How to Take Charge of your Life

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How to take charge of your life

Is your life going in the direction you want? If not, what are you doing to shift your direction?

Most people allow life to take them along the path of least resistance which unfortunately is usually not the road to success.

There are simple methods you can use every day to put yourself into a more resourceful state. These methods will help you overcome negative thinking and emotions, giving you the power to bring about positive changes in your life.

Here are 7 simple methods you can use to take charge of your life: Continue reading


Using Technology to Train Your Brain for Success

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Using technology to train your brain

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”Walt Disney

Walt Disney was always looking for new and better ways of doing things throughout his life. He often used the newest technology available to help him develop his ideas.

You can use the amazing power of the internet to develop your mind. No matter what area you’d like to improve, there are internet websites and mobile apps that can help you train your brain and achieve your full potential.

Here are a few of my favorite brain training resources. You can use them also to train your brain and create the life of your dreams: Continue reading


5 Tips on How to Stay Young and Feel Amazing For Your Entire Life

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How to stay young for your entire life.

“When you are done changing, you’re done.”Benjamin Franklin

One thing that is constant about life, the longer you’re here the older you get. But getting older doesn’t have to mean having to feel older. By staying active and content you can remain young and healthy in body and mind for your entire life.

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6 Habits of Highly Successful People You Can Use to Make 2014 Your Best Year Ever

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Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” – Wallace Wattle

Have you committed to doing some things differently in the New Year? Are there some changes you’d like to make?

You can make 2014 your best year ever by using these habits of highly successful people.

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Overcoming Obstacles Using the Habits of Highly Successful People

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Using the Habits of Highly Successful People

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”Henry Ford

You probably know that Henry Ford was one of the most highly successful people of his time but did you know that Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded?

He did, but as you know he recovered.

How did he overcome his failures? By using the habits of highly successful people to navigate around the potholes life presented him. These habits created a smoother and straighter road for him to drive on. Continue reading


Healthy Options to Energy Drinks

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Don’t let energy drinks stress you out

Have you heard the news stories about people being rushed to the hospital as the result of using commercial energy drinks?

A recent study about energy drinks reported that energy-trip related trips to the emergency room have doubled in the past four years from 10,000 to 20,000.

According to an article on, “Caffeine has differing CNS, cardiovascular, and metabolic effects based on the quantity ingested. Average doses of caffeine (85-250 mg, the equivalent of 1-3 cups of coffee) may result in feelings of alertness, decreased fatigue, and eased flow of thought. High doses (250-500 mg) can result in restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, and tremors. In high doses, caffeine can cause a hyperadrenergic syndrome resulting in seizures and cardiovascular instability.” Continue reading


10 Healthy Eating Guidelines and Dieting Tips

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Healthy Eating and Dieting Tips

Have you searched for healthy eating guidelines online?

Do you find that many of the “dieting tips” you find there are just not practical? I mean, who has the time to spend half of Sunday preparing carefully portioned meals for the rest of the week?

Maybe you’re one of those individuals that don’t find it financially feasible to buy prepackaged meals with just the right portions or cringe at the thought of weighing your food so you can calculate your caloric intake.

If you’re fed up with all those impractical dieting tips then take a look at these healthy eating guidelines you can use for healthy weight management. Continue reading


Warning Signs of Clinical Depression to Watch Out For

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Warning Signs of Clinical Depression

Clinical depression is a serious disorder that affects millions of people all over the world. If the warning signs of clinical depression are left unaddressed it has the potential of completely destroying a person’s life.

If you ask a group of people who’ve have been affected by clinical depression to define it, you’re bound to hear a wide range of answers. That’s because the signs and symptoms of depression aren’t the same for everyone.

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My Top 10 Self Help Books

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Using Self Help Books to Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

Over the past 40 years or so I’ve read a lot of self help books. Most of them have been, at least, very inspiring and some of them have changed my life by providing me with motivational insights and self improvement ideas that I could quickly understand and put into action. (see below for that short list).

While some people regard self-help books as something as vaguely useful, used only by people with sad or dysfunctional lives, millions of people, just like you and I buy them to give us a motivational self improvement shot in the arm.  It doesn’t matter if they’re displayed predominately on a bookshelf or kept hidden away in a nightstand there are very few households that don’t have at least one self help book. Continue reading


Making Decisions – A Key to Success

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Making Decisions and Learning From Your Mistakes is a Key to Success

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt had it right, when it comes to making decisions the worst thing you can do is nothing. But I know what it’s like to be unable to unable to make a decision. I think, well I could do this or that and then I decide maybe I’ll just wait and figure it out later. Only later the decision still needs to be made and I find I’ve just wasted a lot of time that could have been used more productively if only…

If only I’d made a decision earlier. I’ve said that quite a few times in my life.

Does this ever happen to you? Have you ever found yourself really struggling to make a decision? Maybe there were so many choices available that you were unable to make the decisions needed to eliminate your undesirable options so you could make your best choice.

Or maybe you had a couple of choices and each had their strengths and weaknesses which caused you to waiver and you simply got stuck, unable to choose either one.

Having difficulty making decisions is frustrating, isn’t it?

Making correct decisions quickly is important if you want to live a quality life.

Why is making decisions quickly so important? Continue reading