You Need to Give Up These Habits If You Want to Be Exceptionally Successful

These common habits are standing in the way of your ultimate success. The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine, but what about bad habits? Whether it’s finally dragging ourselves to the gym or writing daily, we tend to shift our focus towards new routines every New Year. Yet, manyContinue reading “You Need to Give Up These Habits If You Want to Be Exceptionally Successful”

Achieve Your Goals: A Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success

We all have goals. And what’s the first thing most of us think about when we consider how to achieve them? “I need to get motivated.” The surprising thing? Motivation is exactly what you don’t need. Today, I’m going to share a surprising study that reveals why motivation isn’t the key to helping you achieveContinue reading “Achieve Your Goals: A Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success”

Why is it So Important to Finish What You Started?

Finishing things you start has a significant impact on your traits. You gain a sense of achievement & confidence as a result of it. Despite the odds, it is finishing what you started guarantees your success and trust. It conveys a message that you are apt, trustworthy, confident, and capable of keeping promises. In otherContinue reading “Why is it So Important to Finish What You Started?”

3 Things to Say No to If You Want to Succeed

In our early careers, we’re taught to say yes to everything; but soon, as we gain more experience, we face the opposite problem—a stream of opportunities, with uncertainty about what to say no to. We each only have 168 hours in the week to take care of our commitments. That’s okay, though. Saying no is a skill, andContinue reading “3 Things to Say No to If You Want to Succeed”

10 Reasons Why Less Is More

Why less is more, you ask? There is no guarantee owning more adds to our joy or happiness. The idea of priding ourselves in the accumulation of possessions is outdated. We know that it definitely increases our worries and stress levels. We need to first embrace the mindset by understanding its very core. We areContinue reading “10 Reasons Why Less Is More”

10 Harsh Truths You Need To Accept To Live A Happy Life

We all play the “what if” game when we think about what it would take to make us truly happy. What if we had the perfect long-term boyfriend who wanted to marry us? What if we could afford a pretty house instead of our drafty apartment? What if we weren’t someone’s assistant but their bossContinue reading “10 Harsh Truths You Need To Accept To Live A Happy Life”

Find a More Joyful You With a 14-Day Happiness Challenge (Part 1)

What does it mean to be happy, really? It’s an age-old question—and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Happiness is deeply personal, and everyone’s journey is different— it’s really all about figuring out what you need to find your bliss. And, to be clear upfront, getting that dream job, finding love, or winning the lottery isn’t theContinue reading “Find a More Joyful You With a 14-Day Happiness Challenge (Part 1)”

Why Developing Healthy Financial Habits is Better than Budgeting

Long-term financial success can largely be attributed to how we manage our monthly cash flow today. That’s not to say it 100% predicates whether we’ll be financially secure in the future, but it does greatly enhance our chances. When it comes to managing our monthly cash flow, oftentimes personal finance gurus will point to strictContinue reading “Why Developing Healthy Financial Habits is Better than Budgeting”

5 Tactics to Help Control Unrestricted Spending

The budgeting battle is often won on the field of “wants,” not “needs.” Housing, transportation, utilities, and food… are non-negotiable in any budget. And while you can undoubtedly make economies here (the line between need and want is not always bright!), you cannot completely eliminate these budget line items. On the other hand, as muchContinue reading “5 Tactics to Help Control Unrestricted Spending”

6 Benefits of Talking to Yourself (No, You’re Not Crazy)

My mother always says if she didn’t talk to herself, no one would listen to her. While her sentiment is comically cynical, there is some truth to it. Talking through your thoughts can be incredibly beneficial to your memory and cognitive functioning, as well as your mental and physical health. While you may catch some oddContinue reading “6 Benefits of Talking to Yourself (No, You’re Not Crazy)”

Top 10 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing What You Want

Ever feel like your brain is out to get you? Like it’s convincing you to do things that aren’t actually in your best interest? Our brain is a funny thing, and sometimes the only way to fight it is to trick it right back. Here are 10 ways you can overcome your brain’s tricks andContinue reading “Top 10 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing What You Want”

How to Stop Wasting Money on Things that Aren’t Important

A lot of the personal finance world will tell you to never spend money. Ever. Read a few money articles, and you may soon start believing that there’s no quicker path to complete financial destruction than buying a $ 4-morning coffee. Nonsense. For us mere mortals, swearing off all spending forever is likely to beContinue reading “How to Stop Wasting Money on Things that Aren’t Important”

Hard Work is the Key to Success…Or Is It Not?

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”- PeleGrowing up, we have continuously heard that hard work is the key to success. This phrase was always uttered to instill in us only one value i.e. if youContinue reading “Hard Work is the Key to Success…Or Is It Not?”

Self Love: Keys to Self-Love Success!

Healthy self-love is the balance between low self-esteem (a lack of self-love) and grandiosity (inflated, false self-love that is actually an overcompensation for a lack of true self-love). Loving yourself is magical. Self-love is a powerful force that will positively affect every single aspect of your life. No more giving in to your inner-critic; noContinue reading “Self Love: Keys to Self-Love Success!”

Why Self-Education is Important to Your Success in Life

When it comes to achieving great success in life, there is no way you can do it without education. While it is true that knowledge is just a form of potential power, it doesn’t mean that you should ignore knowledge or stop educating yourself. In fact, most successful people are great readers. Yes, the saying,Continue reading “Why Self-Education is Important to Your Success in Life”

7 Reasons Why Materialistic Stuff Doesn’t Lead To Happiness

Feeling down? More stuff isn’t the answer. If you want to be happy, spend on experiences (not things). Below are 7 reasons why materialism won’t lead to happiness. 1. The Excitement Will Wear Off. New stuff provides instant gratification, sure, but life-long happiness? Not so much. Having the latest version of the iPhone might beContinue reading “7 Reasons Why Materialistic Stuff Doesn’t Lead To Happiness”

How To Build Self Discipline – 9 Powerful Tips For Results

Do you make a plan and fail to stick to it? Or do you start with a goal and give up soon after? You might be cursing yourself for not having the self-discipline to pursue what you began. I had the same problem myself. I would aim for a target, start full of energy, andContinue reading “How To Build Self Discipline – 9 Powerful Tips For Results”

Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly

Low self-esteem is unfortunately a self-fulling prophecy. The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you’ll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem. From there it’s easy to spiral down into a cycle of negative and circular thinking, keeping you mired in damaging–and erroneous–beliefs. HowContinue reading “Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly”

Frugal Living Tips To Save A Ton Of Money

The word frugal is often misconstrued as a negative one. However, although a frugal lifestyle can seem like a sacrifice in quality, it doesn’t have to be. Instead, you can choose to be frugal in ways that will add more value to your life. What Does Frugal Living Mean? Frugal living is the act ofContinue reading “Frugal Living Tips To Save A Ton Of Money”

Overcoming Disappointment with Emotional Intelligence

Most people focus on book smarts, but the most successful people face and learn from disappointment. One of the reasons someone with street smarts can become successful despite not having high book smarts is because they have high emotional intelligence, which in life is much more important than educational intelligence. “Education doesn’t teach you howContinue reading “Overcoming Disappointment with Emotional Intelligence”

Financial Wellness: The Key to a Happier Life

Being stressed about finances is never a good thing. Financial wellness directly correlates to our overall well-being. Being over your head in debt, losing your job, or having to pay for a crippling unexpected expense, all can cause massive amounts of stress. That stress can have negative effects on your mental and physical health. FinancialContinue reading “Financial Wellness: The Key to a Happier Life”

What’s Your “Enough” Number?

We all have an “enough” number. That number defines the total income you need in order to meet your basic needs, reach your goals, and enjoy life. It’s key to define what your “enough” number is, and how that goal aligns with your personal and professional priorities. When you have financial goals that are actually tiedContinue reading “What’s Your “Enough” Number?”

How to Raise Financially Empowered Children

Do you ever catch yourself falling into negative financial habits that you learned from your parents? The truth is that the “money scripts” you use to make financial decisions as an adult are almost completely formed by age 7. So, some of the good and not-so-good habits you find yourself dealing with as an adultContinue reading “How to Raise Financially Empowered Children”

How to Manage Your Personal Finances Through Tough Times

Figuring out how to manage your personal finances is never easy. Most of us didn’t get a formal education in money, and even majoring in something like business or finance doesn’t help much when it comes to personal finance. If we learn anything, it usually comes from our parents — and that might not be a goodContinue reading “How to Manage Your Personal Finances Through Tough Times”

7 Reasons Why Materialistic Stuff Doesn’t Lead To Happiness

Feeling down? More stuff isn’t the answer. If you want to be happy, spend on experiences (not things). Below are 7 reasons why materialism won’t lead to happiness. 1. The Excitement Will Wear Off New stuff provides instant gratification, sure, but life-long happiness? Not so much. Having the latest version of the iPhone might beContinue reading “7 Reasons Why Materialistic Stuff Doesn’t Lead To Happiness”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

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”

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?)”

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”

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”

4 Surefire Ways to Achieve Your Dreams

Have you ever said, “I’d sure love to do that, but I just don’t think I can?” Are there dreams you’ve had for years that you haven’t followed because it just didn’t seem practical? Have you let lack of experience be your excuse for not starting that business idea? Have you given up on aContinue reading “4 Surefire Ways to Achieve Your Dreams”

How to Have a Growth Mindset to Achieve Your Goals

I always tell people (and always have to remind myself), “Mind your business, because your Mind is your Business.” Clever, I know. What I mean by that is true success starts with your mindset. Having a growth mindset will have a positive impact on all areas of your life—finances, relationships, career, everything. I know everyoneContinue reading “How to Have a Growth Mindset to Achieve Your Goals”

6 Simple Ways to Save Even More Money Instantly

Saving money can be challenging.  There are so many expenses within daily life that by themselves seem insignificant.  However, they can add up quickly, consuming a significant amount of your income.  When looking at all of your regular expenses together at once, the thought of reducing them and saving money can seem daunting. From cars and homesContinue reading “6 Simple Ways to Save Even More Money Instantly”

Is Freelancing Better vs a Full-Time Job?

Many employees due to their small monthly salary or boring work dream of one day becoming independent. Not everyone is cut out for it though. Being “your own boss” comes with obligations and responsibilities well beyond what is required when employed by a company. At the same time, there are freelancers who operate on theirContinue reading “Is Freelancing Better vs a Full-Time Job?”

How to Change Your Money Mindset

Want to know what makes one person successful with money and another give up? It’s simple: It’s their money mindset. What you believe about money, yourself, and the world shapes how your life will unfold. Every single day you have the power to make decisions that will move you forward financially or set you back.Continue reading “How to Change Your Money Mindset”

What Makes Your Financial Goals SMART?

It’s easy to get ahead of yourself. When spotting an issue, you might jump into problem-solving mode without even thinking. Say someone is renovating an old house and decides their first step is to paint the front door. This plan doesn’t make sense and is not smart because it’s not prudent to do the finishingContinue reading “What Makes Your Financial Goals SMART?”

Understanding The Psychology of Money

We’re all wired differently. Our passions, our fears and our dreams are different. And when we hear the word money, we all have unique thoughts and emotions too. Understanding the psychology of money will help us be aware of those thoughts, emotions and behaviors. What Is the Psychology of Money? The psychology of money is theContinue reading “Understanding The Psychology of Money”

5 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves Every Morning

The key to success is asking the right questions. Here’s what successful people ask themselves: Successful people have a beginner’s mind Over the years, I’ve learned that there are five questions in particular that the most successful people ask themselves every morning. These are foundational questions that lead to all the other important questions weContinue reading “5 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves Every Morning”

Tips on How to be Financially Prepared for the Future

The future is always a scary thing, especially if you are financially unprepared. It can hold so many possibilities, but it can also hold many unexpected and unwanted expenses. There will always be bills and sometimes debts to pay, and emergencies can always come up that will take a toll on your finances. What canContinue reading “Tips on How to be Financially Prepared for the Future”

6 Surprising Ways to Become a More Creative Person

One of my favorite things about watching my kids play is that it reminds me how much creativity lies within each one — we were born as creative people, whether we’ve cultivated that into adulthood or not. At 5, Phoebe becomes totally immersed in drawing, building and creating stories, and Henry (2) continually surprises meContinue reading “6 Surprising Ways to Become a More Creative Person”