Do you believe you’re enough?

Smart enough to be hugely successful in your dream career?

Attractive enough for your soulmate to love you forever?

Graceful enough to accept all the things you can’t change?

Resourceful enough to solve any challenge life can throw at you?


If you struggle to say “one thousand percent YES!” to any of those questions –

Read moreDo you believe you’re enough?

If you were a billionaire… ?

See this picture?

That’s exactly where I am right now 🙂

And I need to be quick –

Because as soon as I finish writing you this post, I’m going to scoot down this lovely slide and plunge headfirst into my exquisite custom-made heated pool.

(Don’t worry, I’m on a waterproof smartphone; these things always come in handy, especially when you’re swimming in the Mediterranean sea or lounging in your home jacuzzi.)

Let me cut to the chase: I am you.

To be more specific, I am you in just a few short years from now.

Yes, that means I’m writing to you from the future – which is why I needed your friend Yvonne to help me get in touch with you.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Meditate…

Remember the phrase no pain, no gain? Here’s a new one to get familiar with: sit back and blossom…

Meditation used to be thought of as a mysterious practice that only specially trained yogis could master. But with some 30 million Americans meditating on a regular basis, including the US Marines and members of the NFL, more and more people are tuning in to its power and potential than ever before.

So what makes meditation so attractive to people from so many different backgrounds and walks of life?

Read more3 Reasons Why You Should Meditate…

MOTIVATION, THE HEART OF SELF IMPROVEMENT…

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades to make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep motivated? Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z…

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“I promise myself” by Christian D. Larson

“We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we that created them” – Albert Einstein

This little poem that follows, came to my attention around-about the time when the movie “The Secret” was released. I have kept this poem all these years, as the words of the poem have helped me through some truly troubling times…

My hope is that these words will assist you as well!

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SELF?

Sometimes, when all our doubts, fears and insecurities wrap ourselves up, we always come up with the idea of “I wish I was somebody else.”  More often than not, we think and believe that someone or rather, most people are better than us – when in reality, the fact is, most people are more scared than us.

You spot a totally eye-catching girl sitting by herself at a party, casually sipping on a glass of Asti Spumanti. You think to yourself, “she looks so perfectly calm and confident.” But if you could read thru her transparent mind, you would see a bunch of clouds of thoughts and you might just be amazed that she’s thinking “are people talking about why I am seated here alone?… Why don’t guys find me attractive? …I don’t like my ankles; they look too skinny… I wish I was as intelligent as my best friend.”

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Guest Post: Five Fierce Ways to become the Ultimate Entrepreneur

What does the ultimate entrepreneur look like? The truth is that although we aspire to many of our role models, success is personal. Here are five ways to find your own ‘ultimate’ success.

For some, the ultimate entrepreneur might be someone like Elon Musk — working non-stop, rich beyond measure, but with no balance in life.

For others it might simply be someone who has built a business that will sustain them; an entrepreneur who is successful but also prioritises other aspects of their life. Take a second. Think about it. What does it mean to you?

In my view the ultimate entrepreneur is focused, has copious amounts of positive energy, a supportive network, is mentally tough, has their priorities in order and has a steadfast idea towards which they are working.

Here are five ways to go about building yourself into the ultimate entrepreneur (or at least my version of one).

1. SEED YOUR DAY WITH ENERGY ENHANCERS

Your energy is your secret weapon. You should protect and enhance it at all costs. When I talk about energy I am referring to both physical and mental energy. There is an esoteric component to this as well, but we will leave that discussion for another day.

How can you enhance your physical energy? The simplest way is to get enough sleep, drink enough water, and clean up your diet. It really is as simple as that. Just get the basics right.

How can you enhance your mental energy? Remove friends and influences that drain you and replace them with a network of people who support you and can appreciate the level at which you are playing. I also suggest to my clients that they carry small symbols with them that can remind them of the goals they are working towards and other things that are important to them.

2. TRAIN FOR MENTAL TOUGHNESS

Mental toughness is the ability to pursue your goals with a positive attitude amidst the challenges and chaos of life. The most important thing I want you to know about mental toughness is that it is trained. This means that you must put in the effort and time to develop a stronger mentality.

The two important skills to train are:

  1. Self-awareness. In other words, becoming aware of the moment that you start latching on to negativity or succumbing to images of a future that might never come to pass.
  2. Creating a strong counter visualisation. This visualisation ideally contains emotionally-charged images of the big goal that you are working towards, the person that you are becoming, and the things that matter to you.

Mental toughness does not ignore the problem. It simply allows you to keep moving forward while you figure things out.

3. CREATE A SUPPORT NETWORK

It’s a great feeling when you finally find people who get it. They get what you are trying to build and the pressures and challenges you face. I’d love to tell you that such people are all around you, but the truth is that they aren’t. You must go looking for them. At events, on social media, at business forums, really wherever entrepreneurs congregate.

As with most things you need to realise the importance of time in building such a network. So, start sooner than later. One day you will wake up and realise that the people you once admired are now peers and form part of your network. It’s a great feeling. But start now.

3. ZOOM OUT

You are not your business. This is important and difficult for entrepreneurs to hear. Business is such a personal thing. Especially in the early days when you literally are your business. At some point however, you need to realise that you cannot let your business consume your life. It’s one component of your life, not its entirety.

So, make sure that you are looking after and making time for your health, your relationships, your energy levels, your creativity, and your hobbies.

4. IS IT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY?

This ties in to the previous point but also to a greater purpose. I get why money is such an important metric early on. We need it to survive, and to that end, focusing on creating more money in your business is a great goal. However, money always seems like an important thing to chase, until we have enough but are still found wanting for something more.

I think there is purpose in you just being alive, but I also believe that we create purpose with our intentions and actions. You might not currently know what a crafted purpose looks like, and that’s okay. I would encourage you to consider what your life (and business) looks like in the bigger context of serving others.

The ultimate entrepreneur is an ideal that you must create for yourself. Don’t copy the greats. Build your own version 2.0 and make it damn good.

Author:

Erik Kruger

Source: 

Entrepreneur Magazine

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