5 Ways to Start Fresh After Drug Rehab

When you reach out for help from family and friends, find the best drug rehab center, and commit yourself to treatment after recognizing that you are suffering from an addiction, you’ll be making one of the bravest decisions a person can make in their life.  Learning through recovery is a complex journey. People who develop an addiction can experience it differently from others. Life after rehab, however, can also be fraught with its own challenges, leaving you with more questions than answers. If you have recently gotten out of rehab, you likely need a way to get yourself back on track with your life. Here are five actions you can take to improve the chances of success. 1. Choose Your Friends …

4 Effective Strategies You Can Use to Deal With Criticism

If you’d like to learn how to handle criticism so you can improve yourself, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Back in the days when I held a job as a Banking Officer in a small bank, I had the task of packaging credit requests from small businesses and presenting them for management approval. After a year or so and several approvals under my belt, I felt a sort of guru at credit. So, I was lost for words when my boss took a less than complimentary opinion on a particularly tricky credit approval memo that I spent over three days writing. She took a cursory glance at the typed …

What is the Delegation Model and How to Use it?

Something as effective as delegation didn’t just come out of nowhere. It wasn’t that one day someone decided to divide their workload among their team and the term delegation was introduced. Instead, delegation is based on entire delegation models, and these extensive models are backed by thorough research. These are tried and tested models that, if you understand well, can be used to improve your delegation technique. What is the Delegation Model? The delegation model can be divided into two parts. The first part of the model is another model – the situational leadership model. This is the part that explains which leadership style should be used as per the nature of your followers. In the second part, the 5 …

Top Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes and Sayings

Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. She devoted her time to public service and championed women’s rights. She was known for her intelligence and gentle demeanor. Eleanor Roosevelt was an outspoken and courageous person, who used her wisdom to inspire people to achieve greatness. After her husband’s death, President Harry Truman appointed Eleanor as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. Later she became chair of the U.N. Human Rights Commission. She died on November 7, 1962, at the age of 78. Eleanor Roosevelt quotes on this page aim to inspire you to become stronger, more confident and live a better life. You will find here Eleanor Roosevelt quotes …

How To Stop Measuring Yourself By Comparing with Others

Do you think a hike in your salary would make you happy? You believe so, don’t you? But hold on to that thought. There is more to it than just the percentage increase. For 2 years, I observed a team of people. They exhibited a peculiar behavior after annual hike announcements. During the first year, the market was not performing well. As a result, the hike percentages were low for all the team members. People were disappointed, no doubt, but no one complained as such. The very next year, the market had picked up. The whole team got a fantastic increase in salary. Did the entire team enjoy and rejoice? You’d expect that, but what happened was the opposite. The …

Know yourself…your inner power

I am upset. At this moment, as I sit here typing this up, I am truly upset. Something happened a little while ago. I got into an argument and I am now reaping the results of that. It’s a true bounty of results, I can tell you. Let’s see…anger, frustration, shame, disgust…then more anger and guilt at the fact that I have allowed myself to get angry and frustrated. All of this is confusing. It’s a form of madness (no offence intended). I think what’s worse is that it is quite normal for most people. So, as I sit here and stew, let us see if we can work this all out. Where does all this negative emotion come from? …

Harness The Power Of Words In Your Life

Speaking comes to most people as naturally as breathing. On many occasions our words are uttered without conscious thought; in fact we rarely stop and think about what we are saying. Thousands of words pour out of our mouths each day as our thoughts, opinions, judgements and beliefs are freely expressed. Often, however, we are oblivious to the positive or negative effect these words have on ourselves and the people around us. Words have tremendous power. Words give out energy and a message which creates a reaction in others. Everything you say produces an effect in the world. Whatever you say to someone else will produce some kind of an effect in that person. We are constantly creating something, either …

Great Century, by George

George Burns’ career could have ended as early as 1958, when his wife Gracie Allen retired from Show business. Burns continued the show after Allen retired, but the show was cancelled after one season. Burns could have let his wife’s retirement from show business stop him from going further in his career, but he ultimately ended up being a huge comic success and lived to be 100 years old. Many of Burns’ biggest successes came when he was in his eighties and nineties. At the ages when many people have long since retired, Burns was enjoying great success. Getting older does have great advantages: we become smarter; we acquire wisdom; we have acquired more skills. 1. Burns struggled as a …

Get Motivated Today With These 4 Essential Pillars of Motivation

I want to give you four wonderful pillars for motivation, four main themes to underpin a healthy sense of drive and inspiration. – The first main pillar of motivation is to gain recognition from peers. When soldiers in wartime give up their lives during combat, why do they do it? Is it because of patriotism, a belief in the cause they are fighting for, or a fear of court martial if they do otherwise? Perhaps all these things play a part, but extensive research has shown that what really motivates a soldier to fight well incombat is the desire for the respect of the person who is fighting right beside him. This is much more important than medals or other …

Get Motivated — It Pays

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves. With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep motivated? Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z… A – Achieve your dreams. …

Getting Motivated By A Motivational Speaker?

In the past years, there has been a sudden rise of motivational speakers. They appear in television and in magazines as well as sold out seminars that are just brimming with people who are just craving to get some direction with their lives. A motivational speaker, instead of focusing on the financial gains that he or she will most probably get from these seemingly “needy” people, should focus his or her attention to actually motivating people to actually be the best that they can be through their sheer motivation to change their lives for the better that is actually inspired by such a speaker. A motivational speaker is, most often rather should be seen as, an expert, the one person …

Genius or Gifted?

Every person has particular abilities or skills that make them different from the others. There are no similar genetic codes, so there are no completely alike people. Some of the abilities are placed in a genetic code and are to be developed during a lifetime. About our hidden abilities and talents we get to know in kinder garden or in elementary school. This is a regular way to discover yourself and your calling, but sometimes a person may find out that he or she is gifted in arts only being a teenager or even later. This is not an anomalous case and there is nothing that can’t prevent a person from developing necessary skills. After hard work one may be …

Following Your Passion

I’d like to write a few lines here to tell about a quite valuable concept that I read about while browsing a very educational website. The concept I’m referring to is that of following your passion. Let me start by saying that a person’s passion will arouse and inspire him/her to put effective effort into action. And the enthusiasm from this inspiration is in fact contagious. It will vitally affect all with whom this persons comes into contact. Your passion for something affects you in the same way steam can forcefully move a locomotive. This is why the most successful leaders will make it a point to inspire moments of passion and enthusiasm in their followers. When a person makes …

Fear of Driving and Automatic Negative Thoughts

The fear of driving is often complicated, if not caused by, the individuals’ automatic negative thoughts. These thoughts can be scary and irrational, such as the concern that they will veer into oncoming traffic or drive off a bridge, or they may be centered on the person’s physical feelings of anxiety such as a rapid heartbeat or dizziness. These thoughts are often described as the most bothersome symptom of driving anxiety and they can be the actual triggers for panic attacks while driving. Controlling these thoughts is critical to success in eliminating a driving phobia. Thought Stopping It is sometimes advised that the individual who has a fear of driving diligently try to stop their negative thoughts. Although this is …

Fear Not

Modern psychology today seems to suggest that living with fears is normal. Some popular phrases are, “Accepting your fears”, “Managing your fears”, “Embracing your fears”, or, “Coping with your fears.” But is that really the way the Creator intended us to live, with fear? Fear will always limit you and keep you from being the person you really want to be. Fear is destructive and it ruins lives. Learning to live with your fears is not the answer. Ignoring your fears is not the answer. Getting rid of your fears is the answer and it is available. If it is “normal” to live with fear why is it that not clearly spelled out to us in the Bible? In fact, …

FAQ’s about Employee Motivation.

The success of your business depends on the people who work for you. By working hard and exhibiting all their talents, your employees play a critical part in keeping your customers satisfied. This is where employee motivation is critical. It is the “bosses” responsibility to motivate employees which in turn will give them an overall better outlook on their job and will help them to strive to do their jobs to the best of their ability. One of the hardest and most important things that a boss can do is to keep good employees, not just manage them. Motivation is a key aspect in keeping employees happy and to creating a positive work environment. The ways to motivate your employees …