Maria Khalife's Articles (236)

Too Busy, Too Overwhelmed, or Just Disorganized?


Maximization seems to be the name of the game these days. We have to take advantage of every small morsel of time, so that we can be as successful as we can possibly be, and not be thought of as less-than by our peers. And this isn’t just happening in your small city or town. It’s become a global epidemic! I think we’ve all forgotten that we have an eternity not only to achieve, but also to learn, to grow, to apply our skills, and to enjoy this…


Added by Maria Khalife on May 17, 2017 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Want to be Super Productive?

The productivity methodology of folks at the top of the chain frequently appears flawless, effortless, and intrinsic. More than likely, it isn’t any of these. It’s carefully-crafted habits put into place and held as ideal. Highly productive people keep their Big Dream in mind. They know where they want to go, when they want to arrive, and how they want to approach the tasks. You can do this too, and here are some ideas you can put in place so that you move on up the chain.



Added by Maria Khalife on April 18, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Tips for Harmonious Relationships

Bouncing your ideas off others can begin as a terrifying task when you aren’t completely sure about yourself. As you unfold that surety, though, you learn ways to adjust your words so they fall more gently on the ears of others. Or maybe you don’t, because you rather enjoy their shocked reactions? Either way, to maintain a harmonious relationship with others is desirable because these relationships will support you as you unfold your way toward perfect understanding across the years of your…


Added by Maria Khalife on April 5, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Turning Your Biggest Problems into Successes

We hope this doesn’t come as a shock to some of you, but there just isn’t any such thing as a pain-free, problem-free life. We hear about Nirvana, and Xanadu, and Camelot. These places do not exist in nature. They are man-made fantasies, and they still come with challenges.

It’s important to get a grip on the challenges in your life. There’s a good reason they are there. What is there now is what you are capable of handling now. Famous basketball coach, Pat Riley says that “If you…


Added by Maria Khalife on March 15, 2017 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Tips for Healing a Struggling Relationship

Life is not about who we’re with; what we’re wearing; where we live or how much money we earn. It is all about unfolding an understanding about your Self and about Life itself. One of the speediest ways to unfold understanding is through your relationship. In no other way is who you are and what you think exposed as in a relationship.

If you’re in a relationship and you’re hurting there, here are some ideas to consider that might keep you in the relationship. Some people learn the…


Added by Maria Khalife on March 2, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

No Excuse Justifies Lying

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain

We have always valued men and women of high principle – those for whom integrity is held aloft as a standard. But we have seen our so-called leaders caught in many lies publically in the news and this destroys our ability to continue to hold them in the same place of value.

They are human beings such as we are, and although they seem to be held to a higher standard, what kind of standard are you…


Added by Maria Khalife on February 12, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

About Your Success Path

Do you have the mindset of living a life filled with promise and purpose or have you been lead down a path that looks unhappy and hopeless? We know a few folks who view life through a film of gloom, an unwillingness to relinquish this mindset, and without work habits that will help them to change.

Do you have a dream? Do you know what you want to achieve in your lifetime?

Do you know where (or on what) to lend my attention? We live in a busy, hurry-scurry world and you are…


Added by Maria Khalife on February 2, 2017 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Negative Habits You Can Discard

If we want to stay fresh, youthful, and alive in this world,we can forsake some of our habits. Repetitive habits makes us feel comfortable, and eventually lull us to sleep.

Not all habits need to be removed – just the ones that will rob us of success and happiness. Here are some examples:

Thinking Everyone Else Has More Success Than You. In biographies and autobiographies,  enjoy reading about how someone else became successful, but while we might get ideas from…


Added by Maria Khalife on January 18, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Keeping Yourself Up When Your Feelings Say "Down"

It’s human to think that everybody out there is having an easier time of it than we are, that somehow we aren’t measuring up. You might be surprised to learn that they feel the same way you do. It takes some years of experience to discover this and give yourself a little slack.

We have a tendency to judge the lives of others from the small slices we see, without considering the things we don’t see of their lives. They might have a stomach full of butterflies when they do their…


Added by Maria Khalife on January 9, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

How Happy Are Your Children

“I had a very happy childhood, which is unsuitable if you're going to be an Irish writer.” ~ Maeve Binchy

Most parents want their children to be smart as well as happy, while some have more specific dreams for their kids. Regardless of which category you prefer, every parent wants the best for his kids, so that the future of society is aggrandized.

Kids don’t come with a “How To” manual, so you and I are free to do our level best for our kids. Here are some ideas that might…


Added by Maria Khalife on December 22, 2016 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

How to Keep Your Motivation Going

 “Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Life is a mystery, its challenges, many. How do you keep yourself going when you begin to droop a bit? Here are some suggestions to keep you fresh and moving forward away from stress, away from indecision, away from lack of decisiveness, away from gloom.

Find Ways to Smile More. Give smiles to your work associates, your children, your boss, your customers, total…


Added by Maria Khalife on December 12, 2016 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

Counting the Good in Your Life

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson


We were born with two incredible freedoms: the freedom of Will and the freedom of Choice. When we learn how to use these freedoms in our lives, we can guide, direct, and select precisely what we will have and what we will set aside.


Because of the phenomenal accomplishments made in our lifetime, because of the exponential growth of technology, because of the enormity of…


Added by Maria Khalife on November 21, 2016 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Just Change Your Mind

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind. … If you change your mind, you can change your life.” ~ William James



Some coaches teach that it is your attitude which governs everything. I believe this is accurate, and if it is, all you’d have to do to change a situation would be to change your attitude.  Of course, to change your attitude, you’d have to change your mind,…


Added by Maria Khalife on November 3, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Looking Back to Focus Forward

 “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” ~Og Mandino

When you walk sedately into your twilight years, you don’t want to carry along any sense of regret.  I recommend going there now and asking yourself what you’d love to cherish when you arrive there years from now. And then come back to today with a determination to make sure you accomplish all you want, so that your twilight years or your retirement…


Added by Maria Khalife on October 17, 2016 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

It's Life Inventory Time

“There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.” ~ James Lee Burke


Even if you have created a life that is fully self-sustained and supported through the highest of all ideals, it’s wise to stop occasionally and observe objectively just what’s going on. Our life doesn’t come with any guarantees, but if you want to maximize your accomplishments while you’re still here, I’m presenting you with some ideas to freshen your perspective and possibly tighten…


Added by Maria Khalife on October 5, 2016 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments

You’re Enough for You; Stop Leaning on Others

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs


I think the most idyllic situation would be to be 100% self-sufficient and expect nothing from any other, but life just isn’t like that, is it?



Added by Maria Khalife on September 26, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

How to Keep An Open Mind

“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” ~ Earl Gray Stevens


Do you remember being open-minded as a child, enthralled by learning new things, and asking hundreds of questions to be sure you had a good grip on the subject? It was so much fun, and in the middle of all that fun, you grew up.

The majority of us believed that what we learned from the mouths of our parents and family members was…


Added by Maria Khalife on September 7, 2016 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Cultivate a Success Mindset

“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.” ~ Diane Sawyer

Do you welcome success in your life? A healthy, positive, optimistic mindset does more than just boost your mood. A truly positive and self-affirming perspective allows success to be felt more fully.

There are many ways to welcome and embrace a success-positive attitude:



Added by Maria Khalife on August 22, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Maximize Your Time

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”  ~ Steve Maraboli

According to Tony Robbins, we have “Time Targets.” These are pockets of time in which we must organize our priorities in order to find fulfillment. However, the way our lives are structured, and the things to which we actually give our attention, can result in less than ideal scenarios in which we feel compelled to respond to the demands of technology, our enormous agendas,…


Added by Maria Khalife on August 4, 2016 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Give Yourself a Psychological Do-Over

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl


Figuring out what life is all about can involve years and years of searching. In fact, if you’ve given up on that task recently, please re-consider picking up the last discovery you had. There is always so much more. It’s kind of what infinity is all about.

One of the things we learn about in life is who and what we are, and this job can be filled with…


Added by Maria Khalife on July 19, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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