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How to Build Confidence

According to research, confidence is not a natural trait for most people. Successful individuals even struggle with it. Academy award winning actor Gene Hackman once said that he never watched his movies because he knew he would not be satisfied with his performance. He wasn’t confident that he gave his best. I think we've all felt that way but we can build confidence and these seven tips will get you started.
  1. Perfectionism Is Paralyzing. Accept failure and mistakes and imperfection as …

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Your Thoughts Are Hurting You

Yes, your thoughts are hurting you more than you realize, unless you are aware of negativity bias and how to prevent it. I certainly wasn't.

Research has indicated that we have upwards to 60,000 thoughts a day and 95-percent of them are negative. Apparently, we are programmed to hold on to negative thoughts, experiences and moments. Wow. Sobering information. From The Neuroscience of Happiness, Rick Hanson explains it this way.
For most of us, as we go through the day, most of the moments in…

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I Am So Busy (Rant)

Nice thing about a blog and radio shows, you get to vent once in a while and it's time, my friends - it's my official I Am So Busy rant. O-M-G. $#%@!

Let's be honest, most everyone we know is super busy.

Full-time jobs. Running a household. Laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, yard work. Coaching your kids' sports teams. Paying bills. Running countless, endless errands. Picking up and droping off kids all over town, all the time. Buying gifts. Preparing for parties and gatherings. Washing our…

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Stop Multitasking and Get More Done

It gives me great pleasure to proclaim myself as a recovered multitasker. I now want to pass along what I've learned so you can stop multitasking and get more done (just like me). Once I understood the pitfalls and detriment in this beloved style of productivity, I made an about face and ran the other direction. Being lulled back into the seductive nature of it is a constant battle but like the rest of our challenges, it's worth the fight.

Studies indicate that we cut off our creative flow w…

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Do You Need More Time?

Do you really need more time to do what you're doing? Maybe not, if you buy into the theory known as Parkinson's Law, created by British historian and journalist Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993). What I love about this theory and many that sprung out of it is its basic premise: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

It's on my mind because I've been tweaking my daily schedule and trying to figure out how much time I need to devote to various areas related to m…

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How to Keep Goals

Crazy Horse Memorial A goal and vision that started in 1948 and is still in progress.

Most of us don't have a problem setting goals for ourselves. So, why do we have so much trouble keeping them? It's not that we don't want to. Check out these tips on how to keep goals if you fall into that category.

Setting goals and relying on willpower are conscious activities but research tells us that a big portion of our brain-power is unconscious and the information and thoughts that reach our unconscious mind are the one…

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