Are you living up to your potential?
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Are you living up to your potential?

Are you living up to your potential? By that I mean, are you content to give just enough effort to coast by in life? I’m not immune from this malady. I have to catch myself when I lack the effort to go for what I want.

Living up to one’s potential is very subjective and varies from person to person. What’s right for you is the most important criteria. How often do we try to live someones version of what’s right for us? This will never work for anyone. (more…)

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Are you living your purpose?
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Are you living your purpose?

Are you living your purpose? This question is especially important to highly sensitive people. We need a “purpose”, regardless of what stage of life that we’re in. Our deep thinking capabilities compel us to ask ourselves this question and come up with answers. It’s essential that our lives have meaning.

Our purpose can take many forms. It could mean being a good parent, friend, spouse, son, daughter, etc. Having a meaningful way of earning a living is a common goal for us all. Volunteer work can make our lives more meaningful. Hobbies and pet ownership can make our lives joyful. Learning a new skill can be fulfilling and give us increased self-esteem. Perhaps it’s a combination of all of these. (more…)

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Would you like to be in your own business?

Starting your own business can be attractive for many reasons. This might sound tempting if you’re sick of the “rat race” of the corporate world, working with people who don’t share your values and interests, or worried about downsizing in your company.

I knew at an early age that I couldn’t work for anyone. I came to this conclusion when I worked in a corporation and then worked in a family business. I never liked the idea of people telling me what to do, especially my parents, teachers, and employers. I also couldn’t stand having someone breathing down my neck or criticizing me. I needed the freedom to work at my own pace and be able to try new things as I saw fit. (more…)

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What is happiness for you?
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What is happiness for you?

What brings you joy? Have you ever taken the time to think about it? How can you be happy if you don’t know or appreciate what brings you bliss?

Highly sensitive people have a unique deep-thinking ability to appreciate life more fully. Why not use this natural resource? Here’s one of many tips from my new book, Real World Advice Specifically For Highly Sensitive People, Volume 2. (more…)

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