From Shy to Fly: a Guide to Overcoming Shyness for Women

  Whenever I Google “How to Overcome Shyness”, I always inevitably see many links leading to websites that teach men how to meet more women. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, I was quite upset at the fact that there was not much information for WOMEN to become less shy. To make things worse, I saw video after video by men saying that shyness was EASIER for women than for men, since women just had to dress up to get men. I don’t know when you had your first … [Read more...]

An Amazing Feel Great Trick: Clutter Removal

An Amazing Feel Great Trick: Clutter Removal I recently decided to take some time to throw away junk and organize my house. Now it's been over a month with me working on it at least once per week, and I can tell you I never felt so accomplished. A Little About Me and My Experience With Clutter Removal I think to some people I could be classified as a hoarder. I'm just afraid of throwing things away that I might regret later. You never know when a computer from 1990 might come in handy, … [Read more...]

Sometimes We Forget Who We Really Are

We have to start somewhere to find out who we really are. I don't mean start at the beginning of your life and work towards it forever. I mean right now you have to start uncovering the undying truth of who you are and what you're about. So many of us get caught up in the rat race that we forget to pursue our dreams and the things we hold dearest. I used to think that there wasn't anything in the world I couldn't do, and even myself with all my progress in personal development forgot what it's … [Read more...]

25 Quotes That Will Give You The Chills and Inspire You

25 Quotes That Will Give You The Chills and Inspire You I have been searching the internet recently for really powerful quotes. I stumbled on a few that either really made me think or plain out gave me the chills. I thought I would share this list with you and hopefully there will be something on here that you can relate to or will greatly increase your thinking. Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. —Benjamin Franklin I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks, but I … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Being Honest, The Truth, And Lies

I was thinking today about people who lie a lot. Honestly some of them lie so much that they believe it to be the truth. So if they believe their lies to be the truth does that make them honest? This is a really good question that comes to my mind. Let's explore what these terms mean and how they relate to ourselves and other people. What is the definition of Honesty? Honesty is a moral characteristic with attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, or absence of lying, cheating, and … [Read more...]

How To Find Acceptance To Your Worries & Problems

How To Find Acceptance To Your Worries & Problems I find that sometimes accepting your life and the situations you're in can be hard. It can be so hard that you almost feel like you should and could give up. Accepting things doesn't need to be such an overwhelming process, and the contentment and peace it brings is definitely worth the effort. Accepting your circumstances and moving forward can be a little overwhelming depending on how you look at it. If you just lost a loved one or … [Read more...]

Things To Clean and Organize In The Spring

Things To Clean and Organize In The Spring   Well it's spring time again. It's a great time to get in and detail clean everything. It's also a great time to make a commitment to get organized and set other really good personal goals. I myself have set a goal this time around to get more organized. The spring is the perfect time of year to set these goals and clean the stuff you only do once per year.   The most popular one is to spring clean. This is the perfect time to do … [Read more...]

10 Tips To Boost Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

10 Tips To Boost Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence   Self esteem has been a topic of several of my blog posts. I can't stress enough how important it is to build up your self esteem and maintain it. There are so many different ways it can be brought down you almost need instructions on how to avoid them all. I wanted to share with you ten more tips to help boost your self-esteem and help you achieve a high self-confidence level.   Here are 10 Tips To Help Boost Your Self-Esteem … [Read more...]

How To Break Through Mental Barriers

How To Break Through Mental Barriers There are so many different mental barriers that stop us from doing the things we want. They could be labeled as anything from depression to anger or come in any form such as negative thinking to just a cluttered mind. Whatever form they take and however it is they came about the problem is that they are stopping you dead in your tracks when you try to become successful. How many times do you feel as though you are about to become successful, then out … [Read more...]

How To Stop Fearing Uncertainty and The Future

How To Stop Fearing Uncertainty and The Future   Everyone has experienced some sort of fear of the future. Whether it's something that you know is going to happen or if it's something you fear might happen. The fear of the uncertain or unknown is part of human nature and it is one of our oldest fears. We don't fear the future, but what we fear is something we don't like happening. This could be change, pain, suffering, loss of anything, failing, etc. Some of these fears aren't even … [Read more...]

How To Become More Proactive

How To Become More Proactive   Being proactive doesn't mean that you need to know everything that’s going to happen and plan for it. It means you plan for as much as you can and try not to get caught reacting. The difference between the two is like night and day. Reactive means that you weren't ready for the circumstance and all of the sudden you have to react to it at a moments notice with no preparation. This kind of behavior usually leads to last minute decisions with no time for … [Read more...]

Learn How To Stand Up For Your Beliefs

Learn How To Stand Up For Your Beliefs   So few people actually stand up for what they believe in anymore. In modern society people will do anything to just get a little bit ahead even if it meas selling out what they believe in the most. They do this for all sorts of reasons such as fear of failure, worrying about angering other people, they don't like confrontations, low self esteem, or and many others. Learning how to really stand up and say “this is what I believe in and I'm going … [Read more...]

Is Being Tired Necessary or All In Your Head?

Is Being Tired Necessary or All In Your Head? There has been so much debate on this topic that it's almost a hard one to touch. I've read everything from it's a chemical reaction in your body to the thought alone of being tired makes you sleepy. So I decided to rip this one apart and find out if being tired was really all just in my mind. We all need to sleep. The problem is some of us sleep way to much. The average human body can function at max capacity with about 5 hours of sleep per day. … [Read more...]

Reach Out And Make Social Connections

Reach Out And Make Social Connections   Social connections are one of our greatest assets. The more connections and friends we have the happier and healthier we become. Everyone wants friends and acquaintances and if you don't,you should consider adding them to your life for many different reasons. In times when I have been really down in the dumps and needed someone to talk to, it seems someone has always been there to listen to my problems or just to hang out with me. I couldn't … [Read more...]

Don’t Just Jump To Conclusions, Give Yourself Time To Think

Don't Just Jump To Conclusions, Give Yourself Time To Think   So many times we get an idea or conclusion stuck in our head that we believe it to be true without even giving the information time to settle. So many times I myself have jumped to conclusion so far that I nearly ended a friendship and made a complete fool of myself. Well actually I have done that before without the nearly part. I just wanted to take the time to share a little bit of information on this topic in hopes we can … [Read more...]

What is Personal Development?

Setting Goals For Your Personal Development Journey Personal development is all about you, figuring yourself out, prioritizing your life, setting goals and reaching those goals. We all have things that we want to accomplish and haven’t accomplished yet, but that doesn't mean we have to leave those dreams and desires on our “someday” list. As long as you are living, breathing, working and thinking, you can make plans, achieve your goals and change your life. In fact, one of the best ways to … [Read more...]

Get More Than 24 Hours In Your Day

Get More Than 24 Hours In Your Day   Everyone wants more time. I constantly think about how I can get more time for all the things I want to do everyday. There isn't any way to get more than 24 hours in a day, so In order to actually get more time you gotta eliminate things and free up your schedule. Let me talk about what I do In a day first, I'll bet there are a lot of similarities. If your like myself you have a job, which I spend 8 hours per day there. When I get off work I spend … [Read more...]

How You Can Avoid Be Judgmental

How You Can Avoid Be Judgmental   We are all judgmental at times. We can't help the fact that it's human nature. It's not the most useful skill and can be a destructive habit. We put a label on and compare people we run across in our lives whether we know them or not. We compare them to ourselves to prove that we are better and superior to them and mark them with our own divisions. This kind of selfish behavior leads us to a life of lies and deceptions about others including friends and … [Read more...]

How to Use the Power of Focus

How to Use the Power of Focus Learning to focus the right way is critical to your personal development and success. With the right focus you can hone in your abilities and put maximum effort to one exact thing. This allows you to achieve a great amount of quality and attention on the focused item, resulting in the best results you can achieve. So what exactly can being able to focus do for me? Focus is one of the keys to being successful. I found out that not having this ability puts you … [Read more...]

Benefits of Rising Early and How To Do It

Benefits of Rising Early and How To Do It Have you ever wondered how some people get up so early? Anyone can get up early and be a morning person with the right mindset and want to. I myself have never been the one who likes to wake up early. I would always push the snooze button on my alarm and fall back asleep.  But, I kept at it and now I wake up every morning without needing to set my alarm. (I set it anyways just for comfort) The art of waking up early isn’t something new. In fact … [Read more...]

Learn How to Be More Resourceful

Being resourceful is having the ability to find ways to solve difficult situations fast. We all have to face hard times every now and then. Life cannot be smooth sailing and you need to learn how to be more resourceful when needed to. Being resourceful will not prevent you from going through crisis, but it will help you get over them faster. The most successful people in the world are not those who do not have many problems to deal with but are those who encounter numerous problems but they face … [Read more...]

How To Overcome Peer Pressure

Negative Peer pressure is a horrible feeling. You don't feel accepted by your peers and they put strong pressure on you to do whatever it is they want. More often than not this turns out not to be in your best interest. It feels like the people don't like you for who you are or don't have any respect for you.  I have personally dealt with this in my younger years and could give you some insights on how it made me feel and how I deal with it today. Peer pressure happens mostly to kids and teens, … [Read more...]

How To Surpress Your Ego

Having an ego is like giving a homeless man a piece of bread and then walking around with a flashing neon sign that says, "I helped a man out today!" Egotistic people are relentless attention seekers. Whether it's good or bad publicity they're getting, it doesn't matter to them as long as there is a crowd waiting and a good show to put on. In many ways, egos come from people with great pride. Whether it's self-importance, a superiority complex or just complete and total arrogance, it is from … [Read more...]

Break The Feeling Bad Barrier

Everyone has days where they feel bad or just don't feel like their normal self. Some people get stuck in this negative rut and can't seem to shake those bad days no matter what. I'm here to tell you "Yes You Can." You can turn any bad day, moment, event, etc. into as positive of one as you want to. Keep reading to find out my secret strategy. First you need to understand exactly what it is that is causing your bad day. I mean really get down to the root of your problem by asking yourself … [Read more...]

A Self Growth Website For Smart People

  Self growth and personal development go hand in hand. If you are an individual who is looking to improve the quality of his/her life then you need to be working on that everyday. You can't just sit around wishful thinking, hoping that money will fall from the sky or you will land a promotion at work with less than mediocre experience. People are where they are for a reason.  This includes you and everyone you know. That reason is usually a combination of how smart they are (smart … [Read more...]

Top 7 Reasons Why Smart People Read Personal Development Articles

Personal development articles are usually designed for specific kinds of people looking to improve themselves in a particular area in their life. But these kinds of articles are not only meant for those looking for improvement or development, because these kinds of things are able to help everyone and not only those in need. You might think that the smart ones don't need personal development guides because they can figure things out on their own, and that couldn't be further from the truth. … [Read more...]

How to Overcome Fear of Failure

One of the main feelings that stops people from achieving their goals in life and realizing their potential is fear. Specifically, the fear of failure. Setting out to achieve something difficult, no matter the size of the goal, can cause stress and discomfort within a person. This can be for a number of reasons. People are naturally hesitant to venture outside their comfort zone and this is often due to the misconception that failing to meet a desired set of objectives will cause negative … [Read more...]

Upgrade Reality – Ways To Improve Everyday Life

Your life is based around your choices. The circumstances that come in your life may not always be your choice, but the way you act, react, and think about those circumstances is completely in your hands. Therefore, you have a choice to make everyday happy or unhappy simply through your choices! Fortunately, once you realize you have a choice in the matter, and that life doesn't have to bring you down, then you will start to improve the quality of your life every single day. 8 Ways That You … [Read more...]

Stop & Ask Yourself “What Am I Good At?”

Your strengths are very important, and often in your life, someone will always want to know what you are good at. You need to identify your strengths in order to successfully engage in goal setting. Setting goals in life is the first measure of your ability to accomplish your life mission in a systematic way. While searching for a job, the recruiter will always want to know about your strengths and weaknesses in order to determine whether you are the perfect match for the job. If you are … [Read more...]

How To Improve Communication Skills

Effective communication is essential at work, education, home and in relationships. The following are some tips and guidelines on how to improve communication skills: To begin, we ought to understand what communication entails. Communication is the means through which signals or messages are transferred between the sender and the recipient, via different methods (written words, spoken words or nonverbal communication). It is also the system through which we formulate and modify interpersonal … [Read more...]

How To Improve Your Personality

  Previously psychologists believed that personality was set in stone by the time the person attained adulthood. With time the idea that personality was more fluid that most people thought began emerging. Today it is common knowledge that personality can be controlled and influenced. This means that you have some control over certain characteristic and traits that you want to refine or develop. In order to understand how to improve your personality you must begin by learning the real … [Read more...]

You Have To Give a Little To Get a Little

Sometimes you have to give a little to get a little. What I mean by this is that sometimes you have to sway your beliefs, compromise, put in extra effort, etc. in order to get the response or results you are looking for. If you can't get the results you're looking for it's still possible to get a compromised result that makes everyone happy. In this article I am going to give you a brief summary of how this applies to different types of relationships and give you some tips and advice to help … [Read more...]

7 Tips For Effective Communication

There are 7 important points which can make your ordinary communication a very effective communication. In this article, I will describe and illustrate all of these 7 Cs of communication. COMPLETENESS WILL BRING THE DESIRED RESPONSE Completeness means that whatever you communicate should be complete and there should be no missing facts in your speech. It is often seen that people assume some facts to be known by the audience or listeners. This is not the right approach because if you … [Read more...]

Self-Improvement Tips for Your Overall Well Being

We’ve saved the best for last. These uber uplifting and furiously fun selfimprovement tips are for you and you alone. 1. Laugh out loud- laugh until your cheeks hurt, laugh until your stomach aches, and laugh until the tears are rolling down your face. You’ve heard it before; laughter is the best medicine. 2. Set daily goals- self-improvement comes from within which is why you need to work towards setting your own goals each day. This could be work related, diet related or anything … [Read more...]

Family and Relationships Self-Improvement Tips

When you have a family, your self-improvement does not stop with just you- your children and your spouse become a big part of you. It’s important to find the harmony in your family relationship in order to improve your overall self worth. Furthermore, for those looking for love, self-improvement often goes hand in hand with self-respect. The below tips are meant for both those looking for love and those looking to resolidify and strengthen their relationship in order to improve their … [Read more...]

Self-Improvement and Productivity in the Working Environment

Your career takes up more than 1/3rd of your life. Most people work at least 40 hours each week. This is why career success lies so heavily on the other aspects of your life. If you are not fully satisfied with your success in the work place, this can negatively impact your entire self worth. This is why it’s so important to gain control of your career success in order to gain control of your self-improvement. 1. Ask questions- in order to get ahead, you need to know what you are doing … [Read more...]

How To Break a Habit For Good

Habits, They are the things that bind us to our identity. They are the things that often give us signals about who we are. They are the things that will often create or destroy a destiny. One of the most powerful quotes about habits comes originally from an old Chinese proverb, stating: Sow a thought and reap an act; Sow an act and reap a habit; Sow a habit and reap a character; Sow a character and reap a destiny; So how do you indeed sow a habit? Is it possible to redefine who … [Read more...]

Some Good Tips on Having a Positive Communication

  Good communication between people is one of the most important things on earth and it is able to create miracles. The ability of speaking distinguishes us from other animals. It indicates our emotions, our thoughts, our character and our temper... Quarrels are often created between people due to lack of basic understanding of each other, either because of a difficulty of finding a sentence that will express our thoughts clearly, or because of difficulty of exactly understanding … [Read more...]

6 Techniques To Avoid Procrastination

Procrastination has got to be one of the major contributors in the promotion of anxiety and depression. It can be both cause and symptom as one feeds off the other in a constant negative and destructive dynamic. In its throes, we wear it like a heavy wet cloak that slowly drains us of our life force. So why does procrastination manifest itself in the first place? I doubt if there exists a definite point where we can recognize its beginnings in our life. So the eradication of … [Read more...]

How To Overcome Shyness

For those who are extremely shy, whether it's in closer and intimate settings, or whether it is in a larger group social setting, or whether you get nervous or shy when presenting something in front of a group, learning how to overcome shyness is something that will help you out in your social life. Regardless of how many people are around, or what kind of situations tend to make you shy, there are different methods to overcome your shyness, and learn to be more social, learn to communicate in a … [Read more...]

How To Quit A Bad Habit Step By Step Guide

Bad habits do much more damage than most people realize. Yet most of us tend to have a feeling of helplessness when it comes to trying to reverse or bring about much needed change into our lives. The truth is that it is possible to break any habit. A step by step how to quit a bad habit program can help a great deal. And then you will need to take one day at a time in your noble struggle for freedom. Do not try and break more than one bad habit at a time. It is best to attempt to change one … [Read more...]

Learn How to Manage Stress with these 50 Stress Lowering Techniques

Knowingly or unknowingly, you get exposed to stress in different phases of your life. And it goes without saying that if complexity and expectations from life keep on rising in this way; stress will always be there to accompany you and engulf your happiness. Well, at least you can try these 50 stress lowering techniques to reduce its severity to some extent. 1. Identify the Source of Stress Try to know your point of worry. Once you know the reason of your stress, you can be prepared to handle … [Read more...]

What Is The Best Way To Control Your Anger? Best Strategies & Methods

Experts or trained professionals believe that anger is the outburst of natural defensive emotions. It is important to understand that this natural way of showing distressed emotions is not good for us at all. Moreover, it is an ultimate reason of elevated health concerns and has the potential of destroying our good relations. It is true that almost every person on this earth possesses this emotional attribute to some extent, but, what actually differentiates one person from another is the power … [Read more...]

Make Your Life Better By Learning To Read People & Taking Control

Make your life better by learning how to read people. Who doesn't want to better his or her life? Isn't that our primary purpose in life? Don't we all want to make enough self improvements in our lives so that we live our lives better? Of course we do. There's an old saying that states "Nobody promised you a rose garden." Rose gardens are beautiful. It's up to you, however, to make your garden -- your life -- as beautiful as you can. No one, other than yourself, owes you a life filled with … [Read more...]

Personal Skills Development

How To Improve Your Skills When it comes to personal skills development, some people end up quitting before they ever reach their potential. This is due to the fact that most people just don't understand how much work it takes to be able to become the best at what they do. Whether you are a writer, an athlete or an artist, there are a few things that you need to know to be successful. In order to develop your skills and to become the best that you can be, you will need to focus on being able … [Read more...]

How To Develop and Improve Your Leadership Skills

Everyone needs leadership skills if they plan on having other people listen to them. If you don't have leadership skills people won't  follow you or do anything you ask of them. Even if you aren't in an authoritive position, some basic leadership skills can still be very helpful. Leadership skills will come in handy in relationships, at work, with family, in meetings, with friends, etc. Developing a good set of leadership skills takes time, but with a little patience you can unlock your hidden … [Read more...]

How To Overcome Depression and Depressive Thoughts

Depression plagues million of people right now. Don't worry, the good news is that depression is 100% curable. Even though it ranks in the top 5 most common mental illnesses everyone has the ability to cure it. Everyone has a depressive episode every once in a while. Some people have an ongoing depression that may last for years, often referred to as clinical depression.  There are quick fixes such as going to the doctor and getting a prescription for an antidepressant.  Antidepressants were … [Read more...]

How To Start Taking More Initiative

Everyone wants to take initiative, but some find it hard to do. In this article I am going to show you how to start taking initiative and how it will help you in your life. The process is easy to maintain, but hard to start. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, everyone has the ability to start taking initiative. Why do I want to take initiative? Taking initiative means that you ,on your own merits, go out and take the first step toward something. There are many great examples … [Read more...]

How To Form and Follow Through With a Self Development Plan

Creating a self-development plan is your first step to getting your life on track. A self-development plan needs to be well structured and very well planned out. In this article I am going to go through the whole process from beginning to end. I am also including an example and a blank self development plan you can print off and use. This article will start off with some basic questions and answers then go into a full discussion on how to get started. What is a Self Development Plan? A … [Read more...]

How To Vent Your Emotions, Feelings, And Thoughts

Venting is a great way to release suppressed emotions, feelings, and thoughts. Keeping stuff bottled up never makes things better and can lead to  heavy stress or even a nervous breakdown. Benefits of Venting Your Emotions, Feelings, And Thoughts Less Bottled Up Anger, Sadness, & Frustration Feelings of Relief Let's Others In & In Most Cases They Can Help Get Advice From Support Express Yourself Clear Your Conscience Venting is a great way to relieve built up tension … [Read more...]

Learn How and Why You Need To Start Saying No More

Learning to say no is very simple, but so many people struggle with this everyday. It can be a major life changer for you and if utilized correctly will give you much more control over your life. This extra feeling of control will do you a world of good and overall help improve your mood. In this article I am going to first explain why you should say no and the benefits it will bring. After that I will give you some useful information to help you start saying no. Benefits Of Saying … [Read more...]

How To Stop Procrastinating and Start Doing More Now

Learn how to stop procrastinating today. I am going to share some great tips and advice to help you learn to quit putting stuff off and get things done now. Procrastination ruins so many people's lives and leaves them in a constant state of stress and burden. Fixing procrastination is a very easy, but will take some hard work and dedication. Benefits To Stopping Procrastination Less Stress You Will Be Ahead Of The Game More Often You Get Things Done On Time or Early You Will Be A … [Read more...]

How To Simplify Complex Tasks and Make Challenges Easier

When you take the time to simplify complex tasks you will be able to handle so much more with very little stress. I am going to explain how this process should work for you and give you some tips to get you started. If you master this simple concept you will be one step closer to getting your life much easier. Benefits You Will Be Able to Finish Complex Tasks Easier Reduces the Stress From Heavy Work Loads Saves You Time Saves You Money You Will Be Able To Complete Much Larger … [Read more...]

Several Strategies To Help You Find Stress Relief

Stress relief will help you think more clearly and boost all the activities of your daily life. Stress management is the key to living a happy healthy existence. Benefits of Stress Relief More Fun Life Will Become Easier Less Headaches Lower Blood Pressure Less Illnesses You Will Think Clearly Again So you have decided to learn how to manage your stress. Well if so this is a great decision for you and the benefits will pay off in a very short amount of time. When you get your … [Read more...]

Learn How To Get Better Time Management Skills

Learn time management skills to help you get things done in a timely manner. Good time management is a great way to increase your productivity, gain more free time, and get your life organized. I am going to teach you how to learn time management and apply it to your life today. Benefits of Learning Time Management Less Wasted Time More Productivity Less Missed Appointments Be More Organized Less Stress Save Money Save Time More Free Time Time management is one of the … [Read more...]

Stop Anxiety Forever With High Powered Techniques

If you are a sufferer of anxiety or panic attacks you probably think everyday of how can you rid your life from anxiety forever. People will tell you that you can't get completely cured from anxiety and you will only have to take more mediation to keep it at bay. I am here to say everyone who said that is wrong and I am living proof that you can get 100% cured of your anxiety in a safe naturally way. You can get results in as little as 24 hours and fully recover in a matter of weeks in most … [Read more...]

Learn How to Work Smart Not Hard | Simple Steps To Make Work Easier

Learning to work smart and not hard is essential to your personal development. When you work smarter you reap in all the benefits of working hard but without having to put such a physical toll on your body. You accomplish this by using and developing a certain set of skills. Benefits of working smart: Get farther with less physical effort Have a better understanding of things Be more successful Your effort will yield better results You will feel Accomplished Stand out from … [Read more...]

How To Persevere Through Everything | Find Your Inner Strength

Perseverance is a trait for people with success in mind. Perseverance is simply the ability to keep trying no matter how many failures you might have. By learning this trait you will eventually be able to be successful at anything you try.  Especially if you mix in the right attitude and a good healthy amount of self-confidence you will have the right formula for success. Even if you fail 100 times with enough perseverance you will continue to keep trying. Some benefits of perseverance … [Read more...]

How To Improve and Get The Right Attitude About Life

  Having the right attitude can go along ways. Attitude makes the difference in the quality of your life. There are many different attitudes that will get you far, but some of the most successful people in history share some of the same characteristics. These characteristics will lead you to more promotions at work, a better family life, more successes, better health, happiness, and will open the door to countless opportunities. Have you ever gone into something knowing you are … [Read more...]

How You Can Better Yourself Starting Right Now | Personal Development

So you've decided to better yourself starting right now. That's great and by reading this you have already taken the first step. Before getting started you are going to need to understand a few things. You have to want to devote your time to personal development. You can't force this upon yourself or any other person. You need to devote some time depending on what particular thing you are about to embark on. You might only need 15 minutes or in some cases it might take hours or days. You … [Read more...]