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Highly Sensitive People: Do Think You Deserve To Be Happy?

People who are highly sensitive feel things very deeply, and this can make us vulnerable to getting stuck in a negative mindset. On the flip side, we also feel joy deeply, so if we can find ways to be happy, we’ll get an amazing return on our investment!

It should be pretty obvious that everyone deserves to be happy. Happiness is a state of mind, a reaction to the experiences in our lives. Some of us have the good fortune to be born with a happy disposition. Others might have to “work” at being happy.

Where do you fit into the happiness spectrum? Do you focus more on the positive or negative things in your life? Does it bother you to be unhappy, or are you accustomed to it? (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Trick or Treat? Does your mind “trick” you or “treat” you?

Do your thoughts and attitude about yourself work for you or against you? It’s important to recognize that your thoughts influence your actions, and your actions determine the quality and effectiveness of your life.

For example, I’ve said to myself…”I’d love to become an author and teach others the lessons I’ve learned in life. I have a strong desire to do this. I’m a very good writer, and this is a very realistic goal for me.”

I felt exhilarated at first, but then my inner voice decided to play “tricks” on me. I do have some highly sensitive deep-thinking capabilities and have had second thoughts. I’ve said things like…”I can’t do this.” “Who would want to read my writing?” “People will make fun of me.” “Why should anyone listen to me?” (more…)

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Do You Take Advantage Of Two Important Highly Sensitive Person Traits?

Do you take advantage of two important highly sensitive person traits? Here’s some information that will get you to think more about this question.

Shark Tank judge Robert Herjavec shared some business insights with Steve Strauss of USA Today.

Q: You started with so little and became incredibly successful in business. What do you think you did right?

Robert Herjavec: There really is no silver bullet. What it took, and what it takes, is constant perseverance. You have to strive to be a little bit better every day. When I was a waiter, I wanted to be the best waiter I could be and worked to be better at it every day. You know, eventually we all get our asses kicked, so what you have to do is just to keep going, and work to improve at whatever it is you do. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do you take other people’s crap?

Do you take other people’s crap? By that I mean, do you let other people say or do inappropriate things to you that you don’t deserve?

I must admit that when I was a child, I didn’t defend myself. I let people walk all over me. Since I was too afraid to fight back, I became a human doormat! The best advice that my late mother ever gave me was, “Speak up, or be left behind.”

These are words of wisdom that I should have heeded many years before I actually did. I found that the better I felt about myself, the more I assertive I could be, and the more assertive I was, the better I felt about myself. I believe that’s called a virtuous cycle. (more…)

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