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The Importance of Negative Life Lessons

Let’s start this with a question – when you look at the people at the top of your desired field, do you think that they have ever been through negative experiences? All things considered, this could be a failure, mistakes, and just negative issues that affected their development. Of course, the answer to this is ‘yes’ because everyone has hard times. However, it is how we react and respond to these that will allow us to progress in life.

 

When we look for ways to grow as a person, we normally look for success and good decisions. However, as counter-intuitive as it sounds, there is something to be said for learning the negative life lessons. When we were children, our parents would tell us not to play in the street while we learned other things to avoid ourselves. Despite this, we seem to lose this as we grow older until we only focus on what we should be doing. Why is this the case?

 

Whether it is for our personal lives or in regards to our career, learning what we shouldn’t do is vital. Therefore, the negative life lessons provide us with opportunities in which we get to know ourselves and how to progress. In business, you have to learn not to treat employees poorly. Otherwise, they lose motivation and productivity decreases. In a relationship, yo have to learn not to cut your partner from important decisions otherwise they feel as though their opinion isn’t important. Too often, people see negative experiences as a sign that they should stop, turn around, and run in the opposite direction. Instead, they should be used as opportunities to grow and develop as a person.

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In truth, we could take this a step further. Not only is it important to learn from our mistakes, but it is also valuable to learn from the mistakes of others. If you sit and watch as a friend or colleague fails in some way, you would be foolish to go out there and attempt the same thing. Regardless of the source, the people around you will provide you with opportunities to learn, so you need to snap them up whenever they arise.

 

So far, we have used the term ‘negative life lessons, ’ and this is because they result from negative experiences. However, a good mindset to adopt would be one that sees all life lessons as positive. When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the world would be changed forever, but not many people know that he actually failed many times before. In fact, he failed in his creation around 10,000 times. When questioned on this ‘failure,’ he noted that he didn’t fail 10,000 times, he simply found 10,000 ways in which the light bulb would not work. When you think about it, this is a beautiful statement, and it sums up the point we have been discussing today.

 

As soon as you learn to see all lessons as positive, the faster you will make progress towards your goals. Always seeing success can be great but what if you could consistently see success while knowing exactly how to avoid failure? If you put a lot of effort into something only for it to fail tremendously, take a step back and realize how good this can be. Of course, you are entitled to a few seconds of being disappointed, but then you can focus on how not to make the same mistakes in the future!

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3 Simple Ways to Set Yourself Up For Success in 2017

2017 

We reach that time of year again where self-assessment and reflection are at an all-time high. As we head into 2017, we start to assess our goals and decide whether we are truly happy in life or whether changes need to be made. If you choose to progress in your current industry or push towards a new career, we have three simple ways of setting yourself up for success.

 

Set a Plan – Of course, this time of year is synonymous with setting so-called ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ but how successful are these aims? According to a recent study, less than 10% of people feel as though they were successful with their resolution come December. To go further, only 58% of resolutions remain in place after just one month. Why is this the case?

 

In most cases, the failure comes because there is a real lack of planning. When deciding on your goals for 2017, you need to work out exactly how you plan to get there otherwise there is no point in the first place. Would you plan a holiday without planning how to get there? When planning, remember daily, weekly, and monthly actions you can take to progress towards your goals. However, never let planning get in the way of starting the journey.

 

Simplicity is Key – Rather than setting many different goals and getting confused so that, by the end of the year, no progress is made, try to set just one goal for each area of your life. In life, it is always good to have many different ambitions but you will see much better results as soon as you slow down and focus on one goal at a time.

 

For many, quitting smoking is one of the main goals of the year and one simple way to move towards that aim is to calculate what money is currently being spent on the habit and where that money could go if you were to quit. For example, if you have children, it could be put towards a holiday or new toys and clothes. In all areas of your goal-setting, simplicity is key and this should come together with your planning seen in the first tip. Rather than creating difficult and confusing plans, keep things simple and take one small step at a time.

 

Don’t Forget Balance – Having a plan and setting goals is all well and good but this doesn’t mean that we should completely forget other areas of life. In truth, balance should be one of the most important targets that you have this year because we need it for that one word we have used throughout – success.

 

For example, a lack of balance can be seen in many areas of life but commonly in the gym. Have you ever seen a bulky guy in the gym that creates a sense of intimidation just by walking around with huge arms, chest, and shoulders? To see whether they have correct balance, take a glance down at their legs. Sadly, many work too hard on the upper body and leave the legs behind which makes them look like a cartoon character with stick legs. Essentially, this is a brilliant metaphor for life so you need to remember all areas of life and don’t let one fall behind. If your career is going well, don’t forget to take some time to maintain your personal relationships. Every so often, take a step back and reassess to ensure that you remain on the right path.

 

Summary – With these three simple tips, you can set yourself up for success in 2017. Rather than setting a ‘resolution’ this month, why not set some goals and a plan to make sure that you really do succeed in 2017?

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[VIDEO] KILLER BACK WORKOUT w/ TJ


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7 MORNING TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY

Here are 7 daily morning routines that will set a positive tone to your day.

 

The world’s most successful people are early birds. They set their day for success with these practices:

 

Healthy Sleep – In truth, every day starts the night before, so you need to achieve at least seven hours of sleep. In life, we tend to try and eat healthily, get exercise, and develop all sorts of habits but all of this becomes harder when we don’t achieve enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are around 70 sleep disorders that affect 40 million Americans. Therefore, you need to spend some time getting to know your body and receiving help if you cannot get a good night’s rest.

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Meditation – If you are religious, you can pray and if not just indulge in a short meditation session. Even if it is just 10-15 minutes, this quiet time by yourself should be focusing on gratitude for what you have as well as the desire for what you want to achieve both short- and long-term.

 

Physical Activity –  Even if you can’t make it to the gym in the mornings, go for a short run, walk, or workout in the garden. Once you get the heart pumping, you will improve your mood and get ready for the day ahead. Working out first thing in the morning will help kickstart your metabolism and overall energy levels. 

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Young couple jogging in park at morning. Health and fitness.

 

Consume Protein – According to experts, around 30 grams of protein after waking prevents hunger spikes later in the day and keeps you full for longer. Rather than going for the toast or bagels, try and look towards eggs and meats. Even if you don’t eat dairy or meat, you will find your fix from greens, nuts, seeds, and so on.

 

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detail of six eggs in a carton box isolated on white background

Cold Shower – In 2007, a study revealed that cold water is better in the shower because it promotes physical and mental wellbeing. Why? According to the research, the cold water activates neuro-chemicals that improve your mood which sets you up for the day.

 

Get Inspired – Rather than scrolling through social media, find something that inspires you and does it in the early morning. For example, you might prefer an audiobook, a book, music, or whatever it may be. To save time, you could do this while exercising.

 

Review Your Vision – By now, your goals should be written down on paper, and you should read them every morning. If you read these goals and your plan in the morning, you will be less inclined to procrastinate through the day.

 

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HAVE YOU MEASURED YOUR WEALTH?

How do you measure true wealth?

 

In life, we tend to measure wealth by physical items such as possessions and money; in truth, these are a good way to see how financially secure one may be. Within this, we also look towards how good of a life someone is enjoying, how well they garner support and influence opinion, and even whether they attract friends to widen their social circle. However, is material wealth really the best indicator of real wealth?

 

In short, the answer would be ‘no’ because material wealth doesn’t cover the wealth that is earned such as goodwill, respect, reputation, and recognition. Furthermore, it completely ignores personal values and the emotional side of a human being. Let’s take a deeper look at these;

 

Respect and Recognition – In essence, this often comes with age and how people grow both as a person and in their professional capacity. Also, it can show how people contribute and influence within their personal and vocational lives.

 

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Wealth Gold Key Representing Riches And Prosperity

Reputation and Goodwill – Over the years, reputation and goodwill are both earned steadily by being someone who is trustworthy, reliable, and balanced. Often, it will come in achievements and how society perceives those, but it also comes with simplicity and humility.

 

Emotional Balance and Empathy – Ultimately, this can be a little harder to notice because people will often be very different in public than they would in private. Despite this, there are key scenarios that give people away from such as when they look for support or when others are at their mercy. Also, it can be seen when dealing with those who differ in opinion.

 

Fair Play and Justice – With this, it mainly comes from the principles that one adheres to, and this can develop from an upbringing, courage/conviction, and personal values. Often, those who are willing to hold the minority point of view is considered the strongest of all.

 

In these four sections, you can see that a lot of ‘worth’ comes from what other people think of you and this is important because it suggests the legacy that you will leave behind. Before finishing, we have a couple of simple exercises to try today;

 

#1 – Right now, grab a piece of paper and write down five things that you believe people value in you. Then, write a couple of criticisms and what you can do to improve these things.

 

#2 – Are there any social problems that tend to annoy you? If so, are you going to do something about it if something can be done at all?

 

#3 – Finally, try and test yourself on some of the classic scenario-based questions to gauge your responses. For example, would you point out that a teacher has given you extra marks if it means that you fail an exam? Would you hand in a missing wallet? After lying about not having someone’s possession but actually losing it, would you have the courage to hand it back after finding it?

 

As there is more to life than material wealth, it can be important to take the time to assess all sides of wealth and how you can become a better person all-around.

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THE GRIND NEVER STOPS! (INTRODUCING TJ)

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Self Growth

Accelerating Your Self-Growth

<a href=Life is strange; it is amazing that we even exist, but it can also be the hardest thing we do. As we start to build success and money in our career, it is surprising how often we forget about ourselves. As we grow, we have this fantastic opportunity to discover ourselves and progress, but we don’t utilize it. For this reason, we have compiled a short list of superb tips to accelerate self-growth.

 

Stubbornness is Fine – When we hear the word ‘stubborn,’ we instantly think of it as a negative word, but this doesn’t have to be the case. When it comes to your dreams and aspirations, it is perfectly fine to be stubborn and stand up for yourself. Develop an obsessed mindset, and you will achieve a lot and accelerate self-growth.

 

Tomorrow is a Gift – Just like today, tomorrow is never promised, so you need to make the most of each day as it comes. As they say, ‘treat each day as your last,’ and you will make more progress than ever before.

 

Have Niche Qualities – Sometimes, we push ourselves too far in our journey to be great at everything when this is something that is nearly impossible. When we even attempt it, we are pulling our focus in too many different directions, and we end up failing at nearly everything. Instead, just pick a few of your most passionate goals and aim at working on them consistently. As long as it contributes to health, love, wealth, and happiness, it is well worth your effort.

 

Watch Others – Remember, there have been people that have followed the exact same path as you before. As soon as you realize that the people who have already completed the journey have left information behind, you will have advice for every step of the way. If possible, contact leaders in your field and ask them for help because they have been where you are, and they know the challenges you face.

 

Knowledge and Action – If you are to progress, you need to find the right balance between knowledge and action. According to a recent report, there are 130 billion books in existence which presents a lot of knowledge. Sometimes, you just need to take action because this is something that is lacking in the world.

 

Habits are Key – When we start new habits, many people give up because they don’t believe that they will have the willpower to force it forever. However, this isn’t necessary because it is believed that only 66 days of willpower are required until something becomes a habit.

 

Time is Valuable – Finally, you should never take advantage of time because we can never get it back. Instead of complaining, worrying, and regretting always maintains a positive attitude and never let something bother you now that you won’t remember a year down the line.

 

If you are experiencing success in your career but leaving your personal life behind, these are some great steps to take. Let’s make the most of every day and appreciate the sanctity of life!

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THINKING LIKE A MILLIONAIRE

How to develop the mindset of a millionaire requires dedication but possible with the right mindset

When you sit down and really assess your primary goals in life, most, if not all, will revolve around money. Of course, this is entirely natural and not a lot of people would turn down the chance to become a millionaire. As it has been said for many years, money makes the world go round. However, you will never reach this point unless you adopt a millionaire mindset and here’s why.

In essence, the mindset in question looks at how you approach financial decisions and how you think regarding money. Unfortunately, not many people realize that they have to adopt this mindset right now – even when a million dollars seems a lifetime away. Not only will this help you to achieve the million dollars, but it will also then help you to keep hold of it once it’s yours.

How? – One of the things we can do in learning how to achieve this mindset is to look towards people who are already there. With that in mind, let’s look at some top tips from the millionaires themselves.lifetimestock-151776-l

Future Comes First – At all times, you should know exactly where you want to go and how you will get there. With this in mind, you should have achievable goals that are written, specific, adjustable, realistic, and WILL come true. After you have your goals, work out the journey.

Evaluate Everything – Rather than just thinking about how something will affect you now, think about the future too. For example, the process of buying a car is the perfect example. Currently, you might consider how much you can pay each month. With the millionaire‘s mindset, you will think about the total cost over the course of its life.

Save > Spend – Firstly, and you should always look to save money first and then spend whatever is left. If you are spending all of your salary, there is no way you can ever progress. However, with just 10% saved each month, you get closer to your goal every month. Currently, you might be thinking ‘I have no money to save’ but that will soon change once you assess how much you spend on movies, coffee, clothes, eating out, etc.

debtLose Debt – By using the very definition of debt, you owe more money that you have – ultimately, this means that debt is a burden. If you ‘need’ to purchase something, wait until you have the money for it rather than buying now and creating an ever-growing debt. If you need it later, you can go ahead and buy it. More often than not, you will find that the purchase suddenly seems insignificant.

Finally, you have to believe in yourself and in your ability to achieve your goals. If you don’t believe in yourself deep down, you are already starting behind everyone that does have confidence. As long as you have a good plan and have the confidence in your own ability, there is no reason why you can’t succeed!

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