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8 Epiphanies Everyone Should Have

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Epiphanies are mental moments where we have instant clarity, which can turn into motivation to change and charge forward. But not all epiphanies are created equally. Some demand a deep inward search, and you'll be stuck asking the tough questions to see what you are made of.

Freeing Your Inner Critic

Alex Kip | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

You always hear, "Live in the present moment!" Okay, great! But how? Self-awareness without solutions is useless! So, we're going to break free from that inner roommate and find silence in the present.

Support Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt by Urging the National Speakers Association To Rethink Its Name Change

Connie Bennett | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Connie Bennett

In the wake of the National Speakers Association announcement at its annual convention a few days ago that it was renaming the organization "Platform,...

WATCH: This Inspirational Woman Empowers Others To Be Great Public Speakers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez knows what it means to have all eyes on her. She suffers from a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, and has caus...

Our Happiness Is Our Responsiblity

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Ghouse

Success is not necessarily driving a Mercedes, having a luxury home, yacht, or making over a six-figure income. It is not about doing better than your friends, classmates, siblings or parents either. Success is rather living the life you want to live with or without things.

A Blueprint for a Purposeful Year in 2014

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

You can make your life purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable, and can choose to be the driver of your life or be driven by others. The choice, as well as the excuse, is yours. I pray that we retain the ability to choose what we want in our lives.

Do What Works For You

Mike Robbins | Posted 02.11.2014 | Style
Mike Robbins

In the spirit of "doing what works for me" I decided to record my very first video blog post (a.k.a. "vlog") and instead of writing an actual article,...

More Glee: Set Your Voice Free

Cortney McDermott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

These three tips alone, when applied, will dramatically and immediately change your voice. Try them out and then join us for part II of this series, in which Roger will reveal the dangers of being sound predictable and explain why speaking and singing are the same thing.

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Speak Dreams Into Existence with Billionaire P.A. (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you SPEAK your dreams into existence? Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Billionaire P.A. shares with me how he helps people say their dreams ...

I Am the Cutting Edge of Corporate Speaking

The Lady Aye | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
The Lady Aye

I like to joke that I am on the cutting edge of corporate speaking in more ways than one. I didn't get here because I'm particularly tech-savvy, jargon-heavy or industry-driven either, it's because I'm a professional sword swallower.

Your Boss Thinks This Guy Is Hilarious

Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

Never offensive, always funny: that's the Business Humorist promise. If you've ever been forced to go on a corporate retreat, marketing seminar or ...

Being Determined to Find Joy in the Everyday Affects Not Only Ourselves, But Our World

Gregg McBride | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Finding joy within ourselves (and being determined to do so no matter what's going on around us or what's happening in the world) really can help to make the world a better place.

Entering the Zig Ziglar Zone: Remembering

Michael Drew | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Michael Drew

What people wanted from listening to Zig Ziglar was the encouragement of someone who was present for them, and who didn't try to sell them on anything other than the realization that's been eluding them: Be kind to others, and think of them first.

Former Navy SEAL and Author Arms Civilians With Tools to Combat Fear, Forge Self-Confidence

Lauren Drell | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Lauren Drell

"I figured in terms of the lifestyle trajectory I was on, I probably would have been dead in about six months, so I was like that's probably not a good thing."

It's Okay For Things To Go Well

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

How do you feel when things go well for you? If you're anything like me, you may have some mixed feelings about it, as odd as that seems. While I do love it when things go well and when I'm feeling good, I also notice that sometimes it poses certain challenges for me as well.

Mom Raises Funds For Prosthetics After Losing 4 Limbs To Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact

Cyndi Desjardins awoke from a four-week coma to find that she had lost her arms and legs, but not her fighting spirit. After contracting a rare fl...

How To Be Truly Empathetic

Mike Robbins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Empathy is getting into another person's world and connecting with them both emotionally and compassionately. We don't have to agree with them or fully understand them to be able to empathize.

Kid Gives Amazing Motivational Speech After First Bike Ride (VIDEO)

Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact

"I know you can believe in yourself." That's the inspiring message from a little boy coming off his very first successful bike ride, but we think t...

There Is Good News -- If You Look For It

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

If we pay much attention to the media, it's easy to get the impression that life is really scary, dangerous, and there are lots of terrible things happening all over the place.

Go For It: The Power Of Boldness

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

Being bold, while scary and challenging for many of us, is essential if we're going to live an authentic, successful and fulfilling life. Boldness is about stepping up and stepping out onto our "edge" in life

Monetize Your Blog Posts

Barry Moltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry Moltz

We love to write, but it's time we learn to monetize our content. It's the fastest way to be motivated to write more! Many bloggers try to sell consu...

It's OK To Ask For Help

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Requesting support can often make us feel vulnerable. We usually think (somewhat erroneously) that we should be able to do everything ourselves or that by admitting we need help, we are somehow being weak.

Astoria Characters: The Sunshine Goddess

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Life doesn't always take a straight and narrow path; it often chooses a circular route, so let's start in the middle of the story and see where we end up.

Rooting for Michael Vick to Win the Superbowl

Ray Ivey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ray Ivey

How can we hope students will be successful if they are surrounded by low expectations? How can we think our Michael Vicks can win the Superbowl or an MVP award if we're not cheering for them to win?