The five things you can control

Life is unpredictable.
You can’t control a lot of things.
In fact, most things in life you can’t control.

But here are 5 things you can control:
1. Your thoughts
2. Your words
3. Your choices
4. Your actions
5. Your reactions

Focus on what you can control, rather than wasting time and energy on all the things you can’t do anything about.

Why you need to figure out your beliefs about what you deserve

Your beliefs about what you deserve have a massive impact on what you get.

They impact what your life is like.
They impact you career.
They impact your happiness levels.
They impact your relationships.
They impact more or less everything…

If you believe that you deserve good things in life, then you’ll get good things.
More often than not.

But if you believe the opposite, then that’s what you will get.
More often than not.

Your beliefs create self fulfilling prophecies.
When you believe you deserve good things and that good things will happen, the actions you take facilitate the desired results, which in turn strengthens your belief, and on and on this cycle goes.
Guess what happens when you start off with the opposite belief…

It’s easier to deal with them when the beliefs are on the surface – then they are easy to identify.
But the process becomes a real challenge when the beliefs are subconscious. Then you don’t even know that you might be harbouring contrary beliefs, beliefs that don’t support you.

That’s why it’s really important to examine what your limiting beliefs are, if any, because until you work them out you will be your own worst enemy.

Work on yourself.
Figure out your beliefs.
What do you believe you deserve, consciously and subconsciously?

What to do when shit happens

Every new day is an opportunity to wipe your slate clean and start fresh.
Shit happened?
Feeling hopeless?
That’s fine.
Sleep on it.
Figure out just one thing you can do next.
Then start.
Life is no bed of roses.
You can’t expect opportunities and solutions to be served to you on a silver platter.
If you want something, you have to work for it, you need to do something about it.
Do something, anything, that will get you going, and help you move towards your goals, and dreams, and destiny.
Do something that will get you closer to unlocking your potential, and help you be all that you can be.
What can you do today to get closer to your goals?

5 reasons why phone addiction is a very real problem

Phone addiction is a real thing.
A very real problem.

People get so hooked to their phones that some actually experience withdrawal symptoms, even panic attacks, when they are away from their phones!

That’s a problem. Here are 5 reasons why:
It drains your time and energy, both of which can (and should be) used on bigger, better things.
It damages your ability to really connect with others.
It makes you more judgemental.
It makes you more dependant on others’ validation, which adversely impacts your mental health and happiness levels.
It detrimentally impacts your focus.

Getting hooked to your phone is usually indicative of bigger issues.
Maybe it is that you are using phones to distract you from your troubles.
Or that there isn’t enough to keep you stimulated.
Or maybe it’s something else that you are hiding or distracting yourself from.

Often though, it’s because you lack purpose.
When you are clear on what your purpose in life is, distractions don’t have any opportunity to become addictions.

Phones are incredible tools.
Use them as such.
Use them to learn, and grow, and keep moving forward.
But don’t become slaves to them.

One thing properly done is better than multiple things that are never done

There is power in focus.

Without focusing, you will be incapable of prioritising.
You will be all over the place.
Progress will be slow and haphazard.
It will be a constant exercise in futility, where you put one step forward but take three steps back.
It will be confusing and challenging.

A better path is to narrow your focus.
When you do that, you enable yourself to make serious and solid progress.
You will be able to do more, track and measure more effectively, and improve more.

Without focus you will be constantly torn between ideas and projects.
That will eat away at your energy, and leave you drained, and stressed, and confused.

Make your life easy.
Choose one thing, and focus on that.
At least until you can get it effectively up and running, and have the momentum going.

One thing properly done is better than multiple things that are never done.
Don’t you agree?