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Motivational Digest Week Ending 23 March 2013 (Pacific Time):
Quiet the Critics: http://www.healyourlife.com/blogs/wayne-dyer-blog/quiet-the-critics
Fake Pope Social Media Accounts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/fake-pope-twitter_n_2869594.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
Mood headphones: http://mashable.com/2013/03/13/neurowear-mood-headphones/
6 Tips to be Happy in the Present Moment: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/6-tips-to-being-happy-in-the-present-moment/
Learn to Forgive Yourself: http://www.soulseeds.com/grapevine/2011/11/learn-to-forgive-yourself/
Can Meditation Change the World (terrific article on how the president of Mozambique used meditation to change his country): http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/out-the-darkness/201212/can-meditation-change-the-world
The Empathetic Civilization (humans are naturally empathetic): http://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_rifkin_on_the_empathic_civilization.html
5 Tips to Manifest Joy: http://omtimes.com/2012/12/5-tips-to-manifest-joy/
10 Tips for Raising Super-healthy Kids: http://omtimes.com/2012/08/10-tips-for-raising-super-healthy-kids/
5 Online Marketing Strategies for a Tight Budget: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226146#
8 Free Online Classes for Entrepreneurs: http://www.inc.com/julie-strickland/8-free-online-classes-for-entrepreneurs.html
New Chrome Experiment Turns Any Desktop Website into a 3-D Game: http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/21/new-chrome-experiment-turns-any-desktop-website-into-a-3d-game-you-control-with-your-phone
Why You Should Be Nice to People: http://www.inc.com/steve-tobak/why-you-should-be-nice-to-people.html
Strengthen Your Inner Light: http://omtimes.com/2013/03/strengthen-your-inner-light/
Should you hit the snooze button? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6zcSFA7ymo
Think Like an Olympian: http://www.businessinsider.com/think-like-an-olympian-if-you-want-wins-2013-3?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider%2Fwarroom+%28War+Room%29
Counter-intuitive Things Most People Do: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar/2013/03/19/17-counterintuitive-things-the-most-successful-people-do/?goback=.gde_4282333_member_224784288
4 Unique Working Styles: http://www.inc.com/shelley-prevost/4-unique-working-styles-whats-yours.html
Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Onboarding a New CFO: http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgebradt/2013/03/15/top-10-dos-and-donts-for-onboarding-a-new-chief-operating-officer/
Lessons You Can Learn from Cats with Boxes: http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilys49/21-lessons-you-can-learn-from-cats-with-boxes-7ewf
The Blessings In Disguise We Don’t Realize We’ve Received: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/the-blessings-in-disguise-we-dont-realize-weve-received/
Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time: http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/top-10-motivational-books-of-all-time.html
Quotations, Images, etc. Week Ending 23 March 2013:
Just because someone says they want to change doesn’t mean they will. Focus on yourself because you are the only person you know you can change. — Meg Bertini
Follow your own heart, not that of others. — Meg Bertini
What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. — Ray Charles
Quick! Right now: Think of 3 things you appreciate. What are they? — Meg Bertini
The secret to your success is found in your daily routine. — John C. Maxwell
Courage is a muscle and you build it by doing the things that you’re afraid of. — Marie Forleo
Stir things up and embrace change if you don’t like what’s in front of you. — Meg Bertini
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior. — Francis Bacon (via Zen Quotes)
One of the best things I ever did for myself was learn to embrace change. — Meg Bertini
This moment was yesterday’s future. — Meg Bertini
Lose the thoughts that insult your soul. Soulseeds
GoalsHappenHere Articles Week Ending 23 March 2013:
How to Fire an Employee: Firing an employee is almost as awful as being the one fired (unless you’re a big meanie!). Sometimes, though, it has to be done because an employee is simply not a good fit for your company. Here are a few ways to make it go as smoothly as possible.
How to Study Better: Studying goes beyond just scholastic work to other activities that require concentration, such as writing a big report for your company, getting a blog out, or writing a novel. Of course, if you’re a student, these tips will help you get that term paper cranked out
Finding Purpose and Passion without an Apocalypse: The Mayans predicted the world would end on the 21st of December 2012: Were you disappointed it didn’t? So maybe you didn’t want it to end, but were you secretly hoping for chaos? For a paradigm shift in your life and the world as a whole? For life to be stirred up beyond repair so you could go in a whole new direction? Here’s how to find purpose and passion without an apocalypse.