13 Powerful Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt (So You Can Finally Move Forward in Life)

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“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds you back. It holds you back from seizing your opportunities. It makes getting started or finishing things harder than they need to be. Sure, it can sometimes be useful as it helps you to soberly see your current limitations or simply recognize a half-baked or bad idea. But … [Read more...]

How to Deal with the Holiday Stress: 5 Timeless Tips

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“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” Eskimo proverb The holidays are upon us. A time of needed relaxation and more time with the people closest to us. A time of stress and worries. A time of not all the joy you may have hoped for or been promised by upbeat advertising and movies. It can be a time of mixed feelings. So today I would like to share 5 powerful and timeless tips that can help you to make … [Read more...]

How to Overcome Nervousness: 7 Simple Habits

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“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” Benjamin Franklin “If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“ Haile Gebrselassie It starts with just a little tremble within. Then a pressure builds up. A hand or foot starts to fidget. Your palms become moist and you start to feel not quite like yourself anymore. The inner calmness you felt has flown out the window. Nervousness is back, like … [Read more...]

How to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life: 15 Things You Can Start Doing Today

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“The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.” Peace Pilgrim “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” Wayne Dyer The daily life can be busy, hectic and at times overwhelming. It may sometimes feel like bringing just a little more inner peace and calmness … [Read more...]

Powerful Habits for Growth Mindset Success

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No matter what we do, no matter where we are and no matter what experiences we’ve had or lay before us, we all perceive reality a little differently. Our responses to situations and our reactions to events are all different depending on who we are and what goes on inside our heads. The part of our minds that controls these responses and our reactions is known as our mindset, and to many people, things are what they are. However, what if we could … [Read more...]

27 Smart and Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

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“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar “I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself.” Unknown Some days you … [Read more...]

3 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Get Started

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot Getting started with doing what you deep down want to do in life can be hard. No matter if what you want is to start exercising, create your own business on the side, write a book, improve your relationship with yourself, see other parts of the world or something entirely else. But often we make getting started a lot harder than it needs to be by standing in our own way. So in … [Read more...]

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Happiness and Success

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Do you know the most dangerous threat to your happiness and success? If you want to be happy, fulfilled, and successful in life pay close attention. There’s something you might be doing that is stopping you from reaching your goals. It’s limiting your full potential and is a poison to every single area of your life. What is this huge mistake? It’s the people you choose to hang with. There’s a quote that goes, “You … [Read more...]

6 Summer Tips for Unwinding, Recharging and Taking Care of Yourself

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“Then followed that beautiful season… Summer… Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” Sydney J. Harris The summer is here. And for many of us it’s a time of vacations, a time of being free from school or a slow time at work or in your business. So it’s a good time to … [Read more...]

How to Overcome Fear: 6 Powerful Strategies You Can Start Using Today

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“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear. It’s so easy to get stuck in it. To let it hold you back. I have been there many times in my life. The fear has, for example, held me back from: Trying new things. It has held me back from … [Read more...]

How to Become an Optimist: 3 Daily Habits To Help You Get Started

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin One of the most common questions people ask me via email is how to become more of an optimist. So this week I’d simply like to share … [Read more...]

74 Motivating Quotes on Strength and Making It Through Hard Times

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It’s just a regular day. Maybe things are going great. Or at least OK. And you feel pretty good. Then something happens. You make a mistake. A setback slips out from around a corner and hits you between the eyes. Or you fall into a rough patch, a crisis or feel that you’re too far away from achieving your dream and you just want to pack up and go home. This week’s article is about those times. And about motivating you, recharging you and staying … [Read more...]

How to Take Action: 12 Habits that Turn Dreams into Reality

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill What makes dreams into reality? I believe that perhaps the most important – and an often ignored – thing is simply taking action. I used to be really bad at it when I was younger. Back then I usually got stuck. I got stuck in my dreams about what I wanted to … [Read more...]

10 Things You Can Do When You Think Life Sucks

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“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” E. Joseph Cossman Life is not always … [Read more...]

41 Inspiring Quotes on Failure (and How to Handle It)

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On some days things don’t go as planned. You fall. Or fail. Or stumble. It’s a part of a life well lived but how you look at and handle these dark or negative situations can have a huge impact on your life, success and happiness. In this week’s article I’d like to share the best advice and thoughts on failure from the past from the people who walked this earth before us (well, quite a few of them are still here and walking among … [Read more...]

5 Powerful Ways to Keep the Energy and Optimism Up During the Dark and Cold Winter

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“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus Up here in Sweden the winter is dark, cold and often comes with a mix of rain and snow. And spring is still far away. It is not easy to keep the energy and optimism up like in the bright and warm summer days. So today I’d like to share 5 habits I use that make it a lot easier to stay positive even throughout this dark and often grey season. 1. … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Timeless Tips for Handling the Holiday Stress and Finding Inner Peace

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“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” Eskimo proverb The holidays are upon us. A time of needed relaxation and more time with the people closest to us. A time of stress and worries. A time of not all the joy you may have hoped for or been promised by upbeat advertising and movies. It can be a time of mixed feelings. So today I would like to share 5 powerful and timeless tips that can help you to make … [Read more...]

7 Small Habits to Help You Handle The Overwhelm of Working and Living in the Digital World

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“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” George F. Burns “Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.” Jim Rohn Life today is quite different compared to when I was a kid in the 80’s and early 90’s. Back then I had a TV with just a few channels and later on a … [Read more...]