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How I Found My Passion (And How You Can Find Yours)

I didn’t know I’d end up doing what I do today. I built my first website when I was 14. I started trying to make money online in 2006-2007. I spent $10,000+ on coaching, courses, and every other product between heaven and earth, looking for shortcuts and secret formulas. I failed over and over again. Those failures helped chip away what I thought I wanted, and reveal what made my heart sing. But even with that insight, I was imprisoned by…

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5 Ways to Bring Meaning Back into Your Life — Purpose Fairy

Our generation is characterized by increasing rates of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. We feel stuck. The harder we try, the harder it gets. Most of us are not happy with our jobs or relationships. We wish for love and a satisfying job. We often ask ourselves: What is my life all about? Why do I have this uncomfortable feeling in my heart? Why do I feel lonely? Why is life so tough? Why can’t it be simple? Why can’t I…

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A Guide to Dealing with the Dark Side of Personal Growth

If you meditate, or do any kind of effective personal growth work, you may eventually run into some sticky territory. Namely, you’ll have to face the darkness within you. Personal development is not just about positivity and utopia. Eventually, if you’re doing the work, you will have to embrace the things you’ve been avoiding. It is only by traveling through this “darkness” that you find peace and equanimity. I’ve written about going through depression and my own dark night of the…

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If We Know How To Face Death, We Know How To Live – ShianG KeR

Humans live in denial, it is a defense mechanism against the knowledge of our mortality; if not nobody would want to live. Please pardon my relatively morbid and dark topic, I always think that death is something we should talk more instead of avoiding it. My father used to have a factory in Ipoh, guess what we produced? Coffin. Yes what an odd product! My mum always told us to share with others that our business was about producing wood…

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When You’re Afraid of Putting Yourself Out There

Have you ever avoided taking action because you were afraid of putting yourself out there? The tension between wanting to hide and wanting to succeed is a feeling I know all too well. But I also know that if I want to do work I love, I have to go out there and actually do something. I can’t let other people, or my fears, control my life. Yes, you may face negativity when you start a business, write, or whatever it is…

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7 Mistakes You Need to Avoid Making in Your Startup

Entrepreneurship has been recognized all over the world as a veritable tool for accelerating the development process of nations. In fact, no economy of the world can survive without entrepreneurs. Why then do a high percentage of entrepreneurs go through life as failures? Why do many become obscure and ridiculed for their failed business dream? As an aspiring entrepreneur or entrepreneur, I know you have stopped to ask yourself this question. Here is the truth; 70% of businesses fail before…

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101 Inspiring Live Life to the Fullest Quotes

Do you struggle about giving meaning and purpose to every single moment of your life? Does it sometimes feel as if you are trapped by unimportant activities that keep you from striving for excellence? You’re not alone… Life and its many challenges can often keep you so busy that you entirely forget to focus on what is really important in life. As a result of demanding schedules and various upcoming deadlines, you may struggle to spend more time doing the…

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Forget Finding Your Passion and Purpose (Read This If You’re Stuck)

Trouble finding your passion or purpose? Stuck? Or just plain confused? If so, you need to stop trying to find the perfect passion or purpose. If you’ve been trying, and you’re stuck, it’s time to try something else. It’s time to discover what works for you. What Am I Talking About? I wrote a book called Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself. Am I now saying that what I wrote is useless? No. For many, answering the questions in…

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A Systematic Way to Stop Worrying

Do you let worry stop you from pursuing your dreams? Worry held me back for a long time. Deep down, I wanted to follow my heart, my interests, but I was held back by the thoughts dancing in my head. It was like an unstoppable virus. But eventually I found the antidote. I found the answer. In this piece, I share what I’ve discovered. Let’s start by making sure we’re on the same page. What is Worry? Worry is a…

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One Gratitude Ritual that Will Change Your Perspective (When You Can’t Can’t Anything Else)

by Karl Staib, author of Bring Gratitude “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” The summer before my dad died I remember going on a beautiful nature hike with him.  Although he didn’t complain one bit, my dad must have been drained from his MDS (bone cancer) coursing through his body.  Unbeknownst to any of us at the time, that undiagnosed, terminal cancer was killing off his white blood cells as we hiked One step forward…

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10 Truths that Will Change the Way You See Yourself Today

I sat at the kitchen table staring at her through tear-filled eyes.  “I feel crazy,” I said.  “I don’t know what’s wrong with me!” “Why do you feel crazy?” she asked. “Because I’m neurotic and self-conscious and ashamed, and so much more all at once,” I said.  “I feel like I’m just not good enough for anything or anyone anymore…” “And you don’t think everyone feels like this at times?” she asked. “Not like this,” I replied under my breath.…

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When You Feel Like You Have No Direction in Life

Do you feel lost? No purpose? No passion? No idea where to go? This may surprise you, but here’s what I’ve discovered: You don’t need to have a direction, purpose, or passion, to fully enjoy life. You can dance in uncertainty and let life live itself through you. These are not just empty words. I know uncertainty, fear, and worry. I know confusion. I’ve been in the deepest darkness, and I’ve found my way to the light. So let’s dive into…

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Sorry, You‘re Not Special And You Need To Read This — Wolkify

At the time of writing, there are 7.6 billion people on Earth. About 360,000 humans are born every day. And the population will only rise. It has been estimated that by the year 2100, the population will grow to 11.2 billion people. You are one of the billion people living on this planet right now. Even more people have come before you and will come after you. Out of all these people, you think you’re special? Let me tell you…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Planner and Have the Most Organized Year

Image Credit: Twenty20.com If you’re anything like me, you have a busy life and an overwhelmed and forgetful mind. Between managing work, sports and/or hobbies, maybe you’re still in school as well, perhaps you have children and a family, and let’s not forget about your often overridden attempt at a social life, you probably find yourself misplacing lists and items and forgetting tasks often. As long as you haven’t forgotten to pick up the kids yet, I’d say you’re doing…

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Why True Love is So Hard to Express

Twenty years ago, I wrote an unsigned love poem to a girl I barely knew.  I told Brianna, among other things, that life was a blaze of magnificence, that she made it even brighter, and that someday I would spend every day with the prettiest girl in the world. When she read the poem she got goose bumps, smiled from ear to ear, and daydreamed about the gentleman behind the poetic prose.  She showed it to her sister who sighed…

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The Stories Too Many People Believe for Too Long

Made Him Happy I know a man who loves to knit.  Blankets, quilts, sweaters… he knits them all.  Knitting is his hobby, his love.  He could choose another hobby—something a bit more masculine, like restoring vintage cars or hunting.  But this man continues to stick with what makes him happy—knitting.  Because he discovered knitting when he was only a little boy who didn’t know any better.  And now, it’s a huge part of who he is. As he grew into…

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