Happiness is Not for You

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 under Happiness

Have you searched for and grasped at happiness and found it fleeting and inconsistent? Are you tired of the effort, disappointment and frustration? Perhaps you’ve already come to the same conclusion I have, that happiness is just not for you, that, indeed, it was never meant for you. Now, before you jump to conclusions here, keep reading to see what I mean.

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What To Do When No One Will Pay You To Do What You Love (when passion doesn’t pay)

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 under Meaning & Passion

If you have a passion for something, pursue it! If it courses in your veins, give it life. Develop your talents. Become great at what you do. There is beauty and life and happiness and meaning in it irrespective of the dollar value others will or will not pay you to express it.

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The Surprising Difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 under Productivity

It’s not that people who do great things are great people and the rest of us shmoes are the gray residue stuck at the bottom of the ordinary barrel. It’s that they are willing to …

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The Inside-Out Approach (Be the Change)

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 under Character & Values

To attack corporate greed while living in your own world of personal greed is to throw stones at a giant for doing on a large scale what you’re doing on a smaller one. The difference is in degree, not kind. First, remove yourself from the problem to have the credibility to call others to action.

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10 Ways Little White Lies are Slowly Ruining Your Life

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 under Character & Values

Honesty, of the “my-word-is-my-bond” variety, seems to be an endangered species. But it shouldn’t be. It should be protected more actively than any species on the brink of extinction. Here’s why…

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How Betrayal can be a Higher Form of Loyalty

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 under Character & Values

Would you consider yourself a loyal friend? If so, to what are you loyal? To the friendship? Or to the person you are friends with? Do you see the difference?

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Changing waves

To Stand Still is to Sink (in the ever changing current of life)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 under Personal Development

Life is in constant flux. Its in constant motion, growing and shrinking, lifting and falling in undulating waves of constant change. To simply stay on course, therefore, requires internal mobility—a willingness to bend and adapt, to learn and grow.

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How to (almost) Guarantee Success (trading fear for belief)

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

What would you do if you were guaranteed success? What would you start if you knew you could not fail? What dream has been wet down and stuffed in the back of the closet because you were afraid you would never be able to reach it? Here’s the problem …

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Why You Need Challenges (life’s unkind mirror)

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 under Character & Values

Circumstances less often create the person as they reveal who we already are. Certainly, they help shape us over time. But at any particular moment, trying circumstances show us a truer mirror than we may want to peer into. This is why…

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“Complete System Failure” (a vital lesson in moral vigilance)

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 under Character & Values

If we protect our computer systems with spam filters and virus protection and firewalls and the like, why do we so quickly download such awful garbage into the most important memory storage system we will ever own?

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The Happy Life of a Blogger (7 ways blogging can improve your happiness)

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 under Happiness

Perhaps you’ve wondered how blogging has affected the lives of bloggers. There are, of course, 6 and 7-figure income bloggers. There are world-traveling bloggers. Blogging has brought notoriety and book-signing deals and public stages for many. But for me, the most obvious reward has been a boost to my personal happiness. Perhaps yours can be enhanced by blogging as well. Click here to see how blogging can improve happiness.

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4 Life Lessons Learned from my Daughter’s Baby Shower

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 under Life

Life has a way of getting in the way of our plans and mixing things up a bit. And that’s okay. What matters most about life’s little sucker punches is the way we deal with them and the lessons we learn because of them. Here are 4 life-lessons I’ve recently been thinking about since a special event in our lives.

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