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What if you’re the reason why your relationships eventually fall apart, not them?

Things you’re doing wrong in your relationships
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A simple search on the internet and you’d find a library of articles and blog posts on relationship advice that talks about things you should be aware of in the other person. Qualities that you should look for in your date — warning signs that should make you run in the other direction, etc.

But it’s convenient to point fingers, right? It’s not very pleasant to think that YOU are the reason why your relationships eventually fall apart, NOT them.

You represent just as much of your relationship as the other person. So, by definition, the health and long-term sustainability…

If you can’t relate to these, it might be time you started working on your emotional intelligence

qualities of emotionally intelligent people
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Homo Sapiens are emotional creatures. On any given day, we make several decisions that are subconsciously based on emotions more than anything else. So, it’s conceivable that emotional intelligence (EQ) would translate into a healthier, happier personal and professional life — because it helps you make better decisions in general.

In his book, “Working with Emotional Intelligence”, author Daniel Goleman values emotional intelligence above technical proficiency in the list of ingredients that make up a successful leader. …

Rich people are rich because they do things differently

Things rich people do differently
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It takes money to make money.

On the surface, it sounds full of wisdom. But underneath, it might just be an excuse that we’ve so meticulously fashioned to take the blame away from us for living in mediocrity.

The more I read into the lives of rich people, the more I realize that it’s not money that sets them apart from the poor. It’s the mindset.

A rich mindset lays the groundwork for sound financial decisions that push you closer to financial freedom. …

The system is structured to favor the early birds by default

Night Owls versus early birds
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You might like to stay up late to get the most of your work done. But then there’s your friend who wakes up early in the morning and seizes the day.

People can usually relate more to one person or the other, and there’s a lot of science behind why. If I were to ask you which do you think was better for health — many of you aren’t even going to think twice before siding with early risers.

Because “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”, right?

But what if I told you…

If any of these resonate with you, stop and rethink before getting hitched.

wrong reasons to get married
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All of your prominent life decisions, from choosing a major at school, to taking up a job — from switching to self-employment to starting a business — is based on weeks if not months of contemplation. And then, there’s marriage.

It’s unfortunate that we have turned marriage into a social convention. For many, it’s shrunk into an item on the bucket list that needs to be crossed off after a certain age. But considering that it’s a decision that could potentially cast a lasting impact on your life, it shouldn’t be an inevitability.

Marriage is a lot of work. Even…

A simple guide to never ending up with clients that are too hard to please

how to pick freelance clients
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The art of communication is the very foundation of running a successful freelance business. Your technical expertise, work ethics, ability to comply with rather complicated guidelines, and everything else will go to waste if you don’t invest in learning how to communicate effectively with your freelance clients.

Ideally, your first interaction should be sufficient for you to decide with some confidence if it’s a suitable client. But unfortunately, many of you are just as clueless even at the time of signing a contract.

Why do you think that is? Because subconsciously, freelancers treat clients as celebrities. We’re too desperate to…

A $1,000 emergency has the potential to push many Americans into debt — CNBC

Money management lessons
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Do you ever feel like the global system of education is built to feed consumerism?

Think about it; it takes you sixteen years to get a bachelor’s degree. And yet, you don’t get to learn a thing about how to manage your money.

So, you graduate with a piece of paper that “MIGHT” help you land a job. But it doesn’t even count because even if you do, there’s a good chance you won’t get to keep any of it. …

3 irrefutable reasons why it could be risky choosing a niche for your blog based on your passion

how to choose a niche for your blog
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The internet is filled with bogus statistics like 80% of all blogs burn to the ground within 18 months. I call it bogus NOT because it’s not true. But because it accomplishes nothing for someone who’s in the process of exploring his prospects in the world of blogging.

Other than invoking fear, of course. You tell someone there’s an 80% probability that they’re going to fail in whatever venture they’re aspiring to undertake — naturally, they’ll start sweating.

As a rule of thumb, the focus should be on the “Why” of this debate, and not on “How Many”. It doesn’t…

Universum’s Employer Branding NOW 2020 report says employers are increasingly looking for these four soft skills

Soft skills to adopt during the COVID-19 crisis
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According to the International Labor Organization, the Coronavirus pandemic has so far affected millions of full-time jobs. But it’s still not the extent of it. The second wave of COVID-19 has already started wreaking havoc across continents. To that end, it is conceivable that things could get uglier in the upcoming months.

Naturally, it’s currently a top-most priority for you to give your employer a solid reason to keep you on the payroll. The same is true for fresh graduates and people that have already been laid off. …

Laziness as a trait is okay. Laziness as an attitude isn’t

laziness is not a bad thing
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Let’s take a moment and look at the life of Sir Charles Darwin — one of the greatest minds of the 19th century, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

That’s how you know Darwin. But what you don’t know is that as a child, Darwin was the laziest of them all at school. He was the kind who’d fall asleep right in the middle of a lesson.

His parents and teachers struggled a lot to get him proficient at Mathematics and Grammar. And before you get your hopes high, allow me to make it known that…

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