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The anti-social network: Life without Facebook

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A bad breakup: Nothing can be as emotionally tumultuous for a young heart.


Except maybe finding out via your Facebook newsfeed that your college ex is dating someone from your fraternity.

 

That was the defining moment that eventually led Brolin Walters, 24, to ultimately break up with something else: Facebook.

 

"I didn't want to see what was going on with them," said Walters. "So I deactivated my account."

 

With a website that boasts 901 million active users and is launching an IPO on Friday, it seems unlikely that once you get on Facebook, you'd ever leave. But deactivating from the social networking site is not that unusual. Close to half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll.

 

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Θέστε τις κατάλληλες ερωτήσεις πριν παντρευτείτε ή και στη διάρκεια του γάμου σας

Θέστε τις κατάλληλες ερωτήσεις πριν παντρευτείτε ή και στη διάρκεια του γάμου σας | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
Πολλές φορές, οι άνθρωποι συνεπαρμένοι από τον έρωτά τους καταλήγουν με μεγάλη ευκολία στο γάμο, χωρίς να έχουν προηγουμένως κάνει μια ειλικρινή συζήτηση και ρεαλιστική αποτίμηση της κατάστασης. Οφ...
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Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered?

Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered? | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
There are endless articles, blogs, essays on the difference between good and bad teachers.
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Building a Positive Team - Team Management Training From Mindtools.com

Building a Positive Team - Team Management Training From Mindtools.com | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
Positive teams accomplish far more than teams with low morale. Find out what you can do to build one.
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Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writing

Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writing | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
Simple rules for becoming a better writer, from the author of “Zone One.”...
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10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals | Little Things Matter

10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals | Little Things Matter | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it

How would you like to increase the odds of achieving your goals? Whether you desire to lose weight, create financial independence, build a healthy marriage, or raise responsible children, the formula for achieving any goal is the same.

Here are 10 tips in sequential order that will help you increase the odds of achieving your goals: (Each link is one of my related lessons.)

 

1. Identify what’s important to you! The only goals you will succeed in reaching are those that are truly important to you. If a goal is not meaningful or significant to you, you will quit when faced with obstacles. Take 30 minutes and make a list of the things that are truly essential in your life; those that you highly value. Then highlight the most important points on that list and set your goals.

 

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20 People You Need Out of Your Life - iVillage

20 People You Need Out of Your Life - iVillage | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break in your day to get the scoop on who’s smooching who and who’s getting the pink slip. But is the office gossip stopping by your desk way too often?
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10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals | Little Things Matter

10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals | Little Things Matter | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it

How would you like to increase the odds of achieving your goals? Whether you desire to lose weight, create financial independence, build a healthy marriage, or raise responsible children, the formula for achieving any goal is the same.

Here are 10 tips in sequential order that will help you increase the odds of achieving your goals: (Each link is one of my related lessons.)

 

1. Identify what’s important to you! The only goals you will succeed in reaching are those that are truly important to you. If a goal is not meaningful or significant to you, you will quit when faced with obstacles. Take 30 minutes and make a list of the things that are truly essential in your life; those that you highly value. Then highlight the most important points on that list and set your goals.

 

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Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through

Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through | Soul search initiatives | 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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Building Resilience

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In the moments when life is falling apart, when our best laid plans are dashed and lying in a heap of disappointment, that we have the opportunity to grow more resilient. This deep inner work is one of the highest forms of love.

 

"None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith." -- Paulo Coelho

 

It's easy to trust when life is giving us what we want, when our relationships are stable and communication flows. Leaning toward trust when our health is broken, our relationship connections are tattered and we can't find the words to express our own needs is where trust becomes our capacity for resilience. In the moments when life is falling apart, when our best laid plans are dashed and lying in a heap of disappointment, that we have the opportunity to grow more resilient. This deep inner work is one of the highest forms of love. It is the work that transforms us into our most authentic and compassionate selves.

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Slavica Bogdanov's comment, June 12, 2012 9:03 AM
Great article Martin! I hope many people read this and apply it. Love Paulo Coelho. Yes resilience is what a lot of people throw out from a relationship. Some people prefer to run, chose to flee instead of choosing to stay in through the good and the not so good. Resilience is a fantastic word, I actually had forgotten to use. Thank you.
Martin Gysler's comment, June 12, 2012 10:12 AM
Hi Slavica, great to hear that you like this post. Indeed, resilience is a fantastic and important word in our live.
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3 Questions Answered by Sir Richard Branson

3 Questions Answered by Sir Richard Branson | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it

If you are a regular reader of this blog you already know that I am a HUGE fan of Sir Richard Branson?

Why?

 

Because he keeps going no matter the situation. If obstacles occur, he goes over, around or through them. If one plan won’t work, he thinks of another way to do it.

 

A badly damaged knee as a teenager stopped him from being the sportsman that he likely would have been. If he hadn’t been dyslexic he would not have left school at sixteen and started a magazine. That magazine ultimately led to the birth of Virgin Records. And the rest, as they say, is history.

 

In this brief 4 minute clip he is asked to give advice to entrepreneurs. That advice applies to all of us. Here’s why. Webster’s Dictionary says that an entrepreneur is “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.”

 

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9 things successful people do differently

9 things successful people do differently | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it

If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

 

1. Get specific. When you set yourself a goal, try to be as specific as possible. “Lose 5 pounds” is a better goal than “lose some weight,” because it gives you a clear idea of what success looks like. Knowing exactly what you want to achieve keeps you motivated until you get there. Also, think about the specific actions that need to be taken to reach your goal. Just promising you’ll “eat less” or “sleep more” is too vague — be clear and precise. “I’ll be in bed by 10pm on weeknights” leaves no room for doubt about what you need to do, and whether or not you’ve actually done it.

 

2. Seize the moment to act on your goals...

 

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Slavica Bogdanov's comment, June 1, 2012 8:06 AM
An excellent one! Hope many read this
Martin Gysler's comment, June 1, 2012 9:14 AM
Thanks Slavica and yes I hope too :)
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Teaching Lessons

Teaching Lessons | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
When faithfully implemented, the Responsive Classroom approach correlates with an almost 20-point gain on state standardized test scores in reading and math.
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Brainstorming - Brainstorming Techniques from MindTools.com

Brainstorming - Brainstorming Techniques from MindTools.com | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
A simple guide and video explaining brainstorming tools and techniques. Brainstorming helps you develop creative solutions to a problem, and is particularly useful when you need to break out of stale thinking patterns.
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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy - FinerMinds

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy - FinerMinds | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
The following article was written by one of our very own Mindvalley Team members, Dana, and is a piece from the heart.
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"What's Your Biggest Weakness?" Five Great Answers to a Tough Interview Question - Distance Education.org

"What's Your Biggest Weakness?" Five Great Answers to a Tough Interview Question - Distance Education.org | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
It�s a question just about every interviewer will ask you�and these days, it�s not enough to say �I�m a perfectionist� or �I�m a workaholic.� Employers have heard these positive answers masquerading as weaknesses before, and if you give one,...
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Don’t Let Stress and Anxiety Get the Best of You - Online College Courses

Don’t Let Stress and Anxiety Get the Best of You - Online College Courses | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
Stress is a part of college life. This is nothing new. But the level of stress, poor mental health, and overwhelming anxiety is growing amount students.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Understanding Happiness

Social and Emotional Curriculum: Understanding Happiness | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it
Randy Taran (@RandyTaran on Twitter) is the founder of Project Happiness, a non-profit that empowers youth to create greater happiness in their lives and in the world.
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What Influence Does Social Media Have On Our Relationships? – Infographic

What Influence Does Social Media Have On Our Relationships? – Infographic | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it

There's no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things. 


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8 Steps To Setting Your Goals And Targets

8 Steps To Setting Your Goals And Targets | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it

The world has become a place of goal driven and target driven people, sometimes, in my opinion to the extent where you can actually forget what you are working for. Goals and targets are used as a motivator to encourage people to strive to meet their targets and achieve their goals, often for personal or business achievement and frequently to the detriment of good living. Life is a journey not a destination and goals and targets are set to meet other people’s needs or that of the business. When working for yourself, from home, then this is where you need to define your own personal goals and targets. You have the power to set these yourself. While this is wonderful in terms of personal freedom, defining, setting and meeting your own targets and goals can be an extremely difficult if not frustrating task in itself.


With careful planning and some quite initial thought at the outset setting your goals can be an exciting and inspiring experience. Achieving them does require some single mindedness, determination and fortitude. Stepping out on the path……to reach your goals is easy. Maintaining the momentum and direction needs some work!

 

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The anti-social network: Life without Facebook

The anti-social network: Life without Facebook | Soul search initiatives | Scoop.it

A bad breakup: Nothing can be as emotionally tumultuous for a young heart.


Except maybe finding out via your Facebook newsfeed that your college ex is dating someone from your fraternity.

 

That was the defining moment that eventually led Brolin Walters, 24, to ultimately break up with something else: Facebook.

 

"I didn't want to see what was going on with them," said Walters. "So I deactivated my account."

 

With a website that boasts 901 million active users and is launching an IPO on Friday, it seems unlikely that once you get on Facebook, you'd ever leave. But deactivating from the social networking site is not that unusual. Close to half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll.

 

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Overcoming the Fear of Making Mistakes

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“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.” This is a famous quote from Anne Lamott in her book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Intuitively, we know that perfectionism is unrealistic and restrictive, a tyrant that steals success. In fact, there are many sayings and experts that stress the importance of making mistakes for creating and achieving great things.

 

But still there are many people who fear making mistakes. According to Martin Antony, Ph.D, professor of psychology at Ryerson University and co-author of When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, “Generally, fears are influenced by both our biological and genetic makeup, as well as our experiences.”

 

We model what we see, Antony said. He gave the example of parents expressing their fears over making mistakes, which a child, like a sponge, soaks up.

 

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