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The Most Special And Interesting Gift Idea For Your Loved Ones

The Most Special And Interesting Gift Idea For Your Loved Ones

When holidays and birthdays come around, you want to give your loved ones unique and memorable gifts. But why give them a generic gift card when you can give them something they will never forget?

One of the newest trends in gift giving involves recreating adult versions of your favorite childhood photos. These three brothers produced a hilarious calendar for their mom featuring the childhood photos they recreated themselves.

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    Time to bust out your old dinosaur costume.

    This is a creative and fun gift idea. All you have to do is find some of your favorite childhood photos and recreate them, carefully using the same pose and setting. When adults pose like toddlers, it often produces amusing results, to say the least.

    Use the photos to create a scrapbook, calendar, coffee mug, notebook, coasters, magnets and even iPhone cases. Or simply have some prints made and frame them.

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    brothers2
      Nothing like some bath time fun.

      Some of these are easier to execute than others. You may have to go searching the thrift store to find clothing that will resemble your fabulous 80s and 90s outfits.

      The best thing about these photos, though, is the way adults mimic their childlike expressions and movements. You won’t need to go shopping to accomplish that.

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      brothers3
        Giddy up!

        Not only will this gift idea make everyone laugh, but it will also be meaningful and touching. And how much fun will you have creating these kinds of photos?

        I think it’s safe to say the experience will be a blast, and at the end of it, you will have a gift your loved ones will never forget.

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          Dad’s such a good sport.

          Check out the rest of these brothers’ photos here and here.

          Featured photo credit: http://imgur.com/a/PzUC8 via imgur.com

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          Last Updated on January 21, 2020

          How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

          How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

          If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

          Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

          So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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          1. Listen

          Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

          2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

          Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

          “Why do you want to do that?”

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          “What makes you so excited about it?”

          “How long has that been your dream?”

          You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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          3. Encourage

          This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

          4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

          After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

          5. Dream

          This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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          6. Ask How You Can Help

          Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

          7. Follow Up

          Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

          Final Thoughts

          By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

          Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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