Featured, Personal

On Self-Confidence

I’ve realized that Self-Confidence is not some magical destination where I will one day arrive. It’s a lifelong journey towards becoming more comfortable with moments of both self-assurance and self-doubt and familiar with the delicate balance between the two. The first step towards gaining more self-confidence is actually just deciding you want it. For many… Read More On Self-Confidence

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Book Review & Summary: Influence

Review Though structured and formatted like a textbook (even including Study Questions and Critical Thinking sections at the end of every chapter), Influence is far more than just a Marketing 101 textbook. It is undoubtedly useful to those interested in sales and marketing, but it could also help you guard against the influences of both. You could… Read More Book Review & Summary: Influence

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Book Review & Summary: The Power of Positive Thinking

This book came highly recommended, but now having read it, I would say a summary of its contents would serve as a sufficient alternative to the book in its entirety. Though I was a bit disappointed in this book overall, the reading of it was not entirely useless. I did learn/relearn a few important points: Holding… Read More Book Review & Summary: The Power of Positive Thinking

Health & Wellness, Personal, Professional

Reach Your Goals in 3 Simple Steps

You’ve probably heard of the useful acronym SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely) when it comes to setting and accomplishing goals*. That’s a great place to start, but I have a few additional tips: Deconstruct your goal into bite-sized chunks Big dreams and lofty goals are laudable, but they can also be intimidating. Sometimes we… Read More Reach Your Goals in 3 Simple Steps

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9 Lessons from The Richest Man in Babylon

In The Richest Man in Babylon, George Clason imparts rather simple but sound advice woven into an elaborate Babylonian tale. The book is actually a compilation of several of Clason’s parables, and thus reads more like a novel than a financial education manual. Perhaps because The Richest Man in Babylon is such a revered and classic personal… Read More 9 Lessons from The Richest Man in Babylon

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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Our habits define us. It’s imperative to be conscious of the habits entrenched in our lives, assess their purposes, and work towards eliminating the ones that do not take us closer to our end goal. In his book The Power of Habit, Duhigg goes beyond even that and shows us how to reprogram and change our… Read More The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Health & Wellness, Personal

How to Save Money, Time, and Be Healthier

I’m a huge fan of planning my meals ahead of time and completing all if not most of my grocery shopping once per week. Here’s Why It’s healthier When creating a meal plan, I’m thinking in terms of my long-term consumption outlook. I’m more likely to consider the nutritional value of everything I’m consuming, and… Read More How to Save Money, Time, and Be Healthier

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The Case for Jealousy and Anger

We’re conditioned to believe that negative emotions such as envy and anger should be eliminated or at least suppressed. I have always especially despised jealousy, which manages to make one feel insecure, sad and angry all at once.   Why Negative Emotions Are Not So Bad It took me a while to get used to… Read More The Case for Jealousy and Anger

Featured, Health & Wellness

Are You Wasting Time (and Money) on Diets and Cleanses?

I won’t say that you should never to try one, and I won’t even say that they could never work for anyone, because truthfully I have never tried one. Maybe for someone out there, a diet could work long term. However, I strongly doubt it and the reason boils down to pretty much one thing:… Read More Are You Wasting Time (and Money) on Diets and Cleanses?

Skincare & Beauty

The Best Face Sunscreens (That Are Good for Your Skin)

I’ve gone through many a bottle of sunscreen in my day, some HG, others lacking. However, I limited my search to sunscreens that are actually good for skin, so that I don’t have to feel like I’m sacrificing skin care for the sake of some sun protection. Over the years, I’ve come to find a… Read More The Best Face Sunscreens (That Are Good for Your Skin)