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Make A List Of Your Personal 'Big Wins' To Stay Motivated

Staying motivated isn’t easy, but it helps to remember your accomplishments — especially the big ones — long after you’ve completed them. Keep a list of those “big wins” in view to stay focused and help you drive to the next one you can add to your list.


Get Into A 'Not Yet' Mindset To Prepare For Your Financial Future

If you’re not on top of your finances already, you probably feel like you never will be. The debt feel overwhelming and saving feels impossible. Fight this despair by switching from failure to “not yet”.


Reach Keeps Your Savings Goals Front And Centre In Chrome

Chrome: When working toward any goal, visual reminders can help you stay on track. Reach is an extension for Chrome that simplifies your financial goals and reminds you of them every time you open a new tab.


The Limitations Of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking and striving for happiness are common goals associated with self-improvement. It seems that they’re becoming more pervasive within company cultures, too, as employee happiness, customer happiness and a focus on productivity pop up in more company culture documents and mission statements.

At first glance, it seems like a step forward for company leaders to be focusing on the emotional health of employees and customers. But there’s more to positive thinking than might appear on the surface.


Figure Out What You Really Love To Do With The 'Laptop Test'

You’ll find no shortage of tips from many of the most successful and powerful people on how to find your “passion”, or what you truly love to do. Here’s a simpler way: gauge how you feel about opening your laptop.


Attach Your Spending Desire To A Financial Goal

If you want to buy a home, most experts suggest saving at least 20% for the down payment. It’s a simple goal for a big purchase, but it’s meant to protect you financially. You can use the same concept for other purchases, too.


Five Big Reasons Why It's So Hard To Make Financial Progress

While I love writing and talking about all of the benefits of financial independence and financial progress, I’ll be the first to admit that the path is difficult. Although the ideas behind personal finance are easy, actually putting them into practice is incredibly hard. So how do we overcome the challenges?


When Your Inner Critic Becomes Too Negative, Replace It With A More Polite Voice

Your inner critic can motivate you to improve your skills and get stuff done, but usually, negative self-talk ends up working against you. We’ve told you to beat your inner critic by visualising it, and the School of Life offers another solid suggestion: replace it with a gentler voice, whether that’s a friend, a therapist or even some motivating text.


Prioritise Your Tasks By Motivation Instead Of Time With Activity Blocks

Loss of motivation can kill your productivity, but if you can switch things up while you work, you’ll keep yourself fresh and focused. Prioritising and scheduling tasks into activity blocks that aren’t constrained by time can help.


Google Calendar Now Automatically Finds Time In Your Schedule For Your Goals

Android/iOS: Having a goal to work out more is fine, but it’s hard to prioritise when other things come up. Google Calendar can now help by letting you set goals that will automatically work around your schedule.


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