The World Belongs to Girls Who Hustle

girls who hustle

It happens all the time. Maybe it’s your friend, maybe it’s your coworker, or maybe it’s you. They talk a big game about the job they’ll have, the money they’ll make, that book they’ll write, yet year after year, they say the same thing: “some day”. Here’s some not-so-new news: some day never comes. So often we keep ourselves in a negative loop of setting a goal, falling short, disappointing ourselves, and trying to alleviate it by setting harder and less achievable goals. It’s a downward spiral that only leaves us stuck in neutral, feeling as if our big, lofty […]

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How to Kill Bad Habits for Good

Let’s face it. We all have some habits we could (or should) do without. From something as small as nail biting to something as agonizing as a drinking or eating problem, sometimes it can seem like a life without this awful habit is far beyond reach. You go a week without and, just as you’re feeling proud of yourself, you cave in. How can you shake this once and for all? See the Big Picture How often have you found yourself bound and determined to make a change – say, exercising five times a week, quitting drinking, or losing ten […]

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Thriving on as Little As 4 Hours of Sleep a Day with Polyphasic Sleep

Imagine you’re offered a time machine – one that gives you more time every day. In one day, you’ll get four more hours. In one month, that’s five whole days. In one year, that’s two whole months. Would you take it? For the past month, I’ve given myself such a time machine in the form of polyphasic sleeping. What does that mean, exactly? Polyphasic sleep is just as it sounds – sleeping in more than one phase, as most of us have done for our whole lives. Nowadays, I only sleep for about four hours daily, in three phases (known […]

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23 Lessons in 23 Years

What I've Learned in 23 Years

Today is my 23rd birthday. I’m extremely blessed and thankful to have made it another crazy year, and can’t help but reflect on my life so far and what I’ve learned. Granted, I am still on the youngish side, and I don’t claim to know it all by any means. These are the things that, if I had a daughter or dear young friend, I would want them to know. Perhaps the things I wish I could have told my younger, more confused self. With that in mind, here are the top 23 lessons I’ve learned in my 23 years. […]

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10 Things Unsuccessful People Do

10 Things Unsuccessful People Do - What Habits Successful People Avoid

Here at Master of Herself, we often focus on building the habits that will make us the strongest, most successful and most whole women that we can be. But we can learn just as much from what defines success as we can from what does not define success. We’ve already talked about the qualities top achievers have (here), so what kinds of behaviours do they avoid? What kinds of behaviours lead to mediocrity? 1. Staying in your comfort zone This is absolutely critical to your growth and success. The best opportunities are the ones that make us think in ways […]

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How to Make Every Day Not Feel The Same: Make Every Day Adventurous

How to not make every day feel the same. Make every day adventurous!

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You drag yourself out of bed at 7:00. It’s the second time you’ve hit snooze, but one more time would mean being late for your job. It’s Thursday, but it hardly matters. Today and every work day is the same. Wake up at 7:00, work from 9:00 to 6:00, and plop down in front of the TV until you doze off after Game of Thrones. And the weekends? Usually spent grocery shopping, drinking, or … more TV. Soon enough you start to feel like days are zooming by, then months, then whole years of […]

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25 Quotes About Feeling Lost and Finding Your Meaning

25 quotes about feeling lost and finding your meaning

Whether your 20 or 40, we all have times where we feel lost or at a crossroads in life. It can be a lonely place where you feel unsupported, confused, or burdened with the vast array of choices in life.  The good news is that you’re not alone. Here is what history’s greats have to say on feeling lost and what to consider when you don’t know what to do.      “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way think about it. Don’t complain.” – […]

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The 4-Step Plan to Stop Feeling Depressed, Anxious, Or Scared

How to not feel depressed

There are slumps, and then there are slumps. Sometimes one bad day turns to another and before you know it, you’re stuck in a downward spiral of sadness, tension, or loneliness. I’ve been there more times than I care to admit. It becomes incredibly easy to stew or feel paralyzed under the weight of your thoughts. What’s a gal to do when she’s lost in the fog of emotion? Do what you do in any emergency situation – fall back on an emergency-proof procedure. Nurses check for “CAB” – circulation, airway, then breathing. Firefighters have “stop, drop, and roll”. These […]

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Bye-Bye Burnout: How to Stay Productive and Stress-Free

We’ve all been there. Your boss is hounding you, you have papers due first thing in the morning, the kids are hungry, AND there’s that one really annoying chore you’ve been putting off for eons that’s still looming in the back of your mind, but somehow you have energy for exactly zero of those things. You’re burnt out. What is it you need? A vacation? Motivation? A glass of wine? What you need is a mindset shift Your sense of burnout comes from the idea that hard work = energy drain. The harder you work, the more it grinds on […]

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