Character is power in quotes by Booker T Washington

CHARACTER: THE BACKBONE TO WILLPOWER

The most thorough, direct and effective way to increase power over our own self, life and choices, is to upgrade our character. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at how making daily choices in accordance with strong, stable character traits creates inner resolve, self-worth and a life we love to live. QUIZ: How powerful […]

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WHAT TO DO WHEN PEOPLE DON’T “LISTEN”

When people don’t “listen” or respect each other’s words, it can disable relationships, be disheartening and cause conflict. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at how to be heard and feel respected in within relationships. QUIZ: Am I being disrespected? Answer yes or no to the following three questions. 1) Do I repeat myself […]

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FAIRY TALE LOGIC

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, fairy tales can linger within us and effect the way we see ourselves and others. Whether we envision being “saved” like “sweet” Cinderella, being “rich” and “powerful” like Prince Charming, or being a villainous, sinister, puppy-mill-monster like Cruella DeVille, what we take from these characters and stories may impact us […]

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clint eastwood black and white photo of him smoking cigarette with quote Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power

RESPECT YOURSELF

  Could we respect ourselves more? And could it be FUN? Respect is an inner strength, calm and pride that comes from honoring who we are. Through my work to inspire people to kick their dead-end habits to the curb, I’ve seen and learned a lot about respect. In today’s article, we’ll look at ways […]

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SELFISH V. SELF-CARE

For most of my life, I bent over backwards to assure that I was not being selfish. This led me down a winding path to discover the true meaning of selfishness and self-care, and the vital importance of a life worth living. What is selfishness, really? As my dad always said, “A man wrapped up […]

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LOVING BY GIVING

In her early days, my mom was the queen of loving by giving. Like many mothers, she was happiest when she knew that everyone around her was happy. Mom’s kitchen Mom liked to bake, and her bounty was my reward for walking home after school. I didn’t mind the two-mile walk, except for during the […]

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