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How to Successfully Reach Your Goals

personality vs character ethics

How does this pic help you reach your goals successfully? 

Character – What we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do!

Character is the foundation of all effectiveness!

Our first energies should be on our own character development.

This means before we focus on the techniques (personality ethics) we should focus on how to be effective with ourselves and with others.

This leads to success!

Let’s take for example, integrity…this means honesty & truthfulness – basically doing what you say you’re going to do, right?

If this is apart of your character, you won’t have to think about it, you’ll just do it.

Imagine if you say you’re going to workout 3 days a week….by having integrity you’ll do it!

You may argue that that’s not necessarily the case, but I’ll counter it is!  

If you know you won’t be able to do it, then don’t say you’re going to do it!

You know who you are.

If that’s too big of a stretch for you, start with something you can do. 

For example: Saying I will workout one day this week.

If you workout more then it’s a bonus!

So what happens when you can’t keep your word? Communicate it!

Tell whoever you told (even if it’s yourself) that you won’t be able to do it – perhaps give an explanation and be more aware the next time you commit to something.

Take baby steps and stop over-stressing your life by making commitments you may not be able to keep.

Focus on your character.



Be the Change

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Today we are in a digital age where the news is limited to 140 characters and conversations take place in the form of emoji’s.

This has resulted in the shortening of our attention span. Now it’s more difficult for us to stay focused.

It is said that our attention span is less than that of a goldfish! (Goldfish, by the way, averages 9 seconds.)

There are, however, ways to improve our attention span – such is unplugging.

Unplug from texts, tweets, Facebook, tv, and other interruptions, if not for the whole day than at least for several hours.

Pay attention to the riches of the world around you in the ensuing silence.


5 Foods That Will Boost Your Mood

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What’s the best way to be zestful and full of energy?

By eating the right foods!  

Here are 5 food-types that will boost your mood:

  1. Foods for Omega-3 Fatty Acids (flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, salmon, sardines, etc.)
  2. Foods that Help Tryptophan & Tyrosine (bananas, red beets, artichokes, spinach, beans, etc.)
  3. Foods that are Probiotics (raw apple cider vinegar, kimchi, kefir, etc.)
  4. Foods with B3,B6 & B12 Vitamins (dark leafy greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, pineapples…)
  5. Foods for Vitamin D (sardines, tuna, cod liver oil, egg yolks, cheese, etc.)

There is one thing that has ALL OF THE ABOVE IN IT – I drink it daily – mainly for breakfast. 


Benefits of Being Open-Minded

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This is perhaps the single most important characteristic you can have.

To be open-minded means to remove your personal  prejudices and biases from any situation and completely immerse yourself in another experience.

This will help you to learn, grow, strengthen and believe in yourself.

It means being flexible and adaptive to new experiences and ideas.

There is an honesty that comes with being open-minded because it means admitting that you aren’t all knowing.

It means being willing to change your view when presented with new facts, ideas and evidence. 

It doesn’t mean that you change who you are, it is more of a level of understanding that goes beyond having the ego of being all-knowing.

Having an open mind will lead to new experiences, different opportunities and new level of understanding.

How can you develop an open mind?

Try these:

  • Become inquisitive 
  • Learn something new
  • Practice meditation

When you have the ability to objectively look at all options, you open up a whole new realm of possibilities.

Expand your mind; expand your world! 


Why Should You Be Optimistic?

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Being optimistic can influence more than just your mood, it can also help you commit to your goals and be more satisfied with your life.

Even if you aren’t feeling particularly hopeful, pretending to have a cheery disposition will negate dwelling on the negativity which is not healthy.

Optimism is contagious, so if you’re having trouble pretending, find someone you know that is optimistic and seek them out.

Regardless of how your circumstances may look right now, don’t give up!

Attitude is everything and optimism is the best choice.


10 Ways to be Wholesome

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Good health and physical well-being extends beyond just nutrition, it also includes moral well-being.

Here are 10 ways to be wholesome:

1. Be tolerant, gracious, and accepting.

2. Be prone to smile, chuckle, and laugh heartedly.

3. Be aspiring and inspiring.

4. Be uncontented – in other words be reaching and growing, not stagnant yet deeply contented, restful and serene.

5. Be cheerfully adaptable and appropriately flexible.

6. Be genuinely caring.

7. Be eager to grow, to learn and to improve.

8. Be exuberant about tasks.

9. Be balanced in affection towards others.

10. Be forgiving and forgiven.


5 Ways to Radiate Positive Energy

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Whatever energy you exude, you send it to those around you so that they feel that energy as well.

This means when you radiate positive energy, you give off that positive feeling that will affect other people.

Here are 5 ways to radiate positive energy.

1.  Smile. 

2.  Make sure people you meet leave your presence happier than when they entered it. One way to do this is to offer a sincere compliment.

3.  Be a good listener.

4.  Lift up those that are discouraged.

5.  Love yourself.

What are some of the ways you radiate positive energy?


5 Ways to be More Supportive

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Emotional support is about helping to lift someone to a higher ground so he or she can see their way through the difficulty.

Here are 5 things you can do:

1.  Listen with intensity.

2.  Offer help frequently.

3.  Give small gifts just because.

4.  Offer genuine Compliments.

5.  Say “I love you”


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Genuine people live true to themselves.  Even if telling the truth results in judgement or ridicule.

Genuine people recognize  that making space for new or better things is important and being authentic is a way to do it.

Here are 10 ways to become more genuine:

1. Say what you mean and mean what you say

 2. Smile when the smile is natural. 

 3. Give genuine compliments. 

 4. Be honest.

5. Take risk. 

6.Embrace individuality and differences.

7. Have self-confidence.

8. Be grounded in self-values.

9. Be more giving.

10. Have clear intentions.

The more you are willing to share aspects of yourself – the good, the bad, and the ugly, the higher the likelihood you’ll attract those who are just like you.

Become a more genuine person!

What is something else that you do to be genuine?


10 Ways to Cherish the Moment

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Life is a series of moments. Are you enjoying them?

Here are 10 ways to help you cherish your moments:

1. Cherish yourself.

2. Make time for family and friends.

3. Tell people in your life how you feel about them.

4. Change your perspective.

5. Surround yourself with memories.

6. Send love and blessings.

7. Relax.

8. Always be on the lookout for beautiful moments.

9. Stop and smell the roses.

10. Enjoy people, not pictures.

Always remember to embrace your dreams, follow your hear and cherish your life.