Work-Life/Goals

The Daily Man-Up

May 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Work-Life/Goals |

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Over the course of the past couple of years in self-development, I’ve come down the these conclusions:

  1. You are an outsider before you are an insider
  2. Everything is hard before it is easy
  3. There is an acclimation time before hard becomes easy
  4. Once hard becomes easy, it will be something you “do”
  5. Something you “do” becomes who you “are” over time.
  6. Who you “are” is changeable moment by moment.

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The Daily Man-Up: Start Small

April 16, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Work-Life/Goals |

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As I talk to more and more people, it’s become clear what the most common sticking point is: getting started. I don’t think I’ve repeated any phrase as often as I’ve said, “Start small.” No matter what it is that you’re doing, whether you think you need to or not, whether you’re changing your life or starting a new project, start small.

Stop trying to overhaul your entire life overnight. I know you want results, and you want them now, but trying to change every habit you have immediately is unsustainable. You didn’t create all of your current habits in one day, so you’re not going to replace them in one day. That’s just not how it works for 99.99999% of people.

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The Daily Man-Up: Stop Waiting

April 5, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Work-Life/Goals |

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Stop waiting. Start doing. It’s all too easy to tell ourselves that once we lose twenty pounds, we’ll be happy, or once we have more free time, we’ll start reading more, or once we’re on that new project at work and have shorter hours, we’ll start going back to the gym. We think we’re too busy now to do that thing we want to do, or we’ll be happy once we’ve done that thing, but we haven’t even started working on it.

News Flash: You’ll always be busy. Or you’ll be tired. Or someone else will need your time. Or you’ll feel like you don’t have enough knowledge or skill to start. Something always comes up. There is no perfect time. There is always something you can use as a reason not to start. If you’re looking for a reason not to be happy now, you’ll find it.

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The Daily Man-Up: Focus On The Process Not The Results

April 3, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Work-Life/Goals |

Don’t you ever just get impatient with what is coming your way? That it is not coming fast enough?

The society we live in has now been molded in a way that makes people want instant results. Gone are the days when we were taught to work hard, stay consistent and be patient, to reach some level of success now it seems those principles are slowly becoming obsolete.

This is why it is so hard for most of us to stick to the goals that we may have set for ourselves. That is one reason why most of us hate putting in the work.

And maybe that is the problem, we focus so much on the results that if nothing is happening by the time deadline we set for ourselves, we give up.

So what would happen if we adjusted our mind set and instead of focusing so much on the result, we turn our attention to the process?

What happens when we focus on the process? Take a look at some of the things that will change for you.

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