10 Life Changing Quotes That Helped Me Create A Meaningful Life

Meaning isn’t something you stumble upon. It’s something you consciously build into your life. Its foundation rests on your experiences, beliefs, and core values. The people you love, the things you cherish, and what you’re willing to sacrifice make up who you are. Each of us needs to reconstitute meaning in our lives. We need to believe in something. Fight for something. We’re all told life’s short and to make the most of it, yet few do anything about it. Are you living a purposeful life or are you going through the motions? All the ingredients of a meaningful life are in front of you. Only you can put them into the unique pattern that will define that meaning.  Carefully …

Five Steps to a Healthier Mindset

Doubt. Anxiety. Hesitancy. Pessimism. They’re the enemies of positive thought. Experiencing any of those feelings can stop us from making changes that we need to make. That starts a negative cycle that leads to more bleak thoughts and more bad decisions. So how do we change that? How do we break the cycle?  There’s no magic cure for having unwelcome thoughts, but there are a few steps you can take that get you into the habit of thinking more positively and creating a mindset that’s more inclined to make positive decisions. Focus on these ideas, and take the first steps to a healthier mind today.  Cut Back On Caffeine Fatigue is the enemy of a healthy mind, and so we …

How to Think About Change and the Lessons It Teaches You

If you’d like to learn how to deal with change in your life so you can constantly adapt, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Change – What is it teaching us? Change is hard not just today, but every day. And change has the ability to feel even more difficult when it is “forced” upon us. Many of us are feeling more frustrated than we ever have at any point in our lives due to the daily conditions that now exist – from being forced to “shelter in place” to having to wear a mask to enter stores for essentials to not being able to have access to even the …

6 Simple but Important Ways for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

If you’d like to learn how to avoid burning out so you can have a long and successful career, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Burnout affects professionals in every industry, but it can be particularly problematic being an entrepreneur because when it’s their own business, it can be on their mind all day, every day. It is more than just a sense of being tired. It is the state of being overwhelmed emotionally, mentally and physically, to the point that you need a break in order to keep functioning.  Burnout is easy to find but difficult to avoid for entrepreneurs. There are, however, 6 things that entrepreneurs can do …

How to Cure Depression (Professional Advice from a Therapist)

Did you know that most people on anti-depressants are depressed again a year later? And between 2005 and 2015, the number of people living with depression worldwide increased by a staggering 18.4%. Even though people are taking more antidepressants than ever, depression is still increasing. It’s paradoxical to think that the estimated 264 million people in the world living with depression are actually together in feeling alone and hopeless. What the pharmaceutical companies seem to make consumers think is that antidepressants cure a chemical imbalance in their brains. But if that were true, why aren’t we seeing depression disappear? That’s not to say antidepressants don’t reduce the impact of symptoms and act as a bridge to effectively address the underlying problems, …

The 50 Best Leadership Books of All Time

What is the secret to great leadership? Is it a case of sheer good luck and opportunity, some magical cocktail of in-born genius, ambition and charisma, or can it be learned and taught? Leadership isn’t just about money and power. It’s about understanding what makes people tick, knowing your own values and worth, and working with the people and resources around you to make the best out of things. It’s good for business, of course, but it’s more than just that. These are life skills that can help you realise both personal and professional goals. Developing your leadership skills can make a big difference to you and the world around you. Who wouldn’t want that? So if you’re wondering if …

How to Keep a Sense of Normalcy During Quarantine

This quarantine has us all on edge. While it may have been nice to have a short break from reality, at this point, we’re all desperate to achieve some sense of normalcy again. But we must face the reality that we can only control so much.  The virus is still very much alive, and the risk of contracting the virus remains. So, if you want to keep a sense of normalcy during quarantine, focus on remaining safe while creating a routine.  Here are some tips to help. Get on a schedule The boredom can become maddening if you’re spending all of your days at home without much to do. Instead of succumbing to food and alcohol binges, get on a …

3 Reasons Why Mental Health Is So Important

Mental health matters. Taking care of our mental health aids in our resilience and recovery from anything that happens. Anyone can have a bad day, but it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad life. How we respond to it and take care of our mental health are what’s important. Mental health is important at every stage of our lives. It encompasses our overall wellbeing and affects our lives in many ways. Why Is Mental Health Important? Research shows that one in five adults in America – 43.8 million people – experience mental illness, which is 18.5% of our total population. This means that mental health issues frequent our population and affect everything we do. According to HealthyPeople.gov, “neuropsychiatric disorders are …

Motorbike Maintenance: 6 Things You Must Stop Doing Right Away

If you’re like a large portion of adults, you love feeling the wind in your hair and on your face as you zip around own on your bike. But a lot of motorcycle owners do not take care of them, ensuring that they will not last as long as they could. Things as simple as replacing some fluid are sometimes all you need to keep your baby in tip-top condition.  Here are the six things that you have to stop doing in order to be on top of motorcycle maintenance and to make sure it is around for a long time to come. That will give you plenty of time as well as peace of mind when you take it …

Why Waiting for a Return to Normal May Spell the End of Your Relationship

COVID-19 has changed things in the world in many ways. What lasting impact this will have remains to be seen. What we do know is that impact is inevitable. When change occurs on the earth at this level, we have to be willing to change with it. This includes changing how we are with relationships as well.  Are you in isolation with your partner right now? Or has this time of quarantine created a separation between you and your partner? Either way, if you are trying to ride this wave of the Coronavirus, waiting for a return to normal so things will go back to normal with your relationship, that might not work. What if you can use this as …

50 Self-Affirmations to Help You Stay Motivated Every Day

We’ve all been in some pretty tough spots throughout our lives. Regardless of how good things seem to be, we all experience those moments which make us think “I can’t do it”, or “I can’t go on any longer”. These are important moments in our lives. They have the potential to make or break us on our path towards success and happiness. So we must make the right choices in these moments. To help you find that crucial inner strength I’ve put together a helpful list. And I’m going to walk you through 10 of the most important things to remember that will turn “I can’t do it”, into an “I can and I will do it!” 1. Persistence Is …

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 …

What is Essentialism and How You Can Benefit from It

In our ever distracting world overloaded with information, there has been an increasing interest in minimalism – “less is more” and Marie Kondo’s house clearing. People have become exhausted with the availability of things, consumer products, life choices, and demands. It is never-ending, and it is no surprise that many people are turning to simpler ways of living. Essentialism has some similarities with minimalism, but these two concepts are very different. What Is Essentialism? In 2014, Greg McKeown published the best selling book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and he has been teaching individuals, corporations and world leaders about the art of essentialism ever since. Greg defines essentialism as: Less but better. Essentialism is a way of life that …

Lack of Motivation and Enthusiasm

Motivation and enthusiasm manifest as desire and interest, and as a driving force that pushes you to take action and pursue goals. However, it often happens that you cannot awaken enough desire and interest, and you lack motivation. This is a frustrating situation, since you might have some wishes and dreams, but cannot get enough inner strength and motivation to act. When motivation is lacking you become passive, unhappy and stay in the same place without making progress. There are many reasons for the loss or absence of motivation, such as: A weak desire Laziness Shyness Lack of belief Lack of self esteem Lack of self confidence In some cases, the reason might be a physical or mental problem, which …

How to Deal with Negative Thoughts (The Healthy Way)

We have all been there. At some points in our lives, we question ourselves whether we are doing good enough or capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feel “I am just not good enough for that.” This is self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as expected. A certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job. (Just remember …

Why It’s Important to Broaden Your View Rather Than Limit It

When we consider what it takes to be successful, most experts will suggest that you find one particular area of focus and narrow in on it as tight as possible. But I’ve tried that strategy and found it less than inspiring. To be honest, I believe it’s brought me more struggle than success. From the start of my writing journey, I fell into the trap of hyper-focus. It was hard not to as this seems to be the strategy everyone preaches. Of course, there were plenty of things about a narrower view that made sense to me: my clarity and understanding should have been deeper in a tightly-defined niche, it would be easier to brand myself so that people could …