Cheers To Joyful Days

Where to Find Joyful Days:
Blog URL: http://www.joyfuldays.com/
Category: Personal Development, Self Improvement, Success

Joyful Days

Having had more than enough of the corporate life and stress and struggle, blogger Daphne opted for more Joyful Days. It took a dedicated effort, but Daphne has achieved her dream life, and is using her blog to help others do the same.

Joyful Days – Why You Should Go

Joyful Days is an example of the life you can live if you put your mind to it and dedicate yourself to living a content, positive life. Daphne understands the gift that life is, and the fact that she deserves to live it well.

Daphne’s blog is a testament to that understanding and dedication. She set off with one primary goal:

“I wanted control over my life, doing work that I enjoyed, spending time with the people I love. I wanted to wake up happy and go to bed ready to die in my sleep because I’d lived a day worth living.”

Admirable, and not too much to ask of life, as Daphne has proven through her success. Her blog is poised to help you do the same by giving you resources and information on the major topics of life change, including

- Gaining control over personal cash flow and finance for financial freedom
- Developing fulfilling relationships
- Enjoying your working life by enjoying your work
- Developing a life with purpose and meaning

Summing Up Joyful Days

Joyful Days offers practical, achievable solutions for lives of discontent and a positive attitude to emulate. Join Daphne and her community of like-minded people sharing the determination to succeed and enjoy life.

Go here to check out Joyful Days.


Mary Ward
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Finding Positive Ways To Succeed

Where to Find The Positivity Blog:
Blog URL: http://www.positivityblog.com/
Category: Personal Development, Self Improvement, Positivity

The Positivity Blog

Henrik Edberg (who I believe bears the honor of first Swedish Blog reviewed at Digg It!) loves the subject of positivity and personal success. As he says, he “devours” everything he can read, watch, or hear on the subject. Then he brings it to his blog.

The Positivity Blog – Why You Should Go

Henrik describes his own life as a work in progress, one in which he is continually applying the best of success and positivity practices and principles. Recognizing that mankind is more alike than we are different, he has had the foresight to see that his approaches and applications, and his positive spirit in general, can be of good use to others, too, and so he shares his advice, tips, research, learning, and personal stories at The Positivity Blog. Some of the topics explored include:

- Creating new and better habits
- Self discipline
- Personal consciousness and responsibility
- Life and time management and resulting stress reduction
- Productivity, progress, and success

…and many more. Henrik offers very practical, sensible, workable solutions for you to choose from to create your own improved life of positivity and success.

Summing Up The Positivity Blog

Henrik Edberg has developed a blog with excellent information and resources, but more importantly he has infused it with his spirit of abundance and positivity. His outlook and attitude is contagious, and it’s something you definitely will want to catch.

Go here to check out The Positivity Blog.


Mary Ward
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I do like to go back every now and again and check up on past blogs just to see what they’re doing, and to see who has had the persistance and dedication to stick with their blog and who hasn’t.  Blogging is a tough act to commit to for the long term, and it isn’t for everyone, even for people who love to read and write and share.

How Well Did Your New Year’s Resolution Perform?

I feel an especial need to go back to those we’d reviewed as New Year’s Resolution Blogs and see how well they’ve maintained their resolve.  It’s seems Christine Kane, the blogger who brought us the concept of one word for improvement for the year, is going strong and learning a lot about what it really takes to persevere and succeed.  Christine is still mentoring, still working toward her personal goals, and still posting some hugely insightful and inspiring articles.  I know just visiting there this morning gave me a kick I very much needed!

Unfortunately, we can’t seem to say the same for the New Year’s Resolution blog.  It seems that there hasn’t been a post there since about January 15th.  That sounds about right given the record of success for the average person and their resolution.  This blog was to be a year-round site for support, largely a community effort.  That may have been its demise, relying heavily on reader activity.  It’s still a great blog premise and we’ve seen it revive before, so who knows, maybe this won’t be the last we’ll see of it.

I’m glad to see at least Christine Kane still going strong and living true to her word of the year.  Hers is an inspiring blog and good dose of success reality.  Be sure to go and take your daily dose of self development medicine!


Mary Ward
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Travelling The Broken Road

Along the Broken RoadWhere to Find Thoughts From the Broken Road:
Blog URL: http://daybreak1012.blogspot.com/
Category: Personal Blogs, Gratitude

Thoughts From Along the Broken Road

Thoughts from Along the Broken Road is Dawn‘s blog, which is probably best described as a personal blog, but could in many ways be fitting of a category like personal development or self improvement as well. The blog is her journey through life and all the things that interest and amuse her.

Thoughts From Along the Broken Road – Why You Should Go

Dawn has lots of words to describe herself (she would probably be a very good candidate for In Cinq!), preferring to use concise descriptions of a few words or less when she explains herself or her blog. Likewise most of her posts are short and sweet, to the point, which makes them refreshing and easy to follow along with. Dawn describes her blog as

“personal observations inspired by my life & the world around me. my own revelations & thoughts. snippets of wisdom. random insanity. joy. gratitude. silliness. attempts to be insightful…or not so much. laughter & tears. ME.”

One of the best features of Dawn’s blog is her regular posts of gratitude, finding Grace In Small Things. These are near daily quick lists of five things to be grateful for for the day. They can be anything, but the effect of this very simple exercise is powerful—it helps the reader to take stock and find gratitude in their own lives, and helps us to see how simple appreciation can be.

Summing Up Thoughts From Along the Broken Road

As Dawn says, her blog really is just “her”. This is a blog to visit to meet and follow along with a new friend as she picks her way along her life path, and also a place to frequent to empower yourself through the small graces of life. Learn to appreciate the little things with Dawn, and

Go here to check out Thoughts From Along the Broken Road.


Mary Ward
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Embrace Your Best Life

Where to Find EMBRACE Living:
Blog URL: http://embraceliving.net/blog/
Category: Personal Development, Self Improvement

EMBRACE Living

EMBRACE Living is the blogging arm of Celestine Chua’s personal development website (also named EMRBACE Living). Celes (as she’s happy to be called) is a young woman who has quickly come to a realization about what living your best life really means, and unlike most, has had the courage and taken the initiative to do something about it early on.

EMBRACE Living – Why You Should Go

By the time Celes Chua quit her lucrative Fortune 100 marketing job at the age of 24, she had come full-circle to a level of understanding about personal development and living life to its fullest potential that most people do not reach for decades later (and truthfully, most will never at all). Not content to let societal impositions bind her, Celes left her satisfactory corporate world for one far better—one based on her own passions and true self, one with infinite earning potential because it was a true and contented path.

Her next move was to turn those passions into her life coaching business, of which the blog and advice are part and parcel. Posts on the blog cover all aspects of conscious living, including such topics as (but not limited to) career and work, money and finance, stress management, goals, emotional mastery, mindset, relationships, and much, much more.

In her own words, Celes summarizes the growth and purpose of her blog as follows.

“EmbraceLiving.Net was launched in Dec 2008 to help you achieve your highest potential and live your best life. It has been growing phenomenally in readership and quality content ever since it was launched…Every week, the blog is updated with new, life-improving articles covering topics such as Conscious Living, Goal Achievement, Maximizing Productivity, People Skills, Emotional Mastery, and so on, which deal with all areas of your life including Career, Relationships, Health, Finance, Spirituality, etc. All my articles are inspired from real events and experiences in my life…My only objective here is to help you achieve your highest potential and embrace your best life.”

Summing Up This EMBRACE Living

Celetine Chua shows a maturity and enjoyment of life that most people are never able to accomplish. Her posts are both practical and spiritual (in an open-ended sort of way, suiting to all belief, or non-belief systems), insightful and inspiring. A visit to Celes’ blog will make you contemplate your life in terms you probably have not considered, and help you along as you find the best path to your best life.

Go here to check out EMBRACE Living.


Mary Ward
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The Personal Growth Of An Amazing Mind

Where to Find An Amazing Mind:
Blog URL: http://vladdolezal.com/blog/
Category: Personal Growth, Self improvement

An Amazing Mind

Vlad Dolezal has an amazing mind—and he’s spilling its contents all over his blog. A psychology-enthusiast at heart, Vlad is using his blog to share and explore the topic of personal growth in the most efficient way he knows.

An Amazing Mind – Why You Should Go

In reality, Vlad understands that all minds are amazing; so no, his blog is not a self-indulgent introspective on the wonders of Vlad and his brain, but rather on the wider concept of the human mind and learning to develop it to an optimal level for personal growth and success. Vlad’s posts are highly insightful, down-to-earth, and hard-hitting. Unlike many personal growth blogs, however, Vlad takes his a step further, understanding that all too often personal growth blogs are too much talk and not enough action, and so his posts focus on the actions that we can take to actually experience personal growth as well, rather than just learn all that we can about it.

Summing Up An Amazing Mind

In many ways, Vlad’s blog is a distillation of much of the best personal growth and empowerment information that is out there. Vlad has read as much on the subject as he can place hands on, and brings the best of it to his blog, along with personal experiences and practices in self improvement. In addition, he offers up interviews with some of the most respected writers and bloggers covering the topic (including Tim Brownson, who we also reviewed here). He has also written an eBook himself that is a collection of the best pearls of personal growth wisdom.

Vlad’s blog covers the topic of psychology and personal development from a number of angles. He’s got some very practical advice and examples, but he also works to build a community to expand the line of thinking, as Vlad also recognizes that the dynamic human mind is one that works in many mysterious ways. To learn more about what might work for you, join the discussion when you

Go here to check out An Amazing Mind.


Mary Ward
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Purposeful Online Profits

Where to Find I Profit On Purpose:
Blog URL: http://iprofitonpurpose.com/blog/
Category: Internet Technology, Business, Personal Development

I Profit On Purpose

For Mary Anne Fisher, there is no profiting by accident; nor is there any accidental failure. There is only success or failure that comes as the result of a purposeful path of action and planning—or the absence thereof. It’s a strategy that Mary Anne came to understand after 20 years in corporate marketing and sales, and one that she brings now to her readers through her blog and her business.

I Profit On Purpose – Why You Should Go

Mary Anne understands the allure of online entrepreneurship. She also understands the very simple reasons why most people fail, or at least fail to achieve their goals of online profits with their online information businesses.

What Mary Anne understands is that most people, and also most online business marketing programs, do not account for the two most important aspects of growing an online business:

1. The person (that’s you—the unique person behind the business), and
2. The planning (for the long term, not just flash success).

Lots of online entrepreneurs will have one or the other, but few have both. The ones that do find success.

“A strong personal foundation is the primary ingredient in an information publishing success recipe. This foundation is comprised of your desires, beliefs, values, passions, strengths and life purpose.

Until you identify and know how to leverage these fundamental aspects of yourself, it’s virtually impossible to create the kind of information publishing business and lifestyle you truly desire.

The next key ingredient in a recipe for success is profit-generating marketing methods and tools… but only those that are just right for you and your business.”

Summing Up I Profit On Purpose

On her blog, Mary Anne goes much deeper into the facts and actions behind her strategy and online success. It is an extension of her own information publishing online business and coaching and consulting firm. This blog is packed-full of both business and personal strategies and explorations to make you a successful online information entrepreneur, and step-by step tutorials that walk you through the process from fledgling to full-fledged online business success.

Go here to check out I Profit on Purpose.


Mary Ward
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Slacking To Simplicity

Where to Find The Slacker Method:
Blog URL: http://www.theslackermethod.com/
Category: Personal Interests, Personal Development

The Slacker Method

Jacques is a slacker, and he’s not ashamed of it. In fact, he’s embraced it, and made an entire blog and life built upon his so-dubbed “Slacker Method.” But why would anyone want to commit their life to being a slacker? Because in the end, it just makes sense for some people, and it really isn’t all that different than what the rest of us are struggling to achieve.

The Slacker Method – Why You Should Go

Jacques does not see slacking as being equivalent to laziness; it is simply a lifestyle choice, and an alternative way to get things done. Realistically, what Jacques calls “slacking” is really simplification, with the end goal and result being a contented existence with more time and less stress. Sound like a familiar goal to you? Jacques explains it this way:

“Somewhere along the way I learned that being a slacker and having success in life are not mutually exclusive. People have this belief that successful individuals are made that way through luck or through mind numbing intense labor and struggle. I’m a believer that we can have everything we want without any huge effort and that regardless of what others say, slackers “deserve” it just as much as them.”

At the blog you will find posts that help you achieve this simplified life. These are real, useful posts, too. There is a slacker method for absolutely everything, from preparing for disaster (natural or economic) to completing a triathlon. So, you see, this method is decidedly not about lazing through your day, it’s just about doing it in a way that meshes with your own chosen lifestyle.

Summing Up The Slacker Method

Few people would argue against the fact that life today has gotten harried and out of control; that is precisely why blogs about productivity, life balance, and stress reduction are so popular. The Slacker Method gives an alternative option to the madness. Perhaps the life of a slacker isn’t for you, but doubtless you’ll find some tips and tricks that can benefit you in your life, regardless.

Go here to check out The Slacker Method.


Mary Ward
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Put It Off And Get It Done

Where to Find Put Things Off:
Blog URL: http://putthingsoff.com/
Category: Business, Personal Development

Put Things Off

As I meandered around the internet this morning looking for a good blog to review, this blog absolutely resonated with me. And then I got up, got a cookie, stood by the fire for a while, and came back to finish the review. Luckily, Nick Cernis, the author of PTO, was not offended.

Put Things Off – Why You Should Go

Nick, like so many of us, is adept at putting things off (or at least he was). And, like so many of us, he is also adept at eventually getting things done. However, what is different about Nick is that he came to learn from his experiences, and still achieve the life of his dreams. Along the way, he discovered a lot about ways to simplify life, get more done, and enjoy the ride in the meanwhile. This is what serves as the base of his blog, and also as the foundation of his book, Todoodlist. Of his experience and his blog, Nick says,

“I’m a web developer who spent almost 5 years putting off starting a business, leaving my dreams and schemes on beer mats, and reading about other peoples’ success. In late 2006 I finally woke up – I was reading more about doing things than actually fulfilling my life’s goals…

I started Put Things Off to share the tips and advice that I’d found useful in a light-hearted, alternative, no-nonsense format, and to give people of all ages the knowledge to transform their lives, work independently and successfully chase their dreams.”

Summing Up Put Things Off

Put Things Off is a blog that takes the stress out of being productive, by acknowledging the humanity of it all, proposing simple solutions that don’t take more time than they save, and interjecting a whole lot of humor into the mix. The blog is easily justified as productive learning, but will leave you smiling every time as you go about your task of finally mastering the science of the work-life balance.

Go here to check out Put Things Off.


Mary Ward
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A World Without Murphy’s Law?

Where to Find Breaking Murphy’s Law:
Blog URL: http://www.breakingmurphyslaw.com/
Category: Business, Personal Development

Breaking Murphy’s Law

When you’re presenting, someone is always watching you. That is the first lesson to learn at Lee Potts‘ Breaking Murphy’s Law blog. Once you know that you start to understand that there is far less room for error in this world than in most of what you do in the rest of your daily life; and so preparation for presentation takes on a whole new level of importance.

Breaking Murphy’s Law – Why You Should Go

It’s not really hard to convince presenters that preparation is a necessary stage of the game, but knowing what is really involved in that is an entirely different matter. What seems like logical and reasonable preparedness can quickly become miserably inadequate when it’s the “real thing”—just see Lee’s list of presentation principles for his take on rationality in presentation preparedness. Lee knows this first-hand. His day job is working for a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company to prepare teams for US Federal Drug Administration committee meetings, and he serves on a number of steering committees and boards—so Lee knows his stuff. He’s seen it all and done it all, and been fortunate enough to be privy to the experiences of others and add that to his learning as well. With the help of this blog, his good fortune becomes your good fortune.

Through this blog Lee helps brings you to terms with Murphy’s Law and the world of public presentation and speaking, and then takes you further to the side of it that you’d not otherwise have considered. Then he gives you the information, tips, tricks, and advice to enable you to stare Murphy and his Law in the face, and kick it out the conference room door.

“The breaking of Murphy’s Law is not like robbing a bank, stealing a car or wearing white after labor day. Murphy’s Law is more like the law of gravity. It seems like a constant, like it’s built into the way the world works. It drags you down. You can’t really break it, but you can learn how to plan for it and how to take it into account. You can often keep it from doing damage. A lucky few even manage to escape it completely.”

Summing Up Breaking Murphy’s Law

“A trick, tip or technique learned…could be crucial to saving a meeting as well as a career.”

Lee Potts learned early in his career that sharing stories and experiences is essential to successful presentation skills. That is what he does on this blog—shares the stories and experiences of a career in public presentation, and opens the conversation up to the larger community so that all can learn from each other. If presentation or public speaking is in your future in any form, even in a behind-the scenes capacity, Lee’s blog is a place for you to start frequenting today.

Go here to check out Breaking Murphy’s Law.


Mary Ward
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