Understanding The Energy of Money

energy of moneyMoney is an uncomfortable subject for most of us. We love money, and we hate it. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. Money can be a source of great joy and creativity, or it can bring frustration and misery, depending on our relationship with it. And we bring all these doubts and fears, hopes and expectations with us every time we...

Does It Make You Feel Like A Grown Up Now That You Graduated?

Does It Make You Feel Like A Grown Up Now That You Graduated?We may think that a simple age cutoff – such as 18 – should make us feel like adults. And why not? After all, crossing an age threshold can bestow certain rights, such as voting, military enlistment, purchase of certain substances as well as adult images or videos.

Does Makeup Make Other Women Jealous?

Does Makeup Make Other Women Jealous?Imagine you’re sitting at an important job interview. You’re suitably dressed and have taken the time to do your hair and apply some makeup. You’re smiling, answering questions, and attempting to appear competent, and, obviously, hireable.

Would You Get More Done If You Weren’t Sitting Down?

Would You Get More Done If You Weren’t Sitting Down?The researchers examined the productivity differences between two groups of call center employees over the course of six months and found that those with stand-capable workstations—those in which the worker could raise or lower the desk to stand or sit as they wished throughout the day—were about 46 percent more productive than those with regular desks and chairs.

What Does An Anthropologist Actually Do?

What Does An Anthropologist Actually Do?Ask any anthropologist what they do and they will find it hard to give you a direct answer. If you’ve seen the television series Bones, you probably think an anthropologist is someone who studies the remains of dead people to help solve crimes.

What Is It That Keeps Unruly Kids In School

It's Empathetic Teachers That Keep Unruly Kids In School"Teachers are caught between two models, a punitive model that says you have to punish kids to get them to behave and an older model that goes to the heart of the profession, which says that teaching is all about building strong relationships with children, especially when they struggle," says Gregory Walton.

Do You Owe The IRS Money? Here's What To Do

Do You Owe The IRS Money? Here's What To DoTax Day is finally here. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline of April 18 – even if you asked for an extension.

It's Never Too Late to Lead a Meaningful Life

age asideWe aren’t done, even if at first it appears that way. We always have more to offer. Always. And the community around us deserves to benefit from our continuing vitality. Our lives remain quite purposeful, even though what we had considered our primary purpose for the many years of our career has come to an end.

Is It Possible To Have A Work Life Balance?

Balancing act. Tony Delgrosso, CC BY-NC-NDBack in the early 1980s, when I started researching the field of careers, the notion of “work-life balance” was decidedly embryonic. It certainly had almost no resonance among women, who were still expected to work both at work and at home. Now it’s an acknowledged part of the zeitgeist and central to how we arrange our lives.

Overcoming the Failure Neurosis

Overcoming the Failure NeurosisUltimately, it is not what we think or say that determines our reality but what we are or are not capable of doing. Each time we experience failure on the path to a goal that is close to our hearts we face the ultimate trap of the acquired personality: the failure neurosis.

Can Behavioral Science Help Clean Up Our Personal Finances?

Can Behavioral Science Help Clean Up Our Personal Finances?The first few months of a new year can be a stressful time financially. The Christmas holidays typically lead to depleted savings and higher credit card balances, while tax season is right around the corner. Unfortunately for most us, this isn’t a seasonal dilemma but a chronic problem that brings anxiety throughout the year.

How To Bump Up Your Credit Score

Take your pick, and take care on your applications. J.G. Park, CC BY-NCDebt is cheap right now, but only if you can get someone to offer you a deal. The low interest rate environment has pushed rates on mortgages and loans to record lows, but at the same time, banks have tightened up their lending policies.

Switch On Your Power Through Commitment and Congruence

Switch On Your Power Through Commitment and CongruenceEveryone can talk about a cool idea they’ve had: ‘Oh I thought of that years before they launched it.’ But not everyone makes their ideas happen. Breakthrough of any kind demands a high level of commitment. When you meet people who are committed, you can sense it. They embody their vision inside them.

Five Traits Of The Ethical Leader

Five Traits Of The Ethical LeaderThe year just past saw many major business scandals including those at Volkswagen, 7-Eleven and Turing Pharmaceuticals. All pointed to a business culture using the “end justifies the means” argument to justify unethical if not illegal practices.

It Turns Out Clothes Really Do Make The Man

It Turns Out Clothes Really Do Make The ManAbout 14 million people, including me, watched the top Republican presidential contenders spar in their third debate Wednesday night. And while most pundits and viewers were attuned to their words, I noted the importance of what they wore – dark business suits, crisp button-down shirts and formal dress shoes.

What Are The Three Habits That Cause Failure?

What Are The Three Habits That Cause Failure?In 1938, one year after releasing Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill was interviewed on a syndicated radio program. He examined the topic of failure from a unique perspective. He explained how three habits can either ruin a person’s dreams or be redirected and transformed into stepping-stones for success.

How to Use Your Daily Commute to Flourish

How to Use Your Daily Commute to FlourishAccording to the Census Bureau, the average American commutes just over 25 minutes each way to work, so most of us are in our cars for about an hour a day. I commute two hours per day, five days a week. For most of us, the commute is part of life. Our cars have become our second homes...

Living from the Creative Flow of your Heart

Make New Patterns and Live from the Creative Flow of your HeartMany of us have limited thinking patterns regarding how to earn an income or even to assess value. Yet when we feel connected to our inner creative, we naturally access the feminine realm that generates our creative currency. This is the space where dreams are free to range, time or money concerns and other limitations fade...

Get Self-Promotion Right: 6 Ways to Conquer the New Career Survival Skill

Get Self-Promotion Right: 6 Ways to Conquer the New Career Survival Skill In today’s intensely competitive, hyper-social work world, self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It’s a career survival skill. Employers must know your real value. Otherwise you’ll frequently find yourself on the losing end professionally. You won’t get the job, the raise, the promotion, the respect and recognition you deserve.

What Are The Origins of True Success?

What Are The Origins of True Success?Many people hear the title Think and Grow Rich and immediately connect it with the idea of acquiring material wealth. Yet, interestingly enough, Napoleon Hill doesn’t devote a lot of time in his book to the actual making of money. For Hill, rich had a different meaning or, at the very least, a much broader one.

Three Feet from Gold: Are You Quitting Too Soon?

Three Feet from Gold: Are You Quitting Too Soon?No matter who you are or how skilled you may be in your occupation, there will be times when the going is hard, and unpleasant circumstances will overtake you. Now, if you yield easily to these obstacles you may as well write yourself off as far as becoming a great success is concerned.

Failing Can Be A Positive Element -- If You Let It

Failing Can Be A Positive Element -- If You Let ItFailure can be a positive element in one’s eventual success. This principle has been proven throughout history among some of the greatest entrepreneurs. The great Henry Ford wasn’t a stranger to failure. Before founding Ford Motor Company, Ford’s earlier business endeavors all failed and left him broke.

How To Change a To-Do List to a Could-Do List

Going from a To-Do List to a Could-Do List

The nice thing about making a list is that I get the to-do chatter out of my head and onto a piece of paper. But there’s no way to prioritize. There’s no indication of how important anything is, how much time each task might take, and the order in which I ought to attack the list.

The Dreams Your Soul Longs to Manifest

Let Life Give You the Dreams Your Soul Longs to ManifestI know that it may be tempting sometimes to give up when Life just seems to be too tough, but the moment we give up, our inner life-energy starts to drain away and it then becomes even harder to move through Life’s challenging times. Instead we have to...

How Do I Know If I Am On My Life Path?

How Do I Know If I Am On My Life Path?One of our most important lessons involves learning to express our best self amid the reality of our daily life. Our knowledge of how we as individuals fulfill our life purpose is not an intellectual understanding; it is a heartfelt, intuitive experience coupled with a desire to share and contribute.

What Did I Want to Be When I Grew Up?

What Did I Want to Be When I Grew Up?

Do you remember being asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? This was often a question my teachers directed to the class at the beginning of a new school year. It was also considered a good opener by other adults who really didn’t know us all that well. What did I want to be?

Monkeys Who Gamble Believe In Winning Streaks

Gambling Monkeys Believe In Winning Streaks

Humans tend to detect winning and losing streaks in situations that are actually random. The first study of this phenomenon in non-human primates finds that monkeys share this “hot hand bias.” Scientists disagree about whether this unfounded belief is a cultural artifact picked up in childhood or a predisposition deeply ingrained in...

Reflections on Hope: There Are Better Days Ahead

Reflections on Hope: There Are Better Days AheadHope, I am grateful to note, has a habit of showing up at my door when I least expect it. Of course, there are also times when hope fails to show up, and I need to send out a search party just when I am least equipped to organize one. But for now, we might begin our reflections on hope by considering...

Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs?

Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs?

In the lingering aftermath of the Great Recession, recent college graduates are having a tough time of it. As state aid for education has fallen, student loans have risen, leading to crippling levels of debt that has climbed to more than $29,000. Limited options after graduation in a tight job market only make this situation difficult.

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to DreamsA desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires and dreams has become as blurred as the difference between believing and knowing, looking and seeing, and hearing and listening. In the case of desires and dreams, they are actually worlds apart...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Every belief system gives way to a greater one. Even science, which seems “solid,” is constantly casting aside old notions in favor of new ones. This does not make the system, the people who represent it, or related experiences wrong. It just makes them outdated. For you, at least.

The Connecting Link to Success: The Subconscious Mind

The Connecting Link to Success: The Subconscious Mind

You cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, but you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, desire, or purpose which you wish transformed into concrete form. The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stu­pendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe...

Twigs and Shout: Let Success Be Your Theme

Twigs and Shout: Letting Success Be Your Theme

As you and I enter the new year, we find ourselves on a journey over a vast uncharted sea. Will we ever reach the prosperity, rewarding relationships, health, clarity, and inner peace we have been promised? Can I have a job that fulfills my soul and provides me with a substantial income? Can I meet someone who...

How Is Fear Sabotaging Your Life?

How Is Fear Sabotaging Your Life?Fear runs our show from behind, driving us to choices we regret, opportunities we miss, often to the point of grief for what was or what could have been. But the truth is that fear is not a reality, it is a “what-if”. Fear causes the paralysis of our...

Persistence, Persistence, Persistence

Persistence, Persistence, PersistenceWhat separates people who ultimately succeed from those who fail is simply a larger number of tries and a willingness to keep failing. People succeed because they have an increased tolerance for failure, paradoxically suffering even more failures than people who don't succeed...

How to Overcome Fear and Attain Success One Step at a Time

How to Overcome Fear and Attain Success One Step at a Time

General George S. Patton said, “Success is how high you bounce after you’ve hit bottom.” An important key for recovery from fear and worry is to practice, practice, practice, with patience and perseverance. The point is to get going and to set small, realistic goals. Small successes are wonderful stepping stones...

When You've Lost Your Job: Involuntary Termination

When You've Lost Your Job: Involuntary Termination

If you are laid off or fired, don't do anything at first. Give yourself time to just be. You don't need to immediately start sending out resumes. What you need to do is to take a moment to breathe. Feel your feelings of anger and frustration, but don't fall into the victim mode. View this turn of events as an opportunity to take stock of your life.

When It's Impossible to Make a Choice...

When It's Impossible to Make a Choice...

Maggie struggled between two options: either commit to her professional life or commit to her personal life. The stress of it all often made her want to just give up and quit everything. She thought choosing between them was the only way to save her sanity...

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