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Leave if You Must

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Feel stuck? Trapped? Excited to wake up in the morning and begin your day? Same old monotony that does nothing but wear you out. Do you want more? DO IT. Go get it. Break the monotony. Leave and don’t look back. You deserve it. You deserve to be excited and scared. You deserve to turn the nerves back on. You deserve to tear down the wall! . You deserve it all. Tear down the wall and go get it. … If you enjoyed this article please consider Subscribing.

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What you LOVE

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“Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” – philosopher Dan Dennett Gathered are thoughts from thinkers who have spent countless hours contemplating making a living off of doing what you love… “Every few months, I rediscover and redevour” Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham’s fantastic 2006 article, How to Do What You Love. It’s brilliant in its entirety, but the part I find of especial importance and urgency is his meditation on social validation and the false merit metric of “PRESTIGE” “What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. You shouldn’t worry about prestige. Prestige is the opinion of the rest …

Endure The Pain

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The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Like it or not, you cannot have one without the other. Success is not measured by what you accomplish. It’s measured by the opposition you encounter, and the courage with which you maintain your struggle against the odds. You’ll find all things are difficult before they are easy. The greater your obstacles, the more glory in overcoming them. So, make up your mind before you start – sacrifice is part of the package. No pain, no gain; No thorns, no throne; No cross, no crown. You’ve got to go through the …

The Answer I Seek

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Is Within Me. Every time. Always. We can get advise from others. We can talk about it. But eventually we will need to confront ourselves. See that everything we feel we allow ourselves to feel. Everywhere we are, we put ourselves there. We hear what you want to hear, and see what we want to see. If something doesn’t feel right it’s because it probably isn’t. All those opinions will most likely end up confusing us, they may help tease it out, but the best way to find guidance is to step away from the problem and create space for our inner wisdom to express and be heard. Time spent …

Worry Less Giggle More

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LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE. Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel …

Get Out

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Get out of your brain. The trap that is your thoughts. The cage that is thinking. There is no room in there for living vibrant. “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”  – Oprah Winfrey It’s a wide world out there filled with brighter colors and deeper emotions. Things we can only access when we begin reacting organically, feeling, responding via instincts and knowing your making the right decision because it feels right. When you consciously turn of the mind imagine how powerful it will be when you need to turn it on. Like our bodies, our minds are something we can choose to use, choose to strengthen, …

Body and Brains

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Every time you exercise, you have the opportunity to have a mediocre workout, a good workout or a life-changing one — since, surprisingly, experts say the key to tapping your body’s true potential is all in the mind. Increasingly, science shows that the more engaged you are mentally during exercise, the greater the body, brain and all-over health payoffs. Researchers have found that “tuning in” to a workout improves everything from enhanced muscle strength to neuroplasticity, or actually growing new brain cells. Not convinced? Consider this analogy: When you’re doing a task, say locking your car or pouring coffee, and you’re thinking about something else, you can slip up (the key gets stuck, you …

Always Be Prepared For Success

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“The secret of success is concentrating interest in life, interest in sports and good times, interest in your studies, interest in your fellow students, interest in the small things of nature, insects, birds, flowers, leaves, etc. In other words to be fully awake to everything about you & the more you learn the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life.” – LeRoy Pollock (Jackson Pollock’s Father) in a letter to his son. There is no shortage of opportunity. Everyday you are presented with countless chances to be, or do whatever you desire. Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Don’t …

Are You Happy?

The Words That Hold Us Back

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4 Factious Phrases to Forget  “I wish…”   Wishing for a better tomorrow is no crime, but what does all that wishing really get you? I say, take that wish you’ve been thinking about and do something about it. Acceptance isn’t the same as settling. To be happy, you must accept what is happening now, but take action (right now!) to make the situation better. Stop wishing and start looking at the changes you can make to make the present more positive. “I should have…” Let me tell you something: looking back and thinking about what you should have done doesn’t do anything. It’s a waste of your time — unless you …

Alchemy

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Alchemy is the ability to turn Nothing into Something. To turn Dirt into Gold. It’s sacrifices, scheming, Machiavelling, hoping and wishing for something more. Alchemists seek ways to change or re-direct our fundamental natures; we’re dissatisfied with ourselves; we’re often tempted to behave, and make choices, that don’t comport with who we really are. Alchemy makes the best of everything you currently have. It needs nothing more that what exist to create something greater. What are you labeling as dirt, that the Alchemist knows is Gold? “One mans trash is another mans treasure” In your current situation, with everything you have, know that it is more than enough to allow …

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Work Smarter Not Harder

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Efficiency is they key. People who are “busy” often aren’t getting anything done. CEO’s aren’t busy. They are tactical. They make choices. They have more than enough time to run a billion dollar company, spend time with their families, and give time to themselves. Efficiency and smart choices! 10min of INTENSE exercise is more beneficial than an hour of this-that wishy-washy running around in the gym – don’t believe me – ask my clients!! One minute of true mindfulness beats trying to be mindful for twenty. If you identify with this sentiment, then there’s a good chance you’re an entrepreneur waiting to happen.  If you want to work smarter not …

Still Searching

Still Searching

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For happiness, wealth, beauty, love? And the list goes one. “Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…”– Thoreau Every second you have the opportunity to create your reality. To be all that you’re searching for. It’s all there, inside of you. We spend a lot of time looking on the outside and completely ignoring the inner. Though our outer world is just a manifestation of our inner self. When we realize we have everything – That we are peace, we are love, we …

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How do you Feel?

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That’s really what matters at the end of the day. Not looks but how you FEEL! Do you feel Energetic? Excited to wake up and use your beautiful and strong body? Do you not get sick? Food isn’t just delicious its nourishment, a reward for your insides for how well they take care of you. That’s why we eat well, sleep peacefully, and exercise – to bring our bodies to its peak potential. So it can support us in years to come in every adventure we choose to embark on. Do you feel healthy? Do you wake without aches and pains? Do you not get headaches? This is what matters. …

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Yummy Goodies For The Soul

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Guest Post from Diggy at Upgrade Reality Happiness is a choice. That’s what they all say. But this isn’t entirely true. Not by a long shot. Because I know happiness is something you can awaken. It could either be a chain of events or it could be by systematically proving to your subconscious that you have all reasons to be happy. And successful. It doesn’t matter where you are at right now. You could feel: * Lonely * Depressed * Unmotivated * Unconfident * or simply out-of-place, all together! Listen closely… You need to understand one simple thing: Life is like a game of cards: The hands you get dealt …

A Healthy Information Diet

A Healthy Information Diet

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“You are a mash-up of what you let into your life” – artist Austin Kleon This is exactly what LifeStyleDezine is – a filtration mechanism that lets into your life things that are interesting, meaningful, creatively and intellectually stimulating, memorable. So when this Book was released I was excited! Here’s the trailer (Yes, even books have trailers now):

Erase The “but” From Life

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I’m sorry, but, it wasn’t my fault I love you, but, I would, but, yeah, but, I know, but, What if we erased the but and just spoke without qualifiers? Took them at face value. Simplified. Made our words count with fewer and more direct statements. You either want to or you don’t. You either will or you wont. Yes or no, with few in between.   Peace and Blessings

Mastery

Mastery

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There is something to be said about the person who dedicates their life to one thing. Who’s primary focus and attention goes into to carving out one path. To becoming a MASTER– all knowing in one field inside and out. “No one is a master any more.” – Gennadi Bogdanov Everybody wants to be a jack of all trades, a Know-it-all; but the jack of all trades was never a master in anything. It’s why in my opinion restaurants with small menus, a single page with a few items are always superior to a 150 choices, “we make everything”, thick as a bible menu restaurant; because they haven’t taken the …