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 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 …

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 …

If Your Life Isn’t How You Want It, Here Are 4 Start Anytime Resolutions to Experience a Better Life

Life has never felt different for anyone just because they want life to feel different. There’s usually this feeling that we’re not experiencing our best life or we’re not where we want to be that causes us to feel like life isn’t fair to us, because it seems like everyone is doing less than we’re doing but enjoying more than we do. If you’ve ever wanted to experience things differently from how you’ve been experiencing them, then you just need to do things differently from how you’ve been doing them. Because what you currently have is as a result of the amount of knowledge that you have. So here are the 4 things which you’re currently doing that when you …

How to Wake Up Eager to Start

When you jump out of bed every morning, all fired up with enthusiasm, motivation and eagerness to… Huh? What’s that? You don’t do much jumping in the mornings? Well, okay, when you ease out of bed every morning, all eager and enthusiastic to… Huh? What’s that? You don’t do that either? Well, okay, when you’re lying there in bed every morning wondering why the heck you should bother to get up… Does your mind flash on all the things you’ll get to do today, or is it filled with all the things you’ve GOT to do today? What’s the difference, you ask? Aw c’mon, any ten-year-old kid can answer that one. It’s the difference between waking up thinking “It’s Christmas …

How to Set Intentions that Energize You

We’ve all heard how crucial it is to set intentions, goals and targets. Powerful goals electrify us. Clear intentions energize and pull us forward. Without a clearcut intention, we’re reactive and don’t get around to doing the important things when we want them done. Instead, we spend our time fighting random fires. Without clear intentions, anything might happen. And usually does. Literally, intentions are like the steering wheel on your car. Their whole purpose is to give you control over where you’re going. But when setting intentions or goals, keep in mind that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Now, it’s good to have intentions at more than one level. When we get up into the more …

How to Conquer Intimidating Goals

“Oh that would be too hard for me — I could never learn to do that.” We’ve all heard these words… you may even have said them yourself. Tackling new skills can feel intimidating. But we only feel intimidated because we overestimate the task and underestimate our own abilities. We aren’t confident enough in our natural abilities. Take learning to drive for example. Today, millions of very mentally un-gifted people got into automobiles and drove them. And most of them had no accident today. So how hard can it be? Or maybe you’re thinking of writing a book. Millions of people every year write books. Millions more save money start businesses find jobs lose weight get into shape discover someone …

5 of the Worst Pieces of Advice and How to Understand Them Better

Ever noticed how easy it is to offer advice? You go to Google, find an inspiring quote and share it with your struggling friend. Yes, it’s well-meaning help, but sometimes it does more harm than good.  In this post, we will dive deeper into some of the most popular pieces of advice out there that you should forget about. Without further ado, let’s separate the wheat from the chaff: 1. Follow your passion Let’s be honest, this is one of the trendy cliche pieces of advice you will get or even give to a friend or colleague. It goes something like this, “Find your passion and you don’t have to work a day in your life.” It’s true that most …