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9 Advantages of a Positive Attitude

9 Advantages of a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is considered by many experts
to be the best predictor of success.

As you look around, it seems natural to have a negative attitude.

The news is filled with scary headlines, and social media wants to focus on “what’s wrong”.

It’s getting harder all the time to be “positive”, but life can become much easier if you do!

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Why attitude matters

Why attitude matters

“Problems don’t fix themselves until you fix your attitude”
― Janna Cachola

Life can be challenging.

Especially when things aren’t going your way.. That’s when your mind creates frightening “what ifs”. You worry. If you aren’t careful, fear consumes you.Then your attitude sours and you get tossed into a downward spiral,

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Fail!!!!!

Fail!!!!!

Yep... it happened. Didn't take that long either. Something as simple as reading 2 pages in the morning, and I couldn't do it! I was totally distracted! Now, in my defense, I DID use my time wisely, updating and re-designing my website. That's what I told myself as I...

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Baby Stepping

Baby Stepping

Have you ever noticed…

…It’s so easy to get distracted – when you want to make a change.

You question your choice… develop “excuse-itis” and stop you before you even start.

I know, I’m living it right now…

As I start my “one thing” shift, I’ve got a heady mix of excitement, anticipation, joy, fear, with a healthy dose of doubt and insecurity tossed in!

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The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins

So it begins…

My adventure to better Self-Discipline.

Today I will set some objectives and goals for this “adventure” as well as define what “success” looks like to me. Without a clear vision of “success” I’ll never really know if I’ve achieved it.

I begin this journey one small step at a time, and add steps as I go. There’s no use trying to take several steps at once, or setting unrealistic goals. (There’s nothing more un-motivating than getting behind on your goals and feeling like you’re too far behind to catch up!)

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What is your “Bullshit” story?????

What is your “Bullshit” story?????

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” ― Jordan Belfort MARIANNE STRAIT A passionate believer in the power of "jump starts", Marianne helps clients obliterate self-doubts,...

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When should I start planning the new year?

When should I start planning the new year?

The turning of the calendar to a New Year has a sense of magic attached to it.
It represents potential, possibilities, and a fresh start.

For a brief moment, as the old year washes away, it seems like anything is possible.

The “New Year” tends to bring out the dreamer in all of us.

So we create lists in our heads of how things will change in the coming year. The vices we’ll let go, and the changes we’ll make.

Then it begins….

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5 Clues You Are Playing the Victim

5 Clues You Are Playing the Victim

We are all guilty of playing the "victim" from time to time. Being a victim has it's advantages - the biggest being that it justifies inaction. After all, if you have a good reason for not moving forward and taking risks, you're off the hook, right? Wrong. Let's look...

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Your Secret Weapon for Success (and failure!)

Your Secret Weapon for Success (and failure!)

Have you heard
the expression-
You get what you think about?

Yeah, I get it, it’s a term that’s grossly overused.

Kinda like “You reap what you sow”

Yet it hides a big secret.

“You get what you think about” is both a lesson AND a warning. Think about good things, you get them, think about bad, that’s what you get. It’s all about the thought.

“You reap what you sow”, is typically interpreted to mean that what happens in your world is the byproduct of your actions.

You work hard, you get the promotion, you drink and drive, you get arrested.

But, what if it was deeper than that?

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What to do when work sucks…

What to do when work sucks…

Ugh. Another day at work.
Doing things you don’t like.

For people you don’t want to be around.

For wages you can barely get by on.

That’s how a lot of my friends talk about their day. ­­

Maybe you do too.

But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Here are some simple steps you can take to make your current job more enjoyable, while you reach toward your “dream” job.

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