Merike Taal

Merike Taal is a journalist. She worked as a reporter and editor for Baltic News Service (BNS), the biggest newsagency in the Baltics, and also for the Estonian government as a press advisor. After 4 years in marketing and sales, she now returns to her passion; writing, as a blogger. Merike likes to write about things that matter, make a difference and touch peoples’ minds. Besides writing and exploring new ideas, she is a dedicated runner.

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Success is where the fear is

Posted on 1 April 2014 by

In the video, internet entrepreneur and public speaker Dean Hunt speaks about the easiest way to succeed. Traditionally the way to success is to work harder, but outworking your competition is not a realistic or healthy strategy. “We are already working hard, and we need a smarter strategy,” he says. “Success lies just outside the comfort zone. It isn't how ...

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Top 9 wins of the week

Posted on 24 March 2014 by

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo proves that 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or was given a couple of months ago to the right man. The award is given each year to the world's best soccer player by national coaches, captains and journalists. Ronaldo's double last Tuesday eliminated FC Schalke 04 from the UEFA Champions League and took him to 13 goals and to the top of Ch...

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Top 13 wins of the week

Posted on 16 March 2014 by

No doubt that one of the most emotional and amazing sport events this week was the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, where skier Kelly Gallagher won Paralympic GB's first ever gold in the visually impaired Super-G. Gallagher, who took her first ski lesson only at the age of 17 during a French family holiday, triumphed ten years later with her guide, former racer, Chralo...

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Todd Henry: “Those who ask the best questions win.”

Posted on 11 March 2014 by

International author, speaker and entrepreneur, Todd Henry, writes in his latest book, “Die Empty”, about importance of unleashing your potential every day. It’s about ensuring that you don’t take your best work, hopes, ideas, and ambitions to the grave with you, but instead live life to the fullest, with urgency and diligence. One of the main strategies ...

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Elky: “Being successful is about being passionate.”

Posted on 7 March 2014 by

Bertrand Grospellier, also known as Elky, is a former StarCraft World Champion, now one the most successful poker players in the world. He has set The Guinness World Record for most Single Table Sit & Goes played in one hour, for total of 62, and his total live tournament winnings have exceeded 10 million dollars. Elky is a member of the "Champions for Peace" ...

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