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5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

Understanding the causes of low self-confidence is a first step in boosting it. The most important thing to know about low self-confidence is that it is not your fault. The factors that contribute to low self-confidence combine and interact differently for each person. Your genes, cultural background, childhood experiences, and other life circumstances all play a role. But don’t lose heart — although we can’t change the experiences in our past that shaped us, there is plenty we can do…

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How to Get What You Really Want

How to Get What You Really Want

If you are like most people, you want to win the lottery, but you probably don’t buy tickets very often. You don’t need a psychologist to tell you the reason: You don’t expect to win. Given the odds of winning the lottery, that might seem like a reasonable conclusion. What is important to take away from this is that you take action based on what you expect, not what you want. What you want and what you expect are completely…

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The Surprising Key to Increasing Your Willpower

The Surprising Key to Increasing Your Willpower

Research into the unexpected impact of pride on our self-discipline. Amy Morin     Sep 28, 2015 Your emotions play a significant role in your behavior. Being aware of those emotions, and how they influence your choices, can help you take steps to improve your self-discipline. When you’re feeling bored with a project, for example, you may be less productive. You may stare off into space and grow distracted by just about everything going on around you. On the other…

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14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

25 June 2015 The mind is a wonderful thing. It’s also a complete liar that constantly tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us, and stops many great changes in our lives. I’ve had to learn to watch these rationalizations and excuses very carefully, in order to make the changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, minimalism, writing daily, getting out of debt, quitting smoking, and so on. If…

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Singletasking: 6 Keys To A Peaceful, Productive and Prosperous Life

Singletasking: 6 Keys To A Peaceful, Productive and Prosperous Life

Do you attempt to accomplish more by doing several things at once? In our culture of multitaskers, you’re unquestionably not alone. But here’s a news flash if you haven’t already heard: Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. Additionally, it lowers your IQ and shrinks your brain — reducing density in the region responsible for cognitive and emotional control. Singletask your way to success. Skeptical? Don’t be. Acclaimed researchers and neuroscientists around the…

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5 Thoughts That Can Get You Through (Almost) Anything

5 Thoughts That Can Get You Through (Almost) Anything

Collected over a lifetime, advice to keep you moving forward.  Post published by Meg Selig on May 06, 2015 in Changepower I’ve been given a lot of advice in my life, some good, some bad, most forgettable, and some…outstanding. I’ve previously written about one unforgettable piece of “advice” (it wasn’t exactly advice) from my father. Now I’m adding 5 more nuggets to the list. The words of wisdom below are so concise and powerful that I find myself reciting them…

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What is Lateral Thinking?

What is Lateral Thinking?

Edward de Bono invented the term ‘lateral thinking’ in 1967. It was first written up in a book called “The Use of Lateral Thinking” (Jonathan Cape, London) – “New Think” (Basic Books, New York) – the two titles refer to the same book. For many years now this has been acknowledged in the Oxford English Dictionary which is the final arbiter of the English Language. There are several ways of defining lateral thinking, ranging from the technical to the illustrative. 1….

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7 Feng Shui Tips To Help You Get More Of What You Want

7 Feng Shui Tips To Help You Get More Of What You Want

BY DANA CLAUDAT      JULY 15, 2014  As grateful as a person can be for all that she has, more seems to be what pretty much everyone wants. More money, more love, more wellness, more excitement! There’s nothing wrong with wanting more of anything. But things can go sideways, depending on the way you go about getting more. In feng shui, there are two energies that create the universe: yin (quiet, cool, still) and yang (loud, hot, active). If…

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