self help

Self help, because you are your greatest asset.

  • Jayden Sweeten
    Published about 2 hours ago
    I Am The Catalyst

    I Am The Catalyst

    Most people do not ever attempt to delve past the material world which is the physical world we see and interact with everyday. Due to this, many people deprive themselves of the luxury that comes with realizing that the physical aspect of the world is not even half of what this world has to offer nor is it half of all there is to experience. As children we were more familiar with this other aspect of the world. We were more comfortable with believing something existed without having to see it. Our imagination was one of our greatest tools and I'm here to stress the fact that it still is.
  • Alice Elizabeth
    Published about 23 hours ago
    Organisation for the whole year

    Organisation for the whole year

    I've always liked the idea of being organised I've just never been very good at it. No amount of diaries, calendars or apps could keep me in check more than a few weeks, by which point I ultimately had no idea what was going on. I'm a pretty forgetful person and I get very easily distracted which isn't very conducive to getting things done!
  • Robert U
    Published about 23 hours ago
    Forgotten Mindset Shift That Turns Regular Men into Leaders and Kings

    Forgotten Mindset Shift That Turns Regular Men into Leaders and Kings

    Masculinity is plummeting right now. Along with the average testosterone level in men (by about 1% per year according to a 2007 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism)
  • FRANCO CIANFLONE
    Published a day ago
    Behind the veil of anonymity?

    Behind the veil of anonymity?

    Why people hide behind their devices behind the veil of anonymity COPYRIGHT DISCLOSURE “All rights reserved. No part of this Mental Toughness Power Action blog publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recorded, scanning, displaying, modifying, republication, republishing, posting on any website, platform, social media, RSS feeds or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher or author. Requests to the author should be addressed to [email protected]” — Copyright 2007, CIPO, USCO Mental Toughness For Life, Coach Franco Cianflone
  • Charlene Sines
    Published a day ago
    Get out of your inner thoughts

    Get out of your inner thoughts

    It's good for all of us to have an inner life.In fact it saves our lives many times. It's not a lonely space to be. It brings about feelings of love, memories sometimes not so good.You know the woulda, coulda shoulda or the worst if you're past 30 If I knew then what I know now thing. Then there are the long way home trips. I've taken them, the lost in myself,thoughts I sometimes for ever look for something new on that long way home. I think when I'm really lost in a past situation that was never resolved and that I kept to myself. We all have some real secrets, that even I hope God will overlook.Anyway I look for a new landmark along the way while driving, careful to pay attention driving but something whether it be a newly built house, or an old stone landmark from a building that had been there years ago. I grasp for change even on that trip of taking that long way home alone.Am I really alone? I know I'm alone with the radio on. Lost in a song.I gotta change my life, this is a first step. Almost if I find something I hadn't noticed before the world might be different. I can get out of those inner thoughts that make me feel responsible for a guy I never met, he knew my name. His phone call to my cell phone was desperate. I could hear it in his voice. I began worrying about a stranger. I called the number back. No luck, invalid number. I should have called 001 first..it was a long number. I accidently deleted the voice mail. Still this lingers in my inner thoughts. Then I think I've been alone for too long. Should I thank Covid? No. That will go away eventually. I'm not saying that having an inner life is bad, I have to remember not to get lost in it. It can be fun, thinking of new ideas when researching for a freelance writing blog. I stop myself and think.Who have I really talked to recently? Not many people. I'm starting to cancel out of my life morning TV. Too much of something, I'm not sure but I'm going to change that for awhile. So taking the long way home feels like I was my own worst enemy. It's still good.I see nothing wrong with a detor every now and then.
  • Greedehaus
    Published 2 days ago
    a mind-map of a resolute connection to my diagnoses

    a mind-map of a resolute connection to my diagnoses

    i think that i never quite anticipated my life going one specific way , or the other . i think i always knew there would be visual artistry involved , that typed .
  • Erin
    Published 2 days ago
    A Time For Self

    A Time For Self

    I think everyone would probably agree that we are all ready for this pandemic to be over with. We are ready to return to whatever "normal" life will be. What normal life was prior to February of 2020 before the corona virus suddenly became a common household word is, I think, something of the past.
  • Zen Attraction
    Published 2 days ago
    Rose-Colored Lenses

    Rose-Colored Lenses

    To say that everyone lives in a world blinded by their rose-colored lenses would be both accurate and a misnomer depending on how you define the statement.
  • Elyce Israel
    Published 2 days ago
    No exception to the rule

    No exception to the rule

    All your life you have been learning something new. From home to school, teachers and parents, basically any adult influences in your life; you can admit someone has always tried to teach you something. From birth, life is a constant series of lessons for you to learn on your way to own your independence. What they don’t teach you is that learning is of a universal law that applies to every aspect of life, including you. You are no exception to the rule of learning. Meaning as an independent adult you have to learn who you truly are. Who are you? The masses are overwhelmed by their tedious routine or constantly distracted by meaningless decoys and useless social outlets. These things become the main focus of peoples lives as they never second guess its true impact . The consumption of these things detach us from self. As a child many things are taught to you for a specific outcome. The adults in your life taught you what they felt you needed to learn according to their individual standards. We are taught these things to behave, act, respond in a certain way that will accommodate the adults in our lives at that time. Things are taught to us with expected outcome. If these expected outcomes are not displayed then you were punished or received an unpleasant response. This is because the basis of the standards taught to us as children were of power and control some even claim for protection. The adults in our lives needed us to follow their rules and standards for one purpose; to make their lives easier. If these rules and standards were not made or followed, many lives would be unbalanced and chaotic. Therefore as a child we are taught what others decide we should learn. However they fail to teach us in order to become the unique individual human you are being; as an adult you have to teach you to yourself. In everything you learn, you are no exception to the rules. In order to live up to your beings full potential and fulfill a truly authentic life being you; first you have to know who you are. In order to do this you have to spend time with yourself learning yourself. Some call this soul searching or self awareness. Majority of people are overwhelmed by the tedious repetition of life. Never thinking twice of the possibility to reevaluate who they really are. The masses are constantly distracted by meaningless decoys and useless outlets that consumes and clutters their mind that they’ll never grasp the fact of self awareness. Many are often bored with this fact and some convince their self that there is no time for that and they have more important things to do. What could possibly be more important than you to you? As social media reflects many are followers just following what they see, the next trend, what they believe is cool or will make them cool. Attempting to fit in with the in crowd and trying to please everyone but their self. The blind leading the blind is easy because the blue print is easily accessed. No one feels they have time for themselves anymore, with twenty four hours in a day how many hours to you spend getting to know you? It’s been said it takes a lifetime to truly get to know someone. I like to say especially if they don’t know who they are. If it takes a life time to get to know someone else imagine how long it takes to know your self if you’ve never given yourself the time of day. There comes a point in your adult life where you have to make your own choices and the first choice should be to get to know who you are authentically. You have to take our time to listen to your mind your heart. The beauty of life is our gift of feeedom of choice. Everything in life has a choice and inevitably a decision has to be made. You are where you’re at in life because of a series of decisions you made in the past. Every decision played a part to get you exactly where you now. Whether or not you are where you want to be or not you made some choice on the road to now. Now I want you to make a choice and decide to get to know who you are. You are definitely a late bloomer but it’s never to late. Often we second guess ourselves and doubt the thoughts in our mind. We never give ourselves credit because we have yet to even know who we are. The good thing is that once you start to learn more about yourself the learning process from then on is a piece of cake. It becomes second nature or I’d like to call it first nature. Imagine a neglected you inside of you; lonely, helpless and crying for attention and love. I’m often amazed at how many people are so eager to neglect themselves just to follow the next person or attempting to love someone that is constantly rejecting their love or just taking advantage of them because of lack of self worth. It’s sad at how many people settle with unacceptable treatment simply because they don’t know who they are enough to realize or care to know what is really happening to them. Meanwhile the inside you is hurt broken lonely and bruised; still crying out waiting for you to hear. It’s amazing once you meet yourself and see how much pain and neglect you’ve been putting yourself through, you will wonder how you went on so long without acknowledging the fact. You’ll even question your self esteem. Once you become acquainted with yourself and reflect on life without you, questions will arise: “how did I put myself through that?” “Why did it take so long for me to see inside of me” “did I have low self esteem?” “Did I not value myself” “did I not love myself?” “did I hate myself?” All these questions are normal because it natural to feel this way when you haven’t been intuned with what’s inside you. When you connect to yourself inside you become whole, you have a new perspective on life you start to see things authentically and all these things contribute to a new way of thinking, new way of living and a new peace of mind. They say treat people the way you want to be treated, but how is that possible when you don’t know yourself enough to know how you want to be treated. I firmly believe that it is a universal law that everything starts within. How can you expect to be loved if you don’t know how to love yourself. Start with you, apply that to any aspect of your life. You first, why? Because without you, you wouldn’t be alive. You are all there is at the end of the day. It is mandatory for you to be there for yourself in every way possible. You have been a stranger to self long enough, your heart and soul is crying out to be complete.
  • Charles Leon
    Published 2 days ago
    Overcoming the Monster

    Overcoming the Monster

    Patterns of power in stories A monster leads the Imperial Forces, destroys everything that stands in his way and crushes all resistance. He holds the Princess hostage. Our heroes, lead the rebels to rescue the princess and reclaim freedom and justice for the inhabitants of the Galaxy.
  • Mabvuto Kaela
    Published 2 days ago
    Building Back Trust in Information

    Building Back Trust in Information

    Information My understanding of information is: that which is learned, understood, and/or represented about someone or something – and can come from any number of places, individuals, institutions, etc. We are now living in an age where information is captured, stored, conveyed, disseminated at a much faster pace than ever before. So what I will try to relate in this writing is how ‘Trust’ in information has been degraded to the point where we all have become experts in the information we choose to consume and that which we choose to deliberately ignore as false because of where or from whom it is coming.
  • Melonie S Shelton
    Published 3 days ago
    Living - Am I Worth it?

    Living - Am I Worth it?

    Have you ever been sick for what seems like forever, or gone to jail? Jail is a little dramatic, but you see what I mean. Something happened that you had no control over, but you were there for what seemed like forever at that time. Did you stop and really think during that time? STOP! Think for a minute. Reflect on yourself.