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5 Secrets to Unlock Your Creativity

1. Commit to Take Action

Creative potential is in every of us and can help us to accomplish wonderful things when we tap into it. We will never discover how creative we can really be, unless we take action.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh
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For Van Gogh it is painting, but it doesn’t matter what the object of your creativity is, or whether you do it for a living or just for fun,  the first secret is to commit to do it. Keep Reading

How To Be a Loyal Friend

We can show our loyalty towards our friends directly in multiple ways. For example by caring, by being there in difficult times, by expressing our admiration of them to third party, etc…

But in certain situations, it is more difficult to demonstrate our loyalty, especially when our friends are not present.

Mary and Alice are friends. While they were catching up after a long time apart, Alice was explaining to Mary how Gabrielle, their common friend, has hurt her.

She was talking strongly about Gabrielle in a negative way, and Mary could sense, she was still deeply hurt from Gabrielle behavior. “I don’t want to talk to her anymore, and we are avoiding each other lately”, said Alice.Keep Reading

How to Finish What You Start

photo by Gabriel Saldana CC BY-SA 2.0

photo by Gabriel Saldana CC BY-SA 2.0

There are many projects that I’ve started and haven’t finished. It doesn’t keep me from starting other projects. But somewhere behind my mind, there is that little vague feeling of guilt for not finishing what I have started.

Do you sometimes feel that way too? Guilty about the projects that you have started and haven’t completed?

What is the key elements to finally complete the projects that we started?

There must be a trick right? Indeed there is. And that trick is: start only the projects that you will finish. Is it that simple?

In the following, we will illustrate how the planing phase is as important as the actions that we take, in order to increase our productivity and finish what we started. Keep Reading

Gratitude and Intentions

I got more than what I asked for…

When we add intentions to the gratitude practice, we expand from being grateful for what we already have to being grateful for what we want to attract: experiences, people, circumstances, things and situations. We anticipate and thank in advance for what we are attracting.

On that day, I went for a walk with our son in the park and then we went for grocery shopping. It was unusually warm for a winter day and we met two young cheerful people, a girl and a boy who smiled to us, and I smiled back.

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Life is What We Make Out of It

What do you expect from life? Financial independence? Great relationships? Health, fitness and vitality? Your own personal definition of success? You want it all?

The question is: What are you putting in? What are you ready to invest in order to get the outcome that you want?

We live the life that we have built. We can build our life actively but if we don’t, the outcome will be the default results of our inaction.

Right here and right now is the perfect place to start. We already have all that we need in our life right now. Even if we are not aware of it. The truth is we ARE alright here and now. That is a reason to be grateful for. Keep Reading

Find Happiness In The Little Things

By knowing the little things that make us happy and by consciously noticing them in the present moment, we bring more joy and thus more happiness into our life.

There are little things that we can actively and regularly do to bring more joy into our life. Other little things may depend on someone else or on circumstances.

Nevertheless, I encourage you to compile a list of the little things that make you happy. Then consciously multiply their occurrence in your daily life.

Meanwhile I will share my list of 50 with you and I hope that it inspires you to find happiness in little things.Keep Reading