Life After Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy isn’t the end of your life. In fact, it is intended to be a new beginning. Here are some links that are meant to be helpful to people serious about starting over again:

* The ultimate self-help book: Dante’s Divine Comedy (Wall Street Journal)

* “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Allan K. Chalmers

* How to get up and succeed after failing (Wall Street Journal)

* “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” – Michel de Montaigne

* “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.” – Harvey MacKay

* New graduates advised to screw up — and often (Good News)

* Ten TED talks to help your career (B School)

* Push yourself to fail often (Leigh Drogan)

* Stop working more than forty hours a week (Time)

* Learn anything faster with the Feynman technique (Farnum Street)

* “Business opportunities are like buses – there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

* Why negative thoughts never help you succeed: (Huffington Post)

* “For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” – Jimmy Dean

* When money does buy happiness (Farnam Street)

* Making more mistakes is critical to having success (CNBC)

* “Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.” – John Randolph

* Lessons from Mike Wallace’s life for all of us (Forbes)

* “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha

* How to meditate daily to avoid stress (Zen Habits)

* “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you really are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

* The late, legendary basketball coach John Wooden’s pyramid of success (Coach Wooden)

* Money is just a number (Seth Godin)

* “Hope is the force that people use to get from one day to another” – Anne Boleyn

* Some people learn more from mistakes than others (Scientific American)

* You are already in the 1% (I Am the 1 Percent)

* Bounce back from anything (Pick The Brain)

* Survival guide if you’re addicted to technology (Zen Habits)

* “Real difficulties can be overcome. It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” – Theodore N. Vail

* Twelve stressful things to stop tolerating (check out #11) (Life Hack)

* Five ways not to get drained by your job (Positivity Blog)

* “There are no secrets to success. Don’t waste your time looking for them. Success in the result of hard work and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell

* Life lessons from a mountain goat! (Jon Miller)

* Eat more fish (Wall Street Journal)

* “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” — St. Francis de Sales

* Twelve times being cheap actually costs you (Business Insider)

* Science and religion agree: the ten things that make you happy (Wildmind)

* Five tips to find the cheapest gasoline prices (Yahoo Finance)

* Five things you can “take up” for Lent (Guideposts)

* A true life post-bankruptcy experience (Miss Bankrupt)

* Ways to inspire those around you (Marc and Angel)

* Seven habits for a happier life (Positivity Blog)

* “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.”- Groucho Marx

* The importance of knowing when to quit (Psychology Today)

* Top five regrets of those dying (The Guardian)

* A link between positivity and creativity (Guideposts)

* “The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust,confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.” – Bertrand Russell

* Picasso’s tips for creating an exciting life — (Positivity Blog)

* “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

* Sitting down all day is killing you! (Me too!) What to do about it: (Life Hacker)

* Tips on living a good life from Mark Twain (Positivity Blog)

* Helpful rules for personal productivity (Wisebread)

* How to succeed against the odds (Inc.)

* A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. — George Bernard Shaw

* The ultimate guide to staying motivated (Motivational Memo)

* “Something I learned early is to not worry about what I can’t control. What I can control is my attitude, my effort, my focus every single day and that’s what I’m trying to worry about.” – Tim Tebow

* A checklist for a good 2012: (Glass Hammer)

* How to live a longer, happier life (The Atlantic)

* “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin

* How to save money by buying stuff out of season (Lifehacker)

* “Losses and hard times shaped me as a person more than victories and successes.” – Andrea Unger

* Free planners for January 2012 are available here: (Productive Flourishing)

* Pay less for your medications (MarketWatch)

* Twelve ways to save more and spend less in 2012 (Fidelity)

* Seventeen unproductive habits to get rid of (Life Optimizer)

* Why is everything so darn hard? (James Altucher)

* Focus on your strengths, stop obsessing about your weaknesses (Fast Company)

* Seven holiday shopping mistakes (FreeMoneyFinance)

* The success secrets of billionaires (ABC)

* “There is a time to take counsel of your fears and there is a time to never listen to any fear.” – George S. Patton

* Have yourself a Thrift-Shop Christmas (Guideposts)

* How to save $10,000 by next Thanksgiving (Wall Street Journal)

* Learning money management skills from immigrant parents (Len Ponzo)

* The best things to buy on Craigslist (WiseBread)

* More tips on cutting winter heating bills (Smart Money)

* If you’re busy, you’re doing something wrong (Study Hacks)

* Twelve happiness habits for busy people (Marc and Angel)

* Banks that pledge to charge no fees (Mint.com)

* How to switch from a bank to a credit union (Lifehacker)

* November 11th — a day of prayer for those with financial problems (Guideposts)

* How to get a job with a small company (Seth Godin)

* The art of failing successfully (Wall Street Journal)

* Seven tips to cut steep heating bills this winter (MarketWatch)

* Ten signs of hope from the surprise October snowstorm (Guideposts)

* Be in the top 1% for happiness (James Altucher)

* Running a business? Or want to start one? Ten tips to avoid burnout (Forbes)

* How to bounce back from a big mistake (99%).