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The Importance of Being Patient When Setting Long-Term Goals

From a previous article, I laid the foundation for effective goal-setting strategies. You have made a committed decision to reach a well-defined destination and you know in order to achieve your goal; you need to cultivate self-discipline, persevere, be resilient, etc. Is that the end of the story? Since there is no guarantee you will reach your goal within the time assigned, you will need … Continue reading The Importance of Being Patient When Setting Long-Term Goals

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How to Make Friends and Improve Your Social Skills

Humans are social animals. This observation was first made by Aristotle over 2000 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then. We now have scientific evidence that meaningful relationships can improve our well-being and make us happier. Neuroscientists using brain imaging technology—MRI—have shown that our brain releases dopamine and oxytocin when we bond with friends. While research has shown we are wired … Continue reading How to Make Friends and Improve Your Social Skills

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9 Simple Ways to Enjoying a Happier, More Satisfying Life

Happiness. What does it mean to you? For me, it’s going to bed satisfied that I gave my best in everything I undertook during the day. Regardless of our life goals, we all want to be happy. While our situations may affect our level of happiness—and that’s OK—we can build daily habits to help us stay happy more consistently. The following are nine simple yet … Continue reading 9 Simple Ways to Enjoying a Happier, More Satisfying Life

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8 Life Lessons from Netflix’s Popular Show Squid Game

Released in September, Squid Game has become one of Netflix’s most popular K-Dramas at the time of this writing. It has topped the list in ninety countries, including the United States. Its unique storyline, compelling characters, and its imaginative plot of hard-up strangers competing against each other in deadly challenges are some of the main reasons for its massive success at home and across the … Continue reading 8 Life Lessons from Netflix’s Popular Show Squid Game

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How to Build Self-esteem

My time spent coaching and advising leaders from all walks of life made me realize a lack of self-esteem is among the biggest impediments to success for many people. Self-esteem describes a person’s overall subjective sense of self-worth or value. It is how you appreciate yourself, regardless of personal characteristics and circumstances. Low self-esteem causes many to feel unhappy and unsatisfied with themselves most of … Continue reading How to Build Self-esteem