12 Signs That You Need to Grow Up and Stop Ruining Your Opportunities for Success

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Quite often in my profession, I encounter a grown child. It’s typically a person who thinks and behaves like they never matured past junior high. It’s a sad reality, because as I process through strategies for them to achieve personal success, the recurring theme is simple: if they can’t shake off the attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs of childhood, they cannot succeed.

If you want to know if you’re still acting like a child and that is the reason you cannot achieve the maximum levels of success then read below:

1. You believe popularity is more important than integrity

Popularity is child’s play, but so many adults treat social status as a key to personal validity. In the process, they often sacrifice honesty, loyalty, and basic manners. The moment you place a value on popularity, you’ve distanced yourself from success. Popularity can get you more likes on social media, but it won’t bring you success. If you want to be validated, be known for having integrity. Like it or not, people will respect you and you will attract success.

2. You act like you know everything

The older I become, the more I realize I have so much more to learn. That’s the way it should be, but if you find yourself feeling like you already know enough, you’re stagnant or dying, because at this point, growth becomes impossible meaning success becomes impossible.

The average CEO reads over 50 books per year, and that’s only one piece of knowledge ingestion. If you want to be successful, recognize you don’t know enough, and never stop learning.

3. You would rather nap than work

There’s a Proverb that says, “if a man doesn’t work, he shouldn’t eat.” Hard work brings about success, but avoiding the work will hamper your ability to achieve. If you want to continue an upward track, embrace everything it takes to get there. Work now, rest later.

4. You don’t respect authority

We’re not talking about respecting abusive authority, but when it comes to achieving your goals, you need to understand that how you treat those in authority over you has a significant impact on your future. Children may be insolent, but winners show respect.

5. You excuse all your mistakes

Mistakes and failures are an inevitable part of your journey towards success. While excusing your mistakes might have seemed like a good idea when you were 12, doing so as an adult prevents you from learning and growing.

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

6. You are arrogant

Most successful people in life will tell you that humility is a requisite attitude. Arrogance, after all, usually precedes some form of stupidity. Arrogance may have scored the prom king his throne, but it won’t give you the upper hand in real life. If you want to succeed, lose the attitude.

7. You don’t listen

As a kid, I remember my mom telling me not to ride my bike without a helmet, and my first boss telling me not to mix chemicals when I was cleaning the equipment. I ignored both of them, and suffered the consequences. As an adult, if you don’t listen, people notice. Ignoring others may not put you in the hospital, but it will send a message that you don’t value them, and value is a two-way street.

8. You blame

Blaming your siblings or classmates may have helped you avoid discipline as a child, but when it comes to being an adult, personal responsibility is a key to growth. Don’t pass the blame, but instead look for ways you can take responsibility for your own actions. Personal responsibility is a hallmark of leadership.

9. You can’t admit being afraid

If you’re not a little afraid each day, you’re not pushing yourself far enough. Success requires that you step outside of the humdrum of routine and push yourself to the edge. The drop off, however, is scary, so don’t hesitate to admit your fear. When you identify it, you can master it.

10. You think you can do it on your own

Very few well-known leaders believe they have achieved success alone. Even fewer people actually achieve success going solo. If you want to reach the furthest limits of success, learn the value of teams – mentors, supporters, and everyone in between. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but when it comes to opportunity, a “village” can get you further than you can do yourself.

11. You can’t work well with others

The arrogance and autonomy of immaturity often impedes our ability to effectively participate in teams. Yet, aside from helping push us further, teamwork highlights our strengths and weaknesses. If you can’t work well with others, it shows the world you’re insecure, and when you’re insecure, success avoids you like the plague.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan

12. You alienate those not like you

I was an athlete and a skater in high school. The two groups would not mix, but I was content to spend time with both groups without feeling ousted by either. Group dynamics for jocks, nerds, headbangers, and goths may work well when you’re a kid because they help establish identity and social norms.

As an adult, they can undermine your ability to succeed. More importantly, when you alienate those who are not like you, you send a clear message that you have no value for them. Successful people show value for others; losers alienate them.

You have a shot to be all that you were meant to be, but you can’t get to new places using old tools. Let go of the childhood antics and step into success today.

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You’re Probably Going to Get Depressed

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Don’t worry too much. This blog post isn’t meant to be a total downer, I promise. In fact, it could be one of the most uplifting and reassuring things you read this week.

If you’re a regular reader of John Chow dot Com, then you probably aren’t like most people. You probably aren’t all that interested in climbing the corporate ladder or getting some fancy title within some multinational corporation, because you’d much rather be in business for yourself as a professional blogger, Internet marketer, or some sort of other online professional. Good on you!

Think Like a Winner

This also likely means that you have the mindset of an entrepreneur or at least you aspire to have the mindset of the entrepreneur. You want to think like a dot com mogul so that you can become a dot com mogul. And to this end, you probably have some pretty lofty goals for yourself. You likely have a grand vision of how this is all going to pan out, how you’re going to have the fancy house with the fancy car, how you’re going to go on fancy vacations and eat fancy foods. These are all perfectly understandable goals to have.

By the very nature of the entrepreneurial mindset, you’re ambitious. You fully subscribe to the philosophy that you should aim for the stars, because even if you come up short, you could end up on the moon. You set goals and objectives for yourself that, on an intellectual level, you likely recognize are practically unattainable. They’re just out of reach, because you want to push yourself. You want to see how far you can really go.

Because you’re not willing to settle for mediocrity.

Be Exceptional

Set a humble goal and you can only hope to be average. And you have no interest in being average. You have no interest in being normal. You want to live the dot com lifestyle.

However, by setting these big grandiose goals, you’ll inevitably come up short. Even if you can certainly be deemed as successful by purely objective means, you might feel like a failure because you didn’t achieve your big lofty goal. And that’s why you’re probably going to get depressed.

Because, for you, good enough simply is not good enough. You want to be great.

Contrast this to the situation where you set a rather small goal that only pushes you beyond your current position by a little hair. Maybe your goal is to keep your regular 9-to-5, but to also have a blog on the side that merely breaks even. Big deal. How are you going to feel when you “achieve” that goal? Probably not that great. What if your goal is for your blog income to fully replace your day job within the first six months?

You’re probably going to come up short. And that can be terribly depressing.

You’re Not Like Most People

But here’s the thing (and I did promise you a silver lining here). If you are truly destined for great things, if you truly have the mindset of entrepreneur, then you aren’t going to be like most people. Because most people will quit when they aren’t rewarded with the instant gratification of immediate success. You will persevere. You’ll have a stick-to-itness that will see you through the tough times, outlasting the competition who has long since thrown in the towel.

Because successful people are the ones who last. They’re the ones who are knocked down a hundred times, but get up a hundred and one times. We might hear about the “overnight success” of this guy or that, but their success is very rarely “overnight.” It’s after years of anguish and hard work that they emerge.

So yes, coming up short can be depressing. It can even feel devastating. But if you have the courage and dedication to get back up, one more time, the immeasurable rewards are there for the taking. You just have to go grab it.

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The Power Of Silence

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I was on the subway yesterday, waiting for my train to come with my earphones on. In the pause between songs I heard an old man saying:" Yes, young man, I know we live in democracy and ages of free speech, but it doesn't necessary means that you need to speak all the time". Later that day I've heard my wife talking to her mother something about how silence is golden and that was my "write an article" call. On the opposite side of the power of speech, we have the power of silence and just like the medal, everything in the known universe has two sides. Knowing how to handle both sides is an advantage and it can help you in many life situations.

The power of silence

The real power of silence is hiding deep down inside of every one of us. It is mainly connected with the ability to recognize the situation we are getting into and crucial for our self-improvement. The ability to be silent is worth gold. Why? First of all, it is polite to be silent when someone is talking. You don't want to interrupt someone. Instead, practicing silence will allow you to really explore what listening is all about - and you can't do that with a noisy mind. If you find yourself in a difficult situation, it's better to stop for a moment and think about the possible way out. Being silent gives us an enormous advantage and instead of panic and filling our head with noise, we are able to solve the problem better. The Power Of Silence

It is better to remain silent than to talk about things you are not qualified to discuss. 

People often want to be included in the conversation even if they are not qualified to talk about it. It doesn't make any sense to discuss things we are not informed about. If you want to be treated with the respect it is recommended to talk about things we are informed. Besides, a lot of useful pieces of information passes right in front of our noses without noticing them, because we were talking at the time they came.

Enjoying the power of silence is an art.

Not everyone is capable of enjoying the silence and if you do know how to enjoy it, you are pretty lucky. Fast life brought us a lot of money and, unfortunately, a lot of stress, pressure, and depression. Being able to enjoy the silence can reduce all of these daily issues. My recommendation is meditation, cause not just you are going to rest your brain, but it will give you the opportunity to work out your mental strength. You should be able to notice the progress in just a couple of days.

Gossiping

Personally, it is the most hated thing in my life. Wasting precious time to gossip makes me sad. If you stuck in the circle of this type of people, maybe you should consider changing the environment or trying to adjust to it. If you have co-workers gossiping, try to use the time intended to gossip for doing something else. Everything else is better than gossips. You can try to learn something new on a daily basis instead of sharing rumors. Not just it will improve your knowledge, but it will make you smarter than the environment. We all need to workout on our self-improvement.

Summary

My gramma told me once:"If you don't have anything smart to say, then don't." I was little and didn't understand her words, but now, no matter how rough it sounds, I agree with her. Think before speak, listen more and enjoy the moment. Life can test us in many different ways and we are here to react on those tests in the proper way. The power of silence gives us the strength to maintain order in our lives and we should definitely use it.
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The Best iPhone Accessories to Take Your iPhone Use to the Next Level

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If you are an iPhone user, the simplicity and unique style of iPhone must be some of your reasons why you love this phone.

Nowadays, phones aren’t just a tool to make emergency phone calls or to touch base with relatives; they’re a sense of identity. They are seemingly glued to the palm of your hands, and people even accessorize them to further display elements of their personality, and give the phone an enhancement in terms of functionality and appearance.

This list of iPhone accessories is what you need to take your iPhone use to the next level.

1. Square Jellyfish Jelly Grip Tripod

This extremely lightweight tripod is perfect for hands-free use. Whether you’re watching a how-to video and you need to use your hands, or you’re trying to take a family photo, this accessory is a must. It even features a lifetime warranty!

Best For: The iPhone User who needs a helping hand.

Square Jellyfish Jelly Grip Tripod – $17.49

2. The Great Pyramid Dock

This brilliant iPhone dock was inspired by the Khufu Pyramid. Thanks to the sturdy yet minimalistic structure, you can easily charge your phone or listen to music while still leaving space on your desk or nightstand.

Perfect For: The iPhone user who loves to multi-task stylishly. This dock even features bult-in speakers!

The Great Pyramid Dock – $19.99

3. Bobine Blackout iPhone Cable Mount

This mount works on a monitor and in your car to create a second computer screen or a navigation and hands-free calling option.

Best For: The iPhone user who appreciates multiple options in one accessory.

BOBINE BLACKOUT Everywhere Mount iPhone Lightning Car Dock – $39.95

4. ALLDOCK Electric Charging Station

All dock allows you to find your ideal charging station to fit all your devices in one easy place. It allows you to avoid messy cables and having to charge multiple devices all over your home.

Best For: The Apple family with multiple devices.

Alldock Charging Stations – $129

5. SANDMARC iPhone Photography Lenses

Admit it, when you use the portrait mode on your camera, you feel like a professional, right? Well now it’s time to take your iPhone photography to the next level. These photography lenses come in three editions: Macro, Wide and Fisheye. Each lens comes as a complete iPhone photography package that includes a clip and case mount for different iPhone models.

Best For: The Instagram addict.

SANDMARC iPhone Photography Lenses- $79.99

6. BatteryPro Apple Watch Portable Charger

Portable chargers are always a must have, and this one is a game-changer. This portable battery fits neatly in your back pocket, and can hold a charge for two weeks. The charger is magnetic, and you simply flip over the built-in StowStrap to secure your device. This stops the Apple Watch from falling around in your bag and protects the screen. The BatteryPro has a high-speed USB outlet to charge your iPhone. It keeps your handset running for more than three days, thanks to a large 8,000mAh capacity.

Best For: The busy gadget lover in your life.

BatteryPro Apple Watch Portable Charger – $100

7. VAIN STHLM Commute Headphones

These wireless headphones connect using Bluetooth and deliver CD-like quality audio. They feature built-in controls on the ear cup to ensure ease of use while listening to your favorite music or podcast. They also reduce outside noise, while the microphone reduces wind noise while you talk.

Best For: The Commuter

VAIN STHLM Commute Headphones – $140

8. Pearl Magnetic Car Phone Mount

While most vehicles now incorporate bluetooth functionality, it is sometimes still necessary to see your phone while you’re driving. Looking down at the map can sometimes be dangerous, so a simple, magnetic mount like this one is ideal!

Mounting is easy. Simply place one of the thin, metal plates on your phone or underneath your phone case, and you’re ready to go. The mount even allows for 140-degree rotation, so you can be sure to adjust the view to your needs.

Best For: The traveling iPhone user.

Pearl Magnetic Car Phone Mount – $39.99

9. SANDMARC Drama Filter – Polarizer (PL) Filter for iPhone

This filter fits over your iPhone lens to suppress surface glare while bringing out the colors in your photography. Having a filter in place means you can spend less time trying to digitally edit the image and more time gaining followers on social media.

Best For: The photographer who appreciates time management.

SANDMARC Drama Filter – $29.99

10. iOS Digital Stereo Microphone by Shure

This small yet powerful USB mic takes your videos audio from a 4 to a 10. Whether you’re trying to produce high quality youtube videos on a budget or just gain better sound in videos, this mic will be your new favorite accessory.

Best For: The sound tech on a budget.

Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone – $149

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Simple Yet Effective Tips To Win Online Slot Games

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Who doesn’t like to win in an online casino game with a huge winning potential?

Everyone wants to do good with online slot games and earn the maximum while dreaming about what to spend their winnings on. Online slots are full of fun and excitement, even for those who are not interested in winning them. They’re one of the best pastimes and once you get on a winning streak, there’s no way you won’t develop a liking for them.

Let’s look at some of the simplest yet effective tips that can help you win big at top online casinos like EuroGrand Casino.

Understand the odds

It’s important to understand slots odds before strategizing to win. For instance, a 20-symbol 5-reel slot game has 1/3.2 million winning chance whereas a 20-symbol 3-reel slot game has 1/8,000 winning possibilities.

This is because a 5-reel slot game has comparatively more winning combinations than the 3-reel version. Hence, there’s a considerable difference in terms of odds in these types of online slot games.

Play only at reliable casinos

reliable online slot game casino

Though you may find various online casinos to play at, it’s important to sign up with a licensed one only. Look out for a casino that offers high-quality games. Make sure that you like its atmosphere and enjoy playing on its platform.

A good online casino should offer a wide range of slot games, should be fully licensed and should process withdrawals quickly. Furthermore, it should also offer other prominent online casino games, like poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, bingo and so on.

Money Management

It is very important to manage your money well while playing these online games. At times, people get so confident that they bet everything on a single spin; there’s no bigger folly than this. Please note that there is no guaranteed outcome in online slots or any other online casino games.

The game’s outcome can change anytime and cause you losses. That’s why you should always be prepared for the unexpected. Be cautious while placing your bets. Winning from a spin is just a possibility and there’s no certainty in it. There are various ways you can place your bets and use your money to play these games.

Before making any deposits, it’s important to know which would be the best currency to play online games.

See Also: Top 5 Strategies To Maximize Your Online Casino Profits

Have Fun

online slot games fun

 

You should play online slot games not just to win but to have some fun! Hence, it’s important to never take any losses to heart and stay relaxed while playing casino games. Although it’s important to pay extra attention while playing jackpots or tournaments where you’re expected to play quickly, you should never let it get to you.

Furthermore, never take your wins too seriously. These games are for your entertainment and enjoyment alone. The moment you start playing them for a livelihood, they lose their charm and lead to an unhealthy gambling behavior.

Conclusion

A lot of people play online slot games regularly. If you are one of these people, knowing and implementing the above-detailed tips can be immensely helpful in gaining an upper hand over the casinos.

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Top 3 Types of Videos Gen X Users Wants to See

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Discussion about how best to market to millennials is one of the most popular talking points on the Internet today, especially among business professionals who want to tap into this potentially lucrative demographic. Should we all be jumping on Snapchat and sharing silly pictures of ourselves with goofy filters?

What many of these marketers are neglecting are the generation of users who came just before the millennials: generation X. Roughly categorized as those who wore born between 1965 and 1980, this cohort represents a very significant of the current online population. They’re generally well established in their careers at this point and many of them have families of their own.

How can you reach them in the most impactful and most effective way? Consider that video is bigger than ever, with 79% of people saying they’d rather watch a video about a product than read text on a page. Video marketing continues to be on the rise and a great report was published by Think with Google that taps into some key YouTube analytics. What kinds of videos do these people watch?

Nostalgia Value

Personally, I’m caught between the two cohorts. I’m a little too young to be a true Gen Xer, but I’m a little too old to be a true millennial. Even so, I still catch myself in “back in my day” moments, reminiscing about the entertainment I enjoyed in my youth. I’m not alone.

According to the report, three-quarters of Gen Xers “watch YouTube videos that relate to past events or people.” The appeal of a “Throwback Thursday” or “Flashback Friday” can bode well if you’re trying to tap into this market, just like what Jimmy Fallon did with his “Saved by the Bell” bit. That video has over 35 million views as of this writing.

Current Events

With 68% of respondents saying they watch YouTube to keep up with the news and pop culture, it’s important that your video content is also timely and relevant. Part of this has to do with knowing what’s happening in the world, but it also has to do with what is happenings in the world of their children.

From a marketing perspective, this means you need to stay on trend. Casey Neistat was already really popular as a daily vlogger, but even after he ended that, he managed to stay on point. His video defending the free speech of PewDiePie, following the controversy of PewDiePie using Nazi imagery and anti-Semitic remarks, garnered nearly 3 million views in just two days.

How-To Tutorials

Doing things for ourselves has gotten a lot easier thanks to the advent of the Internet. Remember at the top when I said that people much prefer to watch a video than read text? This is especially the case with DIY tutorials. A video is so much easier to follow than a block of text, even if it’s accompanied by still pictures.

Something Fishy offers a great example of this with just enough of a twist to get people’s attention. It’s a woman’s guide to changing a tire. It’s useful as a tutorial for changing a spare tire, but at nearly 3 million views (as of this writing), there’s just a little more there to entice a click (and a view).

The risque humor probably helped her a fair bit here, as the topic of changing a spare tire isn’t exactly the most exciting thing in the world. But this demonstrates that you can take even the most mundane product or the most boring idea and turn it into a hugely successful YouTube video. Other popular tutorial topics include home improvement, cooking, technology use/repair, arts and crafts, and beauty.

Dare to be creative and you’ll hit the X-factor on those Gen Xers.

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What Life Insurance Taught Me About The Value Of My Life.

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I’d never bothered to insure my life, income or health. That fact right there says a lot about who I used to be. Then I changed super funds (okay stay with me) and was forced to renew the insurances that came with it.

Previously I had always had automatic insurance and never checked it, but this time around I had to do it all myself. Having the initial phone call was scary. The whole process of insuring myself against the dangers of the world taught me so much.

Here’s what I learned:

 

The process involves thinking about the worst situation.

Through the life insurance process, I had to think about the worst-case scenario.

What if:

– You get hit by a car
– Get cancer
– Die from a skiing accident
– Are disabled and have to have a nurse fulltime

The thing is that the worst case scenario can happen to any of us. We can’t let fear control our lives.

All of these things can occur and we should at least try and have some plan, but living in this state is unhealthy. The life insurance process was supposed to make me fearful. That’s what would ultimately make me spend my hard earned dollars and go overboard trying to cover every scenario.

Unfortunately, there are a thousand things that can happen to you and you can’t insure every one of them. Even if you get the insurance, they can always come back later and determine that you didn’t qualify – especially when it comes to medical related events.

By all means, take up life insurance. Just remember that there are no guarantees in life.

 

What is the value of your life?

The conversation went like this:

Insurance salesman: “So Mr. Denning how much would you like to insure your life for?

Me: “I have no idea. What does the average Joe insure themselves for?”

Insurance salesman: “Well it depends on a number of factors. I can’t advise you of that. You have to tell me a figure though and it’s got to cover all of your costs in case you become disabled, sick, unable to work or die.

Me: “Geez, that’s a big deal! Okay, I need to go now and procrastinate on this for a while.”

Putting a dollar figure on my life seemed normal at the start. Later on, I realized it was complete madness. Am I not worth more to the world than numbers on an Internet Banking Screen?

Reflecting on this conversation still makes me feel weird. There are so many unanswered questions. Life insurance, again, made me rethink what the meaning of my life is.

I have the life insurance process to thank for this miracle deep thinking I did on the days that followed.

 

You’re forced to contemplate death.

Having to think about the 101 ways there are to die is a worthwhile process. You start remembering (even though you already know) that your time on this planet is limited. In my opinion, the more reminders you get, the better.

You again are faced with the question “When I’m gone, what will I leave behind?”

Life insurance companies would like you to think that leaving a truckload of money behind should be your number one priority. Through the life insurance process, I again remembered that I want more than that. I’m hoping that everyone reading this also has a similar realization.

 

My gianormous aha-moment!

Life Insurance taught me that my life is not about me.

Okay I know you probably think I’m stating the obvious but this whole life insurance thing taught me this lesson in an entirely new way. The reason that I decided to take up a few insurances was not because of me.

The old me was selfish, a brat and didn’t give anything to anyone.

The new me wants to ensure that my priority is the people around me. You take up insurance to make the lives easier for the people you love. You take up insurance to support those around you in case of the worst happening.

Life insurance is not about you. Life insurance is about the people you care about.

Just like with insurance, your life is not about you. Your life is about something bigger than you.

“The aim of the life game is to transcend yourself. To go bigger than just you with your nice little white house, with white picket fence and box car”

The value of your life is about what it means to everyone else and the difference you can make. Your life is about inspiring, giving and being more than you ever dreamed you could be.

Your life is worth more than money.
Your life is part of a much bigger picture and I want you to realize that.

You’re here for so much more than money and success.

Again, you’re here for more than just you. That’s what life insurance taught me.

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35 Motivating Michael Phelps Quotes

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Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian Athlete of all time with 28 total medals.  One of the most recognized and admired athletes of all time, Phelps continues to inspire millions not only in the world of swimming, but also in other sports.  In his retirement, Phelps hopes to motivate a new generation of swimmers to achieving their goals and break records.

Here are some of Phelps’ most motivating quotes:

1. “When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel, once i finally reach my goal.” – Michael Phelps

2. “Swimming is normal for me.  I’m relaxed.  I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings.  It’s my home.” – Michael Phelps

3. “It doesn’t matter what else is going on.  When you walk into your arena or you – whatever you excel at..  You’re there to take care of the job that you have to do.” – Michael Phelps

4. “The more you dream the more you achieve.” – Michael Phelps

5. “I won’t predict anything historic.  But nothing is impossible.” – Michael Phelps

6. “You can’t put a limit on anything.  The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

7. “Every day after I wake up, I think, ‘Wait….this can’t be real; I’m going to still wake up.’” – Michael Phelps

8. “Things won’t go perfect.  It’s all about how you adapt from those things and learn from mistakes.” – Michael Phelps

9. “Records are always made to be broken no matter what they are.  Anybody can do anything that they set their mind to.” – Michael Phelps

10. “Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage – those things are real.  The desire for redemption drives you.” – Michael Phelps

11. “I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train.” – Michael Phelps

12. “I don’t like to be second in anything.” – Michael Phelps

13. “The one thing that’s common to all successful people.  They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” – Michael Phelps

14. “I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do.” – Michael Phelps

15. “If you say ‘can’t’ you’re restricting what you can do or will ever do.” – Michael Phelps

16. “There are always going to be obstacles that come in your way, stay positive.” – Michael Phelps

17. “So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done.  But all it takes is imagination.  You dream.  You plan.  You reach.  There will be obstacles.  There will be doubters.  There will be mistakes.  But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

18. “Nothing is impossible.  With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.” – Michael Phelps

19. “Records are made to be broken.” – Michael Phelps

20. “I found something I love…and never gave up.” – Michael Phelps

21. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

22. “If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends.  It would drive me crazy.” – Michael Phelps

23. “With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.” – Michael Phelps

24. “You have to have a dream so that you can get up in the morning.” – Michael Phelps

25. “I have a lot of goals, but I think that I just want to take it day by day.” – Michael Phelps

26. “I knew I was not a failure in any way, and so did those close to me.  It doesn’t matter if you fall short; it is never a failure to go after goals with everything you’ve got.” – Michael Phelps

27. “I think with practice, you can be whatever you want to be, and with a goal you can go in any direction that you want to go in.” – Michael Phelps

28. “I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it.  And that’s really how I’ve always lived my life.” – Michael Phelps

29. “I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I dont want to look back and say I should have done this or that.  I’d like to change things tof the younger generation of swimmers coming along.” – Michael Phelps

30. “I can only control my own performance.  If I do my best, then I can feel good at the end of the day.” – Michael Phelps

31. “Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible.” – Michael Phelps

32. “If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.” – Michael Phelps

33. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

34. “I listen to music before my competitions to get me pumped up.  It helps me stay focused.” – Michael Phelps

35. “I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it.  I think your mind really controls everything.” – Michael Phelps

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How to Rejuvenate Your Life with These Remarkable Lifestyle Changes

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The quest for happiness is innate to human beings. Even in ancient times when there was no global connectivity and no axe to grind with one another, civilizations prevailed because of stability and an urge of making kingdoms happy. Coming back to the present context, today human existence is grappling with a huge range of issues. Terrorism, famine, poverty, fundamentalism, tyranny and social crimes are eliciting a grim picture to the fore. The good thing, however, is being happy doesn’t have to do anything with these issues. It is something that is at the core our existence. Unfortunately, many people succumb to unfavorable circumstances and make themselves lead a miserable life. It is noteworthy to understand that only a happy person can make others happy.lifestyle changes If you want to be happier & healthier and ready to make lifestyle changes, there are several ways to do that. It is about time you have made a decision to be happy and bring the smile to the faces of your loved ones. Here are the powerful lifestyle changes you need to rejuvenate your life:
  1. Be compassionate and help others

You are not the only one who is in dire straits, there are others who need your help and who do not know to get over their sorrows. Be compassionate and extend your helping hand to such people. This is a great human service and you will forget your own unhappiness. There is an age-old philosophy – “what goes around comes around” – so if you are ready to extend this gesture, you will get it back with interest. However, you shouldn’t help others for getting something in return, for such an attitude will not fulfill the purpose of attaining happiness. Rather, being compassionate and helpful gives a great satisfaction. By doing that you are providing a life change for two individuals – yourself and the recipient of your compassion.
  1. Connect with your friends

Being with friends is one of the greatest fulfillment. You don’t have to think and behave in a particular manner whenever you hang-out with your friends. When you are unhappy and hopeless, your friends are there for you. Moreover, staying isolated and lonely makes no sense when we are social animals and enjoy one another’s company. Be it a friend, family member or a colleague, you need a selfless person who can keep you motivated and lively. Indulge in a conversation with your friends and intimate them about the challenges you are confronting and the things you are learning from them. It would be great if you keep organizing sweet get- together with your close pals and spend precious moments with each other. On other occasions such as weddings or birthdays of your friends, you can give them their favorite bottle of beer with personalized beer bottle labels having photos and images of previous memories.
  1. Laugh, smile and encourage others to do so

Laughter has an enormous healing power as it is often termed as the best medicine. Spend some time with people who make you laugh or you can watch comic videos on the internet. Indulging in activities that prompt laughter, will give you a big relief and you can feel the flow of happiness. However, you shouldn’t stop at that, you should encourage others to laugh as well. Since laughter is contagious, your act of laughing may titillate others as well. It ensures that you are spreading a sense of positivity around yourself. Furthermore, smiling releases endorphins – hormones of happiness. A good way of smiling is to get hold of an old photo album consisting memorable photographs. Just go through them and you won’t stop yourself from smiling.
  1. Be grateful

Be grateful for life, as some moments bring happiness while others may make you upset, but the simple fact of life is it is your own choice to be happy and healthy. Many philosophers believe making a statement gives an individual more of what he is grateful for. So if you believe that you are grateful for a good health – you will indeed get more good health. Being grateful for the beauty of nature even soothes your innermost self. Come out and go into the lap of nature and feel the lush green trees, blooming flowers and appreciate mountains & valleys. If being grateful in this manner doesn’t make you feel happy and fulfilling, nothing is.
  1. Exercise regularly

Exercise is considered as a cure for every disease and negativity that unfortunately may come in your life. A regular exercise not only keeps your body weight in check, and it makes you stronger and gives you a feeling of youthfulness. When you work out daily, you become active, less stressed out, less anxious, calm and more importantly happier. Exercise releases dopamine – a neurotransmitter in your brain that is responsible for happiness and pleasure. Exercising also boosts your confidence. It gives you a feeling that you are well within the reach of neutralizing negative effects in your life. Final Words Happiness cannot and should not be one’s destination; it should be a way of life. Nobody can make you happy if you yourself don’t want to be. Everything in life cannot go according to your will, in fact sometimes everything opposite happens. But you always have options and reasons to be happy. The above-mentioned lifestyle changes are powerful tips to remain happy and healthy in life.

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5 Ways College Grads Can Embrace Entrepreneurship

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It’s never too early to pursue your dream of becoming an entrepreneur, yet when you graduate college, you might feel like you’re not quite ready to jump fully into an entrepreneurial endeavor. Perhaps you feel like you don’t have enough experience, or perhaps you’d just like to get a more conventional job and save a little bit of money first.

Perhaps you’re already anxious to start your first business and you can’t wait to get it going. Whatever the case, you can lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial endeavors early on.

Below are 5 ways new college grads can embrace entrepreneurship:

1. Get a Sales Job

No matter what line of work you’re in, you’re selling something. You’re selling yourself as well as whatever product or service you represent. This is especially true as an entrepreneur. If you don’t know how to sell, you’ll probably have a rough go of it at the beginning and selling definitely doesn’t come natural to everybody.

As a result, you could benefit from getting a sales job early on in your career. This will help you learn the ins and outs of sales, get comfortable with sales rejection, and learn how to persuade people.

If you already know what type of business you want to start, then aim to get a sales job in that industry. This will be even more powerful for you later on since sales is a grind. Nonetheless,everything you learn in the sales job will help you be a more successful entrepreneur later on.

2. Work at a Small Startup

It’s one thing to work at a big company where you feel like nothing more than a cog in a giant machine. It’s a whole different experience to work in a small startup where you interact with leadership everyday and can see how the business runs.

This will give you the opportunity to ask questions, learn from the triumphs and mistakes of the leaders, and see a type of management style up close.

When you start your own company, you’ll be able to see the bigger picture. You can see things from the point of view of your employees as well as your own point of view as a CEO/founder type of figure.

“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?” – Michelle Obama

3. Learn Other Marketable Skills

As an entrepreneur, you need to have a general understanding of a lot of different skills such as copywriting, design, marketing, management, and sales. That way, when you eventually hire for those positions, you’ll know how to spot a potential rockstar employee who has the capacity to do a good job.

Spend some time learning marketable skills, and especially those that are related to the industry you’re most interested in. These skills may even help you get a freelancing gig, which we’ll talk about next…

4. Consider Freelancing

It takes discipline to work and build something on your own. For some people, that discipline is more difficult to develop than others. So, you should consider freelancing online. This will help you get comfortable working from home, and give you the first taste of online success.

Freelancing can add a nice chunk to your monthly income as well, which increases your financial runway and gives you more time to get your eventual business up and running. It’ll also help you potentially make valuable connections within your future industry, which will help accelerate your entrepreneurial success.

5. Move to a City Filled With Entrepreneurs

It’s difficult to understand the lifestyle of an entrepreneur until you’re around it and see it for yourself. So, you should connect with as many entrepreneurs as possible. This will help you understand things from their perspective and get you acclimated with the lifestyle. It’ll also help you determine what type of business you should start.

Luckily, there are plenty of cities in the USA where entrepreneurship is growing rapidly. You can start with any one of these 7 US cities that are great for young entrepreneurs.

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Pope Paul V

The job market is more competitive than ever, and as a result, working for yourself as an entrepreneur is a smart long term move. It’s never too early to get started with your own entrepreneurial pursuits, even if you’re a new college graduate.

Whether you’re ready to start your first business right now, or you simply want to gain experience to jumpstart your career and lead yourself down a path towards entrepreneurship, these tips will help you make your goals a reality.

How are you making steps towards becoming your own boss one day? Let us know in the comments below!

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