Why a Safe Life Is a Mediocre Life

Legendary author Steven Pressfield said, “Writing isn’t hard. Sitting down to start is hard.” And so it is with most other areas of life. That’s precisely why you and I must commit to being a finisher; someone who is dedicated to not settle for 80% but one who closes deals and projects and completes personal…

5 Healing Tips for Personal Growth

How do humans grow? Much like seeds, we require a specific set of circumstances and nutrients to prosper. The seed, although tiny, becomes almost fearless. It knows the secret for living, what’s required—to push through layers, break the shell, and enter deep, dark soils of growth material. If the seed can follow its life design…

4 Ways to Invite Opportunity Into Your Life

Spring is when opportunity surrounds us: Plants are blooming and coming into their fullness. Snowmelt and rains bring streams and rivers rushing through their paths. New life is everywhere. Spring is a powerful time to tune in to the nature’s abundance and invite opportunity into your life. Whether that means an unexpected twist in your…

5 Ways to Create Your Own Opportunities at Work

@anniespratt via Twenty20 It’s often said that patience is a virtue. At work, waiting for opportunities—especially those that feel like they’re advancing your career—can be torture. Counting the months until your next performance review, only to be disappointed if it doesn’t come with a bump in pay or title, is emotionally draining and likely one…

How to Pave the Way for Opportunity

@vidana88 via Twenty20 A key to a happy, successful life is making a conscious choice to live in the “the now.” The only time that matters is the present moment. It is the only place where you can live and learn. The present is where you can make a difference. It is where you can…

5 Steps to a Healthier Family

4 PM production/Shutterstock.com  Mom’s meatloaf just isn’t what it used to be. And by that, of course, we mean that unlike the family dinners we once saw on The Waltons—or even The Simpsons, for that matter—it’s more and more difficult to get everyone around the table for a decent meal. Related: 4 Tips to Bring…

15 Reassuring Quotes for a Stressful Day

@hanngho via Twenty20 Stress doesn’t feel good. When you’re feeling the pressure, when you’ve got worries on your mind and anxiety in your heart, it can be hard to see through the blur. But you’ve got this. Sometimes it just takes a gentle reminder—of what’s true and what matters, and that this, too, shall pass.…