Happiness

What Happiness Looks Like Naked

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 under Happiness

Happiness isn’t much like most other goals we pursue. You can aim directly at losing weight, for example, or learning Chinese. But not so much with happiness because happiness is the natural byproduct of other traits that can be more directly targeted. So what is happiness? What are the characteristics that compose it? Come read and see how much of its parts are a part of you.

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dirty socks

The Wisdom of Dirty Socks: 3 Ways to Get Things Done

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 under Guest Post , Productivity

Guest post by Stephen Martin: Much of what I’ve been able to accomplish over the past few years – being a father, writing a book, staying energized in my day job – came about largely because of what I learned from doing laundry. Gradually, three principles emerged from the never-ending supply of dirty socks. Following them not only allowed me to keep my kids clothed most of the time. They also nurtured a personal breakthrough, taking my writing career in new directions during the absolute busiest time of my life.

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Gravesites

How the Fear of Dying is Slowly Killing You

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 under Guest Post , Life

Guest post by Stuart Mills: Instead of enjoying the life they already have, many people spend their waking moments worrying about all that could possibly go wrong. Death is seen as something to be avoided at all costs – the idea is to live as long and as safely as possible. Instead of thriving, these people simply survive.

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Stand for Something

Stand and be Counted, Part II: To Stand When Others Sit

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 under Character & Values

The test of one’s moral convictions is not in the safety of a questionnaire or in the sterile environment of a trial study, but in the field, in real life, when and where it counts. That’s where true moral courage is necessary. And it’s in those moments that standing up for what’s right can make a world of difference. What kind of world are you willing to help create? One in which we collectively sit and wait? Or one wherein we stand to be counted?

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Statue of your life

Stand and be Counted, Part I: Are You Standing on the Sidelines of Your Own Life?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 under Character & Values , Identity , Mind & Attitude

If a statue were to be erected in your honor, what would it be sculpted to look like? Would the statue be holding a pen, a ball, a child or lifting a fallen stranger from the ground? Or would it instead be clutching a TV remote and a bag of chips with the look of boredom dully etched onto its granite face? What are you doing with your life? Are you living it primarily on your butt or on your feet? What do you stand for? What are you committed to?

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Stepping Stones to Greatness

Mottos that Inspire Greatness: The Power of Personal Mottos, Part III

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 under Inspiration & Motivation

Countries have constitutions. Companies have corporate mission statements. Clubs and other organizations have vision statements, taglines or mottos. So why not us? I recently asked some blogging friends to share their mottos here at M2bH. The result is 15 mottos that inspire and motivate.

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moral compass

4 Mottos You Can Look at, but Can’t Keep: The Power of Personal Mottos, Part II

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 under Adversity & Challenge , Mind & Attitude

Our mottos become guide posts and verbal beacons along the road we travel. They are the street names on the map of life. They are the rhetorical equivalence of a compass to help us get our bearings and stay on course. They also reflect the heart of our hearts. They are terse statements of deep value, of what we aspire to be. They also help teach the fundamental ideas we want to pass on to others, especially our children.

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Just Do It!

What’s the Motto with You? The Power of Personal Mottos, Part I

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 under Inspiration & Motivation , Personal Development

Millions upon millions of corporations, nations, cities and states, government agencies, non-profit organizations, clubs and events have created and adopted mottos as expressions of what they want to be and how they want to be seen, what they strive for and as a reflection of their core beliefs and values and as a way to infuse into the organization those values they want absorbed into the organizational climate. Why not individual and family mottos as well?

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Up Against a Brick Wall

5 Ways to Break Through What Keeps You from the Life You Want

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 under Guest Post , Mind & Attitude , Personal Development

Guest post by Hiten Vyan: What stops you from breaking through the brick walls in your life and experiencing the life you dream of? Most obstacles to doing what we want are self-imposed, created in the chambers of our minds and hearts. One of those self-defeating ways of thinking is to think in worst-case scenarios. Come read 5 ways to break through that mental trap to the life you truly want.

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Passion and Profits

10 Ways to Find Creative Ideas That Turn Your Passion Into Profits

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 under Guest Post , Heart , Productivity

Guest post by Mohamed Tohami: “I believe that you are only one idea away from realizing your full potential and turning your passion into a wildly profitable venture. One bold crazy idea can generate mega buzz in your market that turns your passion into a worldwide sensation. Here are 10 ways to find such creative ideas that turn your passion into profits.”

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Internet access denied

Sometimes Broken is the Best Fix

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 under Marriage and Family , Values

Have you ever revisited your priorities because of some unexpected external shove? That recently happened to me. It all started when my router coughed its last breath and went off to router heaven. I was stranded, alone, disconnected, afloat in the sea of internet loneliness. Until, well, you’ll just have to click on in to read the rest …

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The Dashboard of your life

What’s on the Dashboard of your Life?

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 under Personal Development

If you’re a blogger, you know a dashboard is more than the place you instinctively glance to check your speed when you pass a police car. A blog’s dashboard is where much of the behind-the-scenes work of a site happens, allowing us to individualize the appearance and functionality of our blogs. But these same characteristics can also be found in our own lives as well. What’s on the dashboard of your life?

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