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Motivational Digest Week Ending 27 April 2013 (Pacific Time):
Being World Class is a Choice: http://www.businessinsider.com/being-world-class-is-a-choice-2013-4
Excellence Busters: The Four Beliefs That Will Hold You Back: http://www.leadersbeacon.com/excellence-busters-the-four-beliefs-that-will-hold-you-back
10 Practices from the Most Innovative Organizations: http://www.creativitypost.com/business/10_practices_from_the_most_innovative_organizations
Should You Swear at Work: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-57579869/should-you-swear-at-work
Small Business Advice Start-Up: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/small-business-advice-start-up-suze-orman_n_3133747.html
The Three Things It Takes to be Wildly Successful: http://sites.uci.edu/chpleaders/2013/04/24/the-three-things-it-takes-to-be-wildly-successful/
Professional Grade Network: http://www.copyblogger.com/professional-grade-network/
5 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Failure: http://www.forbes.com/sites/glassheel/2013/04/23/5-ways-to-conquer-your-fear-of-failure/
6 Steps for Well-Being and Success in Your Turbulent World: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-new-resilience/201304/6-steps-wellbeing-and-success-in-our-turbulent-world
10 Secrets to Staying Motivated: http://edudemic.com/2013/04/10-secrets-to-staying-motivated/
Tips and Tricks for Self-Improvement: http://www.busygoat.com/2013/04/20/tips-and-tricks-for-self-improvement/
The Meaning of Motivation: http://awakeningpublications.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-meaning-of-motivation-in.html
How to be Happy at Work: http://wendycooley.com/how-to-be-happy-at-work/?goback=.gde_1249457_member_235757799
25 Pema Chodron Quotes: http://glad.is/article/top-25-pema-chodron-quotes/
How to Avoid Accomplishing the Wrong Goals: http://blog.findingtruemagic.com/?p=1155&goback=.gde_4543262_member_236008777
5 Simple Steps to Change Your Life in 30 Days: http://www.examiner.com/article/5-simple-steps-to-change-your-life-30-days
Quotations, Images, etc. Week Ending 27 April 2013:
You joy your way to joy. You laugh your way to success. It is through your joy that good things come. – Abraham Hicks
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ― Douglas Adams
Diligence is the mother of luck. ― Benjamin Franklin
Get this in mind early: We never grow up. ― Richard Bach
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ― Eleanor Roosevelt
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher. ― Pema Chödrön
GoalsHappenHere Articles Week Ending 27 April 2013:
Never let being clueless stand in the way of a good plan.
I was brainstorming about how to attract the right people into my network: I like to work with self-motivated, driven go-getters who understand that we alone create our outcomes.
People who set and achieve goals.
Setting up a community to encourage discussion about goals and to help people achieve their goals seemed natural. There was just one teeny problem: I didn’t know how to do it, and I didn’t want to hire anyone else to do it. In the past, I’ve thrown money at new businesses feeling that it would create success. It didn’t. I wanted to learn from that.
Read more here.
Authentic is awesome, but it’s also scary as heck, too. Putting yourself out there, vulnerable to the world to accept — or reject — can be frightening. In fact, it’s so frightening that many of us don’t even realize we’re blocking our authentic selves through what we say and do.
Read more here.