10 Critical Reasons Why You Should Not Be Productive

Do you have a list?

I bet you do, even if it's not written down.

You probably have your list of immediate work things that must be done and your list of big picture work things you want to do — when you have time.

Then there's your list of regular tasks at home, your list of appointments to schedule, your list of regularly occurring maintenance tasks for yourself, your home, your car, etc.

There's the list of things you've promised your kids, your spouse, your neighbor, your church, and your parents.

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When Real Life Gets in the Way of Your Dreams

At this very moment, I should be on a plane to Italy.

My friend Katie Tallo (of Momentum Gathering) and I have planned this trip for six months. We were going to stay first at our friend Diana Baur's amazing bed and breakfast in Acqui Terme in Northern Italy.

Then we were going to spend a few days on Lake Como near the border of Italy and Switzerland.

Needless to say, we were beyond excited. Both of us had our luggage packed, flights booked, car rented, accommodations arranged.

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How One Small Action Can Lead to 150 Pounds of Change

Truth About Abs

I'd like to invite you to stop reading for a moment, and think about one change you would like to make in your life.

Would you like to lose weight?

Would you like to make more money?

Would you like a more fulfilling career?

Would you like more friends?

Would you like to learn a new language?

Would you like a better relationship with your spouse?

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5 Random Acts of Kindness

Would you like to do something nice for someone you love this weekend? I'd like to do something nice for you —  if you agree to pass it on.

I'm going to give away five copies of my new guides (the full set), The Bold Living Guides, to five people who agree to pass on a copy to someone they care about. You can keep a copy for yourself,  and I'll  send a copy to your  loved one in your name as a surprise.

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Want More Than Mediocre? Grab Life with Both Hands

“Each day comes to each of us with both hands full of opportunities.’” ~Helen Keller

A guest post by Peter G. James Sinclair

Photo credit: Kim Kenney, Atlanta Ballet; Allyn Davenport, dancer

When it comes to living life to the fullest, you and I need to grab what has been presented to us each day with both of our own hands.

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Find Happiness in Life: 50 Things to Stop Doing Forever

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” ~Henri Bergson

One of the benefits of being a life coach is learning from your clients.

Although I've been trained to understand the concepts and actions that undermine our happiness and personal growth, there's nothing like watching someone reach that “ah ha” moment and begin to transform their lives.

Not only is it profoundly gratifying to be privy to these moments, it helps me  examine the areas in my own life where I'm stuck in old routines and behaviors that aren't serving me.

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Before You Start Your Weekend, Read This

“Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” ~John Shirley

Remember when you were in school and Friday would arrive?

There was that sense of glorious freedom and anticipation.

Something fun was waiting for you, and the 3:00 bell was the only thing standing in your way.

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A New Career: 34 Probing Questions to Prepare for Work You Love

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Follow your bliss. Do what you love. Live your passion.

You know the truth in those words. You've heard them many times and have probably cogitated on how they apply to your life, your job.

Am I doing what I love? Am I passionate about my job?

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