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12 Ways to Stop Undermining Your Self Esteem

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Image credit:Shutterstock It is easy to lose track of your worth after you have spent significant time in an unhealthy work environment. If you were given too little, you may view yourself as lacking and believe you are inadequate. If you were starved for the recognition you may become hard on yourself and insecure in conflictual situations because you fear being seen as wrong and being fired. Conversely, if you were given…

Money — Even Lots and Lots of Money — Can’t Buy You Happiness

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Image credit:Shutterstock Reader Resource Get the working capital your business needs–learn more about Entrepreneur Lending, powered by CAN Capital » As soon as winter storm Jonas was announced, mobs of people rushed out to the grocery store to buy food. As soon as the billion-dollar Powerball jackpot was announced, mobs of people rushed out to the store to buy their tickets. Both announcements got people crazy. Then, as the snow-pocalypse dumped…

6 Common Barriers to Happiness and Productivity for Men

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Image credit:Shutterstock.com When we think about productivity and efficiency, we often overlook a necessary precursor: Happiness. Not only are happy employees 12 percent more productive, depressed mood kills motivation, energy, and focus. For those of us who have firsthand experience, stats are unnecessary.  Happiness can be a struggle for everyone (especially given the social media highlight reels to which we compare our lives), but as I see all the time in my…

How to Come Home Happy While Succeeding at Your Job

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Image credit:Shutterstock One of the most problematic issue about being good at your job is staying positive throughout a stressful day and keeping your spirits, when things are not going as planned. And even when you’re the best, you often have some setbacks. If you're not happy at work, you're not alone. Only 42 percent of employees are happy with the rewards and recognition their company provides. So it's up…

The Art of Making Customers Happy on Social Media

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Image credit:Shutterstock If you sell something online or if you run a business with an online presence—even if you’re just having a good time growing your personal brand—you’ll have the honor and the privilege of chatting directly with customers. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. This always-on mentality is an amazing privilege, and at the same time it can provide some challenges for small businesses. How can you best respond when conversations are happening…

7 Ways to Avoid Being a Pushover

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Image credit:Shutterstock Being kind is a necessary virtue and a quality proven to sustain long-term, productive and healthy relationships. However, there is a fine line between kindness and pleasing. When you are pleasing, you tend to have very few, if any, personal boundaries. That makes you appear weak to others. If there is one habit that will impede your success long-term, it is the habit of pleasing.   Pleasing comes from fear and is always accompanied by a lack of confidence. You become a pushover if…

Create Powerful Habits That Make You Happy

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Image credit:Christopher Martin | Flickr Most of us have strong feelings about habits. We love the ones that help us be better and we hate the ones that hold us back. But have you ever thought about how habits affect our happiness? Today’s guest on The School of Greatness has thought a lot about this. Gretchen Rubin is a hugely successful author and blogger (and former attorney) who researches the best ways to create…

The 10 Success Principles to Create an Abundant Life

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Image credit:Esparta Palma | Flickr If you’ve never seen a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I don’t know where you’ve been. But did you know that the same original author of that wildly successful series (7 NYT best-sellers at the same time!) is also one of the experts interviewed in The Secret? And did you know he coaches some of the top leaders and entrepreneurs in the world? Actually, you…