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3 Hindrances to Personal Development

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Individual Personal Development is something that every person should take very seriously. And I’m happy to say that the interest in Personal Development is on the rise. The world in which we live can be, and often is, quite tumultuous and to stand solid with some degree of confidence requires us to look inside ourselves … Read more

4 Life Lessons I Learned From Super Bowl 2017

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4 life lessons I learned from Super Bowl 2017, was found not in the classroom or in a sanitized corporate environment. No, these lessons were taught on the ground and helmet to helmet in the rough and hard hitting world of Professional Football. The world of professional sports isn’t for the faint of heart, the meek in nature nor is it an arena … Read more

Decoding Childhood Programming – Trauma, Neglect & Abuse

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When a situation of abuse or extreme neglect has taken place, some learned information needs to be edited or deleted altogether. We all are “programmed” to one degree or another in that all of us are given guidelines for behavior and thinking at an early age. It’s usually termed, raising children. In most homes we’re … Read more

Personal Development

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Personal Development: As to the subject of personal development, sometimes, many times, we follow some catchy term, program or system without really delving into their meaning and the possible effect adhering to them or failing to might have on our lives. When we desire to improve ourselves we sometimes fall prey to a plan, a program, seminar or … Read more

Financial Tips For Millennials

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Good Financial Tips For Millennials are really just a few common sense behavior changes. Starting a journey in life is very exciting and offers a world of endless possibilities and potentials. What can be more exciting and exhilarating than charting your course through life, anticipating the unknown opportunities in the world, and waking up every day … Read more

How To Make A Video Using Windows Movie Maker

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How To Make A Video Using Windows Movie Maker includes everything you’ll need to get started. At then end of this post I’ve included several tutorial videos for visual explanation of certain aspects of Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker or as it’s sometimes known, Windows Live Movie Maker, was first available back in 2000. This free video … Read more

The Art of Underreacting

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The Art of Underreacting is not an automatic ability, rather it’s a valuable trait that can be consciously developed over time. Today’s society is very fast paced and with the numerous demands that are made on our time, money, our presence, emotions and other areas of our lives, we far too often have a limited ability and … Read more

4 Steps To Staying Productive

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The 4 steps to staying productive listed here are vital to staying productive or increasing productivity. While there are considerably more than just 4 steps to staying productive, in fact there are an endless amount of other steps that can be incorporated depending upon the person and the situation at hand, the ones that are listed … Read more

Stress and the Entrepreneur

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The terms Stress and the Entrepreneur go together like a hand and a glove, as all self employed persons understand well. When we who are self employed decided that working for ourselves was what we wanted, we all knew that it require much of us. And now, many months, years or decades later, sometimes we … Read more

Insecurity

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Security in an insecure world. There’s no doubt that today’s world isn’t your mothers’ world and it certainly isn’t your grandfathers’ world. Insecurity can raise it’s ugly head at any time, and in today’s world, there are certainly lots of opportunities for it to do so. But is it real? Sometimes in my conversations with people … Read more

The Same Old Same Old

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The same old same old can lead to complacency. Structure is good in most instances, in that it gives us some degree of assurance, a sense of stability and a semblance of security. Most of us if thrust into a situation or lifestyle that was without any structure whatsoever, would find that life far too fluid and uncomfortable. We … Read more

Gratefulness Is Key To Personal Development

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Gratefulness is key to personal development and balance is what people who desire to be whole should strive for. In order to create a healthy and accurate perspective of life and to properly maintain balance throughout, gratefulness is a key element to personal development. To go through the usual laundry list of things, people and situations that we should be grateful … Read more

Exercise and Your Brain

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There is a correlation between aerobic exercise and your brain, its’ memory, creative and cognitive functions. Physical exercise, and more specifically an aerobic style of exercising, is one of the most cost-effective methods of not only staying healthy overall, but of also increasing your memory levels. When you couple that with mental exercises such as … Read more

How To Get Ahead After Getting Behind

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Sometimes we wonder how to get ahead after getting behind and most of us have been there… There are very few of us who have been able to stay on a chosen course throughout all of our life.  Each of us has his or her individual and personalized goals and sometimes, many times, we just aren’t … Read more

Learning To See People As People

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The title of this article, Learning To See People As People, may seem like a self evident concept. However, there are many that never come to the full understanding of how others can add so much to their lives. There are people who for whatever reason, are conditioned to never really “see” others, they just know … Read more

Brain Health and Vitamins and Supplements

Good brain health and accurate functioning is linked to proper nutrition and exercise. The link between brain health and vitamins and supplements is similarly important. While I believe that the best source of an adequate intake of necessary vitamins, minerals and supplements should come from healthy food sources, there are times when situations require additional and … Read more

Brain Health and Nutrition

Brain health and nutrition go together. Solid, consistent nutrition that is focused toward the goal of maintaining and increasing cognition is vital and the two simply can’t be separated. In a prior post on brain health I focused on how being committed to a vigorous aerobic exercise program has proactive benefits for sustaining healthy brain function. This … Read more

You crazy, the fall will probably kill you.

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“You crazy, the fall will probably kill you,” is one of my favorite lines from an old movie. The movie was an old western called Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  In the scene this line is from the two of them were outlaw/con men who are on the run from a posse which now had them cornered on a high cliff and way, way … Read more

Discouragement – Friend or Foe

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Discouragement can be a friend or a formidable foe. In the realm of personal development, when we’re embarking on a program to increase ourselves in some vital area, there will come a time when it seems like nothing is working out correctly. This time usually comes after the point where we’ve written out and refined our … Read more

When The Going Gets Tough…

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Many times the path we’re on and the problems we’re having seem unending. We’ve all heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Right? It’s a good saying, a reasonable and strong saying, however some of us redefine the term, “get going.”  We turn it into the exact opposite of what the saying … Read more

Time To Reboot Your Thinking?

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Sometimes, when things just seem to get, well, stale, it may be time to reboot your thinking.  In many cases a new perspective serves to give us the motivation we need. When we forget to give ourselves the recognition we deserve, we may be looking through the lens of that which was and not that which is. … Read more

Winter or Summer, The Choice Is Yours

Whether your life remains in winter or moves toward your summer, the choice is yours. Sounds very motivational doesn’t it?  Well, it’s supposed to.  However truly think about those few words, the profoundness of their truth is astounding. There’s an old saying, a Chinese proverb some say, that goes, “Every journey starts with a single … Read more

Prioritizing Priorities

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In today’s incredibly fast paced world where multi-tasking is the norm and not the exception prioritizing priorities is an added layer to our weekly or daily planning. With all the devices we put to use today, the smart phones, the pads and tablets, laptops, et al, it’s pretty much amazing how much we can get accomplished.  … Read more

Self Awareness-Key To Personal Development

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Self awareness is key to personal development Well ok, that sounds fine, but how do you define self-awareness?  If you sat down and said to yourself, “I want to know more about me, who am I really?  What do I really want from life, from my position right now?”  Would those few questions be enough to … Read more

Three Attitudes We All Must Put In Their Place

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There are three attitudes that we all must put in their place.  And the place we must put them is anywhere but in the forefront of our minds and emotions. Preferably the place to dispose of them is to relegate them to a past that we must decide will no longer have control over us. We all … Read more

Success Isn’t Found In The Dreaming Only

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I like people who dream, think, wonder and ponder.  It’s how things are started, with a tiny concept that mushrooms. However, it’s not how things actually get done.  The success isn’t in found in the dreaming only, it’s in the doing of the dream where results meet hope. Is hoping out of style?  It’d better … Read more

A Solid Foundation

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There are an innumerable list of subjects that can be discussed as a personal development, motivational and inspirational blogger and I enjoy dealing with all of them. In fact the list of important and necessary subjects truly is endless, and all topics that would make the list have very positive benefits and should be dealt with and discussed. Some subjects … Read more

Core Values or Crowd Values

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There’s usually a point in our journey in life when we are confronted with a moral dilemma.  Either please the crowd, the powers that be or hold fast to your convictions.  Core values or crowd values will inevitably become an issue. Now of course if your basic, foundational convictions are not subject to that pesky … Read more

Leave A Mark

I think everyone can agree that the world has become a very serious place. With all the gloom and doom in the news media everyday, it’s difficult sometimes to keep your chin up. So much comes at us from every direction and sometimes we need some good news to elevate our attitude so we can … Read more

Values

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Values, a gift we give ourselves that’s truly worth more than silver, gold and jewels. Most of us when we rise in the morning, start with the list of to-do’s that comes almost automatically to our mind. As we start to move about we go over the list quickly and start to prioritize the things … Read more

Dreaming

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Never let others say you’re only dreaming, that you’re just a dreamer.  Just a dreamer?  That’s about as naïve as saying, “Well, I’m only human.” If you truly think about both of those sentences, they are in actuality incredible statements and concepts.  Every journey that has produced solid results started with dreaming then a thought, a hope or an idea … Read more

What Goes Up Doesn’t Have To Come Down

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We’ve all heard the saying, “What goes up, must come down.” I really don’t believe you can apply that reasoning carte blanche to everything. Personally, I believe what goes up doesn’t have to come down especially if it’s in the realm of personal development. There are so many things that all of us want to … Read more

Getting On With Getting On

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When a person makes a decision to make some major positive changes in their lives, just making the decision is the first step. Sometimes getting on with getting on isn’t the easiest step in personal development. For some however the actual decision is actually a major step. For many change holds about as much attractiveness as walking … Read more

Take Away Something

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Rarely are there days when you can’t take away something beneficial. It sounds very cliché-ish but for the most part it’s true; but there’s rarely a day that you can’t take away something that is in some manner albeit small, beneficial.  Something that somehow made the past 24 hours a little better. So many times we … Read more

Humility

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Humility is not the most popular and trending topic in the world of motivational speakers and personal development plans. You just don’t see articles and posts about it, but personally I feel this is one of the most important character traits a person can develop, one that will help them to accurately bring about solid … Read more

Lending A Helping Hand Will Also Help You

Lending a helping hand will also help you.  Engaging in selfless activities from time to time assists us with gaining a proper perspective on our own situations. It’s simply an accurate fact that lending a helping hand will also help you and it’s one of the cornerstones to proper personal development.  Life is precarious at best and … Read more