Why do bad things happen to me? How your explanation of bad events shapes your experience

Why do bad things happen to me? How your explanation of bad events shapes your experience

When something bad happens to us, your belief about the causes of the problem influence your mindset and put you into either an optimistic, empowered state or a pessimistic, disempowered one. As you can imagine, this in turn heavily influences the way you act (or fail to act) in response to the problem.

If he can do this, what could YOU do?

If he can do this, what could YOU do?

How much of your current situation is truly set in stone? What do you believe about yourself and your ability to make changes? What have others told you that you have accepted as fact? Every day we face challenges with work issues, finances, our health, or from unsupportive family and friends. Or perhaps it's our [...]

How I get myself to work out first thing in the morning

How I get myself to work out first thing in the morning

I cannot be trusted to make good decisions first thing in the morning. As soon as my eyes open, my brain starts looking for reasons to stay exactly where I am – warm and snuggly in bed. I’ve learned never to allow myself to make decisions for the day before I get out of bed. [...]

Alignment is the new hustle: 2 major ways focusing on alignment can drastically improve your progress

Alignment is the new hustle: 2 major ways focusing on alignment can drastically improve your progress

"Do not fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today."Unknown Hustle. Work hard. Arrive early. Stay late. The keys to the kingdom are given to those that hustle and work for them. So why is it that for some the hustle and hard work pays off, yet for [...]

How to beat your alarm clock

How to beat your alarm clock

NERRR! NERRR! NERRR! NERRR! *Obnoxious alarm clock sound* Ugh. Hate it. Being ripped from my sleep by that awful sound. Doesn't matter if I have twinkly bells or a booming foghorn, I hate it just the same. For many of us, getting out of bed is an art form. A carefully designed process of coordinating [...]

#1 thing to do when reviewing your goals makes you miserable

#1 thing to do when reviewing your goals makes you miserable

It’s one of the most common and basic pieces of personal development advice. Set your goals, write them down, and review them each day to refocus your efforts and motivate you to take action. Yet for many of us (myself included), reviewing our goals can leave us feeling frustrated and defeated. Instead of firing up [...]

8 ideas to beat procrastination and Get Stuff Done

8 ideas to beat procrastination and Get Stuff Done

Need some help tackling procrastination? Try these 8 ideas to kick the habit and get stuff done 1.      If it takes 2 minutes or less, DO IT NOW! Simple things that can be done quickly don't need to be put off. Make it a new rule that if it will take 2 minutes or less [...]

How rewards sabotage your goals

How rewards sabotage your goals

A popular piece of advice given to people trying to achieve a goal is to celebrate their achievements by giving themselves a reward. Promising yourself a small treat or reward for reaching certain milestones or completing certain tasks is said to boost your motivation, give you something to look forward to, and reinforce how good [...]

3 steps to break out of the afternoon slump

3 steps to break out of the afternoon slump

If you're anything like me, the 2-3 hour stretch right after lunch can seem like an uphill struggle. Unless you're lucky enough to live in a country that enjoys a post-lunch siesta, finding the will and motivation to plow on through the afternoon can be a daily challenge. Post-lunch sleepiness has typically been attributed to [...]