Why having no peace of mind should NOT be ignored

by Hayley Carelse Self Improvement
Having no peace of mind is a sign that something deep down inside is distressing you. If not address, it can have long term negative effects on your mental and physical health. Most of us still tend to ignore it and accept defeat. Perhaps it’s because, no matter how many books we read and meditation we do, we still have no peace of mind. We are experiencing the most fast-paced way of life in history. It’s barely possible to keep up ...
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5 Ways to breathe life back into a meager existence

by Hayley Carelse Self Improvement
 For many years I wondered around aimlessly, pondering what I should be doing with my life. I had no passion and no idea what I wanted out of life, never mind how I was going to get there. The only thing I knew for sure was that I was uneasy with my current situation. The bland emptiness of living a life that pleased others, yet I was completely unfulfilled. Simmering below the surface was intense fear and the false notion ...
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The Great Misconception of “Fake It Till You Make It”

by Hayley Carelse Self Improvement
When “fake it till you make it” goes wrong  When I worked for a large prestigious airline, I was fortunate enough to interact with people from all walks of life. From the uber-rich to the super poor. This is where I learned the right and wrong way to “fake it till you make it”. Occasionally circumstances present an opportunity to ‘cross barriers’ to the uber-rich side to experience some rare luxuries. The less fortunate usually express gratitude and amusement, but the ones ...
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The Mean World Syndrome: A generation of toxic rudeness

by Hayley Carelse Self Improvement
My personal encounter with toxic rudeness A while back I made the mistake of visiting a supermarket on a very busy day of the week. While casually browsing I happened upon a flowery character, a true representation of the Mean World Syndrome, who placed her shopping cart smack bang in the middle of the aisle. Attempting to pass by I uttered 2 words that caused my flowery character tremendous displeasure. I said………”excuse me”. Shock horror! She turned to me in slow motion, ...
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Should you quit your job before starting your own business

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
I remember venting to a colleague about my frustrations and how desperately I wanted to quit my job. Her response to me was......'so leave'! I felt my blood pressure rise like a tidal wave. What great advice right! Why do people think it's so easy to leave your job when you want to pursue something new? As if you don't have bills to pay and mouths to feed! “Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use ...
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5 Proven advantages of having an antisocial personality

by Hayley Carelse Relationships, Self Improvement
It is important to differentiate between having an antisocial personality and antisocial personality disorder. According to Psychology Today, an antisocial person is someone who enjoys being alone. ''Antisocial behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.'' Nikola Tesla An antisocial personality disorder is characterized by bad behavior, treating others badly, and breaking the rules without remorse. This post is referring to having an antisocial personality, not having antisocial personality disorder. Why an antisocial personality is not a bad thing Studies have ...
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8 Essential life skills to learn from business professionals

by Hayley Carelse Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Educational skills help to get your foot in the door, but essential life skills are what get you the gig. It is not uncommon for less qualified individuals to be more successful than their abundantly educated rivals. Essential life skills are what differentiates them from the crowd. ''Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect, and passion in their operation.'' John Ruskin In this article, we examine varied essential life skills that we can learn from business professionals to enhance critical thinking and ...
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10 Best practices for setting goals to achieve faster success

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Goal setting is becoming a far more foreign entity these days. With the abundance of TV shows and social media, where will we find the time to even think about achieving success, nevermind setting some goals? Only a 'select few' seem able to master the best practices of goal setting. They recognize that continuous self-improvement and meticulous organization is what leads to faster success. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Zig Ziglar You may be ambitious for instance, but ambition without goals ...
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How did you spend your time during lockdown

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
How you chose to spend your time during lockdown depends on whether you were in flight or flight mode. Some spent their time enjoying the time off, while the majority was in panic mode. Not knowing what would happen next, or if they would even have a job the next day. “Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” Alan Lakein No one could have been prepared for the effects that ...
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5 passive income businesses to start during the pandemic

by Hayley Carelse Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
It's easier to throw around the words 'passive income', or 'starting your own online business' than actually pursuing it. When you first start something new it's uncomfortable and it usually takes a while to acclimatize to. It also takes some extra time and effort in the beginning, to perfect your skills and build a following. This may lead to demotivation to the point of quitting, often right before you're about to achieve success or even not pursuing it at all. "A ...
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5 Quotes from inspirational leaders to get you through tough times

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Hellen Keller The devastation we've all experienced this year probably brings back memories of the likes of 9/11 or the 2008/9 recession. As challenging as those times were, what we currently experience is causing worldwide hardship on a much higher scale. The struggle of having to face such tough times could really ware on us, to ...
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Future business trends to take advantage of

by Hayley Carelse Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The greatest entrepreneurs are the ones who always think ahead. They pay attention to the business trends within their environment, anticipate the next move, prepare themselves for the impending event, and then strike when the time is right. It takes some effort to do this, but the rewards are entirely worth the time! If you know what you're ...
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Does other people's success make you green with envy?

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
“There is no disappointment so numbing...as someone no better than you, achieving more.”  Joseph Heller Celebrating others' success does not come easy for a vast majority of us. If there's one thing I learned in life, it's not to judge a person before I know who they really are. Every person you come across in life, whether they're in an Armani suit or overalls, you can bet your life that person is facing their own struggles. Our perception of successful people is ...
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How should society prepare for an increasingly technology-based world

by Hayley Carelse Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is still in its nascent state. But with the swift pace of change and disruption to business and society, the time to join in is now.” Gary Coleman The world as we know it is changing. Society is being reshaped, with an increasing dependence on technology. Technology did not just appear but seeped slowly into our lives through the arrival of the Industrial Revolution. If you think the Industrial Revolution only happened that one time, I'm about to ...
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Are you truly satisfied with where you are versus where you want to be?

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
''You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.'' Dr. Seuss Do you ever feel like you're facing a midlife crisis, regardless of your age? That all you ever do is talk about what you want to achieve and never get around to doing it? Life hasn't been treating you ...
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Businesses leaning towards using freelancers: How can you benefit from this?

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” Arnold J. Toynbee If you are sitting at home, working while watching Netflix, then you have definitely blurred this line. Freelancers get to basically turn their hobby into a job.   Small businesses are starting to realize that they can capitalize on the use of freelancers. From writers, to contractors, to makeup artists, freelancers usually run small businesses themselves, and therefore will hold the same business values, ethics and standards of ...
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What Has Procrastination Done For You Lately?

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
“You can dance in the storm. Don't wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.” Israelmore Ayivor   The bittersweet spot where all is fine but not great. The safe, comfortable zone of bearable but deep dissatisfaction. The fear of failure, being judged, fear of change or being too busy to take on another challenge keeps us resisting the ...
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How are current business trends affecting career and lifestyle choices

by Hayley Carelse Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
''Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.'' Mark Cuban People are what make a business run. It is not the building, product, service, equipment or organization. It is the people who occupy the building, make the product, provide the service, run the equipment or organization. It is people who are most affected by business trends. These trends directly ...
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Eliminate your financial problems by getting out of your rut

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
''When you're in a rut you have to question everything except your ability to get out of it'' Twyla Tharp No matter how financially sound you are at one point, life could create instances that have you part with your funds against your will. It could be due to a medical emergency, due to a loss of a high paying job, the loss of health, or the loss of a loved one whose income you depended on heavily.   Regardless of the cause, you ...
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The Key to Success, Perseverance

by Hayley Carelse Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
  "Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed."  Robert Kiyosaki   I understand. I understand how it feels to be beat down time and time again, forcing yourself to get back up. I understand the exhaustion and demotivation, the fear of repeating the same errors, the confusion, the frustration and the endless irony and injustice that the world seems to keep spewing at you. I understand because I’ve been there, and occasionally I still find myself there. Yet I still find the ...
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