10 Tips to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

Your plate is full and you feel the pressure. Work responsibilities. Credit card bills. Marriage and family responsibilities. All the pressure and stress can be overwhelming and lead to burnout.

Here are 10 common-sense tips to help you reduce stress and avoid burnout. And what makes these tips extra special is most do not require extra time on your part. Instead, they will help you re-engineer the time you already have.

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3 Realities to Living Your Dream Life

When you graduated high school or college, were you challenged by a motivational speaker to live your dream life? While I don't speak at graduations much anymore, I used to quite often. As a graduation speaker, my job was to inspire students to apply what they learned in school to live their dream life. While…

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A Different Kind of Personality Test – 7 Toxic Personalities to Avoid

A Different Kind of Personality Test - 7 Toxic Personalities to Avoid

You have probably taken at least one personality test. The DiSC profile. Myers-Briggs. Perhaps even the Enneagram. But have you ever seen a personality test that identifies toxic personalities? I haven't. Here's a quick personality test for identifying toxic personalities. It's not really a personality test, it's just a list of seven draining personalities I've…

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12 Quotes on How To Be Successful

12 Quotes on How to Be Successful

How to Be Successful “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”  —Herman Cain “Learn how to handle rejection, work hard, and function outside of your comfort zone.” —Gonzo Arzuaga “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Life More Starting Today

5 Ways to Enjoy Life More Starting Today

Do you want to enjoy everyday life more, but don't know exactly how to do it? Try these 5 ideas on how to enjoy life more starting today… 5 Ways to Enjoy Life More Starting Today Live. Life is a gift. It is to be embraced and experienced with joy… even in tough times. Notice I…

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The Power of Irrational Positive Thinking

The Power of Irrational Positive Thinking

You have likely heard of positive thinking. But have you ever heard of the power of irrational positive thinking? This idea was coined from The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain by Tali Sharot. According to Sharot, “Optimism biases human and nonhuman thought. It takes rational reasoning hostage, directing our expectations toward a better…

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7 Tips on How to Build Self-Esteem (+ a Bonus Tip)

7 Tips on How To Build Self-Esteem

The term “self-esteem” is often used to describe a person's sense of self-worth. Self-esteem involves a variety of personal beliefs about who you are such as your appearance, belief system, talents, and behaviors. Healthy self-esteem leads to a balance of confidence and humility. Unhealthy self-esteem leads to a lack of confidence mixed with either egotism…

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11 Quotes to Unlock Your Full Potential

11 Quotes to Unlock Your Full Potential

Do you ever feel like you haven't unlocked your full potential? Do you think you have more to offer? That there is more deep inside you, and you just are not sure how to access it? Chances are I'm not the only person who can feel this way. A lot of us have more to…

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Dreams Come True – Wanna Learn The Secret?

Dreams Come True! Wanna Know the Secret?

Dreams can come true IF you know the secret. So…wanna know the secret? How Can Dreams Come True? It's in this quote from Mark Twain: Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They are realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus, and hard work. They happen a step at…

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Great Leaders Are Never Self-Made

Great Leaders Are Never Self-Made

Great leaders are never self-made, nor is great leadership about yourself. Leaders are made by others serving and shaping them. Then these leaders become great by doing the same — by serving and shaping those around them. In other words, great leadership is not about building up your own platform. Great leadership is about serving…

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Birthday Letters | A Smart Way to Provide Goal Setting Tips to Your Kids

Birthday Letters - A Smart Way to Provide Goal Setting Tips to Your Kids

As many of you have probably caught on by now, I'm a big goal setter. I think setting and chasing after goals is one of the best ways we can invest in our lives. When my kids were younger and all at home, I was always sharing goal-setting tips with them so they would see…

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