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28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life

28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life
post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Life is not complicated. We are complicated. When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple. So starting today… Stop berating yourself for being a work in progress. – Start embracing it! Photo by: Norma Desmond 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)...

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