Tag Archives: motivation

Where does motivation come from?

November 8, 2013

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by Sandy Jones —  I used to think motivation came from outside myself, and sometime it does. Certain types of motivation definitely do come from external sources. For example, parents are a source of motivation. They motivate their children to do well in school, to clean their rooms, to make good choices. While parents are […]

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Ten ideas to live by

March 23, 2013

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by Ada Porat —  Living your best life is all about making the most of what you have right now. Sometimes we need to clean the cobwebs from our thinking to do just that. Here are 10 thoughts to motivate, challenge and encourage you so you can make the most of your life now: Nobody […]

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Self-leadership for spiritual growth and happiness

January 12, 2013

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by Patricia Raya —  Most of us, in one capacity or another, have been involved with or taken a workshop on leadership development. Typically, participants are taught strategies for communication, team development, motivation, conflict resolution and vision planning. All of this is helpful; I have been teaching those strategies for 30 years. However, there is […]

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Are you waiting, waiting, waiting?

December 18, 2012

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by Kathy Gates —  This week, as I sat on the phone with tech support, I thought over and over of the things I could have done while I sat there — waiting, and not living my life. Are you “on hold” in your life? Are you waiting for a spouse to come along, or […]

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What will motivate you?

December 12, 2012

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by Ada Porat —  If you have goals that you are not making much progress on, ask yourself this question: Why do I want to accomplish them? In other words, what is the passion that drives you to work toward your goals? This form of self-questioning leads to uncovering your true passion — the secret […]

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The truth about procrastination and what to do about it

October 10, 2012

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by Dr. James McClernan —  In our high-speed, computerized, polluted, congested environment, with its economic and political uncertainties and threats of war, we are told we must try to look younger than 30 and stay fit, or the stress of it all will kill us. At the same time, how-to books, media gurus and celebrities […]

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Creating positive change

March 5, 2012

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by Kathy Ballard —  We all have those times in our lives when we may feel stuck. We may be in a situation that is making us unhappy, but we lack the motivation or extra push we need to create positive change. Sometimes we are not even sure what exactly we want. If you are unclear […]

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Motivate yourself to exercise

March 5, 2012

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by Matt Schoeneberger —  Exercise can be boring, and living a healthy lifestyle requires motivation. It’s easy to slip into a cycle of laziness and gluttony, which means your health is not the priority it should be. When schedules are overloaded with too many responsibilities, chores and tasks, it can become daunting to add exercise […]

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Making New Year’s resolutions that stick

February 27, 2012

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by Ada Porat —  Effective New Year’s resolutions do not just happen — they require thoughtfulness, planning and commitment. Here are a few tips to ensure that your resolution actually sticks past Valentine’s Day: 1. Create a plan — Setting a goal without formulating a plan is merely wishful thinking. In order for your resolution […]

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Tips to stay satisfied in the workplace

February 25, 2012

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by Dawn M. Staszak —  There are plenty of books on the market that can advise us about how to find the right and perfect work. But what if we are already doing it? What if we are happy being an administrative assistant, accountant or marketing manager? What comes next? My answer is: We express […]

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Power your brain with food

February 24, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  It is common for many of us to resolve to lose weight, but any sane person dreads a diet’s dulling effect on the brain. We know that the foods we eat affect the body, but they may have even more of an influence on how the brain works — including level […]

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How to benefit from your pain

February 24, 2012

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by Inna Segal —  Pain is defined in the dictionary as a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder, emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid, annoyance, something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness. People experience many different types of pain. Clients have often shared that they are far […]

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Five steps to overcoming a food addiction

February 24, 2012

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by Hedley Turk —  You know the food you are eating is bad for you, but you just cannot stop eating it. You may have a food addiction. If so, you are not alone. Millions of other people are suffering, as well. This is an area of health where many of us have the greatest […]

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