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The Perfect Morning Ritual to Make You Feel Energized for the Entire Day

Have you ever wondered how that “morning person” friend or coworker always seems to bring an endless supply of energy into the day? Chances are, they didn’t just roll out of bed that way. If you ask them what their “secret” is, you might come to learn that while you were hitting snooze, they were hitting the weight room or the trail. Being around that…

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3 Lessons from Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly

Self-described researcher and storyteller Brené Brown has one of the most-watched TED talks of all time. In it, she talks about the power and necessity of vulnerability when it comes to the human experience. After analyzing the thousands of stories and interviews she’d collected while studying shame, she realized that all the happiest people she talked to were the ones who most allow themselves to…

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4 Coping Skills We Learned from Tiffany Haddish in The Last Black Unicorn

In stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish’s memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, she documents a grueling and turbulent life. From being bullied by her peers to being abused by her now ex-husband, Haddish has struggled from the very beginning. But it’s hard to believe that when you see her upbeat demeanor for yourself. The more you read of Haddish’s difficult life, the harder it is to believe…

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Have you ever been so caught up in an activity that you lost all sense of time? Maybe you were reading an amazing book or working on a passion project when, suddenly, the day was over? During moments like these, you’re focused on what’s in front of you, at the exclusion of everything else. Your productivity and enjoyment spike and you feel “in the zone.”…

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Looking Forward: How Will You Measure Your Life?

You probably wouldn’t think it’s a good idea to treat your relationships like a job. Something about it seems cold and impersonal. But Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon, authors of the book How Will You Measure Your Life are suggesting you do exactly that. Based on a talk Christensen once gave while teaching at Harvard Business School, How Will You Measure Your…

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin

Anyone familiar with Amy Morin’s famous Lifehack article, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” which she later expanded to a full-length book of the same title, might find it a bit odd that we decided to do a recap for today’s blog. After all, the article sums everything up quite nicely! That’s very true, and we see no need to reinvent the wheel. So,…

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

Has anyone ever told you that you worry too much? Or, maybe you already know you’re a chronic worrywart but can’t seem to figure out how to stop worrying and start living. In fact, reading this might even be causing you some worry, so try out the Fabulous app to keep your mind clear while giving this a read. If that’s true, take a deep…

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Tips from How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the best-known self-help books of all time. Published just a year before Think and Grow Rich, author Dale Carnegie’s bestseller has sold over 15 million copies in its lifetime and was number 19 of Time Magazine’s 2011 list of 100 most influential books. It’s hard to beat a resume like that, but what is it…

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Three Lessons Learned from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a bestselling novel written by Paulo Coelho and published in 1988. Since then, it’s been translated into languages all over the world and adapted to film, theatre, and music. One of the most popular and most highly recommended novels of all time, it seems almost silly introducing it. However, while it is a novel, The Alchemist can often read more like a…

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How To Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill might not have known how influential his book Think and Grow Rich would be when he published it in 1937. But, nearly a century later, copies are still flying off the shelves. Think and Grow Rich was a commissioned piece; Hill was asked by none other than Andrew Carnegie to put together a list of the common qualities all wealthy, successful people share….

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