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12 Ways People Judge You When They First Meet You

Do you make a good first impression? Like it or not, people judge you when they first meet you. It’s human nature. We all do it, and there’s a psychological reason why. Our brains are wired for self-protection. We pay attention to appearance, body language, voice, speaking style, and other details to determine whether someone seems trustworthy or not.  

7 Ways To Unlock Your Genius

How to be a genius? When you hear the word “genius”, what do you think of? We generally think of people with remarkable achievements in areas of art, music, and science far beyond that of anyone else. However, scientific research into people with notable achievements reveals some surprising traits that anyone can learn from, including you! Turns out “genius” is a trait that anyone can nurture. So here are a ways to unlock your genius.  

Focusing on Self Frees Us to Focus on Others

Do you think, therapy, coaching, psychology, and self-focus will cause you to become selfish or even narcissistic? Many do. But this is untrue. Jerry Wise, life and relationship coach, suggests we first must learn about the how self-focus and selfishness works. He uses a Bowen/Friedman approach to helping and coaching. Learn how self-focus and self-love and compassion for others flow from the same stream.  

Katee Sackhoff: ON How To Speak To Yourself

On this episode of On Purpose, I sat down with Katee Sackhoff. Katee is an actress, most well known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on Battlestar Galactica. She is also a cancer survivor. We discussed everything from failure, to work ethic, to overcoming false beliefs about ourselves. She brings a unique and profound perspective to the table, in how she’s able to situate herself from the negative external opinions we too often let creep up on us. We dove into her strategies for ove

7 Subtle Signs of Burnout You Should Never Ignore

You may be familiar with the classic burnout symptoms, specifically, being tired and mentally and emotionally exhausted. But there are more subtle signs of burnout that are easy to overlook. When it comes to prolonged exposure to stress and pressure, you need to understand that we all have a limit. That said, long before you know it, your body and mind will begin to send you tiny nudges which indicate that you are burning out. Your emotional and mental health is important, so you better pay atte

8 Habits to Help You Live Your Best Life

How are you really doing? In these trying times, everyone is struggling with something behind the scenes. So, how do we make the most of life knowing the uncertainties? What does it mean to live a full life? How can we achieve this? With the only constant in life being change, here are a few tips to help you live your best life!  


For Rich Roll, being unique “Rich” meant feeling out of place. This led him down a road of drug and alcohol abuse and the rat-race of entertainment law. In his early thirties, it all became too much and Rich decided he needed to change. He quit his job, stopped using, and even committed himself to a year of celibacy. He began to rediscover what it meant to be uniquely him.  

10 Simple Steps To Always Be Yourself

Just be yourself, as you were undoubtedly taught in elementary school. Once you find out who you are and learn how to be yourself, you will be a lot happier person. If you're like most people, you've undoubtedly persuaded yourself that things would be better if you made certain lifestyle or personality adjustments. You have the power to create such good changes. Take charge of your life and have a more positive attitude about yourself.  

How to Stop Ruminating

The term ruminate means to think a thought over and over in your mind. Rumination is about getting stuck in your thoughts and then having a hard time stopping them, and then often getting upset or anxious because you don't know how to stop ruminating. In this talk I'm going to teach you some skills to help when it seems like your thoughts won't stop.  
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