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  • What to Do when your Situation isn't Changing Fast Enough

    If you don’t feel like your situation is changing fast enough, it’s actually time to slow down.

    What do you want?

    Who do you want to be in the world?

    Define who that person is (consider writing an opinion piece from another point of view, with you as...

  • Five Principles for your Project's Success

    Having done my Malcolm-Gladwell-esque "10,000 hours of experience" (in his book Outliers, Gladwell suggests that it takes 10,000 hours for someone to become an experienced professional, in any field), I feel like there are some fixed principles that apply to all of our clients, who run...

  • Lessons in Success: #30 Celebrate

     

    Let's celebrate!

    Nell Merlino, founder of the Make Mine a $Million project, always encourages women to celebrate our successes, and she encourages us to truly celebrate, to truly mark a passage of time, and to do so before other things come in like paying the bills, taking care...

  • Lessons in Success: #29 Practice Gratitude

     

    "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...

    ...It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing,...

  • Entrepreneurship at an Early Age

     

    Want to start your own business? Get inspiration from this 7-year-old!

     

    This young man started painting at an early age and selling his paintings online [disclosure -- he's my son]. http://www.islandboyart.com

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  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #9 Raise your Consciousness

    When you look at pictures of space, you get the feeling that your whole world expands.

    Our actions here on our tiny planet, Spaceship Earth, while we float in a vast galaxy in a huge universe, are just one of the many experiences we offer/we are offered: we are constantly learning,...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #8 Lifelong Learning, Every Day

    The root word of education is educare, which means "to rear." When we rear our inner child, we educate ourselves: we raise up our young, immature, selfish self and we use knowledge and experience to become stronger, more aware, and more able to share.

    I encourage you to...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #7 Connect with Others

    We are such sociable creatures, and part of us craves and even needs companionship with others. The word "companion" is from the Latin root com- + panis (panis means bread, or food): we feel compelled to share bread with each other. When we feel truly connected with others, we feel more zest...

  • 9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #2 Match your Exterior World to your Interior World

    Deepak Chopra, in his gem of a book "Journey Into Healing: Awakening the Wisdom Within You, has a great quote that I invite you to meditate on. "As you see it right now, your body is the physical picture, in 3-D, of what you are thinking."

    I've found it helpful to use artist...

  • Lessons in Success: #22 Create Systems that Support You

    The author of Getting Things Done, David Allen, encourages us to use systems that work *for* us.

    Put it this way: we are the sum of all of our existing habits and ways of thinking: our system is getting us our current results.

    If we want to change where we are, we must...

  • Lessons in Success: #21 Sense the World Around You

    As physical creatures, we are able to experience our world through a combination of taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing.

    Use these marvelous abilities!

    When we connect with our physical nature, we help ourselves appreciate the sense of being alive.

    + Enjoy a delectable...

  • Dreams Come True

    I do believe that when you have a dream, and it sustains you and nurtures you, from childhood onwards, then that dream is what you are meant to be doing in your precious time on the planet.

    Here are some stories of people achieving their dream. Notice the importance of developing a...

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