Monthly Archives: January 2013

How To Get Stuff Done. Period.

When it comes to goal setting and motivation, there are a couple of schools of thought:

You should set big, ambitious, audacious goals … ones that challenge you and inspire you
You should set small, easy, minimum targets … ones that you can do without fail every single day

Who’s right? I think that both can be. A big goal (like writing a book, or losing 50lbs) can be really inspiring, but it can also be daunting. Small targets aren’t so inspiring or exciting … but they are reassuringly do-able.

Here’s how to combine both for maximum effect. Continue reading

6 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Mood

We all have moods which can affect the way our physical body feels (and operates), as well as how we deal with other people and situations. Our moods can affect and infect others. You wouldn’t purposely infect someone with your germs, so why would you infect them with your mood?

Few of us were taught how to self-soothe or manage our undesirable emotions; therefore, few people are able to maintain a steady level of “good” mood all day.

Unfortunately, there are many times throughout the day that when our not-so-good mood can affect the proceedings and the outcome of a situation. The following suggestions can be used before any important event and they can be used when you recognize that you would rather be in a better mood.

Our moods are generated by our thoughts. All the ideas below will get you out of your head, and into your body, specifically, your vibrational body or spirit.

They will also get you out of the past where sadness and anger live and out of the future where fear and anxiety live. Each one will bring you into the present moment where there is nothing but peace.

The two main moods we generally wish to get out of are stressed moods (anxious, fearful, frustrated, overwhelmed, and angry) and sad moods. We can then choose to calm our mood or to uplift it.

Dwelling in a depressed, anxious or angry mood is unhealthy for your physical and vibrational bodies. We are energy bodies, and we vibrate and resonate, therefore, our moods have a tone. Change the tone, change the mood.

You can change your tone through any of your senses; however, I don’t recommend using your sense of taste, as it can lead to overeating. You can also change your tone by using high-frequency thoughts, words and actions.

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Self Help – 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

f you’re like me, you’ve probably read 100 plus self-help articles, tips and books in the past year.

Personal development is an uber popular theme because life is about growth.

Just try to find a person that doesn’t want to improve an area of their life.

Go ahead! Try!

You won’t be able to.

Whether you’re moving towards a goal, discovering your passion, trying to change a bad habit, working on your relationship or developing a spiritual practice, you are seeking growth.

In the history of the world, there has never been a time when access to information has been so readily available. In the personal development field there are a rich array of ideas, suggestions, tips, studies and creative approaches to tackle and jumpstart any personal development theme you seek to improve.

The internet is a personal development haven.

And this is a wonderfully empowering thing!

As long as you apply what you read. Continue reading

10 Tips to Making Meaningful Conversations

A conversation is not a business meeting at work or with your family. It is a personal or informal talk that takes place in the cafeteria, while in a car on the way to a client presentation or walking on the street on your way to work.

It can make or break a relationship. It can make a career successful. It can make new friends. It can just brighten up another person’s life. It can change the world!

If you value time, aim at productivity and contribution, you would want to maximize your conversation to end up being a meaningful.

Here are 10 ways to make a conversation bring impact to you and others. Continue reading

Shh! 10 Good Times to Shut Up

Ever feel like you’ve gone and said too much? Again?

Maybe you kill a joke or ruin a great moment. Foot in ze ol’ mouth. Continue reading

The Depressed Leader

Like a nervous alcoholic attending their first AA meeting, I stand before you and say, “Hi, my name is Dave, and I suffer from depression.”

In my early twenties I was diagnosed with a mild form of depression. I’m sure if depression were a more talked about subject, I would have been diagnosed years earlier, but because it was still had some stigma around it, I just hid my struggles. I thought I was a smart guy, and that if I just focused hard enough I could control my feelings. Finally when the doctor talked to me about the test results he had run on me, and prescribed anti-depressants, I realized that maybe it was something that was stronger than I was. Continue reading