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Self Improvement Brain's Podcast - Harness The Power Of Your Mind! Learn How To Pick Up Vital New Skills For Self-Improvement So You Can Work Smarter, Not Harder! You Truly Deserve The Best! Self Improvement is the most important life skill.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT GOALS
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400-1368x1368+341+552_10960940.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Everyone has a dream, a vision. In order to get to the &lsquo;ultimate&rsquo; state, one has to chalk out ax exhaustive roadmap. This formal process of personal planning is called Goal Setting. Ambitious but finicky people set numerous goals but are often clueless as to how to work towards them! It is important to set the right goals that are realistic yet challenging.</span></strong></em></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Goals are normally set along different levels. We have just one life that God has given to us. You cannot become a doctor, lecturer, CEO of a company, engineer, finance expert, lawyer etc. all in one life! Hence, seek opinions and analyze your strengths, weakness. Put down in writing, your large scale goals. These goals must be further broken into smaller goals. And then work towards it step by step.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Prioritize your activities. For some persons, family is more important than work or vice versa. This is dependent on a lot of factors like values, attitudes, principles, upbringing, culture etc. Hence, once the main goals are put down, rank them in accordance to their importance. This helps in apportioning the appropriate time to each of the activities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Goal setting is certainly more than just scribbling on a piece of paper. It has a definite, binding purpose. It is the roadmap to achieve your dreams. It has to be followed very strictly. A lot of goals look nice and idealistic. However, unless the goal is something you really want with all your heart, you will work towards it. Goals must be consistent with values, principles and aptitudes. It should not contradict each other. Example: With an annual income of $50,000 you cannot want to buy a house that costs $900,000.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Goals must be set in various areas: family, career, health, social, educational, financial. This way, there is a balance that is maintained in all areas and leads to a wholesome development as an individual. However, importance given to each area may vary. Believe in the power of positivity. Writing down goals leads to our subconscious mind to follow those instructions. The more positive the instructions, the more positive will be the results.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When you aim at the moon, you will shoot at the stars, if you miss the moon. Do not aim at the tree, for you will shoot the ground! Ensure that your goals are set high. They should be challenging, yet achievable. Concentrate on adding value to yourself everyday. We should live everyday, and not just exist.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Fill yourself with positive thoughts always. Write down your goals and put it up in a prominent place on the wall. Read it everyday. Put in on your cell phone as notes. Also make a copy of the goals on a word document on your desktop/laptop. Review your goals on a daily/weekly basis. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Make it part of your routine. Visualize yourself having achieved the goals! See in your mind&rsquo;s eye, the benefits and fruits of your goals. Your subconscious mind will automatically drive you to get there. Resist temptation. Ask yourself &ndash; &ldquo;will this action take me closer to my goal?&rdquo; If yes, don&rsquo;t pause! Else, you know what to do.</span></p> <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Set your goals. Prioritize. Lay your road map. Be aware of what you&rsquo;re doing. Review regularly. Success will be all yours. Good luck!</span></strong></em></p>
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The Most Important Type Of Goal For Your Life
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10945307.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Do you know what the most important kind of goal is for your life? We all have goals that we set and we know the importance of goal setting and it's one of those topics that gets beaten to death and a lot of us don't want to hear about goal setting anymore. We're sick and tired of goal setting. But we know they're necessary as well, and that's why we always come back to them. You do, I do, we all do goal setting at one level or another. Maybe you just do it mentally and you think about them from time to time. Other people like me, I'm very, very strict about my goals. I'm always writing them down and refining them. But there are different kinds, and this is a very, very critical aspect. There is a type of goal where you define what you want to do, there is a type of goal where you define what you want to have and there's also a kind of goal where you define who you want to be. The kind of person you want to be. It's the third one, the goals you set on the type of person you want to be, that are the most pivotal, most important and most influential in your life. Your material wants or even bigger wants than that, the things you would like to acquire, the things you would like to eventually achieve in your life, some you'll hit and some you'll won't. Some will take longer than planned, some you'll maybe get shorter than you planned. They're going to be all over the map. As an example, you may be at a certain financial position right now. Let's say you're earning $50,000 a year and you want to take that to $100,000. There are a number of different ways you could do that. You could set a goal to do that within the next year, the next six months or the next three years and you go after it. You may or may not hit the goal, and you may or may not try as hard as you can, although the whole point of goal setting is you do try and you go for it. But this is a measurable, specific thing that you're shooting for and you may or may not get there. There's all kinds of circumstances, things that could come up that could prevent it from happening. But think about the type of goal where you decide who you want to be, and the exercise of writing down your goals on a daily basis and reviewing them. Sure, you can have a plan that says I want to get from 50k to 100k and I'm going to do this, this, this and this over the next X amount of months or years and you do those things and that plan may or may not work. But what if you started asking yourself or writing a goal down to say, here's who I want to be. I want to be a positive and uplifting person. I want to be loving towards my family. Every time I see my family I want them to feel excited in my presence. I want them to feel uplifted. I want them to feel inspired. When I meet new people I want them to feel like they just met somebody really interesting, and they want to get to know me at a deeper level. I want to set a goal to be the kind of person that follows through on every commitment I make to myself. I'm going to achieve XYZ by a certain date, such as I'm going to lose 20 pounds by March 30th is very results driven. It's very achievement driven, and the timeline for that may change. You don't know how quickly you can lose that weight and you want to be able to do it in a healthy way, so you may have to adjust that plan. But who do you have to be to reach that weight? You have to be the kind of person who commits to their goals, who does whatever it takes, who when they say they're going to do something they do it and follow through and hold themselves accountable. So here's my challenge to you, or even call it a suggestion or tip. Begin journaling on a daily basis, writing down where you're at but more importantly where you want to go, goals. It's very fun to set goals like the type of income you want to earn, the type of business you want to run, the trips you want to take, the material possessions you want to own. All those things are cool. If you want to go to a conference next year to learn something new, write that down. That's a great goal to have. You need to know how much money it's going to take you to get there and all that. But I also want you to start thinking about two or three or even four who do I want to be type of goals. What I found is when I started doing this, I started writing things down like I want to be an inspiring person to be around for my family. I want my family to feel loved and excited when I'm around. I want my family to run and give me a huge hug when I walk in the door after being gone for a long time. That's the kind of person I want to be. When I write that down and remind myself this is who I want to be, all those other goals I find come to me a little bit more naturally. They come to me easier. It's because I'm acting and behaving in a way that's congruent with those goals. If I say I want to be a committed, dedicated person who follows through on his commitments and then I set a really, really aggressive goal like doubling my income in what some may deem an unrealistic period of time, I'm way more likely to hit that goal if I'm the kind of person who sticks to his commitments and then goes above and beyond the call of duty and does whatever it takes in any situation to create whatever I envision. So that's the difference. That's the key. You may not have done this before. I know it was a relatively new concept for me. I was always writing down my materials wants. I was always writing down the achievement-based goals and not the who do I want to be kind of goals. When I started doing that, it had such a deep impact on a daily basis. It literally, in those moments of weakness where I wanted to break a commitment and go back into an old habit that would have prevented those cool goals from coming into my life, these being goals would remind me of the kind of person I need to be and I want to be and intend to do. I want to live this way every single day, and so I write those goals down on a daily basis and it keeps me in check. It keeps me on track for where I want to go. So do this. Have some fun with it. Think about the kind of person you want to be, write it down, explain it in as much detail and then do it daily and repeat it to yourself and start living this way. All those material goals and wants are going to come to you.
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Let the Leader in You Shine
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10915041.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Not everyone is a natural born leader.&nbsp;Occasionally you may find yourself at a loss when delegated with a task to oversee a certain group of individuals. You begin to panic. Your serene comfort zone has just been crossed over by a superior persona whom you regard with deep seated ambivalence.</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There really is no reason for you to fuss and fret. Leadership is as much a skill as a talent so there is a great hope for those who know a zilch about managing people. Therefore, if it is a skill, anyone can learn the basics of leadership through constant practice.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are some basic values that you need to assimilate in your life to make you become better at handling issues at the pinnacle of a group:</span></strong></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Service-oriented.</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> To become an effective leader you need to understand that you are giving much of yourself to the group. An excellent leader knows that a lot of sacrifices have to be made for the sake of the group&rsquo;s success. You are at the front of the pack not because you are important or famous, but because the entire group needs your service. Without your efforts, less goals and objectives will be achieved.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Management.</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> You are placed in a position where decisions have to be made. It is understood that for the group to attain its goals, all members need to contribute yet unity and coordination among the members still rely much on your skills as a good manager. You need to learn how to delegate tasks, how to modify behavioral errors, how to reach out to everyone for inputs, and several other skills inherent in a good manager.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Resolute.</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> You have to demonstrate a certain degree of determination. You have to be steadfast in your decisions and extremely confident about the choices you make. You are the strength of the whole team; therefore, you must maintain a firm and unflinching character, always eager to take the team to the next level. You should make yourself accessible to each member but you have to delineate a line between respect and insolence. Make each member know that you are the leader and that they are in excellent hands.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Impartiality.</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> As a leader you must promote an equal opportunity zone for everyone. Never give special treatment to anyone. If an individual has brought fame and triumph to the group, give him due felicitation and use that as a means to encourage idle members. Be fair and reasonable.</span></p> <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">These are just some of the many values that you need to incorporate within your character to improve your chances of becoming a very effective leader.</span></strong></em></p>
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7 Easy Ways to Overcome Problems
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10909912.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Problems are present in everyone&rsquo;s daily life. Life is filled with never-ending problems. We all experience problems at work, home, with relationships, children, society, etc. They just creep up everywhere in every area of our life. </span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When problems overshadow you, you are affected by physical and mental illness. Problems seem to be one common factor that pervades each and every soul on planet earth. Could we look at problems in a positive way and overcome them easily? We could. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Problems are only problems if we define them so. You could look at problems in a different light. Whenever you encounter a problem in future, try to look at it indifferently. If you analyze your problems they may turn out to be learning events in real life. Problems are solvable. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are 7 easy ways to overcome problems:</span></h2> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Own a problem</strong> &ndash; People generally blame others when they are faced with problems. Problems never go away with this approach. Instead, accept responsibility for the problem. Do not blame anyone else or any other circumstance for your problem. When you own a problem, you take up the issue in your hand and start to work for a solution with a personal interest. This is the first sign of progress towards a solution.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Define the problem</strong> &ndash; You have to define a problem in order to understand the exact issue. Analyze it to understand it well. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Ask the right questions</strong> - what is the problem, how did it start, how bad is the effect, etc. When you look <em><strong>into</strong></em> the problem rather than <em><strong>at</strong></em> the problem, you get to the core of the problem. Getting at the root cause would eradicate the problem forever. So define and look for ways to eradicate the root cause of your problem.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Analyze the &lsquo;ifs&rsquo; and &lsquo;but&rsquo;s</strong> - Ask more questions such as: &lsquo;what if the problem is not solved immediately? What is the worst outcome? &lsquo;But, if not solved, how long could you go on with this problem?&rsquo; etc. Be prepared to face risks and proceed to accept the worst. After good brainstorming, you would feel calm since you are ready to face the consequences. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>List possible solutions</strong> &ndash; When you are calm look around for possible solutions. Make a list of all possible answers. Again brainstorm. You could examine and evaluate all possible solutions. You would be surprised at the possible answers you have at hand for your problem. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Select the best solution</strong> - After examining and evaluating and brainstorming, you would be able choose the best possible solution. Once you decide on a particular solution take steps to act on it immediately. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Focus only the end results</strong> &ndash; Focus only on what you desire to achieve. According to the law of universe, your thoughts, feelings, intentions and actions create your reality. If these were clear, your problems would also clear out into thin air.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>So remember, whenever you have a problem</strong> &ndash; own it, define it, analyze the &lsquo;if&rsquo;s and &lsquo;but&rsquo;s, list your solutions, brainstorm and select the best one, act on it immediately and focus on positive results. It is that simple!</span></p>
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Life is a Mind Game - Learn How to Play it Well
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10898841.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It is normal to feel emotionally low sometimes, especially during difficult and trying moments.&nbsp; To dwell in that condition, however, even when the storm has faded away, is unreasonable.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Life is a mind game.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You can either channel your mind to live your life the way you always want it to be or play puppet to the hands of cruel relentless fate.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>They say you are what you eat.</strong>&nbsp; That must also be true with your thoughts.&nbsp; You are what you think.&nbsp; Your will is an extremely powerful tool that can set the events that will ultimately happen in your life.&nbsp; Your resolve spells all the difference in the world you tread.&nbsp; It can either bring you success or misfortune.&nbsp; Therefore, the best way to do it is to make it work to your advantage.&nbsp; Learn to control your life through a consistently empowering strength of mind.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Think positive.</strong>&nbsp; Do not ignore life&rsquo;s harsh reality but always take each occasion with an optimistic mind.&nbsp; Yes, an awful lot of things can happen to your life but to let such unhealthy thoughts always preoccupy your mind is a sign of a weak resolve.&nbsp; Do not let your worries get the better of you.&nbsp; Events will happen if they must.&nbsp; If you can control them, well and good; if you cannot, there is no need to bother.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Read between the lines.</strong>&nbsp; You need to learn to go beyond what seems to be and decipher what its genuine meaning is.&nbsp; The petty things that happen in your life might be opportunities for self-discovery and growth.&nbsp; The simplest things can sometimes bring about the most profound changes.&nbsp; Learn to read between the lines and unearth beauty even in the most unsightly circumstance.&nbsp; There has to be something more than just relentless malice.&nbsp; Life has got to be better than that.&nbsp; Concentration camp survivors learned this lesson the hard way.&nbsp; Nevertheless, they tried to squeeze the meaning of their suffering and let hope be their guiding light.&nbsp; They realized things happen for a reason.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Feed from positive sources.</strong>&nbsp; When you were young, you probably thought once you are done with your formative years in school, education stops.&nbsp; You discovered it is not the case.&nbsp; You can never outgrow the need to educate yourself.&nbsp; Your experiences can get you through tough times, but they are not enough.&nbsp; You need to embrace other people&rsquo;s experiences as well.&nbsp; Life is one big circle of humanity.&nbsp; Be one with the community.&nbsp; Contribute and share your personal knowledge.&nbsp; Study and hear out the rich history of successful people.</span></p> <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You are what you think so it is up to you to take the challenge and live your life according to the merits of your willpower.</span></strong></em></p>
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Six Simple Rules in Life
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10865964.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Life is simple and peaceful if you incorporate the following six rules into your daily routine.</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">1. Practice some quite time everyday</strong></p> <p>Quietness of mind is the secret ingredient to a happy and successful life. Make it a regular habit to enjoy some quiet time every day. To start with set aside just 10 minutes at the start of the day. Just sit in a quiet place without paying any attention to your passing thoughts. You could pay attention only to your breathing and notice your chest and abdomen while breathing. This is not yoga, meditation, etc. This is simply a quiet time. Just ten minutes a day in the morning or night before bedtime is ideal for you to enjoy the peace within. If you make this a regular habit you would witness a better quality of life real soon.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">2. Exercise your body and mind</strong></p> <ol> </ol> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Daily exercise keeps you away from mental and physical illness. Exercise keeps your body flexible, supple and strong. This leads to a balanced mind. There are plenty of good exercises you could choose from to keep yourself healthy and enjoy a long life. If you have not been exercising, you could start today. Just go for a brisk walk and feel the fresh air filling your lungs.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">3. Eat sensibly</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This area really poses a challenge for most of us. &lsquo;You are what you eat&rsquo; is not just a mere saying. It is a fact of life. What we eat, why we eat, when we eat and how we eat are important factors related to our physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. It would be wise to choose a healthy diet and stick to it. Your goal should not only be to lose weight but also to keep it under control so that your body and mind does not bear the strain of overweight.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">4. Choose a fulfilling profession or job</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Many people have a habit of switching jobs. They do not seem to know what they are looking for. They are not sure if they are after money, challenge, job satisfaction, etc. It is important that you have clear-cut ideas of what you are looking for in a job. You should love your job in order to do it well and succeed in it. You would find fulfillment in your career only when you love your profession or job.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">5. Maintain good relationships</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Life is for sharing. Share your love and happiness with your friends and family. Learn to cherish your relationships. Respect everyone around you and develop good communication skills to establish truly valuable relationships. Relationships make your life meaningful.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">6. Get enough sleep</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Sleep restores energy. Make sure to get 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Deep, regular and restful mind is good for body and mind. If you have unhealthy sleeping habits get rid of them and develop good sleeping habits. Enjoy the benefits of good sleep.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /><em><strong>When you practice these simple rules you are bound to enjoy a happy, healthy and peaceful life. Life is quite simple, really!&nbsp;</strong></em></span></p>
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How to Stop Procrastinating
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10835176.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Imagine this situation: you have a test in two days that you should be studying for. Problem is, the weather outside is perfect, you cannot focus on your work, and if that were not enough, you just do not feel like studying right now. After all, you have two days to prepare for the test.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>How hard can it be? Almost everyone has been in this situation at some point in their lives.</strong> While some actually work better at the last minute, it is not a habit that you should practice. Like all things, procrastination in moderation is a way for the brain to re-energize and refocus. Too much procrastination, though, and you could find yourself over-worked, over-stressed and quickly burnt out.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>How can you finish your work on time and still enjoy yourself in the process?</strong> The following are a few tips that should help you to get off the road to perpetual procrastination and help you get back on the road to effective productivity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Step 1: Make a schedule for yourself of what is due and when it is due.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you have a gage of when everything is due, you will be less likely to put it off until the last minute. Additionally, the presence of due dates on a calendar will serve as a reminder to you, as well as an organizational tool. By breaking down your responsibilities and their deadlines into terms of what and when is due, you will be less stressed when you finally do begin to do the work.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When you are less stressed, you generally tend to be happier and more relaxed. Despite what you may believe, the relaxation experienced when you are procrastinating is a false one. Many people, despite the fact that they appear to be worry-free are, in fact, subconsciously concerned about the very things that they are putting off.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Step 2: Prioritize.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Separate your work into piles of &ldquo;urgent&rdquo; and &ldquo;can wait.&rdquo; No one likes to find themselves surrounded by excessive amounts of work and bills; however, by putting the most important ones first, you can eliminate some of the stress involved. Your &ldquo;important&rdquo; work should include items that are due soon and large projects that will time-consuming.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">On the other hand, your pile should include items that are not conducive to you that do not need to be addressed immediately, such as writing letters to friends, finishing the latest pop culture magazine, or re-organizing your CD collection, all of which further contribute to your procrastination.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The use of Post-It notes or other organizational supplies are heavily recommended, as they provide a more vibrant and therefore more forceful reminder of what needs to be done and when it should be done.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Step 3: Focus.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">All of the organizational materials in the world will not help you if you aren't willing to help yourself. Sit down, choose one task to focus on at a time, and begin working on it until you are finished, then move on to the next task. Before you know it, your work will be completed, and you will actually be able to feel relatively stress - free without the looming worry of work owed.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Achieve Impossible Dreams
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10821011.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When you were in pre-school, you felt like you were the unluckiest person on earth, for you were burdened with the task of learning alphabets and numbers which seemed to be an almost impossible thing to do! </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A few months hence, you proudly wrote your name on paper and boasted of your little achievement! Your parents watched you in awe and were so thrilled that their little child has learnt to read and write! Transformation of a small dream into reality.</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>A new born baby does not know the laws of the society.</strong> It is ruled by the &lsquo;id&rsquo; which are basic instincts that we are all born with. As we grow up, we learn to live with certain constraints and be a part of the society. We learn that certain things are &lsquo;possible&rsquo; and certain things are &lsquo;impossible&rsquo;. But from where exactly has this concept of impossibility crept into our minds? How do you know that a particular task is &lsquo;impossible&rsquo; to achieve?</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Our &lsquo;ego&rsquo; is meant to protect us from prospective dangers.</strong> Based on past experiences, the ego makes judgments. However, one should not let ego control him/her. Instead, from the moment one starts taking control of the ego, all the so called &lsquo;impossible&rsquo; things will suddenly seem &lsquo;possible&rsquo;, almost instantaneously!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>We have preconceived notions about various things and we assume that it is &lsquo;reality&rsquo;.</strong> Eg: When you touch a hot stove by mistake, you take your hands off almost immediately by reflex action. So the &lsquo;ego&rsquo; has learnt that fire is dangerous. Now if someone asks you to voluntarily touch a hot stove, you will not, because, your ego warns you against consequences. On the other side, have we ever wondered how certain people have been able to walk on fire?! They have proved that fire-walk is NOT impossible. These are the people who take control of their ego. This is the first step to achieve any dream that you think is impossible.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>What we see is only our perception.</strong> To a large extent, our perception is influenced by our level of awareness. Sometimes, we find some problems difficult to solve. The same problem will look a lot easier when you look at it a little later. This happens because we grow constantly and we should work towards gaining more knowledge and increasing our level of awareness. Those who achieve the impossible have an everlasting thirst for knowledge. The more you gain of it, the concept of &lsquo;impossibility&rsquo; will vanish from your mind.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>There are only three key focus points to achieving impossible dreams: Clarity, Commitment and Focus.</strong> Be clear of what your &ldquo;impossible dream&rdquo; is. Have the burning desire in you to convert it into reality. Channelize all efforts towards achieving the dream with a single and focused mind.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Visualize yourself and your state of mind when after having achieved the goal.</strong> How would you feel? Wonderful, right?! You feel are in a state of renewed confidence and self-worth. Keep these fruits in mind, and work towards it. Draw a road map to achieve the goal. Put down the goals in writing and stick it on your wall/pinboard such that you are reminded of it everyday. Establish timelines, review your progress periodically and take alternative courses of action when necessary.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Do You Need A High IQ To Be Successful?
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10807170.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">IQ is a term that is commonly heard of. It is an abbreviation for Intelligence Quotient, a test that is used to measure intelligence. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Imagine being put through a host of tests and being awarded a number that stands for your intelligent quotient! What does this number really mean? What is its significance?!</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">IQ tests are used to distinguish people into the normal, gifted or challenged category. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Children are tested relative to each other in data interpretation, logical reasoning, vocabulary, quantitative abilities and spatial orientation. The most commonly used test for measuring IQ is the Stanford-Binet intelligence test. A person with an IQ score of 100 is said to be &lsquo;normal&rsquo; and those with scores of 130 above are said to be &lsquo;intellectually gifted&rsquo;. Does this mean that people with a high IQ are extraordinarily successful and those with an average IQ are limited to average success? Certainly not!</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A television program in Canada recently tracked down several people with high IQ scores. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">One such person was found working as a motorcycle mechanic, who hangs out in bad company and is a frequent visitor of the jail! Another such person works as a in a bar, earns a pittance and lives in a pitiful garage. Very clearly, a high IQ certainly does not ensure success! So all you &lsquo;normal&rsquo; people out there get out of your depression! And the alleged intelligent ones buck up, for you ought to sweat it tout to make it to the top!</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">What IQ tests measure is a certain potential. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This potential ought to be nurtured and develop by the person who is blessed with it. However, one may not have an inclination to do so! Example: there might be a person who&rsquo;s gifted with an extremely melodious voice, but hates music. Or someone who has a perfect physique for a high jumper, but may loathe sports! In these cases, having a high IQ means practically nothing.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Standard IQ tests measure only a part of intelligence potential. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">But that cannot be called &lsquo;intelligence&rsquo; from a wholesome perspective. Psychologist Howard Gardner of Harvard University says that there are 7 types of intelligence - verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, social-interpersonal and intra-personal. IQ tests do not accurately measure all of these.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There are people who do exceedingly well in school. But they are failures in real life, because they lack the dynamism and smartness to pull them through work. On the other hand, there are people who have failed miserably in school, but have emerged millionaires, thanks to their smartness and practical orientation in life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Was Michelangelo incompetent because he was not a great mathematician? Or was Einstein inept because he was not a great artist?</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Which one of these two men is more intelligent? How should intelligence actually be defined? The answer is, there really is no definition of intelligence that explains its totality. Hence, a mere IQ number cannot determine a person&rsquo;s success/failure.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Qualities such as determination, willpower and vision play a greater role in a person&rsquo;s success. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There really is no substitute to hard work. Creativity, foresight, optimism, goal-orientation and the drive to succeed are essential qualities of a successful person. There have been great people in the history, who have been nothings in their childhood but have built empires today because of their vision and drive. Hence, an IQ score is just a number. It does not define a person. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Successful people develop and exhibit various qualities that are responsible for their success. It cannot be attributed entirely to their IQ. So buck up! And work hard! Dream big and success will be all yours! :)</span></strong></p>
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Getting Through A Bad Day
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10784778.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">No matter how hard we try to reverse situations, we come across these days where everything, I mean EVERYTHING goes wrong. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You feel so ridiculous and despondent at the end of it. You&rsquo;re angry, low, and gloomy all day. The day normally begins with something that is completely unpleasant and it does not get any better during the course of the day!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Yes, we&rsquo;re talking about one of those &ldquo;bad&rdquo; days, when you feel like you&rsquo;re the unluckiest human being ever born and that you&rsquo;re burdened with the world to carry on your shoulders. This state of mind is also associated with what we commonly call &ldquo;depression&rdquo;. We hear people say, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m so depressed in life.&rdquo; They&rsquo;re probably having a bad day!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>The most fundamental of things that we have to keep in mind is that the &ldquo;bad&rdquo; phase is only temporary.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong> </strong>It will pass, sooner or later. The tendency to feel like &lsquo;it&rsquo;s all over&rsquo; is natural. It will also seem forever since you were caught in the quagmire. Remember, no matter how bad your problem is, it will get over eventually!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Let us focus on something we could do to get over the disgusted, depressed feeling for the moment! Indulge! Grab a pastry, or a chocolate or packet of potato chips! This is an instant remedy for that will cause a sugar rush and help you feel temporarily &lsquo;up&rsquo;. Do not make this a habit; you might just end up putting on too many extra calories!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Sometimes, you may not even know what exactly is bothering you or the reason for your feeling low. Watch a really sentimental movie. Cry it out. All your bottled up emotions will find a gateway. You will a lot better after you&rsquo;ve cried your heart out and a nap soon after. You will rest your tired body as well, in the process. You will wake up feeling a lot lighter.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The above two solutions will help you get out of the state temporarily. However, if you think the &ldquo;bad&rdquo; day has a deeper underlying cause to it, you must analyze. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Although it might seem like a bad idea to dwell on the things that are going wrong in your life when you&rsquo;re already in a bad mood, still think about it. You will realize the need to change. Change the situation/yourself or find a solution to the root problem, so that you don&rsquo;t have bad days on account of that particular reason anymore. Recognize where you are and what you need to do, to fix the problem.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Think of all those people who&rsquo;ve hurt you in the past and all those people that have taken you for a ride.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong></strong> Sometimes it just takes a rotten day to help you realize that people whom you thought were your well wishers and friends are actually not. Realize now that those people did no good to you and will not do any good to you in future. Flush them out of your life, once and for all. Start anew.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Think of all those things that are responsible for your wretched day.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">What you did wrong, who did what wrong, something else that you&rsquo;ve always wanted to confront but have been putting off for ages. Clear it off from your mind NOW. Cry if need be. Get angry if need be. Take efforts to change those things that are in your hands. You certainly want to change those things that are responsible for you feeling so dismal. Accept those things that you refused to, all along. Accept reality.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Life is not always a bed of roses. It takes these &ldquo;bad&rdquo; days to help us all realize the truth. Sometimes, you see and realize a lot of things more clearly amidst pain. Reality hits hard and loud. </span></p> <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Somewhere, something has gone wrong about your life. You have to fix it. Your body and mind are telling you that. Are you listening?</span></strong></em></p>
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7 Terrific Tips To A Better Brain
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10775361.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you ever stop to think how hard your brain works for you every Day? Most of us do not consider the importance of our brain while we focus on the rest of our body. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your brain is the most essential organ and yet it is the organ least cared for. You need not study hard or become a bookworm to boost your mental faculties. Just a few smart tricks, techniques, habits, changes in diet, lifestyle and behavior could energize your grey matter and get the best results from your brain.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are a few tips to tend proper care for your brain:</span></strong></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Physical exercise strengthens your brain, too.</strong> Exercise benefits your brain cells. The blood vessels inside your brain dilate and increase blood flow when you engage in regular exercise. Exercise helps to excrete toxins and allows oxygen and other nutrients to flow into your brain strengthening your brain cells.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Start your day with a healthy breakfast</strong>. Skipping breakfast affects your brainpower and performance at home, school or work.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Kick-start your brain in the morning so that it wakes up and is all ready when you start your morning.</strong> Why don&rsquo;t you start off your day with a crossword puzzle or sudoku from your morning newspaper? Your brain needs these teasers to be more efficient during the fist few lazy hours in the mornings.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Research backs up the support in favor of omega-3 fatty acids.</strong> Fish is the best brain food. Omega 3 fish oil is not just healthy brain food for babies. It's also an essential brain food for children, adolescents and adults. The EPA and DHA in fish oil seems prevent dementia.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Here is a trick to remember something important for the next day</strong> &ndash; read and review over the matter needed for the next day before you go to sleep the previous night. While you sleep your brain does its sorting and filing for you and stores it for you. When you think about it the next day your brain supplies this information fresh out of its memory cells.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Did you ever get stuck with a small detail when your brain just stops and you experience a mental block?</strong> Try darting your eyes from side to side. You would be amazed at the results! What is the reason behind this? Everyone has a left and right hemisphere in the brain. They communicate constantly on a daily basis throughout your thinking process. Sometimes when this communication link or connection gets weaker for some reason you may experience a memory lapse. Darting your eyes helps to strengthen this connection to jerk your memory and bring back into focus that little detail you had forgotten all along. All it takes is 5 to 10 seconds to jolt your brain. Try it.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Good sleep, music, busy life and plenty of water</strong> are also factors that help in building your brainpower.</span></li> </ol> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It is possible to boost your brainpower at any age. Try these strategies and you would start praising your brainpower in as little as two weeks!</span></strong></p>
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The 3 P’s for Effective Time Management
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10759111.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You probably have decided to change your attitude towards the effective use of your time.&nbsp;Still, you are short of accomplishing your tasks.&nbsp;You begin to wonder whether you have made the right decision or not. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do not lose hope and opt to go back to your old habits. You are making the correct decision. Overcoming the oppressive procrastination habit begins with a resolute choice to change. The road ahead is laden with stumbling blocks that will be extremely trying especially for someone who is used to taking the easy way out. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Acknowledge the fact that it is not going to be a smooth ride to success. Knowing what you are dealing with can spell all the difference.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are some helpful tips to achieve your goals through an effective time management:</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Plan. </strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It is your best defense against reverting to your old habits. Be specific about what you need to accomplish for a particular period. Write them all down and classify them according to the level of priority. You need to accomplish first the tasks which bear the highest priority.&nbsp;This way, you are able to spend much of your strength and energy on the most arduous tasks when you still have them. Later you will discover that the most difficult part is done and it becomes extremely easy for you to finish the rest of it.</span></li> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Practice.</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> You need to continually develop the habit of knowing the difference between effective time management and dawdling. Planning is the easier part of the whole process. It is very effortless to jot down goals and objectives but to actually accomplish them is the test of genuine desire to change. Be wary of potential disruptions.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You have to be clever enough to spot even the most minute schedule interruptions. Shake them off at once </span><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">and get on with the program. It is only through good practice that you can master the art of time </span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">management. The rule is not to be impenetrable, that is too impractical. Rather, you need to know the </span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">means to effectively put into practice what you have set to do whether you will achieve it or not.</span></li> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Pat.</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> Reward yourself whenever you have successfully accomplished any set goal. Do not be too hard on yourself. The point is to adapt a better understanding on the proper use of time. If you do achieve some of your goals, do give yourself a pat on the back. The fact that you have done well is already a reward in itself but you can go beyond that and indulge once in a while.</span></li> </ol> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Life is short to be wasted on worthless activities. Take charge of your life by taking control of your time.</span></strong></p> <form class="af-form-wrapper" action="https://www.aweber.com/scripts/addlead.pl" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post"> <div id="af-form-2069147095" class="af-form"> <div id="af-body-2069147095" class="af-body af-standards"> <div class="af-element"> <div class="bodyText"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: none;"><img src="https://forms.aweber.com/form/displays.htm?id=TAxsnIws7AycrA==" alt="" /></div> </form> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ (function() { var IE = /*@cc_on!@*/false; if (!IE) { return; } if (document.compatMode && document.compatMode == 'BackCompat') { if (document.getElementById("af-form-2069147095")) { document.getElementById("af-form-2069147095").className = 'af-form af-quirksMode'; } if (document.getElementById("af-body-2069147095")) { document.getElementById("af-body-2069147095").className = "af-body inline af-quirksMode"; } if (document.getElementById("af-header-2069147095")) { document.getElementById("af-header-2069147095").className = "af-header af-quirksMode"; } if (document.getElementById("af-footer-2069147095")) { document.getElementById("af-footer-2069147095").className = "af-footer af-quirksMode"; } } })(); // ]]></script> <!-- /AWeber Web Form Generator 3.0.1 -->
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5 Practical Steps for Professional Growth Development
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10754003.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Professional growth is essential for everyone. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your quality and status of life depends on you position in your profession and financial income. Your professional growth plan would lead you to the position and income you desire so as to fulfill the dreams of your life.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your professional growth development depends upon these factors: Your ambition, your drive, your abilities and your interests.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You should have a clear-cut idea about these factors so that your path towards your future becomes clearer to you. Your professional growth plans need not be complicated but you could write down simple but detailed plans so that you could eventually achieve them in time.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are a few tips to map out your professional growth plan:</span></strong></p> <ol> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Take responsibility and be in charge of your professional growth</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> - Do not rely on others to map out your career plans. If you have a mentor or a manager to support do not hesitate to take advantage of it. But otherwise you would be better off scheduling and planning your own growth in order to reach the top.</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Write a list of different ways you want to grow</strong> - If you would like to stay on with the current employer and plan to grow with the company you could look for skills you need to beef up. Check you performance reviews, feedback from management and peers, any appreciation letters, awards, etc. These are some inputs that could reveal your strengths and weakness. Whether you plan to change careers or go up the ladder in the same career find someone who has tread-ed the path before you and ask them for advice. Focus on one or two areas on improving at one time. Learn to grow slowly and steadily so that you could win the race.</span></p> </li> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Explore your options open before you, to learn and grow</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> - Research your scope and options open before you. Check around the various educational opportunities, training opportunities, etc. that would help you to grow personally and professionally. Time management, leadership development and team building skills, etc. are essential for corporate promotions. Your social skills also develop along these lines.</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Identify suitable options that fit your needs and learning style</strong> - Each one of us is unique. We all learn in different ways at different pace. Once you explore the learning options before you, consider the methods that best suit you &ndash;</span></p> </li> </ol> <p>Do you like interacting with others? Do you prefer to listen to classroom lectures? Are you a self-learner who learns by reading books? Are you a self-motivator? Do you have time needed to attend regular classes? How much could you spend on these programs? Does your company support your interests by paying for them? These are important points to explore.</p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do not procrastinate and get started</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> - The biggest and the most common barrier to development is procrastination. We all plan and talk about our plans. But only a few stick to their plans and start off at the planned time in a planned manner. What good is it if you just plan and do not take steps to execute your plans? </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you do not start, you would never succeed in your professional growth development. So start now.</span></strong></p> <ol> </ol>
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4 Necessary Qualities For Success in Your Life
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10742298.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Everybody wants success in life. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A certain level of personal development, personal growth and self-improvement helps you to attain goals and achieve success in your life. These factors enrich your relationships, career prospects, professional success and life in general. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Personal development, personal growth and self-improvement techniques are inter-related and help you to improve your personal and professional management techniques.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are some of the important skills that help you to succeed in life:</span></strong></p> <ol> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Effective communication</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> - Communication is the key to accomplish your goals in personal and professional life. You should be able to express your ideas clearly and effectively so that others understand exactly what you want and what you are trying to convey to them. Your communication skill should include the following to be an effective one &ndash; a good vocabulary, a proper tone, proper voice modulation and the right approach. You should also develop writing skills using the same factors mentioned above. It is good to develop these - your language, speaking and writing skills, sharp listening skills and proper telephone communication.</span></li> <li><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Self&ndash;confidence - </span></strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Self</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">-confidence means believing in oneself. A small boost in self-confidence allows you to take long strides towards achieving your goals in life. A lack of self-confidence hinders personal growth. If you are one with low esteem and low self-confidence you should take steps to build your self-confidence before it is too late. People who lack self-confidence tend to have self-doubt, fear, inferiority complex, etc. If you want to be successful in life you need to overcome all these negative traits.</span></li> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Stress management - </strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Stress challenges everyone in life. If you buckle down under stress you would not be able to achieve anything in life. If you let stress overrule you completing even simplest tasks would pose a great challenge. There are many stress relieving techniques you could learn to overcome stress and meet life&rsquo;s challenges in order to meet your goals.</span></li> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Positive attitude - </strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A negative attitude stands as a stumbling block in anything and everything you do in life. It zaps the much-needed energy associated with attaining your goals. Positive attitude on the other hand keeps your creative ideas flowing and makes you feel energetic to move forward towards your goals.</span></li> </ol><ol> </ol><ol> </ol> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you are seriously seeking improvement in these areas there are plenty of avenues to consider. Seminars and self-improvement publications, library, online resources, CDs etc. are all rich resources that help many people on their journey through personal development, personal growth and self-improvement. </span></p> <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Develop these 4 qualities and see a sea of change in your life. These are the most important traits that could help you achieve success in all the spheres of your life.</span></strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;"><strong>I have just one question for you,&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well! </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span><!-- p--></p>
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4 Smart Ways To Overcome Challenges
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10738230.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">What is life without challenges and problems? </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Everyone faces challenges in life, regardless of age, gender, economic status, etc. Right from a young age up to a ripe old age everyone faces challenge almost everyday in life. The bigger your life&rsquo;s goal, the greater is your challenge. Facing and overcoming problems require some amount of maturity, understanding and some strategy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Here are four tips to face your challenges in life:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>1) &nbsp;Learn to forget the problem and focus only on solutions</strong> &ndash; Well, forgetting the problem does not certainly make it disappear! But if you temporarily take your mind off the problem you would save yourself from unwanted anxiety. Unwanted stress would only lead to wasting your energy. You could instead spend that energy on looking for ways to solve the problem.</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Majority of us just freeze when we are faced with challenging situations. Instead, if we could immediately look for solutions the problem may clear easily. This is not easy but with some self-awareness and positive attitude you would learn to find your way through problems. When you are challenged with a problem the next time, first set aside your emotions, understand the problem and search for a solution right away.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">2) &nbsp;Get help by reaching out to friends and family</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">: Sometimes when you just let go of your ego and shame and ask for help you would be surprised at the way people receive you with love and concern. What are family and friends for? These days support groups are available online and in the community for almost every problem. You have support groups for addictions, seniors, single parents, parenting, marriage, education, health and religion&hellip; just about anything. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> When you have a problem do not think you are all alone. When you get in touch with these support groups you would realize that you are not the only one being tested by life&rsquo;s challenges. You would share each other&rsquo;s experiences and shoulder each other&rsquo;s problems through these support groups. You could search for support groups in the Internet or call an expert, look in the newspapers, magazines, talk to people, etc. Support groups give a lot of strength and courage to fight your challenges.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">3) &nbsp;Act now! </strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">- &lsquo;Now&rsquo; is the best time to take on your challenges. Many people think and think and think and talk about it all the while but they would not move an inch towards a solution. What good is that? When you see a challenge, take action immediately. You would waste precious time if you wait around or wait for someone else to start dealing with your issues. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Build self-confidence and resilience and start to fight your problems and you would have overcome your challenge before it settles down on you! The faster you act, the speedier the problem gets solved.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">4) &nbsp;Practice patience and Perseverance</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> - Nobody is a born professional at solving problems. Each time a problem challenges you it is a new experience. You could act wise by learning to be patient and persistent and practice perseverance in order to study your pattern of problems. This is a good way to draw your strategies and act accordingly. Soon you would be a master at dealing with your challenges.&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;"><strong>I have just one question for you,&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well! </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span><!-- p --></p>
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5 Ideas To Adapt To A New Belief System
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10735478.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you believe that your belief system is what makes things work for you or against you? </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">With your belief system you could create a life with your own values and desires which could ultimately shape your future. If your life has not been successful then you should probably change your earlier beliefs so that the new ones work for you and not against you.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are some useful tips to change your belief system into one that could work for you.</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Let go of fear </strong>- do not allow past experience of pain and fear guide you about what you need to do. Fear is an obstacle to growth. Fear freezes your mental ability to think positively. You should learn to empower yourself with positive attitude and get rid of fear. Stare fear in its face and just see what you are afraid of. When you analyze the causes and reasons for your fear you would realize that most of it is just created by yourself. If you have fear in your mind, erase it right away. Face your life with boldness and look for ways to reach for your goals.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Develop optimism</strong>&ndash; optimists are self-disciplined and persistent in what they want to achieve in their life. Optimists plan and take action to move forward. They constantly learn about how to get better at their skills. Their self-confidence helps them to look for solutions and lead them to success in their goals. If you are pessimistic it is time you shed your pessimistic attitude and develop optimism in its place.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>See change as an opportunity for growth</strong> &ndash; change leads to growth. We all go through so many changes in life. We all learn to grow through these changes. If a particular belief is making you stagnate or blocks your progress in life, just change it and follow a new belief system that would enhance your growth and development in life. Get rid of your old belief and replace it with a new one.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Analyze your belief system</strong> &ndash; generally our beliefs are formed from our past experiences in life. We also adopt certain beliefs from our parents, culture, peer and environment. When you realize that your beliefs do not support you in your life, be brave and open yourself to build a new belief system. Life changes all the time and you could change your beliefs accordingly without feeling guilt or fear.</span>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Adopt new beliefs</strong>, which you think would help you in your life. Write them down and practice them over and over consciously until they become a part of your daily routine</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Educate yourself about your belief system. Learn to support your beliefs. Ask yourself why you believe in something, what made you change your old belief in its place, whether you are happy with your new beliefs, etc. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When you change your limiting beliefs and adopt new ones, you may see your course of life running smoothly.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;"><strong>I have just one question for you,&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well! </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span><!-- p --></p>
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12 Tips to Be Happy
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10727015.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong>People are worried all the time about every little thing in life. Come to think of it, is it really worth it?</strong></p> <p>If you could change things around you would. But if you could not, the best way is to accept it and move on with life.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Try to be cheerful and happy and soon you would realize that life is not that bad at all. But how could one be happy?</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are some great tips that teach you to be happy. Read on but promise to pass it on to others.</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Understand that simple things can make you happy -</strong> such as a bird&rsquo;s song, cool air, sunshine, etc. could make you happy.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Mingle with happy people</strong> &ndash; mix with those who are merry and joyous. You could catch it on if you have an open mind and spread it around you.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Do not dwell in self-pity</strong> &ndash; wallowing in self-pity lowers your self-esteem and self-confidence. If you could take action be quick to correct troubling situations. If it is beyond you, you may just forget it and carry on your life with a happy outlook. Who knows what is in store for you in future? Be hopeful instead of drowning yourself in self-pity.</span>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Love yourself</strong> &ndash; if you cannot love yourself it is difficult to love others.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Laugh at adversity</strong> &ndash; who does not have problems in life? When you laugh at your difficulties, you would realize they become insignificant and you feel lighter</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Be healthy</strong> - good health is a great factor in making you happy.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Believe that you deserve happiness</strong> &ndash; believe that happiness is your birthright and you deserve to be happy. It is after all your choice and no body could take it away from you if you choose to stick on to it.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Engage in different kinds of activities than your usual routine</strong> &ndash; breaking the routine sometimes makes life interesting. Look into ways of changing your routing and you may enjoy it.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Choose to be happy</strong> &ndash; you have the ability to take positive or negative approach to your issues. If you choose a positive approach, happiness is easy to reach.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Develop a sense of gratitude - whenever you feel that you lack something in life remember all those things that you have in your life you could be thankful for such as a roof over your head, a decent family, your physical and personal strengths, etc. This should make you happy for what you have in your life.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Avoid negativism</strong> &ndash; fill yourself with positivism that would make you see life in new colors and shades. You would see life with new eyes and bubbling energy. That is happiness.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Learn to laugh at yourself</strong> &ndash; this is an excellent approach to life. Everyone makes mistakes. Your errors are only bad if you take them seriously. Just laugh at yourself if you err and your heart would lighten up.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Remember, it does not cost you a penny to be happy. Your life and your choice are at your hands. Isn&rsquo;t that reason enough to be happy?</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">I have just one question for you,</span>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span></p>
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11 Universal Principles of Success
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10715247.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Success is not reserved only for a chosen few. </span></strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Everyone has the capacity to be successful in every area of his or her life. Success results from cultivating certain habits and sticking to them.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Consistency is a must.</strong> Successful persons have a certain type of personality. Successful person thinks in a particular way, talks in a particular way and acts in a particular way. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Would you like to be a successful person too? </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are a few principles of success that is bound to help you if you follow these strategies:</span></strong></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Develop a clear vision of what exactly you want to achieve in your life.</strong> Carry this vision in your mind at all times. This is the starting point to success.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Believe without any doubt that you would achieve your dreams.</strong> Believe in a higher power that has been giving you whatever you needed so far.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Stay away from negative influences such as negative people, books, articles, etc.</strong> Surround yourself with things that boost your belief that you would succeed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Take responsibility for your future.</strong> Do not depend on anybody and take responsibility for your life without doubting success.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Make a habit of repeating positive affirmations.</strong> Speak out your affirmations in present tense as opposed to future tense. Writing down affirmations is more effective. This helps your mind to stay fixed and focused on your goal. This is also a good way to build your self-confidence and deepen your belief.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Make a firm commitment to action.</strong> Once you decide to take action stay committed and never give up. Once you deter from commitment your belief becomes shaky and unstable. If you do that then your efforts would just fall off like a deck of cards. You would have wasted all your time and energy you had invested on your efforts. So stay committed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Set a specific goal.</strong> If you know what you really want to achieve you need to define it by making it a goal. Set specific goals. Your goals should be precise, measurable, realistic and timed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Work out a plan of action.</strong> Break down your plan into smaller tasks or units. Do your task in smaller steps. Take one step or two each day while reminding yourself that each step is taking you closer to your goal. Your actions should be filled with faith, determination and purpose. Consistency is vital to reach your goal.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Never give up until you have achieved what you desire.</strong> Persistence is key to success. Treat every failure as a learning opportunity. But push yourself towards your goal with stronger faith.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Maintain an attitude of gratitude, realizing that your dream is becoming a reality.</strong> Look around you and be grateful for things that you already have such as a home, loving family, etc. Just stay grateful.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Be a giver</strong> - give your time, money and service to others. Be kind and generous to all.</span></li> </ol> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Now you know the principles of success. Act on it with faith and persistence.</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>I have just one question for you,&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong>for you, that way you can help others as well!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about!</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span></p>
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How To Avoid Stress!
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10714297.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p> <div>Stress has become part of modern human life.</div> <div>It is here to stay unless we start making minor changes to work around it. Stress is taxing on your body and mind and has long term effects. Stress is also said to reduce life span. But have you ever wondered why we get stressed out? What is it that we&rsquo;re doing wrong?&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Stress is the outcome of over work, constant thinking and burdening of the mind, and lack of rest and relaxation.</strong></div> <div><strong><br /></strong></div> <div>Your mind and body are like machines, they get heated up with over work, they shutdown when work is unusually heavy. What are we working so hard for? Isn&rsquo;t it for money? Why do we need money? So that we can afford those things in life which give us pleasure. But if we don&rsquo;t have the time to enjoy, then what&rsquo;s the use of money?</div> <div><strong>We are constantly on the look out for advice and information on reducing stress.</strong></div> <div><strong><br /></strong></div> <div>We read up papers, browse websites, visit counselors, doctors, talk to relatives and friends. Little do we realize that the stress busters are within us! The simple solution to avoid stress is &ldquo;TO BE YOUR SELF&rdquo;. What we mean by this is to lead a life where you do things that you really want to. Yes, work life is important, but never let it dominate your life. You need to relax and be with family and friends. You need time to rejuvenate. You need time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Without them, you are only going to work more and more and increase your stress. You can take time off and do some meditation. Ask your inner self to relax when things are going way too fast.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Avoid stress by planning out your work.</strong></div> <div><strong><br /></strong></div> <div>Unplanned style of working usually makes one less efficient and thus increases stress. Planned working improves your efficiency and keeps you prepared for any changes. Things don&rsquo;t pile up on your head. Everything seems to move smoothly. Another stress buster is a good old massage. Massage can relax your body and pull out stress.&nbsp;</div> <div>It is important to eat well and healthy. It is also important to eat at the right time. With work related stress, some may skip a meal which affects your mind and body immediately. Make sure your diet includes fruits and vegetables and that you eat well them at regular intervals.</div> <div><strong>To keep the mind relaxed, you must have a good sleep.</strong></div> <div><strong><br /></strong></div> <div>A good sleep would mean about 6-8 hours for a working adult. Meditation will rejuvenate your spirits. Just as you keep your mind relaxed, you also need to tend to your body. Regular exercises make your body look in shape, it also gets your body to jump start for the whole day.</div> <div>With the body and mind working in harmony, stress is the last thing that will bother you.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;"><strong>I have just one question for you,&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well! </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span><!-- p--></p>
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How to Succeed in Whatever Field
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10711984.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Success is a goal you undeniably want to strive for in life. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">As with everyone else, you would like a piece of the good life. You would want to rise above your capacities and drive yourself to the best you can possibly reach.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In life, there are so many ways to get to your dreams. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You may want to consult Feng Shui experts. You may want to consult astrological charts. You may turn to God. You may turn to creative imagery to get what you want. However you would like to build your personal pillar of success, I believe that there are constants and absolutes. A good, solid foundation is a constant in building any sturdy edifice. Thus, it is essential that there be a strong foundation in the construction of your personal pillar of success.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Integrity, no matter what your religious beliefs are, is the bedrock of all transactions.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Why would you want to deal with things with integrity? Well, forming relationships is a must if you are in pursuit of success; and of course you would like to take good care of these relationships. Integrity builds trust, which is an essential relationship lubricant. One does not need studies to confirm that clients would go back to someone with whom they were able to deal with smoothly and stuck to his end of the deal. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The currency of life is &ldquo;Quid Pro Quo&rdquo;, or &ldquo;give me as I would give you&rdquo;. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">So many business relationships have been severed because a party did not meet the end of the deal, or cheated the other of what was his due. As you sever more and more relationships through the lack of integrity, you will encourage the crumbling of your pillar of success.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It helps when you would go through life with a clear conscience and the knowledge that you have given your best to your client, or with whomever you have an interpersonal relationship. The lack of moral and emotional baggage frees you to be more productive, thus allowing you to build your pillar of success faster.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">To cultivate integrity, start with the little things. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Tell the truth in the most trivial of situations. Catch yourself when you are about to tell a white lie. Be transparent in all your transactions. Give change to your customers to the very last cent. As an adage says, &ldquo;If you are faithful in little, you will be faithful in much.&rdquo; Such is true in cultivating everything, even integrity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Quid Pro Quo.</strong> That is the currency of human relationships. Take care of your relationships. Fortify it with Integrity. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You can never go wrong with being very honest towards everyone.</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">I have just one question for you,</span>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well! </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span><!-- p--></p>
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4 Tips to Empower Yourself!
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10709471.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We all face hardships at some point in our lives. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Some of us own responsibility and get on with our lives while most of us blame others. When you own responsibility for yourself you empower yourself. You are the cause and your life experiences are the results in your life. You determine the direction of your life. You are in control of your life. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>If you are not able to explain why your life is as it is, you are probably giving your power away to someone else, are you? </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Most of us tend to blame something else or someone else or our fate for all bad experiences in our life such as abusive childhood, loss of a loved one or broken relationships. When you are not in control of yourself or your life that means you are powerless. Blaming is a disempowering emotion.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you think by blaming others for your life you are getting away from problems you are completely wrong. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your life problems would stay the same and recur again and again as long as you make someone else responsible for your life. You give others power to control you and your life. So your life problems would tend to stay the way they are until you take back your power and claim full responsibility for your emotions, actions and life as a whole.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">True empowerment is taking responsibility for your life so that you are free to do whatever you want to do and be anything you choose to be.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Here are 4 tips to empower you:</strong></span></p> <ol> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Make your own choices</strong> - Life is full of choices and you have the freedom to choose. You learn only through trial and error. Be bold and accept the outcome of your decisions. If your choice is correct, be happy. If not do not blame yourself or others. Instead, analyze where <strong>you</strong> went wrong and correct yourself. The next time around, you may be able to make the right choices.</span></p> </li> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Practice deep breathing</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> - If you make it a habit to practice deep breathing throughout the day, you would have clarity in your thoughts. You feel more relaxed to think clearly and make good judgments of your situations.</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Feel grateful</strong> - Gratitude is something we never show for many things we enjoy in our life. Instead of cursing your problems look around you and realize how blessed you are to have nature bestow you good health, sunshine, food, good relationships, fresh air, etc. When you feel grateful for these things you are convinced that life is not bad at all.</span></p> </li> <li><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Develop mental awareness</strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> - Observe your thoughts. Are they good or bad? Are they positive or negative? If your thoughts are positive it is good. You could act on them with positive results. What if you have negative thoughts? You could still control them if you are aware of them. Empower yourself by being aware of your good and bad thoughts.</span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When you deal with your own pains and pleasures you are the controller of your life. Just know that no one else could take away your power to control your life and events because <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>you are the master of your destiny</strong></em></span>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">I have just one question for you,</span>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well! </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span><!-- p--></p>
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What Does Your Eye Contact Tell About You?
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10698088.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p class="western"><strong>&ldquo;<span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The eyes are windows to our soul&rdquo; say an English proverb. </span></strong></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This world is full of people and your eyes tell them a lot about you. Your eyes tell a lot about your personality. It shows if you are aggressive, soft, inviting or loving. If you notice salesmen, politicians, teachers and public speakers you would realize how effectively they use their eyes to maintain their contact with you. Eye contact is vital to effective communication.</span></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Eye contact is a major body language factor when it comes to communication. If your eye contact is too much, you are seen as an aggressive person. On the other hand if your eye contact is too little you are seen as disinterested in the person speaking to you.</span></p> <p class="western"><strong>How do you use eye contact in every day life and in different situations?</strong></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Eye contact when talking to an individual &ndash; It is important to maintain eye contact with an individual during a conversation. But it could be uncomfortable if you stare intensely at her. In order to avoid this uncomfortable situation, it is good to break eye contact every 4 to 5 seconds while talking to the other person. You may look up or sideways as though you are noticing your surroundings or the decorations around you, etc. Looking down indicates you have ended your conversation.</span></span></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Eye contact while listening to the other person &ndash; It would be very rude and putting off for the speaker if you just stare too hard at him or her. You could look at that person and also look around his facial features or observe around the room etc. in order to stop staring at him. Again, it is best to shift your eye contact every 4 to 5 seconds to keep the interest in the conversation without staring at the talker. You could use your head to nod as an agreement or say &lsquo;yes,&rsquo; &lsquo;hmm,&rsquo; or any other expression to show that you are listening so that the other person knows that you are listening to him with interest. This keeps the conversation going in a smooth manner.</span></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Eye contact during an argument</strong> - Gazing during an argument shows strength. If you are aggressive, you wish to prove your point or your power to the opponent you gaze at him. If you look away during an argument that could mean you are not sure of your own self or about what you are saying and you give up or have lost an argument.</span></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Eye contact while expressive love</strong> &ndash; When you like the person who is talking to you, you tend to use her whole face as your focal point. You look at her eyes, listen intently to what she is saying with a smile, raise your eyebrows or dilate your pupils to show that you are enjoying the conversation. </span></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Lovers sometimes do not say anything to each other but share a prolonged gaze at each other. But if you were to look away or yawn while the other person is talking you may be telling her that you are not interested in talking to her.</span></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You could use your eyes effectively to keep your relationships in a good stand.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></p>
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How to Achieve Your Lifetime Goals
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10695754.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You may have already gone through the process of creating a list of lifetime goals &ndash; the next step is to actually start the process of achieving them. </span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This involves creating a list of smaller goals that you plan to achieve over the next 25 years preparatory to reaching your lifetime goals.</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">After creating a 25-year plan, make a 5-year plan, then a 1-year plan, then a 6-month plan and then a 1-month plan. Get the picture? Each plan is founded and contributes to the lifetime plan.</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The 3</span><sup style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">rd</sup><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> step is to make a To Do List that are tasks that you should do everyday. But be realistic: you might have to do your research first by reading material that will help make your daily goals more realistic. By doing these tasks, are you living a life that is worth living or do you just exist from day to day?</span></li> </ul> <ol> </ol><ol> </ol><ol> </ol> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Stay motivated everyday by assessing your To Do List then examining your longer term plans to see if there is any need to make changes due to the experience and priorities that you have imbibed. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You may find the following general guidelines useful for this purpose:</span></strong></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Is each goal stated positively?</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Is it precise? This allows you to measure achievement accurately.</span></p> </li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Have you set priorities among the goals that you have listed down?</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Did you write down your goals? You will be surprised how much more forceful the goals become.</span></p> </li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Are the low-level goals small enough to achieve?</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Can you control the outcome of your goals?</span></p> </li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Are your goals realistically low?</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Did you make your goals high enough to pose a challenge?</span></p> </li> </ol> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It is important to reward yourself somehow once you have accomplished a goal. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Absorb the feelings that come with goal achievement and rank your progress among all the plans that you made earlier. What is a good way to reward yourself? It depends &ndash; some people find it sufficient to treat themselves to a sweet treat. Others like bigger rewards. Just make sure the reward&rsquo;s worth is proportionate to the magnitude of the task.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You will find that assessment of your goals is an ongoing process every time you achieve a goal. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you found the goal to be much too easy to accomplish, maybe you should make the next set of goals more difficult. If the task took much too long to accomplish, maybe the goals should be a bit easier. Learning is an ongoing process as well so maybe you should change other goals too to reflect this. For example, perhaps your skills might need adjustment so this will, in turn, affect your goal setting and assessment.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Should you find it difficult to meet goals or outright fail, do not think that this completely derails your plans. So long as you learned from your performance, that is what counts.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your maturity will be reflected in the changes you make in your goals. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Some goals can be let go if they are not suited anymore to your short term and long term plans. Do not be a slave to the goals you have set. Maintain a degree of flexibility.</span></p> <p><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></p>
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Do You Need to Repackage Yourself With A New Image?
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10709477.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Are you sick and tired of the same, old, same old you? </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Maybe it's time you take a step back and see yourself as a brand new "brand". All you need is a bit of repackaging here, a tad marketing there, and before you know it, you've sold yourself as the best thing that's ever happened to the free world!</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Ever wonder how advertisers easily lure you into buying a certain product? </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">How they keep a brand on top of your mind every time you take a trip to the supermarket? It's all in the branding, packaging, and selling. Hey, let's face it -- in this day and age, image is everything and becoming your own "brand" is the thing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It's just as easy to brand yourself as you would products. We talk in terms of labels. We label people, places, films, food, everything. We just have to brand something so that we can contextualize it in our heads. So, what more when we look at ourselves in the mirror? Think of yourself as a product that you just have an uncanny urge to sell.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The first step to self-branding is to start looking for your core -- your essential self, that inner element which makes you a unique product. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Now before you start experiencing brain strain, this doesn't require knowledge of rocket science. It's easy to pinpoint your personal strengths, but you shouldn't be pressured into coming up with a new, all-original image. You're simply building from what you already have.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You can borrow and refresh someone else's persona thereby making it your own, borrow bits and pieces from idols and icons to imbibe and imbue unto yourself. For instance, you can be part Condoleeza Rice, part Janet Jackson, and part Cameron Diaz. Now just imagine what a character you would become!</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">To become your own brand, you have to have a personal flair, a signature style. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Sadly, however, a great multitude of us morph into the bandwagon brigade while following the current trends. Instead of standing out, you disappear into the throng of clones cloaked in boring clothing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Self-packaging is all about personal style and attitude put together in one neat bundle. Both must work in sync. You can't brand yourself as a no-nonsense worker and then dress up in colorful, revealing clothes and expect to be taken seriously. Although it doesn't hurt to be on the constant lookout for new things, to be adventurous to show your freedom of expression, you must always make sure you're comfortable with it. You can't pull off an image if it's not really you.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The bottom line is, act natural. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you're entirely comfortable with your brand self and the way you're packaged, then there's absolutely no need to act out your new image. As long as you stay real, people will automatically be comfortable with you.</span></p> <p><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></p>
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Bullies Not Allowed!
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10684976.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You probably think that only children suffer from bullying. Wrong -- even adults are subjected to bullying. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Consider this scenario: a group in your office wants to have casual drinks every Friday night but you don&rsquo;t want to join. At first, you get cajoled into joining. If you refuse again, then you get the teasing for your &lsquo;holier-than-thou&rsquo; attitude. If you stick by your decision, then you&rsquo;ll probably get the cold or silent treatment. Worse is the guilt tripping where you&rsquo;ll be accused of ruining the company morale! You&rsquo;ll end up getting the pressure to join just to avoid any more of this treatment. That&rsquo;s bullying.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It happens even outside the workplace. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">School committees or fund raising community activities, for example, where you don&rsquo;t get a choice on what you want to do. Sometimes a friend or a relative volunteer you for work without even consulting you first. In both cases, you are forced to work because the guilt trip will be worse when it comes to people you have a relationship with. That&rsquo;s bullying.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A bully sees opportunities to make you feel wrong by not giving into them. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">They love the superior feeling that they get when they can force somebody to do what they want. Former US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt said: &ldquo;No one can make you feel inferior without your consent&rdquo; so if you value your own self-esteem, don&rsquo;t allow others to make you feel small.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do not let anybody railroad you into something that you&rsquo;re not comfortable doing. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">That is the best way to stand up to a bully. Put your foot down and say &lsquo;no, I don&rsquo;t want to do this&rsquo;. You can do that and you must to do that for your own self-worth. Remember that you are your own best champion. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You are worthy of respect and having respect means others should treat your stand on an issue as your own space. They shouldn&rsquo;t give you grief about it. They shouldn&rsquo;t force their own choices. Instead they should allow you to choose what you want and how you want it. If it involves you then you should have a say in it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Again, standing up to a bully could be as easy as firmly disagreeing and walking away from them. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you&rsquo;re lucky, they&rsquo;ll get the message and leave you alone. If that doesn&rsquo;t work, the best advice is to get others to know about your stand on things and ask their support. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You would be surprised how these bullies will back down if you show them that you have a backbone. These bullies will realize that you&rsquo;re not afraid to disagree with them and whatever hold they have is lost. You will finally be free.</span></p> <p><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></p>
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Are You In An Addictive Relationship? It Is Time to Get Out
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10684906.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Addictive relationships are sometimes hard to notice. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Psychologists believe that one tends to get into addictive relationships if he or she grew up in a dysfunctional home. Many times one realizes that he or she is in an addictive relationship only after understanding it by going through it.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The addicted person needs the other person to fulfill all his needs. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">As with any other addiction, there are many issues in this type of a relationship such as control, trauma, self-worth, fear, loss of a sense of self, etc. The relationship is used as a means to attempt to resolve other deeper unidentified and unresolved problems.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In an addictive relationship one person is self-centered and extremely independent. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">He believes that he has the sole right to do whatever he wants to do and whenever he wants it too. His partner is dependent and other-centered. She is willing to reflect whatever her partner wants. This is how addictive relationships function.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are some common signs that characterize addictive relationships:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is no balance in addictive relationships. One dominates the other partner. Most of the time one person is the giver and the other is the receiver</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is a demand for instant or immediate gratification. The dominant one expects everything to be done instantly, in the present moment. This is one of the common traits found in drug addicts and alcoholics, too</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is a great deal of control, obsession and fixation on the partner. There is a tendency to &lsquo;make the partner change&rsquo; with an idea of fixing him or her</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Dishonesty is present to a great extent in addictive relationships. Most of the time one partner tries to hide certain personal aspects, which the other should not find out. Sometimes one partner puts up false cover-ups to hide the real person</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Emotional highs and lows are present in addictive relationships. The lows last longer and goes deeper than the highs when the emotional highs are plain ecstatic</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Social isolation is yet another sign of addictive relationship. Nobody else &ndash; not even parents, siblings, children or close friends are allowed into their relationship. People in addictive relationships prefer to be left alone.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is no true love. All healthy boundaries that characterize a normal healthy marriage are absent in an addictive relationship</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Signs of an Addictive relationship also include a cycle of pleasure, pain, cynicism, blaming and reconnection. This cycle goes on and on until one partner tries to break free since the situations get out of control.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">How does one overcome a relationship addiction? Here are a few tips to help you overcome your relationship addiction:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Make your rescue as the number one priority in your life</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Identify the roots of physical and emotional abuse</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Assure yourself that you are an independent soul who is in charge of your own life</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Detach yourself from the emotions that bind you to the relationship</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Cultivate positivism</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Find support groups Consider getting professional help, if need arises.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you are in an addictive relationship it is time you get out of it and find a life of your own.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a><br /></span></p>
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Do You Have Your Life Figured Out? WARNING: THE FOLLOWING PODCAST MAY OFFEND.
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10682914.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">It is not intended to offend. It is intended to bring forth a&nbsp;</span></strong></span><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">thought process to enhance you being successful with money.</span></span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">So many of us wander through life thinking we have everything together. I have a fool proof way to see if you <em>really</em> do have it together. You will be able to tell with one question.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Are you successful with money?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I don't mean are you wealthy beyond belief. I'm talking about are you drowning in debt? (You may be and not even know it.) A good way to tell if you are in over your head is to list all your debts in a column and then all your assets and/or things that actually go up in value (like a house or an investment) in another column. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Now compare. Which column has the largest number after adding it all up? If we do this we may find that we are not as "together" as we appear to be? So the question again, "Are you having success with money?"</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The answer for most of us is... [Imagine an echo with this response.]<br />NO! (((no no no)))</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Myth:</strong> If we ignore our financial responsibilities, they will either go away or take care of themselves.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Fact:</strong> Most of America wander through life living day to day, paycheck to paycheck. Most of Americans are about two major financial setbacks away from bankruptcy and don't even smell the danger.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Myth:</strong> The more stuff we have, the more wealthy we are.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Fact:</strong> The more stuff you have the more stuff you have. In most cases, the more stuff you have, the deeper the hole is being dug to make you even more B-R-O-K-E.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Myth:</strong> If my neighbors can afford it, I can too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Fact:</strong> Your neighbors are about 2 steps away from bankruptcy too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Now don't misunderstand me. I'm not cutting you down or trying to make you angry. I'm just trying to get your attention. Becoming successful with your money is easier than you think. But it's difficult at the same time. Let me explain.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You have the power to pay off all your debt.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br />You have the power to start building gobs of wealth. You have the know-how but you just may not know you have it. You see, building wealth and paying off debt is nothing more than common sense.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here's the common sense and the easy part. To pay off debt means you stop borrowing money (that includes using lines of credit). When you stop borrowing, you start paying higher amounts than the minimum payments. Much higher if possible.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here's some more common sense and the hard part. Will you actually DO it? Most everyone reading this will read it, think "nice and true" but then will go out to lunch or shopping or fill up their gas tank and use a credit card. Habits are hard to break and we are marketed to thousands of times every day. Those marketing messages work.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">They have been engrained in our minds so vividly and so deep that we think its okay to put our kids&rsquo; happy meal on a line of credit. See what I mean? Read that last sentence about the happy meal out loud and tell me if it registers as common sense to you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Challenge: </strong>Go one week without using any lines of credit. When you want something, pay cash. Keep the receipts. At the end of the week, add up all your receipts and see how much you REALLY spend in one week. You may be surprised. You may be even MORE surprised on what you spent your hard earned cash on. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">My wife and I have done this little exercise and it led to us building a nice little budget that we currently live by. Consequently that little budget has led to us paying off over $54,000 of debt in 18 months. Rowdy, huh?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Living successfully can seep into every area of your life. Which areas are you holding out on? Financial? Relationships? Family? Career? </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Now if you're married, get with your spouse and do this stuff. Spend less. Save more. One day, you'll wake up and realize you have less money stresses and you will be in a position to do something unheard of. You'll give some away. <br /><br />Won't that be fun?!</span></p> <p><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></p>
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Develop Your Own Personal Development Plan (PDP)
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10682689.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>What is a personal Development Plan?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A personal development plan is a structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to consider and improve upon his personal, educational and professional development. The individual is in control of his own development with the opportunity to monitor and steer his growth. It is simply a tool to encourage and support lifelong learning.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The process involves identifying the areas that need development, planning, executing and reviewing.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We all tend to have a mental block when it comes to addressing our own problems. Many people are afraid about taking time and thinking about their problems and solutions to those problems. A PDP would help them to solve their problems in an easy manner.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You could start developing your PDP anytime. Based on your present situation and role, you could draw a PDP that could help to prioritize the most important areas of your life that need immediate attention and concentration.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Identify areas that need progress - This is the first step towards constructing your PDP.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You need to be in tune with your current situation in life - know who you are, what you want to achieve, what you have and what you lack. You also have to be clear about what is working for you now and what is not. You need to check on what you are ignoring, too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Many people may delay in this first step if they have problem identifying the areas of their life that needs development. If you are one of them just think about those areas that are important to you &ndash; for example, you could consider the following areas: Physical and mental wellbeing, education, spiritual pursuit, finances, recreation, relationships &ndash; personal and professional, etc. You do not need to write down everything in detail but just make a list of these areas.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This list would help you to prioritize your areas. After you identify your areas that need improvement, write down what improvements you prefer to make in each of these areas as it relates to your personal growth.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Set a timeline on each goal</strong> - Begin with your short-term goals and then proceed to long-term goals</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Write down your action plan</strong> &ndash; how do you plan to go about this process?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Review your plan</strong> &ndash; is this plan workable? Would you like to make a few changes or draw a new PDP?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Implement your plan</strong> &ndash; stick to your plan and follow your schedule</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Review your progress</strong> - are you following the timeline? Are you progressing accordingly?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When you develop your own PDP, follow through with action and achieve your goals you would feel like you are on top of the world. You gain more confidence that your life is in your control. You get a great satisfaction. Take one step at a time and enjoy the process. That is the key to success.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></p>
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Your Creativity Is Nature’s Gift To You
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10682667.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Creativity is defined as a tendency to produce new ideas, alternatives or possibilities that may be useful in problem solving, communicating with others and entertaining others and us.</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">What motivates one to be creative?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A need for novelty,</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;a need to express one&rsquo;s ideas and,</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;a need to solve problems.</span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">How could one become creative?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In order to be creative you need to view things in different perspective, approach problems in new ways, generate new possibilities for existing problems as new alternatives and express yourself in unique ways such as drawing, painting or creative writing, etc.</span></p> <p class="western"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We notice certain characteristics in creative individuals. They are:</span></strong></p> <p class="western"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Creative individuals are calm. They are often quiet though they have a great deal of energy </span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">they are smart and na&iuml;ve at the same time,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">they have a combination of opposite qualities such as playfulness along with discipline and responsibility along with frivolity,</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">they alternate between reality and fantasy,</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">they tend to carry opposite tendencies between extroversion and introversion. They may be introverts in the sense they are often quiet but they are also extroverts when they express their ideas through their creativity.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Creativity is a spontaneous expression of your ideas.</strong> Everyone is creative. It is our natural state of being. But we seem to forget this when we are immersed in stress while dealing with our problems in life. Our creativity is in fact boundless. Everyone could create as much as they want to create. Creativity could be expanded by learning and development.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We all are creative but when we are bound by &lsquo;should&rsquo;s as defined by other people our creativity dies down at its very origin. What are some of these conditions that are levied on creativity?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>You should create only when you are inspired</strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"> &ndash; Creativity is a way of living and being spontaneous. How does one wait for an inspiration? Creative individuals seek out new inspiration in everything they come across &ndash; they just do not wait for an inspiration to spark their creative ideas.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>You should listen to others when they tell you what is best for you &ndash; </strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">a creative person is unable to stop his own creativity. It is not possible for a creative genius to just listen to anybody else because he only knows what he enjoys doing, what works well for him, etc.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>You should only pursue creativity as a hobby &ndash; </strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We all are creative and we have our choices in life. If we choose to make it a full time living it is up to us. Imagine the plight of product designers for giant corporate who come up with great creative ideas for our daily use if they use their creativity only as a hobby.</span></span></p> <p class="western">Well. These are only myths and these do not stop creative individuals from being creative. After all creativity is one of nature&rsquo;s endowments on human beings. Who has the capacity to interfere with nature?</p> <p><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></p>
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Be Grateful to Your Problems!
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10673045.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems&nbsp;<span style="font-size: x-small;"><em>&ndash; Nelson Rockefeller</em></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you currently have a lot of problems in your life?</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you think that it is too much for one person to handle all these problems?</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you think that life is unfair?</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>If your answer is yes, then here is an important truth that you must know:</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>The opportunities to grow and learn are hidden in your problems.</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your problems are your best chance to stretch your mind and take your life to the next level.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There are lessons you must learn in order to progress in your personal development quest. Problems and failures are your best teachers.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">To see these hidden opportunities, you must develop the right attitude. You must be grateful to all that happen to you.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Everything that happens to us is happening for a reason.</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is a purpose for everything. You must stop and reflect. Look for the lessons and the opportunities within your problems.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">To solve your problems, you must learn new skills, adapt new thought patterns, and become a different person than you were before that problem.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>God has crafted you for success.</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In the middle of every adversity lie your best opportunities. Discover it, build upon it and move forward in your journey to live an extraordinary life.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You owe it to yourself to live a great life. Don&rsquo;t let negative thoughts pull you down. Be grateful and open to learn and grow.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><em><strong>Life is full of abundance. You just need to align yourself with life!</strong></em></span></span></p>
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Be a Professional
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10672980.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>You are, at any given time, a son/daughter, sibling, parent or friend to someone else and as such, you carry on a &lsquo;role&rsquo; that suits your relationship.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">When you work for someone or with someone, you are expected to put on a different persona other than these existing ones &ndash; that of being a professional. It is not as easy to be one though as being a professional doesn&rsquo;t come naturally.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Being a professional means that you carry a responsibility given by the company.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It trusts you to do your job and to do it the best way that you can. Deadlines should be met. Work should be beyond reproach. Attitude and PR should always conform to the company&rsquo;s standard. Keep this as a mantra whenever you have to do work regardless of your personal feelings.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Say for example, your job is to answer questions on your company products and a customer kept on badgering you with endless questions on it. You have to be patient and answer the questions until the customer is satisfied; that&rsquo;s part of your job. Retain a grip on your temper and find ways to keep your cool even if you feel like bashing the person&rsquo;s head with a pipe. That&rsquo;s what a professional should do.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>A professional should separate his/her personal feelings when it comes to business.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Our natural inclination is to try and get along with everybody but in business, teamwork and friendships don&rsquo;t always come together. You must be able to separate your personal relationship from that of your function as a co-worker. Much more so, if you are a supervisor or manager.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>The primary goal should always be on how the business will benefit or get affected by your work and/or your group&rsquo;s work.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">So you must draw a line on what you can allow as a friend from what you have to do as a professional. For example, your work is getting affected by another employee who happens to be your friend.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You might try talking to him first as a friend but if the situation does not improve and the damage is spreading, you have to bring up the matter to a superior officer. You can&rsquo;t cover for him anymore; it&rsquo;s not right. Remember the line of friendship and your job. That&rsquo;s what a professional should do.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There will be times when you will be called to task or be given more work than what you were expecting. Being a professional means that you must not take this as an attack on you personally. It&rsquo;s not you, it&rsquo;s the job. Use the lesson to improve yourself instead of delving in pity. That&rsquo;s what a professional should do.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></span></strong></p>
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Forgive and Forget and Feel Better
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10670657.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Is it possible to forgive someone truly from the bottom of our heart?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We could say that the ability to forgive lies in direct proportion to the degree of the harm done. Still forgiving is better than harboring enmity. When you harbor negative thoughts of revenge and harm against your enemy your enemy would not suffer from those thoughts. But you certainly would have bad effects.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your thoughts could linger in your mind and smother positive feelings. In order to replace the poison of negativity with the pure air of positive thoughts, you should consciously take the action of forgiving. <br /><br />Forgiveness is possible and it is necessary for your physical and mental health. Research shows that people who forgive show lesser depression, anger and stress and have more positive attitude in life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Psychologists say that forgiveness help save on the wear and tear of our organs and reduce the wearing out of the immune system. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You could try these tips to forgive and forget:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Learn to calm yourself: </strong>Stress-management techniques help you resolve anger. Take a couple of deep breaths when you feel anger or pain from your past memories. Instead, think of some pleasant memories.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Do not expect an apology: </strong>If the other person perceives things differently he or she may not have even meant to hurt you. When you understand this possibility you also realize that the other person obviously is not going to apologize.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do not expect an apology and just let go of the incident, because it's not going to come and you would be brooding over it unnecessarily. If, the other person apologizes, you must be willing and open to accept it in order to forgive and forget and put the matter behind you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Acknowledge the benefits of forgiveness: </strong>Numerous studies have shown that people who forgive reap better health benefits, increased energy, much better appetite, and sleep. You could check health websites online that focus on this area.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Do not blame yourself: </strong>You are only human and it is natural to make mistakes in life. Accept yourself first so that you do not blame yourself. If you blame yourself forgiving poses a bigger challenge and your self-confidence is lowered.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>First forgive yourself: </strong>Sometimes when you do not own or accept responsibility for a particular incident, you tend to blame the other person. In that case, you may be harboring anger at yourself, which you may be projecting on the other person.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It would be wise for you to accept responsibility and forgive yourself first. Once you forgive yourself, you would realize that the other person is not responsible and it comes easier to forgive the other person.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Forgiving makes you feel better.</span></p> <p><strong><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></strong></p>
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Be Yourself to Empower Yourself
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10670527.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you always try to please others in order to gain acceptance from them?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Sometimes this may lead you to unhappiness and depression. It is nice to care about other people&rsquo;s feelings, but you should understand that your needs are just as important.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">By giving more importance to others, you tend to ignore yourself as a special being. You could be considerate of others and at the same time you could be just yourself in order to maintain personal balance in your life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Have you thought about &lsquo;being yourself?&rsquo; Being yourself is empowering yourself to improve your life and career. By being yourself you build a strong foundation of your personality and attitude. You could realize or develop your full potential by being yourself. Here are some powerful tips to learn to be you:</span></p> <ol> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Be a unique person. </strong>Each one of us is unique in this world. You are different from all others. You have a personality and character. Your personality has its positive and negative sides. You would feel comfortable with yourself if you accept yourself and feel safe to be who you are. Accepting yourself raises your self-confidence. So develop your individuality by accepting the fact that you are unique.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Know yourself. </strong>You would know yourself if you get familiar with yourself. You must know yourself physically, psychologically and socially and in fact you should know yourself in all aspects, in all entireties. Do you know how tall you are, how much you weigh, your color of eyes, hair, etc.? You could look in a mirror and familiarize yourself to know yourself physically. How about your disposition? Are you friendly? Are you a person who likes to be alone? What are your habits? What are your strengths and weakness? You would know yourself only by observing yourself.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Assess yourself. </strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Once you get familiarized with yourself try to evaluate yourself. While evaluating yourself it is good to be open and honest. You could take the help of your close friend or relative to help you analyze and evaluate you. You would be your own critic of how you look, the way you walk, dress, speak, behave, etc. Being critical of yourself would help you improve upon areas where you feel you need to change or get better.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Respect Yourself. </strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You need to respect yourself first so that you could learn to respect others. If you have some bad qualities and you are aware of it, you do not need to disrespect yourself or hate yourself. You do not need to condemn yourself of who you are. Learn to understand that no one is perfect. You could on the other hand look at the positive side of yourself and project yourself in positive ways while working on the negative aspects.</span></p> </li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Once you understand your uniqueness, get familiar with yourself, assess and respect yourself you would be able to accept yourself. When you accept yourself you become a powerful person.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></strong></p>
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How to Streamline Your Day
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10667131.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you feel like you always have too much on your plate? </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Like your day needs to be 48 hours because: your boss requested that you walk his dog, your wife needs your sheets changed, and you still need to edit your kid&rsquo;s album on Photo shop?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Well, if you&rsquo;re like me, your days stretch into 60 hours, right? Well, there&rsquo;s a solution to that! You can prioritize.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Sure, it seems simple. But choosing which to prioritize is not. The trick is to have the willpower to drop whatever is not urgent and important in your day. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">So how do you do the choosing?</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>First, get a pen and paper.</strong> Or open your computer&rsquo;s spreadsheet or word processing program.</li> <li><strong>Make categories:</strong> &ldquo;urgent and important&rdquo;, &ldquo;important but not urgent&rdquo;, &ldquo;urgent but not important&rdquo;, and &ldquo;not important nor urgent&rdquo;.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Under &ldquo;important and urgent,&rdquo; write down what you need to do now that is of high importance.</strong> The kind that if you don&rsquo;t do tonight, you&rsquo;ll get fired, or worse, your wife will make you sleep outside the house. Make sure that these are really important, that not doing this would have a big consequence. No, it does not mean the task of having to buy your wife a can of Pringles in the middle of the night. Unless she&rsquo;s pregnant and you don&rsquo;t want to wake up next to the dog.</span></p> </li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Next, under &ldquo;important but not urgent,&rdquo;</strong> write what is of great importance to you but you can do tomorrow or next week.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Under &ldquo;urgent but not important,&rdquo;</strong> write down what you want to do today, but not really essential to survive another (normal 24-hour) day.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Finally, under &ldquo;not important nor urgent,&rdquo;</strong> write what you honestly could live without.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Next go through your list.</strong> </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>For the ones under Category 1 (urgent and important)</strong>, see how much you could squeeze today, with enough breathing space and time to sleep for 6-8 hours. Budget your day around that, and make sure you stick to that schedule. If your day still runs over, this means you need to choose some tasks and schedule them the next day. If it&rsquo;s not on a deadline anyway, do so.</span></li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>For Category 2 (important but not urgent)</strong>, schedule a maximum number of 5 tasks from this list to do daily, with the task&rsquo;s deadline in mind. Make sure to make some allowance for Murphy&rsquo;s Law (everything that can go wrong will go wrong), if it&rsquo;s a really important task.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>For Category 3 (urgent but not important)</strong>, if a task on the list says &ldquo;send email greetings to mom-in-law (ordered by wife) today,&rdquo; do it after everything else in Category 1 has been done. Unless mom-in-law&rsquo;s birthday is today and not emailing will mean a World War, that is.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Finally for Category 4 (not important nor urgent):</strong> Yes, you can live without checking Facebook (or your blog or whatever) today. So turn off your computer, take a bath, snuggle next to the wife, and rest well. For tomorrow, you&rsquo;re doing another Category 1 list again.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Simple, right? Now, all you need is the willpower to stick to the list and learn to realize that not checking Facebook today will not result in severe stomach ulcers.</span></p> <p><strong><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></strong></p>
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How to Plan Your Life
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10666974.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Some people value spontaneity. Others crave structure.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Still, it would help if you would go through life with direction, and with goals. Goals help in guiding your choices. Purpose underlines everything you do.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">So you&rsquo;re in a new stage in your life. Either you&rsquo;ve graduated from high school or college, decided to move on from a suffocating job&nbsp;or just basically in a new stage in your life. You want to plan out the steps you want to take now, and you want to make the best choices that life has to offer.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Get a pen and paper; we have lots of writing to do.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">On that piece of paper, put a heading in the center: Mission/Vision.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Take some time to think about this. Take hours. Days. Weeks. It doesn&rsquo;t matter, but give yourself a deadline. When you have thought it over, write down what you would want to achieve by the end of your life. What do you want to build your life around? Is it to attain certain educational milestones? Earn a certain amount of money? Be a philanthropist? State it under your Mission/Vision. This will be the center theme of your life. You can change it any time you want, but the entire list will be built around this.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Under Mission/Vision, divide the paper into two equal halves. One side will go to Short-term Goals. The other side will go to Long-term Goals.</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Under the Short-term Goals, write down everything you want to get done within five years. Under Long-term Goals, write down the milestones you want throughout your life.</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In the Short-term Goals, assign the deadlines by which you want these goals done. In the Long-term Goals, assign your age by which you would want to achieve these milestones.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Now rewrite the entire list in chronological order, then examine your list. Commit to memory your Short-term Goals, and the Long-term Goals you have for this year. If you have trouble remembering your list, use a calendar. A paper one will do, but you can also use a computer program if you have one, or an application in whatever handheld gadget you have (a PDA or cellular phone with reminder or calendar applications would do fine).</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The purpose of this exercise is for you to have a visual representation of your goals.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Having a visual representation of your goals heightens the chances that you will commit to seeing them done. Knowing that you have concretized your plans gives you more resolution to stick to these.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">But even if you have your plans on paper, you will need to remember that you have to be flexible. Life is fluid&nbsp;and seldom goes according to plan. But if you really want to reach your goals, despite the shifts in life, you will always revert to your &ldquo;blueprint&rdquo; (the paper outline you just made).</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your Mission/Vision, as said earlier, will be the theme driving your choices.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This will be the anchor when storms rock your life&rsquo;s boat. The chain links of your anchor will be your personal values, principles, and your growth in character.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">It would help if you would keep a diary to outline the life lessons you&rsquo;ve learned, and your driving values and principles. When faced with dilemmas, revert to these. It may not make the problems go away, but they will help in making decisions, especially if these decisions tempt you to compromise.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Sail through the sea of life, and remember, you have an anchor when storms come your way.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></span></strong></p>
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Simple Self-Improvement Strategies
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10666878.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">How well do you take care of yourself?</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Taking care does not mean your daily routine such as brushing your teeth, bathing, cooking, TV time, etc. Taking self-care means much more than that. Could you list a few ideas? There are a lot of simple self-improvement ideas that many are not aware of.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Eating a nutritious diet, pursuing your ambitions and goals, using personal time to relax, choosing friends, keeping up doctor&rsquo;s annual checkups, getting enough rest, making plans for your future and amusing yourself in entertainment are all simple but important things that one could add to their own self-improvement list. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Self-improvement simply means unfolding.</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You open up yourself with proper self-care strategies to a better quality of life. Self-improvement not only stands for what makes you feel good but also about understanding your inner self and reaching your highest self. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We have had our share of responsibly in life in the past when we had given our energy, time and care and did our best for our family and our profession or job. But even as life goes on and we get older it seems like there isn&rsquo;t enough time to take care of ourselves. We are still worried about our family and children and their children. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Some people even feel guilty about taking care of themselves. </span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">They are torn between responsibilities at work and at home. They hardly find time to satisfy their own needs. It is important that we realize that we have a right to self-care and exercise this right without feeling guilty.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are a few effective self-improvement strategies that you could use from today:</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>1. Learn to change your sad emotions into happy ones.</strong> Whenever you feel overwhelmed, instantly think of a pleasant thought. Sadness is a negative emotion. If you linger too long in it, you may fall into depression. It becomes difficult to bring you back to normal world once you settle into depression. So give no place for depression or despair. Change your negative emotion into a positive emotion every time it surfaces in your mind. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>2. Realize that you and you alone had caused your present life situation.</strong> You should not blame anyone else and take responsibility for your own life. When you are aware of your responsibility you tend to make better decisions for the betterment of your life. Let go of the past and take responsibility for your future. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>3. Educate yourself.</strong> There is no age restriction for education. You are more likely to learn better from books and audios after experiencing life all these years. If you could afford it, join a self-improvement program or course under experienced gurus. You could help others who are going through the same journey.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">These are just a few ideas that you could start implementing today. Remember, your self-improvement is in your own hands.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></span></strong></p> <div id="_mcePaste" class="mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">How well do you take care of yourself? Taking care does not mean your daily routine such as brushing your teeth, bathing, cooking, TV time, etc. Taking self-care means much more than that. Could you list a few ideas? There are a lot of simple self-improvement ideas that many are not aware of. Eating a nutritious diet, pursuing your ambitions and goals, using personal time to relax, choosing friends, keeping up doctor&rsquo;s annual check-ups, getting enough rest, making plans for your future and amusing yourself in entertainment are all simple but important things that one could add to their own self-improvement list. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Self-improvement simply means unfolding. You open up yourself with proper self-care strategies to a better quality of life. Self-improvement not only stands for what makes you feel good but also about understanding your inner self and reaching your highest self. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We have had our share of responsibly in life in the past when we had given our energy, time and care and did our best for our family and our profession or job. But even as life goes on and we get older it seems like there isn&rsquo;t enough time to take care of ourselves. We are still worried about our family and children and their children. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Some people even feel guilty about taking care of themselves. They are torn between responsibilities at work and at home. They hardly find time to satisfy their own needs. It is important that we realize that we have a right to self-care and exercise this right without feeling guilty.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here are a few effective self-improvement strategies that you could use from today:</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">1. Learn to change your sad emotions into happy ones. Whenever you feel overwhelmed, instantly think of a pleasant thought. Sadness is a negative emotion. If you linger too long in it, you may fall into depression. It becomes difficult to bring you back to normal world once you settle into depression. So give no place for depression or despair. Change your negative emotion into a positive emotion every time it surfaces in your mind. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">2. Realize that you and you alone had caused your present life situation. You should not blame anyone else and take responsibility for your own life. When you are aware of your responsibility you tend to make better decisions for the betterment of your life. Let go of the past and take responsibility for your future. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.19in; margin-bottom: 0.19in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">3. Educate yourself. There is no age restriction for education. You are more likely to learn better from books and audios after experiencing life all these years. If you could afford it, join a self-improvement program or course under experienced gurus. You could help others who are going through the same journey. </span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">These are just a few ideas that you could start implementing today. Remember, your self-improvement is in your own hands.</span></p> </div>
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Effective Time Management Techniques
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10666787.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong>Do you always find yourself doing numerous tasks at the last minute?</strong></p> <p>Does the sight of voluminous paperwork make you feel swamped, eventually leading you to put them off for "just a few more minutes"? Does the word deadline unfailingly give you panic attacks?</p> <p>If you answered in the affirmative to any of the questions mentioned above, then you are undeniably guilty of wasting a precious resource - time. Like most people, you may get a rush out of beating the clock and submitting your work, although sloppily done, on time.</p> <p>This chronic battle waged during crunch time invariably leads to the ubiquitous raccoon eyes and zits popping uncontrollably all over your face. And as you continue to cope with the nerve-wracking pressure of accomplishing so much in so little time, your once gentle personality mutates into a hideous monster.</p> <p><strong>While there may be no getting around job orders, here are some essential tips of managing your time efficiently:</strong></p> <p><strong>1. Write a to-do list.</strong></p> <p>Keep a record of all your tasks such as school assignments, job presentations and household chores. There is something about the written word that makes it harder to ignore. This list is also an easy way for you to keep track of what needs to be done and when the due dates are approaching.</p> <p><strong>2. Prioritize.</strong></p> <p>Once all the tasks are listed already, prioritize them according to their sense of urgency. Arrange the tasks whether they are due in the next few days, weeks or months. It only makes sense that a presentation due tomorrow will be given more importance than one that is due a month from now.</p> <p><strong>3. Act. Do not procrastinate.</strong></p> <p>All your dreams, plans and goals are worthless if you don't act on them. Your ideas, no matter how lofty, will not come to fruition if you remain rooted to where you are. While it is true that you have a tendency, like the rest of nature, to follow the line of least resistance in surviving this challenging world, you can evolve and turn out to be way stronger than you once were. Say goodbye to stalls. Stop making alibis. Kick those innumerable excuses that hinders you from becoming a better person. Act now.</p> <p><strong>4. Tackle the toughest assignments first.</strong></p> <p>When you have two or more projects to finish, try to accomplish the more difficult one first before proceeding to the next. In that way, your mind will be clearer and you will get through it more quickly.</p> <p><strong>5. Remove distractions.</strong></p> <p>In order to maximize your time, you should remain focused on your tasks. This means that you have to minimize, if not totally remove, all the distractions surrounding you. Turn off the television, lower the volume of the beat blaring from the radio, tell your little siblings to stop screaming at each other and keep your mobile phone outside your reach. Do not try sneaking at your incoming text messages and tell your parents that you won't be receiving any calls for a few hours.</p> <p><strong>6. Use rewards to mark your progress.</strong></p> <p>A tireless 24/7 machine you are most definitely not, so don't forget to indulge in life's little pleasures. You can set a contract with yourself that after finishing a certain work, you can pamper yourself with a manicure or a short stroll around your neighborhood. For harder tasks, you can always treat yourself to a whole body massage or foot reflexology.</p> <p>Always remember that every project ticked off that list brings you one step closer to a more manageable schedule.</p> <p><strong><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></strong></p>
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Brazen Up Your Fears! Defy your fears and be free!
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10666683.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Admit it. You are afraid. There are things that give you goose bumps, as well as make your body tremble, your palms sweaty, and your heart beats faster. These things do not necessarily mean to be real because oftentimes, you fear things that are mere creations of your ingenious imagination. Fears or anxiety, according to Freud, is a basic emotion that influences everyone's life from earliest childhood. This influence shapes your life, as you grow old. Usually, the things that you fear in your childhood are still the same things that you fear even when you get older. This only suggests that it is never easy to conquer fears especially if you don’t have a willing heart and a focused mind. Fears vary. Some of you may fear imagined objects; some fear real things and activities; and some have particular dreads (phobias). While there are some who are weird enough that they just suddenly lose out of control of their actions and reasons. You commonly know these startling out-of-the-blue-attacks of intense fear or terror as panic disorders. These usually crop up when we face danger, but sometimes, they occur without obvious reason. If that happens, you have to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist for you may be having a mental illness. Your doctor may recommend to you effective treatments like psychotherapy and behavior therapy. Your fears, as mentioned by experts, are learned response, but they can be unlearned. Doctors may expose you to your respective fears that may take place in real life or in your imagination. While there are those who will encourage you to talk with others who have the same fears as you have. Yet the best and the most effective therapy in treating fears are not those that doctors can offer. Even the most erudite doctor (may he be a graduate of am internationally acclaimed medicine school, or has received prestigious awards) cannot give you this kind treatment because no one but YOURSELF can only give you this. No one but yourself can cure your fears. If you are unwilling to be cured, then your fears will continue to linger. They will never leave your side, shocking you day by day, even in the quietness of your sleep. What do you have to do then? Here are some advice given by people who succeeded in defying their fears: “They are all in your mind. Control your mind and you’ll be able to control your fears.” — Karen, 20. “Pray. It’s the best shield when you are frightened.” — Martin, 16. “Just be bold. As Amy Tan said: Anything that cannot kill you will only make you stronger. Live with that kind of thinking.” — Rom, 21. “Occupy your mind with happy thoughts. If you are happy, you’ll forget the things that you are dreadful of.” — Sarah, 32. Your “healing” generally depends on you. It’s your choice whether you want to be cured of your fears or not. In making the decision to defeat your fears, you have to prepare your heart and mind, for their full participation is most needed. If your hearts and minds are not willing, your fears will not go away. Freedom from your fears lies in your hands and in your hands alone. Defy your fears and be free!
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Are You A Mr. Assertive Or A Mr. Aggressive?
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10665350.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">One of the most essential skills needed in handling people and situations is assertiveness. You are assertive if you are clear in letting others know about your expectations without any anxiety or hesitation. This is one area of development to be focused on when coaching executives. Many in management sectors confuse &lsquo;assertiveness&rsquo; with &lsquo;aggressiveness.&rsquo;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">What are some of the differences between assertiveness and aggressiveness?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you are assertive you ask people of what you want directly and openly. There is an air of reassurance and confident around you at all times. While you do ask for your wants and preferences, you make sure to respect other people&rsquo;s rights and you do not expect others to know what is on your mind without expressing yourself.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you are aggressive you try to get what you want in someway or the other and you may often cause bad feelings in others. You may resort to different tactics - request, beg, entice, persuade, manipulate or threaten as your means to get what you want. In the process you do not respect others rights or feelings. You do not even look into situations that may get both sides what they want, such as win-win situations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Aggressive behavior might help one to achieve immediate or short-term results but the longer outcome is a steady decline in performance due to unpopularity and non- cooperation from others who are often victims of aggressive or bullying behavior. With the result the aggressive person ends up being over stressed and depressed. Mr. Aggressive is often not supported by his colleagues and is therefore unable to reach his goals in his career.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Mr. Assertive is able to lead, direct and motivate without much of huff and puff. Since he already is clear about what he wants and is able to convince others without hurting their sentiments and feelings he is popular among employees and he gets good cooperation from his colleagues.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">An assertive person is able to give unequivocal direction and leadership through his positive motivational messages to his team members. As a result he is able to achieve his goals sooner and rises up the corporate ladder easily. <br /><br /><strong>Body language is an important factor of assertiveness. You could keep the following in mind if you would like to develop assertiveness:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A warm smile or a friendly expression shows respect to your listener</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Maintaining eye contact shows that you are actively listening to the other person</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">A relaxed and straight stance should be adopted during communications</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Your hands should be kept in an open position to show candidness.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Assertiveness in appropriate situations is bound to win you friends and supporters in your career and in society.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></span></strong></p>
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Be The Change In Your Life!
<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/db/55/19/donweyant92414/1400x1400_10665364.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p>In this podcast, you will learn how to be the change for good in your own life. Learn how to rise above the old you to a new understanding of your potential. <strong><a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://www.selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank">http://SelfImprovementBrain.com</a></strong></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #000000;">&ldquo;<span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We must be the change we wish to see&rdquo; &ndash; Mahatma Gandhi</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Do you want to change your life? How do you describe your ideal life?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">What are your dreams and aspirations?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Have you tried a lot before to change your circumstances and improve your life without any success?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">What approach were you taking?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Here is the best way to embrace the change you want to see in your life:</span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Work on yourself. Become the person who deserves the position that you want to be in.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You want more money&hellip; Do you have the required wealthy and abundant mentality?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You want better relationships&hellip; Are you the person who people would enjoy being around?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You want a better job&hellip; Do you have the skills and qualifications required for your dream job?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You want better health&hellip; Are you thinking in terms of a healthy life style? Or do you just focus on diet?</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You can&rsquo;t be rich while you have negative thoughts and beliefs about money.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Whatever you aim for, you must first be the change you wish to see.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You must tune yourself and be ready to receive the change you wish to see. Change starts from within. Live your life from the inside out.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><em><strong><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You must be the change.</span></span></strong></em></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Feed your mind with positive thoughts. Develop every day. Work on yourself. Learn and grow.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">You are the key. Change to see the change! Success is a journey that needs a lot of patience along the way.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></p> <div id="_mcePaste" class="mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;">&ldquo;<span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">We must be the change we wish to see&rdquo; &ndash; Mahatma Gandhi</span></span></strong></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">I have just one question for you,</span>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>"What Self Improvement Question</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #800000; font-size: large;"><strong>Are You Struggling With Today?"</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please let me know in the comments section below so I can </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>provide answers&nbsp;</strong></span><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">for you, that way you can help others as well! </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Please share this podcast with those you care about! </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #0000ff;"><strong>Thanks, Don Weyant.&nbsp;<a title="SelfImprovementBrain.com" href="http://selfimprovementbrain.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SelfImprovementBrain.com</strong></a></strong></span><!-- p--></p>
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Business Success Affirmations Demo
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Personal Success Affirmation Demo - Relaxation Format
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