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Why Taking Risks Leads to Success

Almost everyone I know has had second thoughts about an opportunity for a new job, project, role, assignment, etc. It is only natural to have second thoughts about taking a risk and trying something new. One of the differences between very successful people and less successful people is the amount of risk one is willing to take. People typically don’t take risks…
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5 Things to Make Your Routine Very Productive

Whenever I used to think of a routine, I would think of how boring it is to do the same thing over and over every day, day in and day out. Now I know that routines not only make us more productive, they allow more time for creativity. One thing you may notice about very successful people is that consistently, they have…
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7 Things That Separate Good Friends From Everyone Else

There are so many types of friends. We meet them in different places and become friends for different reasons. Some friends are newer and some we have known forever. Some are temporary and some last throughout our lives. No matter where we found our friends and how long we have been friends, there are qualities that always mark a good friend. A…
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Stop Using Excuses – They Don’t Work

One of my former colleagues was late to work every day. She would run in, all flustered, mumbling a short apology and blaming the subway, the bus, the rain, the elevator – whatever she could think of. One day, our boss said to her, “there is no such thing as an excuse.” All flustered she blamed the bus. She couldn’t help it….
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7 Creative Ways to Help Others Instead of Just Giving Money

Helping someone else, doing a good deed, giving to someone in need is rewarding and can certainly make you feel happy and fortunate. When many people think about helping, they think of giving money, but some of the best things you can give don’t involve money at all. Recently, my older daughter volunteered at Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen. I was really…
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Success vs Failure – It’s a Choice Between Trying Again or Walking Away

There is something to be said for perseverance. Throughout history there have been many people who have become successful because of their drive, hard work, and an unwillingness to give up. These people can be seen in many different roles in history and reading about them can be very motivating. So if you need something to push you forward, just come back…
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How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Critic

When you look in the mirror, what do you think? If you have you ever stopped to listen to your own thoughts / reviews of yourself – it can be very enlightening. Just imagine if you were to speak to your friends the way you speak to yourself? If you looked at them and criticized their hair, made them turn around a…
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25 Random Acts of Kindness

Everyday we get caught up in our on world. We have things to do, places to go, people to see. We are so caught up in keeping up with our lives that we forget the little things that can make us happy. One way to make us happier is to make someone else happy. It doesn’t have to take much time or…
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