• Self-esteem and expressing our talents

    Our concepts about identity and self-worth, and how we regard and value ourselves, may have more impact than anything else on being able to fully explore and realize our unique abilities. Wally “Famous” Amos says his personal mission […]

  • Living More Fully and Creatively Without So Much Inner Static

    As creative people, we may experience higher intensity emotions, imaginations, sensitivity and thinking. But we may need relief at times from our teeming brains and active inner lives to reduce stress and be more creative. ~ ~ Martina McBride talked […]

  • The creative personality – “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner

    The excellent TV series “Mad Men” is a drama about the lives – both inner and outer – of executives, writers and secretaries in an advertising agency in the 1960s. It has garnered numerous Emmys and other awards. The show was […]

  • How is your light?

    February is always a hard month for me as it’s the anniversary of my son’s death through violence. When something like a school shooting in Florida happens my heart hurts more. I allow myself to cry and heal. Many people feel […]

  • How to Build the Thinking Habit

    Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw Do you want to take your life to the next level? If you do, then one of the most […]

  • More aware of our inner entities

    “Both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I labored in the eye of day, at the furtherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow and suffering.” The classic […]

  • What Happens When Productivity Meets Mental Illness?

    You're reading What Happens When Productivity Meets Mental Illness?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. More and more people […]

  • Ways to Turn Your Passion into Profits

    By Ali Brown As entrepreneurs, one of our most important duties is keeping our minds open to fresh moneymaking ideas. Holding regular brainstorm sessions can uncover fresh spins on our original ideas, and keep the passion alive—not only within […]

  • Centered, Connected, and Peaceful Morning Ritual

    I’ve shared my delightful evening routine before. I thought you might want to hear about the habits of the morning. It’s rare that it is exactly the same each morning. I want to feel centered, connected and peaceful from my morning […]

  • Better Thinking: Cognitive Training

    One piece of good news is that using the Internet, particularly searching the Web, can slow our normal age-related cognitive decline. Googling is good for your brain. As Dr. Gary  Small, Direc­tor of UCLA’s Mem­ory Clinic and […]

  • 3 Scientific Ways Drinking Water Makes You More Productive

    You're reading 3 Scientific Ways Drinking Water Makes You More Productive, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We all know drinking […]

  • 6 Reasons Why an E-Commerce Website Needs a Blog

    You're reading 6 Reasons Why an E-Commerce Website Needs a Blog, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Increasing traffic to your site […]

  • Thoughts are just thoughts

    “Sometimes I’ve believed six impossible things before breakfast.” – The White Queen in “Through the Looking Glass” “Our faculty of attention affects us in countless ways. Our very perception of reality is […]

  • 10 Ways to Get Through Difficult Times

    You're reading 10 Ways to Get Through Difficult Times, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. […]

  • 3 Deadly Myths You Need To Dismiss About Success

    You're reading 3 Deadly Myths You Need To Dismiss About Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Success for most people is […]

  • The Importance of Being Intentional

    In my post about habit building, I wrote that you have to be intentional in building your habits. You can’t just leave your habits to chance. Why? Because our natural tendency is to choose the easy way. Now I’d like to take a closer look […]

  • The Top Tips to Boost Your Child’s Confidence

    You're reading The Top Tips to Boost Your Child’s Confidence, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Confident people are always […]

  • 52 Tiny Changes for a Simpler Life

    You don’t need a big block of time to start simplifying creating a fulfilling life. You certainly don’t need to change everything at once. Below are changes you can do each week. Tiny Change #1 : Go to bed ½ hour earlier and wake […]

  • How to Read Like a CEO Without Breaking a Sweat: 47 Books a Year

    You're reading How to Read Like a CEO Without Breaking a Sweat: 47 Books a Year, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.   "I read a […]

  • 6 Practices That Will Definitely Make You Smarter

    You're reading 6 Practices That Will Definitely Make You Smarter, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Becoming smarter is something […]

  • Erin’s Things – February 8

    You're reading Erin’s Things – February 8, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. This week for Erin's Things - I've found […]

  • The Psychology of Momentum: 5 Steps to Get Yourself Out Of A Mental Rut

    You're reading The Psychology of Momentum: 5 Steps to Get Yourself Out Of A Mental Rut, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you […]

  • Daily Books

    I take a daily quiet time to center and prepare my heart & mind for the day ahead. I like to do inspirational reading in the morning and if I have a couple minute break time during the day. I have my daily books  on my Kindle Fire. These […]

  • Reach Your Full Potential – Life Optimizer’s New Tagline

    If you visit Life Optimizer’s website and look at the logo, you will see something different: the tagline has been changed. Previously, it was “Maximizing Personal Effectiveness”. But now it becomes “Reach Your Full […]

  • Valentine’s Day Countdown

    To get you ready for the lovely day, here is a checklist for every day. To keep it simple you don’t need to do it every day. You can pick only the ones that sound like something you want to do.   Feb. 1 Write a love note to your honey, […]

  • Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Way to Overcome Loneliness?

    There is a sad development in many parts of the world today. It’s the loneliness epidemic. Though it’s relatively invisible, more and more people are affected by it. In Britain, for instance, more than nine million people often or always […]

  • Surrender and Choice

    I’ve been on a journey to surrender more, at the same time I think we all have more choices than we think. I don’t want to feel helpless. That’s the balance isn’t it? I was meditating on this idea today. Surrendering to what […]

  • 6 Timeless Success Principles from Jeff Bezos

    There is no doubt that Jeff Bezos is a great example of business success. At the time of writing, he is the richest person in the world. While success in business doesn’t necessarily mean true success, I believe we can learn valuable lessons […]

  • Procrastinator to Doer

    I used to be a terrible procrastinator and felt lethargically lazy. But, I turned it around. Now I regularly get tasks that I used to procrastinate on done. What was the biggest thing that turned me from procrastinator to being able to get things […]

  • 1/2 Way in January

    January 15th. It’s the halfway point of the month and probably your resolutions. How are they going? For many people they have already fallen away. If that is you, ask yourself, “Is this something I really wanted or was it something I […]

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