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101 Questions that Empower You

101 Questions that Empower You
Are you asking the right questions? Inspiring minds want to know. The right question can be just the right prompt to inspire you to action, gain better perspective, or help you make the most of any situation. Here is a set of 101 of my favorite questions that I draw from whether it’s to shape my day, solve a problem, figure out next steps, or get “on path.” What’s the way forward? What questions drive you? Photo by Search Engine People Blog.

5 Things to Do Every Day for Success Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life. "You get up at what time?" I hear that a lot, along with "You are so lucky." So, I'm going to help out here and let you in on the secrets of my success. Well, not all of them--but enough to show you the foundation I build on every day. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A simple yet highly effective list. Looking for more advice to rev up your career? 60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, you don’t need to wait a long time in order to see the measurable results that come from taking positive action. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently, for a period of 100 days. Below you’ll find 60 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 100 days. Home 1. Day 1: Declutter MagazinesDay 2: Declutter DVD’sDay 3: Declutter booksDay 4: Declutter kitchen appliances 2. If you take it out, put it back.If you open it, close it.If you throw it down, pick it up.If you take it off, hang it up. 3. A burnt light bulb that needs to be changed.A button that’s missing on your favorite shirt.The fact that every time you open your top kitchen cabinet all of the plastic food containers fall out. Happiness 4. 5. 6. How many times do you beat yourself up during the day? 7. Learning/Personal Development 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

30 Days to Changing Your Game GAME ON!! [Day 1 - 30] Can you believe it?! Day #1 of 30 Days to Changing Your Game is FINALLY here!! YAY!! Que theme music: Hey! Today we are going to do some preparation to make the most of this experience. For the next 30 days we will be creating new habits and new ways of thinking. These seven keys below will anchor us in the coming days (and even when this series is over) and will truly make all the difference. 1) Commit. 2) Get a notebook or a legal pad that is dedicated to this 30 day series. 3) Ask questions. 4) Connect with each other. To that end, connect with those you may not know. 5) Remember that some posts will resonate more strongly with you than others. 6) Stay the course. 7) Go easy on yourself. So now go get yourself all warmed up because tomorrow Sherman Hu is going to rock. your. world. P.S.

30 Habits that Will Change your Life Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. This way you will have the time to fully absorb each of them, while still seeing significant improvements each month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits.

10 Wise Choices to Skyrocket Your Happiness “The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Who doesn’t want to be happy? Just take a look at any moment of your life, any choice you make. Isn’t your intention to be happy? By happiness, I don’t necessarily mean the pollyanna, silly-smile-on-your-face kind. Somehow true happiness eludes us, and here’s why. Happiness is absolutely within your reach. 1. Don’t blame others, turn yourself into a victim, or wait for someone to come and save you. 2. Be willing, open, courageous, and humble. 3. Nothing kills happiness more quickly than old hurts, resentments, and grudges. 4. The cause of unhappiness is the playing out of conditioned habits that don’t serve you. 5. We unknowingly build our lives around distorted beliefs and expectations. 6. Happiness is found here, in the eternal now – not in the past or future. 7. Life becomes heavy and burdensome when we are ruled by difficult emotions. 8. 9. 10. Are you happy?

95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness post written by: Marc Chernoff Email At the cusp of a new day, week, month or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. The questions below will help you with this process. In one sentence, who are you? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Photo by: Hartwig HKD If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison Your subconscious loves to do work while your body performs other tasks that are easy. I can prove this very easily by asking you how many good ideas you have had while driving or in the shower. Using subconscious requests will… Improve your motivation.Help you become happier.Increase your emotional intelligence. You’ll see improvement in less than a month. My last request was… “Please give me more patience when commuting to work and allow me to even enjoy my time in the car.” Within a month I was enjoying my ride to work. My latest request is… “Let’s find creative ways to grow my blog.” I took this approach because it’s going to take a request to my subconscious and action in my waking life to make this happen. Mindset My mindset is changing by setting my subconscious on a certain issue. The 3 step request only takes five minutes: Step 2: Take two minutes to visualize yourself actually able to do this thing.

5 Things to Do Every Day for Success Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life. "You get up at what time?" I hear that a lot, along with "You are so lucky." So, I'm going to help out here and let you in on the secrets of my success. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A simple yet highly effective list. Looking for more advice to rev up your career? English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What if... What would happen if you could fly whenever you wanted? What do you think... What do you think of 3D movies? What...misc. What do you like most about yourself? How... How do you feel when it's your birthday? I wish... I wish I had a million... When... When you are angry, how do you look? Which... Which quality best describes your life--exciting, organised, dull--and why? Why... Why is it important to be honest? Misc... Do you think there is too much fighting on t.v.

How to Have Less Awkward Conversations: Assuming Rapport Image by kalandrakas. Assuming rapport. This is definitely one of the best social skill tips I have ever learned about. Unfortunately I’ve forgotten a bit about it lately. Maybe you have too. Or missed it altogether. Now, what is assuming rapport? Basically, instead of going into a conversation or meeting nervously and thinking “how will this go?” How do you do that? I have found that this advice is surprisingly useful and easy to implement. Just before the meeting, you just think that you’ll be meeting a good friend. This also helps you and the other people to set a good frame for the interaction. If it’s a very stiff frame then it may very well continue to be so until the end. First impressions last So setting a good frame at the very beginning can bring more enjoyment and better results out of any kind of meeting. Now, meeting your best friend might not always be the best thing to think about before a meeting.

The Relativity Mind Trap: How Comparisons Can Lead Us Astray Our minds make sense of the world by making comparisons. For instance, how do you tell if something is cheap or expensive when shopping? It’s mostly by comparing it with other products, isn’t it? It’s true that making comparisons is human nature, but judging everything only through comparisons can get us to think irrationally and make bad decisions. Learn how this mind trap works and how to escape it. Relativity in Our Daily Lives: Pens and Suits Picture yourself in the following situation: You have two errands to run today — buying a new pen and a new suit for work. At an office supply store, you find a nice pen for $16. OK, on to your second errand: Let’s go get your suit. Take a moment to think about your choices. A similar situation was presented to a group of people in a study (by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, the same brilliant guys from another great famous framing experiment). What’s going on? A Dollar is a Dollar is a Dollar — Or Is It? Clearly, our minds are fooling us.

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