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Overcoming Challenges

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 10.09.2015 | Gay 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 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 ...

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.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How to Exponentially Increase your Productivity

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

You're in your budding days as an entrepreneur. You wake up and stare at the blank slate of a day that lies before you. When you think about all that you have to do, the blank slate becomes a tangle of items that you don't know how to prioritize.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Time Is on Your Side

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

I was recently having a conversation with a colleague who quit his job to become an entrepreneur a few years ago. We were sharing the similarities of our journeys and remembered the euphoria we felt those first few months after leaving our desk jobs.

You Only Have to Succeed Once: The Cartoonist Who Was Rejected 609 Times

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Remind yourself that no matter how many times you get something wrong, if you get just a little closer each try, you'll eventually get it right. And once you do, you'll start getting it right more often.

Injured? Stuck in Bed? Can't Work? How to Remain Positive and Hopeful When Your 'Normal Life' Is 'On Hold'

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

If you (or someone you love) is dealing with a frustrating injury, here are a few resources to help make your life a little easier and less painful, and bring some brightness and hope into your heart.

When the Going Gets Tough

Simran Baxendale | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Simran Baxendale

Courage is a difficult characteristic to possess. The courage to be different, the courage to succeed and even the courage to try something new and risk failure are all forces that govern our daily activities.

Breaking Through Your Limitations

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

The next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with learning something new, take a step back. Honor all that you already know, the size and majesty of the bubble that surrounds you. Relax, knowing that your efforts will succeed.

What My Dog Taught Me About Irrational Fear, Taking Risks and Finding Joy

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

I was frustrated with Jif, but the parallels to my own life were too stark to ignore. How many times had I allowed my irrational fears or limited vision to keep me from a new and wonderful experience?

What I Learned Volunteering With the Nonprofit No Barriers

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Carrie Visintainer

The end result is something I'm proud to have been a part of, an experience that's impacted my life in a positive way. I'm glad I overcame my own obstacles to take part in the planning, and I can't wait to savor the exciting culmination of our work.