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The Miracle of Courage
By Judi Lynch November 01, 2018
It takes great courage to face your fears head on and break through them.
Facing Fears: The Miracle of Courage
Throughout our lives, we face different kinds of fear. Our courage is tested in a myriad of situations and events in which we will have to make decisions. Choices which require bravery.
It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be able to recognize our challenges and resolve to change what no longer positively serves us.
Christmas On A Budget:
How To Save Money On Christmas Gifts (and still have fun)
By J.D. Roth November 2018
HO HO HO!
Just like that, the holiday season is upon us!
This year, I intend to do most of my Christmas shopping during a three-week tour of Europe with my cousins. We're deliberately visiting as many Christmas markets as possible, so I hope to find a variety of interesting and unusual gifts for my family and friends. (They need to be small, though. I don't have much space to carry things home.)
While I'm buying new (and possibly expensive) gifts this year, that's not normally my style. I'm a fan of keeping Christmas frugal.
What You Can’t Buy
By Nick Maggiulli November 27, 2018
Following Your Beliefs and Why I Came to RWM
(Ritholtz Wealth Management)
From a young age, I knew something wasn’t quite right with the world. It all started when I lost my first tooth. I was five years old when I showed my parents my first enameled souvenir.
They told me to put it in a Ziploc bag and place it under my pillow for the tooth fairy. I did as instructed and remember waking up the next morning to find money under my pillow. Wow. I was amazed as only a child can be.
A few months later I lost my second tooth. “What would the tooth fairy would bring this time?” I wondered.
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The Life-Changing Art Of Asking Instead Of Telling
By Lila MacLellan November 22, 2018
The most satisfying, potentially life-changing books about management are inevitably those that are really about our wider culture. Whether at work, or at dinner parties, or home with our families, how do we behave around other people? And how are we complicit in what’s not working?
A perfect example of this kind of book is Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking and Not Telling (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013) by Edward Schein, emeritus professor of management at MIT and a leading scholar of organizational psychology.
That you may not have heard of it may have something to do with one of Schein’s central observations: We’re inconsistent in what we say we value versus what the “artifacts” tell us.
How To Stop Procrastinating
By Lila MacLellan January 15, 2018
To be human is to procrastinate.
Exceptions exist, but most of us can identify at least one area of our imperfect lives (whether it’s our health, home, work, or relationships), where, for no justifiable reason, we routinely delay doing that thing (or series of small thingys) that would improve the present moment or future.
Procrastination also appears to be as old as we are—academics have traced a history of philosophers grappling with the problem—so relying on a few hacks to deal with it seems naive.
People love hacks, but they’re really only handy for treating procrastination as a symptom, the way small nudges—like hiding the cookie jar—can help people stick to a diet, without, arguably, changing their fundamental relationship with food.
The 5 Most Important Things in Life You’ll Probably Regret Not Pursuing
By Mark Pettit November 6, 2018
The definition of Regret in the Oxford English Dictionary is:
“Feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do)”
When was the last time you sat down and asked yourself:
“What hopes, dreams and plans do I have?”
“What does my ideal future look like?”
“What is my purpose in life?”
“What do I really want from life, love and my career?”
How we set ourselves up to create a life well lived versus a life half lived is often more about the regrets we have over the things we failed to do rather than the things we actually did.
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