Surpass Expectations and Stand Out

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In every part of life, there are ways to exceed expectations. Whether those expectations are held by yourself or others, you can always do more. By pushing yourself further and harder, you’ll pass what you expect of yourself and test the limits of your capabilities. Stretching those boundaries and going above what others anticipate will […]

Balancing Action with Reflection

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates In today’s culture, it has become the norm to brag about how full your schedule is. We’re here to remind you that action without reflection leads to wasted energy and ineffective behavior. Rather than always being on the go, go, go, allow yourself time to examine your […]

Breaking Your Smartphone Addiction (Yes, even you!)

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Yes, smartphones can be distracting and take up hours of your time before you realize it, but they’re also tremendous tools. Smartphones give us access to loads of information, ease of navigation, and several avenues for communication. With all of these features, plus the ability to download thousands of useful apps, smartphones are a must […]

Five Steps to Build a Strong Work Ethic

Your goals are important to you, but let’s be real—motivation to work toward them doesn’t always come easy. Some days, you’re on top of the world, checking boxes off the ol’ to-do list, left and right. Other days, you have no intention of getting off the couch. But if you only work hard on the […]

Techniques for Building a Reading Habit

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Here’s a crazy statistic for you: Half of Americans read fewer than four books per year. Yep, that certainly is crazy, but does it really surprise you? In a world of binge-worthy TV shows and hours of social media scrolling, picking up a book is on the backburner for most of us. However, by neglecting to read, we’re missing out on important benefits for […]

Say “Hello” to Spring With These Non-Spring Cleaning Activities

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We’re almost there. The snow is starting to melt, the sun is peeking through, and you’re ready to pull those short-sleeve shirts from the back of your closet. For all you winter lovers, you’ll have to excuse our excitement because SPRING HAS (nearly) SPRUNG! If you’re as ready to welcome this fresh season as we are, we’ve got a list of fun activities to help you celebrate. (And we aren’t talking about spring […]

Creating a Growth Mindset

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Feeling stagnant? You’re not alone. Even the most successful people feel stuck sometimes. However, what sets them apart from the rest is their ability to lean into a growth mindset. What is a growth mindset, you ask? Exactly what it sounds like! It’s the idea that the skills you have (or don’t have) aren’t permanent, and your abilities […]

Finishing the Year Strong

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Wondering where the year went? So are we! We’re officially down to about 2 months left in 2021. And at this point in the year, we all have a decision to make: Option #1: Coast through the rest of the year and wait to get re-motivated during New Year’s Resolution time. Option #2: Focus on finishing the year strong! We hope you choose the […]

Break Boredom With a New Workout (there’s something new for everyone!)

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Are you stuck in a rut? Specifically, a fitness or workout rut? Maybe you’ve been going on the same walk around the block for the last few months, or you’ve done the same online yoga video one too many times. And maybe, you’ve gotten out of the habit of working out entirely! No matter your situation, today’s […]

Summer Momentum (And Where to Find It)

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The sun is up earlier, the weather’s warmer, and the kids aren’t ready for bedtime. (It’s still light outside and they’d rather be playing kickball or hide and seek until dark). Coworkers and friends are leaving for vacation, camping trips, taking Friday afternoons off, and it’s getting more and more difficult to turn down chips and salsa at […]