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Archive for December, 2011

The Wrong Way to Help People

There’s a right way and a wrong way to help people. It’s important to remember that even when you act with the best intentions, you don’t always know what is best for someone else. Here are some guidelines to determine if you’re really helping someone or not.

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The Curse of Familiarity

As we age we often become stuck in old routines and habits. In many ways, our growth stagnates. We begin to stick with what is familiar – whatever is in our “comfort zone” – and often we become stubborn, resistant, and even afraid to expose ourselves to new things. In short, we become complacent toward […]

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Building a Following: What I’ve Learned from One Million Visitors

It’s now been over two and a half years since I first started blogging for The Emotion Machine – and just recently I’ve passed over one million visitors. It’s a significant milestone to me, but more importantly it’s provided me with a lot of experience about what it means to build a following. I’ve certainly […]

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The Benefits of Creating Positive Relationships

Humans are an intrinsically social species. This means our happiness and success largely depend on the relationships we build with others. When building relationships on a day-to-day basis, we really only have two distinct choices we can make:

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The One Corner of The Universe You Can Improve

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