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10 Habits of Happy Couples

10 Habits of Happy Couples

I found this short article this morning from Mark Goulston. These are simple habits that are common among all happy couples. Enjoy!

What does it take to be happy in a relationship? If you’re working to improve your marriage, here are the 10 habits of happy couples.

1. Go to bed at the same time
Remember the beginning of your relationship, when you couldn’t wait to go to bed with each other to make love? Happy couples resist the temptation to go to bed at different times. They go to bed at the same time, even if one partner wakes up later to do things while their partner sleeps.

2. Cultivate common interests
After the passion settles down, it’s common to realize that you have few interests in common.…

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The One Meal You Absolutely Can’t Miss

The One Meal You Absolutely Can’t Miss

For years scientists and health gurus have told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is that? It is because study after study shows us the negative effects of skipping breakfast or eating a non-healthy breakfast. Starting your day with proteins, like eggs and bacon, leads to better brain function, attentiveness, and more energy. Starting the day with refined sugars and other carbohydrates, like donuts or bagels, can lead to energy depletion and mental miscues.

Today I want to talk about a different kind of breakfast. It has nothing to do with what you eat but it does have to do with what you put into your body. I’m talking about a couple of things you could do each morning that will keep you energized and focused for the rest of the day.…

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The Parable of the Perfect Pearl

I was at a leadership conference this past weekend where they told the following parable:

“There’s an ancient oriental legend that tells the story of a jeweler who found the perfect pearl. The pearl was so beautiful that the merchant wanted to place the pearl in the proper setting. So he conceived the idea of building a special box of the finest woods to contain the pearl. He sought these woods and had them brought to him, and they were polished to a high brilliance. He then reinforced the corners of this box with elegant brass hinges and added a blue velvet interior. Then jewels were embedded in the outside. As a final step, he scented that blue velvet with perfume, then placed in that setting this precious pearl.

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Is Your Life One of Passive Diffusion or Active Transport?

Is Your Life One of Passive Diffusion or Active Transport?

I was a biology and history major in college so I took a ton of science classes both in undergrad and later in dental school. One of the basic principles of biology is based around how molecules move in and out of cells in our body. There are number of different ways this happens but the two I want to focus on are called “passive diffusion” and “active transport”.

Diffusion happens without any real effort. The basic principle is this: If there is more of one kind of molecule in one area and less in another, the molecules will spread themselves out until there is an even balance. It happens without any energy being used up and really no energy is produced. It would be like pouring a glass of water into a large pan.…

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29 Ways to Simplify Your Life

29 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Have you ever noticed how busy life has gotten? It seems like whenever there is available time, the world finds a way to fill it. The only way to manage it is to take an active stance against the “life clutter.” Here are some tips for simplifying your day. It is amazing how much stress you can get rid of by employing just a few of these strategies. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

1. Start everyday with your most important task, leaving other ones undone
2. Do what you said you will do first
3. Say no when you are already committed and asked to take on more
4. Ask others for help whenever you need it
5. Finish things completely, don’t leave it only to have to come back again and again
6.…

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50 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned When I Was Young

50 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned When I Was Young

 

This morning I came across this list shared by an older gentleman who had actually lived a pretty amazing life. His insights are wonderful. I hope that I can remember these and teach them to my children. Enjoy!

Kris

  1. You’re stronger than you think you are.
  2. Mistakes teach you important lessons.  Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal.
  3. There is nothing to hold you back except you.
  4. You can press forward long after you can’t.  It’s a matter of wanting it bad enough.
  5. No matter how much progress you make there will always be the people who insist that whatever you’re trying to do is impossible.
  6. You are limited only by your own imagination. Let it fly.
  7. Perception is reality.

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The Law of the Harvest

The Law of the Harvest

(This is an excerpt from my book “The Law of the Harvest” which you can download for free HERE or from iBooks for your iPad.)

There are many “Natural Laws” in existence that help us describe or explain why certain events occur. You may have heard of the Law of Attraction, the Law of Relativity, or the Law of Cause and Effect. One of the most basic and essential natural laws is called the Law of the Harvest.

The Law of the Harvest has been around for as long as man has been on the earth. It has been taught in various forms by religious, cultural and business leaders around the world.

Simply put, the Law of the Harvest says that you reap what you sow; you only harvest what you have planted; your results are the product of your actions.…

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Wake Up

Last night someone asked me why I started Successify! I have always had different answers to this question but none of them ever seemed to describe why I really started it or what it’s purpose is.

As I thought more about it on the drive home, these words came to mind:

“I look out and see a world full of promise and opportunity…and it is waiting.

I look around and see people full of promise and potential…but they are sleeping.”

And I realized that it was a great way to describe what I’m trying to do. I feel like we live in an amazing world where it has been proven time and time again that ANYBODY can rise up and create a fabulous and successful life.…

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Describing an Idiot

Describing an Idiot

I had a baffling experience with a sales person this morning. I won’t go into to details but I’m sure you have had the same experience before. You are trying to explain something to them in 13 different ways and they just don’t seem to have a clue what you are talking about. After the phone call I  Googled the word “idiot” just for fun. Here is the list of terms I found to describe an idiot.

Needless to say, these amusing comments are not recommended for use in real appraisals.

“He is depriving a village somewhere of their idiot..”

“Not a born leader yet..”

“A well balanced person, has a chip on both shoulders..”

“Takes him two hours to watch sixty minutes..”

“Gargled from the fountain of knowledge..”

“If you stand close enough to him you can hear the oceans..”

“If you gave him a penny for his thoughts you’d get change..”

“If he were any more stupid he’d have to be watered twice a week..”

“Has two brains: one is lost and the other is out looking for it..”

“Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn’t coming..”

“Donated his brain to science before he was done using it..”

“A prime candidate for natural deselection..”

“A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on..”

“If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he’s the other one..”

“When his IQ reaches 50 he should sell..”

“He has a knack for making strangers immediately..”

“He would argue with a signpost..”

“I would like to go hunting with him sometime..”

“He doesn’t have ulcers but he’s a carrier..”

“Got a full six-pack but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together..”

“I would not allow this employee to breed..”

“His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity..”

“This person has delusions of adequacy..”

“Since my last report, he has reached rockbottom, and has started to dig..”

“Sets low standards and consistently fails to achieve them..”

“Has the wisdom of youth and the energy of old age..”

“Works well under constant supervision and when cornered like a rat in a trap..”

“You are on the crest of a slump.”

“The lights are on but nobody’s at home..”

“The wheel is turning but the hamster is dead..”

I hope you enjoyed these!

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