• Surprising Ways Successful People Fell Into Their Purpose

    I hear stories all the time about how someone was living their daily, unfulfilled or maybe even fulfilled lives, when a calling came knocking at the door. A few old friends, for example, changed career course after they met a homeless family and decided to devote their money and time into investing in real estate so they could use it to create much-needed affordable housing. Judith Orloff, MD, who everyone knows as the empath guru, says in her online class that a dream told her to return to school to become a psychiatrist so she could help legitimize intuition in the field of medicine. Author and Glamour magazine editor Elisabeth…

  • 5 Habits of Successful People You Know

    You’re no different from me. You know uber successful people and ones that only talk about success. If you’ve spent any time studying them, you’ll have discovered a few interesting ingredients that separates the two. In order to make all your dreams come true in 2016, I think it’s pertinent to understand the difference. Here are a few ways you can leave the dreamers behind and begin living the life of your more successful friends. Fear Everyone experiences fear. The difference is it’s not a deterrent for successful people. Less successful people will see fear as an indication they shouldn’t move forward. They stop even before they’ve entered the gate. 2.…

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  • Ingredients for a Successful Life

    When I reflect upon the almost 7 years I have been a freelance writer, the biggest hurdle had less to do with my professional experience than my personal struggles. In fact, success often deals with the latter. Of course you need experience, a little bit of talent and much hard work to be successful. But often what stands in the way of most individual’s success is what they believe to be true about themselves. In 2006 and earlier, I had an overwhelming desire to write. I asked for a typewriter for Christmas. I wrote down my own stories on little pieces of paper. I composed poetry as a kid. It…

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  • The Baggage On Your Journey

    Oprah says we all have a calling. And we should find that calling as soon as possible. Who wouldn’t want to find it? As best-selling author and spiritual teacher Carolyn Myss said in her newsletter recently: “…any human being who consciously ignites or accepts his or her soul’s path awakens their charism – their unique grace that once unlocked, reshapes their world in ways that person could never imagine. It is only then that a person can truly begin to live a fully original life.” Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a golden path leading to it? There would be no question where to go to fulfill our purpose. Yet,…

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  • It Pays to Risk Big: Risky Behavior Not So Risky After All?

    There’s a misconception that risk is bad for you. It’s an old wive’s tale that says a good life is a quiet one. It’s why there are people who don’t travel, who stay unhappily in the same job/relationship for years, and why we never quite live up to our potential. The fear of feeling uncomfortable dries up our ambitions. We mistakenly believe that staying at home or working the same job is safe. Somewhere along the way when we abandoned the tooth fairy and the magic of Santa Claus, we also bid adieu to our childlike spirit that craves adventure and self-growth. We settled instead. I had a childhood friend…

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  • Why You Should Never Give Up

    We often hold back from our true potential out of fear. There is a small, but demanding voice that screeches at us and says, “No one cares about what you do. You’ll never be good enough. ” Like a mosquito, it buzzes in our ears, annoying even the most confident and successful amongst us. It’s not that some people are just more talented, hard working or lucky. It is true that there are people who fall into those categories. But that’s not what got them where they are. What gave them the ability to surpass the doubts and hurdles that overcome all of us is the belief they will eventually…

  • Why You Shouldn’t Give a Bleep About What Others Think

    I was reminded today by this quote from this post that we sometimes put off our dreams because of the fear of what others will think. {via Oprah.com} Again I was reminded of being 10 and in a pool with little boys teasing me. Oh how I wish I had brought a rubber band for my lion’s mane like hair! Unfortunately the water did nothing to dampen it down. In fact, my hair only grew bigger as did their taunts. Suddenly, I was a “witch,” with nasty crazy hair swimming in a pool full of mean bullies. Sinking my head in the pool couldn’t take away that fact nor could it…

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