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Facts, Opinions & The Surprising Secret to a Happy Life

I have long believed that the first secret to a happy life is to accept that whatever we believe to be true, regardless of how deeply we are committed to that belief, is nothing more than our opinion. While it may be shared by many others, it remains our opinion and will be strongly opposed by those who think otherwise.

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Living in the Past is Useless. Try this instead.

We can’t wish for the past. But that certainly isn’t stopping many people from doing just that during this difficult era. On three separate occasions recently, I spoke with people who witnessed a near-identical scenario unfold in their workplace.

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How To Read More Books

Reading has an enormous effect on life outcomes. Literacy (which comprises more than just reading) has a larger effect on income and employment level than any other factor.

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How to Stay Optimistic

These are, to use an increasingly tired cliché, unprecedented times. How to stay optimistic has gone from a temporary challenge to genuine crisis for many people. However, for most of us, how to stay optimistic in the face of adversity is something well within our control.

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Stop Blaming Others

If I had one piece of advice for people perpetually miserable with the current state of their life it would be to stop blaming others for it. We all landed on this planet endowed with the greatest gift possible – the gift of thought – and contained within that jewel lay a diamond encrusted and gold wrapped treasure – the remarkable power of choice.

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Goals Don’t Bring Happiness

In my role as a coach I frequently find myself having a discussion with my clients about what they hope to achieve through the coaching process

Invariably the conversation begins with them stating what they believe to be their goal, the thing that they really want to achieve for themselves.

Why Do People Believe Scams?

Many people have allowed themselves to be sucked into these types of scams. We believe what we want to believe and our beliefs are based on our life’s experiences. Beliefs aren’t real until we make them real for us.