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Plus Your Life and Business Communities. (NEW GUIDELINES)
To move with the times, this community is now an extension of the Academy...

This means that only paying members will be allowed to post their content into this community.
We also have 200,000+ followers on the Plus Your Life, which will be used in a similar community based manner. 

Exciting times ahead.

Want to request membership?
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Request to join and I will reach out to you personally to discuss.

Thank you all for being a part of the evolution of our communities on Google+. 
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Thank you, as always, Monika!
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Monika Schmidt

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Anger
How are you coping with your #anger ?

Sieh Dir den Tweet von @Femenomenal an: https://twitter.com/Femenomenal/status/614001597115461632?s=09
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Monika Schmidt

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Walking
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Get out and go for a walk! You'll be healthier and more innovative! #TLF
People want to achieve success in life, but it often seems out of reach. According to history's greats, all you just need to take the first step.
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Fendy Winardi

Saturday - Learning Plus  - 
 
Have time this weekend? Maybe this article can help you to get something valuable..
Learn how to find your passion and explore the fastest route to launching a success business around your passion.
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Happy you find it useful +Monika Schmidt​
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“The only way to have a friend is to be one." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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6 Things You Should Quit Doing To Be More Successful

If you haven’t seen it, I’ll describe it for you. In a now viral video, writer Marina Shifrin turns the camera on herself at the office around 4:30 a.m. She then proceeds to dance herself out of a job. Throughout the video, words splash across the screen explaining her reasons, then at the end we read, “I quit.” Then one more time in caps for good measure, “I QUIT!” 

You know what I thought about as I watched the video? I wish more people did this.

We humans (that means me included) often get stuck in a hamster wheel of habit. We do things that aren’t good for us, remain where we shouldn’t and put ourselves through voluntary suffering all in the name of comfort. We don’t know these things are damaging, because it’s normal to us.

But a rare few, like Marina, snap out of it and quit before it’s too late. Here are six things you should quit doing today, before it’s too late.

Quit Stopping – I’ve completed six half marathons (13.1 miles) over the past few years and each one has been an emotional experience for me. Here’s how it usually goes…

The gun goes off: “This is great! Today is gonna be a personal record, I just know it.”

Mile 5: “Am I sane?”

Mile 10: “You want this, ouch, you want this, ouch.”

Mile 13: “Where’s the dang finish line!!!!”

Finish line: “That. Was. Awesome. When’s the next one?”

They say that at the very moment you want to quit, you’re actually almost there. It’s the stupid human in us…we go so far and then our brains take over and tell us it’s too hard. When did we get the memo that life was supposed to be easy all the time?

Think right now about something you keep stopping. You committed to it, but then you suddenly quit because it started to require a little extra elbow grease. A project at work, a relationship, a fitness goal. Remember why you started it, then push onward. Because the more you stop and think about quitting, the longer it’ll take to get to your desired result. Or worse, you’ll never know what it feels like to reach the finish line.

Quit Saying Tomorrow – You know the saying, “Yesterday you said tomorrow?” Seriously, stop that! Delaying or procrastinating around something that you think is important means one of two things. You’re either scared to start because it means your life will change or you want it for the wrong reasons (i.e. someone else is encouraging you to do it).

So yes, that new healthy eating thing you want to do will be very difficult and possibly unpleasant. But every day you wait to start is another day you’re not helping yourself. And you keep telling yourself that you’ll wait until the kids are a certain age before you finish your degree, but is that really the main reason you’re waiting? Or is it because studying is not nearly as exciting as all the other options you have right now? And while you’re at it, why are you donating free money to the gym? They haven’t seen you in months.

Quit Being A Victim – When people tell me they’re doing something or making certain choices because they have “no choice,” it makes me want to bang my head on the table…and then put that on repeat. You have a choice in everything you do. Barring a few really crazy exceptions, no one holds your hand to the fire on anything. And if you’re choosing to remain in a place that isn’t positive, you’re victimizing yourself.

You are not so worthless that you have to keep dating that person. Obama and the economy are not forcing you to stay in that career. There are other places you could live. And it’s not your schedule that prevents you from being healthy.

Our social groups are great for complaining. We all discuss our problems with our friends and that’s ok. But there are limits. Everyone gets a few opportunities to complain about a particular hardship, but if you seek advice and respond with “but I can’t” (said in whiny voice) too many times, you officially become a victim. Eventually, you’ll have to ask yourself whether you even want to fix the problem.

Quit Saying Yes – My yoga instructor, Angela Wagner, reminded me recently that anytime we say yes to something, we’re saying no to something else. So when you say yes to a happy hour, you’re saying no to <insert your choice of workout>. When you say yes to a crappy review from your boss, you’re saying no to getting acknowledged for the great work that was overlooked. When you say yes to watching pointless reality TV shows, you’re saying no to doing the dishes. Or if you say yes to staying late at the office, you’re saying no to your relationship.

It could be you don’t need to entirely quit saying yes. You may just need to analyze when you’re saying yes and what you’re trading for it. You might find yourself saying yes to things you don’t even care about and no to things that could make your life better in some way.

Quit Expecting – I got an email the other night from someone looking for advice after reading this article. He told me that he’s been working for the same company for his entire career, rising through the ranks and loving it. But recently he realized he’s hit a wall – he’s had many reviews and each time he meets with management, they’re not giving him the promotion he knows he’s ready for. My question to him was, “Have you asked for it?”

It’s very rare for a company to proactively promote someone at a fast pace. Especially true in older organizations, if you expect your company to promote you when they feel you’re ready for it, you’ll be sitting around waiting for about 10 years to reach the next level.

Your boss is like your significant other. Don’t expect them to read your mind. They’ll only know what you need when you tell them. If you really have your heart set on something (like a promotion), you must be vocal about it. If you don’t speak up, you’re leaving the translation up to them. Expect at your own risk.

Quit Avoiding – Suck it up. We all have things we don’t want to do, but we have to do them because we’re adults. (Should I have started the paragraph with, “Dear Congress”?)

I once managed a team responsible for a corporate-wide project with a lot of moving pieces. There were some majorly miserable elements to that project and there were some really sexy parts (i.e. things you put on your resume) too. As I sat with my boss reviewing progress one day, she asked why I hadn’t finished one particular task (a task that couldn’t be delegated). I responded with, “It’s boring me!” Her response was, “Your point?”

Yeah, life doesn’t work that way. You can’t pluck the fun parts out and leave the tough parts on the table. You take all or none.

If we didn’t have to work hard to reach success, we wouldn’t appreciate it. If there’s something you’re putting off because it’s boring you, it’s hard, physically demanding or tiring…just get up and get it done. Quit avoiding it. There will be rewards along the way and there will be a great sense of accomplishment at the end.

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Kurt Smith

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It's Our Expectations That Get Us Into Trouble

When life doesn’t go as planned, it can really throw a person off their game. We picture what things will be like, we make plans, take actions for those plans, count on things going a certain way, and then the plans fall apart. It can be not just frustrating but really make us doubt ourselves.

Being patient when our plans in life go awry and expectations aren't met can be really tough to do. Being able to take a step back and trust that things will work out and this is just part of our own journey can seem impossible. A temper tantrum may make us feel better momentarily, but it won’t change the fact that we may need a new plan.

Learning not to panic, to have some patience and maybe have a bit of faith that things will work out as they were meant to be are all great life lessons. Sometimes, if we were to get exactly what we wanted as planned, we would miss out on something much better. If we can be patient, flexible, and adjust our expectations, then it can be easier to enjoy our journey.

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#success  #saturday #lifequote   #kurtstips  
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Some of you may remember Rubic's Tuesday we celebrated here way back ...
Well, this smart guy in the video is celebrating a Magic Rubic's Cube in ONE SECOND!

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9 Ways to Keep your Integrity

Everyone likes a good story.

I have my share to tell, having spent my prodigal youth hitchhiking cross country and circling the globe, living abroad for a decade, and teaching high school for over 20 years.

But it still happens that friends and neighbors occasionally respond to my recollections by asking: “Did that really happen?”

Are my tales so truly unbelievable? After all, I never claim to have flown to the sun with Icarus, to have crossed the Rubicon with Julius Caesar, or to have followed Teddy Roosevelt’s charge up San Juan Hill.

No, I’ve merely sought to pluck insights from slightly quirky encounters and offer a bit wisdom from my observations on the human condition.

“I loved your article,” someone will say. And then, almost predictably: “Did that really happen?”

I even get it from my mother.

To be honest, it comes as no surprise. After all, honesty has seen its market value tumble over the years with countless reports of plagiarism, factual carelessness, and blatant fabrication.

But as troubling as such prevarication may be from the media, it’s far more disheartening when it becomes the norm among our political leaders.

The sad truth is that we expect our politicians to lie. But the brazenness with which they conjure up easily verifiable falsehoods grows ever more astonishing.

Once integrity disappears, the only motive not to lie is fear of not getting away with it — and get away with politicians have, in a society that has grown indifferent to lying.

But there is something we can do.  Here are 9 ways we can prevent the erosion of our own integrity:

http://www.finerminds.com/happiness/9-ways-to-keep-your-integrity-in-difficult-situations/
Everyone likes a good story. I have my share to tell, having spent my prodigal youth hitchhiking cross country and circling the globe, living abroad for a decade, and teaching high school for over 20 years. But it still happens that friends and neighbors occasionally respond to my recollections ...
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Always better, isn't it?
#positivity
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+Patti Pokorchak ah thanks, dies make sense to me, yes ;-)
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Transhumanism and the Singularity!  - 
 
The Future of Superhuman Technology (12 mins)
This takes a look at the Transhumanist movement, in a light exploratory fashion...

This was fun +Zoltan Istvan. Thanks!

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Fendy Winardi

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We're still chasing that dream...
 
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~George Eliot

Victorian novelist George Eliot, Mill on the Floss, as the discovery of human psychology books. His work was noted for its realism. Novelist George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann Evans for, was born November 22, 1819 for three years to review Westminster…

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Best weekend plannings for recreation :-) 
 
16 Ways Super Successful People Spend Their Weekends http://bit.ly/1LnocTa
If you're spending your weekends trying to catch up on the things that didn't get done, or trying to recover from the work week in a fog of Netflix binges and overindulgence, you're doing it wrong. Read on to discover a better way.
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29 Ways to Carry Out Random Acts of Kindness Every Day

"The time has come when we cannot just rely on others to make the world a better place – each one of us has to do our bit."

The time has come when we cannot just rely on others to make the world a better place – each one of us has to do our bit.

It is therefore time for people to be more and more aware about their Personal Social Responsibility (PSR).

PSR is all about doing to others what you would like others do to you. It is about recognizing how your behaviour affects others, and holding yourself accountable for your actions. For example, contrast someone being well mannered and kind, with someone being rude.

And this brings me nicely to the theme of this post – being kind to others.


Kindness is contagious – and as part of Personal Socially Responsibility you might want to consider carrying out random acts of kindness on a daily basis.

It is truly a win/win/win situation. The person you are being kind to benefits through your help. You feel good for having helped someone. And the world is a better place through your kindness.

Never underestimate the impact of a single act of kindness. I still remember, after many years, the time someone stopped and helped me after my car had broken down down. Since then, I have stopped on the road myself and helped stranded motorists a number of times. All because of that single act of kindness by a stranger.

Also, it is important to carry out your acts of kindness without expecting anything back.

So where do you begin?
To get you started, I have listed 29 ideas below. And why the number 29? Because it is as good a number as any – and also because I couldn’t think of idea number 30!

Put them into practice and also create your own:-

Send someone a hand written note of thanks.
Make a card at home and send it to a friend for no reason.
Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.
Put some coins in someone else’s parking meter.
Buy a coffee for the man on the high street selling The Big Issue magazine.
Cut your neighbour’s hedge.
Walk your friend’s dog.
Give a compliment about your waiter / waitress to his / her manager.
Send someone a small gift anonymously.
Stop and help someone replace their flat tyre.
Let someone jump the queue at the bank.
Pay for the drinks on the next table at a café.
Treat a friend to the movies for no reason.
Give a huge tip to someone when they least expect it.
Hold the train door open for someone rushing to get in.
Give up your seat for someone, not just an elderly person.
Write notes of appreciation at least once a week.
Talk to a homeless person and have a “normal” conversation.
Pick up some rubbish in the road which would otherwise be lying around.
Compliment a work colleague for their excellence.
Recommend a competitor to a potential client.
Give another driver your parking spot.
Give a piece of fruit to a delivery person.
Help an elderly neighbour carry the rubbish out.
Tell all your family members how much your appreciate them.
Leave a copy of an interesting book on a train / bus.
Buy an inspirational book for a friend.
Send a thank you note to a person who has helped you in the past.
Smile a lot.
What goes around is sure to come around – happy helping :-)

Please apply these ideas in your life from today – and share your own ideas and how you get on with spreading kindness in the world in the comments. That way I won’t have to think up idea number 30 myself!

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This is one of my favorite TED Talk that surely brighten your day, especially if you're into dance. 
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About Love and How to drink water

Enjoy your weekend, friends :)
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Good for you +Monika Schmidt I know how hard it is but it's so worth it. Glad that they're cracking down with ID. Here in Ontario, the stores cannot even show cigarette packages, they are hidden from view.
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Monika Schmidt

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Yes You Can ;-)
 
Quote of the Day

Do it now...sometimes later becomes never.
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Thank you for the invite Drew Love!
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Welcome to PYL +Suzanne Marie​!
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Fendy Winardi

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I love this guy and I believe there are some of his words could help you go further forward. Have a great day cool people!
Need some inspiration? Look no further! These amazing Steve Jobs' quotes could change your life.
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