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Coping With Stress: Build Emotional Resiliency

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened, or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s a real or an imagined one – the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or a stress response. The stress response is your...

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Does Multitasking Hurt Productivity?
Does Multitasking Hurt Productivity?

Is multi-tasking hurting your productivity? Multi-tasking sounds great in theory: By doing several tasks simultaneously you save time and get things done more effectively ... right? The BBC reports: Indeed, media multi-tasking sounds, at first glance, like a boon for productivity. If we can do two things at once, we can do twice the amount...

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The Biggest Loser Comes Home
The Biggest Loser Comes Home

We have never watched The Biggest Loser before this season. A friend told us how much they as a family enjoy the program.  We gave it a try and are saying the same thing now.  We as a family are really enjoying the show and learning much and being inspired by the people on the show.  A common theme for the contestants is that they feel worthless...

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Love the Job You’ve Got
Love the Job You’ve Got

Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk about people switching careers. But now that the economy is changing people are much more likely to stay put.  If you had been thinking about making a switch but the timing isn’t right, you might just need to look at your current job with fresh eyes. Here are four practical steps towards...

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How to Set and Attain Goals for Success
How to Set and Attain Goals for Success

First, let's focus on a few broad-brush concepts that will give you a sturdy foundation for setting your goals. Then, we will look at steps to achieving them. Why goal setting is important In a fabled Harvard University study only three percent of Harvard students asked set and wrote goals on a regular basis. The stunning revelation of this...

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Ten Steps to Finding Your Mentor
Ten Steps to Finding Your Mentor

Are you looking for a mentor – someone who will build a relationship with you, someone to teach and advise you and enable you to become a wise and effective human being? Here are ten steps to finding that person: Look at the people you know Look around at the people in your personal and professional life. Is there someone you admire? Someone...

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Living the Entrepreneur’s Dream
Living the Entrepreneur's Dream

Profile on:  David Browne, retired CEO of LensCrafters At the tender age of 29, David Browne was living every entrepreneur’s dream. As CEO and President of LensCrafters, the multi-million dollar eyewear company he co-founded, every sign indicated that his star would continue to rise. However, even though David admits he thought of himself as...

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Six Rules to Maximize Your Cell Phone
Six Rules to Maximize Your Cell Phone

Cell phones are a great tool for boosting personal productivity - keeping you in touch with customers, the office, and your family. Effective use of your cell phone will enhance your business, but poor habits can quickly become a trap. Follow these six basic rules and you'll enjoy the advantages of enhanced technology while avoiding the pitfalls:...

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