People who are able to make life change have a sufficient dose of clarity, confidence, courage and commitment. Those four ingredients can make all the difference between a miserable life and a brilliant one.
Looking to really get ahead in life and business? Here are five essential ingredients for success you're better off following -- passion and persistence inevitably being among many so-called Ps you'll bring to bear, but not ones it's easy to pin a lasting strategy upon in its entirely.
Why is kindness linked with weakness? Is it possible to be kind as well as smart, successful and powerful? Are they mutually exclusive? Of course, the answer to the last question is "no" -- these qualities are not mutually exclusive at all.
Have you ever tried to lose weight by not thinking about food? How about trying to stop yourself from calling your love interest by blocking out all thoughts about that person? Ever try to quit smoking by trying not to think about smoking? Did it work? I'll bet it didn't.
As I travel the country talking with women, what I've consistently heard is that they want meaningful work that allows them to play to their strengths and to define success on their own terms. Even in this recovering economy, women don't just want jobs -- they want careers with a purpose.
How do you plan to approach the New Year? With all the good intentions of reinventing some part of your life and a huge commitment that in the back of your mind you just know you'll have a hard time sticking with?
This more benevolent approach to resolutions is about creating a lifestyle that you desire rather than achieving a single goal. Though you will achieve many goals in the process, you will also build daily routines that you can keep up and a life that you want to live.
Find your focus for the new year. Live 2013 in reverse, and you will ensure a year not only worth remembering next Dec. 31, but 2013 will be a year of realizing your potential, renewing relationships and a year you will celebrate for the rest of your life.
In the end, resolutions can be empty, unfulfilled promises filled with regret. Or, they can be enlivening, motivating goals that help you be all you want to be in life and work. It's up to you which path you'll take.
Examine what 2012 has meant for you, what have you achieved, and what allowed you to do that. Really knowing what you are great at, and how you use that to achieve success, helps you to become a more fearless leader.
Any time we embark on the creative process, there may be joy and there may be pain, but there is always a journey. Our task today is to teach our kids to recognize that success is not a guarantee, but a byproduct of the journey itself.
The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do. Here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes.
We're all great at describing the huge gaping hole that's sinking the ship, but that won't keep the ship afloat. We need to act, not throw our hands up in despair. And to act, we need to believe there's a way out.
To me, if you want to perform your best, love, compassion, spirit, and concern for others are absolutely essential, and here's why: They don't require deliberate thought. They are the byproduct of consciousness.
Honoring your intuition is a practice, and it's easy to begin. Start right now. Then make a commitment to honor it in all things big and small. The more you practice, the more quickly you'll become an expert.
A few years ago, I saw some scary writing on the wall. My job as a corporate recruiter was at great risk. The trickling fall-in of the latest recession and scraping through an uncharmed economy was taking its toll, seemingly one job, one house, one soul at a time.