Peace of Mind: A 7 Step Plan to Create Ultimate Happiness and Change Your Life

When you hear the term “Peace of Mind,” what does it mean to you? The answer to this question varies depending on the priorities of the person who is answering. For some people, it means safety of their family, staying in control of their emotions, having fulfilling relationships, financial security, or optimum health. All of these things might bring some type of peace of mind, but the problem is that people often engage in battles in their life in order to achieve these goals. Flipping the Approach to Achieve Happiness Instead of aiming for these goals in order to create
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Twelve Steps on the Path to Excellence

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. ~ John F. Kennedy Remember when you performed well in kindergarten and were rewarded with a gold star? Do you feel that, as an adult, you would still be earning gold stars? Would you be earning at least one every day? Every hour? Why is it that, as adults, some of us quit doing our best? Laziness? An overwhelming fear of failure? “Analysis paralysis”–spending too much time analyzing a situation and never taking action? Imagine what your life would be like if you
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The Power of a Positive Mindset

Perhaps you’ve heard a person talk about someone who “has a good head on his shoulders,” or who “has her act together.” What they really mean is, that person has a mindset for success. Your mindset is the most important factor that influences and determines your success in both your personal and professional lives. A change in mindset, or the way you frame your experiences, can take you from despair to happiness and from failure to success and ultimate fulfillment. Think of your mindset as your personal navigation system. Every single day you have a choice as to how to
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Barnes & Noble Book Signing Event

On a personal note: Thank you to everyone who came to my book signing, and special thanks to Debbie & John III & all the staff at Barnes & Noble in Henderson, Nevada for their wonderful hospitality. I had an amazing time, and enjoyed meeting you all. Gratefully yours, Nikk
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Spring Your Business to Success in 2015

If you have given birth to a new business, then you know the excitement and adrenaline rush that happens in the first stages of getting the business off the ground. It is a fun time, but eventually the excitement begins to wear off and it is replaced with the drudgery of the day-to-day tasks that are needed to keep the business going. Often, the success of your business is reflected in the way that you feel. It is important to make sure that you are giving the business the right attention to ensure that it is running smoothly, effectively, and
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Creating a New YOU in the New YEAR

January is the perfect time of year to assess your progress in the previous year and set the tone for success in the new year. Many people set New Year resolutions with good intentions, but then they quickly lose the motivation that is needed to stay consistent with those goals. This year is full of new opportunities, and 2015 might be the year that you can finally make the lasting changes that you desire. But, you need to take a different approach with your goal setting in order to adopt a new way of thinking. Mark Twain once said, “There
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The Power of the Subconscious Mind

Imagine if you had all the information you needed to live your life exactly as you wished, and you could fulfill all your aspirations for the coming New Year. Wouldn’t it feel great to meet your goals with ease? Well, it is easier than you think, because you have it all stored in the amazing warehouse of wisdom: the subconscious mind.  Everything you want to accomplish in life is stored in a blueprint within your subconscious mind, like a giant library with all of the information that you might need. Your subconscious mind is at the heart of your power;
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Conflict Resolution: A Prized Skill

Let’s face it, the potential for conflict is everywhere.  Conflict exists when the desires, intentions and goals of a person or group are not aligned with those of another entity.  You may encounter conflict at work, in business dealings, in social situations, with complete strangers or within your own family. Since conflict is almost impossible to avoid, the ability to resolve conflict effectively is a prized skill, especially if you want to get ahead in your professional and personal lives. Most people consider conflict to be unpleasant; some prefer to ignore the situation altogether and hope it resolves itself over
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Your Dominant Thoughts: The Key to Your Success

As the holidays approach our spirits start to rise with the sense of goodwill and anticipation for the New Year, offering a renewed opportunity for positive change, achieving our goals, and becoming our best selves. For many of us this feeling is temporary and slowly withers away after the holidays as we regress back to our regular routines and habits. Imagine if you could maintain your high spirits and conviction to change and grow all year round.  What would your life look like?  Would the book you’ve always wanted to write be a reality?  Would you travel more? Start that business
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