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The Key To Finding The Right Career For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but like Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice.

How To Really Fulfill Your Purpose

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Put very simply, when you are following your heart and doing what you love to do, it's not called work. Keep your purpose at the forefront and connect each and every action to that purpose.

Fear of Failure: What's Your Bottom Line?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Start-ups, not-for-profits, small (and large) businesses come and go. During the holidays of 2004, while sitting at my desk in the basement of my parent's home, the question for me became; if this business failed tomorrow, what did I do with it?

One Of Everyone's Biggest Fears (And How To Face It)

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often focused on consequences right now. Thinking of how something will impact us beyond the present moment helps put the risk into perspective. Many times you will find that a setback won't matter a year from now -- or even next week. So why not take a chance?

Success and Breathing: Practice and Putting Yourself Out There

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Paterson

Success comes in all forms, whether it be how you did on a test, a work project, closing a sale, losing weight, quitting smoking or another addicti...

4 Questions Life Coaches Want You To Ask Yourself

Posted 04.08.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Ellie Gordon, a personal and executive life coach, helps us figure out what we really need to be thinking about when we’re lookin...

Is Fear Holding You Back? Try This

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

How can you learn to embrace risk for the sake of your future happiness, particularly when risk taking doesn't come to you naturally? When you think about making a change, focus only on what you have to gain, and banish all thoughts of what you might lose.

Are You Handcuffed By Your Goals?

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.29.2013 | Small Business
Stacey Alcorn

In 2013 I took a stance to start living without goals. I still work 60 hours a week. I still enjoy every evening and weekend with my amazing family doing stuff that we love. The difference is, I no longer encumber my creativity by being so focused on one thing that I lose sight of something better.

A Lilac by Any Other Name Is a Rose

Rob White | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

This revelation sparked a sea change in my thinking and caused me to completely recalibrate my understanding of the world's pecking order. All of a sudden the playing field was level and I felt that I had a right to be in the game if I had faith in myself -- regardless of my roots.

4 Steps to Help You and Your Spouse-To-Be Marry Your Financial Thinking

Women & Co | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Unfortunately, finances are one of the biggest sources of marital tension. But it doesn't have to be that way. Want to get your marriage off on the right financial footing?

Is it Time to Quit? When (and Why) to Surrender

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Recently, I've come to a place of deep acceptance and surrender about a situation in my life that just isn't where I want it to be.

Willpower Won't Work, But This Will

Shayne Hughes | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

Contrary to conventional wisdom, willpower is largely a useless strategy to overcoming internal resistance. Fortunately, there is an easier way to get unstuck from any project, goal or to-do you have been blocked from taking action on.

'Success' Is Such an Elusive Word

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

The definition of success is truly in "the eye of the beholder." What for one person constitutes having achieved everything they've ever wanted might be seem like a gross underachievement to someone else.

Purge Fear-Mongers From Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When people come to see me for business coaching and to make personal changes in their lives, one of the first things I ask them to think about is who in their life is supportive of their goals, and who isn't.

Women and Happiness: Is It Still Declining?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women now feel more comfortable being honest about their real happiness levels? Has an increase in opportunity created a commensurate increase in what is required for women to declare, "I'm happy?"

The Loaded Goal

Michael Neill | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The loaded goal is that goal that seems to be your most important and longest-standing one -- it's the one that "for some reason, I don't seem to be able to make any real progress on," and "this year, I'm finally going to handle."

How To Make Decisions You Won't Regret

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Think about a current situation in your life in which you're contemplating a big decision. Here is how to avoid second-guessing or regrets to feel best about your decision, as well as to master the decision-making process itself.

Time Travel and Goal-Setting Go Together Like PB&J

Alexandra Monir | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Monir

Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between what is real and imagined. And if you believe something to be real with every fiber of your being, your subconscious will do everything in its power to prove you right -- by making your dream a reality.

Why I Failed To Achieve My Goals (And What I Did About It!)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The methods I employ to achieve my goals are quite simple. I have them, I set them, but then I let them go and just do the next thing, showing up as fully as I can with who I am, wherever I am and in whatever I am doing.

How To Actually Have Influence

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to become good at influencing others, then you simply need to learn how. It's not magic, and it's certainly not innate. It may sometimes feel innate, but that's because people are often able to pick up on effective strategies implicitly, through experience and observation.

How to Drag a Reluctant Friend to the Gym

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.21.2013 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

If you have a gymophobe friend, here are three creative ways to incentivize them to get their butt on the treadmill next to you.

6 New Happiness Tips That Will Lead To Success

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lexi Petronis Some strategies for success have been the same since Helen of Troy rose from mere pretty face to The Face That Launched a Thousa...

Resurrect Your New Year's Resolution

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Given up on all hope of maintaining the resolution you were so fervent about back in January? Believe it or not, you can still make good on your New Year's Resolution. Happiness expert and sociologist Dr. Christine Carter shares how.

Hillary: A Lesson in Failure

Ian Bassin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Michaelangelo once said that "the greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." Hillary Clinton has never done that. I have a feeling she's not planning on lowering her sights anytime soon.

How I Learned To Let My Distractions Fall Away

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

A week and a half ago, I told Briar we could go to get her hair trimmed. I had thought that we'd go on that first Saturday morning, but an unexpected guest, a work commitment and a sick sister kept cutting in and preventing the outing. I wanted the time alone with her. What happened?