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Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through

Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The truth is that many of us don't apply ourselves enough to achieve the positive life changes to which we aspire. Why? Why is it that we so often fail to successfully make the changes we really want?


Over the years, I've lectured to tens of thousands of people on the subject of improving their quality of life. One of the main points I make is that an essential element of having more of the life you want is dedicating at least some time each day to clearing and quieting your mind.


After describing the practical, physiological, emotional, mental, and of course spiritual benefits of taking even just a few minutes a day to meditate or relax deeply, it's clear that most people are genuinely inspired to do it. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people ever act on their inspiration. But these would-be meditators are not alone.


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How to Clean Up Your Social Permissions Quickly and Easily

How to Clean Up Your Social Permissions Quickly and Easily | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Start 2012 by Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions

 

Try guessing how many apps have permissions to access your private information... Now click the icons and get ready for a surprise!

 

Obviously many of us are very involved in the online world. We have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and the list goes on. Over the course of time, we have given authorization to specific apps (applications) which plug into our various social media platforms. Things like Hootsuite, iPad, Twitter apps for Facebook etc. In fact, we probably don't even remember what we have authorized over the time we have been involved with social media! I think you are going to be stunned when you see how many apps have access to your private information! It is time to clean up your information act

 

Quick video tutorial on how you can clean up your social media applications in about 2 minutes!


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12 Most Intriguing Success, Business, and Life Strategies I’ve Learned From Dogs

12 Most Intriguing Success, Business, and Life Strategies I’ve Learned From Dogs | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

“The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged a dog down to his.” – James Thurber


Whether it began 15,000 years ago when dogs scavenged for refuse at campsites of Paleolithic man, at some point in this long relationship with humans, dogs decided that being near us was an advantage.

 

Clearly, most of us felt the same way.

 

What is rather amusing, though, is that we spend a great deal of time and money training our dogs when I suspect we could learn far more from our dogs than they could ever learn from us.


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How to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life: 10 Things You Can Start Doing Today

How to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life: 10 Things You Can Start Doing Today | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

The daily life can be busy, hectic and sometimes overwhelming.

 

It may sometimes feel like bringing just a little more inner peace and calmness into your life is a hopeless wish.

 

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Small and smart changes can bring in both small and over time bigger rewards.

 

So today I would like to share 10 of my own favorite tips for finding more peace and calmness in everyday life...


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Benefits of Simplicity to Productivity

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Benefits of Simplicity to Productivity is an article that defines the advantages of keeping things simple and maintaining focus, in order to be more productive. It explains why you can increase productivity by doing less.

 

Simplicity is often perceived as boring, unattractive and unremarkable. Majority of people want something striking and complicated.

 

But as Leonardo da Vinci has said, Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


Different to the common belief, simplicity is not boring, unattractive or unremarkable. In fact, simplicity represents elegance and complexity...


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15 Secrets to Success

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Many people want to be successful in their lives for more personal fulfillment and joy. The definition of success can have a different meaning for everyone. Although everyone has their own way of finding success, there are certain things that you need to be aware of in order to have more joy and fulfillment. Make a habit of practicing these fifteen points so that you can be the rock star of your life!


1. Do something you are afraid of doing everyday – When you make a habit of getting outside of your comfort zone, you will grow strong mentally and emotionally and will see yourself getting past a lot of mental blocks...


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Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me

Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

”Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.” Confucius


“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle


One of my biggest problems used to be that I thought too much. I overthought any little problem until it became a bigger and scarier thing in my mind. I overthought positive things until they didn’t seem to be that positive anymore. I overanalyzed and deconstructed things until the happiness that comes from just being in a moment and enjoying it fell apart.


This locked me into analysis paralysis. Little action was taken. Opportunities were rarely used. Life stood still and felt confining. And when I took action I tended to overanalyze things. That lead to more nervousness, second-guessing and me performing worse when I was doing whatever I was doing.


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10 Wise Lessons: What I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

10 Wise Lessons: What I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

As I recently celebrated another year of life and am entering a new phase of mid-life (whatever that is) I began to contemplate the lessons that I would pass on to my younger self.


Whether you are young or young at heart, it is never too late to change — or incorporate some new (and better) practices into your daily life.

 

Here are 10 wise lessons that I wish I knew when I was younger:

 

1. Don’t worry about what other people think of you.
I used to worry too much what others thought of me, of my decisions and of my actions. Eventually, I came to realize that if you’re wasting too much time seeking validation, respect or approval from others, then you won’t have time to accomplish all that you desire...


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How to Be Less Stressed in Everyday Life

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“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

To me one of the most interesting things about improving life and growing is to make the regular day even better. Reaching your goals, having really special or awesome days and learning to handle bad times and slumps are of course important but many days in life are spent in-between that...


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Conversation Agent: The 12 Habits of Highly Connective People

Conversation Agent: The 12 Habits of Highly Connective People | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

I started the day watching this video from Gel 2011. I love stories like Anil Dash's because I experienced myself the power of networks. Especially after moving continents and starting from zero, alone.

 

Few things give you more joy than doing a good deed. Often that goodness comes from introducing someone to something or someone else, and that someone else doing the same -- and so on. We need to do this, more of it if we're already doing it.

 

Understanding the importance and power of networks, combined with new tools is our lifeline. We have the ability to transform businesses and institutions, and a need to undertake that transformation. I hope you got goose bumps from the video.

 

That's what true connections can do.


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Steve Jobs — 10 Lessons in Life & Leadership

Steve Jobs — 10 Lessons in Life & Leadership | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There will never be another Steve Jobs. His parting gift to the world are 10 lessons we can all use in life and leadership. Steve Jobs lessons in digital leadership.

 

Digital Leadership

 

It is a sad day for the world when a visionary like Steve Jobs is no longer walking among us. It truly reminds all of us how short and precious life is. Just like there will never be another Socrates, Wayne Gretzky, Winston Churchill, or Ghandi, there will never be another Steve Jobs. While we can never become Steve Jobs, nor should we strive to be (follow your heart). What we can do is understand what is the greatness of Steve Jobs and, where applicable, apply these principals to help us develop as leaders...


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