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7 Practical Ways To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

By Hannah Braime

Emotional Intelligence (or EI for short) is a controversial but widely-discussed alternative to traditional IQ. EI measures our ability to perceive our own emotions, as well as the emotions of others, and to manage them in a productive and healthy way.

EI is fundamental to our life experience and can influence how successful we are in our relationships and careers. Whatever stage of life you’re at, you can use the seven simple steps below to improve your Emotional Intelligence and develop your self-awareness and empathy.

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12 Habits Of High Earners That Anyone Could Emulate

By Elizabeth Lang

The rich have been studied extensively — how they spend their money, how they spend their time.

The findings have been published in books like “The Millionaire Next Door“ by Thomas Stanley, and “Rich Habits“ by Tom Corley.

So read on, because you want to make a lot of money, and people who make a lot of money do these 12 things. Read more

Overcome Fear to Achieve Goals

By Theresa Peasley

Few people talk about their New Year’s resolution’s in summer. We’d rather talk about baseball or summer vacation plans then the goals we made in January. But now is a perfect time to consider why some goals remain unachieved.

What stops us from achieving our innermost desires? We tell ourselves to eat more vegetables, exercise, manage our stress and get more sleep, but why don’t we do it?

The thing that stops us from making changes in our lives is fear.

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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

By Amy Morin

Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s not often discussed is a clear definition of mental strength. To me, mental strength means that you regulate your emotions, manage your thoughts, and behave in a positive manner, despite your circumstances. Developing mental strength is about finding the courage to live according to your values and being bold enough to create your own definition of success.

Mental strength involves more than just willpower; it requires hard work and commitment. It’s about establishing healthy habits and choosing to devote your time and energy to self-improvement.
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The Secret to Staying Motivated

By Heather Stringer

Have you ever started off well on a new goal such as losing weight or saving more money, only to find that motivation fizzles after a period of time?

Researchers from the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba have discovered one possible explanation: Our source of motivation changes as we make progress toward a goal. Their findings are available online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Read more

Becoming Grittier: Mindset Changes to Achieve Long-Term Goals

By Nacho Caballero

Grit is the willingness to do whatever is needed to achieve long-term goals. Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania has been researching how grit correlates with activities like reaching the final rounds of the U.S. National Spelling Bee, or surviving the grueling first summer of training at West Point. She has found that being gritty is a better predictor of success than high IQ or SAT scores.

So, how do we become grittier? Is it even possible? Yes, it’s possible. How do I know this? I don’t, but I’m putting my money on the two techniques that I have used in my grittiest moments: outsourcing the decision to get started, and crafting an epic narrative. Read more

8 Habits That Will Upgrade Your Life

By Frances Bridges

Confidence and sense of self are based on accomplishments, and are built on a foundation of good habits. As Maya Angelou said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and and liking how you do it.” You like who you are by knowing who you are, living by your values and practicing habits that help fulfill your potential, and make you a better family member and friend. But how do you get to that place? By building good habits, and having the discipline to practice them every day.

Here are eight habits that will help improve your life: Read more

The 7 Most Influential Self-Help Books of All Time


By Amy Reilly

Each year, publishers inundate us with new self-help books promising to teach us how to be better: better parents, better spouses, better workers, better organizers, better everything! It’s enough to make the head spin. However, every so often a self-help book rises to the top and morphs into something of a cultural phenomenon. These winners often spawn a school of wannabes and lookalikes (bookalikes?), but the originals retain something special. Here are seven self-help books that were groundbreakers in their day, and have stood the test of time. Make sure you also don’t forget to read these iconic books.
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The 3 Best Ways to Find Joy in Everything You Do

By Lidiya K

Daily life doesn’t need to be boring, your work shouldn’t be dreadful, life is not meant to be lived in the future where ‘the next big thing’ or your holiday (escape from reality) is.

It’s the little things that matter.

It’s every single action you take in the day, every small talk, every song you hear and picture you see, every cup of coffee you drink and free minute you have, that is the essence of life.

And your job is to find great pleasure in such activities. Read more

5 Ways You Can Make Yourself Even More Attractive

By Jill Weber, Ph.D

Feeling good about yourself makes you more attractive to others. And as you love yourself, your life becomes less burdensome and relationships become easier and more spontaneous. You don’t spend your time second-guessing what others are thinking about you or where you stand in your various relationships. When you have an internal sturdiness deep within your core, you’re able to adapt easily to the inevitable ups and downs that come with relationships.

Here are five ways you can feel better about yourself—and make yourself more attractive to others: Read more

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