4 Ways to Live a Happier Life

Live a Happier Life

In July of 2011 I hit the lowest point of my life. I was 170 pounds overweight, I was at a job I absolutely hated, and I lived in a place that made me worried about my family’s safety. Oh yeah, I owed over $100,000 to the IRS (almost forgot about that one).One day that July I was sitting on the couch crying as everything came crashing down on my head at the same time. The straw that broke the camels back was my wife and I separating. Everyday we fought about everything because of all the … [Read more...]

7 Essential Traits for Life as an Entrepreneur

Life as an Entrepreneur

To be a successful entrepreneur you need to have certain attributes as part of your personality. If are a budding entrepreneur, the chances are that you already have some of these attributes and a little work and personal development will get you to the point where success as an entrepreneur becomes inevitable.Since studying 100’s of entrepreneurs and becoming an entrepreneur myself, I believe that there are certain traits that you must have to be a success. Of course, this is not an exhaustive … [Read more...]

How to Run a Marathon With No (or Little) Training

Running a Marathon With No Training

As I turned the final corner I could feel myself breaking up… breaking up in tears that is. It was an amazing feeling. I had dreamt of this moment for a while now.There was still about 500 metres to run and I now had a tunnel of spectators cheering me on from both sides. This is it, I thought. The moment I had been waiting for.My legs were screaming in agony and my mind was slightly dazed but extremely focused on the goal that was now in sight. All I wanted to do was walk but I couldn’t walk … [Read more...]

10 Daily Affirmations to Energise and Inspire You

Daily Affirmations

The Morning Cycle: Anxiety, Dread, Negativity“The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.”Mark MessierI would go to bed every night promising myself that everything will be okay and that my life is generally pretty good and that I’m reasonably successful. I'd remind myself of all the wonderful things that are happening and how grateful I should feel.Then morning would come, as it always does, and I'd wake up with anxiety and dread. I would have a dozen terrible thoughts … [Read more...]

10 Priorities You Should Re-Evaluate to Live a Happier Life

Overlooked Priorities

One of my biggest struggles in my day-to-day life is managing my priorities. And by that, I mean I take stuff wayyyy too seriously.Car bill due? I’m thinking about it all day. Carpet to vacuum? Also on my mental to-do list.Some people think that keeping these kinds of daily priorities in your mind is an act of mature responsibility. I know I used to.But, more recently, I’ve been made aware of just how limiting that kind of prioritization can be. Not just to your mental health and your happiness, … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Eliminate Distraction, Find Focus and Get More Done

No Distractions

We live in a world of distraction.From the constant buzz of incoming text message alerts through to ceaseless chatter and noise in the office, it can be hard at the best of times to concentrate and get work done.Think about your daily routine – do you ever find yourself:Feeling distracted from your work?Struggling to find focus?Procrastinating important tasks?Not getting as much done as you would like?If you answered yes to any of the above, then you need to keep reading.In this article I’m … [Read more...]

The Power of Setting BIG, Hairy, Audacious Goals

Marathon

Just over 10 weeks ago I wrote an article challenging you to work towards a goal for 10 weeks. It was titled the “10 Week Health and Fitness Challenge” because my personal 10 week challenge was to run under 58 minutes for the world’s largest fun run – the City to Surf.Now, that 10 weeks is up!Firstly, I want to ask you how did YOU go? Did you participate in the challenge? If so, how did you go? What successes did you have? What challenges did you face? How has it improved your life?If you didn’t … [Read more...]