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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Clear Values and a Purpose Driven Life

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Today, I want to talk about values. They guide our lives and are like a compass to keep us on the clear and narrow. We learn basic values as young children – from our parents and caregivers – and then hopefully, we continue to evolve and adapt them as we grow into adulthood. Along the […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge – Day 10: Taking a Leap of Faith for Your Future

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You have just started a new activity – a business, a new task at work, a new personal challenge – and you are excited. You no longer need to work all those hours for someone else, or struggle with that same-old-same-old life that made you feel stifled. You’re making changes happen on your own. You’re […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 9: Can a Vision Board Boost Your Belief?

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

If you’ve never heard of a vision board before, it’s simply a board (physical or electronic) that you can create and refer back to in order to reinforce a chosen message about yourself or your goals. While not an official definition, this should help you the concept in a nutshell. Could a vision board be […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 8: Getting Help from a Mentor

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You are going to get beaten by your circumstances at certain points in your life. Between negativity and competitiveness, life can be a brutal environment that makes it challenging for anyone to thrive. If you are getting down-hearted because nothing seems to be working for you, it may be time to connect with a mentor. […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 7: Using Failure to Strengthen Self-Belief

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Do you try to avoid failure? Most people do, and it makes sense, when you think about it. Failing is NOT fun! It would be great if we could just leap over the discomfort of failure and land right in front of success – the way WE want to define it – but it just […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 6: Strengthen Belief in Yourself

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Think back to a time when someone inspired you – it could be a conference you attended or viewed online. You could’ve read a profile of someone you admired. Whatever the case, the motivation of others can strengthen how you see yourself. You’ve probably read books about famous people who you’ve admired. These show you […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 5: Negative Thinking Turnaround

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Negative thoughts and their associated energy are bombarding your life. They are all over the television, the news and even your favorite television shows contain negativity. You’ll face it at work and even at home. You’ll  see quite a bit of it online as well. Negativity can invade your life. What if you pictured your […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 4: SWOT Analysis

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

When people create case studies on businesses, they often include a SWOT analysis. SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. If  this can be done for a business, why not do one for yourself? It can help you gain insight about yourself and reinforce the idea of believing in yourself. The concept […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 3: The Power of Believing in YOU

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

If you believe in yourself, there is very little that can stop you in whatever you want to accomplish. Belief gives you the power to push forward and defy the odds. You’ll be able to handle any roadblocks that come your way, and  brush off the naysayers. You’ll have more peace of mind when you […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 2: The Perils of Self-Doubt

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Have you ever doubted yourself? Maybe that seems like a silly question – because most people have doubted themselves at some point in their lives. The challenge? Many people never get past that habit of doubting themselves, and this can be a major contributing factor in what’s holding them back from achieving success. Why do […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 1: Why is Belief Important?

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You may wonder why it’s important to believe in yourself. The simple answer? If YOU don’t, no one else will. Your spouse (if you’re married) and your family will believe in you to a certain extent. However, when times get tough, family support tends to wane. It’s not that they don’t love and care about […]

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Letting Go of the Past Challenge – Day 5: In the Living Years

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Music can bring back memories and emotions like few other things in our lives – for instance, you may remember a song by the group Mike and the Mechanics called “In the Living Years,” released in 1988. It was a beautiful song often played on radio stations around the country. Some would say it became […]

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Letting Go of the Past Challenge – Day 4: Forgive and Forget

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You’ve probably heard all your life to forgive and forget, especially when someone has done you wrong, or offended you. Forgiving the person helps you to move on with your life as well as helping you to keep friends you otherwise might have lost. What very few people tell you, though, is that forgiving (let […]

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Letting Go of the Past Challenge – Day 3: Learn from Past Mistakes

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Everyone makes mistakes – EVERYONE. Too often, however, we as perfectly imperfect people dwell on our mistakes and our past. We relive the experiences (especially the negative or challenging ones) over and over to the point where we obsess about them. That makes it difficult to move on with our lives. You may have some […]

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Letting Go of the Past Challenge – Day 2: Minding Your Mindfulness

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People are confused by the term mindfulness. They think it’s the stuff of ancient, learned gurus on a high mountain ledge or some unexplainable mystical force only available to those with innate powers given to them by the ancestors. Mindfulness, however, is neither of these. It’s possible, though, with some effort and application that both […]

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Letting Go of the Past Challenge – Day 1: You have to Want to Let Go

By DSAdmin | authentic , Challenge , commitment , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , healthy , identity , Inspiration , Letting Go of the Past , limits , mental , negative , personal , positivity , self-development , self-talk

People love to try out new experiences. It can be new products, new jobs, or new cars, etc. It gives them a sense of excitement. It also lets them forget about their problems, at least for the time being. Forgetting about your problems – the challenges and rough times of the past – is only […]

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Want Better Health? Try a Little Gratitude!

By DSAdmin | appreciation , authentic , gratitude , habits , personal , positivity , self-care

Did you know that gratitude can have a tremendous positive impact on your health? A recent study, titled “The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-Being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients,” found that it plays a very important part in overall well-being. The study found that being thankful – feeling and expressing gratitude – helped improve […]

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How to Live an Authentic Life

By DSAdmin | authentic , Authenticity , commitment , emotional , featured , feelings , freedom , identity , personal , self-confidence , self-esteem

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to lose yourself amid the expectations of many people around you: family, co-workers, managers, and friends. It’s important to consciously slow down and be true to yourself – others will be naturally drawn to your authenticity and you’ll feel better about yourself, increase your self-confidence, and celebrate your uniqueness. […]

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