Writing your own definition of success

Writing your own definition of success

Society has its own definition of success, and when we compare ourselves to that definition, most often we find ourselves short.

 

For all we know, we may have all that is needed to be happy, but the comparison to society's definition of success can steal us of that happiness.

 

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Perfectionism is not equal to Productivity

Perfectionism is not equal to Productivity

I've often heard people say, "I can't put it out unless it's perfect." These people are not fooling anyone but themselves.

Perfectionism is not equal to productivity. I'm sure many of you are rolling your eyes right now but hear me out.

 

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Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

It should not come to you as a surprise when I say that you are not alone if you have this fear of failure.

At one point or another, we all find ourselves wanting to do something new, something different in life. Often that desire is accompanied by the fear of failure.

 

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Managing Money in your 20's

Managing Money in your 20's

In the last few years, I have become more conscious of how I spend my money. And like with everything I have some advice for my twentysomething-year-old self. These are not necessarily specific for the 20s, and I hope there is something that you can take away from this "note to self" even if you are not in your 20s.

 

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5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness while Working from Home

5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness while Working from Home

When I left my day job and moved to a new city in a new country, I was so thrilled about working from home. As my own boss, I could work on the things I liked as per my convenience. As an introvert, I feel that I easily get tired of socializing. I feel refreshed when I am alone and enjoy being alone. But within short months of working from home, I realized how isolating and lonely it could get. I realize that even introverts need social interaction maybe not as much as an extrovert, but it is important to feel mentally sane.

 

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5 ways you can help your favorite author

5 ways you can help your favorite author

It’s only now that I am in the writing and publishing sphere that I understand the importance of supporting authors. For a change, I was not asked for a free copy of my book. Instead, this absolute stranger asked how she could help me. So far I was only asked about getting free copies of my book, so I have a solid answer ready. But when asked how she could help me, that took me by surprise. I didn’t know what to say so I just fumbled a meek response that maybe she could buy my book and review it. Whether she buys my books or not this sure got me thinking how important it is that we support the authors whose books give us company on many occasions.

 

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My Favorite Tools & Resources

My Favorite Tools & Resources

I am a solopreneur. For those of you who are not familiar with this term, it means I am the CEO, the executive, customer care representative, intern, the IT guy, basically everything. So, it's very important for me to have tools and resources that help me manage everything without going crazy.

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Saving money is not the same as cutting corners

Saving money is not the same as cutting corners

It may seem like a good idea to save money by cutting corners, and you may even see some immediate positive results. But in the long run, it may land up costing you more.

 

Instead of thinking of ways to cut corners it's a better idea to see how you can get most out of your money.

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Real Life Friends You Need to UnFriend

Real Life Friends You Need to UnFriend

As we grow older, it gets hard to make new friends and even harder to keep old friends. College, work, married life, children, between all this it's hard to hold on to old friends and even before you know it ten years have passed and that message you wanted to send to your dear friend is still in draft.

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Habits for an organized life

Habits for an organized life

It's no secret that good habits make life simpler. It's like putting your mind on autopilot for decisions that not necessarily need active attention but are essential for a productive life.

Here are some habits that will help you have a more productive day:

 

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5 Creative ways to save money

5 Creative ways to save money

Last year I had experimented with financial fast and boy was I in for a surprise. It's easy to fall victim to spending on things that we think we need. My experience with financial fast taught me one big lesson that we do not need everything right now. You can read more about my experiences with financial fast here.

Today I'm not here to talk about financial fast, but about ways, we can save money without being stingy.

 

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5 Simple Ways to Review your Goals

5 Simple Ways to Review your Goals

For a long time, I looked at review periods negatively as if my failures would define the rest of the year. But that's not the case. It's important to know why you are reviewing your goals in the first place.

What you're doing during your review period is to get an insight into all the work that you've already done. This will then help you get closer to achieving your goals.

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Book Talk: Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection

Book Talk: Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection

I thoroughly enjoy short stories, and this anthology has some gems. With over twenty titles of short stories from the last 25 years, this provides an ideal collection for the discerning listener. If you enjoy old-fashioned story-telling, you are in for a treat, and the narrators had done justice to the stories they have lent their voices.

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Slay that To-do list

Slay that To-do list

It's important first to know everything will not get done, and that is okay. Does that take off some pressure? When this realization that not everything will get done had hit me it was such a big relief.

If you are struggling with your to-do list, I invite you to continue reading and see if my method helps you too to slay that to do list.

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Book Talk: Manifest $10,000 by Cassie Parks

Book Talk: Manifest $10,000 by Cassie Parks

The easy conversational language of this book makes it a quick read although I think you would like to take it slow as you might want to spend time mulling these concepts over. One of my favorite concept Cassie talks about is how to step into the state of beingness rather than a state of doingness.

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Introvert’s Guide to Dealing with Burnout

Introvert’s Guide to Dealing with Burnout

I honestly believe that women are born project managers. We manage work and families, projects in office and projects at home, employees at work and children and family members at home, project deadlines at work, travel dates, craft submissions, sports events, dance classes, quiz and debate participation dates, parties and family gatherings. All this is nothing short of managing a big project. But what happens when you are burned out?

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