Looking for A Way to Avoid Telling Someone Where to Go? When I walked into his office, Will’s head was down, his brow looked furrowed, he was breathing deeply and writing furiously. I waited until he finished and asked, “What are you working on?” “I’m writing out my rage!” He smiled, pushed his pad aside […]

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There May Be No Such Thing As A Selfless Act Many people see volunteering as an act that benefits the people and programs they serve. But, ironically, what appears to be selfless giving has proven to be beneficial to the giver. Several research projects have shown that volunteers themselves exhibit improved psychological well-being as a […]

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Summer is a great time to catch up on recreational reading. But it’s also the perfect time to make progress toward life goals with books that nurture your inner coach.   Here are a few of my favorites: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, by Dr. Martin Seligman. He provides tools to […]

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Unlock the Hidden Forces That Are Working Against You Childhood experiences still shape the way we react to the world. That’s even true at work. Things that hurt us as children, and the methods we developed to cope, are foundational to our world view. They affect the way we deal with people and situations that […]

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Albert Einstein once said, “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” There are many ways to transform your mind – some are legal, some are not. But more and more, executives and business leaders are turning to Yoga and meditation to boost their on-the-job performance. These practices are moving from […]

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Others See More In Us Than We See In Ourselves Abraham Lincoln once said, “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” Sometimes, when we are blind to our own talent and potential, others see our gifts and believe in […]

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Exercise Improves More Thank Your Physical Health NYU Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki, author of “Healthy Brain, Healthy Life” says exercise actually makes you smarter. Here’s how. It increases serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline — the neurotransmitters associated with good mood. Growth factors – the proteins that help you learn and remember – also increase. And, it stimulates […]

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Saying Thank You Is Good For Your Health Researchers Stephen Yoshimura and Kassandra Berzins argue that showing gratitude can have a lasting impact on our physical and psychological well-being. Here are a few ways to infuse your day with life altering expressions of gratitude. Consciously choose to thank your family and friends. Thank your coworkers […]

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A Simple “Thank You” Can Actually Improve Your Wellbeing Scientists are working to uncover the impact of showing gratitude. It turns out that saying thank you is more than polite. It can have a lasting impact on our physical and psychological well-being. Numerous studies show that expressing and experiencing gratitude increases satisfaction, vitality, hope and […]

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5 Simple Tips When You’re Starting Out Making a good first impression is important when you start a new job. It sets the stage for how others will interact with you long-term. WorkingMother.com’s Emily Green offers these suggestions for standing out in a good way from the very beginning. Dress to impress. Don’t push the limits […]

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Is Oprah Happier Than You? How about Jennifer Lawrence or George Clooney? I admit it: I haven’t actually asked any of them how happy they are, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say yes. It’s not for the reasons you might think. Not because they have so much money that they […]

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If you enjoy reading fictional books, you’re getting more out of it than pure pleasure. According to Fast Company, it also helps you improve job performance. Here’s how. It enhances your reasoning skills by cultivating the ability to work beyond logic and explore how fuzzy values play out in social contexts. It helps you understand […]

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Negative Emotions Provide Important Data Life is filled with situations that evoke strong emotions, yet we’ve been conditioned to pretend everything is okay. In most workplaces, the expectation is that we behave professionally and avoid reacting based on emotion. But Susan David, author of “Emotional Agility,” reminds us that ignoring negative emotions shuts us off […]

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You Can Train Your Memory Like You Train Your Body Would it surprise you to learn that there are people who train and compete in Memory Championships? Scientist in the Netherlands have proof that you can train to supersize your memory and the effects can be long lasting. After using functional and structural MRI’s on […]

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When it comes to decision-making, do you procrastinate? Do you weigh the pros and cons, over and over, again? Do you hesitate in an approach-avoidance dance? If you do, you’re not alone. Many people fear making the wrong decision, so they make no decision at all. According to “Psychology Today,” Emotional procrastination starts with the […]

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Successful People Embrace And Learn From Failure Arianna Huffington says, “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Appreciating the rewards of failure is something that sets achievers apart from people who allow fear […]

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Unconscious Use of These Speech Patterns Could Be Undermining You We pick up language patterns from the people we live and work with. As a result, habits that lessen our credibility are hardly noticeable to our own ear. Good speaking skills aren’t just for the podium. The way we communicate, moment-to-moment, influences how people perceive […]

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Finding it hard to get the boss to notice and acknowledge your accomplishments? A recent Harvard Business Review article offers suggestions for earning the boss’ respect. Clarify your responsibilities. Ask what you need to learn and how you can learn it quickly. Then, diligently, get up to speed. Adapt your communication style. Find out how […]

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What The Truly Confident Do – Part 1 Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0,” says genuinely confident people earn more and are promoted more quickly. Part of their success is their ability to inspire themselves, as well as others. Bradberry says the truly confident get their happiness from within, summoning pleasure and satisfaction […]

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