Archive | April, 2012

5 Signs That You Might Be Settling For A Hand-Me-Down Personality

Tweet The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. – Jim Hightower We are trained, from the very beginning of our lives, to fit in. Your parents teach you how you should speak, eat, dress in a socially acceptable manner. Your school teaches you […]

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Ask the Readers: Do You Think It’s Wrong To Be Ambitious?

Tweet   There is often negative connotation with the word “ambition.” It’s a sad truth of our society that ambition is automatically associated with greed, or money and power without soul. Ambition is… A strong desire to do or achieve something Why would anyone consider that a bad thing? Why are we not encouraging every […]

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3 Must Have Traits of Your Success Support Group

Tweet Every person and every idea needs a champion. We’ve heard this over and over again. Maybe, you can do it alone, but unless you are a hermit by profession, it’s going to be a lonely journey. I’m all for independence. I’m proud to be independent. But a support group is not about dependency. It’s […]

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The Kaizen Journaling Manifesto

Tweet   The Kaizen Journaling Manifesto is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Feel free to share the work anywhere, but please link back here. These values are what this site is about. If they resonate with you, inspire you or intrigue you then we would love to consider you a regular reader. Just enter […]

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15 Experts Reveal How Ambition, Audacity and Authenticity Contributed to Their Success

Tweet Success is a variable term. It could mean different things to different people. But regardless of what your definition of success is, I believe that three ingredients can contribute to it. Those ingredients are: Ambition, Audacity and Authenticity. I decided to test this opinion, and see if successful people from different areas would agree. […]

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Welcome to Kaizen Journaling: How We Can Contribute to Your Success

Tweet   I believe that no one wants to settle for mediocre achievements. People end up leading average life because they fall into it by following conventional routes of education, career and relationships, and they never quite manage to break the cycle. My mission here is to advocate dreaming big dreams, and believing in possibilities. […]

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7 Ways to Turn Your Journal from Whiny to Empowering

Tweet When I first started journaling, over twelve years ago, it was usually a place for me to record all the negative things in my life. A few years ago, when I was flicking through that journal, I read some of the entries and put the journal aside with disgust. It was all negative, and […]

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23 Kick-Ass Success Quotes That Will Get You Moving

Tweet Quotes are awesome. When I read a good quote, I get a visceral reaction that gets me all revved up. Read these, and if any of them resonate with you then I recommend reading them out loud, often. Stick them on a post-it on your computer, on your fridge, on your bathroom mirror. Hell, […]

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5 Common Journaling Fears (and How to Overcome Them)

Tweet Have you ever thought about keeping a journal? Perhaps, you did keep a journal at some point in your life, but stopped because you thought it was childish or you grew out of your teenage obsession or you found it a waste of time. Maybe you had nothing to say.  There might be a […]

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