Encouragement

The No-Gimmick, Fastest Way to Make Real Change

B.J. Fogg, PhD, a social scientist and behavior researcher at Stanford University, helps people kickstart positive changes in behavior with his project Tiny Habits. Sure, we all want to change. We want to read more poetry, do more sit-ups and eat less fried calamari dipped in so-called dipping sauce, which is really just straight mayo with squirt of lemon. We want to take up the cello and accomplish one kind act per day. And yet, when we make these decisions—enthusiastically in the middle of night, scribbled down as an absolute-to-do list in the margins of an old magazine (where are the Post-its when you need one?)—we tend to wake up the next morning and not follow through…or follow through for one day or two, then quit. Enter B.J. Fogg, PhD, a social scientist and behavior researcher at Stanford University who has helped such innovators as the founder of Instagram understand […]

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How Your Positive Thinking Helps Us All

Thinking ‘We’ Helps ‘Me’ Do Better Many of us now realize that the kinds of thoughts we think throughout most of the day create our reality. We try to program ourselves with positive self-talk, such as: ‘I am going to have a great day. All good things will flow to me, and everything that’s supposed to happen will happen.’ This approach works (and there’s been a good deal of research into it, detailed in my book The Intention Experiment ) because our brains, clever as they are in most other regards, cannot tell the difference between an action and a thought. Most of the research on self-talk and mental rehearsal has focused on internal pep talks by individuals about themselves, but Veronica Son and Deborah Feltz of the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University designed an ingenious study to test what happens to individual performance when participants concentrate their […]

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Accepting Things for What They Are Instead of Resisting Change

“What we see is mainly what we look for.” ~Unknown Years ago I was fortunate enough to travel on a Mediterranean cruise. I had just graduated from college and was in that difficult transition stage where I didn’t know what would come next. I was looking to relax, but also hoping that some soul searching would lead to clarity, epiphanies, and answers. One day I thought I found them on the island of Santorini, Greece. Between the blinding whites, the sapphire blues, the sun-kissed streets, and the black-sand beaches, I felt like I had been dropped ina utopia. There, where everything was crisper and brighter, my mind felt clear and my heart felt hopeful. I suddenly had the feeling I would find my way and all would be right in my world. As I lay on the beach made from volcanic ashes, overflowing with happiness, I knew I wanted to […]

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10 Powerful Benefits of Change: Why Embrace It

10 Powerful Benefits of Change: Why Embrace It

“If you do not create change, change will create you.” ~Unknown We are often resistant to change, and we don’t realize that change itself is constant. Even if you resist it or avoid it, it will enter your life just the same. When you initiate the change yourself, it’s pretty easy to adopt to it, since it’s a wanted one. But are the unplanned and unexpected changes bad? What if all changes were good by default? I have been embracing change since a young age. During my life I have lived in five countries and in over twenty-five apartments, changed five schools and about five different careers. At first it is a bit difficult and annoying, but after a while you get used to the change so much that if it doesn’t come for a while, you end up moving the furniture at home in order to feel something changing. […]

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Is Now a Good Time for a Career Change?

Is Now a Good Time for a Career Change?

The economy is slowing entering recovery mode. Unemployment is declining throughout the country. Even small businesses have survived. Does this mean that the latter part of 2013 will be a good time to make a career change? What about a promotion? The window of opportunity just might be opening for some professionals. Perhaps you’re simply frustrated in your current job and want to try your hand at something different. Should you stay still in your office any longer? Let’s explore if now is the time to explore a new employment opportunity. Can you afford to change careers? If you are feeling underpaid in your current role, it is easy to want an out. But, are you truly not making the right amount of money? Rachel Farrell of Career Path, a subsidiary of Career Builder, suggests that you research your position and salaries. If your paycheck does not match that of […]

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