With Thanksgiving on our minds, it’s a good time to remember one of the primary habits that consistently leads to happiness. The principal of “hedonic adaptation” means that as we have things happen that make us happy or unhappy, we ultimately return to our former state of happiness. A study of lottery winners showed that after a brief

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A book about following your dreams, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is a favorite of many. Follow along as an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels far and wide to find a once in a lifetime treasure. A journey designed to challenge our beliefs; this one is sure to get you thinking. Enjoy this pick

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During my evening walk I observed normal heavy traffic here in New Jersey. The most population dense state in the US sees its fair share of bumper to bumper action during rush hour. I looked up when a driver almost crashed their large SUV into the car in front of them, swerving to avoid an

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We offer both courses and coaching, and courses are usually significantly cheaper than hiring a decent private coach. You can learn virtually anything from our training partners Udemy and Ed2Go. So why hire a coach when you can learn virtually anything by taking a course? Here’s a quick guide to when you should hire a

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How many times have you thought that what you know is “common sense,” and anyone who doesn’t see it your way doesn’t have it? Before you judge anyone based on a lack of “common sense,” realize that every person you meet has a different set of experiences and training. There are things that you might

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Every so often, someone will say something negative about a comment or post I made, and I feel like trashing this entire site. Why should I keep going when people don’t appreciate it? A press of a button and hundreds of articles would disappear. Then someone will say something positive, and my day brightens again…until

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Saturday, I was in the gym, and Jeremy, my trainer, told me to do dips. “Give me three sets of ten. And for each one I see that you don’t go all the way down, you can do another ten.” Ouch. I knew what he meant, the last time I did dips, I cheated myself

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I recently decided to move forward with a purge on my email subscriber list. It was a tough decision as I’ve worked hard at growing it over the years. I like feeling like I’m helping people by emailing out articles, but I had to face the reality that if some people aren’t opening my emails,

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“You can do anything you put your mind to.” Ahh, the sweet innocence of optimistic thinking. I love the intent behind that quote; hard work, practice, and dedication make many things possible. There’s just one problem. You CAN’T do anything you put your mind to. Occasionally someone will post a question with a completely unrealistic goal like, “How

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I am guessing that most people reading this have a good supply of books. And that every new personal development book that comes out sends you into a tailspin looking round at pre-release sites and asking is it serialised in a magazine, newspaper or website. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? I am

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From Matthew 25:14-30 comes a story about those who choose to use the gifts they have wisely, and those who do not. As you read this story, consider which of these people you are. The Parable of the Investors “A man going on an extended trip called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one,

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I’m a pretty active guy. If you ask me how I’ve been, my response is likely to be “busy.” With five kids and two businesses, “busy” is normal. If I am not working, I feel like I’m being “lazy.” And “lazy” is a bad word where I come from, right up there with “worthless.” As in, “There’s that lazy bum, doesn’t

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I wrote about using credit cards the other day and got a lot of negative feedback. People or experience had convinced many that Credit Cards = Bad. Period. At one point, I thought that way too, so I understand their position, but today, I would have to disagree in certain instances. Like most things in life, it

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You may have seen me writing about the dangers of credit cards, yet if you go out to dinner with the owner of a company, does he pull out an envelope and hand over cash? Or does he pull out a beautiful shiny metallic card that looks a little nicer than the one you have?

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