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Personal Development Blog by Sam Lloyd | The Sam Effect

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The brain does not create consciousness, but consciousness created the brain. … finish reading

I looked around upon the world and saw that it was shadowed by sorrow and scorched by the fierce fires of suffering. And I looked for the cause. I looked around, but I could not find it. I looked in books, but I could not find it. I looked within, and found there both the cause and the self-made … finish reading

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“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” -Mike Tyson


Everybody wants a lot of things. Everybody wants to be healthy. Everybody wants financial abundance. Everybody wants to go on amazing vacations. Everybody wants to be fit and look great. Everybody wants to be respected. Everybody wants a hot piece of ass and great friends :). The challenge is acquiring all those things takes massive amounts of sacrifices for most of us (some were born into the right circumstances I know). For almost everyone, obtaining those things … [Read More...]

How to become Grateful and Why it Matters


I don't know if I have the absolute answers on how to become more grateful so maybe the title of this post is misleading. But I do know that if you're not consciously striving to become a more grateful person you are missing out on vast amounts of potential joy in this life. Gratefulness=joy...there really is no difference. I'm convinced that the difference between people who are happy and people who aren't comes down to the ability to be grateful on a regular basis. I've written about … [Read More...]