Someone asked me the most interesting question the other day.
If you could call yourself 10 years ago, what would you tell yourself?
My instant response was to tell myself to invest in Bitcoin as soon as I could, but since this conversation, this idea has still been on my mind.
10 years ago I was a senior in high school, preparing for college. Unsure of what major to pursue. No hobbies. I had ambition but no real direction or drive to guide me.
I don’t know why this question is having such an impact on me, but the thought of being able to redo the past decade, knowing what I do now, what would I actually want to change? What advice could I give to make a real impact, to make my life better today? …
Mornings are already a struggle. Just getting ready and out the door to start a day that you might be dreading is tough enough, now I’m telling you to wake up early and add more to your routine?
You’re dang right I am.
What if I told you by doing a few extra things in the morning, that you can set yourself up for success, feel better, and start making lasting changes in your life? Would you do it?
These 5 things might seem like they will take a lot of time that you already don’t have, but I promise they won't. In fact, if you want to sorta cheat to race the clock, you can do 4 and 5 the night before and knock out the others in less than 30 minutes in the morning. …
More money? A different job? A better relationship?
Wrong. You want to be happy.
Those are things that you think will make you happy. And they likely will to an extent. These things can relieve stress and certainly increase your quality of life, but people can achieve these things and still be unhappy.
They say that money can’t buy happiness. While it can certainly make life easier, if you haven’t learned how to be happy internally, all the money in the world can’t buy that for you. …
When I wake up in the morning, I am straight up not having a good time.
In the past I have tried and failed to start early routines so many times I can’t keep count. It is a known fact in my house not to talk to me before 8am. I want those extra few minutes of sleep, I don’t want to see you, and I don’t want to hear those damn happy birds chirping outside.
And I’m not alone.
There are plenty of us who despise early risers and everything they stand for.
I’m kidding. I’m secretly jealous of early risers. …
If this picture is you heading into your next conversation… you’re doing it wrong.
If you have read our recent post How to Make People Like You, then you are already on your way to becoming a conversational pro and making all kinds of new friends.
But what happens if you’re having a conversation that you need to get something out of? What if you are trying to persuade someone of something, or you need a favor? In that case just getting someone to like you might not be enough.
Those tips will still be handy here, but we need to take it a little bit further. …
I blocked most of these numbers on my phone, but sometimes a new one would come in. I would immediately recognize from the beginning of the number which account this was about and would roll my eyes.
Of course, I would never actually answer the phone. What could I even say? “ Don’t you think I would pay you if I could? I would love to get you off my back. “ No, I would only imagine the conversation and decline the call. …
Think they’re all telling you the same advice? Of course not. That would be too easy.
So how exactly do you lose weight?
Should you eat keto? Paleo? Low fat? High Protein? Mediterranean? Vegetarian?
What about exercise? Does strength training make you too bulky? Is cardio bad for you? Should you eat before exercising? Only exercise in the morning?
Is fasting actually bad for you? Is one meal a day a viable option?
So with this information overload, how do you make heads or tails of what will get you results?
Let’s cut through this crap and make it as easy as possible. …
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
I bet as you are reading this you are waiting for something. You’re waiting to get home from work, you’re waiting to go to bed, you’re waiting for the weekend. You are waiting for the someday when the pieces will click into place and you will be successful, and you will have the time and money to live your life.
But you shouldn’t be waiting to live your best life. No matter where you’re at, you can start living a better, happier life right now.
Because as we get older, time starts slipping away from us. Days and weeks run together, and this someday is still something we are waiting for as time becomes increasingly valuable. We go through the motions waiting, without ever living our lives. And knock on wood that something doesn’t happen to you before then. …
Do you set goals, just to let them fall by the wayside or give up in a few weeks when things get tough? While it might not be the worst thing to fail, there are some things that are important to you that you really want to achieve. But something keeps holding you back or keeps you from reaching your dreams even though you really want to.
Why have you failed to reach your goals in the past? Think of how many people actually reach their New Year’s Resolutions they set each year. Not many. Do they just not want it badly enough? …
As I get older I feel like the days run together, and before you know it years have passed, and you don’t remember what happened in most of them. Where did the time go and where the heck was I? But I found a way to slow it down. Not permanently of course, but with this two-minute exercise I was able to make time feel slower.
Right now, as you are reading this, stop.
Take three deep breaths.
Now, clear your mind of any stress or worries, try to think of nothing.
Focus on the feeling of the phone you’re holding, or the computer or mouse under your hands. What does that feel like? …