3 Unavoidable Barriers That Prevent You From Getting What You Want

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." - Dale Carnegie
Have your ever felt like no matter how hard you try things don't work at the way you planned?

Life just seems to be full of one failure after another.

It can be exhausting and a shot to our confidence when we keep getting knocked down and having to dust ourselves off.

But the fact is, no matter who you...
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Finding Meaning & Purpose

The Four Universal Needs to Help You Live Your Best Life

"If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life." - Abraham Maslow
There are certain basic needs we have for survival. We need water, shelter, food, and clothing.

If you're reading this now I imagine you have those needs met. (And no the internet is not one of those needs).

But, what about beyond those basic needs? Isn't there something we...
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Finding Meaning & Purpose

How to Live With Greater Purpose and Significance

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." - Wayne Dyer
Do you ever feel like something is missing from your life? Like there is a void that isn't being filled by your current life experience?

This feeling of dissatisfaction is not uncommon. Many people go through life without clarity on what they really want.

This makes sense considering there...
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6 Essential Tips to Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety

"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life." - Marilu Henner
Stress and anxiety are a common experience. Even the most successful and high functioning person comes face to face with worry, fear, and uncertainty.

But like any emotion it can be productive or counterproductive depending on...
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Elevate your state

5 Tips to Live With Greater Confidence

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
When was the last time you where doubting yourself and the direction of your life?

I imagine it was a time when you failed or experienced an unexpected challenge.

Everyone's confidence takes a shot at some point in time. We make mistakes. We get undisciplined. We don't do what is most important to us and life starts to feel less meaningful.

When this is the case our...
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How to Make the Most of 2015 By Doing a Year-End-Review

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
The New Year has officially arrived, and if you're like most people you have some goals for the coming year.

You also probably have goals you didn't achieve from the past year.

One of the most powerful ways to move into the New Year is to do a year-end-review.

The year-end-review can help you see what has been working well and what hasn't been...
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Finding Meaning & Purpose

Do More of What You’re Meant to Do and Less of What You’re “Supposed” to Do

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Throughout my twenties I tended to make choices based on what I was supposed to do.

I didn't always conform to what was expected (I broke a few rules here and there), but overall the direction of my life was completely dictated by social norms.

I thought I was supposed to settle down,...
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Personal Potential

Why Getting Uncomfortable is the Key to Personal Growth

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." - Jon Krakauer
Not everyone is open to new experiences. There was a time in my life where I wasn't willing to step into my anxiety and push my limitations.

I only did what felt comfortable and only tried when I...
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Conscious Living

How to Use Mindful Communication and Improve Relationships

"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people." - Jim Rohn
The holiday season is often a time where we are around family members we may not see that often, or that we don't always get along with.

The dreaded family reunion doesn't have to be such a burden...
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