Personal Growth

Erika Slater headshot photo 300x300Personal Growth is all about not standing still but growing and being all you can be. But it’s easy to get “lost” in our fast-paced world and the stress of just making it through each day, and the demands of others.

Self-improvement starts with a desire and belief you deserve everything in life you can get. It then requires commitment and focus to stay the course to achieve your goals. Yes, you are worth it! The journey is lifelong, but it should be rewarding and fun.

Personal growth means dedication to your goals and willingness to persevere through barriers and hardships, and the selection of materials you’ll find here cover insights into mental toughness and resilience, confidence and self-esteem, self-improvement, managing stress, accepting the power of your mind and much more.

Enjoy the articles.

How to Cope with Uncomfortable Situations for Personal Growth

By Erika Slater
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Who said life was going to be all glamor, a walk in the park…a cake walk? What happens when adversity strikes? How do you deal with adversity or those situations that make you feel uncomfortable? Do you believe that you have the tools for dealing with these types of situations properly? If you think you would like to learn how to deal with adverse situations more effectively and positively, then this article is for you. Let’s face it, everyone is going to have experiences and deal with situations that make them feel less than comfortable. These discomforting experiences can come in one of three forms; people, places or things. Here’s more…

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Feeling Comfortable and Confident in Any Group

By Peter Sacco
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Many people suffer from agoraphobia which is a fear of crowds and public places. They fear being amongst people because they feel unsure of themselves, are afraid they might say or do something stupid, or feel they will not fit in. The same often happens for some who do not want to be in or around groups of people. Even though “groups” are much smaller than “crowds”, the reasons they feel uncomfortable around groups is for the same reasons… feeling like they won’t fit in! By our very nature, people are supposed to be social creatures. You think that fitting in and interacting amongst groups of people would be second hand for all, if not most people. But it’s not. Read on…

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The Self-Motivation Booster – Getting to Achieve Better Goals

By Erika Slater
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Do you have difficulty in getting motivated to get projects started, get your goals achieved, or even get yourself organized to create goals in the first place? Perhaps you’ve always “flown by the seat of your pants” (nothing wrong with that if you get results), but tend to get side-tracked, distracted and lose focus. If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this article pertains to you and you need to make changes in the way you go about motivating yourself to get your goals achieved. I’m also going to argue in order to meet your goals you’re going to need to make some drastic changes to remove distractions in your life and learn to motivate yourself and not rely on others to motivate you. Read more here…

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What’s Your Body Telling Others? – Positive Body Language For Success

By Erika Slater
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What’s your body telling others? Did you know our bodies say a lot about what we’re thinking and feeling? That’s right, and we don’t have to utter a word. In fact, it’s estimated more than 70% of all of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues, and in particular – Body language! Our bodies say so much about what’s going on inside of us, even when we’re trying to hide what we’re thinking and feeling. We just can’t help ourselves convey our “true” feelings about something. It’s interesting our words can say one thing, while at the same time our bodies can ‘mean’ something completely different. If you’re not a good liar, then your body language and posture will almost always give you up.

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How to Stop Thinking About Someone So You Get On With Life

By Erika Slater
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They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. For some, one’s absence can be utter turmoil and torment! There are times in your life where no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to stop thinking about someone. There are generally three reasons people can’t seem to stop thinking about others; 1) They have an intense and extreme crush on another individual, 2) They miss someone who has left their life, or 3) They worry about another person so much their thoughts are endlessly consumed with worry. If you’ve never been able to stop thinking about someone, or you’re in that place at this point in your life right now, then this article is for you…

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How to Put the Spark Back in Your Relationship

By Erika Slater
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Most people who get married or are in long-term relationships at some point feel, or acknowledge the spark that was once aflame with passion, which ignited the need for you to be around one another, has burned down to a flicker. In some cases, the spark has just simply extinguished! No one said the ‘spark’ would last forever, and that the wonderful chemistry both of you felt in the beginning would endure at that level for the rest of the relationship. After all, this is the magic seen in fairy tales, romance novels and soap operas. Too many people buy into this ‘magic’ as if it’s a reality of a long-term relationship, rather than realizing anything and everything in life will become ‘commonplace’, habitual and even mundane. That is not necessarily a bad thing when you’re content, and grateful for whom and what you have. Nonetheless there does comes a time when you begin to wonder if you can ever get the spark back and if you can’t then what’s staring at you for the rest of this relationship? Read more to discover how to change the outcome…

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Overcoming Performance Anxiety and Stage Fright

By Erika Slater
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When it comes to phobias, did you know two of the worst fears people have are visiting the dentist and public speaking? Don’t worry, we’re not going to talk about dentists in this article, but we are going to talk about public speaking and performance anxiety which really go hand in hand. In fact, when you ask most people to speak in front of an audience, sing or perform for a crowd, they get stage fright, which often times evolves into performance anxiety. Getting some people to entertain a crowd is figuratively like ‘pulling teeth’. So what is performance anxiety, and what actually causes it? Read more here…

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Overcoming the Fear of Being Late and Getting to Punctual

By Erika Slater
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How are you with your time management and getting to appointments, or places, on time? Are you one that’s always ‘running late’, or as folks call it today… fashionably late? How’s that working out for you? Does this tend to get under the skin of others who’re waiting for you, or perhaps it has even gotten to the point of you being annoyed with yourself for letting others down? Perhaps it’s time to learn to develop better coping and planning skills when it comes to setting yourself up for arriving on time. So what is this thing called “time” and how can you obtain a level of control over it to being punctual? Read on to discover here >>>

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How to Reignite Passion for Your Job or Change Careers So You Can Do Your Best Work!

By Erika Slater
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I see a lot of people who are unhappy in their current job or career? That’s not why they came to see me but an underlying reason why they’ve struggled in the past to lose weight or quit smoking! You see the extra stress they feel because of unhappiness with their current work causes them to fall into emotional eating instead of for hunger and health, or seek the relief a cigarette makes them feel. Do you feel like it’s a struggle to drag yourself to your place of employment every day because it seems so mundane, boring and ‘same ole same ole?’ Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions and putting in the time to get to your retirement? The phrase, “Thank God it’s Friday!” is most likely your mantra come end of the week and it can’t come fast enough. I think you’d agree its draining and not an ideal environment for doing your best work! So let’s explore this a little deeper to understand what’s going on and offer some solutions for getting out of it! Read more…

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Ways to Handle and Diffuse Aggressive Behavior Safely

By Erika Slater
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Have you ever found yourself in an uncomfortable situation where another person’s emotions were getting out of control – potentially violent towards you? What likely started out as an innocent, or even a minor conflicting incident quickly turned into a volcano about to erupt. Even though you were able to keep your own emotions in check, the other person just seems to be sitting on a keg of dynamite, apparently about to explode at any moment. Just to be clear here I’m not talking about some salesperson that went to a training class where the guru told them you need to be aggressive in order to get the sale. I’m talking about a person who has it in for you personally at that point in time! What the heck can you do to prevent this from escalating into a major verbal, even potential physical attack on you? Read more…

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