Celebrating 150 Years…James Naismith’s Life and Legacy

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James Naismith was a Canadian-American sports coach and innovator of the game ‘basketball’. He designed the game at Springfield YMCA and after teaching it there for several years, he introduced it in Kansas by founding the University of Kansas basketball program. As a young boy, Naismith was always interested in the outdoor games and designed […]

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Change Your Paradigm – Different Is Awesome

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It’s tough being different. This is made painfully obvious when you are young and there are such pressures to conform to the prevailing ambitions and interests around you. If you don’t conform to these popular ambitions and interests there may yet be hope for you – maybe there is a group of others you can […]

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LIVING PASSIONATELY

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Apart from deciding to be happy, one of the biggest lessons learned in life is how important it is to identify and embody your passions. Have you met someone who is really passionate about their profession? It could be a doctor. Maybe a teacher or personal trainer. Whatever the profession, didn’t it leave an impact […]

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The Meaning of Life

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  There’s a true story about the student who showed up late to math class. He copied the problem that was already written on the board, assuming it was homework, and solved it that week. Only afterwards did he find out the teacher put it on the board as an example of an unsolvable problem. […]

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MINDSET, Fixed vs Growth

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One of the most important concepts  learned is the difference between the “fixed” mindset and the “growth” mindset. It’s a little bit like “nature vs nurture”: People in a fixed mindset believe you either are or aren’t good at something, based on your inherent nature, because it’s just who you are. People in a growth […]

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There’s a Problem With Being Well-Rounded

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Years ago, John Chow was in a lecture. “Personal success”. That was the topic. One of the things the speaker said was that you need to pinpoint your weaknesses and then work on fixing them. So that you can become “well-rounded.” I started to wonder, “Should that really be my approach to personal growth?” Now, […]

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The Real Reason Banks Deny Loans to Many Small-Business Owners

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No one ever promised that the challenges to growing a small business would be small. Entrepreneurs regularly confront issues that can threaten the very core of their companies, not the least of which is difficulty securing the financing they need to run and grow a sustainable business. Finding capital is becoming harder for a significant […]

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The Secret To Making Big Money Online with Small Traffic

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Making money online is great, but let’s face it, most bloggers and Internet marketers will end up making very little. When asked why they make so little, most will tell you they’re a small site and don’t have enough traffic. Therefore, it’s not shocking that a lot of the questions I get is on traffic […]

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