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  • Swim your own race

    October 20, 2020 by

    Note to self Learn everything about the challenges you face. This will help you make better decisions before asking for advice There will always be people ready to tell you what to do. Some may be good for you and some just the opposite of what you should do. Sometimes you will receive an advice… Read more

  • Time

    September 26, 2020 by

    Note to self: Make it count We sacrifice our health to make money.We then sacrifice money to fix our health. We get so anxious about our future that we don’t live and enjoy the present… and so, we neither live in the present nor the future. We live as if we’re never going to die… Read more

  • Relationships

    September 25, 2020 by

    Note to self: Forge deep connections Reflect on what your dear ones may expect out of you and the relationship. I had a thought that my 8 year old would love to play soccer ⚽ and work on his cubing algorithms in the first hour that he’s up. So I dedicated about 30 min every… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 14, 2020 by

    Note to self: It is a lot easier to control and design your environment than having to fight over willpower to accomplish what you set out to do – our ancestors did not need a lot of “will power” to be slim or fight obesity, their environment made the difference. Improve productivity by keeping eustress… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 10, 2020 by

    Note to self: A lot of tiny actions with attention to detail can result in something wonderful overtime. However small, do something everyday, working on your dreams. You’ll be amazed to see how far you’ve come one day, soon enough as time flies. I have committed to writing 2 lines of my original guitar instrumental… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 9, 2020 by

    Note to self: Here’s something to help prioritise what’s important in life. Think of these as the various “accounts in your book” The Three Categories are: “Being,” which includes your intellect, spirituality, and physicality; “Relating” – or the relationships and communities you participate in; “Doing,” which covers work, finances, hobbies, and pursuits. Name as many… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 8, 2020 by

    Note to self: Sometimes new roads appear out of nowhere or a tree unexpectedly falls down blocking your way. Pay attention to the changes around you so you can reassess where you’re going – using your plan for life as a GPS. A GPS reroutes your journey without judgment or criticism. And the vision of… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 6, 2020 by

    Note to self: Developing a habit of doing away with self-pity and putting gratitude in it’s place makes you stronger If you let other’s opinions influence your actions, you are authorising them, the power over your life Don’t hold on to bitter thoughts about someone else. You are granting them more power over you and… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 5, 2020 by

    You can’t selectively shut down emotion. You can overcome it’s power over you by claiming your “fear routine” or “habit” Often, “Your Inner Critic confirms your worries that you aren’t good enough” “Listen to your Inner Critic without granting it free rein over your life choices” Ask your inner voice again saying: “Redo please, I’m… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 4, 2020 by

    With courage and resolve, there’s no telling the great distance you can cover, what you may accomplish or how much you can achieve. And we’re still waiting over it? Identify the role fear plays in your mundane routine and “autopilot mode”. Often it’s so buried deep within that you don’t even realise it’s fear underneath.… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 3, 2020 by

    Hard work and intense enthusiasm will get you farther than a “natural aptitude”. Take courage to jump into unfamiliar subjects, with a firm belief in yourself, guided by your passion. It will definitely be outside your safe zone for a while. But when the time comes, you will be able to perform at the peak… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 2, 2020 by

    Stay pledged to doing what you love. Avoid getting stuck over a meaningless routine. Ensure your actions are conscious and intentional. Work to find your Achilles heel – the specific aspect of the music that needs problem solving – Roberto Diaz, star violinist. Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series: One-One Online Guitar… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 1, 2020 by

    Focusing on simple goals will help you achieve more difficult ones. Remember that effort is of great worth than “inborn” natural aptitude or skill. A perceived “lack of inborn talent” can be over powered with effort – and yes, it is built over time. Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series: One-One Online… Read more

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