Lifestyle

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  • Say No Without Guilt
    Lifestyle

    How to Say NO and Not Feel Guilty

    The word no can be one of the hardest words to use in personal or professional situations. Saying the word, no, can be liberating and display a feeling of independence and freedom. Being free to say no without guilt is a necessary skill that is needed to avoid the burden of self-doubt and guilt because you want to decline an invitation. But how do you say no and not feel guilty? Say no and not feel guilty by: Being concise. Being clear. Being kind. Not offering an explanation. Offering an alternative. We can get so caught up in our head about how the other person interprets the word no, but…

  • Reasons you need a mentor
    Career + Business,  Lifestyle

    Reasons You Need a Mentor

      Setting goals and reaching them includes identifying the tools necessary to increase your probability of success. A mentor, also known as a coach, is an important tool that may help you reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. But why do you need a mentor? Reasons you need a mentor include: Accountability for your decisions Increases your confidence Successful people have mentors Learn the unknown Learn things from other people and their experiences Learn to be more strategic Increase probability of success Observe and duplicate what they do Inspires you when times are tough Help avoid costly mistakes Has connections you don’t have Offers an unbiased point of view…

  • Someone being nosy
    Lifestyle

    How to Mind Your Business

    For many its human nature to always be consumed with the need to be in others folks business. The internet and social media have made it a lot harder to be less concerned about what others are doing at all times of the day. If you really want to live your life to the fullest you need to learn how to mind your business. Mind your business by: Paying attention to boundaries Avoiding gossip Limiting the media you consume Accepting people don’t have to tell you their business Focusing on yourself Identifying the risk involved in getting in business that is not yours The quality of your life can be…

  • How to be ready for an opportunity
    Career + Business,  Lifestyle

    How to Be Prepared for an Opportunity

    More times than I can remember I’ve been presented with an opportunity that I wasn’t prepared to explore. Some say an opportunity is when luck meets preparation, so it’s important to be ready to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Some people wonder how to be prepared for an opportunity but aren’t always sure where to start. Ways to be prepared for an opportunity are to: Know what you want Know what’s necessary to get it Learn something new Network with other people Practice so you’re ready Have samples of your work Be fearless The steps you take to prepare for an opportunity can vary depending on the…

  • Productive
    Lifestyle

    How To Be More Productive When You Are Alone

    Spending time alone with yourself can be one of the most relaxing and productive things you can do, however, using your time alone to be more productive can be easier said than done. You can set a path to get the most out of yourself when you are alone. Are you ready to get more productive?  You can be more productive when you are alone if you: Set goals Prioritize the day Limit social media  Take breaks  Find your inspiration  Do what works for you  Leave room to pivot  Find a way to enjoy the task  Reward yourself  Embrace the challenge Using these strategies can improve your productivity when you…

  • Woman happy and unbothered
    Lifestyle

    10 Signs Your Friend Is Jealous Of You

    A friend is someone you have a mutual affection or special bond. Friends are human and they have feelings too and sometimes those feelings aren’t easy to admit. Feelings of jealousy and resentment are normal but what someone does with those feelings is important. How do you know if a friend is jealous?  Your friend may be jealous of you if they are:  Happy to see your pain Comparing you in a negative way Excluding you on purpose Trying to hurt you on purpose Gossiping about you Ignoring you when you try to speak Joking about you in a bad way Angry or annoyed at you randomly Always trying to…

  • Lifestyle

    10 Reasons Why Life Begins at 40

    When you hit the age of 40 it’s a huge milestone into the next phase of life. Before 40 you’re learning life and making huge sacrifices trying to figure out who you are. At 40 the game has changed and you’re seasoned and ready. Why does life begin at 40 though?  10 reasons life begins at 40 are:  Solid and well established relationships Successful in business and / or career Financial security Live life on your own terms Increased attention on better health and wellness Well equipped to navigate difficult situations Accept yourself as you are You know your body A full catalog of life’s knowledge You know your purpose…

  • Do you always have to be the bigger person?
    Lifestyle

    Why Do I Always Have To Be The Bigger Person

    Many times in life everyone is tested with difficult situations involving difficult people and how we respond impacts our lives instantly and can be lasting. There are moments you will advocate for yourself in the loudest voice possible and there are other times you will need to choose to be the bigger person and move beyond the moment. You are not required to rise above every moment every time and be the bigger person. Being the bigger person is not something done out of obligation but rather to free yourself of participating in negative behavior. Finding the right balance to identify when it’s appropriate to rise above the negativity and…

  • How to get out of bed motivated
    Lifestyle

    How to Get Out of Bed in the Morning Motivated

    Getting out of bed in the morning motivated can be one of the most difficult things for people to do, especially those who don’t consider themselves to be morning people. Starting the day motivated and ready to win can change your entire outlook for your day. But how do you get out of bed in the morning motivated?  Get out of bed in the morning motivated by:  Getting a good night sleep Waking up early Hydrating your body Doing some physical activity Setting daily goals Meditation Using music as a motivator  The morning can start off energizing and motivate you to accomplish everything that you set out to do for…

  • Happy woman smiling
    Lifestyle

    How to Stop Depending on People for Your Happiness

    Happiness is a feeling that once you capture it you know that you have it. Happiness is something that isn’t possessed by everyone but many seek to destroy it in others. It’s important to understand that being happy doesn’t have to involve other people. Stop depending on people for your happiness by learning to accept yourself, spending quality time with yourself, and removing or limiting your time on social media. Doing those things each day leads to an improvement in the quality of your life and truly brings you sustained happiness. Why others can’t give you happiness When you depend on other people for your happiness it takes control from…