This isn’t about being naive or pretending that negative things don’t happen. It…


This isn't about being naive or pretending that negative things don't happen. It's about being aware that negative things happen but still having the courage to carry on in spite of them. Don't ever become so jaded with the world that you forget to notice all the good in it.
—Ruben #ThinkGrowProsper



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One of the biggest mistakes we make is assuming everyone thinks like us or sees …


One of the biggest mistakes we make is assuming everyone thinks like us or sees the world in the same way we do. This may sound obvious but this disconnect is often at the root of much of conflict and intolerance in the world.

The more you travel to different countries or read about different cultures and time periods, the more you realize that your way of thinking is just one of many. There are many assumptions about good and bad that are not universally held. That's the reason we have wars– because one person's idea of good is someone else's idea of bad.

For most of us, the belief systems we use to navigate our world are based on our culture, gender, economic group, assumptions, and time period into which we were born. But here's the kicker: most of these things are completely out of our control. We do not choose them, at least not initially.

This is great news! It means that we are not stuck with any particular set of beliefs or assumptions about the world. It means we can change them if we wish, and by doing so, change how we interact with others and the world. It also means we can work to understand other people's belief systems to cultivate more harmonious relationships.
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Book: “Thirty” by Emily Maroutian



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Don’t go looking for the person of your dreams. Instead, focus on becoming the p…


Don't go looking for the person of your dreams. Instead, focus on becoming the person of your dreams and you'll be more likely to find the right person.

Don't chase riches. Instead, work on creating value for others and mastering your craft, thereby increasing your value.

You must match the energy of your desires before you can manifest them in your life. Work on being the best version of yourself possible and the rest will fall into place.
—Ruben #thinkgrowprosper



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Learning to manage your attention is the key to improving virtually every aspect…


Learning to manage your attention is the key to improving virtually every aspect of your life. Research shows that our brains construct our worldview based on what we pay attention to. Who you are, what you think, what you feel, and what you do, is the sum of what you focus on.
#FeedYourMindGoodStuff
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“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” What I lo…


“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” What I love about this book (Tao Te Ching) is that it packs so much wisdom into very few words. Which is your favorite line from this passage?



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I’m so grateful to spend so many of these small, nameless moments with the love …


I'm so grateful to spend so many of these small, nameless moments with the love of my life and best friend @banessaloya. I love this time of year for many reasons but a big one is that it’s a great opportunity to reflect on what’s truly important. Vanessa and I are slowing down a bit and enjoying our first holiday season as husband and wife. This a photo of us when we picked out our Christmas tree! Hope you all are enjoying the season with the ones you love :)🎄



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Without a doubt, the most common question I get asked is: “What books would you …


Without a doubt, the most common question I get asked is: “What books would you recommend for someone just starting out on their personal development journey?” (Or some version of this).

I've given this a lot of thought and I finally complied a list of 16 books to answer this question. I just published the list on my blog (link in my bio).

You don't have to be a newbie to benefit from the books on this list. I've chosen books that can be read at multiple levels, they also just happen to be a great entry point for beginners.

Personal development is about improving and evolving across all areas of your life, not just one. That’s why I’ve included books from a variety of genres, including achievement psychology, people skills, spirituality, entrepreneurship, creativity, philosophy, relationships, and personal finance.

Read through the list and see what jumps out at you. All books are linked to Amazon for easy ordering. Link is in my bio.

Happy reading!
Ruben Chavez



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