How To Master Your Priorities and Daily Rituals

Master Your Priorities

In order to become strong and thrive in your daily life it takes obedience, discipline, and proper management of principles. Anyone can overcome obstacles or push their way to the front of the line. It just takes initiative and the willpower to do so.

One of the main things that I have learned over the years of my life, is that the only thing that matters is this moment right here, right now. You can easily get lost in your train of thoughts or the abundance of information that is placed in front of the eye every second, however you have to look at what needs to get done now.

By now, I mean this instant or this day. If you can’t get on your feet and face your obstacles you will only set things back. Procrastination is like a credit card, it’s fun to use until it’s time to pay the bill.

If you’re like most people you probably try to juggle different methods of problem solving, however you may still feel like you’re falling slightly short of your goals or your accomplishments within a given time frame.

Everyone faces their own personal circumstances and everyone’s situation is different, but once you learn how to create and become the controller of your outer world, any situation may change into your personal favor.

It may take practice, but you can master any form of art, or any trade if you simply realize your personal creative powers and put your body and mind to work. As long as you believe in the fact that you are the master of the seeds of your being, your ideals shall unveil.

Attainment can come through concentration and correctly applying the direction of your focus. Attainment can also be acquired by successfully leading upon your principles.

Here’s a layout that I’ve created to help anyone find a more successful path towards prosperity and mastery:

  1. Develop an income. Be proactive. Seek out jobs, work, or projects. Don’t simply wait for things to come to you.
  2. Self-Educate, read books, magazines, blogs, and utilize online MOOC’s or  iTunes U.
  3. Learn new trades or skills that will be valuable for a lifetime.
  4. Become independent and self-sufficient.
  5. Have two budgets: An Operational Budget and Opportunities Budget.
  6. Exercise daily and stay active.
  7. Develop decision making abilities.
  8. Become a better listener… Be attentive. (Nobody likes to be ignored.)
  9. Figure out the question… What is my special talent or talents? What can I contribute to society?
  10. Set up a wise schedule to ensure adequate work is completed and time is not wasted.
  11. Set goals, and complete them for each upcoming week.
  12. Wake up early and go to sleep early, late-night weekends are acceptable for socializing. (It’s not healthy to always abstain from fun!)

One thing that I will mention that is critical to develop in order to become a master of priorities and very disciplined is to develop a BS monitor. In other words for me, I personally look around and see certain substances, items, or activities as providing little positive benefit for me and for the outer world as a whole. For instance when I go to a gas station and I walk inside, I can immediately see stacks of gum, candy bars, and cigarettes which are just a few items that I can mention that would provide little benefit to my body or my existence.

For some people these items are like magnets and every time they see them they feel an innate urge to buy and consume toxic items. I like to treat myself well and I don’t consider junk like candy bars, aspartame filled gum, or cigarettes as substances that contribute to my well-being. I don’t mean to sound like a pessimist, I’m just stating that these items provide use for some people, however I feel like they don’t provide lasting value.

If you educate yourself,  and learn disciplinary habits you can begin to walk through life and easily decipher what is worth your time and what isn’t. Through time you also begin to realize what is worth ingesting, and what should be simply avoided. Spending your time in environments which take advantage of you, or your creative willpower are best to be left behind. If you’re a winner build a winning mentality and leave toxic  habits behind in the dust.

For years I’ve been testing myself day in and day out and I’m always trying to figure out how I can maximize my potential and provide a spark for the world. Here are a couple ingredients to sink into your brain…

  1. You are the decision maker.
  2. You are what you do; but achievements alone, don’t define you.
  3. You are NOT what you have. Possessions try to control us and enslave us, but try not to let this happen.
  4. You are not separate from everyone else. We all share this world together.
  5. You don’t have to wait for approval or other people’s assessment of your worthiness.

There you are, you don’t need to have permission to get your goals done, go out and get what you want. Be a go-getter, set your own trends, live how you please. Once you work towards a position or level of obtainment, you begin to see how important it is to position yourself well.

If you aren’t willing to work to get towards your goals, you’re only setting yourself back. Sometimes you might get pushed around, whether it be by people, or other activities and tasks that fight for your time. What it takes is initiative to take a stand, and if you have to, you’ve got to push your way towards the front.

Never accept anything less than what you know your self-worth represents. Don’t watch the clock, and don’t pay attention to the naysayers. Just keep going until you’ve mastered whatever it is that you set out to accomplish, and while you’re at it, remember to feel alive and spread the gifts of life whenever you can!

An Introduction To My Art of Blogging

The Art of Blogging

I first got introduced to blogging and following a blog consistently when I found marksdailyapple.com.  The author Mark Sisson, had a great lifestyle which had a magnetizing effect on me and how I wanted to potentially live my life.

During my junior year of high school, I really began to develop a strong interest in diets, eating healthy, and overall health and wellness in general. After researching the Paleo diet and seeing the benefits of developing more lean muscle, better skin quality, and overall well-being, I figured out that the Paleo diet was a lifestyle worth implementing.

I say lifestyle because the diet and the foods that you consume are truly based upon your lifestyle and how you choose to live. Dieting is much like philosophy because it depends on your set of beliefs as well as your surrounding environment. Whether you want to live fast and in poor health, or take extra time to be creative and make your own meals, what you eat is up to you.

Over the course of time my interests have always been expanding and new ideas have constantly erupted exponentially. As a result I constantly turn towards new areas of learning and ways to become better and a more productive person for society.

I have worked various jobs outside of school, which have helped me develop a sense of discipline and provided me with an idea of practicing support for customers and shoppers. The plus side is whenever I am able to connect well with everyday people and provide them with answers and solutions to their searches. Although my jobs have provided minimal pay which enable little freedom without the display of hard work for many hours, I believe the experiences that I’ve gained in different working environments have helped shaped my personality and my outlook on how to change the world one step at a time.

My school experiences have been spent in public schools and college, although I have always felt that my greatest interests and hunger for learning seem to spark when I teach myself through self-education.

I believe that school systems provide a strong set of standards for people in order to learn and good guidelines to follow, however many children slip up, or get caught up with personal situations and they often feel like the school system doesn’t always provide them the care and assistance that they need.

It is easy for the youth today and many people to become trapt in a negative mindset through the influence of media and sources that put down the idea of human potential. As a result I would like to help rejuvenate the minds of people in order to help restart the potential of businesses, workers, students, and people of all trades and professions.

As a result I have designed a destination where people can go to find themselves and reach deeply within in order to help find a way in which life can be lived with a radiance of positivity.

When you visit my website you can find multiple facets. You can find my personal philosophy, ideas on the current health paradigm, advice, recipes, and even possible stories of experiences.

Despite the struggle that I face of figuring out a way to balance income generation with school and my passions, I have found that the only way to conquer obstacles is through self-reliance.

In order to become a better person or a stronger being, learning how to become self reliant and teaching yourself the discipline of action is a must.

It is easy to be complacent and lazy, however it is much harder to always produce through successful action.

As I have discovered the blogosphere, I have found that it is loaded with an infinite amount of topics. In order to conduct a blog in a compelling manner it is essential to build a generous following and provide an attractive writing style. I have found that there appears to be different classes of blogs:

  1. Messenger Blogs- These are blogs that serve as purpose maximizers. With this the author is trying to send a lasting message.
  2. Informative Blogs- These blogs look to teach and spread knowledge through the use of research and recent global news affairs.
  3. Product Blogs- This type of blog pushes a product or service in a niche area towards a target audience or customer base.

A blog can have different influences. Some people simply look to share their expertise and knowledge on various subject matter. For me I’m simply looking for a way in which my message can spread throughout local communities all the way across the globe. If I can spread the message of positive beliefs, I believe a better world of leaders can emerge.

As Walt Disney once stated, “Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” I hope I can create the world that I want, even if starts off word by word before steps of action.

My goal is to display my true self and to let others see that creative vision can be shared by everyone. If I can provide hope and share love for life I’ll try to use that light to lighten the path of others. I feel that by sharing knowledge and skills, every person can make life better and live a more fulfilling life. While I am anxious and hungry to always learn and discover new pathways I am aware that action comes through creative visions.

While vocations can come and go for some, I know others find occupations of passion that don’t feel like work at all. If I can provide that little daily bag of sunshine for lives in any way possible, I know that I’ll have lived fully, deeply, and vibrantly. After all, why not live fully and presently in every moment and make a difference in other people’s lives if you think you can do so?

Dealing With The Priority of Money Management

Money Management

One of the biggest elements that prevents people from living a free life or a life of unlimited choices usually depends upon money. I think that one of the most essential skills for Americans to learn is the crucial skill of  learning how to spend one’s money.

The biggest problem that many people face is excessive debt, or what I call debt slavery. The sorry state of having money hanging over your head, usually isn’t something that people like to brag about at the bar. Whether you spent too much money on an education, your car or home, it has been a common characteristic of Americans over the last 20-30 years to spend beyond reach. We live in a society that praises heavy consumption, yet little people produce enough goods or value to compensate for the amount of money we all spend on purchasing.

The essential knowledge of financial literacy is the same skill that we should have been taught as young children. Saving money is the key to growth as it leads to the ability to finance capital investments.

After all, if we never had people with savings and capital for investing, we wouldn’t be able to regenerate  job creation or increase the output of goods and services for society.

A society that lacks any savings cannot grow, and an individual who lacks savings cannot build and create until proper financial management is resolved.

People need to increase savings and produce value. On the other hand we all need to decrease unnecessary spending and debt. Overall as a society the western world ruled by global banks has reached a point of high consumption and little production.

As Peter Schiff states in his book The Real Crash, “We have been trading production for consumption.” (Schiff, 19).

One way to identify what may be causing problems within one’s own life or your families life is to track where your money is being spent.

Here I have created a list of things that people generally spend their money on. There is a good chance that I may have left some items off of the list, that may be playing a role in your own personal life. Feel free to make your own additions, if you feel any additional items may be a part of your expenses.

What Do People Spend Their Money On?

  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Shelter/Housing
  • Health and Medicine
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Education
  • Exercise Memberships
  • Supplements
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Travel Expenses
  • Childcare
  • Pets & Accessories
  • Material Goods & Toys
  • Manual Services
  • Care-giving
  • Therapy
  • Dental Care
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Internet

Chances are that if you live in the western world you spend money on multiple listings that I mentioned above. It is not necessarily a bad thing to spend money on items that I mentioned above. A lot of things are essential for human survival and for the progress of everyday life.

My ultimate goal for myself and other people is to find a way to build discernment and discipline of what I should say no to. The best way to save money or build a larger income is to learn how to say no and cut off areas of unnecessary spending.

If you want a good practical guide on how to Say No to certain experiences and everyday matters that may negatively be effecting you, check out James Altucher’s book.

One way that I like to look at expenses is by asking which accessories can easily be downsized, or what stuff I can sell off  that I don’t need. It really isn’t necessary to continue paying for a 2000 square foot house for instance when a married couple no longer has children living at home. It also isn’t necessary to pay a lease of $700 a month on a nice luxurious sedan like an Audi A6, if you were only making $40,000 a year.

Another great way to fatten up the wallet is to cut down transportation costs and drive less or take advantage of public transportation. Biking to school or work, or even using a car with good gas mileage is always a win-win. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, “Transportation is the second largest expense for the average American family.”

Nowadays it’s all about making smart decisions and using your own logic and common knowledge to figure out what is worth the cost and what exists within your own personal market of spending.  If you are spending just for the sake of pleasure and self-indulgence when you have no real money to back that spending, it results in a foolish wreckage of debt or even worse personal bankruptcy.

I’m not saying that people should sell everything that they own, or never buy anything at all. My main focus is to re-direct people so that they learn how to live within their own means and lead a happy life by not entangling themselves with financial chaos.

If you are smart enough to master your area of interest or create something of value for other people’s lives that other people will pay for, I’m sure that you can laugh all the way to the bank.

The problem for most people is deciphering what is worth one’s time and what isn’t worthwhile. Once you decide what is worth your time, you can begin to develop methods of making money and saving money in your free-time. If you are the type of person who has ideas but no money, look for possible opportunities of partnership or possible investment companies.

Don’t be the type of person who waits half their life-time before they actually take any form of action to obtain personal enrichment.

The paper chase is something that everyone has to deal with, but not everyone has to chase paper. Money management requires clear vision and a well rounded understanding of cash flow.

The beautiful thing about money is the freedom that it can enable for you to do the things that you enjoy. In order to seize freedom you have to execute opportunity. The best way to achieve freedom is to build a platform from which you launch your personal arsenal of strategies.

It doesn’t always make much sense to focus your energy on spending less money, when you can redirect your focus on making more money. Yes, the small changes to cut expenses will pay dividends down the road, but your potential earning power is the one factor that theoretically holds an unlimited value. My best advice to obtain a full plate is to keep your projects and if haven’t already, start to emulate the behaviors of the income generating genius’ that walk their talk.

Deal with money as a means to an end, and be a nighthawk who never sleeps on the adoption of monetary details!

Lessons I Learned During A Minimester

Lesson's of A Minimester

These last few months I’ve had to ride some waves of change. During the course of two weeks I learned some interesting facts about myself.

One thing I came to grips with early, is that when I am motivated or if I have deadlines due, I am self-confident and motivated enough to wake up and conquer challenges. I’ve also learned that if you aren’t ready to wake up and put a fight each day, you’ll end up with your ass in the sand. Once you begin to realize that if you are willing to put forth the effort, you can wake up each day bright and early and face your obstacles head on with success, everything else can appear dispensable. However if you aren’t driven enough or motivated enough to make each day a success your results will let you know.

Reality and results will always keep it real with you. Reality never passes you a free golden ticket to freedom or adventure.

Sometimes this can be learned the hard way, unless you happen to be a child born of a privileged family who can have access to experiences and events at a much sooner stage.

So let me begin by telling you what I learned. Although I spent two and a half weeks in a constant forward motion, trying to master as much information as I possibly could and regurgitate it out every morning in order to pass and prove my abilities. I discovered something about myself and school in general. I could do the work and survive the grind day in and day out, but my problem wasn’t the work itself. My problem had been and continues to be the results.

When you do the hard work and your knowledge is tested when it matters most, you have to be in fluid form. In other words you need to be in sync with the rhythm of tasks that you need to conquer. However at the same time you also need to be consciously aware of what you’re doing at all times. One area that I seem to suffer with is maintaining my focus at a conscious level so I can actively reiterate what I’ve learned. Getting caught up in the abyss of thought and the distracting patterns of the technological world can really kill your focus.

After studying all day and placing my full effort into the assignments and quizzes I would go to sleep quite late. I would get to the point where I was completely immersing myself in the curriculum and I wouldn’t do anything else but think about finding a solution to my coursework problems. From a productivity stance, it was great and it was necessary, because their was no other way I could complete that level of work without being completely focused and driven.

What I feel is happening is that the very system that we are implementing is currently pushing students to a high limit and it is educating citizens across the globe at an unbelievable level. That being said, it is becoming harder than ever to balance daily life and it’s demands while simultaneously being productive at a masterful level.

I will provide my very own reason I believe this change is happening.

There was a week where I had to watch over a large property, feed a German Short-hair, and take care of two chicken coops. At the same time I was carrying a full load of a minimester class and conducting Finite Mathematics in the time-span of two-weeks. It was at this moment that I felt I had reached a certain peak. I was living in a position that may have felt surreal to some.

In this position I had control and responsibility over a property that I could only dream upon owning one day. I was in the presence of a fancy property all under my control. With this responsibility came work and the need to prove myself. It was through the action of providing for the animals and for myself, that I began to feel a renewed sense of responsibility and an elevated feeling of pursuit. It was no easy task waking up at 4am or 5am each morning, it required discipline and determination in order to defeat and overcome obstacles.

When I woke up I knew that I was not only caring for myself but also the surrounding animals that accompanied the property.

I would wake up each day ready to go put myself to the test and realize my limit of potential. When you’re dead tired and you spent the entire day working mentally and physically, sleep is one of your best friends for maintaining a healthy mind. My problem was balancing the obscene amount of mental work and conducting my learning in completely fluid fashion.

I quickly learned that it would be a daunting task, however if you set your mind to work anything is possible if you put in the hours of work and you remain focused.

I’d have to say that preparing daily meals from scratch, feeding chickens, dog watching around the property and learning new mathematical material at an alarming pace has been one of the greatest challenges that I’ve undertaken. It has been through experiences like this past minimester that I feel I’ve learned a lot about what I am truly capable of.

Although I may not have been entirely successful in my venture and classroom experience, I feel that the settings and tasks that I had to complete helped me realize what prioritization is. When you work hard and you don’t necessarily meet a certain standard of success, there is still something to be gained from the experience. It is through the actions and by seeing the end result that you can begin to envision what it takes to reach a particular level.

Assignments suit the purpose of practicing material in order to become more familiar. The ultimate hope is to learn and master the skills of problem solving. Ultimately it is the habit of doing work and productivity that will lead you up the tower of your own personal pursuit.

As stated by Peter F. Drucker, “The only way to increase productivity of “labor” is to increase the productivity of the people, that is, the productivity of time and the productivity of knowledge.”

Results will always differ depending upon your results that you put forth. If you only put forth average quality work of average work ethic your fruit of your labor will simply be average. It is not until the awareness of performance, obeying strict orders, and doing skilled motions that one begins to form any realization of their possible value.

Once you begin producing high results you may finally get a glimpse of what you could be. If you put in the time and dedication you can begin to realize how much you can still improve or strengthen weaknesses. Productivity and excellence can only be accomplished when you have a hunger for continuous learning. The hunger for continuous learning will only lead to a better presentation of what you do best!

 

Stuffed Aubergine Mediterranean Recipe

Stuffed Aubergine Out of the diets out there in the world, the one that consistently shows up as one of the healthiest and most effective for longevity is the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet provides a good amount of healthy fats through oils like olive oil, as well as omega-3’s through fish oil. If you consider the great amount of vitamins and minerals provided through fresh fruits and vegetables, you will quickly understand why they are at the core of the Mediterranean pyramid.

As stated by the Mayoclinic, “Residents of Greece average six or more servings a day of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Grains in the Mediterranean region are typically whole grain and usually contain very few unhealthy trans fats. Also bread is an important part of the diet. However, throughout the Mediterranean region, bread is eaten plain or dipped in olive oil — not eaten with butter or margarine, which contains saturated or trans fats.” Anytime you have the ability to add a new variety of fruits and vegetables, your body will recognize the difference right away.

Ever since I dived deep into the study of nutrition, I read a book called Low-Fat Lies in my nutrition class. Unsurprisingly they recommend the Mediterranean diet, because of the importance of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. When you include healthy fats in your diet, they will help with your cardiovascular health and aid in the ability to fend off disease.

As Harvard Health writer Heidi Godman states, “Good food is a pretty powerful health booster. Whole grains, legumes, fruit, and vegetables are packed with fiber, which slows digestion and helps control blood sugar. Monounsaturated fats in olive oil, nuts, and fish can have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help stave off heart disease and many other conditions. The fact that Mediterranean-style diets have health benefits isn’t entirely new. Past research has shown that this type of eating pattern can help lower cholesterol, help with weight loss, improve rheumatoid arthritis, and reduce the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and various types of cancer.”

There you have it, if preventing disease and maintaining good health are not goals of yours I have to question, why not?

If you do your research you will find that diets like the Mediterranean diet and the Paleo diet hold similar nutritional values. The major step of both diets includes cutting out typical processed American foods.

In order to give people a taste of the Mediterranean diet, I’ll share the Stuffed Aubergine, or eggplant recipe. This recipe provides a good dinner or addition to your evening plate

Here is the recipe…

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Stuffed Aubergine

Serves 4 Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium aubergines (eggplants) cut the stalks off.
  • 10 oz. of red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Good amount of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 oz. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons of salt and pepper
  • Side salad with mint leaves
  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the two aubergines and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the aubergines with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add diced potatoes to a pot and boil for 15 minutes or until cooked.
  3. Cut the aubergines in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leave about a 1/4 inch of the shell intact. Select a baking dish that will hold the aubergine shells snugly in a single layer. Brush it lightly with oil. Put the shells in the dish and chop the aubergine flesh. Set the chopped pieces aside.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook gently, stir the onion until soft.
  5. Add chopped aubergine flesh and the garlic. Cook, stir frequently for 6-8 minutes. Put the fried onion, garlic, and aubergine into a bowl and set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Drain and mash the potatoes. Add the aubergine mixture with the spices and almond milk.
  8. Add 1 tbsp of Parmesan to the aubergine mixture. Add salt and pepper to your personal touch.
  9. Spoon the mixture into the aubergine shells.
  10. Sprinkle the coconut flour over the aubergine mixture.
  11. Bake the aubergines in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the topping is crispy.
  12. Prepare an herbal salad and add some fresh mints for extra flavor.
  13. Enjoy your lunch or dinner!

Stuffed Aubergine Energy Value:  88kcal/369kj; Protein 3.3 grams; Carbohydrate 11.2 grams. For Information on calculating Kcalories.

Obsessions of A Lone Wolf

Obsessions of A Lone Wolf 2

What do good books and pretty women have in common? They both happen to be values that seem to captivate my mind. Both of these values happen to be obsessions that synchronize very well with the psyche of a male and fundamental desires.

Allow me to expand upon these two patterns of thinking. Without any proper balance in the center of the male psyche, behavior can become out of whack and perhaps even destructive. It is for this reason that I wanted to bring up the subjects of my own personal focus:

Obsession #1: Read Great Books

I’ll begin by saying that one thing that has always excited me is the prospect of gaining new knowledge. One of the best ways I like to entertain myself and build my personal potential is by reading GREAT BOOKS. Some people might question the idea of reading, but I would call these people ignorant.

I believe reading is one of the best ways to exercise the mind and explore new waves of information. I honestly can’t handle the ignorant people who would rather waste away their lives playing video games to the point where they never see the light of day. Growing up as a kid I played nintendo as well and I had some great times playing good ol’ Mario Kart and other fun filled games. However I quickly reached a point where I was confronted by my older sibling and she told me that video games were nothing but a waste of time.

At that point I had an epiphany and ever since I transitioned from gamer to a reader. I have to mention that television in general is such as big life waster. I don’t hold much respect for those who watch useless TV programming to the point of no end. I understand that human beings get bored and they like to be entertained by screens, however is the time spent in front of a TV really a quality part of your day?

If you ask me I enjoy entertainment and especially if it involves good quality films and documentaries. However when you do it to the point where you’re the definition of an American couch potato, well your not benefiting yourself or society.

I understand that their are people out there who feel they already supplement themselves with enough education through school or universities, so they would rather spend their free time in other ways, but I believe their is too much potential in the world to allow personal time to go to waste. If you want to be well-rounded and not a dull-faced person who has little knowledge besides a diploma, you better read up!

Your education has to expand beyond the classroom confines and the best way to get ahead is by reading GREAT BOOKS. We live a midst a special time frame. Although there are many distractions battling their way into our daily lives. Each and everyone has to make a commitment to learning, no matter what form of learning or where the learning takes place. Reading books or conducting self-education is an area that every person can utilize to make the world a better place. Reading depends upon your focus and your interest level,  but once you find the right material you’ll know it when you find it.

Pursue your interests with a vengeance. If you go to school, I’ve found it to be the most effective to focus on your textbooks. If you have no interest in your classes then its best to learn what you want to learn.

If you give into the commitment of reading GREAT BOOKS you chose to proceed at your own pace. This can be a hard step for people who lack dedication, so in order to get into reading you have to straighten out your priorities.

Some people might ask, don’t you ever get tired of reading all day everyday? My response would have to be, first I don’t really read all day everyday. As much as I’d love to do so, my brain can’t handle monotonous activities for prolonged periods of time. It’s for this reason that I feel the need to filter in other activities. Changing up the schedule with doses of weight lifting, running, meditation, and martial arts are some great ways to keep the mind revived.

When you start reading GREAT BOOKS, it won’t be long before, reading one great book leads to another and suddenly a new obsession begins to take form. No matter what area of interest you hold, there is surely an avenue of open roads to explore. Book categories such as business, philosophy, health and wellness, spirituality, and fictional stories all serve the purpose of expanding the mind to a new level of impalpable potential.

Reading great books enables you to reach new peaks, as well as refresh your knowledge base. If you choose carefully by renewing your knowledge base with new content and useful information, it won’t be long before you notice some obvious changes. Take advantage of libraries. Libraries are one of the greatest weapons that any intellectual can add to their arsenal!

Start a book club or create a goodreads account. The more that you read the more educated you will become. We live in a gadget obsessed world, don’t let your mind turn into paste.

Obsession #2 Pretty Women

Without the proper balance in the center of the male psyche, behavior can be out of whack or perhaps even destructive. However I believe when the proper female arises and shows her feminine prowess it can really bring out the true inner forces of a man and his creative powers.

In my opinion the colors of creative forces are all sexually driven in nature. It’s from the primitive instincts that every person derives their strength, desire, and motivation for all aspirations. As MD James H. Austin is quoted in the book Frequency, “Emotions are not “bad”. At the roots of our emotions are primal energies which can be put to fruitful use. Indeed… the energy of enlightenment arises from the very same natural origins as those which give rise to our everyday passions and emotions.”

Love is all the fuel one needs in order to start creative empowerment. When you experience the love of meeting a beautiful person it stirs a movement in the mind that makes you feel like you can carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.

The feminine tone in contrast with the masculine identity can lead to the production of a man’s finest works of creative construction. According to research done by Napoleon Hill,

“Scientific research has disclosed these significant facts:

  1. The men of greatest achievement are men with highly developed sex natures; men who have learned the art of sex transmutation.
  2. The men who have accumulated great fortunes and achieved outstanding recognition in literature, art, industry, architecture, and professionals, were motivated by the influence of a woman.”

As a result of stimulation many people will pursue various heights in order to delight their soul or seek simple appreciation of other people. It’s like a game of chess, but rather more realistically the hunting grounds of primitive instincts where the art of creativity feeds off the hunger of love. You can dive more deeply into the study of sexual transmutation if you read Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich.

Some people take large risks for the love and affection of a beautiful woman, while others are afraid to approach the contents of what love may provide. All I can say is that the emotional balance that is restored when in the company of a beautiful woman is like no other state of mind.

The state of mind is that of bliss. It’s like being on a drug minus the substance. Perhaps it’s the dopamine, perhaps it’s the serotonin. Either way the chemistry of bliss and attraction is a magical buildup.

Their is no doubt that the brain changes when you have a brain in love.

So why be obsessed with pretty women? Well quite frankly they fill my cup with just with their presence alone.

While I state my focus from my point of view, this focus is targeted towards the male psyche rather than a  females stance.

I can’t speak for women, but I’m sure they define obsessions in their own way.

Well there you have it, the obsessions of a lone wolf. I do my work with independent spirit, and I roll with a propensity to overcome obstacles no matter the time frame.

Overtime I’ve figured it’s best to find your influences and create from that point forward.

Whether you’re seeking improvement or motivation in your life, mastering your focus and balancing your direction in life can greatly boost your productivity.

Focus on what you want and what you need to do. You’ll feel much more fulfilled for the rest of your life if you follow the compass of your creative pulse. From experience I can say positive feelings ultimately gravitate positive people towards you.

Stay focused and work for your goals each and everyday. Every time you step in the direction of improvement, you’ll be one step closer to turning  desires into reality.

References:

Fisher, Helen. “Your Brain in Love.” Brain Training Software, Brain Fitness, Brain Games, BrainHQ. Posit Science, 29 Aug. 2013. Web. 07 May 2014.

“Think and Grow Rich: Chapter 11. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation (The Tenth Step toward Riches).” Think and Grow Rich: Chapter 11. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation (The Tenth Step toward Riches). Evinity Publishing INC, n.d. Web. 07 May 2014.

 

Why You Need To Go All In

Go All In

One thing that I’ve learned over the past year is that accomplishment really depends upon your level of focus. For some time I have been trying to satisfy the demand of multiple goals and expectations that I have set upon myself.

Without completely realizing, I have only been putting forth only about 20% focus on writing, 25% effort on reading, and 50% focus on school.  This is just a guesstimate, depending upon the day and how I feel, these numbers can fluctuate and differ. As a result, what I’ve come to realize is that when you don’t completely focus on one area of your life or you start to neglect certain facets, it can seat you in a stationary state. As a result your potential to create and successfully maneuver to your desired place can be inhibited.

The importance that I’m trying to emphasize is that it is important to set goals for yourself and do as much as you think you’re capable of.  At the same time, it is very important to keep a balance. Starving yourself to the bone, or surviving off Pop-Tarts for a week, might help you get ahead with a massive amount of studying. But it probably won’t keep the conversations between your stomach and your esophagus at a standstill for very long. Or anyone who renders themselves blind by staring at computer screens for fourteen hours and twenty-two minutes a day, may be intellectual, but lack muscular definition.

What I’m getting at, is that what ever your motivations and focus is, you need to dive in deep and fully but do it carefully and with awareness.

A lot of people have dreams that appear unrealistic at the surface but can be fulfilled through proper guidance. Don’t let reality scare you off. If you take the proper steps and apply effort in the right directions anything can be accomplished.

In order to get closer to goals or dreams you have to be willing to take some risk. A lot of times, the risk may not always pay off with a reward,  so don’t be intimidated by failure. The deeper you dive, the more confidence you will have to build up in order to build yourself back up, especially to become even greater than you were beforehand.

The biggest enemy anyone has to conquer is fear. The biggest factor that affects decision-making is the fear of trying for the sake of failure. So go all in. Do what you like and reach for greater possibilities. Stretch your boundaries and do things to the best of your ability. As this Norman Vincent Peale  quote states, “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Are you going to live the jet-life, traveling around the world? Will you be visiting old architectural sites, spending your lunches sipping on margaritas? If that’s your goal, well start figuring out a way that you can make enough income to support your travel costs or better yet, try to develop a passive income of some sort. Are you going to have one job for your career or will you jump to other careers for the sake of curiosity and potential? Write out the jobs that you can’t stop thinking about. Have you visited with any professionals, now is the time to start! Get out in the world and let people know that you are interested and willing to learn. Are you going to climb up the business ladder, of an exciting new start-up near you? What companies near your current location need help or are creating new branches? Start asking questions and find a way to answer these questions.

Are you already working for a company or are you still in the search for a job? You need to take directions in the pathway that you want to select. That’s how things get done, and that’s how the ball gets rolling 9.8 times out of 11.

Do you want to change the world by working for yourself, or by working under someone else?

Are you looking for ways to simply get paid, or are you willing to take the time and search out what you love to do? Once you feel you’ve made strides in the right direction, formulate a way to get paid for it!

Keep a balance and put your best work forth. If you place a little effort here and a little effort there, at times it’s needed. From a far when you do multiple tasks, it may not seem like you’re doing much, but if you know that you’re making strides everyday to become better, stronger, and faster at accomplishing goals then time will spell things out clearly. It’s called soul searching or discovering new pathways.

In order to find out which path best fits your persona you have to go all in and test different boundaries. Sometimes you have to break rules, cause some eyebrow raising or make others think deep, but eventually if you spend your time in the right areas you’ll discover your truest potential.

When you fully submit yourself towards any road ahead, you develop a  specific mindset.

A mind set upon reaching a planned destination is one that can conquer all obstacles even when staring in the eyes of defeat. Part of the beauty of writing or visualization, is that planning is something that can be applied. You can write out exactly how everything will fit snugly into your life, and how you can see it all happening if life works out fluidly. If you’re not that type and you prefer to go with whatever opportunities shape in your direction, well that can work too. Just remember, if things don’t work out, you can see where you made your mistakes.

LEARN, LEARN, LEARN!

If you apply what you learn, you won’t make the same mistakes twice.

Everyone has to take time to reflect and figure out their greatest strengths and learn how their personal dynamics can be applied. Everyone has separate skill sets, but once you discover those skills, apply them to the real-world, and do it with your whole heart. Remember that you control your own destiny, and what you produce comes down to the quality of your inner drive!