Constant Learning equals Constant Improvement

I’ve met far too many people who have the misconception that education is something that ends when you receive your diploma or degree. I beg to differ because that’s just not the case—you don’t have to be enrolled in school or a formal training program in order to learn.

Since beginning my own internet business I’ve realized first-hand that self-education is necessary for success. Even though I’m no longer in school, I need to continually learn about new concepts and new methods that are available—methods that can help my business. If I fall behind the times, my company will suffer and my income will suffer. If you don’t take the time to ask questions about things and learn how and why they work, you’ll grow stagnant.

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6 Tips for Dealing with Critical People

Dealing with Critical people

I recently celebrated my thirty-fifth birthday, so I’ve definitely heard some snarky comments from family and friends throughout my life … but people who are constantly critical of anything and everything can really drive me up a wall.

Obviously, hanging out with obnoxious jerks isn’t at the top of my to-do list and I don’t recommend adding it to yours either, but at some point or another you’re going to wind up dealing with a cynical  pessimist that you just can’t stand. Whether it’s one of your co-workers or your best friend’s new girlfriend, you’ll probably find yourself curling your toes up inside your shoes and gritting your teeth.

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Learn the Secrets of Your Own Motivation

Have you ever stopped for a minute and asked yourself, “Why am I doing this?” It’s not a trick question. Come on, give it a shot. Think of any activity in your life and ask yourself “Why?”

You probably do your laundry in order to have clean clothes to wear. You probably take a shower every day so you don’t smell bad. You’re probably sitting here right now reading this post because you want to learn a little bit about self-improvement or self-employment … or maybe you just really like my website (wink, wink) and that’s fine too.

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Get More Out Of Life Through Functional Self-Awareness

Here’s a really interesting guest post by Jonathan of the Grokkery site.  In the following article he discusses a few simple changes you can make to your life in order to make a dramatic change.  What I really liked is how he used 30 day trials to develop new habits.  This is something I used to do before I left on trip to Europe.  But I’ll definitely be implementing this habit again once I’m back in a normal reality.  Anyway, I definitely recommend you implement the following techniques…

I passionately, fiercely believe that to change your life, you must begin with self awareness.

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Expect the Unexpected, and DEAL with It

If you say the words “Forrest Gump” to anyone you know, there’s a good chance they’ll respond with, “Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’re gonna get.”

I’m assuming that you’ve seen the 1990s Tom Hanks blockbuster, but if you haven’t, Forrest Gump’s momma was a kind-hearted woman that mastered the perfect method of teaching her simple-minded son the basics of life in a gentle way that he could understand.

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Five Relationship Don’ts

Today’s post is a guest article from Gurl of Gurl’s Asylum.  On her site, she talks about many important topics dealing with relationships, specifically how to make a long-distance relationship work.  While I have a few articles on this site that deal with dating success, I’m glad she submitted this article because it provides an insight into relationships from a feminine standpoint.

I have been through many romantic relationships, and I make no bones about having made many mistakes in each one. Each relationship was a necessary part of my life in that they were learning experiences. Each one taught me about myself and about the mistakes that will make any relationship fail. Today, I’d like to share with you the five most important lessons I have learned.

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Steve’s Sunday Selections – May 16th, 2010

Going to be a brief roundup of this week’s Steve’s Sunday Selections

As you know, I’m a big fan of leverage. That’s why I recommend you take a look at Denise’s article on how to leverage your blog content. Implementing all of these techniques will maximize the results you’re getting from each article that you write.

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