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Take Smaller Bites

Have you ever bitten off more than you can chew? (Literally and figuratively) It happens. Perhaps you’re in a meeting and in a lapse of judgement you make a claim you’re not entirely sure you’ll be able to back-up. Well, now you’re committed to the project and your boss is eagerly waiting for results. Sometimes […]

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Positivity Alone Won’t Create Change

There a lot of ideas floating around based on the idea that if you just think happy thoughts everything will go your way. Money will find its way into your bank account, a new car will appear in your driveway, and all your problems will disappear. Positivity is a catalyst, but it’s not what generates […]

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Why Failure is Sometimes Best

You need failure to thrive. How’s that for motivational advice? It’s also true. Failure is often the best form of training. Had it not been for my failures in life, personal finance, and alas, even love, I’d be a much different person. We often jokingly say “If I could only go back in time and tell […]

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3 Reasons Silence is Sometimes the Best Solution

Over the weekend I spent some time reading. I tend to let myself get distracted and I was trying to focus on my book while I watched the boys play outside. Sometimes silence is the best solution because it let’s you reset, meditate, and refocus your attention on your goals. Silence allows for a mental […]

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3 Things You Don’t Need to Find Happiness

Many seek wealth, power, and respect, but few will find it. The truth is, you don’t need them to find happiness. Happiness is subjective and means something different to the one who beholds it. Happiness is not found in wealth. Many associate wealth with happiness because it adds an extra layer of security. Financial security […]

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Do Good Things Today!

What good things will I accomplish today? When met with despair and doubt never lose sight of your goals. Ask yourself “What good things will I accomplish today?” “But, I’m the one having a bad day! Why should I help someone else?” I say because you’ll feel better. You’ll retrain your attention from your problem […]

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3 Links That Make My Life Better

I have a very specific weekly blogging and social media workflow. First, I pre-write and schedule most of my content a few days in advance. This allows me to spend the majority of my time absorbing as much information as possible. While my content is original, I’m inspired by many sources. Here are my three […]

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From Thoughts to Destiny; 3 Ways to Impact Others

Beware of your thoughts, they become your words. Beware of your words, they become your actions. Beware of your actions, they become your habits. Beware of your habits, they become your character. Beware of your character, it becomes your destiny. – Unknown Throughout our lives we make choices. We can choose to speak or stay […]

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4 Reasons to Read Every Day

Is reading in your daily routine? Reading a book, for me, can take several weeks. Everything with my schedule has to be perfect, I can’t have any distractions and my mind has to be in the right zone. Even though my reading pace isn’t quite where I’d prefer it to be, I find the very act […]

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Action Always Beats Intention

I can’t for the life of me figure out who originally coined the phrase “Action always beats intention”, but after much Googling I’ve decided I’ll leave it at “unknown” unless someone wants to point me in the right direction. I can say all the right things, but until I take action on what I say, […]

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