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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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7 Rules of Texting Etiquette

Texting is so easy. No necessary chit chat. You don’t have to worry about grammar or complete sentences and you can abbreviate any of the words. In a nutshell, texting is very convenient. Because of that convenience, many people have gotten very lazy when it comes to being polite and showing respect when texting. Here are some of the commonly held rules…
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Review Doctor Bills and Insurance Statements to Stop Unnecessary Charges

You get closer to financial freedom when you effectively find and get rid of incorrect expenses. Most people get their medical bills and/or insurance statements and promptly file (or throw) them away. By carefully reviewing these statements, you may notice several mistakes in medical charges and by being diligent in following up on these mistakes, you can avoid paying lots of extra…
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You Are Never Too Old To Have A Role Model

It’s often said  imitation is the highest form of flattery, and for good reason. Whether we do it intentionally or not, we all choose people that we admire, inspire us or want to emulate. For young people, role models are typically parents or teachers. Teens may also choose peers, musicians, or other celebrities. Once we reach adulthood, however, we may not be…
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