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What’s the point of gratitude? The way we use our attention dictates how we feel. Depending on what we focus on, our experiences become framed in a certain way. If we focus on what we lack, we become anxious, unhappy, and frustrated. By practicing gratitude daily, our attention moves towards […]

Daily Gratitude Practice: 3 Ways To Start


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Your two options are clear. It’s agonizing. You either go to your friend’s party or visit your grandmother for her birthday. There’s no way around it. Those are the only two options. You’ve spent hours weighing the pros and cons. You’re so caught up in trying to make the decision, […]

False Choices: The Illusion of Binary Choices


diet watermelon on beach
Maybe I’ll just have one…. The plate of cookies is calling your name. Your internal dialogue starts; Hey it’s a birthday party, come on that’s a special occasion. You haven’t had any sweets today. You can break from your diet for this! It’s tempting, but you steel your resolve. You’re […]

4 Common Reasons Diets Fail



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Toxic relationships are easy to see. Come up with a list of the most difficult people you know. They probably sap your energy and complicate your life. Or distract and annoy you. Whatever it is, you know they don’t deserve a place in your life. As much as possible, you […]

Better Relationships: Opportunity Cost When Picking Friends


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  Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson Best for: This book is directed at entrepreneurs who are starting or have started their journey and have plans to create a large company. Difficulty to digest: This book is fairly easy to digest, and does a good job of breaking down the […]

Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson – Book Review


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Best for: For those who are intimately interested in persuasion, influence, marketing, or psychology. This is a follow-up to Cialdini’s book Influence, which I would recommend reading first. If you liked that book, you’ll likely like this book as well although it’s slightly more dense. Difficulty to digest: While Cialdini […]

Pre-Suasion By Robert Cialdini – Book Review