The Benefits of Simplicity (plus ideas to simplify your life)

For years, I’ve thought that life can often be too complicated…I used to feel like my possessions and “life administration” took up too much of my time and energy. For the last three years, I’ve lived out of a medium-sized suitcase and a small backpack while living in Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and just two […]

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The Real Power of Mind Control

The real power of mind control isn’t in controlling other people but in controlling your own mind (and as a result, controlling or influencing your action, behaviour and habits. To make changes requires diligent awareness of your internal motivations and emotions. What’s driving your behaviours? How do you react to the various challenges that you’re […]

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3 How to Start Your Day Like Successful People Do

One of the best ways to build your own successful life and achieve the goals you have set for yourself is to emulate what other successful people do, and emulate what has worked for them over the years. If you listen carefully to how they talk about their lives, you will start to notice the […]

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2 How to Motivate Yourself to Keep Taking Action

When it comes to actually achieving the goals that you set for yourself, you aren’t likely to progress too far without a good supply of your own personal motivation. And we’re not just talking about a one-time moment of excitement and energy.   Unless, of course, it’s for a simple goal that you can accomplish […]

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2 How to Take Full Advantage of Online Accountability Coaching

Successful people use accountability coaching because it helps them achieve their goals faster than they would on their own. We are much more accountable to others than we are to ourselves… and successful people know this. A coach will also motivate you and push you to do more than you thought was possible. They will […]

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2 Why Accountability Is So Effective For Reaching Your Goals

Goals. You’ve got to have them. In order to be successful and highly productive, one needs to be able to clearly identify what it is they desire to accomplish. But… Making your goals clear is only one stage in their realization. Once we have taken that first step and established what it is that we […]

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2 Should You Push Yourself Hard to Reach Your Goals?

We’re told that we have to push ourselves to get what we want, to get our goals, to reach success. If you want something in life, you have to fight for it, right? Push yourself and you’ll get what you want. Dream big, take massive action, make sacrifices and you’ll win. That’s what we’re supposed […]

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How to Finally Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is everywhere. Your coworker’s got it. Your friend has it. Yep, even managers and supervisors are afflicted with it. The hard-working entrepreneur, the well-intentioned small business owner, PhD students and your kids all struggle with procrastination. We want to reach our goals, we want to tackle our to-do list, but we postpone. We delay, […]

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Turmeric and Loathing in Guatemala

I woke up on the hard tile floor of my bathroom. It was 2am. I felt like total trash. I must have passed out. I certainly wouldn’t have chosen to sleep there. This was Day 1 of a Giardia parasite infection. I was told that every foreigner eventually gets it when they come to this […]

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All is well, Dear. All is well.

It was another beautiful, balmy day in southern Spain, where I had been living for almost six months. Things move at their own rhythm in Spain…definitely slower than the “productive” power-house countries (Why do we need to be so productive and busy, anyways? Oh, that’s right. We don’t!). I had some chores to do in […]

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Let People “Get Away With It”

Have you ever noticed how uptight we can get for the smallest offenses? Sometimes, I think that whenever this happens, we should be obligated to stick a gigantic, pink pacifier in our mouths. That might help us remember to stop acting like big babies! Myself included, at times. Someone gives us a slightly unfriendly look […]

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Stop Censoring Yourself: Learning to Live Free

How often have you wanted to say something but kept silent? How often have you wanted to showcase your art or your work, but decided not to? Maybe you didn’t want to admit it, but the fear of criticism or rejection stopped you from sharing, from expressing. You censored yourself. What if you stopped pretending […]

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2 Disappointed with the Medical System? You Need to Read This.

I have wasted an unbelievable amount of time in useless visits to doctors and specialists over the years (mostly when I was younger. I don’t go to regular doctors that often anymore.). I’ve also made poor choices in agreeing to go ahead with their recommendations which either didn’t help at all or helped one health […]

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Use This Strategy When You’ve Lost Confidence

We all get down on ourselves sometimes. We all can feel like we’ve been stomped on by life’s big, over-sized boot. Sometimes our confidence is lower than an ostrich’s head, buried in the sand. Do you know many people who are confident and carefree, every day, all day? Nope, I didn’t think so. Even those […]

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4 What to Do When Nothing is Working Out

I was a patient person. Or so I thought. Everything that could go wrong was going wrong. It seemed like life just wanted to keep pushing me and giving me challenges that I really didn’t want or need. And yet, they just kept happening. Thanks, life. In a short period of time, I was dealing […]

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How to Be a Good Friend

How often do we think about what it really means to be a good friend? And how often do we make efforts to be a better friend? Just what is a friend anyway? It’s not something that we think about so much. It often just happens naturally. Is a friend someone who can listen to […]

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How to Build a Business on the Side Even If You Don’t Have Time

You work full-time somewhere. Maybe you like it, maybe not so much. You’ve been wanting to transition out of your job and get started on your real passion: Your own business. It could be an online business, or an actual storefront business…maybe even freelancing. There’s just one major thing stopping you: You don’t have any […]

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