How to be More Assertive

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Relationships
Ways to be More Assertive in Life Being assertive is that fine line between being aggressive and passive. Aggressiveness and passiveness can be advantageous at times, but an attitude of assertiveness is most often the most effective position to take. When you’re willing to assert yourself, you are more likely to make your needs known and to take responsibility for your life. Follow these strategies to learn to be more assertive and take control of your life: 1. Understand what assertiveness really means. Some people are reluctant to be assertive because they consider it as similar to being aggressive. One definition of assertiveness is, “The ability to honestly express your opinions, feelings, attitudes, and rights, without undue anxiety, in a way that doesn’t infringe on the rights of others.” 2.…
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Dealing With Your Weaknesses

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
How to Identify and Address Your Weaknesses Dealing with weaknesses is a challenging task for most of us. We instinctively don’t want to think about or deal with them. It feels easier to just accept that we’re not good at something and then avoid it. This isn’t a very fulfilling way to live. You leave too much on the table with this strategy and limit your life severely. Try these techniques to gain mastery over yourself and the world by dealing with your weaknesses. Identifying Your Issues Follow this process: 1. Make a list of the weaknesses you know. Let’s face it: You can already list several right off the top of your head. That’s a good place to start. So, start that list. ● However, you also have some…
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Are You Being Optimistic

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
9 Benefits of Being Optimistic Are optimistic people being naive? Are pessimists just realists? It turns out that both are pretty accurate. You can influence your future to a large degree with your attitude. If you expect good things to happen, you will often be correct. The same is true if you have negative expectations. There’s not much to dislike about being an optimist. You might believe that you’re stuck with your general attitude about life, but this isn’t the case. Optimism is believed to be a skill that anyone can master. Unfortunately, being a pessimist makes it more challenging to learn new skills! But you can do it! See how optimism is a more successful and pleasant way to approach life: 1. Optimists are more successful. When you have…
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How To Stay Resilient

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Video
At some point in your life, you are going to have to stay resilient when dealing with a crisis. Some lucky few people never experience this. However, most people will. When it does happen, it may at first seem like it’s never going to end. But, it takes some resiliency. And that can help you get through it. When a crisis hits, don’t go it alone. When others are affected, like family members or friends, keep in touch with them. Talk it out and be there for each other. Agree to meet frequently to come up with ideas on how to move forward. Don’t keep your feelings to yourself. It’s only going to bottle up, and then you are going to explode with emotions later. Discussing your feelings can help…
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Comparing Yourself to Others

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Video
You are different from everyone else so stop comparing yourself to others and celebrate that fact. You offer a unique perspective in this game called life. We should all be thanking you. If you are constantly comparing yourself to others, it means you aren’t happy with who you are. Why is that? People are brought up to conform to society. If you don’t fit within society’s norms, you are looked upon disapprovingly. However, most people aren’t normal in the truest sense of the word. Everyone has quirks and idiosyncrasies. It’s these differences that allow us to find solutions to problems. It also keeps us from getting bored. Imagine if everyone were truly the same. There would be nothing new to discover about one another. There are some reasons to conform.…
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Dealing With Procrastination

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
Change Our Procrastination Patterns BY LEO BABAUTA - Zen Habits Procrastination starts from an avoidance of something from fear, then becomes a pattern that hardens into a habit. We reinforce this procrastination habit through years of practice, and it hurts us in so many ways in our lives — not only with work tasks, but much more. The procrastination habit affects: Dealing with our finances head-on Health habits (putting off exercise, for example) Dealing with our health problems (putting it off makes it much worse) Relationships (putting off difficult conversations) Creating, art, meaningful work Decluttering and simplifying Being on time (and being late can cause us stress) Learning new things And much more. Those are just some of the most visible examples, but we procrastinate all day long, by checking…
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Learn To Value Failure

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
If you keep on trying at something then you can never 'fail'. Failure only happens when you give up, as otherwise all that's happened is that you've had a set-back and learned from it. If this sounds like cheesy self-help, it's not. In fact this is very true when you consider what happens when you fail… Why You Will Probably Fail Say you want to create a YouTube channel that will make you lots of money so you can quit your day job. It's a common enough ambition so maybe you can relate. The usual way to go about this is to create a YouTube channel using what you know about technology and to then start uploading videos. If you're very, very, very lucky (or just highly talented) then you'll…
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What Is A Hustler?

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
What It Means to be a Hustler The word hustling has its origins from street slang that refers to making money and often in illegal or unscrupulous ways. This is why most search results from online dictionaries and search engines mostly contain negative references and meanings of the word "hustler". However, this word has come to define many successful people because it represents the hard work, resilience and other virtues that go into achieving success. So although hustling is mostly associated with vices and negativity, it is not always used to mean something unethical or dishonorable. On the contrary, it is used to define the characters and work attitudes that have brought success to many people. Hustlers are Go-getters A hustler knows how to get whatever they want. Actually anyone…
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How To Achieve Team Goals

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Keeping Your Group Motivated to Achieve Big Team Goals When the daily grind of a long term team goals is bogging down your group and zapping their efficiency, nobody's happy... not them, not your boss and least of all, you. So how can you reignite your team and make it through that big project that looms ahead? Set Mini Team Goals Successful managers, leaders, researchers and anyone else who's faced with leading a team through a long term goal will tell you: Instead of obsessing about the end date or deadline, focus on the day-to-day work your team is performing and before you know it, you'll all be on track again. That's right: break it down in manageable chunks and suddenly it seems doable. What you need to do is…
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What Does Hustling Mean?

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Hustling is About Hard Work Every day you hear the word “hustle” being used by different people. Everyone is hustling to make money and make ends meet. But what does hustling really mean? Well it means different things to different people but the bottom line is doing all you can and whatever it takes to achieve success. All successful business people are certainly smart hustlers. They may have started out small but they worked their way up to become masters at what do. Any successful person will tell you that success takes a lot of time and effort to come by. There are no shortcuts and there is a price to be paid. Once you identify an opportunity that is viable, work on it and follow through. It can be…
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