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How One Small Business Is Changing Main Street

This weekend, shoppers across the nation will celebrate Small Business Saturday, a day devoted to patronizing local businesses. In this video, we hear the story of how one small business is reviving the local economy of Hamilton, Mo.

“They brought in employment—I think they employ over 100 people now. I’m sure they’re the largest employer in the city and very possibly in Caldwell County,” says Mayor Allen Gentry. “They came in and improved a lot of our buildings that were in disrepair and actually maybe dilapidated and going to fall down.”

Has a local business changed the face of your town? Tell us below!

Find out more about Small Business Saturday and don’t forget to visit your local Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 29.

What Are You Thankful for Today?

What are you thankful for? If you need a little inspiration, watch this video from time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg and Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast. For them, each day is a beautiful gift worthy of gratitude. 

“You think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day—it’s the one day that is given to you today. It’s given to you. It’s a gift,” Steindl-Rast says. “It’s the only gift that you have right now, and the only appropriate response is gratefulness.”

What are you grateful for today? Tell us below!

Read about the inspiring response to one woman’s call for gratitude.

Decide Who You Want to Be, Not What You Want to Do

What do you want to do when you grow up? In this video, author Marie Forleo offers some simple advice for kids and adults struggling with this question.

“Instead of asking, ‘what should I do,’ a way more powerful and useful question to ask yourself is, ‘who do I want to be,’ ” says Forleo. “What kind of person do you want to be in this world?”

Who do you want to be? Tell us below!

Now check out 5 ways to better yourself from the late Jim Rohn.

How to Know if You’re on the Right Path

In this edition of Super Soul Sunday, author Caroline Myss talks with Oprah about how to know when you’re walking the right path in life.

“You don’t feel like you have to compromise who you are,” Myss says. “It feels right.”

Have you found your life’s path? Tell us about your journey below!

Find out why you need to figure out your life’s purpose.

The Science Behind Flow

The state of mind when time seems to slow down, instincts take over and performance is at an all-time high is known as flow. In this video, Steven Kotler, author of The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance, explains what happens to the brain during a flow state.

“Flow is being swept up by the river of ultimate human performance,” Kotler says. “We are better, faster, stronger; all aspects are amplified.”

Have you experienced flow? Let us know below!

Find out how to use flow to up your performance.


How Personal Development Saved My Life

Listen Up, It’s the National Day of Listening

Nov 28, 2014 -- This holiday weekend sit down with your family, friends and neighbors to share and document heartfelt stories. more

The Best Ways to Save on Biz Expenses

Nov 28, 2014 -- There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there are ways to keep business and travel spending in check. more

Main Street Favorites: Inspiring Midwest Homes with a Touch of Asia

6 Tips to Balance the Work-Life Seesaw

Nov 27, 2014 -- Managing these components is key. more