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Have you ever wondered how certain brands have thousands, if not millions of Facebook followers?

Have you secretly wished your Facebook fan page had tens of thousands of followers?

What difference would a 1000 Facebook page likes make to your brand?

How about 10,000 likes?

What about 100,000 likes?

No matter what your goal is, you can easily…

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If you’ve embraced the wonderful practice of setting goals for yourself, kudos to you — but a new challenge can often arise when we start picking too many goals.

Here’s a way to sift through the stars and find which ones to reach for.

1. Think about the biggest picture possible

Sit down for a little reflection, journaling, and exploration of who you are as a person and what matters to you. Try making a list of your ten most important values. Once you’ve done that, think about what you want more than anything else in life, and write that down.

Keep it short, sweet, and to…

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When it comes to most areas of life, people tend to float around and embrace the idea of whatever happens, happens. But here are 5 reasons why setting goals is important, no matter what you’re talking about, whether it’s work, play, or even relationships.

1. Goals keep you focused

Imagine a ship setting sail without a destination in mind — as it traveled wherever the winds take it, supplies would eventually run out, and the crew would probably have to resort to cannibalism in order to survive.

Okay, so maybe a lack of goal setting won’t yield such dire results, but you certainly won’t get…

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When it comes to setting goals, you may wonder why it’s necessary. But here are just a few of the dire consequences that can come about from not picking a destination and reaching to get there.

1. You’ll get lost

If you were a pirate looking for treasure, you won’t just start digging around willy-nilly for treasure. You’d probably get an ancient map with an x that marks the spot. …

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Easier said than done, the expression goes. But when it comes to not doing work toward your goals, falling back on this expression can have some serious consequences. Here are a few tips for staying on track.

1. Write it down

When it comes to keeping appointments and meeting deadlines, most people have to write them down — or else they somehow disappear until after they’ve passed. The same is true with goals. Without visually concretizing your aim in writing, your goal is likely to dissipate into thin air.

2. Set a schedule

If your goal doesn’t have a due date, then you can always keep putting it…

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When we hear about goals, they often sound like something that changes year to year, and frequently has to do with money or weight loss. But here are 5 goals that every person should strive toward every day.

#1: True Happiness

Happiness is not really a destination as much as it is a state of mind. A billionaire could be miserable about what they don’t have, while a homeless dude could be happy to score a hot shower and a cooked meal at the local shelter.

Happiness is all about perspective. While goals relating to tangible things like money can prove unsatisfying quests…

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There have been many leaders in history, but here are five whose greatness has stood the test of time.

Julius Caesar

Caesar is the quintessential ruler and one of the most emulated and celebrated figures in history. A brilliant general, he was also a political mastermind and facilitated the end of the Republic and the birth of the Empire. The dude also deserves some serious street cred…he was stabbed 23 times before dying.

George Washington

Truth be told, there was nothing particularly special about Washington’s generalship. However, he held a rag-tag army together through the Revolutionary War and played a key role in defeating…

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When we think of leadership, we sometimes think of epic moments like George Washington crossing the Delaware, or Martin Luther King Jr. speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. But what makes a leader great in a less epic venue, like work?

1. Communication

A good leader at work is a good communicator and clearly spells out expectations. Not only that, they foster good communication between their team. A great leader goes above and beyond leveraging chats, emails, and texting groups to bring their team together around workplace issues. …

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Everyone wants to be led by a good leader, but let’s face it — some leaders are just not good. Whether it’s on the battlefield, the sports pitch, or the sales floor, certain qualities are universal about bad leaders; they tend to be…

1. Dismissive

My way or the highway is the attitude of some leaders, but their teams really hate it, especially when they’re doing something wonky or stupid — and they keep doing it. A bad leader refuses to listen to any of the players on their team, probably because they’re so…

2. Egotistical

Nobody wants to work for a pompous person…

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There have been hundreds of thousands of leaders throughout history — and probably millions today, leading in various government and workforce capacities. What are some of the traits that are common to good and effective leaders?

1. Integrity

If a leader isn’t honest and doesn’t adhere to a moral code, how can they willingly expect other people to follow them? When people see that a person walks the walk in addition to talking the talk, they have more respect for that person, and more natural desire to follow them.

2. Confidence

A good leader is confident in their ability to lead. If they’re timid…


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