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March 29, 2016

10 Law Of Attraction Quotes That Will Motivate You To Use It Better

The Law of Attraction is heavily debated among people who have had success with it and people who haven’t or simply haven’t tried it. It’s interesting to see how passionate people can become through their Law of Attraction quotes, as well as how cynical people can become through their Law of Attraction quotes. All I know is that as someone who has seen the benefits of the Law of Attraction repeatedly in my life and in the life of people around me, there is no doubt that it is real and working in my life and your life right now. Following are some quotes on the Law of Attraction that will motivate you to use it in your life, as well as help you make the law work for you.

1. You Have To Take Action On The Life You Want

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Bob Proctor says he has read the book ‘Think And Grow Rich’ every day for 55 years. I’m assuming he means that he has read it over and over again and referenced it daily. That kind of dedication to one book truly makes him an expert on it and the meaning behind it, which is why he is so well-known as a law of attraction expert. In fact, you can find a ton of material from him on attracting and manifesting what you want in your life.

His point about not being able to just think and grow rich is on point, and it is something that I know many people don’t realize or accept. They think that if they pray and ask and ask and ask, they will receive, but it doesn’t work that way. We physically need to do things in order to get what we want. We have to buy that lottery ticket to win. We have to go to the job interview to get hired for the perfect job. We have to pick up the phone, be at the right place and see the right things or talk to the right person.

In short, you’ve got to do something with the thoughts you are having. For instance, if you want to attract a perfect partner into your life, then you have to stop accepting losers in your life, keep your eyes open for someone who seems to have what you want, and then date him or her and figure out who they really are. As nice as it would be to just attract them into your life and live happily ever after, it just doesn’t happen that way.

2. You Need To Increase Your Awareness

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Simply stated, this means that you have to stop being so negative and focused on bad things if you want to attract the thoughts, ideas, actions and plans that will help you get what you want.

We know that thoughts resonate a frequency. When you raise your frequency of thought, to more loving and positive thoughts, then you move into a higher consciousness. And, your level of consciousness, or awareness, determines your reality.

If you are focused on negative things, close-minded, and thinking negative thoughts, then how can you expect to get excited about something or build a positive plan to get what you want? How do you expect to even see the possibilities out there that can help you do that? And, how do you expect to listen to the positive people who have some helpful ideas and then cooperate with them to help you manifest what you want?

Everything you want is available for you to have with the right mindset and perception on life. But, in order to see how to get what you want, you have to think on that frequency.

Therefore, if you want to attract love into your life, then you have to start thinking on a higher frequency where love lives. You have to start thinking more positive thoughts and seeing more love in your life and in the world.

Alternatively, if you want to attract money into your life, then you have to think more successfully. You can’t think like someone who expects to be broke and come up with the ideas that will help you do what’s necessary to find success.

3. How Can You Raise Your Thought Frequency?

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Jordan Bach is a spiritual life coach. If you don’t resonate with any of the other Law of Attraction quotes in this article, this one will help you manifest more of what you want in your life. In the Law of Attraction and manifestation world, love is known to help you get exactly what you want.

When you are on a frequency of love, you are much more open to loving people and loving experiences, and essentially attract you can attract more love into your life. You are more optimistic, enthusiastic, passionate, and empowered. Love is the emotion that will help you do what you need to do for yourself to get what will make you happy, and it will encourage other people to help you manifest what you want in your life too.

Therefore, be grateful for where you are now. Count your blessings and feel a sense of warmth and fondness for the good things and people in your life.

And, get into a mindset where you feel good about where you are going. Get excited about the potential your life has and your willingness to go after what you want in life. This will move you into a higher frequency that will help you do the things that get you in line with what you want most in life.

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4. Start Thinking ‘When’ Instead Of ‘If’

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March 29, 2016

10 Mother Quotes That Will Remind You Of Your Good Mother

This list of mother quotes is for everyone who has a good mother. We do realize that there are a lot of women out there that shouldn’t have had children and are really bad mothers, but we want to talk about and focus on what good mothers are capable of doing in our lives and why we should respect them. These mother quotes should ring true to anyone who was raised by a good mother that they are proud of and love.

1. We Hope We Can Be As Talented As Our Mothers

11We all know that Princess Diana was a kind woman who did a lot of humanitarian work. Prince Harry and Prince William have both followed in her footsteps. Prince Harry has supported numerous charities, and he is currently in Nepal working on a relief project, which means just like Princess Diana, he’s not just talking the talk, but getting out there and trying to make a difference in whatever way he can.

I think we all can relate to the desire to be as good as our mothers were to us and others around us. When we were raised by a kind mother who took care of us and people around us, we try to live up to her reputation. We respected her so much for what she did, so we want to be like her and we want others to see us the same way we saw her and clearly see her now.

2. Our Mother’s Love Shaped Our Lives – Literally

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Growing up with a good mother is all about love. A mother who told you repeatedly that you were loved and showed you in different ways how much she really loved you is a good mother who stands out as a loving part of your past and your present.

I was talking to a man the other day who had a horrible mother that pawned him off to relatives in a different country at the young age of 5. Talking about our lives growing up, he asked me a question that he said he had heard on a self-help CD. He asked, go back in time to when you were about 6-years-old and look in the front window of your house. What do you see? I told him that I saw me feeling comfortable and playing in the front room, and my parents were not far away from me in the kitchen. This is a memory that I can pull up fondly and still feel today. When I asked him what he saw, he said he saw a child that thought he was hated and unwanted and felt like a stranger in someone else’s house. He barely resonated with that kid, as if it wasn’t even him when he was younger. What a difference!

Research has shown that receiving a mother’s love when we are young goes beyond just making us feel comfortable and wanted. It also helps develop a larger hippocampus, by about 10 percent, and it enables us to deal with stress better later on in life. Moreover, we do better in school and turn out more emotionally developed. So, our mothers love does much more than just making us feel valued, it actually improves our well-being in many different ways when we grow up. That’s a special gift that only a loving mother can give.

3. She Taught Us Many Things, And Now We Teach Her

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This is one of the mother quotes that is funny, yet on point! After Elan Gale, a television producer, made this comment, he received a comment from a woman who made a very valid point. She said his mother taught him how to use a spoon! If she could teach him how to master a utensil, then he could certainly take the time to teach her how to master a little device with a lot of different features. And, he agreed.

This is one of the mother quotes that resonated with me because the other day my mother texted me, but she thought she was searching in Google. It’s a good thing that it wasn’t too private of a search! And, I rolled my eyes at the thought of having to show her again how to do certain things on her phone.

It’s funny because we find ourselves constantly trying to teach our mothers the ins and outs of technology and, sometimes, even things that are not related to technology. But I’ve realized that we do it because they are our mothers and we want them to have the knowledge, freedom, and happiness that comes with learning new things and putting them to go use, just as they did for us.

4. She Gave Us Some Great Advice!

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March 27, 2016

8 Thank You Quotes And Why They Are So Important

Saying thank you is something that we do almost daily. We say it to strangers, friends, and family without really thinking about what it means. The following 8 thank you quotes have a lot of meaning behind them, and once you understand it, you may find yourself not just saying thank you more, but really understanding why you are saying it and how it is benefiting you and your life.

1. Why You Should Say Thank You For Today

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It doesn’t matter what is going on today, you are alive. You are here. You are able to experience the day and all that comes with it. That is something to say thank you for.

But you are not just thanking some higher power that you are here when you say thank you. You are also reminding yourself of what there is to be happy about, even if there seems like there is nothing to be happy about. You are reminding yourself that there IS something to be grateful for today, and that can help you stay optimistic in the face of anything.

So, wake up and say thank you as soon as you open your eyes. If you do that, you will get started on the right foot and help set the tone for the rest of the day.

2. Recognize That Other People Have Helped You Get Where You Are By Saying Thank You

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If you don’t know Colleen Evans, she is a YouTuber who does a character called Miranda Sings. She is currently having some great success in her life – getting a show on Netflix, having great success with her YouTube videos, and doing all kinds of projects on the side, but the above thank you quote from her came after she did a live Miranda show. She expressed how much she loved doing the live shows and how she knows that it is simply because of her fans that she is able to do what makes her happiest in life. While she is obviously extremely talented, her success is due to her fans supporting her.

Who is helping you in your life? Your friends or family members? Your boss or your teacher? Your co-workers? Make sure you say thank you to them because they are playing an important role in your success, and you need to acknowledge that in order to stay grounded and remember why you are where you are.

3. You Make Others Feel Good With Your Gratitude

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Not only is saying thank you important for your own mental well-being, it is important to make other people feel good about themselves. Research has shown that receiving expressions of gratitude, such as a simple thank you, makes us feel better about ourselves and the person who expresses the gratitude. It also causes us to do more helpful things towards the person we received gratitude from, which is a win-win for anyone.

Lady Gaga was speaking to her incredible 57 million Twitter followers, and understanding how we feel when we are thanked, you can imagine how good her followers felt about themselves and her. She didn’t just thank them. She told them straight up why they were benefiting her so much and how she wants to return the favor. It’s hard not to like her after hearing something like that.

But, you don’t have to be Lady Gaga to affect people. Say thank you with sincerity to everyone who benefits you in some way. If they make your life easier, serve you in some way, help you out, or stand by you, say thank you and make them feel good with your gratitude.

4. Saying Thank You Instead Of Praying For Help

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March 22, 2016

8 Independent Women Quotes To Help Claim Your Independence

For a long time, women have been viewed as dependent on others. Since I was a kid, I have constantly – in fact, daily, seen messages or heard words that were meant to portray how dependent women really are. For instance, women require a man to support them financially, emotionally, or physically because they are the weaker sex and need that support. Or they require their family members to help them because they are so weak and unable to cope on their own. The message that women are weak and need to be taken care of seems to be something that has been marketed in every area of life from food to work.

Now, messages of strong, self-sufficient, and self-reliant women have been popping up and making their messages heard about what women really deserve. In fact, if you follow the hashtag #istandup, you will see many strong and independent women voicing their opinions. But before you check that out (and hopefully join the hashtag movement) following are 8 independent women quotes that will help mold the future of how women view themselves.

1. Getting Out Of The Traditional Role

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I saw a commercial the other day that is promoting traditions. I can’t remember what is it for, but I came away from the commercial feeling like I had to follow all of the traditions that my family had set long ago because it was what I was supposed to do. I’m assuming that’s how they wanted me to feel! But, for women who want to be independent, some traditions need to be broken.

Yes, in most cultures, women are the ones who have always stayed at home and took care of their men. The traditions of women in the kitchen are passed down from generation to generation, and it can be really hard to break free from that role, especially if your entire family believes in it. It doesn’t matter what generation you are a part of, everyone from Baby Boomers to Generation Z are faced with the traditional roles of their parents.

For example, I have a male friend who has a sister that is living out her Italian and Catholic mother’s traditional role. Her Italian mother cherishes motherhood and being a wife and puts it above all else – including herself, and she has taught her taught to cherish it too, to the point that she is staying in a physically and mentally abusive relationship because, as her mother has outright told her, “You need to take care of your kids and man, despite what is happening.” Unfortunately, she’s not actually taking care of her kids because they are living in an unhealthy household, and she is being brainwashed that she can’t live on her own by her husband, his huge Italian family, and her mom. She even had an escape plan at one point that was sabotaged by his family. They told her that she needed to stay and work it out as divorce is not a consideration.

The point is your grandmother, mother, aunts, and other women in your family are going to try to keep you in a traditional role. They are going to tell you to take care of others, because that’s what women do. They are going to tell you to get a strong and capable man to take care of you so that you can survive and thrive in this world. It’s what they feel is right, despite what is happening in your world or how you feel. They are going to try to convince you that you can’t make it on your own as a single woman. But you can. Their tradition is based around their beliefs, and sometime traditions need to be broken.

2. One Habit To Maintain Your Independence

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The people in your life will have a huge influence on how independent you are. There are some people in life who you can move out of your life when they start to affect your independence. For instance, a negative friend who is trying to convince you that you need him or her to feel valued, have fun, or anything else, is someone you can push out of your life. You are not committed to stay friends with someone for a lifetime, just as you are not committed to stay in unhealthy intimate relationships that try to take away your Independence. But, some people, like family members, are difficult to remove from your life.

If you can’t remove toxic people who try to control you or make you feel controlled in some way from your life, then you need to find a way to deal with them. This is one of the independent women quotes to keep in mind. Create bars between you and toxic people, and don’t let them get to you in a way that they can affect your thoughts, emotions, and strength. Limit the time you spend with them. Take control of the conversations you have with them, and don’t let yourself get caught up in a conversation that affects you negatively. And, don’t let other people suck you into their drama or toxic lifestyle in a way that affects your independence negatively.

3. Why Do We Need Independent Women?

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In other words, you are responsible for your own life. You are responsible for who you are, what you do, and how you do it, and if you let other people make those decisions for you, then you are not in control of your life and how it affects you and everything around you. Do you see the impact that this can have?

If you are not in control of how you affect others, you could be influencing their lives in a very negative way. For instance, the mother that is abused and refuses to claim her independence is influencing her daughters the way her husband dictates. She is showing them weakness. She is showing them how women are supposed to be treated. She is teaching them to be dependent on their man. She is teaching them everything that her man believes about women, and that is stealing from their self-worth and ability to be independent themselves.

Every woman matters. That’s why it is important she uses her importance in this world as ethically and powerfully as she can. If she sits back dependent on others to decide who she is, then she is making herself insignificant.

4. What Do Independent Men Think About Independent Women?

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I’ve heard a lot of strong and secure men talk about non-relationship worthy women. These are the type of women that are needy and cling to them – or, in other words, are dependent. These women are good for guys who need to be in control because they can control them easily. Guys that are insecure and sexist fit into that role. But, for good guys who want a normal relationship with a woman who can take care of herself, but still knows how to be an active part of the relationship, needy women are the ones who are not considered or dumped quickly.

In other words, if you want a normal relationship with an independent man who knows how to treat you right while appreciating you for who you are, then you need to be an independent woman. When you are, you will be able to tell which guys are the losers and abusers because they will try to change you in some way or not be happy with who you are, while the good guys who are worthy of your love will allow you to be just who you are because that’s who they love.

5. Independent Women Don’t Need To Rely On Someone Else

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Cindy Crawford talked about how her mother was dependent on her father, even after their divorce. He would send her money each week, but if she ticked him off in any way, he would withhold the money, which would mean no food or no gas. Cindy saw that and decided that it would never happen to her, and, of course, she is in a position where it never will.

It’s important to always remember that your independence may be the only thing you have at some point in your life. Even if you are surrounded by loved ones, friends, a great man, and kids, all of that can be taken away, and there may be a time when you are the only person you can depend on. That’s why you need to create and value your independence right now, no matter who you have to depend on.

You should be able to make money and understand how to take care of yourself in terms of banking, taking care of your home, and getting around. You should know what your passions are in life and what you are good at. You should know your strengths and weaknesses, which means you should be out there testing yourself to see what they are. When you depend on someone else to do things for you or tell you who you are, it will feel very frustrating and overwhelming when you don’t have that person there anymore.

If you want to be an independent women, then get to the point that you don’t need to rely on anyone else. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t value the support you have in your life, but you should be able to handle life if you are suddenly standing alone.

6. Don’t Think You Can Be An Independent Woman?

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March 20, 2016

13 Quotes About Mental Strength You Need To Read

Mental strength, often called mental toughness, is essential for success in business, sports, relationships, and every aspect of life. You have to be mentally strong in order to work through problems, find solutions, and keep pushing yourself forward. In other words, improving your mental strength is the number one thing you can do to live a happier and more successful life. Are you not feeling mentally strong right now? Following are 13 quotes to help you improve your mental strength.

1. Maintain Your Hope

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I always think of the show ‘The Walking Dead’ when I think about mental strength. The weak-minded and the people who lose hope are the first to get picked off and die, and the strong-minded who have hope keep going and going and going – until, of course, they come up against someone smarter or stronger. Even the strongest characters can be tested mentally and start to lose hope, and if they can’t shake that way of thinking, their chance of survival decreases dramatically.

Thankfully, we don’t have to live in a world where we fight against walkers and protect our family from people who have nothing to lose. But, we do face a lot of obstacles in our life that try to suck out our confidence, self-worth, purpose, and hope.

Hope is a tool that you can use to stay mentally strong and keep going forward. You will never fall and stop moving because you will always be doing stuff and making decisions for your life that matters and makes a difference to you, hoping that it will pay off in the end.

2. Stop Being Jealous

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Jealousy is very bad for your mental strength. When you are jealous, you think less of yourself instantly. You don’t have what someone else has, so you feel pity for yourself and start to beat yourself up in some way. How can you be mentally strong when you are doing that to yourself?

Facebook is a horrible place for jealousy. There, you see what people want you to see, which is all of their successes in life. You don’t see their struggles or problems, so it’s easy to be jealous of what you think they have in life. Remember that the next time you read a post about how perfect someone’s life is or see a picture of their new house, happy relationship, or latest success. They are only posting what they want you to see, so your jealousy is based on half-truths, which, if you think about it, is how it is offline too. People only give you access to what they want you to see.

Jealousy is pointless. Your time is better spent going after what you want instead of sitting around thinking about what someone else says they have.

3. Don’t Expect To Hit A Mental Strength Ceiling

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If you are beating yourself up for not being strong enough, then stop, because you will never reach some ceiling that means that you have now become strong enough and everything will just be easy as pie. You will always be working towards more mental strength with each roadblock you hit. You will always be discovering just how strong you really are when you need to be.

When you imagine mental strength like that – as a journey and not a destination, you will stop telling yourself that you have not achieved some level of strength you think you should have achieved. And, you will start working on leaping, jumping, and breaking through the challenges in your way.

4. You Have To Take Some Gambles In Life

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Mental strength builds up when you get out of your comfort zone and gamble a little. You won’t know what the outcome is going to be, and that can be scary, but doing it anyway will help you work through the fear and make you stronger every step of the way.

I love how Raquel included the fact that she failed. That failure is going to happen often. If everything were a success, your mental toughness would never be challenged! The failure is what helps you figure out what doesn’t work and what might possibly work, and when you are faced with it, you realize that it isn’t as bad as you thought it was going to be, which equals more mental strength to go after another possible failure.

5. Get Excited About Living Life!

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You’ve probably heard that you don’t know how strong you are until you are faced with something that requires strength. This is absolutely true! Live your life with the excitement that you are going to be challenged and find out how strong you are each and every day. When you get excited about the lessons you will learn, you will maintain a sense of mental strength that nobody can take away.

6. How Can You Create More Mental Pain?

42You really have two options in life when it comes to how strong you are mentally. If you want to diminish your mental strength and create more mental pain, then give up. Give up on your goals, your dreams, your happiness, and your success. Give up and you will maintain a sense of mental pain forever. Or, you can keep going despite the pain. You can keep doing things that move you towards what you want, even when you are feeling crappy, and those negative feelings will subside and you will experience more rewards and more mental strength because of it.

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March 17, 2016

11 Uplifting Quotes To Help You Feel Better

Sometimes things just feel like they are really bad and it’s hard to talk yourself into feeling better socially, spiritually, emotionally, or physically. When you are in that state, it can be hard to acknowledge that there are better things to come, which is why uplifting quotes are important! They can give you a new perspective on yourself, your day, and your life, and they can help you rise up from a sad and miserable feeling to a more productive and happy one. Following are some uplifting quotes that I hope will make you feel better today, no matter what has brought you down and made you feel sad.

1. Choose Faith In Spite Of Facts

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Your facts today may be telling you one thing, and they may be keeping you in a negative state, but faith is what keeps the hope alive for something else. The truth is that facts don’t always add up to the actual result. Often facts are not facts at all. They are just limiting beliefs that keep you stuck in a state of sadness or negativity. Limiting beliefs are those things that you tell yourself are true, but they really aren’t. They are just reflections of your perception of life.

As Joel Osteen said, his mother didn’t die of cancer within a few weeks. The facts told her that she would, but she decided to have faith despite the facts. While you may think that diagnosis was a fact, the real truth is that the body does not always follow the doctor’s orders and can heal and do things differently than what your doctor expects. And that’s pretty much the way it is with many things in life.

Even if you believe you will, you may not lose that job, experience a negative setback, or have things work out the way you expect, and faith is what you need to focus on to feel better, more focused, more action-orientated, and get you the results you want, despite the way the facts are set up.

2. Change Happens In A Moment

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You may be feeling down this morning, but this afternoon a huge breakthrough could happen. Everything that feels impossible right now could feel extremely possibly within just a few hours, and you may be on your way to achieving something better or having a better experience before you know it.

The idea here is that change happens quickly. While it may take consistent action or for things to line up in the right order for change to occur, that change could happen at any moment, and today is just as good of a day for it to happen as any! When you have the mindset that change is coming, and it could be today, then you can keep yourself hopeful for better things to come, which will help you feel happier and less anxious in life.

3. You Need To Feed Yourself

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March 15, 2016

7 Strong Women Quotes That Will Empower Every Woman

If you are a woman, then these strong women quotes are for you. They are from some of the strongest women in the public eye, and their messages are worthy of every woman’s attention! These women know what it takes to be strong women, and while they are already living that strength, they want it for you and every other woman out there, which is why their quotes are so powerful. Their quotes are the truth and the guidelines to becoming stronger in every aspect of life.

1. How To Become A Stronger Woman

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For a long time, all women were told what they had to do and how they had to do it. They were restricted from doing and saying certain things, and they were treated as if they couldn’t follow just any path that they wanted to follow. Now, many women can choose to be the person they want to be, and they can choose to be authentically powerful in their life.

It doesn’t matter what your passion or calling is – if you are true to your character and let it serve your inner desires, then you are a strong woman. Strong women follow their calling, regardless of what other people think, and live their life well.

A lot of women think that living in a traditional woman’s role is disempowering. But, many women are drawn to being a wife and mother, and when they admit that calling, and let their personality work towards being the best wife and mother out there, they are acting a strong woman in their role. It’s only when women become a wife and a mother when they don’t really want to, and end up living a life that is nowhere near their dreams, that they are then disempowering themselves.

So, if you don’t remember any of the other strong women quotes in this article, remember this one. You are powerful when you match up what you do and how you act with what you feel. You cannot get stronger than that.

2. Fix Your Own Problems

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I thought, along with Oprah, Gayle King is definitely a strong woman to listen to, and this quote pretty much says it all. When Gayle was younger, she had picked up the phone to call her mentor, Bruce Johnson, to complain about things not working out the way she was expecting, and he told her to ‘grow up’ and hung up the phone. That was when she realized that when you were given an opportunity to do something, you had to make the most of it, and nobody wants to hear you complaining, nor does complaining do any good.

When it comes to complaining, strong women don’t do it. If it doesn’t require someone else’s help, they work things out on their own. Weak women, though, complain and act like a victim and tell everyone they see their problems and struggles.

If you want to be a stronger woman, face your problems head on and fix them yourself. You are in charge of your own life and you have the power to fix issues when they arise. Therefore, instead of picking up the phone to complain, use that time to take action on working through the problem and creating success.

3. Don’t Skimp On Your Education

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March 13, 2016

Encouraging Quotes For Living Your Best Life

Living your best life can be hard. It means you need to make some hard decisions, do some hard things, and face some hard facts. But it is rewarding. Living your worst life is easy. You just sit back and let life happen to you. You don’t choose what you want. You don’t take action on what you want. You just complain, do things you don’t want to do, and waste your life away. It is a painful way to live. If you are finished living your worst life – or even a mediocre life, then you need to start doing the hard things. Following are some encouraging quotes to get you up and do what you need to do!

1. Satisfy Your Soul

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If you are wanting to live your best life, then your soul is calling out to you to do so. There is a longing or a need inside of you to do what you need to do, and that desire is going to keep you in a place where you feel lack or disappointed in yourself and your life until you do. That can lead to extreme unhappiness and even depression.

Encouraging quotes like this are what keep you moving when you don’t have any other reason why you should keep doing what is right. The very fact that you are doing something to satisfy your inner self is all you can see sometimes, and it should be enough. That’s why you will make the harder decisions or the less lucrative decisions. You do what you need to do to stop the disappointment or feeling of being unfilled, and you do what you know is right for you. And, it always leads to more happiness.

For example, I have a friend who was in an executive job that demanded a lot of his time and energy. He was making a lot of money, but he was not happy. He had no time to spend with his wife and kids, and he was starting to become sick with aches, pains, migraines, and low energy. He had barely had a cold in his adult life, but his immune system was being affected negatively from all the stress, and he was getting colds almost every month. He knew what was right. His soul was begging him to get a job that didn’t demand so much from him. But that meant a huge pay cut and it was hard to let go of the money! When he finally switched jobs, he was making over 50% less than he had been in his executive job, but he was 200% happier and more satisfied with his life.

2. Your Best Life Is Up To you

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We all know Arnold Schwarzenegger, but what many people don’t know is that he was made fun of for his bodybuilding dreams. Everyone told him that he was going in the wrong direction or that he was living in a dream world, but he had a vision of being a world champion, and he couldn’t let go of it.

Even though his father thought his dream was embarrassing, and set him up in the military to become a tank driver, Arnold still wanted to become the most muscular man in the world. So much so that he risked severe punishment to leave basic training and go to an international competition where he could get himself noticed and started on his dream. He wasn’t supposed to leave the country, but he still went to the competition in the hopes that he would win – and he DID win! From that point on, things changed, and he had created a blueprint for living his best life. He knew that he had to do what he wanted to do, no matter how silly it seemed to other people.

If anyone is an example that your best life is up to you, Arnold definitely is the guy. If he had listened to his friends, his father, or anyone else around him, he wouldn’t have had the incredible life that he’s had. At 68, he’s done more than most of us will do in our lifetime. He’s an amazing example of what living your best life can do for you.

So, the next time someone tries to tell you how you are supposed to live, remember Arnold! Remember what going after your dreams can do for your life, and then do it. You don’t want to look back at the end and realize you lived someone else’s life and never took the chance to do what you want to do.

3. Learn How To Deal With The Difficult Aspects Of Life

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There is a reason that so many people love Iyanla Vanzant and her encouraging quotes, and it is because she has walked the walk, not just talked the talk. She has moved through the difficult aspects of her life and gathered the tools to help her deal with anything that comes into her life now. She is living her best life by facing the difficult aspects of life so that she can live an authentic life in everything she does.

The fact that people suffer needlessly is something to always remember when it comes to living your best life. You don’t have to suffer. You don’t have to let things bring you down and keep you down. You don’t have to hold onto the past and let it dictate who you are and what you are capable of. You don’t have to have to sacrifice because you have been taught that you should sacrifice. You need to learn how to move through those feelings of guilt, shame, anger, or being a victim in life so that you can move past the charade and start living your best life!

Iyanla advocates a few different tools for living your best life. If you can, catch one of her shows, such as ‘Iyanla Fix My Life’, or listen to one of her speaking engagements to really learn how you are capable of living a better life. But, until then, following are some recommendations from her.

– Have a vision in your life. When you have a vision, you have a direction.

– Develop a spiritual practice. Just 5 minutes is better than nothing, and it can include reading something inspirations, prayer, meditation, or listening to someone inspirational. It keeps you connected to your inner self.

– Practice gratitude. Being grateful will help you to stop comparing, complaining, rejecting, and ignoring the bad things in your life.

– Forgive! Iyanla has a book, 21 Days To Forgive Everyone for Everything, and I highly recommend it. Forgiveness will help you get unstuck and start moving forward in your life. To forgive means to ‘give’ this up ‘for’ something better! So, when you forgive, you can start living your best life.

4. You Can Contribute To Serious Change

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March 13, 2016

10 Quotes About Stress That Will Help You Relieve Your Stress

Stress comes with all kinds of nasty side effects, not just for adults, but for kids and animals too. Stress affects your emotions, behavior, and physical health, which means that no part of you is safe from stress. That’s why it is so important to deal with stress and incorporate some stress relief management techniques into your life. If you are feeling an overwhelming amount of stress, or even just a little stress that is affecting you in a negative way, the following 10 quotes about stress could help you view and deal with your stress in a completely different way.

1. Do You Really Believe Stress Is Bad For Your Health?

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According to Kelly McGonigal, when you change your mind about stress, you can change how your body reacts to stress. In a TED talk, she discusses a study where participants viewed their stress responses as helpful instead of harmful. By doing this, they still had a lot of the same stress responses, for instance, their heart was still pounding, but instead of being harmful biologically, their body responded in a healthier way. Kelly said that in a typical stress response, your blood vessels constrict in the heart, but when participants viewed stress as a good thing, their blood vessels stayed relaxed. She said the difference between constricted and relaxed could make the difference between having a heart attack when you are 50 or living well into your 90s! That’s huge!

This was of the most important quotes about stress I could find. It’s long been shown that there is a huge connection between the mind and the body, and because the negative effects of stress are on the body, you need to develop a more positive mindset around your life and the stress you are faced with in it on a daily basis.

Therefore, the next time you get stressed, view the stress response as helpful and experience the benefits of doing so. For instance, imagine your increased heart beat as something that gives you beneficial energy. That will do a lot more good for your body than telling yourself how you can’t deal with the stress because it is such a negative thing.

2. You Are Not Given More Than You Can Handle

27This simple truth – that you won’t get more than you can handle, has been something I’ve heard for years, and I’ve come to really believe it. I’ve seen people get through some stuff that they never thought they could get through. It’s amazing what you can do when you are put to the test.

Coming out the other end alright may not seem possible when you think about everything that you have to do to get there, but the fact is that you can handle much more than you know. If you carry that belief, then things won’t get as stressful as they would if you tell yourself that you are incapable of making it through or even handling it at all.

Our minds and our bodies have an amazing ability to adapt to any situation and keep going, despite what is happening. When you realize this, you will stop feeling overwhelmed and start allowing yourself to go through the process that it needs to go through to get through whatever is being thrown at you. Always remind yourself that nothing would come into your life unless you were able to handle it.

3. Stop Focusing On The Bigger Picture

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Want to relieve your stress? Start living in the moment. Don’t focus on all that is to come or that you need to do; instead, focus on each step as you go along and enjoy each step as much as possible. Take the time to be mindful and thankful that you get to be alive and work through each step of a problem you may be having. Things could always be worse. For instance, you could be dead and not be able to see beautiful things, touch loved ones, hear soothing sounds, or feel the love someone has to give you.

You should also tackle your goals in this way. Instead of making huge goals, break them down into smaller ones that help you feel less overwhelmed and more capable. For instance, instead of focusing on the goal of creating a successful business, focus on the goals you have for the week or day that will help you move towards a successful business.

4. Nothing Is Worth Damaging Yourself Over

29It doesn’t matter who it is or what is happening, there is nothing that is worth poisoning your body with intense stress, anxiety, or despair. Your health and happiness are the most important things in the world because they are what make life worth living and keep you going towards your dreams. They are too important to damage over things that only last a fraction of your life.

This means you have to learn to say no to people when you know that it will cause you more stress than you want. It also means you have to stop worrying about things that are out of your control because all that is doing is causing stress and anxiety, and not actually helping anything. And, lastly, it means that you have to let go of the past. Forgive and move on or else you are letting the past affect your health and happiness now by creating stress in your life.

5. Don’t Give Stress A Free Pass

30I hear so many people say that stress is a normal part of life, and then use that as an excuse not to deal with the stress that is making them sick, ruining their relationships, or having some other negative effect on their life. We have to stop denying that we are stressed and start doing something about it. Not whining about it. Not wishing it would go away. But, actually taking concrete steps in our lives to reduce stress and start feeling better.

So, please don’t read these quotes about stress and then go on feeling stressed out without taking action on at least one of the things you learned here. You may need to add a habit, delete a habit, or change your life in some way. You NEED to do something more than read about how to get rid of stress.

6. Consider The Stress Of Social Media

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March 13, 2016

7 Self-Esteem Quotes For Higher Self-Esteem

If your self-esteem is suffering, then you probably want to build it up and become more confident in yourself. If you don’t, you should! Self-esteem is important in life. In fact, Brian Tracy says that your level of self-esteem is a critical determinant of your happiness and success in life.

But, how can you become more confident in yourself? How can you gain the self-respect that helps you hold your head up high and start taking action on creating the life you really want? It’s not always easy with all the negative thoughts rolling around in your head and all the people willing to try to attack your self-worth at every turn. But, if you want it, then it’s possible. Following are 7 self-esteem quotes that will help you build up your confidence and self-worth.

1. Fear Of Not Being Good Enough Is Felt By Everyone!

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One of the problems that many people have with low self-esteem is that they think feeling a lack of confidence is not normal, and that because they are experiencing low self-esteem, other people are better than them. They think other people have more faith in themselves, are more confident, and are able to get through life without as much worry or fear. But, that’s not the case.

Everyone experiences the fear of not being good enough. The difference between the people who obviously don’t feel confident in themselves and the people who stand out and look confident is that the people who look confident believe in themselves enough to move forward despite their fear. They push through it. They don’t let their fear define what they will or will not do because they know they can succeed. And, they don’t dwell in the fear because they are too busy taking action in their life despite the worry that they might not be good enough.

Knowing that, you should feel better. You are not less than or more than anyone else. You have the same fears and emotions, and you have the same potential to boost your self-esteem and go after what you want. And, if you are willing to hold your head up high and go forward despite your concerns, then you can move yourself into a more confident state, both on the inside and the out.

I was reading tweets from Ariana Grande to find out what she had to say about her first time hosting Saturday Night Live, and I found this tweet that may not have had to do with SNL, but it did have to do with facing fears: nothing to prove & I’m bullet proof & I know what I’m doinnng. That’s exactly how you move through the fear and do what you want to do. Remind yourself that you have nothing to prove to anyone, and failure and cheap shots are not going to hurt you because you are bullet proof, and you are doing exactly what is best for you! When you can maintain that attitude, you are going to start to boost your self-esteem enough to go after the things you want in life.

2. Building Self-Esteem Through Positive Thinking

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Niko Everett had extremely low self-esteem for many years in her life, but when she realized that her self-esteem was governed by her thoughts about herself, and she had the power to change her thoughts, she quickly realized that building self-esteem is possible. While there were a few other tricks she used to build her self-esteem, this is one of the self-esteem quotes that you need to remember. Positive thinking is necessary to build up self-esteem, and it is possible to do it.

You can build up the thoughts about yourself that are good and you can start to turn down the loudness of the negative thoughts and eventually delete them altogether. It’s a matter of telling yourself what you want to believe about yourself. It’s a matter of being your biggest cheerleader and saying all those things that a best friend would tell you about yourself. The more you hear those positive thoughts, the more you will believe them.

It takes time, though. You can try to think you are a rock star all you want, but you won’t believe it in the beginning and your negative thoughts will do everything they can to let you know how you really feel. Stick with it. Keep telling yourself how amazing you are and keep pushing those negative thoughts about yourself to the back. Soon, you will start to believe the positive thoughts and your self-esteem will start to build up.

3. Learn More About Your Past, Present, And Future Self

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