How to Persist When You Really Want to Quit

How to Persist When You Really Want to Quit

There will always be those times when you feel as though you cannot go on.  Times when things will seem too hard and impossible to overcome.  But deep down there is something in you that still really wants to go on.  There is still the desire to accomplish your dream, goal, or plan.   But how do you do it?  How do you look at your failures, mistakes, and disappointments and turn them into results, achievements, and accomplishments?  How do you turn the feeling of loss and defeat into one of victory?  All great questions that I will answer in this article. Handling...

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Talent vs Skill and How to Maximize Both

Talent vs Skill and How to Maximize Both

What is it that you have that you were born with that makes you distinctly unique?  What talent have you been gifted with that makes your wildest dreams possible and is that talent enough to get you there?   There is a common misunderstanding about skill and talent.  Most people seem to think they are the same and that you can succeed greatly with either one of them.  Well, the truth is you can do a lot with one or the other but to you'll need both to get the most from your potential. The debate between skill and talent is an...

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How to Make Important Decisions Quickly

How to Make Important Decisions Quickly

Have you ever been in a car with someone and the question comes up, "What do you want to eat?" "I don't know, what do you want to eat?" "I don't know, anything is fine with me." "McDonald’s?" "Nah, I'm not in the mood for burgers" And so on for about another 3 miles.  Quick decision making is critical in just about every aspect of life.  Every decision you make produces a result.  For some, the decision making process is a quick and painless one.  For others, trying to choose what to wear first thing in the morning can be a time consuming project. Why It's So...

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Playing a Game of “Chicken” With Fear

Playing a Game of “Chicken” With Fear

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -Ambrose Redmoon Have you ever seen the game of chicken played in a movie or in real life?  The game is played by two people in order to determine who is tougher.  In the movies, two guys in fast cars face off and drive towards each other at high speeds until one of them “chickens out” and swerves at the last second narrowly avoiding a deadly crash.  The winner of the game is the one who did not flinch. In the past few...

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Overcoming Self-Doubt By Julie Fuimano

The following is a guest post by Julie Fuimano RN, MBA, CSAC Everyone experiences self-doubt at some point in our lives. For many people, self-doubt can be pervasive, even crippling. It can impact your relationships. It destroys confidence. It causes procrastination or lack of effort. It can be extremely frustrating to live with the reverberating voice in your head telling you you’re not good enough to do or have whatever you might want.   Every day throughout the day, doubts creep in. You question everything from your worthiness and deservingness to your abilities and skills. “Can I really do it? Will I be...

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Everything Comes to Him Who Hustles While He Waits By Nadege Lewis

Thomas Edison's wise words bring life to anyone who has experienced frustrations due to missed opportunities. The person who finds themselves to be "unlucky", the individual who never seems to get a break, the one who seems to stay in the same rut time and time again. These are all examples of people who fail to hustle while they wait. Edison's timeless quote contains within it two crucial words that we should pay close attention to...wait and hustle. I looked up the meaning of the word "wait" in my Oxford dictionary and found two definitions. The first definition is...

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The Ultimate Guide to Giving and Taking Constructive Criticism

The Ultimate Guide to Giving and Taking Constructive Criticism

  Life is full of give and takes.  But when it comes to criticism, most people would rather give than take.  People react differently when they are criticized.  Some people get angry while others may lose confidence in themselves.  Then there are some who can take criticism and apply it in a positive way.  My goal in this article is to help you become one of those people. Giving criticism can be as difficult as taking criticism.  If your intentions are good but the delivery is not, your message will not be well received.  When that happens, the person will not...

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Assert Yourself Effectively

Have you ever been in a situation where you had the opportunity to say something or to speak up for yourself but you didn’t?  Maybe there was a decision to be made but for some reason you couldn’t muster up the courage to make that gutsy decision?  With the lack of assertiveness, come missed opportunities to communicate your ideas and thoughts.  The lack of assertiveness can also make you appear self-conscious and not having your own opinions. On the other hand, those who are assertive are seen by others as confident, more knowledgeable, more fun to be around, and more likely...

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Learn From the 8 Most Confident Men in Film History

1)Cary Grant From about the mid 1930s to the present, any leading man that wore a tux on screen was duplicating the persona that Cary Grant created. Dashing good looks and charm made Cary Grant a mega movie star and a film legend. For 33 years he was America’s ultimate movie icon. The ultra smooth British born actor created an image that every man envied and admired. Cary Grant (whose birth name was Archibald Leach) himself even joked about the larger than life persona that he created by saying “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant, even Cary Grant”. What you can...

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Guide to Leadership

  "In our time none has the conception of what is great.  It is up to me to show them" Revolutionist, brilliant military strategist, fearless solider, charismatic speaker, tyrant, all of these words could be used to describe the life of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  One thing that is undeniable is that Bonaparte was an astounding leader.  This Corsican born soldier who was teased as a child for not being able to speak proper French, showed fearless determination on the battle field and an extraordinary ability to lead people which enabled him to raise to become the of emperor of France...

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