375 Shares We are all faced with decisions to make at various times in our lives. From small ones with few consequences to huge, life-changing ones, here are three things I have learned about making good decisions.
73 Shares Teresa Griffith draws some parallels between a firefighter saving lives and getting out of an abusive or life-draining situation, teaching you to how to be a firefighter for your own life.
486 Shares We all lead busy lives, but there is a good chance that some of the things you do are a total waste of time. Here are the top 20 time wasters you can watch out for.
103 Shares Whether or not the world ends in December or not, we will all have a moment when it's time for us to go. You have the power to create your life story -- and death story -- exactly how you want it to be.
127 Shares When you are faced with 101 things to do in a day, productivity and streamlining processes becomes essential. One way to optimize productivity is to use routines. Doing things in routines allows you to do them quickly with a minimum of thought. You can group several similar tasks, or tasks that need to be done concurrently or sequentially into a routine so that you do them consistently and efficiently. This works very well for things that need to get done daily, and chances are you already have a routine for your personal... More »
198 Shares The subconscious mind is a mysterious thing. In fact, there is still much that scientists don’t understand about how our mind/brain works. I know from experience there is a way to tap into your subconscious mind, or intuition, and let it help you solve any problem. Perhaps I should say at this point: I am not a neurologist. However, I have researched how our brains work, read books and articles on the subject, and have done several experiments on myself. Guinea pig, yes. Expert, no. Let me share what I’ve learned. Although... More »
174 Shares Got any lingering projects that you just can’t seem to finish? Let me share 6 tips with you that can make the difference between finishing and floundering in the realm of good intentions. Use Time Blocking Set aside a block of time, from 30 minutes to 2 hours to work on a task or finish a portion of a larger project. Schedule the time and then keep that appointment as faithfully as you would any other. Time blocking can be especially effective on unpleasant jobs – you can look forward to the... More »
132 Shares Pilots in the early days wore silk scarves and goggles. The scarves and goggles, in fact, became icons of open-cockpit pilots, and to this day souvenir designers put them on teddy bears and ceramic turtles so people can immediately identify them as pilots. The scarves and goggles are wonderfully romantic and iconic fashion symbols, aren’t they? But do you know why pilots wore them? The radial engines of those early planes were notorious for leaking fuel and oil, and since the pilot sat right behind them in the open cockpit, any leaking... More »
109 Shares What is the one least-tapped resource in the world today? The power of thought. You can radically change the world around you, that is, every aspect of your life, by paying attention to your thoughts and tapping into the power within them. Part of being aware of your thoughts include paying attention to how you are talking to yourself. Sound hard? Not at all. Here are five ways to self-talk your way out of a tough spot. 1. Change your overall tune. Chances are, you got into whatever type of “tough spot”... More »
164 Shares We’ve all played a little computer solitaire, right? Perhaps it was a slow day at work or you just had some time to kill before quittin’ time. I have played my share too, and had some insights about solitaire strategies and how they relate to real life lessons. 1. Move the aces first. Everybody knows this – you always play the aces as soon as they come up. If you are lucky enough to have a few showing at the beginning of the game, even better. We are all “aces” at something... More »
101 Shares I’m sure you’ve heard that the ego is a bad thing. While stereotypical egotistical behaviour is never a good thing, there is one time when your ego serves you well. It’s when you let it do what it does best…make you think of yourself first. Many of us have been raised to think this is a bad thing – that we should always put others first. The problem with putting someone else first is that unless that person is putting you first in a reciprocal fashion one hundred percent of the time,... More »