Feeling Extinguished? How to Reignite a Soulful Spark and Live a Flourishing Life

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“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.” - Maya Angelou Life is a drag sometimes, isn’t it? We all go through low moments where we question what we’re doing, why we’re here, and whether […]

Become the Master of Your Life with these 15 Essential Ways to Demolish Fear and Anxiety


“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” - Helen Keller Have you ever noticed that resistance follows any change or new experience in life? You know what I’m talking about, those feelings of fear and anxiety that emerge when we’re about to […]

Why My Baby Nephew is More Likely to Reach his New Year’s Resolutions than You (Plus What You Can Do to Stay Committed in 2014)

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“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” - Tony Robbins  I know what you’re thinking, “This isn’t fair, of course your nephew has the advantage, he just a baby, people do everything for him. How many problems could he have?” Well first off, you’re right, he does have the advantage because he’s a […]

Top 20 Traits of Resilient and Unstoppable People


“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon There are times when I’m grateful for my ability to “roll with the punches” and “go with the flow.” Hey some things are our of our control, why not just keep moving forward and learn from the experience, right? Because sometimes the “punches” […]

Are You Committed to Never Giving Up and Reaching Your Potential? (Introducing the Shake off the Grind Manifesto)


“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus It has been three years since I first posted on […]

Rise and Grind: What You Risk by Wearing a “Mask”

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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I’m starting something new on the blog. Well actually something old but with a new and improved purpose. I want you to start your week on an elevated note. I want you to be able to rely on me for inspiration and motivation […]

What Does Success Really Mean to You? Six Habits for Instant Success

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“Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.” - Kelly Kim Do you know someone who is “successful” but completely miserable? I believe this is because they don’t have a clear definition of what success means to them. There are countless […]

How to Become the Best-Version-of-Yourself in Just 15 Minutes Per Day

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At the end of your life wouldn’t you like to say that you did your best, contributed what you could, and became the best person you could be? I know I do! There are some truly amazing people in the world who live at high levels of consciousness. These people didn’t get this way overnight. […]

Don’t Get Caught in These Thinking TRAPS

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“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” - Mark Twain  When have you felt trapped in life? Sometimes we feel burdened, exhausted, and stuck, as if life’s steel trap has clamped down on us. We can’t seem to shake the fear, anxiety, […]

How to Keep Yourself Empowered and Uplifted

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“Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God’s work, peacefully and harmoniously.” – Wayne Dyer Empowerment used to be one of the big buzzwords in the personal development world. Because of this, empowerment became cliché and dropped off the radar as a topic of discussion. This is unfortunate because empowerment is the exact frame […]

How to Step Up to Challenges Using the ABC’s of Resiliency

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There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. - Malcolm X  Wouldn’t it be nice if overcoming adversity was as easy as some ABC step by step process? Well sorry, there’s no secret or magic wand […]

How to Find Opportunity through the Twists and Turns of Life

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“And I’ll find strength in pain And I will change my ways I’ll know my name as it’s called again.”  – The Cave by Mumford and Sons When we face a crisis it can difficult to handle. Any upheaval in life, from problems with our health, relationships, or career, can lead us to question the […]

When Adversity Strikes, Will You Get Bitter or Better?

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“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” Khalil Gibran There are basically two perspective people have on life. They either take the perspective of an […]

30 Days to a Bold, Powerful, and Significant Life


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau We all have dreams and desires for our life. We want to live with courage and have the faith to take big steps toward success and significance. But, if you’re like many people, fear, doubt, and uncertainty […]

Get Out of a Rut by Checking these 5 Blind Spots

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” - Marianne Williamson  I love this quotation by Marianne Williamson because it reminds me that fear will not only emerge in times of strain and stress, but […]

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