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     10 Ways You Show Courage Every Day  |  Forbes, Bonnie Marcus                                                     07/17/2017
      When someone told me recently that they thought I was very brave, I dismissed the
      comment. To me, having courage means overcoming extraordinary challenges, like
      climbing Mount Everest or running with the bulls. It never dawned on me that I
      demonstrate bravery every day, yet we all do. In fact, even though we aren’t necessarily
      facing tough physical challenges like climbing a mountain, we deal with a variety of
      obstacles and a multitude of fears as a part of our daily lives. And for the most part,
      we dismiss our ability to overcome these as not worthy of acknowledgement.

    Cheers to Failure! The 7 steps to
     celebrating your failures that will lead you to success.  |  LinkedIn, Jennifer Anderson      08/12/2016
     As an entrepreneur, the best advice I have ever gotten was to celebrate my failures. And, at
     first that advice was quite questionable, as failure was the exact opposite of everything I was
     trying to achieve.
     We have always been taught to celebrate success, achievement, and triumphs. We were always
     told that if we did not reach our ultimate goal, that it just wasn't good enough. We began to
     believe that failure meant defeat, and then we stopped trying. We stopped trying because we
     feared failure. We didn't want to lose, we don't want to feel defeated, we gave in and settled for
     mediocrity when there was so much greatness just beneath the surface. 

     6 Things You Don’t Ever Want Your Co-Workers to Hear You Say
         |  LinkedIn, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith                                                                                                                                      07/18/2017
     Six things you never want your colleagues to hear you say are:
I don’t care about you.
I don’t understand you.
You’re wrong.
You’re stupid.
You’re wasting my time.
All of the above.
     And, when you fail at listening, you’re sending out every one of these very negative
     messages. It’s a wonder people ever talk to you again!         


    8 Powerful Ways To Conquer Stress  |  Forbes, Travis Bradberry                                                          09/29/2016
     The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link
     to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million
     people, and found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions

     in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. They have emotional intelligence.
     Stress has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it, but how you
     respond is only half the battle. The secret to winning the war against stress lies in what
     you do when you aren’t working (and presumably aren’t as stressed). Otherwise, you fall
     into bad habits that can magnify your stress, rather than alleviate it.
You need to shift gears to these relaxing and rejuvenating activities during your time off:

    Handle Your Stress Better by Knowing What Causes It  |  HRB.org, Anne Grady                  06/21/2017 
     No matter how brave, hardworking, and intelligent you may be, there comes a time when
     stress becomes overwhelming and you get triggered. Triggers are those things that cause
     you to have a knee-jerk reaction that may or may not be the best response to a given
     When you are triggered, the emotional part of your brain takes over. You are flooded with
     adrenaline and cortisol, the same neurotransmitters and hormones that have evolutionarily
     protected us from threats like bear attacks (freeze, fight, or flight). Your logical brain
     temporarily shuts down, and you lose the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and
     think rationally.

     7 Mantras that Will
     Stop You from Taking Things Personally  |  MarcAndAngel.com, Marc Chernoff  
     People are toxic to be around when they believe that everything happening around them is
     a direct assault on them or is in some way all about them.
     That is the truth.  Let it sink in.
     What people say and do to you is much more about them, than you.  People’s reactions to
     you are about their perspectives, 
wounds, and experiences.  Whether people think you’re
 amazing or believe you’re the worst, again, is more about them and how they view the world.
     Now, I’m not suggesting we should be self-indulged narcissists and ignore all the opinions
     and commentary we receive from others.  I’m simply saying that incredible amounts of hurt,
     disappointment and sadness in our lives come directly from our tendency to take things
     personally.  In most cases it’s far more productive and healthy to let go of other people’s
     good or bad opinions of you, and to operate with your own intuition and wisdom as your
     The underlying key is to…