Sometimes, life can feel a little bit like you're just trying to survive. If you come home from work every day feeling tired and listless only to lie on the couch and if you are constantly stressed and aggravated while you're at work… then what is it that you're living for?
The problem is rest. Many of us work so that we can rest. But then when we do get a chance to rest, we don't feel very rewarded because ultimately rest normally just means staring at the TV. That's hardly rewarding!
This was me!
For several years I found myself in this place of constant movement. I was so busy doing things and my mind never had full rest. It was incredibly hard to be creative, let alone have energy to pursue the things that truly brought me joy.
So what do you do instead? How do you make yourself 'come alive again'? Simple: you re-engage with your passions.
We All Had Dreams
All of us have dreams and passions. At some point, these dreams and ambitions are what put you on the path...
Pondering the end of your life’s journey no doubt brings forth all kinds of feelings: fear, denial, sadness, and maybe even remorse.
Regardless of the emotions you may feel, you can be sure of one thing: we all will eventually leave this life. No matter what you believe about what happens once you pass, the fact is you’ll no longer be physically present on this earth.
So, how can you deepen your experience of life to get the most from it? One way is to think about the last days of your life now and what you’ll be able to say about your life as you near your journey’s end.
For just a few minutes, cast aside your opinion that thinking about the end of your journey is “morbid.” Instead, consider it an opportunity to enrich your current existence in ways you can’t imagine. What would you like to be able to say about your life?
1. I was a good parent. Ask yourself right now, “How am I doing as a parent?” If...
What do you dream about for yourself?
Do you have a dream for your family? Your work? Your money? Your giving?
What would your friends and family say about you walking in your dream daily? Would they cheer you on? Would they support you?
Is their lack of support scary? Why is that?
We have an expectation that when we venture into something new, that those that we love will be of great support and encouragement to us.
Sometimes this is the case however for many it is not the case. It is important that you have the support mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually to begin to live into your dream.
If your situation is not like that, you will need to create a community of likeminded people around you.
Over the next several days, I want to provide you some tips to jumpstart your dream and to begin thinking BIG!
Change makes the vast majority of people extremely uncomfortable. Most people would rather operate under the tacit...
Entrepreneurs aren’t limited by age, and you can start a successful business at any stage of your life. However, becoming an entrepreneur later in life has its own unique challenges.
Consider these tips for starting a business as a senior:
1. Avoid allowing others to limit your goals. As you get older, you may have more people in your life who try to persuade you away from the entrepreneur lifestyle.
• Your family and friends may have good intentions, but they can also limit your dreams.
• They may remind you that it’s more difficult to start a new business as you get older because you have other responsibilities. Children, aging parents, and others can take up a lot of your time and present challenges when starting a business. However, knowing that these challenges exist can also help you make contingency plans for when time is tight.
2. Ignore your age. Dreams don’t have expiration dates, and entrepreneurs don’t have age limits. As they say,...
When you want to relax, where do you go?
When you want to feel the excitement, where do you go?
When you want to feel peace and tranquility, where do you go?
What images come to mind when you think of relaxation, excitement, peace, and tranquility?
I've got a feeling that when you think of those images, you have already made a judgment call on what you want it to look, feel and sound like.
The same thing happens when we look at something online.
Especially when we are looking for a product that we are considering buying.
Did you know that 90% of consumer product buying decision comes from the colors used to market that product?
We decide to purchase a product based on the colors before we get into the details of what it offers.
So what do you think happens when people look at the photos, memes, and videos that you post online?
What message do you want to send?
What feeling do you want to evoke?
What connection do you want to make?
Does what you value...
Many of us were taught to be strong and to keep our problems to ourselves. We were taught that the world is a hostile place and we should practice “survival of the fittest.” It’s not easy to allow the world to know your flaws, weaknesses, and failures.
We’re ashamed that we’re not perfect, but make every effort to convince others that we are.
Vulnerability doesn’t come easy, but it provides tremendous freedom and many other benefits. If you can be vulnerable, it means that you accept yourself and don’t feel the need to hide from everyone else.
Many people think that success will guarantee happiness. But delaying being happy until you’ve got that promotion, or a bigger car is a mistake. Tying your happiness to achieving your goals almost guarantees you’ll never be happy.
Here are 3 reasons to choose happiness over success:
1. You'll never get there
Have you noticed that there are always more goals to achieve? As soon as you get that job, your eye is on the next promotion. Setting goals and achieving them is important but waiting to be happy until you’re successful is like chasing butterflies. There will always be another better butterfly just out of reach.
2. Happiness breeds success
There’s increasing evidence that happy people tend to be more successful. By focusing on being happy and living life on their terms, they are already successful. Choosing happiness in your current circumstances creates greater self-confidence. You will act and talk like you’ve already made it. And...
Some may define success as having a lot of money, others feel successful if they are loved by many.
Others define success as being healthy and giving back to the community, while others define success as having plenty of material things. But how do you define success?
Your own personal success is what makes you and your achievements unique.
The stay-at-home-mom may define success as being able to get up in the morning and meet her family's needs throughout the entire day until everyone goes to sleep.
The career woman may define success as being promoted within her company or even starting her own.
The single mom may define success as breaking the cycle of co-dependency on another person to make her feel whole.
The grandmother may define success as watching her children's children succeed.
Then again, there are some who define success in simply living and enjoying each day.
What you need...
Sometimes change can feel a bit scary. After all, it’s not called your Comfort Zone for nothing! But change is inevitable and even necessary if you are to learn and grow and get the most out of life. Here are five reasons why you should embrace change.
Change is necessary for growth, in fact, growth is impossible without change! You can choose to stay safely in your familiar routine, but if you do, you’ll be missing out on all life has to offer.
The challenge of a new job or moving to a different city might be uncomfortable, especially at first. But it’s guaranteed that change is likely to lead you down all sorts of unexpected paths, with rewards you could never have imagined, just waiting for you. Would you rather stay as a caterpillar or become a butterfly?
Change makes you more resilient
Change forces us to be more flexible. Faced with big unexpected changes, you learn to go with the flow and adapt. And once you learn to roll...
When you were younger you were probably passionate about a hundred things.
Maybe you loved a film so much that you had to watch it every single day. Maybe you loved dancing so much that you memorized your favorite dance video and tried to imitate the artist's every move. Or maybe you were fascinated with animals and sure that you were going to become a veterinarian.
Whatever the case, there are very few kids or teenagers in the world who feel "meh" about anything. As a kid, you either love it or hate it. I can ask my daughter about liking something and she will give me "love it" or "hate it", without fail. That's what it means to be passionate.
These days, the reality is quite different for most of us. If you are like most people, then you will probably find yourself doing things half-hearted and not getting all excited about much of anything...
So how do you not be like most people (in my world they call that average) and reconnect to those old passions you once had?
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