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Book Review & Summary: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Review I once heard Bob Burg, as a guest on The Jordan Harbinger Show, say that the essence of influence is pull, not push. This is the crux of How to Win Friends and Influence People; everyone acts out of his or her own desires. You can try to bend people to your will, but they… Read More Book Review & Summary: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Health & Wellness

My Breakfast Staples

I don’t have a ton of variety in my breakfast options, I typically just rotate a few tried-and-true’s. In the mornings I want something simple, filling, and nutritious to get me through till lunch. My Go-To’s: Sweet Potato & Raw Almond Butter Why Potatoes get a bad rap, but they’re actually more nutritious than you… Read More My Breakfast Staples

Health & Wellness, Personal

How I Stay Committed to My Fitness Routine

I’m human and I do have days when exercise sounds like more of a chore, but I have certain philosophies about health and fitness that give me the motivation I need to lace up my sneakers and get my butt moving. I recognize that sometimes feelings follow action, and I really can’t recall an occasion… Read More How I Stay Committed to My Fitness Routine

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

Book Notes

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