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Free audio book on Amazon: The Man who knew too Much

23 Jul

Another free book on Amazon.

This may not be directly business related but I am encouraging my followers to read more, a habit I have re-membraced with vigor.

Tips for Breaking a Bad Habit

21 Jul

Tips for Breaking a Bad Habit

Who doesn’t have a bad habit? It would be hard to find someone that you know that won’t admit to having some type of bad habit. These habits can be related to your health, your relationship or to your business.  

One of the hardest things about breaking a bad habit is getting enough motivation to actually take steps to break it. Some of the most well-known ways to break a habit include:

  • Quitting cold turkey

  • Setting a date to quit your habit

  • Replacing the bad habit with a good one

All of these methods can easily work for you, if you are truly ready to break your habit. Would you say that you currently have the desire to quit your habit? Or is it something that you keep putting off until next week?

We are all busy with our lives and this is why quitting cold turkey or setting a quitting date do not always work. The minute you tell yourself that you can’t have or do something, you end up thinking about it all day long. Small children are a fantastic example of this. When you tell them that they can’t have something, they drive you nuts asking for it.

So what can you do instead?

Your approach to quitting your bad habit needs to be a little different. Let’s say for example that you want to quit eating sugar. The minute you place this item on an ‘I can never have it’ list, you constantly crave it.

How about tackling it this way.

Get up tomorrow morning and tell yourself that you are just going to get through one day without eating sugar. You will find it much easier to say no when offered something that contains sugar, because there is always tomorrow.

What you will discover is that when tomorrow comes you only have to get through one day without eating sugar. Again it will be much easier to manage and you will find that your motivation increases. Within a few days you won’t be craving the sugar as much and you will start automatically saying no when offered cake or cookies.

Now that’s not to say you can never eat a piece of cake again. Honestly who doesn’t want to have a piece of birthday or a slice of wedding cake when offered? All you are doing is not making sweets treats a huge part of your life. Instead you can easily reserve these things as ‘treats’ for a special occasion.

Here’s some steps for you to consider:

  1. Try and determine what it is that makes you perform your bad habit. Is it getting upset or frustrated with someone? Write down the reason and keep it somewhere that you can see it.

  2. If you are letting someone’s reaction to something force you into eating, switch the eating up with another action. Maybe go for a walk, have a cup of tea or coffee or call up a friend. Don’t let your habit rule your emotions.

  3. Is your bad habit affecting your health, do you feel stiff and sore or know that you are putting on the pounds, but hate to admit it? Think about how you will feel if you continue in this way, are you ready to start feeling worse about yourself?

Breaking a bad habit is not going to be easy. While you do need to be aware of your choices, you don’t want this to become an obsession. Instead take one day at a time and get through those 12 or 14 hours at a time. I am sure you will agree that this seems more doable than using another method. Plus if you do fall off the wagon, you have only ruined one day and can get back on track tomorrow. 

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8 Jul

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The Importance of Developing a Better Mindset

7 Jul

The Importance of Developing a Better Mindset

Some people are all in to having a positive mindset. Some are so into it that it almost seems like woo-woo stuff to the people who have a more negative mindset. Trust me, this is not some woo-woo method for finding your inner bliss, nor does it require you to scale a mountain and sit cross-legged while chanting ohms and stuff like that.

A positive mindset is much more than that and it’s serious business. It can be difficult to obtain and just as difficult to maintain until it becomes a habit and ingrained in who you are. If you’re trying to run any kind of business, it’s absolutely necessary. If you’re trying to lose weight, it can give you a big boost to your self esteem.

A positive mindset helps you stay better focused on the goal instead of the obstacles to that goal. It helps you keep the big picture of things in the forefront of your mind. When obstacles do appear in your life or business, and they will, a positive mindset helps you discover solutions and ways to overcome those obstacles instead of just sitting still and staring at them.


On the opposite hand is a poor mindset. Having a poor mindset can make even the smallest problem seem unsurmountable. It causes you to worry so much about the event that you shut yourself and your mind off from finding possible solutions. It also leads many people to give up before they’ve even started.


Here are a few things that a poor mindset can/will give you:

A poor mindset leads to overreacting to situations.

A poor mindset leads to making poor decisions.

A poor mindset keeps you from seeing solutions to problems.

By working towards creating a better mindset and handling problems with grace and finesse, you’ll be better equipped to deal with the problems you face.


Here are a few things that a good mindset can/will give you:

A good mindset helps you react to situations in a mature, logical method.

A good mindset helps you make well thought-out decisions using facts instead of emotions.

A good mindset helps you find solutions to problems and keeps the problems from seeming like they are too big.

A good mindset energizes you, while a poor mindset drains your energy. If you’re always thinking negative about things and worried about how big your problems and obstacles are, you already know how draining this can be. You’re probably always tired or never feel like a go-getter. You probably do just enough work on a project to get by. Or you do just enough exercise to say you’ve done something. And no matter what you do accomplish, it never leaves you feeling good about yourself because more negative thoughts tend to creep in and steal what little joy you could be celebrating.


A positive mindset, while it can be a challenge, helps prepare you for the challenge. You may not solve every single problem you have, but when you have a healthy mindset, you see obstacles more as a way to push yourself and to grow as an individual. It also leaves you feeling more energized. Even if you’re physically tired, you feel good about yourself and how you’ve handled situations. You already know you’re on your way to finding a solution and you’re open to the possibility that it may not be the solution you expect, but it will work out in the end.


If you’re a negative thinker, start now to change your mind. It sounds simple, but it will take some work. Every time you realize your thoughts are drifting to a negative side or negative outlook, simply reel them back in and start pointing them towards a more positive way.

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Lead by doing

26 Jun

There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton

Lead by being you

14 Jun

  

I read a long the go that by being ourselves we free others to do the same.  

This is a key facet of leadership.

Leaders don’t dictate, they empower. By setting a tone of authenticity employees​, partners, and teammates will do the same and this will build a dream team. When you have a team that are individualistic, and who aren’t hindered or impeded by having to fit a preconceived mold or notion you will see exponential growth.  

Remember, all our lives almost from the womb people are attempting to dictate or shepherd us in one direction or the other.  Our parents mean well but Are only human.  Instead of loathing them, see that they love, and lead with that love and be you.  This will set them free.

Applied to all relationships this simple leadership principle fosters relationships, increases productivity, and builds leaders.

Try it out and leave the results in a comment.

5 Things on Your Desk You Should Throw Out Now – The Muse

9 Jun

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-things-you-should-throw-out-now-instead-of-doing-work?cid=readmore

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