Give a Little, Get Back a Lot

Remember what they taught you when you were a kid: It’s better to give than to receive. Sure, it sounds nice.  But no one really believes it. After all aren’t these our basic assumptions about human nature and the ways of the world? No good deed goes unpunished (Clair Boothe Luce). When a fellow says, “It is not the money but the principle of the thing,” it`s the money (Kin Hubbard). Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody (Agatha Christie). If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing […]

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What Can a Life Coach Help You With?

Almost everyone can benefit from working with a life coach at some point in time. That’s because life coaching features several niches you might not have known about, which means you can get coaching with just about any problem that comes up in life. If you’re not yet sure if you could really use a life coach, take a look at the various areas of life that a coach can counsel you on.   Health and Fitness   Considering the wide array of health issues and the high rate of obesity in the US, it’s no surprise that many people […]

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Be Yourself: Decoding The Meaning Behind The Phrase

How many times have you heard the statement “just be yourself”? Sounds great, but not many of us actually know what it means. Are we being true to ourselves when we let go of all the stories and judgments we placed on ourselves? Or perhaps it takes a certain amount of practice to reconnect with one’s selfhood? Here are some tips to help you actually be yourself – and discover the true meaning behind the phrase.

Connect with your inner child

Look at children. They live in the moment and care for nothing else than what’s in front of them. They’re happy because they’re true to themselves. They don’t have to fit into any social groups yet, and they clearly enjoy that freedom.

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Don’t know how to motivate yourself? These tips will help you

Having trouble staying motivated? Indeed, it is a difficult task because challenges that arise along the way can really hurt the performance and productivity. The lack of motivation has a negative impact on doing various daily tasks as well, thereby turning the day into the celebration of procrastinating. If you begin noticing that you feel less than motivated all too often or the laziness takes over, you need to try some of the practical solutions for this problem.

To help you stay productive and energized, we have gathered a list of practical tips on how to motivate yourself. Got a few minutes?

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6 Things Parents Can’t Teach You About Breakups That Experience Can

Breakups are tough, there’s no doubt about it. Everyone experiences them differently, but they always hurt. Still, they also offer an important lesson about life and relationships – a lesson that helps us to grow. Here are 6 essential things about breakups that nobody can teach you, only your experience.

1. Breakups must hurt

Breakups make you cry. They also make you angry and frustrated. They sometimes motivate you to wallow in self-pity. They might negatively affect your self-esteem.

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5 Ways to Network like a Pro to Grow Your New Business

In the information age, success as a business requires networking. The truth is, in a lot of ways it’s always been like this, especially in the cities. Even in the middle ages the blacksmith down the road was better off than the blacksmith on the other side of the town because the one down the road rubbed elbows with rich estate owners in the pub every night whereas the blacksmith on the other edge of town didn’t do as well because he stayed home at night. Networking is key to a business, and is in a lot of ways the oxygen that fills the lungs of the business and allows it to run and produce at high speeds.

Networking is simply defined as doing what needs to be done to get the word out about you and your business. It’s talking to people, holding presentations, hosting a display at an expo, managing your social media and website, advertising, spreading the good word from friend to friend to friend, etc. Successful networking would involve getting a lot of qualified, viable customers (customers who want to or need to buy your product) interested in and aware of your business and product. Unsuccessful networking would result in sales drying up and a headlong scramble to try and find new customers and clients.

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7 Great Things to Do After You Turn 50

There are several things you need to do after you turn 50. At this age, you should be wiser, and the society expects so much from you. You should be leading by example once you are over 50 years. Several people are watching your life, and you need to lead by a good example. This article discusses seven great things to do after you turn 50. You can discover more amazing things that you can do once you hit 50 years of age.

1. Become and Mentor and Mentor Someone

One thing you will agree to is that once you are fifty, you have enough experience in life. The best way to make use of such experience is by guiding a younger person. There are several young men and women outside there who are looking for someone to hold their hand. One of the best legacies to leave behind is by impacting the life of someone positively. Look for a younger man or woman and become his or her mentor. Try and guide the person on how to choose his career, how to lead a socially balanced life, enhancing education, and serving the community just to name a few.

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What Is Forever

I grew up with a starry-eyed notion of forever. Forever and a Day. That’s what he’d say. It sounded like a long time.

“That’s safe,” I sigh.

It’s the late nineties. Boyz II Men is crooning in the background. My heart skips a beat while I bury myself underneath the covers. I can barely hear the radio anymore.

I trace letters around with my fingers and smile. A promise of forever seemed ideal for my young, naïve heart. It felt like nothing could ever go wrong in the world.

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How to Seek the Right Mentor for You

There is little doubt over the critical role that a mentor plays in putting the career of a professional on the path of glory. All the articles, expert opinions, books, tutorials combined cannot match the real world exposure and experience of a mentor who has been there before you. There are many professionals out there who know that mentorship is important to their career but are unaware of how to find the right mentor for them. This is an attempt to simplify their search.

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5 Things Every Leader Must Do For Personal Development

By the time you have a C-suite, you probably have a pretty good handle on how to do your job. You know your company and your department like the back of your hand, and you know how to make sure that your area functions like a smoothly oiled machine.

Many leaders, however, struggle with personal development, the soft skills that help them become not just good employees, but good leaders. If personal development is the lifelong process that leads to assessing your skills and abilities, then it follows that you’ll never be “done.”

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