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Walking into the desert…

My thought yesterday was that we all are making the journey of life like settlers crossing the nation with a wagon train filled with what we think we need — friends, family, relatives, past, present, future, memories, angers, pains, scars, physical stuff, etc. And at every step of the journey — about every 20 minutes — we come into a …

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Seeing when you are disempowering yourself…

The biggest drawback to accomplishing your goals is to discover your default emotional reactions to external stimuli. We all have them and — unfortunately — we usually recognize other people's before we see our own. We say, "He always becomes angry when that happens, you'd think he would know better by now." Or, "She did the same exact thing she …

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Mentoring & Tutoring Resources

  Looking for mentoring or tutoring assistance? There are many free mentoring assistance websites, so you may want to start with these few links. Mentoring Information Micro Mentor Management Help & Mentoring The U.S. government is even looking at mentoring! Meanwhile, tutoring information seems to be focused on companies that provide tutors to students. So here are a few to …

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Simple Ways To Become Ublocked

Occasionally we all find that we end up with tasks that we postpone and never get around to accomplishing.  And for most of us, this can cause us to spiral into an avoidance situation where we keep pushing off those items that we actually need to do.  It's ironic, but due to the fact that we've procrastinated, we keep procrastinating! …

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One Thousand Things Big And Small…

I was just rereading a journal entry I made a few years ago about shedding one's belongings and it hit me how timely the ideas still were to me.  Part of the entry was from an email to a friend who commented on my advice to "just throw it all away and start over."  (Something I had somewhat done at …

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5 Five-Minute Motivators

  Looking for a few ways to refresh your mind and emotions while you're at work or involved in a project that requires a great deal of concentration?  Taking a break — even just a five minute one — can give us a different perspective and a fresh outlook which can spur our creativity and creative problem-solving abilities.  So, the …

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Spring Forward, Fall Back

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller With Daylight Savings Time approaching, I've become aware of how quickly seemingly "slow" changes can actually occur.  It's kind of a paradox, but the seasons point it out to us each year.  For instance, we tend to …

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Quick Tips For Cover Letters — Part 3: Content

The past two weeks we've discussed quick ideas on style and tone in cover letter writing.  This week it's all about the content — what to include and not to include in  your application letters.  Since it's hard to keep motivated while writing your tenth application letter of the day, the hope is that this article — and the series …