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I’m no stranger to feeling stuck in life. I’ve trained with some of the best coaches on the planet during my 20-year sports career, and again when I competed in the 2008 Olympics. But when I wanted to start my own company, to share my knowledge about motivational psychology and training with others, it wasn’t as …

You may actually like your work, and you may already feel that you are plenty productive; on the other hand, you may not really like your work that much and are the first one out the door when you workday is over. You can change that, however, by adding these seven easy elements. 1. Bring …

Success is the buzz word everyone wants to hear in conjunction with their own name. As much as our desires are immediate, success cultivates over time with consistency and diligent effort. But no one wants to wait! When you begin creating your dream and making it a part of your daily landscape, the satisfaction of …

Apart from the popular “I can’t do this” or “I don’t think I’m the best person to do this” excuse we tell ourselves, sometimes other chants that stop us from achieving our goals include: “Will people even like this thing?” “What will they say when they see me doing this?” “What if I fail?” “When …

Thick-skinned. Want to lead a team? It helps to be naturally thick-skinned. There are always going to be people who doubt you, who doubt your idea, your purpose. You have to stare down the face of adversity. There are always going to be challenges in your life. You either accept the challenge or you give …

With online shopping and easy credit facilities, it’s easy to feel tempted to spend more than you normally would. There’s always a new gadget, appliance or a pair of shoes put on sale. If you are trying to cut down on your expenses and start saving, these things can easily put you off track. To help …

The Trap of Being Put on a Pedestal Let’s say when you were growing up, people put you on a pedestal for something you did well. Maybe you used to get straight A’s, maybe you were a good boy/girl who never broke the rules, maybe you were more physically attractive than most of your peers, …

Here are 3 of the problems I often see in marketing materials and conversations that don’t make sales: Problem #1: They focus on the process If a person who wants to get married could start a relationship with the perfect partner tomorrow, WITHOUT having to learn how to get phone numbers, remove the habits and …

This may sound very obvious to you if you are thinking about getting your MBA, but the answer to the issue “why get an MBA?” depends largely around the individual. It may seem impossible to some people, but it comes down to the matter of perspective: Some people will find an MBA program more useful …

The advent of social media has helped to introduce the concept of ‘social media for professional networking’. Slowly, ‘in-person’ networking is being overpowered by simply connecting to social networking sites. It’s all part of the phenomenon of social media that engages tens of millions of internet users per day. In today’s ‘networking space’, it is …