4 steps that will turn your problems into a guide for success

It's way too easy to get caught up in your problems. It starts out with something small, a tiny hint that you're not entirely happy with how things have turned out. It's a loose thread on the shoulder of your sweater. The more you pick at it, the longer it seems to become. One problem leads to another, the issues start to pile up, until it feels like you're in over your head. Before you know it, you've picked at that little thread so much your whole sweater has fallen to pieces and you're … [Read more...]

Using Process Orientation to Realize Your Dreams

This is a guest post from Chad Haynes Can I tell you the secret to success? No gimmicks, no pipe dreams, and no delusional positivity; just a realistic way to progress in life that encompasses both your philosophy and your behaviour.I want to tell you something about success and growth that is timeless, and that every successful human being in the history of the world has utilized either consciously or unconsciously to obtain their biggest most unrealistic desires, sometimes in the … [Read more...]

How to Conduct Your Personal Mid-Year Review

Personal Mid-Year Review

How often do you take the time out to really reflect on how you are progressing towards your goals for the year? Now that we are at the half-way point of the year, it's the perfect time to conduct your own personal mid-year review!   Why Conduct a Personal Mid-Year Review? Conducting a mid-year review gives you the time and space necessary to evaluate your progress towards your goals. Without taking the time out to reflect, how do you know whether your decisions, behavior and … [Read more...]

Eating for Happiness: The Invisible Link Between Food & Your Mood

eating for happiness

Fad diets come and go, but one thing always stays the same: your body needs proper nutrition in order to function properly. When you don’t get proper nutrients, there are consequences – one of which is negative effects on your mood and the way you feel. Besides feeling sluggish after overeating or loading up on sugars or unhealthy fats, you probably feel guilty. There’s a very obvious connection between the foods you eat and the way you feel. But there’s also something deeper at play. Some … [Read more...]

10 Crazy Ideas to Motivate Yourself in 5 Minutes


Life is like a roller-coaster. It has its fair share of ups and downs. Sometimes it can be fun and wonderful and other times sad and challenging. The beauty of life lies in its unpredictability. If we could always predict what was going to be thrown at us it would take away life’s charm. In today’s time when the world around us is moving at lightning speeds and we are constantly being buried under the immense pressures of expectation, responsibilities, wants and needs of our employers, family … [Read more...]

4 Ways a Book Can Change Your Life

Books that will change your life

  Research shows that 81% of people say they have at least one book in them according to the New York Times. For most of my life I was one of those people. I loved to write as far back as I could remember but gave up that dream when I got older. As I got close to graduating High School I told myself I had to “get real.” I wanted a high six-figure a year paying job, nice cars, and everything else the “American Dream” involved. I put my dream of being a writer on the back burner to … [Read more...]

How the Internet Leverages Our Natural Talents and Society Does Not

Internet Talents

When I decided to become self employed, my friends and family told me not to do it. They told me to stay in my job or, if I wasn't satisfied with my current job,  to search for a new job.It took months for them to understand that I just wasn’t made to be an employee. We discussed over and over again whether becoming self employed is the right decision or whether I should go the traditional way of being employed.To me it was clear, that I didn’t want to be employed for the rest of my life and … [Read more...]