Entries Tagged as 'Happiness'

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

When you become your own best friend, life is easier.

Life is not all rainbows and butterflies.  It can be tough sometimes.  And you’ve paid a heavy price to get this far, so the best option is to really make it count by moving forward from where you are.  Free yourself from the world’s negativity – […]

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

9 Signs It’s Time to Take a Step Forward

You think 60,000 thoughts a day.  Don’t waste 59,999 of them on limited, negative, unproductive thinking.

A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner.  People can be prisoners of their own concepts, choices and ideas.  This is how countless intelligent people waste the majority of their lives.  It’s sad, but true.
As […]

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

10 Toxic Behaviors that Kill Your Confidence

You can have all the knowledge in the world, but it means nothing without building up the confidence to do something with it.

Two decades ago, when the bullies at our high school called her a nerd for being a virgin and a straight-A student, my best friend Sara smiled and confidently said, “Thank you.  I’m […]

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Emotional Manipulation

“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”
―Leo Tolstoy
How could anyone fall for that?  How could I have been so foolish?  Why do they believe such lies?  How could we have been conned like that?
There are emotionally manipulative people of varying degrees all around us.  When we are young we like to think that we are […]

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

40 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
―Margaret Mead
Seven weeks ago today, Angel gave birth to our son Mac.  The experience was miraculous.  As every parent can attest, the miracle of childbirth takes on a whole new meaning when it’s YOUR child being born.  It’s one of those life experiences you can’t […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

20 Things Life is Too Short Not to Appreciate

Life is rarely perfect, but it’s always pretty darn good.

This morning I saw an elderly woman in a wheelchair rolling down the sidewalk in the pouring rain just outside the coffee shop where I was writing.  She was moving at a snail’s pace and I thought she might be struggling, so I ran out into […]

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

10 Toxic Habits that Drain Your Energy

It’s time to break the habits that have been holding you back.  Respect yourself enough to let go of the mindsets and routines that have been sucking you dry.

Bear with me for a moment.  You know when you’re driving to an unfamiliar place, blasting the radio while simultaneously watching your GPS spit out directions?  Then […]

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

10 Choices You Won’t Regret in 10 Years

I don’t regret the things I’ve done.
I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.
In the end, more than anything else, we regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were too afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.
Think about it…
The big opportunity you procrastinated on.  […]

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

Your behavior is a little thing that makes a big difference.

In our line of work, Angel and I hear from hundreds of coaching clients every month.  Through this experience, we’ve come across scores of toxic behaviors that push people away from each other.  And we’ve witnessed the devastation these behaviors cause – to relationships, to […]

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

20 Bad Excuses Holding Good People Back

Live by choice, not by chance.  Make changes, not excuses.  Be motivated, not manipulated.  Work to excel, not compete.  Choose to listen to your inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.

Over the years, likely without your conscious knowledge, you have adopted self-limiting beliefs that are quietly sabotaging your best efforts for personal growth.  […]