Note: This is a guest post from Jake O’Callaghan of Slowchange Small, simple life changes can be powerful. Implementing some of these changes can literally change your entire life. How do you change? Take on one change at a time, and go slowly. Implement each change consistently so that it becomes a habit. Don’t do too much too fast. What follows is a list of changes that are simple, yet incredibly powerful. Some are obvious and some aren’t. I hope they serve as reminders of useful changes.
Note: This is a guest post from Marcus Taylor of Get Noticed Have you ever considered that trying new experiences, such as eating new foods and trying new restaurants can make you more successful? Probably not, but there is in fact a very clear and profound link between the two. Over the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of research whilst writing Get Noticed around the topic of how important trying new experiences are in meeting new people and ultimately developing strong relationships. The initial part of that link is that trying new experiences improves your communication skills. The second part of the link is that improving your communication skills has a positive impact on your social and financial success. Research by The Dale Carnegie Foundation suggests that roughly 85% of our social and financial success in life is determined by our communication skills. Many people have asked me what the link between communication skills and financial success is – the truth is that there are a multitude of links, but the most obvious explanation is that every monetary transaction requires two humans to interact in one form or another (be it a customer buying from a merchant, […]
Note: This is a guest post from Daniel Wong of Living Large “I really should exercise more…” “I really should get on a proper sleep schedule…” “I really should stop procrastinating…” “I really should stop spending so much time on Facebook…” There are so many “should” things we want to do, but there are so few of them that we actually end up doing. We often trade long-term satisfaction for short-term fun, lasting fulfillment for fleeting happiness. I don’t know about you, but whenever I do this, a part of me feels annoyed and frustrated with myself. Why don’t I have more willpower and motivation to make the right choice when I’m faced with temptation?
If you wanted to learn a subject in the university, there is a structured way to do that. For example, to learn economics you might start with Economics 101 in which you have to read book A, do assignment B, and so on. If you followed the path, you are more or less guaranteed to have a good understanding of the subject. But how can we learn about life? How can we learn about the best ways to live our lives? This may be the most important subject to learn, yet there is no curriculum on it (even if there is one, I doubt it’s good enough). So what should we do?
Note: This is a guest post from Timo Kiander of TimoKiander.com Our daily life is full of unproductive habits and rituals that we execute – whether on a conscious or unconscious level. This makes us less efficient and productive than we could potentially be. Obviously, just listing some avoidable habits is not enough. Because of this, I encourage you to check out Donald’s article on how to break bad habits. It gives a good foundation on how to actually start changing your habits from bad to good. Here are 17 unproductive habits that you should let go:
Note: This is a guest post from Trina Cleary of Growing Raw In the glorious abundance of Summer and Fall, it’s easy and instinctive to eat fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. It takes a little more effort, but it’s still possible to eat a diet filled with fresh and healthy food when Winter rolls around. Obviously, depending on where you live, you may have more options than some other people. If you live in the north of Alaska you may have to be a little more creative than someone who lives in a milder climate. However, where there is a will, there is a way! Healthy eating all year round is possible.