10 of the Best Live Life Quotes

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Life is about living – but sometimes we get so caught up in our to do lists and tasks that others assign to us that we forget to live life. This a short collection of quotes to help remind you of this – our 10 Live Life Quotes that we think are amongst the best we have heard.

10 of the Best Books On Leadership

Being a great leader isn’t easy. And like with most things in life, being a natural at it isn’t necessary. If you are willing to take time and effort to learn how to become a great leader then you will see results.

When looking at the easiest and most cost-effective way of learning, it is to of course to simply read a book about it. Yes, there are plenty of leadership books out there. In this post, we look at the 10 best books on leadership.

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Best Books on Leadership

1.  21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to easily take a group of people and drive them towards success, and how others can’t? Or why a team may perform completely differently when a different leader is put in place?

By the completion of this book, you will be able to answer questions like these.

The author of this book understands what it takes to be a great leader, as the title suggests he teaches us in the format of 21 different laws. This book isn’t simply about management, the author really understands what real leadership is, and that is ‘influence’.

This book is helpful, easy to read, and full of in-depth explanations and is recommended for anyone who has ambitions of being a successful leader.

2. Leadership and self-deception: Getting out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute

Everyone thinks they’re a people person. But how well do others feel you treat them? Is it possible to improve your interactions with those around you?

This book allows you to see things from a different perspective. A lot of us don’t like the idea that we are self-deceived, however, admitting to this fact may be the thing we need to improve our interactions.

This book shows us that sometimes when we are looking for problems “out there” we need to be open to the possibility that the problem is within ourselves.

You cannot be a good leader without seeing your own faults, therefore this book is definitely recommended and earns a place on this list of best books on leadership.

3. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni

This book is definitely highly recommended and is a great leadership book.

The author Patrick M. Lencioni offers us a fable of how an executive struggled to take hold of a company and create a smoothly functioning team.

The fable is written in a simple style. The lessons learned are clear and are of use to anyone that manages a team in their day to day life.

It is not the longest book, you will finish it in under 2 hours.

However, the author manages to squeeze in a decent amount of wisdom on topics such as team membership leadership, membership, and engagement.

4. Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval

In this book, the authors Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval give you an insight on how to achieve success in various aspects of your lives.

The insight this book gives you will allow you to take yourself to another level. Something every leader should be striving to do.

What is GRIT? GRIT is guts, resilience, initiative, and tenacity. With GRIT, the authors explain how you are able to easily surpass those with talent. By being persistent and continually striving towards your goals you will eventually achieve whatever it is that you set out to do.

The book gives us examples of great leaders such as Colin Powell and Steve Jobs and explains to us that they are ordinary just like us. The only thing that differentiates them from others who are less successful is the fact that they have GRIT!

Every aspiring leader needs to learn the lessons in this book and apply them to his or her business and daily life.

5. What you really need to lead by Robert S Kaplan

This book is definitely up there as one of the best books on leadership.

Leadership can be a confusing topic for most people. The author of this book explains how everyone has the potential for great leadership, it is not something you need to be born with. It is not something that requires you to sit and wait for permission for.

To be a great leader you need to seize it with both hands. You need to know you are a great leader and your behavior needs to reflect that. The book explains to us how leadership is more a state of mind than anything else.

As long as your thoughts and mindset are in the right mode then everything else will fall into place.

6. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini

This book looks at influence. The reason why someone would say “yes” and how to apply these principles in life and in business.

The author of this book Dr. Robert Cialdini is an expert in the field of influence and persuasion. He has over 35 years’ experience in this rapidly growing field.

Throughout this book, you will learn the 6 different principles you need to internalize in order to become an expert influencer and persuader. This is an essential skill set for many, especially someone in a leadership position.

This is certainly one of the great leadership books out there that need to be on your reading list. The writer puts together the information you need to learn in an accessible and easy to understand tone, which also makes the book engaging.

7. Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra

As the title suggests, this book explains why in order to be a good leader, you need to think and act like one.

The problem most leaders face is that they are busy with the daily demands of work that they pay less attention to actually building leadership skills. Which is something that is critical?

The author of this book, Herminia Ibarra is an expert on development and professional leadership.

A core concept of this book is outsight. In essence, what we must do is find what works and what doesn’t, and to keep developing ourselves through action and experimentation.

The author also explains to us why those who have outsight are far more likely to be successful and create a greater impact.

8. First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham

This book by Marcus Buckingham is essential for anyone in a leadership position. It challenges the conventional way management is done.

The book talks about how as a manager it is not your job to help all your employees overcome their weaknesses, as not every employee has ‘unlimited potential.’

You should be more focused on identifying talent and placing employees where they are most suited. As a manager you need to transform the talent you identify into performance.

The great thing about this book is that while reading it, it will just seem to make sense.

Definitely an interesting book that you will probably be reading more than once.

9. The One Minute Manager – Increase Productivity, Profits and Your Own Prosperity by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

This book is a short read however it is packed with some great wisdom and is certainly one of the best books on leadership.

The one minute manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson aims to get the point across in the format of a story. Some may not like this format, however personally I think it makes the book more enjoyable to read.

It’s a great management book that useful in your business or personal life.

However, if you want a book that goes into specific details and in-depth explanations then this is not the book for you. It is more aimed at giving simple, easy to implement principles that can be related

10. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George, Peter Sims, and David Gerden

This book is certainly one of the top leadership books out there.

True North: Discover your authentic leadership, looks at how anyone who follows the voice inside their head or ‘internal compass’ can be an authentic leader.

The wisdom and ideas in this book are backed by research. The book will give any leader a plan for leadership success and how to follow that plan.

The author of this book Bill George was a highly respected CEO in terms of integrity, he is currently a professor at Harvard where he teaches a course on ‘leadership and corporate accountability’ therefore you can be certain that he knows what he is talking about.


Inspirational Quotes For When The Going Gets Tough

Here are some inspirational quotes to give you a lift when you need it most – when the going gets tough. Sometimes it feels like everything is going wrong, the sh.. has well and truly hit the fan, or it’s just too damned hard.

One step forward, three steps backward? Not to worry, success never moves in a straight line. Tomorrow’s another day and will get you closer to your goals. Just keep your chin up and keep at it.

Here are some inspirational quotes to remember when the going gets tough.

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 “Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.”

“If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.”

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

 “The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it”

 “Great things never come from comfort zones”

“You will succeed just keep going.”

“You are strong enough to get this far, you are strong enough to keep going.”

“Work is not always easy. Sometimes it can be downright difficult.”

“It’s always too early to quit”

“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” – JK Rowling, author

 “Failure is an opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.”

“Keep going, you got this”

 “Broken crayons still color”

“Keep going, today you are a step closer than you were yesterday”

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living, the world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

For more directly related guidance, have a look at our post on the best books for mental toughness. You may find some further inspiration there!

Challenges for the 21st Century

The challenges for the 21st Century we face are dramatic and without precedence in their scope and cumulative impact – the future is irretrievably uncertain.  To build a better life for yourself, to be more successful, we need to be aware of these challenges. It is ever more important that you take charge of your life. It will be easy to be left behind. 

From a daily perspective they will appear gradual and less noticeable, but look back at the extent of change you have experienced over the last ten, twenty, thirty years or more. For instance, smartphones are less than a decade old and the internet 20 odd years.

Yuval Noah Harari’s excellent book – 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is an essential read if you wish to understand the challenges of the 21st century more deeply about the significance of changes occurring around us. We live in a challenging era.

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Some areas of exponential change include:

  • Technology advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence and bio-engineering are only now beginning to enter the mainstream. Some of the potential impacts of these technologies which have been suggested include the creation of a “useless class” with no job potential as unskilled or semi-skilled labour is replaced through technology. Other predictions include the potential for the wealthy elite to dramatically extend their lifespans through bioengineering unavailable to the common man, thereby creating further class divisions.
  • The fabric of our society and the relationships we have with others is undergoing a fundamental transformation under the influence of social media and the internet. You’ve seen the people in restaurants looking and engaging with their phones rather than each other. Information is the new driver of wealth, and we are all open to manipulation like never before.
  • The world of commerce and finance will be completely changed with the inevitable application of blockchain technology. This will impact on all transactions, with consequent implications for all commercial activity. Will a more distributed transactional form replace the centralised structures of today? Or will the new elite find ways of garnering the power into a small collective as has happened with virtually every technological advancement since the agricultural revolution.
  • The threat of climate change and our international responses must also create new realities. Energy as an economic driver will inevitably shift from oil to alternates, with a potential disruption of the centralised distribution model in favour of decentralised and shared networks.
  • The belief in open market principles created globalisation and a shift from nationhood to continentalisation, leaving many countries behind (although the rise in populism, a la Trump & Brexit, may be signalling a reversal of this trend). Open market philosophies favour those at the centre and disadvantage those on the periphery. Will this continue?
  • Information has become the major financial asset of our time and has created a new breed of billionaires who are rated as the wealthiest ever, even more so than the oil barons of the 20th century. Today, the world’s richest 1% own half of the entire planet’s wealth, and the world’s richest 100 people together own more than the poorest 4 billion. This is currently more likely to get worse rather than more equitable.  The relative demise of the middle class and excessive wealth disparity seems to be taking us back to the feudal days. In the past this has led to revolution. The lack of confidence in the ruling elite is suggestive of further social disruption such as we are witnessing in France with the Yellow Jackets protests.

Against this backdrop of an uncertain jobs’ future, and social media which seems to have created an ever more personally competitive environment, it is even more important that we continue to grow and adapt as individuals.

8 Best Self-Help Audio Books To Greatly Improve Your Life

Audiobooks are a great way to consume information. In this post, we list the best self-help audio books that will greatly improve your life. We all love books, but sometimes it can be hard to sit through a full book without getting distracted. That is where audio books come in.

Imagine being able to absorb knowledge and information that will help you improve your life with minimal effort. You could listen to an audiobook while at the gym, doing some shopping, or just about any other activity. Not only will this make you more productive, but you will be also working towards your personal development goals.

Our Pick of the Best Self-Help Audio Books

#1 The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg

One of the best self-help audio books. If there’s one area of our lives that will have the biggest impact on our health, wealth and wellbeing, it is our habits. If you can learn to master your habits you will essentially improve any aspect of your life. The Power of Habit is written by the prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg. He explains why habits exist and the exact steps we need to take to change those habits. The ideas presented in the audio book are backed by real research and are not simply random ideas put together.

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

#2 How to Win Friends and Influence People – by Dale Carnegie

If you can learn how to understand people, you can navigate any area of your life with ease. As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. The audiobook How to Win Friends and Influence People is a classic which has millions of people’s lives. It teaches the core principles you need to know in order to effectively handle people and to get people to like you. This book is eye-opening and its importance shouldn’t be underestimated. If your profession, school, job, or business requires dealing with people on a day to day basis (which is pretty much everyone) then this audio book is a must-have for you.

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

#3 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – by Mark Manson

With over 2 million copies sold, this self-help audio book is both popular and insightful. It looks at happiness in an unconventional way. Being positive all the time is exhausting, and in all honesty, it is unrealistic. This audio book teaches us that it’s okay not to be positive all the time and we need to simply not give a **** sometimes. By doing this we will be able to live a more carefree life, which will then lead to more happiness. A lot of readers described this book as a wakeup call, and ‘just what they needed’. The audiobook also goes into how to effectively choose the things you want to care about, and how that will make it easier for you to be at peace with yourself.

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

#4 The Moment of Lift – How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention-from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world-and ourselves.
Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.
When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

“The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.”
– Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

#5 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a book that has been around for a while but is still relevant to so many people. The audio book by Stephen R. Covey has over 25 million copies sold and is a standard for anyone who reads self-help books. The book has influenced people all over the world, it has helped people change the way they look at life. Stephen R. Covey teaches us not only how to improve our careers and businesses, but also how to live a life that is with dignity and with respect.

The information in the audio book is insightful but also practical. It has knowledge which you can take away and begin applying to your life immediately with effective results. Overall the book is a must-read, but it is quite long. Which makes listening to the audiobook that much better!

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

#6 You Are a Badass – by Jen Sincero

Success coach and bestselling author Jen Sincero gives us a refreshing, straight to the point how-to guide on how to stop doubting yourself. The audio book teaches us to shape our lives how we want. Whether that’s by creating wealth or improving other areas of your life. The tone is this book has a bit of humor which makes it a more enjoyable read. If you read Jen Sincero’s books before you will be familiar with her edgy style of writing, and you will find inspiration and motivation in this book.

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

#7 The Success Principles – by Jake Canfield

With this audiobook, the author Jack Canfield gives us an updated edition of his classic bestseller, which teaches us to attain success in the digital age that we live in. The concepts in this book have been around for decades and are still relevant today. They have helped so many people get from where they are to where they want to be.

The book is packed full of inspiration and memorable stories of world-class athletes, CEOs and everyday people who have found success in their lives. The advice in this book is practical and aims to greatly improve your life.

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

#8 Awaken the Giant Within – by Tony Robbins

Best selling self-help audio book,” take control of your mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny!”

Certainly one of the best self-help audio books of all time. Tony Robbins explains that we all have a ‘giant within us.’ This audiobook is truly motivational and will inspire you to take action in your life. It forces you to essentially look at yourself honestly, and by realizing your flaws, you will want to change them and do something about it. The audiobook has been sold over 1 million times and has transformed the lives of so many. If you want to push through in lives and achieve what you are truly capable of then this book is highly recommended.

Or if you prefer the printed form you can find it here.

10 Benefits of Time Management That Are Important

Time Management is essential, we all need it. Especially if you lead a busy life, it can reach a point where you feel like you don’t have the time to do the things you need to do in order to achieve your goals. From that, you will begin to feel stressed or overwhelmed with the workload. However, I’m sure deep down we all know the solution.

You simply need to manage your time better. So knowing what to do isn’t the problem, the problem is motivation, which is the purpose of this post. In this post, we will list out the benefits of time management and why it’s super important for you to incorporate it into your life.

Hopefully, by the end of this post you will understand the significance of good time management and from that, you will begin to implement more time management strategies into your life.

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Benefits of Time Management

Benefit #1 – Better Time Management = less stress

When you plan out your day and follow through with what you’ve planned, you will instantly feel less stressed about everything. Having loads to do without a clear plan of how you want to get it done can be exhausting. However when you know what you need to do and when you need to do it, you now no longer need to stress about it. You can use your mental energy on actually completing the tasks.

Benefit #2 – You can do more with less effort

When you manage your time, you essentially take control of your tasks. You can then align tasks strategically to when you know you will have more energy. For example, if you work better in the mornings, that could be where you complete your harder tasks. Also, after a while you will begin to build momentum, when you do something for long enough it becomes a habit, which becomes effortless.

Benefit #3 – You can make better decisions

When you find yourself in a situation where you asked if you can do something or if you can attend an event. It can be difficult to answer that question if you haven’t properly thought about how much work you have to do. However, if everything is already planned out in your head. You can make decisions, and stick with them.

Benefit #4 – Managing your time reduces procrastination

If you find yourself procrastinating a lot, it can be really difficult to get stuff done! However, When you already know what you need to do, there will be no time wasted on deciding what needs to be done. You can quickly and easily get straight into it. This is why planning is essential. It allows you to free your mind and simply follow a plan, rather than worry about what you can and cannot do.

Benefit #5 – More time to do the important things

When you plan your day in advance, you can make a conscious decision on what is a priority and what is not. You can make sure you fit in the things that really matter to you, rather than blindly chasing deadlines and finding yourself with no time to do anything!

Benefit #6 – Fewer problems

Not planning your time properly can leave you with significant consequences. Missing appointments, arriving late for work and missing deadlines are all tasks that have repercussions if not done. And on top of that, they will cause you unnecessary stress. You can avoid these problems altogether by simply planning your day, so what are you waiting for? Start now!

Motivational Quotes For Work To Get You Going

To succeed at work, we need to stay motivated. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best motivational quotes for work to help you stay sharp and on form. Sometimes it’s hard to get up for it and make it through a tough day.

We’ve all been there. You need the energy, drive, and motivation to not only do our jobs but to go above and beyond. We hope this list helps.

Bookmark this page and make it a habit to quickly scan these motivational quotes to give you a boost (in the morning, or when you need it).

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”
“Don’t be busy, be productive”
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan. Not the goal.”
“Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.”
“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow”
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.”

“Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew, I told them I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me”

“Keep going, each step may get harder but don’t stop. The view is beautiful at the top”

“Customers will never love a company until employees love it first”

“Don’t watch the clock, do what it does, keep going”

Some of the Best Words Of Encouragement

In life we face many challenges, life can get hard. Sometimes we need that extra push.  We have selected some of the best words of encouragement to change your life. In this post, we list these words of encouragement to remind you that life isn’t that bad. And you can achieve what you set your mind to.

Going through failures is something that happens to all of us. But it is not those failures that define where we will end up, rather how we react to them. We can either give up or keep pushing forward. Hopefully, by the end of this post, you will have enough drive and fuel to motivate you back to success! Enjoy these best words of encouragment.

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Some of The Best Words of Encouragement to Change Your Life

1. “I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past”

2. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

3. “You’re not going to master the rest of your life in just one day, just relax. Master the day and then keep going on at that every day.”

4. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”

5. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill

6. “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” – Bertie Charles Forbes

7. “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

8. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” —Eminem

9. “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

10. “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

11. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” —Sarah Louise Delany

12. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.”

13. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

14. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have something better.” – C. JoyBell C.

15. “Be a warrior, not a worrier”

16. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” —Walt Disney

17. “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.”

18. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.”

19. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

20. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” ― Ed Sheeran

21. “Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.” ― Thisuri Wanniarachchi

22. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

23. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. – Norman Vincent Peale

24. “Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an Encourager. Always.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

25. “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”

26. “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” ― Shaun Hick

27. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.” –Kim Garst

28. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins

29. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” —Stephen Hawking

30. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn

31. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” —Charles Swindoll

Top 10 Things To Do On A Plane To Pass Time

In this post, we list 10 things to do on a plane to pass time when there’s no in-flight entertainment or WiFi to avoid getting bored. All it takes is a bit of early preparation which can make all the difference. If you’ve ever been on a long flight you know how boring it can get when there’s nothing to do. Of course, you can try and put yourself to sleep but that doesn’t always work.

So instead of rocking back and forth in your seat, twiddling your thumbs, waiting for the flight to land, here are a few things you can do instead. Let’s get started, shall we?

Things to do on A Plane to Pass Time When You’re Bored

#1 Binge Watch Your Favorite Netflix Show

Set up all the TV shows you need before the flight and start playing with them throughout your journey. Whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or Stranger things is more up your street there is bound to be something on Netflix that you like. Whatever you end up choosing it will be sure to pass the time and before you know you would have arrived at your destination.

Quick Tip: Make sure you download all the episodes you plan to watch in advance because remember, there may be no Wi-Fi.

#2 Play a game

Even if playing games isn’t your thing, you might as well give it ago. I mean especially if it’s a long flight, why not. Also, you may find you’re pretty good at candy crush (be careful though as it might get addicting). You could even bring a portable gaming console with you if you really want some good entertainment.

Quick Tip: If there’s no Wi-Fi make sure you download a few games on your smartphone to ready to play in advance for when that long-haul flight has taken off.

#3 Take photos

Flying on a plane is a great experience! Well, it can be, so take pictures. That way you’ll remember your experience even after the plane has landed. You could even take a few cheeky snaps from your window.

Quick Tip: Try not to do this when the plane is taking off as sometimes you’re told not to use electronics during this period.

#4 Listen to a Podcast

Download a few of your favorite podcasts and listen to them on your long-haul flight. Whatever you’re into I’m sure you will find something that can occupy your time well. Whether you’re into business podcasts or a bit of Ted Talks, you’ll be sure to find something that makes your flight an enjoyable one.

Quick tip: Again, download these in advance just in case there’s no Wi-Fi on the plan.

#5 Listen to an Audiobook

Not into reading physical books? No problem. With an audiobook, you can plug your headphones in and zone out. Listening to the words of the best authors while you stare out into the clouds.

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Things to do on a plane without electronics

#6 Write in a Journal

As we know, throughout our regular day to day lives, we can be bombarded with so much technology that we forget the simple joys of life. Sometimes it can be quite peaceful to just pull out a pen and paper, and begin writing. You may even find your thoughts flow better without anything to distract you. Whether you’re into journaling or not this can be something that really helps you pass the time when you’re bored on a plane.

#7 Talk to the person next to you

One thing you can do on a plane to pass the time is to talk to the person next to you. Yes, I know I know, some of us are not that comfortable striking a conversation with random people. But look, you’re sharing a flight with this person for the next few hours. Time may go by a lot quicker if you make an attempt to get to know them. Keep the conversation light, talk about where you’re traveling, what you’re expecting, and how bored you get on flights.

#8 Look out the window

Simply looking out of the window on a plane can be breathtaking. I mean think about it, you’re literally flying through the clouds. Look at how things on the ground get smaller and smaller the higher you go. Think about where you are and try to guess which country you’re flying over without looking at a map. If you’re not sitting on a window seat you can always check a window near another part of the plane. Just be sure not to block anyone’s path while you’re there.

#9 Read a book

If you love reading books, your plane flight can be a very enjoyable one. Pick your favorite book in advance or a book you’ve been planning to read and get through as much as you can on the flight. You’ll find you can finish a lot more pages then you would have normally since you have the whole flight to focus. Especially on a long-haul flight, you may even find that you get through an entire book! Check out books Amazon for the latest best sellers.

#10 Make a list of things you want to do when you land

As it may come as no surprise to you, we love lists! So, what you can actually do on the flight is to plan your trip. List the top 10 things you want to do when you arrive. That way when you get there you will know exactly what you want to do, that way your holiday won’t be wasted procrastinating.

Monday Inspirational Quotes To Start The Week Right

Ah, the dreaded Monday. The weekend is over and it’s back to work. Not much point moping around feeling blue – better to start with a bang and get things moving. These are our top Monday Inspirational quotes to start the week right. 

Use these to give yourself some momentum. Start seeing Mondays as an opportunity, a new beginning,  rather than something negative – the start of another long week. Positivity is key to success !

Monday Inspirational Quotes to Start The Week

1 – There should be a holiday dedicated to the brave people who show up to work on Monday.

2 – Monday is not the day to be back at the Grindstone. Monday is the day to be back at your passion. If you’re working for the weekend, you’re doing it wrong.

3 – “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

4 – It’s Monday, don’t forget to be awesome.

5 – It’s Monday, Get Up. Drink Coffee. Be Happy. Do Great Things! Be Positive.

6 – “Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

7 – “The future depends on what you do today.” –Mahatma Gandhi

8 – “Whatever your situation might be, set your mind to whatever you want to do and put a good attitude in it, and I believe that you can succeed.” –Bethany Hamilton

9 – New Monday, New Week, New Goals!

10 – “Your best days are still out in front of you.” –Joel Osteen

11 – Monday is the perfect day to correct last week’s mistakes.

12 – “Find a job you like and that will add 5 days to the week”

13 – “Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” –Teddy Roosevelt

14 – “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

15 – Don’t dread Monday’s Life isn’t promised to us. We are blessed every day by simply being able to rise in the Mornings.

16 – Ok it’s Monday. But who says that has to be a bad thing? Be a rebel and have an awesome day anyway.

17 – “Make each day a masterpiece.” – John Wooden

18 – It’s Monday, the perfect time to reboot your mind and have a fresh start.

19 – It’s Monday, I’m Alive, I’m Breathing, I’m Living, I’m Blessed, Life Is Good.

Go further on mondays

Getting things started is the most important step toward any goals you can have. But having a plan is already half of the work done. Get your week started with clear plan and objectives for these whole week and you’ll be already halfway out there!

Still not feeling motivated? I strongly recommend you to read these articles on how to be More Productive in Life, and How Long Will It Take Me To Get To Work? (Not What You Think). This last one will remove all your fear and blockages that are preventing you to get the job done! Trust me, it’ll motivate you to get the ball going for the whole week!

14 Uplifting Quotes For Life

Regardless of how strong a person you are, there are always going to be things in life that bring you down. Which is why in this post we give you 14 uplifting quotes for life that will make you smile.

No matter how awful things get, in all reality you are not the only one − everybody ends up feeling alone or stressed with life sooner or later. When you need something, positive and uplifting that can cheer you up and give you a chance to live your life happily have a look at some of these quotes.

14 Uplifting Quotes For Life

1. “Happiness is a choice.” – Barry Neil Kaufman

2. “You can’t always change the way things are, but you can change the way you wish to see them. Never stop looking for the brighter side and beyond.” – Eric T. Moore

3. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

4. “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” – Demosthenes

5. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney.

6. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

7. “The journey of life is towards freedom. A bird cannot hold its perch and fly. Neither can we grasp anything and be free.” – Deborah Adele.

8. “You cannot love others unless you love yourself first: how can you give away what you don’t have?”– Swami Prem Priyadha

9. “You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you.”– Dodinsky

10. “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease.”– Eckhart Tolle

11. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

12. “Success is a journey not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

13. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.”– Lloyd Jone4

15 Proverbs About Life Everybody Needs To Know

In this post, we list 15 powerful proverbs about life that you need to know. The way you see yourself, including your thoughts and assumptions about what is good for you, dictates everything that you do and what you see. When you change how you think, you can change your life. Similarly, positive words add inspiration to our lives and you can feel better, more happy and motivated.

Sometimes, all we need is positive quotes or to give ourselves that confidence to push through and seek what is good for us. So with that being said, here are 15 proverbs about life that are important.

Proverbs About Life

1. “The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” -Walt Disney

  1. “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

  1. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” -Will Rogers

4. “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”

  1. “It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.” – Inspirational Quote By Vince Lombardi

6. “If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”- Steve Jobs

  1. “People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”- Rob Siltanen

  1. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”- Og Mandino

  1. “Entrepreneurs Are Great At Dealing With Uncertainty And Also Very Good At Minimizing Risk. That’s The Classic Entrepreneur.”- Mohnish Pabrai

  1. We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.”- Maya Angelou

  1. “Whatever you are, be a good one” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

  1. “You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.”- C.S. Lewis

14. Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”- Theodore Roosevelt

  1. “The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 6 Best Ways To Deal With Stress

We all feel stress from time to time, so here are 6 of the best ways to deal with stress. Sometimes we don’t know what to do, but instead of letting things get the better of you, try some of the techniques in this article.

Here are the 6 best ways to deal with stress. Hopefully, after reading this post you will be better prepared to deal with stress and you won’t let it affect you as much. So, without further delay, let us begin!

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How To Deal With Stress

#1 Get Enough Rest

Ensure that you enough rest every day. You should sleep for 6 to 8 hours and if you’re not getting that then it will affect you. Make sure you get enough sleep and you will feel fresh and ready to take on the day.

#2 Exercise

Health doesn’t just give you physical health benefits. It also helps you deal with stress. Hard day at work? Lift something heavy, go to the gym and release all your energy. Trust me it works wonders, even if going to the gym is not your thing, going for a walk can count as exercise too. As long as you are doing something that is keeping you more active than usual.

#3 Control Your Breathing

You should be able to control your breathing. When you begin to feel like things are getting stressful, pause and take a minute to inhale and exhale.

After a few minutes of slow breathing, you will begin to feel your stress slowly fade away and your heart slowing down.

#4 Talk It Out With Someone

Simply discussing with somebody about how you feel can be useful. Talking can work by either diverting you from your unpleasant thoughts or it can help you know about the complexity of the problem you are worried about.

When you are in a state of stress you can easily think negative thoughts and that can build up. You may reach a point where you begin to think things which do even not exist.

#5 Don’t Over Think

This is one of the big mistakes that we normal people do. Overthinking can overcomplicate things and that, of course, will increase your stress, because you will be overwhelmed by the complexity that you have created in your mind. Keep things simple and stress-free.

#6 Learn To Say ‘No’

Some of us have a big problem with saying no. if we take on things we are unlikely to complete, we will be stressed about them. If someone asks you to do something and you know you can’t do it just say ‘no’.

You may think you’re doing them a favor but when they give you the task and you end up not doing it, you just cause stress for both you and them. It would have been much better to just say you can’t do it from the offset.

9 Effective Time Management Strategies To Use

In this post, we will list the top 9 effective time management strategies to use. If you can’t manage your time properly, you are going to struggle to get anything done. Managing time is extremely important because no matter how well you plan to do things if you don’t plan the time involved in completing necessary tasks then you are really going to struggle.

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Effective Time Management Strategies

#1 Organize Your Objectives

Objectives are basics for good time management. How many objectives do you have? On the other hand, if you don’t have any objectives, make sure you have at least one for the day.  Or if you find you have too many, cut them down.

Try to assign an object to every aspect of your life. On any given day, one objective will have top priority.

#2 Set a Value on Your Time

Settings values to your tasks can be one of the best ways to manage your time. By having clear time constraints, not only will you know roughly how long the task will take you, but you will also be able to plan how much you can achieve for a given day.

As time goes on you will get more accurate at knowing how long tasks will take you and you can be much more accurate when it comes to knowing how much you will get down.

#3 Review Your Performance

See what works for you and see what doesn’t. Reviewing your performance can be extremely helpful. It allows you to look back and understand what has been successful and what hasn’t been successful.

So, therefore, you can do more of the things that work and less of the things that don’t work.

“What get measured, gets done.”

#4 Don’t worry about perfection

Don’t waste time trying to be a perfectionist. Sometimes it’s better to just start working, that way you will find you will just get more done. You can review your performance afterward and adjust if need be. But don’t spend all your time planning if you’re never getting around to actually getting things done.

#5 Make Clear Daily Schedules 

If you make a list of what you will need to do throughout the day, you will find that you can fit a lot more than you thought. There are 24 hours in a day, at least try and make most of them productive.

#6 Divide Larger Tasks Into Smaller More Manageable Chunks 

If you have a huge task ahead of you, it may be a good idea to split it up. You will be more likely to do smaller tasks because it won’t seem as intimidating, and the more time you spend doing tasks the more you will get done.

#7 Set Deadlines

When we don’t have a clear due date, we are more likely to continuously put things off, if you set deadlines for everything you do, you will find that you will be meeting those deadlines. And of course, this will help you get more done with the time you have.

#8 Review Weekly   

Reviewing your week can be an excellent time management habit. It allows you to get a bigger picture of what you are achieving throughout the week, and you can improve this over time, bit by bit.

#9 Stay Focused

Right, so you’ve made a plan. Now you have to actually follow through. Don’t get lazy, you know what you need to do now do it! And stay focused until its complete.

Try to zone out from all the distractions around you, that means putting your phone aside and not checking emails when the temptation arises.

8 Office Must Haves For Small Businesses

So, what makes your office a better place? What will make your office environment a better place to work? Here we list what we consider the most important essentials – the 8 office must haves for small business.

The office is a place of work and is usually the place where your employees spend most of their time and energy. Your office should have the environment in which they feel good about themselves and things around them. It should have a calming influence on them while they work.

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8 Must Haves For Small Business Offices

A small business needs to have fast internet/Wi-Fi/servers:

In today’s world, the use of internet has increased a lot. All the companies are depending on the internet on a big scale. Information sharing is key to success to any business or firm.

An organization is linked with people around the world and they try their best to fulfill the needs of their customers. So of course, having an internet that can handle that is extremely important.

If an office has slow internet or WIFI the environment of the office will become irritating one. Which is not what you want to you or your staff.

A small business needs interactive whiteboards:

Even though we live in a digital age, it is not always best to stick to your computer screens.

Whiteboards can be a great way to add collaboration to the office and allow your team’s creative side to be more apparent. Get some whiteboards, some board pens and start innovating.

A small business needs great seats:

This one should be obvious, your staff spends 8 hours a day on a seat. It should at least be comfortable. You want your staff to be as productive as possible, they’re not going to be able to do that if there back is hurting.

So, there you go, dish out on some high-quality seats and you will see the returns in the long run.

A small business needs top microphones:

Microphones can be entertaining to your workers as they will be able to listen to music while they work.  But you should also ensure that it is to be used in a balanced way that doesn’t affect your employee performance negatively.

A small business needs a bookshelf

I think every office should have a lovely bookshelf made of wood and filled with books. When your employees have some free time, they can refer to one of the many books you will have.

Not only will it beautify your office, but it will allow your employees to gain more knowledge in their subject field in the form of high-quality books.

A small business needs recycling bins:

This may sound somewhat odd, yet by having recycling bins in offices it makes an impression on your staff and visitors that you truly think about nature and need to do what you can to save the planet. It also means that you want to keep things clean.

A small business needs scanners:

There are a lot of improvements in the technology as we move on and on with the modern world.

Every office requires scanners because you have to send and receive a lot of digital documents on daily basis. So, scanners are another must-have for a functional office.

11 Important Going Away Quotes

Going away isn’t as simple as you may think, particularly if it is a place you have thousands of memories and good times associated with.

These 11 important going away quotes will help you when you decide to finally move away.  They will help you maintain your strength, and confirm your decision when you are left with memories of the times you once had, whether it is your workplace, home, or anywhere else.

The bottom line is, going away is always difficult… Hopefully, these quotes about going away will help you.

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Going Away Quotes

1. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Life resembles riding a bike. You should continue going to keep up the pace with your life. You need to move forward towards a better and happier future.

2. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.


Going away is the key to achieve your goals. You should not be stuck in some place mentally. You should always be ready to leave someplace and accept a new place.

3. The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true

Yes, the connections we make are real but we need the courage to move on from them. That way we can experience new things in life.

4. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Curiosity is the one thing that will keep us going forward and learning new things.

5. You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.


Remember to keep yourself humble and no matter how much you know there is still much to learn. The only way to do this is to keep going.

6. I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

This metaphor is great because it shows us that no matter which way we are drifting it is better than staying in the same place, making no progress.

7. Looking back isn’t going to help you, Moving forward is the thing you have to do.

Going forward is one of the things you need to do for a successful life. If we look back we will always find things which will upset us and stop us moving forward in our lives. So, simply don’t look back, there is nothing new there.

8. Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving towards your goals.

Stay focused and continues going toward your objectives to pursue your dreams.

9. Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward

Don’t stress about what turned out badly. Rather, concentrate on what to do next. Spend your energies on taking a step forward.

10. The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror; it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.


If we keep looking back, we end up distracted and don’t see everything that is moving ahead.

11. I stopped thinking; I just go out, and everything is in the moment. I just stop thinking and start moving – you just got to be you

Don’t be afraid to just go out into the world and experience life. Live for the moment.

Powerful Quotes About Change in Your Life

In this post, we will list 14 quotes about change in your life that we think will help you manage and adapt. These are things you need to know. Change can come in many different ways in our lives. It might come forcefully like a tidal wave, or creep in slowly without us knowing. It might come in the form of a devastating tragedy, difficult choices, broken relationships, or even new opportunities. Sometimes, the only way to improve our lives is to force ourselves to go through difficult changes.

That may mean breaking up and leaving a toxic but comfortable relationship, leaving a mediocre but stable job, moving away from a nice but uninspiring location, or anything else that’s holding us back from accomplishing our dreams. We can make our life happy with a positive change.  In this article, you will see positive change quotes that bring happiness to your life and take you away from the pains of life.

Quotes About Change in Your Life

1. We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have something better. C. JoyBell C.

We can’t fear change, however; we don’t want to get out of our comfort zone. Holding onto something that is beneficial to you now, might be the very reason as to why you don’t have something better.

2. He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson

Change is rejected by death only and the graveyard is the only place that rejects it.

3. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves

This quote implies the importance of change that when we are not able to change a circumstance, we are tested to change ourselves to adopt that specific circumstance.

4. Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.  Shunryu Suzuki

Without tolerating the way that everything transforms, we can’t discover the real meaning of life. We can’t hold on to something forever, we have to learn to move forward in life.

5. Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.

Change is hard in light of the fact that individuals overestimate the estimation of what they have and they don’t think about the results they will get if they make few changes in their life. Change is very important, you need to change something to be successful at certain points of your life.

6. When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one, and do without change. George Bernard Shaw

This quote highlights that people are living in an anxious age, ask them how they might want to live in a stationary one, and manage this without change.

7. I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

If we sit still and wait for something to happen it won’t ever happen, rather we should pursue a change.

8. People can cry much easier than they can change. James Baldwin

Crying isn’t east but people find it easier than change. However, if we push ourselves in the direction of change, we find that it’s not that bad.

9. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy

Change is a must. The people who don’t want to change themselves or their circumstances are actually missing out.

10. Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. John Kenneth Galbraith

People will rather look for proof, than look to make changes.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

Look inwards before we look outwards. If we want to change the world we need to start by changing ourselves.

12. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Don’t be disheartened by how small your group is because even a small group can change the world.

13. Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business. Mark Sanborn

Your accomplishment in life did not depend on your capacity to just change. It depends on your capacity to change fast.

14. We each have our way of coping with life, but when we want to step up and win we may need to change! We can learn to modify our existing strategies or create new ones to achieve exactly the outcome we desire, for the magic of success is a matter of employing the most effective strategy. Kris Deva North

We can figure out how to alter our current ways of doing things or make new ones to accomplish the result we want.

How to be Self-Disciplined – 7 Sneaky Techniques

Being self-disciplined in life is a vital element in achieving success. In this post we give you seven of the best ways to help you become more self-disciplined. Most successful people are accomplished in these arts.  It plays a key role in almost every aspect of your life. We can see around us that people with self-discipline seem to live a much better life than those without it.

Most of us know what we need to do, but that’s not enough. Discipline is when we know what we need to do and we do it. No matter how hard it seems. Discipline is what will take you from where you are in life to where you actually want to be.

Self-Discipline in Your Life Begins With The Mastery Of Your Thoughts. If You Can’t Control What You Think, You Can’t Control What You Do.

Right, so we’ve established discipline is important. So how do we get some more of it? Well, like anything else in life, discipline can be improved and learned. Here we will list the 7 best ways to become self-disciplined.

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How To Be Self Disciplined In Life

#1 Set Clear Objectives

I’m sure you’ve heard this over and over again. Setting clear objectives is key, you should have a realistic vision of what you would like to achieve. You should likewise have a plan that tells you the exact steps needed to achieve your goal.

If we don’t consider this, and we start us without a fixed plan of what we want to achieve, we can lose our motivation very easily.

You need to be decisive and make a decision. Then you should divide your plan into different steps. You should make your efforts in passing those steps and to move closer to your goal. That way you remove all ambiguity from your goal and all your mental energy is used on actually achieving your goal.

#2 Know your Weaknesses

We all have weaknesses. It can be anything. It can be food and it can be excessive use of social media. It can be video games or even a bit of cheeky Netflix.

Basically, our weaknesses may stop us from doing the thing we really want to do. And if we understand our weaknesses, it will be much easier for us to work on them.

So when you have that important report you need to complete, and you feel your weakness of social media creeping in, you can quickly notice it, and stop it before it gets a chance to change your actions.

#3 Don’t Over Complicate Things

As a human being, we sometimes try to be to be over complicating things. Sometimes what we need to achieve is pretty simple, but we make it much harder than it actually needs to be. The more complicated we make things, the harder it will be for us to do it in the moment. It will just be too much mental energy for us.

#4 Remain Patient in Times of Stress

Stress can cause us to lose patience. In that moment of stress, we may fall into a behavior that doesn’t align with our goals and our vision. This can be called an escape behavior. It is your body trying to escape the feeling of discomfort.

However, the feeling of stress will fade away if we ignore it. If you just push through those feelings, and you don’t give in to an escape behavior, your future self will thank you. And you will realize it’s not actually that bad.

#5 Visualize Results

Nothing motivates someone more than a reward they will get out of it. When we want to achieve something, we need to think about what we will actually achieve, and this needs to be in great detail.

So, for example, if you need to get to the gym, think about the amazing body you will have if you’re consistent. When you visualize that goal, you are much more likely to push through because the reward seems much more real to you in that moment.

#6 Make it a Habit

Although white-knuckle willpower sometimes works, it will be beaten by habits every time. Forming habits is probably the easiest way to be disciplined in the long run. If you do something for 62 days it becomes a habit. This means your body will just do it naturally.

Some might find it hard to actually get to that 62-day mark, so a trick you can use is starting with something easy and working your way up. For example, if you’re a writer, you can start by writing 15 minutes a day, then move up to 20, then 25, you get the idea.

#7 Eat healthily and often

The things about being self-disciplined in life is if you do it in one area of your life. It usually reflects on others. One thing you can and should be doing is eating healthy. When you teach yourself the discipline to eat healthy, you find that you will be making better decisions that will benefit you in the long run.

Also, eating healthy will benefit you in general. You will have more energy and you will feel better too!

Bottom Line

Self-discipline is the one thing that separates those who achieve and those who don’t. Learning to control can be the most important factor to changing our lives for the better. If you find it hard to be self disciplined in your life, hopefully these 7 tips will help you.

7 Reasons Why Working Remotely Just Makes Sense

Working remotely is increasing faster than you may think. Working remotely has had a positive impact on the productivity of the workers as it gives them more independence.

We live in a day and age where things really have changed a lot. Even the way companies are employing staff is changing day by day. People want to work from home and it’s becoming apparent that there is no good reason for companies not to allow employees to work from home.

Also known as telecommuting, it is so useful for both employees and company. Companies prefer that the workers use their own resources, internet and working space as this costs the company money. On the other hand, employees prefer that they make their own schedule and they don’t have to travel to an office and sit in a fixed seat and work from 9 to 5. By following their own routine workers manage to give much more to the company as they are able to take care of themselves too. In this post, we will list the 8 great benefits of working remotely.

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7 benefits of working remotely for employers and employees

1. Working from home will increase employee productivity

When you allow a worker to work from home and to telecommute their productivity increases. They won’t have to worry about getting to the office on time or missing the train. This allows the employees to concentrate on the work far more efficiently.

Also, it saves time since they don’t have set breaks and going and the commute time is no longer existent. The employee can better manage their own breaks as they understand their schedule will breaks at a right time, while at the same time completing all the work that needs completing.

2. Working remotely will save both time and money

So, as stated in the previous point, you will certainly save time working from home. Since you do not have to travel there is no commute time. You don’t really waste time waking up early, to get your suit and tie on, I mean you could work in your pajamas all day. This gives you more time to actually do the work you’re paid to do.

Saving time goes hand in hand with saving money. First of all, travel expenses are greatly reduced. Secondly, keeping up with a few new suits every once in a while may be costly.

Also, let us not forget, when working from home you will probably spend less money on food as you have everything in your kitchen. Whereas at work you will be more inclined to buy a coffee and a bagel every morning.

3. Working from home leads to less sick days for employees

As you know, when you work in an office you have to follow a schedule and being human, it’s eventually going to be tough on you. You will get sick, many workers tend to get sick by the heavy workload at the office hours.

So, eventually, they take a leave and don’t work.

On the other hand when you work from home. You will balance everything according to your health. The chances of falling sick decreases by a lot. You can work consistently for a long period of time, It will help you to decrease your absent rate. This will obviously benefit you and the company you work for.

4. Working remotely gives you more opportunities to learn

Another benefit of working remotely is the fact that you will have the chance to learn more. How will that happen I hear you ask? Well, then follow your own schedule and you finish on time, you will have more time for personal development.

On the other hand in an office situation, if you finish on time you will get assigned more work, this is what leads to many employees dragging their workload. So, in other words, working from home allows you to push for free time so you can improve yourself and in turn improve the effectiveness throughout your job.

5. Working remotely is more eco-friendly

This really ties in with a lot of the other points on this list, working from home is great for the environment. Yep, that’s one you can tell your boss. On top of the fact that you won’t be driving to work, releasing pollution into the atmosphere, there is also a lot of power being utilized to run the workplace, alongside office gear, and cash spent on office supplies, similar to paper and ink.

Maybe as an individual that won’t make much of a difference, but a company with a large workforce of remote workers will certainly be better for the environment.

As a remote boss, every individual from your workforce who telecommutes enormously lessens his carbon impression by not commuting into the workplace. It’s in your hands!

6. Working from home leads fitter and healthier staff

With additional time and energy in their workday, many telecommuters frequently push themselves towards more physical exercise, in comparison to the typical office worker. This is, of course, understandable, as they have that extra energy and they need to output it somewhere. This will lead to better efficiency in their work as a healthier staff is a happier staff.

7. Working remotely increases staff loyalty

When you give your workers the trust and capacity to work as they please and to adjust their professional life and their own life according to whats comfortable for them, a fascinating thing happens: they end up noticeably appreciative.

So, their appreciation shows itself as reliability towards the organization. A dependable staff gives extraordinary efficiency and excellent turnover.

Your staff will appreciate the trust you have put in them and they will want to return the favor. They will work harder for you, and you will have more results.

So to conclude…

Remote work may not be completely new, but rather it is a positive pattern developing in the world of work. As remote work turns into the new standard, it’s essential that experts and managers have the assets and hardware to associate and work together with their group.
Surely, Remote work gives your workers more freedom to do the work in their own way. Just because things have always been done a certain way doesn’t mean its the best way, maybe it’s time to incorporate working remotely into your business or organization.

The Best Countries For Expats To Live In

Got plans to travel abroad to start life afresh? If yes, what are the best countries for expats to live in?  You’re not alone in dreaming of working abroad.  There are a whole lot of people out there who have dreams of living or working outside of their own countries. However, it’s important to note that your big move will affect just about every aspect of your life including your finances, health, and family. That being said, you would want to do your homework before packing your bags and hitting the airport.

The good news? You can get all the information you need from us — we look at many different countries and assess them on the aspects that make them our choice as the best countries for expats.

So now what? Well, it’s time to check out the top ten countries to live in as an expat. Let’s dive in!

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Top 10 Countries for Expats To Live In

10. Sweden

Sweden’s good economy and impressive family benefits gave it the chance to earn a position on this top 10 list. However, the country lagged behind on overall life experience causing it to fall behind other countries.

9. Austria

Set in the heart of Europe, Austria boasts a stunning scenery as well as a high quality of living. The country ranked highly in economics and overall experience but fell short on education and family experience.

8. Norway

Ah yes, good old Norway — it would have achieved a higher stop, however, failing to keep up with overall life experience did it no justice. Its best qualities include an overall safe environment for families and a strong economy.

7. New Zealand

New Zealand is definitely one of the most desirable countries for expats. The country won the heart of expats as up to 58% moved there to improve their quality of life — its stunning landscapes are equal to none. However, New Zealand couldn’t keep up with economics causing it too far behind other ten countries.

6. Germany

Germany is on this top 10 list thanks to its strong economy, good pay and impressive business prospects. It, however, slipped out of third place after falling short on overall life experience.

5. The Netherlands

The Netherlands comes in ahead of other countries in regard to family experience — it’s even better than Singapore which happens to be one of the overall best. However, the country’s general safety and quality of education shot it down a few spots this year.

4. Canada

According to a survey conducted in 2017, Canada is the best bet for expats looking for a home away from home. Up to 65% of expats say their quality of life is better after moving and three quarters say they’ve gotten used to the local culture ever since moving to the country.

3. Australia

Australia sits high in regards to overall life experience, and its good weather is a big plus. Expats can also look forward to earning well here as they’re likely to take in an average annual income of $102,813.

2. Singapore

This Country is on this list for a good reason. The city sits in this position because of its impressive performance across the full range of economic, experience and family criteria.

Singapore stands high when it comes to better earnings and promising job prospects. Moreover, the average yearly salary comes in at $117,904 which is up to $18,000 higher than what other expats earn globally. It’s however important to note that the higher earning potential in Singapore attracts a higher cost of living.

1. The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates performed excellently on its economics as expats can take in average annual earnings of $127,197. And it is certainly one of the most popular countries for expats. This is why it earned the number one spot on our list of the best countries for expats to live in.

So, there you have it! These are the top ten countries you can live in as an expat — it’s now up to you to stick with the one that works best for you. Safe travels!