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There's no perfect answer to the puzzle & creativity is a renewable resource #forwardsteps http://www.forwardsteps.info/linchpin

Why You Need To Be Irreplaceable To Succeed, an article written by Will Chou. This book review of "Linchpin" by Seth Godin. The main premise of the book is that the modern world has changed things. Everone who wants to thrive in the workplace should work on being indispensable & irreplaceable.
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In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. #forwardsteps http://www.forwardsteps.info/linchpin

Why You Need To Be Irreplaceable To Succeed, an article written by Will Chou. This book review of "Linchpin" by Seth Godin. The main premise of the book is that the modern world has changed things. Everone who wants to thrive in the workplace should work on being indispensable & irreplaceable.
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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world... #forwardsteps http://www.forwardstepsblog.com/self-improvement-apps
I have all of Christopher Westra's self improvement apps myself and it was high time that I shared them with you also. I have present a little list with descriptions, here for you. Like me, Christopher has spent several years online and creating self improvement content, as well as published books.
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I have all these 7 self improvement apps & it was high time that I shared them http://www.forwardstepsblog.com/self-improvement-apps
I have all of Christopher Westra's self improvement apps myself and it was high time that I shared them with you also. I have present a little list with descriptions, here for you. Like me, Christopher has spent several years online and creating self improvement content, as well as published books.
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Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths http://www.personalimprovementguestpost.com/empty-promises

Read "Stop Listening To Anxiety's Empty Promises", an article by Guy Finley. Anxious feelings are not there to help us. Instead, they keep us a prisoner in the world of their empty promises. Regardless of how convincing they are that we can't live without them... who clings to their captors?
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June 2016 Top 10 Forward Steps self improvement posts at Facebook http://www.forwardstepsblog.com/2016/07/top-10-june-2016-facebook-posts
See your favorite Top 10 June 2016 Facebook Posts From Forward Steps with positive personal development inspirations by Thea Westra at Forward Steps Self Improvement. There is a brand new collection for you to explore at the end of each month. Simply return to this blog to see them.
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Listen to advice from people who have been there and done that. #forwardsteps http://www.forwardsteps.info/linchpin
Why You Need To Be Irreplaceable To Succeed, an article written by Will Chou. This book review of "Linchpin" by Seth Godin. The main premise of the book is that the modern world has changed things. Everone who wants to thrive in the workplace should work on being indispensable & irreplaceable.
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Enjoy reading Will's book review of "Linchpin" by Seth Godin. #forwardsteps http://www.forwardsteps.info/linchpin
Why You Need To Be Irreplaceable To Succeed, an article written by Will Chou. This book review of "Linchpin" by Seth Godin. The main premise of the book is that the modern world has changed things. Everone who wants to thrive in the workplace should work on being indispensable & irreplaceable.
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We can change our own life and ultimately change the world. #forwardsteps http://www.forwardstepsblog.com/self-improvement-apps

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We're not worried by real problems so much as by our imagined anxieties about real problems http://www.personalimprovementguestpost.com/empty-promises
Read "Stop Listening To Anxiety's Empty Promises", an article by Guy Finley. Anxious feelings are not there to help us. Instead, they keep us a prisoner in the world of their empty promises. Regardless of how convincing they are that we can't live without them... who clings to their captors?
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Each moment of anxiety represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease. http://www.personalimprovementguestpost.com/empty-promises

Read "Stop Listening To Anxiety's Empty Promises", an article by Guy Finley. Anxious feelings are not there to help us. Instead, they keep us a prisoner in the world of their empty promises. Regardless of how convincing they are that we can't live without them... who clings to their captors?
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The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you, except yourself...
http://www.forwardstepsblog.com/be-more-yourself

It is so easy to feel and conform to the expectations of the people around us. Yet in doing so, are you giving up the kind of life that you want to live? How many unwritten rules have you accepted in your life, at the cost of self discovery, not in alignment with your own spirit.
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If you're facing in the right direction, keep stepping forward! :)
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My name is Thea Westra and I help people move forward in their lives. As the author of Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones and the creator of Forward Steps, my mission is to help others add wings to their unique life journey.



Born on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, I spent my childhood in Holland, and eventually moved to Australia, where I now live with my life partner, Greg, and publish lots of positive, upbeat content to empower people to do what I did...

Like most people, I lead a “typical” life that included studying hard in school, working as a teacher for 23 years, socializing with friends and dating, and buying my own house.

At the age of 41, however, I came to a stark realization that I was living a life which seemed like it had been designed FOR me and not wholly BY me. Can you relate?



Most of us have dreams in life to do great things, but those dreams get put aside as we deal with the daily chores of everyday life. I’m here to tell you that you can create the life you want—you can choose where and how to live a life that’s fulfilling to you! I know this to be true, because I did it, and you can too.

In my early 40s, I did something most people wish they could do—I quit my job, sold my home, and moved across the country on my own. The one question I wanted to answer—I needed to answer—was this: “Who am I without the house, the career, and the labels bestowed by society?”



One of the greatest realizations I learned on my personal journey is this—there are thousands of possible ways to experience our life and we really do get to pick! Was I going to just let life play out anyway it wanted to, or was I going to start making my own dreams reality?



Taking action, I decided to try out the notion of living any life I chose without the chains of a mortgage and a secure career shackling me. What I wanted for the rest of my life had to be tested.



Upon moving to Perth, Australia, I met Greg, who became my life partner. Sharing life with Greg has definitely been a real, positive change in my life. Meanwhile, I started painting, managing a gallery space, and even selling my own paintings for a good price. While I enjoyed painting, the challenge of managing 150 artists and organizing regular exhibitions at the gallery became too demanding. So, I decided to set up my own solo business.



Throughout my lifetime, people would often approach me for advice when they felt a bit stuck in their lives. I had always had an interest in self-improvement information and reading “how to” books and articles related to personal transformation, in addition to many years of personal growth training.

My knowledge and experience of helping others with their lives turned into a new career. I became a life coach and built my own business using the power of the internet to connect with many people around the world.



Proving that you’re never too old to learn something new, I started writing a blog, delivering a newsletter online, and designing websites in an effort to present ideas and inspiration to empower people.



By sharing positive, thought-provoking content, my aim is to help people like you discover and move toward what you really want, rather than feeling stuck, trapped or in a rut.



The reason I call my main website “Forward Steps” is because I believe that we can choose to make our vision tangibly real by taking action, followed by forward steps in our desired direction. A favorite saying of mine is this: “Whatever you focus on WILL expand.”



In order to grow, expand and develop as people, we need to challenge ourselves, even just a little each day, and open up fresh perspectives on life. New experiences are vital to life. A shift in our habits can literally transform our lives. 



I wanted to be able to find a place on the internet where I’d get daily inspiration, but was never satisfied with what I found. So, I created my own powerful content to “power up my thinking” on a daily basis and give myself specific actions to take for days I feel a bit directionless.



That content is something I share with you through email, online posts, articles, and books. I like to get people thinking about their life, offering them life power tips (short, simple messages with a focus point), as well as questions, affirmations, quotations, challenges, and actions-to-take.

I realize that I don’t have “all the answers” to life, and therefore, I’m pleased to share with people additional online resources where they can find recommended books, movie/video suggestions, humorous stuff for a laugh, and inspiring music.

It comes down to this—do you want to change your life? Yes? Well then, I’m here to help you change your life for the better. Take action. Start today.



Namasté,
Thea

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