July 28 - Emotional ROI

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July 28 - Positive emotions give you a positive return while negative emotions give you a negative return. Think about your emotional energy as if it was a dollar invested. For every dollar you invest in a positive, uplifting emotion, you can get tens - even hundreds - of dollars in return. For every dollar you invest in a negative emotion, you lose money – tens or even thousands of dollars.

July 27 - A Polite “No”

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July 27 - To achieve your goals, you must develop the ability to say the polite “no” to opportunities that are not right for you. This statement works fairly well: “I appreciate you reaching out to me. This isn’t the right thing for me to be doing at this time.”

July 26 - A Formal Engagement

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July 26 - People have an innate desire to be helpful, and most people are willing to help you out once or twice. But if you need people to help you on an ongoing bases to achieve your goals (even family members), you need to engage their work on your behalf in a more formal capacity.

July 25 - Ask First

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July 25 - When you ask people first if they want your help or your perspective, you increase the chances they are open to hearing what you have to say.

July 24 - Let Go of Your Reaction

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July 24 - Recognize when you react in fear to a current-day situation - it may be more about your past than the present. Take some time to reflect on what about your past could be coloring your reaction in the present. Identify what you can gain when you let go of your reaction.

July 23 - Unconditional Acceptance

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July 23 - Create a space of unconditional acceptance where others feel free to express goals, dreams, and desires in a supportive and encouraging environment. They may just do the same for you.

July 22 - Responsibility & Capability

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July 22 - Take responsibility for your own well-being and allow others to do the same. When you take on the responsibility for another’s well-being you are in fact saying, “you are helpless.” Learn how to be supportive in ways that create more capabilities in others, not less. Allow others to support you in ways that improve your capabilities.

July 21 - Caring For Others and Yourself

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July 21 - Every once in a while, you may be called into action to take care of someone who truly can’t take care of themselves – such as a child or a sick relative. However, when you are consistently too busy taking care of someone else to take care of yourself, you hurt your abilities to achieve your important life goals. Learn how to support others in a way that works for all parties, including YOU.

July 20 - Your Life is Your Creation

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July 20 - Everything in your life is your creation – challenges, successes, ideas, opinions, positions, attachments, perceptions, relationships, and possessions. With ownership comes responsibilities. As the owner of everything in your life, it is your responsibility, and yours alone, to manage it the best way you see fit for YOU.

July 19 - Resisting Distractions

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July 19 - The more you distract yourself with texting, responding instantly to emails, and giving in to your urges for instant gratification, the more you are reinforcing addictive neural networks that limit your ability to focus and create a life that is truly fulfilling for you.