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16 Things Successful People Do at the Start of Every Workday [Infographic]

16 Things Successful People Do at the Beginning of Every Workday [Infographic]

Successful people have certain common routines and habits that they follow daily. Today’s infographic shares 16 common things that successful people do at the start of every workday: My favorite ones are saying no (#11), helping others (#9), stretching and...

Busy vs. Productive: 7 Tips to be Productive, Not Busy

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We live in a highly cluttered world today. There are advertisements everywhere, driving different marketing messages into our brains. The internet is available 24/7, keeping us busy every minute of the day. And we are automatically put in a matrix the moment we are born,...

How to Overcome Writer’s Block [PEP008]

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Having been blogging/writing for 8 years, I’ve experienced times when I have a “writer’s block.” You know, when you desperately want to write something, but nothing comes out? When everything you write feels like crap. When you are already behind deadline...

How to Say No [PEP006]

Saying No

Do you hate to say no? Do you often find yourself saying yes because you don’t like to make others feel bad? Well, I do, and I can relate. I used to be terrible at saying no until I realized that...

Law of Diminishing Returns

Graph: Law of Diminishing Returns (Total Input vs. Total Output)

Have you heard of the law of diminishing returns? It’s a concept that I learned while studying Economics in junior college. I find the lessons very applicable in personal growth. Let’s say you have a maize field. You want to increase your...

How to Overcome Perfectionism: Your Complete Guide

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This is the last part of my 3-part series on perfectionism and how to make the best out of it. So far, I’ve shared the 11 signs of perfectionism. I’ve also shared 6 hidden downsides of perfectionism, including procrastination, having a skewed view of reality, deep inner...

6 Hidden Downsides of Perfectionism

Eyelashes - "I'm not happy being myself"

This is part 2 of my 3-part series on perfectionism and how to make the best out of it. If you haven’t, read part 1 first: 11 Signs That You Are a Perfectionist. “Perfectionists are their own devils.” ~ Jack Kirby “Perfectionists vary in their behaviors:...