1. Taking risks in your twenties.
Your twenties will set the stage for the rest of your life. If you spend it all wearing a suit and tie and climbing the corporate ladder, there’s a good chance that’s what you’ll be doing until retirement. Take calculated risks. Best case? You live the rest of your life on your own terms. Bottom line, your twenties are the time to take a chance on what you want to do. Your older self will thank you. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
2. Being a beginner.
When you show your budding talent to the world three things happen: 1. You beat all the other people who are afraid to show their talent 2. You inspire others who are afraid to show their talent 3. You initiate the growing process sooner (Why you shouldn't be afraid to be a beginner)
3. Knowing what makes you tick.
Finding a passion isn’t a goal, it’s a process. The process of finding a passion is really about learning about yourself. What makes you tick? What motivates you? What are the values that guide the direction of your life? You figure things out as you go along, not all at once. Giving yourself permission to be curious along with practicing self-awareness is the best method for learning about yourself. (To find your passion, follow your curiosity)
4. Evaluating the relationships in your life.
Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where you felt that the presence of a certain person in your life no longer served a purpose to your own? This may be a relationship with a friend, a colleague, a close relative or a significant other. A relationship which has slowly began to crumble but you chose to overlook the powerful signals of your intuition and therefore continued your relationship with this individual in your life, solely due to the loyalty you felt you had to honor towards them? I am here to bluntly remind that you have officially compromised yourself, your happiness and above all, your growth. (Why now is the time to break up with a friend)
5. Feeling like a failure.
Slap a silly grin on your face, bear down and keep moving. If you can move from failure to failure with no sense of prolonged discouragement, I guarantee you that you will be successful. (5 entrepreneur quotes for every stage of your journey)
6. Being successful.
There’s a reason why you see the most successful people wearing the same clothes all of the time. They are intentionally choosing to remove all energy and cognitive load from any decision that is of little to no value. (How to increase your energy)
7. Handling the haters.
Surround yourself with people who are on the same mission. You’re going to hear doubters and haters, so it’s important to be surrounded by people who are going to inspire and uplift you, who will build confidence in you you didn’t know existed. (How I learned to accelerate my personal growth)
8. Setting goals.
Know and write down your goals and WHY you’re after them. If you don’t know why you’re after something, you’re going to revert back to old habits when it gets hard. (How I learned to accelerate my personal growth)
9. Choosing how to live your life.
You get to choose what you believe, what words go in one ear and out the other, and what you tell yourself. You get to choose the TV shows you watch, the books you read, and the music you listen to. (How I learned to accelerate my personal growth)
10. Embracing your uniqueness.
Be different. Be the person who energy is so infectious that everyone around you will have no choice but to have a better day because of you, and for that reason you will be unforgettable. (Why you should embrace waste of time activities)
11. Finding your passion.
Passion can be anything. What’s important is that you learn to make time for it. I’m lucky enough now that I am able to do it every day. All because I spent so much time doing something I didn’t like. I’m not going to take anything for granted. (I hate my job but it allowed me to find what I truly love)
12. Feeling in-between life stages.
My main piece of advice to anyone in a similar place is keep pushing. You are working your ass off, but it will pay off. If you’re like me and working what feels like 80+ hour weeks as you build your own life, while holding onto pieces of your old lifestyle in order to pay the bills… it can only go up from here. (What to do if you feel in-between life stages)
13. Wanting a billion dollars.
The good news is that you don’t need a billion dollars to feel any of the things associated with being a billionaire. Those are all things that can be completely controlled by a decent amount of mental work and building a living that provides freedom which in today’s world is totally doable. (How to become a billionaire without the billion dollars)
14. Overcoming shyness.
if you commit to just one step at a time and take that one action that scares you but you know you need to take, the feeling you feel after, the one of I did it! will build up your confidence and further propel you into taking that next step in living more confidently and having a more fulfilling social life. (I wanted to stop being shy, so I beatboxed to strangers in Japan)
15. Having vision for your goals.
You have to play the long game. While I can’t attribute my success to patience, because I am utterly impatient, I can say that never lost sight of what I set out to do. This kept me going, and while at times I had to take a few steps backwards to make progress forwards, in the end it all worked out. (5 years ago I decided to become a digital nomad and it worked)
16. Getting out of your comfort zone.
Not every country promotes the same societal values or conventions that you have grown up with and that is a huge catalyst for personal growth. Exposing yourself to these different ways of thinking will give you a more well-rounded view of the world and assist you in forming core values to embrace and believe in. (4 reasons to study abroad and change your life in the process)
17. Deciding who to surround yourself with.
One good friend will do you better than 10 bad friends, and even one bad friend is going to hurt your average. (4 reasons to rethink the relationships in your life)
18. Being a victor in life (not a victim).
The key to changing your mindset from victim to victor starts small. The most important thing I can tell you is to focus on the little victories throughout the day. (Why living in a van has made me the happiest I've ever been)
19. Being mindful.
Mindfulness allows you to move from be the unknowing participant in your life to the conscious observer. You move away from, “I am angry!” to, “Hmm, that’s interesting, I’m feeling angry right now. (How my battle with the bottle made a more successful entrepreneur)
20. Expressing gratitude in life.
It is impossible to feel fear in a state of gratitude. Yes, impossible. Try it. (How my battle with the bottle made a more successful entrepreneur)
21. Being successful in business.
We all want to succeed, and you’ve worked long and hard to come to get here. Don’t sell yourself short and don’t settle down with the wrong one. Be patient and work hard. The right clients will take notice and find their way to your inbox. (What I learned from firing my first client)
22. Failing in life.
That failure is a normal part of life. We shouldn’t look at failure as something to avoid but rather an experience that we can learn and grow from. (10 things you can learn from my 15 years of failure)
23. Failing life part 2.
I’m older I use this same mentality when it comes to failure. I don’t expect to get fired, have a divorce, or be homeless, but at the same time, I also understand I’m not immune. Knowing these are all real possibilities, it forces me to be more mindful and present when it comes to my marriage and career. I learn to not things for granted. (10 things you can learn from my 15 years of failure)
24. Wanting to get better.
When you fall in love with the process of personal development, you become more intrinsically motivated to show up and do the work. (To achieve personal growth in life, stop doing this)
25. Embracing your journey.
When you fall in love with the process, your potential stretches far beyond your initial goal and becomes limitless. When you focus on the process, and not just the outcome, your self-identity grows. You step into the version of yourself you have to become to create these results. (To achieve personal growth in life, stop doing this)
26. Committing to your passion.
You have that belief that, “I can do something.” When everyone says, “No,” and when everyone backs you into the corner,your fighting spirit comes out, some people sink, some people swim, and that’s when the fighters really shine, and you say, “You know what? I’m going to prove to you, and I’m going to prove to the world, and I’m going to prove to the status quo that this is wrong, and I can make it work. (An entrepreneur explains how to quit your job)
27. Being curious in life.
It’s OK to not give 100% sometimes; they’re called interests, passions, or side hustles for a reason… the things that make you truly happy. Curiosity will grow you in ways that tunnel vision cannot and make you a happier person. (To truly be happier in life, adopt this mindset)
28. Getting smarter.
Stop complaining, stop accepting, stop being reasonable, and start seeking out the knowledge you NEED to level up, skill up, and move up the food chain. (4 skills millennials need to build strong personal brands)
29. Being inspired by others.
Perspective should be the spark for inspiration in your life… but it must not end there. Its purpose is to inspire you to realize that you yourself are the biggest catalyst for change in your life. (How to avoid having a quarter life crisis)
30. Embracing the process.
Happiness and fulfillment comes from the process… not the destination. I am coming to realize that there really isn’t a destination.. ever. There will always be more distant paths to travel and a longer journey to embrace. Having this mindset will help you embrace the struggle and appreciate happiness along the way. (How to avoid having a quarter life crisis)
31. Comparing yourself to others.
The most impactful realization I’ve had in regards to comparing myself to others is that I am often comparing my “behind the scenes” with someone else’s “highlight reel.” As a result, I assume that their success has come easily and that I am stupid or slow because I haven’t attained it yet. I have no idea what their “behind the scenes” looks like, but I don’t care. I feel inadequate. (How to avoid having a quarter life crisis)
32. Keeping yourself accountable.
When starting my own businesses, I learned that if I didn’t hold myself accountable for my actions or goals and I didn’t complete them, then no one cared because they didn’t know they existed. I have also learned that if I told people about my goals, then I almost always completed them because someone else was holding me accountable for the work I said I would produce. (When becoming an entrepreneur, follow these 3 principles for success)
33. Finding your passion.
Passion isn’t something you strive toward, it’s something you realize you’ve been doing all along. It’s the thread that ties all your disparate experiences together. You only discover your passion when you reflect on your past actions. Only then can you clearly define it. (To find your passion, follow your curiosity)
34. Being nervous to show your budding talent to the world.
So whether your dream is to build a company or change careers, you must find a way to get your talent in front of others. It will feel uncomfortable and unnatural, but this is the refining fire you will need to move forward. (Why you shouldn't be afraid to be a beginner)
35. Having a full-time job and a side hustle.
Get out from behind the curtain and share what you’re doing with your side hustle. You have to be willing to put yourself out there and share, share, share in order for anyone to take notice and take you seriously. Be proud and play up those small successes. Once that success is yesterday’s news, keep working toward the next one so you can build off that momentum. Try to find more opportunities. (What it takes to make money on the side...aka side hustle)
36. Getting the most out of life.
You can curl up and accept that your life will be the outcome of the experiences you’ve had to date—or you can fight tooth and nail to ensure that your life will be a result of the amazing experiences you’ve yet to experience. It’s up to you. (How my conversation with Richard Branson changed my perspective on life)
37. Living a fulfilled life.
At the end of the day, if we aren’t pushing ourselves to constantly grow, be challenged, and go after our dreams, it’s such a waste of this beautiful life we’ve been given. (How to get your parents on your side as you chase your dreams)
38. Comparing your income with other people.
When you think about it, making $100K a year is someone else’s goal, but is it yours? The secret I discovered to stop comparing myself to others is by giving a voice to my inner voice. You can do that by developing a self-awareness practice, so you can finally learn about the real you. I believe the most effective self-awareness practice is writing about your thoughts, feelings and actions every day. (Here's how much money you need to make to feel satisfied)
39. Landing your dream job.
Dream jobs are available to those who put in the work. The universe has a way of rewarding those who fully devote themselves to something. Sometimes you have to create opportunities for yourself instead of just following the crowd. In addition, unconditional commitment to a cause will not only bring you success but will help you grow as a person. (How I turned my dream job into a reality)
40. Being truly confident in yourself
The problem I have found with the fake it til you make it ideology is that it encourages you to only project confidence – it doesn’t really encourage you to continue to develop the skills, knowledge and know-how that you already have. You hide the real-you in place of confident you and as a result, you begin to hinder further development of your true self and the qualities you have already begun to develop. (4 alternatives to fake it til you make it)
41. Becoming confident in yourself.
He best way to do this is to realize that you have so much left to learn. By doing so, you will naturally follow your curiosity instincts and if you can do so passionately, it will replace any lack of confidence you might have had initially and replace it with a burning desire to learn. (4 alternatives to fake it til you make it)
42. Going against the flow.
Sometimes, rebelling doesn’t look like rebellion. Sometimes, it simply means that we are being called by an unseen force to swim against the current, particularly when the current is strong enough to carry us to places that don’t align us with our soul’s path. Sometimes, it is ingrained in us to fight against the things that don’t sit right with the deepest parts of our being. (How growing up below the poverty line taught me to think outside the box)
43. Projecting a confident self.
Your sense of self shapes your behavior. If you have the identity of someone who isn’t good enough yet, who doesn’t know enough, who is just a “newbie” that isn’t worthy of sharing your message and getting paid for your knowledge and expertise – you’ll always struggle to grow your business and make an impact. (How to create an unstoppable self-identity)
44. Being your true self.
Embrace the uniqueness of who you are and give that back to the world. There is exactly one version of you on this planet and that means you have something so uniquely you to offer. Being unapologetically you, is the best gift you can give to yourself and everyone around you. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
45. Fighting through tough times.
Don’t be afraid when things get shitty. Cause they will. And it’s gonna suck. But that’s okay. Just don’t be afraid because if you keep moving it always gets better. So I guess that’s my advice: allow the hurt but not the fear… and keep moving. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
46. Having a vision in life.
If you want to get what you’ve never gotten in life, you have to do what you’ve never done. It starts with a vision. It starts with accepting what is wrong in your life, appreciating what is right, but being aware of what is wrong and what you want to improve. That’s your vision. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
47. Finding your passion in life.
When you WANT to find passion, an opportunity for passion presents itself.. (How to change your life in 2017)
48. Making money.
Understand that money can be used to buy things or experiences. Those who spend on experiences live the richer of the two lives. Travel as much as possible outside your comfort zone and always challenge your assumptions. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
49. Embracing your differences.
The sooner you embrace your differences and the the things that make you unique, the happier and more successful you will be. We often times try to be something we aren’t which covers up who we really are. We all have a light to shine, don’t hide it, embrace it and share it with the world. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
50. Setting yourself apart.
Remember that you are not special. There were a million other kids on this path before you and there will be another million after. Most of them either went nowhere or turned out to be nothing. Even the successful ones might still flame out or be assholes. What does this mean? It means don’t get high on yourself. Don’t tell yourself a story. Be quiet, work hard, and stay healthy. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers) It’s not ambition or skill that is going to set you apart—notice I didn’t mention those things a single time. It’s safe to assume you’ve already got them covered. What will set you apart, what is rare, is humility, diligence and self-awareness. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
51. Making an impact in the world.
Life is about making an impact, not making an income. And ironically, the more value or “impact” you make, the more the money will come. So don’t try to think up a product or service that will make a lot of money; think of who you want to serve — what market do you want to serve. It’s about who not what. Fall in love with a market, and continue to serve them in all the ways they need. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
52. Deciding when to take action.
There’s never a perfect time to do anything, so go ahead and do that thing you’ve been wanting to do. Also, achieving goals is a lot more underwhelming than you think they’ll be. Quit thinking you’ll be happy once you’ve achieved them. Enjoy the process. Finally, focus on being useful, not important and you will go far. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
53. Setting goals.
Don’t chase your dreams, grow one. Plant it in good soil and consistently water it. Then trust that life will spark life underground. Success in your 20s is about consistency, humility, and many other unsexy words that won’t make the Twentysomething Hallmark Collection. Keep grinding and plowing the ground. And while you do, remember this: The possibility for greatness and embarrassment both exist in the same space. If you’re not willing to be embarrassed, you’re probably not willing to do anything great. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
54. Embracing failure.
Never let the fear of failure keep you from taking action. Failure is nothing more than a stepping stone towards success. It’s essential to fail a number of times in order to learn what doesn’t work. Since we have to fail first anyway, we may as well fail fast. So instead of fearing it, embrace it as an integral part of the road to success and achieving your goals. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
55. Giving yourself permission to be YOU.
Be YOU. Stop comparing yourself to some idea of who you think you “should” be, and start living up to who you are. The world is waiting for you to show up as ALL of you — so stop hiding. Stop trying to fit in. Stop trying to be a sheep when you were born a lion. Own your gifts, your quirks, your unique brilliance and shine it so brightly for the world to see; be so unapologetically you that it gives others permission to do the same. You only have ONE life in this particular incarnation; don’t waste that time trying to be anything other than who and what you are. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)
56. Setting goals.
We all want to take over the world. However, you can get so caught up with the big dream that you forget the present. Take one day at a time and try to accomplish small tasks that align with your big picture goal. (7 nuggets of wisdom I wish I had known before I started my business)
57. Adopting the right life mindset.
Chasing yours dreams is all about a constant mindset. I’ve come to embrace a motto: if I’m doing something I love, I might as well aspire to do it harder and with more conviction than anyone else in the world. (The real purpose of chasing your dreams)
58. Embracing your life's path.
The real purpose of chasing your dreams is not in the accomplishment of any goal or dream, but rather in the daily pursuit of navigating that lonely winding path to get there. (The real purpose of chasing your dreams)
59. Committing to a dream.
If you commit your entire life to a dream, you will find it, because if you commit your everything, your entire being, there’s only one of two possible outcomes. Number one: You’ll find it, you will succeed. Or number two: you’ll die trying, and it won’t make a difference either way.” (Confessions of someone who decided to go for it)
60. Finding a reason to get up in the morning.
Projects give you structure, and structure gives you purpose. Purpose is your reason to wake up in the morning. Without a purpose it’s easy to get caught up in the anxiety, the fear, and the self-doubt. Launch a project and commit your everything to seeing it through. It doesn’t have to be your forever, but you need something. Remember that the purpose of a project has a lot less to do with the project itself, and more about who you have to become in order for it to succeed. (Confessions of someone who decided to go for it)
61. Answering the question 'what do you do?'
Truthfully, in your twenties ‘what you do’ and ‘what you do for a living’ may be entirely different, and it is 100% okay to let the former define you. I hope that someday ‘what I do’ and ‘what I do for a living’ are synchronous. Yet until then I have confidence that my abilities are paying off everyday–even if not in a literal sense. If you feel inclined to answer with your job title the next time you are faced with the big “What do you do?” question, I challenge you to hold on to those passions you know to be true of yourself; you don’t need permission to be a musician, an athlete, a philosopher, a caregiver, or even just a damn good human being. (How to think about the question 'what do you do' if you're a post grad)
62. Feeling unsure.
You absolutely 100% do know what’s right. You know so deeply that it scares you. You question yourself because you’re not sure how this could be. You question yourself because you don’t know enough. You haven’t been around him long enough. You haven’t been in the job long enough. Whatever it is. But you do. You know. Something that you can’t describe is telling you what you should do. It’s the unknown, that scares you. “Why do I feel this way?!” Because you’re supposed to. (How to get in touch with your intuition and live a life that feels right)
63. Getting things done.
Stop telling people about your goals. The sense of gratification that comes with telling people about your goals makes you more unlikely to follow through with them. By telling people your future plans, it makes them feel more realistic and gives you a false sense of accomplishment leading to a higher probability of inaction. (The key to getting things done and not just talking about it)
64. Feeling apathy towards your job.
The antidote for apathy isn’t finding a new job. It isn’t reading a few Tony Robbins books. It’s not even more money. It’s self-awareness. We only get one shot at this life. When we realize that there is more to life than just collecting a paycheck, only then can we take action in a new direction. Only then can we overcome apathy. (How to overcome job apathy)
65. Taking action.
Us millennials are a generation obsessed with self-improvement. Let’s heal our weaknesses, so we can get the most out of life and travel. Don’t just be a silent bystander. I have full faith that you can implement these steps, be fearless about money, and travel more without having to keep track of all your spending. You can go on short trips on the weekend. You can go on international flights. All you have to do is make up your mind to do so. (How to travel more and be fearless about money)
66. Controlling your self-doubt.
Recognize that YOU control your self doubt. Let me tell you something. You can’t control whether or not other people are going to doubt you – in fact, some almost definitely will. BUT, you can control your own self doubt. 100 percent. You can let it take over and win, or you can put up one hell of a fight. (How to overcome self doubt and accomplish anything)
67. Moving forward in life.
You may not be where you want to be at the moment and that’s totally cool. We all need some improvement. What I’m saying is that you should never justify your place in the world if you are not happy with it and where it is taking you just because it is the expected norm. Dig into your thoughts and audit everything about you. Write down everything so that you can discover why you are where you are and map out the goals you have to help you get where you want to be. Find what motivates you and start working towards a goal that can help you achieve it. You will gain confidence and it will help you reach future goals and escape the life limbo you might be in. (Why now is the time to conduct a life audit)
68. Visualizing and taking action.
Visualizing your success moments will not help you accomplish them. Rather, their purpose is to remind and encourage you to take action towards them. They should light a fire in you when you close your eyes and think of them and fill you will confidence to keep going. They should make your heart rate flutter a bit and your adrenaline pump in a way that your immediate response should be ACTION towards making them come true. (How to visualize success and make it stick)
69. Handling criticism
If you are passionate about something you will (initially) care what others think. And with that comes an inherent fear of criticism. Nobody wants their art to be stomped on, because to many (including myself), negative criticisms can be a reason for an untimely end to one’s passion. I was always reluctant to share my writing and, until late in the game, there were only two people who had read my book to completion. But as long as there are people that get it – people that I impact – all the negativity means nothing. And at the end of the day, as long as I believe in what I do, nothing else matters, and I will keep going for myself. (How to escape limbo and turn your dreams into a reality)
70. Taking advantage of your twenties.
If you’re reading this right now and you’re twenty something years old, let me tell you that the timing will never be better. You think you’re busy now? Things will only get busier. Ask any of your older friends. Life hits you faster and quicker than expected. Your parents get older, you’ll need to care for them. You’ll find a boyfriend/girlfriend, get engaged, etc. Before you know it, all of those things you planned on doing “someday” never happened. (How to overcome the 4 most common excuses for not taking action)
71. Pushing yourself forward.
This is what life is all about. Pushing yourself just beyond your limits, growing, learning and improving yourself. Then repeating that cycle over and over again. By just taking one small step forward with a project or outside of your comfort zone you can over time go on a journey to complete a book or getting into much better shape. But also to move forward on a positive path inside of you to build confidence and optimism in yourself and in what you can do with your time here in this world. (How to overcome the 4 most common excuses for not taking action)
72. Improving yourself
If you don’t think you’re good at something, figure out how you can get better. How do you do that? You practice it. You chase it at all times. You surround yourself with people who are also good at them. You network, collaborate and excel. That is how you find your passion and execute on it. It is a natural process, one that is tied to ability, practice and purpose. (The most difficult thing you'll learn in your twenties)
73. Celebrating wins in your life.
I try to notice when good things do happen and try to acknowledge and celebrate them. Moreover, I try to be in tune with my emotions to realize when my mood has lifted (if even just a little) and when things are starting to look up. When this happens, I try my best to not dwell on the past but instead I stick with the present and honor the good things that are happening to me and around me. (How I survive my worst days)
74. Realizing that you are enough
I try to remind myself that I’m okay the way I am. There are aspects of myself and my life that I wish I could change, but I try to remember that who I am right now is enough and that each day is a new opportunity. I try to have patience. This is the toughest part. I believe this is not a zero sum game and the key is incremental improvement. I try to keep moving forward and keep my energy continually moving up and up. It’s hard but I try. Sometimes all this works, sometimes not so much. At the end of the day, I’m here right now and life will continue. (How I survive my worst days)
75. Starting a side hustle.
I call it “entrepreneurship training wheels” and it is the ideal environment for learning whether you have what it takes to jump headfirst into entrepreneurship OR to stay within the confines of your corporate pursuits. Either way, it’s up to you and your aspirations, but having a 9 to 5 to support yourself while you figure this out creates an environment to learn, pivot and move forward. (This is what it takes to work a 9 to 5 and build a side hustle)
76. Find your life's passion.
I’m living according to my belief that you don’t need to have identified and committed to one passion. I am not sure what that is but what I do know is that passion is supposed to be in the plural form. Passions. You don’t have to find your passion and accept it as one and done. Nobody was built for only one opportunity or one purpose. I certainly don’t see having to work for other people as fulfilling my purpose or my passions, but I see it when I travel, listen to different languages, and experience different ways of living. Passions! (Stop trying to find passion in your life. Find passions instead)
77. Being an entrepreneur.
Whatever path you choose, don’t make my mistake: thinking that it’s the end of the world. There are so many great opportunities and windows for your soul to grow. Believe that the “hustle” isn’t all about becoming an entrepreneur but beyond that, it’s becoming your own person. (Stop trying to find passion in your life. Find passions instead)
78. Learning to stop overthinking.
When your thoughts are overwhelming you, turn to your creative outlet and immerse yourself in it. Immerse yourself in the skills, coordination or repetition that it requires. Turn your mind to the comfort or challenge of your chosen craft and away from the thoughts or worries that are chasing you. (How to stop overthinking)
79. Feeling embarrassed.
Think of a time you were embarrassed, easy right? Now think of a time someone else was embarrassed. It’s a lot harder to do isn’t it?” I don’t really worry about being embarrassed anymore if no one but I will remember it! (Change the way you think with these unique life perspectives)
80. Starting a career path.
Don’t worry about your initial role, title or salary. Just get your foot in the door. Be the one to step up when something needs doing and you will quickly grow in this organization. (Change the way you think with these unique life perspectives)
81. Escaping your 9 to 5.
Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. (Change the way you think with these unique life perspectives)
82. Finding what you love.
You’ve got to find what you love. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. (Change the way you think with these unique life perspectives)
83. Acting like you belong there.
Stop discounting your worth and letting your fears of inferiority hold you back. This doesn’t just pertain to work, but to life in general; to running that marathon, to trying that new hobby, to taking that backpacking trip to Europe that you’ve always dreamed about. Stop letting your inner voice tell you that you aren’t deserving and that your opinions and worth should be overlooked. Stop apologizing for being smart, or worse, for being right. Even if bias in the workplace exists around you (which it most likely does), don’t let your own feelings of fraudulence be the defining factor that hold you back. (Why impostor syndrome is holding you back)
84. Thinking about quitting.
For any entrepreneur or really anyone creating something that challenges the status quo, you will feel alone. That I guarantee you. This feeling of alienation will make you question why you started in the first place. It will make you want to find an excuse to quit… and believe me, you will find one if you let this feeling control you. The biggest mindset shift that has helped me keep going when this loneliness creeps up is knowing that someone else just like me has been in the same exact position I am now. Someone is in the same position. Someone will be in the same position. When you’re on the verge of quitting, remember that you’re not the only person to feel this way. Acknowledging this has helped me immensely as it makes you realize that someone has been in your shoes… and they kept going, and going and going. They kept going and ultimately achieved what they set out to do. (What to do when you feel like quitting)
85. Getting sh*t done.
Multitasking has been proven to be less efficient compared to focusing on a single task at a time. Additionally, multitasking often results in lower-quality work, and it can cause significant stress as well. It may be tempting to work on other things during a conference call, for example, but this creates more pressure and stress for you. When possible, choose to focus on one task at a time. (Feeling stressed at work? Use these 6 techniques to reduce stress)
86. Developing self confidence
I have learned that, truth be told, there is no way to quickly hack your self-confidence. There are no life pro tips that will give you outright confidence. The truth is quite simple. If you want to develop confidence, you need to practice. Plain and simple. (How to become more confident in yourself)
87. Developing self-confidence.
In my experience, the real key to learning how to become more confident in yourself is to develop your self esteem. When you have developed your self-esteem, you’ll realize that you are okay with not being confident in certain areas of your life. You don’t adhere to blind confidence. And you’re okay with that! To develop this, you need to realize that your level of self-esteem is tied to what you believe is possible. This belief is entirely up to you and can be altered. (How to become more confident in yourself)
88. Knowing your true self.
Knowing who you actually are instead of focusing on some image of who you should be. I’m not talking in terms of goals (in which case you should focus on where you want to go). I’m talking about your personality and characteristics. By focusing on who you are, you are turning your back on the exterior image of confidence – status, money, career, cars, friends, popularity, etc. Your old mind focused on having these elements in order to feel good and confident about yourself. This is superficial confidence and is developed by accruing shiny objects. Once those things are gone, you have nothing. Instead of focusing on these external qualities, your focus should be on your internal self. (How to become more confident in yourself)
89. Creating your own life plan.
Your twenties are a time for setting the framework for your life’s work. Not a time to compare and meet expectations. Your twenties are a time to do all kinds of weird sh*t. Checking off boxes on the previous generation’s life template is not one of them. (Why you shouldn't be realistic about accomplishment in your twenties)
90. Dealing with fear.
Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. (What to do if you have no idea what to do with your life)
91. Starting a side hustle.
If you like carving faces in cheese. Run with it. If you like training homing pigeons. Vamos! Whatever it is, just go with it. Don’t think about if it is profitable. If it makes you excited, follow it… because chances are, there are others just like you who jump out of bed thinking about four-leaf clovers, or fly-fishing, or ride-on lawn mowers. (How to do what you love and make a living from it)
92. Having patience when it comes to success.
Contrary to what you might see in the media, success does not come overnight. It might not even come the first year. And that is OK, because if you are passionate about something and it makes you happy, you should have no problem waiting (after all, your passion was always your passion even before you started to consider creating content around it). If you continue to hone your craft while creating great content, I am confident in saying that good things will happen. (How to do what you love and make a living from it)
93. Doing your own thing in life.
By copying others and following exactly as they do… what hope is there for us to ever express who we truly are? Plagiarism is to take the work or idea from someone else and pass it off as one’s own. We know that to plagiarize in this manner is immoral and illegal. Why is it then acceptable to copy how another may live? (To truly live life, stop plagiarizing the lives of others)
94. Enjoying your journey.
We are constantly in search of more. So much so that we often times forget to appreciate what’s happening right in front of our faces – as I had just done. Take a step back and truly appreciate the present moment. This practice has been incredibly rewarding and motivating. It proved the power of consistently working towards a goal as the investment of my time has slowly but surely begun to pay off. (Why I love the journey no matter what)
95. Being successful.
At the end of the day we’ll never be able to accomplish everything we want to. But if we appreciate the journey and love the process, while being intentional with our daily actions, we’ll be able to continually move closer and closer to achieving our goals. Overnight success is not real. Success requires consistency, daily. But if you’re putting in the time day in and day out, the wins will come, whether they are big or small. Let my story serve as a reminder to fall in love with the journey to better yourself, while always taking the time to reflect. (Why I love the journey no matter what)
96. Living a life with no regrets.
My biggest fear in life is that of regret and the thought that I might someday look back and realize that I could have explored more, lived more and appreciate more. If you share in that fear, take the time everyday to inspire yourself. Separate yourself from others by filling your head and heart with stories of substance. (PRSUIT About Page)
97. Finding your life purpose.
When it comes to finding your purpose… you can’t connect the dots looking forward, only looking backwards. Remember this the next time you think you’re “wasting your time” because you don’t see a direct next step after whatever it is that you’re doing. Trust that you will find whatever it is you’re looking for after you put in the time, energy and focus needed to find it. You never know where you’ll end up. (What is my purpose? 1 way to find out)
98. Doing instead of dreaming.
In business and through my personal life, I have found this “do” mindset to be most impactful on my ability to shed any fear that lingers and act. This has allowed me to try things that most people wouldn’t consider because they let fear hold them back. Action is what separates the dreamers from the doers. (How my conversation with Richard Branson changed my perspective on life)
99. Taking hold of your consciousness.
Stop yourself where you are right now. What are you focusing on? What’s going through your head? Are you reading this article as you’re trying to multitask with two other activities? What is your ultimate purpose of this day? Why are you doing what you’re doing? Learning to ask yourself these questions as you proceed through your day will help you give more meaning to the actions you choose to take. Don’t allow yourself to be robotically swayed by the pull of the world. Take hold of your consciousness and make a concerted effort to tap into your natural focus. (Why you should try doing nothing for once in your life)
100. Surrounding yourself with the right people.
Surround yourself with people who inspire possibility because the fastest way to do the things you don’t think can be done is to hang around people already doing them. (The Ultimate roundup of twenty something dreamers)