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You know what’s scarier than standing up for yourself?

Yes, standing up for yourself and your beliefs can be scary, awkward, and confrontational.  But do you know what is more scary? Living your entire life in fear. Imagine 5 years from now.  What kind of lifestyle will you have?   Will you be okay with living your entire life under the whim and rule of other people’s beliefs and …

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Not everyone will get you

Look. When you are aiming to be a leader and an inspiration – someone who makes a difference in their life, people aren’t going to get you.  And you know what – that’s okay! If you weren’t a leader, you would be a follower.  Someone who let’s other tell them what to do, where to go, and how to act. …

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Feeling brings you closer to knowing yourself than thinking

The next time you are unsure about a situation, try to feel the outcome, don’t think about it. If you are faced with a decision to make… let’s say to go out with your friends or to stay home, instead of thinking about it from all angles, try feeling what it would be like to go out with your friends. …

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Say hi to people you know – don’t let excuses stop you

Ever walked into the grocery store, pharmacy, etc and seen someone you know ? You want to go and talk to them, or at least say hi, but then you start thinking… “What if they don’t remember me?” “But I can’t… I haven’t showered yet.” “Doesn’t there brother think I’m a weirdo…”   I hope you enjoyed the video, and …

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That feeling inside

Sunday afternoon – 1:30pm. The bank. Making a deposit… I park the car and walk towards the bank.  I open the heavy, thick glass double door and the heels of my shoes click on the tiled floors. It’s dead silent.  I am the only customer.  There is one guy in customer service sitting to my right at his desk. There …

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be willing to feel awkward

If you are really into your own personal development and your own growth, then most importantly, you need to be doing new things.  Yes, it is important to read new things and stop by new websites, but in this context, I am talking about physical things.  You.  Your body.  The tangible world.  Physicality. You need to get out into the …

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I hit a slump

For the past week I’ve been down.   Couldn’t get out of bed on time.   Spent hours endlessly browsing youtube and facebook.   I didn’t feel motivated to do my work.   I procrastinated with projects and with my taxes.   I didn’t submit a pitch to speak at an upcoming event.   And a new online course I created …

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there are no mistakes

There are no mistakes in life.  It’s all a beautiful lesson.  Life is a miraculous transformation of you :-) Every “mistake”, every “failure”, and every “screw-up” are really gifts and opportunities in disguise. They help us become aware. They help us learn. They help us grow. Look deeper into your life and the experiences you have had.  Deep within are …

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never change who you are because someone else has a problem with it

  Never change who you are becuase someone else has a problem with it!  What a powerful statement!  Why do we care so much about what others think of us ? It’s fear of criticism. It’s fear of embarrassment. It’s fear of being judged. It’s a lot of fears. Deep down.  It’s a fear of us not accepting who we …

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That’s Growth

What is stopping you? What is in way? Once we can realize that the only thing holding us back is our own growth and our mindset, we can change anything we want. Yes, it takes work. Yes, it’s challenging. Yes, you will judge yourself, people will think you’re crazy, you’ll have doubts, you will procrastinate. But fear and challenges exist …

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Watch what you say

I recently sent my friend a great blog post that was written by Ash Ambridge of The Middle Finger Project , called The 67 Emotions of Online Success. My buddy wrote back and said the following: “She’s really cool, I was reading some of her stuff earlier. Her writing is great, and very personal. Pretty cool stories. There is one …

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Who have you been talking to?

How do you get motivated? You get motivated by talking to people who inspire you. You get motivated by talking to people who are doing great things with their life. You get motivated by talking to people who are doing really cool things. People who are alive. People who are living their life on their own terms. People who are …

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Doing the opposite

There is a great Seinfeld episode called “The Opposite” where George decides to do the opposite of what he usually does. As an example, when George sees a women he is attracted to, he usually does nothing and then regrets it for the rest of the day.  You’ll notice how things changes in the first video below. Here is another …

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Quit already! what are you waiting for?

If you’re not absolutely passionate about what you’re doing, Quit! Yes – you heard me correctly… quit! Life is too short to do something you hate.  The changes that are taking place on this planet and the exponential growth of the information age are gold mines for those willing to dig deep. What benefits are you talking about Matt? Great …

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