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Embrace Possbility When Just Trying to Help Fails
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When Just Trying to Help Fails

"I'm just trying to help." How often have you said or thought these words? If you're a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It's a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise. So why does this happen? Why are you [...]

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How to Give Yourself Feedback

For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday. One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it's not always convenient or helpful [...]

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Top 10 Insights that May Change Your Life for the Better

Throughout your life, you've learned many lessons that have changed the way you think, act and live. But no matter how valuable the lesson, it is not fun to learn it the hard way. Some say these learning pains are unavoidable and necessary for the learning to stick. This may be true for some people [...]

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How to Jumpstart Your Life by Reinventing Yourself

You probably think your life could be better. It's not that it's bad. It's just not what you'll call "awesome". If you want to confirm this, answer this question: What have you been up to? If your answer is: Not much Same old Eh... or any other variation, then you may want to jumpstart your [...]

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Insights for Getting a Job – Articles and Interview

It's hard to be unemployed. Whether you've just lost your job or you've been looking for some time now, the uncertainty can be both frustrating and scary. In an interview with LocalJobNetwork.com, I discuss how people hold themselves back from getting a job and share tips for helping them improve their chances for employment. To [...]

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job

Have you ever wondered: Should I quit my job? You're not alone. People often tell me they are unhappy with their jobs. They fantasize about getting out and like most fantasies, it doesn't happen. The good news is: Those who do make the switch don't regret it. The bad news is: This doesn't make the [...]

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Modeling Success Series – Frances Hesselbein – #3

(For those of you who are not familiar with this series or the benefits of modeling success, please read the beginning of this post) This third interview of the Modeling Success Series reminds me why I love what I do and how much I enjoy meeting and learning from extraordinary people. I came away from this particular interview [...]

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Don’t Get Things Done

There are people who just can't get things done. Maybe you're one of these people and you're not sure why you don't get things done. Maybe you deal with these people and they drive you crazy. Maybe you do get things done but you want to get more things done. No matter what the situation, [...]

Why Good People Do Bad Things

Generally, people are good. At least that’s what I believe and it has served me well. So why is it that some of them do bad things? Unthinkable things? From genocides to bullying From terrorism to financial fraud From smoking to working way too much People, who are generally good, end up doing a spectrum [...]

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How to Effectively Manage Your Time

For those who follow my blog, you may have noticed that I haven't posted any new articles recently. The main reason for this is I've been single-tasking, a technique Leo Babauta uses to get a lot of stuff done. This month, I've focused most of my time on finalizing my first book and have put a lot [...]