Struggled? 5 Simple ways of avoiding burnout

Most modern success stories read like Greek myth adaptations. Our role models are remarkable demigods such as Oprah, Tony Robbins and Beyoncé— we admire them and study them with awe, aim high and take our own leaps as they lead the way. The hero is the entrepreneur or career rock star, on a journey built from accomplishing half a dozen incredible feats and still fitting before dinner in Pilates. Such achievements are our new currency and our symbols of status.

While we strive to be our happiest and healthiest, financial success is also achieved through long hours and hard work. As we reach our “best life,” we aim to balance work – life and feel bad when we don’t feel we’ve achieved it.

Roughly everyone is spread thin today, which can develop into stress – related burnout and eventually disease if left unchecked. But this way it doesn’t have to be. I found a remarkably easy way to avoid falling into the burnout trap:

1. Don’t be busy with business mistakes.

Look at your workload and use this simple question for each item on your task list: “Will the effects of this task have a positive, lasting impact on my life and business life?” If the answer is no, it probably won’t be worth it.

2. There’s no self – made thing — so get good when you ask for help.

Use this simple formula to send requests to others: identify who can help you, ask them if you can send them a request, make the specific request as long as it takes, and thank them profusely for helping you. Ask them who they think will if they don’t help. Your success is directly commensurate with your ability to seek help.

3. Keep Sunday sacred.

There’s a reason why world religions have a sacred rest day — it’s necessary to maintain emotional well-being and health. The Buddhists have a simple practice called “Circle Day” when, in the middle of the week, they take a full day off and use it to rest, meditate, create art, and care for themselves. And it works; I return to my work with new insight, boosted creativity and a renewed sense of curiosity when I take time to do nothing.

4. Pay attention to your adrenals.

Stress taps our adrenal glands and causes exhaustion in our bodies, and by drinking more caffeine we often cover it up. My energy increased exponentially when I started taking Standard Process Drenamin supplements. You can also take supplements from Holy Basil or drink Holy Basil tea to help the body stop producing cortisol— the stress hormone that ages and exhausts us. I do both now, and my focus, clarity, and ability to achieve great goals has grown beyond anything I ever thought possible.

5. Meditate (so you don’t have to medicate).

Many of the most successful people in the world are doing it. Start by setting your five – minute digital timer. Then sit comfortably and deeply inhale for a five count through your nose and exhale for another five counts. Repeat this again and again until beeping the timer. You can increase as much as you can.

Spreading ourselves thin is a tendency most of us have in our quest to succeed, but it’s not a lifestyle we can’t counterbalance with some simple, healthy habits. So here’s to your balance and your success on your own hero’s journey—and may it be burnout free!

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8 Ways to Effectively Prioritize the Things on Your To-Do List

Priorities are important things — I know, you know that. But many of us are guilty of the habit of reacting on — and off — our to – do list to the urgent things, rather than responding to the important ones.

Important activities should be of high priority as they are the things that contribute most to our goals. They have more long-term impact and should help us to achieve our goals as much as possible. Usually, urgent activities are more of a short-term nature and may or may not relate to our overall goals and usually do not make significant contributions. Instead, they make endless demands on our time by pressing us every day.

Between the urgent and the important there is a constant tension. And because today’s important things rarely need to be done — and the urgent thing almost always needs to be done — there is a critical need to learn how to set proper priorities so that our visions, goals, and desires can be better met.

Do not prioritize on the basis of who gave you the work ; fit it for the big picture on the basis of its importance and urgency. Most people don’t take the time to prioritize this time. They are usually reactive, so try to be proactive in a concerted effort.

How much time can you gain by changing your habits — by prioritizing them more effectively? Here are eight tips you can apply to daily tasks:

1. Create lists

Focusing and multitasking help with priority notes and lists.

2. Set your daily planning priorities.

To make room for productive items, eliminate or minimize unproductive to – do items from your daily list.

3. Learn when your high-energy time is.

When you have the most energy gains minutes through more effective work, schedule your priority work.

4. Sort emails early in the day.

And quickly appropriate categorization of each piece — now, future, trash. Because each piece is addressed only once, you’re gaining time all day long.

5. Simplified email request.

Request that people send you priority emails with clear bullet points, not long narratives, to spell out the actions you need. Set the example by sending only effective, bullet – pointed emails.

6. Write down your goals before returning phone calls.

To gain time by communicating more quickly and effectively.

7. Make your reading a priority.

By learning newsletters, articles and books from the skim industry. Then just read what gives you real value.

8. Create and follow a written agenda for each meeting.

By learning newsletters, articles and books from the skim industry. Then just read what gives you real value.

22 Ways to Become a Relentless Learner

Learning is not a magical occurrence around you. Learning is about capturing the lessons all around you.

That’s not automatically happening, or else we’d all learn the lessons that could make us extraordinary. Becoming a learner requires a massive and relentless focus. And that means going out of your way to turn your laboratory into life.

You’re not waiting for answers to appear magically. You are actively searching for answers from all around you. You’re not just learning when you feel like it. And you’re not just learning the lessons you want to learn.

Hoping you’ll learn something is different from being willing to learn.

To be a learner means to take what life serves you — fair or not — and turn it into either the best choice or some sort of understanding. Planning your best moments for the future is using the worst moments in life. And sometimes you need to learn a few different ways of learning the same lesson.

Maintaining learning is the key. Even if it means repeatedly learning the same lesson.

We all like to think that the first time we learn the right lessons about it when presented with the right facts. Unfortunately, this is not usually how it works. Being a little “thick” at times is OK (and perfectly normal). Maintaining learning is the key. Even if it means repeatedly learning the same lesson.

Learning is also about curiosity, about being able to find answers to your questions purposefully. As long as you know, it’s about asking questions until you have clarity, so you can be the best you can.

Here are a few questions that work:

  • “Tell me more….”
  • “I’m not sure I understand….”
  • “What makes you say that?”
  • “Can you clarify what you mean?

You need to keep asking until you understand, regardless of the exact words you say. Sure, sometimes with nonstop questions you might feel like a fool. But if what you want is outrageous success, your feelings on the subject are not really that important.

You have to learn. You probably agree with that already. But for you, this is the real question:

Do you learn? Are you stunned to figure it out?

The other option is to be a stuck, silent and frightened loser. And that clearly sounds like the two options ‘ worst.

The way to win is to continue searching for knowledge. When you refuse to stop looking for answers, nobody can stop you.

Be smart. Make Life your lab. Be a guide.

  1. Take notes when you read a book.
  2. Be a guide.
  3. Get a mentor and ask what better things you can do.
  4. Hear contrary points of view.
  5. Put in a crowded room a risky question.
  6. Get help when life becomes tough.
  7. You have failed to write down the last five reasons.
  8. If you don’t know, stop saying “uh-huh” and “yeah.”
  9. Be grateful for lessons that are unexpected.
  10. Keep a list of books that you’d like to read — and start reading.
  11. Continue to ask “Why? “
  12. Share your acquired key knowledge.
  13. Take coffee with three new friends and learn from their talents.
  14. Stop watching so much TV.
  15. Tour a museum and take a couple of photos.
  16. That’s right. Put a list of lessons you have learned together.
  17. Read USA Today or The Journal of Wall Street.
  18. Adapt new vocabulary to daily conversation.
  19. Stop tweeting; begin reading.
  20. Be kind when you know something that nobody else knows.
  21. Participate in music, sports or a hobby.
  22. Dear brothers and sisters. Push your body with exercise and activity to its limits.

10 Convenient ways of improving yourself

Are you constantly trying to improve and improve yourself? If you do, we’ve got something in common.

Personal growth I’m very passionate about. It was only four years ago that I discovered my passion to grow and help others grow. I was 22 at that time and in my last university year. I realized that there was nothing more meaningful than pursuing a life of development and improvement as I thought about the meaning of life. We get the most out of life by improving ourselves.

The more I grow, the more I realize I don’t know so much out there that I must learn.

Whenever we feel good we can be better still.

I constantly seek ways of improving myself as a passionate advocate for growth. I have compiled 42 of my best tips that could be useful on your journey of personal growth. Some of these are easy steps you can take straight away. Some are major steps that are made to act consciously. They’re here: Choose a new hobby.

1.Choose a new hobby.

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In addition to your usual favorite hobbies, are you able to pick up something new? You can learn any new sport?

Fencing, golf, climbing, football, canoeing or ice skating, among other things.

You can also make your new hobby a leisure hobby. For example pottery, Italian cuisine, dance, wine appreciation, web design, etc.

You can teach something new, physically, mentally or emotionally in different respects. Take a new direction.

2. Take a new direction.

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Are you able to join any new course? Courses are an excellent way to gain new skills and knowledge.

There is no need for long – term training – seminars or workshops are also intended.

I was in a few workshops and they helped me get new insights that I hadn’t thought about before.

3. Make a room that is inspiring.

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The mood and the tone set for you in your environment. You’ll be inspired every day if you live in an inspiring environment.

I did n’t like my room in the past, because I thought it was chaotic and stupid. I decided that this was the end a few years ago. I started a project “Mega Room Revamp” and redeveloped my room.

The final outcome? A room in which I am totally happy and inspire me every day to be at my height.

4. Take your fears over.

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We’re all afraid. Fear of uncertainty, fear of public speech, fear of risk… all of our fears keep us uniform and prevent our growth.

Recognize that the areas you can grow in reflect your fear. I always consider fears to be the growth compass.

If I’m afraid of something, it is something I still have to deal with, and addressing it helps me to develop.

5. Have a practice routine on a weekly basis.

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Better you start to be physically better. I myself make the point of jogging at least three times a week, each time at least 30 minutes.

You may want to blend it with jogging, fitness lessons and variety swimming.

6.Write your future person a letter.

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What do you think 5 years later? Are you going to be identical? Other? Other? What type of person are you going to be?

Write a letter for your future–it will be a good start for 1 year from now–and seal it.

Make a date of 1 year from now on in your calendar. Then begin to work to the person you want the letter to open.

7. Put a challenge to somebody.

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Concurrence is one of the best ways to increase. Set yourself a challenge (weight loss, practice, financial challenges, etc.) and rival a interested friend to see who reaches the goal first.

During the process, you will both gain more than you would if you set goals on your own.

8.Request feedback.

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We will always have blind spots as much as we try to improve. Requesting feedback gives us a further prospect.

Certain people will be friends, relatives, colleagues, boss and even families because they have no preset prejudice and can objectively provide their feedback.

9.Recognize your shortcomings.

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It’s all flaws. The main thing is to understand, recognize and address them. What are your flaws, do you think?

What are the shortcomings on which you now can work? How would you like to deal with them?

10. Engage in your personal development.

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I can write list articles 10 ways, 25 ways, 42 ways, or even 1,000 ways to get better, but it doesn’t matter what I write if you don’t want to commit to your personal growth.

It’s not going to get through anything. For our personal growth, we are responsible— nobody else. Your dad, me or Lifehack, not your mother or friend.

Decide on your personal growth and embrace a lifetime journey of growth and change. Start your growth by selecting and working on some of the steps above.

The results might not be immediate, but I promise you that you will see positive changes in yourself and in your lives as long as you do this.

In 2019, focus on self – care to do better with your money

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Modern life is full of stressors and money is the most popular. But financial discipline is actually harder due to stress. This could lead to a cycle in which stress increases the likelihood of poor money choices and those mistakes increase stress.

This emphasizes the importance of financial health self – care. The use of self – care ideas can reduce stress and enhance well – being.

These are some ideas of self – care which will improve your mental, emotional, physical and financial health.


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Ideas for improving financial discipline

1. Have a self – care budget
Money is a resource and can occasionally be used to trade for other resources, such as time or energy, which you lack. Make some room for self – care in your budget. Use this fund to nurture and care for yourself as a guilt – free way.

You can treat yourself to even a small amount of cheap fun. If you can afford it, you may want to invest more in the development of skills with cooking classes. Or you can take a pet poop scooper to offload your chore.

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2. Financial decisions are carefully taken
People who are typically stressed “lack of clarity about what they are doing for themselves financially versus a decision to relieve stress,” Chastain says. It’s like the advice that food shops shouldn’t have hunger.

Before you sit back to work on finances, take a look at yourself. Check that you are physically fed, hydrated, and rested well.Ensure that you feel good emotions — trustful, empowered and encouraged. Take stock, like mental control and brain power, of your mental resources. If anything is wrong, take a break before tackling your money problems and address your needs.

3. Preserve your physical health
Enough sleep, good nutrition, and regular exercise are the cornerstones of a care system. As titan investor Warren Buffett has said, ” When you care for your body, you lower stress and sharpen your mind — your most valuable financial tool. “

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4. Ground in today’s world
“People under stress usually avoid and find ways to numb,” says Chastain. Try to take a moment to get grounded, if you tend to swing from manic money panic  or dead – in desperation.

Taylor suggests that deep breathing is a simple but effective tool for oxygen increases and remains present. Being aware and present can help people to decide on a better finance, because thinking about the future is a constant source of anxiety,” he added.

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5. Set and maintain limits
An important principle of self-care is creating and enforcing healthy social boundaries. These boundaries help you keep other people’s choices, opinions or lifestyles from influencing your financial choices. And they make sure that your well – being is not sacrificed to others, including financial health.

Setting these financial boundaries can be hard but important. You might decline to lend money to a family member.  Perhaps, if you’re a bit unilateral, you’d renegotiate how you split costs with your significant other. Or it could be smaller and easier, like a big social media spend you always compare with.

6. Get a Finance Mentor
When you work on your finances, it can be invaluable to have a point person talk through things and brainstorm money solutions. Choose someone you trust and who has a sound financial judgment and ask if they are ready to be your money management sounding board. It can make financial decisions less daunting, reduce your mental burden, and provide you with much – needed help.

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7. Investing in professional assistance
Think of investing in professional aid in addition to getting support from a friend or family member. If your finances are a mess, discussions with a financial planner can help you unload a little money and find clever solutions that you might not know about otherwise.

Mental health problems can play a major role in some people’s well – being and finances. There really is really no substitute for professional help if you struggle with mood or mental disorders from depression to ADHD.

Bahar says you can help build “a short- and long – term strategy step – by – step,” build and implement the self – care plan with a therapist. It also gives you safe place to work through “the feelings including anger, fear, and shame.” And you can get evaluated for any medications or other therapies.

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You can improve your well – being and lower stress by implementing self – care ideas. And it’s likely to pay off soon enough. “People who are calm and in charge of their life ultimately make smarter choices with their money,” As per Chastain.

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Will Change

10 Life Changes To Crush The New Year Like A Boss

If you’ve taken a couple of weeks off the exercise and then completed an exhausting workout, you may know what I’m going to say.

The first workout back from a long break can be tough, but the dolor that follows a few days later is usually really brutal. For example, if you do a squat workout after a couple of weeks off, it can hurt to sit on a chair or climb the stairs later in the week.

One of the fastest ways to solve this pain is very counterintuitive: Squat again.

That makes little sense on the surface. But there’s something deeper going on here, as you might expect. The Repeated Bout Effect is called and applies to much more than just exercise.

The effect of repeated bouts in your life

The repeated bout effect tells us that the more we do, the less it affects us. There are many ways to think throughout life about this effect.

  1. On your first day of business, making ten sales calls can lead to a big jump in overall revenue. However, making ten sales calls in a row for the 300th day is unlikely to have a significant impact on total revenue.
  2. You’ll lose weight when you start eating smaller portions. However, your smaller portion slowly becomes your normal portion and weight loss stalls after the first ten or fifteen pounds fall off.
  3. If you haven’t done a lot of strength training, you’ll be stronger with 30 pushups. However, after a couple of months, an extra 30 pushups doesn’t really build new muscle.

These examples make sense when you see them nicely lined up in an article, but we often curse ourselves for lack of progress in the real world.

Let’s say you want to lose weight and you didn’t work out before. You start running twice a week and you’ve lost 10 pounds very soon. The repeated bout effect starts at some point, your body adapts and weight loss slows down. Suddenly, you still run twice a week, but the scale doesn’t move anymore.

It can be very easy to interpret these decreasing results as some sort of failure.

  • “Oh, every week I work out and nothing happens.”

Except that it worked. Your initial exercise actually worked just as it was supposed to because it yielded a new result and your body adapted and improved. Your body now has a new starting point and if you want to achieve a higher level of success, you need to add something new to the mix.


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The repeated effect of the bout can teach us three improvements lessons.

  • First, a small amount of work is a great way to reduce the pain of hard sessions. Imagine Monday’s easy1-minute pushup workout and Friday’s hard 10-minute pushup. The repeated bout effect says your soreness will be reduced after Friday’s workout just because you did an easy session earlier in the week. It can make a difference to work easily.
  • Secondly, the amount of work you need to do to achieve your maximum output level is higher than what you do now. If you don’t perform 100% of your potential already, you have room to grow. And the repeated bout effect tells us you’ve probably adapted to all of your life’s normal stimuli. If you want to achieve a new level of success, a new level of work must be put in place. This doesn’t mean you should start doing as much work as possible, but it means you can’t expect a small change to work forever when you start small. You have to graduate continuously to the next level.
  • Third, for long – term success, deliberate practice is critical. It is a strange form of laziness to do the same type of work again and again. You ca n’t go to the gym, run three miles a week and expect to enjoy constantly improving results. You’ve seen all the results that three – mile runs can deliver after a couple of months of repetitive workouts and your body has adapted to this stimulus. For this reason, it is important for long – term improvement to deliberately practice new skills that you can master in one to three practice sessions. Making deliberate practice a habit can help you to avoid practicing things that are no longer beneficial.

The key is that things will work for a while and then we’ll get used to them.



“What got you here won’t get you there.”


Marshall Goldsmith

How to Improve the Quality of Your Life – Tips

Would you like to improve your life quality? You want to do that, I’m sure. You can immediately improve the quality of your life.

In fact, you can begin seeing results immediately.

It counts even to do little things, like:

-Go to sleep in the evening before.

-Wake up in the morning earlier.

-Reduce your time before the television.

These measures would enable you to spend more time and less time in the morning before you go to work.

Currently, money can improve your quality of life and you might find a more worthwhile job on your list. Many other things you can do, such as better health, relationships and peace of mind, to improve your life.

The first step is to look at your life and find out what you can do to improve your quality of life right now. The point is that you just can’t want to change your life positively.

You must decide on improvements in the quality of your life and then follow and follow your decisions.

Many people make resolutions, but they are not. It’s not enough just to decide whether and how to improve your life. You have to take action and follow your decision.

Most people have no inner strength to follow their decisions, and this causes disappointment and frustration. To make a decision, you need willpower and self- discipline and you need to keep track of irrelevant activities and not waste time and energy.

Power and autonomy aren’t so hard to develop. In fact, it can be fun and very gratifying to develop them, and you don’t have to be tough on it as you can think.

Below are a few tips that I hope will be of interest to you.

1.Discover what you can do to improve your life and think about it. These could be simple things, such a journey everyday, going to the fitness center or eating healthy food.

2. Read the self-enhancing books. Read books about themes that motivate and inspire you.

3.Write your findings and choices down on your smartphone or use a mobile app.

4. Read what you wrote every now and then, when you’ve got time.

5. Think, read books and articles, learn what to do and what to avoid to improve your food habits.

6.Find out how you want to change habits and start changing them. They’re not going to change on their own. You must take the first step, and it’s not as hard as you may think.

7. It might be harder the next step. You will have to do what you have found to improve your eating habits.

8.Visualization is an excellent tool to enhance your quality of life. Make it a custom to visualize your life as you like. Find the time to think about another and better life once in a while. Make mental pictures as real as you can and feel as though what you want is true and real.

9.The kind of life you want to live is repeatedly claimed.

10. Take any kind of meditation courses. It helps you calmer and happier and relieves stress and tension. Here you can try the techniques of meditation.

11.Enjoy your body many times. Training helps you lose weight, shapes your body and makes you stronger and more confident.

12. Do your best for yourself and others to be kind, patient, tolerant and loving. They will also treat you in the same way when you show friendship, patience, tolerance and love for others.

13.Less time to watch TV. Please use this time to read, practice your body, learn a new skill or language or do anything useful. You will be more happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

14.Clean or do anything else you need to do and you’ve never put it off in your drawers, garage or garden.

15.Choose the bright side of life to be happy and look. You will have to work day after day and do not give up if you were negative all your life. You like everyone else deserve happiness, and you will need to change your attitude if you think otherwise.

16. 16. In everything you do, try to be more resolute and confident.

Keep your eyes and mind always open and always find ideas and chances to enhance the quality of your life. Make yourself used to reading many articles on this site to help you improve and improve your quality of life. You will be provided with guidance, advice and ideas.

Top 5 Self Improvement Tips That Will lead in 2019

Well, To me, Self-improvement is to cross yourself time by time. As a person, It’s so important to take care of your improvement. Therefore, Self-improvement is the one & only way to make you perfect.

Why Self Improvement?

If you are not happy with your current position & looking to do something better, then I must tell, you need self-improvement. It will give you both physical & mental pleasure. There is no doubt that for leading a happy life self-improvement is essential.

Today, I will share you top 5 self improvement tips.

1.Believe in Euphemism

Do you know what Euphemism means? Let me describe it with an example.

Suppose, you are walking in the street. Suddenly, A crow evacuates on you. Will you be angry? Nope. You should thank the Almighty as Almighty didn’t allow the cow to fly. Haha, seems funny? But it’s the main theme of Euphemism. It will let you think positive. You will get pleasure when you find yourself positive in every work. So, I think, It can be one of the best choices to practice euphemism for self-improvement.

2.Reduce Complains

You know what, complaining is equal to helpless. If you are complaining of everything, you are a helpless guy in some ways. Try to reduce the limit of complaining. It will make you believe yourself. Only complain to those things that really matter to you. Unless you reduce it, you can’t be a self -confident guy.

3.Don’t Blame Other

Many of us used to blame other without any reason. It harms a lot to their personality. It won’t a metric of your self-improvement. Rather It forces on your personality.

Always try to take responsibility for what you have done. Don’t blame others. It will make your personality in a positive way.

4.Learn The Best Way To Communicate

Well, if you can’t communicate well, you all improvements will go to in vain. For a better self-improvement strategy, you must be a good communicator. It will help you to express yourself. Remember, A smiling face can do a great thing.

So, always to try to make yourself a good communicator. It will help you in many ways that you can’t imagine.

5.Make yourself Trust Worthy

Don’t let others get the chance to untrust you. Always make people believing you. ‘ Trust is Love’. You must be trustworthy to make a build up your relationship. No relationship goes permanently without trust.

Therefore, being a trustworthy guy, you will get yourself confident & lead your life in a pleasant way.

So, here are the top 5 tips for you to improve yourself in 2019.

3 Internal Motivations You Need to Achieve Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

3 Types of Internal Motivation to Achieve Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

Have you ever wanted something so bad, but could never achieve it? Many times, it boils down to motivation. So if want to learn how to motivate yourself so you can begin achieving your goals and being a better you, keep on reading.

Internal motivation, or intrinsic motivation, is the driving force behind your thoughts and choices regarding your career, hobbies, relationships, and other activities. It doesn’t concern itself with outside influences or external factors. Instead, internal motivation is centered on your personal desires and needs. If you’re looking for an effective way to stay motivated and create lasting change, then consider changing your focus. Try looking within.
Internal motivation occurs when you act upon your impulses without the need for external rewards, such as money or recognition. These actions are, instead, inspired by happiness, exploration, or knowledge. It could be a hobby, like gardening, or it could be a fulfilling career, such as teaching.
When you pursue an activity for the sheer joy of it, you’re doing so because you’re intrinsically motivated. You engage in the activity simply because you choose to. It means something to you. And that, in itself, can be its own reward.
Below are the 3 different types of internal motivation you can start using today:

1. The Desire to Win

In every competition, whether it is E-sports, The Olympics, Business competition, Sports, or even War, in order to be successful, every contender must exhibit the desire to win. It is this desire to win that must be translated into determination and performance. This determination to win would translate into perseverance and hard work, which is why many players devote time, effort, and even money to achieve such a goal of winning. People often say winning isn’t everything, but when it comes to competition and sportsmanship winning is everything! Without the desire to win to some degree, it’s near impossible for one to achieve the highest “medal” attainable, assuming that the competition is fierce. It is the desire to win, that allows competitors to beat all odds and overcome obstacles despite the temporary defeat. This desire to win often inspires and initiates perseverance through adversity in any competition. This desire to win, the true spirit of competition, is what one needs in any competition.
In a competitive environment, a person’s needs to have the desire to win by being attuned to the competition around them. Being aware of the surrounding competition helps to amplify one’s desire to win! One could say that the fierceness of the competition often directly impacts how much one really wants to win, which could push them to new heights in progression! This awareness of the competition around oneself would allow one to grow their desire of winning and thus allow one to set realistic goals towards the ultimate goal of winning a competition. One must also account for whether or not they want to win in the long-term or short-term. In order for one to win when the competition is fierce, one must exhibit a desire to win greater than that of other competitors. Whoever wants to win the most, WILL win! Willpower is such a strong force when it comes to winning.

The desire to win goes hand-in-hand with willpower. Willpower is the desire to overcome adversity and beat all obstacles. Willpower inspires perseverance and initiates progression in a competitor’s skill which can be emphasized through a competitor’s willingness to go through intense training so that one day he or she may bring home the “gold medal.” And striving to bring home the gold is a physical embodiment of the desire to win. In a fierce and real competition, players play mainly to WIN, not just for amusement. It is by having a strong desire to win that players can use willpower to focus heavily on the main objective of the game and work on constantly perfecting a skill, reaction time, and even mental stamina. The desire to win is a powerful driving force is applied in a healthy and purposeful way, thus driving healthy competition in the process.

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

2. Purpose

Motivation itself is not an emotion but it is the purpose of all emotions, meaning that all emotions serve to motivate us to perform some kind of action. All emotions give us energy so that we can act and the willingness to act is motivation.
Behind every action, there is a motive

And behind every motive is a need. Needs are the essential triggers of motivation. Whether it be a physiological need; like the need to have food (hunger) or a social need; like the need to be accepted, a need is what induces motivation in us and drives most of our behavior. You can’t have motivation without a need and you can’t have action without motivation.

We all have needs, no doubt about that, but we all don’t have the same level of motivation to fulfill those needs. Those who do have some amount of motivation may not be motivated enough to take actions to fulfill their needs. These are types of people that usually seek motivation. They’re trying to increase their motivation level so that it reaches a threshold where they’re forced to act.
Unfortunately, many motivation-seekers keep looking for motivation forever without understanding that the sole purpose of motivation is action. Their efforts at increasing their motivation are nullified if they forget the most important part- action.

Then there are others who are highly motivated but don’t just stay that way but rather utilize their motivational energy to take powerful actions. They are the ones who succeed in fulfilling their needs and desires.

3. Mastery

This type of motivation – to become competent in one’s environment – is known as mastery motivation. While mastery motivation is shaped by experience, the desire to become competent and to continue to learn remains an important influence for many individuals.
At its core, Mastery is a simple process accessible to all of us. But before you start down the path, you need to bring two traits to the table: the relentless ability to focus deeply on a subject and a strong desire to learn.
The reason mastery of a specific craft or multiple skills is so important is because once again, it’s never ending. There isn’t a point in your journey where you can completely master something because there’s always another level to reach. With all of the internal motivators especially mastery, it becomes difficult for other people around you to understand why you work so hard. Nonetheless, being motivated this way typically means the person has no real love for what they do because if they did love what they do, the real satisfaction would come from some internal driver like winning, getting better at their craft or working on towards their purpose every single day.

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

Once you change not only your level of desire but also the kind of desire, you completely change the game of success for yourself because now you’re in a position where you actually want to work hard. You don’t have to feel like working hard or getting up early is a chore and I guarantee once you start to find powerful internal motivators, you’ll be surprised how much and how hard you want to work towards achieving your goals.

4 Tips on How to Embrace Change

4 tips how to embrace change

Look around you, everything is constantly changing – your body, friends, family, culture, policies, society, technology, weather, etc. For some, the idea of change is terrifying for it usually involves risk and loss, possibly of something big and someone that really matters to you like your house, job, friends, family etc.

In order to live your life, the best way, you need to be open-minded, accept and embrace change. Change is inevitable, do not resist it. That way, life gets easier. So here are a few tips on how to deal with change and how to embrace it:

Positive response

We all have personal issues and events in our lives that may make or break you. It is your response to that event and not the event itself that determines the outcome of your experience.

You can’t change the events that already happened or will happen. There are things you can’t control. You can’t stop the rate of technological change happening in the world. The internet, smartphones, Uber, Amazon, banks, Bitcoin and social media platforms like facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are some of the changes we witnessed and have happened. Global warming, floods, droughts, earthquakes, massive layoffs, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, cyber attacks, and the rise of nationalism and populist leaders are all events that represent change.

There’s nothing much we can do about these events. But you can change your response to them and ensure that the end result and the outcome are as positive as possible. Let’s say you lose your job. You can either blame yourself for not being good enough while lying in your couch mindlessly watching tv or choose to use your free time in developing new skills and expertise. Things happened for a reason, there is a gift in it. You will always have control over how you choose to respond to things and events.

“Every negative event contains the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

Positive outcome

Your mind is very powerful. Believe that it is possible to create positive outcomes no matter what change is happening around you. Always believe that what you want is possible. It is true that most of our beliefs were fed to us when we were children but you have the power to choose to believe a more empowering belief simply by choosing it. You can do this with so many available new techniques like EFT, Sedona Method, Heart Freedom Method and the like. So, when you find yourself faced with a big change that makes you feel overwhelmed or scary, stop and take the time to imagine the best possible outcome that could result from that change – and then simply choose to believe that you have what it takes to make that vision a reality.
Because you do!


“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Act it

Always see yourself as a survivor, a kind of person who can easily and successfully adapt to any kind of change and then act it. The way you walk, talk, dress, thoughts you think and how you interact with other people. Ask yourself, “What kind of person do I need to be in order to achieve the best possible outcome?” What thoughts do I need to think? What pictures do I need to visualize? How do I need to behave and what do I need to do? And then start showing up as that person now.

Face your fears

Allow yourself to acknowledge and experience whatever fears show up along the way, and then take actions on it. It is scary when we you are faced with big changes and you need to a big leap into the unknown. But entering into unknown territory doesn’t mean that it’s bad. It could be the best thing that’s ever happened to you. And if you approach it as such, you greatly increase the likelihood that it will be the best thing that’s ever happened to you. Allow yourself to feel the fear and don’t let it stop you. Take one small step after another into the unknown and you will be surprised at how quickly the path forward will become clear to you, and entirely achievable.

“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus

Effective Business Presentation Tips

Effective business presentation tips

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For more leads and sales, better learners’ retention, or for whatever reason you may have, it is a must to have the best and most effective presentation. In business, it is critical to prepare and have an effective delivery, for it may lead to more sales, close important deals, and higher revenue. Below are some important notes to take in order to give an effective business presentation:

Connect with your audience

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Your presentation must fit your audience and the occasion. Formal for high profile clients and lighter when presenting to friends, students and the like. To best connect with your audience, you can animate your presentation by putting in popular quotes and recent viral news. You can also engage your audience by asking them questions. Personalize your presentation that would best fit to the interests of your audience.

Frame a story and paint a picture

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Pick the best images and visuals, especially those recent online viral pictures in your presentation. Connect those great images to your story about your business, products and or services. It will leave a longer impression to the minds of your audience. Visuals are great and easily shared in any of our social media platforms. Convey your thoughts clearly by putting relevant content in your presentation. Create a flow in your audience’s mind: Opening (get audience attention), Body (substance and purpose) and Closing (main points and highlights).

Great content

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Put all content that matters in your presentation, but be concise and not too wordy. Make sure content will appear to your audience’s interests and engagement. When you present, do emphasize, ask questions and elaborate more on the topic discussed. To give more emphasis, you can use charts and graphs based on historical data and statistics. Ensure it is align to the purpose of your presentation. Make all words, information and graphs easy to understand by your audience.

You are the presentation

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You are the subject matter expert here, so stand up straight and sound confident in your presentation. Be mindful of your body language so that you will convey expertise and confidence to your audience.
Practice if need be, either in front of your mirror or with someone. Be knowledgeable of the subject, information and data that you will be presenting. And when you are presenting, dress appropriately, have a clear voice, pleasant tone and put emphasis on the most important topics.

Guts, Resilience, Initiative, Tenacity (GRIT) VS Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful

 
 

What’s the best predictor of success? IQ, talent, luck?

Nope. It’s ‘grit,’ more than anything else.

It is the ability to persist in something you feel passionate about and persevere when you face obstacles. This kind of passion is not about intense emotions or infatuation. It’s about having direction and commitment. When you have this kind of passion, you can stay committed to a task that may be difficult or boring.  

Grit is also about perseverance. To persevere means to stick with it; to continue working hard even after experiencing difficulty or failure.  

Research indicates that the ability to be gritty—to stick with things that are important to you and bounce back from failure—is an essential component of success independent of and beyond what talent and intelligence contribute. 

Grit is important because it is a driver of achievement and success, independent of and beyond what talent and intelligence contribute. Being naturally smart and talented are great, but to truly do well and thrive, we need the ability to persevere. Without grit, talent may be nothing more than unmet potential. It is only with effort that talent becomes a skill that leads to success. Without grit, talent may be nothing more than unmet potential. So how can you measure grit? One way was a “deceptively simple” test called a Grit Scale, which asks how much you self-identify with statements such as “I am a hard worker” to “New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones.”

Beyond IQ, talent, and whatever else has any kind of effect on anything, what most affects your ability to achieve your goals is grit. Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance, a belief that failure can be overcome. It’s a willingness to conquer challenges, instead of avoiding them.

The only person that can really push you a little bit further in life is yourself.

Grit is both a trait and a skill. Grit is that mix of passion, perseverance, and self-discipline that keeps us moving forward in spite of obstacles. Grit says, “I’ve got this.”

You can develop your capacity for grit. Your response to a challenging situation is more important the obstacle you face. Ryan Holiday says “obstacle is the way”. And you need grit to push through the obstacle every time you face a challenge.

Dr. Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseveranceis the best-known researcher of grit, and she defines Grit as: “working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failures, adversity, and plateaus in progress.”

Tenacity matters so greatly because, as she explains, “effort counts twice.”

The emerging science of grit is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their efforts when the rest of us are heading for the door. The ability to stick with and pursue a goal over a long period is an important indicator of achieving anything worthwhile in life. Grit is a better indicator of success than talent. No matter how talented you think you are, if you don’t put in the work, it will amount to nothing.

Grit begins with a growth mindset. If you strongly believe in the science of human growth in mindset, you have a greater chance of cultivating your grit over time. That belief alone can give you the perspective you need to stick with something even when the process is difficult. What can you do in small ways every day that would make it easy to take the necessary steps to pursue your life-long goals? Perseverance and resilience have a lot to do with success than you think.

Grit is essential for your success in life, but it is not attractive. Grit requires sacrifice: embrace the challenge! It’s going to get hard, right? It’s going to be difficult and you are going to want to give up. And some people, a lot of people, will. The act of becoming a master at your craft takes a lot of purposeful practice. You will experience messy frustration. Motivation will ebb and flow, but you can only improve when you commit to constant practice. You will make tons and tons of mistakes in the process. Making mistakes and failing is normal — in fact, they’re necessary.

Embrace the long repetitive process to get better. Grit takes time, and many people aren’t giving it. The cost of being the best and pushing towards meaningful work takes a lot of sacrifices. Many people are not ready for that. But the whole point here is that the positive mindset needed to get to the long-term goal can be developed over time. You can maintain the effort and interest need to finish hard. Sometimes you have to let go of something good to grasp something great. The tendency not to abandon tasks in the face of obstacles builds the resilience you need to succeed in life.

So always remember: Be proud of your work. And never quit trying.

Cultivate your grit and push yourself further outside your comfort bubble. And remember what Ryan Holiday said, “The obstacle is the way”.

How to Gain Confidence in 3 Easy steps

Gaining confidence through these 3 easy steps

Confidence is a life changer, it can really make the difference between success and failure.
Good news! Confidence can be learned, step by step. The following steps is important, like building a path, in helping us gain confidence and make the most of our lives:

Self-Perception

The way we look, sound and act reassure our confidence level that we are acting in a way that exudes self-confidence on the outside. We need to deal with any distracting habits, awkward body movements or strange facial expressions. Learning to change how we see ourselves helps us find our hidden strengths, or improve weaknesses we didn’t know we had, to get along better in life.
Accurate self-perception is a necessary component of self-improvement by is simply being aware of who we are, what we’re like, and what we’re capable of.
Adjusting our self-perception comes down to being honest with ourselves. Recognizing our weak points helps us identify when we need help. Acknowledging our strengths can give us the courage to assert ourselves even when we don’t feel like we have and deserve to.

Staying Positive

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In everything that we do, especially when we start building our paths, we will always encounter some roadblocks. They will try to stop us from moving forward. It’s essential that we deal with these confidence killers first. These are negativity, low self-esteem, and self-doubt.
We can all be positive for an hour, a day or even a week but staying positive all the time is hard. It involves our brain to be trained how to recognize, react and deal with negative thoughts. It’s important to eliminate negative thoughts before they will take out control and eat up our confidence.
When we feed our minds with positive affirmations and thoughts, we develop a more positive attitude and personality. We enjoy greater self-esteem and learn how to be confident.

Good communication skills

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With the right mindset, we are now ready to move forward along the path. Good communication skills are an essential step in gaining confidence, both listening and speaking.
Effective communication skills aren’t just about cultivating a powerful message, it’s also about being a careful and considerate listener. Becoming a more confident speaker takes time and practice. It’s a skill that must be curated over time, be patient, be kind to yourself, and work at it, bit by bit, day by day.
Learning to have better communication skills boost our confidence plus, it will help us have better engagement and relationships with others.

Allow confidence and courage to grow upon ourselves through our attitude and actions. Put ourselves out there, and make great things happen.