LIVESTREAM – CRUSHING 2017!
LIVESTREAM – CRUSHING 2017!
Adam and TJ have their first livestream! Enjoyed it? SUBSCRIBE!
We hope you have a wonderful new year and crush 2017!
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LIVESTREAM – CRUSHING 2017!
Adam and TJ have their first livestream! Enjoyed it? SUBSCRIBE!
We hope you have a wonderful new year and crush 2017!
FOLLOW TJ: instagram.com/itslltj
THE GRIND NEVER STOPS! (INTRODUCING TJ)
Introducing TJ a fitness trainer from Toronto. We will be seeing a lot more of TJ moving forward on iwontlose so get familiar with him. See you on the upcoming video next week!
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VIDEO PRODUCTION BY: @ZECKOJ
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!
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.
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.
Lose 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!
In essence, self-esteem measures the value of which we see ourselves. If we don’t value ourselves or our contribution to the world, we are said to have low self-esteem. If the opposite is true and we are full of confidence, we can have a high self-esteem.
Unfortunately, too many people in this world don’t value themselves, and it can have a detrimental impact on life, career, personal relationships, and more. For this reason, we have three key things that you need to do to turn this around and become a better version of yourself.
Accept Yourself – As soon as you are able to accept yourself for who you are, you can start to judge yourself rather than comparing yourself to the people around you. Regardless of how much effort you put in, there will be some people that you don’t click with but this doesn’t reflect poorly on you; this simply means that you aren’t quite right for each other.
Remember, you are a great fit for many people in this world because there are over seven billion of us. When you find your fit, you will grow while wanting to grow as opposed to being asked to grow.
Give Up – Although this may sound odd, we don’t mean that you should give up entirely, we mean that it is entirely okay to give up some things. For example, give up on trying to make everybody in your life happy, give up on the people who don’t respect you for who you are, give up on people who continue to hold you back while you’re trying to progress.
As children, we are told never to give up, but you have to know that there are certain things that you absolutely have to give up to see progress and improve your self-esteem. Rather than letting bad habits or negative people drag you down, give them up and look towards a better future.
Remember Your Strengths – At all times, you need to remember that you are unique and giving it your best shot at this one chance you have on planet earth. When you do something, it is valuable, and you have unique skills, talents, and abilities that make you who you are. In this world, there are certain things that nobody knows or can do better than you can. If you ever doubt yourself, remember this as well as the fact that failure will also teach you important lessons so sometimes it is ok to make a mistake.
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Summary – When you start to do and believe in all of these three things, you will instantly start building the foundations for a brighter future. If you are someone who is known for having low self-esteem, promise today that you will do these things in order to turn it around!
In life, there is going to be tough times. Whether you are currently going through something right now or are trying to prepare if something was to happen, shit will happen. However, there is something we can control – how we react. Ultimately, the key is often not to let the tough times get the better of you. Of course, the key question is – how do we do that?
Accept that people make mistakes – When you think of tricky times you have been through before, it is likely to bring back anxiety and sadness. With this in mind, it means that you’re still attached and affected by some ideal. At first, it can be hard to notice this, but you have to if you want to move forward. If a family member hurt you, this still hurts because they aren’t supposed to do this (in theory). To progress, you have to notice this and then let it go. How? By realizing that every human makes mistakes and that, even though it hurts, it has to be accepted.
Be overly Grateful – Secondly, you must always find something to be grateful for in every single moment. When life kicks us to the ground, it can be hard to be grateful, but this is a powerful technique if you can master it correctly. How? Above all else, you have to live in the present because this is the only way you can recognize what’s in front of you. As soon as you do this, you can accept reality and make the best of a bad situation.
Judge much less – If you continue to judge something or someone, there is no way you will ever move on. If you still hold onto blame (even towards yourself), you have to let go of this judgment otherwise, the pain will stay with you for years to come. Even if you aren’t pleased with what happened, you can still relieve yourself of the burden by letting go of judgments. If you manage to do this, it doesn’t mean that you support what happened but rather you want to release the negativity and accept it to then move on.
Attend to others – Finally, place your focus on someone else rather than thinking you are the center of the universe. By doing this, you are getting out of the ‘how does it affect me’ mindset. Once we have someone to focus on, we stop feeling sorry for ourselves and realize that we were over-worrying about something that isn’t important. Again, this will lead to a removal of negativity and will allow you to accept and move on.
As mentioned at the beginning, it is all about how we react and how we pick ourselves up from the ground. By following these simple tips, you will be putting yourself in the best possible position for happiness.
Having a bad habit is hard because you try to break it only to find that it’s too hard, and then you feel bad; it creates a spiral of negativity between feeling bad and falling deeper. However, the reason why you haven’t quit before could be because you give up too early. According to recent studies, it takes around 65 days to lose a bad habit completely and develop a new one.
What Are Habits? – Habits are acts that are stuck in the ‘habit loop’ and have been for some time – trigger – routine – reward. When you get bored or tired, you might get into the habit of eating. Suddenly, something will trigger this desire, and then we fulfill it. The problem with this process is the ‘reward’ phase because the habit is something that we like; in no way does this mean it is good for us, it just means we feel rewarded by the habit.
Over time, a habit that is in the loop will grow stronger and stronger until it seems almost impossible to break. However, this new 65-day plan may just help you better than any plan you have tried before.
First 10 Days – Once you have identified a habit you want to lose, you have to look inwards and find the triggers that create the ‘need’ for this habit. For example, do you eat because you’re bored, sad, depressed, lonely? Whatever your habit may be, spend some time looking inwards and find what your triggers are.
Days 11-40 – For the next few weeks, you need to tell everybody you know that you are in the process of breaking your habit. If you don’t tell anyone, the consequences of a mistake are minimal. If you tell all your family, friends, colleagues, and even your mail carrier, you will be called out when you slip up. Make sure they are ready to put you in your place should you start to slip; keep reminding them that this is important to you.
Days 41-65 – The toughest part of this section is that you are quite likely to collapse, but you have to ensure that you keep your head in the game and remember the triggers. Knowing how to notice triggers and deal with them quickly and efficiently is the only way you are going to turn this into a long-term success.
Ultimately, this process is purely psychological, and you need to reward yourself when you do well. Although the end goal will be to lose the habit and this brings its own rewards, be ready to treat yourself, and you will be less likely to fail in the future. Also, it may take you a few days extra if you had a couple of relapses in the middle but as long as you stay focused and remember the tips above, you should be good to go!
Ever since we were young, we would be told ‘not to take things personally’ but this is one of those things that is easier said than done. No matter how hard we try, we can’t help taking things personally because everything in life can be seen as ‘personal.’ When someone comments on anything about us, it is a comment on a personal level. However, there is one big factor that we forget – perspective.
In truth, perspective is something that we always need to be aware of if we aren’t going to let things get us down. As we go through life, we have a system of set opinions and beliefs, and when we come across someone new, we expect them to be the same (or at least see things from our perspective). However, this doesn’t happen, and it can lead to problems. Because we don’t all have the same vantage point in life, we all offer different perspectives and opinions. If we all had the same viewpoint, life would be boring because everyone would agree with everything you ever said and did.
If we look at your personal life, it is the same because you have a perception of how you look, how you act, how people think you act, and how you compare to others. When someone steps up and tells you something different, it is easy to get offended. However, they have been brought up and have gone through life with the same process as you…but with completely different perceptions.
With this in mind, you have to build a resistance and transform your ego into something more solid. If you let go of your ego and your preconceived beliefs, you will be happier to ‘go with the flow’ and be unaffected by what’s going on around you. When you take something personally, this is feeding your ego and making your perceptions stronger, but it won’t allow you to be free when it really matters. We have all developed an ego-based self-image, and it damages friendships and relationships every single day; to prevent this, you have to let go of your ego and be free.
If you allow yourself to open up to the experiences life has to offer, there is no way that this resistance or fear can influence your decisions. If you decide that not every situation has a person to blame or something to judge, you will be free to move down your path with grace. Why? Because you will be embracing who you are rather than putting up a shield that prevents people from getting close. This brick wall that has been sitting in between you and others will be removed, and there will be nothing to take personally. As soon as you open yourself up, you will find your path in life and decisions suddenly become a lot easier because you are…yourself.
6 actions to remember to tap into your FULL POTENTIAL
Before we start, think back to your teen years and early twenties about what you wanted to achieve. Have you achieved any of these dreams? Sadly, this answer to is likely to be ‘no’ because we find it all too easy to settle and think small. However, you are going to learn some tips today that will flip this around so you start thinking big and realizing you’re potential.
Be Brave – When we were children, we used to fill our lives with imaginative stories but where did this go? Somewhere along the way, we lost this ability because we choose to ignore it. Instead, let out your inner creativity and it might just lead you down a new exciting path.
Consider the Alternative – How do you think you will feel in ten year’s time if you’re still doing the same thing because you didn’t think big? If you feel happy with that thought, you may have achieved your dreams. If not, it is time to use this as your motivation. As the saying goes, we regret the actions we didn’t take as opposed to the ones we did.
Your Idea is Viable – With recent advancements in technology, your dream is closer than it has ever been before. Granted, even 30 years ago your idea may have struggled but with infinite resources, you can make it happen. There is no better place to start than today so why not do a little research and get the ball rolling?
Take Risks – Our comfort zone is great because it is the place we find life easy but this doesn’t lead to progression. If you want to achieve your dreams, you have to get used to stepping out of your comfort zone. As long as you are motivated and believe in your ability, you have the tools to succeed.
Think Big – Instead of thinking of good ideas every now and then, get into the habit of thinking up big ideas every single day. Even if you just spend a few minutes at a desk thinking up ideas, you will see progress. Once you decide on a plan, spend those few minutes elaborating and improving. Just a few minutes a day is better than nothing at all.
Listen to Emotions – As we grow older, we listen to our emotions less and less while preferring to look at the negative side of things. As a result, you have to get used to listening to your emotions once more so when you get a positive feeling; you act on it. It is all too easy to become robotic but deciding to be different and go through with ideas that truly excite you.
If you follow these six simple tips, the difference can be quite amazing. Life is a journey that has to be planned by ourselves and if we don’t, we settle for something we have never wanted. Why not be in the unique few who follow through with their dreams and live happily?
In life, we are always being told what we should improve, and we like to give you all tips on what to include in your life when it comes to your mindset; however, what about things we need to quit? As well as bringing the positives, you also need to remove the negatives so here are our top five!
The Fear of Change – We like to be comfortable in life, and sometimes, that means sticking to the status quo. Although we tell ourselves ‘I can change anytime I want to,’ we don’t actually do it unless necessary. However, change can be a good thing, and it is something we should all embrace a bit more. If you are constantly doing the same things, how will you ever discover your hidden talents and potential?
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Keeping Everyone Happy – Whether at work or in your personal life, it is impossible to keep everyone happy so stop trying. Often, we agree to plans knowing that they will be disrupting our own plans, we give in to make people happy, we agree to things we really don’t want to do, and more. Sometimes, you just have to say ‘no’ and put yourself first for once. You will not be able to live life keeping everyone happy because while you spin all those plates, guess who won’t be happy…you!
Thinking Too Much – One of the biggest factors that hold us all back are worries, and you need to learn to stop overthinking and instead, start taking action. For example, what is the point of being worried about failure? All that will do is guarantee that you won’t succeed because you won’t even try. If you try, at least you are giving it your best shot. We spend half our life worrying about what people might think, about failure, about our previous mistakes, but you need to overcome this to move forward.
Looking In The Rear-View Mirror – You would never drive a car looking in the rear-view mirror so why do we live our lives constantly looking backward? If you keep looking back at all the failures you have made, you will never have the opportunity to put it right and progress right now. What happened in the past has gone, there is no way you can change it so start looking at the now and the future instead.
Although we mainly choose to look back at failures, looking back at ‘what used to be’ can be equally damaging. Again, maybe you have had some good times but you need to focus on the now otherwise your future will suffer.
Not Taking Credit – From a very early age, we are taught to be humble, and this is a great asset to have. However, when you have done something well, and you are receiving praise, enjoy the moment and take credit for your success. Of course, you need to remain humble to a point, but you still need to accept praise and be proud!