What Are The 3 Main Type’s of Experience?

The Three Types of Experiences

One might say, that a memorable life that is lived fully and deeply is something that we all innately desire. Life consists of a multitude of conscious experiences. To live as a servant or serf you can find pleasure but you’re likely to stumble upon some discoveries along the way when you realize that a life of luxury or royalty has been open to only a select few. If you believe in serving for a greater cause, whether it be for all of humanity or a particular set of beliefs you will find that you can lead yourself to a greater life beyond belief, but it can only be done with strong willpower as well as strong self-belief. Ultimately we can’t all realistically live in complete luxury like kings and queens, but you might as well strive to lead such a life.

You are not a slave, so the sooner you realize that you’re essence is divine, and that you were mean’t to live fully and deeply, the more meaningful your life will become. The most important measurement to take, is the measurement of your time and how you value it.

Time is one resource that you cannot take back.

Use your time for rewarding experience’s that make your life full.

In life we all go through some painful experiences, but we also go through some fun, loving, and memorable experiences.

“Pain and suffering are required to make progress.” -Brandon Carter

Let me go over the three main types of experience that you likely face in your life.

  1. Experience’s That Enrich You.

Where to begin. These are the type’s of experience’s that we wish could last forever. It could be spending time in a tropical resort feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, or it could be spending your weekend at a self-improvement conference where you network and meet a bunch of young ambitious people who all enhance your strengths and provide you with some wonderful insight on how you can gain further insight and knowledge in your niche. These are the life experience’s that we seek the most. Whether you want to spend it on your own or with someone you love, or even with a group of people who you highly regard. If only you could allocate your time in a manner where you eliminate your time from all the crap that clutters your mind and dumb’s you down, right?

Nobody wants to spend their time in a wasteful matter, that’s why our technology these days focuses so much on automation and proficiency. The more that you can eliminate chore’s and time consuming activities that you find less necessary or pleasurable, the more time you have to optimize your life with fun experience’s. It seems like people just want to do more things that matter to them and provide them with more life fulfilling experience’s.

2. Experience’s That Are Neutral.

These are the experience’s that we don’t mind too much. Perhaps it’s spending three hours of your day in a class that you feel you seek some value. It could also me driving around and running errands, or maybe it’s doing some activity such as cooking dinner for yourself or a family. Yeah maybe you wish you were someplace else or earning big bucks, but think of it this way, you are gaining some sort of value from learning, and it will help you in the future, so long as you are willing to soak it all in, and retain what you need to know.

Another way of looking at neutral experience’s is that they make you feel like you might be wasting your time, but at the same time, you wonder if you’re at the point where you would be providing more value by being somewhere else at the same time.

These neutral experiences may be a common part of the “come-up” phase. Whether you’re hustling your way up a new job, training, or spending time in a meeting these experience’s give you insight and communication with colleague’s. Keep in mind that neutral experiences can provide you with something to gain but it is best to not spend too much time or the majority of your time in neutral. Obviously it’s optimal to spend time more time in a place where you enhance other people’s lives and your own lives but it might not always be possible 24/7.

3. Experience’s That Deplete You.

Depleting experience’s are the worst experience’s. It is here that you sometime’s feel like stabbing yourself with a fork, or smacking yourself in the face repeatedly. Whether it’s spent at a soul-stealing job, or doing something that causes you serious physical, mental, and emotion pain it’s probably not worth your time. In fact, it’s definitely NOT worth your time. These experience’s should be kicked out ASAP!

The problem is that not everyone can necessarily avoid all depleting experience’s. Sometimes we have to put food on the table and sometimes we have to keep our resources in proper management. After all, somebody has to track capital, assets, time, and knowledge. Every person has resources, and all resources must be managed.

“What get’s measured get’s managed.” -Peter Drucker

Whatever you do, don’t waste your time doing things that provide no value for your life or others. Life is too short and there is too much to gain from this world. If you want your true potential to show, eliminate whatever daily experiences that are holding you back. Keep your mind focused, and clarify what it is that you need to accomplish. It’s easier said than done, but try to map out a plan to get to the experiences that your soul really thirsts for. If you keep yourself inside a limiting set of beliefs you’ll get trapped there and you might spend more time in depleted experience’s than you originally intended, however once you overcome this mindset you will be amazed by how you can transform your life around.

Another thing that I want to cover is rejection. When you face a lot of rejection in life you might feel like you’re being depleted, but in fact it’s really just meant to teach you that you need more time to learn and grow in order to overcome your depleted experience’s. If you want to have a significant life that holds significant value, you NEED to overcome your fears that have kept you inside of experience’s that deplete you.

The Three Negative’s That Can Be A Part of The Sixth Sense:

  1. Indecision.
  2. Doubt.
  3. Fear.

As Napoleon Hill state’s in his book Think and Grow Rich, these simple emotions often keep us trapt inside of a continuous flow of depleting experiences. It is only the reversal of these negative emotions that will open your mind up to a life of confidence where you can defeat the odds that were set up against you.

To summarize, it is important to differentiate and understand how to separate your experience’s into these three categories. If you want to begin re-shaping your life, it is important that you realize where you spend your time and whether you could be optimizing your life and your experience’s through re-assessment. In order to reach a point of self-awareness and self-reliance you need to be able to differentiate between your experiences and allocate your time wisely.

Fresh Blueberry Papaya Post Workout Shake

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Attention fitness fanatics, hippies, health nuts, and workout warriors. My recipes and culinary artistry has been at work over the last months, and I am happy to say that I’m steadily becoming more comfortable with playing around in the kitchen.

With all the ingredients and kitchen essentials I have been able to formulate some winning formulas for a Semi-Vegetarian type lifestyle.

I am glad to share one of my latest recipe’s, Fresh Blueberry Papaya Post Workout Shake. I must note this particular recipe isn’t actually included in my recent ebook A Semi-Vegetarian’s Success Guide.

This recipe contains some powerful fresh ingredients that are bound to keep your body feeling fresh, healthy, and revitalized.

Fresh Blueberry Papaya Post Workout Shake

Ingredients:

3 raw eggs (organic brown free-range)

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup fresh spinach

1/4 cup freshly chopped papaya

1/4 cup to 1/2 cup almond milk

Directions

Place your ingredients in a to-go Magic Bullet blender. Theoretically this recipe could work in any blender, however it’s much easier to use when in a Magic Bullet since it is a small serving that can be quickly slurped down straight from the cup or used to-go. Be careful to clean the bottle out, since it contains remnants of raw egg which can grow bacteria and make you ill.

Summary

I hope that this recipe can be used by anyone looking for a little boost. The amount of serving can be buffered with depending upon how much smoothie you want to intake or if you’re trying to put on more  body mass.

Again, be sure to purchase and get a copy of my latest new ebook. It’s now available on amazon and my website!

How To Prioritize The Development of Healthy Habits

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In order to develop healthy habits and make any significant changes to your life you have to be willing to take steps forward in the direction of  positive change.

For me I have always considered my health to be a vital part of my life. I first made my biggest changes when I was a junior in High School. I made it my goal to develop my lifestyle to a point where I would place my health as my greatest wealth. Ever since I can gladly say that I feel pretty great almost everyday, and I feel that my mind can always find a way to be grateful and thankful.

I have had to change the way I think and go about my life, but as a result the change has been magnificent. When you prioritize your health. You begin to notice great changes in your body and your mind. As George Bernard Shaw once stated, “Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. ” A healthy body makes for a healthy mind. It’s my goal now to make other people smarter, healthier, and less ignorant.

Some people say ignorance is bliss, however when it comes to health and what you consume I’d say leave the ignorance aside and start getting healthy.

I’m about to show you my list of developing some quality habits that will help you step up your game and become a healthy happy person who has more vibrancy…

Ways To Develop Healthy Habits

  1. Avoid Fast-Food. (If you’re traveling or in a hurry, see if you can select healthier choices on the menu, but if possible it’s best to avoid fast food because it really is cheap food that lacks nutritional value.)
  2. Exercise Everyday. (It doesn’t matter what you like to do, just get up and move around. Sitting on the couch munching on Doritos won’t lead you towards a healthy body. Get your heart pumping and stretch your muscles out.)
  3. Always Keep A Bottle With You. (Sorry guys and gals, I’m not talking about a bottle of beer or vodka! Although that can be fun it doesn’t exactly fit into the healthy habit list. Stay hydrated with water, whether you’re at school or work. Drinking good quality water really helps detox the body and it will leave your thirst quenched.)
  4. Spend Time Outdoors. (Make sure to spend more time outside soaking in some rays and getting vitamin D. Too much exposure can burn, but a careful dose will keep you feeling happy and healthy. In our technology crazed world, nothing beats some nice old fashioned time with nature in the woods or exploring the natural wonders of the world.)
  5. Look Into Ingredients. (Read labels and make sure the ingredients you consume aren’t so nasty that your dog or cat wouldn’t even eat it. It pays off to eat healthy and have an idea of what you’re putting into your body. Also down the road, you’ll have less hospital bills because your not eating some chemicals from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.)
  6. Proactively Seek Things. (Rather than waiting for certain things to come your way or opportunities to fall into your lap you have to be a go-getter. At the same time it’s important to not look too desperate and be patient with goals. Some goals require less work than others.)
  7. Keep A Quotes Journal. (Recording good quotes will keep you motivated and they will make you wiser. If you have the intelligence to implement  the wisdom of other people, you will make great strides.)
  8. Keep A Personal Learning Journal. (If you read books or do any type of self-educating it is essential to record what you learn. School is one place to learn, but the outside world is always full of learning. You will see many benefits from this activity and you will continually advance in more ways than one.)
  9. Make It A Priority to Make A Positive Impact on Somebody’s Life Each and Everyday. (Too often we let kindness slip away from our fingertips. Whether it’s fear, one’s ego, or laziness a lot of times we don’t fulfill our greatest potential. All this can change. What our world really needs more of than ever, is more love and good feelings.)
  10. Develop A Provider Mentality. (When you are always looking for a way to do more for others and provide more benefit, you will build a great level of trust and loyalty.)

Anytime you strive be take care of yourself and increase your awareness of what you consume, you are steadily improving. Here are a few websites that can help with developing a better core background knowledge in the field of health and wellness…

  1. Shirley’s Wellness Cafe
  2. Earth Shift Products
  3. Earther Academy Videos

Reflecting upon how I’ve traveled my journey of life the last few years, I now look back and I am really glad that I have taken the time to do my own research and constantly challenge myself to learn more about health and wellness. I have always wanted to make the world a better place, but one day I realized that the world would not change unless I decided to change myself through changing my own ways and habits.

It’s easy to be lazy or be spoon-fed nonsense, but it’s worth the time and dedication to learn and make the proper changes to your life. The media or food industries are businesses and they will try and sway you towards their schemes. Don’t let advertisers sway you in the direction of unhealthy habits. You’ve got the freedom to make your own choices, so make them wisely!

Take the time to shape your mind and your health and you’ll be forever grateful.

Comparing and Contrasting The World’s Healthiest Diets

Comparing The Healthiest Diets

When I think about some of the healthiest diets that are currently in existence, I think about the major food groups that are emphasized and how the foods are incorporated into the diet.

Overall, there are four main diets that tend to come to my mind, when I think about the healthiest and most nutritious foods around.

  1. Raw Foods Diet
  2. Juicing Diet
  3. Mediterranean Diet
  4. Paleo (Primal) Diet

Through my research I have found these four diets to be the best due to the bio-availability of nutrients and the overall health benefits when strictly implemented.

Over the course of time, it has been quite interesting to see how diets and overall eating habits have progressed and evolved. For years I have been pounding my head with all sorts of research on nutrition and diets, as I have continually searched for a diet that provided the optimal amount of nutrition for human needs.

I have come to a point where I really regard four particular diets as being the most superior in their level of nutrient density as well as helping prevent certain diseases and illnesses. What makes these four diets superior in particular is the overall bio-availability of key phytonutrients and antioxidants.

The first diet that I would really like to review is the Raw Foods Diet.

The Raw Foods Diet

This diet which is becoming increasingly popular amongst young women and some men across the U.S. and other western countries is definitely a power-house in regards to providing the human body with the highest amount of quality nutrients.

In Adam and Eve’s original garden, food was picked up raw right off the tree with no cooking involved whatsoever.

After all, in nature when all food is in it’s raw form and ready to be picked, it is at it’s peak level of nutrients. Raw foods are never cooked or heated above a certain temperature of 116-118 degrees Fahrenheit. The only exception for heating foods in a raw foods diet involves the use of dehydrated foods, also considered to be a part of raw food recipes. The major idea behind raw foods, are that they are mostly plant based. Most people who consider themselves raw foodists do not include any raw meat, fish, or unpasteurized dairy.

The raw foods diet provides a substantial amount of vitamins and nutrients, however due to excluding meat it can be hard to sustain enough protein and caloric intake for people who partake in a lot of physical activity.

Having a proper knowledge of nutrition is important in order to increase energy levels and prevent illness. In a raw foods diet the food goes straight from the tree, bush, or ground right to you. I believe when you participate in this process, you are fully engaging in healing your body.

Fermented foods, dehydrated foods, and sprouted foods are all included along with fresh foods. According to raw food guru Jeremy Saffron, “Ten percent of a raw diet should be dried foods, ten percent cultured/fermented foods, twenty percent sprouted foods, and sixty percent fresh foods” (Rost 401).

In order to eat a raw foods diet, you will need a few utensils and kitchen tools. Having a cutting board, blender, food processor, dehydrator, mason jars, and nut bag are great tools to have for preparing particular recipes.

Conventional wisdom would tell you to eat a lot of fresh foods since they provide an array of vital nutrients, however few take the time to obtain fresh food or create their own produce. The biggest advantage of eating fresh foods, is that they can be identified right away, and you know that it hasn’t spent weeks on a produce shelf or traveling across the world. With the increase of farmer’s markets and more DIY grow kits, it is becoming increasingly easier to obtain raw food that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle.

The biggest reason people make a lifestyle switch is in order to provide the body with more core vitamins and minerals to cleanse the body of toxic additives, chemicals, and substances. Raw foods are a great way to eliminate harmful substances from the body and it generally leads to greater overall health. According to Jeremy Saffron, “Students also find that raw food gives them a more balanced blood sugar level and helps them think more clearly and stay more focused” (Rost 401). If you ask me I think eating as many raw foods as possible is the key towards living a balanced, healthy, happy, and positive life.

Eating 100% raw may not always be possible for everyone depending upon one’s job and schedule demands, however if you take the effort to make certain lifestyle changes I think that it’s very possible to start implementing more raw foods. When you eat more raw foods, you clean up your intestinal flora and you include more probiotics and enzymes. As a result this flourishing helps eliminate the need for many diseases or illness’s to grow in such an oxygenated environment.

The Juicing Diet

With juicing comes great health and few illnesses. Juicing coincides with the raw food diet.

Juicing is the act of extracting water and concentrated vitamins, minerals, and enzymes by removing pulp and fiber. When you juice, it is a great way to enjoy a wide variety of nutritional density.

The biggest dilemma when it comes to juicing is maintaining a refrigerator that is well stocked. For many people nutritional deficiency is common and many symptoms of ill health irritations such as skin problems, digestive disorders, and inflammation are correlated with imbalance. One of the most rejuvenating things you can do, is detox your body and cleanse your body through fresh juice healing.

Juicing which works in synchronicity with the raw foods diet I mentioned, provides nutritional advantages of plant foods in concentrated form that is easily absorbed by the body. Most Americans eat refined foods that are high in sugar, calories, unhealthy fats, and cholesterol.

With all the poor diet habits of typical American families we have people who are suffering deaths each year that can be prevented through healthy dieting. According to The Surgeon’s General Report and Nutrition and Health from 1987, “The estimated total deaths and percent of total deaths for the 10 leading causes of death, five of the top ten leading causes of death are diet related” (Murray 3). Naturopathic Doctor  Michael T. Murray boldly mentions in his book, The Complete Book of Juicing the following causes of death being diet related….

1. Heart Disease.

2. Cancer.

3. Stroke.

4. Unintentional injuries.

5. Chronic obstructive lung disease.

6. Pneumonia and influenza.

7. Diabetes Mellitus.

8. Suicide.

9. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.

10. Athersclerosis.

Out of those deaths 2,125,100 were all diet related. It just goes to show how many deaths could have been prevented through implementing better eating habits.

When you include the juicing diet you receive a lot of soluble fiber which helps lower cholesterol levels and aid with digestion. As a result you will feel very nourished with this diet and you will absorb key nutrients and sustain high energy levels.

The Common Excuses

There really are no problems with juicing. The biggest problems that people come up with really just exist in the mind. People often complain about the cost of buying a juicer, the pain of cleaning a juicer, or the pain of buying tons of fruits and vegetables. My response is if you REALLY care about your health, it’s better to invest in juicing than to spend your savings on healthcare and pharmaceutical drugs that USUALLY doesn’t help resolve your health.

The key is to focus on preventing illnesses before they get out of hand. By the time you’re taking drugs and getting all sorts of treatment your health is usually already out of wack.

The reality is that whether you want to slowly become healthier by implementing raw juice every day, or if you want to go full into a healthy diet of juicing, you aren’t going wrong either way.

All it really takes is some small persistent changes in order to make a difference. You can begin juicing once a week, once every day, or three to four times a week. Depending on the state of your health and your personal needs, juicing will improve your health significantly.

The Mediterranean Diet

Often considered very heart healthy because of the abundance of omega 3 fatty acids, and high amount of seafood. The Mediterranean Diet is high in good fats such as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, that help provide the heart with level balances of cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

In addition, the healthy omega 3 fatty acids present in fish also compliment by lowering triglycerides, decreasing blood clotting, and help moderate blood pressure.

In a traditional Mediterranean diet, you generally will eat the following:

  • Eat seafood twice a week.
  • Eat a complete vegetarian meal once a week.
  • Eat lots of vegetables.
  • Use good healthy fats.
  • Eat fresh fruits for desert.
  • Limit red meat to a few times a month.
  • Use fresh herbs and spices instead of salt.
  • Eat your bread with dipped olive oil.
  • Often include a glass of wine with dinner.

Overall, the Mediterranean diet is a very healthy diet especially when you implement it on a consistent basis. I feel like this diet closely resembles the Paleo diet in that they both advocate avoiding processed meats along with limiting high fat dairy products. The major point with eating a Mediterranean diet is getting a healthy dose of fresh fruits and vegetables along with whole grains.

This diet, is also considered much healthier than the typical Standard American Diet, due to the whole grains being served in much lower quantities than American dishes. Typically Mediterranean dishes only contain about 1/2 to 1 cup serving size of pasta along with bread and olive oil.

The Paleo Diet

Also known as the hunter and gatherer diet. The Paleo Diet, is based upon eliminating all grains from the diet and focusing on eating quality meats along with fruits and vegetables.

The Paleo Diet requires one to eliminate all processed foods and emphasizes that you make your own flavorings, sauces, and condiments. This can all be done through the use of herbs and spices along with a mortar and pestle.

The meats are mostly game meats, organ meats, and grass-fed beef. In combination Paleo emphasizes herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, eggs, and berries in order to have a diverse diet that has a lot of flavor and nutrients.

One main difference between the Paleo Diet and Mediterranean Diet, is the allowance of red meat. In a Mediterranean Diet, red meat is generally frowned upon and it is seen as having little value to human health. This difference has many arguing back and forth, as some claim that red meat is a potent source of B vitamins and amino acids such as Acetyl L-Carnitine.

I personally believe that red meat shouldn’t be completely avoided. I think that having small amounts of red meat is the best. As experts would say, consume everything in moderation. The amino acid Acetyl L-Carnitine  has been proven to have protective properties of the central nervous system, the heart, enhance memory, as well as address symptoms of depression.

The Paleo diet is more than a diet it is a lifestyle switch just like the raw foods diet. However, if you have the mindset to stick with it you will be quite pleased with how your health turns around and feel more energetic, thin, and healthy. Your body will thank you in the long run if you can transition into a Paleo lifestyle.

Difficulties With The Diet

The reason most people have a difficult time transitioning into a Paleo diet, is due to a common addiction to refined grains that often leads to weight gain. Many people struggle with meeting their daily needs without grains. Many people turn to grains and carbs as a quick fix of energy and as a result many people’s guts and digestive tracts pay the costs in the long run. It seems that this addiction to grains is partly due to it’s easy access and it’s convenience in that the carbohydrates are quickly converted into energy through our bodies metabolizing mechanisms. The toxicity particular grains makes it best to avoid them if you can gradually cut them out.

Resources

Boose, Greg, and Robert Segal. “The Mediterranean Diet.” : Myths, Facts, and Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet. Helpguide.org, Apr. 2015. Web. 12 June 2015.

DeVito, Dominique, and Breena Johnson, Paleo Slow Cooking: Over 140 Practical, Primal, Whole-Food Recipes for the Slow Cooker. N.P.: Appleseed Book, 2014. Print.

Kresser, Chris. “20 Things You Didn’t Know About Paleo.” Chris Kresser. Pautler Design, 19 May 2015. Web. 12 June 2015.

Powers, Susan. “Why Eat Raw.” Rawmazing.com. Susan Powers, 2013. Web. 12 June 2015.

Renee. “Hello! Welcome to Veganza.” Veganza. WordPress.org, n.d. Web. 12 June 2015.

Rost, Amy. Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health. New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2009. Print.

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Weber, Louis. The Juicing Book, Lincolnwood: Pubns Intl, 2013. Print.

Life Lesson’s That Must Be Learned

Life Lessons To Learn

Over the years of my young life, I’ve had to face some lessons and learn from them head on.

Sure I haven’t made a lot of money in my life yet, started up multiple businesses, or played sports at professional level, which some people may define as obtaining a level of success, however I have learned some wisdom that I feel would benefit a lot of people.

I don’t hold a fancy degree from an ivy league school that I can show off to people, so they can see how highly intellectual I am, but I don’t think that is an absolute necessity in order to make it in the world and thrive in the modern business world. With that said, I do have work ethic and I do have strong self-belief and ambition for creating great value.

I think that my words could definitely benefit those who may have hit some roadblocks on the way towards achieving successful endeavors.

Here is my list of five lessons that must be learned…

  1. Life is Too Short for Regret. 

Don’t sit back and dwell about what has happened to you, you’ll get left behind. As painful as some experiences might be, it isn’t healthy mentally to get caught up over things that happened in the past. For example don’t get pissed off that some girl repeatedly rejects you every time you try to take her out. Don’t be upset when a job offer doesn’t pull through that you had your mind set on. Also, don’t be angry at yourself because you didn’t quite make the cut for a competitive sports team that you thought you would make. The worst thing that you can do is get angry and let your negative emotions take over. You can sit in regret, but that’s not what a true winner does. No matter what sport you play or business world venture you participate in, you can always improve and there is no such thing as being over-prepared. Life is short, so in order to gain an edge you need that extra motivation. Turn your passionate energy into fuel, so you can allow yourself to go the extra miles that your competitors are afraid to take. This leads to the next lesson.

2. Never Give Up.

Keep pursuing your life goals. Failure is not the end all be all. Even if you fall flat on your face and burn yourself out. If you have natural talent and strong work ethic, you will outwork your competition and you will dominate your peers. You can keep getting up and you can keep on trying. I’ve been in this situation before, I just wish I woke up earlier from my slumbers. Heck I’ve been on a hospital bed laying there wondering if I would ever be able to live my life to the fullest again. I’ve done laps around a hospital wishing that I’d never have to see the depressing building ever again. If you keep on trying and perfecting your deepest passions some door will likely open up for you. You always have to think positively. It’s the only thing you can do when things aren’t going your way. Keep your head up and keep pushing forward, no matter what happens you’ll be much happier knowing that you gave life you’re best shot.

3. Put Your Heart Into Everything You Do.

Whatever it is that you consider your strengths you must always put your heart into it. When you work to the point of sweat and tears and you reach new heights of achievement that you never thought were possible for yourself that’s when you know you’ve really put your heart on the line. When you out work your competition and never accept mediocrity you’re destined for a great life. As Bruce Lee would say, “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not say there, you must go beyond them.” Your heart can do anything if you work for it.

4. Don’t Do Something Just To Impress Someone.

This is a big lesson. If you’re doing something just to win someone over or make them fall in love with you, it can leave you empty in the end, if things don’t work out in your favor. Just work with your heart and passionately follow through. Do something that you feel truly matters and you’ll make your dent in this world. When you act with the intent of genuine love it holds much deeper meaning. Doing something artificially for the sake of impressing someone won’t lead to lasting fulfillment. Ask yourself what will make you a better leader rather than a follower. If you’re really a leader you’ll be doing things for self fulfillment and for the betterment of humankind, not just for the sake of impressing one person.

5. Don’t Worry About The Person Next To You.

Some people might read this and think WOAH. Look I’m not trying to tell you that you should be a conceited egotistical freak. What I would emphasize is to not sit there and worry about what everyone else is doing with their lives and stare at them. Focus on what you’ve got to do and avoid outer distractions. Put your focus on your best work and put it forward in front of you, so you can see it. Admire the skills and talents that others have, but learn and build so you can create a better life and conquer the things that you set out for yourself ever since you were a child ready to achieve his dreams. I don’t recommend that you ignore people and never help anyone. Set a clear goal and figure out what resources you need, as well as who you should get into contact with in order to get to your next destination.

Life is a lesson to learn, but don’t take everything too serious. Be spontaneous in the moment and be lively. “Life is short but sweet for certain.” -Dave Matthews Band

Why Every College Student Should Read The Education of Millionaires

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Today’s business world is much different than it was in the last few centuries. With the upswing of modern technology and WiFi hot-spots, a lot of people are doing their work on the go from the comfort of their laptops and tablets. With the increase of many freelance jobs hidden in the market that aren’t necessarily seen on regular job market postings, it makes the real world a much more evolving atmosphere.

In order to give the young people of today’s generation a better idea and outlook. I decided to do a quick summary of an excellent business book by Michael Ellsberg, The Education of Millionaire’s.

I don’t plan to do too many book reviews on my blog, however I do firmly believe that some reading materials are definitely worth the time. For this reason, I wanted to include my personal opinion along with the modern day advice of Ellsberg on the current business and career landscape present for the generation of today.

In The Education of Millionaire’s, the book begins by discussing some of the most important skills that every young adult should be developing that aren’t necessarily taught in your State History class or Introduction to Psychology course. What is stressed in this book is the crucial need for success related skills such as personal skills and networking with people of authority. All of which aren’t necessarily taught in introductory college courses.

The college education of today consists of pounding in studies through the means of memorizing vast terms and spending all-nighters studying for material that may not always have great relevance to the modern workplace of job related skills. Unless a student is in an Engineering, Pre-Medical studies, Finance, or Computer Programming field the world is becoming increasingly hard for new graduates.

What this book really stresses is the need to develop seven key skills related to successful results in the professional world as well as practical steps to take in order to make vast changes.

The seven success skills are as follows:

  1. How to Make Your Work Meaningful and Your Meaning Work (or, How to Make a Difference in the World Without Going Broke)
  2. How to Find Great Mentors and Teachers, Connect with Powerful and Influential People, and Build a World-Class Network
  3. What Every Successful Person Needs to Know About Marketing, and How To Teach Yourself
  4. What Every Successful Person Needs to Know About Sales, and How To Teach Yourself
  5. How To Invest for Success (The Art of Bootstrapping)
  6. Build The Brand of You
  7. The Entrepreneurial Mind-set versus the Employee Mind-set: Become The Author of Your Own Life  (Ellsberg 17)

In order to really make a dent and change lives, it takes a lot more than a simple college degree as our current job applicants all across America become increasingly educated and acquire more and more higher degrees. Nowadays many people continue education all the way beyond to the point of graduate school. The question to consider is whether all the schooling necessarily pays off in the long-run and whether the knowledge is really put into practical use to help fund and create businesses.

Through the course of self-study and learning  many relevant skills can be learned in a short time span including the art of app and website creation. With the increase of online programs and software becoming increasingly available it has become much easier to develop critical skills that can be applied towards multiple entrepreneurial ventures.

The modern day student and local retail salesperson are both people that are fighting a similar fight. They’re stuck in a crowded environment where their utmost skills and talents aren’t necessarily being full utilized, while their plates are simultaneously becoming more full.

Ellsberg repeatedly stresses that the biggest part of learning in the realm of career, work, money, and business all come through the course of self-education and trying out new ideas.

It takes a lot of trial and error in order to make an impact on the lives of others while simultaneously living a fulfilling life.

In order to have a successful launch it requires a smart toolkit of skills like transferring ideas and knowledge via word of mouth.

Ellsberg recommends time after time that if you want to take things a step further and reach people outside of your local circle of influence, a major way of accomplishing this goal can be through the method of referral marketing and building brand awareness. The best way to reach large amounts of people is through setting good realistic goals and taking constant action in order to reach more followers, customers, fans, and large groups of people.

The biggest stress of this book by Michael is whether it is correct to push our future students and graduates directly into schools or whether it is more beneficial for society and human interest to go take risks with creative passions.

Just about everyone has some sort of outside hobbies and passions that they enjoy doing, but the question of whether young people should take the risk of taking on student loans and boring careers versus striking it out in the business world is what young people need to try and configure.

As quoted in the book, “More and more Americans of all ages are waking up to the reality that you don’t need a nine-to-five job to be a valuable, contributing member of society and to create wealth for yourself and others. Millions of small-business owners, entrepreneurs, computer programmers, graphic designers, independent consultants, writers, and freelancers make valuable contributions to society (creating four out of ten new jobs in the economy), outside the realm of working for a boss nine to five or (eight to eight). (Ellsberg 15)”

Ellsberg stresses there needs to be more purpose in young people’s lives that isn’t exactly shown through dull professions and university degrees. In order to have a strong balance one needs to learn the art of making a living by solving problems and making a difference.

Part of experiencing life is stumbling upon new interests and refining old skills. In order to live comfortably and confidently it requires one to be adventurous enough to take leaps in the direction of new opportunity.

The important factor for most young people is that in order to launch a successful venture it helps to have a sense of financial security so experimentation and failure can occur without being broke. Ellsberg will tell you it is way less stressful to do things like launch an entrepreneurial  experiment when there is still room to fall between the spare hours of work and life. As he states about experimenting, “Leading always feels more meaningful, impactful, and creative than following. (Ellsberg, 44)”

One of the most important takeaways that I took from reading this book, was the importance of taking the step of Aligning Your Money and Your Meaning. When you live a life without any meaning attached to it, you’ll be wondering around hopelessly in a career that brings little value or satisfaction. I really feel that this book is a game-changer and it can really motivate strong self-directed learners towards the life of one’s dreams.

One of the quotes by Matt Mullenweg on the back cover of this text is quite noteworthy,  “Self-education is the key to upgrading your mind and your life. Michael’s book teaches you how to unlock the education available outside of classes, all around you.” Matt Mullenweg the creator of WordPress.org, the platform used by blogging professionals across the world; is just one of the many big names mentioned in the book.

The book will provide any college student or employee with a strong mindset as well as street-smart toolkit full of skills that can be applied towards real world success.

Be sure to stay up to date and create a strong reading list. Get yourself a copy of The Education of Millionaires!

Works Cited

Ellsberg, Michael. The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn In College About How To Be Succesful. New York: Porfolio/Penguin, 2011. Print.

Living A Life of Positivity To Change The Modern World

Living A Life of Positivity

For most folks across the world they live a life of mediocrity. Many people are perfectly fine with a boring life of sitting on a sofa staring at a flat-screen TV, rather than living a self-designed adventure or creating their own musically orchestrated rhythm to this game we call life.

So how should we all live? Should we believe everything that we’re told? Should we thirst for life by constantly trying to experience life as fully and deeply as we possibly can?

The way I look at life, is in a fashion of mental growth and enrichment. Life is a constant climb of inclines and declines of multiple mountain peaks.

What we all really need is more love, strength, courage, inspiration, light and positivity in the world; and less cynicism, hatred, negativity, and pessimism.

After studying some ethics I began to come across some very deep contemplative questions. These questions are inevitable for the action-takers and the shape-shifters of our modern world. I decided to come up with a list of summarizations:

What should you really be doing?

-Master your good habits and do them continuously.

-Minimize your bad habits.

-Be an effective person who actively engages in positive daily interactions with every person of contact.

-Find out who the best of the best are at their trade, and learn from them. (Finding a mentor at a young developmental stage is crucial for future success.)

-Find the best of the best and try to out due them in their aesthetic field.

-Learn what form of aesthetics is your best fit. (You are brilliant and you are extremely talented. Believe it or not, you can change the world if you take the steps to change yourself and grow as an individual.)

-Study epistemology and figure out your best learning style.

-Develop your art form and reproduce your work.

-Ask the life question: Where do you see yourself five years from now?

-Pursue the type of life that makes you happy. (A happy life is a virtuous life.)

-Seek progress through the sharing and innovation of ideas.

Perhaps I shouldn’t call life a game, but many people gamble with life, create, and dance their way toward successful endeavors. The way in which we choose to spend our time largely defines our personality and reflects our true character.

A life in the moment, has been proven to be a way towards more happiness, since people of true passion get lost in the moment and swiftness of their deepest endeavors.

If you live in a fashion where you enter every encounter with an intention to positively interact and leave others with their glass more full, you’re living in a state of positivity. In order to learn more about leaving other people’s glasses more full, you should read the book How Full Is Your Bucket.

You can choose to live a life full of abundance, or you can choose to live a shallow life with very little excitement in between. Most people are afraid to jump over hurdles or go outside of the loops that the massive herds of people across the world end up going through.

What our society really needs is for people to become nonconformist of our public schools and formal educations and make a difference in the lives of young people both inside and outside the confines. As Fredrich Nietzsche would promote, we need certain individuals to rise above others in thinking, learning, and idea sharing among young peers.

We need enlightened business people and spiritual people alike to share a thirst of life and positivity.

A life of positivity is composed of enlightened stages of intellect and new ideas. All these new ideas and deep contemplation can help a person reach a state of happiness. I truly believe the things that we seek in order to achieve happiness varies upon each person and their life experiences from past-present-to future.

Perhaps a resurgence of 17th century salon’s where intellectual conversation took place night and day is what America and other countries, with struggling economies need in order to refurbish. The role of feminine and masculine positions in our modern society must be questioned and answered in the near future, as we embark upon new ethical questions regarding our current modern day.

We need the good company of intellectuals who possess common interests, ideas, and love for beauty. There is a need to integrate the writers, directors, poets, musicians, athlete’s, architects, designers, entrepreneur’s and painters of today.

The largest difference between today and the 16th and 17th centuries is the technology currently presented. The modern reliance upon digital technology for entrepreneurship and communication is becoming  increasingly important across many global landscapes. Our coffee shops and cafe’s are full of people who are trying to innovate, but we need more positive integration.

The major question if we’re to recreate the idea of salons of the 16th and 17th century, how much power do we give to the modern day woman and man of today’s day and age? When we talk about equality we should talk about the implications of how much influence a woman has over a man and vice versa.

Many institutions of the modern world promote mediocrity through the teaching of nihilism. We need to change this because religion and morals have important value for society.

We need to enlighten the young minds of the globe and create abundance for the populations of people who have been robbed of their lives and natural resources.

Once people rise above the stages of Camel-Lion-Child we can have a world full of free-play and creativity for those who seek to go the extra miles.

There are many people in the countries of Central America and the continent of Africa who suffer and are in need of help. These very people are risking their lives to travel and live in western countries in order to create better and more prosperous lives.

Many countries, states, and provinces are going through massive changes in their systems of law and freedom. What needs to be done is the activation of steps towards massive change.

I suggest that more of life should be lived outside of the brick confines and out in the world of everyday experience. Whether it is workplaces or public school institutions; much of humanities potential gets trapped and untapped within brick confines.

So what do I advise?

Well, rather than having one’s creative potential put to waste, why not go out and show it to the world? Why not strive to flourish, so we can all creatively share our ideas that the world so desperately needs.

We all want to attain our goals of having sufficient healthy food, shelter, security, power, wealth, and other scarce resources that we all fight and spend our lives to obtain.

Our world is so beautiful and our people so beautiful, yet many are rather unsocial and live lives engulfed in technology and screens. Rather than living a life of fun and abundance through the beauty of aesthetic creation, many fail to create for the fear of trying.

The civilizations of the past were built upon the philosophical foundations of building virtue. The ancient Greeks and European monarchies of the past encompassed great architectural feats, musical creations, athletic displays, dramatic performances, and artistic embodiments.

Today our society still takes great strides in multiple areas, but my only fear is whether we can truly make our predecessors proud. Will the children of tomorrow be happy and excited about the things that we create today? Are we striving to create a better tomorrow or are we too conceited or embezzled in our own-self interests?

What we need is virtuous people who create happy flourishing communities across the world’s landscapes. A life of positivity is the life of a shining flashlight through the world’s dark staircases.

Many are caught up in a rat race and are constantly pursuing something without really knowing why. Is it pleasure, self-gratification, or happiness?

If you want to be a master of your work and morality, life must be lived as a means rather than an end in itself.

Go out and be radiant. Become a shining light!