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Why You Can’t Stay Disciplined No Matter What You Try

Many people get triggered by motivation. You read that one quote that hits you right in the chest and you feel like you are going to rule the world. Two minutes later the motivation is gone like it was never there.

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Motivation is a great thing, but you can’t rely on those all of a sudden moments when you feel explosive energy for no reason whatsoever.

I’ve personally had terrible moments when I felt like the whole world is crushing down on me. The other day I was so happy and energized that I finished my YouTube video just to see that the recording on my phone was not set on. I had to re-do half of the video and when I finished it for the second time I noticed that someone called me in the middle of my second recording and canceled my recording time. In those moments, all the motivational and inspirational quotes won’t mean a thing to me. I had to re-do the video for the third time (on an airplane mode this time) and finally get it done.

When things are not going your way, motivation is like a can. You see it in the street, you kick it, and you forget about it in the next 2 seconds. So motivation is a great thing, but relying on motivation and hope you will go through the obstacles with ease is not a smart choice. And honestly, I think this is a major obstacle why most people can’t seem to complete a task to the end. They rely on motivation to be their partner in crime when in reality they seek for discipline.

Now discipline is the thing we all want, but can can’t seem to stick to it and this time we will dig, like really dig into discipline and explain why you can’t stay disciplined and how to fix it.

Discipline is the key to your success in everything

As I was explaining in the previous article, I was lacking perseverance when it came to relationship, work, or simply organizing a trip with my friends to another city.

I was really struggling to find it in me to push things to the end. Strangely enough, one of the things that really pushed me out of that comfort was taking stone cold shower. And while it looks like I was getting prepared for jail, what I really did was pushing myself to be more disciplined in the face of discomfort. Because what we lack is perseverance in the face of hardship. When you have to do the project and you have a deadline, you don’t search for inspirational quotes on google, or pray that motivation suddenly hits you. What you really do is sit on your computer and do the project. Motivation is that one friend that runs away and leaves you dry when things get uncomfortable.

But discipline is not something that can suddenly hit you, and you can’t find it on Goole, well maybe just the definition. But real discipline is more of an emotional battle. And what I really found strange was that discipline is way more connected with pain that most people realize.

If discipline is to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience, then what we really do is run away from pain or punishment. When you take our code of behaviour what we do is either chase some form of pleasure or run away from pain or fear.

This being said our discipline is our ability to follow our principles and punishing/rewarding ourselves if we don’t.

I’ve noticed that when I don’t do the tasks I have for the day, I usually get a little angry or frustrated because I know I am the one to blame for not using my time wisely. I use pain or frustration as my punishment for not being disciplined. And as strange as it sounds I just realized this!

There was a really good example when Tony Robbins took his kids accompanied by a police officer (a friend of his) to one of those creepy houses filled with homeless junkies. He showed his kid or kids (I don’t know if he was with one of his kids or both of them) what they are going to end like if they use drugs. They were so shocked by the scene they saw that they created an enormous fear of drugs. He knew exactly what he was doing and because of this, every time his kids see drugs they immediately recall the scene in that creepy house, even years after.

I was seeking ways to stay disciplined and found self-punishment to work really good for me and I think self-punishment is the key to many disciplined people.

However, these 2 factors really contribute to becoming disciplined person in the long run.

1. Awareness of SELF

We just started hosting on a radio show with my friend Danny on self-improvement, relationship, toxic people and everything related to creating the best self-aware version of ourselves. It’s called Life 2.0 but sadly it’s hosted in our language and not many people speak Macedonian.

The point is that whenever we speak, say, about toxic people we get comments like “wow I had no idea I was feeling so depressed because of my friends” or “I never knew that staying in toxic company can make me depressed”. Most people lack self-awareness. They really have no idea about them because they are focused on the external things. They waste their time reading about fashion or politics and they have no connection to politics, fashion, or the time when Tom Brady looked absolutely wasted during Bucs Super Bowl boat parade.

When I sat down to meditate I truly saw what kind of person I was. I had 0 insight about me before that. Like I was left on autopilot since the day I was born and I let everyone around me carve me into whatever they wanted.

When I sat down in those 10 minutes, I felt that I am really not the person I want to be. My mind was shifting between thoughts like crazy. I was like “wow I can’t believe he said that to me, and I always thought he was my friend, what if this week is Friday the 13th? Will they play that one movie they play every year with Jason? Every thought I had was completely unrelated with the next one. My mind was shifting gears, themes and thoughts like crazy. Was this really me when I wasn’t meditating? I was terrified of the feeling that I wasn’t the person I wanted to be. And I kept on meditating every single day, at least for 10 minutes. I was calming my thoughts and slowly started to get my thought pattern in order.

After months I was able to partially control my own thoughts. At least I was aware of the thoughts I have and slowly started to re-brand myself and become the person I want to become.

Self-awareness is crucial when it comes to discipline, because you start to have an idea what kind of person you are and where is your aim for the future. Without knowing yourself and being able to get behind the wheel of your brain, you simply can’t stay disciplined.

Whenever you get angry, nervous or anxious, just breathe and really try to navigate yourself. What comes in your mind, why do you think the way you think, what or who hurt you. In moments of anxiety and anger you will start to have shorter breaths which signals your brain to start that alarming phase of stress. Just by taking deep breaths and focusing on your breath instead of the crazy show in your mind, you will immediately feel calmer. After a minute you will take full control and neutralize those stressful emotions.

Self-awareness is a must if we want to push ourselves forward and to do that we need discipline. But discipline doesn’t go without…

2. Vision or AIM

Once you start to be self-aware of your state and what kind of person you truly are, you need to have AIM because if you don’t know where you are going, you will probably get there.

It’s like going to get the bag from your room and halfway there you forget why you where going to the room. You get back, sit on the couch and “THE BAG!” you were going to get the bag.

Discipline works perfect when you know why you are doing what you are doing. When you have a goal and plan, discipline becomes easier to attain. You can be disciplined without a vision, but what’s the point really? And discipline without vision will probably get cracked and eventually stop.

What helped me was sitting at home with a pen and paper. Really, just sit there and think: why do I do what I do? Like I prefer to hang out with friends more than sit at home and work. Why do I do that? OR I want to have a lot of money. Why do I want to? And suddenly after all these answers, which are really, again, awareness of self, will penetrate something that will shock you: most of the things you do are just because you are trying to be better in the eyes of someone else. For example, if you want to be rich, you truly chase that because your girlfriend dumped you and you want to show it to her face that you are better human being. Like you can even start to play the guitar and be famous, but the truth is that you play only because you want to be famous so more people can be around you because you are lonely person.

These were just examples. You can even play the guitar because you father played the guitar and he was your hero. That’s an amazing reason to start playing the guitar, but for most of the things we do (at least for me) I did them because I wanted to be better human being not because of myself, but because of other people around me, which I honestly didn’t even like in the first place.

Doing this exercise really opened my eyes to another dimension. I started to realize that my standards and priorities were all mixed up. I would rather go out and have some fun getting wasted every day, than sit at home and create a business that I truly love.

It kind of opened my eyes to the things I want to attain. It gave me a vision, an aim to chase and find ways to make it happen.

Honestly one of the reasons I started this channel is because I was truly facing hardship on my own. My mother passed away (divorced from my father) and I was left alone to make a person out of myself when I was 18 years old. And I truly had rough time struggling every single day. I was a spoiled kid, but when that happened my stepfather did something terrible (which was really the best thing looking back at it now) he told me, either you will create an incredible person out of yourself, or you are going to end up a chump like all the friends around you. And the he told me “no more money for you kid.” I felt like the whole world came crushing down on me. After trial and error, I can proudly say that I am far better person than I was and I still work every day to become better.

I will share my journey and hopefully help some of you guys that are really struggling. I will be here with you in those moments when everything looks like it’s going wrong and give you part of my digital energy to make you feel better and move on on your journey with discipline and vision.

I hope this article hit some of you guys right in the chest and you are now a few atoms better than you were before. All I am asking in return is for you to subscribe on my YouTube channel so together we can help the channel spread so more people get a helping hand when they need it most.

Also, make sure to watch this video of me taking a stone cold shower next!

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DON’T Turn Blind Eye To These 3 Things That Are Ruining Your Life

Life is wonderful! I was just scrolling on TikTok and I saw a video that made me appreciate this amazing life we have even more.

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The video was about a guy who was explaining about “a thing that someone said that will stick with him forever.” He was working customer service and he sparked a conversation with a client. The client asked him how’s life, and he replied: “you know with the days becoming shorter and the cold weather… not bad” The client said that he was a refugee from Syria and told him something that gave me goosebumps. He said: “any day I don’t worry getting bombed is a good day. You know, shorter days and cold weather is not that bad.”

Sometimes we stress over things that are not important AT ALL. Like not a second should be wasted thinking about them. But I blame us partially. With the blazing fast rise of technology and the fast life we created we put heavy weight on our shoulders.

If you ask me, the biggest problem is that majority of people are not mentally capable of controlling themselves, or let me say, refrain from the free and cheap pleasures.

For example let’s take this research: 44.9% of adults ages 20 to 39 said that they consumed fast food on a given day, compared with 37.7% of adults 40 to 59, and 24.1% of adults 60 and older. I think that more than 50% of teens consume fast food instead of REAL body & mind supporting food.

We all get it. Fast food is delicious, tasty and makes you drool whenever you smell it near you. But this is EXACTLY why the Pareto Principle works everywhere. A smart Italian economist Vilfred Pareto came to a conclusion that that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results. This is in terms of money, power and wealth. This is how societies naturally divide. Because if you line up 10 people and give them hard task and deadline, probably 1 or 2 people will only finish it. The ones that are stubborn, hard-working and will manage their time effectively to finish the task. Same goes for everything. If you put a chocolate in front of 10 overweight people, 9 of them will reach out immediately to take a bite, even if they KNOW they going to have severe health problems in the future.

We have a hard time controlling ourselves when there are so many cheap things that give us immediate pleasure.

It’s very easy to fall in the shackles of these pleasures: Instagram, TikTok, Netflix, ordering junk food… the list goes on for days. But our ability to refrain from those pleasures and put in real work, is the superhuman ability we all possess.

There are many things that grab our attention and waste our life with lightning speed, but these 3 things are the worst, especially the last one.

1. Social Media

I know, I know. You’ve heard it at least 10 times this week, but this is definitely one of the worst things we turn blind eye to.

If I tell you now that 10-20 years of your life will be cut, just because you want to binge-watch a TV show on Netflix that won’t propel a single cell growth in your body, would you keep on doing it? Let’s take another guess: if I tell you, that you are going to have cancer when you turn 50 and leave your family and kids just because you want to smoke 1 pack a day, would you keep on doing it? This is happening every single day and we turn a blind eye and light up another one. For gods sake it’s even written on THE PACK!!

Why do we keep on watching only one step ahead instead of 10? This same thing is happening with social media overuse.

Your life is going to end one day. Your dreams are slowly staring to get thinner as time is flying, but there you are scrolling and reading about the bag Kim Kardashian bought. What is that going to help you?

We must be VERY careful with the information we are fed. If you scroll and read now, you are going to be filled with so much fear caused by the worldwide situation that you are unable to do anything. Some of my “friends” even don’t want to drink a cup of coffee with me because they are terrified of the situation right now. We are being stuffed with fear on the social media and we consume it without a question. It’s like eating shit and calling it burger. NO, that stops today.

Focus on real word champs. The most grounding thing you can do is exercise. You cannot think about unnecessary things when your body is facing hardship. You are here and you do the work. Write to-do lists, take stone cold showers every single day. Just throw yourself off that comfort that is literally eating you alive.

I am not saying you should never open Instagram, YouTube or TikTok. I am saying you shouldn’t overuse it to the point where it’s your addiction, instead of your tool for good source of information and growth.

2. Junk Food Vs. REAL Food

As we said above, more than 50% of teens eat junk food. Every second teenager is bound to be unhealthy. And the worst part is that it’s made by their own choice.

Junk food increases the risk of obesity and chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. You wanna know what’s the main cause of death today? Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. You don’t need to be a Ph.D. scientist to see the connection.

We literally make a choice every single day to slowly kill ourselves. Many don’t see it that way because they see the things only as they are today instead of 2-5-10 years upfront.

And the majority of people make choices only based on NOW and TODAY. They don’t invest in SP500 index fund, even if they can turn 30k into 1 million dollars in 40 years. They don’t want to bother and even think 40 years upfront, and believe it or not time is going by in a blink of an eye. I am 29 years old and it was like yesterday I was in high school.

Make choices that your future self will thank you for. If you eat that chocolate today, and that pizza tomorrow, you are going to end up feeling like s*it. And whoever says it’s “OK” to be obese, it’s NOT ok to be obese. Every day you made choices that gave you a health problem, and if the whole world created a marketing strategy to say that ‘It’s OK to be obese” just to sell you oversize products and weight loss pills, no. You are just another obese sheep in the herd to believe that.

Whenever you eat, just look at the meal and ask yourself: is this going to give me energy, make me feel better, and more energized, or it’s going to make me feel like s#it and give me health problems in the future? And there, you have the answer.

I am eating junk food from time to time, I am not a saint, and no one is. And don’t get me wrong. I am not saying you should never even think to eat another just food meal, but most of the days eat healthy nutritious food that gives you energy so you can feel and look better.

Don’t think one step ahead, think 10 steps ahead because already 80% of the people, as Pareto Principle suggests, think one step ahead, and they don’t have good results. So unless you want to have good results and belong to “the vital few” or the top 20% of the people, STOP eating empty nutritious foods that will give you a hard time living.

3. Physical Activity

Our life revolves around sitting. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults do not engage in the recommended amount of activity. Approximately 25 percent of U.S. adults are not active at all. This leaves us with 15% of the people that are active and semi active. In total 85% of the people have already given up on the thing that evolved us, physical activity.

Humans were extremely active in the past. They used to hunt for food, lift heavy things and everything physical they must do to survive. But with the swift rise of technology, we gradually started to cave in and do the job from the phones and computers. Especially with the worldwide situation right now, we are sitting now more than ever.

Right now I am behind a PC and write an article. After this I must schedule few posts on my Instagram, but after that I am going to do 1 hour of great cardio and have a stone cold shower.

It’s just an excuse to say “But my work is like that. I have to sit and work and I am tired after.” Exercise is about filling yourself with energy, not wasting it. When you exercise your body releases BDNF or Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor. This BDNF has been referred to as a fertilizer for your brain. It is a substance that is found in your brain and helps to maintain the life of your brain cells, as well as grow new ones. You’ve probably heard all about ‘neuroplasticity’ and how we used to think our brains, once adult, were like a lump of concrete – unable to change and grow. Scientists now believe our brains are more like plastic – able to adapt, grow and change depending on what we do with them. BDNF is widely accepted as being a key player in this ‘plastic’ ability of the brain – its presence has been shown to make brain cells in petri dishes sprout new branches.

Low levels of BDNF have been associated with depression, anxiety, poor memory and brain degeneration as seen in conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

This is just ONE of the hundred factors that exercise makes your life great and protects you from most of the things that can have destructive effect on your health.

With exercise can lose weight, feel great, sleep better and be healthy. Sometimes I really wonder how a person can be inactive? I mean it gives you so many incredible things and majority of people would rather scroll on social media than exercise for an hour to feel great and get all these amazing benefits from it.

Final Notes

Champs, many of us know these things already, but 80% of the people watching this are going to close this tab and get a burger, or scroll on social media. I know it for a fact because that’s the 101 mindset of a consumer. Many of the people are consumers, they are not producers. That’s the difference between the 80% or the trivial many and the 20% or the vital few. Your actions will either take you to belong to the top 20% percent or the bottom 80%.

Again, don’t get me wrong. I have some days when I slack. I can eat a burger, chill & watch Netflix. We are not robots, we are humans, and I think it’s only normal to go left and right from the main path that will lead you to greatness. But if you go way too left, or way too right, that’s where you need to bump your head and say: hey, I am way off course. I need to get back on track and be on my way.” Without this navigation it’s very easy to waste our life with time devouring habits like social media.

I hope in a way I inspired you to at least stop & start doing some of the things we said and my video was not in vain. I would really appreciate if the vital few of you guys reading this, subscribe on my youtube channel to make sure you don’t miss another video. Because I have a lot of things that I want to say to you so you can transform into the best version you can ever be.

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I Took Cold Showers For 6 Years. Here’s What Happened

Hey champs! I know you are having a great day today because we can prove all over again that our internal power can solve any problem. Seriously, no matter what happens, you CAN decide that you’re going to have a great time.

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If somebody like Viktor Frankl can be locked up in Auschwitz and come out of that an experience finding joy in the middle of Auschwitz then human beings have a capacity they’ve undersold themselves on.

We have this stubborn opinion that the outside world determines how we feel. If you think that your family, your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or friends should BEHAVE in a certain way for you to be happy, you have already given up on happiness.

Life is full of uncertainty… terrible things may happen. You may lose a family member, you probably will. A law may change that may result in your business being completely destroyed. Just look at how many businesses got destroyed because of this worldwide situation…. We can never know the outcome of the things we can’t control. But what we can control is how we act upon those changes…

I had a hard time believing in this 10 years ago. I thought people get born under a lucky star. Some can work endlessly and they might never “get lucky” and become rich, and some just go for a walk and find money on the street. Little did I know we are the creators of our destiny.

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Until now, you probably ask yourself: what all this has to do with cold showers?! Well, it has to do with everything BIG TIME, at least for me.

I have been looking at different Youtube videos, but never stumbled across some person who took cold showers for 6-7 years. So I decided to share my journey and the story behind the experience of taking stone cold showers for long period of time.

Cold showers are “trendy” right now, but they are not at all new. They have been practiced for thousands of years back and now science is confirming the stunning benefits, something they couldn’t do back then…

According to science, cold showers increase your circulation, helps reduce muscle soreness after intense workouts, may help you lose the extra pounds and give your skin and hair a healthy glow.

One great advocate of cold exposure is Wim Hoff, also known as The Iceman. He is a Dutch extreme athlete well-known for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He set Guinness World Records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for running a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow.

So yes, while taking a cold shower may be ballsy, there are people like Wim Hoff that have taken that a lot more serious than you and me.

I got into cold showers about 10 years ago, but that wasn’t something I used to do very frequent, just like I was about anything, whether it was a relationship, work, or going on a trip to another city. Everything I did was halfway done, and I couldn’t find it in me to keep on doing things till the end. It was a burden for me to finish things, except sport. I was stubborn as a bull when there was a competition, race, or simply a half marathon.

I have competitive spirit, but I wasn’t fully competitive when I was alone with myself. I knew I had to do something to make it work even when I am alone. So yes, that’s when I screwed up and got into the stressful life of cold showers.

You know when you do something and after a while it becomes easier as you do it? Well cold shower is definitely NOT one of those things.

Every time I get in the shower, it’s stressful. You know you are about to do something very uncomfortable that is going to last for few minutes. And if you live in the area where I live, cold shower is a STONE cold shower. So the uncomfortable feeling when the water hits your head and back doesn’t last for few seconds, but at least a minute, until your body fights off the uncomfortable feeling and you become used to it.. like you have a choice!

The reason why I started cold showers is because I was trying to be consistent with something uncomfortable. Not because I am masochist and I like to whip myself at home, but because I wanted to fight off my sissy mentality with a simple, but uncomfortable task evert single day: the stone cold shower.

To be honest, I didn’t start because I was thinking about all the health benefits confirmed by science that come with it, but I got into it because if you do something as radical as cold shower to positively stress your body and mind, the next thing you do will look and feel easier for you to finish.

In the beginning I wasn’t consistent, but one day I was fully commited to take stone cold shower every single day.

From that day everything I did was easier. I was trying to take the cold showers every morning as I wanted to do the most uncomfortable task first. But as time went by, I changed it after my exercise, because I was taking 2 cold showers every day, like one wasn’t enough already.

Since that day, my skin got amazing glow, I lost 5 pounds (and this is A LOT for me because I workout 5 times a week) and I was very energized and vigorous. One downside I’ve noticed (at least a downside for me) was that my hair was growing like crazy. I don’t know how a cold shower has to do with hair growth, but my hair got thicker and I had to go to the barber every 3 weeks instead of 4. If you are on a budget, DON’T TRY IT because your barber will profit from you.

There are many self-help coaches out there who preach cold showers to their students, and to be honest I highly recommend it to everyone. Not only because of the health benefits that come with it, but because of the psychological effect it has on you.

For some people it’s unimaginable to take cold showers. I asked some close relatives, they made it very clear that they would rather die than take a stone cold shower. So yes, for some people it’s very uncomfortable feeling to even THINK about doing it, but for others it’s a challenge that has to be taken.

Because let’s be honest: what does your day consist of today? Most people are drowning in the comfort zone, and it doesn’t seem to be a problem for them. They wake up, work because they MUST, come home and spend the rest of the day watching Netflix, eating unhealthy and never setting a foot in the gym. Don’t take this personally. I know you are probably NOT one of them, but I am speaking about the majority.

People LOVE being comfortable. And I don’t say you should fight with lions and live edgy lives every single day, but the comfort we have is killing every single thing about us being human beings. Humans had to survive day by day thousands of years ago, and they were physically active. Not by choice, but by necessity. And all of a sudden, John and Karen decide that they can live sedentary lifestyle, order food, watch Netflix, play video games and kill every aspect of humanity.

Apart from the gym, exercise, running, or simply pushing every boundary to build an outstanding business, we must have a backbone for these things. I always preach about the Wim Hoff breathing method, or a simple 10 minute meditation we can do every morning. These things gear up our brain every day so we can be resilient to the challenges we face every single day. Because the challenges that we call problems, are there all the time. We cannot avoid them. We can either be prepared to face them and overcome them, or we can wimp and whine about all the problems we have like the whole world is against us. The more we avoid the problems we must overcome, the more they will stress us out and affect our health and overall growth.

The cold shower reminds us that we have to be prepared for the uncomfortable even if that’s the last thing we want to do. And to be honest, cold showers did an immense job creating that resilience for me. I really speak to myself when I get in that shower that I am now killing the sissy mentality. I am honestly believing that I am killing every doubt and fear I have, and after that cold shower I can take the day head on.

CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR before taking stone cold showers.

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Your Dreams Are Useless, Unless You Do These 5 Things

Hey champs, my name is Nick and today we are going to discuss about something that HAS to be said. It may not be the thing you want to hear, but once you finish this article, you’ll be like (damn I think he is right). So let’s begin with a simple thought.

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Do you often imagine driving the perfect car of your dreams, or living in that big house with an endless view of your own forrest?

In Simon Sinek’s book Start With Why which I’ve read a while back, he writes that studies show that over 80 percent of Americans do not have their dream job. He notes that this is due to the fact that organizations are not really inspiring their employees. But I think that the biggest reason behind it is that people in those organizations don’t want to be there in the first place.

And here’s another very interesting study. Only 27 percent of college grads have a job related to their major!

Most people spend years learning and specializing in something which goes down the drain when they face real life employment. Just by knowing these 2 things, it’s getting a bit obvious why people dreams are getting useless. They work something they don’t want, and on top of that, it’s not even the thing they’ve learned in college. And let’s face it: you are stuck with it for 8 hours, 5 days a week. Whether you like it or not, it will impact your life in all sorts of ways. First it will destroy your balance, stress your more often than not, affect your health and you can even bring that negative energy at home with your loved ones.

So yes, if you are stuck with a job you hate for 8 hours a day, you can destroy your life in all sorts of ways. But this is not the biggest problem. The biggest problem is that most people know what they should do to pursue their dreams, but never take that first step. And time is passing by in a blink of an eye. Before you know it, you are in debt to your neck and you must work, unless you want to be out on the street with your family.

Experience can teach you a lot. As a matter of fact, experience and failure are the two best cosmic teachers. Without getting frustrated because of our failed attempts, we can never discover the ways that work. It’s very rare to have only ONE happy and successful relationship for the rest of your life. You should probably screw up a few times before being in one that works. It’s impossible to be good at some sport without losing a match, just like it’s impossible to be successful without trying to find 1000 things that don’t work.

So without further due, here are 5 things that will make your dreams come true. Without them you will be wandering lost and aimless for the rest of your life. Not to mention that without them you’ll never be able to fulfill your dream life.

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Thank you for doing that and let’s begin.

1. Screw up over and over again

This is the test that life throws at you. It will test you and test you, until you figure out why you’ve been doing it wrong the whole time.

Most of us don’t realize how important it is to fail. We usually take it as a defeat and never try to make it work afterwards. This can also be taken as an example for everything in life. Some people get so burned in the first relationship that they never try to commit in another one again.

We take the loss and defeat as final and keep it with us in everyday life. And in the long run this results in the wrong job, financial dependency, wrong relationship and bad marriage. All of this just because we were too afraid to keep on screwing it up until we learn ways that work.

Don’t be afraid to screw up, champs. The biggest lessons are learned when you keep on screwing up until you learn why you keep on screwing up, and what can you do to make it work.

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2. Keep on trying until you become desperate

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J. K. Rowling

When you touch the concrete with your chin, when you have no option to go above that, you realize that there is an immense power in all of us. Touching that rock bottom made us realize that, because in those moments of despair we find the real inner power that we have, and is available to us at all times.

That is the moment when your mind opens to the next dimension of your capabilities. You remove time out of the equation and you work with full steam to get to the thing you want. No matter if it’s about starting a company, working on your project, or being desperate because of your last relationship.

The only thing you need to make sure is to NOT give into despair. Stay with in, feel it, no matter how painful it is. As a defense mechanism your mind will throw positive thoughts and ways to go through that situation. Focus on them more than the negative ones that keep on recurring.

3. The things you need to do are the things you avoid

If I knew this LONG time ago, I would’ve skipped years of struggle. I always knew what I should do, or at least give my best to try, but I was always avoiding that hardship.

When I say “the things you need to avoid”, I don’t mean about driving drunk or things you clearly need to avoid. I mean that deep down you kind of feel what’s right for you. You simply can’t explain it, but you know that you need to do it. And you cloud that step with justification. “But I already have a safe job” or “I should avoid that conversation with her”. Deeply, you truly know what to do, but you dim that gut feeling until it goes away. And you keep on doing it all the time until you have no gut feeling left. You settle with what you have.

All I am saying is that you shouldn’t avoid that gut feeling, the magical weapon that is guiding you through life.

4. Doing easy things is cowardice. That’s why 80% of the money are in the 20% of the people

Also known as the Pareto Principle, this rule suggests that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results.

What Is The 80 20 Rule?

It was named after it’s founder, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, back in 1895. He noticed that people in society seemed to divide naturally into what he called the “vital few,” or the top 20 percent in terms of money and influence, and the “trivial many,” or the bottom 80 percent.

This connects with the previous points we just spoke about. If you avoid hardship and failure, you are going to be in the trivial many. This is due to the fact that most people avoid these things all over their life. And this is really interesting: we have a natural way of creating equilibrium between employees and employers. Eighty percent of the people don’t avoid hardship and don’t want to do uncomfortable. They will end up working for someone and have less influence and financial freedom. Most people will focus on doing 80% of the work which brings them 20% of the things. While the “vital few” will focus on doing 20% of the things, the uncomfortable, difficult and things their gut tells them to do.

Champs, I know you have what it takes to belong to the vital few. Just don’t avoid the 20% necessary things you need to do.

5. Success is not a choice. Success is your obligation

I stumble upon many people that say that “success” is not really important to them. And I am truly sick of hearing this all over again.

Success is not only having the skill to make money. It is the ability to get from point A to point B successfully.

This can be applied to anything. Relationships, work, hobbies, sports et cetera.

When you wrap around your head that success is your obligation, you won’t overthink too much. You don’t give yourself choices to wimp, wine, and justify. You take action to make it happen.

If you want to make ANYTHING work, sometimes you have to dive in the uncomfortable. And this is not your choice, it’s your obligation to do what’s uncomfortable. No matter the cost. The gap you leave between thinking and doing, in time becomes a crater. It grows more and more and becomes harder to jump over. Don’t let your inaction become a habit.

And again, this is not only about building your company. It’s about every sphere in your life: friendships, relationships, education or simply learning a new skill.

We all have a dream, champs, but many of us don’t do what’s uncomfortable to make it come to its fruition.

I’ve read in a book few years back, and this is really interesting, that the tiny animal that’s running in your home (this refers to the thing you avoid doing) grows to be a dragon that’ll press and choke you in a corner. The more you avoid important things, the more they choke and press you down. While this is not always the case, in translation this may refer to failed marriages, unemployment, being poor and homelessness.

Don’t let your own actions (or inactions) be the cause of your life of misery. There are things we just have no power over, like the weather, what people think, what people do, what people feel or say, just like we have no power over what happened in the past. What we have power is to take action in this moment, right now, and make our present and future be the best times of our lives. Fill your life with great moments, abundance and profoundness based on the things that you do daily.

Champs, thank you SO much for reading this entire article. You would truly help me spread this positive energy and help me help others in need by sharing this article and by Subscribing on my Youtube Channel.

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5 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Confidence

Hey champs my name is Nick and today we are going to talk about the things that silently destroy your confidence, make you mentally weaker and stop you from reaching the full potential of yourself.

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Every human being, you me and the ones around us is made of characteristics, right? This is the thing that divides us and make us come together. For example: the close friends around you are a mix of what you are. When you sit down with them you talk about something you usually have a common interest.

For my circle of friends that was fitness, nutrition, exercise, hardcore motivation, success, movies and even aliens. We found ourselves discussing about these themes of conversation and share our opinion about it.

Everything you live through the day, like the meeting with your friends, your boyfriend, girlfriend, colleagues, or the job you are currently working, create your character. But not all people are the same, because not all people live the same life. That was kinda obvious.

Now, the real power we have is the power of choice. We have this amazing ability to choose to go and do whatever we like (of course this has to be in the borders of normal human behavior).

Sometimes I think that we have SO MUCH opportunities now, that it becomes a problem.

Just by Googling “how many job types are there in the world” I found that the first link says we have over 12.000 job descriptions. We have 12.000 options to choose from, so I would say that not being interested in something is just an excuse.

And we are facing choices every single day. Whether to wake up at 6AM, 9AM or 11:30AM. Should we eat 3 times a day or 5 times a day? Should we eat 100g of chocolate or avoid chocolate and eat an apple? These types of choices carve us in all that we are.

Some people will make poor choice for years that will result in being overweight, divorced, or simply not satisfied with all that they are. When you take the wide picture of our life, of everything that we are, it all boils down to the choices we make, whether those choices create better human beings out of us, or simply wasting our time.

Now, majority of people will always go with the easy options, which are the poor choices. And this is natural. They would rather watch Netflix for 5 hours straight than do something productive. Majority would rather eat that chocolate than drool over it, and take an apple instead. This natural equilibrium divides the successful and unsuccessful, the fit and fat, the poor and rich, just like the confident and uncertain people.

Now, today we will talk about the things we CAN do to raise our confidence. And yes, this will skyrocket your success, fitness and confidence to the next level.

1. Talking bad about other people

We’ve all done it. If I tell you I didn’t do it, that would be a lie. And if I tell you I won’t do it again, that would be a lie too. But this time, I notice when I do it. I observe it, and find something very irritating, but necessary to spike my confidence.

When you talk about other people, you are really just talking about yourself.

If you are telling someone about how your boss is being a jerk, in reality, you’re probably talking about your lack of patience and understanding.

If you’re gossiping to one friend about another friend, what you’re really doing is telling the one friend that he or she can’t trust you to do the same to them.

Whenever you speak ill about something or someone, it exposes your true self. And this can never be wrong, that’s the trick. Your weaknesses are very loud when you speak ill about others, and we both know that is very bad for your confidence.

I don’t think this behavior can be stopped. Sometimes unconsciously we will fall into a conversation and talk ill about someone/something. After all we are all human, but when we do, we can do few things about it. First we should observe the conversation and see why we speak bad about others. And when we do, we should discover the shortcomings behind the things we say. This is the only way to get the good out of gossip, and additionally, boost our confidence by applying necessary change to fix it.

2. Letting other people make decisions for you

Our life is based on the knowledge other people gave is. We are formed and created by the opinion of others. By our parents, friends, teachers, colleagues, bosses etc…

However, there comes a point in time when we take our life in our own hands and steer the wheel. I think this is the real puberty, not when we get the first facial hair. This is the time when girls become women, and boys become men. And some people never get over this phase because when they are fully formed and should go on their own, they don’t bat an eye to self-develop and continue educating themselves.

I agree that constructive criticism is important. We can learn from the mistakes other people see we do, that we are unable to see, but that’s all there is.

If you become a doctor because your family wants to, you are going to be a terrible doctor. This applies to anything other people want you to be.

You are you own singular person. No one can make the decisions you do. Even if you make a mistake, the best lessons I’ve learned are through making mistakes and failing. Make your own mistakes, take your failures as your own, and you will start to shift your life for the better in an instant. You will become more assertive because mistakes and failures are necessary, not optional. On the long run, this will make you more confident and resilient.

3. Maintaining toxic friendships and relationships

This has more to do with confidence than most people realize.

Here comes my favorite quote: “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” We must not take this lightly because if you surround yourself with the wrong people, they have the power to shatter your life and make you miserable. Confidence will be 100 miles away from you.

For a certain period, it’s okay to be alone. When you break the old pattern and distance yourself from toxic people it’s okay to be alone until the right people gravitate around you, and they will.

When I was 15 years old, I used to hang out with 16 people, every single day. My mother used to tell me: son, when you grow up IF you are lucky you’re going to have 2 close friends. At that time, I didn’t really understood that, but now I really DO. And this is because people change and they have different interests, hobbies, families and things they don’t really share in common with the same 16 people when they were young.

People and things change, and that is completely OK. The trick is not to be dragged by the people who don’t aspire to be better themselves, and try to pull you down with them. Don’t let your memories attach you to someone who’ll waste your time and drain the energy out of you.

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4. Living in the past

In simple terms, evolution wired our brains to remember bad things more to alert us when real danger comes in the future to keep us alive. Additionally, our brain focused on the negative so that we could clearly see the danger to fix it.

So, the past is not JUST the past, but it’s actual memory stored in the brain. It’s not as simple as “the past is the past just let it go.” It’s not something you let go of. It’s physical attachment stored in your brain as vital part of you. Your past has created you up to this point.

Just as vital, the past can be very toxic. It is where all the traumas, bad and also good events happened. The bad memories can really impact our future and present because our brain can re-activate them and make us physically feel them thus affecting our mood for the worse.

The way we overcome the past is by learning the crucial lesson out of it. For example: if you got in a car accident while you were driving drunk, the lesson is that you should NEVER drive under the influence of alcohol again.

This goes the same with small minor past mistakes we do. If I try to do a successful marketing campaign on Facebook, I will certainly make mistakes that will result in unsuccessful campaign. In time, I will learn from the past mistakes and make campaign successful. And when you think about it, I WANT to have those mistakes stored, because they will help me make a successful campaign.

It also works to instantly replace your bad memory with a positive one. For example if a bad memory recurs when your mother yelled at you in front of your friends, you have all the power to shift that thought with a positive one. You can think of the crazy summer night you had with your friends. This will give you dopamine and change your initial thought with a positive one.

Long story short, USE your bad memories and past mistakes to be better version of yourself. No one becomes an expert in anything based only on positive experiences.

5. And the last one: talking negatively to yourself

I just spoke about the R.A.S on my latest TikTok video. This stands for Reticular Activating System and it’s part of your brain responsible for the things you notice. Let me give you an example: if you buy a new car, you will start to notice that car everywhere. The car was there before that, but now you see it because you are genuinely interested in that car. The A.R.S is responsible for that.

If you focus on the worst of things, like what happened to you in the past, or why you are not happy because you did this and that, you will feed your R.A.S with more similar situations for you to focus on, whether they happened or they are about to happen.

If you speak negatively of yourself, you will have negative experiences now and in the future, because subconsciously you focus on the situations that can make it worse.

It’s not a flip of a finger to make everything run smooth and positive for you. You have to change your entire daily routine, the things you do and think through the day. Do you exercise regularly? Do you eat healthy? Do you take cold showers? Do you meditate? Do you have a journal? Do you write your plans on a schedule?

Real confidence comes with experience. You can be confident without experience, but sooner or later you have to take that cape off you and see that you still have a ton of things to learn. It’s better to know that you don’t know, than to act like you know and prove yourself and everybody wrong halfway through.

It takes courage to be confident because we have to face adversities that majority of people will never do. Most men want to chase girls but have never ever talked to a random woman in a bar. We all want success but never bat an eye to take the first step, because to build your success you need confidence in making the right steps, and to do that you need courage to make the wrong ones and learn from them.

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If Things Don’t Come Easy For You (Or At ALL!) This Is For You

When we see all those successful stories in the media, it looks like people just get lucky. No work, or given effort, just pure luck on a whim. They wake up one day and they see a suitcase full of money… and 10 more in the garage.

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Success is a relevant term thou. Many people don’t see success as having millions of dollars in the bank, or having 3000 square meters house on a hill. Some people see success as a result of a happy family, or being able to travel whenever they want. So success is a relevant term, but the success we will discuss today is the thing that can be applied in everything.

If things don’t come easy to you, but they appear as they do to others, you’ve been missing a crucial point. First, there is no such a thing as overnight success. Even (and this is probably impossible scenario) if you become overnight success and you get 100 million dollar check right now, what’s going to happen is that you’ll probably be broke in the next couple of years.

This is what happens when people win the powerball, which is the highest amount won on the lottery. Many people end up depressed, or highly disappointed from their loved ones because they all want is to take piece of the money pie. Most of them spend like crazy which ruins their life, others end up on drug addiction and even dead.

It’s no strange why they say that the devil is hidden behind everything you’ve ever wanted. If you want 1 billion dollars right now and a house on the hills, they could be the #1 reason to your life of misery and self-destructive behavior.

Then, should we stop wanting better things for us?

No, we should never stop wanting better for us and those around us. But we shouldn’t rush things, because as I’ve said before, we should enjoy the journey. Not the end goal.

If you want something, and you get it without sweating one drop for it, you will NEVER appreciate that thing. This same things happens to parents who spoil their kids. They buy them everything they want and they grow up to be spoiled brats. They won’t appreciate the value of money, and they certainly won’t appreciate the value of hard work and persistence.

For me personally, nothing came easy. Most of the things I’ve started working 2-3 years back, now start to grow the fruits. Before, it was just countless hours of work put in into something that might be a successful story one day.

If things don’t come easy for you, DON’T GIVE UP. Believe me, I was one of those people who used to see at the screen and droll over people who were claimed by the media to be “overnight” success. I thought the world was against me, and against everything I ever do. The first two years I made only 2 bucks a day, and I was working 8-10 hours non-stop (including Sundays). Until one day I woke up to see thousand dollars on my dashboard…. I couldn’t believe my eyes. IT WAS ALL WORTH IT. I had goosebumps all over my body and I felt like everyone in the world should know about it… little did I know that not many people want to see you doing better than them, but let’s leave that for another video.

There are 3 major factors that I’ve personally felt to be very important when you feel like the world is giving to everyone but you.

1. Be grateful that things don’t come easy for you

This is probably something you thought you won’t hear, but before you have anything to say against it, hear me out.

When you are stubborn as a goat, and you won’t stop for anything less than success, you will make it. DELETE time out of the equation, because some people get it sooner than you, and I don’t say that it’s fair or not. I am saying that your journey on the way to your goal will teach you a LOT more than the goal itself.

It may be strange for me to say this, but the time I was struggling most, when I almost had no option but to work and succeed, I was the most fulfilled person on the planet. I was in the present, right here, all the time and I was feeling like one day I was going to conquer the world. And I was making 2 bucks a day, imagine that.

I don’t mean to brag when I say this. I just want you to put yourself in my shoes and try to feel what I’ve been through. The real power lies in your ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and truly feel what it’s like to be someone else, with all the negative and positive aspects. Then you realize that we are all human, and that everything is possible. What seems like the best thing to have, comes with great responsibility and not like the blessing you’ve expected it to be. Just like that house on the hills. It comes with 20 people that have to work for you, maintain your house, and eat up your bank account every day. This could eat you alive to have this burden on you if you are not prepared for it.

So whenever you think you deserve something more than the rest, you may be right, but if you still don’t have it, there are probably two reasons why. The first one is that you took the wrong u-turn, and you need to get back and continue on the right track. And the second is that you still didn’t build your mindset to put in the right action in physical reality to get that thing.

2. Success is not the goal. Success is your ability to get to the goal

Walt Disney, Martha Stewart, Larry King… these are all people who had money, lost them all, and rose back to wealth again.

Success is not the goal folks, it’s the ability to get get from point A to point B.

Let’s skip money for a second. Success is not all about money. Success can be a happy relationships, family or even being able to travel the world.

What do you think about, when you imagine yourself having a great relationship with your girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse or wife? What’s the picture that shows in front of you when you close your eyes?

For me it’s beach, Maldives, a sunset and the two of us enjoying in silence with a Bob Marley song playing in the background. But this can be different for each one of us. The point is that whatever comes to your mind, this is your goal. Now imagine yourself on that place with a complete stranger. Will that be the same? Can you enjoy the same without your loved one? I don’t think so.

All your beautiful moments before that, all that disagreements you had before, created that picture for you. You had to overcome all those things together as a couple for you to have that picture. That’s why the place you imagine with the complete stranger didn’t really fit in your fantasy.

We can go for days explaining this, but the point is very clear for each and every example. I would’ve given you example about “traveling the world” but with this current situation it would be painful to talk about traveling…

3. The third and last is: you need to be another person if things don’t come to you at all

As you go on the way to build your company, claim the ladder of success in the company you are employed or simply have the best relationship in your life, you have to re-evaluate yourself all the time.

This means that you should be almost completely different person years from now. If you do the same things all over again, and you have no results at all, you are still not the person that you are suppose to become. Because if you were the person that you’re supposed to be, you would have all those things already, right?

You need to change the way you think and the way you get from point A to point B. When Facebook presented all those video headings, where you put video instead of a picture on your posts, I tripled my earnings, just by implementing a simple shift in Facebook for Developers. This in turn gave me a lot more visits on my website which resulted in x3 more revenue, and that’s when I made my first 54.000$ month.

Before I started making money I was practicing reflection. I would look in the mirror every morning for few minutes, and ask myself: are you the guy that you aspire to be? Or you still have to change something to be the guy aspire to be? Every time you add something to it, you get closer to the successful story, whatever successful story is to you.

Champs, it’s very easy to build sandcastles in the sky and life of illusions, but the truth is things don’t come easy, especially if those things are truly worth to have.

You have to work on it constantly. Happiness lies in the daily things you do. If you work towards something you love, you will be happy and great at it. We can easily deceive ourselves that we want a lot of cash, big houses, yachts, but at the end of the day, a lot of people truly don’t want those things. Some just want to be free and travel, or have a place to call home. Everyone experiences success differently.

Just don’t get caught up in the wrong definition of your success, because you will spend your whole life building something you don’t want to have… AT ALL.

At the end of the day, do you go to bed satisfied with the person that you’ve been? Or you think you did something wrong that you can learn not to do in the future? We have to reflect on ourselves all the time. Why do we spend so much time thinking what’s wrong with the people around us, and never look in the mirror and ask ourselves what’s wrong with us? What can we do to improve ourselves? We need more of that if we want to be better and better all the time and build the life of our dreams.

Champs, thank you so much for reading this article. I wouldn’t be able to do what I want to do without you… I looked in the mirror this morning and asked myself: what can I do today to inspire people to do better in their lives? This was the article I came up with and I hope it did inspire you in a way to create the best version of yourselves.

It would really men the world to me if you can tap that like button on my YouTube Channel and subscribe so I have a reason to wake up tomorrow, ask myself another question and create another video and article full of value to you champs!

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How To Stop Being Tired All The Time

Hey champs, my name is Nick and today we are going to talk about how to increase your energy (something that might look like science fiction to you now) but it’s not that complicated after all.

If you are feeling tired ALL THE TIME, this video AND smashing that like button is definitely for you! And if you really don’t want to feel tired, make sure to smash that Subscribe button too, because I have a lot of good news in the next videos for you.

First of all what is the difference between you and Jeff Bezos, or what is the difference between you and Elon Musk? We all have 24 hours and, we can all earn 180 billion dollars, and we can all move to Mars, right? Well, not really. The difference between you and them is that you are constantly tired and you can’t invent those rocket ships and generate billions of dollars in income.

These days there is a MASSIVE confusion between having energy and preserving energy. We watch Netflix all day and we spend massive amount of time on social media. When it’s time to stand up and complete an important task, bam…. we have no energy.

How come we are low on energy when we spend our whole morning AND evening doing nothing but laying in bed and basically preserving every atom of energy? And on top of that, we wake up each morning feeling like we’ve been hit by a truck.

Many things come into play when it comes to general fatigue and tiredness and this does not involve chronic fatigue syndrome and SEID which affects million of people in the US alone.

This involves general tiredness which mostly people feel by not having healthier habits and clear vision for their life.

There are many habits that MUST be changed before we get that booming energy which we are going to discuss later, but first let’s explain why you are feeling tired ALL. THE. FREAKING. TIME.

As people, we have a hard time understanding paradox, right? Like beginning of an end, or knowing that we know nothing. Same goes for energy: we have more energy, by doing more things! Let me explain.

If you have a clear vision of what you want to be in the future all you need to do is take action. But that is easier said than done, and thanks to science, we now know the harsh road.

If you haven’t heard about neuroplasticity, you’ve been missing out a lot.

The more you do something, the more you strengthen the bond between the physical action and your brain. This is called neuroplasticity, and it’s actually brilliant. The more you do something, the more it becomes ‘wired’ in your brain. So, let’s say, if you exercise every day you will get bound to it and it will get easier the more you do it. But this also means that if watch Netflix every day, the more you will do it. The choice is yours.

However, we didn’t say what this has to do with having more energy, but first let’s go back to evolution.

Long time ago our lifestyle involved of us moving almost constantly. We had to hunt for food, gather and do all the chores necessary in order to survive. All we should do now involves us picking up the phone, calling our favorite pizza company and getting the food on our doorstep in no time. No wonder why we are so lazy now…

Evolution has made human to move, almost necessary. We can only Google the detrimental health effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle and everything becomes clear as day. Ok, let me do you a favor by explaining just some of them:

  1. Weight gain. Weight brings it’s own nasty problems, so a sedentary lifestyle has obvious health risks like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The more weight you gain the harder your heart has to work. Your heart is a muscle, and the less it works, the weaker it becomes.
  2. Loss of Flexibility. Blood doesn’t flow as freely through tight, bound muscles. Inflammation and pain rear their ugly heads as flexibility is lost. The more sitting you do, the more your hip flexors and low back become particularly tight. Your abs and glutes also become weaker.
  3. Lower Metabolism. A sedentary lifestyle means fewer calories burned. A lot of your body’s ability to break down fat simply shuts down.
  4. Osteoporosis. Here’s a not-so-obvious health risk. Your body and muscles are made to move. Your bones are made to bear the weight of movement to stay strong. A sedentary lifestyle or too sitting and inactivity can lead to osteoporosis.
  5. Increased Chances of Dementia, Depression, and Anxiety. The mind is more linked to the lack of moving than most realize, especially in the elderly. But you don’t have to become elderly before you feel the negative harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle on the mind.

Just by reading these scientific facts, it’s not hard to realize that we were made to MOVE, right? Our bodies work in perfect sync when we move, rather than when we lie down in bed and watch Netflix.

Even with the Neolithic Revolution or so-called the Agricultural Revolution, we still had to do a lot of physical work in order to grow the crops, protect them and stash them.

What happened that changed everything was the invention of the microchip, or to be more precise, the consequence of the microchip, which was the Digital Age. Of course, everything was done for all the right reasons, like not having to send out letters that would arrive in 2 weeks. But as a consequence of everything becoming so easy, we are taking many necessary things for granted, like exercise, food, or being spiritually fulfilled.

We made it pretty clear that we have to move for the body to function properly, and this in turn will give us MORE energy instead of making us tired.

When was the last time you felt that breeze of energy in the morning? That burst of alertness and agility? I can almost guess that it was some upcoming presentation, performance or you being happy like a little kid to do something you are really passionate about.

When we love the work, the relationship, the hobbies and all the tasks in our daily routine, we will have more energy, than doing something we hate. It’s only logical. Loving what we do gives us inspiration to turn that TV off, get our buttocks up, and take some form of physical action, like you pushing that Like button and Subscribing on my YouTube Channel.

By doing more, we have more energy… we covered that. But there are 2 more things we must do if we want to really delete that general tiredness that is slowly taking our time away, the only resource we cannot get back.

The second thing is nutrition

Your body is your temple. If you don’t take care of it, you are going to face tremendous health problems.

Sometimes I wonder how on Earth our bodies can process all those burgers and pizzas… not to mention all the booze. But when someone gets ill because of their own choices, everything becomes clear.

So what is really healthy nutrition?

Healthy diet is not about severe restriction and limitations, or depriving yourself of all the tasty things in the world. It’s about feeling truly alive, energized and great in every aspect.

And the thing is, it’s not very complicated. If you are one of those people who had WAYY to many opinions about what you should and shouldn’t eat, you are not alone, believe me. Some food “gurus” will tell you to eat something, while others will tell you the complete opposite.

The truth is that healthy diet consist of real food, instead of the processed junk food we are used to eat every day. Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it can make a huge difference to the way you think, look, and feel. And you don’t have to deprive yourself of that junk food forever and ever…. you just have to pay attention to your overall diet. That’s why we invented cheat meals!

By using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create—and stick to—a tasty, varied, and nutritious diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.

While some extreme diets may suggest otherwise, we all need a balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals in our diets to sustain a healthy body. You don’t need to eliminate certain categories of food from your diet, but rather select the healthiest options from each category.

The last one is: Stay Physically Active

For some people this is the worst type of conversation. They run away from exercise like the plague. But exercise is really, REALLY vital to our well-being. Plus who doesn’t want that stunning summer body?

  • Exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Exercising causes the body to make chemicals so-called endorphins that can help a person feel good. Exercise also help people sleep better, and yes, putting that phone down at night also helps you sleep better. Exercise can also help some people who have mild depression and low self-esteem. Plus, exercise can give people a real sense of accomplishment and pride at having achieved a goal — like beating an old time for a 5 mile run.
  • Exercise helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. Exercising regularly lowers a person’s risk of developing some diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Also, if you want that stunning hot body turning heads every summer, exercise will help you do that too.

Now that we know the benefits, WHAT DO WE DO?? Join the gym, go for a run…. what? I personally used to exercise in the gym and then I started kick-boxing… so that seems to be working pretty well for me for the last 14 years. Also, calisthenics, running and hiking seem to be working out pretty well too.

When it comes to health, I would suggest you to go for a run or join the local gym and start from there. I truly hope you can find yourself in some sport because it will prolong your life, give you more energy and simply make you look stunning hot.

Final words

Just because we didn’t mention drinking water, getting enough sunlight and sleep we should avoid them. I just think the ones we mentioned are far more easily forgotten than the rest, and we should be reminded of them every once in a while.

Being tired most of the time is really blocking you from achieving many wonderful things in your life. With a little shift of perspective and mental effort, we can all change our lives, live better, and help this world be a better place.

I read a very interesting quote the other day in a book about nutrition and health. It explained that the lifespan expands all the time, but that doesn’t mean that people live more quality lives now. We can prolong our lives with pills and medications, but it’s really about the quality in the years. I am not saying we should all die young and happy. I am saying that by doing these things we wouldn’t need the pills and medications to live long and happy life.

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Make Passive Income Online – 5 Truth Shattering Facts You Won’t Like

If you want to know how to make passive income online, you found the right place to start.

Many of these online gurus use the phrases “laptop lifestyle” and “make passive income online”. They make it sound like a fairytale: you just work for few hours a week and voila! You have thousands of dollars daily and you watch Netflix for the rest of your life.

If everyone talks about it, and it seems very easy and straightforward, why aren’t we all doing it? First, the online gurus will charge you up to 2.997$ to “teach” you how to do it. And second, you probably won’t do it. The only thing you’ll do is spend 3k, have half-truths about making money online and you will hate every mentor and online guru out there. The truth is that not all mentors are bad, but one bad experience can make you hate them all.

There are many people out there that make hell of a money JUST BY selling courses online on “making money online”. If they could teach us how to market a course online, maybe that would be a better place to start.

Where Do We Start Then?!

So, now that you hate almost everyone trying to teach you out there, I am authentic. BUY MY COURSE!! Imagine me doing all of this just to sell you a course. Although I do have a course, but I am not selling it 3000$ and don’t push people to buy it. And the truth is that if you scroll through my videos on YouTube you will find awesome information for FREE.

If you’ve read my FREE e-book that I am gifting to you champs, you know that I had an intense time in my rough beginnings. I had to start from 0 with no money for food and climb the ladder step by step.

Unlike all the “gurus” out there, I’ve managed to make thousands of dollars daily without prior investment! I was so dedicated to succeed that I was searching for a loopholes or so-called golden chickens month after month until I finally found one.

When I made my first Google check I re-invested almost 80% of all my earnings. Years later I was able to create cashflow of 20-30k and even 54.000$ dollars a month.

As sweet as it sounds, making money online is entirely different from the way you imagine it when you are not making money online.

In the next 5 truth shattering facts I will expose to you the real view on things when you actually make money online.

Before we hop on the first and the most shocking fact, your support means so much to me. You guys would do me immense favor by sharing this article and subscribing on my YouTube channel.

Thank you for doing that and brace yourself for what you’re about to hear next!

If you want to know how to make passive income online, you found the right place to start.

1. Passive income doesn’t exist

I probably should’ve of kept this last for the sake of you reading this entire article, but I got even more shocking truth saved for the last one.

Next time you hear the phrase “passive income online” just remind yourself of this: passive income doesn’t exist! Probably that is why they don’t teach us about in school.

There is no such a thing as passive income. As much as we would like to hear fairytales about laptop lifestyle and drinking margaritas on the beach while making thousands of dollars without any work, that is simply not true.

Passive income online gets so much attention because marketers created the perfect phrase to catch bigger fish with small worms. They found a way to market a phrase and sell a story to get customers by giving little to no money in advertisement.

Even the same gurus that sell you that story put up hell of a work to create the course, market it and sell it.

But everything is not so harsh and dark. Don’t get me wrong, I love having “passive income online”. But I didn’t create passive income by believing in fairytales and following no-work scheme. I put up years in getting knowledge and investing all my time to create a passive income. I was making 1-2$ a day for 2 years before making that 54.000$ month. This brings me to the 2nd truth.

2. It takes years of work to build a passive income online

What is often sold as a disguise by the name “passive income online” actually means years of dedicated hard work without guarantee that you’ll make a single cent.

It personally took me 2 years before I saw the big money coming in. And in those 2 years I was walking 6 miles a day just to eat a decent meal at my grandmothers, because I couldn’t afford one myself.

I had to find a way to earn without ANY investment. If I had money to invest, I would’ve probably got there way sooner. But the point is that it took me 2 years to build an income I still work 8-10 hours a day to sustain.

Before you cash in a course about passive income, or simply diving into the unknown, know that it will take you years to build a passive income online before you get that sweet fruit, but nobody guarantees that after you spend years and money in trial and error, you will make return of investment. So yes, this is something you probably didn’t want to hear.

3. It is about increasing your value of time

Increase the value of your time

Think about selling in physical store. You see a person walking in, you say hi, and you ask if they need any help. Probably they will because let’s imagine you sell washing machines. They want to know the benefits, the cost, the spending and if you are going to give some extra discount. If all goes well, you will sell the washing machine and get 300$. This probably took around 35 minutes.

If you work 8 hours in that store and sell 1 washing machine every hour, you will sell 8 washing machines total.

The math says that your limit is 8 washing machines, or 2400$ in revenue (not profit, revenue).

Your ceiling, your roof is 2400$ on the best of days. You are limited by this number. You can juggle in front of the store, you can do backflip to entertain people, but you will still remain with 2400$ in revenue at the end of the day.

With passive income, you increase the value of your time. For example every time I wake up (depending on which business and campaign) I have few hundred dollars in profit as soon as I open my eyes. This means that I make money when I sleep. You can’t really do that with selling washing machines at physical location.

The good thing online is that you don’t pay rent, you don’t really need many employees to run an online business, and every customer is attracted by an online advertisement. And the brilliant thing is that scaling a good selling ad will quadruple the cashflow which results in increased value of time.

Now, don’t get me wrong. You can do the same in physical stores as a business owner. But when things go south like they did this year, your physical business will flop in a blink of an eye. While I think it’s important to have a physical location, I thinks it’s even more important to have a great system setup that sells online too.

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4. The school doesn’t teach passive income

The thing “passive income online” and making money when you sleep is very hard to grasp. That is because the school system doesn’t teach us that it’s possible. If you’ve been told that the sky is blue for 22 years and all of a sudden one day you see it orange, you will probably have a hard time believing it, right? You may even visit a psychiatrist about it!

And it makes sense because the whole system feeds of people who spend money like crazy. If you don’t buy unnecessary things like all those nose strapped eating curtains, a lot of businesses would simply perish. Not to mention all those beauty products and fat-loss pills.

Being a CEO is a great thing, but if we are all CEO’s the economy will collapse. Who’s going to do the work in the lower level of the pyramid? I guess we still need to wait for robots a couple of more years.

In most schools the system is outdated and it will teach you only about linear income. This is also known as a normal job. The best case scenario, it will prepare you to have the tools necessary to find a job like CV, but it won’t teach you about waking up with few hundred dollars in your pocket.

You will have to go through thick and thin to learn the skills, master them and apply them in physical reality.

5. You have no idea what’s in front of you and you will probably quit

I’ve been seriously thinking and asking myself this question all over again: If I knew what was in front of me and all the things I had to overcome, would I do it all over again? I really can’t tell a straightforward answer right away….

I’ve been hacked TWICE, I’ve had my Facebook Page of 5.5M followers deleted without ANY prior warning. I had 212 thousand followers Instagram Page deleted in a blink of an eye… this is just the tip of the iceberg and believe me IT WAS AN ICEBERG.

I am not saying all of this to tell you to quit, or don’t even start. The reason why I am telling you all this because I know it’s easier to tell you a story about a princess who lived with her prince happily ever after, but I think it’s far more important to know that the princess was once a girl who lost her mother when she was 10 and lost her father after that. After her father dies, she is forced into servitude in her own home and is tormented by her evil stepmother and two stepsisters. Yes, it’s about Cinderella.

The bad times is what it’s really all about, because when you are happy everything is cool and fine, until you hit that bump on the road, and you think you are the loneliest person on the planet. You keep asking yourself: why is this happening only to me? Why am I the unluckiest person on the planet? The truth is that millions of people already made it, and they’ve been through far FAR worse than you to get there.

I think what really keeps us going is our character. If you won’t settle for anything less than success, you will make it no matter what. And I think we bring this character in every day life with us. In the gym, in relationship, in work, in friendship and in life in general.

If you want to create life of your dreams you have to sweat till you become pale and dehydrated. If you wanna build that perfect relationship you have to go through arguments because they are necessary to build that perfect relationship. You don’t need to ASPIRE to have them, but you have to solve them.

Same goes for making passive income online. If you want to imagine yourself drinking margarita on the beach with a sunset, with 1M$ in your bank, you have to sweat years for that. And after you finish that cocktails and enjoy your night, you have to get back to sweating again. If you don’t enjoy the whole process, the ups and downs the good and bad, you probably won’t enjoy the sunset and the margarita.

If I had to find a way to make thousands of dollars daily with 0 investment in ads, you can make it too.

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5 Things Will Start To Happen When You Discover Your Hidden Power

There are bazillion things that block your secret power every day, and our life will shift entirely once we discover our hidden power.

Our mind is hoarding with information that are mostly unusefull. Just how many things you know that will never be of any importance and topic of discussion in your life? What Lady Gaga bought or what Kanye West said on that talk show will never truly help you become better person on personal and professional level.

If we go back to childhood education, we were mostly taught how to obey and listen. We were not taught to develop our critical thinking as the most powerful tool to use later on in life. At least this was the case for my education.

Our ability to do incredible things is always here, but it takes time to develop it.

The hidden power that we possess is always there in us. But the problem today is not that we need to “dig” deep and find it. We need to block most of the things that are not valuable to us. For example, what Lady Gaga bought in the new Gucci store will never be of any value to you.

The bigger problem we have is that all the time we obsess with trivial information as the new bag that Lady Gaga bought.

You would rather watch something that will never be of any use, like funny cats and dogs, than watch 3 hour video to “start an online business” and do all the steps necessary. This is just an example.

You see, we either run away from fear, or chase pleasure. That’s the basis of it. But many things consist of you getting over fear in order to get the pleasure. For example, if you want to be a successful motivational speaker, public speaking is a fear you have to face, right? Your habit of gaining weight consist of the pleasure you get by eating too much carbs and chocolate. To lose weight, you have to go through hardship and painful cravings to have more energy, feel better and be more attractive.

For most of the things, it’s about the journey, the painful journey that will give you the long term pleasure, satisfaction and spiritual fulfillment.

Here are 5 things that will start to happen when you discover your hidden power:

Amazing things will happen when you discover your hidden power.

1. WHEN YOU DISCOVER YOUR HIDDEN POWER, YOU LEARN TO FACE YOUR FEARS EVEN IF THEY TERRIFY YOU

Fear can be the biggest crippling factor in everything that you want to achieve. Let’s take the previous example: if you want to be a motivational speaker, you will have to face your fear of getting up on that stage and start speaking.

What if I stutter? Or what if I blow it all up? What if they laugh at me? What if they think what I say doesn’t make sense? You will ask yourself these questions FOR SURE! I can almost guarantee you that 100%, but facing your fear is going against what makes you scared and doing it anyway.

In the beginning you may have dry lips, you may stutter and twist some of the material… but you doing that is making one step closer to being a successful motivational speaker. The joy of you becoming one will make you forget all the fearful things you had to overcome. This in turn will give you long-term satisfaction, happiness and fulfillment.

This can be for any fear that you may have. It doesn’t necessarily has to be for public speaking. You may fear talking to a woman or a man. Either way, you must go against your fear at all cost. That’s how we take our hidden power out and let it shine with the whole world.

2. WHEN YOU DISCOVER YOUR HIDDEN POWER, YOU BECOME GRATEFUL EVEN FOR THE LITTLE THINGS

I just read an article about the 35 life lessons from a 100-year-old and one of them was (and I quote them): “The little things are the only things that matter eventually.”

Life is not a finish line. Life is a journey.

Let’s explain what’s the finish line, the rat race we all chase aimlessly.

Now you probably want financial freedom, or simply be happy in a relationship. This is probably your finish line, something you want to feel and have in the future.

Now, if you want financial freedom you have to find a job that will get you enough money to cover all your personal and financial expenses for you to live comfortably. But the finish line is not going to make you happy. That’s the trick. The journey on your way to the finish line will.

You going to work and listening to great podcasts is part of your journey to financial freedom. The morning coffee with your loved one, the thoughts you have while you do that next project is also part of your financial freedom. Every simple thing that you do is part of you becoming financially free. If you don’t enjoy most of it, and find it fulfilling, you are going to suffer for most of the things that you want to achieve.

Just take a few minutes to conceptualize what you do through the entire day. If your day is filled with things that burden you over an extended period of time, it’s time to make a swift change. Find something you will enjoy doing while chasing your finish line.

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Once you discover your hidden power, you will have amazing flow of ideas.

3. WHEN YOU DISCOVER YOUR HIDDEN POWER, YOU LEARN THAT YOU ARE BIGGER THAN YOUR MIND

I love speaking on this subject. It makes me realize that we are the ones in charge of our destiny.

Let’s start with a regular day in the life of a single person. The alarm wakes you up, and your mind doesn’t want you to get out of bed. If it was up to you, you would press that stop button and sleep for at least 2 more hours. You wake up against your will and you dress up to go out on a cold morning. You walk or drive to a place you are not very happy to see all grumpy and sleepy.

Since the moment you woke up, you go against your mind. If it was up to your mind and what your mind wants, you would lay in bed all day and watch Netflix, right? And we are not wrong to assume that many people do this already.

If you let your mind do the choosing for you, you’d live a very boring and idle life. You going against your mind is where you’ll find true fulfillment and happiness.

Speaking to that man or woman you’ve been wanting for so long is terrifying to even think about doing, right? Just like it is asking for that raise. But once you do, you feel truly alive! Your body is tingling. You speak without thinking too much and you get into a state of flow.

Listen to your mind when it speaks, because evolution has made it up there protected for a reason, right? But don’t let it twist and turn your life.

Never underestimate the hidden power of a determined individual.

4. WHEN YOU DISCOVER YOUR HIDDEN POWER, YOU START TO ATTRACT THE RIGHT PEOPLE

You’ve probably heard this one from me at least 10x times, but here it comes again: you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

Getting on that new staircase, the personal upgrade in your life, will demand of you to be surrounded with different people. Just imagine being promoted. Your assignment is to manage different sector or different group of people. Immediately, your task becomes more demanding which is something you’ve never done. In this case, you must adapt and become a new version of yourself.

For example a friend of mine that was “the star kid” in my elementary school, is now fighting battle with heavy drug addiction and insanity. I am not telling you this to mock him. Simply, I am telling you this because my journey took a heavy turn to the LEFT when I saw him consuming those drugs when we were in high school. I spoke with him a dozen times, trying to convince him to stop, but he did it anyway.

If I was with him through the entire time, I would either start consuming with him, or I am his father! Why else I would still hang around with him and share my personal time? The answer is: I wouldn’t.

Don’t surround yourself with people who will make your life miserable up to the point of no recovery.

When you get to the next level, you will attract the right people and feel like your life is aligning with your personal and professional goals.

5. YOU STOP CARING ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK OR SAY ABOUT YOU

Most of the time we obsess not what we think of ourselves, but what others think of us. This is still prevalent in most people. They waste time and energy thinking about what OTHER people think or say about them. However, we can blame evolution for some of it.

We’ve evolved to belong in a group. After all that’s how we survived in those harsh conditions long time ago. Fitting in and having the trust and respect of our peers are the measures of success. The need to belong is in our DNA. But we can’t blame it all on evolution.

If you tend to think about what people think of you most of the time, it says a lot about you. This definitely means that you should question your confidence and faith in your actions.

Something as trivial as someone yelling at us on the traffic light can take our whole energy thinking about them. This can cripple our entire day!

If you have 86.400$ EVERY day, and you lose 10$, would you throw away the rest? Of course you wouldn’t!

You have 86.400 seconds every day. If someone makes you angry for 10 seconds, don’t throw away the rest!

Final Words

It will take shift of perspective and time, but instead of drooling on the life of all the people you see on social media, you will create the life you’ve always wanted to live, beyond your wildest imagination.

We are the producers, the directors and the protagonists of our own life. The hidden power we hold is in us at all times. No one says it’s easy to take it out, but once we do that we can truly enjoy the fruits of our own creation.

We are no longer slaves of the meaningless information that is thrown out there. We block the things that will do harm, and welcome the things that make us grow.

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5 Types Of Friends You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Here are 5 types of friends you should avoid at all cost!

I believe we are all special. We are all destined to be something. Too bad some people are destined to be douchebags!

Jokes aside, we are all unique and special human beings, and if you are like me, I believe we all have some purpose here to fulfil. But it doesn’t come to us in a dream. We all have to do things in the physical reality and discover it. Switch jobs, fail, be broken, be sad, be unhappy, be happy, be fulfilled… it’s not all rainbows and sunshine’s on the road to self-discovery.

As a matter of fact, the hardest and most frustrating things in my life were poverty, broken heart, sadness, grief… those moments of void and despair were crucial in creating the destiny I want to fulfill.

Of course, these emotions were born in me mostly by the relationships I had with my friends, family and partners. Everything that happened taught me a very valuable lesson, and as I said, mostly by the things that were making me feel worse.

Just by saying this, it doesn’t mean that we should aim to meet backstabbing friends and partners. All that happened until now was a lesson, no matter how emotionally striking it was.

From this moment on, we decide to make a swift and ultimate change. This is not only crucial change for personal gain, but for professional gain too! The change is very simple: toss out the people that don’t fit, and greet the people that fit. But how do we know who fits in our perfect picture?

Some say that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. If you take a closer look on your surrounding, the 5 people you spend the most time with is the mix that you are. Now, it doesn’t necessarily has to be 5 people because your parents, teachers and colleagues that have influence on you, but the biggest role play the people you are mostly with.

Taking a look around you should answer this question very easy. And it makes sense: why would spend most of your time with people who don’t have anything in common with you? You don’t.

When I personally hit the rock bottom financially and emotionally, I made enormous change in my life.

The first step I took was that I put myself in quarantine (before it was cool) and took a break from all the people I was surrounded with. This gave me new and fresh perspective on the things I had to change if I wanted to be in a better place in the future.

This may’ve been one of the most challenging steps I took. I was feeling like the loneliest person on the planet. Like the last man on Earth.

The seconds step was self-improvement, the dedication to improve myself on personal and professional level. In those “A-HA” moments when I spend all my time working and reading made me the person I am today: helping myself by helping you champs be better.

Without taking the first step, I wouldn’t be able to change myself by jumping straight to the second step. Because whether we like it or not, if those 5 people around you don’t aspire to be better, they will weight you down. There is no avoiding that.

Knowing all this, how do we know what types of friends to avoid?

Here are 5 types of friends you should avoid like the plague.

If any of the people below is in your list of friends, you should get rid of them in an instant:

1. The Envy

It’s completely normal to compete. That’s how we got so far up to this point in humanity. But competing and envying are 2 different things, and it took me 28 years to figure this out.

After the dreadful period when I hit rock bottom, I was dedicated to succeed. I was reading every self-improvement book that I put my hands on, just to be constantly motivated. Years after I made a huge chunk of money, but that came with consequences, especially from those around me.

Most people don’t like to see you doing better than them. When they can’t do anything to change that, they will openly (or secretly) envy your achievements. However, if you pay attention to their actions, it’s mostly visible, no matter how secret they think it is.

Now don’t get me wrong. What other people think is NONE of your concern, but if you share your personal time with those people, it’s a problem you have to solve.

You don’t want negative energy cloud above your head, right? Then it’s best to cut the cords with these types of friends and keep on growing personally and professionally.

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2. The Pessimist (Definitely The Types of Friends You Should Avoid)

They say that a pessimist is an optimist with experience, but that is FAR away from the truth.

If we stumble upon 10 failed attempts and give up, then we are a failure, rather than an optimist with experience. Either we are doing something wrong, or we don’t have the experience to do the task successfully.

Now, some people never go over this point. They tend to look everything 100 times and find something wrong with it. It is really all about perspective. If you don’t have the perspective to see the good outcome of some deeds, then you will be a pessimist.

In 2010 Billionaire Mark Cuban turned down the opportunity to invest in Uber when it was worth only $2 million. He told that “it is high risk, medium reward,” investment.

I don’t say he is pessimist, far from that. But he didn’t have the perspective to look in the future with optimism and make a lot more money off his investment. I bet he learned the lesson.

But some people, especially those around you may never learn the lesson from failed attempts. If you throw a business idea, they don’t say that “it’s interesting”. They immediately say about the bad outcomes if all the bad things happen. This could be the same for any idea you might have. They simply have no positive compass for the future and they always find what’s wrong about it.

If you purposefully spend time with these types of people, it’s time to cut them and move on because these are the types of friends you should avoid.

3. The Gossip Star

All of the problems in the world would disappear if we talked to each other instead of talk about each other.

Ohhh… you already know for who is this about, right? His face is in front of you as we speak.

The golden rule about this is as follows: if your friend gossips with you about another friend, I can bet 100$ right now that they are gossiping with them about you. From all of the examples in my life, this is 100% true and it happened all over again.

Not only they may say false things about someone they have no idea about, but they will drag you down with them to speak ill and waste your time. Gossiping about other people has no benefit at ALL.

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Do I need to say more?

If you surround yourself with people that gossip, then you are distancing yourself even further from the things that will make you truly happy and fulfilled.

I don’t need to remind you that you should avoid these types of friends.

4. The One Who’s Always Complaining

We all have at least one who always complains. There’s always traffic, there’s always something terrible happening on the workplace, there’s always something wrong with the weather. They hate Mondays and even waking up every morning. To them it feels like nothing is good in the world.

Complaining will never give solution to the problem. It only explains the problem, but doesn’t give solution to it.

If you have traffic, you can either start earlier, or take a different road. If something terrible happens in your workplace, you can either change your job, or try to solve the problem. And yes, the weather is the weather and you can’t change it. So start accepting the things you can’t change.

When you surround with Negative Nancies (sorry Nancy) we tend to see the worse perspective on things. If you remember, we already said that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. If you want to spend time with people who complain for each grain in the sand, then you are going to become one.

5. The Victim (Definitely the types of friends you should avoid)

Do you have that one person who always happens to be affected by the inevitable consequences? Yep, I have one too!

If there is one thing I’ve learned so far is that our life is the product of our own actions. If something bad happens and has nothing to do with our actions, then it’s time to learn the lesson and move on.

Life is not happening to us, life is happening for us. How we swallow the things and put the knowledge in the physical reality is how our life is going to unfold.

If you force yourself to think that everything bad happens because you exist, you are going to suffer through your entire existence.

The biggest power we possess as humans is the power of choice, and we have HUGE spectrum of choices today. If your choice is to surround yourself with people who feel like victims, don’t be surprised when you have victim mentality.

If you have these types of people in your close friend and even family, it’s time to pause and reflect, or minimize the time you spend with them.

Final Words

I cannot say that I am perfect. Sometimes, I feel like a victim, or sometimes I complain without being aware of that, but I am good at noticing when I do, because I know that either of those things won’t make me better human being.

I think that we can all grow with the right people around us. If you still haven’t found the right people, have the faith that you will. Your path will reveal great people who are even better than you, and give you the knowledge and skills to go beside them or even surpass them.

Don’t let your childhood memories keep you with people who stall your growth. Have the courage to move on and find better people who will push you to do better on personal and professional level.

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