November 11, 2014 rummy

Does it really hurt not to try? Trying not to make a mistake is not always the same as not trying—but it is a line that can be difficult to spot when we start to think cautiously. Whether you’retrying to start a business, finish a project, or effect real change in your life, fear of failure can alter many of your decisions. Is it possible that your fear of making a mistake is keeping you from making bigger leaps that could pay off in the long run?   Don’t live life afraid of mistakes Whether the mistakes you most fear…

November 4, 2014 rummy

What really makes us happy? As the holidays approach, it might be time to have a very honest discussion with ourselves about what really makes us happy. What do we really need to be content? Why do we often feel the need to keep buying and acquiring more? Buying things isn’t wrong—but when we have to spend money to gain temporary happiness,we must admit that there is definitely possibility that we are looking for happiness using the wrong methods. Instead,let’s take a moment to step back and imagine the perfect life. But instead of picturing what you would have in your perfect…

October 27, 2014 rummy

“Just keep being true to yourself, if you’re passionate about something go for it. Don’t sacrifice anything, just have fun.” – Blake Lewis If you really think about it, we don’t remain very true to ourselves a lot of the time. Husbands and wives will fight with each other because of things like stress and money, though they will go to work and force a smile onto their face for the boss that they despise. Parents will take out their work frustrations on their families while putting all of their effort into doing well at a job that they don’t…

October 13, 2014 rummy

Taking control of your life is a choice. A lot of people don’t really stop to think about it, but it’s true. Believe it or not, you choose how you live your life. You might choose to do what is going to lead you to success, or you might choose to waste your time letting naysayers and negative people drag you down—but either way, it is you who makes the choice. Choose today not to let anything stand in your way I have a challenge for you. Today, look in the mirror and imagine where you want to be tomorrow. Next, think about where…

September 23, 2014 rummy

Habits are usually emotional One thing that we need to realize about habits is that they tend to be emotional. You might not think of it this way, but waiting until the last moment to get up after hitting the snooze button a dozen times and then rushing off to work to be consistently five minutes late might actually be an emotional dependency that you will need to resolve before you can hope to enact the newer habit of getting up early. This is not always the case, but it can be significant—and it is important that you evaluate such…

September 9, 2014 rummy

Let’s be honest—following good advice is one thing, but living in fear of judgment and making choices that are not truly choices that you want to make is going to waste time and waste life. Here are 3 good reasons not to allow yourself to fall into this mentality. 1… Because Life Is Far Too Short To Spend Worrying About What Other People Think Why would you forsake your happiness to meet other people’s standards when you don’t even agree with what their standards are?   2… Because Most People Judge Everyone, Regardless Of How Good Their Choices Are I almost…

August 25, 2014 rummy

How can you be a more positive person? Being a positive person doesn’t happen by accident. In fact, it is sometimes very difficult to do… but it is completely worth it! Here are some quick tips that can help to eliminate negativity and highlight positive thinking.   1… Stop talking badly about people Talking badly about people is very negative. Even though they may never hear it, you will still be affected by it. It fills you with bad vibes and causes you to adopt a more ‘jaded’ view of people around you. 2… Don’t be judgmental Everyone is different, but that…

August 22, 2014 rummy

It’s important to note that given enough time, many people will start to feel drained by socializing, especially in situations they’re not used to. It’s not a rare condition only a few of us have. However, some people get tired more quickly than others. Some in-the-moment ways to deal with feeling drained There are going to be times where you’ll be feeling drained in a social situation, but you need to stick around for a little while longer. This may be because of outside pressure or circumstances, or because being able to hang in there is important to you. Here…

August 18, 2014 rummy

As summer ends and fall begins, consider setting a few new goals for yourself. Whether your goal is to paint your bedroom, to expand your business, to get a promotion, or to spend more time with you family, this new season will provide you with an excuse to sit down with your notebook and make a new to-do list. If you have goals left-over from the summer, try not to be too hard on yourself for not achieving them. Instead, try to look ahead. There is a lot to look forward to at this time of the year. Lots of…

August 11, 2014 rummy

What are you truly capable of? When it comes to reminding ourselves of what we can achieve, it is important that we don’t short-change what we have already done. In fact, one of the best ways to remember your past achievements is to keep a list of things that you have done that you are proud of. Whenever you chalk up another success, add it to this list. Next,whenever you feel down or are tempted to doubt yourself, pull out that list and take a good, long look at it. Look at what you have already achieved, and imagine how…