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Showing posts from January, 2018

From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

By Jennie Gorman Songs have been written on this title about social change over the years and the saying was not new in the 1900's. For me, I see this as a great quote for small business people who start out with very little and with courage and determination go ahead and create the…

Meet Yourself: A User's Guide to Building Self-Esteem: Niko Everett at T...

Have you ever struggled with low self-worth/self-esteem?  Most people have at some point and actually this is one the most critical areas of our lives, as it determines how successful we will be in every area of our lives.  For those who really struggle in this area of identity and se…

There is no beauty without struggle (Part 2)

By Sergei Vanbellinghen Struggle Transforms into Beauty You see the success that brings the money and the attention. In other words, you see the visible signs of opportunity and prosperity. You compare to the struggle in your own life, but you are grasping at an illusion. What allows …

There Is No Beauty Without Struggle

By Sergei Vanbellinghen In the course of our life, we have to agree that there is no beauty without struggle. No one likes to hear the story of someone who got everything easily. People want to listen to the stories of men and women who, while born in the valley of struggle, endured pai…

Contenders - Motivational Video

"Every human in life has what it takes to get past what they're going through - if they decide to" We all face those times in life when life's obstacles and circumstances seem to be resisting us, testing us to our limits, to varying degrees of difficulty.  For some…

X Is For Xanadu

Xanadu represents a place of great beauty, luxury and contentment according to Dictionary.com. How often do we feel that we are in our own Xanadu? Your work space may not be luxurious but is it a place where you can work at your peak performance? Is it designed for functionality but not p…

Command Joy by Putting a Pause on the Partying

Note from the editor:    This article traces the steps of someone who became addicted to a substance, let it take over her life, and was left with massive regrets.  I urge you not to be put off by the initial seeming negativity of the story line, because it finishes on a high note.  The m…

Stop Waiting for Life to Happen | Peter Sage | TED Talks

What's the most important app you need to download to-day?  Facebook? linked-in? Peter Sage asks...His answer?  None of the above.  He suggests the most important thing we need to learn to download is unconditional love.  It's a concept that is often alien to us, whether it is…

How to Do 3 Impossible Things Before Breakfast on a Zero Budget

By Debbie A Johnston My inner guidance was clear that I had a new mission , so I made three (award-winning, as it turned out) feature films in three years with no money to start with, no cell phone (I don't want an electronic leash, thank you!) and no film school. How? I imagined my…

The philosophy of Stoicism - Massimo Pigliucci

Those of us that are passionate about self-development and self-help understand that the quality of our lives is determined greatly by our thought patterns and attitudes.  The philosophy of stoicism centred heavily on this and other ways of thinking that enabled people to cope with an…

5 Tips to Take Control of Your Mind and World Using Affirmations

You are a powerful creator. We all are. Every day with the thousands and thousands of thoughts that run through your head, you are creating your reality. If you are not happy with any aspect of your life, you have the power to change it. That's right, you, and only you, have the power…

When You Feel Like Quitting: Remember Why You Started! - Motivational Sp...

If you're someone who is on the journey to fulfil your dreams, you'll either be one of two people.  Either someone who has already realised how hard it can be and has already felt that 'it's just too hard' feeling and the temptation to give up that runs with it, o…

Do You Have A Big Dream And Don't Know Where To Start?

By Suzette Vearnon What do you do if you have a big dream and don't know where to start? This is going to sound strange. In fact, it's going to be quite counterintuitive. Get still. Go somewhere and sit down. Yes, sit down. Take time to process this big dream that has tapped…

How to Stop Being TIRED All the Time

For those of us who are passionate about living our 'optimum life' and being healthy, happy and successful in all the different areas of our lives we all know that that takes energy and focus.  Often what hinders us from really keeping on top of our personal goals is simple en…

Self Love Isn't Selfish! Daily Practice of These 9 Things Will Enrich Your Life

By Nicole Lawler Self-love isn't selfish; it's necessary in creating your own personal bliss. The most pure foundation for building any relationship is to have it based on love. Loving the self is no different. Truly you can only love and accept others to the extent that you l…

The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

So how's your confidence level?  Maybe you're flying high with a self-belief that you can do anything you put your mind to...or, maybe the 'inner critic' never stops chirping away inside your head and telling you all the reasons you can't do this and that.  I hav…

Importance Of Failure

By Amemah Farooq Failure is a word that no one wants to hear. It is the biggest fear of a human being yet it is faced by every human being on earth at least once in their life. We need to learn how to deal with this word 'failure'. A lot of people in this world give up on their…

10 Morning Routine Habits of Successful People

We've all heard the sayings 'start as you mean to go on', and 'fail to prepare means to prepare to fail'.  How true these are in relation to how we begin our day.  If our day is going to be successful, where we feel like we've achieved something of significance…

Where Do You Spend Your Time? Past, Present or Future?

There are three places where you can live your life: 1. In the past - People who have regrets and are "stuck" thinking about things that cannot be corrected often experience depression. Some therapists believe that anger turned inward becomes depression. So, when you combine p…