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I look for the greatness in people and share what I observe.
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The Rise of Rocket Girls: The Untold Story of the Remarkable Women Who Powered Space Exploration

The Rise of Rocket Girls: The Untold Story of the Remarkable Women Who Powered Space Exploration | encouragement | Scoop.it
How a small group of "human computers" upended the gender norms of their day to conquer the cosmos.
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If these women could achieve this, what more is available to you?
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An Absorbing Errand: The Psychology of Mastery in Creative Work

An Absorbing Errand: The Psychology of Mastery in Creative Work | encouragement | Scoop.it
"Life is better when you possess a sustaining practice that holds your desire, demands your attention, and requires effort."
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Creativity actually requires great discipline and strategic problem-solving.
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The New Success Track: Happiness - Knowledge@Wharton

The New Success Track: Happiness - Knowledge@Wharton | encouragement | Scoop.it
A new book from Emma Seppälä recommends the happiness track as the path to success.
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In light of this, how would you define success on your own terms.
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An Absorbing Errand: The Psychology of Mastery in Creative Work

An Absorbing Errand: The Psychology of Mastery in Creative Work | encouragement | Scoop.it
"Life is better when you possess a sustaining practice that holds your desire, demands your attention, and requires effort."
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Some of my best realizations came from things like running errands.
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How to Visualize Your Future with a Vision Board

How to Visualize Your Future with a Vision Board | encouragement | Scoop.it
Tips for defining your New Year’s resolutions using a vision board, which is a collage of pictures that represent your dreams, goals or ideal state.
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Having a clear picture is the first step to make a goal a reality
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Confidence: Born or Acquired?

Confidence: Born or Acquired? | encouragement | Scoop.it
Let me tell you something; confidence is a journey not a destination -- I was not born confident and often I fake it till I make it! Most people don't know my life history but those that find out they usually want to understand more.
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Taking BabySteps works brilliantly.

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Here Are The 5 Secrets To Staying Relevant As You Age

Here Are The 5 Secrets To Staying Relevant As You Age | encouragement | Scoop.it

We Boomers have every bit as much to offer as the Millennials or the Gen-X's or the Gen-Y's. Hell, we invented the world as they know it. But to bridge the generation gap, or chasm, we need to stay relevant. So here are some safety tips for dealing with the young whippersnappers.

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Small things that you can do to stay relevant and if you have a friend who could teach about current trends and more, do it.

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What are the key trends in social entrepreneurship?

If you are self employed and operate a small business at home via the internet or currently a traditional brick and mortar company, your success will depend on ...
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Interesting social entrepreneurship trends whether you are an investor, founder, or large corporation.

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Interesting social entrepreneurship trends whether you are an investor, founder, or large corporation.

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Stories of Progress Are Stories of Partnership | Kathy Calvin

Stories of Progress Are Stories of Partnership | Kathy Calvin | encouragement | Scoop.it
In a rural village in Malawi, an adolescent girl is able to avoid marriage and stay in school because advocacy groups and citizens worked with local communities and the government to change the law.
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Progress can be so impacted.

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Blanca Vergara » Enough Is The New Wealth

Blanca Vergara » Enough Is The New Wealth | encouragement | Scoop.it
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Are you led by the next shiny thing or appreciation for all you have?

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A Secret to Happiness: Take a Vacation.

A Secret to Happiness: Take a Vacation. | encouragement | Scoop.it
One secret to happiness is knowing when to give yourself a break. And now it's vacation time for me. I'm off!  Back in a week. Do you have trouble taking vacations?
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How To Make More Friends : 5 Simple Strategies - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How To Make More Friends : 5 Simple Strategies - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement | encouragement | Scoop.it
You probably feel that knowing how to make more friends is the key to having a great circle of friends, while avoiding getting lonely and misunderstood.
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Richard Branson Says That Marissa Mayer Got It Wrong About Remote Employees

Richard Branson Says That Marissa Mayer Got It Wrong About Remote Employees | encouragement | Scoop.it
"Working life isn't 9-5 anymore."
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Are remote employees producitve?

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How to Handle Criticism: Advice from Some of the Greatest Writers of the Past Century

How to Handle Criticism: Advice from Some of the Greatest Writers of the Past Century | encouragement | Scoop.it
Wisdom and wit from Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, William Styron, Truman Capote, and other literary titans.
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Wisdom and encouragement from some great writers.
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This country isn't just carbon neutral -- it's carbon negative

This country isn't just carbon neutral -- it's carbon negative | encouragement | Scoop.it
Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.
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What it means to go beyond what is expected, especially when the implications are far-reaching.
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Great Writers on the Power of Music

Great Writers on the Power of Music | encouragement | Scoop.it
Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more.
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The power of music can be live enhancing in more ways that you may think.
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Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear | encouragement | Scoop.it
The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.
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Very interesting stuff.
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UPGROWTH EFFECT

UPGROWTH EFFECT | encouragement | Scoop.it
Identify what matters most to you, run your own race, and limit information inputs so you can focus on your outputs to the world.
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Great insights for 2016
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How to Become Productive Without Getting Stressed Out

How to Become Productive Without Getting Stressed Out | encouragement | Scoop.it
So, how do we strike a balance? Is there even such a thing as BALANCE anymore? Here are my thoughts on how to reclaim our lives from all the hidden stress.
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Excellent points.

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Just A Reminder That Gratitude Can Be Life Changing

IT can

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It can change everything for the better

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It can change everything for the better

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The Rules of Empowerment | Jamelle Sanders

The Rules of Empowerment | Jamelle Sanders | encouragement | Scoop.it
Success is something that you are developed for daily. It is not that I have had more privileges than others. The thing that has set me apart is the decision to rigorously prepare for greatness. I am encouraging you to create a new definition of success. Here are a few of my rules for living an empowered life.
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Realize that you "might" need to grow in the process.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 9, 3:18 PM

Realize that you "might" need to grow in the process.

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Creating an organizational culture of resilience: Leaders are the key

Creating an organizational culture of resilience: Leaders are the key | encouragement | Scoop.it
Volatile equities markets, rising interest rates, international turmoil and instability, unstable monetary exchanges, shrinking resources, changing emp
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Building resilience is key.

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SEED OF LETTING GO

SEED OF LETTING GO | encouragement | Scoop.it
"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.”  ~ St
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Words of Wisdom to My Teenager From a Been There, Done That Mom

Words of Wisdom to My Teenager From a Been There, Done That Mom | encouragement | Scoop.it
It's so hard to believe that 15 years ago, your father and I were introduced to someone who would change our lives in the most amazing way possible.
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Lee Wise's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:38 PM

Heart to heart Sharing.  Enjoy.  

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Warren Buffett: 7 New Bits of Wisdom for Your Life - Forbes

Warren Buffett: 7 New Bits of Wisdom for Your Life - Forbes | encouragement | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett speaking to a group of students from the Kansas University School of Business (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Disclaimer: Warren Buffett is the person I try (largely unsuccessfully) to emulate the most.
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