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6 Ways Crafts Can Help With Managing Depression

I hate it when people tell me to do something to take your mind off it when I talk about my down moments. However, as frustrating as it is, those people are right. Unlike those people who offer their closed-minded advice and opinions Becoming so engrossed in a hobby to the point that I can Continue reading "6 Ways Crafts Can Help With Managing Depression" The post 6 Ways Crafts Can Help With Managing Depression appeared first on I Bit The Piranha. read more »

5 Ways to Soothe Mind, Body and Spirit

Self-improvement (or self-help) tools come in many shapes and sizes; sometimes it’s physical in nature (a self-help book, having a massage, painting with water colors), or spiritual in nature (flower essences, Reiki, meditation which is both physical and spiritual, etc.). Five of the best self-help options that I’ve used successfully to help soothe my [] The post 5 Ways to Soothe Mind, Body and Spirit appeared first on Well Fit News Spot. read more »

Be Your Own Relaxation Expert

Meditation has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. It is a technique used to quiet the mind and body, and release stress. It can also bring focus and clarity, and often, after meditating, problems that you have been struggling with, miraculously become solved. Meditation has also been known to inspire people to [] The post Be Your Own Relaxation Expert appeared first on Well Fit News Spot. read more »


Book Review : Investing rupees hundred on this book more than a decade ago introduced me and thereafter ignited to me read more Self Help books of West.  The foundation behind such ideology is mans conviction on his own strengths to lead a happy life. The principles underlined in this best seller is known to everybody, but the implementation part  differentiates  a successful man from that of failed man.  In fact, this book is selections from the two great books of Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and... read more »

Red Butterflies

I wonder if butterflies only wander out of monotony – exhaustion from the glimpses of vibrant colors; searching for the dark jungles and crepitating branches. I wonder if they ever marvel the vigor they possess from consistent soaring; do they die from a few minutes Continue reading Red Butterflies read more »

Embracing Who You Really Are

Embrace who you are and dont make any apologies for being yourself. Have you ever felt ashamed of who you are? Do you shy away from showing your real self? Are you afraid of what others will think of you, flaws and all? The ultimate battle between who we are and who we think we More Embracing Who You ReallyAre read more »

Active Patience: A Simple Guide to Productive W...

I'm not usually a fan of self-help books meaning that I don't buy them. However, I was taken aback with Active Patience, A Simple Guide to Productive Writing. N.C Harley had my thoughts and difficulties just spot on. In fact, it could have been written by me.It's not a long book; I finished it in two sittings but it didn't need to be. Any longer and the message and advice would have been lost along with my interest.If you are a writer, like me, who has struggled with the practical side of writing then I ... read more »

“Body Language – from Head to Toe” by Per-Olof ...

Don’t Be ‘Tongue Tied,’ Let ‘Body Language’ Do the Speaking... "Body Language – from Head to Toe" by Per-Olof Hasselgren read more »

When Your Family Hurts You & It’s Time to Let Go

At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. Blood is thicker than water or so they say.  All my life Ive been taught that no matter what happens you will always have your family and to never turn your back on your own More When Your Family Hurts You Its Time to LetGo read more »

TBT: Top 5 Lies About Personal Power…What That ...

Power: Your ability or capacity to act or perform effectively… The Black Belt is all about Power- whether you’re an actual kicking and punching Black Belt, or you just want to think like one! There are people ready to feed you all kinds of crap about power or tell you why you can’t have it [] read more »

The Anti-Success Movement

What is our problem with success? Why, more than ever, is it a liability to be wealthy––particularly if you earned it? Why do so many successful people feel the need to downplay and hide their achievements? In the dojo it’s customary to show respect and deference to those who have earned the Black Belt and [] read more »

“Abe’s Guide to Growing the Tomato” by Abe Edwards

Growing, Harvesting and Preserving the Tomato explained in "Abe's Guide to Growing the Tomato" by Abe Edwards read more »

“The Cancer Solution” by Dr. Jack Westman

Archway Publishing and Dr. Jack C. Westman announce the release of their new self-help health book, The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer read more »

“How to “Find us on Facebook:” An Essential Gui...

Not getting the "Likes" you deserve? "How to Find us on Facebook" by Chariss K. Walker provides help setting up a Professional Page. read more »

“Dating Death Match” by Mike Bernsten

Man Overcomes Hidden Enemy and WIns a Woman's Hand in the riveting new novel by Mike Bernsten, "Dating Death Match." read more »

“Sticky Girls: Why Women Stay In Bad Relationsh...

"Sticky Girls: Why Women Stay In Bad Relationships" by May Woodworth is the first book in a women's empowerment series. read more »

“Embrace the Real You” by Shawn Crenshaw

Author, Shawn Crenshaw is pleased to announce the promotion of his book, "Embrace the Real You: How to Operate from Your Position of Authority." read more »

“Twelve Qualities of Highly Successful People” ...

Successful author motivational speaker, Sati Achath announces the release of new motivational self-help book "Twelve Qualities of Highly Successful People." read more »

How to Find Life’s Silver Linings

There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While theres life, there is hope. -Stephen Hawking Every day we wake up we are given a fresh start. We open our eyes to a blank slate [] read more »

How to Prepare for the Unexpected

Its so easy to make plans in life. We live each day with a certain expectation and routine that we sort of already know what is to come. But what happens when our routine is disrupted by an unexpected event or circumstance? Being a New Yorker, there are constant unexpected detours and changes throughout the [] read more »

Annual Kindle eBook Gift List! Last minute shop...

If you need a last minute gift, dont just run to the local 24 hour pharmacy and waste your money on some cheap tchotchke that will either end up in the trash or re-gifted! Give something that will really make a difference in someones life! Here are my favorite Kindle downloads for this year- all [] read more »

Never mistake my kindness for weakness…

From THINK Like a BLACK BELT “Never mistake my kindness for weakness, nor my silence for ignorance.” Quite a few years ago, a friend of mine paid me a tremendous compliment by giving me this wonderful quotation. He had noticed that in several business negotiations I was polite with adversaries, kind even when I was [] read more »

The Power of Recognition

Today’s post takes me back to the first section of THINK Like a BLACK BELT… There has been a lot of discussion lately in business social media about the power of recognition. Research shows that recognition is one of our most powerful motivations. That was certainly my experience… Something happens when you tie on your [] read more »

“The Other Medicine That Really Works” by Heidi...

"The Other Medicine That Really Works" by Heidi DuPree, RN, CTN - Combines mind-body health information, scientific studies and true-life stories of healing read more »

“Finding Your Spirit: A Mom’s Guide to the Univ...

"Finding Your Spirit: A Mom's Guide to the Universe" a new book by Jen Brunett, takes a refreshingly down to earth, humorous, modern approach on spirituality read more »

It’s Thanksgiving, Baby! So what is there to be...

If you know my work, you know I’m not the lollipops and puppy dogs guy. My message is Life is tough- but you’re tougher. This is not one of those mushy holiday “attitude of gratitude” platitudes. You need to give thanks- because gratitude is the best way to do a year end inventory. Success is [] read more »

New Moon, New Chapter?

Time is literally flying by this year! We are just 5 weeks away from turning a new leaf and starting the new year! Can you believe it? Speaking of turning a new leaf, the New Moon in Sagittarius just passed November 22nd. Im not an avid astrology follower but I do believe the planets [] read more »

“Lynne Pickering Art and Interiors” by Lynne Pi...

"Lynne Pickering Art and Interiors" by Lynne Pickering is a decorator's guide to modern decorating. read more »

The 2 most powerful questions you can ask yours...

It’s time for some year-end reflection… I do this exercise around Thanksgiving. That gives me plenty of time to figure out how the answers to these two questions will factor into my plans for the New Year. As I always say, this is simple; not necessarily easy. Put aside a couple of hours to do [] read more »

BOOK PREVIEW: The Sensei Leader

A preview of Jims next book- The Sensei Leader “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams Who is The Sensei Leader? The Sensei Leader is above one who fully embraces leadership one of the fundamental expressions of human relationships. [] read more »

The Authenticity Trap

“Every decision we make in our lives, as individuals or as organizations, is a piece of communication. It’s our way of saying something about who we are, and what we believe. “This is why authenticity matters. This is why you have to say and do the things you actually believe.” That’s what Simon Sinek says [] read more »

How to Heal from a Breakup

You are probably reading this because like me youve experienced some form of loss or heartbreak either in the past or right now. Heartbreak doesnt have to just come from intimate partners but from our parents, friends, pets, etc. Loss is loss even if its not romantic. Ive written about this many times before but [] read more »

Embracing the process of perfection

From THINK Like a BLACK BELT To a martial artist, a “kata” is never finished. A kata is a set of movements used to teach, learn, and practice martial arts movements. A kata is never perfect If you’re sincere as a martial artist, a kata is always in a constant process of perfection. This isn’t [] read more »

Post Election Trauma

After today’s elections, there will be two groups of people… …winners and losers. That’s the way it works. Within those groups, there will be several types. First, the winners… There will be the “touchdown dancers.” These people will be posting sanctimonious Facebook and Twitter messages celebrating the beginning of a new age of reason and [] read more »

SPECIAL POST: Death With Dignity: Why Brittany ...

A couple of years ago, I lost my best friend to cancer. Calling him a friend does not properly honor our relationship- he was truly family by choice. He was the older brother I never had and in his words, I was the younger brother hed always wished for. Don was a hero in many [] read more »

Artistic courage and business

Writing for, Bruce Rogers highlights an address by Kevin Spacey at the SapientNitro Idea Exchange in New York City What perspective can an an actor, someone whose business is make-believe, really contribute to your life in the real world of business? Spacey hit it out of the park with his emphasis on one particular [] read more »

Thinking in 3 dimensions

Most of the time, most of us think in 1 dimension That is, your first response to any given topic is usually based on the frame of reference you’ve developed from past experience, prior beliefs and your current ideological mindset. Think I’m way out of line? Read nearly any social media post on nearly any [] read more »

“Your Job & How Technology Will Change It” by R...

Longtime lawyer and best-selling writer, Richard Lieberman, releases "Your Job How Technology Will Change It: Surviving Succeeding In The New Work World" read more »

Why you should still teach your kids to do thei...

Your son comes to you and says, “Someday, I’m going to play in the NFL.” What do you tell him? According to the NCAA, about 1 out of every 17 high school players will go on to play in college. From those, 1 of 50 will be drafted to an NFL team. That means that [] read more »

Why you should do your best anyway

I’ve said it myself “Why should I even try? I’m doing the best I can and nothing is happening anyway.” Have you found yourself in any of these situations?
 You prepped for a very promising job interview. In your mind- it was the perfect job and you were the perfect candidate. You even maxed your [] read more »

“Pool Repair and Service Manual That Can Save Y...

"Pool Repair and Service Manual" by Eldon J. Bailey is the guide for go-iy-yourselfers that will make swimming pool care easy. read more »

Ebola and The Truth – A serious disconnect

This is not a post on how to stop the spread of Ebola. I’ll leave that to the medical experts. There are some very important leadership lessons to be learned from the way we are dealing with the fears and facts surrounding the Ebola epidemic. #1 Trust and Transparency… Would you kill and burn your [] read more »

Letting Go to Move Ahead

Today’s post is inspired by an old friend… One of the first people I encountered when I started speaking and writing was Joan Sotkin, the founder of and author of Build Your Money Muscles. Joan is a terrific teacher and coach who helps people focus on their true potential. I haven’t spoken with Joan [] read more »

Don’t Be the Manager Your People Warned You About

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday… I wasn’t always a Black Belt, entrepreneur, author and speaker. In fact, I started my young adult life as a two-time college dropout and drug addict. I lived in an old 1950s vintage trailer we christened, “Stonehenge.” Above the door we had a sign that read… “We are the [] read more »

Focus and Sales: I’m not your target market!

I don’t do technical sales training, but I work with a lot of sales people in the area of focus. That’s what this article is all about. Focus is about turning off the noise That is, eliminating the distractions and detractions that take you off task and allowing your mind to operate clearly in the [] read more »

“The Complete Illustrated Guide to Homemade Win...

YOU can start making your own delicious wine from the comfort of your own home! -- "The Complete Illustrated Guide to Homemade Wine" by Mike Carraway read more »

5 Things You Have to Do EVERY Damn Day…if you w...

Discipline is about developing meaningful and purposeful habits. If you want to accomplish something meaningful, you need to create meaningful disciplines I’ll admit that a couple of these things show up on every insipid self-help list there is- but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them! They work! At any rate, you might just find [] read more »

The Confidence Imperative

Confidence is one of the most important qualities you must develop if you want to accomplish anything meaningful. For leaders, confidence is an essential ingredient if you want others to follow you willingly. Still- confidence is one of the most poorly understood characteristics of human behavior, and that makes it hard to get a grip [] read more »

SPECIAL POST: The Sensei Leader

In advance of his new book, The Sensei Leader, Jim has launched a new blog by the same title! The Sensei Leader features advice, articles and interviews highlighting the human elements of effective leadership through Courage, Compassion and Wisdom. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE NEW BLOG! Meanwhile, heres a sample One of the challenges of [] read more »

The Shortest…

There’s a nasty little section of every high school yearbook ironically called the “Superlatives.” It’s nasty because sometimes seldom if ever are these labels accurate even months after graduation and sometimes not even by the time you’re scrambling to have everyone you might never see again sign your yearbook. Nasty also because sometimes these labels [] read more »

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