5 Ways You Sabotage Yourself

I used to enjoy watching Alex Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod, play baseball for the Yankees. And then his wife accused him of adultery. He didn’t deny it. Later, he was accused of using steroids. He initially denied using the steroids, and later admitted that he used them to improve his performance. Now retired from…

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You Should Welcome Rejection

Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, of Shark Tank fame, was labeled the dumb kid in school. After graduating from high school, she had nearly two dozen short-term jobs before she entered the fast-paced New York real estate market. Now, on Shark Tank, she has told anxious entrepreneurs that she does not like them or trust…

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Business expert and motivational coach Chalene Johnson says that to accomplish your goals you will need to do one or more of the following: invest time, invest money, exert discipline. I think we all instinctively know that, but how do we get from knowledge to execution? One way is by creating an environment for success.…

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3 Things to Stop Doing

Would you like to have a completely free day? How would it feel to wake up one morning with no agenda? Just you and a loved one or you and a great book. What about you and a peaceful drive to the beach or the park? You dream of having that kind of time, but…

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When the Boss is a Bully

Have you ever had a boss who micromanages your work? What about one who asks if your college gave away degrees? Do you now have a boss who goes out of her way to make you miserable? Unfortunately, everyone who has the title of supervisor or manager is not a leader. Teddy Roosevelt said that,…

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How to End a Toxic Relationship

According to Dr. Phil, “The only thing worse than being in a bad relationship for a year is being in it for a year and a day.” I asked my Facebook friends to tell me what a toxic relationship is. Here are some quotes. “One that will make you sick.” “One that diminishes and devalues…

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3 Tips for Reaching Your Goals This Year

As summer comes to a close, you’re wondering where the year went. You had a list of big plans in January, but somehow, things haven’t worked out so well. Before you write off the last few months of the year, consider three easy ways to move forward with your goals: 1. Go for a quick…

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How to Have Work-Life Harmony

Recently, I started listening to a book about how successful women could “have it all.” I’m always looking for time management tips, so I hoped to gain some strategies from the book. The author reported that women could get more work out of their nannies, return to work late at night after their children were…

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3 Signs that Your Life is Out of Balance

During my career as a high school English teacher, I had to get up at 5:00 a.m. and leave the house at 6:00 a.m. to be at work by 6:30 a.m. I scarfed down breakfast in the car. At the time, I had a middle schooler at home, a husband to look after and a…

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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

In January 2006, a Florida truck driver crashed into the back of a car and killed seven children. The driver admitted that he had not slept in over 30 hours. How many times do you get behind the wheel of your car when you haven’t slept more than an hour or two? Operating heavy or…

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