3 Incredibly Important Things to Keep in Mind on Your Journey to Self-Discovery

natalie ledwell 14 3 Incredibly Important Things to Keep in Mind on Your Journey to Self DiscoveryWhen I was younger, I developed a limiting belief around money that restricted me from attaining the professional and financial success I longed for.

You see, just a few short years ago I was buried in over $120,000 in debt. It seemed like no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to dig myself out. I was an entrepreneur, but I wasn’t making money. Quite the opposite in fact! And, what’s worse is I was also struggling with my weight and self-image. All of these things
were making it really hard to stay positive.

Seven Helpful Tips for a Happier You

katherine smithson Seven Helpful Tips for a Happier You“It is your choice to be happy. Make up your mind to enjoy this day, to have a blessed, prosperous, victorious year. You may have some setbacks and your circumstances may change, but don’t let that change your mind. Keep it set to happiness.” – Joel Osteen

For many, the word happiness is downright elusive. They are finding it hard to understand and experience this seemingly simple emotion. Thus, they end up enduring the daily grind feeling weary and depressed.

My unnecessarily long and difficult journey towards becoming an action taker

action difference maker My unnecessarily long and difficult journey towards becoming an action taker“I can’t do this anymore!” The words ringed in my ear over and over again. “I’m too tired. I need to take a break. Besides, I’ve done enough already.” Rationalizations poured out of me like vomit. With every sentenced, my back dropped lower into my chair.

My right hand slowly reached for the mouse. My left went for the keyboard. I typed in “youtube” and it was all over. Taking action was never my strong suit. As a kid, I made a habit out of doing everything in the last possible moment. I did my homework 30 minutes before going to school.

What Sets Confident People Apart?

Confidence is often that one thing that determines whether you get hired for that job, seal a business deal, or get that girl. After a certain point, it doesn’t matter what skills you have or don’t have. Great things are often born out of half-baked ideas backed by the powerful belief that it will happen.

Remember what J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, said: you’ll stop flying the moment you start doubting whether you can.

Easier said than done, right? We’re not all born with movie-star good looks or the ability to sweet-talk our way into getting the things we want, Jordan Belfort style.

Success Lesson: The Great Value of Failure

early jackson 13 Success Lesson: The Great Value of FailureWe live in a society that keeps telling us we should be resisting anything that looks like failure. From childhood, failure is looked upon as the ultimate disaster. It has somehow grown to mean you have reached your limitation and that you have let yourself and others down. We cower in shame after those around us get wind that we have failed at something.

The cold hard reality is this; failure is not the end, it is the beginning. As you stumble across the threshold of failure you discover a brand new world filled with possibilities. The price for such admittance is to fail.

The Ripple Effect – What You Do Matters

ripple effect The Ripple Effect   What You Do Matters“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

Have you ever heard of the Butterfly Effect?

It was an idea invented in 1963 by a man named Edward Lorenz, that stated that “if a butterfly flapped it’s wings on one side of the world that it would cause a hurricane on the other side of the world.” Which is now called “sensitive dependency on initial conditions.”

Overcoming Negativity – Beware of the Negativism Virus

robert ringer Overcoming Negativity   Beware of the Negativism VirusThough you yourself may possess a positive outlook on life, it’s still a good idea to avoid negative people, particularly those who are critical of your aspirations or goals. Even if you try to ignore negativism in your midst, spoken words (not to mention facial expressions) are recorded by your subconscious mind.

Just as positive images stimulate your body mechanisms to do whatever is necessary to convert those images into physical realities, so it is with negative images, which explains the phenomenon of “self-fulfilling prophecies.” If you allow too much negativism to enter your subconscious mind — let alone your conscious mind — when difficulties arise, it’s quite natural to begin wondering if your critics weren’t right after all.

Don’t Seek Advice, but do Listen to the Opinions of Others

Have you ever observed your state of mind immediately before you seek advice?

Often, you seek advice because you don’t want to “own” the outcomes which are apparent if you take actions within your logical means. So we, most human beings, tend to seek someone’s advice. May it be your elderly family member, spouse, teacher, boss, religious leader or alike. We often feel it is good to seek advice from others for the problem we are facing; it is not.

Agreed, it is human to seek advice. Though not effective all the times.

3 Easy Ways to Gain Confidence and Create Impressions

Do you hope to walk into a crowded room and create a lasting impression on all the people present, before the main speaker even takes the stage? Well you can, all it takes is one little word and a whole lot of practice. Confidence. It takes repetition, knowledge and self esteem to master. All of which, create a lifetime of benefits.

Repetition

Unfortunately that “21 day habit creation” doesn’t work on raising your confidence. Not to discourage you, but it will take far more than a month to master a noticeable look of certainty. The first step comes in realizing the actions people considered confidence. A few of them include:

5 Tips for Being More Proactive at Work

5 tips proactive work 5 Tips for Being More Proactive at WorkThere’s a reason why being proactive is linked to success. People who take an active role in the workplace are the ones who inevitably perform better and get noticed by superiors.

A take-charge mindset is empowering, because it gives you a sense of control over your role, allowing you to balance multiple responsibilities without compromising the quality of your work.

By learning how to tackle tasks more readily and skillfully, you can be more productive, avoid pitfalls and experience faster professional growth. To learn how to be more proactive, follow these helpful tips.