Remember that you’re a spiritual being having a human experience.

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I believe that many of the problems and struggles we have as human beings (and as a society as a whole) come from the fact that we don’t focus on our spiritual nature.

It’s possible to become less stressed, less fearful, happier, calmer, and more peaceful by getting in touch with your spiritual side. And doing that is relatively easy.

What if I told you that you don’t need to go to church or meditate to become more spiritual? You don’t have to do anything at all.

This is because you ARE a spiritual being already. You are both physical…


1 c. of skills, 16 oz. of action, and simmer on low for as long as it takes.

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m always looking for the “secret sauce.” It’s not that I’m not willing to put in the hard work to achieve something. I just tell myself that I want to tap into the expertise of someone who has succeeded before me.

I want to have the “formula for success”:

  • A way to lose 7 lbs in 7 days.
  • A checklist for getting an article curated on Medium.
  • An investment strategy that ensures high returns.
  • A proven funnel to sell my online course.

What I’ve come to realize is that there usually is no…


What is bitcoin and how does it work?

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I’m a former banker, yet I often find Bitcoin articles a challenge to understand. I’m no expert, but I aim to explain Bitcoin as simply as possible and give you a comprehensive overview of the topic.

Not everyone believes that cryptocurrencies are the way of the future. Some say that it’s the next bubble waiting to burst, just like the internet boom of the 1990s.

Many dot.com companies failed, and those that didn’t were highly overvalued. Investors bailed out when they started to lose money and the internet bubble burst. …


Don’t die knowing you made the wrong choices in life.

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The alarm would go off at 4:45 a.m., and I’d stagger out of bed on autopilot. I’d get to the train station, buy my newspaper and start the 90-minute commute into the office in London. In the morning, no one would talk on the train, and the ride always meant time to catch up on world news or prepare for the day ahead.

I’d pick up breakfast on my walk into the office and spend the next 11–12 hours at my desk. I was a banker working with large companies and dealing with numbers that rarely had fewer than nine…


And make procrastination a thing of the past.

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I’m a new writer on Medium. I didn’t start writing sooner because I couldn’t find the motivation. Here is the story of my typical day:

I’d be determined to write a Medium article that day. I’d wake up, feed the dogs, take them out, then sit down at my desk to begin writing. First, I’d look at my emails, and there would be a few urgent messages that I needed to answer. Then I’d see some interesting links in those emails that would take me to the internet. …


And how it happened effortlessly without willpower.

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When I was young, my dad used to say to me, “Don’t smoke, and don’t take drugs, but you can drink like a fish.” My parents were very conservative and strict, so why would my dad be giving me his blessing when it comes to alcohol?

My parents only ever drank in social situations and at parties. When they did, from my perspective, all had a lot of fun. Mom was usually a little stressed juggling all her parenting, household, and work duties. Still, she would turn into a giggly teenager after a drink. …


What can social media do for your business?

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Everyone tells us that we need a social media presence. Whether you’re a company worth billions or an entrepreneur, social media is a way to engage with your audience and build a brand.

Should you try to be everywhere and maintain a presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter? Or are you better off building a solid following on just one of these platforms?

If you’re like me, you can pull your hair out, trying to do too much at once. I feel that it’s better to authentically engage with fewer people rather than spread yourself too thinly.

However…


And it’s all under your control.

Couple embracing and laughing.
Couple embracing and laughing.
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I’ll be the first to admit that COVID-19, the lockdown, and working from home have often put a strain on my relationships. My husband and I have never spent as much time together in the last 27 years as we have in these recent 12 months. While I’m usually extremely grateful for this opportunity, there are other times when I’ve found it quite challenging.

What has surprised me more than anything is the realization of just how judgmental I am. When I observe my thought process, I see how this plays out.

In my mind, my husband sometimes can’t do…


Is your personality fixed?

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If you’re a worrier, will you always be a worrier? If you’re pessimistic, will you always see the glass as half empty? If you’re stressed, will you always be stressed? Can your personality change, or is it fixed?

The brain has neuroplasticity and can change. New neural pathways can form in the brain. As an adult, it’s still possible for the brain to create new neurons. There are even exercises you can do to grow your brain.

So the answer is that personality is not fixed. You can always change — your feelings can change, your behavior can change, your…


By taking consistent non-negotiable action.

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“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Chinese Proverb

Just as a river can cut a deep canyon, so too small steps can achieve significant results over time.

Success can be easy if we commit to a goal and break it down into small achievable tasks. But, the magic comes in never giving up. You need to be persistent and keep going.

Constant dripping water will create a crater in stone. Each drop of water is small and insignificant. But over time, the continuous and unrelenting dripping achieves the feat.

A few examples of breaking down big goals

Mary Beth Hazeldine

Chief Inspiration Officer, State of Mind Coach, Entrepreneur, Writer, Chef, Dog Lover, World Explorer, Line Dancer and Ex-Banker — marybethhazeldine.com

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