that do.

The Key to Success

Kevin Seldon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Seldon

The thing about success is that you have to be willing to leave the luxury and safety of the shore. The good news is: Most of the time, the fears we create for ourselves are far worse than any reality has to offer.

A Leap of Faith, a Podcast, and a Twitter Party

Nancy Laws | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

My favorite part of being a woman in business? Realizing that my mistakes and fears are nothing more than an opportunity to overcome... it changes my whole approach to business.

Lets Start With a Code for Guaranteed Success

Ian Khan | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Ian Khan

Put special emphasis and extra due diligence when hiring people. Make it a habit to spend the maximum amount of time discussing what drives people, what motivates them and if their life philosophy aligns with your organizations direction.

When Art Sets Us Free From Feeling Inadequate

Tajci Cameron | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts
Tajci Cameron

"I was tired of feeling myself inadequate," Olga said to me in her charming Russian accent during our interview for Waking Up in America. There was no self-pity in her voice, only a matter-of-fact manner and a passion for life.

Learning to Thrive

Alyssa Phillips | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alyssa Phillips

My name is Alyssa Phillips. That in itself for the longest time was insignificant. I was just surviving, just barely getting by, and each day it seeme...

The Power of Constraints: Turning Challenges Into Fuel for Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

Can you take another look at the reasons you and your teams are not moving powerfully towards your visions? Did you just crash into a new roadblock? Do your best to reframe the story.