Is the Search For Your Passion Frustrating You?

“If we really understood the herculean effort it is to be in a body, to live in this environment and just wake up every morning, perhaps we could appreciate and relax into allowing every breath to be our passion.” ~ Lia In the spiritual community, there is pressure to uncover our passion or purpose. We go to seminars, take courses and get spiritual counseling/coaching to ‘raise our vibration’ to help us uncover our reason for living. And, for some of…

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On Depression, Feeling Worthless, and Finding Your Truth

It all started on a cold December night. A war was being waged within me. Each morning, I’d wake up feeling like I had lead flowing through my veins, helping gravity do its job. I’d drag myself out of bed, doing what I had to do. I was living my passion, surrounded by people I loved, but it felt empty. Somewhere, in a dusty corner of my being, I knew this too would pass, but there was doubt. I wondered…

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Do You Believe in What You Do? – Life Optimizer

One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.~ John Stuart Mill Do you want to live a fulfilling life? There is one requirement: you must believe in what you do. Believing in what you do is powerful. As the quote above says, it can make you as powerful as many people who have only interests. It can make your life fulfilling. It can also give you grit: passion and perseverance for long-term…

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How To Properly Define Your Passions & Purpose

Over the years, I’ve worked with many companies and found the ones with lucid and succinctly described visions are more likely to succeed than those with unclear or highly complex visions. Yet as individuals, we often don’t take the time to clearly articulate our own passions or purpose. To help you define yours, I’ve created a simple test that I call The Funnel Test. The following is an excerpt from Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Unlock the Hidden Power of…

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The Why and How of Having Personal Projects – Life Optimizer

Do you want to have a meaningful life? Then one thing you should do is having personal projects. I first heard about it from Brian Little. But when I looked at my life, I realized that I have been doing it for a long time. I have always had personal projects. And indeed, they make me feel fulfilled. Here are some of my personal projects throughout the years: Writing simple computer games when I was in high school. Writing a…

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Developing a Heart of Giving – Life Optimizer

What attitude do you think would make the world a better place? While there might be other answers to this question, I believe that a key attitude is the attitude of giving. You see, almost everything that we read or hear is about getting: getting more money, reputation, or something else. Only occasionally do we read or hear about giving. That’s why I’d like to write about it today. I still have a lot to learn, but I’d like to…

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10 Ways Blogging Will Change Your Life

Starting a blog can change your life. Seriously. It’s changed my life and I know it’s changed thousands of other’s lives. When I was working at my previous employer I knew I wanted to start something on my own. I knew that I wanted to build a business and a business that was linked to what I was passionate about. I didn’t know exactly what that business would look like (and I’m still evolving it greatly as we speak). But…

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How to Make the Most of the Rest of This Year – Life Optimizer

We are now only a couple weeks away from the new year. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get anything done during this time, though. Even during the holiday season, you can still make the most of your time. Let’s finish this year strong! Here are some tips on how to do that. 1. Finish Your Project Yes, there are only a few days left, but you can make the most of them to finish your project. In fact, the…

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Stop, Take a Step Back and Gain Clarity Around Your Purpose

So what’s your purpose if you are in sales, leadership or some other role?  People are so busy working IN their lives, they fail to stop and take a step back to work ON their lives. Credit www.gratisography.com When we understand our individual purpose, we gain clarity and this supports us as we move intentionally forward. Isn’t it funny we use words all the time and think we know what they mean?  Take the word purpose. This word has Latin…

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Top 100 Personal Development Blogs 2018

The official Top 100 Personal Development Blogs is back! Damn, I love this time of year. It’s all about setting your year up for massive success and what better way of doing that then presenting you with the best personal development blogs for 2018. In fact, we bring you the Top 100! This is the fifth year that we have compiled the Top 100 personal development blogs and every year we see more and more blogs adding great value to…

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