Personal and Professional Development

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6-Step Plan to Design a Balanced Calendar

By Melissa Eisler |

What is the cost of being so busy? If you find yourself drowning in a packed calendar and want to break the habit, follow these steps to tune into what matters most and design your time accordingly.

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11 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler |

The voice inside your head claims you’re not good enough, not qualified, and don’t deserve your achievements. You just don’t understand how you’re so successful; Everyone will figure you out as a fraud sooner or later. Does this inner dialogue sound familiar? If so, you may have imposter syndrome. Here’s how to deal with it.

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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone Your New Year’s Goals

By Melissa Eisler |

In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the research that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.

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18 Insightful Questions to Help You Steer Your Year

By Melissa Eisler |

There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to assess how things are going, reset your intentions, and find focus. Take some time to consider these important questions to make sure you’re participating in the direction of your life.

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A Meditation to Overcome Perfectionism

By Melissa Eisler |

It’s healthy to strive for excellence, but perfectionism can set you back in more ways than one. And learning that less-than-perfect and excellence can coincide harmoniously is a useful lesson. Whether you’re a full-on perfectionist or just have some tendencies, this meditation will help you loosen up and let it go.

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Podcast Pick: Can Slowing Down Make You More Creative?

By Melissa Eisler |

Psychologist Adam Grant says slowing down — even procrastinating — can incite more creativity and original thinking. Check out his fascinating and hilarious story as he put his Type A personality to the test of procrastination and reveals how this “slowing down” works so well.

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Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler |

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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Video: How Does Your Body Language Shape You?

By Melissa Eisler |

In this Ted Talk, Amy Cuddy reveals that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how we feel about ourselves. Find out how to gain confidence and lower stress with just two minutes in a power pose.

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Language Overhaul: Transform Your Shoulds Into Wants

By Melissa Eisler |

Shoulds feels heavy, like an obligation. They imply something that you look forward to being over. Here’s how to use more positive language to infuse some positivity and motivation into your to-dos.

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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler |

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Role of Emotions in Our Health, Happiness and Productivity

By Melissa Eisler |

Research has found that emotional intelligence level can predict everything from leadership skills, academic performance, job satisfaction, and overall health and well-being. Find out how it is that emotions matter that much.

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Why You Should Add the Word “NO” to Your Vocabulary

By Melissa Eisler |

No one has enough time to do all of the things they love to do, so life becomes about prioritizing the most important to-dos. If you end up saying YES to everything, you won’t have time for the things that you most value.

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7 Steps to Banish Self-Doubt and Summon Success, Instead

By Melissa Eisler |

When you challenge yourself to an important goal—self-doubt and insecurity usually show up uninvited. Here are seven steps to help you enjoy the presence of accomplishment, instead of fearing it’s evil twin, failure.

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6 Ways to Squeeze in a Dose of Gratitude

By Melissa Eisler |

While gratitude is well known for its ability to fight a case of the blues, it isn’t always easy to practice — particularly during stressful times. Choose one of these six easy ways to get your daily dose of gratitude. 

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Era of Mass Distraction

By Melissa Eisler |

We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness, with technology that doesn’t support us staying present. What can we do to change this?

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Video: How to Make Stress Your Friend

By Melissa Eisler |

Can you actually learn to be better at stress? Health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal, discusses how to transform your relationship with stress.

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Video: How to Achieve More By Doing Less

By Melissa Eisler |

Watch this 15-minute video filled with practical advice on how to dial back the overwhelm and busyness, to dial up the creativity, joy, and productivity.

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