• Happiness,  Self Help,  Success

    4 Ways to Better Balance

    4 No-nonsense Ways to have a Better Work-Life Balance There’s a growing number of people struggling with their work-life balance. A large percentage of American workers feel their job demands that they should be available 24/7 since they can check in from anywhere using their smartphone. This type of constant availability takes a toll on both a person’s mental and physical health. Humans need to socialize, relax, and care for themselves to stay happy and healthy. Here are four simple ways to improve your work-life balance: 1) Unplug It’s easier said than done, we know, but avoid checking your phone for work matters after hours. This constant checking may have…

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    Failure,  Optimism,  Self Help,  Success

    6 Ways Failure is Just as Important as Success

    No one likes to fail. It feels bad. You might feel like giving up or blaming someone else or beating yourself up. But you might be surprised to hear that many successful people are not just grateful for their past failures, but they ascribe their present success to having tried and failed in the past. Here are six reasons to embrace your failures. 1. Failures are opportunities To see failure as an opportunity is not putting a Pollyanna spin on reality. It’s accepting that everyone fails, and you can choose to learn from your mistakes, or you can stay stuck in them. Successful people see mistakes as an opportunity to…

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    Failure,  Self Help,  Success

    3 Ways to Use Failure to Fuel Future Success

    You might be surprised to hear that failure is an important ingredient of success. It sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Who wants to put in all those hours of effort, all that investment and energy and enthusiasm, and then fail to fail? Surely success is the name of the game? But stop and think about it just for a minute. Sure, everyone wants to succeed, everyone wants to achieve the goals they set for themselves. After all, that’s the whole point! But if you look back over your success and failures, how often did you make a mistake? How many times did it take before you mastered a new skill? Guaranteed…

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    Planning,  Self Help,  Success

    How to Plan Differently to Improve Your Chances of Success

    You might think that having a plan is enough to guarantee success. After all, you’ve set your goal, some milestones, you’re committed. Surely that’s enough. Well, no, in reality having a plan by itself is not enough. Think back over all those New Year’s resolutions you’ve made. How many did you see through to success? Have you ever been on a diet? Or decided to get fit and start running, or join a gym? Robbie Burns knew what he was talking about when he wrote ‘the best-laid plans of mice and men, often go astray.’ That poem is about a mother mouse having her supposedly safe cozy nest destroyed by…

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    Adversity,  Comeback,  Self Help

    4 Ways to Rebuild Confidence After a Big Setback

    It can and does happen to anyone. One minute you’re flying, everything’s going well, and you feel great! Then something happens. A setback. A rejection. A failure. How do you pick yourself up and put your confidence back together after something goes badly wrong? Here are some things you can do to rebuild your self-worth and get that spring back in your step. 1. Acceptance Accept that things sometimes happen. A health scare, a bad investment, a big sale that falls through, a relationship breakdown. Whatever your setback, you can be sure that other people have been there before you. And it’s not likely to be the end of the…

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    Optimism,  Self Help

    Expect The Best & Get It!

    Here are some simple tips to help you learn to expect the best and get it! First, you must decide to expect the finest in every situation. This will be ambitious if you don’t have full control of your thoughts just yet. If you haven’t developed a strong focus, you will credibly keep hovering back and forth between random thoughts and focused celebrations until you develop your mind. Simply keep at it! Keep saying things like, I know this is going to work out for the best, or I know I will turn this situation to my advantage somehow, or I expect the best and the best always comes to…

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    Optimism,  Self Help

    6 Ways to Cultivate Optimism Each Day

    You might be surprised to hear that optimism is not an innate quality. Optimism and pessimism are ways of looking at yourself and the world through a positive or negative filter. Once you think of them as reflections of your mindset, it becomes much easier to believe you can change. Like any new behavior, you need to practice every day for it to become a habit. Try these six suggestions to cultivate your optimism every day. 1. Keep a journal Journaling or keeping a diary allows you to process events and to get a different perspective on them. It encourages self-reflection and captures insights into your thinking and behavior. You…

  • Shalita Heard life coach business coach for black women in business success creativity
    Self Help

    The Correlation Between Creativity and Success

    Being successful seems like a lot of hard work. It seems like a lot of flow charts and graphs and dry, hard facts. These types of things can leave a creative person shuttering and running away before they ever accomplish anything of value. However, it is very important for us to be able to relax a little bit within the confines of our plans so that we can have the room we need to grow and be creative. Creation is the main source of innovation. If we are not able to be creative, then it doesn’t matter how great we are at planning and achieving our goals. We will not…

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    Self Help

    The Importance of Patience and Trust For Success

    It may seem counterintuitive to have any type of trust when it comes to business ventures. This may be especially true if you have suffered betrayal related to somebody that you once trusted implicitly. However, understanding that everybody is capable of being untrustworthy is probably a good first step to take. This type of acceptance will help you to be realistic about your expectations of working with people. Sometimes, things happen and we ultimately end up being unreliable, whether we like it or not. This does not mean that you should stop trusting people. If you are hoping to succeed in the business world, you are going to have to…

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    Self Help

    The Link Between Communication and Success

    Most people take communication for granted. We talk with our family and friends, our significant others and our children, and we don’t think much about it. It is a normal part of life, and it is a way that we convey thoughts and ideas to each other. However, we don’t always consider that everybody has a different communication style. Some people may not be able to speak using verbal words, so they communicate in other ways. People, whether they use verbal words are not, may communicate their emotions in a different way than someone else might. It is always good to check in with the people you are trying to…