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Avoiding your career change? 4 ways to beat resistance and get going with your shift

Resistance can take various forms—procrastination, deliberation, fear, uncertainty, self-doubt—and any one or more of these can stop you taking action on your career change, says career coach Natasha Stanley. In this article, she explores the "three levels of focus that elicit resistance" from questioning whether you're doing the right thing to taking the first baby steps or diving right in to your new career. She also shares the four key elements you need to overcome resistance and build the re...
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This ancient habit will maximize your focus

The world around you has evolved much quicker than your brain has. Life's no longer about constantly having to avoid being eaten by predators or other immediate threats to your survival. Yet even in the absence of any real danger, your nervous system still triggers the acute stress response—commonly known as the fight-or-flight response—when you have a presentation, job interview, exam, or uncomfortable social situation to contend with. Being constantly fearful, worried and stressed diminishes y...
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Finish the race — no matter what

While pursuing your goals can be immensely satisfying, there may be times when things don’t seem to be working out and you feel like giving up. Even when it feels like an uphill slog, persistence often pays and that’s when it’s worth every ounce of strength you can muster to boost your chances of reaching your goal.  Robert Cornish shares here a story from his childhood to illustrate the importance of pushing yourself to overcome obstacles and keep moving forward. [Read the full article on ...
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The 5 second trick that saved this man’s life

When Mel Robbins discovered a simple yet powerful way to overcome adversity and keep moving forwards, she didn’t immediately share it. Apart from thinking it sounded stupid, she had no scientific explanation for why it worked so well. Here, in a speech filmed in April 2017, she reveals the brain science behind the 5-second rule and how it works to change habits, gain confidence, and take control of your thoughts. She also shares the stories of people who say they owe their success, happiness, an...
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7 life tips from a female combat pilot

“Life is the greatest adventure of all,” says Vernice Armour, and to get the best out of our lives we all “need to break through our obstacles and overcome the challenges to be our best selves.” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot and a leadership speaker and consultant, shares here her top inspirational tips to help you take advantage of every opportunity, “seize every second and find your happiness.” [Read the full article on inspiyr.com]
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The 3-word phrase combat engineers use to get through any professional obstacle

How we handle setbacks depends on own perception. Where some people see insurmountable barriers, others see challenges and obstacles to overcome.  Although it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when confronted with obstacles, challenges, or problems, to keep moving forward you need to find solutions. Whenever you hit a snag, try the approach that Nina Semczuk learned in the army to keep you advancing towards your goals. [Read the full article on themuse.com]
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