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Belief in Something Better Is a Key to Success

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 6:17 PM

2013-11-13-SteveMundahlweb.jpgI'm a proponent of positive thinking--not merely because it feels good, but because it weakens and rewires negative thought patterns in our brain that lead to emotions such as hopelessness, defeat, and depression. For leaders and entrepreneurs, learning...

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3 Simple Steps I Learned From My Mother That Made Me a Multimillionaire

(13) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 8:47 AM

My mother, like many mothers, was amazing. But she is also the reason I am a multimillionaire. It turns out that I'm not alone in this. The May 2013 issue of The Atlantic cites new research showing that men who had a warm relationship with their mothers growing...

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Seven Ways to Generate Positive Thoughts

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 8:03 AM

Think of a time when you were feeling perfectly well, and then a colleague at work said, "Are you feeling OK? You look tired." Suddenly, you see yourself in your mind's eye, looking tired, with grey skin and bags under your eyes. Perhaps a memory of when you were last...

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How to Create Moments of Insight

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 4:56 PM

What if I told you 20 minutes a day is all it would take to radically change your life? A simple daily habit of taking quiet time allows us to find our path away from the quicksand of life and into moments of insight. It is those flashes of brilliance...

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How to Turn Your Ideas Into Achievements

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 4:03 PM

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Can one transform ideas into achievements? Of course! In nature, a seed does not analyze why or how it will turn into a tree. It simply converts nutrients from the soil, water, and air to transform into the tree that's embedded in...

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In Business Are You a Warrior or a Wizard?

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 11:07 AM

Many books compare achievement to a warrior's journey. Males tend to like that analogy because the world we live in today rewards the fighting and hunting skills that are largely, and erroneously, considered male-only traits. However, to achieve business success, one can't be all warrior. One needs to embrace the...

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Three Simple Steps to Financial Success

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 6:48 AM

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If you have an enterprising idea and want it to succeed, don't read self-help books by people whose biggest claim to fame is selling self-help books. Read biographies of self-made men and women. There you'll find the real secrets that lead to business success....

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Five Steps to Calm Your Brain

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 4:31 PM

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Most highly successful people got that way from having a great idea -- a moment of insight. There are techniques anyone can learn that make brilliant insights happen more frequently. It's not a difficult thing to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson got great...

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Surrounded by Workplace Complainers? Here's How (and Why) To Defend Yourself

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 4:44 PM

Being around complainers at work is not only unpleasant, it's bad for your workplace brain and performance. Brain researchers have long known that the adult brain is surprisingly plastic -- we can strengthen synaptic connections through repetition, for example, to improve our memory. But a new study using...

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