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Stephen R. Covey’s Guide to Excelling in Professional & Personal Pursuits

Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey is a must-read for anyone wishing to maximize the effectiveness and morale of their work.

More than just time management, this guide reveals just how to utilize certain principles and methods proven to be successful. It takes a lot more than meets the eye to be a good model in the business industry. By setting an example of integrity and innovation, others are inspired to do the same. This instructive book is a great resource on how to establish and carry out a solid moral system as well as improve productivity in the workplace.

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A Survival Guide For Working From Home

Working from home sounds like a dream to most.

There’s no painful early morning commute, you are in the comfort of your own environment, and you don’t have to make small talk with any coworkers. In a world that is becoming incredibly more accessible by technology, virtual networking, and the world wide web, working from home is becoming a more popular option. However, once someone is in the reality of working from home, they becoming aware of all of the other problems that crop up.

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How to Fall-Proof a Home in Five Easy Steps

The following is a guest post by Max Gottlieb from Senior Planning.

If you’ve ever had a relative who has fallen, then you know just how important it is to avoid falls at any cost.

A fall oftentimes means the beginning of someone’s journey into death. Both of my grandparents, who were otherwise healthy, fell and within three months passed away. My grandfather, recovering from a hospital stay, rolled off of his bed and all the progress of his recovery quickly vanished. Unfortunately, with a fall like this, there is not much you can do to prevent it unless the older person wants to put rails on their bed, similar to a top bunk on a bunk bed. For most people, this is unrealistic. My grandma’s fall, however, could have been prevented.

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When In Doubt: Simplify

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” — Henry David Thoreau

With the weight of our responsibilities, personal lives and relationships, life is rarely simple.

The more that we have going for us, the higher potential we have for something going wrong. Even the most organized, well-planed individual can find it difficult to cope with the stress that accompanies even the best opportunities. Sometimes, we find ourselves too ambitious, only being able to put an ounce of energy into many different things at once. We fear that life is too short, that we need to seize each and every day for its full potential. This is true, but it is also true that sometimes, we can accomplish more by taking on less.

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The Controversial Role of Technology In Our Lives

“In the old days, writers used to sit in front of a typewriter and stare out of the window. Nowadays, because of the marvels of convergent technology, the thing you type on and the window you stare out of are now the same thing.” — Douglas Adams

There is very little time in the day that we’re not somehow connected to a device.

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Why Gratitude is the Key to Happiness

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  — Marcel Proust

The ingredient for true happiness is shockingly simple.

Being the complex humans we are, we like to overcomplicate it. We tell ourselves that we need X, Y, or Z before allowing ourselves to be truly happy. We procrastinate happiness. We tell ourselves we will be happy once we get married. We tell ourselves we will be happy once we finally lose that weight, or once we finally buy that house. This inner dialogue seems like it could be motivating, but it toys with a dangerous idea: that happiness is only achieved once certain conditions are met. And this could not be farther from the truth.

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