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What am I doing with my life? Find your answer here with these steps

We hear a lot these days about how we need to find our purpose and how the secret to success and happiness is to find fulfilling work and have meaning in our lives. Yet many people wonder if they've made the right career, relationship, or life choices. When you're feeling unfulfilled by a life that bears little resemblance to the one you imagined or wanted to live, trying to figure out how to achieve a happier and more successful life can be overwhelming. "I see so many peopl...
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The science of happiness, in four simple work habits

Almost everyone experiences some days at work that are less satisfying than others. If your job is making you miserable however, you may be looking for a new job with another company or maybe considering a change of career. If you don't have a viable alternative however, the good news is you may not have to leave your current job to feel happier at work. According to happiness researcher Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, while genetics and life experience influence your natural capacity for happiness, ...
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How to attain self-realization (a guide to become a better you)

We often get so caught up in the daily grind that we lose sight of what really matters to us. Whether you call it personal growth, personal development, self-actualization or self-realization, the intention is the same—and that's to achieve your fullest potential by discovering what you're capable of and striving to be the best you can be. Although self-realization takes time and practice, once the practice becomes a habit you'll feel more in control of your life, writes Eugene K. Choi. In this ...
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The best investment decision I have ever made

While budgeting, saving and investing in stocks and shares are great ways to build financial wealth, the best investment you can make is investment in yourself. Most people think of investment as being solely about money, yet it's also about how you spend your time and what you put your greatest effort into. And there's no better investment than creating a happier, more successful and more fulfilling life for yourself. Investing in yourself always pays dividends and here Darius Foroux shares how...
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Stop giving toxic people your time

While there's no excuse for unacceptable behavior, most of the difficult people we encounter at work, or in our lives, have at least some redeeming qualities. Truly toxic people however relentlessly manipulate people and situations to their advantage and while some may be unaware of the negative impact they have on those around them, others gain personal satisfaction from deliberately pushing your buttons. That's why choosing how you respond to toxic behaviour and whom you spend your time with, ...
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Why random acts of kindness are a smart strategy to succeed as an entrepreneur

Kindness is an excellent trait to have as a human being—and it's a good for business too. A random act of kindness not only directly benefits the person you're being kind to; it often inspires them to do the same for others. And—whether you're giving back or paying it forward—random acts of kindness can boost your health and well-being. Here, growth strategist Eddie Yoon explores some of the science behind the benefits of kindness and shares why random acts of kindness in particular may be one o...
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Our favorite personal development books, February 2018

Personal development is a lifelong process of understanding yourself, developing new, healthy habits, and improving your knowledge and skills to enhance every aspect of your life and achieve your fullest potential. Making a commitment to personal development is the first step on the path to personal fulfilment. Like many people, you may have started the year with plans to create a healthier, happier, more successful version of yourself. And like many people those plans may have already fallen by...
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The 21 most important questions of your life

The start of a new year traditionally signals a time for reviewing where you are in life and working out where you want to be and how to get there. Yet many people struggle to find the answers they need to help them move forward. Feeling dissatisfied with some aspect of your life, yet unable to identify what needs to change, means you're not asking yourself the right questions. "The right question at the right time can spark the right answer that changes your life," writes Darius Foroux. Here, h...
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9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity and the increasing use voice-activated devices such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa is making them more accessible than ever. For many of us though the main attraction is being able to listen on the move and turn a long, boring commute into an opportunity for learning. And whether your interest is personal or professional, there's no shortage of podcasts for improving your understanding of human behaviour, emotions and attitudes. Here, Chris Weller shares ...
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10 life-changing questions to ask yourself today

The two things most people are searching for in life are success and happiness. In a culture that values material wealth, position, honors, and fame, it's easy to think achieving these things can make you happy. And yet people who are successful by those standards aren't always happy as a result. Being successful might be better defined as being content with who you are, grateful for what you have, and the sense of fulfilment and satisfaction you get from what you're doing and why you're do...
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