Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 focus


1. Block Distractions

When you sit down to work, don’t play.

Work from an environment conducive to focus. Remove all distracting stimuli .

Disable email notifications.

Use an app like SelfControl to block out distracting sites.

Neil has his assistant lock his phone away when he gets to work.

You should too.


2. Stay Calm (and healthy)

Plenty of research our there concludes that staying calm is the key to achieving clarity and making important decisions.

Stress lowers our immune system and has a negative effect on the prefrontal cortex --- the part of the brain controls our ability to be rational.

Basically – stress makes you behave irrationally, perform at lower levels, and make bad decisions.

This is why nearly every top performer has some kind of meditation ritual…


3. Keep Your Goals In Mind

With every decision you make, think about the big picture and your five-year plan

Thinking about your long term goals and future puts meaning behind everything decision you make now, in the present.

Just ask yourself:

Where is this action leading?

Is it taking me closer to my vision?

Or am I “reacting” out of fear or distraction?

Get clarity + take action

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Five simple rules for happiness

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1. free your heart from hatred 
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2. free your mind from worries 
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3. live simply 
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4. give more 
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Monday, September 05, 2016

You think you have a problem?

Everyone has problems.
Different ones.
Everyday.
People complain that they have work problems. All the time.
I tell them, the company or boss pays your salary? For WHAT?
This is exactly why we pay for something. 
There is a price to solve a problem. 
We are willingly paying a lot of money to solve our problems, as long as it is affordable, convenient and solved. 
We always pay for solutions –
  • We pay banks interest to finance our home purchase so that we have a place to stay
  • We pay the mechanics to make our car running again
  • We pay the doctors to prescribe our illnesses so that we can recover and back on our feet again
This is so obvious. But yet many people ignore the fact.
You want to have a pay raise but you don’t want more problems to solve in your current job.
Your company can’t grow because when you face a problem, you get back to your comfort zone.
Remember this, opportunity is everywhere. Identify a problem, and offer your solution to it. Then others will be happy to pay you over and over again. So that you will be happy too.
Tell me, what problem can you solve now?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is grit?

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Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. 

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Grit is having stamina. 

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Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. 

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Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for YEARS. 

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And working really hard to make that future a reality. 

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Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint

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