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How to Deal with Criticism and Use it to your Advantage

Receiving criticism is unpleasant. Some of us get angry and defensive while others get demotivated and start blaming themselves. There are very few people who take criticism for what it is – and those are the truly secure ones. So, … r

The Only Way to Start Being Happy

We live in three different time spaces: the past, the future, and the present. We shuffle back and forth throughout our day, but we mostly live in the past and future. Most of our thoughts are consumed with yesterday or … r

Failure vs. Defeat (Are You Confusing the Two?)

Failure is often a sharp, bitter, pill… And it can feel so personal, and FINAL. But, is failure really a bad thing? Maybe you are confusing failure with defeat? Consider this: Failure is defined as, “a lack of success.” Defeat … r

The Myth of the 4-Minute Mile: How to Shatter Barriers and Create Breakthrough Opportunities

The world we live in is becoming increasingly complex and uncertain. And with it, the conventional thinking of yesterday is no longer sufficient. Creating real, breakthrough opportunities requires a fundamental change in our thinking. As Einstein said, “We can’t solve … r

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How to Make Your Own Motivation

It’s that time of year when the days get shorter and people need a BOOST: to get to the gym, to put down that cookie, to stick to their plan! How do you get up in the dark, when it’s … r

Why the Influence of Your Closest 5 are Key to Your Success

When I first heard the saying ‘you become the average of the 5 people you’re closest to’, I instantly knew there was a lot of truth to it. Thinking back at some of my earlier friendships, I don’t remember ever … r