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3 Big Musts For Reaching Our Full Potential

It can be incredibly frustrating, even upsetting, to feel as though we aren’t reaching our full potential. Reaching our full potential can, however, be an elusive term and goal because there really aren't any absolutes. There aren't any magic spells or guide books to lead each of us to that holy grail. The fact is, though, our potential is far greater than most of us are willing to believe. Fortunately, there is a way to measure your state of being and whether you are moving in a positive direction. If you continue to learn and grow and make quality decisions that make you happy, I believe you are moving toward full potential.

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5 Ways To Encourage Women To Be Leaders

Women’s lives can be busy with home, children, work, pets, and significant others. Self-care and reflection can slip through your fingers without awareness much of the time. It’s not surprising that many women shy away from leadership roles at work or in other organizations. After all, who needs the added stress? However, the world needs strong women to show up and share their unique abilities and gifts. So, how do we enable ourselves to lead more and still keep the balance? Furthermore, how do we encourage our daughters, sisters, friends, clients, neighbors and moms to fulfill their leadership potential? Here are my top 5 ways to encourage women to be leaders!

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3 Fulfilling Career Shifts For The Midlife Woman

If you've come to a point in your career where you feel restless and unfulfilled, it may be time to make some changes. Trust me, you are not alone. This may even be a little scary for you, especially if you're well into your middle years. However, you don't want to end up regretting your life. Instead, how about seeing what career shifts could make you happy and fit more closely with your dreams. There are so many opportunities out there for women who aren't afraid to work hard and even continue their education later in life. Here are 3 fulfilling career shifts for the midlife woman.

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3 Tips To Turn Your Hobby Into Cash

Most women, whether young or old, have at least one hobby. That little activity that allows her to escape from the stresses of life. It also puts her back in touch with her creative side. I've had so many hobbies over the years, it's hard to remember them all. And, yes, I have made money with some of them. For me, it was simply fun to create things that people actually wanted to buy. For others, it's all about living the dream of supporting themselves by doing something that doesn't feel like work. Either way, here are my top 3 tips to turn your hobby into cash.

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3 Things That Hold Women Back From Their Dream Job

It’s Sunday evening, how do you feel? Are you dreading your alarm going off in the morning or are you cool with the fact that you’ve had a couple of days off and a new adventure awaits in the week ahead? It’s perfectly normal to wish the weekends lasted a little longer, but what if you had a job that made Sunday night blues a thing of the past? If you’re dreaming of a new job, what’s stopping you from going for it? I'm betting it's one or more of these 3 things that hold women back from their dream job. That's OK, there's always a way to move forward if you want something badly enough.

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3 Life Skills You Want To Take From Your Job

There are many things you can take from your job or career to benefit you personally...and, no, this isn’t about stealing office supplies for home use. Among the technical skills and job specifics you glean from your position, there are other savvy skills that will serve you. And, these days, with our jobs taking so much of our time, we want to get all that we can out of those precious hours. Here are 3 life skills you want to take from your job.

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5 Obstacles To Living The Life Of Your Dreams

Have you ever noticed how the universe seems to put obstacles in your path just as you try to improve your life? I'm not sure if this is the case or we just realize that change is not as easy as we often think it will be. Nevertheless, if we want a better life, we must press through the challenges with wisdom, clarity, and understanding. Watch out for these 5 obstacles to living the life of your dreams.

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5 Musts To Live A Positive, Fulfilling Life

In most self-development circles, it's believed that if you change the way you perceive yourself, you can change your life. The key here is self-awareness. You have to know what you believe about yourself, why you believe it, and how it is affecting your life. Any negative thoughts and beliefs can create a life that is lackluster, painful, and full of regret. However, it isn't always easy to change these rogue beliefs. You must go through a process that often can bring up painful emotions. This is why so many women avoid it. As a life and business coach, I deal with clients' limiting beliefs and help them to see themselves from a different perspective. Here are my top 3 musts to live a positive, fulfilling life.

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3 Ways To Get Closer To Your Dream Career

If you're not in the middle of your dream career, ask yourself why not? What is keeping you from it? You may not have ever really thought about it. That's OK, most people don't. Fear of failure and the security of a steady, “safe” job are just two of many reasons why dreams get left behind. But think about how you might make some changes to get closer to your dream career. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Harness The Power Of Positive Thinking For A Happier Life

It has been scientifically proven that when you are focused on happy, positive thoughts you feel and perform better. When you’re happy, you feel positive and as though you can overcome anything. And, though, positive thinking is not all you need to have to change your life, it certainly is a good place to start.

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Is A Career In Medicine For You?

Have you always wanted to help people or dreamed about being a doctor or nurse? If so, you are not alone. It’s a popular aspiration, particularly in light of the high salaries and status that some medical professionals enjoy. But how do you really know if this type of work is right for you? I have to admit, that even at 50, I've considered getting into functional medicine because of my passion for health. Although the rewards could be great, it takes years of hard work and a lot of money to achieve these goals. It's definitely something to consider carefully by weighing all of the pros and cons.

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Are You Prepared To Start A Business? 3 Things You Need To Know

So, you want to start a business? Great! First, there are some things you should know. Going freelance or being an entrepreneur are both career moves that require some guts and fortitude. You will have to deal with some challenging people and technical issues on a regular basis. And, though, this is a common occurrence in business, it doesn't mean that everyone is prepared for it just because they flip the open sign. I believe preparation and training are the best ways to be ready for a business venture. It's not unlike training for a marathon or athletic sport. It takes consistency, willingness to push yourself to the limit, and an undying passion to reach goals. Here are 3 musts for readying yourself for entrepreneurship.

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Why Bandanas Are So Much More Than A Fashion Statement

According to InStyle, bandanas are one of the hottest fashion statements of the year. We’re seeing them used to push back hair and as summer neck scarfs. They’re even showing up as face masks. So what’s the deal here? It turns out that bandanas have a whole host of practical uses that many of us may not be aware of. And now that the celebs have gotten in on the action, it’s shifted the whole trend into high gear. Recently, Hailey Baldwin, Cody Simpson, and Chiara Ferragni have all been spotted wearing them. All, of course, in different guises.

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5 Qualities Of Independent Strong Women

Each woman is unique, but I have noticed some distinct similarities among the strong women that tout "I am woman, hear me roar!" One thing apparent to me is they didn't achieve this state by living a sheltered and perfect life. No, they went through some shit...and they conquered fear, rejection, doubt, co-dependency, and many other not-so-pleasant things. If you've been playing around the banks of women's strength and independence, here are my top 5 common qualities that you can adopt today!

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Is A Lack Of Self-Confidence Holding You Back?

Social situations and venturing into new territory with work or relationships is something we all face. And do you know what? It isn’t always easy, especially if you lack self-confidence. I've found that what really holds women back is the cross between owning their personal value and putting way too much emphasis on what others think of them. Gaining enough courage to meet new people or ask the boss for a raise takes time and you do have to try. That means being willing to risk rejection or getting results that are not ideal for you. This can be a trial and error process. BTW, I thought it would be fun to let some beautiful felines decorate today's pos

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