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Perfect Planning Prevents Pathetic Performance

  I found out about this “5P rule” a couple years ago. It makes a lot of sense: How many times has your performance been below expectations simply because there was no proper planning, or because you assumed that others would do what they were supposed to do (but didn’t) and they let you down? […]

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Things you ask God for and He answers you in a different way

  You ask for patience and expect Him to make you more patient. Actually, He puts you through situations where you have to be patient. You say you want to be more obedient and expect Him to change your heart and make you want to obey, but He gives you opportunities to be obedient. You […]

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One story, three lessons

  A little bird is flying south in the winter when his wings freeze. He falls through a gap in the roof of a barn and lands frozen next to a cow. The cow feels sorry for the poor bird and drops some dung on him to keep him warm. It works, and he starts […]

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The ‘love at first sight’ myth

  A recent study from The University of Chicago confirms what The Love School has been teaching for quite a while: There is no such thing as love at first sight. Sorry, romantic ones, but it’s difficult to rebut Science. Specialists concluded that what may happen at first sight is mere sexual attraction, a desire stimulated by […]

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Interview to Agora Magazine (São Paulo, Brazil)

  The questions Agora Magazine asked us about relationships involved: principles that should be followed, the motives of crisis and how to avoid one, modern threats and how to compromise with balance. Helpful content and tips for those who want to resolve or avoid relationship issues. Based on your experience as a couple, is it […]

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What does it mean to have a mindset for excellence?

  Having a mindset for excellence means to decide to be the best and to do what it takes to honor this decision. Therefore, excellence is something intentional. It is not born with you, but it is not something out of reach. You can chose whether to have it or not — it’s up to […]

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How the news work (3)

  Knowing who is behind the news and how the news industry works are fundamental things you should understand before consuming any information packed as such. Whoever is behind the news determines what piece of information will or will not get to you. The news industry, just like any other industry, is profit-driven—money and power, basically. Therefore, […]

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How the news work (2)

  Apart from asking who is behind the news, we must understand a universal law about it: it is, above all, a business like any other. Companies behind the news—agencies, radio and TV stations, newspapers, news sites, etc.—need to pay the salaries of its staff, the utilities of its buildings, equipment, technology, and other expenditures […]

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How the news work (1)

  You who like reading, listening or watching the news should know a few things about the inner workings of a newsroom. If you really think it’s essential to watch the news, then at least you should be a conscious viewer. So let’s look at a few points: Who is delivering the news to you? […]

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How many hours do you really spend with them?

  One of the worst victims of the busy life we live today is the family. Let’s consider how most people spend their time every week. All of us have 168 hours every seven days, of which we spend in average: 56 hours sleeping 40 hours working 14 hours eating 14 hours using the Internet […]