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Beat Inertia with this Simple Exercise

Happiness and meaning – the two things we all want more of in our lives. However, how much of happiness and meaning are we actually experiencing on a daily basis? The answer is probably “not enough.”  The uncomfortable truth is that our default response in life is not to act on our desires to reach…

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The Question That Resolves Conflict

Conflict is an unfortunate and unavoidable part of our lives. While it has the potential to stimulate us to accomplish great things, it can also drag us off course, erode relationships, and keep us from becoming the kind of person we want to become. Our daily challenge is to decide which conflicts are useful and…

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“I’ll Be Happy When ___________.”

How would you fill in the blank? There is no right or wrong answer. Everyone has their own unique goals in life. You might say, I’ll be happy when I get that promotion or when we move into a bigger house or when I get that bonus. We can all think of much more than…

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It’s Time to Let Go of Self-Limiting Beliefs

“I’m a terrible listener. I’ve been told that for years. My colleagues at work and even my wife say it. I guess that’s just the way I am.” Way too often, we hear otherwise brilliant leaders make counterproductive, self-limiting comments about themselves. You have undoubtedly heard them too. Maybe you have used one of the…

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Six Tips to Build Lasting Relationships

Everything is built on relationships: from business partnerships to life-long friendships. It’s no surprise that people who are great at relating to others tend to be more successful in life. We are all capable of showing interest in another person, in asking questions, and listening for the answers without interruption. However, many of us use…

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Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions This Year

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With the upcoming start of a new year, this is an exciting and hopeful time to set resolutions. It’s when we feel motivated to change. We set out to get in shape, to be a better leader, a kinder human being. We tell ourselves, “Now is the time to make it happen!” However, after a…

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