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Nine Things More Important Than Money

By Jim Rohn

When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money). But I bet we both know or at least have heard of people who started with no capital who went on to make fortunes. How? You may ask.

Well, I believe there are actually some things that are more valuable than capital that can lead to your entrepreneurial success. Let me give you the list.

1. Time
Time is more valuable than capital. The time you set aside not to be wasted, not to be given away. Time you set aside to be invested in an enterprise that brings value to the marketplace with the hope of making a profit. Now we have capital time.

How valuable is time? Time properly invested is worth a fortune. Time wasted can be devastation. Time invested can perform miracles, so you invest your time.

2. Desperation
I have a friend, Lydia, whose first major investment in her new enterprise was desperation. She said, “My kids are hungry, I’ve gotta make this work. If this doesn’t work, what will I do?” So she invested $1 in her enterprise selling a product she believed in. The $1 was to buy a few flyers so she could make a sale at retail, collect the money and then buy the product wholesale to deliver back to the customer.

My friend Bill Bailey went to Chicago as a teenager after he got out of high school. And the first job he got was as a night janitor. Someone said, “Bill, why would you settle for night janitor?” He said, “Malnutrition.” You work at whatever you can possibly get when you get hungry. You go to work somewhere—night janitor, it doesn’t matter where it is. Years later now, Bill is a recipient of the Horatio Alger award, rich and powerful and one of the great examples of lifestyle that I know. But, his first job—night janitor. Desperation can be a powerful incentive. When you say, “I must.”

3. Determination
Determination says I will. First Lydia said, “I must find a customer.” Desperation. Second, she said, “I will find someone before this first day is over.” Sure enough, she found someone. She said, “If it works once, it will work again.” But then the next person said, “No.” Now what must you invest?

4. Courage
Courage is more valuable than capital. If you’ve only got $1 and a lot of courage, I’m telling you, you’ve got a good future ahead of you. Courage in spite of the circumstances. Humans can do the most incredible things no matter what happens. Haven’t we heard the stories? There are some recent ones from Kosovo that are some of the most classic, unbelievable stories of being in the depths of hell and finally making it out. It’s humans. You can’t sell humans short. Courage in spite of, not because of, but in spite of. Now once Lydia has made 3 or 4 sales and gotten going, here’s what now takes over.

5. Ambition
“Wow! If I can sell 3, I can sell 33. If I can sell 33, I can sell 103.” Wow. Lydia is now dazzled by her own dreams of the future.

6. Faith
Now she begins to believe she’s got a good product. This is probably a good company. And she then starts to believe in herself. Lydia, single mother, 2 kids, no job. “My gosh, I’m going to pull it off!” Her self-esteem starts to soar. These are investments that are unmatched. Money can’t touch it. What if you had a million dollars and no faith? You’d be poor. You wouldn’t be rich. Now here is the next one, the reason why she’s a millionaire today.

7. Ingenuity
Putting your brains to work. Probably up until now, you’ve put about 1/10 of your brainpower to work. What if you employed the other 9/10? You can’t believe what can happen. Humans can come up with the most intriguing things to do. Ingenuity. What’s ingenuity worth? A fortune. It is more valuable than money. All you need is a $1 and plenty of ingenuity. Figuring out a way to make it work, make it work, make it work.

8. Heart and Soul
What is a substitute for heart and soul? It’s not money. Money can’t buy heart and soul. Heart and soul is more valuable than a million dollars. A million dollars without heart and soul, you have no life. You are ineffective. But, heart and soul is like the unseen magic that moves people, moves people to buy, moves people to make decisions, moves people to act, moves people to respond.

9. Personality
You’ve just got to spruce up and sharpen up your own personality. You’ve got plenty of personality. Just get it developed to where it is effective every day, effective no matter who you talk to, whether it is a child or whether it is a business person, whether it is a rich person or a poor person. A unique personality that is at home anywhere. One of my mentors, Bill Bailey, taught me, “You’ve got to learn to be just as comfortable, Mr. Rohn, whether it is in a little shack in Kentucky having a beer and watching the fights with Winfred, my old friend or in a Georgian mansion in Washington, DC as the Senator’s guest.” Move with ease whether it is with the rich or whether it is with the poor. And it makes no difference to you who is rich or who is poor. A chance to have a unique relationship with whomever. The kind of personality that ‘s comfortable. The kind of personality that’s not bent out of shape.

And lastly, let’s not forget charisma and sophistication. Charisma with a touch of humility. This entire list is more valuable than money. With one dollar and the list I just gave you, the world is yours. It belongs to you, whatever piece of it you desire whatever development you wish for your life. I’ve given you the secret. Capital. The kind of capital that is more valuable than money and that can secure your future and fortune. Remember that you lack not the resources.

Source: Jim Rohn Newsletter, July 30, 2012

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Celebrate Your Life

By Saji Ijiyemi

This is the last step in my piece “Seed, Time, Harvest and How to Reap the Best in Life“. In previous steps, you’ve cultivated and prepared the ground (of your mind), you’ve planted good seeds (thoughts), you’ve nurtured, cared for and protected the seeds, and you’ve waited patiently for the seeds to grow, mature, and bear good fruits. The next and final step is to celebrate because it’s harvest time. Before you read further, I will encourage you to review the previous steps so you know how we got here.

1.  Prepare the Ground

2. Get Good Seeds

3. Nurture the Plant

4. Be Patient – It’s Time to Wait

5. Celebrate! It’s Harvest Time

You’ve worked hard while others waited on luck, you’ve waited your time while others wasted their time, and you’ve sacrificed while others cannot delay gratification. Years have gone by. Time has passed. Payday has come. It’s harvest time!

When you finally get the best grades and graduated as the best in your class, when you finally rise to the top in your chosen career, when you finally become a successful Executive or Entrepreneur, when you finally see your ideas, dreams, and visions become a reality, take time to celebrate and throw a party. Some people are going to hate you for it. Others are going to call you names. Please don’t let them bother you. Criticism comes with success, you should get comfortable with it (except if you succeed by illegal and unethical means).

When you become successful and begin to live the life you’ve worked hard and prepared for, it’s wise to give to the poor, invest part of your fortune, or donate to worthy causes. But it’s unwise to jump into the ditch in an attempt to help those who are trapped – it’s better to stay on top and let down a lifeline.

 It’s our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people. – Carrot Top, American Comedian

Harvest time is not the time to feel bad because things are going well for you, it’s the time to bring the fruits in else they overripe and begin to grow bad. Where were your critics when you were studying hard, working hard, and sacrificing hard towards a better future? They were ignorance of your pain but now complain of your gain. Never allow those who are living their nightmares stop you from living your dreams. I love Carrot Top’s statement when he said “It’s our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.” You’ve paid the price, why should anyone be angry because you’re picking up the goods?

Those who are ignorance of your pain will often complain of your gain. – Saji Ijiyemi

Remember that success has many friends. Many weeds will try to come back and contaminate your successful life. Many pests will want to destroy your harvest. You need to continuously manage your success and keep the weeds and the pests out.

In all, I hope you celebrate your life and enjoy every minute of it. You’ve earned it and you deserve it.

Final Words
Take some time to think about what you want to harvest 5, 10, 15, or 20 years from now, go and get the seeds of what you want to harvest in your future and start planting them now. If you want to be the best in your class, study! Study!! Study!!! If you want to be a Medical Doctor, go and enroll in a Medical School; if you want to be an author, get rid of activities that are disturbing you from writing and start writing. Only thieves want to harvest where they have not planted. I hope these tips help you get your life on the path to a great future. Have a great life!


Saji Ijiyemi

Saji Ijiyemi is a professional speaker, an author, a motivational coach, a youth mentor, and a friend. His goal is to help you discover your true potential, uncover your hidden abilities, and recover the life you’ve always wanted. Saji is the author of a new best-selling book “Don’t Die Sitting” and he shares personal, professional and leadership development thoughts on his Plus Attitudes Blog. You can connect with him on FaceBook, follow him on Twitter, join his circle on Google Plus.

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Have You Given Up on Your Dreams?

By Dr Joe Rubino

Remember when we were kids… And every day was an adventure.  The grass was greener, the sky more blue, and the stars shown brighter.

And our futures went on forever – as far as the eye could see. There was no stopping us.  Go ahead, let ’em try!  We marched at each day break and conquered the world by nightfall. Life was full of endless possibilities…

Can you think back to those times and to your hopes and dreams for the future?

Astronaut, President, Football Hero, Rock Singer, Doctor, Baseball Legend, Famous Artist, Movie Star, Scientist…

How clear the path to each one…

Or maybe you only knew that you were destined for greatness.  But you were sure it was coming… Because that’s all it took.

Your unwavering belief in yourself.  Your absolute determination.  The certainty of youth.

Congratulate yourself if you reached those goals.  Find joy in having stayed the course. In being one of the very few.

Look back to where you started and know that you have done exactly what you intended… To know you are exactly where you want to be.

And it’s OK if you haven’t gotten there, you are not alone.  Most of us have yet to realize our full potential.  It’s not like they offer a class in achieving your dreams.

And really, it doesn’t matter where you have been… Or even where you’re at today.

The only things that matter are who you want to be and where you want to be.  Most likely, fulfilling those childhood dreams today would not hold the same joy.  Age blesses us with the understanding of what brings true happiness.

But you still have – within your heart and mind – a clear vision of who you want to be now…

Leader, Salesperson, Author, Partner, Executive, Speaker, Marketer, Coach, Better Parent, Effective Communicator, Mentor, Business Owner…

Whatever it is…  you can reach it…

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No More Excuses! Use Your Gifts!

By Lesley Ingves

“Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
~    Henry Van Dyke

I speak a lot about using your gifts.  The other day a client told me they have no gifts.  This kind of shocked me.  I guess that because I’ve spend so many years and time and energy leaning about my personal gifts and determining how I can use them, I lost the view that not everyone is in the same boat with me.

Without discovering what your gifts are, it is not possible to experience life to its fullest, highest level.  Time is ticking.  We all know how quickly the days fly by, but are they giving you any special memories and feelings of satisfaction?  If you just made it through the day, then the past few days, weeks and months are probably just a blur.

Discovering and making use of your gifts doesn’t mean making a radical change.  You don’t have to quit your job, sell all your belongings and move into a lean-to in the woods.  I’m suggesting you take a time, and I mean specific, scheduled time, to look inward and listen to your inner voice, reminisce about the pleasures you’ve enjoyed during your life and create the space for minor changes in your present life course moving forward.

The following steps are a sample of how I work with clients and workshop attendees to create their life by design and start living with more purpose and joy.

Discovering Your Gifts:

1.  Wake up and open your eyes!  I’m serious about this. Any time I hear someone say that they don’t have any talents, I want to slap them.  Once and for all:  you DO have lots of gifts and talents, so stop ignoring them!   Open your mind and your heart to all you love and do.  Look in the mirror of your life and acknowledge the things that come easily to you and when you flow.  Talents and gifts are not always some huge prodigy type of exceptional thing.  They are phenomenally diverse things that everyone is awarded at birth.  Your gifts may be a quiet talent for noticing when someone is sad and you take action to cheer them up.  You may be the person who stays calm when things are chaotic and although you are not the best at solving problems, you are the anchor that allows others to come up with solutions.

Open your eyes to where you flow in life and feel peaceful in doing it.  Look to all the clues that surround you and speak to you.  When you converse with others, what experiences that they share interest you the most?  By this I mean, as they are sharing with you, how many times do you think something like:  “That sounds so great! I wish I could do something like that!”

Your inner voice, or soul, is always sending you information.  This is good intelligence, for it comes from the deepest part of you, and you should listen to and trust it.  Some call it a “gut feeling,” some say that “something just said to me….”

Countless times, I’ve heard someone say that if they had only listened to this intuition, they would have had a better outcome to some decision or situation.  Let this be your guide too in the discovery of your gifts.

2.  Add to this your driving factor – your reason WHY.  Answer the questions:  What is going on inside of you right now?   Are you feeling a sense of longing for something else, something more?  Are you fed up with things as they are and feel a need to get away from it all?

Humans typically are motivated by working away from displeasure/pain – or – by workingtoward something that will give pleasure.  Answering the above questions honestly will give you an idea of which motivation stance you are working from.  When you answer the questions and your thoughts flow out quickly and easily, this is the sure sign of which side you are on.

Working from this place, build on your responses.  For example, if you easily answered that you are often having thoughts of wanting something better, wishing you had more life, more vigor, more enthusiasm in your life, then you are working towards attainment of those feelings.  Now add ideas about what it would feel like to be at a place in life where you felt excited and energetic. What would change?  What would your life look like?  Allow yourself to visualize this ideal and set it firmly in your mind.

Now, it’s time to make your why something you keep in your awareness at all times.  I’ve learned that “Pinterest” is a wonderful tool to create your vision board.  How cool is that?!  You can write a few lines on an index card and look at it during the day, or I’ve created a recurring appointment in my calendar which pops a reminder to me on my phone and keeps reminding me of my motivating whys.

Now that you have become aware that you have gifts and are on your way to discovery, you subconscious mind will provide more evidence to you.  Keep searching, your answers will come.

Remember that this is only part of your journey.  There is no final destination, it’s all a journey.  Enjoy and learn along the way, but be sure to stick with it, the rewards are great.

Source: Clear Pathway

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Seed, Time, and Harvest – How to Reap the Best in Life

By Saji Ijiyemi

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Whatever you plant will grow. If you plant nothing, weeds will grow and you will harvest nothing. Many people want to reap good grades, great spouse, wonderful family, high paying jobs, and a great life. But great life does not just happen; you have to want it bad enough to prepare for it. I shared five essential actions to take to reap the best in life:

1.Prepare the ground

2.Get a good seed

3.Nurture the Plant

4.Be Patient

5.Celebrate! It’s harvest time

Now let me share briefly on each of the action steps:

As long as the world exists, there will be a time for planting and a time for harvest – The Bible, Gen. 8:22

1. Prepare the Ground 
The first step to reaping a great future is to prepare the ground of your mind. A good ground will produce good fruit. The first instruction God gave to man was to cultivate the garden and guard it. The garden of your life is your mind. To cultivate is to prepare and work on your mind (the garden) in order to produce a good harvest. Many people have good seeds, but good seeds planted on a bad soil will grow badly — if it grows at all. Start preparing your mind for a good future today. Get rid of weeds (things that you don’t want) that are growing there. A wise man advised that you “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” That is a serious statement; your mind determines the course of your life, do all you can to protect it. Don’t allow anybody or the media to dump garbage on the garden of your mind. This is your life, please protect it!

2. Get Good Seeds

After you’ve prepared the soil and it’s now fertile for seeding, you need to get some good seeds. If you don’t plant good seeds in your mind, weeds of bad behavior will grow there. Given the right condition, the soil will incubate and grow any seed you put in it. The health of your seeds will determine the health of your harvest. Good seeds will produce good harvest; bad seeds will produce a bad harvest.

The health of your seeds will determine the health of your harvest. – Saji Ijiyemi

Remember, only weeds grow where they are not planted. After your mind is prepared, start screening what you want to plant there. These are some good seeds (thoughts) to allow in your heart: anything that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. If anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. There are also bad seeds you should keep away from polluting your mind: envy, gossip, pornography, sexual immorality, bullying, stealing, hating, and all other behaviors that are not worthy of copying. If you allow these thoughts to grow in your mind, they will hinder your harvest of a great life.

3. Nurture the Plant

You’ve prepared and work on your mind (the garden) to produce a good harvest. You’ve screened and planted only good seeds in your mind. Now is the time to nurture the plant as it begins to grow. Weeds will try to grow again but you have to constantly get rid of them. You have to water the seed regularly; it is not a one-time thing. For example, if you’ve planted seeds of great marriage by becoming a better person yourself, you should constantly water the seedlings to make sure you are still true to your commitments. Sometimes you have to prune your garden to selectively remove unhealthy thoughts, and reduce risk from bad thoughts that keep bombarding you every day.

Pruning involves the “targeted removal of diseased, damaged, dead, non-productive, structurally unsound, or otherwise unwanted tissue from crop and landscape plants.” If that sound like any of your friends, music, movies, magazines, or conversations, get rid of them – they are going to infect your good seeds. Again, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Your mind determines the course of your life, do all you can to protect it.

4. Be Patient — It’s Time to Wait
Almost everybody agrees that there is a time to plant and a time to harvest but we often forget a time to wait. We live in a microwave, fast-food, I-can’t-wait, give-it-to-me-now generation. We want it quickly and we want it now.

If you go in to or drive-through a fast-food joint, you get a fast food, eat it on the go or while sitting for a few minutes. However, if you go to full service, sit-down restaurants, you’ll discover that everything takes time and menus are served in courses: first the drinks, then the appetizers or soups, followed by the main course, and topped-off with the dessert. You can’t get all that through the window, you just have to sit down, relax, and wait.

Don’t let the shortcuts in life cut your life short – Saji Ijiyemi

If you desire a well aromatized and fragrant future, be patient, work for it, and wait for it. So many talented, highly gifted, well-educated are in jail right now because they want to make millions in their teens and twenties. They fraud, deceive, and dupe others in the name of business but their motive is deadly. Be careful of people who want to make money from anything and everything, their love for money will one day lead them in the wrong path.

It takes about 58 days to 100 days to harvest corn, about 10 to 15 years for a palm tree to reach full production, “An oak tree will produce its first good seed crop when it is 40-50 years old.” Be patient my friend; don’t let the shortcuts of life cut your life short.

Culled from Plus Attitudes

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Change your lens, change your life

By Abimbola Okpabi

What if there was a pair of glasses that can actually change how you experience life? For example, you pick up a cup of coffee and all you see is a bland, tasteless liquid, but as soon as you put on those glasses, the same cup becomes robust with flavour and sweet-smelling, intoxicating aroma.

Living without challenges can slowly but surely erode the beauty of life. As an entrepreneur, an employee, an applicant or a student, you have to view obstacles from a positive angle.

Focus, Focus. There is this game in some magazines where you are asked to look at a picture and spot what is wrong with it.  Nothing big, but the focus is always on what is wrong, instead of what is right.  We are all guilty of this in one way or the other. Spotting  and dwelling on the negative will never bring about the peace of mind needed to concentrate on moving upwards to the next level.

Gratitude glasses. My mentor once said, “Gratitude determines a person’s level of happiness.”  Not the  abundance of things or the absence of stress. Be grateful for all the rights in your life, then you will start to experience life in a whole new and positive way. Even the most austere situations will bulge when you  imbibe the attitude of gratitude.

#Abimbola Okpabi is a graduate of Economics, Lagos State University. She has a strong passion for writing and writes vastly on societal issues affecting women and children, entrepreneurial ideas and concepts, youth empowerment and health issues. She can be reached on bimmby5@gmail.com

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Start Small to Stand Tall

By Adeleke Adeite

A man with a big dream who learns to start small
Will beyond any shadow of doubt stand tall.
One brick at a time becomes a haughty hall;
Small seeds with time become trees so great and tall.

If a man cannot start-up with a seemingly feeble flame,
I doubt if he can come up with the fire of fame.
The stadium of stardom was built by simple deeds;
Get started or get stranded at the gate of greed.

The steps on the ladder of legacies start from the bottom;
Those who do not start from there remain in thraldom.
Empty vessels still have space to get pregnant;
Start with the insignificant and you will get… important.

The oldest man was once a crawler and a suckling.
Do not quit even if your flowers are falling.
Listen to the roars of reason, start with that little brick;
Success is born out of tender treasures and not tall tricks.

No matter how big, a book starts from chapter one;
Is that not a lesson on getting great things done?
Nothing big started big, not even the Pyramids of Egypt,
Small things end great when done with the right spirit.

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#Adeleke Adeite is a graduate of Economics Education from the University of Ado Ekiti. He is a poet, motivational writer and songwriter. He has over four International Poetry Awards to his credit and has won lots of member contest on PoetrySoup International. He is passionate about building positive mindsets in youth . He fervently believes he is a product of God’s grace. He can be reached on princepart@yahoo.com

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True Secret to Success (It’s Not What You Think)

By Geoffrey James

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If you’re not exercising this emotional muscle, you’re probably setting yourself up for failure.

I’m utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude.

People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective.

By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy. If they succeed at a task, they don’t enjoy it. For them, a string of successes is like trying to fill a bucket with a huge leak in the bottom. And failure invariably makes them bitter, angry, and discouraged.

Therefore, if you want to be successful, you need to feel more gratitude. Fortunately, gratitude, like most emotions, is like a muscle: The more you use it, the stronger and more resilient it becomes.

Practice Nightly

The best time to exercise gratitude is just before bed. Take out your tablet (electronic or otherwise) and record the events of the day that created positive emotions, either in you or in those around you.

Did you help somebody solve a problem? Write it down. Did you connect with a colleague or friend? Write it down. Did you make somebody smile? Write it down.

What you’re doing is “programming your brain” to view your day more positively. You’re throwing mental focus on what worked well, and shrugging off what didn’t. As a result, you’ll sleep better, and you’ll wake up more refreshed.

Reprogramming Your Brain

More important, you’re also programming your brain to notice even more reasons to feel gratitude. You’ll quickly discover that even a “bad day” is full of moments that are worthy of gratitude. Success becomes sweeter; failure, less sour.

The more regularly you practice this exercise, the stronger its effects.

Over time, your “gratitude muscle” will become so strong that you’ll attract more success into your life, not to mention greater numbers of successful (i.e., grateful) people. You’ll also find yourself thanking people more often. That’s good for you and for them, too.

This method works. If you don’t believe me, try it for at least a week. You’ll be amazed at what a huge difference it makes.

Source: Inc.

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How to prevent computers from damaging your eyes

More and more jobs require the use of computers. With the information age being available on the computer, more and more people are spending endless hours in front of the screen. After a long day in front of the computer, it is common to start feeling tired, irritable, or pain in the eyes or head. Staring at computers and forgetting to relax and give the eyes a break can cause permanent damage and eye problems.

No one is expected to live a life without computers; we all need them and are used to them being a part of our daily lives. However, it is important to listen to our bodies and relax or take a break when necessary.

Listen to your body; it knows better than you do when it’s time for a break. Do not work until your eyes burn; you missed all the previous signs. Take short breaks every hour of work. This means get at least once every hour and walk around. However, taking breaks isn’t enough. Look away from the screen every 15-20 minutes for a minute or two. Look at things close and far away to allow the eyes to adjust and move around. The goal is to avoid the strain in the first place.

Blink as often as you can to keep the eyes lubricated. Take a few minutes to roll the eyeballs around; you can do this with your eyes open or closed to avoid looking silly. Open and close your eyes often to give them a short break. Yawn if you have too. Yawning stretches out the jaw muscles and keeps them from becoming tense causing headaches and eyes strain.

Move around as much as possible. You should always be in a comfortable position so adjust your body or chair as often as needed. Move the keyboard or monitor so you aren’t stretching your neck or looking at things at a strange angle. Try to avoid glare on the monitor, move it around as the sun moves or get a screen protector.

Keep the work area bright and well-lit. Bright lights lighten up the mood and keep you feeling positive. Dim lights only bring down your mood and cause you to feel sluggish. Making minor changes in the work space and taking breaks often can keep long hours in front of the computer from permanently damaging the eyes.

Source:  Self-Improvement 101

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The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

By Jessica Hagy

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.

The Instigater:

Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up and go, and try, and make things happen. You want to keep this person energized, and enthusiastic. This is the voice of inspiration.

The Cheerleader:

This person is a huge fan, a strong supporter, and a rabid evangelist for you and your work. Work to make this person rewarded, to keep them engaged. This is the voice of motivation.

The Doubter:

This is the devil’s advocate, who asks the hard questions and sees problems before they arise. You need this person’s perspective. They are looking out for you, and want you to be as safe as you are successful. This is the voice of reason.

The Taskmaster:

This is the loud and belligerent voice that demands you gets things done. This person is the steward of momentum, making sure deadlines are met and goals are reached. This is the voice of progress.

The Connector:

This person can help you find new avenues and new allies. This person breaks through roadblocks into finds ways to make magic happen. You need this person to reach people and places you can’t. This is the voice of cooperation and community.

The Example:

This is your mentor, you hero, your North Star. This is the person who you seek to emulate. This is your guiding entity, someone whose presence acts as a constant reminder that you, too, can do amazing things. You want to make this person proud. This is the voice of true authority.

Source: Forbes

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