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7 reasons you are holding back from doing what you really want to do

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reasons you are holding backAre you holding back?

Often I hear people say, I want to start that designing business, I want to enroll for that course, I want to apply for that job, I have all the qualifications and I think I’ll get in, yet these people don’t get to doing that which they really want to. Most times, we know what we want, but we hold back because it scares us. What really scares us? Fear of failure? Fear of being judged? Continue reading

Why you should not compare yourself to others

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Comparison really is a matter of apples and oranges; incommensurable

Comparison is the thief of joy!

Theodore Roosevelt

In this life, it is very possible to find ourselves in the comparison wagon. I mean, some people we went to school with are buying real estate, having kids, being named in lists of most influential and successful and you most likely don’t have much to show for yourself.

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3 tips on how to build self confidence

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I enjoy watching transformation shows such as makeover shows. I love how the other person shows newly gained confidence, and that they are amazed they could pull a look that they didn’t even think they could. The newly transform person cannot believe how good they look, I even so one see herself in the mirror for the first time and ask after the transformation, is this me? They cry, they cannot believe that they can look as good as they do, or feel as good as they do. This is how much little changes can help you build self-confidence. Continue reading

3 Self-taught Skills that you Need in Life- and they Pay Off!

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Self Education, I firmly believe, is the only kind of education there is- Isaac Asimov

I am always talking about self-education because I believe it has the power to change your life. Through self-education, you can learn some self-taught skills that will make you a fortune. They will transform your life and make you a better person, a person who lives a much fulfilling life. Continue reading

3 ways to become more self-aware

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Self awareness is the key to self mastery

In my previous post, I discussed what self-awareness is and why you need it. We looked at how important it is to understand your emotions, feelings and how they contribute to your behavior. Now that you know what self-awareness is and why it matters, let’s look at three major ways various ways you can become more self-aware. Continue reading

How to Develop Great Relationships- No, this is not Dating Advice

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How to develop great relationships

Of course, they didn’t teach this one in school unless you want to count the introductory course on communication skills. As well all know, to live a full life, you need to create productive relationships, both professionally and personally. You have to learn through self-education how to create and maintain good relationships. I recently conducted a test to see what really matters in my life and having meaningful relationships was a top priority (I recommend that you take this test too). By meaningful relationships I mean good relations with your parents and siblings, a healthy relationship with your significant other, and fruitful friendships. Continue reading

5 reasons you should consider listening to audiobooks

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5 reasons you should consider listening to audiobooks

I have always liked reading, not only for fun but because reading has impacted my life in so many ways. I don’t read as much as I would like to because of time, and let’s face it, books can also be darn expensive. Time is especially a constraint I struggle with since as much as I would like to get paid just to read, I have to earn my bread and I will always prioritize on working than reading. Recently, I have found a new way to gain knowledge without necessarily sitting down to read. This has been through listening to audiobooks. They have become such time savers and I wish I discovered this before since I would have read so much more books than I have today. Continue reading