Summary of “Be Good to Yourself: 10 Powerful Ways to Practice Self-Love”

No matter what happens on the outside, do you treat yourself with love, care, and respect or not?
If you’re in a place today where you don’t love yourself, it’s hard to take a quantum leap and become someone who does.
When you feel good about yourself, it means that what you’re thinking is aligned with how your soul/higher self sees you.
Choose to be most loving and forgiving with yourself when things don’t go as planned.
Ask yourself what you need and then spray that all over yourself.
Because let’s face it: It’s easy to love what you love about yourself and not so easy with the things you don’t.
You don’t need to love everything about yourself to develop self-love; all you need is acceptance.
Next time something happens that makes you want to get down on yourself, see this as your practice to accept what is.

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Summary of “How to Create the “Moments” that Change Your Life”

You’ve shifted from seeking and approaching life to shielding and avoiding life.
So how do you engineer more of these “Moments” into your life?
You need to reconnect with what you really want in life.
What you want from life should align with your values and beliefs about what is meaningful and important.
If you’ve decided that what you want is what you really want, because you find it to be meaningful and important, then you need to convince yourself that you can have what you want.
To quote Charles Haanel, considered to be the father of modern self-improvement: “Remember that no matter what the difficulty is, no matter where it is, no matter who is affected, you have no patient but yourself; you have nothing to do but convince yourself of the truth which you desire to see manifest.”In order to convince yourself that what you want is ALREADY DONE, you need make a committed decision.
You need to INVEST in “Moments” that will alter the trajectory of your life.
If you want to make big decisions, you need to put yourself into a powerful state of mind.

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Summary of “When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With”

Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down.
Either way, you are now responsible for ensuring that the plan is carried out.
You won’t be fulfilling that role if you – intentionally or unintentionally – undermine the decision.
If you do trust the organization, then begin by convincing yourself that the decision is actually a good one.
To convince yourself of the decision, put yourself in the shoes of someone who believes deeply in the decision that was made.
Once you’ve wrapped your head around why this decision was reasonable, you’re ready to start working with your team to carry out the new plan.
Even the best plans run into some difficulties for a variety of reasons: the plan might be failing, more effort might be required, or the team needs to innovate to find the right way to implement it.
Second, the reservations you have about the decision can strengthen the plans you develop with your team.

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Summary of “20 tough lessons everyone should learn in their 20s”

If you learn how to effectively command a room, think on your feet, articulate yourself exceptionally and present your ideas in a way which others can digest, understand and feel inspired by, you will be a force to be reckoned with.
Read, ask questions, consider other answers, debate topics, admit when you’re wrong and surround yourself with people who are equally passionate and curious, as they will help propel you forward.
Eat well, laugh often, sweat every day, get enough sleep, limit harmful habits, give yourself a day off when you need it and treat your body as the critical vessel that it is.
Give yourself an hour of screen-free time before bed.
Always remain open, remain confident and remain honest with yourself and your heart.
Forgive yourself, forgive others, understand when someone or something is introducing negative energy into your life and forgive that too, but let it go as you do.
Unburden yourself so you can remain open to alternative experiences as you move forward.
Write your to-do lists in the morning, schedule your time, stay on track to the big picture on a daily basis but grant yourself permission to take a few leaps of faith, risks or breaths where necessary.

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Summary of “Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?”

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking.
The problem is about 70% of leaders rate themselves as inspiring and motivating – much in the same way as we all rate ourselves as great drivers.
A survey published by Forbes found that 65% of employees would forego a pay raise if it meant seeing their leader fired, and a 2016 Gallup engagement survey found that 82% of employees see their leaders as fundamentally uninspiring.
The leaders of these organizations ask themselves “How can we create more human leadership and people-centered cultures where employees and leaders are more fulfilled and more fully engaged?”.
Leadership pioneer Peter Drucker said, “You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.” In a recent article, we shared how one CEO greatly enhanced the engagement and performance of the teams of the bank he leads, by becoming more self-aware.
The story exemplifies how leadership starts with understanding and leading yourself.
Leadership is not about you, but about the people and the organization you lead. With selflessness, you take yourself out of the equation and consider the long-term benefits of others.
If you have ever had a leader that was compassionate, you will know what it feels like.

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Summary of “3 daily habits of geniuses that can make you smarter”

Natural talent exists, but most people we consider geniuses still worked daily and put in considerable effort.
Reflecting for 10 minutes, reading for 20, and focusing for 30 minutes a day can help you get smarter at anything – even if you weren’t born brilliant.
Reflect for 10 minutes a day How often do you ask yourself why you do what you do?
Read for 20 minutes a day Taking time to read online is a great way to keep up and get ahead. The internet has a lot of good hiding in some of its corners, and there are many great minds that are sharing worthy content with the world.
An article like this may engage you, and you may even learn something new and valuable - and I hope people keep reading them - but it can’t quite do the job of absorbing you like a good story or some detailed research might.
If you were to read for 20 minutes, or about 15 pages of a book, every day, then by the end of the year, you’d have completed between 15 to 20 books.
While everyone spends 10 minutes reflecting, they don’t do so deeply; while everyone reads for 20 minutes, they don’t read the kind of things worth consuming; and while everyone works on something for 30 minutes, they don’t do so with the aim of purpose and progress, without distraction.
Want to think and live smarter? Zat Rana publishes a free weekly newsletter for 20,000+ readers at Design Luck.

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Summary of “18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018”

As I alluded to in the intro, the questions you ask yourself on a regular basis can determine the type of person you become.
If you’d like to better cope with the stress in your own life in 2018, I’ll give you a few bonus questions to consider.
Unlike the questions above, which focus on the big picture of what’s important to you, the following will support you when you’re derailed by the frustrations of life’s smaller everyday encounters.
The key to using these questions is embracing the fact that most of the frustrations and stress in your daily life could be avoided if you would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”.
Above all, what you need to remember is that it’s not the answers you get from others, but the questions you ask yourself that will help you grow stronger.
So I challenge you to re-read and reference all the questions above throughout 2018.
Because asking the right questions of yourself, regularly, is the answer.
If you’re up to it, we’d love to read your response to the very first question: In one sentence, who are you?

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Summary of “Why Self-Compassion Beats Self-Confidence”

Dr. Kristin Neff, an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas, suggests a solution to the problem of overconfidence: self-compassion.
“Self-compassion is treating yourself with the same kindness, care and concern you show a loved one,” Dr. Neff said.
“A lot of people think self-compassion is weak, but it’s just the opposite,” Dr. Neff said.
“In general, these studies suggest that self-compassion attenuates people’s reactions to negative events in ways that are distinct from and, in some cases, more beneficial than self-esteem,” the researchers concluded.
Using a 26-item self-report questionnaire that included statements like, “I’m tolerant of my own flaws and inadequacies,” Dr. Neff and her colleagues rated subjects’ level of self-compassion.
According to the study, those who practiced self-compassion were more motivated to admit and apologize for their mistake than people in the self-esteem group or positive distraction group.
The self-compassion group was also more committed to not repeating their mistakes.
What’s more, self-compassion has been shown to help people better empathize with others.

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Summary of “Never Been Able to Keep a Journal Before? This Is the Journal Format for You”

An easy journal idea The idea comes from content marketer Barry Davret via Medium.
In a recent post, he explained the dead-simple journal format he uses to fuel his writing.
In your journal, write down 10 to 12 experiences from your day.
What use is a weird brain dump of random mundane details? Besides the proven mental health benefits of this sort of expressive writing, periodically you’ll be motivated to look back over what you’ve written, Davret explains, and that’s when the magic happens.
“Pick a handful of entries in your journal. Ask yourself what it teaches you about yourself, people, or life. You won’t find answers all the time. Once in a while, you will find one of those aha! moments that lead to growth,” he writes.
An even easier journal idea Still sound like too much for you? Author Gretchen Rubin may have the perfect journaling solution for even the laziest would-be journal keepers.
“One sentence is enough. When I look back on it years later, that one sentence really does keep memories vivid – it really does bring back the past – which is one of the things you really want a journal to do,” Rubin explains.
Have you struggled to keep a journal? Have you discovered any tricks or techniques that make it easier for you?

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Summary of “Train Your Mind: Overcoming Negative Thoughts Is Half the Battle”

Pictures of my family and my life flipped across my thoughts like a film reel.
For the first time, I experienced uncontrolled thoughts that were influencing my actions.
The mind is an incredible tool that you can train to accomplish amazing feats.
This is a story of training your mind, and making the deliberate decision to fight the negative monologue that has overpowered you.
The negative thoughts are next to impossible to fully stop.
Instead, you must train your mind to answer them with stronger, more positive thoughts.
The best step you can possibly take for yourself at this very moment is to practice the subtle art of training your mind and thoughts.
Ask yourself the question, “Who do you want to be?” and use the answer to thwart any thoughts that keep you from becoming that person.

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