Managing Your Life

How to Leave the Past Behind

leave the past behind

Why is it that some people go through life feeling frustrated and stuck, while others are able to make massive positive changes no matter what the universe throws at them? Why do so many people become angry, bitter, and spiteful after adversity, but others grow more resilient, compassionate, and determined? Part of the answer lies…

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The Thinking to Overcome Anxiety

Overcome Anxiety

The ultimate currency in life is happiness. Experiencing joy, doing things you love which matter to you, and making meaningful connections with others – that’s it! These are what we should all be working toward, and understanding this is the greatest gift any of us can ever give ourselves or our kids. Life is not…

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Ways of Creating Value to Maximize Your Life

Creating Value

Have you ever met someone whose life constantly seemed to be falling to pieces? They seemingly can’t do anything right and always feel like things are getting worse. And, unfortunately for them, they’re right. Alternately, most of us have known someone for whom things always seem to work out. It’s like everything they touch turns…

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Strategies for Overcoming Challenges

In our research, we asked happy and successful people to share important experiences that drove their success. Almost without exception, they pointed to moments of great adversity and challenge as those times when they developed the relationships, gathered the knowledge, forged the character and built the resolve that would lead to their eventual success. One…

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Overwhelmed By Life? 5 Actions To Help You Regain Control

Overwhelmed by Life

There used to be this unbelievable Oak Tree in my neighbor’s yard – the most amazing tree I’ve ever seen. My children nicknamed this great White Oak Old Majestic. It was seven feet in diameter, and its limbs hung over three different houses on our road. I remember one evening I was suffering. A partner…

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Suffering is Optional with the Right Mindset

Suffering is Optional

Eckhart Tolle tells the story of a duck in his great book A New Earth. In the story, the duck gets into an intense altercation with another duck. They fight violently for a few seconds and then separate. As the ducks part, each makes a great show of shaking its feathers and wings. In an…

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Dealing with Negative People

Dealing with Negative People

Early in my career, I had the opportunity to work in Europe. I was on assignment alone for ten months and ended up feeling very isolated. One of my escapes from the solitude, however, was the newfound interest I found in art. I became mesmerized by the influential artist Édouard Manet (not to be confused…

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5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Many mornings I wake up struggling. The different obligations in my life weigh on me and create anxiety, and I muddle around until I start doing something. The moment I take action, my anxiety lessens. I feel empowered and start to regain a sense of control. The instant we act is the start of the…

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