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Life is Simple – Personal Growth – Medium. “Cast away all delusive thoughts and feelings which you have cherished up to the present.

Life is Simple – Personal Growth – Medium

After a while, your efforts will come to fruition naturally, and inside and out will become one.” -Maezumi Life is not quite so complicated as we might like it to be. The things we fear are often not threatening at all. Our motivations are often simple and yet we insist on making them seem different from what they are. We yearn for this affirmation only when we don’t truly feel important or meaningful deep down. Our neuroses and anxieties come from not acknowledging when we aren’t being honest with ourselves. The lesson of meditation is that this sense of meaning and important comes from within. If you liked this piece, please consider supporting Daily Zen.

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why. 6 Essential Oils to Use Every Day & 4 Simple Ways to Do It - Maria Shriver. Essential oils are one of the most comprehensive modes of self-care in the world and one of our oldest forms of natural medicine.

6 Essential Oils to Use Every Day & 4 Simple Ways to Do It - Maria Shriver

They’re beautiful, sensual, and evocative nature-born essences that come from powerful plants. You can integrate essential oils into your daily life, not only for their stunning range of health benefits but also for the wonderful way these natural scents help to connect us to our bodies, our breath, and our senses every day.

When looking for a good source for essential oils, look for stores and websites that carry a large assortment of certified organic oils. Webstores that are run by an accredited aromatherapist can be an excellent way to buy individual oils, and they often carry ready-made blends. 19 Home-Business Ideas: Make Money Working From Home – The Mission – Medium. With these home based business ideas, you can make a living from the comfort of your own home Opening a business from home is a great strategy for entrepreneurial-minded individuals.

19 Home-Business Ideas: Make Money Working From Home – The Mission – Medium

There are tons of ideas for home-based businesses that operate online, allowing you to create a thriving internet business from your living room couch. Here are some ideas to get you started. 1. Amazon affiliate business Not many people realize that Amazon actually has a pretty cool commission program. Just Start – Medium. One of the most important books I’ve read in the past 10 years is The Now Habit by Neil Fiore.

Just Start – Medium

And by read, I mean, I read the title and the summary on Amazon. I got it. I didn’t need to read it. Here’s the gist: take action on an idea as soon as you think of it so that you don’t forget about it or let your inaction torture you. It’s such a braindead simple idea, but it’s one of the key things that seems to set the most successful people I know apart from the rest. Shoshin: This Zen Concept Will Help You Stop Being a Slave to Old Beliefs – The Mission – Medium. I played baseball for 17 years of my life.

Shoshin: This Zen Concept Will Help You Stop Being a Slave to Old Beliefs – The Mission – Medium

During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant coach with their alma mater or a team they played with previously. After a few years, the young coach will move on to their own head coaching job where they tend to replicate the same drills, follow similar practice schedules, and even yell at their players in a similar fashion as the coaches they learned from. Tech Tips Every Girl Boss Should Know - Archetypes. Tech Tips Every Girl Boss Should Know Archetypes Editors2016-02-26T11:47:24+00:00 Like doing laundry or boiling an egg, there are some things every woman should know how to do.

Tech Tips Every Girl Boss Should Know - Archetypes

Good Products Start With Good Questions – Startup Grind – Medium. Nir’s Note: My friend Jake Knapp just published a fantastic book titled, Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days.

Good Products Start With Good Questions – Startup Grind – Medium

The book details a process he and his colleagues at Google Ventures use to quickly go from idea, to prototype, to live test. Jake put together an exclusive excerpt from the book for NirAndFar.com readers. How To Invest In Yourself – Creatomic – Medium. It involves 4 steps.

How To Invest In Yourself – Creatomic – Medium

They aren’t even complicated. This is my framework for investing in myself. I follow it every day, and I tell anyone who asks for my advice that they should follow it, too. It’s not a difficult system at all, but it can have a huge impact. I created this because I know too many people who live their lives without direction. Stop Annoying Your Prospects by Learning to Read Digital Body Language. If someone analyzed every single script salespeople use when they’re calling prospects to check where they are in the pipeline, I could almost guarantee the recommended soundbites would boil down to two of our most despised phrases: “I’m just checking in” or “I just wanted to touch base.”

Stop Annoying Your Prospects by Learning to Read Digital Body Language

There are endless posts about creative ways to rephrase those same words. They will tell you to “Erase those old phrases from your memory and use these instead,” when their new suggestions are essentially identical. What really replaces “just checking in” and “touching base”? If every celebrity sales leader, business owner, and blogger is begging you to stop pestering them and their colleagues with unwanted follow up calls on every day of the week that ends in “-day,” what do you do? When you’re in a sit-down meeting with a number of clients and could pitch face to face, you can easily read their body language.

Architects of Change - Barbie - Archetypes. Here is our last story in this series inspired by Maria Shriver’s belief that we are all Architects of Change: conscious idealists who challenge what is, imagine what can be and have the courage to instigate change.

Architects of Change - Barbie - Archetypes

Whether it’s challenging the status quo at their own kitchen table, in their office, community or on a national/international scale, Architects of Change are working to build a better world personally, professionally and politically. At archetypes.com, we’re inspired and on board. This is a Portrait of Plastic, Possibilities and the Readiness to Change Who You Are In her 2009 movie, “Thumbelina,” Barbie said, “Even the smallest person can make a big difference.” Are you waiting for your real life to begin? – Creatomic – Medium. There’s something sad about thinking that the life you’re living right now is a place holder, something to tide you over until your real life begins. That’s the mentality that we often have in our first jobs, or when we’re at college. We just have to get through this, we think, and then we can start living.

Holding On And Letting Go – Personal Growth – Medium. Have you ever been torn between what you want to do and what you should do? No. Not in the sense of right and wrong. Imagine there are no rights and no wrongs. Imagine it was purely a case of preference. 7 Creative Insights To Give Your Career a Boost This Very Second. There’s gobs of merit in chiseling away at one of your bad habits for months in order to make a long-term improvement to some aspect of your career.

In fact, we champion that approach here all the time. However, we’re also going to make the alternative case that there is nothing wrong with a quick fix that you can implement right now and will provide you with immediate positive results. So the 99U staff and contributors have rounded up seven of our top productivity tips to give you a head start on your next work move. 1.

Be No. 1 (into the Office) 40 Core Philosophies From the Most Famous Marketers in History. I believe you can learn something from everyone—as long as you’re listening. We’re always building on the legacy and lessons of those who have come before us. For marketers, this is quite a legacy indeed. Although the discipline of marketing only emerged in the 1900s, it builds on a foundation of sales, advertising, copywriting and relationship-building that is much older. Some of its wisest teachings are hundreds of years old. Some of its big lessons happened only months ago. Nonetheless, I hope there’s some wisdom for the ages below. Ways To Balance Yin And Yang In Your Daily Life - Archetypes. Let me start this article with a big universal truth: 95% of things you’ll hear about Eastern philosophy, energy, meditation, and similar “esoteric” topics is utter unsubstantiated nonsense, propagated by charlatans, mostly Westerners at that, who want to further their own agenda and/or swindle some cash from you.

There, I’m glad we got that out of the way right off the bat.Another thing I’d like to point out is that you can actually reap a lot of benefits by applying some of the core teachings related to Yin and Yang energy, even if you are not a spiritual person, simply because most of these principles were discovered through good old-fashioned trial and error. Originally published at: Ways To Balance Yin And Yang In Your Daily Life Share and Save to your "me board" Related Spiritual Aries, week of 3/9/2015.

4 Morning Actions That Will Transform Your Life - Archetypes. Every day offers a spectacular experience. Though, it depends on how we plan and prepare for it. The morning is a great time to secure a path for a successful day. Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head – Art Of Practicality – Medium. What it really feels like to love yourself – Medium. When “they” talk about self-love, they’ll tell you about bathtubs by candlelight and special dates you take yourself on and sips of tea in front of rainy windowsills. 17 Statements About Money Only Successful People Agree With.

The Biggest Opportunities for Agencies in 4 Charts. You've heard this common theme repeated by your parents, your teachers, your managers ... even your significant others: It's up to you to take ahold of the opportunities presented and make something of them. The problem is that opportunities usually equal choosing the hard thing. How One Life Hack From A Self-Made Billionaire Leads To Exceptional Success – The Mission – Medium. Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett.

Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger. Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder’s meetings, he lets Buffett answer the questions, often times commenting, “I have nothing to add.” Perception – Personal Growth – Medium. Reality is not out there, apart from our mind. Benefits of Replacing "I Have To" With "I Get To" - Archetypes. Take a moment and reflect on everything you’ve done so far this week.

You’ve gone to work or school, done some grocery shopping, ran to the bank, cooked dinners, tidied up the house…the list goes on. 7 Reasons Why You Should Never Try To Fix The Past - Archetypes. 7 Reasons Why You Should Never Try To Fix The Past Casey Imafidon2016-03-08T10:18:43+00:00 The past is in the past. 4 Strategies To Find The Work Only You Can Do (And Why It’s More Profitable Than Ever) – The Mission – Medium. Every monopoly story has its inspiringly inauspicious beginnings. The JP Morgan Bank started with JP Morgan’s father, Junius, working as a clerk for a now unknown merchant banker, George Peabody in mid-19th century London. Standard Oil started with John D.

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