5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your WorkdayGetting a lot done each day is about more than just having the right productivity tools and setup. It’s about taking care of your body and mind, and this starts even outside of the workplace. The Conversation

As You Reap, So Will You Sow

As You Reap, So Will You Sow by Pamela Jo McQuadeThe spiritual law of giving is that you get what you give and reap what you sow. You attract more of what you give, so it's imperative to give from a place of the purest intentions. If you are anything like I was...

How It's Just About Unlocking The Skills Inside To Be Multilingual

How It's Just About Unlocking The Skills Inside To Be MultilingualI was one of those considered lucky enough to be “good at languages” and I studied three: French, German and Spanish. Like me though, I imagine you can remember friends who froze at the thought of speaking a second language in class.

Three Simple Steps For When You're Feeling Stuck

When You Don’t Know What to Do Next...Do ever feel stuck or unsure what to do next? All of us have felt that feeling, of not being sure what to do next. Whether it is feeling unsure what to do next for the day, or what to do next in life, confusion about “next steps” can leave us feeling stagnant, confused, frustrated, or even depressed. I’ve found that when...

You Have Ideas for a Reason

You Have Ideas for a ReasonDid you ever have the experience of seeing a movie for which you had a very similar or even exact idea? Did you ever think of an invention, and then a year or so later, that exact invention came out, created by someone else?

Did Artificial Intelligence Deny You Credit?

Did Artificial Intelligence Deny You Credit?People who apply for a loan from a bank or credit card company, and are turned down, are owed an explanation of why that happened.

You Are Worthy and You Deserve the Best! Really!!!

You Are Worthy and You Deserve the Best! Really!We must be clear on our vision of who we are, the goals we hold most sacred, and what we deserve. When you seek to attain any goal, Abraham suggests that you focus on two questions: “Why do I want this?” and “Why do I deserve this?”  When you are clear on those two answers...

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless WorkersIf you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through the office, clutching your belongings, in search of a free desk. This feeling of homelessness is an increasing issue...

How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your Path

How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your PathWhat is your path? The key word here is your. There are many paths, crossroads, and choices in life. Only you -- you and your deepest truth -- can choose the path that is best for you. But is there only one right path or are there several? Are we punished or do we suffer if we...

The Illusion Factory: Money Buys Happiness

The Illusion Factory: Money Buys HappinessWe live in a world of illusion, and these illusions keep us from our happiness — especially around money. Money drives our world. We organize our whole lives around it: earning it, worrying about it, spending it. Yet many of us are taught next to nothing about it.

The Secret of Overcoming: Where's Your Focus & Attention?

The Secret of Overcoming: Where's Your Focus & Attention?The attitude of overcoming is usually thought of as being inseparably connected with resistance, and as being directly antagonistic, in its action, toward that which is to be overcome. Nearly every person, when trying to overcome anything, begins to resist, begins to work against that...

Decision-Making: How To Know What's The Right Decision

Decision-Making: How To Know What's The Right DecisionThere have been hundreds of roads not taken. We worry much less about making a wrong choice, since some of our carefully considered decisions have led to dead ends and some of our gut impulses have led to unforeseen gains.

When Your To Do List Overwhelms You and Threatens Your Well-Being

When Your To Do List Overwhelms You and Threatens Your Well-BeingWe only get a 10 percent lift if we transition from poor to rich, or move from a smaller to a bigger house, or get promoted, or even find our soul mate. On the other hand, 40 percent of our happiness rises or falls depending, on the quality of our mental state.

How To Expand Your Comfort Zone and Get Past Your Upper Limit Threshold

How To Expand Your Comfort Zone and Get Past Your Upper Limit ThresholdWe have somehow imposed an unconscious barrier to obtaining our desires. We are unconsciously worried and afraid to risk moving beyond our upper limit. But often we are not happy in this zone of restriction. Somewhere within us, in our higher self, we realize we are holding ourselves back...

Creating A Treasure Map -- A Blueprint for Your Future

Creating A Treasure Map -- A Blueprint for Your FutureMaking a "treasure map" is a very powerful technique, and fun to do. A treasure map is an actual, physical picture of your desired reality. It works along the same lines as a blueprint for a building. It is valuable because it forms an especially clear, sharp image which can...

Is There a Mind/Body/Money Connection?

5 Kinds of Money and the Mind/Body/Money ConnectionPeople tend to lump all money issues together, but they can actually be divided into five categories, each representing a different aspect of how you deal with and manage your money and wealth. It’s important to look at these categories individually, since each elicits its own set of feelings and beliefs...

Lessons From Climbing The Social Ladder In Ancient Rome

Lessons From Climbing The Social Ladder In Ancient RomeIt is easy to imagine ancient Rome as a society where the emperors, senators and other nobles sat on top of an undifferentiated, static mass of ordinary Romans (who in turn sat above the mass of slaves).

Why Being Very Industrious Is Not A Compliment

Why Being Very Industrious Is Not A ComplimentYou’re very … industrious. This was how I was described by one resident when I was living and working in Sweden. And trust me – it was not meant as a compliment.

Your Brain is Your Secret Weapon

Your Brain is Your Secret WeaponWhat is the key to organization and productivity? I can tell you that there are no shopping lists involved. There’s not an inven­tory of tools or supplies to purchase. No containers. No apps.

The Rise Of Workplace Burnout And How To Tackle It

The Rise Of Workplace Burnout And How To Tackle ItBurnout is on the rise. It is a growing problem for the modern workplace, having an impact on organisational costs, as well as employee health and well-being.

The Essence of Need: Waking Up to Who You Are

The Essence of Approval: Waking Up to Who You AreWe spend much of our time trying to please others. Most of us unconsciously, try to please our family, friends, and co-workers in order to barter for the love we so deeply crave — but will not acknowledge.

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader Within

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader WithinThe majority of people are aching to make a commitment in their lives—to others, to a goal, to the world—if only they could find the spark that would set them into action. The missing links are the belief in oneself and the inspiration from others. Few of us believe that we are...

We Are Not Beggars! We Are Adventurers

We Are Not Beggars! We Are AdventurersWe've all heard of ask and you shall receive and I've been an avid proponent of that method myself. However, there is asking and there is expecting. Now on the surface, those seem to go hand in hand, yet they don't...

It’s Not About The Website

It’s Not About The WebsiteThe business and relationship situations in your life do not have a life or reality of their own. They are reflections of your psyche, the images you hold about yourself projected onto the screen of the world. As James Allen stated, “We think in secret and it comes to pass. Environment is our looking glass.”

The More Work Life Balance We Have The More We Want

The More Work-life Balance We Have The More We WantWorkers in countries where shorter working hours are the norm are more likely to complain of poor work-life balance, according to our research recently published in the journal Social Forces.

How Do You Clear Away the Blocks to Your Success?

How Do You Clear Away the Blocks to Your Success?As Dorothy travelled along the yellow brick road she came to a crossroads. Out loud she wondered which way to go and she got a reply from a scarecrow that had been tied to a stake in the middle of a cornfield. He told her that he had no choice but to stay there as he believed...

Overcoming The Emotional Toll of Freelancing

Overcoming The Emotional Toll of FreelancingHow to cope with anxiety, self-doubt, and “the check’s in the mail.”  I’m currently waiting for around $10,000 worth of paychecks to reach me for freelance writing projects I’ve done.

3 Ways Employers Get Their Well-being Efforts Wrong

3 Ways Employers Get Their Well-being Efforts WrongWell-being is seen as increasingly important in the workplace. A growing number of companies have well-being policies, such as free gym memberships and health insurance, to cater to their employees' needs.

The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and Competition

The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and CompetitionVince Lombardi emphasized: "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are much more important than the events that occur." For those who contend that de-emphasizing winning may lead to a losing attitude, the annals of Olympic lore are full of passages from champions who argue the contrary...

Why More Working Mothers Are Choosing To Go Freelance

working freelance2 8 26The original “freelancers” were historic knights and mercenaries, selling their fighting skills to whoever paid the right price. Today’s freelancers include a growing army of people who decide to leave highly paid and secure jobs in large organisations to strike out on their own and become independent consultants.

10 Tips For StudentsTo Become More Employable

10 Tips For StudentsTo Become More EmployableOne of the main reasons given by students for going to university is to get a good job afterwards, but with around 500,000 people graduating each year the job market is extremely competitive.

How Flexible Work Is Making Us Work Longer

How Flexible Work Is Making Us Work LongerImagine if you could work whenever and wherever you wanted to. Would you work less and enjoy more time with family and friends? Or would you end up perpetually working, have work spill over into the rest of your life?

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...

Is The Law of Attraction Actually A Principle of Physics?

The Law of Attraction: A Principle of PhysicsThe Law of Attraction isn’t a “tool.” It’s not a personal development technique. The Law of Attraction is a principle of physics that explains how Energy works — more specifically, how energy “attracts” and “repels.”

What Coworkers Think When You Suck Up To The Boss

Here's What Coworkers Think When You Suck Up To The BossFew employees would deny that ingratiation is ubiquitous in the workplace. This behavior goes by many names – kissing up, sucking up, brown-nosing and ass-kissing. Indeed, the fact that there are so many names that describe this behavior suggests that it’s something that goes on all the time at work.

What Do We Really Know About Entrepreneurship?

What Do We Really Know About Entrepreneurship?The first thing is that the term entrepreneurship means different things to different people. So the starting point of any discussion is to agree not to use the term.

Happy & Hungry: Deciding to Enjoy the Ride

Happy & Hungry: Deciding to Enjoy the Ride"The newspaper did a survey asking highly successful people which came first: happiness or success? Sixty-three percent said they were successful because they were happy. Thirty-seven percent said they were happy because they were successful." Hmmmm...

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...

Are You Ready For The Jobs Of The Future?

Are You Ready For The Jobs Of The Future?The flow of reports about the impact of automation, mostly dire, continues.  This report follows the now familiar line captured in the phrase “exponential technologies”

Having All You Want

Having All You WantWhoa! Hold on a minute, you may be thinking as you look at that headline. Yes, I know the objections, but come with me as I show you how the statement does hold up under spiritual scrutiny. As many of us on a metaphysical path, I started my training with visualization, programming and positive affirmations.

A Watched Pot Never Boils! How Intention Makes a Difference

A Watched Pot Never Boils! How Intention Makes a DifferenceWhy do so many brave people, having failed in their marriage, their job or some other undertaking, fall into the same behaviour patterns, meet the same types of people and relive the same unhappy experiences? They do this in spite of displaying resources of willpower, creative visualisation or positive thinking...

How Higher Education Pays For Itself Many Times Over

How Higher Education Pays For Itself Many Times Overhe relative neglect of higher education investment in political debate is a missed opportunity. The economic evidence is that not only does higher education build the economy’s skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself many times over.

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...

Is Persistence The Key to Success?

Persistence Is The Key to SuccessThere are four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence. They call for no great amount of intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but little time or effort. 

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.

Missed Opportunities: Refusing the Flow

Missed Opportunities: Refusing the FlowHow many of us have dreams, or things we've always wanted to do, but never have? What is it that stops us even when the Universe keeps sending us reminders and pointers? "...a man who had just retired at 70 had been an engineer, and he’d always wanted to write poetry, but..."

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.

Mastering the Power of Adversity: It Can Be Done!

mastering adversityThere are over six billion people on the face of the earth. Virtually every one of them is currently enduring some form of adversity, from professional setbacks, relationship problems, and varying degrees of physical or mental illness, to misplaced car keys...

The First Step of Being Abundant Is Believing In Abundance

The First Step Of Getting Is Believing In AbundanceIt isn't hard to see the abundance of our planet. You only have to look at the fruit trees in the fall, the lushness of life. Buckminster Fuller calculated that if all the wealth of the world was divided equally among its citizens, each and every one of us would be a millionaire.

How False Money Myths Work and How to Dismantle Them

Money MythsWe live in a sea of beliefs and assumptions that govern how we see the world. Implicit and unspoken, they subtly determine all aspects of our lives. When we act on the basis of these beliefs, our actions are programmed by them and the results we obtain reflect them.

Which Social MediaFriends Can Help You Land A Job?

facebook job hunting3 5 29More than half of jobs are found with the help of a social tie, whether a friend, relative or distant acquaintance. For example, a friend may tell you about a job opening at her firm or a parent may offer you an internship at his company.

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.

Sowing and Reaping: If You're Sowing Weeds, Don't Expect Wheat

Sowing and Reaping: If You're Sowing Weeds, Don't Expect WheatThoughts, words, and acts are seeds sown, and by the inviolable law of things, they produce the kind of life they promise. Those who sow wrong thoughts and deeds and then pray that God will bless them are in the position of a farmer who...

Why The World Needs Intelligent Leaders And What It Takes To Be One

Why The World Needs Intelligent Leaders And What It Takes To Be OneThe world today is characterised by increasing variety, interdependency and connectivity; complexity, change, ambiguity, seamlessness and sustainability. There’s no doubt that more intelligent leaders are needed to deal with these emerging challenges and demands.

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.

Understanding and Applying the Three Keys to Success

Understanding and Applying the Three Keys to SuccessI can tell you that learning effective human-relations skills completely changed and dramatically improved my life. Since getting along with people is crucial, it's important to learn how to get along early in your life. Human-relations skills should be taught from kindergarten through college...

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...

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.

Five Ways To Boost Your Job Satisfaction

job satisfaction 4 12Are you part of the whopping 60% of people in both the UK and US who are feeling unhappy at work? Now that it’s spring – a time of new beginnings – perhaps you are scratching your head, wondering if it’s worth leaving your job and looking for something new, something more exciting and meaningful, something more satisfying.

I Multitask, but I Still Can’t Finish Everything!

I Multitask, but I Still Can’t Finish Everything!I would love to be able to tell you that multitasking will save the day, but it will actually do the opposite. There are a few instances when it can help (I’ll give examples shortly), but the majority of the time, multitasking hurts us. Just read the research on it.

Making the Best of a Bad Situation

Making the Best of a Bad Situation"Marcelle, that's a boy's name," the kids in the schoolyard would often tease. As for any child, this kind of mockery really hurt. I remem­ber coming home one day with tears streaming down my face...

The Art of Confidence and of Overcoming Shyness & Fear

The Art of Confidence and of Overcoming Shyness & FearThere are some amazing people in this world who, against all odds, have managed to overcome seemingly impossible setbacks. No one would fault any of these individuals if they had chosen differently and decided not to put themselves out there in the world, yet they chose...

Surviving External Pressures & Resolving Conflict Positively

preventing conflict

Our belief systems are very real and solid to us and filled with myriad preconceptions about what is "right" and what is "wrong". When something occurs that contradicts our preconceptions, we immediately react defensively. This defensiveness is the seed of conflict...

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.

Why Your Ethical Boss Is Sometimes A Jerk

Why Your Ethical Boss Is Sometimes A Jerk"Ironically, when leaders felt mentally fatigued and morally licensed after displays of ethical behavior, they were more likely to be abusive toward their subordinates on the next day," says Russell Johnson.

Why So Many Are Struggling To Save For Retirement?

Why So Many Are Struggling To Save For Retirement?

This week marked the beginning of the presidential primary season, and economic fears such as jobs and wages have taken center stage on the campaign trail.

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.

Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong

 Photo: Cabrera Photo. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA (cropped).
The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of its debts. Even in ancient times this was so. In traditional cultures, debt in a broad sense — gifts to be reciprocated, memories of help rendered, obligations not yet fulfilled — was a glue that held society together

Too Late for a New Career and Following Your Calling?

Too Late for a New Career and Following Your Calling?The balance between career, calling, and family will naturally change over time, so reevaluating and fine-tuning this balance can help transform midlife crises into midcourse corrections and create a space for refueling and recharging. Maintaining such balance involves a process of self-examination and insight that ripens over time.

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.

Always Wanting More... Can This Be A Good Thing?

Always Wanting More... Can This Be A Good Thing?One of the characteristics of humankind seems to be a desire to have more. Many experience the feeling, or have the belief or attitude of never having enough. We sometimes seem to view this as a "negative" experience, but it does have its positive side...

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.

Mastering Time Management While Running Your Spiritual Business

Mastering Time Management While Running Your Small BusinessA spiritual business often begins as a side interest that began from an inspiration. If you already have a full-time job, working to earn a living, or if you are a full-time mom, you are going to be very busy already! It is key to your success to know how to manage your time if you would like to start your own business.

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...

What's Your Financial Personality and Horoscope?

What's Your Financial Personality and Horoscope?It's a sign of the times that so many people are careless in money matters. Nearly half of today's workers live paycheck to paycheck. Even many earning six-figure salaries have nothing left over at the end of each month. Saving for retirement is considered unfashionable.

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.

Looking for Success? What Are You Really Seeking?

Looking for Success? What Are You Really Seeking?What is it you want more than anything else in the world? Ask yourself and answer truthfully. Answer as if it was the night before Christmas and you were a little kid and could have whatever you wished for. Take out a piece of paper and write down your...

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...

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