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How to Be a Strengths-Based Leader

Helping others be at their best on a day to day basis requires self-aware leadership, which bridges strategy, tactful communication and encouragement.

The leader that blends these skills together is one that takes a strengths-based approach.

Optimal functioning and performance comes from using strengths. This is how people can maintain motivation, stay fully engaged, and reach greater productivity.

The strengths-based leader is also authentic. They have awareness of their personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of...
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Fulfillment

Why “Good Enough” May be Better for Well-being

Have you ever run into a situation where you had so many options you couldn’t make a decision?

You wanted a little bit of everything and just couldn’t decide.

You could see the value in each choice or option, and because of this even after making a decision, you had buyer’s remorse and wished you would've chosen differently.

Sometimes having numerous options leaves us stuck in our desire to make sure we choose the best and...
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Family

4 Tips for Having a Happier Family

I was fortunate to have a healthy and positive upbringing. By this I mean I was shown love, given support, and had my needs taken care of.

My family was by no means perfect. We had our ups and downs, though overall I have many more positive than negative memories.

From my immediate to extended family I was shown unconditional love and given support through my many mistakes.

We shared fun and enjoyable experiences together, such as family vacations...
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Courage

How to Nurture a Courageous Mindset

Courage isn't a virtue that we just all of sudden wake up with one day. It takes life-long experience and intentional awareness to walk with courage.

For many people this happens naturally as we try new things, push ourselves outside of our comfort zone, and grow in our relationships, career, and spirituality.

I'm sure you've noticed that what you used to fear no longer causes you the same level of anxiety or concern.

When we...
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Family

How to Facilitate Positive Change in Daily Life and the Workplace

The idea of having an inspiring vision and collective mission is important in many different areas.

Whether it be marriage, career, or personal growth, having a vision and mission to direct decision making and stimulate goal-setting is crucial to keeping a healthy and productive perspective.

One model, called Appreciate Inquiry (AI) has been shown to help elicit positive change and transformation both in and out of the workplace. It is often utilized as a prescription for change...
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Relationships

What Do You Look For in a Partner? How to Find Love This Valentine’s Day

What is it that draws you to other people?

Is it how they look, their intellect, their talents?

Some people have a "type" that they are drawn to and who they seek out to build a relationship with.

Starting to consider what you really look for in a partner is crucial to have a lasting and fulfilling relationship.

When we know our personal values, what is right for us, and the ingredients of a healthy...
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Inspiration

What Are You Deeply Passionate About?

There are certain mornings where I wake up feeling particularly enthusiastic and motivated to start my day because of the activities I get to partake in.

This isn't everyday mind you, at least not yet, but I do hope to continue building my life in this fashion.

I want to live a life filled with passionate pursuits. I love when I have time to write, learn and research, play the drums, and teach and interact...
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Inspiration

You Have More Power than You Think: How to Change the World One Small Step at a Time

I know the title of this post seems lofty and quixotic, but when you think about it, changing the world and making it a better place doesn't have to be as grandiose as people may think.

It's easy to believe we don't have the influence and to tell ourselves, "I'm just one person." "Who am I to make a difference?"

I say these are just excuses. We have a chance to influence thousands of...
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Stress

Going Through a Difficult Time? How Positive Emotions Can Help You Cope

We all go through difficult moments in life. These may be ongoing, persistent challenges we face on a daily basis, or more unexpected set-backs that throw us off course.

During these times it can be easy to get sullen and discouraged, and neglect all the healthy positive experiences that can still give us joy and hope.

Though when we're able to remember the blessings in our life and dwell on the positives instead of the negatives, it offers us a greater...
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Motivation

Increase Your Well-Being by “Getting in the Zone”

When was the last time you were 'in the zone'?

Think of a time when you were completely immersed in what you were doing, and it seemed effortless to perform at your peak.

Maybe you were doing a work project, playing sports, creating art, studying something interesting, or having a great conversation.

For me there are three activities where I lose track of time and get fully absorbed in the experience. These include...
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