Success Through Failure: 9 Famous Stories – Infographic with Plenty of Inspiration for Overcoming Failure

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Infographic with Plenty of Inspiration for Overcoming Failure

Success doesn’t always happen as planned. In fact, more times than not, you have to take failure and bad luck and turn them into success.

The 9 Famous Success Stories in the infographic below are perfect examples of taking failure and turning it into success beyond your wildest dreams!

9 Famous Success Trough Failure Stories
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Actionable Tips on How to Get and Keep a Positive Frame of Mind

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No NegativityDespite our best efforts, not everything in our lives will go the way we want to. Situations are bound to go against us at times, and what matters most is how we deal with things going forward. Keeping a positive mindset even in the depths of despair is key in helping us bounce back from all sorts of negativity in our minds. You have to keep in mind that your thoughts hold the key to both good and bad things, and staying focused on what matters most is the way to go at all times . Here are tips on how you can get and keep a positive frame of mind regardless of the dictates of the present moment.

1. Accept and embrace negativity

Bad things will always happen, it is the way of the world. Accept that plans will go wrong more often than not and leave some wriggle room for disappointment. This means that you have the expectation of things going wrong, and you are prepared when they do. Do not beat yourself up for things that did not go your way because if you do, you will be wasting time that should otherwise be dedicated to turning things around.

2. Put positivity reminders throughout your living and work spaces

Sometimes remembering to be positive is harder than actually being positive. Negativity is a habit, and usually a very entrenched one by the time you notice it is an issue. Far too little attention is paid to reminders of positivity. Get a feel good photo from your life printed on canvas and hang it somewhere you’ll see it often. Even better, print out a dozen and have it greet you everywhere possible. Make sure it is an image which will instantly remind you of your positivity goals, spend time selecting in then even more time cementing the purpose in your mind.

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3. Accept Criticism

When people condemn us, they expose possible areas of weakness we may have overlooked. If the criticism comes from the right people and comes out in a loving, caring way, we have to look at the positive side of it. You need to believe that people criticize you because they only want the best for you. Take every parallel viewpoint positively, dissect it and look at possible areas of improvement.

4. Be accountable to yourself and to others

When negative things happen in our lives, It is easy to roll over and play the victim. While this may work some of the time, it is not reliable solution for problems in the long term. The best thing would be to think things through and take responsibility when situations go wrong. Analyze issues with the understanding that you are not perfect, and that everything can be remedied.

5. Eat right and make time for exercising

The right meals have us feeling contented and relaxed. Exercises help to release tension and fill our systems with feel-good hormones. Take time to work out alone and get rid of all the tension that is bound to build up over the course of a negative event. Go out, have fun and take part in activities such as jogging, walking in

parks and hanging out in the gym. Pick up a hobby if you can-anything to steer your mind away from negativity.

6. Surround yourself with positive people

Negativity is intoxicating and contagious. Negative people will infect you with a negative mindset. Positive people do the exact opposite of that. They encourage you, they allow you to see possibilities where there looks to be none. Reach out to friends and family and isolate the ones that inject within you a positive burst of energy. If possible, find a support group at work, in the community or even online. Share ideas and relate with situations happening around you.

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How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep

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Getting a great night’s sleep seems to be one of the biggest ongoing mysteries of our time. It’s become almost ephemeral at this point, and many people will try all sorts of unusual methods to try and achieve an uninterrupted snooze. However, there’s good news – ensuring a great night’s sleep is actually really easy, all it takes is a bit of discipline.

Mattress
First thing’s first – if your mattress is old, uncomfortable or not supporting your body then it’s time for a change. Speak to a specialist like Sleepy’s to make sure you get the right mattress for your body type, because picking the wrong one might mean getting even less sleep than you are already.

No Screens
Limit your exposure to backlit screens after about 8pm as much as you can. Backlit screens emit a blue light that interferes with your body’s melatonin levels, a hormone that helps you become drowsy and drift off to sleep. If you must use your phone in bed, most iOS and Android devices come with a night-time mode that reduces the blue light that inhibits melatonin release.

No Nightcaps
A nip of scotch or a glass of wine before bed might help you drift off to sleep just fine, but alcohol dramatically reduces your REM sleep cycles, or those times when you’re sleeping deepest. What this results in is a light and probably fitful sleep that won’t leave you feeling rested and energetic the next day.

No Caffeine after 4pm
Many of us rely on caffeine to get us through an average work day, from that first cup of soy latte in the morning to the mini can of sugar-free cola that gives us a boost in the afternoon. It’s easy to continue that habit at home when you have a Coke with dinner or a coffee while you watch TV after the meal. Don’t – caffeine plays havoc with your sleep cycle. Try to avoid these drinks after 4pm and you’ll notice the difference right away.

Lights Out
Light is the stimulus that tells your brain it’s time to start waking up. If there is any light pollution in your bedroom, you’ll find that you tend to wake up throughout the night as your brain will think the sun is up and it’s time to wake. Eliminate as many light sources as you can from your bedroom, including standby LEDs on electronics, and invest in some heavy blinds if you value a sleep-in.

These are just a few sure-fire ways you can guarantee a great night’s sleep. What are your favorite tricks? Sound off in the comments below!

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5 Must-Read Books for Harry Potter Fans – Fans of Harry Potter Will Love these Books Just as Much

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Fans of Harry Potter Will Love these Books Just as Much

Reading isn’t just one of the best, purest forms of entertainment for people of all ages, it is also excellent for your mind. I do a great deal of research in the realms of mental fitness, Alzheimer’s prevention, and strengthening your brain for my Mental Fitness Blog and I’m always amazed by the power of reading. In the same way walking is HEALTHY for physical fitness, reading is HEALTHY for mental fitness.

Yes, all caps… it’s THAT important.

Below is a great little article from fellow bookworms at Next Century Publishing. They are running a huge promotion for Reader’s Legacy from April 25 – April 30, which includes a 20% off sale on all of J.K. Rowling’s books.

Their aim in doing this is to bring attention to their Grant Program, in which they will be giving away 1 million books to children across the nation – children we’d all love to see become bookworms too!

If you have young people in your family, send them a link to this article – you could even ask them to pick one and you’ll order a copy for them.

You may even be like me and see one, two, or five that you’d like to read or re-read for yourself. There’s no better time than now! Your brain will thank you for it. – Joi Harry Potter is one of the most popular book series ever written.

Its whimsical characters and magical adventures have captured the hearts of millions. If you’re a Potter Maniac, you probably think that no story can compare those of the mystifying Hogwarts and the boy with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead. But have you read these spellbinding masterpieces?

Attention Harry Potter Lovers: In honor of J.K. Rowling being named the Top Followed Author on Reader’s Legacy in 2015 we’re holding a 1 week sale on ALL of her books. From April 25th-30th, 2016 any Rowling book is 20% off AND double the LitCoins will be loaded into your account just for purchasing. Click the link to check out this limited time offer! ReadersLegacy.com/JKRowling

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Like Harry Potter, this series comes in 7 installments and features a secret world full of wonders, its magical inhabitants, and the child-heroes who must save it from destruction.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien2.   The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

A prequel to the famed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, this delightful classic takes readers far from reality as it follows a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins on an unexpected and perilous quest to help his friends reclaim their home, which has been taken over by a gold-loving dragon.

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

3.   The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 

Told in 3 parts, this is the story of Bilbo Baggins’s nephew Frodo who, with the help of some unlikely allies, must travel to the ends of the earth to destroy an ancient ring, before its evil power brings his world to ruin.

Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4.   Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

This endearing story tells of an imaginative young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a world full of whimsical (and more-than-slightly backwards) characters, where nothing is practical and anything is possible. Alice and her topsy-turvy friends return in the sequel, Through the Looking Glass.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

5.   The Inheritance Series (Eragon) by Christopher Paolini

4 fantastic novels tell what happens when a farm boy named Eragon finds a mysterious dragon egg, it hatches, and his life is eternally changed as he becomes the last known Dragon Rider…and the primary target of a rising evil empire.

These are just some of the countless wonderful fantasy novels out there. By expanding your literary horizons you will gain a deeper love of reading, and acquire a tasteful appreciation for other authors/genres – even ones that may not be your favorite. Check out these books, or one of your own finding, and tell us what you think!

As an added perk of Reader’s Legacy’s Rowling celebration, we will be holding a special 20% off sale for each of her novels from April 25th to April 30th –ReadersLegacy.com/JKRowling.
The sale not only celebrates J.K. Rowling, but was also brings attention for a special grant program we have created in order to give away 1 million physical books in support of literacy programs! Spreading a love of books, and ending illiteracy around the world is 100% possible, and with the help of reader’s on the site, we believe will be one step closer to achieving that goal! Get in on this sale HERE.
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Writers: Why You Should Make That Rejection Letter the Focal Point of Your Home – You're in Good Company: J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, and Agatha Christie

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You're in Good Company: J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, and Agatha Christie

“I pinned my 1st rejection letter to my kitchen wall because it gave me something in common with all my fave writers!” – J.K. Rowling via Twitter (March 25, 2016).

What do literary geniuses, J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, and Agatha Christie all have in common? Surprisingly enough, each of them have written books that were rejected by multiple publishers. As hard to believe as that may be, it’s entirely true!

Contrary to popular belief, rejection more than anything is a learning opportunity. Of course, no one welcomes rejection. In fact, they avoid it at all costs. But everyone gets rejected at one point in their life, or another, and instead of dwelling on the pain of being told “no”, they can use that rejection as a motivator – the greatest motivator in their life!

On March 25, 2016, J.K. Rowling took to twitter to share two rejection letters she received on her crime novel, “The Cuckoo’s Calling”, written under the alias of Robert Galbraith. While Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series has sold more than 400 million copies to date, Rowling admits to having self-doubt. “I wasn’t going to give up until every single publisher turned me down, but I often feared that would happen” she explains. Despite these fears, “The Cuckoo’s Calling” was eventually published by Sphere Books, an imprint of Little, Brown & Company, and the rest is history.

Rowling didn’t allow the fear of going unpublished stop her from trying time and time again, which is an example many dreamers can learn from. Yes, rejection bruises a person’s ego and, more often than not, forces them to go back to the drawing board, but sometimes that’s the best thing a person can do. Going back to the drawing board means making improvements both personally, and in one’s work, and making those improvements brings the motivation to pursue that passion even further.

Remember, rejection isn’t a death sentence, but merely a stepping stone which brings you closer to finally hearing that “yes” you’ve been waiting for. Though it might sound crazy to hang a negative note about your life’s work up on a wall, it can serve as a reminder to persevere…and when you achieve your success, it will be a reminder of all that you’ve overcome.

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44 Ways to Be More Productive (Infographic) – How to Be More Productive: It Starts With Waking Up Earlier!

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How to Be More Productive: It Starts With Waking Up Earlier!

44 ways to be more productive

44 ways to be more productive [Infographic] by the team at Best STL

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The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse MS PhD – First Place 2015 Writers Digest Self Published Ebook for Inspirational!

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First Place 2015 Writers Digest Self Published Ebook for Inspirational!

The Way of the Fairy Godmother

I was recently sent a copy of The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse MS PhD in exchange for telling you all about it. When books are as beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable as this one was, it’s my sublime pleasure to do so.

“Dreams, seemingly failed, from our past can be reborn.” – Jennifer Morse

When I begin reading a book I know I’ll be reviewing, I stay on the look out for certain things throughout the book:

How enjoyable the book is. How fast it reads. What recurring thoughts I have as I read the book. The number of times I stop to jot down something that caught my mind’s eye.

After I finish a book, I ask two questions:

Was the time spent reading this book worth it? Who will I recommend this book to, if anyone?

As I read through The Way of the Fairy Godmother, I honestly lost track of the number of times I thought things along the lines of, “Oh! That’s beautiful!” or “This author takes words and spins them into something extraordinarily beautiful and poignant.”

Pretty grand thoughts to have during a book, right?

Review Continued Below….

Jennifer Morse Quote

From Chapter One:

Although Cinderella is young and has not matured to the point of manifesting her dreams she is already engaging her strengths. The Fairy Godmother is drawn to Cinderella’s passion for extending love. Undeterred by criticism raining down upon her, Cinderella brings a loving presence into every moment and each chore. As she works she is interacting with her Deepest Desire to love well. This focus shields her from negativity in her environment. –  The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse

I. Love. That.  The wonderful thing is the e-book is FILLED with such passages.

About The Way of the Fairy Godmother:

First Place 2015 Writers Digest Self Published Ebook for Inspirational

From the Author: I am a seeker of serenity, searching for the pathways of enduring happiness. Decades of exploring and synthesizing avenues to wisdom led me to my favorite fairytale, the tale of Cinderella. This time I didn’t interpret the fairytale from Cinderella’s viewpoint. Instead I apprenticed to the Fairy Godmother.

The Fairy Godmother lives within uncompromising, radiant happiness. Her lifestyle is dangerously optimistic. As a result she expedites miraculous outcomes. It’s not that she doesn’t notice the problems of life. Cinderella didn’t have a dress for the ball. She needed a coach and driver. When you are grounded in reality you deal with the problems.

I don’t want to tell you how old I was before I began creating my life from the perspective of the Fairy Godmother. Let’s just leave it at, for much of my life I was in the habit of creating life from Cinderella’s point of view. More often than not I was disappointed. Like Cinderella I worked and worked to create harmony in environments that would not support harmony. Such an unstinting effort is exhausting, especially after several decades. To say it was stressful and no fun only scratches the surface of the issue. It was a harsh and bleak way to live.

Imagine Cinderella in her thirties and forties scrubbing away at the kitchen floor, struggling to make beauty in an environment, for people who cannot appreciate elegance. This is not a pretty picture. Living life from Cinderella’s perspective is to stay entrapped in the young maiden who longs for fulfillment. Hardship is her constant companion. Unfulfilled relationships are her unremitting burden.

My quest? Mature beyond the Cinderella archetype. Find enduring happiness. Imitating Cinderella had generated disasters. It’s tough to admit. I’m trained in the skills of good communication, the secrets of happy relationships. Even the people who love me the most shook their heads in dismay. I set about studying the ways of the Fairy Godmother.

The Way of the Fairy Godmother will discover the skills of savoring. What is already working in our lives? I’ve heard one voice of wisdom assert if we can breathe we can improve our circumstances. He meant “breathe” in the literal, not metaphoric, sense. That’s intense! Do you know the power of a cleansing breath?

When the Fairy Godmother arrived in Cinderella’s vegetable garden, almost hidden by the stalks of corn, she didn’t talk with Cinderella about her problems. The Fairy Godmother’s first conversation with Cinderella explored her dreams. Cinderella’s dream was a first date with the Prince. Why do we find and define our Deepest Desires? Our Deepest Desires hold the seeds of our happiness.

Entwining Deepest Desires with our strengths leads us to a state of absorption and flow. Like the athlete that finds ‘the zone’ we are lost in the pleasure of growing mastery. One of Cinderella’s strengths was her need to create beauty. She didn’t just clean her house. She made her home shine with the love she put into her task. Loving was another strength.

The Fairy Godmother models a positive language specific to goals and ambitions. Our brains translate our words and thoughts into images. How does our biochemistry interact with images? We’ll become aware of our biochemistry and the impact of visual images to prepare us for success and happiness.

A Proclamation will revolutionize our life. Clear goals initiate self-esteem. Focal points of beauty support us on our journey. Golden Ladders each rung associated with behaviors congruent with our Deepest Desires will delineate the territory of our personal happiness. With step by step procedures we’ll enter the world of the Fairy Godmother. She will guide us. Our goal? Enduring happiness. If we are stuck in the Cinderella rut, there is a better way.  – Jennifer Morse MS PhD

Benefit of E-Books:

Most people stand on one or the other side of the “physical book” vs “e-book” debate.  I say most people because I, for one, sit on the fence between the two.  I’ve got nothing but love for each. Basically, if a book is good – I don’t care how it comes into my life!

I have noticed one cool thing about e-books. With the Kindle app, I can take my book anywhere I take my iPad, which is everywhere. I can read in bed, I can read at the kitchen counter, I can read in the yard, I can read while watching tv.

I can watch a baseball game, follow along on Twitter, read from my e-book, keep an eye on Instagram and Pinterest ALL at one sitting. I love you, 2016.

Troubles in today’s world can be overwhelming. We see broken families, economic downturns, loss of jobs, and recently epidemic losses of homes, my own included. War, terrorism, illness, lack of medical care, shortages of food and water; the list goes on and on. These adversities touch all our lives. We all struggle to one extent or another with unprecedented stress.

Is it accurate to say genuine happiness and beauty in the mist of these overwhelming challenges has become as rare as the appearance of the Fairy Godmother? Many of us are preoccupied with the struggle to survive the painful and impoverished times we live in.

But wait! Creating beauty and positive outcomes in the midst of turmoil is at the heart of the Fairy Godmother’s teachings. The Fairy Godmother is, in her own way, a transcendent, quintessential radical. Yes, her teachings are revolutionary. Awaken to the teachings of the Fairy Godmother and prepare yourself. You may stumble into the realm of transcendent happiness. – The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse

Again…. I. Love. That.

Throughout this beautifully written and thought provoking book, Jennifer Morse provides us with the keys to happiness – while never leaving the comforting, illuminating shadow of the Fairy Godmother.

Can I just say how incredibly creative and imaginative it was for the author to use the Fairy Godmother (one of the most beloved, yet often taken for granted, characters of all time)?  Ingenious!

After all, what is happiness if not a much beloved… and yet often taken for granted emotion?

The Way of the Fairy Godmother will introduce you to…

The Nine Keys to happiness Word Spills Golden Ladders Deepest Desires Proclamations

The Fairy Godmother is a unique person – one of a kind – and she lives her potential without limitation. Ironically what makes the Fairy Godmother special is not that she is one of a kind. We are each one of a kind. We are each unique and precious. What makes the Fairy Godmother special?  She lives her potential without limitation. This is the gift of the Fairy Godmother.  – The Way of the Fairy Godmother by Jennifer Morse

Whether this was a physical book, e-book (which it is!), or was handwritten on a very large napkin – I’d recommend reading it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I believe you will too.

Need further incentive? How about this – it’s less than $1.00 on Amazon. This much beauty, entertainment, enlightenment, and inspiration for the price of a hamburger on a 99 Cents menu?!!?

See The Way of the Fairy Godmother for more information. This is just a lovely book. Period.

~ Joi

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Self Help Hack: Simplest Way to Make a New Habit Stick – Basically, You Have to Outsmart Yourself…

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Basically, You Have to Outsmart Yourself...

I have fallen woefully behind with adding “Self Help Hacks” to the self help blog. Woe-Full-Leeeee behind. Sorry about that, but here’s one that I think might just have been worth the wait.

Making a New Habit STICK

Adding healthy, positive, beneficial habits to our day can sometimes fall as off track as I did with my “Self Help Hacks.”  Our intentions are grand, but… well… life happens.

Over many years (never you mind how many) of the beginning habits/losing habits/re-beginning habits cycle, I’ve happened upon a simple trick that greatly increases the new habits life expectancy.

Think of a habit you do daily – one that is so regular you hardly even think about it… you just do it. This might be brushing your teeth (morning or night), reading your Bible, checking Twitter first thing in the morning, feeding your cat… Start doing your new habit immediately after this “regular” habit. It’ll take a few weeks but, if you’re consistent, your new positive habit will be just as commonplace and regular as the old one.

Bonus Hack: If you want to read more, have a book nearby at all times. Set books by your bed, beside your den chair or spot on the couch, near your computer, etc. Seeing the book lying there – all inviting and all – will serve as a reminder to pick it up and dive in.

Which reminds me, I need to sign off now – mustn’t EVER keep Agatha Christie waiting…

~ Joi

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Infographic: Does Life Coaching Work? – What are the Results of Using a Life Coach?

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What are the Results of Using a Life Coach?

How much do you know about life coaches and life coaching? Undoubtedly you’ve heard the terms, but if you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of questions – one of them being, “What’s in it for me?!” The colorful infographic below will answer each question you have.

Enjoy!

Does Life Coaching Really Work? (Infographic)Infographic Credit: LifeCoachSpotter.com

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