Hello Dear Readers! Welcome to the first Carousel of February. I am really excited this morning because this blog is about to go through some big changes! I will be making an important announcement early next week. (My Twitter followers may even get a sneak-peek shortly!)

For now, I am happy to share with you this week’s link round up of the best stuff I found on the web to help you live the life of your dreams today. Here we go!

1. Less than Perfect is a Perfect Start: Lovely advice if you are starting out on a new adventure or even if you just need an extra bit of motivation to get you through today.

2. How To Be Extremely Productive – Total Immersion: Wow, this extreme hands on approach to learning & living sounds amazing. I’m not certain how practical it would be in some circumstances, but I would love to give it a try.

3. By Any Means Necessary: Amazing article from Chris Guillebeau about Black History Month & the life of Malcolm X. His insights are truly inspirational and can teach us all something about compassion & acceptance.

4. Ever Evolving: The author of Epic Self shares her challenges with nutrition during her 8 month nomad adventure. She talks about how to find what works for your body & ignore the incessant nonsense from everyone else (which can be quite difficult on the road). Good stuff.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle

5. Taking Control of Your Life Once and For All: Excellent post by JD at Wage Slave Rebel. He teaches us how to stop using our circumstances as a crutch to justify failure and to start creating the lives of our dreams through positive thinking.

6. Feelings about Yourself Should Come From Yourself:
Jared talks about why the way that others view us is not nearly as important as they way that we view ourselves.

7. Nineteen Tips for Cheering Yourself Up — from 200 Years Ago: Oh, I just love this advice from the past! It amazes me how certain things — the basics of happy living — will never change. “Don’t be too severe upon yourself, or underrate yourself, but do yourself justice.”

8. Quitting Time: I have mixed feeling about this topic, as I’ve written previously. While there are certainly ways to survive & thrive when you hate your job, it is also necessary to identify your quitting point and stick to it.

9. How You Give Your Power Away: Steve Pavlina has a tendency to push people’s buttons. His recent decision to publicly discuss his divorce (and his subsequent exploration with domination/submission), ruffled many feathers. However, he is an undeniable genius at what he does. His personal development advice is always spot on and that is why he is a thought leader in his field.

This post about how we give our power away is absolutely worth the read.

10. The End of Negativity: “Complaining makes for a crap state of mind.” ENOUGH SAID!

“There is not enough negativity in the entire world that can eclipse the power of one pure, positive thought.” —Unknown

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What are your big plans for this weekend? Forecast calls for lots of snow here in New Jersey. I might be house-bound with hot chocolate. Not such a tragic fate…

Adieu, adieu… until we meet again.

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3 thoughts on “Carousel — 02.05.10”

  1. @Karen – I am so glad to hear that! The week really does get hectic so having a little space that sorts out the good stuff is a definite plus. Glad you enjoy it. ;o)

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