Start from square one. Turn over a new leaf. Begin the next chapter. There are a ton of different ways to express the same thought: You want to start over. You’re ready to reinvent yourself and leave your old life in the past.

Maybe you’ve been pouring over Zillow listings in a new city. Maybe you’ve been imagining what it would be like to make the big move to somewhere exciting, like Los Angeles or New York. Or maybe you love your current city, but you just want a fresh start in your personal and professional lives.

Whatever the case…

When we were young, we lined our bookshelves with fairy tales, mythical adventures and space odysseys. But as we got older and learned more about the world around us, it became harder to believe in the impossible.

Before long, we replaced our dreams of being a princess and fighting supervillains with other types of dreams — like having a career we enjoy and financial stability. Over time, we traded our ideas about living in a magical kingdom for thoughts of a success-filled future with the people we love.

Now we daydream about landing our dream job, making our first $1,000,000…

You wake up and create a to-do list. You move along with your day as usual. Then at night before bed, you take a look at your to-do list — and discover you’ve barely marked off any tasks. You’re left wracking your brain, wondering why you didn’t produce a lot of good work today.

Sound familiar? If so, the answer to your problem isn’t that you don’t have a plan. You planned to complete the tasks on your to-do list. But you didn’t prepare to accomplish them.

In the real world, business success relies on actual preparedness — not just…

We’re all familiar with the phrase, “A little competition never hurt anybody.” But is that really true, or can too much of a competitive spirit be a bad thing? The answer boils down to the type of competition you involve yourself in.

There are 2 types of competition: healthy competition and unhealthy competition. In business, the first type of competition will drive you to achieve your goals. The second type may force you to think negatively of yourself or others.

If you’re looking to achieve a gold medal in business success, it’s time to learn how to participate in healthy…

Did you know that Shakespeare once described jealousy as a “green-eyed monster” that laughed at its victims? Your jealous feelings might not have green eyes, but learning how to stop being jealous still feels like you’re battling a monster. After all, feelings of jealousy can get pretty over-powering if you let them.

Just like a monster, jealousy issues can destroy good relationships. From romantic relationships to professional ones, jealous behavior can amplify your own insecurities so much that you ultimately lash out at people you love or respect. …

Chances are, you’ve used the terms “education” and “training” interchangeably for most of your life. But did you know these two terms actually have incredibly different definitions?

Education is the process of systematic learning. An educator helps students understand theories through spoken and written concepts. Training, on the other hand, puts theories into motion. A trainer provides hands-on guidance to teach about specific skills and behaviors.

If you’re in the eLearning or knowledge broker industry, or want to start a career as a self-educator, you must be able to differentiate between education and training. …

On a scale of 1 to 10, how self-aware are you?

How well do you understand your own thoughts, emotions and core values? Can you recognize how these factors influence your success?

If you answered 10, good for you! Sharp self-awareness skills can not only help you recognize where you are in life, but also where you want to go and how to get there.

But if you answered on the lower scale of things, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re breaking down what self-awareness is and why it’s so important.

We’ve also got 50 (yes, fifty!) self-awareness…

How many times have you wished you could simply think about money and have it magically appear in your bank account? Unfortunately, money doesn’t come for free — reaching financial abundance requires hard work.

However, that’s not to say that your current mindset can’t affect your career path and the number of money-making opportunities that come your way. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! To be successful in life and business, you need to believe you’re worthy of the wealth, and that all starts with your mindset.

One way to improve your mindset is with positive affirmations for abundance. While…

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but do you know what’s really worth a thousand words? Your own words — that you’ve captured in a journal!

Journal writing is one of Dean Graziosi’s most favorite activities. He uses his Better Life Journal to set goals, clear his mind and focus on the future. But in order to reap the benefits of journal writing like Dean, you’ve got to make journaling a daily habit!

We know that with all of the little details of your everyday life clouding your vision, it can be easy to lose track…

Journaling, goal setting and… positive affirmations? That’s right! Reciting positive affirmations is one of the rarely mentioned habits of successful people!

Affirmations are positive mantras that can help you defeat self-doubt and negative thoughts. When you work affirmations into your daily routine (and channel your belief into them!), you can start to make positive changes both in life and business.

Think of it this way: Successful people aren’t just successful because they worked hard — they’re successful because they believed deep down in their souls that they would be successful! …

Dean Graziosi

Dean Graziosi is a multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur, and investor.

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