How To Become Happy For Absolutely No Reason

Happy For Absolutely No Reason

In the modern day it’s easy to walk around and take a glance at other people’s lives and see how they live, as well as how people measure their success.  A lot of people are on a quest for material success and like to measure their life upon how much they have and how much they’ve accumulated whether big or small.

Very few live for life’s greater experiences and quest to change the live’s of others by deeply listening to their needs and being present when needed.

When success is accumulated it isn’t uncommon for people to begin to compare themselves to others and forget about the essentials of treating others genuinely.

How we choose to define our happiness is subjective of course, but ultimately we all share some basic human desire’s and one of those desire’s is to be ultimately happy.

While there are people who wish to do things such as own a Ferrari 488 Spider, fly a private jet, land on Forbes magazine, travel to 20 countries, or eat at a five star restaurant every single weekend of the year, myself included; those dreams in itself won’t lead to sustained happiness. No matter how big and wonderful the things are that you want and desire, you still have to learn what purpose and meaning are in life in order to pave a successful road towards happiness.

Here is my list of principles for How To Become Happy For Absolutely No Reason:

  1. Live life with a mindset of abundance rather than a scarcity mindset. By transforming your mindset you take the first step to begin to transform your life around.
  2. Have a sense of buoyancy as if you’re floating yet in control of your life’s destiny. Picture yourself as being in control of what’s possible in your lifetime.
  3. Travel to a place outside of your home country and see how life compare’s to your regular place of residence. Seeing new places can expand your life’s experiences in a positive way and change your perception of the world.
  4. Develop a sense of liveliness, energy, and vitality. Add in some adaptogenic herbs along with a B-Complex vitamins into your daily routine and notice the difference in your energy and clarity. In addition eat more raw foods. If you start supplementing with adaptogens you can begin to bring your adrenal glands into a homeostatic balance.
  5. Have a Sense of Flow and Direction in Your Life. Open up about your feelings and emotions with other people and develop stronger bonds of trust with people in your circles of influence.
  6. Develop an abundance of love and compassion towards others and yourself.
  7. Develop a sense of strong body language and a sense of confidence. How you present yourself to others is a reflection of your inner development. If you begin to believe in yourself you will begin to notice a huge difference in the way you present yourself to the world.
  8. Have something that you’re absolutely passionate about. Find something that drives your motive that isn’t necessarily driven by specific rewards.
  9. Develop a schedule that allows adequate alone time for yourself as well as social time around others.
  10. Have something that gives you a true sense of purpose. Connect to a cause that is higher than yourself and pursue that. Serve other people through your community and give back to others.
  11. Develop a sense of gratitude for simple necessities in life and forgive the people that need to be forgiven.
  12. Develop a feeling of peace in your life. Meditation, spending time outdoors in beautiful nature, reading spiritual books, and doing yoga can each help with developing peace.
  13. Learn to be in the present moment. Often times we get caught up with being busy or we let technology take over our time rather than spending that time making eye contact with others and forming strong conversational bonds. Focus on the present moment and don’t let the chaos of the world over-stress you. Don’t get overly caught up with past experiences or focus too much on future endeavors. Simply enjoy the moment!
  14. Read some new books. By reading you put new information into your brain and as a result learn new ideas to take with you around the world.
  15. Eat a clean healthy diet that is full of fresh vibrant fruits and vegetables. Cut out processed foods from your daily food choices. Add in as much of a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables as you can in order to reap the benefits of the various phytochemicals and antioxidants.
  16. Eat more meals around other people rather than eating by yourself. For further information and studies on the psychological benefits of eating with others, check this book out.
  17. Make your #1 drink of choice water. As tasty as juices are they are full of extra sugar which can lead to unwanted weight gain in a similar fashion as soft drinks. Fruit juices lack fiber and they have extra calories. Soft drinks have a lot of sugar and no vitamins and minerals to add any benefits to your health. In regards to alcohol, I enjoy beer and vodka but nothing makes you feel better than drinking good quality water.
  18. Add tea as one of your beverage choices. Adding a cup of tea to your daily life can help you relax and soothe your stomach. Green tea is full of polyphenols and tannins which help bring medicinal properties to the table. Not to mention the catechins and antioxidants can help with protecting cells against free radical damage and inhibit plaque formation.
  19. Take 5-HTP or GABA and get your brain’s neurotransmitters into a state of balance. When you get your neurotransmitters into a state of balance it can also help with bringing your hormone’s into balance.
  20. Learn to control your emotions and live in a state of flourishing. It’s easy to fall victim to emotions and get into arguments over little small things or to get angry at others when we shouldn’t. To eliminate this try to do more deep breathing exercises and work on your self-control.
  21. Don’t let bad situations or negative people bring you down to their level. Surround yourself with like-minded people who share some common goals and values in life.
  22. Stay single rather than enter a toxic relationship with someone. You’re better off being patient for the right person in your life than to enter a toxic relationship. Studies show that being single can be better for your health and often times single people are in better physical shape without having to deal with responsibilities of a partner. With that said I think relationships are still a key part of living a healthy life, it’s just a matter of developing the right one’s.
  23. Fall in love with somebody and see how your whole state of mind changes as well as your life around you. Check out this interesting article here for further info.
  24. Develop a regular workout routine that fits around your fitness goals. Whether you wanna have a beach body, be fit, or become a bodybuilder hitting the gym is one of the greatest ways to improve mood and self-confidence.
  25. Don’t complain or blame others if your life goes bad or if you make the wrong choices. Tell yourself that you will improve and take full responsibility for your actions.
  26. Kick out old bad habits and create new positive one’s. If you have addictions or currently participate in activities that are causing harm in your life, first add new good habits into your day-to-day life and then work your way into replacing or eliminating the bad habits. You can begin to make changes by working with me.

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” -Aristotle

The truth behind happiness is that it is something that attracts and appeals to people across the  world and it is not defined by any age, color, race, religion, or sex.

Happiness is the ultimate desire and arguably one of life’s greatest missions. This commonly shared goal is something that shockingly enough may even outweigh the importance of wealth, status, a good job, fame, and sex.

The lifestyle that we live ultimately defines our level of happiness and if you’re not experiencing happiness or if you feel high levels of depression or anxiety, chances are that you need to make drastic changes to your life in order to make way for happiness.

The better we develop our relationships and how we talk and influence other people, the more we start to live happier, feel healthier, and live within more peace.

Although some believe that happiness is defined by acquisitions many people often complain about gadgets and the large numbers of responsibility that accompanies having a lot of materials. But before you go around throwing away money in the garbage and selling everything you own, remember that money definitely has a place of value in society.

Money has a way of transforming the lives of others when it is used and applied in the correct way. Building a strong career, and finding a balanced social life for life’s thrills are essential pre-requisites for happiness. Without having access to money in the first place it’s hard to launch into the real world and make an initial stamp on the world.

To live the life of your dreams and become happy for absolutely no reason, you must work on self-development and focus on the good in life. Show that you care and give praise to others when needed. Also, remember happiness comes from within, not from outside where people often chase after things they believe will one day make them happy. If you’re dependent on outside circumstances in order to become happy, you are just temporarily fixing your condition.

References:

Shimoff, Marci. “Happy For No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from The Inside Out.” New York, NY. Free Press, 2008. Print.

The Relentless Pursuit of Balance

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One of the hardest struggles while steering the wheel throughout life is keeping and maintaining a strong consistent balance. Walking a tightrope or slack line can teach you lessons on life and the importance of being focused on a steady balance.

I came to the conclusion lately that I haven’t fulfilled living life truly and deeply. Living a lifestyle that is fun, balanced, and social are key ingredients for a life well lived. There are many days where people across the landscape fail to take action on movement or do activities on the go.

What I’ve grown to learn, is that the more you incorporate experiences that require movement, the more engaging the experience becomes. Essentially, by being more engaged in experiences the more excitement you add to your life as a result. Having balance and reaching for a state of balance in life is not something that simply takes place overnight. It takes daily discipline and strong implementation of positive habits to truly engage in strong emotional experiences that every human beings ultimately craves.

Our body, mind, and spirit all deeply seek to be in balance.

For me personally, I’ve always struggled to find a true balance in my life. I’ve always had a tendency to dig too deep into things for a period of time or overwork myself through certain activities which can hinder growth. When it comes to expanding one’s options in life you’ve gotta make smart moves and have the right motives. When you dig too deeply into things for too long, you throw your life out of balance and sometimes cut certain people off by not allowing them access to your time.

The course of balancing work, school, family life, and all other personal daily priorities can truly take its toll on you if you allow it. The important factor in balancing comes down to the body and mind reconnecting especially in order for fun activities to take form. Participating in things such as exploration, leisure, and trying new activities should not be eliminated for long periods of time. The lack of new activities being implemented on a consistent basis will lead to complacency and a feeling of a rigid mindset. This lack of exploration and trying new things on a consistent basis makes a person too conformed to the norm, which leads to a lack of growth.

In order to grow as a human being and create wonderful things for the world such as a sufficient business or steady programs that improve the lives of others through valuable work which aligns with your purpose; one must learn to re-conquer them-self from technology and all the abstract distractions of the world.

A combination of stillness through meditation or yoga and daily movements should be a requirement for creating a stronger mindset and approach in life towards emotional experiences. Our ultimate motive as human beings is to form strong engaging experiences with other like-minded people. Stillness is great, but movement and physical activities are just as essential, if not more essential.

Whether it’s biking, dancing, riding horses, hiking, running, or walking through nature; it doesn’t really matter. What really matters is being active, still, and engaged in activities that you find the most fun for your personal lifestyle.

The time is ALWAYS now to participate and create new fun experiences that incorporate something new and engaging whenever life feels a little unbalanced.

The world is now more mobile than ever before. Whether you want to improve your learning through apps like Udemy or discipline yourself through adding meditation through Headspace or learn cooking skills through Yummly, anything is possible if you pursue it.

Rebuild your pillars and the foundation upon which you stand, and you will begin to notice a life of fuller meaning and purpose.

Personal power belongs in the heart, body, soul, and minds of all people. Balance is a focus on habitual behaviors and how they’re shaping your life.

To live and lead a happy life one needs to expand and encounter fears. To live a life of balance one needs to allow love inwards and negotiate with anger, sadness, emptiness, loneliness, resentment, and self-centeredness.

By bringing in more balancing activities into your lifestyle it can help you see the fuller picture in a greater light. By pointing your nose in a forward direction and imagining your heart as the center of your balance in the universe, you begin to take more positive and effective action towards your goals.

Redirect your mindset towards what brings you the greatest joy in your life and learn the truth behind your thoughts. There are certain thoughts that do not lead to balance such as thinking overly negative, judging, worrying, overthinking, and dwelling on bad experiences. By redirecting yourself towards joy, you begin to accept things such as positive thoughts, clearer thinking, savoring good experiences, and trusting other people who deeply care.

To maintain balance you cannot always believe all of your thoughts. Your negative thoughts that float around your head aren’t always the truth. Finding balance can be like walking a tightrope across water.

Fortunately, there are many ways to improve your life and begin to find peace within yourself and peace within your outer life. You control your own destiny, so if can manage to grab life by the horns and steady your mind and body, you may begin to reconnect to one of life’s greatest gifts.

Satisfaction and good health comes from healthy experiences as well as an inner knowing of stress balance and peace. No matter what branch of psychology you study you will find that being positive through the good times and the bad is the only way to take on life’s drastic measures.

Finding balance starts from within, but it’s a constant stride forward along with tugs from the sides and a little tug from behind.

So You Want To Be Great?

So You Want To Be Great

It’s not uncommon for people nowadays to be fixated on the screen and become obsessed with Hollywood, fame, politics, and the attainment of power that high positions may entail. But the question to ask is what is greatness? Does one have to reach the levels of fame to be great?

Here is my interpretation of greatness…

To become great it takes years of hard work and dedication of grinding day in and day out. This hard work usually involves a lot of behind the scenes stories of trials and tribulations that go uncovered for many years until talent is recognized and properly groomed.

In my eye’s the biggest issue that faces mankind and obtaining greatness is fear. As Eric Thomas stated, “What would your life look like if you lived by faith rather than fear?”

To become great it takes constant inspiration and constant exertion. It takes very strong and disciplined action to conquer fear and rise above the crowd of average and align yourself with the ideas and habits of the world’s shape-shifters.

To become great you must place yourself on the path that best serves your talents and your purpose.

You must ask yourself, who you are, and what am I looking for? People love clarity and money loves clarity.

To become great you must focus especially on WHO you’re targeting as well as WHAT you’re targeting. It’s necessary to obtain inspiration from a place higher than the self. It will take the realization that life is not about the self, but rather an alignment of collective consciousness within the individual. To be great and inspire, is to realize that the individual is serving a higher purpose and doing something for the betterment of humanity and mankind which is beyond the self-interests of the individual.

Many people today struggle with meaning in their lives and so many people search for meaning in many different ways and forms only to fade away from the truth, which is to live a purpose driven life. Whatever your talent and whatever your art form, you must act now and take your course. Your destiny is now. There is no more tomorrow, but only today.

As the great business author Dan Kennedy quoted, “Position yourself to be at the top of the mountain. The wise man sits at the top of the mountain, not the bottom.”

In order to help bring others to a higher vision and allow creativity to spill upon the world, I’ve compiled some websites and podcasts in this post, that I specifically like to utilize to gain further insight on the world and gain inspiration. It’s important to have a tool-belt of good information and resources that you utilize.

Here are seven websites that include channels that will help you become more informed and as a result help you reach your higher potential and awareness in order to create your own label of greatness in the world…

1. Michael Savage 

Although I don’t always bring up the subject of politics on my website or blog I like to relate to a lot of Michael Savage’s ideas. He is known for his Talk Show Radio podcast Savage Nation, which talks about Conservative Politics and his focus is on educating listeners on modern day issues related to religion, feminism, and fighting against liberal ideas in the White House. With Michael Savage you can expect an arrogant tone, but an often necessary tone which bypasses the stupidity that is present in the current day political system.

2. Maverick Traveler

This website is terrific for self-improvement and it shares a boat load of great stories told by the author James Maverick. The topics range from how to become a self-sufficient man, breaking free from the corporate world, traveling around the world, and attracting beautiful women. The Maverick Man who is (symbolized). Happens to be a post-western man who fights against the westernized world and seeks freedom through traveling, meeting new women, and launching a business. James Maverick holds a high level of wisdom and experience in the real world, that he shares through his blog. His writing and work on the subject of entrepreneurship is some of the best you will find in the blogosphere. Check out this article The Road To Greatness.

3. Bold and Determined

I’ve mentioned this blog before in another post. Bold and Determined incorporates some strong principles on becoming disciplined and taking life by the horns. If you want to make more money and kick some ass out in the world, you should definitely read some of Victor’s posts. For example, Stop living your life in transit.

4. Anabolic Men

All around great website that talks about the importance of proper dieting and supplementation for males. It mainly covers testosterone production in the body and how to increase testosterone levels in a natural manner. The site also covers some of the foods that benefit or weaken testosterone levels and why you should cut certain foods out completely. Check out this article The story of the Anabolic Men blog.

5. Brandon Carter

Brandon Carter is an interesting personality. He comes from a humble background from the south side of Chicago and is well educated in street smarts as well as academia. He brings a good mixture of humor, confidence, and humbleness to his videos which can help anyone new to the fitness genre. If you’re sensitive to vulgar language and excessive swearing he might not be the right mentor for body transformation. He happens to have multiple programs to help people get the body of their dreams. He has some good podcast videos such as Best Ways To Burn Fat Fast. Also check out his YouTube channel and this Motivational video…

6. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas is a living legend who has more willpower and inspiration inside his flesh than any other Keynote Speaker that I’ve seen besides perhaps Tony Robbins. Eric Thomas will help you transition your mindset into a winner and he will purge you of any victim mentality thoughts that may be lurking in your head. His material and Youtube Channel is full of quality and inspirational videos. Check this video out:

7. Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes has some great concepts and ideas to put into practice. His school of greatness is centered on eight principles. Here’s the 8 Principles of Greatness:
#1 Create a vision.
#2 Turn adversity into advantage.
#3 Cultivate a championship mindset.
#4 Develop hustle.
#5 Master your body.
#6 Practice positive habits.
#7 Building a winning team.
#8 Be of service to others.

It may sound simple, but these principles are game-changers if you’re willing to take action in the real world. But remember even if you can master and develop these principles; don’t forget about humility and gratefulness. The book School of Greatness can be purchased here. Check out this interview with Eric Thomas.

8. Dr. Robert Cassar (Earther Academy)

This website is basically an academy that allows access to many informative videos centered on the topic of Naturopathic health, raw foods, detoxication, and terrain modification. Dr. Robert Cassar discusses a lot about the harmful parasites that are present in most processed foods and how to eliminate harmful addictive habits and foods that are abundant today. He has a great series of videos called Earth Shift Project on YouTube that can help inform anyone on Naturopathic remedies. Check out this great video on Healthy Foods To Help Assist With A Healthy Transition To Optimal Health…

Now that I’ve shared these mentors and resources, let’s get hungry and get to the task of changing lives. You have the information to revolutionize your life and the lifestyle of others. You only have 24 hours in the day so focus on time it’s your most precious resource. Cut out the negativity and transition your mindset, life is beautiful as long as you’re willing to make it through the struggles and obstacles!

There is opportunity wherever you turn, as long as you’re willing to dig your own goldmine. Go out and create your greatness.

Peace and Happy New Year!

-Peter

How To Detox Your Body and Prevent Illness With One Main Remedy

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If it weren’t for discovering the fermented tea known as Kombucha, at times I wonder where my health would currently stand. I truly do wonder how many times I would have to stop by the pharmacy if it weren’t for discovering Kombucha through my father. This is an old folk remedy/tonic that has roots tracing back to Siberia in Russia. It is generally used to upgrade the immune system and kick start the digestive system with an abundance of healthy live enzymes.

This probiotic drink is often drank in order to help nail down all the chaos and flu like organisms within the body and prevent all the unhealthy candida-like infections from growing inside your gut or intestines. By including a strong probiotic beverage in your daily life, you can help prevent many health problems from occurring further down the line. The key role of Kombucha is detoxification and rejuvinating a body in a state of ill health. If you are truly sick inside your body, it will take a long time for Kombucha to make a big difference in your health. Personally I had to drink it daily for about 16 months before I saw major changes with my state of vitality and overall health. As a result of following through, I did not get sick and I did not have to resort to antibiotics or fight off cold’s or flu’s. I remember at the same time many other people around me in my environment were getting struck by illness left and right, while I remained immune.

Kombucha contains a floating culture on top of the beverage that goes through a process of fermentation. This culture, is known as a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. It contains many important trace minerals, vitamins, acids, and bacterium’s from the fermentation process. The kombucha is a living organism so it includes a long list of bacteria’s and acids. Some of these bacteria’s and acids included inside the drink include:

Bacterium gluconicum

Bacterium xylinum

Acetobacter xylinum

Acetobacter xylinoides

Acetobacter Ketogenum

Saccharomycodes ludwigii

Saccharomycodes apiculatus

Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Zygosaccharomyes

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Acetic acid

Acetoacetic acid

Benzoic acid

propenyl ester

Benzonitrile

Butanoic acid

Caffeine

Citric acid

Cyanocobalamin

Decanoic acid

Ethyl Acetate

Fructose

d-Gluconic acid

Glucose

Hexanoic acid

Itaconic acid

2-Keto-gluconic acid

5-Keto-gluconic acid

2-Keto-3-deoxy-gluconic Lactic acid

Niacinamide

Nicotinic acid

Pantothenic acid

Phenethyl Alcohol

Phenol, 4-ethyl

6-Phospho gluconate

Propionic acid

Octanoic acid

Oxalic acid

Riboflavin

d-Saccharic acid

(Glucaric acid)

Succinic acid

Thiamin

plus 40 other acid esters in trace amount.

It also contains a good amount of water-soluble vitamins and minerals…

Vitamins and Minerals included are the following:  B1(thiamine) B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5  (Pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine ), B15 (pangamic acid),  Biotin (Folic Acid), Choline,  Inositol,  PABA (para-amino benzoic acid) ,  RNA (ribonucleic acid). Acetamidophenol, Acetic acid, Acetoacetic, acid, Benzoic acid, 2-amino-, 3-phenyl-2-propenyl ester Benzonitrile, 4-hydroxy-2(4H)-Benzofuranone, 5,6,7,7 a-tetrahydro-4,4,7 a-trimethyl-2,6-Bis(t-butyl) -4-(dimethylbenzyl) phenol Butanoic acid, 3-methyl 1-Butanol, 3-methyl- 2-t-Butyl-4-(dimethylbenzyl) phenol, Caffeine, Citric acid, Cyanocobalamin (B-12), Decanoic acid, D-Ribo-hexos, 2,6-dideoxy-3-0-methyl-, 2,3-Dihydro-1-methylindene, 2,5 Diketo-gluconic acid, thyl Acetate Fructose, d-Gluconic acid, Glucose, Hexanoic acid, (1H)Imidazo[2,1-f]purine-2,4(3H,8H)-dione, 8-ethyl-1-methyl-7-phenyl-  Itaconic acid,  2-Keto-gluconic acid, 5-Keto-gluconic acid, 2-Keto -3-deoxy-gluconic acid, Lactic acid, 5-Methoxy-1- (3-methoxy-4-methylphenyl) -1,3,3,6- tetramethylindan, Malic Acid,  Niacinamide. 

These vitamins and minerals that are included all play a strong role in the immune boosting abilities of kombucha. All the enzymes help support the intestinal flora in order to balance the endocrine system. This supports and helps the body’s ability to heal itself. This drink is a popular detox formula due to the antioxidants and polyphenols that are present inside.

Some of the noted health improvements that people have noticed from consuming the beverage includes the following:

  • Correcting digestive problems (from A to Z, including obesity and lack of appetite).
  • Helping maintain a correct PH-balance in the body.
  • Correcting High blood-pressure.
  • Aiding with Rheumatisms and arthritis.
  • Correcting Mycoses, primarily candida albicans.
  • Less Migraines, stress (work-related and other), chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia.
  • Alleviating issues with Psoriasis, eczema, acne, allergies, abscesses, ulcers, hair-loss.

In Michael Roussin’s “Analyses of Kombucha Ferments,” he reports most ferments contain an analgesic, an anti-arthritic compound, an anti-spasmodic compound, hematinic and counteractions for hepatotoxins, some anti-fungal, and several anti-microbial / anti-bacterial compounds in the beverage. With such great benefits from this beverage there isn’t too much reason to avoid this drink tonic!

With that said, I must warn you that if you decide to make the beverage yourself at home versus buying branded Kombucha from your local health foods store, you must also be aware of what you’re doing. This is a fermented beverage and if you do not use proper sanitation and tools for preparation, you can make your beverage go bad and mess up your scoby or worse yet, get sick from not following proper directions with the fermentation process. Make sure to take proper care of your scoby if you decide to make this tonic yourself where ever you currently reside. Good luck and give Kombucha a try at the store or with your own home brew!

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Works Cited

Kasper, Ed. “Analysis  of Kombucha Ferment.” Analysis  of Kombucha Ferment. Happy Herbalist, 2007. Web. 06 Sept. 2015.

“The Benefits of Kombucha.” Ingredients and Benefits. Joomlashack, n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2015. https://www.crudessence.com/en/services/ingredients-and-benefits

Young, Molly. “KOMBUCHA: ANTIOXIDANT MOONSHINE.” More Intelligent Life. The Economist Newspaper, 2012. Web. 06 Sept. 2015.

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.

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 and make the most of your experiences.

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 smacking yourself in the face. Whether it’s spent at a soul-stealing job that you don’t enjoy, 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!

-Peter