Food For Thought

How to Be an Effective Writer

We all want to be better writers, especially when it comes to marketing letters. In this short article I share with you some of the techniques you can use to become a more effective writer. The next time you write a letter – particularly a business letter – read it over and ask yourself if

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Imagine the Possibilities

George Bernard Shaw has a quotation that was too good to pass up. He said, “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.” If the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our imagination, why do

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Your Worth Is Beyond Compare

Each of us has a personal calling as unique as a fingerprint. You are worthy, simply because you are here. Accepting and honoring your uniqueness and extending that self-love out into the world is the reason why we're here. When you stop judging and doubting yourself, you can begin to take risks and become more

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Food for Thought: Two Touching Stories

This month, I decided to share two touching short stories that are based on true historical events. Be sure to read both, as they are connected in some “coincidental” manner. Without giving away the story line, I can tell you what I have learned from them. In a blink of an eye, your life can

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey is one of my favorite inspirational authors. When I first read his bestseller, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," I knew this man had a knack at making the most complicated subjects simple to understand and easy to apply. Since some of you may not be familiar with his classic book, I’ve

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Are You Productive or Merely Busy?

Do you think being busy is a good thing? I don’t think so and here’s why. Being busy, or "busyness," is not the same as being productive. Same holds true for activity vs. action. Activities are aimless and result in "busyness," while actions are purposeful and lead to productivity. Activities reduce your morale, whereas actions

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Uncertainty and How to Overcome It

We're all born into a world of uncertainty. Our natural state is one of disorientation and once we understand that, we can then set about finding some meaning and order, setting some realistic goals, and finally come to the realization that we exercise a lot more control over our lives than we may think. It’s

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10 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Is it possible to be happy? Happiness is our natural state. Have you seen an unhappy baby or young child? We’re born to be happy, but lose it over time. Can money buy happiness? Money can’t buy you love, nor can it buy you happiness. Money can help because it can buy you pleasure, but

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Embrace the Power of Interdependency

Life is, by nature, highly interdependent. This is scientifically proven in quantum physics. To try to achieve maximum effectiveness through independence is like trying to play tennis with a golf club - the tool is not suited to the reality. Interdependence is a far more mature, more advanced concept. For instance, if I am physically

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10 Stress Management Strategies from Wayne Dyer

There’s nothing natural about living a life filled with stress and anxiety, having feelings of despair and depression, and needing pills to tranquilize yourself. Agitated thoughts that produce high blood pressure, a nervous stomach, persistent feelings of discomfort, an inability to relax or sleep, and frequent displays of displeasure and outrage are violating your natural

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