Why You Can't Stay Motivated

Why You Can't Stay Motivated

I've found that the lack of motivation many people describe is often caused by a misunderstanding of what motivation actually is.  In this video, I address one of the most common misconceptions about motivation that hold people back, and I clarify what is required for not only getting but staying motivated to achieve your goals and live your dreams. 

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The 5-Minute Morning Routine That Will Change Everything

The 5-Minute Morning Routine That Will Change Everything

Is it important to have a morning routine? Well that depends: do you want to have the most successful day possible?  How you start each day has a tremendous impact on how successfully your entire day goes. From your mood to your mode, to how much energy you have, to how creative & productive you are, a morning routine sets the tone for your entire day- and, cumulatively, for your entire life. 

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Why You Seek Advice When You Don't Really Need It

Why You Seek Advice When You Don't Really Need It

We all need and seek advice sometimes.  You're new at something and you contact experienced friends, listen to podcasts and read books for advice.  You find yourself in a new situation and reach out to someone who has been there before.  You really don't know what to do and could use some guidance. 

But there are other times we seek advice when maybe we aren't as ignorant. I texted a friend this morning to see how her date with a guy she's been seeing went last night. Her reply was exactly what I had expected after hearing about their other dates: Not great. Got any advice?

The fact is, she already knows what she needs to do...

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[Audio] The 3 Levels of Self-Acceptance

[Audio] The 3 Levels of Self-Acceptance

"Without self-acceptance, self-esteem is impossible" writes Dr. Nathaniel Branden in The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem.

What is self-esteem and why does it matter? Self-esteem is the way in which one experiences themselves.  A person with healthy self-esteem experiences themselves as capable of handling life's basic challenges and as being worthy of love and happiness.  A person with unhealthy self-esteem experiences themselves as being incapable of handling life's difficulties and as being unworthy of joy and love. 

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17 Reasons 2017 Will Be The Best Year of Your Life

17 Reasons 2017 Will Be The Best Year of Your Life

I'm no regular clairvoyant, but I've got a premonition. I'm seeing you in 2017 and let me just tell you- you are unstoppable! Seriously, you are on fire.  Something has changed in you and, holy cow, just wait till you see. Here are the 17 causes of your unstoppable-ness in the coming year: 

  1. You are beautiful inside and out, and you finally see that.
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The Secret to Achieving Any Goal

The Secret to Achieving Any Goal

Another year is approaching its end and that can only mean one thing- everyone is thinking up goals! Or resolutions, as we like to call them at this time of year. For most of us, resolutions tend to have a similar story: they are made, they are attempted, they are abandoned. It's sad, but true.

But what if this year could be different? What if this year you knew just what to do to succeed at reaching your goal and making the progress you want to make? Well I'm here to tell you that this year you can reach your goal, and I'm going to tell you how. 

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How to Be Comfortable Asserting Your Needs in a New Relationship

How to Be Comfortable Asserting Your Needs in a New Relationship

I’ve seen it happen time and time again- the fear of rocking the boat and disrupting the perfect harmony at the start of a relationship means you keep quiet and don’t express how you really feel or ask for what you need.

As time goes on, this obviously causes a disconnect- your partner thinks everything is going fine and you have a growing frustration developing inside due to unmet needs and unexpressed feelings. Sound familiar? Don’t beat yourself up, we’ve all done it. But at some point it’s important to realize the following  things, and vow not to keep repeating this pattern anymore...

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From Stressed to Blessed- The Mindset Shift That Can Turn Your Pain into Pleasure

From Stressed to Blessed- The Mindset Shift That Can Turn Your Pain into Pleasure

Mindset- a common theme in the self-improvement realm these days. What is mindset?  Mindset is the established set of attitudes you hold. Your mindset impacts not only your day-to-day successes, but your overall success in life as well. 

Can you learn and change and grow, or not? How you answer this question determines whether you have a fixed or growth mindset. If you have a fixed mindset, your attitude is that you...

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4 Ways to Live a Spiritually Rich Life No Matter What You Believe

4 Ways to Live a Spiritually Rich Life No Matter What You Believe

We all have a spiritual dimension to our being. Yet we don’t all define spirituality the same way, and therefore don’t all go about satisfying our spiritual needs in the same way.

Regardless of what your personal approach to spirituality is, at the core, the essential spiritual need we all have is the same: to feel a sense of meaning in life and to find moments of complete presence, awe and gratitude. Do you agree?

I personally appreciate the following definition of what spiritual practice involves...

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