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Get After It…Now!

  “People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” – Charles Bukowski Yes, people are strange. You, me, and everyone else – we’re all guilty of wasting our lives. We sweat the small stuff while losing sight of our dreams. If you’re lucky, you’ll realize this before it’s too late and not have to spend those final moments wondering “if only?” I can’t think of anything that fills me with such dread. Me? I’m dreaming of enjoying a passive income from the vista of a tropical beach; in one hand a great book, in the other, strong local rum. I’ll buy a pet monkey and slurp spicy noodles […]

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Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

I changed my nutrition lifestyle to one that contains significant amounts of both meat and vegetables a few months ago. I was shocked when my grocery bill for the month went down and I could get by on 30$ and sometimes 50$ a month. $50 a month is obviously minimalist grocery – it is not for the faint of heart and those who don’t want to live the bare minimum. My grocery spending decreasing so dramatically took me by surprise because the research I’ve done warned me eating healthy would be expensive. This is what I told myself and held as my belief system for years. When people asked why I wasn’t eating healthy I would quote, “The government makes it very expensive to eat […]

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Win The Life Insurance Game: Do These 4 Things Before Getting Your Physical

As if acquiring life insurance wasn’t hectic enough, did you know that you might be required to get a physical exam? A licensed phlebotomist, nurse, or medical doctor will check your vitals: blood, urine, blood pressure, height, and weight. The insurance provider will then use this information to determine whether it wants to insure you and what health class you fit into, which affects your policy’s price. With the physical’s results in hand, an insurance company can get a detailed snapshot of your health. But don’t worry; companies aren’t necessarily interested in one bad reading — it’s the overall picture that counts. For example, while slightly elevated liver enzymes don’t automatically mean you’ll get declined, very elevated levels could. Similarly, blood sugar levels indicating Type […]

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3 Improv Comedy Tricks To Supercharge Your Social Life

Picture this: You’re standing on stage in front of thousands of people. You have no script, no props, no set design, no director telling you what to do or how to do it, not even a story you’re supposed to tell. It’s just you, your scene partner, and maybe a couple of chairs. The two of you have to create the script, props, set design, direction, story, AND make everyone in the audience laugh their asses off. Welcome to the world of improv comedy. Improv is scary, but it’s also exhilarating. Kinda like meeting new people, right? Well, in case you aren’t the best socializer or networker in the world, here’s 3 neat tricks you can use to boost your social capital, brought to you […]

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Feel Less Awkward With This Simple Technique

We’ve all had that moment when we just don’t know what to say. That lull in conversation coupled with an awkward silence can make anyone feel uncomfortable. One of my most prominent memories in awkward conversation is what I call, the curse of the empty drink. I’d be at a bar with an empty drink in hand, and when I didn’t know what to say or thought I sounded lame, I would take another sip of my empty drink. I still cringe whenever I hear someone slurping their drink. It would have been easier to just go get another drink, but I felt like I was doing something in that moment other than saying nothing, noticing my heart rate going up, feeling my palms sweat, […]

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The First Step To Change

I would forgive you for reading a few personal development blog posts and coming away from the experience more troubled than relieved. After all, *Why don’t you own a business? *Isn’t it about time you traveled the world? Those things will happen, of course — right after you sign up for the email list. Phew. Thank God all I have to do to solve my problems is click a button. In a perfect world, right? Actually, it’s not so far off The most frustrating aspect of the you-don’t-just-click-a-button-to-solve-your-problems world is…the truth isn’t that different. Small changes in personal behavior do lead to big changes. You hear it all the time because it’s true: the most challenging barriers to personal change are self-created. Humans have a […]

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Make Time For Yourself: 7 Tips For Your Successful Personal Project

You’ve a great idea and a burning desire for a personal project. Therefore, you want to ensure that it gets done, you enjoy doing it and the outcome exceeds your expectations. So what can you do to increase the chances of your project’s success whether it’s writing a novel, redecorating your home, organising a large family celebration or turning that damp old shed into a creative studio? Success factors are those things, that if you pay attention to them, will get you the right results. I’ve completed personal projects such as restoring houses, fixing bicycles, writing books and getting the studio sorted. So I’ve put together my favourite success factors based on this experience. 1. Make the decision to definitely do it. There are pipe […]

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Get Rid Of Your Bad Habits In 7 Easy Steps

Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. – Carlos Santana There are two traits that suck the life out of you. Poor excuses and self pity. And when it comes to dealing with bad habits and attempting to rid of em, none of those traits are helpful. In fact they’re detrimental to your success. And by success I mean destroying your bad habits and developing good habits, successfully. Once you’re stuck in the mindset of making excuses and acting like a victim, it feels like quick sand. The more you struggle with it, the more difficult it becomes. Let me show you how you can get rid of your bad habits […]

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7 Tips for Handling Annoying Coworkers

If getting up at the crack of dawn, fighting for the hot water in the shower, then spending hours in traffic only to arrive at a job you despise wasn’t bad enough, many of us have to deal with yet another factor when it comes to getting through our workday with some level of sanity: other coworkers. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is happy, and often their negativity can cause us high levels of stress. If you are struggling to maintain your sanity in a workplace filled with coworkers who may be annoying, depressing, or downright rude to you, below are seven tips to make your 9-5 a little more bearable. 1.Keep Calm. Those little signs reminding you to Keep Calm and Carry On […]

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3 Skills to Future-Proof Your Brain for Tomorrow’s World

“If you are in school today, the technologies you will use as an adult tomorrow have not been invented yet. Therefore, the life skill you need most is not the mastery of specific technologies, but mastery of the technium as a whole — how technology in general works. I like to think of this… as techno-literacy.” – The Technium Applying diverse skills and tools is like breathing for folks like you and me. Most of the time it’s automatic and what makes us feel alive. But why is this so important? For starters, breadth of knowledge means more than specializing to us. Yet intentionally leaving room for new skills and tools is a challenge for people who always tinker. The problem is that we’re often […]

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