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Beginners Guide to Affirmations

In our world of information overload, we can easily overlook the practice of affirmations, a technique that can calm and center us in the middle of the most chaotic situations. I suspect affirmations have been used since the beginning of time, all over the world. It is no secret that many successful Olympic athletes, for example, practice affirmations as part of their preparation for events. In this article I will share some problems beginners face using this technique, common mistakes, and some steps to get started, quickly and easily. For a variety of reasons, adults can feel very uncomfortable trying.

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New Entrepreneurs

Many entrepreneurs share common histories of their first year in business, noting their mistakes at the beginning of the business ventures and the lessons they learned – the hard way. 3 Things to Avoid Kathy, a new entrepreneur, shared that her dream was to open a crafts store in her small town. She had graduated from a liberal arts college and wanted to build a business around her artistic talents. She shared her story, noting her mistakes and what she could and should have done to begin her business differently. No money. Kathy had a small savings account, no retirement.

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Defeat the Everyone Else Comes First Syndrone

Reflect, for a moment, on something you have wanted to do for yourself and let fear get in the way of a positive outcome – one where you chose to let fear get in your way. The following examples illustrate the levels of fear and steps you can take to overcome them. Picture the following scenes: Mild “Everyone Else Comes First” Syndrome You have found an online painting course you would love to take, but that’s when the kids play soccer. A “but” statement is the most frequent first response. What to Do: Because you are really interested in this.

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