Work Smarter: Avoid Multitasking

Many people think that burning the candle at both ends means that they’re a productive person. But the truth is, being productive has nothing to do with being busy. Being productive means that you get things done that impact the goals that you have set for yourself, whether it’s your personal life or business life. One of the biggest killers in our society of productivity is multitasking. If you really want to work smarter, avoid multitasking.

    • Eliminate Distractions – Whether it’s junk piled up around the house, or your desk is cluttered at work, or that television blazing ...

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

One of the best ways to take control of your life, get more done, and be happier is to know what you want and how to get it. Setting boundaries in life is one of the ways that you can experience more success because you’re stopping things from getting in your way by claiming what you want. 

    • Know Yourself – Before you can make decisions about anything in life, you need to know who you are, what your morals, principles, and ideals are about life. Plus, you need to have an idea of how to achieve what you ...

How to Motivate People

When you want to be a leader, you must develop the ability to motivate others. To encourage others means that you encourage or spur them to act in a certain way, based on their desires and needs. To do this consistently, you need to honestly know what their goals are, what they want, what they need, and precisely what the desired results are as well as their value systems. 

    • Be an Example – People like to copy what they see. If you are positive, energetic, and passionate, they will be too. Whatever emotions and feelings that you want ...

How to Live Your Life with Intention

Many people seem to live without having any idea what they’re doing to do from one day to the next. They just let life happen and wind up wherever they wind up. However, this is a very stressful way to live. You can instead create a life of intention, much like when you plan a cross country trip, that even if you have a few interactions and off-road adventures, you’ll still end up in the destination you expected and hoped for. 

Accept That You Always Have Choices 

Even if you don’t like the choices before you, you still have them. Anytime you ...

How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Just like using your body will result in better muscle tone and health, so will using your mind. Keeping a sharp mind over a lifetime requires that you find new ways to use your mind so that you can light up new pathways, as well as take care of it properly in the first place so that it can work the way you need it to.

Keep Moving 

It’s not enough to just go to work and come home even if you have a physical job. It’s essential that you add at least 150 minutes of moderately hard movement, like walking fast ...

10 Ways to Develop Your Self Control

Self-control is exhibited when you demonstrate control over your emotions, desires, and actions or expressions of those emotions and desires. 

So, while you may feel like screaming and throwing yourself on the floor when someone cuts in front of you, you don’t. Certain people make you want to punch them in the face, but you don’t. You don’t do these things because you have self-control. 

There are other times you need to practice self-control that isn’t as obvious such as getting up and going to work each day by drinking 64 ounces of water to stay hydrated or by not stuffing an ...

10 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Even if you think you have a good memory today, it’s one of those things that if you don’t put it to use, it does stop working. We are very dependent on our devices now to the point that most of us cannot remember our own phone numbers, but that doesn’t have to be the case if you know what to do. These ten tips will help you improve your memory. 

    1. Eat a Healthy Diet – What constitutes a healthy diet isn’t as hard as people make it. Eat enough calories for your body type, eat a wide ...

10 Tips for Staying Focused During Difficult Times

Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes the difficulty is personal in nature, and sometimes it’s environmental. Divorces, deaths, and many things happen in life, including storms, illness, and more that we have no real control over. Whenever something disturbing happens or something 

    1. Give Yourself a Break – Take a deep breath and just give yourself a break. You’re allowed to have bad days and feel like crap. It’s okay to take some time to wallow in your concerns or your issues. It’s good to feel the emotions you feel and let them all out so that ...

Ways Analyzing Your Weaknesses Can Make You Stronger

While focusing on your strengths is a great way to get ahead in life, the truth is, analyzing your weaknesses, and then working on them by either improving your skill in that area or finding a way around the issue, can make you a much stronger person. Let’s look at all the ways you can become stronger by analyzing your weaknesses.

More Doors Will Open 

When you reach out to learn more about the areas that you’re weak in, it’s amazing the doors that will start opening as you stretch yourself. For example, if you tend to be late for meetings, this ...

How to Train Your Subconscious Mind to Help You Succeed

Your subconscious mind is a guiding force in your life that if you feed it well, it will help you push yourself toward success. The subconscious mind is always thinking even if you’re not totally aware of it at the time. It controls your automatic bodily functions and responds to what your conscious mind is telling it. To train your subconscious mind, you’ll need to be conscious about what you’re putting into your brain.

Visualize What You Want

You can use many methods for visualizing what you want, but the criteria should be that the vision needs to be very specific so ...

How to Recognize Unconscious Bias and Break Out

Biases include both favorable and unfavorable ideas, knowledge, and assumptions that affect the way we engage with the world. They are the things that your subconscious “knows” that you don’t even realize are informing your decision-making process. Every person on the planet holds unconscious biases that affect their behavior, preferences and even their treatment of others. Most don’t even realize it. 

If you want to break out of your comfort zone, you’ll need to recognize, accept, and study potential unconscious biases because they could be causing you to make incorrect decisions. 

Step #1: Accept That Everyone Has Biases 

We are a product of ...

How to Forgive Without Forgetting

The old saying that you should “forgive and forget” is probably one of the most damaging statements that have been made in terms of how it has affected a person’s ability to forgive. The main reason is that forgetting is not part of forgiving. Forgiving is done despite the wrong done, the results from it, and the memory that remains. So, how can you forgive without forgetting? 

Forgiveness is About You Not Them

This is probably the hardest concept to understand. Many people wrongly think that forgiving means to let someone off the hook. This is not true. Forgiveness is something you ...

How to Develop a Success Oriented Mindset

If you want to not only be successful but know that you can repeat that success whenever you want, it’s important that you understand how to develop a success-oriented mindset. It doesn’t happen by accident. 

Plan for Success

If you want to be successful in anything in any part of your life, whether socially, personally, or career-wise the only want to do it is to be able to identify what success is and the steps required to get there and then taking the steps and following through. That’s really the only way. 

Be Open to Opportunities 

When you are success-oriented, you are always open ...

10 Ways to Control and Reduce Your Anger

Anger is an important feeling that most people experience at some time or another in their lives. Anger is not always a negative thing. Sometimes anger is justified and can be used to ensure you find a solution and act on it. So, to ensure that you control and reduce but also use anger appropriately, check out these ten tips.

    1. Take a Time Out – This is especially important if you find yourself becoming angry around other people or animals. Don’t let it continue. Instead, neutralize it by taking a time out so you can collect your thoughts ...

10 Benefits of Practicing Gratitude Daily

Finding ways to practice gratitude each day is a lot more beneficial to you than you may realize. It’s not just about writing down a few things you’re grateful for each day, it’s much deeper than that, and the benefits show the impact daily gratitude has on your life. 

    1. Feel Happier – Your thoughts control your feelings, not the other way around. Because of this, when you practice gratitude, you will change your thoughts to those that are more positive which will naturally increase your happiness. 

    2. Reduce Depression -- While many types of depression aren’t going ...

Ways to Overcome Fear and Break Through Your Comfort Zone

This may come as a shock to you, but you’re not the only person on earth that has fears. Even people with very powerful and important positions have fears. Every person who must learn something new experiences fear and discomfort before they learn and have a breakthrough. It’s totally a normal part of human existence and you’re no different. 

    1. Define the Fear and The Effects it Has on You

When you start to experience feelings that you identify as a fear that feels like it might stop you from achieving your goal, take the time to stop what you’re ...

How to Make Good Life Choices

Throughout your entire life, you’re going to be confronted by many different choices that you need to make in life. The choices you need to make in life may be small ones like what to wear today or large ones like which career to practice. Some choices also have moral implications that you should consider as you choose different paths in your life.

Understand Your Personal Values

When you die, what do you want other people to say or think about you? Try writing your obituary and that is going to help you figure out what your personal values are. It can ...

How to Find More Motivation in Life

When you look forward to doing or achieving something, it is usually prompted by a motivating thought or aspect. Motivation is what drives you to take the actions you need to reach a goal or to accomplish something. Motivation can be positive or negative. You can be driven by a negative thought just as you can be driven by a positive thought. 

Set Goals That Provide Direction and Focus

When you need to accomplish something, it’s important that you set a goal based on the result that you want to achieve. Ensure that you set goals that give specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, ...

How to Commit to a Goal

Making progress on any goal you set requires commitment. If you don’t have that, you may not see your plan to the end. Setting the right type of goals and setting up a plan for success that includes daily action is the best way to showing your true commitment to a goal. 

Know Why You Made the Goal

Whenever you make goals for anything, it’s important to know why. Does this goal help you with your mission in life? If you make goals that don’t fit in with your overall plan for your life, it’ll be hard to really commit because you ...

How to Be More Efficient in All Parts of Your Life

Becoming efficient in all parts of your life means that you want to create a well-organized environment that allows you to maximize productivity, whether productivity at work, in a business or just in your personal life. Accomplishing efficiency requires being mindful of what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. 

Focus Effectively

The things that you focus on effectively are the same things that you complete. If you focus on each area of life and find ways to work efficiently in each one, you’ll get a lot more accomplished. So, remember to focus on the positive so that you maintain a consistent, ...

The Dos and Don’ts of Enjoying a Healthy Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying doing it is easier than you may think. It honestly is not hard to maximize your health through your lifestyle mentally, physically, and spiritually without giving up on the parts of life you love. 

Get Enough Quality Sleep

Unless you’re one of the few people on the planet who has a genetic predisposition to needing less sleep, you need to plan for getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep every single night. It will help if you schedule your day to fit in the things you need to do and the sleep you need to maintain ...

Creativity is a Skill You Can Learn

Creativity is described as, “the act of turning ideas from your imagination into reality.” Many people think that creativity only exists in the arts, but this is not true at all. There are many types of creativity that include both the cognitive and the emotional. Because of this, you can be creative in all aspects of your life. What’s more important is even if you don’t believe you’re very creative right now, you can learn it. Creativity is another skill that you can learn. 

Take a Course

One way to become more creative is to keep learning new things. This is especially ...

6 Steps to Finding Your Inner Peace

If you want to be mentally and spiritually at peace, you need to know who you are, how you fit into the world, and your values. In addition, you also need to understand what you can and cannot control, as well as what is and is not important at the moment. 

    1.  Know Your Core Principles and Values

If you know who you are and what you stand for, you can more easily make good decisions in your life. From choosing a career to a spouse and all the choices in between and beyond, having a basis for which you ...

4 Tips for Building Good Character

Good character is defined by your integrity, honesty, and accountability. When you have a good character, you can identify your values and principles, while living them out in real-time. Your character frequently also describes your personality because your traits are intertwined in many ways. 

Terms that often describe someone’s character are:

    • Patient
    • Determined
    • Fair
    • Optimistic
    • Kind
    • Honest
    • Empathetic
    • Helpful

The inverse of the words above can also be character traits as character can be either good or bad. If you want to build on the positive ...

Ways to Take Control of Your Life

There is a common idea that “life is a rollercoaster” with many ups and downs. It is true that life does have its ups and downs, but it doesn’t have to be out of control. This perception may lead to accepting more volatility than you really need to if you know how to take control of your life. 

Set Boundaries

One of the most important aspects of being able to control your own life is to set boundaries around your time regarding others. Yes, you help your kids, parents, spouse, and so forth but you don’t have to be everything and do ...