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Prolific Living

Prolific Living
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Set Godin End Self-Limiting Beliefs | Stop Limiting Beliefs What Do You Mean I Can Choose My Beliefs? When someone asks you about the meaning of success, or happiness, or joy in your life, do you ever stop to think about your beliefs behind them? Most of us immediately think about what we should “do” or how we should “feel” or what we should “say” to be happy, joyful and successful. Not what we believe. Funny how little we think about what actually we believe to be true. It took me a lot of years to realize that I could actually choose my beliefs about anything and everything, from God to family to marriage to children to friendship and to success and work. Of all those, the last one gave me the biggest joy: I can choose to believe what is meaningful and joyful work and what is a waste of my time on this earth. This realization alone kickstarted my transformation from unhappy frustrated soul into a blessed out joyful one. Don’t believe me? And I am about to show you how to do just that. First, back to choosing your beliefs. - I’m just a bad writer.

Eden Journal — Personal Development – Personal Growth » Therapists Spill: 14 Ways to Get Through Tough Times Clinical psychologist Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D, knows a lot about tough times. Her youngest sister died from cancer at 8 years old. “I have been a daughter in grief, a sister in grief, and a mother raising kids in grief. But when you do the work to overcome your difficult experiences, you can heal. Maybe you’re going through a similar experience or are grieving another kind of loss: a romantic relationship, a friendship, a job, a house. 1. “Avoiding your negative emotion may feel like an effective stopgap measure, but in fact it simply postpones, and perhaps escalates and exacerbates, a flood of negative emotion sometime in the future,” said John Duffy, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and author of the book The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens. Ignoring your emotions is “like trying to run away from something that’s right on your shoulder. Still, you might worry that your emotions will be too overwhelming. 2. 3. You lost your job? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Clay Shirky's Internet Writings Upgrade Reality 12 Most Debilitating Hiring Mistakes Small Businesses Make Hiring is hard. When you are a business owner and you don’t have an HR department to help you or a boss to train you, you can make a lot of terrible hiring mistakes. Here are 12 that we’ve seen over and over… 1. Hiring friends This is actually two mistakes rolled into one. 2. If you’ve done the first thing right and advertised thoroughly to attract a rich pool of candidates, then you should have about 100 — 200 submissions. 3. Once you’ve screened the pile, you will likely still have 10 – 20 good candidates; too many to efficiently meet face-to-face. 4. If you go into the face-to-face interview without questions that you plan in advance and write down for yourself, the interview has as much predictive value as a coin flip. 5. There are some things that are easy to assess in an interview, and others that are hard. 6. The second interview is somewhat awkward, what should I ask in that second interview? 7. You need some other eyes and ears on the candidate too. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Brad Farris

Riding the Waves of Personal Development Being There for Ourselves | Christine Eilvig Get Healthy Living Newsletters: Photo credit: Mads Alenkaer I have often said yes when I meant no. I have also said no while feeling a clear yes inside. Leaving ourselves in that way is one of the most devastating things we can put ourselves through. Our lives quickly become complicated when we overrule our needs. Even these days with all that I know I find myself self-abandon in stressful situations. It goes wrong every time. I get a heavy feeling in my heart, my body begins to make noise and all energy and pleasure leeks out of me. In most cases I'm able to change direction as soon as I feel my vibration drop. In many ways it's simple. We need to be there for ourselves. As a loving adult we need to take ourselves in the hand and with great integrity protect what supports us best.

Aaron Swartz