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The Science of Goal Setting

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Do you ever wonder why some New Year's resolutions die a long, slow death while others seem as easy to do as a simple checklist item? It comes down to science.

How to Launch and Lead a Revolution While Traveling Around the Globe

John Corcoran | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Chris Guillebeau is the most unassuming leader of a revolution you might ever meet. A prolific writer and world traveler, the soft-spoken Guillebeau is the founder of the popular World Domination Summit, a conference held in Portland, Oregon each July.

Why You Shouldn't Wait to 'Feel Ready' to Make Your Business Leap

Kate McCready | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Kate McCready

Are you waiting until you 'feel ready'? Ready to break out of your current career? Ready to go out on your own? Ready to start that business you've always wanted to start? Ready to shift the direction of your business to that thing that feels right in your gut? Ready to take a leap?

Why You Need to Create Visions (Not Just Goals)

Natalie Bacon | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie Bacon

Vision is your why. Vision gives something direction. It's your desired future. Your vision includes what you believe in (your core values) and what you want in your future (what you want to be). It's the powerful reason why you want to do something; your overarching purpose.

Why You Aren't Who You're Supposed to Be

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Whether the glitch is in the value or the glitch is in the goal, we have several techniques in NLP to reconcile the two. When your values and goals are in alignment, you'll no longer feel frustrated as you pursue what you desire.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

The Deadliest Threat to Success

Chris Deaver | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

We all face things in our lives that are subtle and dangerous, and they're even more dangerous when we ignore or don't understand them. The deadliest threat to success for each of us is different, but it's there, lurking underneath the still waters of our daily lives.

3 Tips to Go From Chaos to Completion Before 2015

Lucinda Cross | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Lucinda Cross

Please understand that as soon as you start to become conscious of how you spend your time, the time vampires will come to try to drain you.

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button: A Guide to Setting and Completing Your Goals, Big or Small

Brianna Ryce | Posted 12.04.2014 | College
Brianna Ryce

Why are goals so important and more importantly, why are they so hard to complete? Goals add direction and purpose to an individual's life. They represent progress and when accomplished, provide a feeling of self-worth.

10 Things You Need To Do When You Lose Your Job

Madelyn Hammond | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Madelyn Hammond

Let's face it: Many times the ones who have been there the longest, making a lot of money, get the boot. Sometimes it's a surprise, but almost always, if you really look at your career the warning signs were there.

5 Actions To Take To Get To The Life Of Your Dreams

Mary Morrissey | Posted 11.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

I happen to believe that you can live a "fairy tale" life, but I prefer not to use the term "fairy tale." I think it implies that something is unattainable through normal channels. On the other hand, I believe it is perfectly possible to live a dream life.

8 Reasons I'm Probably A Lot Happier Than You

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

It's true. I am happier than most people I meet. Most people seem a bit dazed by life. Going through the motions. Worse they are caught up in some pattern or cycle that they can't get out of. Even worse they are stuck in the groove of complaining and whining.

The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement.

The Incredible Epiphany I Had Just Before My 51st Birthday

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Annie L. Scholl

That epiphany came on a walk just before my 51st birthday in mid May. In my mind I was ranting about how someone I knew kept doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I was perched high on my soapbox, having a good ol' internal harangue and feeling quite smug, when I heard that still, small voice that thinks it knows everything.

Why Being You Rocks

Chris Deaver | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Create a purpose that gets you up in the morning and makes you dream dreams at night. Ground your goals in service so you become a force of nature, lifting yourself and others to higher levels than you've ever been before, innovating everything in your life to become more uniquely powerful in the universe.

Leading for Success: How to Motivate Your Team

Pam Lyra | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Pam Lyra

Motivating a team might be compared to creating a sculpture. The artist is able to see beyond the raw material to the potential in the mass, and then carefully carve away extra material to realize a fine piece of art.

A Four-Step Path to Deliberate Living

Kim Farbota | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

Living deliberately doesn't require a complete road map for the rest of your life or an extended experiment in off-the-grid living. Rather, living deliberately is about realizing that you always have choices and making active decisions instead of falling victim to habit.

What Really Matters? Life Lessons From My Father

Mable Chan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

When I think about the many ways he's shaped my thoughts and choices since childhood, I recall stories and conversations.  Here are three of the most memorable lessons that come to mind. They taught me what really matters in life, what matters to him, and how to weigh what's worthwhile.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

8 Steps to Parenting the Art of Dreaming Big

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Resilience is fundamental to success. It helps us to adapt and become independent and self-confident.

Purpose, Dreams and Goals

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Planning ensures that we are able to focus upon a worthy goal or dream and remain focus until the completion of the same. Planning is right at the beginning stage of all noteworthy accomplishments.

How to Use Intentions to Create Your Dreams

Maria Portas | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

When we come from the place of wanting to create the biggest dreams that life has to offer us, it is only our limitations that keep us from achieving it. So setting an intention for what it is that you want to create is definitely a principle to creating everything that you have desired.

Becoming the Healing Vigilante: Part 2

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

"You know what they say, if their lips are moving, they're lying," Barbie snapped at me. Introducing antagonist number three -- in just my first ...

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

The Oscar Takeaway... The Power of Positive Thinking!

David Kanegis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

If you watched the Oscars, you could not help but notice and be moved by the spirit of optimism and positivity that was pervasive throughout the ceremony.