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10 Habits Of The Wealthiest People In The World

MoneyDo you ever wonder what makes the wealthiest people in the world, so wealthy? I find the topic of “success” an interesting one as success leaves clues. (Success is in quotes as of course we all have different definitions of success – but here, I’m referring to wealth.) I don’t believe that the wealthiest people in the world have the biggest brains in the world. It’s their mindset, their psychology and their application to their livelihood. As Einstein once said: “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s that I stay with problems for longer.” [Read more…]

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10 Things To Know About Setting Goals For Yourself

Power of Goal SettingIf you’ve perused the categories of this site at all, you’ll have seen many posts under Goal Setting. It’s because it’s one of the main tools to help us focus and take the reigns of our lives so to speak, rather than by living on someone else’s terms. When we set goals in each area of our lives, whether they be for our body, finances, relationships or spirituality they create a destination for which to head. If we do not have a destination to head for, then how on earth will we get there? It would be like getting into a car with a friend and for them to say to you “where to?” and for you to say “no idea, just drive”.  There is a technique to goal setting though. We can set ourselves up for failure if we’re not careful – and it’s often by setting unrealistic goals or by being too ambiguous. Here are 10 things to know about setting goals for yourself from Psychology Today. [Read more…]

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Longterm Thinking Vs Short-Term Thinking

WinnerHave you ever considered how longterm thinking vs short-term thinking can affect the decisions you make? Take the obesity epidemic as an example. We live in a culture of instant gratification. We all know that by taking care of our bodies by exercising daily and eating nutritious food that we’ll be healthier; we’ll have more physical and mental energy, have healthier minds, improved self-confidence and self-esteem, increased chances of attracting and keeping our ideal partner, enhance our sex lives etc. The list of the benefits of keeping in shape is endless. [Read more…]

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How To Motivate Yourself and Stop Procrastinating

Motivation and ProductivityNow this is a very cool article from Dumb little Man. If you’d like to learn how to motivate yourself and stop procrastinating in the next 3-5 minutes then stay right here! I particularly appreciated this citation from Les Brown; “Wanting something is not enough. You must have hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way”. How cool? [Read more…]

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How To Retrain Your Brain To Overcome “Microwave Mentality”

Results from longer term thinkingNowadays, we tend to live in an instant gratification culture. When we try something new, we want results and we want them fast – hence the microwave metaphor. We want results now. I read recently that successful people tend to be longterm thinkers and I’m starting to understand why. I tend to always underestimate how long things take which means I set myself up for disappointment. Then I remind myself of something my father used to say to me: “Anything that’s worth achieving isn’t going to be easy” – or something along those lines. It might have sounded slightly cooler than that! [Read more…]

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Best Motivational Videos?

Best Motivational Videos

Live Your Dream

Could these be the best motivational videos? Some of you may think they’re cheesy, others will listen and be uplifted. I for one, thought they were brilliant. I featured this first motivational video on the facebook page a few weeks ago which is definitely worth a watch if you haven’t done so already.

One of my favourite quotes from Henry Ford which is featured in the second video is “Whether you believe you can, or you can’t, you’re right”.  Are you living your dream?  [Read more…]

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5 Ways To Embrace Change

Reptilian BrainWhen we want make changes in our lives, the very thought of making a change can appear daunting as we’re about to step into the unknown. We’re creatures of habit after all and our survival brain (our reptilian brain) doesn’t like going to an unfamiliar place. This is why we end up procrastinating on big ideas or various goals we may set for ourselves. Fear of failure or limiting beliefs often take over – which are major forces of the reptilian brain. If you’re keen to make a change then these 5 ways to embrace change are certainly well worth a read. They’re brought to you by By Debra Manchester MacMannis for Psych Central.  [Read more…]

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Focus Is Key For Success

Focus Is Key For SuccessGiven that you’re reading this blog, the chances are that you’re aware that focus is key for success. You can set as many goals as you like, have dreams, get motivated and learn, but without focused attention and action, you’ll struggle to succeed. I for one, can vouch for this which is why I started this blog in the first place and on the realisation that I was far from alone with this struggle.  In today’s world of ‘hyper distraction’ with endless opportunities it’s becoming more and more challenging to focus and be productive – which is why it is so important to develop your ability to focus – and this is very possible. [Read more…]

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Results, Purpose and Massive Action – Tony Robbins

Results, Purpose, Massive Action

Source: headachecare.com/goals.html

If you’re a regular on this site, you’ll have possibly noticed that I often refer to the world famous, peak performance coach, Tony Robbins. In relation to my post on Monday about The Power Of Goal Setting, this is a clip of him talking about the importance of being absolutely clear about what you want (Results), giving yourself a strong enough why (Purpose) and then taking Massive Action. [Read more…]

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The Power Of Goal Setting

Goal SettingDo you ever get to the end of a week, a month, or year (or heaven forbid, longer than a year) and wonder what on earth you’ve achieved or worse still, what you’re doing with your life? Have you ever been on a long drive and got so lost in your thoughts when it suddenly occurs to you that you haven’t remembered a certain section of your journey? It’s a scary feeling isn’t it? This is what happens to our lives when we don’t set goals and have something to aim for. What tends to happen is that we unknowingly put ourselves into a reactive state, rather than a proactive state. The power of goal setting  (and hitting them), enables us to take control of our lives so we end up doing what fulfills us most, so we live the life that we want to lead, rather than one as a passenger (so to speak).

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