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Best Books Read In 2019 (Reading List Must-Haves)

I usually read several books each year but last year I didn’t. I stuck with only 5 books for the whole year. Which is what makes each of them the best books read in 2019. There are a few reasons for only reading a few books, which I’ll mention briefly. 2019 Completed A Vision & …

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How To Grow When Friends Hold You Back

We spend our youth and adulthood finding our people. Or trying to. It’s our desire to have people in our lives who push us to our best. This is how you level up and become the best version of yourself. But is it possible to grow if those same friends hold you back? **Just a …

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Embracing Your Be Is The Key To Happiness

Who you are is more than your career. You are more than the roles you serve in, such as being a parent or a student or your role in your job. What you DO is different than who you are. Yet our culture and society has conditioned you to see yourself separate from the LOVE …

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Balancing Your BE With DO Is Key To A Fulfilled Life

Here’s an invitation to just BE for a moment. Be present right here in this space, wherever you are physically and geographically. There’s peace here. You can do the rest of your list in a moment. Why am I talking about BE? And what the heck does that even mean? In life there are two …

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Gaining The Keys To Hell Is How You Overcome Heartbreak

The human heart is made to love. It’s made to feel good. But sometimes stuff happens that makes you question who you are and leave your feeling destroyed. Life’s worst trials and challenges do this. It leads to suffering with doubt, worries and fears. It’s like you’re surrounded by a fog and all you can …

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Why You’re Worth Fighting For (And How To Choose Yourself)

  Do you believe that you’re worth fighting for? When you’ve experienced heartbreak, it doesn’t feel that way at all. Typically you experience such gut-wrenching pain that you feel worthless, not good enough, and completely broken. So to hear someone tell you that you actually are worthy, feels like a lie. How can that be …

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Why Seeking Validation Is Crippling You

While making assumptions is one of the fastest ways to allowing negative beliefs take over your mind, there’s another culprit at play. It’s one of the leading causes of personal failure and fear in the world. Let’s just call it the need for validation. Or the need of someone else’s favorable opinion. Needing something from …

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Why Assumptions Are Negative Beliefs In Disguise

It’s annoying when people say, “If you make assumptions, you make an ass out of you and me,” isn’t it? Duh dude. I’ve heard that before. But I’m learning that the analogy is a lot more potent than we often want to recognize. Which leads to a different kind of realization if you think about …

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My 10 Must-Read Books From Last Year’s Reading List

I’m making a practice of reading more each year. You’d think I devour more books each year based on my trips to Half Priced Books (which I try to hit at least 3 times a year). Suffice to say my bookshelves and home/office libraries have a ton of books I haven’t read (yet). To help …

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Why Your Holiday Season Doesn’t Have To Suck This Year

Every year around the holiday season, there’s a mood in the air. Can you feel it? For some it’s the mood of peace and cheer. But not for everyone. For others, there’s a dread and anxiousness. What is it that you feel?   A Ba-Humbug mentality that pervades your thoughts We all have our own …