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How to stop living paycheck to paycheck lifestyle…

67% of hiring managers say they deny candidates based on lack of eye contact Financial stress happens for two reasons:  1) You’re not making enough money to cover all of your bills. 2) Your debt is more than your income. I constantly had a knot in my chest stressing over my finances and every dollar I spent. After facing a period of unemployment I was at my lowest. However, one day I woke up and I realized that I never wanted to feel that again. I decided that I was no longer going to allow my money to manage me. I took control and learned a lot along the way towards a brighter financial future. You have to understand that we are taught to earn not how to spend or money. It is up to you to take control of yourself. Play an active role in your financial health and make the time to make the difference.I’m not saying crunch numbers all day but once or twice a week evaluate your spending and balance your …

Failure is a delay, not defeat…

Failure is delay, not defeat. Success takes time and for these and other reasons a lot people give up on their dreams because the beginning stages are always the hardest. When you’re having a tough time in life it can be hard to see the good in any situation. You start to believe that nothing can change and you begin to feel ‘stuck.’ Maybe things didn’t work out the way you expected. The right opportunities never came along. It doesn’t matter the reason, what matters is that that reason is what’s holding you back. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities to becoming who you are meant to be. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. You are start to fear failure an avoid situations where failure is a possibility. Such as applying for a new job or avoiding serious commitment. When you say, “yes,” to your limits you are saying “no” to your possibilities.  Choose to be empowered by failure instead of weakened by it.  It is better to endure hardships live …

Simple techniques to reduce stress

Life will throw many challenges at you. Some challenges will be easier to overcome than others. Which can make work/life balance seem impossible. At times when life has become increasingly overwhelming it can be hard to stay positive and focused on the big picture. Keep in mind, however, that stress is a choice.

Burned out? Try this to keep your momentum

Life can start to get monotonous.  Work, sleep, repeat.  It can start to feel like life is dragging you through the week versus you feeling in control.  There is a better way to move through life, meet expectations, and still succeed.  You don’t have to allow time to pass you by this way. You can be engaged in your life the way it is now. However, don’t give in and choose to just go with the flow of accepting life’s worst. No, it won’t be easy. Self-motivation is needed to continue to make your goals happen. Whether your goal is to become CEO or own your own business self-motivation is the most important tool. Keep up your momentum.  Be encouraged and stick with your plan no matter what. Stay motivated to see your goals through.It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. Failure is not the end it is the beginning. Giving up is the end. Which one will you choose? Failure sucks and it hurts that when you’ve lost. But the real reason it …

Happiness is a choice

  “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama Life may not be going your way Happiness is not a place, person, or thing. Happiness is accepting your imperfections and quirkiness. Also accepting where you are but keeping faith and believing that you will get to be to where you want to be. Happiness is an emotion. It can not be found it must be felt. If you think that changing something in your life will make you feel happier, then do it. My mother is 50 years old going back to college because she finally found her passion and it’s making her happy. Never give up. You have to constantly, boldly, and deliberately take hold of your thoughts and feelings. Redirect your thoughts from negativity to prosperity and success. It is up to you to dare to choose and radiate outward with your thinking what you really wish to experience. Don’t let life just happen to you, you happen to life. Happiness plays a major role in success …

How to see past the “perfection” on social media and accept yourself

Social media tends to highlight only people’s “perfections.” There a plenty of photo editing applications make up artists, and photographers with the ability to make somewhere appear more polished than in person. Facebook profiles, Instagram pages, and Twitter accounts are filled with nothing but highlight reels. I call them to highlight reels because we are only seeing the best of everything. Even when someone posts something negative they instantly delete it.  We are not getting the full picture of someone’s life based on their perfectly cropped and filtered photos so there is no need for you to compare your life to someone else’s. I’m not afraid to admit that I use filters. I have also posted photos of me smiling when my world was falling apart. We all hide the vulnerability of our personal lives. This trend has unfortunately raised depression and suicide rates around the country. Mostly young women have been impacted. The majority of the pressure coming from fat shaming. However, there are more positive body image campaigns coming out. For example model, …