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What’s Better Than Being the Best? Being Unique…

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There’s a saying that goes, “Being the best is great; I’m number one. But being unique is better; I’m the only one.” I was reminded of this recently during a parents’ evening at my children’s school. Both of them – I’m pleased to say – are bright, happy kids. But ...

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Rethinking Goal Setting — Join Our #MTtalk…

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Please Join Us What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, January 15 (1 p.m. EST; 6 p.m. GMT; 11:30 p.m. IST) Topic: Rethinking Goal Setting: What’s Really Important? Host: @Mind_Tools About This Week’s Chat One morning this week, I sat at home drinking coffee instead of being out for what I call my “sunrise ...

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What Are You Grateful For? – Your Responses…

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2020 changed everything. In a year that felt at times like a bizarre, dystopian nightmare, many of our usual privileges were ripped away from us. And yet people danced from their balconies, hung rainbows in their windows, and clapped for key workers. As we were ordered to “stay at home,” ...

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Goals, Habits and Small Steps to Self-Improvement…

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Placing that marathon medal around your neck, picking up the keys to your new home, earning that promotion and pay raise… all great examples of the goals that many strive to achieve. Then it’s time to reflect on your efforts, enjoy the rewards and be happy. But it’s not always ...

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What Did You Learn From 2020?…

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2020. In years to come we’ll think of it as “the year of the pandemic.” The year that pitched curveballs at us faster than we could react. It was the year that shifted our comfort zones in more ways than we could imagine. And the year we were all part ...

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Are You a Fake-Aholic?…

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“The gates of hell are locked from the inside.” C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963), author and scholar Fake-aholics would recognize themselves in Lewis’ statement, above. That is, they exist in a living nightmare made of their own choosing. What Is a Fake-Aholic? It’s someone who has a compulsion to work ...

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When Fear Shows Up: Our Expert Interview with Pippa Grange…

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In the 2018 men’s soccer World Cup, the England team finished in fourth place. That’s not too shabby, but what really surprised and delighted fans was the players’ gentlemanly behavior and exemplary teamwork throughout the tournament. Their smartly dressed, mild-mannered manager, Gareth Southgate, presented a public-facing embodiment of this change. ...

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