Sucesss in My Eyes


“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou

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Chase Your Dreams


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”― Arthur Ashe

In April of 2016, I made a decision that had been on my mind for weeks. It was a scary decision, as I was stepping into unknown territory. The passion for doing what I was planning gave me the extra push I needed to take a step into the unknown. It hasn’t been an easy path, but it’s definitely been worthwhile.
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5 Steps to Finding What is Fundamental


“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” ― Jim Rohn

We live in a time where Google is practically attached at everyone’s hips. At any moment, we can find more information about any topic than ever before. This wealth of knowledge can be helpful, but it can also be dangerous.

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5 Helpful Tips to Achieve Your Dreams


“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey

Dreams are important. They are the guidelines that show us what success could be, and they inspire us to make goals, work hard, and keep going. Dreams are the blueprints of success. Dreams are incredible at a distance, but the closer they become to reality, the better they get.

Not only have I made my dream of starting a blog become true, but I have also written guest posts that are featured on a number of great websites. To read my guest posts, visit the archives and click on the guest post titles. Here are some strategies to help you make your dreams come true:

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Your Version of Success


Follow your own passion— not your parents’, not your teachers’— yours.” — Robert Ballard

We all want to be successful, but what does that look like? At one point, maybe you had your own perception of what success meant to you. When reading about success, it seems to be portrayed with some limitations. Be an entrepreneur and a leader, be extroverted, have a lot of friends and contacts, work remotely, develop a system so that you will make a steady stream of income while only working a few hours a week, and so on. A lot of sources assume that we all work in offices, or have a nine to five schedule. What about those who don’t fit these labels? What if you are not an entrepreneur, but you like where you work? What if you don’t have a ton of friends, but are close with the ones you have? What if you don’t work in an office, does this imply people like teachers, firefighters, retail clerks, and people who don’t fit these guidelines can’t be successful?

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Change Your Environment, Change Your Life


“There is no question that the objects that surround us impact our experience of the world.”  ― Katherine Center

A lot of personal development sources focus on the importance of self-discipline when it comes to achieving goals. We are supposed to avoid the temptations that stop us from achieving our goals in order to reach success. While self-discipline is important, constantly avoiding temptations can be difficult. How do we make these temptations easier to deal with, in order to make it easier for us to achieve our goals?
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Acknowledge Your Impact


“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact ―  Les Brown”

There are over seven billion people on this earth. Recognizing the number of people on this planet is a humbling experience. It reminds us where we stand in this galaxy. It’s an experience that’s so humbling that we might think we don’t even matter. People are always searching for new creative ways to stand out, to get acknowledged and recognized. When we are stuck in our normal routine, we might feel like we are just another person; a bystander in what happens and that we don’t stand out. I’d like to remind you of the impact you have on the world and the people around you, whether you realize it or not. Continue reading