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Motivation vs. Willpower

“Motivation” is the reason for which you choose to do something or behave a certain way. Having a lot of motivation is simply having a strong understanding of why it is you wish to do what you want to do. “Willpower” is a combination of determination and discipline to do something or behave a certain […]

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The Happiness Myth and 6 Tips to Soar Above It

We still believe that success will lead us to happiness. Financial success, friendships, health, love, etc. etc. We believe by obtaining these things, happiness will follow. Unfortunately, it’s not true. And in fact, we have it backwards. Happiness Leads To Success There is significant research showing that people who are happier tend to demonstrate better work performance, receive more income, […]

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Who I Am vs. What I’ve Done

Success.  Are you Interested or Interesting? It boils down to two simple words. We’ll come back to them in a minute. Happiness Most successful people will tell you that money rarely leads to happiness. They will tell you, at best, money provides safety, predictability and access to things or places. They will tell you that money […]

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Size Matters – The Best Problems to Have

“A big opportunity is better than a small one, but a small problem is better than a big one.” – The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. <br /> One of the reasons we have challenges starting work is that we can’t visualize what success looks like in the short-term. As humans, we often don’t […]

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Focus on impressing yourself

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of years reflecting on my strange obsessions with everything from experimenting different diets to my many (many) hobbies. The result of my investigation: self-improvement. I’ve always been a continual learner; I crave information and improvement. However, through my journey over the last few years, I’ve been alone. Meaning that no […]

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My ONE Thing

I’ve been reading The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Rather fitting, the book discusses one main theme: To be successful, focus on ONE thing and one thing only. It’s full of great quotes, useful analogies and anecdotes to apply the principles behind achieving success. About half way […]

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Life Lessons From the Movie Inside Out

Having young kids is incredibly rewarding. Not only do you get to watch little replicas of you grow up, you get to learn a lot about yourself along the way. There’s no better way to learn a good life lesson than to watch a Disney movie with your kids. These movies are entertaining for little ones, […]

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17 Inspirational Quotes from Unicorn CEOs

Unicorn companies are those that have reached $1B or more in valuation based on fundraising activities. Many popular names make this list, including Uber, Pinterest and Snapchat. Below are a few inspirational quotes from some these unicorn CEOs and founders. Quotes from Unicorn CEOs The bigger a company gets, the more people are involved in decisions, […]

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