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The Cheapskate Guide: 50 Tips for Frugal Living. Post written by Leo Babauta.

The Cheapskate Guide: 50 Tips for Frugal Living

Follow me on Twitter. Confession time: I’m a cheapskate. Some would say frugal, which sounds much more positive, but in reality I can be a real cheapskate. I am fairly frugal (though not always), but sometimes I take it too far: I have T-shirts with holes in them, I never buy new clothes, we’re shopping for a new couch because our current one has holes in it, and I ran my current pair of running shoes until the soles fell off. 7 Ways to Enhance Focus, Creativity, Productivity and Performance. Back in my corporate lawyer days, there was one guy who everyone hated. Not because he was mean or underhanded or cut-throat. He was actually quite nice and always willing to help. People hated him because he was good. Superstar good. While everyone else fretted and froze under the dizzying pace and pressure of the job, he seemed to always keep it together, to thrive and even come alive as the fire got hotter.

He wasn’t an adrenaline junkie or cowboy. 70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier. I am pleased to introduce this guest article by a new friend John, the creator of HiLife2B, where he hopes to inspire people and to help them achieve their dreams.

70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier

Follow him on Twitter: @janyasor 1. Believe that even the smallest compliment can save someone’s life 2. Remember that one person can change an entire nation 3. 4. Gratitude Index. The 26 Best Self-Improvement Posts Ever. Need a place to find the best self-improvement blog posts ever?

The 26 Best Self-Improvement Posts Ever

One big list of inspiring geniuses? Well, here it is… my list of the best self-improvement posts ever: 1. – How to be Creative – Originally published in 2004 by Hugh Macleod at the Gaping Void. If you haven’t read it, you’re missing some of the best advice ever given freely over the internet. If you have read it, read it again… Even Happier: The 7 beliefs of the super happy people. Super happy people: there are so very few of them!

Even Happier: The 7 beliefs of the super happy people

I think I got to meet the first one when I was 20... You certainly don't see them on TV, and even if you were to, it wouldn't help much: you got to meet them to understand what they are about. You might be wondering if those happiness superheroes actually exist... Well, they do, and they are neither lottery winners, nor the products of genetic engineering! They are normal people, like you and I, who have learned some pretty important lessons. 1-You are ok You are as you are, with all your limits, with all your faults, the good and the bad. Mark Twain&s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life. “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction.

Mark Twain&s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life

Fiction has to make sense.” “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and also a humorist, satirist and lecturer. Twain is known for his many – and often funny – quotes. 1. 33 of Life's Most Powerful Lessons.

Have you ever had an epiphany?

33 of Life's Most Powerful Lessons

One of those “a-ha” moments where something just clicks for you? Maybe it’s something you’ve been struggling with for a long time, or maybe it was a piece of advice you learned from a friend. Whatever the source of our insight, it’s these moments that bring us to a deeper understanding of our world. The better understanding we have of life, the more we live in the truth. Below are 33 of the most powerful lessons in my life. Read part two of this series: 33 of Life’s Most Powerful Lessons (pt. 2) photo by carf.


Start Your Day in 33 Different Ways - StumbleUpon. Mornings are underrated. I consider them fundamental for the whole diurnal experience. What you do in the very first moments of your morning will fundamentally and inexorably shape your entire day. Most of the time you spend your mornings by routinely performing some habits, on auto pilot. Hence, your days will routinely unfold towards you, the same way day after day, on auto pilot. Consciously inserting your intentions in these very first moments will have a huge effect. Here are at least 33 ways in which you can transform your days by only spending 5 minutes every morning. 1.

Achievement Affirmation Quotes, How To Achieve Success: 10 POSITIIVE... Examples of Positive Affirmations. Positive affirmations can be used to reprogram your thought patterns and change the way you think and feel about things. They are short positive statements that can help you focus on goals, get rid of negative, self-defeating beliefs and program your subconscious mind. Here are some examples of positive affirmations related to various areas of personal development. I know, accept and am true to myself. I believe in, trust and have confidence in myself. Positive Affirmation - Free Positive Affirmations from Power of Positivity.

7 Steps to Positive Self Talk. Most of us are in constant mental chatter. We talk to ourselves all day long and, unfortunately, this self talk is frequently negative. Often it is tainted with guilt about our past or anxiety about our future. This negativity can destroy any seed of hope that we may otherwise have in striving for our dreams. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking - StumbleUpon.


21 Habits of Happy People - Global One TV - StumbleUpon. Contributed by Cindy Holbrook “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbar Happiness is one aspiration all people share.

21 Habits of Happy People - Global One TV - StumbleUpon

No one wants to be sad and depressed. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. I’m not saying happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness; they just don’t let it overtake their life. 1. Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes - StumbleUpon. Motivation and Self... - StumbleUpon. “He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness” ~Chinese Proverb I was at a Women’s Leadership Conference about a year ago and had an “ah-ha moment”.

We were all introducing ourselves and asked to share a few things to help with the process. One question left me baffled and ultimately changed my life; “What do you do to make yourself happy?”. At the time I honestly didn’t know. I had a great job, friends, and family. Dale Carnegie&s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills. Image by kalandrakas.

Dale Carnegie&s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills

“The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email They say the best things in life are free.

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the list below proves that statement to be true. Life is filled with simple pleasures, the little satisfying effects you never really anticipate, but always take great pleasure in. A journey toward your true peak. Good in Today. How To Build Self-Confidence. When I was in my late teens a friend of mine, an elite athlete, gave me the most profound, yet simple advice that changed the way I would view myself forever.

How To Build Self-Confidence

He told me: "If you don't think very highly of yourself, you can't expect anyone else to think it of you. " Translation - It means that we alone are responsible for building self-confidence. We cannot depend upon, or wait for anyone else's approval. The Art of Living Well. Think about it - there is an art to everything and living well is no exception.

Maria Shriver - StumbleUpon. To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. *bellaMUMMA {life is beauty-full}: 100 ways to UNCOMPLICATE YOUR LIFE - StumbleUpon. Maslow Self Actualization - unlearn. - StumbleUpon. "Self Actualization is the intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately, of what the organism is. " & less :mnmlist - StumbleUpon. Review of Emotional Intelligence - StumbleUpon. Review of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman Kevin Langdon Published in Noesis #145, November 1999. 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (and Make Yourself Happier) & miss minimalist - StumbleUpon. I’ve been striving to simplify my life for many years now, and have recently (through my writing) been advising others how to do the same.

In the process, I’ve learned that making little changes in our attitudes, habits, and environment can have a big impact. So today, I thought I’d compile a list of 100 ways to simplify your life – from the practical to the philosophical, and everything in between. 99 interview tips that will actually help you get a job - StumbleUpon. We all have to make a living somehow — and most of the time that process starts with a job interview. The only problem is that most job interview tips are either so basic that they aren’t useful or so ridiculous that they are just a waste of time. 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You... - StumbleUpon.

Ten Common Fallacies Everyone Should Know - StumbleUpon. 21 Suggestions for Success by H Jackson Brown, Jr. - StumbleUpon. Mental Heuristics Page - StumbleUpon. Alex Budman: Caroline Rothstein Talks Body Empowerment - StumbleUpon. It was a sweltering hot August morning in New York City, and I had just met with Caroline Rothstein on an assignment for I Am That Girl, an organization devoted to promoting authentic confidence in women around the world. I chose to interview Caroline because a friend told me about her courage in advocacy and activism towards body empowerment and sexual abuse awareness.

Caroline is a NYC-based spoken word poet and freelance writer. Caroline also has a YouTube series called "Body Empowerment" where she discusses eating disorder recovery and how to maintain a positive body image. I was soon to find out that Caroline is a woman who has changed the lives of many women all over the world, and that she'd impact my life, too. After a conversation over a cup of coffee, we walked three blocks to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, where Caroline is a regular performer. High Existence - StumbleUpon. 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself - StumbleUpon. Success: 21 Suggestions - Global One TV.

137 Ways to Pamper Yourself, Lift Your Spirits, or Recharge Your Life :... - StumbleUpon. 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success.