4 Boxes to Check Before Starting Your Solopreneur JourneyPick the Brain

The following is adapted from The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Startup Bible. Once you’ve created a fully-built, kickass business plan and you’re ready to begin your solopreneur journey, there are four final boxes you need to check before you embark. The solopreneur’s life isn’t for everyone, so by taking the time now to run through this final checklist, you’re all but eliminating the possibility this isn’t the right fit for you. Let’s dig into these four areas, starting with the most important: your lifestyle. #1: Life Analysis You have an idea about what the future commitment looks like, and how much time and money it will take to launch your solopreneur life. You’ve gone from theoretical to practical. Now it’s …

The Thing About Risks and Why We Love Our Heroes That Take Them

In light of Kobe Bryant’s death on January 26, 2020 from a helicopter tragedy, I am compelled to write about the risk profile that many of our heroes and industry titans must face and master on the path to success. The question I’m pondering is this: Do all successful people, by nature, become numb to risk-taking? Is a risk-taking tendency almost a prerequisite of success, regardless of industry? Are all successful people inherently delusional, as a prerequisite to pushing the boundaries required to excel in their lines of work? Actor Will Smith said as much in a YouTube interview:“There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You have to believe that something different than what has …

Dalai Lama Quotes on Compassion, Peace, Happiness and Spirituality

A collection of the Dalai Lama quotes on various spiritual and everyday topics. Quotes on compassion and love, on peace, happiness, kindness, spirituality, suffering and wisdom. Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people for the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism. The current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. He is the 14th Dalai Lama, since 22 February 1940. The Dalai Lama Quotes “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to …

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Critical (And How to Strike a Balance)

The problem with frustration is that it can cripple in on anyone, but it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where it comes from. What is frustration really? If we ask the dictionary, it tells us it’s the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. This doesn’t really give us much of an in-depth explanation of our frustration, so how can we solve this problem? The reason behind your frustration can be complicated, but we’ve gone over different — yet common — reasons of frustration, because once the source is found, you’ll be able to get right back on track. 1. Make your failure a lesson A failure has as …

Holistic Dentist vs. Traditional Dentist?

One of the great things about the modern world is that there is no shortage of choice. It doesn’t what product or service you need, there will be a choice, you simply have to choose the one that suits you best. The same is true when you’re looking for a dentist, do you opt for a traditional one, or try the services of a good holistic dentistry firm? It can seem like a difficult decision. After all, you’ve probably been seeing a traditional dentist for some time and your teeth are fine, so why change? The Traditional Dentist The traditional dentist has been to medical school and obtained a qualification in the art of dentistry, developing skills in treating injuries, diagnosis issues, resolving malformations …

The Top 5 Ways to Improve Self Growth While Managing a Business

You cannot grow your business unless you grow yourself too. Personal growth is often ignored by aspiring entrepreneurs because they assume all their research and learning takes place before they start their businesses. They are wrong. What you must understand is that personal growth is an ongoing task. As you continue to run your business and its operations, you will need a continuing education to experience your own personal and professional growth. Without this growth, you will lack the knowledge and skills needed to improve your business. Many professional people require a continuing education, including doctors, lawyers, and real estate brokers. When there are changes in technology, consumer demand, and competition, you must master the art of self-growth in order …

No College Education? Improve Your Job Prospects with These Tips

Generation Z definitely does things differently. According to a recent survey, 1 in 5 youngsters today may forego a college education. There are many reasons behind this shift, including college expenses, heavy workload, as well as the realization that there are other avenues one can use to reach their career goals. If you belong to this school of thought, finding a job might pose some challenges not faced by job seekers with a solid college education. The good news is, many people have navigated this process and gone on to have excellent careers. Here are some tips to help improve your job prospects without a college education. 1. Network Widely Networking brings a professional circle around you that could help …

9 Types of Bias That Cloud Our Everyday Judgement

Want to learn how to master your brain and navigate effortlessly away from the common mix-ups most people have? Then you’re in the right place. I’m going to expose the 10 biggest myths about the brain, including ones you hear about being a “right brain or left brain” person. And for each one, you’ll learn some proven ways to counter them too. So without further ado, let’s do this! Myth #1: Believing you’re either a “left or right brain” person Chances are, once upon a time, during your happy musings on the internet, you came across the idea of the right brain left brain. This is the myth that you’re either a logical facts driven person (left brain), or you’re …

7 Secrets to Become a Healthier You

Health is a major concern for everyone. It has a direct influence on your quality of life and even your lifespan. Although this is common knowledge, you may struggle at times to find the balance that will promote a feel-good condition and ensure that your body is well maintained. With all the different approaches to dieting, exercising, and mindfulness, the task of becoming your healthiest self can seem intimidating, or feel overwhelming to take on.  However, if you feel motivated to improve your personal experience of life, there is certainly a simple and practical method for doing so. These 7 secrets can be applied by anyone who wants to be healthier and live better. 1. Wake Up Ready Wake up …

10 Ways to Be Healthier in 2020Pick the Brain

2020 is the year to have 20/20 vision on your health. Past the New Year’s resolutions, getting serious about being healthy is a lifetime goal. As there are no shortcuts for creating a new routine for yourself, it’s time to buckle down and see what you can do day-in and day-out to have a healthier lifestyle. And if you’re wondering about where to begin, then luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best ways to get yourself healthier this year. Check them out below: 1. Implement CBD Into Your Daily Routine One of the best ways to improve your mental state and feel better about getting through the day is by implementing more CBD into your daily …

A New Year, Just Keep On Being You

I was always one of those people who set New Years’ Resolutions/goals for the year ahead – to earn X amount, to exercise more, to relax more. My personal opinion is that goals for ourselves, our business or performance; whatever it is, are important to have – they help to keep focused if nothing else. New Year’s Resolutions can include:  No chocolate No alcohol Gym 3 or 4 times per week Losing X amount of pounds or stone in well To achieve that job promotion These are different kinds of goals that I’ve just mentioned; some are ‘refrain from’ goals and some are ‘aspirational’ goals. Many of us – including myself in this, give ourselves new and pressured targets to …

Learn To Love Growth And Change And You Will Be A Success.

Do you want to be even more successful? Learn to love learning and growth. The more effort you put into improving your skills, the bigger the payoff you will get. Realize that things will be hard at first, but the rewards will be worth it. Many of us have to be reminded that almost everything worthwhile in our lives is hard at first. Learning to walk was hard at first, but gradually we learned and now it is effortless. The same holds true for our more advanced skills such as, sports, music, art, etc. We forget these past struggles to learn and take them for granted now. When most people begin to try something for the first time, it usually …

Learn to face difficulty

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” — Seneca the Younger This is a great quote to both contemplate and to apply to your life. How often do you hear people complain? Pick a topic-love, friendship, careers, etc. The list of issues that people complain about is endless. You and I are no different. Perhaps we don’t complain about each of these things but more than likely there is something that we complain about with great regularity. Now, sometimes complaints are simply a way to vent some frustration at the moment but we don’t really want anything to change in this area. However, more …

The Magical Science Behind The Law of Attraction

Many people are interested in learning how to create the life they desire and attract abundance, but are still looking for a way to ground the magical science behind the law of attraction in some kind of scientific reality. The result is a new era of research into the brain and body, mind and consciousness and a way to connect new scientific concepts with ideas about creating reality that have been around forever. The law of attraction is about matching energetic frequencies to attract the things we desire into our experience. It is based on the idea that like attracts like, and equally dislike attracts dislike. Whatever you are focused on grows – be it good or bad, negative or …

Learn how to motivate yourself

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” ~ Norman Augustine I truly believe Augustine’s words are true and if you look at history you know it is true. There are many people in the world with amazing talents who realize only a small percentage of their potential. We all know people who live this truth. We also know those epic stories, those modern-day legends surrounding the early failures of such supremely successful folks as Michael Jordan and Bill Gates. We can look a bit further back in time to Albert Einstein or even further back to Abraham Lincoln. What made each of these people so successful? Motivation. We know this in our gut, but what can we do about it? …

How to Compartmentalize to Live a Stress-Free and Successful Life

Wouldn’t it be wonderful not to feel stressed and be present in each moment, so you can truly focus and deal with whatever life throws at you? Being able to compartmentalize is one way to get to a place where you feel more in control of your life. It allows you to divide up the tasks, responsibilities and thoughts you have into different areas, so they don’t overlap and fight for your attention all the time. You can then sort all of your inflight tasks and projects, and put them all into various virtual boxes allowing you to work on only one thing at a time. Compartmentalizing helps stress management as it can reduce anxiety and tension. It’s an approach that is …