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Mindfulness

Most of us are experiencing a fast-paced lifestyle as our lives are busier.

You probably find yourself feeling stressed, anxious and hearing your inner critic at some point each day.

You can train yourself to overcome these negative thoughts and feelings.

Use the ten tips below to help you increase your sense of inner peace.

Meditation – Self Hypnosis

  • Learn to use Meditation and Self Hypnosis techniques to lessen stress and anxiety.
  • By learning how to use these techniques daily you will soon develop the skill of quietening your mind and find inner peace.

Change Your Mind

  • Having a fluid mindset, instead of fixed one, can help you increase your sense of inner peace.
  • A fluid mindset allows you to cope with change more easily.
  • You can learn to think creatively about solutions
  • Ignore the temptation to focus on the things that are not going as expected.

Simplify

  • Remove many of the distractions which prevent you from finding inner peace.
  • Do not allow anyone to have a negative effect on you.
  • Delegate unimportant tasks to others
  • Concentrate on the most important tasks only.

Learn to Say “No!”

  • Learn to say NO to limit the number of items on your to do list
  • Only accept those tasks you want to do and can cope with.
  • Turn down tasks graciously
  • Eliminate any guilt and worry.

Don’t Multitask

  • Focus on one task at a time.
  • Stay in the moment
  • Allow yourself to put your full attention to the task
  • Focus will increase the likelihood of success
  • Enjoy the feelings of increased sense of happiness and accomplishment

Be Mindful

  • Learn mindfulness, it is a powerful tool, helping you to focus on the present.
  • Daily consistent practice of mindfulness will lead to the greatest success
  • It is highly beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Slow down and focus on what you are doing.
  • Use all your senses to heighten the experience.

Use Affirmations

  • Use affirmations daily to help you change the way you think and act.
  • Craft positive statements, which express how you want to think, feel or behave.
  • For example,
    • “I am calm and relaxed”
    • “My mind is at peace”
    • “I can create the life I desire”

Practice Acceptance

  • Cultivate acceptance to achieve inner peace
  • Accept that there are many things in life that are beyond your control.
  • Accept what you cannot change
  • Acceptance reduces stress and anxiety.

Deep Breathe

  • The most effective way to reduce your anxiety and stress levels is by deep breathing.
  • Take a slow deep breath in through your nostrils.
  • Hold it for a second and then exhale slowly through your mouth
  • As you exhale say to yourself … “I am Relaxed”, I am in Control”
  • Repeat this at least four more times.
  • As you focus on your breathing, clear your mind of all other thoughts.

Live in the Moment

  • Concentrate on the present
  • The past is history and cannot be changed.
  • The future is yet to come.

Practice these tips and inner peace can be yours.

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Why People Fail to Achieve Their Goals

It is common to hear people, especially on social media, broadcast their goals in life.

They want to be “this” and “that.”

They’ll be big superstars by the time they turn 25, or they’ll be millionaires by 30, and so on.

For the most part, these goals are mere posturing.

They’re not actually going to achieve their goals.

Sure, they’re probably going to start drafting a plan on how exactly they’re going to conquer their goals, but they’re still more likely to fail than succeed.  

The #1 reason why people fail to achieve goals is that they’re not making the right kind of goals.

They’re only making vague goals.

Ask them the specifics of their goal, and they won’t have a solid answer.

They just want to become rich, they just want to be happy, they want to become financially free.

But they don’t know exactly when that’s going to happen.

Another reason is that many people are all talk, and no action.

They’ll share their goals with everyone, but when it comes to acting on their goals, they’ll bolt.

Even if they have a smart goal in place, they’ll still lack that motivation to actually do something to achieve that goal.

They’ll find it too hard or too difficult.

Suddenly, they’ll be too busy working on something else and won’t have time to work on their goals.

The third reason is people simply can’t commit.

They probably think someone else is going to help them achieve their goals!

But that’s their goal, right?

Or, maybe they’ve got a few hundred big goals they’re working on (small goals toward a single big goal is different) and they don’t know which goal they’re going to pursue today.

They can’t make up their minds.

They can’t even be bothered to figure out which goal appeals most to them, they’re just putting everything out there, hoping someday something will come to life!

Lastly, many people don’t know how to deal with failure.

They encounter failure for the first time, and they tuck their tails in and hide away somewhere, never to be seen again.

The right approach when dealing with failure is to learn from it.

It’s okay to feel hurt, to feel disappointed in yourself.

But don’t let that be the reason you no longer want to move forward with your goals.

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What to do When You Lose Motivation

Motivation is one of the most important factors that will drive you to succeed.

When you lose it, you’re in danger of permanently failing and losing track of your goal.

Here’s what you need to do when you feel like you’ve lost all motivation and you can’t seem to get it back on your own:

1.     Recall your “why”

Why are you chasing this goal?

Do you remember why you chose it in the first place?

Is it because it will ultimately make you and your family happy and wealthy?

 Or is it because it will help many people?

Whatever your reason, you need to remember it.

Recall how it initially made you feel.

It will help re-light the fire under you.

2.     Stick to your positive habits

Over the course of your journey, you should ideally have already cultivated positive habits that will help you succeed.

Habits that are not going to stand in the way of your success, but rather will help you reach your goals.

When you start losing motivation, continue going through the motions, the routines you’ve already established.

If you haven’t established good habits yet, then you better get started!

At this stage of your journey, you need to “Take Action” consistently – your habits will help you do just that!

3.     Seek inspiration

Read inspirational stories about people you look up to.

Is there an entrepreneur, or leader you really respect?

Find something in common with them.

For instance, you can read up on stories about how they successfully overcame obstacles.

You can then try to get ideas on how you can do the same thing.

4.     Ask for advice

Do you know someone who’s going through the same rough patch as you?

Reach out to them and ask for advice.

It’s not a sign of weakness if you seek help.

It works both ways, you know.

You regain your motivation, and the other person gets a boost in self-esteem.

5.     Challenge yourself and set a reward

Rewards work well when it comes to motivation.

You can challenge yourself too, say, complete a task within a week and you’ll get a corresponding reward.

The more difficult the task, the bigger the reward.

If you miss your deadline by even a day, you don’t get your reward.

Think of something you really like – it just may help you revive your motivation!

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Top 6 Strategies to Remain Positive During Tough Times

You’ve probably got a knot in your stomach right now just thinking about tough times.

Is it even possible to remain positive when your surroundings look so bleak?

When your goals seem so far away and seemingly impossible to reach?

This article will help you find the top 6 strategies to remain positive during challenging times.

1.     Surround yourself with positive people

Positive people have the power to uplift the spirits of everyone around them.

Don’t cry in the corner.

Instead, go out and hang out with your positive friends and try to absorb their positivity.

Trust me, you’ll feel much better afterward.

2.     Look towards the future

There is nothing worth looking at in your past, so focus on the present and looking towards the future.

There’s always going to be tomorrow.

What happens today will soon be a thing of the past.

You can bounce back with hard work and a positive outlook!

3.     Count your blessings

Even if you feel like you’ve lost everything, you haven’t.

Look around you.

Look at your family, your friends.

Whatever your status in life is, know that you’re blessed.

You’ve still have life in you, you can still fight back, you can still recover.

4.     Be grateful for what you do have

You’ll always have something to be grateful for.

Whether it’s life, love, laughter, or material wealth, just be thankful.

Be grateful to the people who’ve helped you get to where you are.

Don’t take what you have for granted.

Often, we only realize what’s important, when it is taken from us.  

5.     Don’t lose sight of your long-term goals

When you feel that you cannot go on in pursuit of your dreams, don’t give up.

Take a break, take a vacation.

Go somewhere to clear your head.

If you’ve spent a lot of time trying to chase your dreams, but it seems like you’re not getting anywhere, maybe you need to recalibrate your plans.

6.     Adapt and adjust

Some people find it hard to adapt and adjust to unexpected circumstances.

They want to get things done their way, but often, this is not possible.

They would rather break than bend.

When you do this, you are essentially saying goodbye to your dreams.

If you want to succeed, you need to adapt and adjust to whatever fate and circumstance have brought you.

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The 5 Secret Keys to Success

In this article, you’re going to learn about the 5 secret keys to help you accomplish your goals faster.

1.     Choose a smart goal

You can set a goal any which way you like.

However, if you’d like to increase your chances of success, then you better set a smart goal.

A smart goal has the following characteristics:

  • it’s Specific
  • it’s Measurable
  • it’s Attainable
  • it’s Relevant
  • it’s T

You can’t choose only 2 or 3 characteristics.

A good goal has all 5 characteristics present.

If you don’t want to waste your time, and want to reach your goal quickly, then make sure you choose a SMART goal.

2.     Be passionate

You can have a smart goal, but if you’re not passionate about it, you can easily lose motivation.

Having the passion for something lights a fire under you – if you don’t get that fire you don’t particularly care about your goal.

Choose a goal you are passionate about.

That way, when the obstacles come (and they will!), you’ll be able to persevere and keep chasing your dreams!

 

3.     Learn from failures

It may sound surprising at first, but failure really is one of the secret keys to success.

When you’re chasing something, a life goal, for instance, you’re probably not going to succeed on your first try.

It may take you ten tries or maybe even a hundred tries.

No matter how many times you fail, you still take something away from the experience – you learn something.

And you can use that knowledge towards your goals – you now know what’s working and what’s not.

4.     Network

As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

In many cases, this rings true.

If you know the right people, you can get your foot in the door.

Always be nice and helpful to everybody you meet.

Don’t underestimate the power of building relationships, they might help you reach your goals faster.

You never know who is watching or listening, always be professional and respectful of others.

5.     Don’t aim for perfection

Aiming for perfection is equivalent to setting yourself up for failure.

Perfection is such a lofty goal, often impossible to achieve.

Do you know of anybody who’s perfect?

I don’t think so.

So, there’s really no reason why aiming for perfection is even a thing.

Instead of perfection, aim for excellence or being the best you can possibly be.

Being the best is not the same as being perfect.

Even if you’re the best, you still have room to grow.

When you’re perfect, there’s simply nowhere else to go, you’re already perfect.

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How to Experiment Your Way To Success

Just because you’ve planned your goals right down to the last detail doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experiment and see what else works.

Maybe what you’ve envisioned, during the planning stages, isn’t going to work in real life, so you look around for alternatives.

But you don’t know which of the available options you’ve found is going to be a good fit for your business or life goals.

So, what do you do then?

You experiment!

Successful people have all experimented their way to success.

If one method’s not working, they use another one.

They don’t shut their brains down and surrender if one method’s not working.

Let’s use driving as an example:

You’re trying to get to a city that is 1,000 miles away, and you’ve got your entire trip mapped out.

You’ve got a good old-fashioned map with you.

Along the way, you discover the map is not updated, and the roads are blocked for some reason.

You don’t know which way to go and there’s nobody else there.

So, you drive around, you explore until you find the correct road that’s going to take you back to the highway and get you closer to your destination!

See, that wasn’t so bad.

If you’ve got plenty of gas (your motivation), you can pretty much go anywhere you like.

You can always gas up when you’re running low, so you can continue your journey.

Another benefit of experimentation is that you can have fun, and you learn something new.

Going with the previous example, you learn new roads, you learn which road is going to take you to where you want to go.

That’s new knowledge for you.

You may have planned for the journey, but it’s almost always never going to go according to plan.

Just enjoy the process.

You’re in control of your journey – you’re sitting in the driver’s seat.

Don’t let anybody else dictate where you’re going to go.

You can ask for help when you get lost, and you can take their advice, or you can explore the back roads and learn as much as you can about the location and your ultimate destination.

And that’s it!

That’s basically how you experiment your way to success!

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Eliminate 7 Mental Blocks Stopping You from Success

The biggest roadblock to success is you.

External obstacles can be removed, but if it’s you yourself who’s blocking the road, then it’s going to be so much harder for you to succeed.

In this article, you’re going to learn about 7 mental blocks you need to get rid of, to succeed in life.

1.     Doubt

When you doubt yourself, it’s going to be hard to convince anybody else to trust that you can do what you’ve set out to do.

The first thing you must do is convince yourself and believe that you can succeed in reaching your goals.

2.     Fear of failure

Many people fear failure, but the truth is there’s really nothing to be afraid of.

Treat failure as a mentor, a training and learning opportunity.

Failing can be a pre-requisite to success.

3.     Fear of success

People who fear success often think their lives are going to change for the worse, that they’re going to lose their comfort zones, or that their personalities are going to change overnight.

Of course, this isn’t true.

It’s just a mental game your brain is playing with you, daring you to see how far you’ll go to chase your dreams.

4.     Lack of self-belief

If you don’t believe you’re going to accomplish your goals, then you’re not going to accomplish it.

It’s as simple as that.

When you lack self-belief, you’re not going to have the motivation or the drive to succeed.

5.     Getting too emotional

When you get too emotional, you often fail to think logically.

Many wrong decisions have been made by far too many people simply because they let their emotions get the best of them.

6.     Making things too complicated

Sometimes we tend to overthink things when a simple solution is just right in front of us.

What should often be a simple fix to a simple problem can lead to large sums of money going down the drain.

7.     Thinking inside the box

When you’ve explored the entire box, and you can’t find the answer, then you’ve got to think outside the box.

There’s nothing wrong with getting creative.

If it can get you to where you want to go, then follow it! 

Hypnosis is an easy and effective way to overcome limiting beliefs and mental blocks that are holding you back.

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6 Productivity Hacks to Reach Your Goals Faster

We’ve only got limited hours in a day.

With so many things and so many tasks to finish, you’d want to be as productive as possible.

In this article, you’ll learn about 6 productivity hacks that will help you reach your goals faster.

1.     Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is so important that it is at the top of this list.

When you don’t get enough sleep, you have trouble concentrating at work.

Your mind seems to drift every so often to thoughts of hugging your pillow in bed.

Caffeine is a short-term fix to help you focus, but when you’re consistently not getting enough sleep, your productivity is going to go down a lot.

2.     Make Mini-Goals

Don’t be overwhelmed by your seemingly larger-than-life goal list.

Have a daily to-do list, a weekly and monthly checklist.

Breaking down your goal into these mini-goals, makes it easier for your brain to process.

Every time you tick something off your list, you feel positive, and it motivates you to continue doing your tasks.

This helps you to measure your progress, too.

3.     Put on Some Music

This is going to be a matter of personal preference, but many people swear by the power of music.

Generally, it’s classical or instrumental music that people listen to when they want to concentrate on their tasks.

Of course, you’re your own person – you can listen to any type of music that helps you focus.

4.     Keep distractions to a minimum

Find a quiet space to work in.

If you’ve got other people in the room with you, try putting on noise-canceling earphones to block out the sound.

Let your teammates know though, so they can tap your shoulder if they need something from you.

5.     Take Breaks

Breaks are always helpful in helping you recharge your energy and your productivity.

You can go for a quick run if you’re feeling really stressed, or a quick nap if you need to.

6.     Stop Multitasking

When you multitask, you tend not to give your best.

You’re trying to get as many tasks done at the same time, so you can’t focus on any one of them.

Your productivity will be affected if you juggle far too many tasks at once.

Focus on one task, give it your whole attention, and watch what happens to your productivity!

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4 Habits of Successful People You Can Copy Right Away

There’s a reason why successful people have turned out the way they have.

They’ve got the discipline, the confidence, the passion, the drive, and the right habits.

In this article, you’ll learn a few habits of successful people that you can copy right away. 

1.     Morning ritual habit

The morning ritual habit is common amongst the world’s most successful people.

They go to bed early, and they wake up early.

While the rest of their household is still in bed, they’d be up and about doing their morning rituals.

As soon as they wake, they’d do their rituals.

Some like to exercise, and some like to meditate.

Most of them, however, take advantage of the quiet to plan out their day ahead.

2.     Read inspiring books

Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, read 50 books a year!

That’s equivalent to 1 book a week.

He’s obviously a smart guy, but he still reads all these books to learn new things and to get inspired.

Getting started with reading isn’t hard.

You simply need to set aside a block of time each day for reading.

You can do it early in the morning, as part of your morning ritual, or you can do it before bedtime or anytime throughout the day for that matter.

3.     Prioritize the most difficult tasks

Some people like to put off the difficult task for last, but successful people look forward to the opposite.

They recommend getting the most difficult and time-consuming tasks first.

Once you’ve crossed the difficult tasks off your list, you’ll have some momentum, and you can quickly work on the rest of your tasks.

When you save the difficult task for last, you may not have enough time to finish it, and you’ll then need to set aside another time for that, maybe the next day.

4.     Keep a daily journal

Successful people keep a daily journal.

They record their activities for the day, they write down their thoughts, their emotions.

It helps with motivating them on days when they don’t feel like they’re on top of the world.

It helps to reassure them they’re doing something productive.

They can see how far they’ve come and they can assess if they’re going in the right direction.

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3 Reasons Taking Action Is Important If You Want to Succeed

For some reason, many people believe they can simply coast through life and still end up successful.

It’s probably the reason why many people fall for get-rich-quick scams. Imagine doing minimal work and raking in bags of cash in return!

If you really want to succeed, you’re going to put in a lot of time and effort to make it work.

You will need to “Take Action”!

Here are 3 reasons why, “Taking Action”, is important if you want to succeed:

1.     It’s your first step towards success

If you don’t “Take Action”, you’re never going to take that first step towards achieving your goals.

You’re never going to go anywhere.

As they say, it’s always the first step that’s the hardest.

It’s relatively easy to choose the right goal and to make a grand plan on how you’re going to achieve that goal.

But going out there and taking that first step, that’s hard.

Many people have fun at the planning stage, but the moment they need to do something, reality sinks in.

“That’s a lot of work,” they’ll say. They’ll start procrastinating, or they’ll start thinking it’s a bad idea.

And they’ll just stop there.

That’s all they do – just plan things, but they never really “Take Action”.

2.     You find out first-hand what’s really working

When you “Take Action”, you find out that whatever you’ve planned isn’t always going to happen.

It isn’t always going to be feasible.

Sometimes, what you think something is may be different from what it is in real life.

Therefore, being flexible and knowing when to adjust is very important.

Your plan is just a general guide – you don’t have to take it at face value.

When you “Take Action” and go out into the real world, you find out what’s working.

You learn to go with the flow.

You learn there’s a better option out there that will help you achieve your goals much faster than what you’ve initially anticipated!

3.     You grow as a person

“Taking Action”, is important if you also want to grow as a person.

On the way to success, you’ll encounter so many obstacles, problems, and challenges. That’s when you grow as a person.

When you learn how to overcome all these obstacles, when you gain new skills, when you develop resilience, you grow as a person.

If you don’t “Take Action”, you’ll remain as you always have been, doing the same things you’ve always been doing.

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