Things That Are Actually Worth Storing Up

You don’t need a year’s supply of toilet paper to survive, but consider stocking up on these items. While it’s good to be prepared, you need to know what’s worth storing up in case you need to just spend more time at home. Here are Some of the Best Options if You’re Looking to StoreContinue reading “Things That Are Actually Worth Storing Up”

18 Mindset Hacks That Can Change Your Life Forever

Having a positive and successful mindset for many seems to be something very every day, but it is very difficult to do for others. But before you continue reading, stop for a moment and reflect on your day, how has it been? The first things that came to your mind were negative or positive things? If the answer toContinue reading “18 Mindset Hacks That Can Change Your Life Forever”

To Fight “Laziness,” Slow Down and Focus on Your Values

Instead of beating yourself up for being “lazy,” try reframing what “laziness” means. Devon Price, author of Laziness Does Not Exist, says that laziness is probably a sign you need to take a break, not work more. To stop feeling like you’re worth only your “hard work” — try the Values Clarification Exercise. Here’s howContinue reading “To Fight “Laziness,” Slow Down and Focus on Your Values”

Money Is a Tool- Stop Treating It as the Goal!

“I want more money.” “I need to save more money.” “I wish I had more money.” I hear these phrases all the time — and I’ve been guilty of saying them myself, too. While it’s natural to think this way about finances, doing so only creates more stress around money. Why? What’s wrong with “moreContinue reading “Money Is a Tool- Stop Treating It as the Goal!”

How to Survive an Economic Collapse

Thankfully, history can give us some advice here. The person who produces, whether that be food, shoes, holsters, or some other form of a tangible good, is the one who holds true wealth. They’re adding something to society, creating something that others need or want. In the same spirit, I would argue that the personContinue reading “How to Survive an Economic Collapse”

5 Daily Habits To Train Your Brain To Become a Learning Machine

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Learning doesn’t just end the moment you receive your formal degree — that’s when it starts. I find that the more I learn, the clearer my thinking gets, the more money I make, and the more fulfilled I am with my life.Continue reading “5 Daily Habits To Train Your Brain To Become a Learning Machine”

What are Forward Thinking Skills?

If in the past, you could feel safe with just your years of experience within companies, nowadays, you should know that you need to be continually learning and adapting. New technologies are advancing at an accelerated rate; people are living longer through their careers, several changes in the axis of economic power, new generations growingContinue reading “What are Forward Thinking Skills?”

7 Downsides of Hope

There’s good hope and bad hope. Here’s how it can be harmful and sabotage you. Throughout history, hope has been viewed favorably, as virtually essential to our welfare. True, many writers have inveighed against “false hope.” But it’s generally been perceived as a positive, almost essential, motivating force. And in any case, it seems inextricablyContinue reading “7 Downsides of Hope”

You’re a Bad Listener: Here’s How to Remember What People Say

We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, but if you want to build better relationships you need to master active listening. Listening is hard. We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, and that can be a dangerous combination. When you’re doing the talking, though, it’sContinue reading “You’re a Bad Listener: Here’s How to Remember What People Say”

How to Refocus the Wandering Mind? 6 Simple Ways

A wandering mind is a common and frustrating occurrence that leaves us unable to focus on the task or project at hand. Some different factors influence one’s cognitive functioning including the ability to concentrate. As a result, the overall productivity suffers, and stress levels increase. Although frustrating, the problem is entirely manageable. Simple lifestyle tweaksContinue reading “How to Refocus the Wandering Mind? 6 Simple Ways”

Habit Stacking: How To Train Your Brain With Routine

Habit stacking uses those strong connections to create new habits”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle Nice words from the old guy, but try putting that into practice at 8am when you’re hitting snooze or watching the lashing rain from your desk at 5pm andContinue reading “Habit Stacking: How To Train Your Brain With Routine”

10 Things to Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck

You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the old one. We all feel stuck at one time or another–in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever the situation, feeling stuck doesn’t make us feel good about ourselves. We may lose trackContinue reading “10 Things to Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck”

How to Form a Healthy Habit (Does It Really Take 21 Days?)

Most of us have a long list of healthy habits we’re trying to form. Eating more vegetables, hitting the hay earlier, meditating more — you get the picture. While you might have good intentions, building a healthy habit can be hard. Ask anyone who’s tried — and failed — to stick to a New Year’sContinue reading “How to Form a Healthy Habit (Does It Really Take 21 Days?)”

Ways to Improve Your Brain Fitness

Brain fitness has basic principles: variety and curiosity. When anything you do becomes second nature, you need to make a change. If you can do the crossword puzzle in your sleep, it’s time for you to move on to a new challenge in order to get the best workout for your brain. Curiosity about the worldContinue reading “Ways to Improve Your Brain Fitness”

12 Simple Ways to Feel Inspired & Happy Right Now

We all need a touch of inspiration to reignite the fire in our soul, be it to stimulate creative ideas for a project we are working on or simply to break the monotony of life’s autopilot and lose ourselves in the moment of possibility for a while. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hustleContinue reading “12 Simple Ways to Feel Inspired & Happy Right Now”

All The Reasons to Read: It’s Important

The importance of reading is completely undeniable. The next time someone asks you: “Why is reading important?” you will have an educated and thorough answer to respond with. If you’re not the biggest fan of books, that’s ok! You’re not alone! But before you shut down books and reading altogether, take the time to learnContinue reading “All The Reasons to Read: It’s Important”

Ways to Slightly Improve Your Life Without Really Trying

Whether it’s taking fruit to work, being polite to rude strangers, or taking up skinny-dipping, here’s a list of ways to make life better, with little effort involved … 1. On The Fence About a Purchase? Wait 72 hours Before You Buy It. 2. Everyone Has an Emotional Blind Spot When They Fight. Work OutContinue reading “Ways to Slightly Improve Your Life Without Really Trying”

4 Reasons to Finally Get Over Your Fear of Failure

As a kid, did you ever show off on the playground and totally embarrass yourself instead? In school, did you ever experience that dreaded moment in front of the class when you forgot the poem you just had memorized? Or, I can hit closer to home: have you ever showed up unprepared for a presentationContinue reading “4 Reasons to Finally Get Over Your Fear of Failure”

Grit: A Complete Guide on Being Mentally Tough

Let’s define grit. Grit is the perseverance and passion to achieve long–term goals. Sometimes you will hear grit referred to as mental toughness. Angela Duckworth, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that grit is a strong predictor of success and the ability to reach one’s goals. How to Be Mentally Tough Step 1: Define WhatContinue reading “Grit: A Complete Guide on Being Mentally Tough”

11 Questions to Help You Set Meaningful Goals for the Next Decade

As the year ends, it’s time to reflect not only on your goals for the next year but for the decade beyond. Don’t be intimidated, it’s not as daunting an exercise as you’d think. It comes down to asking yourself the right questions, ones that spur goal setting to not only maximize achievement and successContinue reading “11 Questions to Help You Set Meaningful Goals for the Next Decade”

8 Financial New Year’s Resolutions To Set Now and Achieve In The New Year

New year, new financial goals: If you’re starting off the new year with a list of resolutions, consider adding some financial to-dos, such as improving your credit score and making a plan to pay off your credit card debt once and for all. Determining your goals is a great starting point to improving your finances,Continue reading “8 Financial New Year’s Resolutions To Set Now and Achieve In The New Year”

Five Questions to Ask When You Need Help Finding Your Purpose

Mark Twain once said the two greatest days in a person’s life are the day they’re born and the day they discover why. Deep? Definitely. But let’s be honest: the first day is a somewhat passive experience. The second day, however, can feel like a lot of pressure. While some of us can quickly identifyContinue reading “Five Questions to Ask When You Need Help Finding Your Purpose”

How to Stay Calm When You’re Secretly Boiling Inside

Do you see red when someone says something nasty that you do not deserve? Does your blood boil when you are not included in an important decision? Is your favorite way of responding to curse or kick a can? Does minor bad news make you shout obscenities? Hey, it happens all the time. You feelContinue reading “How to Stay Calm When You’re Secretly Boiling Inside”

How to Become a Better Listener

A participant in any conversation has two goals: first, to understand what the other person is communicating (both the overt meaning and the emotion behind it) and second, to convey interest, engagement, and caring to the other person. This second goal is not “merely” for the sake of kindness, which would be reason enough. IfContinue reading “How to Become a Better Listener”

7 Habits for Better Longevity

Since only about 20% of the average person’s life span is dictated by genes, I reasoned that if I could find the common denominators among people who’ve achieved the health outcomes we want, I might distill some pretty good lessons for the rest of us to follow. I discovered nine powerful lessons. Here they are:Continue reading “7 Habits for Better Longevity”

Four Proven Ways To Buy Happiness With Money

The relationship between money and happiness is complex. Some studies have found that having more money is associated with a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment. This makes sense. Money provides greater security against the unknown, more options and opportunities, and a greater sense of control over our lives. However, other research concludes that, beyondContinue reading “Four Proven Ways To Buy Happiness With Money”

7 Ways to Keep the Spark in Your Dreams

The road less traveled is typically a long and windy one. Many times it feels as though we find ourselves back where we started. You know exactly what I’m talking about if you ever went after any sort of goal worthy of your pursuit. You kick off from the start because you’re excited about aContinue reading “7 Ways to Keep the Spark in Your Dreams”

The Meaning of Life Is Surprisingly Simple

You can make your quest for meaning manageable by breaking it down into three bite-size dimensions. Want to live in a directed, resolute way? To always know why you’re doing what you’re doing? There’s a simple way to make your dreams come true: Go find the meaning of life! People who believe that they knowContinue reading “The Meaning of Life Is Surprisingly Simple”

How Conversation Builds Character

Much has been said as to how a technology-driven reduction in our face-to-face interactions may be negatively impacting our physical health and mental happiness. In the absence of strong relationships, anxiety, depression, and likely certain diseases as well have been on the upswing. While the negative psychological and physiological effects which result from the lossContinue reading “How Conversation Builds Character”

7 Ways to Boost Your Ego for Success and Happiness

Knowing words like “Egoist” may lead you to believe that having a strong ego makes you an unbearable person. While being an Egoist is certainly not recommended, boosting your ego to a certain level can help you be successful and happy. Self-esteem is tricky. If you do not learn how to keep it under control,Continue reading “7 Ways to Boost Your Ego for Success and Happiness”

Do You Have A Strong Sense Of Purpose? Here’s How To Know & Build It

The more centered you are in your sense of purpose, the more you will become your own anchor during intense times. Knowing your purpose is freeing—and finding it can be similar to decluttering your home. Like a good home cleaning session, getting clear on your purpose will leave you with the things that you trulyContinue reading “Do You Have A Strong Sense Of Purpose? Here’s How To Know & Build It”

Credit vs. Debit: Which Is Better?

Debit or credit? While these two forms of payment might seem to work the same when you’re at the register, what comes after means two totally different things for you and your bank account. Let’s do a deep dive into the debit vs. credit showdown and see who takes the crown. Debit vs. Credit: What’sContinue reading “Credit vs. Debit: Which Is Better?”

6 Benefits of Organ Meats (And Tips to Make Them Tolerable)

Food fads come and go. One year, acai is the must-have superfood, and the next year hemp hearts are in vogue. These days, different experts promote all sorts of so-called superfoods. And while each of these foods has merits, there’s one that stands above the rest. This super-super-food has been eaten by people since ancientContinue reading “6 Benefits of Organ Meats (And Tips to Make Them Tolerable)”

What if We Quit Setting Goals? (Seriously?)

It’s an old familiar hum: Every January, we kick off the calendar year with New Years Resolutions: lose 10 pounds, make smarter investments, create an extra $1,500 per month on the side. Yet by February, we’ve returned to life as usual. The discarded New Years Resolution has become a tired cultural trope. We blame ourselvesContinue reading “What if We Quit Setting Goals? (Seriously?)”

7 Mental Exercises to Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Critical thinking is an effective tool for everything. It forces you to analyze things objectively, filtering out your biases, and allowing you to see things from different perspectives, which can improve your creativity. Whether you’re trying to brainstorm a new idea, creatively solve an existing problem, or just analyze how and why something went wrong, critical thinkingContinue reading “7 Mental Exercises to Make You a Better Critical Thinker”

3 Brain Exercises to Stay Mentally Sharp and Solve Problems Faster

Creativity is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the better you’ll be at coming up with innovative solutions and ideas at work. One of the most effective ways to do this is to train your brain to see and notice opportunities. Often you can find needs or problems hiding in plain sight allContinue reading “3 Brain Exercises to Stay Mentally Sharp and Solve Problems Faster”

10 Ways to Fight Fear

At the beginning of each new year, many people consider making resolutions to change for the better. Of those who succeed in making resolutions many fail. But many fail before they give success a chance because of fear. Some are afraid of failure, others are afraid of success. Regardless of the source of the fear,Continue reading “10 Ways to Fight Fear”

How to Overcome the Biggest Mistakes in Decison Making

Sam, a lawyer with a stressful job, recently admitted, “I really wanted to be a lawyer growing up, but I didn’t realize how much time I would be spending away from my family and friends.” Because he spent so many years in school and so much time honing his legal skills at a top-notch firm,Continue reading “How to Overcome the Biggest Mistakes in Decison Making”

8 Signs You’re Not Following Your True Path

We all want to find our destiny; but how do we know when we have strayed from the true path we are meant to be on? Each of us is born with our own talents and gifts and strengths—unique energies that need an outlet. What is right for one person will not be right forContinue reading “8 Signs You’re Not Following Your True Path”

10 Amazing Benefits of Roller Skating

When you think of fitness and getting in shape, your mind probably almost immediately wanders to the well-known methods of weight loss. Going to the gym, walking, swimming, running, cycling, and yoga are most likely to be the things to come to mind. However, one popular sport to lose weight and get fitness levels upContinue reading “10 Amazing Benefits of Roller Skating”

The 2 Biggest Mental Traps That Hold Us Back From Becoming More Resilient and Confident in Life

It’s easy to get sidetracked from your goals. When things get hard, complicated, or confusing, giving in to distractions protects us from feeling discomfort. Distractions come in several forms. It can be your friends and family telling you not to do something risky, even though it’s always been a life goal of yours. Or aContinue reading “The 2 Biggest Mental Traps That Hold Us Back From Becoming More Resilient and Confident in Life”

10 Habits of Frugal People and Are They Worth It?

Frugal people view money differently for a number of reasons. Some have developed habits of frugality after living through tough financial times. Others follow frugal habits learned from their parents, grandparents, or other people close to them. And still others learn habits of frugality from the simple realization that money managed well provides freedom. TheContinue reading “10 Habits of Frugal People and Are They Worth It?”

How Practicing Gratitude Can Impact Your Finances

Do you have an attitude of gratitude when it comes to your money? As silly as this may sound, practicing gratitude in your financial life can have a positive impact on your habits, mindset, and more. When you incorporate gratitude into your financial plan, you’re able to slow down and make better money decisions. You leverageContinue reading “How Practicing Gratitude Can Impact Your Finances”

Now is a Great Time to Start Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is one of the most accessible tools at our disposal to deal with these hard-to-have feelings productively. Unfortunately, a common misconception I hear when talking to executives about mindfulness is that it’s aimed at detaching from feelings. That’s a potentially harmful misunderstanding — in fact, mindfulness can help us get in touch with ourContinue reading “Now is a Great Time to Start Practicing Mindfulness”

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength

A negative inner dialogue will prevent you from having a positive life. Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, “I’m going to mess up,” or you call yourself names, your self-talk will rob you of mentalContinue reading “7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength”

5 Ways to Cure Chronic Procrastination

procrastination isn’t just a time-management issue. Researchers found that emotional reasons are often a trigger for procrastination, and some people claim they purposely leave things to the last minute because they work better under stress, but that only feeds into their stress. This all underscores what I’ve known for years: What we think has aContinue reading “5 Ways to Cure Chronic Procrastination”

9 Ways to Live a Life With No Regrets

We all hope to live a life with no regrets – Ask yourself this question: If it were all about to end for you tomorrow – would you have regrets about the way it all turned out? Many of us have known regret. And what about the things we are in the process of creatingContinue reading “9 Ways to Live a Life With No Regrets”